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"The Story of the Fortunate One"


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

Chapter 21:  Instructions by Mahârâja Prithu

(31) Persons of penance destroy, because of their inclination to serve at the lotus feet, immediately the dirt that accumulated in their minds in countless births. Just like the [Ganges] water that emanating from His toes vanquishes all dirt, they, day after day, see their purity increasing.

Chapter 22:  Prithu Mahârâja's Meeting with the Four Kumâras

(19) An association of devotees in which there is discussion, questioning and answering is appreciated by both
the parties [of the saintly ones and their pious followers], and real happiness for all will expand from it.

Chapter 23: Mahârâja Prithu's Going Back Home

(13) He, the best of the heroes fixing his mind upon the Supersoul, in due course of time
thus thoroughly spiritually purified gave up his vehicle of time.


Chapter 24: The Song Sung by Lord S'iva

(18) Although he is satisfied within himself, the great Lord S'iva when he manifests in this world for the fulfillment
of her wishes engages with the terror of the forces controlling her [like those of Kâlî, Durgâ or Vîrabhadra,
see 4.5].'

(53) They who performing their [occupational] duties wish to purify themselves and live without fear,
must meditate upon this form [of Yours] in a devotional practice of yoga [bhakti-yoga].


Chapter 25: About the Character of King Purañjana


(23) She wore a yellow garment and had a beautiful waist with a dark skin, a golden belt and at her feet
ankle bells tinkling as she walked. She looked like a denizen of heaven.

Chapter 26: King Purañjana Goes Hunting and Finds His Morose Wife

(9) Because of the destruction of the animal bodies that were pierced by the arrows which had different kinds of feathers,
there was great sadness, it was a distress unbearable for compassionate souls.

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