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Canto 2

Govinda jaya jaya

 

 

Chapter 4: The Process of Creation

(1) Sûta said: "After having realized what S'ukadeva Gosvâmî thus said about the verification of the reality of the soul, the chaste son of Uttarâ [Parîkchit] concentrated on Krishna. (2) He [thus meditating for a moment innerly] gave up his deep-rooted and constant selfhood in relation to his body, his wife, his son, his treasury and all his relatives and friends in his undisputed kingdom. (3-4) The great soul from his full conviction inquired after this exactly the way you are asking it me, oh great sages. Being informed about his death he renounced his material intentions concerning the three principles [of civil virtue: the regulation of religious acts, economic development and sense gratification] and everything thereto and thus became firmly fixed in his love for the Supreme Lord Vâsudeva. (5) The king said: 'What you said is perfectly right, oh learned one; free from contaminations you have all the knowledge and make the darkness of ignorance disappear telling stories about the Lord. (6) I would like to hear again from you about the Supreme Lord. How does He by His personal energies create this phenomenal world of the universe that is so inconceivable to even the great masters of meditation? (7) And please tell me also about the way the powerful one arrives at His energies, maintains them and winds them up again. How does the all-powerful Supreme Personality engage His expansions, how does He involve Himself with them, what are His actions then and what causes He to be done [see also canto 1, chapter 3]? (8) Even the scholars, in spite of endeavoring for His sake, fall short in explaining the wonderful, inconceivable acts of the Supreme Lord, dear brahmin. (9) How can He, being one but maintaining many forms, at the same time manifest His different natural qualities in material nature and perform activities in different consecutive personal appearances? (10) Please clear up these questions of mine. You after all, being both of the oral tradition with the Vedic literatures and of full realization in transcendence, are as good as the Supreme Lord Himself.' "

(11) Sûta said: "Upon thus being requested by the king to describe the transcendental attributes of Lord Hrishîkes'a [Krishna as the master of the senses], S'uka thought for a while and then began to reply.

(12) S'rî S'uka said: 'My obeisances to the Supreme Personality, who for the maintenance and also the winding up of the complete whole of the material creation, by His pastimes assumed the power of the three modes while residing within all bodies as the One whose ways are inconceivable. (13) Again my obeisances to Him who frees the truthful ones from the distressing controversies of those who follow untruth, my respect for Him who is the form of pure goodness, granting all that is sought by those who occupy the status of the highest stage of spiritual perfection [the paramahamsas]. (14) Let me offer my obeisances unto the greatest of all devotees who, keeping far from mundane wrangling, vanquishes the non-devotees. I bow down to Him who is as great in enjoying the opulences as He is in enjoying His abode in the spiritual sky. (15) Again and again I offer Him my respects who is all-auspicious, for the glorification, remembrance, audience, prayers, hearing about and worship of His person forthwith wipes away the consequences of the sins of all people. (16) The bright ones of surrender at His lotus feet forsake all attachment to a present and planned [material] existence, and realize without difficulty the progress of their heart and soul towards a spiritual existence. Unto that renown, all-auspicious personality I offer my obeisances again and again. (17) Great sages, performers of charity, distinguished persons, thinkers, mantra chanters [reciters/singers] and strict followers can never attain tangible results when they are not dedicated to Him. I offer my obeisances again and again to Him, whom to hear about is so very auspicious. (18) The people of old Bharata, Europe, southern India, Greece, Pulkas'a [a province], Âbhîra [part of old Sind], S'umbha [another province], Turkey, Mongolia and many more entangled in sin, immediately find purification when they take to the shelter of His devotees. Him, the powerful Lord Vishnu, I offer my respectful obeisances. (19) He is the Supersoul and Lord of all self-realized souls, the personification of the Vedas, the religious literatures and austerity. May the Supreme Lord, He who is held in awe by those who in their transcendence are free from all pretension - the Unborn One [Lord Brahmâ], Lord S'iva and others - always be graceful with me. (20) May He, the Supreme Lord and master of all the devotees who is the owner of all opulence, the director of all sacrifices, the leader of all living entities, the master of the intelligent ones, the ruler of all worlds, the supreme head of the planet earth and the destination and first among the [Yadu] kings of the Sâtvatas, the Andhakas and the Vrishnis, be merciful with me. (21) It is said that faithful to the authorities always thinking of His lotus feet, one in that trance will find purification and arrive at knowledge of the ultimate reality of the soul. Oh Mukunda, my Supreme Lord who is described by the scholars to their liking, may Your grace always be with me. (22) At the beginning of creation Sarasvatî, the goddess of learning who appeared to be created from Brahmâ's mouth, was inspired by Him to strengthen him, the first created being, in the heart with the purpose of the proper remembrance of Himself. May He, that Teacher of Teachers, be pleased with me. (23) He, the Almighty One, who at the foundation of material creation empowers the material creation and her living beings made of the material elements, subjects, as the Purusha [the original person], all to the modes of nature with her sixteen divisions [of  consciousness, the elements of earth, water, fire, air and ether, the five organs of action and the senses]. May that Supreme Lord lend charm to my statements. (24) My obeisances unto him, the great expansion of Vâsudeva  [Vyâsadeva] who is the compiler of the Vedic literatures from whose lotus mouth his adherents drank the nectar of this knowledge. (25) The first created being [Brahmâ], my dear king, imparted, on the request of Nârada, from the inside the Vedic knowledge exactly as it was spoken by the Lord in the heart.' "



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Text 1

Sûta said: "After having realized what S'ukadeva Gosvâmî thus said about the verification of the reality of the soul, the chaste son of Uttarâ [Parîkchit] concentrated on Krishna.
Sûta said: "Just having realized what S'ukadeva Gosvâmî thus spoke about the verification of the reality of the soul, the chaste son of Uttarâ [Parîkchit] concentrated himself upon Lord Krishna. (Vedabase)

 

Text 2

He [thus meditating for a moment innerly] gave up his deep-rooted and constant selfhood in relation to his body, his wife, his son, his treasury and all his relatives and friends in his undisputed kingdom.

In order not to be constantly disturbed, he gave up his deep-rooted affinity with his body, his wife, his son, his treasury and all his relatives and friends in the kingdom. (Vedabase)

 

Text 3-4

The great soul from his full conviction inquired after this exactly the way you are asking it me, oh great sages. Being informed about his death he renounced his material intentions concerning the three principles [of civil virtue: the regulation of religious acts, economic development and sense gratification] and everything thereto and thus became firmly fixed in his love for the Supreme Lord Vâsudeva.

The great soul in full faith inquired for the purpose of this exactly the way you are asking me, o great sages. Being informed of his death he renounced his fruitive activity according the three principles [- of self-realization: renouncing religious acts, economic development and sense gratification] and everything thereto and thus firmly fixed he achieved the attraction of love for the Supreme Lord Vâsudeva. (Vedabase)

 

Text 5

The king said: 'What you said is perfectly right, oh learned one; free from contaminations you have all the knowledge and make the darkness of ignorance disappear telling stories about  the Lord.

The king said: 'What you said is perfectly right, o learned one; being without contaminations you know it all and make the darkness of ignorance gradually disappear as you are speaking on the topics concerning the Lord. (Vedabase)

 

Text 6

I would like to hear again from you about the Supreme Lord. How does He by His personal energies create this phenomenal world of the universe that is so inconceivable to even the great masters of meditation?

Furthermore, I would like to learn how the Supreme Lord by His personal energies creates this phenomenal world of the universe so inconceivable for even the great masters of meditation. (Vedabase)

 

Text 7

And please tell me also about the way the powerful one arrives at His energies, maintains them and winds them up again. How does the all-powerful Supreme Personality engage His expansions, how does He involve Himself with them, what are His actions then and what causes He to be done [see also canto 1, chapter 3]?

And please tell me also about the way the powerful one maintains His energies and winds them up again, as the all-powerful Supreme Personality arriving at His expansions, involving them as also being involved Himself, enacting them and causing them to act [see also canto1, Chapter 3].  (Vedabase)

 

Text 8

Even the scholars, in spite of endeavoring for His sake, fall short in explaining the wonderful, inconceivable acts of the Supreme Lord, dear brahmin.

Even the highly learned in spite of their endeavors for Him, fall short, dear brahmin, in explaining the wonderful, inconceivable acts of the Supreme Lord.  (Vedabase)

 

Text 9

How can He, being one but maintaining many forms, at the same time manifest His different natural qualities in material nature and perform activities in different consecutive personal appearances?

Even though He acts through His different incarnations is He the One and Supreme, whether He acts by the modes, is there simultaneously in the material energy or is manifesting in many forms consecutively. (Vedabase)

 

Text 10

Please clear up these questions of mine. You after all, being both of the oral tradition with the Vedic literatures and of full realization in transcendence, are as good as the Supreme Lord Himself.' "

Please clear up these questions asked by me; since you, being as good as the Supreme Lord, are as well of the oral tradition with the vedic literatures as of full realization in transcendence'." (Vedabase)

 

Text 11

Sûta said: "Upon thus being requested by the king to describe the transcendental attributes of Lord Hrishîkes'a [Krishna as the master of the senses], S'uka thought for a while and then began to reply.

Sûta said: "Upon thus being requested by the king to describe the transcendental attributes of Lord Hrishîkes'a [Krishna as the master of the senses] S'uka, in order to reply properly, proceeded methodically.  (Vedabase)

 

Text 12

S'rî S'uka said: 'My obeisances to the Supreme Personality, who for the maintenance and also the winding up of the complete whole of the material creation, by His pastimes assumed the power of the three modes while residing within all bodies as the One whose ways are inconceivable.

S'rî S'uka said: 'My obeisances to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who for the maintenance as well as the winding up of the complete whole of the material creation, by His pastimes assumed the power of the three modes while residing within as the One whose ways are inconceivable. (Vedabase)

 

Text 13

Again my obeisances to Him who frees the truthful ones from the distressing controversies of those who follow untruth, my respect for Him who is the form of pure goodness, granting all that is sought by those who occupy the status of the highest stage of spiritual perfection [the paramahamsas].

Again my obeisances to Him who frees the truthful from the distressing controversies of the ones of untruth and again unto Him who is the form of pure goodness, granting all that is sought by those situated in the status of the highest stage of spiritual perfection [the paramahamsas]. (Vedabase)

 

Text 14

Let me offer my obeisances unto the greatest of all devotees who, keeping far from mundane wrangling, vanquishes the non-devotees. I bow down to Him who is as great in enjoying the opulences as He is in enjoying His abode in the spiritual sky.

Let me offer my obeisances unto the great associate of the Yadu-dynasty who, keeping far from mundane wrangling, vanquishes the nondevotees. I bow down to Him who is of the same greatness of enjoying in opulences as in enjoying in His own abode the spiritual sky. (Vedabase)

 

Text 15

Again and again I offer Him my respects who is all-auspicious, for the glorification, remembrance, audience, prayers, hearing about and worship of His person forthwith wipes away the consequences of the sins of all people.

Of Him whose glorification, remembrance, audience, prayers, hearing and worship forthwith cleanses the effects of sin of all people; unto Him of whom one hears as being the all-auspicious one, I bring my due obeisances again and again. (Vedabase)

 

Text 16

The bright ones of surrender at His lotus feet forsake all attachment to a present and planned [material] existence, and realize without difficulty the progress of their heart and soul towards a spiritual existence. Unto that renown, all-auspicious personality I offer my obeisances again and again.

The bright ones who by simply dedicating themselves to His lotus feet give up all attachments for a present or future existence completely, for sure realize without difficulty the progress of the heart and the soul towards the spiritual existence; unto that renown all-auspicious One my obeisances again and again.  (Vedabase)

 

Text 17

Great sages, performers of charity, distinguished persons, thinkers, mantra chanters [reciters/singers] and strict followers can never attain tangible results when they are not dedicated to Him. I offer my obeisances again and again to Him, whom to hear about is so very auspicious.

The great sages, the great performers of charity, the most distinguished, the great thinkers, the great mantra chanters and the strict followers will never attain to tangible results without being dedicated to Him, unto Him so auspicious to hear about I offer my obeisances again and again. (Vedabase)

 

Text 18

The people of old Bharata, Europe, southern India, Greece, Pulkas'a [a province], Âbhîra [part of old Sind], S'umbha [another province], Turkey, Mongolia and many more entangled in sin, immediately find purification when they take to the shelter of His devotees. Him, the powerful Lord Vishnu, I offer my respectful obeisances.

 The People of old Bharata, Europe, southern India, Greece, Pulkas'a [a province], Âbhîra [part of old Sind], S'umbha [another province], Turkey, Mongolia and yet others also addicted to sin who take to the shelter of the Lord His devotees at once get purified; towards Him, the powerful Lord Vishnu, my respectful obeisances. (Vedabase)

 

Text 19

He is the Supersoul and Lord of all self-realized souls, the personification of the Vedas, the religious literatures and austerity. May the Supreme Lord, He who is held in awe by those who in their transcendence are free from all pretension - the Unborn One [Lord Brahmâ], Lord S'iva and others - always be graceful with me.

He is the soul and Lord of the selfrealized; the personification of the Vedas, the religious literatures and austerity; the one held in awe by the Unborn One [Brahmâ], Lord S'iva and those above all pretensions; o Supreme Lord, may Your kindness be with me. (Vedabase)

 

Text 20

May He, the Supreme Lord and master of all the devotees who is the owner of all opulence, the director of all sacrifices, the leader of all living entities, the master of the intelligent ones, the ruler of all worlds, the supreme head of the planet earth and the destination and first among the [Yadu] kings of the Sâtvatas, the Andhakas and the Vrishnis, be merciful with me.

Of all opulence the owner, the director of all sacrifices, the leader of all living entities, the master of the intelligent, the ruler of all worlds, the supreme head of the planet Earth as well as the destination of the kings of the Yadu-dynasty in being the first among them; o Supreme Lord, master of all the devotees, be merciful upon me. (Vedabase)

 

Text 21

It is said that faithful to the authorities always thinking of His lotus feet, one in that trance will find purification and arrive at knowledge of the ultimate reality of the soul. Oh Mukunda, my Supreme Lord who is described by the scholars to their liking, may Your grace always be with me.

It is said that thinking of His lotus feet, at each moment absorbed, gives, purifying, following the authorities, for sure the pure knowledge of the ultimate reality of the soul and also that it makes the scholars describe Him the way they want; o Mukunda, my Supreme Lord, may Your grace always be with me. (Vedabase)

 

Text 22

At the beginning of creation Sarasvatî, the goddess of learning who appeared to be created from Brahmâ's mouth, was inspired by Him to strengthen him, the first created being, in the heart with the purpose of the proper remembrance of Himself. May He, that Teacher of Teachers, be pleased with me.

May He who inspired the Goddess of Learning from the beginning and strengthened the first of creation [Lord Brahmâ] with remembrance in the heart about his own nature, while He himself seemed to have been created from his mouth - may He, the Teacher of Teachers, be pleased with me. (Vedabase)

 

Text 23

He, the Almighty One, who at the foundation of material creation empowers the material creation and her living beings made of the material elements, subjects, as the Purusha [the original person], all to the modes of nature with her sixteen divisions [of  consciousness, the elements of earth, water, fire, air and ether, the five organs of action and the senses]. May that Supreme Lord lend charm to my statements.

He who lies down within the material creation empowering all these bodies made of the material elements while as the purusha [the original person] causing all to be subjected to the modes of nature with her sixteen divisions [consciousness, the elements of earth, water, fire, air, sky, the five organs of action and the senses]; may that Supreme Lord be the illustration of my statements. (Vedabase)


Text 24

My obeisances unto him, the great expansion of Vâsudeva [Vyâsadeva] who is the compiler of the Vedic literatures from whose lotus mouth his adherents drank the nectar of this knowledge.

My obeisances unto Him, the great lord of Vâsudeva [Vyâsadeva incarnate], the compiler of the vedic literatures, from whose lotus mouth his adherents drank the nectar of this knowledge. (Vedabase)

 

Text 25

The first created being [Brahmâ], my dear king, imparted, on the request of Nârada, from the inside the Vedic knowledge exactly as it was spoken by the Lord in the heart.' "

The first one [Vyâsadeva; Brahmâ], my dear king, imparted, on the request of Nârada, from the inside, the vedic knowledge exactly as it was spoken by the Lord in the heart'."  (Vedabase)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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