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Mahārāja Pṛthu, who was celebrated as very powerful, immediately took up his bow and arrows and prepared to kill Indra himself, because Indra had introduced such irregular sannyāsa orders.
Srimad Bhagavatam, Canto 4 19.26


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Bhagavad Gita As It Is: Contents of the Gita Summarized

June 7th, 2012 | Posted by ww-seva in class | lecture - (Comments Off)
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Thus far I have described this knowledge to you through analytical study. Now listen as I explain it in terms of working without fruitive results. O son of Pṛthā, when you act in such knowledge you can free yourself from the bondage of works.
Bhagavad Gita As It Is 2.39


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Bhagavad Gita As It Is: Contents of the Gita Summarized

May 30th, 2012 | Posted by ww-seva in class | lecture - (Comments Off)
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O Pārtha, happy are the kṣatriyas to whom such fighting opportunities come unsought, opening for them the doors of the heavenly planets.
Bhagavad Gita As It Is 2.32


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Who could list the innumerable transcendental qualities of Prahlāda Mahārāja? He had unflinching faith in Vāsudeva, Lord Kṛṣṇa [the son of Vasudeva], and unalloyed devotion to Him. His attachment to Lord Kṛṣṇa was natural because of his previous devotional service. Although his good qualities cannot be enumerated, they prove that he was a great soul [mahātmā].
Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 7 4.36


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Nārada Muni said to Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira: The demoniac king Hiraṇyakaśipu wanted to be unconquerable and free from old age and dwindling of the body. He wanted to gain all the yogic perfections like aṇimā and laghimā, to be deathless, and to be the only king of the entire universe, including Brahmaloka.
Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 7 3.1


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One should follow in the footsteps of previous devotees regarding how to worship the Supreme Lord with the prescribed paraphernalia, or one should offer worship within the heart by reciting the mantra to the Personality of Godhead, who is nondifferent from the mantra.
Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 4 8.58


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My dear Dhruva, besides worshiping the Deity and chanting the mantra three times a day, you should meditate upon the transcendental activities of the Supreme Personality of Godhead in His different incarnations, as exhibited by His supreme will and personal potencies.
Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 4 8.57


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Bhagavad Gita As It Is: The Divine and Demoniac Natures

May 4th, 2011 | Posted by ww-seva in class | lecture - (Comments Off)
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O son of Pṛthā, in this world there are two kinds of created beings. One is called the divine and the other demoniac. I have already explained to you at length the divine qualities. Now hear from Me of the demoniac.
Bhagavad Gita As It Is 16.6


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