Excerpts from The Mahabharata

  1. Sanatsujatha Parva of Udyoga Parva of The Mahabharata – Slokas 1 – 6 (1/21/2020) -   Harihi Aum Prostrations to Lord Vallabha Ganapathi, Ocean of Mercy and Kindness. Salutations offered to Sri Shuka Paramarshi, the venerable Great Guru of the Rishis. Obeisance paid to Bhagawan Shree Krishna, the Supreme Self, The Perfect Being. Pranaams offered to Bhagawan Ramana Maharshi of Thiruvannamalai.   Introduction to Sanatsujatha Parva:   Dhrutharashtra said, “Dear Vidura, is there anything else you... Continue Reading →
  2. Sanatsujatha Parva of Udyoga Parva Chapter 41 – Slokas 7 – 12 (1/22/2020) - Dhrutharashtra said, “Vidura! Please tell me quickly about this supreme ancient eternal immutable Sage. How can be arrive here with His eternal body?”   Vaishampayana said, “Hey King! Vidura immediately prayed within himself offering salutations to this unique eternal Sage of exemplary discipline and sankalp. And the merciful Sage knowing that Vidura was remembering Him and... Continue Reading →
  3. Sanatsujatha Parva of Udyoga Parva Chapter 42 – Slokas 1 – 6 (1/23/2020) - Vaishampayana said, “Janamejaya! Thereafter, Dhrutharashtra, the intelligent great king respecting and honouring the words of the wise Vidura in the hope of receiving the highest exalted knowledge and wisdom posed the following questions to Sanatsujatha Paramarshi in exclusivity”.   Dhrutharashtra said, “Respected Sanatsujatha Paramarshi, I am hearing that it is your belief and proclamation that... Continue Reading →
  4. Sanatsujatha Parva of Udyoga Parva Chapter 42 – Slokas 7 – 12 (1/24/2020) - Sanatsujatha Paramarshi said, “Men are prone to destruction in the form of death because of krodh – anger, pramad – lack of discrimination, foolishness, carelessness, delirium and hallucinations and lobha – greed and lust on the command of this Yama only. No man who has become enamoured by and caught in the spell of ahamkara – ego following a path... Continue Reading →
  5. Sanatsujatha Parva of Udyoga Parva Chapter 42 – Slokas 13 – 18 (1/25/2020) - Sanatsujatha Paramarshi continued saying, “A man who runs behind his ambitions and desires will get destroyed along with his ambitions and desires but a wise man who renunciates all desires accepting the sorrows that come in the form of birth-death will destroy that as well.   Desires are of enchanting nature and attract all beings... Continue Reading →
  6. Sanatsujatha Parva of Udyoga Parva Chapter 42 – Slokas 19 – 24 (1/26/2020) - Dhrutharashtra said, “All-knowing One! If the Paramātmā – the Supreme Self gradually manifests ITself as the wholesome and complete form of this universe, then who rules over that birthless ancient Person? What is the reason for Him to manifest in this form and what happiness does He derive from it? Kindly explain these to me”.   Sanatsujatha... Continue Reading →
  7. Sanatsujatha Parva of Udyoga Parva Chapter 42 – Slokas 25 – 30 (1/27/2020) - Sanatsujatha Paramarshi said, “In this manner, a man experiences the variable fruits of both good and sin likened to heaven and hell, and yet again becomes engrossed in duties, actions and inactions after taking another birth in this world, but a man who understands the subject and truth about duties, actions and inactions, adopts the... Continue Reading →
  8. Sanatsujatha Parva of Udyoga Parva Chapter 42 – Slokas 31 – 36 (1/28/2020) - Sanatsujatha Paramarshi said, “But one who does not reveal his greatness and is looked at with a feeling of fear and inauspiciousness and does not reveal his own importance and knowledge in spite of these circumstances can be deemed to be an exemplary man.   The wise ones say that the food offered by the... Continue Reading →
  9. Sanatsujatha Parva of Udyoga Parva Chapter 42 – Slokas 37 – 42 (1/29/2020) - Sanatsujatha Paramarshi said, ” If a man has understood the Self namely the Atmā as something other than the exalted Supreme, then what heinous crime has that thief who has stolen the very exalted nature of the Atmā – Self not committed?   A man who works tirelessly while engaging in his rightful duties, actions and inactions,... Continue Reading →
  10. Sanatsujatha Parva of Udyoga Parva Chapter 42 – Slokas 43 – 46 (1/30/2020) - Sanatsujatha Paramarshi said, “But one who is highly skilled in adharma, exceedingly cunning and deceitful in all matters in this universe and insults respected persons is a foolish person and does not treat those worthy of honour with respect.   It is definite that self-respect and silence do not go hand in hand with each other... Continue Reading →
  11. Sanatsujatha Parva of Udyoga Parva Chapter 43 – Slokas 1 – 6 (1/31/2020) - Dhrutharashtra said, “Wise One! Whose name is silence? Is it the end of sound or the Paramātmā swaroopa – the Supreme Self? Which is silence in these two? Please explain the nature of silence. Does a wise one attain the Paramātmā – the Supreme Self, who is Silence through silence? Revered Sage! How do people in... Continue Reading →
  12. Sanatsujatha Parva of Udyoga Parva Chapter 43 – Slokas 7 – 12 (2/1/2020) - Sanatsujatha Paramarshi said, “O Magnanimous One! The names of Parabrahma Paramātmā and other particular forms give credence in this universe. This matter has been indicated in detail in the Vedas but in reality, IT’s form has been said to be of fantastical nature in this world.   It can be attained through tapah and yagna as per... Continue Reading →
  13. Sanatsujatha Parva of Udyoga Parva Chapter 43 – Slokas 13 – 18 (2/5/2020) - Sanatsujatha Paramarshi said, “Hey King! The tapasya that you are enquiring about from Me, is the moola, the primordial cause for this whole universe. The exponents of the Vedas have proclaimed that one attains the param amrit – Supreme Ambrosia of moksha – salvation from this tapasya that is bereft of desire and desirous nature”.   Dhrutharashtra asks, “O Sanatsujatha... Continue Reading →
  14. Sanatsujatha Parva of Udyoga Parva Chapter 43 – Slokas 19 – 25 (2/6/2020) - Sanatsujatha Paramarshi said, “Those who are interested in sexual acts and gratification, those who are incongruous, those who are extremely conceited, those who regret after performing charity and charitable acts, those who are very niggardly, those who praise arth and kama and those who have hatred towards women – these seven adding to the previously mentioned... Continue Reading →
  15. Sanatsujatha Parva of Udyoga Parva Chapter 43 – Slokas 26 – 31 (2/7/2020) - Sanatsujatha Paramarshi said, “There are eighteen blemishes in mada – pride and arrogance and the aforementioned qualities of dama are the flaws of mada. There are six types of tyāga – renunciation and all the six are exalted and excellent but the third type of renunciation namely that of kama tyāga is incredibly difficult. Renunciation of kama tyāga will definitely see... Continue Reading →
  16. Sanatsujatha Parva of Udyoga Parva Chapter 43 – Slokas 32 – 37 (2/8/2020) - Sanatsujatha Paramarshi said, “The fourth type of tyāga is the nonoccurence of ill-temper if an unpleasant incident has taken place. The fifth type of tyāga is not to encourage and supplicate the desirous thoughts and matter of woman and children.   The sixth type of tyāga is to be charitable and supplicate towards the matters of a... Continue Reading →
  17. Sanatsujatha Parva of Udyoga Parva Chapter 43 – Slokas 38 – 43 (2/9/2020) - Sanatsujatha Paramarshi said, “One should desist from flaws and then should observe tapas and vrat as this is the law established by the Creator. Satya is the observance of exalted persons. Men should be free from the above mentioned blemishes and be associated with the fine qualities. The pure tapas of a person like that is... Continue Reading →
  18. Sanatsujatha Parva of Udyoga Parva Chapter 43 – Slokas 44 – 49 (2/10/2020) - Sanatsujatha Paramarshi said, “Some people without understanding the quintessence of the Vedas proclaim themselves to be scholars and well-versed with the Vedas. Their acts of charity, adhyayan – study and method of conducting yagnas is to enjoy the fruits of worldly and material happiness and is with a proclivity for lust and greed.   In reality,... Continue Reading →
  19. Sanatsujatha Parva of Udyoga Parva Chapter 43 – Slokas 50 – 55 (2/11/2020) - Sanatsujatha Paramarshi said, “O King! Atharvā muni and the conglomeration of Maharshis who have been praised and spoken about in the past are only known as chanda – meter. But one who after reading all the Vedas in entirety has still failed to understand the Paramātmā who is worthy of being known and much sought after is not... Continue Reading →
  20. Sanatsujatha Parva of Udyoga Parva Chapter 43 – Slokas 56 – 63 (2/12/2020) - Sanatsujatha Paramarshi said, “I consider that man to be a brahman who not only knows the tattva of Paramātmā but also elucidates the Vedas in a faithful and accurate manner and who’s doubts have been eradicated and is competent to set aside all the doubts of others as well.   There is no need to travel in search... Continue Reading →
  21. Sanatsujatha Parva of Udyoga Parva Chapter 44 – Slokas 1 – 6 (2/13/2020) - Dhrutharashtra said, “O Venerable Sanatsujatha Paramarshi! The supreme ultimate omniscient omnipresent Vidya about Brahman that you are elucidating is exceedingly rare for people with desirous nature and intentions to receive. Youthful One! My sincere request to you is to give an exposition on this divine superlative subject again”.   Sanatsujatha Paramarshi said, “Hey King! You have expressed... Continue Reading →
  22. Sanatsujatha Parva of Udyoga Parva Chapter 44 – Slokas 7 – 12 (2/17/2020) - Sanatsujatha Paramarshi said, “Those people who win over their desirous nature and intentions while remaining in the present in this universe and tolerate all types of dualities so as to attain brāhmi–sthitih – the state of being established in Brahman separate the ātmā from the body similar to how a rope made of grass is untied while... Continue Reading →
  23. Sanatsujatha Parva of Udyoga Parva Chapter 44 – Slokas 13 – 18 (2/18/2020) - Sanatsujatha Paramarshi said, “The wife and the sons of the Guru should be treated and looked upon with the same amount of devotion and respect as shown to the Guru. This is also called as the second step of Brahmacharya.   The third step of Brahmacharya is achieved when a student remembers and ponders over the timely help... Continue Reading →
  24. Sanatsujatha Parva of Udyoga Parva Chapter 44 – Slokas 19 – 24 (2/19/2020) - Sanatsujatha Paramarshi said, “A student who observes and practises this moral conduct in the ashram of the Guru will achieve great heights in this universe. On entering Grihasthashram, he will have many sons and achieve eminence. There will be happiness raining on him from all different directions and many people who are familiar with him will... Continue Reading →
  25. Sanatsujatha Parva of Udyoga Parva Chapter 44 – Slokas 25 – 31 (2/20/2020) - Dhrutharashtra said, “What is the form of Satyaswaroopa Paramātmā that is the Ambrosia and the eternal Paramapada that the wise men attain sakshatkara with? Is it white in colour or red or black or darkish blue or gold where greenish colour manifests from it?”   Sanatsujatha Paramarshi said, “White, red, black, rust as well as... Continue Reading →
  26. Sanatsujatha Parva of Udyoga Parva Chapter 45 – Slokas 1 – 6 (2/21/2020) - Sanatsujatha Paramarshi said, “O King! Sorrow, anger, lust and greed, desires, conceit, excessive sleep, envy and jealousy, delusion and ignorance, ambitions and aspirations, cowardice, seeing faults in fine qualities and speaking ill are the twelve great blunders that destroy men.   O Lord of Kings! One by one all these blemishes are consequently acquired by... Continue Reading →
  27. Sanatsujatha Parva of Udyoga Parva Chapter 45 – Slokas 7 – 12 (2/22/2020) - Sanatsujatha Paramarshi said, “Indriyanigraha – control of one’s sensory organs, tyāga – renunciation and apramād – awareness are the seat of Ambrosia. The aforementioned are the means for the wise brahmans whose supreme and ultimate goal is Brahman.   Whether right or wrong, it is not befitting for brahmans to criticize another. Those who constantly criticize others... Continue Reading →
  28. Sanatsujatha Parva of Udyoga Parva Chapter 45 – Slokas 13 – 18 (2/24/2020) - Sanatsujatha Paramarshi said, “The fourth quality is that of one giving wealth to the friend in need and not expecting a favour in return by residing in his house. He should enjoy the wealth acquired through the effort made and this is the fifth quality. The sixth quality is that of being well-disposed towards the... Continue Reading →
  29. Sanatsujatha Parva of Udyoga Parva Chapter 45 – Slokas 19 – 21 (2/25/2020) - Sanatsujatha Paramarshi said, “Hey King! One cannot attain Satyaswaroopa Brahman only by performing good deeds. An ignorant man will not become immortal that is he will not attain liberation as well as peace in his last moments simply because he performs havan or yagna.   Hence, one should observe upasana in solitude renouncing and shunning all efforts... Continue Reading →
  30. Sanatsujatha Parva of Udyoga Parva Chapter 46 – Slokas 1 – 3 (2/26/2020) - Sanatsujatha Paramarshi said, “Hey King! The pure Brahman is a grand resplendent glorious magnificent luminosity. All the devathas propitiate this supreme form. The sun draws its brilliance from this supreme Light and sages and yogis worship this eternal Bhagawan.   The birth of Hiranyagarbha is from within this pure blissful consciousness of Parabrahman as is its growth and advancement.... Continue Reading →
  31. Sanatsujatha Parva of Udyoga Parva Chapter 46 – Slokas 4 – 7 (2/27/2020) - Sanatsujatha Paramarshi said, “The two said devathas, earth and sky and all the directions and all communities and groups are created by this Shuddha Brahman. Directions emanate from this Parabrahman and all the streams and rivers drift from IT and large masses of oceans also are created from IT.  Sages and yogis offer salutations to this eternal Bhagawan... Continue Reading →
  32. Sanatsujatha Parva of Udyoga Parva Chapter 46 – Slokas 8 – 12 (2/28/2020) - Sanatsujatha Paramarshi said, “Similar to how half the congregation of honey bees collect the honey and the other half drinks them, an erratic man of the universe will experience the fruits of the accumulated karma in the upper worlds. Paramātmā has set aside fruits and benefits as per their karma in the form of yagnas and havans for all... Continue Reading →
  33. Sanatsujatha Parva of Udyoga Parva Chapter 46 – Slokas 13 – 16 (3/2/2020) - Sanatsujatha Paramarshi said, “Prana absorbs apana into itself, Chandra absorbs prana, Surya absorbs Chandra and Paramātmā absorbs surya within itself and sages and yogis worship this eternal Paramaeshwar.   Paramātmā in the form of a hamsa – swan sitting above this universe and all creation is not lifting its one foot above and if IT lifts that foot also, then everyone’s bondage and... Continue Reading →
  34. Sanatsujatha Parva of Udyoga Parva Chapter 46 – Slokas 17 – 20 (3/3/2020) - Sanatsujatha Paramarshi said, “The realized persons know, understand and realize the tattva of both earthly and heavenly worlds through Brahmavidya and attain that Brahmabhava. At that time even if traditional rites and rituals and mandatory offerings made through yagnas, havans and obligatory duties are not done, then also it is still understood that they are whole. Hey King! There... Continue Reading →
  35. Sanatsujatha Parva of Udyoga Parva Chapter 46 – Slokas 21 – 24 (3/4/2020) - Sanatsujatha Paramarshi said, “Like how a snake takes shelter in darkness and keeps itself hidden from sight, a conceited man becomes engrossed in his education and profession and keeps his faults and drawbacks hidden. Like how a crook scares away people from a path for his own vested interests and instead reveals another path that... Continue Reading →
  36. Sanatsujatha Parva of Udyoga Parva Chapter 46 – Slokas 25 – 31 (3/5/2020) - Sanatsujatha Paramarshi said, “Why will a man who sees Paramātmā in all beings and in all elements of creation and the universe unceasingly grieve for people after attaining this vision and becoming detached from all matters of desirous nature and intentions?   Similar to how when water from everywhere collects to become a large reservoir and... Continue Reading →
  37. Senyodyoga Parva – Lord Krishna offering help to both Duryodhana and Arjuna – Chapter 7 – Slokas 1 – 6 (3/10/2020) - Vaishampayana said, “Janamejaya! Pandavas dispatched the Purohit to Hastinapura and sent their messengers to various kingdoms.   After sending messengers to various places, Kurukula nandan Kunti putra, the exemplary Dhananjaya departed to Dwarka himself.   When Madhukula nandan Lord Krishna and Balabhadra left along with a large army of Vrshni, Andhak and Bhojavamshi Yadavas for Dwarka, then Dhrutharashtra’s son,... Continue Reading →
  38. Lord Krishna offering help to both Duryodhana and Arjuna – Chapter 7 – Slokas 7 – 14 (3/11/2020) - The two great warriors who are the pride and joy of Kuru vamsha reached Dwarka to find Lord Krishna resting. The two of them approached the sleeping Lord.   Duryodhana entered the bhavan during the resting time of Lord Krishna first and sat on a magnificent seat/throne placed near His headrest.   Then Arjuna, the warrior par excellence... Continue Reading →
  39. Lord Krishna offering help to both Duryodhana and Arjuna – Chapter 7 – Slokas 15 – 20 (3/12/2020) - Lord Krishna said, “Hey King! There is no doubt that you arrived first to see Me but I saw Kunti nandan, Arjuna first.   Suyodhana! You arrived first and I saw Arjuna first. Therefore, I offer to help the both of you.   The decree of the scriptures is to first give the boy his... Continue Reading →
  40. Lord Krishna offering help to both Duryodhana and Arjuna – Chapter 7 – Slokas 21 – 26 (3/13/2020) - Vaishampayana said, “Hey King! On hearing Lord Krishna’s words, Kunti kumara, Dhananjaya chose the one who will not fight in the battlefield namely Bhagawan Shree Krishna who is sakshat shatruhanta Narayana – Absolute One who will not be harmed by enemies or opponents and in spite of being birthless is born out of His own free will... Continue Reading →
  41. Lord Krishna offering help to both Duryodhana and Arjuna – Chapter 7 – Slokas 27 – 32 (3/14/2020) - Balarama said, “Kurunandan! For your sake, I tried to remind Shree Krishna that we are obligated to remain neutral as we have an equal relationship with both sides. Hey King! I expressed that point repeatedly but Shree Krishna did not take notice and remained unmoved and I cannot leave Shree Krishna even for a moment.... Continue Reading →
  42. Lord Krishna offering help to both Duryodhana and Arjuna – Chapter 7 – Slokas 33 – 39 (3/16/2020) - Vaishampayana continued saying, “Kurunandan Duryodhana returned to Hastinapura very pleased with the fearsome armies received who will bring joy to his well-wishers and friends.   After Duryodhana departed, Lord Krishna, Pithambaradhaari Jagatsrasta Janaradhana asked Arjuna, “Parth! I told you that I will not participate in the battle, then on what basis did you still choose Me?”... Continue Reading →
  43. Sanjaya-yāna Parva – Lord Krishna replying to Sanjaya and cautioning Dhrutharashtra – Chapter 29 – Slokas 1 – 3 (3/17/2020) - Vasudeva said, “O messenger Sanjaya! In the same manner that I want to save the Pandavas from destruction and bestow wealth, success and prosperity upon them and win their love and affection, I also want to be a well-wisher to King Dhrutharashtra of many sons and see them rise.   Messenger! I also desire that... Continue Reading →
  44. Lord Krishna replying to Sanjaya and cautioning Dhrutharashtra – Chapter 29 – Slokas 4 – 6 (3/18/2020) - Lord Krishna continued saying, “Sanjaya! You know very well that there cannot be any omission of dharma on the part of Myself and Yudhishtira and therefore, what is the basis for your questions about the supposed omission of dharma by Yudhishtira and doubt over abidance in dharma when the sons of Pandu especially Yudhishtira are... Continue Reading →
  45. Lord Krishna replying to Sanjaya and cautioning Dhrutharashtra – Chapter 29 – Slokas 7 – 12 (3/19/2020) - Lord Krishna said, “The fruits of those sciences and knowledge that lead to accumulation of karma are only discernible but those of other sciences and knowledge are not. The fruits of karma is only evident here in both the science and knowledge and in karma itself. A thirsty man quenches his thirst only after drinking water... Continue Reading →

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