The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 3 eBook

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head became terror-stricken.  The whole universe became stilled in consequence of that sound.  It was a dreadful time.  All mobile and immobile beings became stupefied by that sound.  The Danavas, terrified by that sound, began to fall down lifeless, paralysed by the energy of Vishnu.  The Boar, with its hoofs, began to pierce those enemies of the gods, those denizens of the nether regions, and tear their flesh, fat, and bones.  In consequence of those tremendous roars, Vishnu came to be called by the name of Sanatana.[712] He is also called Padmanabha.  He is the foremost of yogins.  He is the Preceptor of all creatures, and their supreme Lord.  All the tribes of the gods then repaired to the Grandsire.  Arrived at the presence, those illustrious ones a dressed the Lord of the universe, saying, ’What sort of a noise is this, O puissant one?  We do not understand it.  Who is this one, or whose is this sound at which the universe hath been stupefied?  With the energy of this sound or of its maker, the gods and the Danavas have all been deprived of their senses.’  Meanwhile, O mighty-armed one, Vishnu in his porcine form was in sight of the assembled gods, his praises hymned by the great Rishis.’

“The Grandsire said, ’That is the Supreme God, the Creator of all beings, the soul of all creatures, the foremost of all yogins.  Of huge body and great strength, he cometh here, having slain the foremost ones among the Danavas.  He is the Lord of all beings, the master of yoga, the great ascetic, the Soul of all living beings.  Be still, all of you.  He is Krishna, the destroyer of all obstacles and impediments.[713] That Supreme God, of immeasurable splendour, that great refuge of all blessings, having achieved a most difficult feat that is incapable of being accomplished by others, has returned to his own unmixed nature.[714] It is He from whose navel the primeval lotus had sprung.  He is the foremost of yogins.  Of supreme soul, He is the creator of all beings.  There is no need for sorrow or fear or grief, ye foremost of gods!  He is the Ordainer.  He is the Creating Principle.  He is all-destroying Time.  It is He who upholds all the world.  The roars that have alarmed you are being uttered by that high-souled one.  Of mighty arms, He is the object of the universal worship.  Incapable of deterioration, that lotus-eyed one is the origin of all beings and their lord.’”


“Yudhishthira said, ’Tell me, O sire, of that high yoga by which, O Bharata, I may obtain Emancipation, O foremost of speakers, I desire to know everything about that yoga truly.’

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