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"The Story of the Fortunate One"


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Chapter 20 - 21 - 22 - 23 - 24 - 25 - 26

Chapter 20: The beings created from Brahmâ

(16) From the Lord's navel the lotus sprouted of a thousand-and-more suns with a dazzling splendor [the galaxy, see 2.2: 24-25].
It is the abode of all conditioned souls where the self-born one [Lord Brahmâ, the Creator] found his existence as the first living entity.

Chapter 21: The Conversation Between Manu and Kardama

(11) He saw Him in the air standing with His lotus feet on the shoulders of Garuda,
the famous Kaustubha jewel on His chest hanging down from His neck.

Chapter 22: The Marriage of Kardama Muni and Devahûti

(26-27) After asking and receiving permission to leave him, the best of sages, the emperor with his wife mounted his chariot and headed, along with his retinue, for his capital, on the road enjoying the tranquil scenery of the hermitages of the sages on both the charming banks of the river the Sarasvatî.

Chapter 23: Devahûti's Lamentation

(28) After bathing her with the most costly oils, the respectful girls
gave the virtuous wife
spotless fine new clothes.

Chapter 24: The Renunciation of Kardama Muni  

(37) Please know that, because it is so difficult to comprehend and has been lost
in the course of time,
this body was assumed by Me to reintroduce this path.

Chapter 25: The Glories of Devotional Service

(12) Maitreya said: 'Thus hearing about His mother's innocent and common human wish to be successful on the path of liberation,
He with a mind of approval, slightly smiling with His beautiful face, expounded on the way of the transcendentalists.

Chapter 26: Fundamental Principles of Material Nature

(10) The Supreme Lord said: 'The undifferentiated, eternal reality that differentiated in the form of material nature [prakriti] as a combination of the three modes, this cause belonging to the effect [of this material manifestation], is called the primary nature [the primal ether or pradhâna].

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