Siva Gita – Chapter I – Slokas 1 – Slokas 36, Uttara Khanda, Padma Purana

ॐ गणपतिशारदागुरुभ्यो नमः | ॐ नमो: शिवाय |   Sūta Maharshi uvācha, "I will elucidate, by the grace of the benevolent and great Lord Shiva, that which removes the pain of cycle of births and bestows the supreme release.   The mortal does not get liberation either by the performance of obligatory religious duties, nor... Continue Reading →

Tirthyatra Parva – Narada Devarshi visits Yudhishtira and explains the benefits of pilgrimage quoting the conversation between Bhishma and Pulastya Brahmarshi

Vaishampayana uvācha, "Janamejaya! Dharmaraja Yudhishtira became sad on hearing the words of anxiety expressed by Draupadi and his brothers towards the well-being of Dhananjaya. As he was pondering over this, Mahatma Narada Devarshi arrived in his midst. Mahatma Narada Devarshi was resplendent with the Supreme Radiance like the fire that rises in all its glory when ghee... Continue Reading →

Sanatkumara’s upadesha to Shuka

Brahmaputra Sanatkumara Paramarshi with the intention to guide Shuka Paramarshi arrived at his hermitage. When Shuka Muni saw the radiant eternal Sage, he rose up and offered him his pranaams.   Bhagawan Sanatkumara asked, "Mahabhaga! Vyāsaputra! What are you doing?"   To which Shuka replied, "Brahmakumara! I am at this moment studying the Vedas. I... Continue Reading →

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 he becomes interested in... 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 something contrary/opposed... Continue Reading →

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