Mahabharata Tatparya Nirnaya: Chapter 10: Part 2

  • 46 “That girl has grown up as an extremely beautiful lady in the house of Dasharaja; Satyavati is her name; Even though I do not have any birth, I will be born in her as your son”.
  • 47 As soon as Lord Hari, the beholder of the chakra, said thus, Sage Parashara went towards Satyavati who was working as a boatwoman on the ocean-facing Yamuna river; Lord Hari, the embodiment of pure knowledge, immediately appeared in her.
  • 48 Lord Hari, Who is free from any defects, Who is the personification of knowledge and bliss, Who is without any birth or death, simply appears as if He has been born in a woman due to a man, in order to confuse asuras; He, Who has strength and other auspicious attributes as His body, is not one to be born anywhere.
  • 49 Just like how the form of Lord Narasimha emerged out of the pillar, similarly Lord Hari just appears in all His other forms as well; He is never born in women out of semen and other dirt; Even then, He appears to be born that way in order to confuse ineligible people.
  • 50 Lord Hari sometimes appears after the coming together of a man and woman in order to confuse ignorant people; Therefore, evil people will wrongly understand that He, the single embodiment of all complete attributes, was born out of semen and other dirt.
  • 51 The maker of the Universe shone as the owner of the rays of knowledge on the island of the river Yamuna, the sister of Yama; He radiated with the lustre of a thousand, lakh, in fact unlimited number of suns, and was illuminating the inside and outside of the Universe.
  • 52 Lord Vyasa is the ocean of unlimited and unnatural great attributes; He is the owner of all the shastras; He is the teacher of the world; He is wholly capable; He possesses infinite strength; He is the Lord of even the lords of the world; His body is perfect and is free from all defects.
  • 53 His color is that of pure Indra Neela jewel; He possesses feet of red color; He has lotus-like eyes; His lips, palms, nails and tip of the tongue are of reddish hue; He possesses the lines of chakra, shankha and lotus in his palms and feet; He wears the hide of deer which are pure like the rays of the sun; He possesses a head which is shining with a clean, lightning like, tuft.
  • 54 He has a broad chest; His eyes are wide like lotuses; He has huge shoulders; His neck is like a conch; He emits all the Vedas from his mouth; His excellent face has the lustre of an infinite number of moons.
  • 55 Sri Vyasa has two hands which are showing the Jnana and Abhaya mudras; He radiates with the Yajnopaveeta, Krishnajina and Mekhala; He shines a lot by rejuvenating this world, which has been bitten by a snake known as great-ignorance, by His mere glance.
  • 56 In order to show compliance with the rules of the world, He immediately underwent the Upanayana ceremony and gave knowledge to His father; He gave both of them (parents) the boon that He will appear before them by their mere remembrance.
  • 57 After that, the Lord went to the Meru mountain, being followed by Brahma and other devatas; He uplifted all the Vedas and gave them to the devatas and Munis, just like how they were during the initial days of creation.
  • 58 Lord Vyasa created all the shastras appropriately, and composed the Brahmasutras which was the decisive purport of all shastras; Brahma, Shiva, the other devatas and the best amongst Munis listened to it from the Lord Himself.
  • 59 After that He composed a work known as the Mahabharata, which was an analogy to the entire shastras; Brahma, Rudra and the other devatas listened to that work, which was greater than even the Vedas, from the Lord Himself.
  • 60 After that, Kali, who had resided in the hearts of Rudra and other devatas, was hit by the excellent arrows coming out of the words of the Lord and was decapitatated and destroyed; The devatas drank the excellent nectar of knowledge.
  • 61 After that too, Kali, in other forms, still resided in humans and asuras; Then, Lord Veda Vyasa thought that the Kali residing in humans and other creatures must be destroyed.
  • 62 After that, the Lord, who is fully capable, noticed that due to the effect of time, the lifetime, intelligence and execution of duties had gone down in humans and therefore divided the Vedas into four divisions. He composed the Bhagavata and other Puranas which propagated the supremacy of Lord Vishnu.
  • 63 Lord Veda Vyasa went around the world liberating the noble people from their ignorance with his shastras; On one such occasion, he came across a worm which was moving on His way; He addressed it thus.
  • 64 “Give up this bad body and become a king” – When the Lord said thus, the worm refused; He then made that worm a king with that very same body; That worm was a devotee of the Lord in its previous birth and was a Shudra who was extremely greedy.
  • 65 Even though due to his greed, he had obtained the life of a worm, he became a king due to the grace of Lord Vashishta Krishna; All the kings surrendered to him; And all of them paid taxes to him like Vaishyas.
  • 66 The Lord said thus to the worm – “I can grant you Moksha at this instant; But in order to respect the shastras, you obtain the life of a brahmin and become liberated with my grace”.
  • 67 The Lord also bestowed on him pristine knowledge; He ruled the entire world as an emperor; After that, he gave up that body and was born again as an excellent brahmin, and became knowledgeable in the true shastras and reached the feet of Lord Hari.
  • 68 In this way Lord Janardana, the One who is fully capable, in His form as Veda Vyasa, rescued numerous people from the clutches of samsara; His actions are infinite, cannot be comprehended by the mind, and are always praised upon by the best amongst the devatas.
  • 69 Shiva performed an excellent penance with the desire to be born as His son; Lord Vyasa acted as if He Himself performed a penance, fooled the ineligible people, and granted the boon that Shiva asked HIm.
  • 70 Lord Vyasa, Who is fully capable, in order to confuse the people with asura nature, appeared as if He performed a penance; He also behaved as if He had Kama and other materialistic deficiencies; But He does not have any such defects at any point in time.
  • 71 After that, Shiva was born as a son named Shuka in two firesticks; After all, Ghrutachi had approached Him as a female Shuka (parrot) when He was lighting fire through the sticks.
  • 72 Even though He did not desire her, He acted as if He did and obtained a son through the two fire sticks; As per her prayer, He named him Shuka; Thus, in the path of true knowledge, He misled those who were ineligible.
  • 73 In order to serve Lord Vyasa, Lord Vayudeva then quickly entered into Shuka; Then, the Lord gave him all the knowledge; He also preached all the Vedas, Bharata and Bhagavata and the other Puranas.
  • 74 After that, Sesha entered into Sage Paila; The king of birds, Garuda, entered into Sage Sumantu, the son of Varuna; Brahma entered into Sage Vaishampayana; The capable Indra entered into Sage Jaimini.
  • 75 In order to specially serve the feet of Lord (Vashishta) Krishna, all the excellent devatas entered into the various Sages in that way; Lord Vyasa preached all the shastras to all of them and appointed them as the propagators of the various shastras.
  • 76 He made Sage Paila as the propagator of the Rig Veda; For the Yajur Veda, He made Sage Vaishampayana as one of the propagators and Surya as another propagator.
  • 77 After that, He made Sage Jaimini as the propagator for Sama Veda, and Sage Sumantu for Atharva-Angirasa Veda; He made Sage Vaishampayana the propagator for the Mahabharata in the human world.
  • 78 He ordered His son Sage Shuka to propagate the Bharata amongst the Gandharvas; He taught the same to Sage Narada and appointed him for propagation in the worlds of the devatas.
  • 79, 80, 81 After that, He gave birth to Romaharshana out of excitement; And then He appointed him as the propagator for Mahabharata, Puranas, Maharamayana and the entire Pancharatras; Kamadeva, who was extremely eager to serve Lord Vyasa, entered into Sage Romaharshana; The fully capable Lord Vyasa bestowed the knowledge of all shastras to Sage Romaharshana; He appointed Sanatkumara and others as the propagators of Yoga.
  • 82 He bestowed the pure and auspicious knowledge to Sage Bhrigu and others and made them the propagators of Karma Yoga; The Lord made Sage Jaimini as the propagator of the Karma Mimamsa.
  • 83 He himself wrote the starting and ending portions of the Daiva Mimamsa Shastra and appointed Sage Paila and Sesha, who was inside of the sage, to write the middle portions; After that, He composed the Puranas.
  • 84 In order to create suspicion in the minds of asuras, He composed the Shaiva Puranas, which propagated the supremacy of Shiva and had their roots in Pashupata; In order to give the correct knowledge to noble people, He composed the Vaishnava Puranas, which were based on the Pancharatras; He composed the Brahma Puranas with the high level meaning of the Vedas.
  • 85 Due to this, the Devatas, Rishis, Sanatkumara and other Yogis and also humans obtained the true knowledge once again; All of them rejoiced always, after having obtained the knowledge from Lord Krishna Dwaipayana.
  • 86 Lord Vyasa, Who is the great Sun of true knowledge, spread the rays of complete knowledge all over, and removed the darkness of ignorance spread in the world, and is radiating just like the Sun.
  • 87 Lord Hari, in the form of Lord Vyasa, is always served at His feet by the four-headed Brahma, Rudra, the King of devatas and the other devatas; He keeps disclosing His true secrets to them always and is residing in the Meru mountain and also in the Badari Kshetra.

|| End of chapter 10, known as ‘Vyasa Avatara’, from the Mahabharata Tatparya Nirnaya, composed by Srimadanandatirtha Bhagavatpada ||
|| Sri Krishnaarpanamastu ||

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