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"The Story of the Fortunate One"


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Chapter 27 - 28 - 29 - 30 - 31

Chapter 27:  Attack by Candavega on the City of King Purañjana;
the Character of Kâlakanyâ

(1) Nârada said: 'Purañjana's wife by means of these love games completely bringing her husband under her control, oh great King, thus enjoyed all the satisfaction she gave him.

Chapter 28: Purañjana Becomes a Woman in his Next Life

(23) Purañjana was by the Yavanas restrained like an animal and taken to their abode,
being followed by his
deeply aggrieved attendants who were lost in tears.

Chapter 29: The conversation of Nârada and King Prâcinabarhi

(29) Sometimes one is a man, sometimes a woman and then one is neither of both. Then one has lost one's mind and then again one is a human being, a beast or a god. One is born according to the karma one has with the modes of nature.

(60) Nârada said: 'From the karma a person engages in, the consequences are to be faced in a next life, because [having died, being in one's unembodied state] nothing changes in that what belongs to him: his proof of character [the subtle body or linga] and his mind about it stay the same.

Chapter 30: The Activities of the Pracetâs

A Vishnu to worship

(28) You who in Your compassion by Your expansions [and teachers] are visible to the humble devotees, are by one's devotional service - with [the necessary respect of] time - always remembered as such [ - by Your beautiful embodiment and not so much by thousands of mantras -], oh destroyer of all inauspiciousness.

Chapter 31: Nârada Instructs the Pracetâs

A Vishnu to worship

(8) Maitreya said: 'Thus petitioned by the Pracetâs, the kings received an answer from the great Nârada who,
with his mind always being absorbed in thoughts about the Lord
Praised in the Verses, was of the greatest wisdom.

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