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Canto 8

Arunodaya-kîrt./Jiv Jâgo

 

 

Chapter 17: The Supreme Lord Agrees to Become Aditi's Son

(1) S'rî S'uka said: 'Aditi, thus being advised by her husband Kas'yapa oh King, faithful to his words unrelentingly executed this vow for twelve days. (2-3) With undivided attention and fortitude being conscientious unto the Controller, the Supreme Personality, in full control of the senses that are as strong as horses, with the mind as the charioteer of intelligence and with the intelligence one-pointed unto the Supreme Lord [see also B.G. 3: 42], the Soul of the Complete, she thus fully concentrated on Vâsudeva performed [the ceremony] according to the payo-vrata vow of fasting. (4) My best one, the Supreme Lord, the Original Person, then appeared before her, dressed in yellow and with His four arms, carrying the conch, the cakra, the club [and the lotus flower]. (5) When she saw Him she got up immediately and offered, with an enraptured mind, with the greatest respect her obeisances prostrating herself before Him. (6) Rising to her feet and prepared to worship with her hands folded, she because of her blissful enrapture could not proceed. Overwhelmed with her hair standing on end and the entire frame of her body trembling because of the utter pleasure of enjoying His vision [darshan], she remained silent with the tears that filled her eyes. (7) With a voice that constantly faltered because of the love she felt oh best of the Kurus, it was as if Aditi Devî, as she was staring at the Lord, through her eyes was drinking the Husband of Ramâ [see 8.8: 8], the Enjoyer of all Sacrifices and the Master of the Universe. (8) S'rî Aditi said: 'Oh Lord of the Sacrifices, Personality of all Offers, oh Infallible One to whose feet we are pilgriming, You are known as the ultimate shelter, as the One about whom to hear and sing is so auspicious. You are the original One who has appeared to diminish the dangers of the material existence of the souls of surrender. Oh Controller, oh Supreme Lord, be so good and grant us the [divine] happiness, You are the refuge of the downtrodden.  (9) I offer You my obeisances who are the all-pervading Soul of the universe, the fully independent One, the Greatest One who by the power of the modes accepts the full responsibility for the creation, maintenance and annihilation of the universe. My respects for You,  the Lord who from His original position eternally promotes the knowledge of the complete whole by which the darkness of the self is dispersed completely.  (10) With You being satisfied, oh Complete and Unlimited One, all things become possible: a life as long as that of Brahmâ, a certain body, a lover, unlimited material opulences in the higher, the lower and the intermediate worlds, all the [eight] yogic qualities, the three goals of kâma, artha and dharma [the purushârthas] and exclusive spiritual knowledge, not to mention benedictions like the defeat of human competitors and such!' 

(11) S'rî S'uka said: 'Thus hailed by Aditi oh King, the Supreme Lord with the lotus eyes, the knower of the field [B.G. 13: 1-4] of all living entities, gave the following reply, oh son of Bharata. (12) The Supreme Lord said: 'Oh mother of gods, I have understanding for your long standing desire in relation to your homeless sons who were vanquished by their rivals. (13)  What you desire is to defeat in battle those mad Asura leaders who are so proud of their strength, regain the victory of your opulence and reunite with your sons in devotional service. (14) You would like to see the tears of the grieving wives of the enemies when they find them killed in battle by your sons under the lead of Indra. (15) The restoration of the full glory, reputation and opulence of your offspring, the joy of their lives and a place for them in heaven is what you want to see. (16) At present all those Asura masters of war are as good as invincible oh Devî [goddess]. It is My opinion that no form of using force will bring you the happiness, for they are all protected by the brahmins who enjoy My favor. (17) Nevertheless I must think of something to help you out, for I am very pleased with the vow you have observed. Someone who worships Me never deserves it that his belief and devotion would lead to another result. (18) Because you in faithful austerity with the son of Marîci [Kas'yapa Muni] for the sake of your sons have worshiped Me with the payo-vrata vow and to the best of your ability have prayed as should, I will become your son with a plenary portion of Myself and thus protect your other sons. (19) Oh sweet woman, thinking of Me as also being present within the form of your husband, lay with him, the spotless Prajâpati [see also B.G. 9: 29]. (20) Do not disclose this to outsiders, not to anyone, not even when asked oh lady. It will all be successful if that what is confidential with the gods is carefully concealed [see B.G. 18: 67-68].'

(21) S'rî S'uka said: 'The Supreme Lord this way having addressed her disappeared from the spot. Aditi, with the very rare accomplishment of having achieved that the Lord would be born from her, considered herself a success and went full of devotion straight to her husband. (22) Kas'yapa in the trance of his yoga with his infallible vision could understand that the Lord had entered him with a part of Himself. (23) Like the wind kindling fire in firewood oh King, Kas'yapa then managed with his mind in trance to deposit in Aditi the semen that he in his penance had restrained for so long [see also B.G. 7: 11]. (24) Hiranyagarbha [Lord Brahmâ] understanding that the Supreme Lord was now situated in the womb of Aditi, offered prayers in the form of His mystical names. (25) Lord Brahmâ prayed: 'All glories unto Him, the Supreme Lord of the Glorious Deeds. I offer You, the Lord of the Transcendentalists my obeisances. You the Controller of the Modes of Nature I worship again and again. (26) My allegiance to You who, previously born from Pris'ni [a previous life of Aditi, compare 6.18: 1, the sons of Aditi], are always found in the Vedas, You who are full of knowledge, You From Whose Navel the Three Worlds Rose You are transcendental to and You as the All-pervading One present within the hearts of all living beings. (27) You as the original cause, the dissolution and the maintenance of the universe, are the reservoir of endless potencies that one calls the Original Person. You are the Lordship, the Controller who is the Time that holds the entire universe in its grip, the way waves drag someone along who fell into them. (28) You indeed are of all living beings, whether they move about or not, the one who gave them that life. From You all the founding fathers originated, You are the Supreme Shelter of all who live the higher life oh Godhead. For all the godly ones who fell down, You are the lifeboat that saves them from drowning.'

 

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Third revised edition, loaded September 6, 2012.
 

 

 

 

Previous Aadhar edition and Vedabase links:

Text 1

S'rî S'uka said: 'Aditi, thus being advised by her husband Kas'yapa oh King, faithful to his words unrelentingly executed this vow for twelve days.
S'rî S'uka said: 'The lady, Aditi, thus being advised by her husband Kas'yapa, o King, made sure to follow his words, unrelenting executing this vow for twelve days. (Vedabase)

 

Text 2-3

With undivided attention and fortitude being conscientious unto the Controller, the Supreme Personality, in full control of the senses that are as strong as horses, with the mind as the charioteer of intelligence and with the intelligence one-pointed unto the Supreme Lord [see also B.G. 3: 42], the Soul of the Complete, she thus fully concentrated on Vâsudeva performed [the ceremony] according to the payo-vrata vow of fasting.

With undivided attention and fortitude conscientious unto the Controller, the Supreme Personality; in full control of the senses strong as horses, the mind as the charioteer of intelligence and with the intelligence one-pointed unto the Supreme Lord [see also B.G. 4: 42], the Soul of the Complete, performed she thus fully concentrated on Vâsudeva to the payo vrata vow of fasting. (Vedabase)

 

Text 4

My best one, the Supreme Lord, the Original Person, then appeared before her, dressed in yellow and with His four arms, carrying the conch, the cakra, the club [and the lotus flower].

Before her appeared, my best, the Supreme Lord, the Original Person, dressed in yellow, with His four arms, conch, cakra, club and lotus flower. (Vedabase)

 

Text 5

When she saw Him she got up immediately and offered, with an enraptured mind, with the greatest respect her obeisances prostrating herself before Him.

When she saw Him before her eyes got she immediately up and offered she with the greatest respect her obeisances prostrating herself before Him with her mind enraptured. (Vedabase)

 

Text 6

Rising to her feet and prepared to worship with her hands folded, she because of her blissful enrapture could not proceed. Overwhelmed with her hair standing on end and the entire frame of her body trembling because of the utter pleasure of enjoying His vision [darshan], she remained silent with the tears that filled her eyes.

Standing up was she, ready to worship with her hands folded, from her rapture in bliss unable to proceed; with tears filling her eyes she remained silent, overwhelmed with her hair standing on end and the whole frame of her body trembling of the utter pleasure of having His vision [darshan]. (Vedabase)

 

Text 7

With a voice that constantly faltered because of the love she felt oh best of the Kurus, it was as if Aditi Devî, as she was staring at the Lord, through her eyes was drinking the Husband of Ramâ [see 8.8: 8], the Enjoyer of all Sacrifices and the Master of the Universe.

With an of love constantly faltering voice, o best of the Kurus, was it as if she, Aditi Devî, staring at the Lord, the Husband of Ramâ [see 8.8: 8], the Enjoyer of all sacrifices and the Master of the Universe, was drinking with her eyes. (Vedabase)

 

Text 8

S'rî Aditi said: 'Oh Lord of the Sacrifices, Personality of all Offers, oh Infallible One to whose feet we are pilgriming, You are known as the ultimate shelter, as the One about whom to hear and sing is so auspicious. You are the original One who has appeared to diminish the dangers of the material existence of the souls of surrender. Oh Controller, oh Supreme Lord, be so good and grant us the [divine] happiness, You are the refuge of the downtrodden.

S'rî Aditi said: 'O Lord of the Sacrifices, Personality of all Offers, o Infallible One to whose feet we pilger, You are known as the ultimate shelter, the One who hearing and singing about is so auspicious; You are the original One who has appeared to mitigate the dangers of material existence of the people of surrender; o Controller, o Supreme Lord, kindly bestow upon us the good fortune as You are the refuge of the downtrodden. (Vedabase)


Text 9

I offer You my obeisances who are the all-pervading Soul of the universe, the fully independent One, the Greatest One who by the power of the modes accepts the full responsibility for the creation, maintenance and annihilation of the universe. My respects for You,  the Lord who from His original position eternally promotes the knowledge of the complete whole by which the darkness of the self is dispersed completely.   

Unto You as the Universe in Person, who as the Independent One, as the creation, maintenance and annihilation of the universe, takes full control by the power of the modes of nature; You as the Superior for Ever and Always Fully Himself, as the Complete of Knowledge that vanquishes the darkness of the self; unto that Supreme Lord of You my reverential homage. (Vedabase)


Text 10

With You being satisfied, oh Complete and Unlimited One, all things become possible: a life as long as that of Brahmâ, a certain body, a lover, unlimited material opulences in the higher, the lower and the intermediate worlds, all the [eight] yogic qualities, the three goals of kâma, artha and dharma [the purushârthas] and exclusive spiritual knowledge, not to mention benedictions like the defeat of human competitors and such!'

With You satisfied, o Complete and Unlimited One, become all things possible: a life as long as that of Brahmâ, a certain body, a life of achievement, unlimited material opulences in the worlds above, below and in between, all sorts of yogîc qualities, the three ways of kâma, artha and dharma [the purushârthas] and the spiritual knowledge; not to mention benedictions like the vanquishing of enemies and such!' (Vedabase)

 

Text 11

S'rî S'uka said: 'Thus hailed by Aditi oh King, the Supreme Lord with the lotus eyes, the knower of the field  [B.G. 13: 1-4] of all living entities, gave the following reply oh son of Bharata.

S'rî S'uka said: 'Thus hailed by Aditi, o King, was the Supreme Lord with the lotus eyes, the knower of the field [B.G. 13: 1-4] of all living entities, sure to reply to that, o son of Bharata. (Vedabase)

 

Text 12

The Supreme Lord said: 'Oh mother of gods, I have understanding for your long standing desire in relation to your homeless sons who were vanquished by their rivals.

The Supreme Lord said: 'O mother of gods, the long standing desire of you because of your homeless sons that were vanquished by their rivals, has My understanding. (Vedabase)

 

Text 13

What you desire is to defeat in battle those mad Asura leaders who are so proud of their strength, regain the victory of your opulence and reunite with your sons in devotional service.

To defeat them in the fight, those fine asuras so proud of their strength, and get back the opulence and the victory, and be together again with your sons in gratitude is what you desire. (Vedabase)

 

Text 14

You would like to see the tears of the grieving wives of the enemies when they find them killed in battle by your sons under the lead of Indra.

You'd like to see the tears of the grieving wives of the enemies when they find them killed by your sons under the lead of Indra. (Vedabase)

 

Text 15

The restoration of the full glory, reputation and opulence of your offspring, the joy of their lives and a place for them in heaven is what you want to see.

The retrieval of the full glory, reputation and opulence of your offspring, the joy of their lives and a place for them in heaven is what you'd like to see. (Vedabase)

  

Text 16

At present all those Asura masters of war are as good as invincible oh Devî [goddess]. It is My opinion that no form of using force will bring you the happiness, for they are all protected by the brahmins who enjoy My favor.

At the present moment are all those asura masters of war as good as invincible and thus, o Devî [goddess], is it My opinion that, because they're all protected by the brahmins who assure them My favor, no use of force will be able to bring you the happiness. (Vedabase)

 

Text 17

Nevertheless I must think of something to help you out, for I am very pleased with the vow you have observed. Someone who worships Me never deserves it that his belief and devotion would lead to another result.

Nevertheless must I, very pleased with the vow you observed in worship of Me, think out, o Devî, some means as you never deserve anything else as a result of your faith and devotion unto Me as the cause. (Vedabase)


Text 18

Because you in faithful austerity with the son of Marîci [Kas'yapa Muni] for the sake of your sons have worshiped Me with the payo-vrata vow and to the best of your ability have prayed as should, I will become your son with a plenary portion of Myself and thus protect your other sons.

For the sake of your sons having worshiped Me with the vow of drinking only and to the best of your ability having prayed as should, will I, of that loyal austerity with Marîci, with a plenary portion of Me take the opportunity to become your son to protect your other sons. (Vedabase)

 

Text 19

Oh sweet woman, thinking of Me as also being present within the form of your husband, lay with him, the spotless Prajâpati [see also B.G. 9: 29].

O sweet woman, go and revere your husband, who as the of penance purified Prajâpati is Me as well; think of Me thus as residing within his body [zie ook B.G. 9: 29]. (Vedabase)


Text 20

Do not disclose this to outsiders, not to anyone, not even when asked oh lady. It will all be successful if that what is confidential with the gods is carefully concealed [see B.G. 18: 67-68].'

Do not disclose this to outsiders, not to any one even when asked, o lady; all will be a success if that what even for the demigods is something very confidential, is kept a secret [see B.G.18: 67-68].' (Vedabase)

 

Text 21

S'rî S'uka said: 'The Supreme Lord this way having addressed her disappeared from the spot. Aditi, with the very rare accomplishment of having achieved that the Lord would be born from her, considered herself a success and went full of devotion straight to her husband.

S'rî S'uka said: 'The Supreme Lord this way addressing her disappeared from the spot and with the very rare achievement of having the Lord born from herself, went she forthwith in devotion to her husband, thinking that what she had worked was absolutely the greatest. (Vedabase)

 

Text 22

Kas'yapa in the trance of his yoga with his infallible vision could understand that the Lord had entered him with a part of Himself.

Kas'yapa himself could in the trance of his yoga indeed then understand that the Lord had entered Him as a plenary portion whose vision in effect is never mistaken. (Vedabase)

 

Text 23

Like the wind kindling fire in firewood oh King, Kas'yapa then managed with his mind in trance to deposit in Aditi the semen that he in his penance had restrained for so long [see also B.G. 7: 11].

As wind kindling fire in firewood, o King, could the semen in penance restrained for so long by Kas'yapa, be deposited in Aditi [see also B.G. 7: 11]. (Vedabase)

 

Text 24

Hiranyagarbha [Lord Brahmâ] understanding that the Supreme Lord was now situated in the womb of Aditi, offered prayers in the form of His mystical names.

Hiranyagarbha ['of the gold inside', Lord Brahmâ] knowing the pregnancy of Aditi established, prayed unto the Supreme Lord with transcendental names. (Vedabase)

 

Text 25

Lord Brahmâ prayed: 'All glories unto Him, the Supreme Lord of the Glorious Deeds. I offer You, the Lord of the Transcendentalists my obeisances. You the Controller of the Modes of Nature I worship again and again.

Lord Brahmâ prayed: 'All glories unto Him the Supreme Lord much praised whose activities are of the greatest, my obeisances unto You, my respects for the Lord of the transcendentalists; the Controller of the Modes of nature I worship again and again. (Vedabase)

 

Text 26

My allegiance to You who, previously born from Pris'ni [a previous life of Aditi, compare 6.18: 1, the sons of Aditi], are always found in the Vedas, You who are full of knowledge, You From Whose Navel the Three Worlds Rose You are transcendental to and You as the All-pervading One present within the hearts of all living beings.

My allegiance to You formerly existing within Pris'ni [a previous life of Aditi, compare 6.18: 1, the sons of Aditi] who is always found in the Vedas, who art full of knowledge; from the navel of the three worlds are You transcendental to the three worlds and present within the hearts of all living entities as the All-pervading One. (Vedabase)

 

Text 27

You as the original cause, the dissolution and the maintenance of the universe, are the reservoir of endless potencies that one calls the Original Person. You are the Lordship, the Controller who is the Time that holds the entire universe in its grip, the way waves drag someone along who fell into them.

You as the Original Cause, the end and the maintaining of the universe and the reservoir of endless potencies are the Supreme Person of whom one speaks of as the Time; You are the Lordship, the Controller keeping together the whole universe as with waves in the water into which we fell so very deep. (Vedabase)

  

Text 28

You indeed are of all living beings, whether they move about or not, the one who gave them that life. From You all the founding fathers originated, You are the Supreme Shelter of all who live the higher life oh Godhead. For all the godly ones who fell down, You are the lifeboat that saves them from drowning.'

You indeed are of all that live, whether they move or do not move, and of all the founding fathers the Generator; You are the Supreme Shelter of all who live the higher life of God, of all the godly now driven from their places to whom drowning you are like a boat. (Vedabase)

 

 

 

 

 

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