Uddhava-Gita 13.33-35

Udhava Gita
TEXT 13.33-35|| SB 11.19.33-35

śrī-bhagavān uvāca
ahiṁsā satyam asteyam
asaṅgo hrīr asañcayaḥ
āstikyaṁ brahmacaryaṁ ca
maunaṁ sthairyaṁ kṣamābhayam

śaucaṁ japas tapo homaḥ
śraddhātithyaṁ mad-arcanam
tīrthāṭanaṁ parārthehā
tuṣṭir ācārya-sevanam

ete yamāḥ sa-niyamā
ubhayor dvādaśa smṛtāḥ
puṁsām upāsitās tāta
yathā-kāmaṁ duhanti hi


The Supreme Lord said:
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Uddhava-Gita 12.31-32

Udhava GitaUddhava-Gita TEXT 12.31|| SB 11.18.31
nodvijet janad dhiro janam codvejayen na tuati-vadams titikseta navamanyeta kancanadeham uddisya pasu-vad vairam kuryan na kenacit

A transcendentalist should not become frightened or disturbed by others, nor should he ever act in a way that disturbs others, or makes them fearful. He should tolerate the insults others hurl at him, and he should not criticize others. He should never create enmity simply for some material advantage, for that would make him no better than an animal.

The phrase ati-vada means “very harsh words”.

A saintly person does not cause anxiety to any living entity by means of his body, mind, or speech. In this regard, one should carefully contemplate this verse, which was spoken by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
trnad api sunicena taror api sahisriunaamanina manadena kirtanlyah sada harih
One should chant the holy name of the Lord in a humble state of mind, thinking oneself lower than the straw in the street. One should be more tolerant than a tree, devoid of all sense of false prestige, and ready to offer all respect to others. In such a state of mind, one can chant the holy name of the Lord constantly.


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Uddhava-Gita 10.42

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TEXT 10.42|| SB 11.16.42

vacam yaccha mano yaccha pranan yacchedriyani caatmanam atmana yaccha na bhuyah kalpase ‘dhvane

Therefore, control your speech, subdue the mind, conquer the life air, and regulate the senses, and bring your rational faculties under control by means of purified intelligence. By doing so, you will never again fall down to the path of material existence.


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Living entity enjoys the fruit of his karma

Udhava GitaUddhava-Gita TEXT 31

gunah srjanti karmanicguno ‘nusrjate gunanjivas tu guna-samyukto bhunkte karma-phalany asau

It is the material senses that perform pious and sinful activities, it is the three modes of material nature that inspire the senses to engage in fruitive activities, and it is the living entity who enjoys the fruit of his karma, with the help of his senses.

It was previously described how sinful living entities are degraded to a hellish condition of life. Now, the question may arise as to whether the living entities are helpless or are they the master of their own destiny? The answer is that it is the senses that worship the demigods and perform other ritualistic activities. It is the senses that enjoy intimate association with another’s wife, and perform other abominable acts, thus creating the destiny of the living entity. It is due to being impelled by the three modes of material nature that the senses create one’s future body. The minute independence of the living entity consists of how he chooses to associate with the modes of nature. It is in this way that the living entity experiences suffering or enjoyment of his pious and sinful acts.

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Be like a bee

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anubhyas ca mahadbhyas casastrebhyah kusalo narahsarvatah saram adadyat puspebhya iva satpadah

Just as a bee takes the nectar from all kinds of flowers, similarly, an intelligent person should take the essence of all the scriptures.

One should follow the example of the honeybee, accepting only the essence of life. An intelligent person should be prepared to take lessons from all religious scriptures, whether they be big or small, just as a honeybee collects honey from all kinds of flowers.

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