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"The Story of the Fortunate One"


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Chapter 1: Dharma and Adharma: the Life of Ajāmīla

A cheater

(22) He had resorted to reprehensible activities as arresting and robbing people and cheating.
Thus he
maintained his family in a most sinful way and caused others a lot of trouble.

Chapter 2: Ajāmila Delivered by the Vishnudūtas:
the motivation for the Holy Name

A good death - William Blake

(36-37) Freeing myself from this bondage to karmic actions because of ignorance and lust, I will be a self-realized, most kind, merciful and peaceful friend of all living entities and will disentangle my soul from the trap of being caught in māyā in the form of a woman, a woman who, in my fallen state, played with me like with a pet animal.

Chapter 3: Yamarāja Instructs His Messengers

A good death - William Blake

(29)  They who run from the truth and fail in their duties unto Lord Vishnu, they whose tongues never express the names and qualities of the Supreme Lord, who do not carry Him in their heart or remember His lotus feet and not even once bowed their heads to Krishna [in a temple e.g., see B.G. 4: 4-6], bring them all before me.

Chapter 4: The Hamsa-guhya Prayers Offered to the Lord by Prajāpati Daksha

Seeing how all the trees were burned by the blazing fire, oh son of Kuru, the king of the forest,
the great [moon god] Soma, spoke as follows in order to pacify their anger.

Vishnu on Garuda

(35-39) S'rī S'uka said: 'Thus being praised with the prayers offered, the Supreme Lord, the caretaker of the devotees, appeared there in Aghamarshana, oh best of the Kurus. With His feet on Garuda's shoulders He with His long and mighty eight arms, held up the disc, the conch shell, the sword, the shield, the arrow, the bow, the rope and the club. His intense blackish blue form was clad in yellow garments, His face and glance were very cheerful and His body was adorned with a flower garland reaching to His feet. Decorated with the shining Kaustubha jewel, the S'rīvatsa mark, a large full circle helmet, glittering shark earrings, a belt, finger rings, bracelets around His wrists and upper arms and with His ankle bells, His appearance captivated the three worlds. The Lord, the brilliance of the three worlds, was surrounded by eternal associates like Nārada, Nanda and the leaders of the demigods and was glorified with hymns by the perfected souls and the inhabitants and singers of heaven.

Chapter 5: Nārada Muni Cursed by Prajāpati Daksha

Aryabhat - astronomer, mathematician -
                            the order of time

(19) The so very sharp, revolving wheel of Time governs all the world according to its own rule and measure; of what use is it to endeavor in desire for results  in this world when one does not know about this [this order of time]?

Chapter 6: The Progeny of the Daughters of Daksha

                              (Soma) mandala - Nepal. 

(24-26) Again pacifying him, Soma, in respect of the division of time, managed to stop the decay [reducing it to the dark fortnight]. Now please take notice of all the names of the wives of Kas'yapa, the mothers from whom all the living beings of this entire universe were born: Aditi, Diti, Danu, Kāshthhā, Arishthā, Surasā, Ilā, Muni, Krodhavas'ā, Tāmrā, Surabhi, Saramā and Timi. From Timi the aquatics appeared and the animals of prey were the children of Saramā.

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