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Selected verses from Padma Purana

 

 

 

SATYADI TRI YUGE BODHO VIRAGO MUKTI SADHAKAU

KALAU TU KEVALA BHAKTIR BRAHMA-SAYUJYA KARINI

  (PADMA PURANA, UTTARAKHANDA 194/5, spoken by Narada Muni)

 

        In  three  previous yugas (satya yuga,  etc.)  one  would   achieve  enlightenment  and  liberation  by  becoming  free  from   worldly  affairs,  but in Kali yuga, one can easily  achieve  the   same  abode  as the Supreme Lord just  by  performing  devotional   service to Him in Kali yuga.

 

 

 YESAM CITTE BHAVED BHAKTIH SARVADA PREMA RUPINI

NA TE PASYANTI KINASAM SVAPNE'PY AMALA MURTAYAH

(PADMA PURANA, UTTARAKHANDA 194/17)

 

        Those  purified persons whose mind is always  engaged  in   affectionate  devotional  service. They do  not  ever  experience   hellish condition of life even in dreams.

 

 

NRNAM JANMA SAHASRENA BHAKTIH SUKRTINAM BVHAVET 

KALAU BHAKTIH KALAU BHAKTIR BHAKTYA KRSNAH PURAH STHITAH

(PADMA PURANA, UTTARAKHANDA 194/20)

 

        Those  persons  who  have  accumulated  sufficient  pious   activities  for  thousands of births achieve  bhakti  because  by   execution  of bhakti alone, one is able to situate himself in  the abode of the supreme Lord Krishna.

 

 

BHAKTI DROHA KARA YE CA TE SIDANTI JAGATA TRAYE

DURVASA DUHKHAM APANNAH PURA BHAKTI VININDAKAH

ALAM VRTTAIR ALAM TIRTHAIR ALAM YOGAIR ALAM MAKHAIH

ALAM JNANA KATHA ALAPAIR BHAKTIR EKAIVA MUKTIDAH

(PADMA PURANA, UTTARAKHANDA 194/21,22)

 

        Those  who have hatred toward devotional service are  the   cause  of shaking of the three worlds (disturbance of  the  three   worlds).   In previous histories, those who have  criticized  the   devotional  service,  they have achieved unlimited  miseries  and   intolerable  difficulties.  One cannot achieve liberation by  any   other  means   such  as  going  to  the  places  of   pilgrimage,   performing  yoga practice, sacrifice, cultivating  knowledge  and   discussing Vedic literature except devotional service to  achieve   liberation.

 

RSIBHIR BAHUDHA LOKA UPAYAH SIDDHAYE KRTAH

SRAMA SADHYAS CA TE SARVE PRAYAH SVARGA PHALAPRADAH

VAIKUNTYA SADHAKAH PANTHA GUPTO LOKESU VARTATE

TASYA UPADESAKAH SADHUH PRAYO BHAGYENA LABHYATE

(PADMA PURANA, UTTARAKHANDA 194/54,55)

 

        Many great saintly persons created many solutions  (Vedic   instructions)  to give perfection to the living entities,  which,   by  working  hard  all of them result in  awarding  one  heavenly   planets.   Those  people who function to  achieve  the  spiritual   world  (Vaikuntha  planet) are always said to be  hidden  because   such  preachers  (speaking  about the  spiritual  world)  saintly   persons are available only to those who are very lucky.         

 

 

GRANTHO'STADASA SAHASRO DVADASA SKANDHA SAMYUTAH

PARIKSITA SUKA SAMBADAH SRIMAD BHAGAVATA ABHIDAH

SLOKA ARDHAM SLOKA PADAM VA NITYAM BHAGAVATA UDBHAVAM

PATHASVA SVA MUKENA'PI YADI ICCHASI BHAVA KSAYAM

(PADMA PURANA, UTTARAKHANDA  195/29, 36)

 

        The  literature  which has 18,000 verses and  is  divided   into twelve cantos which is the conversation between Pariksit and   Sukadeva  Gosvami, is the Shrimad Bhagavatam.  If somebody  daily,   as  a routine studies the Shrimad Bhagavatam even half a sloka  or   even one line of a sloka, if somebody wants liberation from  this   world  and  cuts the tie of this material  existence,  he  should   study the Shrimad Bhagavatam by himself.

 

 

MAHATMANO MAHABHAGA BHAGAVAT PADA SEVAKAH

TAD VISNOH PARAMAM DHAMA YANTI BRAHMA SUKHA PRADAM

(PADMA PURANA, UTTARAKHANDA 228/10)

 

        Those  personalities  who are greatly advanced,  who  are   most fortunate, who are worshipping the lotus feet of the Supreme   Personality of Godhead, achieve the transcendental abode of  Lord   Vishnu where they enjoy transcendental bliss.

 

 

NA VEDA ADHYANAIR YAJNAIR NA VRATAIR NA UPAVASATAH

NA PRAPYAM VAISNAVAM LOKAM VINA DASYENA KUTRACIT

TASMAD DASYAM HARER BHAKTIM BHAJETA'NANAYA MANASAH

PRAPNOTI PARAMAM SIDDHIM KARMA BANDHA VIMOCANIM

(PADMA PURANA, UTTARAKHANDA 229/120,121)

 

        One  cannot  achieve  the  abode of  Lord  Shri  Vishnu  by   studying Vedic literatures, by performing sacrifice, and  fasting   n  different days except by becoming the servant of the  Supreme   Lord.   Therefore, one should become a servant to  do  devotional   service  to Lord Shri Hari and serve HIm with unalloyed  devotion,   then  one can achieve the transcendental perfection  which  frees   one from material bondage of fruitive action.

 

SANSARO VAISNAVA ADHINO DEVA VAISNAVA PALITAH

AHAM CA VAISNAVA ADHINAS TASMAT SRESTAS CA VAISNAVAH

(PADMA PURANA, KRIYA YOGASARA KHANDA 2/81)

                (spoken by the Supreme Personality of Godhead)

 

        The   Supreme  Personality  of  Godhead   glorifies   the   Vaishnavas  saying,  (The  whole world is under the  care  of  the   Vaishnavas.  All the demigods are                           taking   care  of  Vaishnavas.  I (the Supreme Personality of  Godhead)  am   under the care of Vaishnavas, therefore Vaishnavas are the  topmost   persons in this world.    

 

 

KAMA KRODHA VIHINA YE HINSA DAMBHA VIVARJITAH

LOBHA MOHA VIHINAS CA JNEYAS TE VAISNAVA JANAH

(PADMA PURANA, KRIYA YOGASARA 2/83)

 

        Those who are free from lust, anger, violence,  arogance, greed, illusion, they are said to be Vaishnavas.

 

 

DHARMA UPADESINA'S CAIVA DHARMA ACARA PARAS TATHA

GURU SUSRUSINAS CAIVA VIJNEYAS TE CA VAISNAVAH 

(PADMA PURANA, KRIYA YOGASARA 2/85)

 

        Those who are preaching the transcendental  message given   by  the Supreme Lord and follow it as a way of life  and  worship   their own spiritual master are the real Vaishnavas.

 

 

EKADASI VRATAM TE CA BHAKTI BHAVENA KURVATE

GAYANTI MAMA NAMANI JNEYAS TE VAISNAVA JANAH

(PADMA PURANA, KRIYA YOGASARA 2/28)

 

        Those who observe Ekadashi with full devotion and sing  My holy names are Vaishnavas.

 

        

TULASI MULA MRDBHIS CA TILAKANI NAYANTI YE

TULASI KASTHA PANKAIS CA JNEYAS TE VAISNAVA JANAH

(PADMA PURANA, KRIYA YOGASARA 2/92)

 

        Those who put tilaka marks on their forehead with the mud   taken from the root of  Tulasi or those who put tilaka out of the   paste of Tulasi wood are said to be Vaishnavas.

 

        

SALAGRAMA SILA YESAM GRHE VASATI SARVADA

SASTRAM BHAGAVATAM CAIVA JNEYAS TE VAISNAVA JANAH

(PADMA PURANA, KRIYA YOGASARA 2/94)

 

        In  those person's house, if Salagram Sila is found,  and   Shrimad  Bhagavatam  scripture  is  found, they  are  said  to  be   Vaishnavas.

 

 

MAT PADA SALILAIR YESAM SIKTANI MASKAKANI CA

MAMA NAIVEDYAM ASNANTI JNEYASTE VAISNAVA JANAH

KSUT TRT PRAPIDITEBHYAS CA YE YACCHANTY ANNA AMBU CA

KURYUR YE YOGA SUSRUSAM JNEYAS TE BHAGAVATA JANAH

(PADMA PURANA, KRIYA YOGASARA 2/98,99)

 

        Whoever's head is washed with the water which is  derived   by washing My two lotus feet and those who eat food offered to Me   are  said to be Vaishnavas.  Those who distribute food grains  and   water  to needy people who are suffering from hunger and  thirst,   and  who follow the yogic path of devotional service are said  to   be Vaishnavas.

 

 

BAHUNA 'TRA KIMUKTENA BHASITENA PUNAH PUNAH

MAMA 'RCA YE CA KURVANTI VIJNEYAS TE CA VAISNAVA

(PADMA PURANA, KRIYA YOGASARA 2/107)

 

        What is the use of saying more and more? Those people who actually worship are said to be Vaishnavas.

 

 

HARAU PRASANNE PAPANI KUTRA TISTHANTI DEHINAM

JANMANTARA ARJITAIH PAPAIR GATA YUYAM IMAM GATIM

(PADMA PURANA, KRIYA YOGASARA 7/80)

 

        If the Supreme Lord Hari is pleased with somebody,  where   does  sinful activity remain in his body?  EVen though  a  person   has   accumulated  sins  for  birth  after  birth,  he   achieves   this(liberation) destination.

 

 

TATRA UDICYAM DISI MAUNI YAJNA SUTRANI KARNAYOH

KRTVA UPAVISTAH PRAJNAS TU MALA MUTRA VISARJAYET

(PADMA PURANA, KRIYA YOGASARA 11/3, spoken by Shrila Vyasadeva)

 

        An  intelligent person, after tying a brahmana thread  on 

his  right ear, facing north, urinates and evacuates  in  sitting 

position, in silent condition.

 

 

DANTA DHAVANA KURYAD YO MADHYANHA APARANHAYOH

TASYA PUJAM NA GRHANANTI DEVATAH PITARO RSIH

(PADMA PURANA, KRIYA YOGASARA 11/17)

 

        One  who brushes his teeth in the mid day  or  afternoon, 

neither the forefathers, the demigods or the sages accept it  his 

worship.

 

 

UPAVASA DINE VIPRA!  PITR SRADDHA DINE TATHA

NA TAT PHALAM AVAPNOTI DANTA DHAVANA KRNNARAH

(PADMA PURANA, KRIYA YOGASARA 11/20, spoken by Shrila Vyasadeva) 

 

        On the fasting day or on the day when oblations are given 

to  the  forefathers, O brahmana, one who brushes his  teeth,  he 

does not achieve te result of doing so.

 

VASTRA ASANE KEVALE CA TATHA KUSAMAYA ASANE

PUSPA ASANE CA UPAVISTAH PUJAYET KAMALAPATIM

(PADMA PURANA, KRIYA YOGASARA 11/67, spoken by Shrila Vyasadeva)

 

        One  should worship the Supreme Lord, the husband of  the 

goddess of fortune by sitting upon a seat made with cotton,  kusa 

grass seat, or silk seat only.  

 

        

YAH KAROTI JANASTASYA PRASANNAH SATATAM HARIH

TULASI PATRA MALEYAM NIJA GANDHA SUKHA PRADA

(PADMA PURANA, KRIYA YOGASARA 11/77, spoken by Shrila Vyasadeva)

 

        One  who always offers the Supreme Lord a  garland   made 

out  of Tulasi leaves, He becomes very pleased upon  that  person 

because the fragrance of Tulasi is very pleasing.

 

 

NIJA BHAKTYA TATO JAPTVA MANTRAM ASTADASAKSARAM 

GOVINDAYA TATO DADYAN NANA NAIVEDYAM UTTAMAM

(PADMA PURANA, KRIYA YOGASARA 11/103, spoken by Shrila Vyasasdeva)

 

        While  chanting  the eighteen letter mantra,  one  should 

offer  differnt kinds of eatable foodstuffs, prepared  the   best 

way to Lord Shri Govinda.

 

 

        DHUPAM YACCCHATI HO VIPRA HARAYE DHRTA VASITAM

SA GACCHET VISNU BHAVANAM VIMUKTAH PAPA KOTIBHIH

(PADMA PURANA, KRIYA YOGA SARA 11/106)

 

        O brahmanas, any person who offers incense which is  full 

of  fragrance  to Lord Shri Vishnu, goes to the abode of  Lord  Shri 

Vishnu after becoming free from millions of sins.

 

 

GRTENA DIPAM YO DADYAT TILA TAILENA VA PUNAH

NIMESAT SAKALAM TASYA PAPAM HARATI KESAVAH

KARPURA VASITAM YASTU TAMBULAM CAKRA PANAYE

DADYAT TASYA DVIJA SRESTHA MUKTIR BHAVATI JAIMINE

(PADMA PURANA, KRIYA YOGASARA 11/108,109)

 

        ANybody  who offers a ghee lamp to Lord Shri Vishnu  or  he 

offers  a lamp made of sesame oil, Lord Shri Kesava, in a  moment, 

removes all of his sins.  Anyone who offers a camphor lamp to Him 

and betal leaf (made up with spice, etc.), the Supreme Lord,  Who 

holds  a disk in his hand, O best of the brahmanas,  Jaimini,  he 

achieves liberation.

         

PRANAMED DANDAVAD BHUMAU SAPTADHA YASTU KESAVAM

PATAKAM TAT SARIRASTHAM BHASMAI BHAVATI TAT-KSANAT

SIRASYA ANJALIM ADHAYA PRANAMED YO JANARDANAM

TASMAI LAKSMI PATIR VISNUR DADATI PARAMAM PADAM

(PADMA PURANA, KRIYA YOGASARA 11/125, 126)

 

                One who pays long obeisances, while lying on  the 

ground to Lord Shri Kesava seven times, all the sins from his body 

turn  into  asava immediately.  ONe who pays  obeisances  to  the 

Supreme  Lord,  touching his forhead with his  folded  hands,  He 

gives him the husband of Laksmi, Shri Vishnu the highest abode, the 

spiritual world.

 

        

JAIMINE TULASI PATRAM YASTUR JIGHRATI VAISNAVAH

TASYA DEHANTARASTHAM HI SARVA PAPAM VINASYATI

(PADMA PURANA, KRIYA YOGASARA 11/135)

 

        O Jaimini (a great sage), any body who smells the  Tulasi 

leaf which has emanated from Lord Shri Vishnu, whatever sins he has 

in his body are all destroyed.

 

 

PAPA VYADHI VINASARTHAM VISNU PADODAKA AUSADHAM

PAPINO'PI NARASTE CA PIVANTU PRATI VASARAM

(PADMA PURANA, KRIYA YOGASARA 11/145)

 

        Even  a  sinful man who daily  drinks  the  medicine-like 

water which washes the two lotus feet of Lord Shri Vishnu,  removes 

the disease of his sins.

 

 

YATHA AUSADHENA ROGASTU HANYANTE DEHINO BHRSAM

TATHAIVA PATAKAM SARVAM VISNU PADODAKENA CA

VISNU PADODAKAM SUDDHAM TULASI PATRA SAMYUTAM

YO VAHET SIRSA VIPRA TASYA PUNYAM VADAMY AHAM

BRAHMA HATYADIBHIH PAPAIR VIMUKTO VISNU RUPA DHRT

ANTE VISNU PURAM GATVA VISNUNA SAHA MODATE

(PADMA PURANA, KRIYA YOGASARA 11/147,148)

 

        As  by  taking the correct medicines, ones  diseases  are 

destroyed  from his body, similarly, the taking the  water  which 

has washed the two lotus feet of Lord Vishnu all of ones sins  are 

destroyed.   When  that water is mixed with Tulasi  leaves,  that 

water  is said to be pure and anybody, O brahmana, drinks it  and 

touches it to his head, whatever merits he achieves, I shall tell 

you.   All of his sins, such as the killing of a  brahmana,  etc. 

are  removed from him and at last, he reaches the abode  of  Lord 

Vishnu  and attains the same form as Lord Vishnu and  enjoys  there 

with Lord Shri Vishnu.

         

SATYAM SATYAM PUNAH SATYAM SATYAM EVA MAYA UCYATE

KAMALAIR HARIM ABHYARCYA PRAPYATE PARAMAM PADAM

(PADMA PURANA, KRIYA YOGASARA 13/167, spoken by Shrila Vyasadeva)

 

        I am telling you very truthfully that by worshipping Lord 

SRi Hari with lotus flowers, one achieves the Supreme abode.

 

        

     PATAHAM DUNDUBHIM CAIVA KAHALAM SINDHUVARAKAM

KANSYAM CA KARATALAM CA VENUM VADAYATE TU YAH

PUJALALE MAHAVISNOS TASYA PUNYAM NISAMAYA

    STE YAD YAIH PATAKAIR MUKTO MANDIRAM YATI CAKRINAH 

(PADMA PURANA, KRIYA YOGASARA 14/32,33) 

 

        Anybody  who makes sounds in the temple of Lord Shri  Hari 

at the time of worship (aratik) with a great drum and small drum, 

with  a bell metal plate and kartala cymbals, with a flute,  they 

become  free  from  all  sins  and  Lord  Shri  Maha-Vishnu  awards 

unlimited merits to him. 

 

        

SVAPAN BHUNJAN VADAN TISTHAN UTTISTHAN CA VRAJANS TATHA

SMARED VIRATAM VISNUM MUMUKSUR VAISNAVO JANAH

(PADMA PURANA, KRIYA YOGASARA 15/6)

 

        ANy  Vaishnava desirous for liberation  should  constantly 

remember  Lord  Shri  Vishnu while sleeping,  while  eating,  while 

sitting,  while standing, while speaking, while going  somewhere, 

etc.

 

 

YE VISNU PUJANA RATA HARI BHAKTA BHAKTA

EKADASI VRATARATAH KAPATAIR VIHINAH

YE VISNU PADA SALILAM SIRASA VAHANTI

TE PAPINO'PI NA BHATA MAMA DANDANIYAH

(PADMA  PURANA, KRIYA YOGASARA 15/80, spoken by Lord Yamaraja  to 

his messengers)

 

        O  messengers, anyone who is engaged in worshipping  Lord 

Shri  Vishnu  or anyone who is devoted to the devotee of  Lord  Shri 

Hari,  or engaged in fasting on Ekadashi day, or one who  is  free 

from hypocracy, one who drinks and touches to his head the  water 

which  has washed the lotus feet of Lord Shri Vishnu,  even  though 

they are sinful, they are not to be punished by me.

 

 

HARER ABHAKTO VIPRO'PI VIJNEYAH SVAPACADHIKAH

HARI BHAKTA SVAPAKO'PI VIJNEY BRAHMANADHIKAH

(PADMA PURANA, KRIYA YOGASARA  16/3)

 

 

        Any  person who is not a devotee of Lord Shri  Hari,  even 

though  he is a brahmana, he is lower than a dogeater.   Even  if 

one  is  a dogeater, if he is a devotee of Lord Shri Hari,  he  is 

understood as being better than a brahmana.

 

 

 

PUNYATMA SA KATHAM MARTYO YENA NA'RADHITO HARIH

SA KATHAM PATAKI YASYA BHAKTIR NARAYANE PRABHO

(PADMA PURANA, KRIYA YOGASARA 17/6)

 

        IN this world, how can one be a meritorious person if  he 

has not worshipped Lord Shri Hari?  How can one be sinful if he is 

a devotee of Lord Shri Narayana?

 

 

YUNAM CITTAM YATHA STRISU

LUBDHANAM CA YATHA DHANE

KSUDHITANAM YATHA CA'NNE

TATHA TVAYI MAMA'STU VAI

 

(PADMA  PURANA,  KRIYA YOGASARA 17/155, this is the prayer  of  a 

devotee to the Supreme Lord)

 

        Just  as  a  lusty person is hankering for  women  and  a 

greedy  person  is  hankering  for wealth,  a  hungry  person  is 

hankering  for food grains, let my mind similarly be attached  to 

You, only, O Lord.

 

 

PARA STRIYAM SAMALOKYA VISADAM YANTI YE JANAH 

SRNVANTI PAPA CARCAM CA TESAM RUSTO'SMY AHAM SADA

(PADMA  PURANA,  KRIYA YOGASARA  19/101, spoken  by  the  Supreme 

Personality of Godhead)

 

        Those  persons who become agitated by looking at  other's 

wives  and  those who listen to sinful talks, I am  always  angry 

with them.

 

 

EKADASYAM BUNJATE YE LOBHAT PAPA DHIYO NARAH

VEDA NINDA KARA YECA TESAM RUSTO'SMY AHAM SADA

(PADMA  PURANA,  KRIYA  YOGASARA 19/105, spoken  by  the  Supreme 

Personality of Godhead)

 

        One  who eats on Ekadashi day and due to greed engages  in 

sinful activities and those who criticize Vedic literatures, I am 

always angry with such people.

 

 

DIVASE MAITHUNAM YE CA KURVATE KAMA MOHITAH

RAJASVALA STRIYAM CAIVA TESAM RUSTO'SMY AHAM SADA

(PADMA PURANA, KRIYA YOGASARA 19/107)

 

        One  who enjoys copulation in the day time, due to  being 

infatuated  by lust and those who enjoy copulation with  a   lady 

who is passing through mentruation, I am always angry with them.

 

EKADASYAM SAMAYANTYAM PRAPUNANTYAM JAGATTRAYAM

STHATAVYAM ANNAMASRITYA BHAVATA PAPA PURUSA

(PADMA PURANA, KRIYA YOGASARA 22/46)

 

        When Ekadashi arrives, at that time, all of the sins  from 

the three worlds reside in grains in the form of a sinful person.

SANSARE YANI PAPANI TANY EVA EKADASI DINE

ANNAM ASRITYA TISTHANTI SRIMAN NARAYANA AJNAYA

(PADMA PURANA, KRIYA YOGASARA  22/50)

 

        Whatever  sins  are  available in this  world,  they  all 

together reside in grains on Ekadashi day by the order of Lord Shri 

Narayana.

 

 

INDRIYANAM YATHA SRESTHAM MANAH PROKTAM MANISIBHIH

MASANAM KARTIKAH SRESTHAH PANDAVANAM YATHA'RJUNAH

(PADMA PURANA, KRIYA YOGASARA  22/70)

 

        JUst  as  the  mind  is the  leader  of  the  senses,  as 

thoughtful  persons have said, similarly, the best of all  months 

is Kartika and the best of all Pandavas is Arjuna.

 

        

RAMAYANAM BHAGAVATAM BARATAM VYASA BHASITAM

ANYANI CA PURANANAI PATHYANI HARIVASARE

(PADMA PURANA KRIYA YOGASARA 22\137)

 

        On the day of Lord Hari (Ekadashi, etc.), one should study 

Ramayana, Shrimad-Bhagavatam, Mahabharata, and other Puranas which 

are written by Shrila Vyasadeva.

 

NISI JAGARANAM KURYAT SANANDO VAISNAVO JANAH

JITA NIDRO BHAVET SAMYAK DHYAYATE KESAVAM HRDA

(PADMA PURANA KRIYA YOGASARA 22/139)

 

        One  should remain awake over night, in a  pleasing  mood 

with  other  Vaishnavas,  keeping his  senses  under  control  and 

remembering Lord SRi Kesava within his heart.  

 

DVADASI TITHI MADHYE TU KARTAVYAM PARANAM BUDHAIH

NA KADACIT TRAYODASYAM VRATASYA PHALAM ICCHUBHIH

(PADMA PURANA KRIYA YOGASARA  22/144)

 

        One  should break his fast of Ekadashi within the  Dvadasi 

tithi.  If somebody wants the result of fasting, he should  never 

break the Ekadashi fast on Trayodasi.

 

UPAVASA DINE VIPRA NISAYAM API VAISNAVAH

UPAVASA PHALA PREPSUR YATNATSU APAM VIVARJAYET

VINAJAGARANAM NUNAM UPAVASAM NIRARTHAKAH

ATO JAGARANAM KURYAM UBHAYOR API PAKSAYAH

EKADASI VRATAM YE CA VIDHINA'NENA KURVATE

SATYAM SATYAM DVIJA SRESTHA SARVE TE MOKSA GAMINAH

(PADMA PURANA KRIYA YOGASARA 22/145,146,147)

 

        A  Vaishnava,  on the fasting day, either  daytime  or  at 

night, if he is desirous to achieve the results of fasting,  with 

great  endeavor,  he  should  be  free  from  sleeping.   Without 

remaining  awake  at  night on Ekadashi, his fasting  is  said  to 

remain fruitless, therefore one should fast on both Ekadashis (the 

light part and dark part).  One who observes Ekadashi according to 

this  process, I tell you truthfully again and again that all  of 

these people are eligible to achieve liberation.

EKADASI VRATA SAMAM VRATA NASTI JAGATTRAYE

ANICCHAYA'PI YAT KRTVA GATIR EVAM VIDHA'VAYOH

EKADASI VRATAM YE TU BHAKTI BHAVENA KURVATE

NA JANE KIM BHAVET TESAM VASUDEVA ANUKAMPAYA

(PADMA PURANA KRIYA YOGASARA  23/172,173)

 

        In the three worlds, there is no kind of fasting which is 

even  comparable to the Ekadashi fast.  Even if one performs  this 

fast  without a proper attitude, he achieves the  Supreme  abode.  

Anyone who fasts on Ekadashi day, with full devotion, what happens 

to him by the mercy of the Supreme Lord, I can not say (how  much 

merit gets cannot be described).

 

 

KOTI BRAHMANDA MADHYESU YANI TIRTHANI BHUTALE

TULASI DALAM ASRITYA TANYEVA NIVASANTI VAI

(PADMA PURANA KRIYA YOGASARA  24/10)

 

        In millions and millions of universes, whatever places of 

pilgrimage  are available on the Earthly planet,  they  certainly 

all come and  take shelter in a Tulasi leaf.

 

 

YO'SNATI TULASI PATRAM SARVA PAPA HARAM SUBHAM

TAT SARIRANTARA STHAYI PAPAM NASYATI TAT KSANAT

TULASI KASTHA SAMBHUTAM MALAM VAHATI YO NARAH

TAD DEHE PATAKAM NASTI SATYAM ETAT MAYA UCYATE

(PADMA PURANA KRIYA YOGASARA 24/26,27, spoken by Shrila  Vyasadeva 

to Jaimini)

 

        Anybody  who  eats  a Tulasi leaf, all of  his  sins  are 

removed and he becomes meritorious.  Whatever sins he has  within 

his  body  are removed at once.  ANyone who wears a  Tulasi  wood 

necklace, no sins can reside in his body.  This is exactly  true, 

I say to you.

 

        

MUTRAM PURISAM TULASI TALESU KURVANTI YE VAI SATATAM MANUSYAH

DEVA ASRAYE SANCITA PATAKANAM TESAM HARATY ASU HARI DHANANI

(PADMA PURANA KRIYA YOGASARA  24/37)

 

        If  anyone urinates, throws dirt or evacuates  under  the 

Tulasi  plant  again and again, he accumulates the  same  sin  of 

commiting offenses at feet of the Supreme Lord and his wealth  is 

also taken away.

 

KARATALA DVAYAM DATVA CINOTI TULASI DALAM

YATHA NA KAMPATE SAKHA TULASYA DVIJA SATTAMA

PATRASYA CAYANE DEVI BHAGNA SAKHA YADA BHAVET

TADA HRDI VYATHA VISNOR JAYATE TULASI PATE

SAKHA AGRAT PATITAM BHUMAU PATRAM PATRAM PURATANAM

TENA'PI PUJYO GOVINDO MADHU KAITABHA MARDANAH

(PADMA PURANA KRIYA YOGASARA  24/42,43,44)

 

        After  clapping  his  hands twice, one  should  pick  the 

Tulasi  leaves,  O  best of the  brahmanas.   While  picking  the 

leaves, no branches of Tulasi should be shaken. If, while picking 

Tulasi,  any branches are broken, the Supreme Lord  Hari,  Vishnu, 

Who  is the husband of Tulasi, His  heart receives the pain.   If 

the  tip of the branch (manjaris) or leaves are falling unto  the 

ground due to old age, they can still be used to worship Lord Shri 

Govinda, the killer of the Madhu and Kaitava demons.  

 

 

TILAKANI DADASADHA NITYAM VAI DHARAYED BUDHAH

DHARMA ADHARMAM TU JANATI YAH SA VAISNAVA UCCYATE

(PADMA PURANA UTTARAKHANDA 68/7)

 

        Any intelligent person who wears twelve marks on his body 

daily  with tilaka, he knows what is dharma and what is  adharma.  

He  knows  what is religious principles and what  is  irreligious 

principles.   One who knows the differnce between  religious  and 

irreligious principles is said to be a Vaishnava.

 

 

SAKARO HI SUKHE NAIVA NIRAKARO NA DRUSYATE

SEVARASAS CA SAKARE NIRAKARE NA VAI RASAH

SAKARENA NIRAKARO JNAYATE SVAYAM EVA HI

HARI SMRTI PRASADENA ROMANCITA TANUR YADA

(PADMA PURANA, UTTARA KHANDA 131/104,105)

 

        Due  to the happiness derived by serving the form of  the 

Supreme  Lord,  one forgets the impersonal feature  of  the  Lord 

because the pleasure derived by serving the personal form of  the 

Lord cannot be derived by the impersonal feature.  By serving the 

form of the Supreme Lord, His impersonal feature is understood by 

itself.   When serving the Supreme Lord and remembering Him,  the 

hairs of the body stand on end, then this personal feature of the 

LOrd,  automatically  gives an understanding  of  the  impersonal 

feature.

 

 

SRAVANE VARJAYET SAKAM DADHI BHADRAPADE TYAJET

ASVINE MASI DUGHAM CA KARTIKA CA AMISAM TYAJET

(PADMA PURANA PATALA KHANDA 79/51)

 

        In the month of Sravana (July-August), one should give up 

eating  leafy  vegetables.   In  the  month  of  Bhadra  (August-

September),  one should give up eating yogurt.  In the  month  of 

Asvina (September-October) one should give up drinking milk.   In 

the  month of Kartika (October-November), one should eat  protein 

rich  foods such as dahl.

 

 

AHARNISAM SMARAN NAMAM KRSNAM PASYATI CAKSUSA

ASUCIR VA SUCIRVA'PI SARVA KALESU SARVADA

(PADMA PURANA PATALA KHANDA 80/7)

 

        Day and night, one should remember the holy name of  Lord 

Shri Krishna, either in dirty condition or clean condition.  At  all 

times  and in all places until one sees Lord Shri Krishna  with  his 

eyes.

 

 

APAVITRAH PAVITRO VA SARVA VASTHANGATO'PI VA

YAH SMARET PUNDARIKAKSAM SA BAHYA ABHYANTARAH SUCIH

(PADMA PURANA, PATALA KHANDA 80/11)

 

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BHADRE CA JANMA DIVASE UPAVASA PARO BHAVET

PRASUPTASYA PARIVARTAM ASVINE MASI KARAYET

PADMA PURANA, PATALA KHANDA 80/30)

 

        In  the  month of Bhadra (August-September), on  the  day 

when  Lord  Shri Krishna appeared, one should fast.  When  Lord  Shri 

Krishna turns over to the other side while sleeping in the month of 

Asvina (September-October), on Ekadashi day, one should  carefully 

fast.

 

 

KARTIKE PUNYA MASE CA VRINDAVANAH PUNYAM ACARET

DAMODARAYA DIPAM CA PRANSUSTHANE PRADAPAYET

(PADMA PURANA PATALA KHANDA 80/33)

 

        One  should observe  meritorious functions in  Vrnadavana 

in  the meritorious month called Kartika  (October-November)  and 

offer a lamp to Lord Shri Damodara in a holy place.

 

 

NA ANYOCCHISTAM CA BHUNJITA

NA ANYA SESAM CA DHARAYET

AVAISNAVANAM SAMBHASA

VANDANADI VIVARJAYET

(PADMA PURANA PATALA KHANDA 82/35)

 

        One should not eat other's left overs and one should  not 

wear the clothes previously worn by others.  One should not  talk 

to avaishnavas (atheists) and one should not praise others.

 

 

KRSNA PRIYA SAKHI-BHAVAM SAMASRITYA PRAYATNATAH

TAYOH SEVAM PRAKURVIGA DIVA NAKTAM ATANDRITAH

PADMA PURANA PATALA KHANDA 82/49)

 

        One  should  develop  a conjugal  relationship  with  the 

Supreme Lord carefully and in the mood of gopis, worship Lord Shri 

Krishna day and night without any laziness or hesitation.

VRINDABANAM PARITYAJYA NAIVA GACCHAMY AHAM KVACIT

NIVASAMY ANAYA SARDHAM AHAM ATRAIVA SARVADA

(PADMA PURANA, PATALA KHANDA 82/78)

 

        I  certainly never leave Vrndavana.  I always  live  here 

with My consort.

 

ANARADHITA GOVINDO NA VIDANTI HITODAYAM

NA TAPO YAJNA DANANAM LABHATE PHALAM UTTAMAM

(PADMA PURANA PATALA KHANDA 84\15)

 

        There  is  no  benefit for the  performer  of  austerity, 

sacrifice or charity if he does not worship Lord Govinda.

 

 

HARER ARADHANAM HITVA DURITA AUGHA NIVARANAM

NA ANYAT PASYAMI JANTUNAM PRAYASCITTAM PARAM MUNE

(PADMA PURANA, PATALA KHANDA 84/17, spoken by Suta Gosvami to the 

sages)

 

        Besides worshipping the Supreme Lord Shri Hari, to  remove 

ones  sins,  I do not see any better atonement  for   the  living 

entities.

 

 

DURLABHO MANUSO DEHO DEHINAM KSANA-BHANGURAH

TATRAPI DURLABHAM MANYE VAIKUNTHA PRIYA DARSANAM

(PADMA PURANA, PATALA KHANDA 84\23)

 

        Among perishable living entities, to attain a human birth 

is very rare, but even more rare is to be able to see the Supreme 

Personality of Godhead.

 

STRINAM PATIVRATANAM TU PATIR EVA HI DAIVATAM

SA TU PUJYO VISNU BHAKTYA MANO VAK KAYA KARMABHIH

(PADMA PURANA, PATALA KHANDA 84/51)

 

        Those women who are completely chaste, and whose  husband 

is said to be worshipable, even she should worship Lord Shri Vishnu 

with her mind, body and words.

 

 

ATHA BHAKTIM PRAVAKSAMI VIVIDHAM PAPANASINI

VIVIDHA BHAKTIR UDDISTA MANO VAK KAYA SAMBHAVA

LAUKIKI VEDIKI  CAPI BHAVED ADHYATMIKI TATHA

DHYANA DHARANAYA BUDHYA VEDANAM SMARANAM HI YAT

(PADMA  PURANA,  PATALA  KHANDA  85/4,5,  spoken  by  Shrila  Suta 

Gosvami)

 

        Let  me  tell you of the process  of  devotional  service 

which  remvoes  all  sins.   There  are  many  _____________   of 

executing devotional service which are emanations from the  mind, 

words  or body. This transcendenal process is divided  into  two.  

One  is _____________ and the other is Vediki with the rules  and 

regulations   of  scriptures.   Meditating  on  the   Lord    and 

controlling the breathing is done by instructions from the  Vedic 

literature. 

DHYANAM EVA KRTE SRESTHAM TRETAYAM YAJNA EVA CA

DVAPARE CA ARCANAM TISYE DANAM CA HARI KIRTANAM

SARVAM CA SASTAM SARVATRA DHYANAM NA CA KALAU YUGE

NARANAM MUGDHA CITTATVAT KRCCHRA STHANAM VISAMPATE

(PADMA PURANA, PATALA KHANDA 114/395,396)

 

In  the Satya yuga, the process for liberation was  mediation  of 

the Supreme Lord.  In the Treta yuga, the process was  sacrifice.  

In  the Dvapara yuga, the process was worship of the form of  the 

Supreme Lord and in the Kali, charity and chanting the holy  name 

is  said  to  be liberating.  All the processes are  said  to  be 

useful everywhere except in Kali yuga, meditation is not  allowed 

because the minds of all human beings are disturbed and they  are 

all fallen, O Kartikeya.

 

 

GURU PUJAM A KRTVAIVA YAH SASTRAM SROTUM ICCHATI

NA KAROTI CA SUSRUSAM AJNA BHANGAM CA BHAVATAH

(PADMA PURANA, BHUMI KHANDA 67/43)

 

        Without  worshipping the spiritual master, one who  tries 

to  listen  to  the scriptures, he is  not  following  scriptural 

injunctions and is consciously breaking them.

 

 

NA ABHINANDATI TAD VAKYAM UTTARAM SAMPRA YACCHATI

GURU KARMANI SADHYE CA TAD UPEKSAM KAROTI CA

(PADMA PURANA, BHUMI KHANDA 67/44)

 

        One who does not respect the spiritual master and counter 

answers  his statements, to do the work of the spiritual  master, 

he is actually ignoring him.

 

 

DIVA PRAKASAKAH SURYAH SASI RATRO PRAKASAKAH

GRHA PRAKASAKO DIPAS TAMO NASA KARAH SADA

RATRAU DIVA GRHASYANTE GURUH SISYAM SADAIVAHI

AJNANAYAM TAMAS TASYA GURUH SARVAM PRANASAYET

(PADMA PURANA BHUMI KHANDA 85/12,13)

 

        The day is lit by the sun.  The night is lit by the  moon 

and  darkness is always removed from the house by the light of  a 

lamp  and the spiritual master removes the darkness of  ignorance 

of a disciple at all times, either during the day or the night or 

in the house.

 

 

TASMAD GURUH PARAM TIRTHAM SISYANAM AVANIPATE

EVA JNATRVA TATAH SISYAH SARVADA TAM PRAPUJAYET

(PADMA  PURANA,  BHUMI  KHANDA  85/14,  spoken  by  the   Supreme 

Personality of Godhead)

 

        Therefore,  the guru is the topmost place  of  pilgrimage 

for  the disciple.  Understand this, the disciple  should  always 

worship his spiritual master.

 

 

 

ADYAM PURUSAM ISANAM SARVA LOKA MAHESVARAM

NA CINTAYANTI YE VISNU TE VAI NIRAYA GAMINAH

(PADMA PURANA, BHUMI KHANDA 96/11)

 

        The first person, the Lord of all living entities, who is 

the  Lord of all the worlds, one who does not remember  Lord  Shri 

Vishnu, they are certainly falling into hell.

 

 

NARAH PARESAM PRATIKULAM ACARAN

PRAYATI GHORAM NARAKAM SUDARUNAM

SADA ANUKULASYA NARASYA JIVINAH

SUKHA VAHA MUKTIR ADURA SAMSTHITA

(PADMA PURANA, BHUMI KHANDA 96/52)

 

        Those   persons  who  act  against   the   transcendental 

personality  of  Godhead, they fall into the ferocious  hell  and 

suffer.  Therefore, a human being should become favorable towards 

the  Lord to have a happy existence and liberation will  be  with 

him.

 

 

TARANAYA MANUSYANAM SAMSARE PARIVARTATAM

NASTI TIRTHA GURU SAMAM BANDHA CHEDAKARAM DVIJA

(PADMA PURANA, BHUMI KHANDA, 123/50)

 

        O  Brahmana, for the deliverance of  all human beings  of 

this world, there is no better place of pilgrimage than the  guru 

himself who can cut the bondage of the living entity  and  change 

his life.   

 

 

JANMANTARA KRTAN PAPAN GURU TIRTHAM PRANASAYET

SAMSARA TARANYAIVA JANGAMAM TIRTHAM UTTAMAM

(PADMA PURANA, BHUMI KHANDA 123/53)

 

        The sins accumulated from different births, the place  of 

pilgrimage personified, the spiritual master, removes them and it 

is the best place of pilgrimage in this world certainly.

 

 

KARTIKASYA TU MASASYA ARCAYITVA MAHESVARAM

ASVAMEDHA CHATA GUNAM PRAVADANTI VRINDABANE

(PADMA PURANA, SVARGA KHANDA 21/21)

 

        It  is  said  that if one worships the  Supreme  Lord  in 

Vrndavana in the month of Kartika (October-November), he achieves 

one hundred times more results than that attained by performing a 

horse sacrifice.

 

 

UPAVASA PAROBHUTVA NITYAM BRAHMA PARAYANAH

TATRA SNATVA TU RAJENDRA MUCYATE BRAHMA HATYAYA

(PADMA PURANA, SVARGA KHANDA 21/34)

 

        While  fasting,  if one engages in the  worship  of   the 

Supreme  Personality  of Godhead and takes his bath, O  King,  he 

becomes free even from the sin of  killing a brahmana.

YOSITAM NAYANA TIKSNA SAYAKAIR BHRU LATA SUDRDHA CAPA NIRGATAIH

DHANVINA MAKARA KETUNA HATAM KASYA NA PATATI VA MANO BHRSAM

(PADMA PURANA, SVARGA KHANDA 22/39)

 

        When the holder of the bow, Cupid shoots the sharp arrows 

of the eyes of a woman, shot through her strong eyebrows, who  is 

that person who is not fallen, even in his mind?

 

 

MANSA RAKTA MALA MUTRA NIRMITE YOSITAM VAPUSI NIRGUNE'SUCAU

KAMINASTU PARIKALPYA CARUTAMA VISANTI SUVIMUDHA CETASAH

(PADMA PURANA, SVARGA KHANDA 22/43)

 

        The  woman's  body  which is composed  of  flesh,  blood, 

stool, urine, full of disqualificatins, unclean, grossly  foolish 

minded  persons,  who are very lusty, they think that this  is  a 

very pleasing object for them and thus they engage in this.

 

 

PHALAM DADATI SAMPURNAM YAMUNAM SNANA MATRATAH

AKAMO VA SAKAMO VA YAMUNE SALILE NRPA

(PADMA PURANA, SVARGA KHANDA 29/8, spoken by Narada Muni)

 

        O  King,  whether  on  is full  of  material  desires  or 

completely  desireless, if he takes bath in the Yamuna water,  he 

achieves the complete result of fulfillment.

 

 

ASRADDHAYA HATAM SARVAM YATKRTAM PARALAUKIKAM

IHA LOKE HATO NRNAM DARIDRANAM YATHA NRPA

MANUSYANAM HATAM JANMA KALINDI MAJJANAM VINA

(PADMA PURANA, SVARGA KHANDA 29/34)

 

Whatever  is acquired on the spiritual platform is all  destroyed 

by  faithlessness.   Everything  worldly in  this  world  is  all 

destroyed  due to poverty for a person.  O King,  similarly,  the 

whole life existence for a human being is useless if he does  not 

take bath in the Yamuna.

 

 

MATHURAYAM CA KALINDI PUNYA ADHIKA VARDHINI

ANYATRA YAMUNA PUNYA MAHA PATAKA HARINI

VISNU BHAKTI PRADA DEVI MATHURA SANGATA BHAVET

BHAKTI BHAVEN SAMYUKTAH KALINDYAM YADI MAJJAYET

(PADMA PURANA, SVARGA KHANDA 29/47,48)

 

        The Yamuna in the Mathura area increases ones merits  and  

if  somebody takes bath somewhere else besides Mathura,  it  also 

removes great sins.  If on

        The Yamuna in Mathura rewards devotional service to  Lord 

Shri Vishnu,  if one takes bath in it with devotion.

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PRARTHAYED VAISNAVASYA ANNAM PRAYATNENA VICAKSANAH

SARVA PAPA VISUDHYARTHAM TAD ABHAVE JALAM PIVET

GOVINDETE JAPAN MANTRAM KUTRACIN MRIYATE YADI

SA NARO NA YAMAM PASYED TAM NA NA IKSAMAHE VAYAM

(PADMA PURANA SVARGA KHANDA 31/113,114, spoken by the Yamadhutas)

 

        An  intelligent person should make a great endeavor   and 

beg  food grains from a Vaishnava to  remove all of his  sins  and 

for purification.  If it is not available, then one should  drink 

some  water.   In this way, if one chants the Govinda  mantra  on 

japa  beads, then that person never sees Yamaraja and we also  do 

not see them.

 

 

HARIR EVA SAMARADHYAH SARVA DEVE SURESVARAH

HARI NAMA MAHA MANTRAIR NASYATPAPA PISACAKAM

(PADMA PURANA SVARGA KHANDA 50/6)

 

        One  who worships Lord Shri Hari, the Lord of  all  lords, 

and  chants the holy name, the Mahamantra, all of  his  grievious 

sins are removed. 

 

 

PRATIMAM CA HARER DRSTVA SARVA TIRTHA PHALAM LABHET

VISNU NAMA PARAM JAPTVA SARVA MANTRA PHALAM LABHET

(PADMA PURANA, SVARGA KHANDA 50/8)

 

        One  who sees the Deity form of Lord Hari gets the  merit 

of visiting all of the places of pilgrimage.  One who chants  the 

Vishnu  mantra (Harinama Mahamantra) gets the results of  chanting 

all other mantras.

 

 

TIRTHANAM CA PARAM TIRTHAM KRSNA NAMA MAHARSAYAH

TIRTHI KURVANTI JAGATIM GRHITAM KRSNA NAMA YAIH

(PADMA PURANA SVARGA KHANDA 50/18)

 

                All the great saintly persons have described that 

the  best tirtha of all places of pilgrimage is the holy name  of 

Krishna  which  purifies the whole universe as soon as  this  Krishna 

names is chanted by anyone.

 

 

GUROR YATRA PARIVADO NINDA VA PI PRAVARTATE

KARNAU TATRA PIDHATAVYAU GANTA VYAM TATO'NYATAH

(PADMA PURANA, SVARGA KHANDA 53/6)

 

        Where  the  spiritual  master  is  being  criticized   or 

accused,  the disciple should cover his ears and move  away  from 

that place.

 

NAKURYAN MANASAM VIPRO GUROS TYAGE KATHANCANA

MOHAD VA YADI VA LOBHAT TYAKTVA TU PATITO BHAVET

(PADMA PURANA, SVARGA KHANDA 53/23)

 

        No  one should reject his own spiritual master under  any 

circumstance, even within his mind.  If due to illusion,  madness 

or  greed  one  rejects his spiritual master, he is  said  to  be 

fallen.

 

 

GUROR GURAU SANNIMITE GURU VAT VRTTIM ACARET

SREYAS SU GURUVAD VRTTIM NITYAM EVA SAMACARET

PADMA PURANA, SVARBA KHANDA 53/26)

 

        One should treat the spiritual master's spiritual  master 

equal  to his own guru.  After paying him obeisances,  he  should 

pay obeisances to his own spirtual master.

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DARMASYA AYATA AM YATNAC SARIRAM PARIPALAYET

NA HI DEHAM VINA VISNUH PURUSAIR VIDYATE PARAH

(PADMA PURANA, SVARGA KHANDA 54/36)

 

        JUst to follow religious principles, one should take care 

of his body because without the body, one cannot worship Lord Shri 

Vishnu and attain the supreme abode.

 

 

DEVA DROHAM NA KURVITA GURU DROHAM TATHAIVA CA

DEVA DROHAD GURU DROHAH KOTI KOTI GUNADHIKAH

(PADMA PURANA, SVARGA KHANDA 55/15)

 

        One should not envy or go against the Supreme Personality 

of  Godhead  or the spiritual master.  Mallous of  the  spiritual 

master is millions of times more than mallous the Supreme Lord.

 

 

NA AVAGAHED APO NAGNO VANHIM NATI SPRSET TATHA

SIRO'BHYANGA AVASISTENA TAILENA ANGAM NA LEPAYET

(PADMA PURANA, SVARGA KHANDA 55/57)

 

        One  should not take bath nude and touch  fire.   Without 

using it on his head, one should not put oil all over his body.

 

 

DUSKRTAM HI MANU SYASYA SARVAM ANNE VYAVASTHITAM

YO YASYA ANNAM SAMA SNATI SA TASYA ASNATI KILVISAM

(PADMA PURANA, SVARGA KHANDA 56/15)

 

        All  the sins of human beings reside within food  grains.  

WHoever eats anyones food, actually eats his sins.

 

BHAKSAYITVA ABHAKSANI PITVA 'PEYANY API DVIJAY

NA ADHIKARI BHAVED TAVAD TAVAT TAN NA JAHATRY ADHAH

(PADMA PURANA, SVARGA KHANDA 56/45)

 

        After  eating  uneatables and  drinking  undrinkables,  O 

Brahmana,  one cannot worship the Supreme unless he gives all  of 

these things up.

 

 

SROTRIYAYA KULINAYA VINITAYA TAPASVINE

VRATASTHAYA DARIDRAYA PRADEYAM BHAKTI PURVAKAM

(PADMA PURANA, SVARGA KHANDA 57/11)

 

        Those who are brahmanas, who are born in pure  dynasties, 

who are very humble, who are very austere, who fast on the proper 

fasting dates, who are very poor, one should give charity to  all 

of these in devotional attitude.

 

 

MUNDI SIKHI VA'THA BHAVET TRIDANDI NISPARIGRAHA

KASAYAVASAH SATATAM DHYANA YOGA PARAYANAH

(PADMA PURANA, SVARGA KHANDA 59/15)

 

        Whether one is shaven headed or has long hair, or one  is 

a  tridandi  sanyasi, one should be free  from  any  possessions, 

wearing saffron clothes, one should always mediate on the Supreme 

Personality of Godhead.

 

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PUNSAM EKAHA VAI SADHYA HARI BHAKTIH KALAU YUGE

YUGA ANTARENA DHARMA HI SEVITAVYA NARENA HI

(PADMA PURANA, SVARGA KHANDA 61/5)

 

        In  Kali yuga, a person should accept only  one  process, 

that is devotional service.  According to what process is decided 

for  a  particular  yuga, that should  be  followed  by  everyone 

without fail.

 

 

HARI BHAKTI SUDHAM PITVA ULLANGHYO BHAVATI DVIJAH

KIM JAPAI SRI HARER NAMA GRHITAM HADI MANUSAIH

(PADMA PURANA, SVARGA KHANDA 61/8)

 

        After  drinking the nectar of devotional service to  Lord 

Shri Hari, if somebody falls down, what is the use of his chanting 

the holy name if this happened to him?

 

 

TESAM NA NARI LOLAKSI KSEPANAM HI PRABHUR BHAVET

JANMA JANMA HRSIKESA SEVANAM HAIH KRTAM DVIJAH

(PADMA PURANA, SVARGA KHANDA 61/20)

 

        O  brahmana, anyone who had worshiped Lord  Kesava  birth 

after  birth,  to  them only, the sharp eyes of a  woman  do  not 

affect him.

 

SAKSAT NARAKA KUNDE'SMIN NARI YONAU PACENNARAH

YATA EVAGATAH PRTHVYAM TASMIN EVA PUNARAMET

YATAH PRASARATE NITYAM MUTRAM RETO MALOTTHITAM

TATRAIVA RAMATE LOKAH KAS TASMAD ASUCIR BHAVET

(PADMA PURANA, SVARGA KHANDA 61/29,30)

 

        Those men who are attached to the vagina of a woman which 

is  exactly like the pit of hell from which one is born  on  this 

planet and in that only one becomes engaged and from which  daily 

emanates urine, ovam, and dirty smell of stool.  The whole world 

is attached to it and what can be more dirty than this.

 

 

TASMAD VICARAYED DHIMAN NARI DOSA GANAN BAHUN

MAITHUNAD BALA HANIH SYAT NIDRATI TARUNAYATE

NIDRAYA'PA HRTA JNANAH SVALPAYU JAYATE NARAH

TASMAT PRAYATNATO DHIMAN NARIM MRTYUM IVATMANAH

(PADMA PURANA, SVARGA KHANDA 61/32,33)

 

        Therefore,  an  intelligent  person  should  think   very 

seriously  about the disqualifications and unlimited faults of  a 

woman.   Furthermore,  by copulation with her,  one  reduces  his 

bodily  strength  and his sleep increases.  By extra  sleep,  one  

becomes  bereft  of real knowledge and his duration  of  life  is 

reduced.   Therefore,  an intelligent person must  make  a  great 

endeavor to understand that woman is death is for him.

 

 

VIPRA BHAKTI RATA YE CA PARASTRISU NAPUNSAKAH

EKADASI VRATA RATA VIJNEYAS TE CA VAISNAVAH

GAYANTI HARI NAMANI TULASI MALYA DHARAKAH

HARY ANGHRI SALILAIH SIKTA VIJNEYAS TE CA VAISNAVAH

(PADMA PURANA, BRAHMA KHANDA 1/23,24)

 

        Those  people who are devoted to the twice borns and  who 

are strictly keeping away from another's wife, who are very  much 

attached  to fasting on Ekadashi, who sings the holy name of  Lord 

Hari,  who wear the Tulasi garland necklace and those  who  drink 

the water emanated from the lotus feet of Lord Hari on their head 

they should be understood as Vaishnavas.

 

 

SRNAVANTI VISNU CARITAM VIJNEYA VAISNAVA NARAH

YASYA GRHE SUPRATISTHEC CHALAGRAMA SILA'PI CA

(PADMA PURANA, BRAHMA KHANDA 1/28)

 

        One  who  hears  the transcendental  narrations  of  Lord 

Vishnu,  should be understood to be a Vaishnava and anyone's  house 

where  there  is  a  Salagram Sila is  being  worshipped,  he  is 

understood to be a Vaishnava.

 

VEDA SASTRA ANURAKTA YE TULASI VANA PALAKAH

RADHASTAMI VRATA RATA VIJNEYAS TE CA VAISNAVAH

SRI KRSNA PURATO YE CA DIPAM YACCHANTI SRADDHAYA

PARA NINDAM NA KURVANTI VIJNEYAS TE CA VAISNAVAH

(PADMA PURANA, BRAHMA KHANDA 1/31,32)

 

        Those  who  are attached to studying  Vedic  literatures, 

those  who protect Tulasi forests, those who fast  on  Radhastami 

day,  those who offer a lamp to Lord Shri Krishna with  good  faith, 

those who do not criticize others are understood to be Vaishnavas.

 

 

PRATAH SNANAM NARO YO VAI KARTIKE SRI HARI PRIYE

KAROTI SARVA TIRTHESU YAT SNATVA TAT PHALAM LABHET

KARTIKE YO NARO DADYAT PRADIPAM NABHASI DVIJAH

VIPRA HATYA ADIBHIH PAPAIR MUKTO GACCHED HARER GRHAM

(PADMA PURANA, BRAHMA KHANDA 3/11,12)

 

        In the month of Kartika (October-November), which is very 

dear to Lord Shri Hari, one who takes bath early in the morning is 

getting  the  results  of taking bath in all  of  the  places  of 

pilgrimage.   Anybody who offers a ghee lamp to Him in the  month 

of  Kartika, O Brahmana, he becomes free from all kinds  of  sins 

such as the killing of a brahmana, etc. and goes to the abode  of 

Lord Shri Hari.

 

 

BHADRE VAI CA UBHAYE PAKSE YAH KAROTI SABHARYAKAH

RADHA KRSNA ASTAMI VATSA PRAPNOTI HARI SANNIDHIM

(PADMA PURANA, BRAHMA KHANDA 4/45)

 

        Those  persons  in both parts (light and dark  parts)  of 

Badra (August-September) month, who fasts on both Radha and Krishna 

Astamis, O son Narada, he achieves the abode of Lord Shri Hari.

 

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MERU TULYANI PAPANI BRAHMA HATYADIKANI CA

TAN NIRDAHATI SARVANI JAYANYAM SAMUPOSAKAH

PUTRARTHI LABHATE PUTRA DHANARTHI LABHATE DHANAM

MOKSARTHI LABHATE MOKSAM JAYANTYAM SAMUPOSAKAH

(PADMA PURANA, BRAHMA KHANDA 4/48,49)

 

        If  anybody  has accumulated grievious sins such  as  the 

killing  of a brahmana,  which are equal to Mount Meru, they  all 

get burnt by observing the fast on the birthdays of the Lord.  If 

one  is  desirous  to have a son, he achieves a son.   If  he  is 

desirous  of wealth, he achieves wealth.  One who is desirous  of 

liberation,  achieves liberation just by observing fasts  on  the 

birthday of the Lord.

 

PURVA JANMANI YA NARI PARA BALAKA GHATANAM

KAROTI KAPATE NAIVA BALA HINA BHAVED DHRUVAM

(PADMA PURANA, BRAHMA KHANDA 5/10)

 

        In previous births, any woman who has destroyed another's 

child, she surely becomes childless or barren in this life.

 

 

PURVA JANMANI YO MARTYO NIRASAM CA ATITHIM DVIJA

KURYAT KRODHENA DANDAM CA PUTRA HINO BHAVED DHRUVAM

(PADMA PURANA BRAHMA KHANDA 5/16)

 

        In  previous  life on this planet, anybody who  has  sent 

away a guest with hopelessness and being angry has punished  him, 

he surely becomes sonless in this life.

 

 

PURVA JANMANI YANARI BHRUNA HATYAM CA YO NARAH

KURYAT SA MRTA VATSA CA MRTA VATSO BHAVED DHRUVAM

(PADMA PURANA, BRAHMA KHANDA 5/18)

 

        In  previous births, any woman who had an abortion, or  a 

man who suggested an abortion, because he or she killed a  child, 

that  is why it is certain that a  dead child will take birth  in 

this life.

 

 

YA NARI SVAMI SAHITA KURYAT CA HARI VASARAM

SUPUTRA BHARTR SUBHAGA BHAVET SA PRATI JANMANI

(PADMA PURANA, BRAHMA KHANDA 5/19)

 

        Any woman who fasts on the day of Lord Hari (Ekadashis  or 

the birthday of the Lord) with her husband, she obtains a son  in 

this  life and remains the chaste wife of her husband life  after 

life.

 

 

EKADASYAM SAHASRENA YAT PHALAM LABHATE NARAH

RADHA JANMA ASTAMI PUNYAM TASMAT SATAGU NADHIKAM

(PADMA PURANA, BRAHMA KHANDA 7/8)

 

        Whatever results one achieves by performing 1,000 Ekadashi 

fasts, one hundred times great resuts can be attained  by fasting 

on Radhastami and Janmastami days.

 

 

KRSNA JANMASTAMIM BRAHMAN NA KAROTI NARADHAMAH

IHA DUHKHAM AVAPNOTI SA PREYA NARAKAM VRAJET

NAKAROTI CA YA NARI KRSNA JANMA ASTAMI VRATAM

VARSE VARSE TU SA MUDHA NARAKAM YATI DARUNAM

(PADMA PURANA, BRAHMA KHANDA 13/5,6)

 

        Any   man  who  does  not  observe  fasting  on   Krishna's 

appearance  day,  that  lowest  of  mankind  achieves   unlimited 

miseries in this life, and after death, that ghostly person  goes 

to hell.  Any woman who does not fast on Krishna's appearance  day, 

year after year, that foolish lady goes to ferocious hell.

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JANMASTAMI DINE YO VAI NARO'SNATI VIMODHA DHIH

MAHA NARAKAM ASNATI SATYAM SATYAM VADAMY AHAM

(PADMA PURANA, BRAHMA KHANDA 13/7, spoken  by Shrila Suta Gosvami)

 

        A foolish person who eats on Janmastami day goes to great 

hellish planet.  I tell you repeatedly that it is true.

 

 

YENA DEHE STHITE PRANE JAYANTI NA KRTA NRPA

TATRA AKRTA UPAVASASYA SASANAM YAMA MANDIRAM

(PADMA PURANA, BRAHMA KHANDA 13/81)

 

        Anybody who has life in his body and did not fast on  the 

appearance  day of the Supreme Lord, due to not fasting  on  such 

day,  Lord Yamaraja, death personified rules on him (he  goes  to 

hell to suffer).

 

 

PUNAR VACMI PUNAR VACMI SRUYATA SRUYATAM NARAH

NA BHOKTAVYAM NA BHOKTAVYAM NA BHOKTAVYAM HARER DINE

(PADMA PURANA, BRAHMA KHANDA 15/19, spoken by Suta Gosvami)

 

        I  tell  you again.  I tell you  again.   Please  listen.  

Please listen.  O human beings.  Do not eat.  Do not eat.  Do not 

eat  on the day of Lord Hari (Ekadashis and the apperance days  of 

the Supreme Lord).

 

 

PARAMAM GATIM ASADYA TISTHED VISNU NIKETANE

EKADASIM SAMASADYA NIRAHARA BHAVANTI YE

(PADMA PURANA, BRAHMA KHANDA 15/23)

 

        Those people who fast completely on Ekadashis, not  eating 

anything,  they  go to the Supreme abode where they live  in  the 

house of Lord Shri Vishnu forever.

 

 

VISNU PADODAKAM PAPI YAH PIVET TASYA KILVISAM

SARIRASTHAM KSAYAM YATI KRTAM BRAHMAN NA SAMSAYAH

(PADMA PURANA, BRAHMA KHANDA 17/4, spoken by Suta Gosvami)

 

        Anybody  who drinks the water eminated from  washing  the 

two  lotus  feet of Lord Shri Vishnu, whatever sins he has  in  his 

body  are all destroyed to nil and O sages, of this there  is  no 

doubt.

 

 

PALANDU LASUNAM SIGRUM ALAMBUM GRJANAM PALAM

BHUNKTE YO VAI NARO BRAHMAN VRATAM CANDRAYANAM CARET

(PADMA PURANA, BRAHMA KHANDA 19/10, spoken by Suta Gosvami)

 

        O  sages, one who eats garlic, onions, sigrum (a kind  of 

plant),  turnips,  bottle  gourd and  meat,  that  person  should 

observe a candrayana fast.

 

 

 

 

ADHA DAMODARA BHYAM YA PUSPAM MALYAM SUVASITAM

KARTIKE MASI SA DADYAT YATI VAIKUNTHA MANDIRAM

(PADMA PURANA, BRAHMA KHANDA 20/6, spoken by Suta Gosvami)

 

        Any  person  who offers beautiful  flower  garlands  with 

fragrance  to Shri Radha Damodara (in Vrndavana) in the  month  of 

Kartika  (October-November),  he certainly goes to the  abode  of 

Lord Vishnu in Vaikuntha dham.

 

 

KARTIKA VRATINAM VIPRA YATHOKTA KARINAM NARAM

YAMA DUTAH PALAYANTE SINHAM DRSTVA YATHA GAJAH

SRESTHAM VISNU VRATAM VIPRA TAT TULYA NA SATAM MAKHAH

KRTVA KRATUM VRAJE SVARGYAM VAIKUNTHAM KARTIKA VRATI

(PADMA PURANA, BRAHMA KHANDA 21/30,31, spoken by Suta Gosvami)

 

        Anybody  who fast during the month of  Kartika  (October-

November) according to the rules and reglations, the  Yamadhutas, 

the  messengers  of Yamaraja, run away just as an  elephant  runs 

away by seeing a lion.  This dear fast of Lord Shri Vishnu is equal 

to one hundred great sacrifices, by performing which one goes  to 

heaven,  but  a  Kartika fasting person goes  to  Vaikuntha,  the 

spiritual world.

 

KARTIKA VRATINAH PUNYAM BRAHMA CAIVA CATURMUKHAH

NA SAMARTHO BHAVED VAKTUM YATHOKTA VRATA KARINAH

(PADMA PURANA, BRAHMA KHANDA 21/33)

 

        The  merits  attained by a person who is  fasting  during 

Kartika, even the four head Brahma is unable to describe. I (Suta 

Gosvami)  am also unable to describe the result of  this  fasting 

person.

 

 

YO YUKTAS TULASI PATRAIH PAPI PRANAN VIMUNCATI

VISNOR NIKETANAM YATI SATYAM ETAN MAYODITAM

(PADMA PURANA, BRAHMA KHANDA 22/7)

 

        If  a sinful person, while leaving his body has a  Tulasi 

leaf in his mouth, he goes to the abode of Lord Shri Vishnu.   This 

is truth I say.

 

 

TULASI KASTHA MALAM TU KANTHA STHAM VAHATE TU YAH

APY ASOCO'PY ANACARO BHAKTYA YATI HARER GRHAM

(PADMA PURANA, BRAHMA KHANDA 22/10)

 

        Anybody  who has a Tulasi wood necklace around his  neck, 

even if he is an unclean person or performs many bad  activities, 

he is taken with full respect to the abode of Lord Shri Hari.

 

NIVEDYE KESAVE MALAM TULASI KASTHA SAMBHAVAM

VAHATE YO NARO BHAKTYA TASYA VAI NASTI PATAKAM

(PADMA PURANA, BRAHMA KHANDA 22/17)

 

        After  offering a Tulasi necklace to Lord Shri Kesava,  if 

someone wears it with devotion, for that person there is no  more 

sins.

 

 

DHATRI PATRAM KARTIKE CA DVADASYAM TULASI DALAM

CINOTI YO NARO GACCHEN NIRAYAM YATANA MAYAM

(PADMA PURANA, BRAHMA KHANDA 22/23)

 

        Anybody who picks Amalaki leaves in the month of  Kartika 

(October-November)  or  who picks Tulasi leaves on  Dvadasi  day, 

that person goes to suffer in hell.