CANTO 4 Summary

October 25, 2017 | Author: bizzydude | Category: Shiva, Sacrifice, Hindu Literature, Hindu Mythology, Religious Belief And Doctrine
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CANTO 4 Creation of the Fourth Order SB 4.1: Genealogical Table of the Daughters of Manu SB 4.2: Daksha Curses Lord Siva SB 4.3: Talks Between Lord Siva and Sati SB 4.4: Sati Quits Her Body SB 4.5: Frustration of the Sacrifice of Daksha SB 4.6: Brahma Satisfies Lord Siva SB 4.7: The Sacrifice Performed by Daksha SB 4.8: Dhruva Maharaja Leaves Home for the Forest SB 4.9: Dhruva Maharaja Returns Home SB 4.10: Dhruva Maharaja's Fight With the Yakshas SB 4.11: Svayambhuva Manu Advises Dhruva Maharaja to Stop Fighting SB 4.12: Dhruva Maharaja Goes Back to Godhead SB 4.13: Description of the Descendants of Dhruva Maharaja SB 4.14: The Story of King Vena SB 4.15: King Prithu's Appearance and Coronation SB 4.16: Praise of King Prithu by the Professional Reciters SB 4.17: Maharaja Prithu Becomes Angry at the Earth SB 4.18: Prithu Maharaja Milks the Earth Planet SB 4.19: King Prithu's One Hundred Horse Sacrifices SB 4.20: Lord Vishnu's Appearance in the Sacrificial Arena of Maharaja Prithu SB 4.21: Instructions by Maharaja Prithu SB 4.22: Prithu Maharaja's Meeting with the Four Kumaras SB 4.23: Maharaja Prithu's Going Back Home SB 4.24: Chanting the Song Sung by Lord Siva SB 4.25: The Descriptions of the Characteristics of King Puranjana SB 4.26: King Puranjana Goes to the Forest to Hunt, and His Queen Becomes Angry SB 4.27: Attack by Candavega on the City of King Puranjana: the Character of Kalakanya SB 4.28: Puranjana Becomes a Woman in the Next Life SB 4.29: Talks Between Narada and King Pracinabarhi SB 4.30: The Activities of the Pracetas SB 4.31: Narada Instructs the Pracetas

CHAPTER ONE Genealogical Table of the Daughters of Manu Three Daughters of Svāyambhuva Manu Yajña Born of Ākūti Twelve Boys Born of Yajña and Dakṣiṇā Pūrṇimā’s Descendants Described The Severe Austerities of Atri Muni and Anasūyā Brahmā, Viṣṇu and Śiva Visit Atri Muni Atri Muni Benedicted by the Three Deities Birth of the Great Mystic Dattātreya Seven Spotless Sages Born of Vasiṣṭha The Universe Populated by the Descendants of Kardama The Joyful Appearance of Nara-Nārāyaṇa Forty-nine Fire-gods Generated CHAPTER TWO Dakṣa Curses Lord Śiva Lord Śiva, Spiritual Master of the World Dakṣa Offended by Lord Śiva Dakṣa Speaks Against Lord Śiva Lord Śiva Cursed by Dakṣa Dakṣa Cursed by Nandīśvara

The Followers of Lord Śiva Cursed by Bhṛgu Lord Śiva Leaves the Arena of the Sacrifice The Demigods Depart for Their Abodes CHAPTER THREE Talks Between Lord Śiva and Satī Tension Between Dakṣa and Lord Śiva The Great Sacrifice Planned by Dakṣa Satī’s Desire to Attend the Sacrifice Women Hanker for Material Affection Śiva Remembers the Malicious Speeches of Dakṣa Dakṣa Proud of Material Assets Dakṣa Intolerant of Śiva’s High Position Śiva Worships Vāsudeva in Pure Consciousness Śiva’s Advice to Satī CHAPTER FOUR Satī Quits Her Body Satī’s Mind Unsettled Satī Leaves Her Husband Satī Dissatisfied by Dakṣa’s Silence Satī Condemns Her Father Śiva’s Order Never Neglected Inauspicious Qualities of Śiva Satī Condemns Her Body Opulences of Self-realized Souls Satī Absorbs Herself in Mystic Yoga Satī Quits Her Body in Blazing Fire Dakṣa Unworthy to Be a Brāhmaṇa Bhṛgu Muni Creates the Ṛbhu Demigods CHAPTER FIVE Frustration of the Sacrifice of Dakṣa Śiva Becomes Angry The Fearful Black Demon Created Śiva’s Soldiers Follow the Fierce Personality Lord Śiva’s Dance of Dissolution The Destruction of the Sacrificial Arena Dakṣa Beheaded by Vīrabhadra

CHAPTER SIX Brahmā Satisfies Lord Śiva Priests and Demigods Approach Lord Brahmā Lord Śiva Easily Pleased The Abode of Kailāsa The Lake in Which Satī Bathed Celestial Damsels Enjoy in Santified Rivers The Airplanes of the Heavenly Denizens Śiva Surrounded by Saintly Persons Lord Śiva, Chief of All Thinkers Lord Brahmā Speaks to Śiva Miscreants Destined to Ghastly Hells Envious Persons Already Killed by Providence Vaiṣṇavas Never Bewildered by Māyā The Recommended Sacrifice for This Age CHAPTER SEVEN The Sacrifice Performed by Dakṣa Śiva Pacified by the Words of Lord Brahmā Dakṣa Given a Goat’s Head Dakṣa’s Heart Cleansed Dakṣa’s Prayers to Lord Śiva

The Brāhmaṇas Arrange to Offer Oblations The Appearance of Lord Nārāyaṇa Lord Viṣṇu Worshipable by Everyone Dakṣa Offers Respectful Prayers to the Lord The Formidable Fort of Conditional Existence The Insurmountable Spell of Illusory Energy Viṣṇu’s Form Pleasing to the Mind and Eyes The Mind Compared to an Elephant Viṣṇu, the Shelter of the Quality of Goodness Demigods Depend on Viṣṇu for Protection The Value of the Human Form of Life Lord Viṣṇu Is Everything Chanting the Lord’s Holy Name Supersoul, the Self-sufficient Witness One Who Knows Brahman Dakṣa Situated on the Religious Path CHAPTER EIGHT Dhruva Mahārāja Leaves Home for the Forest The Brahmacārī Sons of Brahmā Irreligion Also Brahmā’s Son The Descendants of Svāyamabhuva Manu Dhruva Mahārāja Insulted Dhruva Leaves the Palace The Advice of Dhruva’s Mother Taking Shelter of the Lord’s Lotus Feet The Great Sage Nārada Struck With Wonder Living Entities Controlled by Previous Actions Crossing Over the Darkness of Nescience Dhruva Lacking Brahminical Humility The Expert Advice of Nārada Muni The Virtuous Forest Named Madhuvana The Goal of Meditation Is the Personality of Godhead The Lord Is a Person Perfect Human Beings Flying in the Sky Tulasī Leaves Very Dear to Kṛṣṇa Prescribed Paraphernalia for Worship of the Lord Dhruva Mahārāja Enters Madhuvana Forest Nārada Muni Advises the King Following the Orders of the Spiritual Master Dhruva Mahārāja Captures the Supreme Lord The Lord Reassures the Demigods CHAPTER NINE Dhruva Mahārāja Returns Home The Lord Appears Before Dhruva Dhruva Offers Conclusive Prayers The Lord Is Like a Desire Tree The Different Varieties of Living Entities Lord Viṣṇu Enjoys the Results of Sacrifices The Lord Congratulates Dhruva Dhruva Is Awarded the Polestar Lord Viṣṇu Returns to His Abode Dhruva Ashamed of His Material Demands The Shelter of the Lotus Feet of the Lord King Uttānapāda Considers Himself Wretched Dhruva’s Reunion with His Father Sunīti Was the Mother of a Great Hero Description of the Capital City Dhruva Enthroned As Emperor CHAPTER TEN Dhruva Mahārāja’s Fight with the Yakṣas Dhruva’s Brother Killed by a Yakṣa

The Yakṣas Valiantly Exhibit Their Prowess Dhruva Shoots Incessant Arrows The Mystic Tricks of the Demons CHAPTER ELEVEN Svāyambhuva Manu Advises Dhruva Mahārāja to Stop Fighting Dhruva’s Arrows Dismay the Enemy Soldiers Svāyambhuva Manu Gives Good Instructions Creation of the Material World The Lord in His Feature of Eternal Time Birth and Death Caused by the Supreme Anger Is the Enemy of Spiritual Realization

CHAPTER TWELVE Dhruva Mahārāja Goes Back to Godhead Kuvera Speaks to Dhruva Mahārāja Kuvera Offers a Benediction to Dhruva Dhruva Performs Many Ceremonial Sacrifices Dhruva as Direct Father of the Citizens Dhruva Mahārāja Retires to the Forest Associates of Viṣṇu Come Before Dhruva Nanda and Sunanda Address Dhruva Dhruva Prepares to Board the Transcendental Plane Dhruva Remembers His Poor Mother Nārada Chants the Glories of Dhruva Devotees Like to Hear About Dhruva The Narration of Dhruva Mahārāja Is Sublime Knowledge CHAPTER THIRTEEN Description of the Descendants of Dhruva Mahārāja Vidura Inquires About the Pracetās Dhruva’s Son Utkala Does Not Desire the Throne Vatsara Elevated to the Royal Throne King Vena Cursed by the Sages Sacrifice Performed by King Aṅga King Aṅga Offers Oblations to Viṣṇu Vena as Grandson of Death Personified King Aṅga Gives Up His Home CHAPTER FOURTEEN The Story of King Vena Vena Installed on the Throne King Vena Stops Religious Rituals The Great Sages Speak to King Vena Qualifications of a Pious King King Vena Replies to the Brāhmaṇas King Vena Condemned by the Sages Sunīthā Preserves the Dead Body of Vena Bāhuka Born of the Thighs of Vena CHAPTER FIFTEEN King Pṛthu’s Appearance and Coronation Male and Female Born of the Arms of Vena The Goddes of Fortune Incarnated as Arci King Pṛthu Is Placed on the Throne King Pṛthu Speaks CHAPTER SIXTEEN Praise of King Pṛthu by the Professional Reciters The Reciters Continue to Praise the King King Pṛthu as a Chastiser to the Irreligious King Pṛthu as a Protector of the World

King Pṛthu to Remain Just Like Fire The King Will Respect All Women The King Will Perform One Hundred Sacrifices CHAPTER SEVENTEEN Mahārāja Pṛthu Becomes Angry at the Earth The Citizens Suffer Starvation The Earth Flees from King Pṛthu The Cow-shaped Earth Appeals to the King King Pṛthu Replies to the Earthly Planet Pṛthu Mahārāja Becomes Like Yamarāja The Planet Earth Speaks The Lord in the Form of the Original Boar CHAPTER EIGHTEEN Pṛthu Mahārāja Milks the Earth Planet The Planet Earth Tries to Convince the King Grains Being Used by Nondevotees Earth Fulfills the King’s Desire The Demigods Milk Nectar from the Earth The Demons Milk Blood from the Earth Earth Supplies Everyone His Food CHAPTER NINETEEN King Pṛthu’s One Hundred Horse Sacrifices Viṣṇu Present at the Sacrifices of King Pṛthu King Pṛthu Presented with Various Gifts Indra Takes the Sacrificial Horse Indra Abandons His False Dress Indra Adopts Several Orders of Sannyāsa Lord Brahmā Stops the Sacrifice Unwanted Desires Even Amongst the Demigods King Pṛthu Concludes a Peace With Indra CHAPTER TWENTY Lord Viṣṇu’s Appearance in the Sacrificial Arena of Mahārāja Pṛthu Lord Viṣṇu Appears on the Scene The Intelligent Do Not Become Addicted to the Body The Devotee’s Mind Becomes Broader and Transparent Lord Viṣṇu Instructs King Pṛthu Lord Viṣṇu Pleased with Pṛthu’s Character King Pṛthu Worships the Lord’s Lotus Feet Prayers Offered by Mahārāja Pṛthu Hearing from the Mouth of a Pure Devotee Lakṣmi the Mother of the Universe Those Bound by the Sweet Words of the Vedas Pṛthu Mahārāja Blessed by the Lord The Lord Returns to His Abode

CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE Instructions by Mahārāja Pṛthu The King’s City Beautifully Decorated All the Citizens Welcome the King The Demigods Follow in Pṛthu’s Footsteps King Pṛthu Initiates a Great Sacrifice Mahārāja Pṛthu’s Beautiful Speech The Fate of an Impious King There Must Be a Supreme Authority Abominable Persons Bewildered on the Path of Religion A Devotee Manifests Renunciation The Lord Accepts Different Types of Sacrifice

Vaiṣṇavas More Powerful than Royalty Regular Service to Brāhmaṇas and Vaiṣṇavas Offerings Accepted Through Mouths of Devotees The Dust of the Lotus Feet of Vaiṣṇavas King Pṛthu Congratulated by the Saintly Persons CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO Pṛthu Mahārāja’s Meeting with the Four Kumaras The Four Kumāras Arrive The King Worships the Four Kumāras King Pṛthu Speaks with Great Restraint Four Kumāras Keep Themselves Like Small Children Sanat-kumāra Begins to Speak The Ultimate Goal of Life Drinking the Nectar of the Glorification of the Lord Devotees Should Lead a Simple Life Increasing the Culture of Devotional Service The Soul Subjected to Designations The Strongest Obstruction to One’s Self-interest Liberation Has to Be Taken Very Seriously Paramātmā Is Eternally Transcendental The Ocean of Nescience Is Difficult to Cross Pṛthu Mahārāja Offers Everything to the Kumāras The Kumāras Praise the Character of the King Pṛthu Mahārāja’s Only Aim Is to Satisfy the Lord Mahārāja Pṛthu Begets Five Sons Mahārāja Pṛthu Satisfies Everyone Pṛthu Mahārāja’s Reputation Loudly Declared CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE Mahārāja Pṛthu’s Going Back Home Mahārāja Pṛthu Goes to the Forest Severe Austerities Undergone by Pṛthu Mahārāja Mahārāja Pṛthu Engages Completely in Devotional Service Pṛthu Mahārāja Gives Up His Material Body Pṛthu Mahārāja Released from All Designations Queen Arci Follows the King into the Forest Queen Arci Prepares a Funeral Pyre The Wives of the Demigods Glorify Queen Arci Queen Arci Reaches the Planet of Her Husband Benefits of Hearing the Narration of Mahārāja Pṛthu Even a Pure Devotee Must Hear About Pṛthu Mahārāja CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR Chanting the Song Sung by Lord Śiva Vijitāśva Becomes Emperor of the World The Three Sons of Mahārāja Antardhāna The Marriage of Mahārāja Barhiṣat The Sons of Prācīnabarhi Meet Lord Śiva Lord Śiva Accompanied by His Dangerous Energies The Great Lake Seen by the Pracetās Lord Śiva Speaks to the Pracetās Devotees Are Very Dear to Lord Śiva Prayer of Lord Śiva Śiva Prays to Lord Aniruddha The Lord Expands His Transcendental Vibrations The Lord Is the Oldest and Supreme Enjoyer The Lord Is the Sum Total of All Beauty The Lord Has Shoulders Like a Lion’s The Beauty of the Lord’s Lotus Feet Devotees Easily Attain the Lord Time Does Not Approach the Devotee The Lord Is Spread All Over the Universe Constitution of the Universal Form

The So-called Happiness of the Material Creation Time Scatters Everything Even Lord Brahmā Worships the Lord The Yoga System of Chanting the Holy Name Achievement of Knowledge Is the Highest Perfection Value of Chanting the Prayers of Lord Śiva CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE The Descriptions of the Characteristics of King Purañjana Nārada Has Compassion on King Prācīnabarhiṣat Those Interested in a So-called Beautiful Life Nārada Narrates the History of King Purañjana King Purañjana Has Unlimited Material Desires Description of the City of Nine Gates King Purañjana Meets a Beautiful Woman King Purañjana Addresses the Woman Purañjana Introduces Himself as a Great Hero The Girl Speaks to the King Happiness of a Householder’s Life The King and the Woman Enter the City Description of the Nine Gates The King Fulfills All the Desires of His Queen The King Becomes Cheated in His Whole Existence CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX King Purañjana Goes to the Forest to Hunt, and His Queen Becomes Angry The Departure of the King for the Forest The King Kills Many Innocent Animals A Person Who Acts Whimsically Falls Down After Killing, the King Becomes Tired The King Becomes Captivated by Cupid A Good Wife Gives Good Intelligence The King Praises the Beauty of His Wife CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN Attack by Caṇḍavega on the City of King Purañjana; the Character of Kālakanyā King Purañjana Enjoys with His Wife The King Becomes Deviated from His Good Sense The King Begets 1,100 Sons in the Womb of His Wife The King Gets His Sons and Daughters Married King Purañjana Worships the Demigods There Is a King Named Caṇḍavega The King and His Friends Become Anxious Nārada Cursed by the Daughter of Time The King of the Yavanas Addresses Kālakanyā CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT Purañjana Becomes a Woman in the Next Life Dangerous Soldiers Attack the City of Purañjana The King Loses All His Beauty and Opulence The King’s City Is Smashed by Kālakanyā The Serpent Wishes to Leave the City The King Worries About His Family Members Yavana-rāja Comes To Arrest the King The King Is Unable to Remember the Supersoul Purañjana Takes Birth as the Daughter of a King The Children of King Malayadhvaja King Malayadhvaja Retires to a Solitary Place King Malayadhvaja Conquers All Relatives King Malayadhvaja Attains Perfect Knowledge

Queen Vidharbhī Remains Engaged in Her Husband’s Service The Queen Laments the Death of Her Husband A Brāhmaṇa Pacifies the Queen Supersoul Is the Most Intimate Friend The Soul Is Hidden in the City of the Body The Factual Position of the Soul and the Supersoul CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE Talks Between Nārada and King Prācīnabarhi Transmigration of the Living Entity Description of the Senses The Eyes Engage in Seeing Forms The Mind Is Affected by the Modes of Nature The Body’s Life Span Is Gradually Reduced The Living Entity Gets Different Bodies The Living Entity Is Exactly Like a Dog The Ultimate Solution to All Problems The Culture of Kṛṣṇa Consciousness Demigod Worship Does Not Help One Understand the Lord Vedic Rituals Are Not the Goal of Life Devotional Service Is the Only Way to Please the Lord The Spiritual Master Is Not Different from Kṛṣṇa The Precarious Position of Family Life Even Great Sages Are Bewildered About the Goal of Life The Subtle Body Always Remains The Living Entity Executes His Mental Concoctions The Mind Indicates Past and Future Bodies The Devotee Observes the Cosmos as the Lord Does Transmigration of the Soul The Living Being Entrapped as a Conditioned Soul King Prācīnabarhi Leaves Home This Narration Sanctifies the Material World CHAPTER THIRTY The Activities of the Pracetās The Pracetās Satisfy Lord Viṣṇu Description of the Body of the Lord The Lord Addresses the Pracetās The Daughter Born of Pramlocā and Kaṇḍu Special Facilities Given to the Pracetās Devotees Feel Fresh and New in Their Activities Prayers of the Pracetās The Lord’s Existence Is Completely Independent The Lord Is the Witness of All Activities The Deity Expansion of the Lord The Lord Is Celebrated by the Name Ananta Association with Pure Devotees Devotees Purify Places of Pilgrimage The Lord Is Known As Vāsudeva The Pracetās Wish to Make the Earth Treeless The Birth of Dakṣa CHAPTER THIRTY-ONE Nārada Instructs the Pracetās The Pracetās Leave Home Nārada Comes to See the Pracetās Nārada’s Intructions to the Pracetās Three Kinds of Human Birth The Goal of All Auspicious Activities Everything Emanates from the Supreme Lord The Lord Is the Supersoul of All Beings The Lord Relishes the Activities of the Devotees The Pracetās Go Back to Godhead

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