The Glories of the Devotees of Lord Hari
King Sasidhvaja said: My dear kings, I have thus described the glories of the devotional service of the Lord, and the wonderful characteristics of the devotees. Now, what more shall I tell you?
The kings said: My dear king, you are certainly the foremost Vaisnava, for you are always engaged in working for the welfare of others. Why did you take part in the violence of war?
It is seen that saintly persons engage in working for the benefit of others, with their lives, intelligence, wealth, and speech.
King Sasidhvaja said: The concept of duality arises from the interaction of the three modes of material nature. From material nature, the creation of the three worlds was enacted, and thereafter the Vedas appeared.
Just to fulfill the desires of materialistic people, the Vedas propagate the path of fruitive action. At the same time, the Vedas establish the genuine principles of religion and present the path of pure devotional service to the Lord.
Under the guidance of the Vedas, great sages like Vatsyayana propagate the worship of Lord Hari, the master of the universe, within human society.
Following in the footsteps of the great sages, we sometimes engage in fighting in a way that is in accordance with religious principles. According to the Vedic injunctions, it is the duty of a king to kill all aggressors.
Lord Vyasadeva, the compiler of the Vedas,has said that just as it is a sin to kill someone who deserves protection, so it is a sin to protect someone who deserves to be killed.
If someone intentionally commits a sin, then no amount of atonement can purify him. That is why I killed innumerable soldiers who apposed me, and then brought Lord Kalki to my palace, along with Dharma and Satya-yuga personified. In my opinion, this was bona fide devotional service. Now, all of you can express your opinions, and I will give my replies in accordance with the Vedic injunctions. Lord Visnu is present everywhere. If this fact is established, then who can harm anyone?
Who can be killed without the sanction of the Lord? The actual killer of everyone is Lord Visnu, the protector of everyone is also Lord Visnu, and the person being killed is part and parcel of Lord Visnu. The
Vedas therefore say that killing in a righteous battle or in a sacrificial performance does not constitute killing.
This is also the verdict of the great sages and Manus. We worship Lord Hari by fighting, and so this is our form of sacrifice.
Thus, a devotee under the shelter of the Lord’s internal energy engages in the worship of Lord Hari in the mood of a servant and achieves true happiness, and not otherwise.
The kings said: О ruler of men. King Nimi had to give up his life as a result of the curse of his spiritual master, Vasistha. The question is—how did he develop detachment from his body, which is the source of all kinds of enjoyment: Why did he not agree to re-enter his body when the demigods revived him?
It has been heard that the great sage, Vasistha, also had to give up his life because of the curse of his disciple, but then received another body. The devotees of the Lord certainly attain liberation. How, after liberation, does a devotee again take birth?
The illusory energy of the Supreme Lord is incomprehensible, even to highly elevated sages. This mdya, with her variegatedness, bewilders the entire world, just like an expert magician.
Upon hearing these words of the kings, Sas’idhvaja, who was a very eloquent speaker, continued his talks with a heart filled with devotion for the Lord.
King Sasidhvaja said: As a result of performing many pious activities and visiting many holy places for many lifetimes, a person receives the association of saintly persons by the grace of the Lord. By that sddhu- sanga, he gradually becomes qualified to approach the Supreme Lord.
Such a person ultimately attains the abode of Lord Visnu, where he engages in the service of the Lord without impediment. A devotee of the Lord enjoys a very blissful life and he achieves fame in this world as a saintly person.
Pure devotees worship Lord Hari with great enthusiasm, incessantly cHarit His holy names, and constantly try to keep the remembrance of His transcendental form within their hearts.
They sometimes perform dramas of the pastimes performed by the Lord’s incarnations, they observe sacred vows such as EkadasI, and they organize grand festivals wherein they worship the Lord with great pomp. The devotees perform all of these activities with great pleasure.
The devotees so much relish their engagement in devotional service that they do not even care for liberation Sometimes liberated souls take birth in this world just to exhibit the truth of Krisna consciousness.
The devotees are non-ditterent trom Lord Hari Even holy places of pilgrimage become sanctified by their presence The devotees take the essence of life, knowing very well that only dt-votional service to the Lord can satisfy the self.
As Lord Krsna sometimes appears m this world, so His devotees also come to this world on His behalf The Supreme Lord is always visible withm the hearts of the pure devotees. This is one ot His pastimes.
It is tor this reason that the greaL sage, Vas’istha, although a liberated soul, accepted a material body О kings, I have thus briefly described the glories of devotional service and the Lord’s devotees.
By hearing these discussions, all of one’s sinful reactions are quickly vanquished so that one’s devotional service to Lord Hari is nourished. The controlling deities of the various limbs of his body also become pleased by such discussions. Such hearing counteracts all kinds of impediments, such as lusty desires and ignorance.
Exalted devotees throughout the three worlds, by following in the footsteps of Srila Vyasadeva, have attained the platform of unalloyed devotional service, which frees one from material bondage. Such devotion is attained by churning the ocean of the Vedas, Purdnas, and the other Vedic literature. Unalloyed devotees are considered to be as good as Lord Krsna, due to being His dear associates.
Thus ends the translation of the twenty-sixth chapter of Sri Kalki Purana.
The Story of Dvivida Gorilla. King Sasidhvaja’s Previous Birth as King Satrajit.
Suta GosvamI said: After happily narrating his story to all the members of the assembly, King Sasidhvaja addressed Lord Kalki with folded Hands.
King Sasidhvaja said: My dear Lord ! О master of the three worlds, all these kings are under Your protection.We are ready to carry out whatever Your order.
I now wish to go to Hardwara, which is very pleasing to the sages, and execute penance. My sons and grandsons have taken shelter of You and so please protect them.
О Lord of the demigods, I know that You are already aware of my intention. I am sure that You remember how in Your previous incarnation, You had defeated Jambavan, the king of the bears, and killed Dvivida gorilla.
When the king finished speaking and prepared to depart along with his wife, Lord Kalki exhibited a mood of embarrassment and lowered His head. Upon seeing this, the kings said: My dear Lord, what did King Sasidhvaja say to You just now? Why have You lowered your head after hearing his words?
Lord Kalki said: My dear kings, you should ask this question of King Sasidhvaia. He will certainly clarify everything because he is very intelligent and firmly devoted to Me.
Being advised by Lord Kalki in this way, the assembled kings turned to King Sasidhvaja and spoke as follows.
The kings said: You are certainly very intelligent. What did you say to Lord Kalki, and why did He lower His head after hearing it?
King Sasidhvaja said: At the time of Lord Ramacandra’s manifest pastimes, Laksmana killed Indrajit. As a result, this son of Ravana was delivered from his life as a Raksasa.
As a result of killing a brahmana with a fiery weapon, Laksmana was afflicted by an incapacitating fever.
tarn vydkulam abhipreksya dvivido bhisajdrh varah
asvivarhseta safijdtah svapayarnasa laksmanam
Upon seeing Laksmana in that pitiful condition, Dvivida gorilla, who was a renowned physician belonging to the dynasty of the Asvinl- kumaras, whispered a mantra into His ear.
He also wrote down that mantra, placed it over Laksmana’s head, and asked Him to look at it.
When Laksmana saw this mantra, His fever instantly subsided so that He became completely cured. Laksmana then requested Dvivida Gorilla to ask for a benediction.
In response, Dvivida Gorilla cheerfully said: I pray that I will die at Your Hands and thus be relieved of this lower form of body.
To this, Laksmana said: When, in the future, I appear as Balarama, you will be killed by Me and thus freed from your life as a monkey.
Anyone who writes “Dvivida Gorilla lives on the northern shore of the salt ocean” on a palm leaf and gazes at it will be instantly cured of his fever.
id mantraksararh dvari likhitvd tdlapatrake
yastu pasyatitasydpi nasyatyaikd hikojvarah
If one simply writes this mantra and keeps it above his doorway so that he sees it every day, he will also be cured of fever very easily.
Having received this benediction from Laksmana, Dvivida Gorilla continued to live a long and healthy life. Ultimately, he was killed by Lord Balarama and thus attained liberation.
Similarly, by his own will, Romaharsana Suta gave up his life at the Hands of Lord Balarama at Naimisaranya.
О kings, when the incarnation of the Lord, Vamanadeva, covered the three worlds with two steps, Jambavan circumambulated His raised foot.
Lord Vamana became astonished to witness his great speed and said: О king of the bears, you are certainly very powerful. Now ask Me for a benediction.
Jambavan, who was an expansion of Lord Brahma, replied with great pleasure: Please award me the benediction that I may die by means of Your Sudars’ana cakra.
Lord Vamana said: When I descend to the earth in My original form as Lord Krsna, I will cut off your head with My cakra so that you will be liberated from material existence.
Thereafter, at the time of Lord Krsna’s manifest pastimes, I took birth as King Satrajit, a great devotee of the sun-god. Because of a rumor spread by me, Lord Krsna’s reputation became tarnished.
I had a younger brother named Prasena. It so happened that Jambavan killed a lion that had taken my precious jewel.
The unlimitedly powerful Lord Krsna, out of fear of defamation, was searching for this jewel at this time. Finally, He came upon Jambavan within a mountain cave and for the sake of the jewel, they fought.
The king of bears gradually came to recognize his worshipable Lord, so that the duel ended peacefully. Thus, there was no need for Jambavan to be killed by Lord Krsna’s cakra. The king of bears attained liberation simply by receiving the darsana of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
Jambavan gave not only the jewel, but also his daughter, Jambavati, to Lord Krsna, whose complexion was the color of tender durva grass.
Thereafter, Lord Krsna returned to Dvaraka and summoned me. He returned the jewel to me, even though His queens would have certainly cherished it.
I was embarrassed to discover that I had spread a false rumor about the Lord. To save face, I insisted that the Lord keep the jewel, and I also gave Him my daughter, Satyabhama, in marriage. The Lord graciously accepted both from me.
After some time had passed, Lord Krsna returned the jewel to me and went to Hastinapura, along with Satyabhama.
While the Lord was thus away from Dvaraka, a king named Satadhariva killed me and took the jewel. I clearly remember everything that Lord Kalki did in His previous incarnation.
I had falsely accused Lord Krsna of stealing my jewel and so I was not liberated from material existence at the time of my death. Therefore, in this lifetime, I will attain my goal by Handing over my daughter, Rama, the incarnation of Satyabhama, to Lord Kalki, the incarnation of Lord Krsna.
I had hoped to be killed by Lord Krsna’s Sudarsana cakra. I was convinced that if I was killed by Him in battle, then I would attain liberation.
After hearing how He had sanctioned the killing of His father-in- law, Lord Kalki, the master of the universe, exhibited embarrassment by lowering His head out of fear of defamation.
All the assembled kings became very pleased and astonished while hearing this wonderful story while the sages became so absorbed in contemplating Lord Kalki’s transcendental qualities that they forgot their separate existence. Those who hear this story as narrated by King Sas’idhvaja will be awarded happiness, fame, and prosperity in this lifetime, and ultimately attain liberation from material existence.
Thus ends the translation of the twenty-seventh chapter of SriKalki Purana.
Lord Kalki Travels to Kancananagara Where He Delivered Visakanya.
Suta Gosvami said: Lord Kalki satisfied His father-in-law, King Sasidhvaja, by His pleasing talks, and then departed, along with the kings.
King Sasidhvaja received a benediction from Lord Kalki that enabled him to free himself from the bondage of the Lord’s illusory energy, maya, by offering her suitable prayers. After some time, he decided to go and reside in the forest, along with his wife.
Lord Kalki and His vast army proceeded toward the city of Kancananagara, which was located in a valley and surrounded by high mountains. The unique feature of this city was that it was protected by poisonous serpents.
Lord Kalki, the conqueror of His enemies, penetrated the fort at Kancananagara and killed all the poisonous snakes. Then He entered the city, along with His army, and saw that it was lavishly decorated with jewels and gold. Many young girls (Nagakanyas) were seen roaming here and there, and there were innumerable wish-fulfilling trees. And yet, the Lord could not find even a single human being.
Lord Kalki smiled and said: Look at this wonderful city, which is the abode of serpents. It is very pleasant for Me to behold, but it would be a great cause of fear to human beings. I only see Nagakanyas. Should we continue to tour the city?
As Lord Kalki, the husband of Rama, and the kings were contemplating what to do, they suddenly heard a voice from the sky announce: My dear Lord Hari, it would be better for Your army not to enter this city because everyone, except for You, would die from the poisonous glances of the Nagakanyas.
After hearing this unembodied voice, Lord Kalki unsheathed His sword and entered the city on horseback with His parrot as His only companion.
After going a short distance, the Lord came upon an enchanting young girl, whose beauty could certainly distract the mind of even a great scholar. As soon as this girl saw the all-attractive Lord Kalki, she smiled and spoke as follows.
The Visakanya said: So far, hundreds of powerful kings have traversed to difficult path to the abode of Yamaraja after being burnt to ashes by my glance. Because of this, I feel that there is no one more unfortunate and miserable Hari I. It seems that I will never be able to receive the love of a male human being, demigod, or demon. Still, I feel soothing relief because of Your magnanimous glance, and so I offer my obeisances unto You.
Because my glance is full of poison, I am most unfortunate and wretched. On the other Hand, Your glance is full of nectar. I do not know what pious acts I performed in the past so that now I am able to see You.
Lord Kalki said: О beautiful one, who are you? Who is your father? What is the cause of your misfortune? What did you do so that now you possess a poisonous glance?
The Visakanya said: О magnanimous one, my name is Sulocana. The Gandharva, Citragrlva, is my husband. Previously, I was quite happily engaged in satisfying my husband in all regards.
One day, I went to the Gandhamadana Mountain with my husband, traveling in a celestial chariot. We then entered a delightful grove and began enjoying amorous pastimes on a slab of stone. Suddenly, the sage Yaksa appeared on the path of my vision. Being very proud of my beauty and youthfulness, and upon seeing the sage’s deformed body, I ridiculed him while glancing at him with malice.
The sage became enraged while hearing my taunts, and so he cursed me. As a result of his curse, my glance became poisonous.
Ever since that time, I have resided in this city of Kancananagara, in the association of female poisonous serpents. I am very unfortunate to be without my husband. Wherever I glanced, rays of poison would emanate from my eyes.
I do not know what kind of austerity I previously performed so that now I am able to have Your darsana. As a result of seeing You, I have been relieved of my curse, so that my vision is no longer poisonous. Indeed, it is now full of nectar and so I would like to return to my husband.
A saintly person’s curse is actually a manifestation of his mercy. I now understand that the sage’s curse was actually a blessing. As a result of the sage’s curse, I was able to see You face to face.
After saying this, the Visakanya boarded an effulgent celestial chariot and departed for the heavenly planets. Lord Kalki then entrusted the responsibility of ruling Kancananagara to King Mahamati.
Mahamati’s son was Amarsa, whose son was Saharsa. The son of exalted Saharsa was named Asi.
Lord Hari enthroned Kings Manu, who belonged to dynasty descending from Vrharinala, as the ruler of Ayodhya, and then returned to Mathura with the sages. The Lord installed King Suryaketu as the ruler of Mathura and then departed for Varanavata. There, He installed King Devapi as the ruler of Arithala, Vrkasthala, Makanda, Hastinapura, and Varanavata. Lord Kalki, exhibiting affection toward His brothers, installed Kavi, Prajna, and Sumantu as the rulers of the Saumbhas, Paundras, Surastras, Pulindas, and Magadhas.
Lord Kalki also installed other relatives as the rulers of Kikata, interior Karnataka, Andhra, Modra, Kalinga, Angam, and Banga.
Thereafter, the unlinutedly powerful Lord Kalki continued to reside at Sambhala, and He give Kankanadesa and Kalapadesa to King Visakhayupa to rule.
Later on, Lord Kalki ordered His son, Krtavarma, to rule numerous other kingdoms, such as Cola, Varvara, and Karva, which were under the jurisdiction of Dvaraka.
Lord Kalki respectfully offered heaps of jewels and other kinds of wealth to His father, and indeed, He satisfied all the citizens of Sambhala. He then continued to happily reside there as a householder, along with His wives, Rama and Padmavatl. It was at this time that Satya-yuga recommenced.
The demigods resumed moving about freely, bestowing benedictions upon their worshipers. The fields became filled with food grains as prosperity reigned throughout the world. Everyone became happy and well-nourished. Cheating, stealing, lies, duplicity, natural disasters, and disease vanished from the face of the earth.
The brahmanas resumed studying the Vedas, the ladies performed religious rituals, executed holy vows, and participated in the sacrificial performances of their husbands. In this way, the ladies remained chaste and pious. The ksatriyas engaged themselves in the performance of fire sacrifices. The vaisyas worshiped Lord Hari with great pomp, and the sudrasmaintained themselves by serving the higher three classes of men. By serving the brahmanas, the sudras received the opportunity of hearing the glories of Lord Hari and taking part in His worship.
Thus ends the translation of the twenty-eighth chapter of Sri Kalki Purana.
Prayers Offered to Maya-Devi,and the Deliverance Of King Sasidhvaja
Saunaka Rsi said: О Suta, where did King Sasidhvaja go after offering prayers to Maya-devi? You only speak for the glorification of Lord Hari and you certainly know the truth of this matter. Please describe to us these prayers offered to Maya-devi.
Suta GosvamI said: О sages, long ago, at the request of the great sage, Markandeya, the great soul, Sukadeva GosvamI, had narrated these excellent prayers offered to Maya-devi. Please listen attentively as I repeat them to you.
It is the duty of the spiritual master to simply faithfully repeat whatever he has heard from his predecessors. By reciting these prayers, all one’s desires will be fulfilled and the miseries of material existence will be vanquished.
Sukadeva Gosvami said: King Sas’idhvaja, who was an unalloyed devotee of Lord Hari, left the city of Bhallata and while residing in the forest, recited these prayers to Maya-devI, desiring to attain liberation from material existence.
King Sasidhvaja said: I offer my obeisances unto the goddess who is invoked by the sound vibration hnrh. She is situated in pure goodness as the cause of Brahma, Visnu and Siva, and she is the truth to be known by all the Vedas. Her form is subtly worshiped by the chanting of svaha. The five gross and three subtle elements are present within her abdomen. She is worshiped by the best of demigods and Gandharvas.
I glorify Maya-devI, who is situated beyond the limits of this material universe, who is simultaneously one with and different from the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is praised by great sages such as Vyasa and Satatapa, as well as all intelligent human beings, who conducts the activities of the conditioned souls by the waves of time, and by whose sidelong glance the people of this world remain as if drowning in the ocean of material existence.
I offer my obeisances to Goddess BhagavatI ,who can never be fully understood, who is the maintainer of the surrendered souls, who remains as she is before the material creation, during its maintenance, and after the dissolution, who expands into different forms of demigods, human beings, and lower species, who is the shelter of everyone, and who appears in a multitude of forms.
I offer my obeisances unto the goddess by whose prowess the three worlds became manifested from the five gross material elements. It is by her influence that time, providence, and actions are made possible.
By her will, the earth manifests the property of fragrance, water the property of taste, fire the property of form, air the property of touch, and sky the property of sound. She is the form of the universe and thus she has entered into everything manifested within the cosmic manifestation. My humble obeisances to this goddess.
You are Savitrl, the consort of Brahma, who was born on the universal lotus flower. You are ParvatI, the consort of Siva, Rama, the consort of Lord Visnu, and Sad the consort of Indra, the king of the demigods. О goddess, you have expanded your influence to manifest the universe.
You are a small girl in childhood, a grown-up girl in youth, and an elderly lady in old age. You are the personification of eternal time. People worship you by employing various procedures. You are situated beyond the reach of the mundane mind, senses, and power of speech.
You are the most beloved goddess because you easily bestow benedictions upon your worshipers. Indeed, you award perfection to everyone, according to their aspirations. You are chaste, glorious, worshipable, beautiful, and young, and you appear in various forms with appropriate names, such as Candi, Durga, and Kali.
О worshipable goddess of the world, if one devotedly meditates on Your lotus feet, which are adored by the demigods, as being situated within one’s heart, or if one simply hears your name, he will certainly proceed on the path to material prosperity.
Sukadeva GosvamI thus recited this glorification of Maya-devl. Having received these prayers from the sage, Markandeya, King Sasidhvaja attained the perfection of life.
King Sasidhvaja performed severe austerities at a place known as Kokamukha. He fixed his mind on the transcendental form of Lord Hari so that ultimately, he attained the Lord’s eternal abode, Vaikuntha, after being slain by the Sudarsana cakra.
Thus ends the translation of the twenty-ninth chapter of Sri Kalki Purana.
Lord Kalki And Visnuyasa Perform Sacrifices Instructions by Narada Muni
Suta GosvamI said: О brahmanas, I have thus described the liberation of King Sasidhvaja. Now I will continue to narrate Lord Kalki’s transcendental pastimes.
With Lord Kalki sitting upon the royal throne, the Vedas,religious principles, Satya-yuga personified, the demigods, and indeed all other moving and non-moving living entities became greatly satisfied.
In the previous yuga, the brahmanas had worshiped the demigods, and to bewilder the masses of people, they had displayed some miniscule mystic powers. During the reign of Lord Kalki, all such cheating practices were stopped so that no atheists or hypocrites could be seen within His kingdom.
Lord Kalki thus happily resided in the city of Sambhala. One day, His father said: О benefactor of the demigods and all the people of the world, we should perform a grand sacrifice for the welfare of the earth.
Being thus ordered by His father, Lord Kalki very humbly said: I will worship Lord Hari by performing the Rajasuya, asvamedha, and other sacrifices, which are prescribed in the karma-kanda sections of the Vedas, so that everyone can advance in the three objectives of life—religiosity, economic development, and sense gratification.
Lord Kalki first worshiped all the sages, headed by Krpa, Parasurama, Vyasa, Vasistha, Dhaumya, Akrtavrana, Asvatthama, Madhucchanda, and Mandapala, as well as those brahmanas who were learned scholars of the Vedas.He then arranged to perform a sacrifice at a place located between the Ganges and Yamuna. After taking a ritualistic bath, He gave sufficient daksina to everyone.
Lord Kalki sumptuously fed all the brahmanas the four kinds of food that are chewed, licked, sucked, and drank, and this included vegetable preparations, soup, cakes, meat, fruit, roots, and many other items. The sacrifice was then performed exactly as prescribed by the scriptures. During this great sacrifice, Agni acted as the cook, Varuna distributed water to the guests, and Anila served the food. The lotus-eyed Lord Kalki pleased everyone by feeding them very delicious food and arranging for entertainment with dancing, singing, and music. The mood was one of great merriment and at the conclusion, everyone, including the young, elderly, and women, received gifts of wealth.
At this sacrificial performance, Rambha danced, Nandi played musical instruments, and the Gandharva, Huhu, sang very melodiously. Lord Kalki, the maintainer of the world, gave charity to the brahmanas and others as He continued to reside on the banks of the Ganges under the order of His father. The brahmanas sang narrations of former pious kings in that assembly, which was presided over by Visnuyas’a. One day, the great sage, Narada, who is worshiped by the demigods, arrived there, playing his vina.
Visnuyas’a cheerfully greeted the exalted sage and then worshiped him in a mood of humility and devotion. He then addressed the great sage, Narada, who is a topmost Vaisnava and master of the vlna.
Visnuyasa said: That I am seeing you present here must be the result of pious activities performed by me during countless previous lifetimes. Although you are self-satisfied and thus have nothing to accomplish, I believe that you have come here to deliver me from material existence.
Today, my forefathers must be very pleased, for I have received your darsana and the opportunity to worship you. Today, my offering ot oblations into the sacrificial fire has born fruit. Today, all the demigods must be pleased with me.
A conditioned soul is very rarely blessed with the association of a devotee like you. By worshiping you. Lord Hari is worshiped. Your darsana ensures the cessation of the cycle of repeated birth and death in this world. You touch destroys all sinful reactions.
The heart of a saintly person is the abode of religious principles, his words are those of the eternal Lord, and his activities destroy the reactions of karma. Therefore, a saintly person is non-different from Lord Hari.
When Lord Krsna appears in this world as an incarnation to annihilate the miscreants, His body is fully transcendental. Similarly, the body of a Vaisnava, even in this world, is transcendental and thus eternal, and not made of the five gross material elements.
You are the expert captain of the ship of devotional service to the Lord that can take one across the ocean of material existence. My dear sage, kindly allow me to inquire from you about the purpose of the human form of life.
О well-wisher of everyone, how can I free myself from the entanglement of material existence so that I can attain the platform of eternal existence? I know this to be my actual self-interest.
Narada Muni said: Alas! How strong is th e illusory energy of the Lord, mayal She works in an extraordinary manner and must be considered most auspicious. How astonishing it is that th e father of the Supreme Lord is inquiring from me about the means of his deliverance from illusion!
Visnuyasa has attracted Lord Kalki, the incarnation of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Narayana, and master of the universe, making Him actashisson,andstill,heisinquiring about liberation fromme.
The great sage, Narada, th e son of Brahma, thought over this matter for some moments with a bemused smile and then began his spmtual instructions to Visnuyasa, the son of Brahmayasa, in a secluded place.
Narada Muni said: I will now repeat to you what Maya-devI once said to a living entity when she saw him desiring another material body after giving up his old and useless one at death. One who hears this
conversation between Maya-devI and the living entity will be liberated from material entanglement. Once, at the Vindhya Mountain,Maya-devI assumed the form of an ordinary woman and began to speak.
Maya-devI said: I am Maya-devI, the destroyer of your life. Considering this, why do you want to accept another material body?
The jiva said: О Maya-devI, I want to have another material body because it is my only shelter. Without a material body, how could one thmk in terms of “I”and “mine”?
Maya-devI said. You identify the body as the self because your intelligence is now polluted. All your endeavors are made under the direction of maya, but if you free yourself from her influence, you can attain a higher platform of existence.
The ]lva said: О Maya-devI,without me, your wisdom, manifestations, and desires for material enjoyment would never fructify.
Maya-devI said: The living entities move like machines, by the influence of maya, they live in the arrangement of maya, and they appear to be like wood apples eaten by an elephant because their bodies are temporary.
The Jiva said: О fool, your very existence, and so what to speak of your various names and forms, is because of me. As an unchaste wife blasphemes her husband, why are you criticizing me?
As darkness remains only in the absence of the sun, so without me, you have no existence. You have covered me, just as a dark cloud covers the sun.
О Maya-devI, you are like the bark of the tree of pastimes in this world, you create a sense of duality, and you remain unchariged, even as the universe progresses through the stages of creation, maintenance,and destruction.
Even though Maya-devI sees the living entities’ eternal forms, which are devoid of mental concoction and free from the propensity for material enjoyment, she awards them temporary material bodies.
While destroying his material body at the time of death, Maya-devI cursed this living entity, saying: My dear soul, you will never have a permanent existence in this world, for you will be little better tHari a piece of wood or a wall.
The great sage Narada Muni said: Such is the illusory energy of your son, Lord Kalki, who is the life and soul of the universe. Try to understand the workings of Maya-devI so that you will be able to live in this world freely after surrendering yourself unto Lord Hari.
If you can see how you are being controlled by maya, this will help free you from desiring to enjoy the fruits of your karma. Genuine knowledge leads to detachment from material ambitions. Know for certain that the universe is situated in the energy of Lord Hari, and that Lord Hari has entered the universe to sustain it. You should therefore fix your mind on the Supersoul after renouncing all material engagements.
After instructing Visnuyasa in this way, the great sage, Narada, departed for Kapilasrama after circumambulating Lord Kalki.
Visnuyasa could understand from the words of the great sage, Narada, that his son, Kalki, was truly the incarnation of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Hari. After some time, he gave up his family life and left home to reside within the forest.
He went to Badankasrama and performed severe austerities there. He united his self with the Supreme Self by means of bhakti-yoga,and then relinquished his material body after achieving perfection.
The chaste wife, Sumati, embraced the dead body of her husband and thus entered his funeral pyre. The denizens of the heaven praised her very highly for this courageous act.
When Lord Kalki heard the news of His parents’ demise, He appeared to become overwhelmed by grief so that tears rolled down His cheeks. As a dutiful son, the Lord performed the last rites of His parents.
Lord Kalki, who set the example by perfectly observing the codes of good conduct, continued to reside in the village of Sambhala, which was desired by even the demigods of heaven. He lived with PadmavatI and Rama as He continued to rule His kingdom.
Meanwhile, Lord Parasurama, who resides at Mount Mahendra and whose presence purifies holy places of pilgrimage, arrived at Sambhala, desiring to see Lord Kalki, in the course of His tlrtha-yatra.
As soon as Lord Kalki, the perfect follower of the codes of good conduct, saw His spiritual master, Paras’urama, He cheerfully got up from His throne, along with Padmavatl and Rama, to greet him.
Lord Kalki fed Parasurama many varieties of delicious food and then offered him valuable garments. After doing this, Lord Kalki had Parasurama rest on an opulent couch.
As His spiritual master, Parasurama, was resting after his meal, Lord Kalki gently massaged his feet and spoke with a very sweet and gentle voice. My dear spiritual master, by your mercy, I have accomplished the three objectives of life. Now, the daughter of Sasidhvaja has a request and so please hear it.
Being introduced by her husband in this way, King Sasidhvaja’s daughter said: What penance, rules and regulations, and vows should I observe so that I will receive the son of my desire?
Thus ends the translation of thirtieth chapter of Sri Kalki Purana.