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Re: Pearls from the bhAgavatA
« Reply #75 on: January 28, 2014, 08:00:51 AM »


 















A Man has really lived only during those moments of his life
that have been spent in the thought of the Lord. Vain are
the lives of the rest, their life-span being merely food for
Time to swallow through its jaws of sunrise and sunset.


(II, 3, 17)



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Re: Pearls from the bhAgavatA
« Reply #76 on: January 28, 2014, 09:00:24 AM »


Your attainment of of My realm is because of I willed it.

That you were able to perform Tapas at my command,
was also the result of My will.


(II, 9, 21)



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« Reply #77 on: January 28, 2014, 09:04:24 AM »


When you stood utterly confused as to
what you should do, it was I who directed
you to perform Tapas.

Tapas is the core of My being,
and the meaning of Tapas is Myself.


(II, 9, 22)



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Re: Pearls from the bhAgavatA
« Reply #78 on: January 28, 2014, 09:09:27 AM »
By My blessing you shall have
that knowledge of My truth

what I am inherently,
what My manifestations,
my forms, attributes and
My activities are.


(II, 9, 31)



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Re: Pearls from the bhAgavatA
« Reply #79 on: January 29, 2014, 09:21:18 AM »


When the powers of the mind and body get
concentrated and absorbed in the Supreme Being,
who is the seer in all bodies, then all miseries felt
hitherto by one will cease, as in deep sleep.


(III, 7, 13)



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Re: Pearls from the bhAgavatA
« Reply #80 on: January 29, 2014, 09:30:18 AM »
He who has given absolutely to physical life and
do not think of anything higher, and those who
have gone beyond the mind, both these lead a
carefree life. But he who stands between the
two is full of misery.


(III, 7, 17)



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Re: Pearls from the bhAgavatA
« Reply #81 on: January 29, 2014, 09:37:21 AM »
O Supreme Being! I find nothing higher than this form of Thine,
which is changeless, and which is of unobstructed brilliance.
Thou art the one existence and the creator of all -
its instrumental cause and its material cause constituted of
elements, senses, and other cosmic categories. And yet
Thou art the Pure Spirit  in whom the world
manifestations makes no change.


(III, 9, 3)



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Re: Pearls from the bhAgavatA
« Reply #82 on: January 29, 2014, 09:42:51 AM »


   






O Thou ancient Being! O Lord of infinite mercy!
May Thou, with eyes like a lotus in blossom and
a smile brimming with mercy and love, arise from
Thy serpant-bed for the good of the worlds and
dispel our ignorance by Thy sweet words of
supreme wisdom


(III, 9, 25)



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Re: Pearls from the bhAgavatA
« Reply #83 on: January 29, 2014, 09:51:32 AM »


To those who worship with intense
and motiveless devotion,

He reveals Himself of His own accord.
There is no blessing higher than that!


(III, 13, 49)



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Re: Pearls from the bhAgavatA
« Reply #84 on: January 29, 2014, 10:09:55 AM »
They, indeed, are casualities of the blinding power of Lord's Maya,
who fail to cultivate devotion to the Lord even after having got
this human birth, wherein Dharma and Jnana can be achieved.
Even I and other divinities long to get this opportunity of a
human birth.


(III, 15, 24)



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Re: Pearls from the bhAgavatA
« Reply #85 on: January 29, 2014, 03:59:51 PM »
















If Thou dost not, O Lord! protect by Thy sweet
words and favourable actions, the lives that
preserve the holy traditions, and the paths of
spiritual fulfillment laid down by Thyself in
the Vedas would go out of vogue and be forgotten.


(III, 16, 23)

 



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Re: Pearls from the bhAgavatA
« Reply #86 on: January 29, 2014, 04:13:36 PM »


   








O Lord! Do not play with this asura like a child playing
with a snake, pulling its tail. He possesses many
hallucinogenic powers. He is overweening in pride,
unprincipled and evil-minded.

O Lord! it behoves Thee to kill this monster of sin by
Thy prowessbefore the onset of night, which is the
favorable time for the asuras when their power
is augmented.,


(III, 19, 24-25)



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Re: Pearls from the bhAgavatA
« Reply #87 on: January 29, 2014, 05:47:16 PM »


I, therefore, bow down again and again to Thee,
who art ready to be pleased even by little striving
on the part of man and to shower on him all that he seek.


(III, 21, 21)



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Re: Pearls from the bhAgavatA
« Reply #88 on: January 29, 2014, 05:53:17 PM »


   




Know for certain that concentrated and whole-hearted
prayer to Me will never go unanswered. It is even more
certain that it will not be vain in the case of great devotees.


(III, 21, 24)



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Re: Pearls from the bhAgavatA
« Reply #89 on: January 29, 2014, 06:04:27 PM »


   









Although he was living in the midst of every form of sensuous
attraction that Yogamaya can offer, they could not tempt him into
worldliness, because he held the Lord in mind always. As he spent
much of his time in hearing about the excellences of the Lord,
reciting hymns of praise, meditating and worshiping, not a minute
of his reign on earth was spent in vain.


(III, 23, 34-35)



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