SB 3.19.34 — 35

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SB 3.19.34 — 35

Damayanti Devi (Cottonwood, Arizona)

January 9, 2017 

SB 3.19.34 — What to speak of hearing the pastimes of the Lord, whose chest is marked with Śrīvatsa, people may take transcendental pleasure even in hearing of the works and deeds of the devotees, whose fame is immortal.

SB 3.19.35 — The Personality of Godhead delivered the king of the elephants, who was attacked by an alligator and who meditated upon the lotus feet of the Lord. At that time the female elephants who accompanied him were crying, and the Lord saved them from the impending danger.

SB 3.19.17 —22

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SB 3.19.17 —22

Damayanti Devi (Cottonwood, Arizona)

December 27, 2016

 

SB 3.19.17 — The demon, however, employed many conjuring tricks against the Personality of Godhead, who is the Lord of yoga-māyā. At the sight of this the people were filled with alarm and thought that the dissolution of the universe was near.

SB 3.19.18 — Fierce winds began to blow from all directions, spreading darkness occasioned by dust and hail storms; stones came in volleys from every corner, as if thrown by machine guns.

SB 3.19.19 — The luminaries in outer space disappeared due to the sky’s being overcast with masses of clouds, which were accompanied by lightning and thunder. The sky rained pus, hair, blood, stool, urine and bones.

SB 3.19.20 — O sinless Vidura, mountains discharged weapons of various kinds, and naked demonesses armed with tridents appeared with their hair hanging loose.

SB 3.19.21 — Cruel and savage slogans were uttered by hosts of ruffian Yakṣas and Rākṣasas, who all either marched on foot or rode on horses, elephants or chariots.

SB 3.19.22 — The Lord, the personal enjoyer of all sacrifices, now discharged His beloved Sudarśana, which was capable of dispersing the magical forces displayed by the demon.

SB 3.17.6 —14

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SB 3.17.6 —14

Damayanti Devi (Cottonwood, Arizona)

November 23, 2016

SB 3.17.6 — The luminaries in the heavens were screened by masses of clouds, in which lightning sometimes flashed as though laughing. Darkness reigned everywhere, and nothing could be seen.

SB 3.17.7 — The ocean with its high waves wailed aloud as if stricken with sorrow, and there was a commotion among the creatures inhabiting the ocean. The rivers and lakes were also agitated, and lotuses withered.

SB 3.17.8 — Misty halos appeared around the sun and the moon during solar and lunar eclipses again and again. Claps of thunder were heard even without clouds, and sounds like those of rattling chariots emerged from the mountain caves.

SB 3.17.9 — In the interior of the villages she-jackals yelled portentously, vomiting strong fire from their mouths, and jackals and owls also joined them with their cries.

SB 3.17.10 — Raising their necks, dogs cried here and there, now in the manner of singing and now of wailing.

SB 3.17.11 — O Vidura, the asses ran hither and thither in herds, striking the earth with their hard hooves and wildly braying.

SB 3.17.12 — Frightened by the braying of the asses, birds flew shrieking from their nests, while cattle in the cowsheds as well as in the woods passed dung and urine.

SB 3.17.13 — Cows, terrified, yielded blood in place of milk, clouds rained pus, the images of the gods in the temples shed tears, and trees fell down without a blast of wind.

SB 3.17.14 — Ominous planets such as Mars and Saturn shone brighter and surpassed the auspicious ones such as Mercury, Jupiter and Venus as well as a number of lunar mansions. Taking seemingly retrograde courses, the planets came in conflict with one another.

SB 3.16.20

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SB 3.16.20

Damayanti Devi (Cottonwood, Arizona)

November 1, 2016

SB 3.16.20 — The goddess of fortune, Lakṣmī, the dust of whose feet is worn on the head by others, waits upon You, as appointed, for she is anxious to secure a place in the abode of the king of bees, who hovers on the fresh wreath of tulasī leaves offered at Your feet by some blessed devotee.

SB 3.15.44 —45

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SB 3.15.44 —45

Damayanti Devi (Cottonwood, Arizona)

October 4, 2016

SB 3.15.44 — The Lord’s beautiful face appeared to them like the inside of a blue lotus, and the Lord’s smile appeared to be a blossoming jasmine flower. After seeing the face of the Lord, the sages were fully satisfied, and when they wanted to see Him further, they looked upon the nails of His lotus feet, which resembled rubies. Thus they viewed the Lord’s transcendental body again and again, and so they finally achieved meditation on the Lord’s personal feature.

SB 3.15.45 — This is the form of the Lord which is meditated upon by the followers of the yoga process, and it is pleasing to the yogīs in meditation. It is not imaginary but factual, as proved by great yogīs. The Lord is full in eight kinds of achievement, but for others these achievements are not possible in full perfection.

SB 3.15.19 

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SB 3.15.19 

Damayanti Devi (Cottonwood, Arizona)

September 7, 2016

SB 3.15.19 — Although flowering plants like the mandāra, kunda, kurabaka, utpala, campaka, arṇa, punnāga, nāgakeśara, bakula, lily and pārijāta are full of transcendental fragrance, they are still conscious of the austerities performed by tulasī, for tulasī is given special preference by the Lord, who garlands Himself with tulasī leaves.

 

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SB 3.14.50

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SB 3.14.50

Damayanti Devi (Cottonwood, Arizona)

August 11, 2016

B 3.14.50 — Your grandson will be able to see, inside and outside, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, whose wife is the beautiful goddess of fortune. The Lord can assume the form desired by the devotee, and His face is always beautifully decorated with earrings.


SB 3.14.33 —34

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SB 3.14.33 —34

Damayanti Devi (Cottonwood, Arizona)

July 28, 2016

 

SB 3.14.33 — O son of the Bharata family, Diti, after this, went nearer to her husband, her face lowered because of her faulty action. She spoke as follows.

SB 3.14.34 — The beautiful Diti said: My dear brāhmaṇa, kindly see that my embryo is not killed by Lord Śiva, the lord of all living entities, because of the great offense I have committed against him.


SB 3.14.17

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SB 3.14.17

Damayanti Devi (Cottonwood, Arizona)

July 12, 2016

SB 3.14.17 — O afflicted one, I shall forthwith gratify whatever desire is dear to you, for who else but you is the source of the three perfections of liberation?.


SB 3.14.6

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SB 3.14.6

Damayanti Devi (Cottonwood, Arizona)

June 29, 2016

SB 3.14.6 — By hearing these topics from the sage [Nārada], the son of King Uttānapāda [Dhruva] was enlightened regarding the Personality of Godhead, and he ascended to the abode of the Lord, placing his feet over the head of death.