Dhruva leaves Home for the Forest
worshiped [by Dhruva], after taking a bath
and fasting that night, with perfect attention the way Nârada had
Chapter 9: Dhruva
(4) Seeing that he wanted
to glorify Him but didn't know how, the Lord, who is the prayer in
accord with the
scripture in the heart of each, understanding the boy mercifully
touched his forehead with His conch shell.
Chapter 10: Dhruva
Mahârâja's Fight with the Yakshas
(7) Thereupon the very powerful soldiers of
Kuvera appeared out of their resentment against
the sound of the conch shell and attacked him with all kinds of weapons.
Chapter 11: Svâyambuva Manu Advises Dhruva
Mahârâja to Stop Fighting
(14) Pleasing the Supreme Lord a person being liberated from the
modes of material nature and freed from
the worries of his individual existence will achieve unlimited
spiritual bliss [brahma nirvâna].
Chapter 12: Dhruva
Mahârâja Goes Back to Godhead
(17) There he purified
his body, bathing in pure water and, fixed in yogic
postures, controlled the breathing process by withdrawing the mind
physical senses. Concentrating on the exact form of the Lord he
constantly kept in mind, he thus
meditating became fully absorbed.
Chapter 13: Description of the Descendants of
(39) That child, a boy indeed, appeared partly
following his maternal grandfather's irreligion of death;
and of that
he became an offender of the holy duty.
Chapter 14: The Story of
(29) Maitreya said: 'With all respects offered not
acceding to the request of the sages, the one whose intelligence was
and who most sinfully had strayed from the path, was thus bereft of all