Appendix A

 

The translation of the verse quoted on page 51, krpa-sindhuh su-sampurnah... (Hari-bhakti-vilasa, 1.45-46) is:

"One who is an ocean of mercy, who is fulfilled in all respects, who is possessed of all good qualities, who always works for the benefit of all souls, who is free from lust, who is perfect in all respects, who is well-versed in the Scriptures and who knows the science of Krsna is to be known as a Guru."


The translation with explanation given for the verse quoted on page 109, urdhva-mulam adhah-sakham... (Bhagavad-gita, 15.1) is:

The Supreme Lord said: (Created for the purpose of satisfying the fruitive desires of the fallen souls, who are averse to the Lord, this material world is described by the Scriptures in this way:) "Its root is uppermost, that is, its root is situated in aversion to, and comes away from the supreme uppermost fundamental truth, the Lord. Its branches face downwards, that is, the demigods headed by Lord Brahma are its branches, and it is endless for those persons who misuse the soul's independence to adopt the life of karmma or fruitive action—in this respect it is avyayam, or indestructible; and yet, as far as devotionally orientated persons are concerned, it cannot remain even until the next day. In this respect it is 'Asvattha,' which means, 'perishable and transient.' All the aphorisms of the Vedas that promote fruitive action are represented as the protective leaves of that Asvattha tree in the form of this material world." One who knows in this way that tree representing the mundane world, such a person is a knower of the purport of the Vedas.

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⇐ PART 3, THE WRITTEN WORDS

APPENDIX B ⇒

Contents


Editorial

Part One:
Chapter One:
Vaishnava Thakur
Chapter Two:
The Original Current
Chapter Three:
Divine Desire and Directives

Part Two:
First Discourse:
Descent of Knowledge
Second Discourse:
Lessons in Giving
Third Discourse:
Protected Journey
Fourth Discourse:
Adjusting to His Account
Fifth Discourse:
Present Position, Brightest Prospect
Sixth Discourse:
Fortunate Indeed

Part Three:
The Written Word
(Answers through Letters)
Appendix A
Appendix B:
The Ten Offences to the Holy Name

"HUMILITY, TOLERANCE, GIVING HONOUR TO OTHERS | HUMILITY, TOLERANCE, GIVING HONOUR TO OTHERS"