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Chapter 22: Prithu Mahârâja’s Meeting with the Four Kumâras

(1) Maitreya said: ‘As the citizens were thus praying to the high and mighty King Prithu, there arrived four sages as bright as the sun. (2) But as the masters of yogic perfection were coming down from the ethereal, could the king and his associates recognize them [as the four Kumâras] by their glaring effulgence of an all-embracing sinlessness. (3) With him seeing the so very desired life of peaceful conduct, jumped King Prithu with his followers to their feet like they were souls ruled by their senses under the influence of the modes of nature. (4) After they [the sages] accepted that [reverence] and had taken their places, bowed he down, humble by the highly civilized of their full glory, and was he of worship as prescribed with all that belongs to it. (5) The water from the washing of their feet he sprinkled on the tuft of his hair and thus he behaved like men of respect are supposed to behave. (6) The brothers elder than S’iva [see 3.12: 4-7], seated on the golden throne, were like fire on the altar and pleased with them, he respectfully and with restraint addressed them. (7) Prithu said: ‘What have I done that makes the grace possible of the audience of you, fortune in person; an encounter that even for the greatest yogis is difficult to achieve. (8) He with whom the ones of learning [the brahmins and the vaishnavas] are pleased, can achieve whatever that is difficult to achieve in this world or the hereafter as well as the all auspicious Lord S’iva and Lord Vishnu coming along with it. (9) Although you are traveling all the worlds, can the people not see you, as much as they can’t see the All-knowing witness residing within everyone, nor as even can the ones causal to the creation [S’iva and Brahmâ, compare 1.1: 1]. (10) Even not so very rich, are they, who are attached to family life, glorious, whose house, its master, servants and land with water and a place to sit are certain of the exalted of saintly persons. (11) But a tree with venomous serpents are no doubt those houses abundant with all wealth, that are without the water that washed from the feet of the great saints. (12) I welcome you, o best of the twice-born; with great faith you are steady in your vows as people after liberation behaving like boys too. (13) O masters, is it, for persons fallen into this material existence with the illness of living after their senses, possible to find by themselves any good fortune? (14) As for you, always in spiritual bliss, there is no need to question your good fortune as to that there is no inauspiciousness or mental concoction. (15) Therefore would I, fully convinced that you are our friend in our suffering the pangs of matter, like to know by which means directly the Ultimate Reality in this material world can be achieved. (16) Always wishing to elevate the living beings, being clear about the goal of life of the transcendentalists, is the Supreme Lord, the Unborn One, just to show mercy, for His own sake traveling the world embodied by the perfected ones.’

(17) Maitreya said: ‘Hearing that very substantial, appropriate, concise and sweet conclusion of Prithu replied the Kumâra, the celibate one, smiling, as follows. (18) Sanat-kumâra said: ‘How holy your question is, my dear King! From you, with your desiring the good for all and being so well-learned, there is nevertheless this questioning; it proves that your intelligence roots in that of the saintly. (19) An association of devotees in which there is discussion, questioning and answering is no doubt conclusive for both the parties, and real happiness for all will expand from it. (20) Evidently, o King, you are attached to the high glory of the Lord His lotus feet; difficult as that is, it, in an unflinching practice, washes away the dirt of lusty passion from the core of the heart. (21) For the ultimate welfare of human society, one can only arrive perfectly at a positive conclusion by the full consideration of the cause, described in the scriptures, of detachment from the bodily concept of life and a strong attachment to the Supreme Soul that is above the modes. (22) One does that with faith and devotion as a dutiful devotee, by discussion and inquiry, being spiritual and united in understanding, with respect for the Lord of Yoga and in regular attendance hearing the stories of the pious. (23) Reluctant to the company of the rich and the ones after sense gratification and of a likewise attitude to the acquiring of goods approved by them, one gets rid of the bad taste of the happiness that goes without drinking the nectar of the qualities of the Self of the Supreme Personality. (24) With nonviolence [as a vegetarian], following in the footsteps of the teachers of example, by remembering the Lord of Liberation, by testifying of His activities, by the nectar of following the principles without a material motive [yama] and by practicing according precept [niyama] will one be so, without offenses, living a simple life in tolerance of the duality. (25) Having the discussions, relating to the transcendental qualities of the Lord, constantly in one’s ear, one increases with devotion no doubt in consciousness to be uncontaminated in the world that is opposed to spiritual understanding, as then, in the Spirit of Transcendence, it should be easy to be of the attraction. (26) When the person after the ones of example is fixed in attachment to the Spiritual, will by the force of the detachment and knowledge the impotence of the heart [characterized by the five kles’a’s or hindrances: ignorance, egoism, attachment, dislike and death-fear], within the cover of the individual soul that consists of the five elements, be burned, like fire does to its own fuel. (27) With what burnt before one’s eyes, being freed from all the qualities of matter, there is no certainty any longer about what would be the inner action of the Supersoul or the outer action of the self; for such a person that difference is finished like it is with waking up from a dream. (28) As long as the person, who as a soul is as well of sense gratification as of the transcendental, is of intentions, sees he himself no doubt placed before a mind full of designations, but without them such is not the case. (29) From the divine cause that is reflected everywhere in the waters and all else, there is to the [original] person no reason to see himself as being different from others. (30) Because the mind is agitated by always following the senses that are attracted by the sense-objects, is the consciousness of the intelligence easily lost, like rush covering the water of a lake. (31) Learned scholars in consideration of the soul pose that in the destructive choking of the remembrance and the constant mindfulness, the consciousness is bereft of real knowledge, so that what is of the soul is destroyed. (32) To this interest of the living beings in this world there is no greater obstruction for the soul its own interest than the obstruction of deeming other matters to be of a greater importance. (33) Constantly thinking for the sake of riches and sense-gratification is destructive to the four virtues of human society; from all that being bereft of the knowledge and devotional service, one falls into the inertia of matter. (34) Persons who want to cross over that ocean quickly, should not at any time act to that which belongs to the association of ignorance, as that is very much the stumbling block for the justice, economic development, pleasure and salvation [dharma, artha, kâma, moksha; the purushârthas]. (35) Seeing it this way is for that matter for sure liberation likely to be there as the most important one, as in the interest of the other three paths one regularly finds oneself caught in the finite of things and in fear. (36) All those ideas of a higher or lower status of life follow the interaction of the material modes; never is there of that, what is destroyed by the blessings of the Lord, any security. (37) Therefore, o best of kings, try to understand that, unto Him the Supreme Lord, who by controlling as the knower of the field, within the heart everywhere manifests Himself as shining in every hair follicle, I am someone who, of all those who moving or nonmoving are covered by a body with senses and a life-air, exists by the consideration of self-realization. (38) Surrender yourself unto Him, who manifests as the truth within the untruth, the root cause; by the deliberate consideration is one freed from the illusions of the intelligence that wonders whether it deals with a rope or a snake and is one situated in the eternal liberation of the uncontaminated, pure truth of the spiritual that is transcendental to the impurities of fruitive actions. (39) Be of devotion like the devotees; unto Him, Vâsudeva, who is worthy to take shelter of and whose lotus toes give the enjoyment, is by devotional service the hard knot of karmic desire uprooted, while that is never so with people devoid of that respect, however hard they try to stop the waves of sense-enjoyment. (40) Great is the hardship of the non-devotees in this material ocean with the sharks of the six senses; because they only with great difficulty can cross it over, you should therefore make the lotus feet of the Supreme Personality of Godhead your boat for passing that unconquerable expanse.’

(41) Maitreya said: ‘He, the king, thus by the son of Brahmâ, the Kumâra so well versed in spiritual knowledge, in full being shown what the realization of soul all meant, spoke to them.’ (42) The king said: ‘To what the Lord, from His causeless mercy so compassionate with the ones in distress, said He would do, have you all, to confirm that, o brahmins, o powerful ones, arrived over here. (43) As also you did what could be expected from the most compassionate representatives of the Lord, is everything I from my part have to offer, the remnants of the offerings to the saints! What, by all goodness, shall I give? (44) My life, wife [or wealth] and children, o brahmins, my home with everything belonging to it, my kingdom, power, land and treasury, I thus all offer to you. (45) The post as the commander in chief and ruler over the kingdom, the scepter of authority and the complete dominion over the planet are no doubt only deserved by those who know the purport of the Vedas. (46) By the mercy of the brahmins their own delight, clothing, and giving in charity do the other divisions of society headed by the kshatriyas [the ones of rule], no doubt eat their food. (47) There is no one who, but by their own actions of offering water with cupped hands, in all of eternity is able to requite them for the unlimited mercy of such a kind of progress of relating to the Supreme Lord in the complete understanding of the spiritual realization that is conclusively established by vedic evidence.’

(48) Maitreya said: ‘After they, the masters of selfrealization, had praised the character of the original king who had worshiped them, rose they, before the eyes of all the people, to the sky. (49) The son of Vena, of the great personalities the leader, regarded himself, to the teachings absorbed in the fulfillment of the soul, as someone who had achieved what he longed for. (50) Acting on behalf of the Absolute truth did he as good as possible, according the time, place, circumstances and the capacity, whatever his means would alow. (51) In the Absolute Truth giving up on the fruits, he, uncontaminated in his activities and fully dedicated to the One Superintendent, always thought of the Supersoul transcendental to material nature. (52) Even though he lived at home was he, just as the sun isn’t of any self-consideration, never absorbed by all the opulence of the vast empire as an attraction for the pleasure of his senses. (53) Thus by always doing everything in the yoga of devotion begot he five sons in his wife Arci, the way he wanted it. (54) With them named Vijitâs’va, Dhûmrakes’a, Haryaksha, Dravina and Vrika, managed Prithu as a single man to incorporate all qualities of all the local deities. (55) For the protection of the created world pleased he, in his own surrender to the Infallible One, constantly the citizens with the qualities of his gentle-minded words and activities. (56) The king thus became as celebrated as the King of the Moon while he, at the other hand, was like the Sungod in distributing, exacting and ruling over the world its wealth. (57) In his might he was as unconquerable as fire, as insuperable as the King of Heaven, as tolerant as the earth itself and alike heaven in fulfilling all desires of human society. (58) Like the rain pouring as much as one could wish for he used to please, like the sea was he as unfathomable and like the King of the hills [mount Meru] was he in taking his position. (59) Like the King of Justice [Yamarâja] he was in his educating, in opulence he was like the Himalayas [for their minerals and jewels], like Kuvera he was in his keeping of the wealth and like Varuna [of the waters] he was in secrecy. (60) Like the all-embracing wind he was in his physical strength of courage and power and like the divine of the most powerful Rudra was he unforbidding. (61) In his beauty he was as Cupid, in his thoughtfulness was he like the king of the animals, the lion, in his affection he was alike Svâyambhuva Manu and in matters of controlling the people he resembled the Unborn Lord, Brahmâ. (62) Spiritual matters he understood like Brihaspati, in his personal self-control he was alike the Supreme Personality, in devotion to the cows, the spiritual master and the brahmins he was as the Vaishnavas, the followers of Vishnu, in his shyness he was the most gentle one and in matters of philanthropy was he as for himself. (63) The general public loudly declared all over the three worlds – and it was sure that all who were of the truth as well as the women from everywhere came to hear about it – that his reputation stood as high as that of Râmacandra [the Vishnu-avatâra].