Brahma Vaivarta Purana Chapter 19:71-80

Brahma Vaivarta Purana


Subduing Käliya and Extinguishing the Forest Fire

Chapter 19: Verse 71-80



71.By My blessing not one of your descendants will fear Garuòa.

72.Child, ask for a boon. Give up your fears and ask a boon from Me, the person who has broken your fears to pieces.

73.Hearing Lord Kåñëa's words, Käliya trembled with fear. Folding his hands, he spoke.

74.Çri Käliya said: O Lord, O giver of boons, please give to me the boon that I will always remember and always be devoted to Your lotus feet birth after birth. I do not wish any other boon.

75.Whether I take birth in a brähmaëa's family or in an animal's womb, my life will be a great success if I remember Your lotus feet.

76.If I live in Svargaloka but cannot remember You, then my life is a great failure. The place where I can remember Your feet is the best of places.

77.Lasting for either a moment or ten million kalpas, a life spent in Your service is a great success. Otherwise it is a failure.

78.They who serve Your lotus feet never die. For them there is no birth, death, old-age, lamentation, pain, and fear.

79.Your devotees do not wish to become a demigod, an Indra, or a Brahmä if by doing so they cannot serve Your lotus feet.

80.Your devotees see the four kinds of liberation, what to speak of other things, as equal to a torn piece of cloth.



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