(7) Beautiful with His blackish color, of pure
goodness and peaceful with His reddish eyes,
He could be recognized as having four arms and yellow silken garments
Chapter 5: Vidura Talks with Maitreya
society is worshiped by the great
devotees? When these stories enter someone's ears they, because of the
love they bestow, cut the ties of affection a person has with
(20) Because of a curse of
the powerful sage Mândavya Muni you have taken birth from the
maidservant of the brother [Vicitravîrya] and the son of
as the incarnation of
Yamarâja, the controller of death [see family tree].
Family tree extended:
from Purûravâ up to Krishna
and from Kuru
up to the Pândavas.
transformed by the extremely powerful ether, gave [in
contraction] rise to the
form of the light [of the fire of the sun and the stars] and [the
bio-electricity] of sense perception by which
the world is perceived.
generating of the Universal Form
(15) Eyes appeared
in the gigantic body that offered a position to Tvashthâ,
and the power of sight by which forms can be seen.
threefold of the gigantic form pertains to the three aspects of âdhyâtmika [the self with its senses
and mind], âdhidaivika [nature and all her gods] and âdhibhautika [the others and what more
appears to the
senses], the tenfold relates to the [organs of the] life force [or prâna:
hands, feet, anus, the genitals, eyes, nose, ears, tongue, skin and
mouth; see brahma sûtra 2.4: 5-6] and the oneness refers to