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"The Story of the Fortunate One"


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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) Then the lot fell to him that his foot, oh King, right there was caught by a mighty and angry crocodile.
he elephant thereupon with all his strength strenuously tried to get out of this dangerous position.

Chapter 3: Gajendra's Prayers of Surrender

(33) Seeing him in pain, the Unborn One, so full of mercy, alighted immediately and saved him with His disc, before the eyes of all the godly souls present, by severing the snout from the crocodile’s 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 puts an end to bad dreams, 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 cannot be seen but about whom one hears in the Veda, 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 souls 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 independently,
disappeared from sight, oh King.

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