Good And Bad Effects Of A Curse

Srimad Bhagavatam 09.01.04-09 - Good And Bad Effects Of A Curse (download mp3)
by Akincana Krishna Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

  SB 9.1.4
tesam vamsam prthag brahman
vamsanucaritani ca
kirtayasva maha-bhaga
nityam susrusatam hi nah

O greatly fortunate Sukadeva Gosvami, O great brahmana, kindly describe to us separately the dynasties and characteristics of all those kings, for we are always eager to hear such topics from you.

SB 9.1.5
ye bhuta ye bhavisyas ca
bhavanty adyatanas ca ye
tesam nah punya-kirtinam
sarvesam vada vikraman

Kindly tell us about the abilities of all the celebrated kings born in the dynasty of Vaivasvata Manu, including those who have already passed, those who may appear in the future, and those who exist at present.

SB 9.1.6
sri-suta uvaca
evam pariksita rajña
sadasi brahma-vadinam
prstah provaca bhagavañ
chukah parama-dharma-vit

Suta Gosvami said: When Sukadeva Gosvami, the greatest knower of religious principles, was thus requested by Maharaja Pariksit in the assembly of all the scholars learned in Vedic knowledge, he then proceeded to speak.

SB 9.1.7
sri-suka uvaca
sruyatam manavo vamsah
pracuryena parantapa
na sakyate vistarato
vaktum varsa-satair api

Sukadeva Gosvami continued: O King, subduer of your enemies, now hear from me in great detail about the dynasty of Manu. I shall explain as much as possible, although one could not say everything about it, even in hundreds of years.

SB 9.1.8
paravaresam bhutanam
atma yah purusah parah
sa evasid idam visvam
kalpante 'nyan na kiñcana

The transcendental Supreme Person, the Supersoul of all living entities, who are in different statuses of life, high and low, existed at the end of the millennium, when neither this manifested cosmos nor anything else but Him existed.

Taking the proper position from which to describe the dynasty of Manu, Sukadeva Gosvami begins by saying that when the entire world is inundated, only the Supreme Personality of Godhead exists, and nothing else. Sukadeva Gosvami will now describe how the Lord creates other things, one after another.

SB 9.1.9
tasya nabheh samabhavat
padma-koso hiranmayah
tasmiñ jajñe maharaja
svayambhus catur-ananah

O King Pariksit, from the navel of the Supreme Personality of Godhead was generated a golden lotus, on which the four-faced Lord Brahma took his birth.