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"The Story of the Fortunate One"


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Chapter 8: Dhruva leaves Home for the Forest

(71) [Dhruva] meanwhile, after taking a bath and fasting that night,
the Original Personality with perfect attention, the way Nârada had advised it.

Chapter 9: Dhruva Returns Home from the Forest


(4) Seeing that he wanted to glorify Him but did not know how, the Lord, who is the prayer in accord with the scripture in the heart of each, understanding the boy, mercifully touched his forehead with His conch shell.

Chapter 10: Dhruva Mahârâja's Fight with the Yakshas


(7) Out of resentment against the sound of the conch shell, thereupon the very powerful soldiers of Kuvera appeared and attacked him with all kinds of weapons.

Chapter 11: Svâyambuva Manu Advises Dhruva Mahârâja to Stop Fighting

pleasing the Lord

(14)  Pleasing the Supreme Lord a person, being liberated from the modes of material nature and freed from the worries of his individual existence, will achieve unlimited spiritual bliss [brahma nirvâna].

Chapter 12: Dhruva Mahârâja Goes Back to Godhead

Life's Purpose

(17) There he purified his body by bathing in pure water and, fixed in yogic postures, controlled the breathing process by withdrawing the mind from his physical senses. Concentrating on the exact form of the Lord he constantly kept in mind, he thus meditating became fully absorbed.

Chapter 13: Description of the Descendants of Dhruva Mahârâja

Life's Purpose

(39) That boy appeared partly following in the footsteps of his death-oriented, maternal, irreligious grandfather. He therefore became an offender of the holy duty.

Chapter 14: The Story of King Vena

Good and Evil

(29) Maitreya said: 'With all respects offered not acceding to the request of the sages, he whose intelligence was perverted and who most sinfully had strayed from the path, thus was bereft of all good fortune.

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