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"The Story of the Fortunate One"


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Chapter 13 - 14 - 15 - 16 - 17 - 18 - 19

Chapter 13: King Indra Afflicted by Sinful Reaction

chanting for the animals

(8-9) Someone who killed a brahmin, his father, a cow, his mother or his spiritual master, such a sinner and even an outcast dog-eater may find purification by singing His holy name. If an as'vamedha sacrifice, the topmost of all sacrifices, by us conducted with faith, keeps you from being contaminated by the killing of all creatures of Brahmâ including the brahmins, what then do you expect from killing a harassing demon?'

Chapter 14: King Citraketu's Lamentation

countless species next to man

(3) In this material world there are as many living entities as there are atoms, some of them are human or related to the human form and among them only a few act to do good.

Chapter 15: The Saints Nârada and Angirâ
Instruct King Citraketu

Narada explains....

(27)  S'rî Nârada said: 'Listen good and accept from me this mantra containing the secret of Vedic philosophy [see 8.16: 18-25] that, if you concentrate on it for seven nights, will give you the vision of Lord Sankarshana ['the One with the plough' who joins everything; see 5.25].


Chapter 16: King Citraketu Meets the Supreme Lord

Krishna saves from the ocean

(20) The waves of the material ocean calm down by the realization of Your personal bliss. My reverence for the Supreme Controller of the Senses; my respects for You whose expansions are unlimited.

Maya or Krishna?

(39) A mind ruled by lust [the lesser god], just like fried seed, does not lead to growth and healing in You, oh Supreme One. But in the full knowledge of Your Supreme Self a person is not affected by the networks of duality of the material qualities [compare B.G.  4: 9].


Chapter 17: Mother Pârvatî Curses Citraketu

Parvati and Shiva in love

(4-5) One day roaming in the brightly shining, heavenly vehicle that he had received from Lord Vishnu, he saw Lord S'iva surrounded by the perfected souls and the singers of heaven. He had his arm around the goddess who sat on his lap. Citraketu laughed loudly about it in the presence of the sages, and then addressed the mother hearing him.

Parvati and Shiva in love

(36) S'rî S'uka said: 'After thus having heard what the great Lord S'iva had to tell her, the goddess Pârvatî
was freed from her doubt and found back her peace of mind, oh King.

Chapter 18: Diti Vows to Kill King Indra

The Maruts - demigods

(19) The forty-nine Maruts, also sons of Diti, had no sons themselves
and were by Indra all elevated to the position of demigods.'

lust - the problem with women  

(40) How can one object against women following their nature in this world? But not knowing
what is good for me
anymore, I am doomed alas, with me [being addicted to her] unable to control my senses.

Chapter 19: Performing the Pumsavana Ritualistic Ceremony

Vishnu and Lakshmi

(11) 'You two are the proprietors of the universe, the Supreme Cause. The external energy of the material world is hard to fathom, it is the deluding power that is difficult to overcome.

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