Brahma Vaivarta Purana Chapter 17:251-260

Brahma Vaivarta Purana

Çri Våndävana-nagara-varnana

Description of Çri Våndävana

Chapter 17: Verse 251-260



251. . . . one does not attain even one sixteenth the spiritual benefit attained by reciting this prayer. By the power of this prayer one becomes liberated even while living in this world.

252.Çri Närada said: O master, before I attained the Rädhä-kavaca and now I have attained this very rare and wonderful prayer. These two prayers defeat the cycle of repeated birth and death.

253.Now I have attained a prayer that breaks all sufferings into pieces. By the mercy of your lotus feet I have heard the wonderful narrations of Lord Kåñna's pastimes.

254.O sage, please tell the secret things I now wish to hear. What did the gopas say when in the morning they saw the great city?

255.Çri Näräyana Åñi said: When the night was over, Viçvakarmä had left, and the sun was beginning to rise, all the people of Vraja awakened.

256.Rising and seeing a city more opulent than anything in Svargaloka, the people of Vraja exclaimed, What a wonder! What a wonder!"

257.The gopas said among themselves, How did all this happen? Who did it? I don't understand. Who on earth has the power to build this?"

258.Remembering Garga Muni's words, Nanda could understand in his heart. He understood that the entire material universe filled with creatures moving and inert is manifested by the wish of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

259.When He playfully moves His eyebrow all living beings from Brahmä down to the blades of grass are manifested and then unmanifested again. What is impossible for Him? How can anything be impossible for Him?

260.From the pores of His body all material universes have come. What is impossible for Lord Mahä-Viñnu, the Personality of Godhead?



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