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  1. Introduction

    The tragic and heroic figure of Queen Kuntī emerges from an explosive era in the history of ancient India. As related in the Mahābhārata, India’s grand epic poem of 110,000 couplets, Kuntī was the wife of King Pāṇḍu and the mother of five illustr ...

  2. Chapter 1: The Original Person

    kunty uvāca namasye puruṣaṁ tvādyam īśvaraṁ prakṛteḥ param alakṣyaṁ sarva-bhūtānām antar bahir avasthitam Śrīmatī Kuntī said: O Kṛṣṇa, I offer my obeisances unto You because You are the original personality and are unaffected by th ...

  3. Chapter 2: Beyond the Senses

    māyā-javanikācchannam ajñādhokṣajam avyayam na lakṣyase mūḍha-dṛśā naṭo nāṭya-dharo yathā Being beyond the range of limited sense perception, You are the eternally irreproachable factor covered by the curtain of deluding energy. You ...

  4. Chapter 3: The Most Intelligent Woman

    tathā paramahaṁsānāṁ munīnām amalātmanām bhakti-yoga-vidhānārthaṁ kathaṁ paśyema hi striyaḥ You Yourself descend to propagate the transcendental science of devotional service unto the hearts of the advanced transcendentalists and men ...

  5. Chapter 4: Approaching Kṛṣṇa, the All-pervading Truth

    kṛṣṇāya vāsudevāya devakī-nandanāya ca nanda-gopa-kumārāya govindāya namo namaḥ Let me therefore offer my respectful obeisances unto the Lord, who has become the son of Vasudeva, the pleasure of Devakī, the boy of Nanda and the other ...

  6. Chapter 5: The Vision of Lotuses

    namaḥ paṅkaja-nābhāya namaḥ paṅkaja-māline namaḥ paṅkaja-netrāya namas te paṅkajāṅghraye My respectful obeisances are unto You, O Lord, whose abdomen is marked with a depression like a lotus flower, who are always decorated with garla ...

  7. Chapter 6: The Master of the Senses

    yathā hṛṣīkeśa khalena devakī kaṁsena ruddhāti-ciraṁ śucārpitā vimocitāhaṁ ca sahātmajā vibho tvayaiva nāthena muhur vipad-gaṇāt O Hṛṣīkeśa, master of the senses and Lord of lords, You have released Your mother, Devakī, who was long ...

  8. Chapter 7: Dangerous Encounters

    viṣān mahāgneḥ puruṣāda-darśanād asat-sabhāyā vana-vāsa-kṛcchrataḥ mṛdhe mṛdhe ’neka-mahārathāstrato drauṇy-astrataś cāsma hare ’bhirakṣitāḥ My dear Kṛṣṇa, Your Lordship has protected us from a poisoned cake, from a great fire, from c ...

  9. Chapter 8: Let There Be Calamities

    vipadaḥ santu tāḥ śaśvat tatra tatra jagad-guro bhavato darśanaṁ yat syād apunar bhava-darśanam I wish that all those calamities would happen again and again so that we could see You again and again, for seeing You means that we will ...

  10. Chapter 9: Decreasing the Fever of Illusion

    janmaiśvarya-śruta-śrībhir edhamāna-madaḥ pumān naivārhaty abhidhātuṁ vai tvām akiñcana-gocaram My Lord, Your Lordship can easily be approached, but only by those who are materially exhausted. One who is on the path of [material] pro ...