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"The Story of the Fortunate One"

by KRISHNA -DVAIPÂYANA VYÂSA

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Chapter 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6

 



Chapter 1: The Manus, Administrators of the Universe

(4) The great rishi said: 'This day of Brahmâ [kalpa] six Manus have passed: Svâyambhuva and five others. I already described the period of the first one [Svâyambhuva] including the divine personalities who appeared during that time [see 2.7: 43-45, 3.12: 54, 4.1 and 4.8: 6].

 

Chapter 2: The Crisis of the Elephant Gajendra

(27) He then met with the fate that his foot oh King, right there was caught by a mighty and angry crocodile.
T
he elephant thereupon with all his strength strenuously tried to free himself from his dangerous position.



Chapter 3: Gajendra's Prayers of Surrender

(33) Seeing him that pained the Unborn One so full of mercy alighted immediately and saved, before the eyes of all the godly ones present, him with His disc by severing the mouth from the crocodile its trunk and pulled Gajendra out of the water.'


Chapter 4: Gajendra Returns to the Spiritual World

(14) What I have  described to you oh great King, concerning the belief in Lord Krishna that delivered King Gajendra, promotes those who hear about it to the heavenly spheres and increases their reputation. It takes away the darkness of the immorality of Kali-yuga [see 1.17: 24-25] and drives away the result of sleepiness oh best of the Kurus.


Chapter 5: The Fifth and Sixth Manu and the Prayers of Brahmâ with the Suras


(24) S'rî S'uka said: 'The Lord of the Veda thus talking to the Suras oh subduer of the enemies, went together with the gods directly to the abode of [Vishnu] the Invincible One beyond the world of darkness. (25) There, unto Him whose form can not be seen but about whom all of the Veda speaks, the master of the gods uttered the divine prayer the vibrations of which then settled the rule over the senses.



Chapter 6: The Suras and Asuras Declare a Truce

(1) S'rî S'uka said: 'Oh King, the Supreme Lord Hari, the Controller, thus being glorified by the godly ones
then appeared before them with an effulgence of a thousand
rising suns.



(26) S'rî S'uka said: 'After the Almighty Lord thus had advised the demigods, the Supreme Personality,
the Controller moving at His pleasure,
disappeared from sight oh King.


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