SB 3.23.22 — 31

SB 3.23.22 — 31

Girigovardhana Prabhu (Potomac, Maryland)

May 16, 2017

SB 3.23.22 — When he saw Devahūti looking at the gigantic opulent palace with a displeased heart, Kardama Muni could understand her feelings because he could study the heart of anyone. Thus he personally addressed his wife as follows.

SB 3.23.23 — My dear Devahūti, you look very much afraid. First bathe in Lake Bindu-sarovara, created by Lord Viṣṇu Himself, which can grant all the desires of a human being, and then mount this airplane.

SB 3.23.24 — The lotus-eyed Devahūti accepted the order of her husband. Because of her dirty dress and the locks of matted hair on her head, she did not look very attractive.

SB 3.23.25 — Her body was coated with a thick layer of dirt, and her breasts were discolored. She dove, however, into the lake, which contained the sacred waters of the Sarasvatī.

SB 3.23.26 — In a house inside the lake she saw one thousand girls, all in the prime of youth and fragrant like lotuses.

SB 3.23.27 — Seeing her, the damsels suddenly rose and said with folded hands, “We are your maidservants. Tell us what we can do for you.”

SB 3.23.28 — The girls, being very respectful to Devahūti, brought her forth, and after bathing her with valuable oils and ointments, they gave her fine, new, spotless cloth to cover her body.

SB 3.23.29 — They then decorated her with very excellent and valuable jewels, which shone brightly. Next they offered her food containing all good qualities, and a sweet inebriating drink called āsavam.

SB 3.23.30 — Then in a mirror she beheld her own reflection. Her body was completely freed from all dirt, and she was adorned with a garland. Dressed in unsullied robes and decorated with auspicious marks of tilaka, she was served very respectfully by the maids.

SB 3.23.31 — Her entire body, including her head, was completely bathed, and she was decorated all over with ornaments. She wore a special necklace with a locket. There were bangles on her wrists and tinkling anklets of gold about her ankles.

SB 3.22.34

SB 3.22.34

Girigovardhana Prabhu (Potomac, Maryland)

April 25, 2017

SB 3.22.34 — Thus Svāyambhuva Manu was a saintly king. Although absorbed in material happiness, he was not dragged to the lowest grade of life, for he always enjoyed his material happiness in a Kṛṣṇa conscious atmosphere.

SB 3.22.16

SB 3.22.16

Girigovardhana Prabhu (Potomac, Maryland)

April 11, 2017

SB 3.22.16 — Let your daughter’s desire for marriage, which is recognized in the Vedic scriptures, be fulfilled. Who would not accept her hand? She is so beautiful that by her bodily luster alone she excels the beauty of her ornaments.

SB 3.21.56

SB 3.21.56

Girigovardhana Prabhu (Potomac, Maryland)

March 28, 2017

SB 3.21.56 — In spite of all this, I ask you, O valiant King, the purpose for which you have come here. Whatever it may be, we shall carry it out without reservation.

SB 3.21.32

SB 3.21.32

Girigovardhana Prabhu (Potomac, Maryland)

March 14, 2017

SB 3.21.32 — O great sage, I shall manifest My own plenary portion through your wife, Devahūti, along with your nine daughters, and I shall instruct her in the system of philosophy that deals with the ultimate principles or categories.

SB 3.21.19

SB 3.21.19

Girigovardhana Prabhu (Potomac, Maryland)

February 28, 2017

SB 3.21.19 — My dear Lord, You alone create the universes. O Personality of Godhead, desiring to create these universes, You create them, maintain them and again wind them up by Your own energies, which are under the control of Your second energy, called yoga-māyā, just as a spider creates a cobweb by its own energy and again winds it up.

SB 3.21.5 —6

SB 3.21.5 —6

Girigovardhana Prabhu (Potomac, Maryland)

February 14, 2017

SB 3.21.5 — O holy sage, tell me how the worshipful Ruci and Dakṣa, the son of Brahmā, generated children after securing as their wives the other two daughters of Svāyambhuva Manu.

SB 3.21.6 — The great sage Maitreya replied: Commanded by Lord Brahmā to beget children in the worlds, the worshipful Kardama Muni practiced penance on the bank of the river Sarasvatī for a period of ten thousand years.

SB 3.20.26 —27

SB 3.20.26 —27

Girigovardhana Prabhu (Potomac, Maryland)

January 31, 2017

SB 3.20.26 — Lord Brahmā, approaching the Lord, addressed Him thus: My Lord, please protect me from these sinful demons, who were created by me under Your order. They are infuriated by an appetite for sex and have come to attack me.

SB 3.20.27 — My Lord, You are the only one capable of ending the affliction of the distressed and inflicting agony on those who never resort to Your feet.

SB 3.20.5 

SB 3.20.5 

Girigovardhana Prabhu (Potomac, Maryland)

January 17, 2017

SB 3.20.5 — Śaunaka inquired about the conversation between Vidura and Maitreya: There must have been many narrations of the spotless pastimes of the Lord. The hearing of such narrations is exactly like bathing in the water of the Ganges, for it can free one from all sinful reactions.

SB 3.19.29 — 30

SB 3.19.29 — 30

Girigovardhana Prabhu (Potomac, Maryland)

January 3, 2017

SB 3.19.29 — These two personal assistants of the Supreme Lord, having been cursed, have been destined to take birth in demoniac families. After a few such births, they will return to their own positions.

SB 3.19.30 — The demigods addressed the Lord: All obeisances unto You! You are the enjoyer of all sacrifices, and You have assumed the form of a boar, in pure goodness, for the purpose of maintaining the world. Fortunately for us, this demon, who was a torment to the worlds, has been slain by You, and we too, O Lord, are now at ease, in devotion to Your lotus feet.