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  • almost the same — SB 1.5.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.5.20

    The Supreme Lord Personality of Godhead is Himself this cosmos, and still He is aloof from it. From Him only has this cosmic manifestation emanated, in Him it rests, and unto Him it enters after annihilation. Your good self knows all about this. I have given only a synopsis.
  • as — Bg. 1.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 1.30

    I am now unable to stand here any longer. I am forgetting myself, and my mind is reeling. I foresee only evil, O killer of the Keśī demon.
    , Bg. 3.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 3.2

    My intelligence is bewildered by Your equivocal instructions. Therefore, please tell me decisively what is most beneficial for me.
    , Bg. 18.48plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 18.48

    Every endeavor is covered by some sort of fault, just as fire is covered by smoke. Therefore one should not give up the work which is born of his nature, O son of Kuntī, even if such work is full of fault.
    , SB 1.1.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.1.22

    We think that we have met Your Goodness by the will of providence, just so that we may accept you as captain of the ship for those who desire to cross the difficult ocean of Kali, which deteriorates all the good qualities of a human being.
    , SB 1.8.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.8.32

    Some say that the Unborn is born for the glorification of pious kings, and others say that He is born to please King Yadu, one of Your dearest devotees. You appear in his family as sandalwood appears in the Malaya hills.
    , SB 1.9.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.9.3

    O sage amongst the brāhmaṇas, Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, the Personality of Godhead, also followed, seated on a chariot with Arjuna. Thus King Yudhiṣṭhira appeared very aristocratic, like Kuvera surrounded by his companions [the Guhyakas].
    , SB 1.9.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.9.14

    In my opinion, this is all due to inevitable time, under whose control everyone in every planet is carried, just as the clouds are carried by the wind.
    , SB 2.7.48plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.7.48

    In such a transcendental state there is no need of artificial control of the mind, mental speculation or meditation, as performed by the jñānīs and yogīs. One gives up such processes, as the heavenly King, Indra, forgoes the trouble to dig a well.
    , SB 3.4.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.4.2

    As by the friction of bamboos destruction takes place, so also, at sunset, by the interaction of the faults of intoxication, all their minds became unbalanced, and destruction took place.
    , SB 3.15.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.15.8

    All the living entities within the universe are conducted by the Vedic directions, as a bull is directed by the rope attached to its nose. No one can violate the rules laid down in the Vedic literatures. To the chief person, who has contributed the Vedas, we offer our respect!
    , SB 3.15.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.15.10

    As fuel overloads a fire, so the embryo created by the semen of Kaśyapa in the womb of Diti has caused complete darkness throughout the universe.
    , SB 3.15.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.15.16

    In those Vaikuṇṭha planets there are many forests which are very auspicious. In those forests the trees are desire trees, and in all seasons they are filled with flowers and fruits because everything in the Vaikuṇṭha planets is spiritual and personal.
    , SB 3.15.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.15.18

    When the king of bees hums in a high pitch, singing the glories of the Lord, there is a temporary lull in the noise of the pigeon, the cuckoo, the crane, the cakravāka, the swan, the parrot, the partridge and the peacock. Such transcendental birds stop their own singing simply to hear the glories of the Lord.
    , SB 3.15.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.15.33

    In the Vaikuṇṭha world there is complete harmony between the residents and the Supreme Personality of Godhead, just as there is complete harmony within space between the big and the small skies. Why then is there a seed of fear in this field of harmony? These two persons are dressed like inhabitants of Vaikuṇṭha, but wherefrom can their disharmony come into existence?
    , SB 3.16.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.16.5

    A wrong act committed by a servant leads people in general to blame his master, just as a spot of white leprosy on any part of the body pollutes all of the skin.
    , SB 3.16.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.16.11

    On the other hand, they captivate My heart who are gladdened in heart and who, their lotus faces enlightened by nectarean smiles, respect the brāhmaṇas, even though the brāhmaṇas utter harsh words. They look upon the brāhmaṇas as My own Self and pacify them by praising them in loving words, even as a son would appease an angry father or as I am pacifying you.
    , SB 3.16.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.16.24

    Dear Lord, You never want the auspicious path to be destroyed, for You are the reservoir of all goodness. Just to benefit people in general, You destroy the evil element by Your mighty potency. You are the proprietor of the three creations and the maintainer of the entire universe. Therefore Your potency is not reduced by Your submissive behavior. Rather, by submission You exhibit Your transcendental pastimes.
    , SB 3.19.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.19.11

    When the Lord saw the mace flying toward Him, He stood firmly where He was and caught it with the same ease as Garuḍa, the king of birds, would seize a serpent.
    , SB 3.19.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.19.16

    Hit in this manner by the demon, O Vidura, the Lord, who had appeared as the first boar, did not feel the least quaking in any part of His body, any more than an elephant would when struck with a wreath of flowers.
    , SB 3.23.38plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.23.38

    Though seemingly attached to his beloved consort while served by the Gandharva girls, the sage did not lose his glory, which was mastery over his self. In the aerial mansion Kardama Muni with his consort shone as charmingly as the moon in the midst of the stars in the sky, which causes rows of lilies to open in ponds at night.
    , SB 3.27.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.27.10

    One should be situated in the transcendental position, beyond the stages of material consciousness, and should be aloof from all other conceptions of life. Thus realizing freedom from false ego, one should see his own self just as he sees the sun in the sky.
    , SB 3.27.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.27.23

    The influence of material nature has covered the living entity, and thus it is as if the living entity were always in a blazing fire. But by the process of seriously discharging devotional service, this influence can be removed, just as wooden sticks which cause a fire are themselves consumed by it.
    , SB 3.28.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.28.42

    A yogi should see the same soul in all manifestations, for all that exists is a manifestation of different energies of the Supreme. In this way the devotee should see all living entities without distinction. That is realization of the Supreme Soul.
    , SB 4.2.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.2.13

    I had no desire to give my daughter to this person, who has broken all rules of civility. Because of not observing the required rules and regulations, he is impure, but I was obliged to hand over my daughter to him just as one teaches the messages of the Vedas to a śūdra.
    , SB 4.2.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.2.33

    The sage Maitreya said: When such cursing and countercursing was going on between Lord Śiva's followers and the parties of Dakṣa and Bhṛgu, Lord Śiva became very morose. Not saying anything, he left the arena of the sacrifice, followed by his disciples.
    , SB 4.6.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.6.33

    The demigods saw Lord Śiva sitting under that tree, which was competent to give perfection to mystic yogīs and deliver all people. As grave as time eternal, he appeared to have given up all anger.
    , SB 4.6.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.6.41

    All the sages who were sitting with Lord Śiva, such as Nārada and others, also offered their respectful obeisances to Lord Brahmā. After being so worshiped, Lord Brahmā, smiling, began to speak to Lord Śiva.
    , SB 4.7.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.7.20

    His complexion was blackish, His garment yellow like gold, and His helmet as dazzling as the sun. His hair was bluish, the color of black bees, and His face was decorated with earrings. His eight hands held a conchshell, wheel, club, lotus flower, arrow, bow, shield and sword, and they were decorated with golden ornaments such as bangles and bracelets. His whole body resembled a blossoming tree beautifully decorated with various kinds of flowers.
    , SB 4.7.49plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.7.49

    Maitreya continued: My dear sinless Vidura, Lord Viṣṇu is actually the enjoyer of the results of all sacrifices. Yet because of His being the Supersoul of all living entities, He was satisfied simply with His share of the sacrificial offerings. He therefore addressed Dakṣa in a pleasing attitude.
    , SB 4.7.59plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.7.59

    Ambikā [goddess Durgā], who was known as Dākṣāyiṇī [Satī], again accepted Lord Śiva as her husband, just as different energies of the Supreme Personality of Godhead act during the course of a new creation.
    , SB 4.12.39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.12.39

    Saint Maitreya continued: My dear Vidura, descendant of Kuru, as a herd of bulls circumambulates a central pole on their right side, all the luminaries within the universal sky unceasingly circumambulate the abode of Dhruva Mahārāja with great force and speed.
    , SB 6.14.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.14.30

    As Kṛttikādevī, after receiving the semen of Lord Śiva from Agni, conceived a child named Skanda [Kārttikeya], Kṛtadyuti, having received semen from Citraketu, became pregnant after eating remnants of food from the yajña performed by Aṅgirā.
    , SB 8.19.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.19.26

    A brāhmaṇa who is satisfied with whatever is providentially obtained is increasingly enlightened with spiritual power, but the spiritual potency of a dissatisfied brāhmaṇa decreases, as fire diminishes in potency when water is sprinkled upon it.
    , SB 9.9.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.9.7

    Like a cloth woven of threads extending for its length and breadth, this entire universe, in all its latitude and longitude, is situated under different potencies of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Lord Śiva is the incarnation of the Lord, and thus he represents the Supersoul in the embodied soul. He can sustain your forceful waves on his head.
  • as if — Bg. 3.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 3.36

    Arjuna said: O descendant of Vṛṣṇi, by what is one impelled to sinful acts, even unwillingly, as if engaged by force?
    , Bg. 13.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 13.17

    Although the Supersoul appears to be divided, He is never divided. He is situated as one. Although He is the maintainer of every living entity, it is to be understood that He devours and develops all.
    , SB 1.2.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.2.31

    After creating the material substance, the Lord [Vāsudeva] expands Himself and enters into it. And although He is within the material modes of nature and appears to be; one of the created beings, He is always fully enlightened in His transcendental position.
    , SB 1.14.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.14.17

    The rays of the sun are declining, and the stars appear to be fighting amongst themselves. Confused living entities appear to be ablaze and weeping.
    , SB 1.17.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.17.2

    The bull was as white as a white lotus flower. He was terrified of the śūdra who was beating him, and he was so afraid that he was standing on one leg, trembling and urinating.
    , SB 3.2.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.2.16

    When I think of Lord Kṛṣṇa-how He was born in the prison house of Vasudeva although He is unborn, how He went away from His father's protection to Vraja and lived there incognito out of fear of the enemy, and how, although unlimitedly powerful, He fled from Mathurā in fear—all these bewildering incidents give me distress.
    , SB 3.7.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.7.8

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O King, Maitreya, being thus agitated by the inquisitive Vidura, at first seemed astonished, but then he replied to him without hesitation, since he was fully God conscious.
    , SB 3.19.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.19.8

    The demon, who had fearful tusks, stared at the Personality of Godhead as though to burn Him. Springing into the air, he aimed his mace at the Lord, exclaiming at the same time, "You are slain!"
    , SB 3.19.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.19.18

    Fierce winds began to blow from all directions, spreading darkness occasioned by dust and hail storms; stones came in volleys from every corner, as if thrown by machine guns.
    , SB 3.20.49plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.20.49

    One day Brahmā, the self-born, the first living creature, felt as if the object of his life had been accomplished. At that time he evolved from his mind the Manus, who promote the welfare activities or the universe.
    , SB 3.22.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.22.16

    Let your daughter's desire for marriage, which is recognized in the Vedic scriptures, be fulfilled. Who would not accept her hand? She is so beautiful that by her bodily luster alone she excels the beauty of her ornaments.
    , SB 3.31.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.31.13

    I, the pure soul, appearing now bound by my activities, am lying in the womb of my mother by the arrangement of māyā. I offer my respectful obeisances unto Him who is also here with me but who is unaffected and changeless. He is unlimited, but He is perceived in the repentant heart. To Him I offer my respectful obeisances.
    , SB 4.1.56plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.1.56

    The demigods said: Let us offer our respectful obeisances unto the transcendental Personality of Godhead, who created as His external energy this cosmic manifestation, which is situated in Him as the air and clouds are situated in space, and who has now appeared in the form of Nara-Nārāyaṇa Ṛṣi in the house of Dharma.
    , SB 4.2.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.2.8

    Before taking his seat, however, Dakṣa was very much offended to see Lord Śiva sitting and not showing him any respect. At that time, Dakṣa became greatly angry, and, his eyes glowing, he began to speak very strongly against Lord Śiva.
    , SB 4.4.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.4.2

    Satī felt very sorry at being forbidden to go see her relatives at her father's house, and due to affection for them, tears fell from her eyes. Shaking and very much afflicted, she looked at her uncommon husband, Lord Śiva, as if she were going to blast him with her vision.
    , SB 4.4.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.4.9

    Present in the arena of sacrifice, Satī saw that there were no oblations for her husband, Lord Śiva. Next she realized that not only had her father failed to invite Lord Śiva, but when he saw Lord Śiva's exalted wife, Dakṣa did not receive her either. Thus she became greatly angry, so much so that she looked at her father as if she were going to burn him with her eyes.
    , SB 4.6.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.6.13

    There are tall trees with straight branches that appear to call the sweet birds, and when herds of elephants pass through the hills, it appears that the Kailāsa Hill moves with them. When the waterfalls resound, it appears that Kailāsa Hill does also.
    , SB 4.7.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.7.26

    Dakṣa addressed the Supreme Personality of Godhead: My dear Lord, You are transcendental to all speculative positions. You are completely spiritual, devoid of all fear, and You are always in control of the material energy. Even though You appear in the material energy, You are situated transcendentally. You are always free from material contamination because You are completely self-sufficient.
    , SB 4.9.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.9.7

    My Lord, You are the supreme one, but by Your different energies You appear differently in the spiritual and material worlds. You create the total energy of the material world by Your external potency, and after creation You enter within the material world as the Supersoul. You are the Supreme Person, and through the temporary modes of material nature You create varieties of manifestation, just as fire, entering into wood of different shapes, burns brilliantly in different varieties.
    , SB 4.9.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.9.28

    Śrī Vidura inquired: My dear brāhmaṇa, the abode of the Lord is very difficult to attain. It can be attained only by pure devotional service, which alone pleases the most affectionate, merciful Lord. Dhruva Mahārāja achieved this position even in one life, and he was very wise and conscientious. Why, then, was he not very pleased?
    , SB 4.10.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.10.22

    In the meantime, while Dhruva Mahārāja, doubtful of his mystic enemies, was talking with his charioteer, they heard a tremendous sound, as if the whole ocean were there, and they found that from the sky a great dust storm was coming over them from all directions.
    , SB 4.30.44plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.30.44

    Thereafter all the Pracetās emerged from the waters of the sea. They then saw that all the trees on land had grown very tall, as if to obstruct the path to the heavenly planets. These trees had covered the entire surface of the world. At this time the Pracetās became very angry.
    , SB 5.4.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.4.18

    No one likes to possess anything that is like a will-o'-the-wisp or a flower in the sky, for everyone knows very well that such things do not exist. When Lord Ṛṣabhadeva ruled this planet of Bhāratavarṣa, even common men did not want to ask for anything, at any time or by any means. No one ever asks for a will-o'-the-wisp. In other words, everyone was completely satisfied, and therefore there was no chance of anyone's asking for anything. The people were absorbed in great affection for the King. Since this affection was always expanding, they were not inclined to ask for anything.
    , SB 5.5.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.5.31

    Lord Ṛṣabhadeva's hands, feet and chest were very long. His shoulders, face and limbs were all very delicate and symmetrically proportioned. His mouth was beautifully decorated with His natural smile, and He appeared all the more lovely with His reddish eyes spread wide like the petals of a newly grown lotus flower covered with dew in the early morning. The irises of His eyes were so pleasing that they removed all the troubles of everyone who saw Him. His forehead, ears, neck, nose and all His other features were very beautiful. His gentle smile always made His face beautiful, so much so that He even attracted the hearts of married women. It was as though they had been pierced by arrows of Cupid. About His head was an abundance of curly, matted brown hair. His hair was disheveled because His body was dirty and not taken care of. He appeared as if He were haunted by a ghost.
    , SB 5.9.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.9.18

    Intolerant of the offenses committed, the infuriated goddess Kālī flashed her eyes and displayed her fierce, curved teeth. Her reddish eyes glowed, and she displayed her fearsome features. She assumed a frightening body, as if she were prepared to destroy the entire creation. Leaping violently from the altar, she immediately decapitated all the rogues and thieves with the very sword with which they had intended to kill Jaḍa Bharata. She then began to drink the hot blood that flowed from the necks of the beheaded rogues and thieves, as if this blood were liquor. Indeed, she drank this intoxicant with her associates, who were witches and female demons. Becoming intoxicated with this blood, they all began to sing very loudly and dance as though prepared to annihilate the entire universe. At the same time, they began to play with the heads of the rogues and thieves, tossing them about as if they were balls.
    , SB 6.4.49-50plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.4.49-50

    When the chief lord of the universe, Lord Brahmā [Svayambhū], having been inspired by My energy, was attempting to create, he thought himself incapable. Therefore I gave him advice, and in accordance with My instructions he underwent extremely difficult austerities. Because of these austerities, the great Lord Brahmā was able to create nine personalities, including you, to help him in the functions of creation.
    , SB 6.12.27-29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.12.27-29

    Vṛtrāsura was very powerful in physical strength and influence. He placed his lower jaw on the ground and his upper jaw in the sky. His mouth became very deep, like the sky itself, and his tongue resembled a large serpent. With his fearful, deathlike teeth, he seemed to be trying to devour the entire universe. Thus assuming a gigantic body, the great demon Vṛtrāsura shook even the mountains and began crushing the surface of the earth with his legs, as if he were the Himalayas walking about. He came before Indra and swallowed him and Airāvata, his carrier, just as a big python might swallow an elephant.
    , SB 7.1.34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.1.34

    Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira inquired: What kind of great curse could affect even liberated viṣṇu-bhaktas, and what sort of person could curse even the Lord's associates? For unflinching devotees of the Lord to fall again to this material world is impossible. I cannot believe this.
    , SB 7.2.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.2.23

    Because of the movements of the water, the trees on the bank of a river, when reflected on the water, seem to move. Similarly, when the eyes move because of some mental derangement, the land appears to move also.
    , SB 7.2.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.2.24

    In the same way, O my gentle mother, when the mind is agitated by the movements of the modes of material nature, the living entity, although freed from all the different phases of the subtle and gross bodies, thinks that he has changed from one condition to another.
    , SB 8.15.10-11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.15.10-11

    When he assembled with his own soldiers and the demon chiefs, who were equal to him in strength, opulence and beauty, they appeared as if they would swallow the sky and burn all directions with their vision. After thus gathering the demoniac soldiers, Bali Mahārāja departed for the opulent capital of Indra. Indeed, he seemed to make the entire surface of the world tremble.
    , SB 9.11.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.11.26

    During the reign of Lord Rāmacandra, the streets of the capital, Ayodhyā, were sprinkled with perfumed water and drops of perfumed liquor, thrown about by elephants from their trunks. When the citizens saw the Lord personally supervising the affairs of the city in such opulence, they appreciated this opulence very much.
    , SB 10.3.15-17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.3.15-17

    The mahat-tattva, the total material energy, is undivided, but because of the material modes of nature, it appears to separate into earth, water, fire, air and ether. Because of the living energy [jīva-bhūta], these separated energies combine to make the cosmic manifestation visible, but in fact, before the creation of the cosmos, the total energy is already present. Therefore, the total material energy never actually enters the creation. Similarly, although You are perceived by our senses because of Your presence, You cannot be perceived by the senses, nor experienced by the mind or words [avāṅ-mānasa-gocara]. With our senses we can perceive some things, but not everything; for example, we can use our eyes to see, but not to taste. Consequently, You are beyond perception by the senses. Although in touch with the modes of material nature, You are unaffected by them. You are the prime factor in everything, the all-pervading, undivided Supersoul. For You, therefore, there is no external or internal. You never entered the womb of Devakī; rather, You existed there already.
    , SB 10.5.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.5.21

    When Nanda Mahārāja heard that Vasudeva had come, he was overwhelmed with love and affection, being as pleased as if his body had regained its life. Seeing Vasudeva suddenly present, he got up and embraced him with both arms.
    , SB 10.6.5-6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.6.5-6

    Her hips were full, her breasts were large and firm, seeming to overburden her slim waist, and she was dressed very nicely. Her hair, adorned with a garland of mallikā flowers, was scattered about her beautiful face. Her earrings were brilliant, and as she smiled very attractively, glancing upon everyone, her beauty drew the attention of all the inhabitants of Vraja, especially the men. When the gopīs saw her, they thought that the beautiful goddess of fortune, holding a lotus flower in her hand, had come to see her husband, Kṛṣṇa.
    , SB 10.6.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.6.13

    In this way the demon Pūtanā, very much aggrieved because her breast was being attacked by Kṛṣṇa, lost her life. O King Parīkṣit, opening her mouth wide and spreading her arms, legs and hair, she fell down in the pasturing ground in her original form as a Rākṣasī, as Vṛtrāsura had fallen when killed by the thunderbolt of Indra.
    , SB 10.13.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.13.31

    The cows had given birth to new calves, but while coming down from Govardhana Hill, the cows, because of increased affection for the older calves, allowed the older calves to drink milk from their milk bags and then began licking the calves' bodies in anxiety, as if wanting to swallow them.
    , Antya 14.120plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Antya-līlā 14.120

    "Near Jagannātha Purī was a great sand dune known as Caṭaka-parvata. Seeing that hill, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu said, 'Oh, I shall go to the land of Vraja to see Govardhana Hill.' Then He began running madly toward it, and all the Vaiṣṇavas ran after Him. This scene awakens in my heart and maddens me."
    , Antya 18.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Antya-līlā 18.1

    In the brilliant autumn moonlight, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu mistook the sea for the River Yamunā. Greatly afflicted by separation from Kṛṣṇa, He ran and dove into the sea and remained unconscious in the water the entire night. In the morning, He was found by His personal devotees. May that Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, the son of mother Śacī, protect us by His transcendental pastimes.
  • as if it were so — SB 3.4.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.4.17

    O my Lord, Your eternal Self is never divided by the influence of time, and there is no limitation to Your perfect knowledge. Thus You were sufficiently able to consult with Yourself, yet You called upon me for consultation, as if bewildered, although You are never bewildered. And this act of Yours bewilders me.
  • as it — SB 1.7.52plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.7.52

    Caturbhuja [the four-armed one], or the Personality of Godhead, after hearing the words of Bhīma, Draupadī and others, saw the face of His dear friend Arjuna, and He began to speak as if smiling.
  • as it is — SB 8.24.48plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.24.48

    One who wants to be free of material entanglement should take to the service of the Supreme Personality of Godhead and give up the contamination of ignorance, involving pious and impious activities. Thus one regains his original identity, just as a block of gold or silver sheds all dirt and becomes purified when treated with fire. May that inexhaustible Supreme Personality of Godhead become our spiritual master, for He is the original spiritual master of all other spiritual masters.
  • as it is so — SB 3.4.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.4.17

    O my Lord, Your eternal Self is never divided by the influence of time, and there is no limitation to Your perfect knowledge. Thus You were sufficiently able to consult with Yourself, yet You called upon me for consultation, as if bewildered, although You are never bewildered. And this act of Yours bewilders me.
  • as it was — SB 3.7.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.7.1

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O King, while Maitreya, the great sage, was thus speaking, Vidura, the learned son of Dvaipāyana Vyāsa, expressed a request in a pleasing manner by asking this question.
  • as it were — SB 1.6.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.6.18

    The transcendental form of the Lord, as it is, satisfies the mind's desire and at once erases all mental incongruities. Upon losing that form, I suddenly got up, being perturbed, as is usual when one loses that which is desirable.
    , SB 2.9.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.9.2

    The illusioned living entity appears in so many forms offered by the external energy of the Lord. While enjoying in the modes of material nature, the encaged living entity misconceives, thinking in terms of "I" and "mine."
    , SB 6.9.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.9.36

    O Supreme Personality of Godhead, all contradictions can be reconciled in You. O Lord, since You are the Supreme Person, the reservoir of unlimited spiritual qualities, the supreme controller, Your unlimited glories are inconceivable to the conditioned souls. Many modern theologians argue about right and wrong without knowing what is actually right. Their arguments are always false and their judgments inconclusive because they have no authorized evidence with which to gain knowledge of You. Because their minds are agitated by scriptures containing false conclusions, they are unable to understand the truth concerning You. Furthermore, because of polluted eagerness to arrive at the right conclusion, their theories are incapable of revealing You, who are transcendental to their material conceptions. You are one without a second, and therefore in You contradictions like doing and not doing, happiness and distress, are not contradictory. Your potency is so great that it can do and undo anything as You like. With the help of that potency, what is impossible for You? Since there is no duality in Your constitutional position, You can do everything by the influence of Your energy.
    , SB 6.10.13-14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.10.13-14

    Thereafter, King Indra very firmly took up the thunderbolt manufactured by Viśvakarmā from the bones of Dadhīci. Charged with the exalted power of Dadhīci Muni and enlightened by the power of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Indra rode on the back of his carrier, Airāvata, surrounded by all the demigods, while all the great sages offered him praise. Thus he shone very beautifully, pleasing the three worlds as he rode off to kill Vṛtrāsura.
  • as though — SB 3.22.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.22.1

    Śrī Maitreya said: After describing the greatness of the Emperor's manifold qualities and activities, the sage became silent, and the Emperor, feeling modesty, addressed him as follows.
  • certainly — SB 6.16.46plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.16.46

    O unlimited Supreme Personality of Godhead, whatever a living entity does in this material world is well known to You because You are the Supersoul. In the presence of the sun there is nothing to be revealed by the light of a glowworm. Similarly, because You know everything, in Your presence there is nothing for me to make known.
    , SB 7.1.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.1.12

    O King, this time factor enhances the sattva-guṇa. Thus although the Supreme Lord is the controller, He favors the demigods, who are mostly situated in sattva-guṇa. Then the demons, who are influenced by tamo-guṇa, are annihilated. The Supreme Lord induces the time factor to act in different ways, but He is never partial. Rather, His activities are glorious, and therefore He is called Uruśravā.
  • exactly — SB 8.16.37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.16.37

    All the demigods, as well as the goddess of fortune, engage in the service of His lotus feet. Indeed, they respect the fragrance of those lotus feet. May the Supreme Personality of Godhead be pleased with me.
  • exactly like — SB 5.5.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.5.28

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Thus the great well-wisher of everyone, the Supreme Lord Ṛṣabhadeva, instructed His own sons. Although they were perfectly educated and cultured, He instructed them just to set an example of how a father should instruct his sons before retiring from family life. Sannyāsīs, who are no longer bound by fruitive activity and who have taken to devotional service after all their material desires have been vanquished, also learn by these instructions. Lord Ṛṣabhadeva instructed His one hundred sons, of whom the eldest, Bharata, was a very advanced devotee and a follower of Vaiṣṇavas. In order to rule the whole world, the Lord enthroned His eldest son on the royal seat. Thereafter, although still at home, Lord Ṛṣabhadeva lived like a madman, naked and with disheveled hair. Then the Lord took the sacrificial fire within Himself, and He left Brahmāvarta to tour the whole world.
    , SB 6.14.40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.14.40

    A wife who has no sons is neglected at home by her husband and dishonored by her co-wives exactly like a maidservant. Certainly such a woman is condemned in every respect because of her sinful life.
    , SB 7.5.46plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.5.46

    Although he is very near to me and is merely a child, he is situated in complete fearlessness. He resembles a dog's curved tail, which can never be straightened, because he never forgets my misbehavior and his connection with his master, Lord Viṣṇu.
    , SB 7.7.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.7.26

    As one can understand the presence of the air by the aromas it carries, so, under the guidance of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, one can understand the living soul by these three divisions of intelligence. These three divisions, however, are not the soul; they are constituted of the three modes and are born of activities.
    , SB 8.8.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.8.18

    Her two breasts, which were symmetrical and nicely situated, were covered with sandalwood pulp and kuṅkuma powder, and her waist was very thin. As she walked here and there, her ankle bells jingling softly, she appeared like a creeper of gold.
    , SB 9.6.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.6.18

    To save themselves from the blazing arrows of Indravāha, which resembled the flames of devastation at the end of the millennium, the demons who remained when the rest of their army was killed fled very quickly to their respective homes.
    , SB 10.13.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.13.2

    Paramahaṁsas, devotees who have accepted the essence of life, are attached to Kṛṣṇa in the core of their hearts, and He is the aim of their lives. It is their nature to talk only of Kṛṣṇa at every moment, as if such topics were newer and newer. They are attached to such topics, just as materialists are attached to topics of women and sex.
  • exactly like that — SB 2.3.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.3.20

    One who has not listened to the messages about the prowess and marvelous acts of the Personality of Godhead and has not sung or chanted loudly the worthy songs about the Lord is to be considered to possess earholes like the holes of snakes and a tongue like the tongue of a frog.
    , SB 2.7.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.7.32

    When the cowherd men of Vṛndāvana, under instruction of Kṛṣṇa, stopped offering sacrifice to the heavenly King, Indra, the whole tract of land known as Vraja was threatened with being washed away by constant heavy rains for seven days. Lord Kṛṣṇa, out of His causeless mercy upon the inhabitants of Vraja, held up the hill known as Govardhana with one hand only, although He was only seven years old. He did this to protect the animals from the onslaught of water.
    , SB 9.4.63plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.4.63

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead said to the brāhmaṇa: I am completely under the control of My devotees. Indeed, I am not at all independent. Because My devotees are completely devoid of material desires, I sit only within the cores of their hearts. What to speak of My devotee, even those who are devotees of My devotee are very dear to Me.
  • in pursuance of — SB 2.9.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.9.7

    When he heard the sound, he tried to find the speaker, searching on all sides. But when he was unable to find anyone besides himself, he thought it wise to sit down on his lotus seat firmly and give his attention to the execution of penance, as he was instructed.
  • in the manner of — SB 3.3.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.3.5

    Just to please His dear wife, the Lord brought back the pārijāta tree from heaven, just as an ordinary husband would do. But Indra, the King of heaven, induced by his wives (henpecked as he was), ran after the Lord with full force to fight Him.
  • indeed — SB 3.19.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.19.3

    Struck by the demon's mace, however, the Lord's mace slipped from His hand and looked splendid as it fell down whirling. This was miraculous, for the mace was blazing wonderfully.
    , SB 3.23.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.23.21

    The castle had pleasure grounds, resting chambers, bedrooms and inner and outer yards designed with an eye to comfort. All this caused astonishment to the sage himself.
    , SB 3.31.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.31.19

    The living entity in another type of body sees only by instinct; he knows only the agreeable and disagreeable sense perceptions of that particular body. But I have a body in which I can control my senses and can understand my destination; therefore, I offer my respectful obeisances to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, by whom I have been blessed with this body and by whose grace I can see Him within and without.
    , SB 4.14.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.14.5

    When he became overly blind due to his opulences, King Vena mounted a chariot and, like an uncontrolled elephant, began to travel through the kingdom, causing the sky and earth to tremble wherever he went.
    , SB 4.20.37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.20.37

    The infallible Supreme Personality of Godhead, having captivated the minds of the King and the priests who were present, returned to His abode in the spiritual sky.
    , Antya 6.239plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Antya-līlā 6.239

    "One who thinks himself lower than grass, who is more tolerant tha a tree, and who does not expect personal honor but is always prepared to give respect to others, can very easily always chant the holy name of the Lord."
  • just as — SB 3.33.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.33.27

    Situated in eternal trance and freed from illusion impelled by the modes of material nature, she forgot her material body, just as one forgets his different bodies in a dream.
    , SB 4.9.47plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.9.47

    Unto one who has transcendental qualities due to friendly behavior with the Supreme Personality of Godhead, all living entities offer honor, just as water automatically flows down by nature.
    , SB 7.1.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.1.9

    The all-pervading Personality of Godhead exists within the heart of every living being, and an expert thinker can perceive how He is present there to a large or small extent. Just as one can understand the supply of fire in wood, the water in a waterpot, or the sky within a pot, one can understand whether a living entity is a demon or a demigod by understanding that living entity's devotional performances. A thoughtful man can understand how much a person is favored by the Supreme Lord by seeing his actions.
    , SB 8.11.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.11.20

    Rebuking Indra with harsh, cruel words that were piercing to the heart, these demons showered him with arrows, just as torrents of rain wash a great mountain.
    , SB 8.12.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.12.27

    His senses being agitated, Lord Śiva, victimized by lusty desires, began to follow Her, just as a lusty elephant follows a she-elephant.
    , SB 10.13.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.13.36

    What is this wonderful phenomenon? The affection of all the inhabitants of Vraja, including Me, toward these boys and calves is increasing as never before, just like our affection for Lord Kṛṣṇa, the Supersoul of all living entities.
    , SB 10.13.45plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.13.45

    As the darkness of snow on a dark night and the light of a glowworm in the light of day have no value, the mystic power of an inferior person who tries to use it against a person of great power is unable to accomplish anything; instead, the power of that inferior person is diminished.
    , SB 10.13.50plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.13.50

    Those Viṣṇu forms, by Their pure smiling, which resembled the increasing light of the moon, and by the sidelong glances of Their reddish eyes, created and protected the desires of Their own devotees, as if by the modes of passion and goodness.
    , SB 10.13.56plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.13.56

    Then, by the power of the effulgence of those viṣṇu-mūrtis, Lord Brahmā, his eleven senses jolted by astonishment and stunned by transcendental bliss, became silent, just like a child's clay doll in the presence of the village deity.
  • just like — SB 1.6.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.6.33

    The Supreme Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, whose glories and activities are pleasing to hear, at once appears on the seat of my heart, as if called for, as soon as I begin to chant His holy activities.
    , SB 3.2.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.2.28

    When the Lord displayed His activities just suitable for childhood, He was visible only to the residents of Vṛndāvana. Sometimes He would cry and sometimes laugh, just like a child, and while so doing He would appear like a lion cub.
    , SB 3.11.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.11.33

    Thus the process of the exhaustion of the duration of life exists for every one of the living beings, including Lord Brahmā. One's life endures for only one hundred years, in terms of the times in the different planets.
    , SB 4.2.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.2.5

    When Dakṣa, the leader of the Prajāpatis, entered that assembly, his personal bodily luster as bright as the effulgence of the sun, the entire assembly was illuminated, and all the assembled personalities became insignificant in his presence.
    , SB 8.10.13-15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.10.13-15

    O King, O descendant of Mahārāja Pāṇḍu, the soldiers of both the demigods and demons were decorated by canopies, colorful flags, and umbrellas with handles made of valuable jewels and pearls. They were further decorated by fans made of peacock feathers and by other fans also. The soldiers, their upper and lower garments waving in the breeze, naturally looked very beautiful, and in the light of the glittering sunshine their shields, ornaments and sharp, clean weapons appeared dazzling. Thus the ranks of soldiers seemed like two oceans with bands of aquatics.
    , SB 8.10.50plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.10.50

    A great devastating fire created by Bali Mahārāja began burning all the soldiers of the demigods. This fire, accompanied by blasting winds, seemed as terrible as the Sāṁvartaka fire, which appears at the time of dissolution.
    , SB 8.11.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.11.11

    Since Mahārāja Bali's rebukes were truthful, King Indra did not at all become sorry, just as an elephant beaten by its driver's rod does not become agitated.
    , SB 8.12.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.12.32

    Just as a maddened bull elephant follows a female elephant who is able to conceive pregnancy, Lord Śiva followed the beautiful woman and discharged semen, even though his discharge of semen never goes in vain.
    , SB 8.16.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.16.18

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: When Kaśyapa Muni was thus requested by Aditi, he slightly smiled. "Alas," he said, "how powerful is the illusory energy of Lord Viṣṇu, by which the entire world is bound by affection for children!"
    , SB 8.19.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.19.9

    Wheresoever I go, Hiraṇyakaśipu will follow Me, as death follows all living entities. Therefore it is better for Me to enter the core of his heart, for then, because of his power to see only externally, he will not see Me.
    , SB 8.21.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.21.4

    O King, the water from Lord Brahmā's kamaṇḍalu washed the lotus feet of Lord Vāmanadeva, who is known as Urukrama, the wonderful actor. Thus that water became so pure that it was transformed into the water of the Ganges, which went flowing down from the sky, purifying the three worlds like the pure fame of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
    , SB 9.18.49plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.18.49

    The Supreme Lord, Vāsudeva, who created the cosmic manifestation, exhibits Himself as all-pervading, like the sky that holds clouds. And when the creation is annihilated, everything enters into the Supreme Lord, Viṣṇu, and varieties are no longer manifested.
    , SB 10.6.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.6.7

    While searching for small children, Pūtanā, whose business was to kill them, entered the house of Nanda Mahārāja unobstructed, having been sent by the superior potency of the Lord. Without asking anyone's permission, she entered Nanda Mahārāja's room, where she saw the child sleeping in bed, His unlimited power covered like a powerful fire covered by ashes. She could understand that this child was not ordinary, but was meant to kill all demons.
    , SB 10.10.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.10.4

    Within the waters of the Mandākinī Ganges, which were crowded with gardens of lotus flowers, the two sons of Kuvera would enjoy young girls, just like two male elephants enjoying in the water with female elephants.
  • like (just as a king exacts taxes for the benefit of the servant or the citizens pay taxes for the benefit of the king) — SB 7.10.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.10.6

    O my Lord, I am Your unmotivated servant, and You are my eternal master. There is no need of our being anything other than master and servant. You are naturally my master, and I am naturally Your servant. We have no other relationship.
  • like — Bg. 2.58plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 2.58

    One who is able to withdraw his senses from sense objects, as the tortoise draws his limbs within the shell, is to be understood as truly situated in knowledge.
    , Bg. 2.67plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 2.67

    As a boat on the water is swept away by a strong wind, even one of the senses on which the mind focuses can carry away a man's intelligence.
    , Bg. 5.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 5.10

    One who performs his duty without attachment, surrendering the results unto the Supreme God, is not affected by sinful action, as the lotus leaf is untouched by water.
    , Bg. 6.34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 6.34

    For the mind is restless, turbulent, obstinate and very strong, O Kṛṣṇa, and to subdue it is, it seems to me, more difficult than controlling the wind.
    , Bg. 15.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 15.8

    The living entity in the material world carries his different conceptions of life from one body to another as the air carries aromas.
    , SB 1.3.37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.3.37

    The foolish with a poor fund of knowledge cannot know the transcendental nature of the forms, names and activities of the Lord, who is playing like an actor in a drama. Nor can they express such things, neither in their speculations nor in their words.
    , SB 1.4.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.4.4

    His [Vyāsadeva's] son was a great devotee, an equibalanced monist, whose mind was always concentrated in monism. He was transcendental to mundane activities, but being unexposed, he appeared like an ignorant person.
    , SB 1.5.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.5.4

    You have fully delineated the subject of impersonal Brahman as well as the knowledge derived therefrom. Why should you be despondent in spite of all this, thinking that you are undone, my dear prabhu?
    , SB 1.5.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.5.7

    Like the sun, Your Goodness can travel everywhere in the three worlds, and like the air you can penetrate the internal region of everyone. As such, you are as good as the all-pervasive Supersoul. Please, therefore, find out the deficiency in me, despite my being absorbed in transcendence under disciplinary regulations and vows.
    , SB 1.5.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.5.14

    Whatever you desire to describe that is separate in vision from the Lord simply reacts, with different forms, names and results, to agitate the mind as the wind agitates a boat which has no resting place.
    , SB 1.6.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.6.19

    I desired to see again that transcendental form of the Lord, but despite my attempts to concentrate upon the heart with eagerness to view the form again, I could not see Him any more, and thus dissatisfied, I was very much aggrieved.
    , SB 1.6.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.6.20

    Seeing my attempts in that lonely place, the Personality of Godhead, who is transcendental to all mundane description, spoke to me with gravity and pleasing words, just to mitigate my grief.
    , SB 1.8.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.8.6

    Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa caused three well-performed Aśvamedha-yajñas [horse sacrifices] to be conducted by Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira and thus caused his virtuous fame to be glorified in all directions, like that of Indra, who had performed one hundred such sacrifices.
    , SB 1.8.34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.8.34

    Others say that the world, being overburdened like a boat at sea, is much aggrieved, and that Brahmā, who is Your son, prayed for You, and so You have appeared to diminish the trouble.
    , SB 1.8.38plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.8.38

    As the name and fame of a particular body is finished with the disappearance of the living spirit, similarly if You do not look upon us, all our fame and activities, along with the Pāṇḍavas and Yadus, will end at once.
    , SB 1.8.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.8.42

    O Lord of Madhu, as the Ganges forever flows to the sea without hindrance, let my attraction be constantly drawn unto You without being diverted to anyone else.
    , SB 1.8.44plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.8.44

    Sūta Gosvāmī said: The Lord, thus hearing the prayers of Kuntīdevī, composed in choice words for His glorification, mildly smiled. That smile was as enchanting as His mystic power.
    , SB 1.9.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.9.4

    Seeing him [Bhīṣma] lying on the ground, like a demigod fallen from the sky, the Pāṇḍava King Yudhiṣṭhira, along with his younger brothers and Lord Kṛṣṇa, bowed down before him.
    , SB 1.9.37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.9.37

    Fulfilling my desire and sacrificing His own promise, He got down from the chariot, took up its wheel, and ran towards me hurriedly, just as a lion goes to kill an elephant. He even dropped His outer garment on the way.
    , SB 1.9.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.9.42

    Now I can meditate with full concentration upon that one Lord, Śrī Kṛṣṇa, now present before me because now I have transcended the misconceptions of duality in regard to His presence in everyone's heart, even in the hearts of the mental speculators. He is in everyone's heart. The sun may be perceived differently, but the sun is one.
    , SB 1.10.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.10.3

    Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira, after being enlightened by what was spoken by Bhīṣmadeva and Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, the infallible, engaged himself in matters of perfect knowledge because all his misgivings were eradicated. Thus he ruled over the earth and seas and was followed by his younger brothers.
    , SB 1.11.4-5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.11.4-5

    The citizens arrived before the Lord with their respective presentations, offering them to the fully satisfied and self-sufficient one, who, by His own potency, incessantly supplies others. These presentations were like the offering of a lamp to the sun. Yet the citizens began to speak in ecstatic language to receive the Lord, just as wards welcome their guardian and father.
    , SB 1.11.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.11.11

    As Bhogavatī, the capital of Nāgaloka, is protected by the Nāgas, so was Dvārakā protected by the descendants of Vṛṣṇi—Bhoja, Madhu, Daśārha, Arha, Kukura, Andhaka, etc.—who were as strong as Lord Kṛṣṇa.
    , SB 1.12.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.12.10

    The Lord was thus engaged in vanquishing the radiation of the brahmāstra, just as the sun evaporates a drop of dew. He was observed by the child, who thought about who He was.
    , SB 1.12.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.12.21

    Amongst great bowmen, this child will be as good as Arjuna. He will be as irresistible as fire and as unsurpassable as the ocean.
    , SB 1.12.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.12.22

    This child will be as strong as a lion, and as worthy a shelter as the Himalaya Mountains. He will be forbearing like the earth, and as tolerant as his parents.
    , SB 1.12.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.12.24

    This child will be almost as good as Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa by following in His footsteps. In magnanimity he will become as great as King Rantideva. And in religion he will be like Mahārāja Yayāti.
    , SB 1.12.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.12.25

    This child will be like Bali Mahārāja in patience, a staunch devotee of Lord Kṛṣṇa like Prahlāda Mahārāja, a performer of many Aśvamedha [horse] sacrifices and a follower of the old and experienced men.
    , SB 1.12.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.12.31

    As the moon, in its waxing fortnight, develops day after day, so the royal prince [Parīkṣit] very soon developed luxuriantly under the care and full facilities of his guardian grandfathers.
    , SB 1.13.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.13.5

    With great delight they all approached him, as if life had returned to their bodies. They exchanged obeisances and welcomed each other with embraces.
    , SB 1.13.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.13.25

    Despite your unwillingness to die and your desire to live even at the cost of honor and prestige, your miserly body will certainly dwindle and deteriorate like an old garment.
    , SB 1.13.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.13.30

    The gentle and chaste Gāndhārī, who was the daughter of King Subala of Kandahar [or Gāndhāra], followed her husband, seeing that he was going to the Himalaya Mountains, which are the delight of those who have accepted the staff of the renounced order like fighters who have accepted a good lashing from the enemy.
    , SB 1.13.40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.13.40

    You are like a captain of a ship in a great ocean and you can direct us to our destination. Thus addressed, the godly personality, Devarṣi Nārada, greatest of the philosopher devotees, began to speak.
    , SB 1.13.55plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.13.55

    Dhṛtarāṣṭra will have to amalgamate his pure identity with intelligence and then merge into the Supreme Being with knowledge of his qualitative oneness, as a living entity, with the Supreme Brahman. Being freed from the blocked sky, he will have to rise to the spiritual sky.
    , SB 1.13.56plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.13.56

    He will have to suspend all the actions of the senses, even from the outside, and will have to be impervious to interactions of the senses, which are influenced by the modes of material nature. After renouncing all material duties, he must become immovably established, beyond all sources of hindrances on the path.
    , SB 1.14.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.14.16

    The wind blows violently, blasting dust everywhere and creating darkness. Clouds are raining everywhere with bloody disasters.
    , SB 1.14.35-36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.14.35-36

    The original Personality of Godhead, the enjoyer, and Balarāma, the primeval Lord Ananta, are staying in the ocean of the Yadu dynasty for the welfare, protection and general progress of the entire universe. And the members of the Yadu dynasty, being protected by the arms of the Lord, are enjoying life like the residents of the spiritual sky.
    , SB 1.15.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.15.16

    Great generals like Bhīṣma, Droṇa, Karṇa, Bhūriśravā, Suśarmā, Śalya, Jayadratha, and Bāhlika all directed their invincible weapons against me. But by His [Lord Kṛṣṇa's] grace they could not even touch a hair on my head. Similarly, Prahlāda Mahārāja, the supreme devotee of Lord Nṛsiṁhadeva, was unaffected by the weapons the demons used against him.
    , SB 1.15.22-23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.15.22-23

    O King, since you have asked me about our friends and relatives in the city of Dvārakā, I will inform you that all of them were cursed by the brāhmaṇas, and as a result they all became intoxicated with wine made of putrefied rice and fought among themselves with sticks, not even recognizing one another. Now all but four or five of them are dead and gone.
    , SB 1.16.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.16.18

    The personality of religious principles, Dharma, was wandering about in the form of a bull. And he met the personality of earth in the form of a cow who appeared to grieve like a mother who had lost her child. She had tears in her eyes, and the beauty of her body was lost. Thus Dharma questioned the earth as follows.
    , SB 1.17.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.17.27

    Now she, the chaste one, being unfortunately forsaken by the Personality of Godhead, laments her future with tears in her eyes, for now she is being ruled and enjoyed by lower-class men who pose as rulers.
    , SB 1.17.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.17.30

    Mahārāja Parīkṣit, who was qualified to accept surrender and worthy of being sung in history, did not kill the poor surrendered and fallen Kali, but smiled compassionately, for he was kind to the poor.
    , SB 1.17.34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.17.34

    In all sacrificial ceremonies, although sometimes a demigod is worshiped, the Supreme Lord Personality of Godhead is worshiped because He is the Supersoul of everyone, and exists both inside and outside like the air. Thus it is He only who awards all welfare to the worshiper.
    , SB 1.17.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.17.35

    Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: The personality of Kali, thus being ordered by Mahārāja Parīkṣit, began to tremble in fear. Seeing the King before him like Yamarāja, ready to kill him, Kali spoke to the King as follows.
    , SB 1.18.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.18.7

    Mahārāja Parīkṣit was a realist, like the bees who only accept the essence [of a flower]. He knew perfectly well that in this age of Kali, auspicious things produce good effects immediately, whereas inauspicious acts must be actually performed [to render effects]. So he was never envious of the personality of Kali.
    , SB 1.18.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.18.33

    [The brāhmaṇa's son, Śṛṅgi, said:] O just look at the sins of the rulers who, like crows and watchdogs at the door, perpetrate sins against their masters, contrary to the principles governing servants.
    , SB 1.19.34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.19.34

    Just as the atheist cannot remain in the presence of the Personality of Godhead, so also the invulnerable sins of a man are immediately vanquished in your presence, O saint! O great mystic!
    , SB 2.5.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.5.5

    As the spider very easily creates the network of its cobweb and manifests its power of creation without being defeated by others, so also you yourself, by employment of your self-sufficient energy, create without any other's help.
    , SB 2.6.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.6.22

    From that Personality of Godhead, all the universal globes and the universal form with all material elements, qualities and senses are generated. Yet He is aloof from such material manifestations, like the sun, which is separate from its rays and heat.
    , SB 2.7.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.7.1

    Lord Brahmā said: When the unlimitedly powerful Lord assumed the form of a boar as a pastime, just to lift the planet earth, which was drowned in the great ocean of the universe called the Garbhodaka, the first demon [Hiraṇyākṣa] appeared, and the Lord pierced him with His tusk.
    , SB 2.7.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.7.29

    On the very night of the day of the chastisement of the Kāliya snake, when the inhabitants of Vrajabhūmi were sleeping carefreely, there was a forest fire ablaze due to dry leaves, and it appeared that all the inhabitants were sure to meet their death. But the Lord, along with Balarāma, saved them simply by closing His eyes. Such are the superhuman activities of the Lord.
    , SB 2.7.49plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.7.49

    The Personality of Godhead is the supreme master of everything auspicious because the results of whatever actions are performed by the living being, in either the material or spiritual existence, are awarded by the Lord. As such, He is the ultimate benefactor. Every individual living entity is unborn, and therefore even after the annihilation of the material elementary body, the living entity exists, exactly like the air within the body.
    , SB 2.8.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.8.8

    If the Supreme Personality of Godhead, from whose abdomen the lotus stem sprouted, is possessed of a gigantic body according to His own caliber and measurement, then what is the specific difference between the body of the Lord and those of common living entities?
    , SB 2.9.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.9.1

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O King, unless one is influenced by the energy of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, there is no meaning to the relationship of the pure soul in pure consciousness with the material body. That relationship is just like a dreamer's seeing his own body working.
    , SB 2.10.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.10.16

    As the followers of a king follow their lord, similarly when the total energy is in motion, all other living entities move, and when the total energy stops endeavoring, all other living entities stop sensual activities.
    , SB 3.1.39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.1.39

    Are the twin brothers who are protected by their brothers doing well? Just as the eye is always protected by the eyelid, they are protected by the sons of Pṛthā, who snatched back their rightful kingdom from the hands of their enemy Duryodhana, just as Garuḍa snatched nectar from the mouth of Indra, the thunderbolt carrier.
    , SB 3.7.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.7.13

    When the senses are satisfied in the seer-Supersoul, the Personality of Godhead, and merge in Him, all miseries are completely vanquished, as after a sound sleep.
    , SB 3.8.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.8.14

    Piercing through, this sum total form of the fruitive activity of the living entities took the shape of the bud of a lotus flower generated from the Personality of Viṣṇu, and by His supreme will it illuminated everything, like the sun, and dried up the vast waters of devastation.
    , SB 3.9.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.9.32

    You will see Me in all living entities as well as all over the universe, just as fire is situated in wood. Only in that state of transcendental vision will you be able to be free from all kinds of illusion.
    , SB 3.12.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.12.10

    Thereafter Brahmā said: O chief of the demigods, you shall be called by the name Rudra by all people because you have so anxiously cried.
    , SB 3.13.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.13.32

    Thereupon Lord Boar killed the demon within the water, just as a lion kills an elephant. The cheeks and tongue of the Lord became smeared with the blood of the demon, just as an elephant becomes reddish from digging in the purple earth.
    , SB 3.14.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.14.10

    In that place the beautiful Diti expressed her desire: O learned one, Cupid is taking his arrows and distressing me forcibly, as a mad elephant troubles a banana tree.
    , SB 3.14.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.14.30

    Maitreya said: Diti was thus informed by her husband, but she was pressed by Cupid for sexual satisfaction. She caught hold of the clothing of the great brāhmaṇa sage, just like a shameless public prostitute.
    , SB 3.14.46plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.14.46

    In order to follow in his footsteps, saintly persons will try to emulate his character by practicing freedom from animosity, just as the purifying processes rectify gold of inferior quality.
    , SB 3.15.39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.15.39

    The Lord is the reservoir of all pleasure. His auspicious presence is meant for everyone's benediction, and His affectionate smiling and glancing touch the core of the heart. The Lord's beautiful bodily color is blackish, and His broad chest is the resting place of the goddess of fortune, who glorifies the entire spiritual world, the summit of all heavenly planets. Thus it appeared that the Lord was personally spreading the beauty and good fortune of the spiritual world.
    , SB 3.16.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.16.20

    The goddess of fortune, Lakṣmī, the dust of whose feet is worn on the head by others, waits upon You, as appointed, for she is anxious to secure a place in the abode of the king of bees, who hovers on the fresh wreath of tulasī leaves offered at Your feet by some blessed devotee.
    , SB 3.17.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.17.16

    These two demons who appeared in ancient times soon began to exhibit uncommon bodily features; they had steellike frames which began to grow just like two great mountains.
    , SB 3.17.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.17.22

    His mental and bodily strength as well as the boon conferred upon him had made him proud. He feared death at the hands of no one, and there was no checking him. The gods, therefore, were seized with fear at his very sight, and they hid themselves even as snakes hide themselves for fear of Garuḍa.
    , SB 3.17.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.17.24

    After returning from the heavenly kingdom, the mighty demon, who was like an elephant in wrath, for the sake of sport dived into the deep ocean, which was roaring terribly.
    , SB 3.18.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.18.13

    Śrī Maitreya said: The demon, being thus challenged by the Personality of Godhead, became angry and agitated, and he trembled in anger like a challenged cobra.
    , SB 3.18.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.18.15

    The Lord, however, by moving slightly aside, dodged the violent mace-blow aimed at His breast by the enemy, just as an accomplished yogī would elude death.
    , SB 3.18.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.18.19

    There was keen rivalry between the two combatants; both had sustained injuries on their bodies from the blows of each other's pointed maces, and each grew more and more enraged at the smell of blood on his person. In their eagerness to win, they performed maneuvers of various kinds, and their contest looked like an encounter between two forceful bulls for the sake of a cow.
    , SB 3.20.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.20.5

    Śaunaka inquired about the conversation between Vidura and Maitreya: There must have been many narrations of the spotless pastimes of the Lord. The hearing of such narrations is exactly like bathing in the water of the Ganges, for it can free one from all sinful reactions.
    , SB 3.20.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.20.32

    The demons praised her: Oh, what a beauty! What rare self-control! What a budding youth! In the midst of us all, who are passionately longing for her, she is moving about like one absolutely free from passion.
    , SB 3.21.52-54plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.21.52-54

    If you did not mount your victorious jeweled chariot, whose mere presence threatens culprits, if you did not produce fierce sounds by the twanging of your bow, and if you did not roam about the world like the brilliant sun, leading a huge army whose trampling feet cause the globe of the earth to tremble, then all the moral laws governing the varṇas and āśramas created by the Lord Himself would be broken by the rogues and rascals.
    , SB 3.23.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.23.1

    Maitreya continued: After the departure of her parents, the chaste woman Devahūti, who could understand the desires of her husband, served him constantly with great love, as Bhavānī, the wife of Lord Śiva, serves her husband.
    , SB 3.24.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.24.6

    After many, many years, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Madhusūdana, the killer of the demon Madhu, having entered the semen of Kardama, appeared in Devahūti just as fire comes from wood in a sacrifice.
    , SB 3.24.44plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.24.44

    Thus he gradually became unaffected by the false ego of material identity and became free from material affection. Undisturbed, equal to everyone and without duality, he could indeed see himself also. His mind was turned inward and was perfectly calm, like an ocean unagitated by waves.
    , SB 3.25.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.25.9

    You are the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the origin and Supreme Lord of all living entities. You have arisen to disseminate the rays of the sun in order to dissipate the darkness of the ignorance of the universe.
    , SB 3.27.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.27.15

    The living entity can vividly feel his existence as the seer, but because of the disappearance of the ego during the state of deep sleep, he falsely takes himself to be lost, like a man who has lost his fortune and feels distressed, thinking himself to be lost.
    , SB 3.30.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.30.1

    The Personality of Godhead said: As a mass of clouds does not know the powerful influence of the wind, a person engaged in material consciousness does not know the powerful strength of the time factor, by which he is being carried.
    , SB 3.30.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.30.13

    Seeing him unable to support them, his wife and others do not treat him with the same respect as before, even as miserly farmers do not accord the same treatment to their old and worn-out oxen.
    , SB 3.30.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.30.15

    Thus he remains at home just like a pet dog and eats whatever is so negligently given to him. Afflicted with many illnesses, such as dyspepsia and loss of appetite, he eats only very small morsels of food, and he becomes an invalid, who cannot work any more.
    , SB 3.30.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.30.32

    Thus, by the arrangement of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the maintainer of kinsmen is put into a hellish condition to suffer for his sinful activities, like a man who has lost his wealth.
    , SB 3.31.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.31.9

    The child thus remains just like a bird in a cage, without freedom of movement. At that time, if the child is fortunate, he can remember all the troubles of his past one hundred births, and he grieves wretchedly. What is the possibility of peace of mind in that condition?
    , SB 3.31.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.31.10

    Thus endowed with the development of consciousness from the seventh month after his conception, the child is tossed downward by the airs that press the embryo during the weeks preceding delivery. Like the worms born of the same filthy abdominal cavity, he cannot remain in one place.
    , SB 3.31.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.31.24

    The child thus falls on the ground, smeared with stool and blood, and plays just like a worm germinated from the stool. He loses his superior knowledge and cries under the spell of māyā.
    , SB 3.31.40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.31.40

    The woman, created by the Lord, is the representation of māyā, and one who associates with such māyā by accepting services must certainly know that this is the way of death, just like a blind well covered with grass.
    , SB 3.32.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.32.19

    Such persons are condemned by the supreme order of the Lord. Because they are averse to the nectar of the activities of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, they are compared to stool-eating hogs. They give up hearing the transcendental activities of the Lord and indulge in hearing of the abominable activities of materialistic persons.
    , SB 3.33.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.33.21

    Devahūti's husband had already left home and accepted the renounced order of life, and then her only son, Kapila, left home. Although she knew all the truths of life and death, and although her heart was cleansed of all dirt, she was very aggrieved at the loss of her son, just as a cow is affected when her calf dies.
    , SB 3.33.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.33.28

    Her body was being taken care of by the spiritual damsels created by her husband, Kardama, and since she had no mental anxiety at that time, her body did not become thin. She appeared just like a fire surrounded by smoke.
    , SB 4.2.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.2.11

    He has already accepted himself as my subordinate by marrying my daughter in the presence of fire and brāhmaṇas. He has married my daughter, who is equal to Gāyatrī, and has pretended to be just like an honest person.
    , SB 4.7.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.7.9

    When the animal's head was fixed on the body of King Dakṣa, Dakṣa was immediately brought to consciousness, and as he awakened from sleep, the King saw Lord Śiva standing before him.
    , SB 4.7.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.7.10

    At that time, when Dakṣa saw Lord Śiva, who rides upon a bull, his heart, which was polluted by envy of Lord Śiva, was immediately cleansed, just as the water in a lake is cleansed by autumn rains.
    , SB 4.7.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.7.14

    My dear great and powerful Lord Śiva, you were created first from the mouth of Lord Brahmā in order to protect the brāhmaṇas in pursuing education, austerities, vows and self-realization. As protector of the brāhmaṇas, you always protect the regulative principles they follow, just as a cowherd boy keeps a stick in his hand to give protection to the cows.
    , SB 4.8.76plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.8.76

    By the fifth month, Mahārāja Dhruva, the son of the King, had controlled his breathing so perfectly that he was able to stand on only one leg, just as a column stands, without motion, and concentrate his mind fully on the Parabrahman.
    , SB 4.9.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.9.3

    When Dhruva Mahārāja saw his Lord just in front of him, he was greatly agitated and offered Him obeisances and respect. He fell flat before Him like a rod and became absorbed in love of Godhead. Dhruva Mahārāja, in ecstasy, looked upon the Lord as if he were drinking the Lord with his eyes, kissing the lotus feet of the Lord with his mouth, and embracing the Lord with his arms.
    , SB 4.9.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.9.8

    O my master, Lord Brahmā is fully surrendered unto You. In the beginning You gave him knowledge, and thus he could see and understand the entire universe, just as a person awakens from sleep and visualizes his immediate duties. You are the only shelter of all persons who desire liberation, and You are the friend of all who are distressed. How, therefore, can a learned person who has perfect knowledge ever forget You?
    , SB 4.9.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.9.17

    My Lord, O Supreme Lord, You are the supreme personified form of all benediction. Therefore, for one who abides in Your devotional service with no other desire, worshiping Your lotus feet is better than becoming king and lording it over a kingdom. That is the benediction of worshiping Your lotus feet. To ignorant devotees like me, You are the causelessly merciful maintainer, just like a cow, who takes care of the newly born calf by supplying milk and giving it protection from attack.
    , SB 4.9.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.9.33

    Dhruva Mahārāja lamented: I was under the influence of the illusory energy; being ignorant of the actual facts, I was sleeping on her lap. Under a vision of duality, I saw my brother as my enemy, and falsely I lamented within my heart, thinking, "They are my enemies."
    , SB 4.9.34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.9.34

    It is very difficult to satisfy the Supreme Personality of Godhead, but in my case, although I have satisfied the Supersoul of the whole universe, I have prayed only for useless things. My activities were exactly like treatment given to a person who is already dead. Just see how unfortunate I am, for in spite of meeting the Supreme Lord, who can cut one's link with birth and death, I have prayed for the same conditions again.
    , SB 4.9.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.9.35

    Because of my state of complete foolishness and paucity of pious activities, although the Lord offered me His personal service, I wanted material name, fame and prosperity. My case is just like that of the poor man who, when he satisfied a great emperor who wanted to give him anything he might ask, out of ignorance asked only a few broken grains of husked rice.
    , SB 4.10.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.10.10

    Just like serpents, who cannot tolerate being trampled upon by anyone's feet, the Yakṣas, being intolerant of the wonderful prowess of Dhruva Mahārāja, threw twice as many arrows—six from each of their soldiers—and thus they very valiantly exhibited their prowess.
    , SB 4.10.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.10.15

    The Yakṣas, being temporarily victorious, exclaimed that they had conquered Dhruva Mahārāja. But in the meantime Dhruva's chariot suddenly appeared, just as the sun suddenly appears from within foggy mist.
    , SB 4.10.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.10.16

    Dhruva Mahārāja's bow and arrows twanged and hissed, causing lamentation in the hearts of his enemies. He began to shoot incessant arrows, shattering all their different weapons, just as the blasting wind scatters the assembled clouds in the sky.
    , SB 4.10.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.10.20

    The remaining Yakṣas who somehow or other were not killed had their limbs cut to pieces by the arrows of the great warrior Dhruva Mahārāja. Thus they began to flee, just as elephants flee when defeated by a lion.
    , SB 4.10.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.10.27

    Then, as if it were the time of the dissolution of the whole world, the fierce sea with foaming waves and great roaring sounds came forward before him.
    , SB 4.11.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.11.4

    Those sharp arrows dismayed the enemy soldiers, who became almost unconscious, but various Yakṣas on the battlefield, in a rage against Dhruva Mahārāja, somehow or other collected their weapons and attacked. Just as serpents agitated by Garuḍa rush towards Garuḍa with upraised hoods, all the Yakṣa soldiers prepared to overcome Dhruva Mahārāja with their upraised weapons.
    , SB 4.12.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.12.4

    Misidentification of oneself and others as "I" and "you" on the basis of the bodily concept of life is a product of ignorance. This bodily concept is the cause of repeated birth and death, and it makes us go on continuously in material existence.
    , SB 4.12.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.12.19

    As soon as the symptoms of his liberation were manifest, he saw a very beautiful airplane coming down from the sky, as if the brilliant full moon were coming down, illuminating all the ten directions.
    , SB 4.12.38plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.12.38

    In this way, the fully Kṛṣṇa conscious Dhruva Mahārāja, the exalted son of Mahārāja Uttānapāda, attained the summit of the three statuses of planetary systems.
    , SB 4.13.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.13.10

    Utkala appeared to the less intelligent persons on the road to be foolish, blind, dumb, deaf and mad, although actually he was not so. He remained like fire covered with ashes, without blazing flames.
    , SB 4.14.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.14.3

    It was already known that Vena was very severe and cruel; therefore, as soon as all the thieves and rogues in the state heard of his ascendance to the royal throne, they became very much afraid of him. Indeed, they hid themselves here and there as rats hide themselves from snakes.
    , SB 4.14.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.14.5

    When he became overly blind due to his opulences, King Vena mounted a chariot and, like an uncontrolled elephant, began to travel through the kingdom, causing the sky and earth to tremble wherever he went.
    , SB 4.14.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.14.8

    When the great sages consulted one another, they saw that the people were in a dangerous position from both directions. When a fire blazes on both ends of a log, the ants in the middle are in a very dangerous situation. Similarly, at that time the people in general were in a dangerous position due to an irresponsible king on one side and thieves and rogues on the other.
    , SB 4.14.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.14.10

    The sages began to think within themselves: Because he was born from the womb of Sunīthā, King Vena is by nature very mischievous. Supporting this mischievous king is exactly like maintaining a snake with milk. Now he has become a source of all difficulties.
    , SB 4.15.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.15.13

    Thus the great King Pṛthu, exquisitely dressed with garments and ornaments, was coronated and placed on the throne. The King and his wife, Arci, who was also exquisitely ornamented, appeared exactly like fire.
    , SB 4.16.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.16.10

    The reciters continued: No one will be able to understand the policies the King will follow. His activities will also be very confidential, and it will not be possible for anyone to know how he will make every activity successful. His treasury will always remain unknown to everyone. He will be the reservoir of unlimited glories and good qualities, and his position will be maintained and covered just as Varuṇa, the deity of the seas, is covered all around by water.
    , SB 4.16.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.16.12

    King Pṛthu will be able to see all the internal and external activities of every one of his citizens. Still no one will be able to know his system of espionage, and he himself will remain neutral regarding all matters of glorification or vilification paid to him. He will be exactly like air, the life force within the body, which is exhibited internally and externally but is always neutral to all affairs.
    , SB 4.16.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.16.17

    The King will respect all women as if they were his own mother, and he will treat his own wife as the other half of his body. He will be just like an affectionate father to his citizens, and he will treat himself as the most obedient servant of the devotees, who always preach the glories of the Lord.
    , SB 4.17.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.17.17

    Just as a man cannot escape the cruel hands of death, the cow-shaped earth could not escape the hands of the son of Vena. At length the earth, fearful, her heart aggrieved, turned back in helplessness.
    , SB 4.17.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.17.28

    At this time Pṛthu Mahārāja became exactly like Yamarāja, and his whole body appeared very angry. In other words, he was anger personified. After hearing him, the planet earth began to tremble. She surrendered, and with folded hands began to speak as follows.
    , SB 4.19.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.19.16

    Being thus informed, the grandson of King Vena immediately began to follow Indra, who was fleeing through the sky in great haste. He was very angry with him, and he chased him just as the king of the vultures chased Rāvaṇa.
    , SB 4.20.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.20.27

    Now I wish to engage in the service of the lotus feet of the Supreme Personality of Godhead and to serve just like the goddess of fortune, who carries a lotus flower in her hand, because His Lordship, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, is the reservoir of all transcendental qualities. I am afraid that the goddess of fortune and I would quarrel because both of us would be attentively engaged in the same service.
    , SB 4.21.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.21.14

    In that great assembly, Mahārāja Pṛthu first of all worshiped all the respectable visitors according to their respective positions. After this, he stood up in the midst of the assembly, and it appeared that the full moon had arisen amongst the stars.
    , SB 4.21.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.21.19

    Just to encourage the members of the assembly and to enhance their pleasure, King Pṛthu glanced over them with eyes that seemed like stars in a sky wet with dew. He then spoke to them in a great voice.
    , SB 4.21.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.21.20

    Mahārāja Pṛthu's speech was very beautiful, full of metaphorical language, clearly understandable and very pleasing to hear. His words were all grave and certain. It appears that when he spoke, he expressed his personal realization of the Absolute Truth in order to benefit all who were present.
    , SB 4.21.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.21.42

    In brahminical culture a brāhmaṇa's transcendental position is eternally maintained because the injunctions of the Vedas are accepted with faith, austerity, scriptural conclusions, full sense and mind control, and meditation. In this way the real goal of life is illuminated, just as one's face is fully reflected in a clear mirror.
    , SB 4.22.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.22.3

    Seeing the four Kumāras, Pṛthu Mahārāja was greatly anxious to receive them. Therefore the King, with all his officers, very hastily got up, as anxiously as a conditioned soul whose senses are immediately attracted by the modes of material nature.
    , SB 4.22.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.22.5

    After this, the King took the water which had washed the lotus feet of the Kumāras and sprinkled it over his hair. By such respectful actions, the King, as an exemplary personality, showed how to receive a spiritually advanced personality.
    , SB 4.22.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.22.6

    The four great sages were elder to Lord Śiva, and when they were seated on the golden throne, they appeared just like fire blazing on an altar. Mahārāja Pṛthu, out of his great gentleness and respect for them, began to speak with great restraint as follows.
    , SB 4.22.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.22.17

    The great sage Maitreya continued: Thus Sanat-kumāra, the best of the celibates, after hearing the speech of Pṛthu Mahārāja, which was meaningful, appropriate, full of precise words and very sweet to hear, smiled with full satisfaction and began to speak as follows.
    , SB 4.22.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.22.26

    Upon becoming fixed in his attachment to the Supreme Personality of Godhead by the grace of the spiritual master and by awakening knowledge and detachment, the living entity, situated within the heart of the body and covered by the five elements, burns up his material surroundings exactly as fire, arising from wood, burns the wood itself.
    , SB 4.22.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.22.30

    When one's mind and senses are attracted to sense objects for enjoyment, the mind becomes agitated. As a result of continually thinking of sense objects, one's real consciousness almost becomes lost, like the water in a lake that is gradually sucked up by the big grass straws on its bank.
    , SB 4.22.49plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.22.49

    Amongst great personalities, Mahārāja Pṛthu was the chief by virtue of his fixed position in relation to spiritual enlightenment. He remained satisfied as one who has achieved all success in spiritual understanding.
    , SB 4.22.56plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.22.56

    Mahārāja Pṛthu became as celebrated a king as Soma-rāja, the king of the moon. He was also powerful and exacting, just like the sun-god, who distributes heat and light and at the same time exacts all the planetary waters.
    , SB 4.22.57plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.22.57

    Mahārāja Pṛthu was so strong and powerful that no one could disobey his orders any more than one could conquer fire itself. He was so strong that he was compared to Indra, the King of heaven, whose power is insuperable. On the other hand, Mahārāja Pṛthu was also as tolerant as the earth, and in fulfilling various desires of human society, he was like heaven itself.
    , SB 4.22.58plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.22.58

    Just as rainfall satisfies everyone's desires, Mahārāja Pṛthu used to satisfy everyone. He was like the sea in that no one could understand his depths, and he was like Meru, the king of hills, in the fixity of his purpose.
    , SB 4.22.59plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.22.59

    Mahārāja Pṛthu's intelligence and education were exactly like that of Yamarāja, the superintendent of death. His opulence was comparable to the Himalaya Mountains, where all valuable jewels and metals are stocked. He possessed great riches like Kuvera, the treasurer of the heavenly planets, and no one could reveal his secrets, for they were like the demigod Varuṇa's.
    , SB 4.22.60plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.22.60

    In his bodily strength and in the strength of his senses, Mahārāja Pṛthu was as strong as the wind, which can go anywhere and everywhere. As far as his intolerance was concerned, he was just like the all-powerful Rudra expansion of Lord Śiva, or Sadāśiva.
    , SB 4.22.61plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.22.61

    In his bodily beauty he was just like Cupid, and in his thoughtfulness he was like a lion. In his affection he was just like Svāyambhuva Manu, and in his ability to control he was like Lord Brahmā.
    , SB 4.22.63plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.22.63

    Throughout the whole universe—in the higher, lower and middle planetary systems—Pṛthu Mahārāja's reputation was loudly declared, and all ladies and saintly persons heard his glories, which were as sweet as the glories of Lord Rāmacandra.
    , SB 4.23.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.23.25

    The wives of the demigods said: All glories to Queen Arci! We can see that this queen of the great King Pṛthu, the emperor of all the kings of the world, has served her husband with mind, speech and body exactly as the goddess of fortune serves the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Yajñeśa, or Viṣṇu.
    , SB 4.24.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.24.11

    Mahārāja Barhiṣat—henceforward known as Prācīnabarhi—was ordered by the supreme demigod Lord Brahmā to marry the daughter of the ocean named Śatadruti. Her bodily features were completely beautiful, and she was very young. She was decorated with the proper garments, and when she came into the marriage arena and began circumambulating it, the fire-god Agni became so attracted to her that he desired her company, exactly as he had formerly desired to enjoy Śukī.
    , SB 4.24.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.24.20

    While traveling, the Pracetās happened to see a great reservoir of water which seemed almost as big as the ocean. The water of this lake was so calm and quiet that it seemed like the mind of a great soul, and its inhabitants, the aquatics, appeared very peaceful and happy to be under the protection of such a watery reservoir.
    , SB 4.24.60plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.24.60

    My dear Lord, the impersonal Brahman spreads everywhere, like the sunshine or the sky. And that impersonal Brahman, which spreads throughout the universe and in which the entire universe is manifested, is You.
    , SB 4.24.61plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.24.61

    My dear Lord, You have manifold energies, and these energies are manifested in manifold forms. With such energies You have also created this cosmic manifestation, and although You maintain it as if it were permanent, You ultimately annihilate it. Although You are never disturbed by such changes and alterations, the living entities are disturbed by them, and therefore they find the cosmic manifestation to be different or separated from You. My Lord, You are always independent, and I can clearly see this fact.
    , SB 4.24.65plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.24.65

    My dear Lord, Your absolute authority cannot be directly experienced, but one can guess by seeing the activities of the world that everything is being destroyed in due course of time. The force of time is very strong, and everything is being destroyed by something else—just as one animal is being eaten by another animal. Time scatters everything, exactly as the wind scatters clouds in the sky.
    , SB 4.24.66plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.24.66

    My dear Lord, all living entities within this material world are mad after planning for things, and they are always busy with a desire to do this or that. This is due to uncontrollable greed. The greed for material enjoyment is always existing in the living entity, but Your Lordship is always alert, and in due course of time You strike him, just as a snake seizes a mouse and very easily swallows him.
    , SB 4.25.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.25.11

    King Purañjana began to search for a suitable place to live, and thus he traveled all over the world. Even after a great deal of traveling, he could not find a place just to his liking. Finally he became morose and disappointed.
    , SB 4.25.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.25.15

    The floors of the houses in that city were made of sapphire, crystal, diamonds, pearls, emeralds and rubies. Because of the luster of the houses in the capital, the city was compared to the celestial town named Bhogavatī.
    , SB 4.25.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.25.23

    The waist and hips of the woman were very beautiful. She was dressed in a yellow sārī with a golden belt. While she walked, her ankle bells rang. She appeared exactly like a denizen of the heavens.
    , SB 4.25.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.25.29

    O greatly fortunate one, it appears that you are none of the women I have mentioned because I see that your feet are touching the ground. But if you are some woman of this planet, you can, like the goddess of fortune, who, accompanied by Lord Viṣṇu, increases the beauty of the Vaikuṇṭha planets, also increase the beauty of this city by associating with me. You should understand that I am a great hero and a very powerful king on this planet.
    , SB 4.26.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.14

    At that time King Purañjana was a little anxious, and he inquired from the household women: My dear beautiful women, are you and your mistress all very happy like before, or not?
    , SB 4.26.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.15

    King Purañjana said: I do not understand why my household paraphernalia does not attract me as before. I think that if there is neither a mother nor devoted wife at home, the home is like a chariot without wheels. Where is the fool who will sit down on such an unworkable chariot?
    , SB 4.27.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.27.5

    My dear King Prācīnabarhiṣat, in this way King Purañjana, with his heart full of lust and sinful reactions, began to enjoy sex with his wife, and in this way his new life and youth expired in half a moment.
    , SB 4.28.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.28.14

    As a serpent living within the cavity of a tree wishes to leave when there is a forest fire, so the city's police superintendent, the snake, wished to leave the city due to the fire's severe heat.
    , SB 4.28.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.28.21

    King Purañjana continued worrying: "After I pass from this world, how will my sons and daughters, who are now fully dependent on me, live and continue their lives? Their position will be similar to that of passengers aboard a ship wrecked in the midst of the ocean."
    , SB 4.28.39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.28.39

    In this way he stayed immovable in one place for one hundred years by the calculations of the demigods. After this time, he developed pure devotional attraction for Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and remained fixed in that position.
    , SB 4.28.40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.28.40

    King Malayadhvaja attained perfect knowledge by being able to distinguish the Supersoul from the individual soul. The individual soul is localized, whereas the Supersoul is all-pervasive. He became perfect in knowledge that the material body is not the soul but that the soul is the witness of the material body.
    , SB 4.28.44plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.28.44

    The daughter of King Vidarbha wore old garments, and she was lean and thin because of her vows of austerity. Since she did not arrange her hair, it became entangled and twisted in locks. Although she remained always near her husband, she was as silent and unagitated as the flame of an undisturbed fire.
    , SB 4.29.34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.34

    Nārada continued: O you who are free from all sinful activity! No one can counteract the effects of fruitive activity simply by manufacturing a different activity devoid of Kṛṣṇa consciousness. All such activity is due to our ignorance. When we have a troublesome dream, we cannot relieve it with a troublesome hallucination. One can counteract a dream only by awaking. Similarly, our material existence is due to our ignorance and illusion. Unless we awaken to Kṛṣṇa consciousness, we cannot be relieved of such dreams. For the ultimate solution to all problems, we must awaken to Kṛṣṇa consciousness.
    , SB 4.29.69plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.69

    Kṛṣṇa consciousness means constantly associating with the Supreme Personality of Godhead in such a mental state that the devotee can observe the cosmic manifestation exactly as the Supreme Personality of Godhead does. Such observation is not always possible, but it becomes manifest exactly like the dark planet known as Rāhu, which is observed in the presence of the full moon.
    , SB 4.30.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.30.5

    The Personality of Godhead, appearing on the shoulder of Garuḍa, seemed like a cloud resting on the summit of the mountain known as Meru. The transcendental body of the Personality of Godhead was covered by attractive yellow garments, and His neck was decorated with the jewel known as Kaustubha-maṇi. The bodily effulgence of the Lord dissipated all the darkness of the universe.
    , SB 4.30.45plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.30.45

    My dear King, at the time of devastation, Lord Śiva emits fire and air from his mouth out of anger. To make the surface of the earth completely treeless, the Pracetās also emitted fire and air from their mouths.
    , SB 5.1.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.1.8

    As Lord Brahmā descended on his carrier, the great swan, all the residents of the planets named Siddhaloka, Gandharvaloka, Sādhyaloka and Cāraṇaloka, as well as great sages and demigods flying in their different airplanes, assembled within the canopy of the sky to receive Lord Brahmā and worship him. As he received respect and adoration from the residents of the various planets, Lord Brahmā appeared just like the full moon surrounded by illuminating stars. Lord Brahmā's great swan then arrived at the border of Gandhamādana Hill and approached Prince Priyavrata, who was sitting there.
    , SB 5.1.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.1.14

    My dear boy, all of us are bound by the Vedic injunctions to the divisions of varṇāśrama according to our qualities and work. These divisions are difficult to avoid because they are scientifically arranged. We must therefore carry out our duties of varṇāśrama-dharma, like bulls obliged to move according to the direction of a driver pulling on ropes knotted to their noses.
    , SB 5.1.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.1.15

    My dear Priyavrata, according to our association with different modes of material nature, the Supreme Personality of Godhead gives us our specific bodies and the happiness and distress we achieve. One must therefore remain situated as he is and be conducted by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, exactly as a blind man is led by a person who has eyes with which to see.
    , SB 5.1.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.1.29

    After Kavi, Mahāvīra and Savana were completely trained in the paramahaṁsa stage of life, Mahārāja Priyavrata ruled the universe for eleven arbudas of years. Whenever he was determined to fix his arrow upon his bowstring with his two powerful arms, all opponents of the regulative principles of religious life would flee from his presence in fear of the unparalleled prowess he displayed in ruling the universe. He greatly loved his wife Barhiṣmatī, and with the increase of days, their exchange of nuptial love also increased. By her feminine behavior as she dressed herself, walked, got up, smiled, laughed, and glanced about, Queen Barhiṣmatī increased his energy. Thus although he was a great soul, he appeared lost in the feminine conduct of his wife. He behaved with her just like an ordinary man, but actually he was a great soul.
    , SB 5.1.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.1.30

    While so excellently ruling the universe, King Priyavrata once became dissatisfied with the circumambulation of the most powerful sun-god. Encircling Sumeru Hill on his chariot, the sun-god illuminates all the surrounding planetary systems. However, when the sun is on the northern side of the hill, the south receives less light, and when the sun is in the south, the north receives less. King Priyavrata disliked this situation and therefore decided to make daylight in the part of the universe where there was night. He followed the orbit of the sun-god on a brilliant chariot and thus fulfilled his desire. He could perform such wonderful activities because of the power he had achieved by worshiping the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
    , SB 5.1.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.1.33

    The seven oceans respectively contain salt water, sugarcane juice, liquor, clarified butter, milk, emulsified yogurt, and sweet drinking water. All the islands are completely surrounded by these oceans, and each ocean is equal in breadth to the island it surrounds. Mahārāja Priyavrata, the husband of Queen Barhiṣmatī, gave sovereignty over these islands to his respective sons, namely Āgnīdhra, Idhmajihva, Yajñabāhu, Hiraṇyaretā, Ghṛtapṛṣṭha, Medhātithi and Vītihotra. Thus they all became kings by the order of their father.
    , SB 5.1.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.1.36

    While enjoying his material opulences with full strength and influence, Mahārāja Priyavrata once began to consider that although he had fully surrendered to the great saint Nārada and was actually on the path of Kṛṣṇa consciousness, he had somehow become again entangled in material activities. Thus his mind now became restless, and he began to speak in a spirit of renunciation.
    , SB 5.2.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.2.9

    Seeing the bumblebees following Pūrvacitti, Mahārāja Āgnīdhra said: My dear Lord, the bumblebees surrounding your body are like disciples surrounding your worshipable self. They are incessantly chanting the mantras of the Sāma Veda and the Upaniṣads, thus offering prayers to you. Just as great sages resort to the branches of Vedic literatures, the bumblebees are enjoying the showers of flowers falling from your hair.
    , SB 5.3.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.3.3

    Lord Viṣṇu appeared before King Nābhi with four arms. He was very bright, and He appeared to be the best of all personalities. Around the lower portion of His body, He wore a yellow silken garment. On His chest was the mark of Śrīvatsa, which always displays beauty. He carried a conchshell, lotus flower, disc and club, and He wore a garland of forest flowers and the Kaustubha gem. He was beautifully decorated with a helmet, earrings, bangles, belt, pearl necklace, armlets, ankle bells and other bodily ornaments bedecked with radiant jewels. Seeing the Lord present before them, King Nābhi and his priests and associates felt just like poor people who have suddenly attained great riches. They received the Lord and respectfully bent their heads and offered Him things in worship.
    , SB 5.3.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.3.13

    Dear Lord, here is the great King Nābhi, whose ultimate goal in life is to have a son like You. Your Lordship, his position is like that of a person approaching a very rich man and begging for a little grain. Mahārāja Nābhi is so desirous of having a son that he is worshiping You for a son, although You can offer him any exalted position, including elevation to the heavenly planets or liberation back to Godhead.
    , SB 5.5.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.5.30

    Ṛṣabhadeva began to tour through cities, villages, mines, countrysides, valleys, gardens, military camps, cow pens, the homes of cowherd men, transient hotels, hills, forests and hermitages. Wherever He traveled, all bad elements surrounded Him, just as flies surround the body of an elephant coming from a forest. He was always being threatened, beaten, urinated upon and spat upon. Sometimes people threw stones, stool and dust at Him, and sometimes people passed foul air before Him. Thus people called Him many bad names and gave Him a great deal of trouble, but He did not care about this, for He understood that the body is simply meant for such an end. He was situated on the spiritual platform, and, being in His spiritual glory, He did not care for all these material insults. In other words, He completely understood that matter and spirit are separate, and He had no bodily conception. Thus, without being angry at anyone, He walked through the whole world alone.
    , SB 5.5.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.5.32

    When Lord Ṛṣabhadeva saw that the general populace was very antagonistic to His execution of mystic yoga, He accepted the behavior of a python in order to counteract their opposition. Thus He stayed in one place and lay down. While lying down, He ate and drank, and He passed stool and urine and rolled in it. Indeed, He smeared His whole body with His own stool and urine so that opposing elements might not come and disturb Him.
    , SB 5.6.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.6.2

    Śrīla Śukadeva Gosvāmī replied: My dear King, you have spoken correctly. However, after capturing animals, a cunning hunter does not put faith in them, for they might run away. Similarly, those who are advanced in spiritual life do not put faith in the mind. Indeed, they always remain vigilant and watch the mind's action.
    , SB 5.8.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.8.15

    If Bharata Mahārāja sometimes could not see the deer, his mind would be very agitated. He would become like a miser, who, having obtained some riches, had lost them and had then become very unhappy. When the deer was gone, he would be filled with anxiety and would lament due to separation. Thus he would become illusioned and speak as follows.
    , SB 5.8.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.8.27

    At the time of death, the King saw that the deer was sitting by his side, exactly like his own son, and was lamenting his death. Actually the mind of the King was absorbed in the body of the deer, and consequently—like those bereft of Kṛṣṇa consciousness—he left the world, the deer, and his material body and acquired the body of a deer. However, there was one advantage. Although he lost his human body and received the body of a deer, he did not forget the incidents of his past life.
    , SB 5.9.9-10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.9.9-10

    Degraded men are actually no better than animals. The only difference is that animals have four legs and such men have only two. These two-legged, animalistic men used to call Jaḍa Bharata mad, dull, deaf and dumb. They mistreated him, and Jaḍa Bharata behaved for them like a madman who was deaf, blind or dull. He did not protest or try to convince them that he was not so. If others wanted him to do something, he acted according to their desires. Whatever food he could acquire by begging or by wages, and whatever came of its own accord—be it a small quantity, palatable, stale or tasteless—he would accept and eat. He never ate anything for sense gratification because he was already liberated from the bodily conception, which induces one to accept palatable or unpalatable food. He was full in the transcendental consciousness of devotional service, and therefore he was unaffected by the dualities arising from the bodily conception. Actually his body was as strong as a bull's, and his limbs were very muscular. He didn't care for winter or summer, wind or rain, and he never covered his body at any time. He lay on the ground, and never smeared oil on his body or took a bath. Because his body was dirty, his spiritual effulgence and knowledge were covered, just as the splendor of a valuable gem is covered by dirt. He only wore a dirty loincloth and his sacred thread, which was blackish. Understanding that he was born in a brāhmaṇa family, people would call him a brahma-bandhu and other names. Being thus insulted and neglected by materialistic people, he wandered here and there.
    , SB 5.10.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.10.5

    King Rahūgaṇa could understand the speeches given by the carriers, who were afraid of being punished. He could also understand that simply due to the fault of one person, the palanquin was not being carried properly. Knowing this perfectly well and hearing their appeal, he became a little angry, although he was very advanced in political science and was very experienced. His anger arose due to his inborn nature as a king. Actually King Rahūgaṇa's mind was covered by the mode of passion, and he therefore spoke as follows to Jaḍa Bharata, whose Brahman effulgence was not clearly visible, being covered like a fire covered by ashes.
    , SB 5.10.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.10.8

    Thinking himself a king, King Rahūgaṇa was in the bodily conception and was influenced by material nature's modes of passion and ignorance. Due to madness, he chastised Jaḍa Bharata with uncalled-for and contradictory words. Jaḍa Bharata was a topmost devotee and the dear abode of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Although considering himself very learned, the King did not know about the position of an advanced devotee situated in devotional service, nor did he know his characteristics. Jaḍa Bharata was the residence of the Supreme Personality of Godhead; he always carried the form of the Lord within his heart. He was the dear friend of all living beings, and he did not entertain any bodily conception. He therefore smiled and spoke the following words.
    , SB 5.13.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.13.8

    Sometimes the merchant in the forest wants to climb the hills and mountains, but due to insufficient footwear, his feet are pricked by small stone fragments and by thorns on the mountain. Being pricked by them, he becomes very aggrieved. Sometimes a person who is very attached to his family becomes overwhelmed with hunger, and due to his miserable condition he becomes furious with his family members.
    , SB 5.14.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.7

    Sometimes the living entity is interested in the yellow stool known as gold and runs after it. That gold is the source of material opulence and envy, and it can enable one to afford illicit sex, gambling, meat-eating and intoxication. Those whose minds are overcome by the mode of passion are attracted by the color of gold, just as a man suffering from cold in the forest runs after a phosphorescent light in a marshy land, considering it to be fire.
    , SB 5.14.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.9

    Sometimes, as if blinded by the dust of a whirlwind, the conditioned soul sees the beauty of the opposite sex, which is called pramadā. Being thus bewildered, he is raised upon the lap of a woman, and at that time his good senses are overcome by the force of passion. He thus becomes almost blind with lusty desire and disobeys the rules and regulations governing sex life. He does not know that his disobedience is witnessed by different demigods, and he enjoys illicit sex in the dead of night, not seeing the future punishment awaiting him.
    , SB 5.14.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.16

    Government men are always like carnivorous demons called Rākṣasas [man-eaters]. Sometimes these government men turn against the conditioned soul and take away all his accumulated wealth. Being bereft of his life's reserved wealth, the conditioned soul loses all enthusiasm. Indeed, it is as though he loses his life.
    , SB 5.14.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.18

    In household life one is ordered to execute many yajñas and fruitive activities, especially the vivāha-yajña [the marriage ceremony for sons and daughters] and the sacred thread ceremony. These are all the duties of a gṛhastha, and they are very extensive and troublesome to execute. They are compared to a big hill over which one must cross when one is attached to material activities. A person desiring to cross over these ritualistic ceremonies certainly feels pains like the piercing of thorns and pebbles endured by one attempting to climb a hill. Thus the conditioned soul suffers unlimitedly.
    , SB 5.14.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.20

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued speaking to Mahārāja Parīkṣit: My dear King, sleep is exactly like a python. Those who wander in the forest of material life are always devoured by the python of sleep. Being bitten by this python, they always remain in the darkness of ignorance. They are like dead bodies thrown in a distant forest. Thus the conditioned souls cannot understand what is going on in life.
    , SB 5.14.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.42

    Having summarized the teachings of Jaḍa Bharata, Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: My dear King Parīkṣit, the path indicated by Jaḍa Bharata is like the path followed by Garuḍa, the carrier of the Lord, and ordinary kings are just like flies. Flies cannot follow the path of Garuḍa, and to date none of the great kings and victorious leaders could follow this path of devotional service, not even mentally.
    , SB 5.16.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.16.12

    Standing like flagstaffs on the summits of these four mountains are a mango tree, a rose apple tree, a kadamba tree and a banyan tree. Those trees are calculated to have a width of 100 yojanas [800 miles] and a height of 1,100 yojanas [8,800 miles]. Their branches also spread to a radius of 1,100 yojanas.
    , SB 5.16.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.16.26

    There are other mountains beautifully arranged around the foot of Mount Meru like the filaments around the whorl of a lotus flower. Their names are Kuraṅga, Kurara, Kusumbha, Vaikaṅka, Trikūṭa, Śiśira, Pataṅga, Rucaka, Niṣadha, Sinīvāsa, Kapila, Śaṅkha, Vaidūrya, Jārudhi, Haṁsa, Ṛṣabha, Nāga, Kālañjara and Nārada.
    , SB 5.17.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.17.3

    The seven great sages [Marīci, Vasiṣṭha, Atri and so on] reside on planets beneath Dhruvaloka. Well aware of the influence of the water of the Ganges, to this day they keep Ganges water on the tufts of hair on their heads. They have concluded that this is the ultimate wealth, the perfection of all austerities, and the best means of prosecuting transcendental life. Having obtained uninterrupted devotional service to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, they neglect all other beneficial processes like religion, economic development, sense gratification and even merging into the Supreme. Just as jñānīs think that merging into the existence of the Lord is the highest truth, these seven exalted personalities accept devotional service as the perfection of life.
    , SB 5.17.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.17.20

    For persons with impure vision, the Supreme Lord's eyes appear like those of someone who indiscriminately drinks intoxicating beverages. Thus bewildered, such unintelligent persons become angry at the Supreme Lord, and due to their angry mood the Lord Himself appears angry and very fearful. However, this is an illusion. When the wives of the serpent demon were agitated by the touch of the Lord's lotus feet, due to shyness they could proceed no further in their worship of Him. Yet the Lord remained unagitated by their touch, for He is equipoised in all circumstances. Therefore who will not worship the Supreme Personality of Godhead ?
    , SB 5.17.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.17.21

    Lord Śiva continued: All the great sages accept the Lord as the source of creation, maintenance and destruction, although He actually has nothing to do with these activities. Therefore the Lord is called unlimited. Although the Lord in His incarnation as Śeṣa holds all the universes on His hoods, each universe feels no heavier than a mustard seed to Him. Therefore, what person desiring perfection will not worship the Lord?
    , SB 5.17.22-23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.17.22-23

    From that Supreme Personality of Godhead appears Lord Brahmā, whose body is made from the total material energy, the reservoir of intelligence predominated by the passionate mode of material nature. From Lord Brahmā, I myself am born as a representation of false ego known as Rudra. By my own power I create all the other demigods, the five elements and the senses. Therefore, I worship the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is greater than any of us and under whose control are situated all the demigods, material elements and senses, and even Lord Brahmā and I myself, like birds bound by a rope. Only by the Lord's grace can we create, maintain and annihilate the material world. Therefore I offer my respectful obeisances unto the Supreme Being.
    , SB 5.18.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.18.13

    Just as aquatics always desire to remain in the vast mass of water, all conditioned living entities naturally desire to remain in the vast existence of the Supreme Lord. Therefore if someone very great by material calculations fails to take shelter of the Supreme Soul but instead becomes attached to material household life, his greatness is like that of a young, low-class couple. One who is too attached to material life loses all good spiritual qualities.
    , SB 5.18.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.18.36

    By manipulating a fire-generating stick, great saints and sages can bring forth the fire lying dormant within wood. In the same way, O Lord, those expert in understanding the Absolute Truth try to see You in everything—even in their own bodies. Yet you remain concealed. You are not to be understood by indirect processes involving mental or physical activities. Because You are self-manifested, only when You see that a person is wholeheartedly engaged in searching for You do You reveal Yourself. Therefore I offer my respectful obeisances unto You.
    , SB 5.18.39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.18.39

    My Lord, as the original boar within this universe, You fought and killed the great demon Hiraṇyakṣa. Then You lifted me [the earth] from the Garbhodaka Ocean on the end of Your tusk, exactly as a sporting elephant plucks a lotus flower from the water. I bow down before You.
    , SB 5.19.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.19.25

    Bhārata-varṣa offers the proper land and circumstances in which to execute devotional service, which can free one from the results of jñāna and karma. If one obtains a human body in the land of Bhārata-varṣa, with clear sensory organs with which to execute the saṅkīrtana-yajña, but in spite of this opportunity he does not take to devotional service, he is certainly like liberated forest animals and birds that are careless and are therefore again bound by a hunter.
    , SB 5.20.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.20.13

    Outside the ocean of liquor is another island, known as Kuśadvīpa, which is 800,000 yojanas [6,400,000 miles] wide, twice as wide as the ocean of liquor. As Śālmalīdvīpa is surrounded by a liquor ocean, Kuśadvīpa is surrounded by an ocean of liquid ghee as broad as the island itself. On Kuśadvīpa there are clumps of kuśa grass, from which the island takes its name. This kuśa grass, which was created by the demigods by the will of the Supreme Lord, appears like a second form of fire, but with very mild and pleasing flames. Its young shoots illuminate all directions.
    , SB 5.24.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.24.16

    My dear King, now I shall describe to you the lower planetary systems, one by one, beginning from Atala. In Atala there is a demon, the son of Maya Dānava named Bala, who created ninety-six kinds of mystic power. Some so-called yogīs and svāmīs take advantage of this mystic power to cheat people even today. Simply by yawning, the demon Bala created three kinds of women, known as svairiṇī, kāmiṇī and puṁścalī. The svairiṇīs like to marry men from their own group, the kāmiṇīs marry men from any group, and the puṁścalīs change husbands one after another. If a man enters the planet of Atala, these women immediately capture him and induce him to drink an intoxicating beverage made with a drug known as hāṭaka [cannabis indica]. This intoxicant endows the man with great sexual prowess, of which the women take advantage for enjoyment. A woman will enchant him with attractive glances, intimate words, smiles of love and then embraces. In this way she induces him to enjoy sex with her to her full satisfaction. Because of his increased sexual power, the man thinks himself stronger than ten thousand elephants and considers himself most perfect. Indeed, illusioned and intoxicated by false pride, he thinks himself God, ignoring impending death.
    , SB 5.24.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.24.30

    Beneath Mahātala is the planetary system known as Rasātala, which is the abode of the demoniac sons of Diti and Danu. They are called Paṇis, Nivāta-kavacas, Kāleyas and Hiraṇya-puravāsīs [those living in Hiraṇya-pura]. They are all enemies of the demigods, and they reside in holes like snakes. From birth they are extremely powerful and cruel, and although they are proud of their strength, they are always defeated by the Sudarśana cakra of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who rules all the planetary systems. When a female messenger from Indra named Saramā chants a particular curse, the serpentine demons of Mahātala become very afraid of Indra.
    , SB 5.25.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.25.7

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: The demigods, the demons, the Uragas [serpentine demigods], the Siddhas, the Gandharvas, the Vidyādharas and many highly elevated sages constantly offer prayers to the Lord. Because He is intoxicated, the Lord looks bewildered, and His eyes, appearing like flowers in full bloom, move to and fro. He pleases His personal associates, the heads of the demigods, by the sweet vibrations emanating from His mouth. Dressed in bluish garments and wearing a single earring, He holds a plow on His back with His two beautiful and well-constructed hands. Appearing as white as the heavenly King Indra, He wears a golden belt around His waist and a vaijayantī garland of ever-fresh tulasī blossoms around His neck. Bees intoxicated by the honeylike fragrance of the tulasī flowers hum very sweetly around the garland, which thus becomes more and more beautiful. In this way, the Lord enjoys His very magnanimous pastimes.
    , SB 5.26.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.26.31

    There are men and women in this world who sacrifice human beings to Bhairava or Bhadra Kālī and then eat their victims' flesh. Those who perform such sacrifices are taken after death to the abode of Yamarāja, where their victims, having taken the form of Rākṣasas, cut them to pieces with sharpened swords. Just as in this world the man-eaters drank their victims' blood, dancing and singing in jubilation, their victims now enjoy drinking the blood of the sacrificers and celebrating in the same way.
    , SB 5.26.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.26.35

    A householder who receives guests or visitors with cruel glances, as if to burn them to ashes, is put into the hell called Paryāvartana, where he is gazed at by hard-eyed vultures, herons, crows and similar birds, which suddenly swoop down and pluck out his eyes with great force.
    , SB 5.26.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.26.36

    One who in this world or this life is very proud of his wealth always thinks, "I am so rich. Who can equal me?" His vision is twisted, and he is always afraid that someone will take his wealth. Indeed, he even suspects his superiors. His face and heart dry up at the thought of losing his wealth, and therefore he always looks like a wretched fiend. He is not in any way able to obtain actual happiness, and he does not know what it is to be free from anxiety. Because of the sinful things he does to earn money, augment his wealth and protect it, he is put into the hell called Sūcīmukha, where the officials of Yamarāja punish him by stitching thread through his entire body like weavers manufacturing cloth.
    , SB 6.1.13-14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.1.13-14

    To concentrate the mind, one must observe a life of celibacy and not fall down. One must undergo the austerity of voluntarily giving up sense enjoyment. One must then control the mind and senses, give charity, be truthful, clean and nonviolent, follow the regulative principles and regularly chant the holy name of the Lord. Thus a sober and faithful person who knows the religious principles is temporarily purified of all sins performed with his body, words and mind. These sins are like the dried leaves of creepers beneath a bamboo tree, which may be burned by fire although their roots remain to grow again at the first opportunity.
    , SB 6.1.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.1.15

    Only a rare person who has adopted complete, unalloyed devotional service to Kṛṣṇa can uproot the weeds of sinful actions with no possibility that they will revive. He can do this simply by discharging devotional service, just as the sun can immediately dissipate fog by its rays.
    , SB 6.1.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.1.18

    My dear King, as a pot containing liquor cannot be purified even if washed in the waters of many rivers, nondevotees cannot be purified by processes of atonement even if they perform them very well.
    , SB 6.1.52plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.1.52

    The foolish embodied living entity, inept at controlling his senses and mind, is forced to act according to the influence of the modes of material nature, against his desires. He is like a silkworm that uses its own saliva to create a cocoon and then becomes trapped in it, with no possibility of getting out. The living entity traps himself in a network of his own fruitive activities and then can find no way to release himself. Thus he is always bewildered, and repeatedly he dies.
    , SB 6.2.36-37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.2.36-37

    Because of identifying oneself with the body, one is subjected to desires for sense gratification, and thus one engages in many different types of pious and impious action. This is what constitutes material bondage. Now I shall disentangle myself from my material bondage, which has been caused by the Supreme Personality of Godhead's illusory energy in the form of a woman. Being a most fallen soul, I was victimized by the illusory energy and have become like a dancing dog led around by a woman's hand. Now I shall give up all lusty desires and free myself from this illusion. I shall become a merciful, well-wishing friend to all living entities and always absorb myself in Kṛṣṇa consciousness.
    , SB 6.3.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.3.13

    Just as the driver of a bullock cart ties ropes through the nostrils of his bulls to control them, the Supreme Personality of Godhead binds all men through the ropes of His words in the Vedas, which set forth the names and activities of the distinct orders of human society [brāhmaṇa, kṣatriya, vaiśya and śūdra]. In fear, the members of these orders all worship the Supreme Lord by offering Him presentations according to their respective activities.
    , SB 6.4.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.4.6

    My dear King Parīkṣit, when Soma, the king of the trees and predominating deity of the moon, saw the fire and wind burning all the trees to ashes, he felt great sympathy because he is the maintainer of all herbs and trees. To appease the anger of the Pracetās, Soma spoke as follows.
    , SB 6.4.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.4.41

    As rivers are filled by water flowing from a mountain, all of Dakṣa's senses were filled with pleasure. Because of his highly elevated happiness, Dakṣa could not say anything, but simply remained flat on the ground.
    , SB 6.4.47plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.4.47

    Before the creation of this cosmic manifestation, I alone existed with My specific spiritual potencies. Consciousness was then unmanifested, just as one's consciousness is unmanifested during the time of sleep.
    , SB 6.4.54plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.4.54

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: After the creator of the entire universe, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Hari, had spoken in this way in the presence of Prajāpati Dakṣa, He immediately disappeared as if He were an object experienced in a dream.
    , SB 6.5.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.5.14

    [Nārada Muni had described a woman who is a professional prostitute. The Haryaśvas understood the identity of this woman.] Mixed with the mode of passion, the unsteady intelligence of every living entity is like a prostitute who changes dresses just to attract one's attention. If one fully engages in temporary fruitive activities, not understanding how this is taking place, what does he actually gain?
    , SB 6.5.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.5.33

    The Savalāśvas took to the correct path, which is obtainable by a mode of life meant to achieve devotional service, or the mercy of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Like nights that have gone to the west, they have not returned even until now.
    , SB 6.7.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.7.14

    Leaders who have fallen into ignorance and who mislead people by directing them to the path of destruction [as described in the previous verse] are, in effect, boarding a stone boat, and so too are those who blindly follow them. A stone boat would be unable to float and would sink in the water with its passengers. Similarly, those who mislead people go to hell, and their followers go with them.
    , SB 6.9.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.9.12

    Thereafter, from the southern side of the sacrificial fire known as Anvāhārya came a fearful personality who looked like the destroyer of the entire creation at the end of the millennium.
    , SB 6.9.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.9.42

    O Lord, as the small sparks of a fire cannot possibly perform the actions of the whole fire, we sparks of Your Lordship cannot inform You of the necessities of our lives. You are the complete whole. Therefore, of what do we need to inform You? You know everything because You are the original cause of the cosmic manifestation, the maintainer and the annihilator of the entire universal creation. You always engage in Your pastimes with Your spiritual and material energies, for You are the controller of all these varied energies. You exist within all living entities, within the cosmic manifestation, and also beyond them. You exist internally as Parabrahman and externally as the ingredients of the material creation. Therefore, although manifested in various stages, at different times and places, and in various bodies, You, the Personality of Godhead, are the original cause of all causes. Indeed, You are the original element. You are the witness of all activities, but because You are as great as the sky, You are never touched by any of them. You are the witness of everything as Parabrahman and Paramātmā. O Supreme Personality of Godhead, nothing is unknown to You.
    , SB 6.10.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.10.15

    My dear King Parīkṣit, as Rudra, being very angry at Antaka [Yamarāja] had formerly run toward Antaka to kill him, Indra angrily and with great force attacked Vṛtrāsura, who was surrounded by the leaders of the demoniac armies.
    , SB 6.11.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.11.15

    Only for the sake of living in the heavenly planets, you killed my elder brother—a self-realized, sinless, qualified brāhmaṇa who had been appointed your chief priest. He was your spiritual master, but although you entrusted him with the performance of your sacrifice, you later mercilessly severed his heads from his body the way one butchers an animal.
    , SB 6.11.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.11.19

    O King of the demigods, since I, your enemy, am standing before you, why don't you hurl your thunderbolt at me? Although your attack upon me with your club was certainly useless, like a request of money from a miser, the thunderbolt you carry will not be useless. You need have no doubts about this.
    , SB 6.11.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.11.26

    O lotus-eyed Lord, as baby birds that have not yet developed their wings always look for their mother to return and feed them, as small calves tied with ropes await anxiously the time of milking, when they will be allowed to drink the milk of their mothers, or as a morose wife whose husband is away from home always longs for him to return and satisfy her in all respects, I always yearn for the opportunity to render direct service unto You.
    , SB 6.12.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.12.8

    All living beings in all the planets of this universe, including the presiding deities of all the planets, are fully under the control of the Lord. They work like birds caught in a net, who cannot move independently.
    , SB 6.12.27-29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.12.27-29

    Vṛtrāsura was very powerful in physical strength and influence. He placed his lower jaw on the ground and his upper jaw in the sky. His mouth became very deep, like the sky itself, and his tongue resembled a large serpent. With his fearful, deathlike teeth, he seemed to be trying to devour the entire universe. Thus assuming a gigantic body, the great demon Vṛtrāsura shook even the mountains and began crushing the surface of the earth with his legs, as if he were the Himalayas walking about. He came before Indra and swallowed him and Airāvata, his carrier, just as a big python might swallow an elephant.
    , SB 6.12.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.12.32

    With his thunderbolt, King Indra, who was also extremely powerful, pierced through Vṛtrāsura's abdomen and came out. Indra, the killer of the demon Bala, then immediately cut off Vṛtrāsura's head, which was as high as the peak of a mountain.
    , SB 6.13.12-13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.13.12-13

    Indra saw personified sinful reaction chasing him, appearing like a caṇḍāla woman, a woman of the lowest class. She seemed very old, and all the limbs of her body trembled. Because she was afflicted with tuberculosis, her body and garments were covered with blood. Breathing an unbearable fishy odor that polluted the entire street, she called to Indra, "Wait! Wait!"
    , SB 6.13.19-20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.13.19-20

    The horse sacrifice performed by the saintly brāhmaṇas relieved Indra of the reactions to all his sins because he worshiped the Supreme Personality of Godhead in that sacrifice. O King, although he had committed a gravely sinful act, it was nullified at once by that sacrifice, just as fog is vanquished by the brilliant sunrise.
    , SB 6.14.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.14.25

    As a person aggrieved by hunger and thirst is not pleased by the external gratification of flower garlands or sandalwood pulp, I am not pleased with my empire, opulence or possessions, which are desirable even for great demigods, because I have no son.
    , SB 6.14.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.14.31

    After receiving semen from Mahārāja Citraketu, the King of Śūrasena, Queen Kṛtadyuti gradually developed in her pregnancy, O King Parīkṣit, just as the moon develops during the bright fortnight.
    , SB 6.14.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.14.35

    As a cloud indiscriminately pours water on the earth, the beneficent King Citraketu, to increase the reputation, opulence and longevity of his son, distributed like rainfall all desirable things to everyone.
    , SB 6.15.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.15.7

    As from one seed another seed is generated, O King, so from one body [the body of the father], through another body [the body of the mother], a third body is generated [the body of a son]. As the elements of the material body are eternal, the living entity who appears through these material elements is also eternal.
    , SB 6.16.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.16.15

    Thus enlightened by the instructions of the brāhmaṇas Aṅgirā and Nārada, King Citraketu became fully aware of spiritual knowledge. As an elephant becomes free from a muddy reservoir of water, King Citraketu came out of the dark well of family life.
    , SB 6.16.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.16.22

    As pots made completely of earth are situated on earth after being created and are transformed into earth again when broken, this cosmic manifestation is caused by the Supreme Brahman, situated in the Supreme Brahman, and annihilated in the same Supreme Brahman. Therefore, since the Supreme Lord is the cause of Brahman, let us offer Him our respectful obeisances.
    , SB 6.16.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.16.24

    As iron has the power to burn when made red-hot in the association of fire, so the body, senses, living force, mind and intelligence, although merely lumps of matter, can function in their activities when infused with a particle of consciousness by the Supreme Personality of Godhead. As iron cannot burn unless heated by fire, the bodily senses cannot act unless favored by the Supreme Brahman.
    , SB 6.16.46plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.16.46

    O unlimited Supreme Personality of Godhead, whatever a living entity does in this material world is well known to You because You are the Supersoul. In the presence of the sun there is nothing to be revealed by the light of a glowworm. Similarly, because You know everything, in Your presence there is nothing for me to make known.
    , SB 6.17.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.17.30

    As one mistakenly considers a flower garland to be a snake or experiences happiness and distress in a dream, so, in the material world, by a lack of careful consideration, we differentiate between happiness and distress, considering one good and the other bad.
    , SB 6.18.58plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.18.58

    O King Parīkṣit, as the hunter of a deer becomes like a deer by covering his body with deerskin and serving the deer, so Indra, although at heart the enemy of the sons of Diti, became outwardly friendly and served Diti in a faithful way. Indra's purpose was to cheat Diti as soon as he could find some fault in the way she discharged the vows of the ritualistic ceremony. However, he wanted to be undetected, and therefore he served her very carefully.
    , SB 7.1.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.1.21

    This matter is undoubtedly very wonderful. Indeed, my intelligence has become disturbed, just as the flame of a candle is disturbed by a blowing wind. O Nārada Muni, you know everything. Kindly let me know the cause of this wonderful event.
    , SB 7.2.7-8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.2.7-8

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead has given up His natural tendency of equality toward the demons and demigods. Although He is the Supreme Person, now, influenced by māyā, He has assumed the form of a boar to please His devotees, the demigods, just as a restless child leans toward someone. I shall therefore sever Lord Viṣṇu's head from His trunk by my trident, and with the profuse blood from His body I shall please my brother Hiraṇyākṣa, who was so fond of sucking blood. Thus shall I too be peaceful.
    , SB 7.2.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.2.9

    When the root of a tree is cut and the tree falls down, its branches and twigs automatically dry up. Similarly, when I have killed this diplomatic Viṣṇu, the demigods, for whom Lord Viṣṇu is the life and soul, will lose the source of their life and wither away.
    , SB 7.2.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.2.21

    My dear mother, in a restaurant or place for drinking cold water, many travelers are brought together, and after drinking water they continue to their respective destinations. Similarly, living entities join together in a family, and later, as a result of their own actions, they are led apart to their destinations.
    , SB 7.3.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.3.3

    From the hair on Hiraṇyakaśipu's head there emanated an effulgent light as brilliant and intolerable as the rays of the sun at the time of dissolution. Seeing the performance of such austere penances, the demigods, who had been wandering throughout the planets, now returned to their respective homes.
    , SB 7.3.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.3.23

    As soon as he was sprinkled with the water from Lord Brahmā's waterpot, Hiraṇyakaśipu arose, endowed with a full body with limbs so strong that they could bear the striking of a thunderbolt. With physical strength and a bodily luster resembling molten gold, he emerged from the anthill a completely young man, just as fire springs from fuel wood.
    , SB 7.5.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.5.27

    In due course of time, various types of diseases are manifest in those who are sinful. Similarly, in this world there are many deceptive friends in false garbs, but eventually, because of their false behavior, their actual enmity becomes manifest.
    , SB 7.5.38plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.5.38

    Just as uncontrolled senses are the enemies of all yogīs engaged in advancing in spiritual life, this Prahlāda, who appears to be a friend, is an enemy because I cannot control him. Therefore this enemy, whether eating, sitting or sleeping, must be killed by all means.
    , SB 7.5.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.5.41

    Even though a person who has no assets in pious activities performs some good deed, it will have no result. Thus the weapons of the demons had no tangible effects upon Prahlāda Mahārāja because he was a devotee undisturbed by material conditions and fully engaged in meditating upon and serving the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is unchangeable, who cannot be realized by the material senses, and who is the soul of the entire universe.
    , SB 7.5.55plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.5.55

    Prahlāda Mahārāja, who was truly the supreme learned person, then addressed his class friends in very sweet language. Smiling, he began to teach them about the uselessness of the materialistic way of life. Being very kind to them, he instructed them as follows.
    , SB 7.6.11-13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.6.11-13

    How can a person who is most affectionate to his family, the core of his heart being always filled with their pictures, give up their association? Specifically, a wife is always very kind and sympathetic and always pleases her husband in a solitary place. Who could give up the association of such a dear and affectionate wife? Small children talk in broken language, very pleasing to hear, and their affectionate father always thinks of their sweet words. How could he give up their association? One's elderly parents and one's sons and daughters are also very dear. A daughter is especially dear to her father, and while living at her husband's house she is always in his mind. Who could give up that association? Aside from this, in household affairs there are many decorated items of household furniture, and there are also animals and servants. Who could give up such comforts? The attached householder is like a silkworm, which weaves a cocoon in which it becomes imprisoned, unable to get out. Simply for the satisfaction of two important senses—the genitals and the tongue—one is bound by material conditions. How can one escape?
    , SB 7.7.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.7.3

    "Alas, as a serpent is eaten by small ants, so the troublesome Hiraṇyakaśipu, who always inflicted miseries upon all types of people, has now been defeated by the reactions of his own sinful activities." Saying this, the demigods, headed by King Indra, arranged to fight the demons.
    , SB 7.7.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.7.18

    Just as the fruits and flowers of a tree in due course of time undergo six changes—birth, existence, growth, transformation, dwindling and then death—the material body, which is obtained by the spirit soul under different circumstances, undergoes similar changes. However, there are no such changes for the spirit soul.
    , SB 7.7.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.7.27

    Through polluted intelligence one is subjected to the modes of nature, and thus one is conditioned by material existence. Like a dreaming state in which one falsely suffers, material existence, which is due to ignorance, must be considered unwanted and temporary.
    , SB 7.7.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.7.35

    When a devotee becomes like a person haunted by a ghost, he laughs and very loudly chants about the qualities of the Lord. Sometimes he sits to perform meditation, and he offers respects to every living entity, considering him a devotee of the Lord. Constantly breathing very heavily, he becomes careless of social etiquette and loudly chants like a madman, "Hare Kṛṣṇa, Hare Kṛṣṇa! O my Lord, O master of the universe!"
    , SB 7.8.3-4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.8.3-4

    When Hiraṇyakaśipu understood the entire situation, he was extremely angry, so much so that his body trembled. Thus he finally decided to kill his son Prahlāda. Hiraṇyakaśipu was by nature very cruel, and feeling insulted, he began hissing like a snake trampled upon by someone's foot. His son Prahlāda was peaceful, mild and gentle, his senses were under control, and he stood before Hiraṇyakaśipu with folded hands. According to Prahlāda's age and behavior, he was not to be chastised. Yet with staring, crooked eyes, Hiraṇyakaśipu rebuked him with the following harsh words.
    , SB 7.9.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.9.13

    O my Lord, all the demigods, headed by Lord Brahmā, are sincere servants of Your Lordship, who are situated in a transcendental position. Therefore they are not like us [Prahlāda and his father, the demon Hiraṇyakaśipu]. Your appearance in this fearsome form is Your pastime for Your own pleasure. Such an incarnation is always meant for the protection and improvement of the universe.
    , SB 7.9.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.9.35

    Lord Brahmā, who is celebrated as ātma-yoni, having been born without a mother, was struck with wonder. Thus he took shelter of the lotus flower, and when he had been purified after undergoing severe austerities for many hundreds of years, he could see that the cause of all causes, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, was spread throughout his own body and senses, just as aroma, although very subtle, is perceived in the earth.
    , SB 7.9.40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.9.40

    My dear Lord, O infallible one, my position is like that of a person who has many wives, all trying to attract him in their own way. For example, the tongue is attracted to palatable dishes, the genitals to sex with an attractive woman, and the sense of touch to contact with soft things. The belly, although filled, still wants to eat more, and the ear, not attempting to hear about You, is generally attracted to cinema songs. The sense of smell is attracted to yet another side, the restless eyes are attracted to scenes of sense gratification, and the active senses are attracted elsewhere. In this way I am certainly embarrassed.
    , SB 7.9.45plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.9.45

    Sex life is compared to the rubbing of two hands to relieve an itch. Gṛhamedhis, so-called gṛhasthas who have no spiritual knowledge, think that this itching is the greatest platform of happiness, although actually it is a source of distress. The kṛpaṇas, the fools who are just the opposite of brāhmaṇas, are not satisfied by repeated sensuous enjoyment. Those who are dhīra, however, who are sober and who tolerate this itching, are not subjected to the sufferings of fools and rascals.
    , SB 7.9.47plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.9.47

    By authorized Vedic knowledge one can see that the forms of cause and effect in the cosmic manifestation belong to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, for the cosmic manifestation is His energy. Both cause and effect are nothing but energies of the Lord. Therefore, O my Lord, just as a wise man, by considering cause and effect, can see how fire pervades wood, those engaged in devotional service understand how You are both the cause and effect.
    , SB 7.10.60plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.10.60

    When the dead bodies of the demons came in touch with the nectar, their bodies became invincible to thunderbolts. Endowed with great strength, they got up like lightning penetrating clouds.
    , SB 7.12.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.12.31

    When all the material designations have thus merged into their respective material elements, the living beings, who are all ultimately completely spiritual, being one in quality with the Supreme Being, should cease from material existence, as flames cease when the wood in which they are burning is consumed. When the material body is returned to its various material elements, only the spiritual being remains. This spiritual being is Brahman and is equal in quality with Parabrahman.
    , SB 7.13.37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.13.37

    I do not endeavor to get anything, but am satisfied with whatever is achieved in its own way. If I do not get anything, I am patient and unagitated like a python and lie down in this way for many days.
    , SB 7.15.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.15.15

    Even if a man is poor, he should not endeavor to improve his economic condition just to maintain his body and soul together or to become a famous religionist. Just as a great python, although lying in one place, not endeavoring for its livelihood, gets the food it needs to maintain body and soul, one who is desireless also obtains his livelihood without endeavor.
    , SB 8.3.20-21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.3.20-21

    Unalloyed devotees, who have no desire other than to serve the Lord, worship Him in full surrender and always hear and chant about His activities, which are most wonderful and auspicious. Thus they always merge in an ocean of transcendental bliss. Such devotees never ask the Lord for any benediction. I, however, am in danger. Thus I pray to that Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is eternally existing, who is invisible, who is the Lord of all great personalities, such as Brahmā, and who is available only by transcendental bhakti-yoga. Being extremely subtle, He is beyond the reach of my senses and transcendental to all external realization. He is unlimited, He is the original cause, and He is completely full in everything. I offer my obeisances unto Him.
    , SB 8.5.37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.5.37

    All living entities, moving and nonmoving, receive their vital force, their bodily strength and their very lives from the air. All of us follow the air for our vital force, exactly as servants follow an emperor. The vital force of air is generated from the original vital force of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. May that Supreme Lord be pleased with us.
    , SB 8.6.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.6.13

    Elephants afflicted by a forest fire become very happy when they get water from the Ganges. Similarly, O my Lord, from whose navel grows a lotus flower, since You have now appeared before us, we have become transcendentally happy. By seeing Your Lordship, whom we have desired to see for a very long time, we have achieved our ultimate goal in life.
    , SB 8.6.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.6.15

    I [Lord Brahmā], Lord Śiva and all the demigods, accompanied by the prajāpatis like Dakṣa, are nothing but sparks illuminated by You, who are the original fire. Since we are particles of You, what can we understand about our welfare? O Supreme Lord, please give us the means of deliverance that is suitable for the brāhmaṇas and demigods.
    , SB 8.7.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.7.9

    When the demigods and demons saw that Mandara Mountain had been lifted, they were enlivened and encouraged to begin churning again. The mountain rested on the back of the great tortoise, which extended for eight hundred thousand miles like a large island.
    , SB 8.7.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.7.12

    Manifesting Himself with thousands of hands, the Lord then appeared on the summit of Mandara Mountain, like another great mountain, and held Mandara Mountain with one hand. In the upper planetary systems, Lord Brahmā and Lord Śiva, along with Indra, King of heaven, and other demigods, offered prayers to the Lord and showered flowers upon Him.
    , SB 8.7.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.7.14

    Vāsuki had thousands of eyes and mouths. From his mouths he breathed smoke and blazing fire, which affected the demons, headed by Pauloma, Kāleya, Bali and Ilvala. Thus the demons, who appeared like sarala trees burned by a forest fire, gradually became powerless.
    , SB 8.7.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.7.17

    The Lord appeared like a blackish cloud. He was dressed with yellow garments, His earrings shone on His ears like lightning, and His hair spread over His shoulders. He wore a garland of flowers, and His eyes were pinkish. With His strong, glorious arms, which award fearlessness throughout the universe, He took hold of Vāsuki and began churning the ocean, using Mandara Mountain as a churning rod. When engaged in this way, the Lord appeared like a beautifully situated mountain named Indranīla.
    , SB 8.9.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.9.3

    O wonderfully beautiful girl, You have such nice eyes, resembling the petals of a lotus flower. Who are You? Where do You come from? What is Your purpose in coming here, and to whom do You belong? O You whose thighs are extraordinarily beautiful, our minds are becoming agitated simply because of seeing You.
    , SB 8.9.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.9.19

    Demons are by nature crooked like snakes. Therefore, to distribute a share of the nectar to them was not at all feasible, since this would be as dangerous as supplying milk to a snake. Considering this, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who never falls down, did not deliver a share of nectar to the demons.
    , SB 8.10.16-18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.10.16-18

    For that battle the most celebrated commander in chief, Mahārāja Bali, son of Virocana, was seated on a wonderful airplane named Vaihāyasa. O King, this beautifully decorated airplane had been manufactured by the demon Maya and was equipped with weapons for all types of combat. It was inconceivable and indescribable. Indeed, it was sometimes visible and sometimes not. Seated in this airplane under a beautiful protective umbrella and being fanned by the best of cāmaras, Mahārāja Bali, surrounded by his captains and commanders, appeared just like the moon rising in the evening, illuminating all directions.
    , SB 8.11.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.11.12

    When Indra, the defeater of enemies, released his infallible thunderbolt scepter at Bali Mahārāja with a desire to kill him, Bali Mahārāja indeed fell to the ground with his airplane, like a mountain with its wings cut off.
    , SB 8.11.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.11.23

    Then Namuci, another demon, attacked Indra and injured him with fifteen very powerful golden-feathered arrows, which roared like a cloud full of water.
    , SB 8.11.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.11.24

    Other demons covered Indra, along with his chariot and chariot driver, with incessant showers of arrows, just as clouds cover the sun in the rainy season.
    , SB 8.11.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.11.26

    Thereafter, Indra released himself from the cage of the network of arrows. Appearing with his chariot, flag, horses and chariot driver and thus pleasing the sky, the earth and all directions, he shone effulgently like the sun at the end of night. Indra was bright and beautiful in the vision of everyone.
    , SB 8.11.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.11.30

    Being angry and roaring like a lion, the demon Namuci took up a steel spear, which was bound with bells and decorated with ornaments of gold. He loudly cried, "Now you are killed!" Thus coming before Indra to kill him, Namuci released his weapon.
    , SB 8.12.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.12.8

    My dear Lord, Your Lordship alone is the cause and the effect. Therefore, although You appear to be two, You are the absolute one. As there is no difference between the gold of a golden ornament and the gold in a mine, there is no difference between cause and effect; both of them are the same. Only because of ignorance do people concoct differences and dualities. You are free from material contamination, and since the entire cosmos is caused by You and cannot exist without You, it is an effect of Your transcendental qualities. Thus the conception that Brahman is true and the world false cannot be maintained.
    , SB 8.15.8-9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.15.8-9

    Then, after getting on the chariot given by Śukrācārya, Bali Mahārāja, decorated with a nice garland, put protective armor on his body, equipped himself with a bow, and took up a sword and a quiver of arrows. When he sat down on the seat of the chariot, his arms decorated with golden bangles and his ears with sapphire earrings, he shone like a worshipable fire.
    , SB 8.15.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.15.17

    Everlastingly beautiful and youthful women, who were dressed with clean garments, glittered in the city like fires with flames. They all possessed the quality of śyāmā.
    , SB 8.15.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.15.26

    No one anywhere can counteract this military arrangement of Bali's. It now appears that Bali is trying to drink up the entire universe with his mouth, lick up the ten directions with his tongue, and raise fire in every direction with his eyes. Indeed, he has arisen like the annihilating fire known as saṁvartaka.
    , SB 8.15.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.15.35

    When Bali Mahārāja performed these sacrifices, he gained a great reputation in all directions, throughout the three worlds. Thus he shone in his position, like the brilliant moon in the sky.
    , SB 8.17.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.17.28

    My Lord, You are the original generator of all living entities, stationary or moving, and You are also the generator of the Prajāpatis. O my Lord, as a boat is the only hope for a person drowning in the water, You are the only shelter for the demigods, who are now bereft of their heavenly position.
    , SB 8.22.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.22.12

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O best of the Kurus, while Bali Mahārāja was describing his fortunate position in this way, the most dear devotee of the Lord, Prahlāda Mahārāja, appeared there, like the moon rising in the nighttime.
    , SB 8.24.2-3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.24.2-3

    What was the purpose for which the Supreme Personality of Godhead accepted the abominable form of a fish, exactly as an ordinary living being accepts different forms under the laws of karma? The form of a fish is certainly condemned and full of terrible pain. O my lord, what was the purpose of this incarnation? Kindly explain this to us, for hearing about the pastimes of the Lord is auspicious for everyone.
    , SB 9.3.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.3.3

    While that Sukanyā, surrounded by her friends, was collecting various types of fruits from the trees in the forest, she saw within the hole of an earthworm two things glowing like luminaries.
    , SB 9.4.48plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.4.48

    As fire in the forest immediately burns to ashes an angry snake, so, by the previous order of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, His disc, the Sudarśana cakra, immediately burnt to ashes the created demon to protect the Lord's devotee.
    , SB 9.6.48plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.6.48

    In this way, Saubhari Muni enjoyed sense gratification in the material world, but he was not at all satisfied, just as a fire never ceases blazing if constantly supplied with drops of fat.
    , SB 9.6.55plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.6.55

    O Mahārāja Parīkṣit, by observing their husband progressing in spiritual existence, Saubhari Muni's wives were also able to enter the spiritual world by his spiritual power, just as the flames of a fire cease when the fire is extinguished.
    , SB 9.9.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.9.30

    My lord, you are completely aware of the religious principles. As a son never deserves to be killed by his father, here is a brāhmaṇa who should be protected by the king, and never killed. How does he deserve to be killed by a rājarṣi like you?
    , SB 9.9.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.9.33

    Being condemned by the curse of Vasiṣṭha, King Saudāsa devoured the brāhmaṇa, exactly as a tiger eats its prey. Even though the brāhmaṇa's wife spoke so pitiably, Saudāsa was unmoved by her lamentation.
    , SB 9.10.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.10.8

    Carrying out the order of His father, who was bound by a promise to his wife, Lord Rāmacandra left behind His kingdom, opulence, friends, well-wishers, residence and everything else, just as a liberated soul gives up his life, and went to the forest with Sītā.
    , SB 9.10.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.10.17

    After entering Laṅkā, the monkey soldiers, led by chiefs like Sugrīva, Nīla and Hanumān, occupied all the sporting houses, granaries, treasuries, palace doorways, city gates, assembly houses, palace frontages and even the resting houses of the pigeons. When the city's crossroads, platforms, flags and golden waterpots on its domes were all destroyed, the entire city of Laṅkā appeared like a river disturbed by a herd of elephants.
    , SB 9.10.44plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.10.44

    O King Parīkṣit, as the Lord sat on His airplane of flowers, with women offering Him prayers and reciters chanting about His characteristics, He appeared like the moon with the stars and planets.
    , SB 9.10.47plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.10.47

    Upon seeing their sons, the mothers of Rāma, Lakṣmaṇa, Bharata and Śatrughna immediately arose, like unconscious bodies returning to consciousness. The mothers placed their sons on their laps and bathed Them with tears, thus relieving themselves of the grief of long separation.
    , SB 9.14.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.14.30

    Purūravā, stricken by the sharp words of Urvaśī like an elephant struck by its driver's pointed rod, became very angry. Not even dressing himself properly, he took a sword in hand and went out naked into the night to follow the Gandharvas who had stolen the lambs.
    , SB 9.15.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.15.27

    Thereafter, Kārtavīryārjuna having left with the kāmadhenu, Paraśurāma returned to the āśrama. When Paraśurāma, the youngest son of Jamadagni, heard about Kārtavīryārjuna's nefarious deed, he became as angry as a trampled snake.
    , SB 9.15.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.15.28

    Taking up his fierce chopper, his shield, his bow and a quiver of arrows, Lord Paraśurāma, exceedingly angry, chased Kārtavīryārjuna just as a lion chases an elephant.
    , SB 9.15.35-36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.15.35-36

    Thereafter, Paraśurāma cut off like a mountain peak the head of Kārtavīryārjuna, who had already lost his arms. When Kārtavīryārjuna's ten thousand sons saw their father killed, they all fled in fear. Then Paraśurāma, having killed the enemy, released the kāmadhenu, which had undergone great suffering, and brought it back with its calf to his residence, where he gave it to his father, Jamadagni.
    , SB 9.16.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.16.8

    Thereafter, by the benediction of Jamadagni, Lord Paraśurāma's mother and brothers immediately came alive and were very happy, as if awakened from sound sleep. Lord Paraśurāma had killed his relatives in accordance with his father's order because he was fully aware of his father's power, austerity and learning.
    , SB 9.16.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.16.28

    Viśvāmitra, the son of Mahārāja Gādhi, was as powerful as the flames of fire. From the position of a kṣatriya, he achieved the position of a powerful brāhmaṇa by undergoing penances and austerities.
    , SB 9.18.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.18.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O King Parīkṣit, as the embodied soul has six senses, King Nahuṣa had six sons, named Yati, Yayāti, Saṁyāti, Āyati, Viyati and Kṛti.
    , SB 9.18.12-14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.18.12-14

    We are among the qualified brāhmaṇas, who are accepted as the face of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. The brāhmaṇas have created the entire universe by their austerity, and they always keep the Absolute Truth within the core of their hearts. They have directed the path of good fortune, the path of Vedic civilization, and because they are the only worshipable objects within this world, they are offered prayers and worshiped even by the great demigods, the directors of the various planets, and even by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the Supersoul, the supreme purifier, the husband of the goddess of fortune. And we are even more respectable because we are in the dynasty of Bhṛgu. Yet although this woman's father, being among the demons, is our disciple, she has put on my dress, exactly like a śūdra taking charge of Vedic knowledge.
    , SB 9.19.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.19.14

    As supplying butter to a fire does not diminish the fire but instead increases it more and more, the endeavor to stop lusty desires by continual enjoyment can never be successful. [In fact, one must voluntarily cease from material desires.]
    , SB 9.19.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.19.24

    Having enjoyed sense gratification for many, many years, O King Parīkṣit, Yayāti was accustomed to it, but he gave it up entirely in a moment, just as a bird flies away from the nest as soon as its wings have grown.
    , SB 9.19.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.19.26

    When Devayānī heard Mahārāja Yayāti's story of the he-goat and she-goat, she understood that this story, which was presented as if a funny joke for entertainment between husband and wife, was intended to awaken her to her constitutional position.
    , SB 9.19.27-28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.19.27-28

    Thereafter, Devayānī, the daughter of Śukrācārya, understood that the materialistic association of husband, friends and relatives is like the association in a hotel full of tourists. The relationships of society, friendship and love are created by the māyā of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, exactly as in a dream. By the grace of Kṛṣṇa, Devayānī gave up her imaginary position in the material world. Completely fixing her mind upon Kṛṣṇa, she achieved liberation from the gross and subtle bodies.
    , SB 9.24.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.24.35

    After saying this, the sun-god discharged his semen into the womb of Pṛthā and then returned to the celestial kingdom. Immediately thereafter, from Kuntī a child was born, who was like a second sun-god.
    , SB 10.4.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.4.15

    Alas, my sister! Alas, my brother-in-law! I am indeed so sinful that exactly like a man-eater [Rākṣasa] who eats his own child, I have killed so many sons born of you.
    , SB 10.8.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.8.18

    Demons [asuras] cannot harm the demigods, who always have Lord Viṣṇu on their side. Similarly, any person or group attached to Kṛṣṇa is extremely fortunate. Because such persons are very much affectionate toward Kṛṣṇa, they cannot be defeated by demons like the associates of Kaṁsa [or by the internal enemies, the senses].
    , SB 10.10.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.10.28

    Thereafter, in that very place where the two arjuna trees had fallen, two great, perfect personalities, who appeared like fire personified, came out of the two trees. The effulgence of their beauty illuminating all directions, with bowed heads they offered obeisances to Kṛṣṇa, and with hands folded they spoke the following words.
    , SB 10.11.47plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.11.47

    Right by the reservoir, the boys saw a gigantic body resembling a mountain peak broken and struck down by a thunderbolt. They were afraid even to see such a huge living being.
    , SB 10.11.49plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.11.49

    When Balarāma and the other boys saw that Kṛṣṇa had been devoured by the gigantic duck, they became almost unconscious, like senses without life.
    , SB 10.11.53plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.11.53

    Just as the senses are pacified when consciousness and life return, so when Kṛṣṇa was freed from this danger, all the boys, including Balarāma, thought that their life had been restored. They embraced Kṛṣṇa in good consciousness, and then they collected their own calves and returned to Vrajabhūmi, where they declared the incident loudly.
    , SB 10.13.60plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.13.60

    Vṛndāvana is the transcendental abode of the Lord, where there is no hunger, anger or thirst. Though naturally inimical, both human beings and fierce animals live there together in transcendental friendship.
    , Ādi 2.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 2.21

    [Grandfather Bhīṣma said:] "As the one sun appears differently situated to different seers, so also do You, the unborn, appear differently represented as the Paramātmā in every living being. But when a seer knows himself to be one of Your own servitors, no longer does he maintain such duality. Thus I am now able to comprehend Your eternal forms, knowing well the Paramātmā to be only Your plenary portion."
    , Ādi 4.125plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 4.125

    Cc. Ādi 4.125

    Text

    " kasmād vṛnde priya-sakhi hareḥ pāda-mūlāt kuto ‘sau kuṇḍāraṇye kim iha kurute nṛtya-śikṣāṁ guruḥ kaḥ taṁ tvan-mūrtiḥ prati-taru-lataṁ dig-vidikṣu sphurantī śailūṣīva bhramati parito nartayantī sva-paścāt
    , Ādi 4.224plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 4.224

    "My dear friends, just see how Śrī Kṛṣṇa is enjoying the season of spring! With the gopīs embracing each of His limbs, He is like amorous love personified. With His transcendental pastimes, He enlivens all the gopīs and the entire creation. With His soft bluish-black arms and legs, which resemble blue lotus flowers, He has created a festival for Cupid."
    , Ādi 6.73plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 6.73

    "When Jarāsandha and other kings, bows and arrows upraised, stood ready to deliver me in charity to Śiśupāla, He forcibly took me from their midst, as a lion takes its share of goats and sheep. The dust of His lotus feet is therefore the crown of unconquerable soldiers. May those lotus feet, which are the shelter of the goddess of fortune, be the object of my worship."
    , Ādi 16.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 16.41

    " 'The greatness of mother Ganges always brilliantly exists. She is the most fortunate because she emanated from the lotus feet of Śrī Viṣṇu, the Personality of Godhead. She is the second goddess of fortune, and therefore she is always worshiped both by demigods and by humanity. Endowed with all wonderful qualities, she flourishes on the head of Lord Śiva.' "
    , Ādi 17.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 17.31

    "One who thinks himself lower than the grass, who is more tolerant than a tree, and who does not expect personal honor yet is always prepared to give all respect to others can very easily always chant the holy name of the Lord."
    , Madhya 8.111plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 8.111

    " 'The progress of loving affairs between a young boy and a young girl is like the movement of a snake. On account of this, two types of anger arise between a young boy and girl-anger with cause and anger without cause.'
    , Madhya 8.144plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 8.144

    " 'My dear friends, just see how Śrī Kṛṣṇa is enjoying the season of spring! With the gopīs embracing each of His limbs, He is like amorous love personified. With His transcendental pastimes, He enlivens all the gopīs and the entire creation. With His soft bluish black arms and legs, which resemble blue lotus flowers, He has created a festival for Cupid.'
    , Madhya 8.206plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 8.206

    " 'The pastimes of Śrī Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa are self-effulgent. They are happiness personified, unlimited and all-powerful. Even so, the spiritual humors of such pastimes are never complete without the gopīs, the Lord's personal friends. The Supreme Personality of Godhead is never complete without His spiritual potencies; therefore unless one takes shelter of the gopīs, one cannot enter into the company of Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa. Who can be interested in Their spiritual pastimes without taking their shelter?'
    , Madhya 8.276plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 8.276

    " 'The plants, creepers and trees were full of fruits and flowers due to ecstatic love of Kṛṣṇa. Indeed, being so full, they were bowing down. They were inspired by such deep love for Kṛṣṇa that they were constantly pouring showers of honey. In this way the gopīs saw all the forest of Vṛndāvana.' "
    , Madhya 11.151plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 11.151

    " 'O my Lord! O unlimited one! Although I was merged in the ocean of nescience, I have now, after a long time, attained You, just as one may attain the seashore. My dear Lord, by getting me, You have obtained the right person upon whom to bestow Your causeless mercy.' "
    , Madhya 14.163plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 14.163

    " 'The progress of loving affairs between young couples is by nature crooked, like the movement of a snake. Because of this, two types of anger arise between young couples-anger with a cause and anger without a cause.' "
    , Madhya 16.145plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 16.145

    " 'Intending to make my promise true, Lord Kṛṣṇa broke His own promise not to take up a weapon at Kurukṣetra. With His outer garment falling off, Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa jumped from His chariot, picked up a wheel and came running at me to kill me. Indeed, He rushed at me like a lion going to kill an elephant, and He caused the whole earth to tremble.'
    , Madhya 17.39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 17.39

    "Vṛndāvana is the transcendental abode of the Lord. There is no hunger, anger or thirst there. Though naturally inimical, both human beings and fierce animals live together there in transcendental friendship."
    , Madhya 18.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 18.12

    " 'Because of its wonderful transcendental qualities, Rādhā-kuṇḍa is as dear to Kṛṣṇa as Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī. It was in that lake that the all-opulent Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa performed His pastimes with Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī with great pleasure and transcendental bliss. Whoever bathes just once in Rādhā-kuṇḍa attains Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī's loving attraction for Śrī Kṛṣṇa. Who within this world can describe the glories and sweetness of Śrī Rādhā-kuṇḍa?' "
    , Madhya 19.75plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 19.75

    " 'For a person devoid of devotional service, birth in a great family or nation, knowledge of revealed scripture, performance of austerities and penance, and chanting of Vedic mantras are all like ornaments on a dead body. Such ornaments simply serve the concocted pleasures of the general populace.' "
    , Madhya 19.120plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 19.120

    "From the very beginning, Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī was deeply attracted by the transcendental qualities of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu. Thus he was permanently relieved from family life. Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī and his younger brother, Vallabha, were blessed by Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu. Although the Lord was transcendentally situated in His transcendental eternal form, at Prayāga He told Rūpa Gosvāmī about transcendental ecstatic love of Kṛṣṇa. The Lord then embraced him very fondly and bestowed all His mercy upon him.
    , Madhya 20.162plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.162

    " 'You should know Kṛṣṇa as the original soul of all ātmās [living entities]. For the benefit of the whole universe, He has, out of His causeless mercy, appeared as an ordinary human being. He has done this with the strength of His own internal potency.'
    , Madhya 21.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 21.15

    " 'My Lord, You are unlimited. Even the predominating deities of the higher planetary systems, including Lord Brahmā, could not find Your limitations. Nor could You Yourself ascertain the limit of Your qualities. Like atoms in the sky, there are multi-universes with seven coverings, and these are rotating in due course of time. All the experts in Vedic understanding are searching for You by eliminating the material elements. In this way, searching and searching, they come to the conclusion that everything is complete in You. Thus You are the resort of everything. This is the conclusion of all Vedic experts.'
    , Madhya 23.65plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 23.65

    " 'My dear friend kurarī, it is now night, and Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa is sleeping. You yourself are not asleep or resting but are lamenting. Should I presume that you, like us, are affected by the smiling, liberal, playful glances of the lotus eyed Kṛṣṇa? If so, your heart is deeply pierced. Is that why you are showing these signs of sleepless lamentation?'
    , Madhya 23.76plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 23.76

    " 'Kṛṣṇa is the Supreme, and He is always glorified as the Supreme Lord and controller. Thus all the previously mentioned transcendental qualities are in Him. The fifty qualities of the Supreme Personality of Godhead above mentioned are as deep as an ocean. In other words, they are difficult to fully comprehend.
    , Madhya 23.87-91plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 23.87-91

    " 'Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī's twenty-five chief transcendental qualities are: (1) She is very sweet. (2) She is always freshly youthful. (3) Her eyes are restless. (4) She smiles brightly. (5) She has beautiful, auspicious lines. (6) She makes Kṛṣṇa happy with Her bodily aroma. (7) She is very expert in singing. (8) Her speech is charming. (9) She is very expert in joking and speaking pleasantly. (10) She is very humble and meek. (11) She is always full of mercy. (12) She is cunning. (13) She is expert in executing Her duties. (14) She is shy. (15) She is always respectful. (16) She is always calm. (17) She is always grave. (18) She is expert in enjoying life. (19) She is situated at the topmost level of ecstatic love. (20) She is the reservoir of loving affairs in Gokula. (21) She is the most famous of submissive devotees. (22) She is very affectionate to elderly people. (23) She is very submissive to the love of Her friends. (24) She is the chief gopī. (25) She always keeps Kṛṣṇa under Her control. In short, She possesses unlimited transcendental qualities, just as Lord Kṛṣṇa does.'
    , Madhya 24.208plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 24.208

    " 'The plants, creepers and trees were full of fruits and flowers due to ecstatic love of Kṛṣṇa. Indeed, being so full, they were bowing down. They were inspired by such deep love for Kṛṣṇa that they were constantly pouring showers of honey. In this way the gopīs saw all the forest of Vṛndāvana.'
    , Madhya 24.348plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 24.348

    "Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī, the elder brother of Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī, was a most important minister in the government of Hussain Shah, the ruler of Bengal, and he was considered a most brilliant gem in that assembly. He possessed all the opulences of a royal position, but he gave up everything just to accept the youthful goddess of renunciation. Although he externally appeared to be a mendicant who had renounced everything, he was filled with the pleasure of devotional service within his heart. Thus he can be compared to a deep lake covered with moss. He was the object of pleasure for all the devotees who knew the science of devotional service.
    , Antya 3.181plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Antya-līlā 3.181

    "As the rising sun immediately dissipates all the world's darkness, which is deep like an ocean, so the holy name of the Lord, if chanted once without offenses, can dissipate all the reactions of a living being's sinful life. All glories to that holy name of the Lord, which is auspicious for the entire world.' "
    , Antya 4.63plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Antya-līlā 4.63

    " 'O lotus-eyed one, great personalities like Lord Śiva desire to bathe in the dust of Your lotus feet to drive away ignorance. If I do not get the mercy of Your Lordship, I shall observe vows to reduce the duration of my life, and thus I shall give up bodies for hundreds of births if it is possible to get Your mercy in that way.'
    , Antya 16.87plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Antya-līlā 16.87

    " 'My dear friend the doorkeeper, where is Kṛṣṇa, the Lord of My heart? Kindly show Him to Me quickly.' With these words, Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu addressed the doorkeeper like a madman. The doorkeeper grasped His hand and replied very hastily,'Come, see Your beloved!' May that Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu rise within my heart and thus make me mad also."
    , Antya 17.72plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Antya-līlā 17.72

    "How wonderful it is! Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu left His residence without opening the three strongly bolted doors. Then He crossed over three high walls, and later, because of strong feelings of separation from Kṛṣṇa, He fell down amidst the cows of the Tailaṅga district and retracted all the limbs of His body like a tortoise. Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, who appeared in that way, rises in my heart and maddens me."
    , Antya 18.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Antya-līlā 18.25

    "As an independent leader among elephants enters the water with its female elephants, Kṛṣṇa, who is transcendental to the Vedic principles of morality, entered the water of the Yamunā with the gopīs. His chest had brushed against their breasts, crushing His flower garland and coloring it with red kuṅkuma powder. Attracted by the fragrance of that garland, humming bumblebees followed Kṛṣṇa like celestial beings of Gandharvaloka. In this way, Lord Kṛṣṇa mitigated the fatigue of the rāsa dance."
    , Antya 20.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Antya-līlā 20.21

    "One who thinks himself lower than the grass, who is more tolerant than a tree, and who does not expect personal honor but is always prepared to give all respect to others can very easily always chant the holy name of the Lord.
    , Īśo 9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Īśopaniṣad, Mantra 9

    Those who engage in the culture of nescient activities shall enter into the darkest region of ignorance. Worse still are those engaged in the culture of so-called knowledge.
  • like that — Bg. 2.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 2.10

    O descendant of Bharata, at that time Kṛṣṇa, smiling, in the midst of both the armies, spoke the following words to the grief-stricken Arjuna.
    , SB 1.11.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.11.9

    O lotus-eyed Lord, whenever You go away to Mathurā, Vṛndāvana or Hastināpura to meet Your friends and relatives, every moment of Your absence seems like a million years. O infallible one, at that time our eyes become useless, as if bereft of sun.
    , SB 1.14.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.14.20

    The Deities seem to be crying in the temple, lamenting and perspiring. They seem about to leave. All the cities, villages, towns, gardens, mines and hermitages are now devoid of beauty and bereft of all happiness. I do not know what sort of calamities are now awaiting us.
    , SB 1.15.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.15.21

    I have the very same Gāṇḍīva bow, the same arrows, the same chariot drawn by the same horses, and I use them as the same Arjuna to whom all the kings offered their due respects. But in the absence of Lord Kṛṣṇa, all of them, at a moment's notice, have become null and void. It is exactly like offering clarified butter on ashes, accumulating money with a magic wand or sowing seeds on barren land.
    , SB 1.15.34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.15.34

    The supreme unborn, Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, caused the members of the Yadu dynasty to relinquish their bodies, and thus He relieved the burden of the world. This action was like picking out a thorn with a thorn, though both are the same to the controller.
    , SB 1.16.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.16.21

    Are you feeling compunction for the unhappy women and children who are left forlorn by unscrupulous persons? Or are you unhappy because the goddess of learning is being handled by brāhmaṇas addicted to acts against the principles of religion? Or are you sorry to see that the brāhmaṇas have taken shelter of administrative families that do not respect brahminical culture?
    , SB 1.18.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.18.28

    The King, not received by any formal welcome by means of being offered a seat, place, water and sweet addresses, considered himself neglected, and so thinking he became angry.
    , SB 2.4.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.4.8

    O learned brāhmaṇa, the transcendental activities of the Lord are all wonderful, and they appear inconceivable because even great endeavors by many learned scholars have still proved insufficient for understanding them.
    , SB 2.9.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.9.30

    O my Lord, the unborn, You have shaken hands with me just as a friend does with a friend [as if equal in position]. I shall be engaged in the creation of different types of living entities, and I shall be occupied in Your service. I shall have no perturbation, but I pray that all this may not give rise to pride, as if I were the Supreme.
    , SB 3.2.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.2.30

    The great wizards who were able to assume any form were engaged by the King of Bhoja, Kaṁsa, to kill Kṛṣṇa, but in the course of His pastimes the Lord killed them as easily as a child breaks dolls.
    , SB 3.4.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.4.27

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O King, after thus discussing with Vidura the transcendental name, fame, qualities, etc., on the bank of the Yamunā, Uddhava was overwhelmed with great affliction. He passed the night as if it were a moment, and thereafter he went away.
    , SB 3.5.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.5.15

    O Maitreya, O friend of the distressed, the glories of the Supreme Lord can alone do good for people all over the world. Therefore, just as bees collect honey from flowers, kindly describe the essence of all topics—the topics of the Lord.
    , SB 3.5.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.5.24

    The Lord, the undisputed proprietor of everything, was the only seer. The cosmic manifestation was not present at that time, and thus He felt imperfect without His plenary and separated parts and parcels. The material energy was dormant, whereas the internal potency was manifested.
    , SB 3.7.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.7.42

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Thus the chief of the sages, who was always enthusiastic about describing topics regarding the Personality of Godhead, began to narrate the descriptive explanation of the Purāṇas, being so infused by Vidura. He was very much enlivened by speaking on the transcendental activities of the Lord.
    , SB 3.9.27-28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.9.27-28

    The Lord saw that Brahmā was very anxious about the planning and construction of the different planetary systems and was depressed upon seeing the devastating water. He could understand the intention of Brahmā, and thus He spoke in deep, thoughtful words, removing all the illusion that had arisen.
    , SB 8.15.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.15.36

    Because of the favor of the brāhmaṇas, the great soul Bali Mahārāja, thinking himself very satisfied, became very opulent and prosperous and began to enjoy the kingdom.
    , SB 9.3.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.3.19

    After receiving obeisances from his daughter, the King, instead of offering blessings to her, appeared very displeased and spoke as follows.
    , SB 9.10.6-7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.10.6-7

    O King, the pastimes of Lord Rāmacandra were wonderful, like those of a baby elephant. In the assembly where mother Sītā was to choose her husband, in the midst of the heroes of this world, He broke the bow belonging to Lord Śiva. This bow was so heavy that it was carried by three hundred men, but Lord Rāmacandra bent and strung it and broke it in the middle, just as a baby elephant breaks a stick of sugarcane. Thus the Lord achieved the hand of mother Sītā, who was equally as endowed with transcendental qualities of form, beauty, behavior, age and nature. Indeed, she was the goddess of fortune who constantly rests on the chest of the Lord. While returning from Sītā's home after gaining her at the assembly of competitors, Lord Rāmacandra met Paraśurāma. Although Paraśurāma was very proud, having rid the earth of the royal order twenty-one times, he was defeated by the Lord, who appeared to be a kṣatriya of the royal order.
    , SB 9.14.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.14.32

    No longer seeing Urvaśī on his bed, Purūravā was most aggrieved. Because of his great attraction for her, he was very much disturbed. Thus, lamenting, he began traveling about the earth like a madman.
    , Īśo 12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Īśopaniṣad, Mantra 12

    Those who are engaged in the worship of demigods enter into the darkest region of ignorance, and still more so do the worshipers of the impersonal Absolute.
  • like that of — SB 2.10.43plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.10.43

    Thereafter, at the end of the millennium, the Lord Himself in the form of Rudra, the destroyer, will annihilate the complete creation as the wind displaces the clouds.
    , SB 3.1.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.1.33

    As the Vedas are the reservoir of sacrificial purposes, so the daughter of King Devaka-bhoja conceived the Supreme Personality of Godhead in her womb, as did the mother of the demigods. Is she [Devakī] doing well?
  • like this — Antya 1.155plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Antya-līlā 1.155

    'O Lord Kṛṣṇa, You are just like an ocean. The river of Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī has reached You from a long distance-leaving far behind the tree of Her husband, breaking through the bridge of social convention, and forcibly crossing the hills of elder relatives. Coming here because of fresh feelings of love for You, that river has now received Your shelter, but now You are trying to turn Her back by the waves of unfavorable words. How is it that You are spreading this attitude?' "
  • likened — Bg. 6.38plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 6.38

    O mighty-armed Kṛṣṇa, does not such a man, being deviated from the path of Transcendence, perish like a riven cloud, with no position in any sphere?
    , Bg. 7.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 7.7

    O conquerer of wealth [Arjuna], there is no Truth superior to Me. Everything rests upon Me, as pearls are strung on a thread.
    , SB 3.13.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.13.42

    O Lord, for the residential purposes of all inhabitants, both moving and nonmoving, this earth is Your wife, and You are the supreme father. We offer our respectful obeisances unto You, along with mother earth, in whom You have invested Your own potency, just as an expert sacrificer puts fire in the araṇi wood.
    , SB 3.14.49plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.14.49

    He will be a virtuously qualified reservoir of all good qualities; he will be jolly and happy in others' happiness, distressed in others' distress, and will have no enemies. He will be a destroyer of the lamentation of all the universes, like the pleasant moon after the summer sun.
    , SB 4.22.57plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.22.57

    Mahārāja Pṛthu was so strong and powerful that no one could disobey his orders any more than one could conquer fire itself. He was so strong that he was compared to Indra, the King of heaven, whose power is insuperable. On the other hand, Mahārāja Pṛthu was also as tolerant as the earth, and in fulfilling various desires of human society, he was like heaven itself.
    , SB 4.22.58plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.22.58

    Just as rainfall satisfies everyone's desires, Mahārāja Pṛthu used to satisfy everyone. He was like the sea in that no one could understand his depths, and he was like Meru, the king of hills, in the fixity of his purpose.
  • or — SB 9.1.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.1.18

    You are all self-controlled, well balanced in mind, and aware of the Absolute Truth. And because of austerities and penances you are completely cleansed of all material contamination. Your words, like those of the demigods, are never baffled. Then how is it possible that your determination has failed?
  • quite — SB 3.26.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.26.4

    As His pastime, that Supreme Personality of Godhead, the greatest of the great, accepted the subtle material energy, which is invested with three material modes of nature and which is related with Viṣṇu.
    , SB 6.9.34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.9.34

    O Lord, You need no support, and although You have no material body, You do not need cooperation from us. Since You are the cause of the cosmic manifestation and You supply its material ingredients without being transformed, You create, maintain and annihilate this cosmic manifestation by Yourself. Nevertheless, although You appear engaged in material activity, You are transcendental to all material qualities. Consequently these transcendental activities of Yours are extremely difficult to understand.
  • seemingly — SB 1.11.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.11.1

    Sūta Gosvāmī said: Upon reaching the border of His most prosperous metropolis, known as the country of the Ānartas [Dvārakā], the Lord sounded His auspicious conchshell, heralding His arrival and apparently pacifying the dejection of the inhabitants.
  • similarly — SB 8.8.39-40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.8.39-40

    Some of the demons said, "All the demigods have taken part in churning the ocean of milk. Now, as everyone has an equal right to partake in any public sacrifice, according to the eternal religious system it is befitting that the demigods now have a share of the nectar." O King, in this way the weaker demons forbade the stronger demons to take the nectar.
  • simply — SB 4.20.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.20.11

    Anyone who knows that this material body, made of the five gross elements, the sense organs, the working senses and the mind, is simply supervised by the fixed soul is eligible to be liberated from material bondage.
  • somewhat — SB 6.10.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.10.2

    O King Parīkṣit, following the Lord's instructions, the demigods approached Dadhīci, the son of Atharvā. He was very liberal, and when they begged him to give them his body, he at once partially agreed. However, just to hear religious instructions from them, he smiled and jokingly spoke as follows.
  • thus — SB 1.18.45plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.18.45

    At that time the people in general will fall systematically from the path of a progressive civilization in respect to the qualitative engagements of the castes and the orders of society and the Vedic injunctions. Thus they will be more attracted to economic development for sense gratification, and as a result there will be an unwanted population on the level of dogs and monkeys.
    , Ādi 5.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 5.36

    "Where it has been stated that the Lord's enemies and devotees attain the same destination, this refers to the ultimate oneness of Brahman and Lord Kṛṣṇa. This may be understood by the example of the sun and the sunshine, in which Brahman is like the sunshine and Kṛṣṇa Himself is like the sun."

iva ābhāti

  • it appears to be — SB 1.4.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.4.30

    I am feeling incomplete, though I myself am fully equipped with everything required by the Vedas.

iva aṁśumān

  • like the sun — SB 9.16.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.16.23

    Thereafter, having completed the ritualistic sacrificial ceremonies, Lord Paraśurāma took the bath known as the avabhṛtha-snāna. Standing on the bank of the great river Sarasvatī, cleared of all sins, Lord Paraśurāma appeared like the sun in a clear, cloudless sky.

iva ārtaḥ

  • like a distressed person — SB 3.13.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.13.29

    Diving into the water like a giant mountain, Lord Boar divided the middle of the ocean, and two high waves appeared as the arms of the ocean, which cried loudly as if praying to the Lord, "O Lord of all sacrifices, please do not cut me in two! Kindly give me protection!"

iva purā

  • just as before — SB 10.13.61plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.13.61

    Then Lord Brahmā saw the Absolute Truth—who is one without a second, who possesses full knowledge and who is unlimited—assuming the role of a child in a family of cowherd men and standing all alone, just as before, with a morsel of food in His hand, searching everywhere for the calves and His cowherd friends.

iva uḍupam

  • like the moon — SB 3.2.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.2.8

    This universe with all its planets is most unfortunate. And even more unfortunate are the members of the Yadu dynasty because they could not identify Lord Hari as the Personality of Godhead, any more than the fish could identify the moon.

abalā iva

  • like a weak woman — SB 1.15.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.15.20

    O Emperor, now I am separated from my friend and dearmost well-wisher, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and therefore my heart appears to be void of everything. In His absence I have been defeated by a number of infidel cowherd men while I was guarding the bodies of all the wives of Kṛṣṇa.

agni-śikhā iva

  • like the flames of a fire — SB 10.2.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.2.19

    Devakī then kept within herself the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the cause of all causes, the foundation of the entire cosmos, but because she was under arrest in the house of Kaṁsa, she was like the flames of a fire covered by the walls of a pot, or like a person who has knowledge but cannot distribute it to the world for the benefit of human society.

agniḥ iva

  • like fire — SB 5.16.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.16.27

    On the eastern side of Sumeru Mountain are two mountains named Jaṭhara and Devakūṭa, which extend to the north and south for 18,000 yojanas [144,000 miles]. Similarly, on the western side of Sumeru are two mountains named Pavana and Pāriyātra, which also extend north and south for the same distance. On the southern side of Sumeru are two mountains named Kailāsa and Karavīra, which extend east and west for 18,000 yojanas, and on the northern side of Sumeru, extending for the same distance east and west, are two mountains named Triśṛṅga and Makara. The width and height of all these mountains is 2,000 yojanas [16,000 miles]. Sumeru, a mountain of solid gold shining as brilliantly as fire, is surrounded by these eight mountains.

aheḥ iva

  • just like the hoods of a serpent — SB 9.15.34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.15.34

    When his arrows were cut to pieces, Kārtavīryārjuna uprooted many trees and hills with his own hands and again rushed strongly toward Lord Paraśurāma to kill him. But Paraśurāma then used his axe with great force to cut off Kārtavīryārjuna's arms, just as one might lop off the hoods of a serpent.

ahiḥ iva

  • like a serpent — SB 5.8.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.8.26

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: My dear King, in this way Bharata Mahārāja was overwhelmed by an uncontrollable desire which was manifest in the form of the deer. Due to the fruitive results of his past deeds, he fell down from mystic yoga, austerity and worship of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. If it were not due to his past fruitive activity, how could he have been attracted to the deer after giving up the association of his own son and family, considering them stumbling blocks on the path of spiritual life? How could he show such uncontrollable affection for a deer? This was definitely due to his past karma. The King was so engrossed in petting and maintaining the deer that he fell down from his spiritual activities. In due course of time, insurmountable death, which is compared to a venomous snake that enters the hole created by a mouse, situated itself before him.

āmuktam iva

  • like a liberated person — SB 4.19.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.19.12

    When King Indra was taking away the horse, he dressed himself to appear as a liberated person. Actually this dress was a form of cheating, for it falsely created an impression of religion. When Indra went into outer space in this way, the great sage Atri saw him and understood the whole situation.

āpūrṇa-arṇavaḥ iva

  • like the full ocean — SB 5.13.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.13.24

    Śrīla Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: My dear King, O son of mother Uttarā, there were some waves of dissatisfaction in the mind of Jaḍa Bharata due to his being insulted by King Rahūgaṇa, who made him carry his palanquin, but Jaḍa Bharata neglected this, and his heart again became calm and quiet like an ocean. Although King Rahūgaṇa had insulted him, he was a great paramahaṁsa. Being a Vaiṣṇava, he was naturally very kindhearted, and he therefore told the King about the constitutional position of the soul. He then forgot the insult because King Rahūgaṇa pitifully begged pardon at his lotus feet. After this, he began to wander all over the earth, just as before.

asadhrīcīnam iva

  • not correct, as if he could not understand anything — SB 5.9.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.9.5

    Jaḍa Bharata behaved before his father like a fool, despite his father's adequately instructing him in Vedic knowledge. He behaved in that way so that his father would know that he was unfit for instruction and would abandon the attempt to instruct him further. He would behave in a completely opposite way. Although instructed to wash his hands after evacuating, he would wash them before. Nonetheless, his father wanted to give him Vedic instructions during the spring and summer. He tried to teach him the Gāyatrī mantra along with oṁkāra and vyāhṛti, but after four months, his father still was not successful in instructing him.

bandhuḥ iva

  • just like a friend — SB 5.8.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.8.7

    The great King Bharata, while sitting on the bank of the river, saw the small deer, bereft of its mother, floating down the river. Seeing this, he felt great compassion. Like a sincere friend, he lifted the infant deer from the waves, and, knowing it to be motherless, brought it to his āśrama.

bhūta-ādiḥ iva

  • like the false ego — SB 5.7.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.7.2

    Just as the false ego creates the subtle sense objects, Mahārāja Bharata created five sons in the womb of Pañcajanī, his wife. These sons were named Sumati, Rāṣṭrabhṛta, Sudarśana, Āvaraṇa and Dhūmraketu.

bhūta-rāṭ iva

  • like Rudra, or Sadāśiva — SB 4.22.60plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.22.60

    In his bodily strength and in the strength of his senses, Mahārāja Pṛthu was as strong as the wind, which can go anywhere and everywhere. As far as his intolerance was concerned, he was just like the all-powerful Rudra expansion of Lord Śiva, or Sadāśiva.

brahma-hā iva

  • like the killer of a brāhmaṇaSB 10.4.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.4.16

    Being merciless and cruel, I have forsaken all my relatives and friends. Therefore, like a person who has killed a brāhmaṇa, I do not know to which planet I shall go, either after death or while breathing.

dahan iva

  • as if burning — SB 8.15.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.15.26

    No one anywhere can counteract this military arrangement of Bali's. It now appears that Bali is trying to drink up the entire universe with his mouth, lick up the ten directions with his tongue, and raise fire in every direction with his eyes. Indeed, he has arisen like the annihilating fire known as saṁvartaka.

daṇḍa-pāṇiḥ iva

  • like Yamarāja — SB 5.10.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.10.7

    Thereafter, when the King saw that his palanquin was still being shaken by the carriers, he became very angry and said: You rascal, what are you doing? Are you dead despite the life within your body? Do you not know that I am your master? You are disregarding me and are not carrying out my order. For this disobedience I shall now punish you just as Yamarāja, the superintendent of death, punishes sinful people. I shall give you proper treatment so that you will come to your senses and do the correct thing.

dāsī iva

  • like a maidservant — SB 6.14.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.14.41

    Even maidservants who are constantly engaged in rendering service to the husband are honored by the husband, and thus they have nothing for which to lament. Our position, however, is that we are maidservants of the maidservant. Therefore we are most unfortunate.

dauṣyantiḥ iva

  • like Bharata, the son of Duṣyanta — SB 1.12.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.12.20

    This child will be a munificent donor of charity and protector of the surrendered, like the famous King Śibi of the Uśīnara country. And he will expand the name and fame of his family like Bharata, the son of Mahārāja Duṣyanta.

dāva-latā iva

  • like burnt leaves — SB 4.8.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.8.16

    This incident was unbearable to Sunīti's patience. She began to burn as if in a forest fire, and in her grief she became just like a burnt leaf and so lamented. As she remembered the words of her co-wife, her bright, lotuslike face filled with tears, and thus she spoke.

deva-māyām iva

  • exactly like the illusory energy of the Lord — SB 9.20.8-9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.20.8-9

    Once when King Duṣmanta went to the forest to hunt and was very much fatigued, he approached the residence of Kaṇva Muni. There he saw a most beautiful woman who looked exactly like the goddess of fortune and who sat there illuminating the entire āśrama by her effulgence. The King was naturally attracted by her beauty, and therefore he approached her, accompanied by some of his soldiers, and spoke to her.

dharma-rāṭ iva

  • like King Yamarāja (the superintendent of death) — SB 4.22.59plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.22.59

    Mahārāja Pṛthu's intelligence and education were exactly like that of Yamarāja, the superintendent of death. His opulence was comparable to the Himalaya Mountains, where all valuable jewels and metals are stocked. He possessed great riches like Kuvera, the treasurer of the heavenly planets, and no one could reveal his secrets, for they were like the demigod Varuṇa's.

gadā iva

  • like the club — SB 6.11.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.11.19

    O King of the demigods, since I, your enemy, am standing before you, why don't you hurl your thunderbolt at me? Although your attack upon me with your club was certainly useless, like a request of money from a miser, the thunderbolt you carry will not be useless. You need have no doubts about this.

gahvaram iva

  • like a bower — SB 5.14.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.4

    Every year the plowman plows over his grain field, completely uprooting all weeds. Nonetheless, the seeds lie there and, not being completely burned, again come up with the plants sown in the field. Even after being plowed under, the weeds come up densely. Similarly, the gṛhastha-āśrama [family life] is a field of fruitive activity. Unless the desire to enjoy family life is completely burned out, it grows up again and again. Even though camphor may be removed from a pot, the pot nonetheless retains the aroma of camphor. As long as the seeds of desire are not destroyed, fruitive activities are not destroyed.

guṇān iva

  • as influenced by the modes of material nature — SB 4.22.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.22.3

    Seeing the four Kumāras, Pṛthu Mahārāja was greatly anxious to receive them. Therefore the King, with all his officers, very hastily got up, as anxiously as a conditioned soul whose senses are immediately attracted by the modes of material nature.

hasan iva

  • as if smiling — SB 8.10.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.10.42

    Before Bali Mahārāja's arrows could reach him, Indra, King of heaven, who is expert in dealing with arrows, smiled and counteracted the arrows with arrows of another type, known as bhalla, which were extremely sharp.

himavān iva

  • like the Himalaya Mountains — SB 4.22.59plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.22.59

    Mahārāja Pṛthu's intelligence and education were exactly like that of Yamarāja, the superintendent of death. His opulence was comparable to the Himalaya Mountains, where all valuable jewels and metals are stocked. He possessed great riches like Kuvera, the treasurer of the heavenly planets, and no one could reveal his secrets, for they were like the demigod Varuṇa's.

ikṣvākuḥ iva

  • exactly like King Ikṣvāku — SB 1.12.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.12.19

    The learned brāhmaṇas said: O son of Pṛthā, this child shall be exactly like King Ikṣvāku, son of Manu, in maintaining all those who are born. And as for following the brahminical principles, especially in being true to his promise, he shall be exactly like Rāma, the Personality of Godhead, the son of Mahārāja Daśaratha.

indriyāṇi iva

  • exactly like the ten senses — SB 9.20.4-5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.20.4-5

    Raudrāśva had ten sons, named Ṛteyu, Kakṣeyu, Sthaṇḍileyu, Kṛteyuka, Jaleyu, Sannateyu, Dharmeyu, Satyeyu, Vrateyu and Vaneyu. Of these ten sons, Vaneyu was the youngest. As the ten senses, which are products of the universal life, act under the control of life, these ten sons of Raudrāśva acted under Raudrāśva's full control. All of them were born of the Apsarā named Ghṛtācī.

induḥ iva

  • like the full moon — SB 10.3.7-8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.3.7-8

    The demigods and great saintly persons showered flowers in a joyous mood, and clouds gathered in the sky and very mildly thundered, making sounds like those of the ocean's waves. Then the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Viṣṇu, who is situated in the core of everyone's heart, appeared from the heart of Devakī in the dense darkness of night, like the full moon rising on the eastern horizon, because Devakī was of the same category as Śrī Kṛṣṇa.

jalam iva

  • like water — SB 5.26.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.26.28

    A person who in this life bears false witness or lies while transacting business or giving charity is severely punished after death by the agents of Yamarāja. Such a sinful man is taken to the top of a mountain eight hundred miles high and thrown headfirst into the hell known as Avīcimat. This hell has no shelter and is made of strong stone resembling the waves of water. There is no water there, however, and thus it is called Avīcimat [waterless]. Although the sinful man is repeatedly thrown from the mountain and his body broken to tiny pieces, he still does not die but continuously suffers chastisement.

jāyā iva

  • like the wife — SB 5.6.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.6.4

    An unchaste woman is very easily carried away by paramours, and it sometimes happens that her husband is violently killed by her paramours. If the yogī gives his mind a chance and does not restrain it, his mind will give facility to enemies like lust, anger and greed, and they will doubtlessly kill the yogī.

jyotīṁṣi iva

  • like the stars in the sky — SB 6.10.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.10.24

    As the stars in the sky cannot be seen when covered by dense clouds, the demigods, being completely covered by networks of arrows falling upon them one after another, could not be seen.

jyotsnā iva

  • like the moonshine — SB 4.28.34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.28.34

    Just as the moonshine follows the moon at night, immediately after King Malayadhvaja departed for Kulācala, his devoted wife, whose eyes were very enchanting, followed him, giving up all homely happiness, despite family and children.

kālaḥ iva

  • like death — SB 9.10.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.10.22

    Lord Rāmacandra said to Rāvaṇa: You are the most abominable of the man-eaters. Indeed, you are like their stool. You resemble a dog, for as a dog steals eatables from the kitchen in the absence of the householder, in My absence you kidnapped My wife, Sītādevī. Therefore as Yamarāja punishes sinful men, I shall also punish you. You are most abominable, sinful and shameless. Today, therefore, I, whose attempt never fails, shall punish you.

kanaka-daṇḍam iva

  • like a golden rod — SB 10.13.62plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.13.62

    After seeing this, Lord Brahmā hastily got down from his swan carrier, fell down like a golden rod and touched the lotus feet of Lord Kṛṣṇa with the tips of the four crowns on his heads. Offering his obeisances, he bathed the feet of Kṛṣṇa with the water of his tears of joy.

kandarpam iva

  • like Cupid — SB 9.14.17-18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.14.17-18

    Having been cursed by Mitra and Varuṇa, the celestial woman Urvaśī had acquired the habits of a human being. Therefore, upon seeing Purūravā, the best of males, whose beauty resembled that of Cupid, she controlled herself and then approached him. When King Purūravā saw Urvaśī, his eyes became jubilant in the ecstasy of joy, and the hairs on his body stood on end. With mild, pleasing words, he spoke to her as follows.

keśarī iva

  • like a lioness — Madhya 8.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 8.6

    " 'Although very ferocious, the lioness is very kind to her cubs. Similarly, although very ferocious to nondevotees like Hiraṇyakaśipu, Lord Nṛsiṁhadeva is very, very soft and kind to devotees like Prahlāda Mahārāja.' "

krīḍan iva

  • just like playing — SB 6.8.1-2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.8.1-2

    King Parīkṣit inquired from Śukadeva Gosvāmī: My lord, kindly explain the Viṣṇu mantra armor that protected King Indra and enabled him to conquer his enemies, along with their carriers, and enjoy the opulence of the three worlds. Please explain to me that Nārāyaṇa armor, by which King Indra achieved success in battle, conquering the enemies who were endeavoring to kill him.

kurarī iva

  • like a kurarī bird — SB 6.14.53plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.14.53

    The garland of flowers decorating the Queen's head fell, and her hair scattered. Falling tears melted the collyrium on her eyes and moistened her breasts, which were covered with kuṅkuma powder. As she lamented the loss of her son, her loud crying resembled the sweet sound of a kurarī bird.

kurarīm iva

  • like a kurarī (osprey) — SB 7.7.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.7.7

    As she was being led away, crying in fear like a kurarī captured by a vulture, the great sage Nārada, who at that time had no engagement, appeared on the scene and saw her in that condition.

lakṣmīr iva

  • the words lakṣmīr iva (like Lakṣmī) — Ādi 16.78plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 16.78

    "The use of the words 'lakṣmīr iva' ['like Lakṣmī'] manifests the ornament of meaning called upamā [analogy]. There is also the further ornament of meaning called virodhābhāsa, or a contradictory indication.

lihan iva

  • as if licking up — SB 8.15.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.15.26

    No one anywhere can counteract this military arrangement of Bali's. It now appears that Bali is trying to drink up the entire universe with his mouth, lick up the ten directions with his tongue, and raise fire in every direction with his eyes. Indeed, he has arisen like the annihilating fire known as saṁvartaka.

madhukarīm iva

  • like a honeybee — SB 5.2.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.2.6

    Like a honeybee, the Apsarā smelled the beautiful and attractive flowers. She could attract the minds and vision of both humans and demigods by her playful movements, her shyness and humility, her glances, the very pleasing sounds that poured from her mouth as she spoke, and the motion of her limbs. By all these qualities, she opened for Cupid, who bears an arrow of flowers, a path of aural reception into the minds of men. When she spoke, nectar seemed to flow from her mouth. As she breathed, the bees, mad for the taste of her breath, tried to hover about her beautiful lotuslike eyes. Disturbed by the bees, she tried to move hastily, but as she raised her feet to walk quickly, her hair, the belt on her hips, and her breasts, which were like water jugs, also moved in a way that made her extremely beautiful and attractive. Indeed, she seemed to be making a path for the entrance of Cupid, who is most powerful. Therefore the prince, completely subdued by seeing her, spoke to her as follows.

mṛga-rāṭ iva

  • like the king of the animals, the lion — SB 4.22.61plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.22.61

    In his bodily beauty he was just like Cupid, and in his thoughtfulness he was like a lion. In his affection he was just like Svāyambhuva Manu, and in his ability to control he was like Lord Brahmā.

mṛgī iva

  • like a deer — SB 4.17.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.17.14

    When the earth saw that King Pṛthu was taking his bow and arrow to kill her, she became very much afraid and began to tremble. She then began to flee, exactly like a deer, which runs very swiftly when followed by a hunter. Being afraid of King Pṛthu, she took the shape of a cow and began to run.

mṛtakam iva

  • exactly like a dead body — SB 5.1.38plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.1.38

    By the grace of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Mahārāja Priyavrata reawakened to his senses. He divided all his earthly possessions among his obedient sons. He gave up everything, including his wife, with whom he had enjoyed so much sense gratification, and his great and opulent kingdom, and he completely renounced all attachment. His heart, having been cleansed, became a place of pastimes for the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Thus he was able to return to the path of Kṛṣṇa consciousness, spiritual life, and resume the position he had attained by the grace of the great saint Nārada.

mṛtsnā iva

  • like the earth — SB 8.6.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.6.10

    My dear Lord, who are always fully independent, this entire cosmic manifestation arises from You, rests upon You and ends in You. Your Lordship is the beginning, sustenance and end of everything, like the earth, which is the cause of an earthen pot, which supports the pot, and to which the pot, when broken, finally returns.

mugdhaḥ iva

  • as if He did not understand anything — SB 10.11.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.11.42

    When the Supreme Personality of Godhead saw that the demon had assumed the form of a calf and entered among the groups of other calves, He pointed out to Baladeva, "Here is another demon." Then He very slowly approached the demon, as if He did not understand the demon's intentions.

nānā iva

  • as if in different varieties — SB 9.18.49plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.18.49

    The Supreme Lord, Vāsudeva, who created the cosmic manifestation, exhibits Himself as all-pervading, like the sky that holds clouds. And when the creation is annihilated, everything enters into the Supreme Lord, Viṣṇu, and varieties are no longer manifested.
  • like different entities — SB 1.2.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.2.32

    The Lord, as Supersoul, pervades all things, just as fire permeates wood, and so He appears to be of many varieties, though He is the absolute one without a second.
  • like many varieties — SB 7.9.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.9.30

    My dear Lord, You alone manifest Yourself as the entire cosmic manifestation, for You existed before the creation, You exist after the annihilation, and You are the maintainer between the beginning and the end. All this is done by Your external energy through actions and reactions of the three modes of material nature. Therefore whatever exists—externally and internally—is You alone.

pāṇḍuḥ iva

  • exactly like Pāṇḍu — SB 1.12.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.12.12

    Thereupon, when all the good signs of the zodiac gradually evolved, the heir apparent of Pāṇḍu, who would be exactly like him in prowess, took birth.

paśavaḥ iva

  • like the animals — SB 5.26.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.26.31

    There are men and women in this world who sacrifice human beings to Bhairava or Bhadra Kālī and then eat their victims' flesh. Those who perform such sacrifices are taken after death to the abode of Yamarāja, where their victims, having taken the form of Rākṣasas, cut them to pieces with sharpened swords. Just as in this world the man-eaters drank their victims' blood, dancing and singing in jubilation, their victims now enjoy drinking the blood of the sacrificers and celebrating in the same way.

piban iva

  • as if drinking — SB 8.15.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.15.26

    No one anywhere can counteract this military arrangement of Bali's. It now appears that Bali is trying to drink up the entire universe with his mouth, lick up the ten directions with his tongue, and raise fire in every direction with his eyes. Indeed, he has arisen like the annihilating fire known as saṁvartaka.

pibatī iva

  • appeared as if she were drinking — SB 8.17.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.17.7

    O Mahārāja Parīkṣit, the demigoddess Aditi then began offering her prayers to the Supreme Personality of Godhead in a faltering voice and with great love. She appeared as though drinking through her eyes the Supreme Lord, who is the husband of the goddess of fortune, the enjoyer of all sacrificial ceremonies, and the master and Lord of the entire universe.

pitā iva

  • like a father — Bg. 11.44plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 11.44

    You are the Supreme Lord, to be worshiped by every living being. Thus I fall down to offer You my respects and ask Your mercy. Please tolerate the wrongs that I may have done to You and bear with me as a father with his son, or a friend with his friend, or a lover with his beloved.

prabhajyamānām iva

  • as if breaking — SB 8.12.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.12.19

    Because the ball was falling down and bouncing up, as She played with it Her breasts trembled, and because of the weight of those breasts and Her heavy flower garlands, Her waist appeared to be all but breaking at every step, as Her two soft feet, which were reddish like coral, moved here and there.

prāk iva

  • as formerly — Madhya 19.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 19.1

    Before the creation of this cosmic manifestation, the Lord enlightened the heart of Lord Brahmā with the details of the creation and manifested the Vedic knowledge. In exactly the same way, the Lord, being anxious to revive the Vṛndāvana pastimes of Lord Kṛṣṇa, impregnated the heart of Rūpa Gosvāmī with spiritual potency. By this potency, Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī could revive the activities of Kṛṣṇa in Vṛndāvana, activities almost lost to memory. In this way, He spread Kṛṣṇa consciousness throughout the world.

praviṣṭaḥ iva

  • You appear to have entered — SB 10.3.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.3.14

    My Lord, You are the same person who in the beginning created this material world by His personal external energy. After the creation of this world of three guṇas [sattva, rajas and tamas], You appear to have entered it, although in fact You have not.

pretya āgatam iva

  • thought that it was as if the boys had returned from death — SB 10.11.54plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.11.54

    When the cowherd men and women heard about the killing of Bakāsura in the forest, they were very much astonished. Upon seeing Kṛṣṇa and hearing the story, they received Kṛṣṇa very eagerly, thinking that Kṛṣṇa and the other boys had returned from the mouth of death. Thus they looked upon Kṛṣṇa and the boys with silent eyes, not wanting to turn their eyes aside now that the boys were safe.

rādhikā iva

  • exactly like Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī — Madhya 18.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 18.12

    " 'Because of its wonderful transcendental qualities, Rādhā-kuṇḍa is as dear to Kṛṣṇa as Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī. It was in that lake that the all-opulent Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa performed His pastimes with Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī with great pleasure and transcendental bliss. Whoever bathes just once in Rādhā-kuṇḍa attains Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī's loving attraction for Śrī Kṛṣṇa. Who within this world can describe the glories and sweetness of Śrī Rādhā-kuṇḍa?' "
  • like Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī — Ādi 4.146plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 4.146

    "Who manifests an abundance of sweetness greater than Mine, which has never been experienced before and which causes wonder to all? Alas, I Myself, My mind bewildered upon seeing this beauty, impetuously desire to enjoy it like Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī.
    , Madhya 8.149plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 8.149

    " 'Upon seeing His own reflection in a bejeweled pillar of His Dvārakā palace, Kṛṣṇa desired to embrace it, saying, "Alas, I have never seen such a person before. Who is He? Just by seeing Him I have become eager to embrace Him, exactly like Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī." ' "
    , Madhya 20.182plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.182

    " 'Who manifests an abundance of sweetness greater than Mine, which has never been experienced before and which causes wonder to all? Alas, I Myself, My mind bewildered upon seeing this beauty, impetuously desire to enjoy it like Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī.'

ramām iva

  • exactly like the goddess of fortune — SB 9.20.8-9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.20.8-9

    Once when King Duṣmanta went to the forest to hunt and was very much fatigued, he approached the residence of Kaṇva Muni. There he saw a most beautiful woman who looked exactly like the goddess of fortune and who sat there illuminating the entire āśrama by her effulgence. The King was naturally attracted by her beauty, and therefore he approached her, accompanied by some of his soldiers, and spoke to her.

rambhā iva

  • like a banana tree — Madhya 19.202plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 19.202

    " 'While Kṛṣṇa was joking with Rukmiṇī in Dvārakā, she was full of distress, fear and lamentation. She had also lost her intelligence. She dropped her hand bangles and the fan she was using to fan the Lord. Her hair became disarrayed, and she fainted and fell suddenly, appearing like a banana tree knocked down by high winds.'

rāṭ iva

  • like the king of — SB 4.22.58plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.22.58

    Just as rainfall satisfies everyone's desires, Mahārāja Pṛthu used to satisfy everyone. He was like the sea in that no one could understand his depths, and he was like Meru, the king of hills, in the fixity of his purpose.

rudatīm iva

  • just like lamenting — SB 4.23.1-3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.23.1-3

    At the last stage of his life, when Mahārāja Pṛthu saw himself getting old, that great soul, who was king of the world, divided whatever opulence he had accumulated amongst all kinds of living entities, moving and nonmoving. He arranged pensions for everyone according to religious principles, and after executing the orders of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, in complete coordination with Him, he dedicated his sons unto the earth, which was considered to be his daughter. Then Mahārāja Pṛthu left the presence of his citizens, who were almost lamenting and crying from feeling separation from the King, and went to the forest alone with his wife to perform austerities.

sakhā iva

  • just like a friend — SB 1.15.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.15.19

    Generally both of us used to live together and sleep, sit and loiter together. And at the time of advertising oneself for acts of chivalry, sometimes, if there were any irregularity, I used to reproach Him by saying, "My friend, You are very truthful." Even in those hours when His value was minimized, He, being the Supreme Soul, used to tolerate all those utterings of mine, excusing me exactly as a true friend excuses his true friend, or a father excuses his son.
  • like a friend — Bg. 11.44plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 11.44

    You are the Supreme Lord, to be worshiped by every living being. Thus I fall down to offer You my respects and ask Your mercy. Please tolerate the wrongs that I may have done to You and bear with me as a father with his son, or a friend with his friend, or a lover with his beloved.

sammārjatī iva

  • appearing like a sweeper — SB 3.15.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.15.21

    The ladies in the Vaikuṇṭha planets are as beautiful as the goddess of fortune herself. Such transcendentally beautiful ladies, their hands playing with lotuses and their leg bangles tinkling, are sometimes seen sweeping the marble walls, which are bedecked at intervals with golden borders, in order to receive the grace of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

śāntā iva

  • as if fatigued — SB 3.20.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.20.36

    O beautiful woman, when you strike the bouncing ball against the ground with your hand again and again, your lotus feet do not stay in one place. Oppressed by the weight of your full-grown breasts, your waist becomes fatigued, and your clear vision grows dull, as it were. Pray braid your comely hair.

siddhārthaḥ iva

  • and like a white mustard seed — SB 5.25.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.25.2

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: This great universe, situated on one of Lord Anantadeva's thousands of hoods, appears just like a white mustard seed. It is infinitesimal compared to the hood of Lord Ananta.

sindhuḥ iva

  • like the ocean — SB 10.3.50plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.3.50

    Because of constant rain sent by the demigod Indra, the River Yamunā was filled with deep water, foaming about with fiercely whirling waves. But as the great Indian Ocean had formerly given way to Lord Rāmacandra by allowing Him to construct a bridge, the River Yamunā gave way to Vasudeva and allowed him to cross.

smayan iva

  • apparently smiling — SB 1.5.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.5.1

    Sūta Gosvāmī said: Thus the sage amongst the gods [Nārada], comfortably seated and apparently smiling, addressed the ṛṣi amongst the brāhmaṇas [Vedavyāsa].

śrīḥ iva

  • exactly like the goddess of fortune — SB 7.11.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.11.29

    The woman who engages in the service of her husband, following strictly in the footsteps of the goddess of fortune, surely returns home, back to Godhead, with her devotee husband, and lives very happily in the Vaikuṇṭha planets.

sthāṇuḥ iva

  • like a post — SB 5.23.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.23.2

    Established by the supreme will of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the polestar, which is the planet of Mahārāja Dhruva, constantly shines as the central pivot for all the stars and planets. The unsleeping, invisible, most powerful time factor causes these luminaries to revolve around the polestar without cessation.

su-janaḥ iva

  • like a perfect gentle person — SB 5.8.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.8.16

    Bharata Mahārāja would think: Alas, the deer is now helpless. I am now very unfortunate, and my mind is like a cunning hunter, for it is always filled with cheating propensities and cruelty. The deer has put its faith in me, just as a good man who has a natural interest in good behavior forgets the misbehavior of a cunning friend and puts his faith in him. Although I have proved faithless, will this deer return and place its faith in me?

su-janasya iva

  • like the great personalities — Ādi 9.46plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 9.46

    " 'Just see how these trees are maintaining every living entity! Their birth is successful. Their behavior is just like that of great personalities, for anyone who asks anything from a tree never goes away disappointed.' "

sukṛtī iva

  • like a pious man — SB 9.10.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.10.23

    After thus rebuking Rāvaṇa, Lord Rāmacandra fixed an arrow to His bow, aimed at Rāvaṇa, and released the arrow, which pierced Rāvaṇa's heart like a thunderbolt. Upon seeing this, Rāvaṇa's followers raised a tumultuous sound, crying, "Alas! Alas! What has happened? What has happened?" as Rāvaṇa, vomiting blood from his ten mouths, fell from his airplane, just as a pious man falls to earth from the heavenly planets when the results of his pious activities are exhausted.

śunī iva

  • like a dog — SB 9.18.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.18.11

    Oh, just see the activities of this servant-maid Śarmiṣṭhā! Disregarding all etiquette, she has put on my dress, just like a dog snatching clarified butter meant for use in a sacrifice.

surataroḥ iva

  • like that of the desire tree in Vaikuṇṭhaloka (which offers fruits according to the desire of the devotee) — SB 7.9.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.9.27

    Unlike an ordinary living entity, my Lord, You do not discriminate between friends and enemies, the favorable and the unfavorable, because for You there is no conception of higher and lower. Nonetheless, You offer Your benedictions according to the level of one's service, exactly as a desire tree delivers fruits according to one's desires and makes no distinction between the lower and the higher.

sva-rāṭ iva

  • equal to the position of Indra — SB 8.13.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.13.14

    With great affection, the Personality of Godhead bound Bali and then installed him in the kingdom of Sutala, which is more opulent than the heavenly planets. Mahārāja Bali now resides on that planet and is more comfortably situated than Indra.

tarī iva

  • like a boat — SB 4.8.79plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.8.79

    As Dhruva Mahārāja, the King's son, kept himself steadily standing on one leg, the pressure of his big toe pushed down half the earth, just as an elephant being carried on a boat rocks the boat left and right with his every step.

unmādaḥ iva

  • just like a madman — SB 5.6.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.6.7

    Actually Lord Ṛṣabhadeva had no material body, but due to yogamāyā, He considered His body material, and therefore, because He played like an ordinary human being, He gave up the mentality of identifying with it. Following this principle, He began to wander all over the world. While traveling, He came to the province of Karṇāṭa in South India and passed through Koṅka, Veṅka and Kuṭaka. He had no plan to travel this way, but He arrived near Kuṭakācala and entered a forest there. He placed stones within His mouth and began to wander through the forest, naked and with His hair disheveled like a madman.

uraṅgī iva

  • like a serpent — SB 9.18.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.18.15

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: When thus rebuked in cruel words, Śarmiṣṭhā was very angry. Breathing heavily like a serpent and biting her lower lip with her teeth, she spoke to the daughter of Śukrācārya as follows.

vairiṇā iva

  • as if by an enemy — SB 8.12.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.12.31

    As if harassed by an enemy in the form of lusty desires, Lord Śiva followed the path of Lord Viṣṇu, who acts very wonderfully and who had taken the form of Mohinī.

vajram iva

  • like a thunderbolt — SB 9.10.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.10.23

    After thus rebuking Rāvaṇa, Lord Rāmacandra fixed an arrow to His bow, aimed at Rāvaṇa, and released the arrow, which pierced Rāvaṇa's heart like a thunderbolt. Upon seeing this, Rāvaṇa's followers raised a tumultuous sound, crying, "Alas! Alas! What has happened? What has happened?" as Rāvaṇa, vomiting blood from his ten mouths, fell from his airplane, just as a pious man falls to earth from the heavenly planets when the results of his pious activities are exhausted.

vasudhā iva

  • like the earth — SB 1.12.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.12.22

    This child will be as strong as a lion, and as worthy a shelter as the Himalaya Mountains. He will be forbearing like the earth, and as tolerant as his parents.

vasūn iva

  • exactly like the chief Vasus in the heavenly planets — SB 9.24.53-55plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.24.53-55

    The eight sons born of Sahadevā such as Pravara and Śruta, were exact incarnations of the eight Vasus in the heavenly planets. Vasudeva also begot eight highly qualified sons through the womb of Devakī. These included Kīrtimān, Suṣeṇa, Bhadrasena, Ṛju, Sammardana, Bhadra and Saṅkarṣaṇa, the controller and serpent incarnation. The eighth son was the Supreme Personality of Godhead Himself—Kṛṣṇa. The highly fortunate Subhadrā, the one daughter, was your grandmother.

vāyakāḥ iva

  • like expert weavers — SB 5.26.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.26.36

    One who in this world or this life is very proud of his wealth always thinks, "I am so rich. Who can equal me?" His vision is twisted, and he is always afraid that someone will take his wealth. Indeed, he even suspects his superiors. His face and heart dry up at the thought of losing his wealth, and therefore he always looks like a wretched fiend. He is not in any way able to obtain actual happiness, and he does not know what it is to be free from anxiety. Because of the sinful things he does to earn money, augment his wealth and protect it, he is put into the hell called Sūcīmukha, where the officials of Yamarāja punish him by stitching thread through his entire body like weavers manufacturing cloth.

vayāṁsi iva

  • like birds — SB 1.9.44plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.9.44

    Knowing that Bhīṣmadeva had merged into the unlimited eternity of the Supreme Absolute, all present there became silent like birds at the end of the day.

vāyuḥ iva

  • as good as the all-pervading air — SB 1.5.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.5.7

    Like the sun, Your Goodness can travel everywhere in the three worlds, and like the air you can penetrate the internal region of everyone. As such, you are as good as the all-pervasive Supersoul. Please, therefore, find out the deficiency in me, despite my being absorbed in transcendence under disciplinary regulations and vows.
  • exactly like the air — SB 8.24.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.24.6

    Like the air passing through different types of atmosphere, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, although appearing sometimes as a human being and sometimes as a lower animal, is always transcendental. Because He is above the material modes of nature, He is unaffected by higher and lower forms.

viṣam iva

  • like poison — Bg. 18.36-37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 18.36-37

    O best of the Bhāratas, now please hear from Me about the three kinds of happiness which the conditioned soul enjoys, and by which he sometimes comes to the end of all distress. That which in the beginning may be just like poison but at the end is just like nectar and which awakens one to self-realization is said to be happiness in the mode of goodness.
    , Bg. 18.38plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 18.38

    That happiness which is derived from contact of the senses with their objects and which appears like nectar at first but poison at the end is said to be of the nature of passion.