Yānasandhi Parva – Sanjaya enters the Kaurava Sabha after meeting the Pandavas – Chapter 47 – Slokas 1 – 17

Vaishampayana uvācha, “Janamejaya! King Dhrutharashtra passed the whole night in conversation with Paramarshi Sanat Sujatha and the wise Vidura.   After the night had passed and dawn arrived, all the kingsmen came to the royal court to see sutaputra (son of a charioteer) Sanjaya with great joy.   Dhrutharashtra as well as all the Kauravas... Continue Reading →

Vidura Nīti – Conversation between Dhrutharashtra and Vidura – Chapter 40 – Slokas 1 – 32

Vidura uvācha, "Hey King! When one who receives veneration/respect from gentlemen engages in measures of artha as per his capability without attachment, then that exemplary man will attain fame quickly; because when a saintly person becomes pleased with one, then he always remains happy.   One who forsakes immense sum of money acquired/earned through adharma even before... Continue Reading →

Vidura Nīti – Conversation between Dhrutharashtra and Vidura – Chapter 39 – Slokas 1 – 85

Dhrutharashtra uvācha, "Vidura! This man is not independent in his acquisition of wealth and prosperity and in his ruin/doom. Like a puppet tied to a string/thread, Brahma has made him subservient to his prarabdha karma; hence, you keep speaking, I am sitting here listening to you patiently/with forbearance."   Vidura uvācha, "Bharata! If Brihaspati also speaks... Continue Reading →

Vidura Nīti – Conversation between Dhrutharashtra and Vidura – Chapter 33 – Slokas 1 – 123

Vaishampayana uvācha, "Janamejaya! After the departure of Sanjaya, King Dhrutharashtra of great intelligence told the following to the dvārapalaka - "I wish to meet with Vidura. Bring him to me quickly".   The messenger sent by Dhrutharashtra said the following to Vidura - "Mahāmate! Our Lord - King Dhrutharashtra wishes to meet you."   After hearing the... Continue Reading →

Arjuna’s message for the Kauravas, Sanjaya returns to Hastinapura and meets Dhrutharashtra with the news of Yudhishtira’s well-being and criticizes Dhrutharashtra’s act – Chapter 32 – Slokas 1 – 32

Vaishampayana said, "Upon receiving the permission of Pandu's son, Yudhishtira to leave, Sanjaya obeying all the instructions of the mighty King Dhrutharashtra departed from there.   After arriving in Hastinapura, he made haste to the Rajabhavan and went to the door of the inner quarters and said the following to the gate-keeper.   "O Dvārapaal! Please inform King... Continue Reading →

Arjuna’s message for the Kauravas, Sanjaya returns to Hastinapura and meets Dhrutharashtra with the news of Yudhishtira’s well-being and criticizes Dhrutharashtra’s act – Chapter 32 – Epilogue

Vaishampayana said, "Janamejaya! After hearing Dharmaraja Yudhishtira and Bhagawan Shree Krishna, Arjuna, son of Kunti said the following to Sanjaya."   Arjuna said, "Sanjaya! Bheeshma Pithamaha - Son of Shantanu, Dhrutharashtra, Dronacharya and his son, King Shalya, Bahlika, Vikarna, Somadatta, Shakuni - son of Subala, Vivimshati, Chitrasena, Jayatsena and Bhagdatta who is the brave superlative warrior... Continue Reading →

Senyodyoga Parva – Lord Krishna offering help to both Duryodhana and Arjuna – Chapter 7 – Slokas 1 – 39

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 →

Sanatsujatha Parva of Udyoga Parva Chapter 46 – Slokas 1 – 31

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 →

Sanatsujatha Parva of Udyoga Parva Chapter 44 – Slokas 1 – 31

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 →

Sanatsujatha Parva of Udyoga Parva Chapter 42 – Slokas 1 – 46

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 →

Sanatsujatha Parva of Udyoga Parva of The Mahabharata – Chapter 41 – Slokas 1 – 12

  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 →

Monasticism and Liberation – Chapter 18 – Slokas 18.01 – 18.78

Arjuna said, "sannyasasya maha-baho tattvam icchami veditum tyagasya ca hrsikesa prthak kesi-nisudana - O mighty-armed Hrsikesa, O slayer of Kesi, I want to know severally the truth - tattvam about sannyāsa as also about tyāga".   The Blessed Lord said, "kamyanam karmanam nyasam sannyasam kavayo viduh sarva-karma-phala-tyagam prahus tyagam vicaksanah - The learned ones know sannyāsa to be the... Continue Reading →

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