Brahma Vaivarta Purana Chapter 18:31-40

Brahma Vaivarta Purana


Delivering the Wives of the Brähmanas

Chapter 18: Verse 31-40



31.. . . who wore a splendid jewel necklace reaching to His knees, whose neck and chest were splendid with a jasmine garland, . . .

32.. . . who was anointed with sandal, aguru, musk, and kuìkuma, and whose nose and cheeks were graceful and handsome. The brähmanas' wives then offered prayers to Lord Kåñna, . . .

33. . . . whose beautiful teeth were splendid as pomegranate seeds, who wore a peacock feather in His hair, who was greater than the greatest, . . .

34.. . . who wore a splendid kadamba flower on each ear, whom the yogis cannot find in their meditations, who is overcome with kindness for His devotees, . . .

35.. . . and to whom Brahmä, Çiva, Yama, Çeña, Indra, and the kings of the sages offer many prayers. The brähmanas' wives gazed at Lord Kåñna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and bowed down before Him with devotion. Then, as far as their knowledge of Him allowed, they offered prayers to Him.

36.The brähmanas' wives said: You are the Supreme Brahman, the supreme transcendental abode. Your activities are not material. You are free from the false ego of identifying with matter. You have no material qualities and no material form, for Your qualities and forms are all spiritual.

37.You are the Supersoul, whose form is not material, who is not touched by matter, and who is the all-pervading witness of all. You are Lord Viñnu, the puruña-avatära, and You are the material energy. You are the cause of both Lord Viñnu and the world of matter, and You are above Them both.

38.Brahmä, Viñnu, and Çiva, who control creation, maintenance, and destruction, and who are the seeds of everything, are Your partial incarnations.

39.O almighty Lord, You are the father of Lord Viñnu, who is the entire universe, and from the pores of whose body all the universes have come.

40.You are power and the powerful. You are knowledge and the knower. You are above everything. Even the Vedas cannot properly describe You. Who in this world is qualified to offer prayers to You?



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