Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana Book 3 Chapter 15:44-50

Book 3: Chapter 15

Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana: Book 3: Chapter 15: Verses 44-50
Sanaka and his three brothers pronounce a curse against Jaya and Vijaya

Having their heart's desire fulfilled by the sight of His face, which resembled a blue lotus, and the beauty of which was enhanced by His still lovelier lips and a smile which shone as a (full-blown) jasmine flower, they then looked lower down at His feet-which were inlaid as it were with rubies in the shape of ruddy nails-and fixed their mind on the same. They (now) proceeded to extol the Lord-who is endowed with the eight supernatural powers, which are eternally present in Him and cannot be acquired by anyone else-and who reveals a personality fit to be meditated upon by men seeking to attain their goal through paths of Yoga, and which is highly esteemed by them and is the delight of their eyes. The Kumaras said : It is only today, O infinite Lord, that You have appeared before our eyes-You, who are hidden from the view of the evil-minded, though present in their heart (as the Inner Controller)-although You had entered our mind through the passage of the ears when our father (Brahma), who owes his existence to You, told us Your secret. O Lord, we know You-who bring delight every moment to these (devotees) by Your personality, which is constituted of pure Sattva-to be the highest spiritual Truth, which sages free from egotism and passion realize in their heart through the practice of unflinching Devotion learnt by Your grace. O Lord, Your glories are worth recounting and capable of taking men across the ocean of worldly existence. Hence those wise men who have sought the protection of Your feet and know how sweet Your stories are prize not even Your imperishable boon (in the shape of final beatitude), much less other blessings (such as the position of Indra and so on), which are ever exposed to fear from Your frowns. Let us by all means be born in the infernal regions as a result of our sins, only if our mind takes (constant) delight in Your (lotus-like) feet, if our speech just like Tulasi leaves derives its grace from Your feet and if the Cavity of our ears is filled with the accounts of Your manifold virtues. O Lord of wide renown, our eyes have derived excessive joy from the form You have revealed (to us). We, therefore, make obeisance to You, the almighty Lord, who have thus appeared before us, even though You remain hidden from the view of those who have not yet conquered their mind.

hus ends the fifteenth discourse entitled The Curse of Sanaka and his three brothers against Jaya and Vijaya", in Book Three of the great and glorious Bhagavata-Purana, otherwise known asthe Paramahamsa-Samhita.


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