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A Second Chance
Introduction Chapter 1: Separating the Men From the Animals Chapter 2: In Imitation Of the Original Chapter 3: At the …
Introduction
As the sinful Ajāmila lay on his deathbed, he was terrified to see three fierce humanlike creatures coming to drag …
Chapter 1
Separating the Men From the Animals Śukadeva Gosvāmī said to King Parīkṣit: In the city known as Kānyakubja [Kanauj in …
Chapter 2
In Imitation Of the Original Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: My dear king, eighty-eight years of his life passed by while Ajāmila …
Chapter 3
At the Final Hour Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: Because of the child’s broken language and awkward movements, old Ajāmila was very …
Chapter 4
Neither Birth Nor Death Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: Ajāmila then saw three awkward persons with deformed bodily features, fierce, twisted faces, …
Chapter 5
The Viṣṇudūtas To the Rescue Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: My dear king, the order-carriers of Viṣṇu, the Viṣṇudūtas, immediately arrived when …
Chapter 6
The Residents Of the Spiritual Sky Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: When the order-carriers of Yamarāja, the son of the sun god, …
Chapter 7
Authorized Discrimination Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: Being thus addressed by the messengers of Yamarāja, the servants of Vāsudeva smiled and spoke …
Chapter 8
Religion The Yamadūtas replied, “That which is prescribed in the Vedas constitutes dharma, and the opposite of that is irreligion. …
Chapter 9
Punishment The Yamadūtas continued, “The supreme cause of all causes, Nārāyaṇa, is situated in His abode in the spiritual world, …
Chapter 10
The Next Life: It’s Up to Us The Yamadūtas continued: “O best of the demigods, we can see three different …