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Tenth Chapter. Glimpses Of The DIvine Glory In Srimad-Bhagavad-Gita

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Srimad-Bhagavad-Gita, English translation and commentary by Swami Swarupananda, [1909] The Blessed Lord said: 1. Again, O mighty-armed, do thou listen to My supreme word, which I, wishing thy welfare, will tell thee who art delighted (to hear Me). 1 2. Neither the hosts of Devas, nor the great Rishis, know My origin, for in every way I am the source of all the Devas and the great Rishis. 2 3. He who knows Me, birthless and beginningless, the great Lord of worlds—he, among mortals, is undeluded, he is freed from all sins. 3 4-5. Intellect, knowledge, non-delusion, forbearance, truth, restraint of the external senses, calmness of heart, happiness, misery, birth, death, fear, as well as fearlessness, non-injury, evenness, contentment, austerity, benevolence, good name, (as well as) ill-fame;—(these) different kinds of qualities of beings arise from Me alone. 4 6. The seven great Rishis as well as the four ancient Manus, possessed of powers like Me (due to their thoughts being fixed on Me), were born of (My) mind; from them are these creatures in the world. 6 7. He who in reality knows these manifold manifestations of My being and (this) Yoga power of Mine, becomes established in the unshakable Yoga; there is no doubt about it. 7 8. l am the origin of all, from Me everything evolves;—thus thinking the wise worship Me with loving consciousness. 8 9. With their minds wholly in Me, with their senses absorbed in Me, enlightening one another, and always speaking of Me, they are satisfied and delighted. 9 10. To them, ever steadfast and serving Me with affection, I give that Buddhi Yoga by which they come unto Me. 10 11. Out of mere compassion for them, [paragraph continues] I, abiding in their hearts, destroy the darkness (in them) born of ignorance, by the luminous lamp of knowledge. 11 Arjuna said: 12-13. The Supreme Brahman, the Supreme Abode, the Supreme Purifier, art Thou. All the Rishis, the Deva-Rishi Nârada as well as Asita, Devala and Vyâsa have declared Thee as the Eternal, the Self-luminous Purusha, the first Deva, Birth-less and All-pervading. So also Thou Thyself sayest to me. 14. I regard all this that Thou sayest to me as true, O Keshava. Verily, O Bhagavân, neither the Devas nor the Dânavas know Thy manifestation. 14 15. Verily, Thou Thyself knowest Thyself by Thyself, O Purusha Supreme, O Source of beings, O Lord of beings, O Deva of Devas, O Ruler of the world. 16. Thou shouldst indeed speak, without reserve, of Thy divine attributes by which, filling all these worlds, Thou existest. 16 17. How shall I, O Yogin, meditate ever to know Thee? In what things, Bhagavân, art Thou to be thought of by me? 17 18. Speak to me again in detail, Jnanârdana, of Thy Yoga-powers and attributes; for I am never satiated in hearing the ambrosia (of Thy speech). 18 The Blessed Lord said: 19. I shall speak to thee now, O best of the Kurus, of My divine attributes, according to their prominence; there is no end to the particulars of My manifestation. 19 20. I am the Self, O Gudâkesha, existent in the heart of all beings; I am the beginning, the middle, and also the end of all beings. 20 21. Of the Adityas, I am Vishnu; of luminaries, the radiant Sun; of the winds, I am Marichi; of the asterisms, the Moon. 22. I am the Sâma-Veda of the Vedas, and Vâsava (Indra) of the gods; of the senses I am Manas, and intelligence in living beings am I. 23. And of the Rudras I am Sankara, of the Yakshas and Râkshasas the Lord of wealth (Kuvera), of the Vasus I am Pâvaka, and of mountains, Meru am I. 24. And of priests, O son of Prithâ, know Me the chief, Brihaspati; of generals, I am Skanda; of bodies of water, I am the ocean. 25. Of the great Rishis I am Bhrigu; of words I am the one syllable "Om"; of Yajnas I am the Yajna of Japa (silent repetition); of immovable things the Himâlaya. 25 26. Of all trees (I am) the Ashvattha, and Nârada of Deva-Rishis; Chitraratha of Gandharvas am I, and the Muni Kapila of the perfected ones. 27. Know Me among horses as Uchchaisshravas, Amrita-born; of lordly elephants Airâvata, and of men the king. 27 28. Of weapons I am the thunderbolt, of cows I am Kâmadhuk; I am the Kandarpa, the cause of offspring; of serpents I am Vâsuki. 29. And Ananta of snakes I am, I am Varuna of water-beings; and Aryaman of Pitris I am, I am Yama of controllers. 30. And Prahlâda am I of Diti's progeny, of measurers I am Time; and of beasts I am the lord of beasts, and Garuda of birds. 31. Of purifiers I am the wind, Râma of warriors am I; of fishes I am the shark, of streams I am Jâhnavi (the Ganges). 32. Of manifestations I, am the beginning, the middle and also the end; of all knowledges I am the knowledge of the Self, and Vâda of disputants. 32 33. Of letters the letter A am I, and Dvandva of all compounds; I alone am the inexhaustible Time, I the Sustainer (by dispensing fruits of actions) All-formed. 33 34. And I am the all-seizing Death, and the prosperity of those who are to be prosperous; of the feminine qualities (I am) Fame, Prosperity (or beauty), Inspiration, Memory, Intelligence, Constancy and Forbearance. 35. Of Sâmas also I am the Brihat-Sâma, of metres Gâyatri am I; of months I am Mârgashirsha, of seasons the flowery season. 35 36. I am the gambling of the fraudulent, I am the power of the powerful; I am victory, I am effort, I am Sattva of the Sâttvika. 36 37. Of the Vrishnis I am Vâsudeva; of the Pândavas, Dhananjaya; and also of the Munis I am Vyâsa; of the sages, Ushanas the sage. 38. Of punishers I am the sceptre; of those who seek to conquer, I am statesmanship; and also of things secret I am silence, and the knowledge of knowers am I. 39. And whatsoever is the seed of all beings, that also am I, O Arjuna. There is no being, whether moving or unmoving, that can exist without Me. 40. There is no end of My divine attributes, O scorcher of foes; but this is a brief statement by Me of the particulars of My divine attributes. 41. Whatever being there is great, prosperous or powerful, that know thou to be a product of a part of My splendour. 42. Or what avails thee to know all this diversity, O Arjuna? (Know thou this,. that) I exist, supporting this whole world by a portion of Myself.   The end of the tenth chapter, designated Glimpses of the Divine Glory. 219:1 Supreme—as revealing the unsurpassed truth. 220:2 Prabhavam—higher origin (birth);—though birthless, yet taking various manifestations of power. Or it may mean, great Lordly power. In every way: not only as their producer, but also as their efficient cause, and the guide of their intellect, &c. 220:3 All sins—consciously or unconsciously incurred. 221:4 Arise &c.—according to their respective Karma. 222:6 The four ancient Manus: The four Manus of the past ages known as Savarnas. 222:7 This Yoga power—i.e., the fact that the great Rishis and the Manus possessed their power and wisdom, as partaking of a very small portion of the Lord's infinite power and wisdom. Unshakable Yoga: Samâdhi, the state of steadiness in right realisation. 223:8 Loving consciousness—of the One Self in all. 223:9 Satisfied: when there is cessation of all thirst. Says the Purâna: All the pleasures of the senses in the world, and also all the great happiness in the divine spheres, are not worth a sixteenth part of that which comes from the cessation of all desires. 224:10 Buddhi Yoga—Devotion of right knowledge, through Dhyâna, of My essential nature as devoid of all limitations. See II. 39. 225:11 Luminous lamp of knowledge—characterised by discrimination; fed by the oil of contentment due to Bhakti; fanned by the wind of absorbing meditation on Me; furnished with the wick of pure consciousness evolved by the constant cultivation of Brahmacharyam and other pious virtues; held in the reservoir of the heart devoid of worldliness; placed in the wind-sheltered recess of the mind, withdrawn from the sense-objects, and untainted by attachment and aversion; shining with the light of right knowledge, engendered by incessant practice of concentration.—Sankara. 226:14 Bhagavân—is he in whom ever exist in their fulness, all powers, all Dharma, all glory, all success, all renunciation and all freedom. Also he that knows the origin and dissolution and the future of all beings, as well as knowledge and ignorance, is called Bhagavân. 227:16 Since none else can do so. 228:17 In what things &c.: In order that the mind even thinking of external objects, may be enabled to contemplate Thee in Thy particular manifestations in them. 228:18 Janârdana—to whom all pray for prosperity and salvation. 229:19 According to their prominence, i.e., only where they are severally the most prominent. 230:20 Gudâkesha—conqueror of sleep. Beginning etc.—That is, the birth, the life, and the death of all beings. 232:25 Yajna of Japa—because there is no injury or loss of life involved in it, it is the best of all Yajnas. 233:27 Amrita-born: Brought forth from the ocean when it was churned for the nectar. 235:32 Vâda. Discussion is classified under three heads: 1. Vâda; 2. Vitandâ; 3. Jalpa. In the first, the object is to arrive at truth; in the second, idle carping at the arguments of another, without trying to establish the opposite side of the question; and in the third, the assertion of one's own opinion, and the attempt to refute that of the adversary by overbearing reply or wrangling rejoinder. 236:33 Inexhaustible Time, i.e., Eternity. Kâla spoken of before is finite time. 237:35 Mârgashirsha—month including parts of November and December. Flowery season—Spring. 237:36 I am victory, I am effort: I am victory of the victorious, I am the effort of those who make an effort.

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1 Enakshi Ganguly = "Hinduism was originally known as santana dharma, the eternal faith. There are no founders of Hinduism, nor is there an end. Simply, the faith goes on and on."
2 Enakshi Ganguly = "These seven great Rishis' names change throughout the various Hindu texts. "The reason for the differences in the mentioned list is that there are seven Rishis who govern the functioning of the Cosmos in batches and all the above-mentioned Rishis have had the post of a 'Saptarishi' at some point. These Rishis had different names in different places. Saptarishis are seven Rishis and nobody else is given the title of the saptarishis. Hence, clearly they have different names. But, many rishis were known as maharishis (great sages.)Mahabharata gives the Seven Rishis’ names:MarichiAtriPulahaPulastyaKratuVashistaKashyapa" Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saptarishi#Saptarishis_given_in_major_Hindu_texts"
3 Enakshi Ganguly = "Another, more metaphorical, analysis:"Lord  Krishna  says  in  verse  6  "  the  seven  great  rishis  ,  the  ancient  four, and  also  the  manus ,  possessed  of  powers  like  Me  were  born  of  My  mind  ,  from  them   are  these  . creatures  in  the  world  originated   and  sustained.  " .  The  seven  great  rishis  refer  to  one's  intellect  , ego  and  the  five  sense  stimuli. . The  desires  start  with  a  single  thought   and  it  develops  into  a  stream  of  thoughts  and   has  the  capacity  to destroy  one's  peace  of  mind.  as  it  projects  itself  creating  the  perception  of  the  world    through  the  reactions  to  the  sense  objects. . These  then  become  the  material  and  efficient  cause    for  all  our  joys  and  sorrows  ,  successes  and  failures  and  so  on,.                    The  ancient  four   and  the  manus  . It  is  believed  in  the  Puranas  ,that  Brahmaji ,the  creator  , at  the  beginning  of  creation   created   out  of  His  own  mind  four  sons  . They  refer  to   the  four  constituents  of  the  mind  namely  ; mind,  intellect,  ego  and  memory. . They  are  called  the  antah  karana  -  the  inner  instrument. . The  manus  formulated  the  laws  of  behaviour   to  be  followed  by  every  individual  in  his  private,  social  life  and  so  on."Source: http://www.vedantaindailylife.com/2012/10/the-seven-rishis-and-ancient-four-and.html"
4 Enakshi Ganguly = ""Manu is a title accorded to a progenitor of humanity. According to the Puranas, 14 Manus appear in each kalpa (aeon). The period of each Manu is called Manvantara.The current world is that of Vaivasvata, the seventh Manu of the aeon of the white boar (sveta varaha kalpa). Vaivasvata, also known as Sraddhadeva or Satyavrata, was the king of Dravida before the great flood.[1] He was warned of the flood by the Matsyaavatar of Vishnu, and built a boat that carried his family and the seven sages to safety. The earliest extant text that mentions this story is the Satapatha Brahmana (dated variously from 700 BCE to 300 BCE). The myth is repeated with variations in other texts, including the Mahabharata and the various Puranas. It is similar to other flood myths such as that of Gilgamesh and Noah.[2]"Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manu_%28Hinduism%29"
5 Enakshi Ganguly = "Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manu_(Hinduism)"
6 Enakshi Ganguly = ""Narada was a son of lord Brahma, the creator. He was often known as Narada Muni. The word ‘Nara‛ means a man and ‘Da‛ means a ‘giver‛. Thus Narada means the one who gives (useful knowledge) to the mankind."Source (and more information): http://www.hindutemplesc.org/balagokulam/BGDownloads/Sage_Narada.pdf"
7 Enakshi Ganguly = "Source: http://krsnabook.com/ch1.html"
8 Enakshi Ganguly = ""Asita was a hermit ascetic of ancient India in the 6th century BCE. He is best known for having predicted that Prince Siddhartha of Kapilavastu would either become a greatchakravartin [ruler of great lands] or become a supreme religious leader; Siddhartha was later known asGautama Buddha."Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asita"
9 Enakshi Ganguly = "Pictured is Buddha placing his feet on Sage Asita's head. After Sage Asita examines the soles of Buddh'a feet, he tells Buddha's father, the King, that his son will either become a great King or a great spiritual leader.Source: http://www1.plala.or.jp/choushou/eden/INDEX1/b8.htm"
10 Enakshi Ganguly = ""Vyasa (Devanagari: व्यास, vyāsa) is a central and revered figure in most Hindutraditions. He is also sometimes called Veda Vyāsa (वेदव्यास, veda-vyāsa), (the one who classified the Vedas into four parts) or Krishna Dvaipāyana (referring to his complexion and birthplace)...He is the author of the Mahabharata, as well as a character in it. He is considered to be the scribe of both the Vedas and Puranas. According to Hindu beliefs, Vyasa is an incarnation of the god Vishnu.[1][2] Vyāsa is also considered to be one of the seven Chiranjivins (long lived, or immortals), who are still in existence according to general Hindu belief."Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vyasa"
11 Enakshi Ganguly = "Source: http://bhavanajagat.com/tag/veda-vyasa-bhagavata-purana/"
12 Enakshi Ganguly = ""The word pradhanyatah(principal) is very important because we can understand only a few of the principal details of the Supreme Lord, for His features are unlimited. It is not possible to understand them all. And vibhuti, as used in this verse, refers to the opulences by which He controls the whole manifestation. In the Amara-kosa dictionary it is stated thatvibhuti indicates an exceptional opulence."Source: http://www.asitis.com/10/19.html"
13 Enakshi Ganguly = ""...means one who has conquered the darkness of sleep. For those who are sleeping in the darkness of ignorance, it is not possible to understand how the Supreme Godhead manifests Himself in the material and spiritual worlds. Thus this address by Krsna to Arjuna is significant. Because Arjuna is above such darkness, the Personality of Godhead agrees to describe His various opulences."Source: http://www.asitis.com/10/20.html"
14 Enakshi Ganguly = ""...(ṛṣi Marīci, ऋषि मरीचि) (meaning a ray of light) is the son of Brahma, the cosmic creator, and also one of the Saptarshi (Seven Great Sages Rishi), in the First Manvantara, with others being AtriAngiras, Pulaha, Kratu,Pulastya, and Vashishtha.[1]Before the creation started, Lord Brahma needed a few people who can be held responsible for the creation of the remaining Universe. Therefore he created 10Prajapatis (Ruler of the people) from his Manas (Mind) and 9 from his body. Marichi is one of the manasaputras of Lord brahma."Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marichi"
15 Enakshi Ganguly = "Marichi is the son of Brahma, pictured here.Source: http://www.writespirit.net/spirituality/the-cosmic-gods/lord-brahma/"
16 Enakshi Ganguly = ""(Sanskrit: सामवेदः, sāmaveda, fromsāman "melody" and veda "knowledge"), is the third of the four Vedas"Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samaveda"
17 Enakshi Ganguly = ""Its Sanhita, or metrical portion, consists chiefly of hymns to be chanted by the Udgatar priests at the performance of those important sacrifices in which the juice of the Soma plant, clarified and mixed with milk and other ingredients, was offered in libation to various deities. The Collection is made up of hymns, portions of hymns, and detached verses, taken mainly from the Rgveda, transposed and re-arranged, without reference to their original order, to suit the religious ceremonies in which they were to be employed."Source: http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/sv.htm"
18 Enakshi Ganguly = ""... (Sanskrit: मनस्, "mind") from the root man, "to think" or "mind" — is the recording faculty; receives impressions gathered by the sense from the outside world."Source: http://veda.wikidot.com/manas"
19 Enakshi Ganguly = ""Rudras are forms and followers of the god Rudra-Shiva and make eleven of the Thirty-three gods in the Hindu pantheon." Sankara is considered the best (as referred to here).Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudras"
20 Enakshi Ganguly = ""a class of generally benevolent but sometimes mischievous, capricious, sexually rapacious, or even murderous nature spirits who are the custodians of treasures that are hidden in the earth and in the roots of trees. They are powerful magicians and shape-shifters. Principal among the yakshas is Kubera, who rules in the mythical Himalayan kingdom called Alaka."Source: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/651312/yaksha"
21 Enakshi Ganguly = "monsters/demons."
22 Enakshi Ganguly = ""...the Vasus are attendant deities of Indra, and later Vishnu. They are eight elemental gods (called "Aṣṭa-vasu", 'Eight Vasus') representing aspects of nature, representing cosmic natural phenomenon. The name Vasu means 'Dweller' or 'Dwelling'."Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasu"
23 Enakshi Ganguly = ""Agni is the eldest son of Brahma. In Visnu Purana, Agni (Abhimani) the fire god is said to have sprung from the mouth of theVirat purusha, the Cosmic Man. His wife is Svaha. Abhimani had three sons of surpassing brilliancy: Pavaka, Pavamana, andSuchi, the personifications of the three fires that produced our earth and humanity (VP 1:10)."Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AgniIn short, Krishna is the fire, the living, of the elements."
24 Enakshi Ganguly = ""Mount Meru is a sacred mountain with five peaks[1] in HinduJain as well as Buddhist cosmology and is considered to be the center of all the physical, metaphysical and spiritual universes."Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Meru"
25 Enakshi Ganguly = ""Mount Meru is a sacred mountain with five peaks[1] in HinduJain as well as Buddhist cosmology and is considered to be the center of all the physical, metaphysical and spiritual universes."Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Meru"
26 Enakshi Ganguly = "Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2255304/American-climbers-conquer-Indias-Mount-Meru-Sharks-Fin-Trio-world-ascend-20-700ft-death-defying-peak-11-day-climb.html"
27 Enakshi Ganguly = "Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2255304/American-climbers-conquer-Indias-Mount-Meru-Sharks-Fin-Trio-world-ascend-20-700ft-death-defying-peak-11-day-climb.html"
28 Enakshi Ganguly = ""He is considered the personification of piety and religion, and the chief 'offerer of prayers and sacrifices to the gods' (Sanskrit: Purohita), with whom he intercedes on behalf of humankind."Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%E1%B9%9Bhaspati"
29 Enakshi Ganguly = "Son of Shiva. Leader of the Divine Army. More info can be found here: http://murugan.org/research/gangadharan.htm"
30 Enakshi Ganguly = ""Maharishi Bhrigu (Sanskrit: Bhṛgu) was one of the seven great sages, theSaptarshis, one of the many Prajapatis (the facilitators of Creation) created byBrahma (The God of Creation),[1] the first compiler of predictive astrology, and also the author of Bhrigu Samhita, the astrological (Jyotish) classic."Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhrigu"
31 Enakshi Ganguly = "Source: http://www.vishnugaruda.com/quicklinks/brighu-prashna-method"
32 Enakshi Ganguly = ""Though any kind of japa offered sincerely as yajna is advantageous, chanting or praying aloud has the defect of diluting the attention—diffusing the energy in the outer action of vocalizing. (Overemphasis on devotional paraphernalia or on the external arrangements of the place of worship also tends to divert the soul outward.) Silent worship has greater power; one's mental energy goes more quickly and directly to the indwelling Spirit.The supreme form of japa-yajna is superconscious chanting, divine union through the actual perception of the purifying vibration of holy sound. It does not involve any physical or mental repetition of a word or words. The yogi's attention is concentrated on listening to the actual cosmic sound of Aum, the Word of God, vibrating within him. Through this superior japa, the yogi expands his life into cosmic energy, his joy into divine ecstasy, his soul consciousness into cosmic consciousness, as he floats in the sphere of the ever-expanding cosmic sound of Aum."Source: http://www.yogananda.com.au/pyr/pyr_yajna.html"
33 Enakshi Ganguly = ""... Sanskrit word meaning "abode of the snow")[1] is a mountain range in South Asia which separates the Indo-Gangetic Plain from the Tibetan Plateau. This range is home to more thanone hundred mountains exceeding 7,200 metres (23,600 ft) in altitude, and all of the planet's peaks exceeding 8,000 metres, including the highest, Mount Everest. The Himalayas have profoundly shaped the cultures of South Asia. Many Himalayan peaks are sacred in bothBuddhism and Hinduism."Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Himalayas"
34 Enakshi Ganguly = "Source: http://www.culturefocus.com/nepal-everest.htm"
35 Enakshi Ganguly = "Source: http://www.robinsonlibrary.com/geography/physical/mountains/himalaya.htm"
36 Enakshi Ganguly = ""...(Sanskrit: अश्वत्थ, IAST: aśvattha) (or Assattha) that is, the Sacred Fig, is a sacred tree for the Hindus and has been extensively mentioned in texts pertaining to Hinduism, mentioned as 'peepul' (Ficus religiosa) in Rig Veda mantra I.164.20."Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashvattha"Two Birds with fair wings, knit with bonds of friendship, in the same sheltering tree have found a refuge. One of the twain eats the sweet Fig-tree's fruitage; the other eating not regardeth only.""
37 Enakshi Ganguly = ""Hindu sadhus (wandering monks) still mediate below this sacred tree. Pradakshina (circumambulation) is practiced by Hindus as a mark of worship, walking around the tree in clockwise direction. String may be visable wrapped around this sacred tree. Some believe that the tree houses the Trimurti, the roots being Brahma, the trunk Vishnu and the leaves Shiva. The gods are said to hold their councils under this tree and so it is associated with spiritual understanding."Source: http://omshantimandiram.org/Ashvattha.html"
38 Enakshi Ganguly = "Source: http://www.shridesk.com/post/2014/07/15/The-Peepal-Tree-King-of-Trees#.VKywJ_TF80g"
39 Enakshi Ganguly = ""Narada is the third avatar of Vishnu according to the list of 22 avatars of the Bhagavata Purana and Varaha Purana  (en) . We can see in him "the individual soul ( jiva ) in the essential perfection of its true nature and its own action or, in other words, self-conscious individuation in the perfection of its principle as its purpose . "Source: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/N%C3%A2rada"
40 Enakshi Ganguly = "Source: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/N%C3%A2rada"
41 Enakshi Ganguly = ""...sages who had complete understanding of everything in this world and the heaven. They could travel in all the 3 worlds and were close advisers of the Bhagwan. Narada is one such Deva-Rishi."Source: http://kids.baps.org/thingstoknow/hinduism/34.htm"
42 Enakshi Ganguly = "Gandharvas = "a name used for distinct heavenly beings"Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gandharva"
43 Enakshi Ganguly = "More information on Chitraratha"
44 Enakshi Ganguly = ""Kapila is described within the Puranas as an incarnation of Vishnu, an avatar come to earth to restore the spiritual balance through his teachings. He is known for teaching a process of liberation known as bhakti yoga. Buddhist sources present Kapila as a well-known philosopher whose students built the city of Kapilavastu, according to one tradition the birthplace of the Buddha. Kapila shared many similarities with Buddha, including an emphasis on meditation as a technique for removing suffering, belief that the Vedicgods were subject to limitations and conditions, and dislike for ritual and Brahmanic doctrines."Source: http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Kapila"
45 Enakshi Ganguly = "Source: https://plus.google.com/107918534167589945534"
46 Enakshi Ganguly = "Churning of the Ocean Story"
47 Enakshi Ganguly = ""...(Sanskrit: उच्चैःश्रवस्, "long-ears" or "neighing aloud",[1]Uccaiḥśravas) or (उच्चैःश्रवा; Uccaiḥśravā) is a seven-headed flying horse, that was obtained during the churning of the milk ocean. It is considered the best of horses, prototype and king of horses.[1] Uchchaihshravas is often described as a vahana ("vehicle") of Indra - the god-king of heaven, but is also recorded to be the horse of Bali, the king of demons. Uchchaihshravas is said to be snow white in colour."Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uchchaihshravas"
48 Enakshi Ganguly = "Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uchchaihshravas"
49 Enakshi Ganguly = ""... a mythological white elephant who carries the Hindu god Indra. It is also called 'abhra-Matanga', meaning "elephant of the clouds"; 'Naga-malla', meaning "the fighting elephant"; and 'Arkasodara', meaning "brother of the sun".[1] 'Abharamu' is the elephant wife of Airavata. Airavata has four tusks and seven trunks and is spotless white."Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airavata"
50 Enakshi Ganguly = "Source: http://students.ou.edu/T/Emmanuel.Torres-1/Story4.html"
51 Enakshi Ganguly = ""...a divine bovine-goddess described in Hindu Religionas the mother of all cows. She is a miraculous "cow of plenty" who provides her owner whatever he desires and is often portrayed as the mother of other cattle as well as the eleven Rudras. In iconography, she is generally depicted as a white cow with a female head and breasts or as a white cow containing various deities within her body. All cows are venerated in Hinduism as the earthly embodiment of the Kamadhenu. As such, Kamadhenu is not worshipped independently as a goddess, and temples are not dedicated to her honor alone; rather, she is honored by the veneration of cows in general throughout the observant Hindu population."Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamadhenu"
52 Enakshi Ganguly = "Source: http://www.speakingtree.in/blog/sacredness-of-all-cows"
53 Enakshi Ganguly = "Another name for Kamadeva, the God of Love. "Kamadeva is the son of the Hindu goddess Sri and, additionally, Pradyumna,Krishna’s son, is considered to be an incarnation of Kamadeva."Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamadeva"
54 Enakshi Ganguly = "Source: http://www.rabindraart.com/gitagovinda-painting.html"
55 Enakshi Ganguly = ""...a naga, one of the King serpents of Hindu and Buddhist mythology. He is a great king of the nagas and has a gem (Nagamani) on his head. Manasa, another naga, is his sister.Vasuki is Shiva's (The destroyer) Snake. Vasuki is known in Chinese and Japanese mythology as being one of the "eight Great Naga Kings" (八大龍王 Hachi Ryuu-ou), amongst Nanda (Nagaraja), Upananda, Sagara (Shakara), Takshaka, Balavan, Anavatapta and Utpala."Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasuki"
56 Enakshi Ganguly = "Source: http://thestygianport.blogspot.com/2014_03_01_archive.html"
57 Enakshi Ganguly = "Source: https://srisatchmo.wordpress.com/tag/kurma/"
58 Enakshi Ganguly = ""He is sometimes referred to as Ananta Shesha which translates as endless-Shesha or as Adishesha which means the first Shesha. It is said that when Adishesa uncoils, time moves forward and creation takes place. When he coils back, the universe ceases to exist. "Shesha" in Sanskrit texts, especially those relating to mathematical calculation, also implies the "remainder" – that which remains when all else ceases to exist.[2]Sheshanaga is also considered a dasa (servant) as well as also a manifestation, or avatar, of Lord Maha Vishnu himself."Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shesha"
59 Enakshi Ganguly = "Source: http://bhagavata.org/canto5/chapter25.html"
60 Enakshi Ganguly = "" He is situated who, as a part of the Supreme Lord, relates to the darkness and is called Ananta [the eternal one]. Scholarly Vaishnavas describe Him as Sankarshana, the ruler of the ego or I that is characterized by self-awareness [pride, identification], because He unites - 'draws together' - the seer and the seen, the subject and the object..."Source: http://bhagavata.org/canto5/chapter25.html"
61 Enakshi Ganguly = ""As the most prominent Deva, however, he is mostly concerned with moral and societal affairs...In post-Vedic texts Varuna became the god of oceans and rivers and keeper of the souls of the drowned. As such, Varuna is also a god of the dead, and can grant immortality. He is attended by the nagas. He is also one of the Guardians of the directions, representing the west."Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varuna"
62 Enakshi Ganguly = "Source: http://pixgood.com/hindu-god-of-water.html"
63 Enakshi Ganguly = ""His name signifies "bosom friend", "play-fellow" or "companion"...He is supposed to be the chief of the manes and the Milky Way (aryamṇáḥ pánthāḥ) is supposed to be his path."Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aryaman"
64 Enakshi Ganguly = "In Sanksrit, means Father."
65 Enakshi Ganguly = "God of death:Source: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-cinemaplus/sati-savithri-1933/article871506.ece"
66 Enakshi Ganguly = "Yama God of Death: More Information"
67 Enakshi Ganguly = ""He is considered to be a mahājana, or great devotee, by followers of Vaishnava traditions and is of special importance to devotees of the avatār Narasimha (the Man-Lion). A treatise is accredited to him in the Bhagavata Purana in which Prahlada describes the process of loving worship to his lord, Vishnu. The majority of stories in the Puranas are based on the activities of Prahlada as a young boy, and he is usually shown as such in paintings and illustrations."Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prahlada"
68 Enakshi Ganguly = "Source: http://ddrlovers.blogspot.com/2013/02/bhakta-prahlada-1967-telugumhce-dvd5eng.html"
69 Enakshi Ganguly = "The Story of Prahlada"
70 Enakshi Ganguly = ""
71 Enakshi Ganguly = ""...a large bird-like creature, or humanoid bird that appears in bothHinduism and Buddhism. Garuda is the mount(vahana) of the Lord Vishnu. "Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garuda"
72 Enakshi Ganguly = "Source: http://www.harekrsna.de/garuda-e.htm"
73 Enakshi Ganguly = ""The primary source of the life and journey of Rama is the epic Ramayana as composed by the Rishi Valmiki. The Vishnu Purana also recounts Rama as Vishnu's seventh avatar..."Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rama"
74 Enakshi Ganguly = "In Hindi, but CC'ed."
75 Enakshi Ganguly = "The English alternative:"
76 Enakshi Ganguly = "On his knees, is Hanuman. From Left to Right: Lakshman (Ram's brother), Ram, Sita (Ram's wife).Source (and discussion questions): http://www.misterdann.com/mythasramayana.htm"
77 Enakshi Ganguly = "Source: http://www.all-about-india.com/Route-of-Ganges-River.html"
78 Enakshi Ganguly = "" Of all sciences I am the spiritual science of the self, and among logicians I am the conclusive truth."Source: http://www.asitis.com/10/"
79 Enakshi Ganguly = "This may sound silly in English, but it makes more sense in the Sanskrit context. "Akara, the first letter of the Sanskrit alphabet, is the beginning of the Vedic literature. Without akara, nothing can be sounded; therefore it is the beginning of sound. In Sanskrit there are also many compound words, of which the dual word, like Rama-krsna, is calleddvandvah. For instance, Rama and Krsna have the same rhythm, and therefore are called dual. Among all kinds of killers, time is the ultimate because time kills everything. Time is the representative of Krsna because in due course of time there will be a great fire and everything will be annihilated. Among the creators and living entities, Brahma is the chief. The various Brahma's exhibit four, eight, sixteen, etc., heads accordingly, and they are the chief creators in their respective universes. The Brahmas are representatives of Krsna."Source: http://www.asitis.com/10/33.html"
80 Enakshi Ganguly = "Krishna is Time, that which creates and in due course, destroys. When he states "the prosperity of those who are to be prosperous", it means that time (Krishna) take its course throughout one's life, from the moment they are born, till they die. "
81 Enakshi Ganguly = "These attributes are seen to be feminine. This does not mean that only females can possess them, but that their nature is inherently of the feminine persuasion."
82 Enakshi Ganguly = "hymns."
83 Enakshi Ganguly = ""The rising of the sun is the syllable Him; the risen sun is the Prastava; the midday sun is the Udgitha; the afternoon sun is Pratihara; the setting sun is the Nidhana. This is the Brihat Saman as interwoven in the sun. Sama Veda, Chandogya Upanishad II, XIV - Meditation on the Brihat Saman, 1 He who thus knows the Brihat Saman as interwoven in the becomes radiant and endowed with a good appetite; he reaches the full length of life, lives brightly, becomes great in children and cattle, great in fame. For him the injunction is: Do not decry the burning sun. Sama Veda, Chandogya Upanishad II, XIV - Meditation on the Brihat Saman, 2 "Source: http://www.jnanadana.org/DailyVedicVerses/Old/560"
84 Enakshi Ganguly = ""
85 Enakshi Ganguly = ""In Devanagari :भूर्भुवः स्वः.तत् सवितुर्वरेण्यं.भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि.धियो यो नः प्रचोदयात्.Transliteration:Om Bhur Bhuvah svahtát Savitur VarenyamBhargo Devasya Dhimahidhíyo yo nah pracodáyātTranslationOm, Heaven, Earth and Water,The excellent SunBrilliant, divine and pious,Helps us to ponder our intellects galloping." Source: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C4%81yatr%C4%AB_mantra"
86 Enakshi Ganguly = ""The months of November and December are considered the best of all months because in India grains are collected from the fields at this time, and the people become very happy. Of course spring is a season universally liked because it is neither too hot nor too cold, and the flowers and trees blossom and flourish. In spring there are also many ceremonies commemorating Krsna's pastimes; therefore this is considered to be the most joyful of all seasons, and it is the representative of the Supreme Lord Krsna."Source: http://www.asitis.com/10/35.html"
87 Enakshi Ganguly = "God does not only exist in the good of the universe. God exists in all things. Regardless of evil or good, God is great. "His greatness is not simply one-sided--it is all-sided. Among the victorious, He is victory. He is the splendor of the splendid. Among enterprising industrialists, He is the most enterprising. Among adventurers, He is the most adventurous, and among the strong, He is the strongest."Source: http://www.asitis.com/10/36.html"
88 Enakshi Ganguly = ""sattvam--strength; sattva-vatam--of all the strong"Source: http://www.asitis.com/10/36.html"
89 Enakshi Ganguly = ""Vrishnis (वृषणि): The descendant of Vrishni, son of Madhu, whose ancestor was the eldest son of Yadu. Krsna belonged to this branch of the Lunar race. The people of Dwaraka were known as the Vrishnis. Tribals of this race were devoted to the Pandavas, who with Sri Krishna visited the Pandavas in their exile."Source: http://www.wisdomlib.org/definition/vrishnis/index.html"
90 Enakshi Ganguly = ""Vasudeva, in Hindu mythology, the patronymic of the deity Krishna, who, according to one tradition, was a son of Vasudeva. The worshipers of Vasudeva, or Krishna, formed one of the earliest theistic devotional movements within Hinduism. When they merged with other groups, namely the Bhagavata, they represented the beginnings of modern Vaishnavism, or worship of Vishnu."Source: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/623922/Vasudeva"
91 Enakshi Ganguly = "Source: http://www.quazoo.com/q/Vasudeva"
92 Enakshi Ganguly = ""Among the munis, or learned men conversant in Vedic knowledge, Vyasa is the greatest because he explained Vedic knowledge in many different ways for the understanding of the common mass of people in this age of Kali. And Vyasa is also known as an incarnation of Krsna; therefore Vyasa also represents Krsna. Kavis are those who are capable of thinking thoroughly on any subject matter. Among the kavis, Usana was the spiritual master of the demons; he was an extremely intelligent, far-seeing, political and spiritual in every way. Thus Usana is another representative of the opulence of Krsna."Source: http://www.asitis.com/10/37.html"
93 Enakshi Ganguly = "Thus, Krishna begins to hint to Arjun that he is more than what the human eye can see. He is not human, he is not one body, he is not just man. He is the Divine, neither man nor woman, good nor evil, beginning and end."
94 Enakshi Ganguly = ""The idea is that a little bit of the glory of God is revealed in the whole cosmos, and the real glory is transcendent."Source:http://www.swami-krishnananda.org/bgita/Commentary_Bhagavadgita.pdf"
95 Cary W = "In stillness and calmness of heart do we enter the chambers where wisdom abides, and there find mirrors for our true self to be revealed."