Vasishtha

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MAHABHARATA NOUN

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Mbh.1.1.26 Then appeared the twenty-one Prajapatis, viz, Manu, Vasishtha and Parameshthi; ten Prachetas, Daksha, and the seven sons of Daksha.
Mbh.1.2.370 The birth of Ghatotkacha; the meeting of the Pandavas with Vyasa and in accordance with his advice their stay in disguise in the house of a Brahmana in the city of Ekachakra; the destruction of the Asura Vaka, and the amazement of the populace at the sight; the extra-ordinary births of Krishna and Dhrishtadyumna; the departure of the Pandavas for Panchala in obedience to the injunction of Vyasa, and moved equally by the desire of winning the hand of Draupadi on learning the tidings of the Swayamvara from the lips of a Brahmana; victory of Arjuna over a Gandharva, called Angaraparna, on the banks of the Bhagirathi, his contraction of friendship with his adversary, and his hearing from the Gandharva the history of Tapati, Vasishtha and Aurva.
Mbh.1.55.2752 Like Vasishtha thou hast controlled thy wrath.
Mbh.1.67.3495 And from the curse of Vasishtha and the command also of Indra, the eight Vasus were born of Ganga by her husband Santanu.
Mbh.1.71.3764 He it was who made even the illustrious Vasishtha bear the pangs of witnessing the premature death of his children.
Mbh.1.94.5189 And after they had lived there a thousand years, one day the illustrious Rishi Vasishtha approached the exiled Bharatas, who, on going out, saluted the Rishi and worshipped him by the offer of Arghya.
Mbh.1.94.5193 And Vasishtha answered the Bharatas by saying, Om' the sign of consent.
Mbh.1.94.5194 It hath been heard by us that Vasishtha then installed the Bharata prince in the sovereignty of all the Kshatriyas on earth, making by virtue of his Mantras this descendant of Puru the veritable horns of the wild bull or the tusks of the wild elephants.
Mbh.1.96.5386 Those celestials, the Vasus, answered her, saying, O queen of rivers, we have been cursed, for a venial fault, by the illustrious Vasishtha in anger.
Mbh.1.96.5387 The foremost of excellent Rishis, Vasishtha, had been engaged in his twilight adorations and seated as he was, he could not be seen by us.
Mbh.1.99.5501 Vaisampayana continued, Thus addressed, the celestial daughter of Jahnu, Ganga, then replied unto the monarch, her husband, that bull amongst men, saying, O best of Bharata's race, he who was obtained as son by Varuna was called Vasishtha, the Muni who afterwards came to be known as Apava.
Mbh.1.100.5596 Endued with superior intelligence, he has studied with Vasishtha the entire Vedas with their branches.
Mbh.1.122.6555 O thou of taper thighs, it hath also been heard by us that Madayanti, the wife of Saudasa, commanded by her husband to raise offspring went unto Rishi Vasishtha.
Mbh.1.123.6648 The sons of Kadru Nagas, the son of Vinata, the Gandharvas, the lords of the creation, and the seven great Rishis, viz, Bharadwaja, Kasyapa, Gautama, Viswamitra, Jamadagni, Vasishtha, and the illustrious Atri who illumined the world of old when the Sun was lost, all came there.
Mbh.1.175.8937 King Samvarana, that smiter of all foes, thought also of his chief priest Vasishtha, that best of Rishis.
Mbh.1.175.8939 The Brahmana sage Vasishtha came there on the twelfth day: that great Rishi of soul under perfect command knew at once by his ascetic power that the monarch had lost his senses in consequence of Tapati.
Mbh.1.175.8942 The Brahmana then approached with joined hands the god of a thousand rays and introduced himself cheerfully unto him, saying, I am Vasishtha'
Mbh.1.175.8951 With these words, the god Tapana, made over his daughter, Tapati, of every feature perfectly faultless, unto the illustrious Vasishtha to bestow her upon Samvarana.
Mbh.1.175.8953 King Samvarana, possessed by love and with his heart fixed on Tapati, beholding that celestial maiden of sweet smiles led by Vasishtha, became exceedingly glad.
Mbh.1.175.8955 And the illustrious Rishi Vasishtha of pure soul approached the monarch after the latter's twelve nights' vow was over.
Mbh.1.175.8957 And that mighty bowman, that foremost one in Kuru's race having his curiosity greatly excited by what he heard of Vasishtha's ascetic power, asked the Gandharva, saying, I desire to hear of the Rishi whom thou hast mentioned as Vasishtha.
Mbh.1.175.8960 The Gandharva replied, Vasishtha is Brahma's spiritual lit, mind-born son and Arundhati's husband.
Mbh.1.175.8963 Afflicted at the loss of his sons, he did not, as though powerless, though really otherwise, do any dreadful act destructive of Viswamitra, Like the ocean transgressing not its continents, Vasishtha transgressed not the laws of Yama by bringing back his children from the domains of the king of the dead.
Mbh.1.175.8965 And, O prince of Kuru's race, it was by obtaining Vasishtha, that best of Rishis as their priest, that those monarchs performed many grand sacrifices.
Mbh.1.175.8971 Section CLXXVII Chaitraratha Parva continued Vaisampayana continued, Hearing this, Arjuna said, O Gandharva, whence arose the hostility between Viswamitra and Vasishtha both of whom dwelt in a celestial hermitage?
Mbh.1.175.8973 The Gandharva replied, O Partha, the story of Vasishtha is regarded as a Purana legend in all the three worlds.
Mbh.1.175.8979 The royal sage, with the permission of Vasishtha, desired to sport with his wife on that mountain.
Mbh.1.175.8980 And the king caused Vasishtha, to be proclaimed his regent in his capital and kingdom, in the woods and gardens.
Mbh.1.175.8981 And bidding farewell unto the monarch, Vasishtha left him and went away.
Mbh.1.175.8989 On beholding the capital reduced to such a state, the illustrious and virtuous and best of Rishis, Vasishtha was resolved upon applying a remedy and brought back unto the city that tiger among kings, Samvarana, along with his wife, after the latter had passed so long a period in solitude and seclusion.
Mbh.1.176.9002 The monarch arrived in that state at the asylum of Vasishtha, and the blessed and illustrious Rishi beholding him arrive, reverenced with his homage that best of men, king Viswamitra.
Mbh.1.176.9013 Hearing these words of Viswamitra, Vasishtha said, O sinless one, this cow hath been kept by me for the sake of the gods, guests, and the Pitris, as also for my sacrifices.
Mbh.1.176.9018 Vasishtha said, Thou art a Kshatriya endued with might of arms.
Mbh.1.176.9021 The Gandharva continued, Thus addressed by Vasishtha, Viswamitra, O Partha, then forcibly seized Nandini, that cow white like the swan or the moon, and attempted to take her away, afflicting her with stripes and persecuting her otherwise.
Mbh.1.176.9022 The innocent Nandini then began, O Partha, to low piteously, and approaching the illustrious Vasishtha stood before him with uplifted face.
Mbh.1.176.9024 Beholding her in that plight, Vasishtha said, O amiable one, thou art lowing repeatedly and I am hearing thy cries.
Mbh.1.176.9032 Vasishtha said, O blessed one, I do not cast thee off!
Mbh.1.176.9035 The Gandharva continued, Then the cow of Vasishtha, hearing the word stay, raised her head and neck upward, and became terrible to behold.
Mbh.1.176.9045 But, O bull in Bharata's race, the troops of Vasishtha, though excited with wrath, took not the life of any of Viswamitra's troops.
Mbh.1.177.9059 As the monarch, afflicted with hunger and thirst, was proceeding through the woods, he came across that best of Rishis, the illustrious son of Vasishtha, coming along the same path.
Mbh.1.177.9068 Thus whipped by the monarch, that best of Rishis, the son of Vasishtha, was deprived of his senses by anger, and speedily cursed that first of monarchs, saying, O worst of kings, since thou persecutest like a Rakshasa an ascetic, thou shalt from this day, became a Rakshasa subsisting on human flesh!
Mbh.1.177.9072 At this time Viswamitra, between whom and Vasishtha there was a dispute about the discipleship of Kalmashapada, approached the place where that monarch and Vasishtha's son were.
Mbh.1.177.9074 After the curse had been pronounced, that best of monarchs knew that Rishi to be Vasishtha's son and equal unto Vasishtha himself in energy.
Mbh.1.177.9100 Beholding Saktri thus slain and devoured, Viswamitra repeatedly urged that Rakshasa who was within the monarch against the other sons of Vasishtha.
Mbh.1.177.9101 Like a wrathful lion devouring small animals, that Rakshasa soon devoured the other sons of the illustrious Vasishtha that were junior to Saktri in age.
Mbh.1.177.9102 But Vasishtha, learning that all his sons had been caused to be slain by Viswamitra, patiently bore his grief like the great mountain that bears the earth.
Mbh.1.178.9126 Hearing her, Vasishtha said, O daughter, whose is this voice that I heard, repeating the Vedas along with the Angas like unto the voice of Saktri reciting the Vedas with the Angas'
Mbh.1.178.9130 The Gandharva continued, Thus addressed by her the illustrious Vasishtha became exceedingly glad.
Mbh.1.178.9136 And Adrisyanti beholding before her that the Rakshasa of cruel deeds, addressed Vasishtha in these words, full of anxiety and fear, O illustrious one, the cruel Rakshasa, like unto Death himself armed with his fierce club, cometh towards us with a wooden club in hand!
Mbh.1.178.9139 Surely, the Rakshasa cometh hither to devour us' Vasishtha, hearing this, said, Fear not, O daughter, there is no need of any fear from any Rakshasa.
Mbh.1.178.9143 The Gandharva continued, Beholding him advancing, the illustrious Rishi Vasishtha, endued with great energy, restrained him, O Bharata, by uttering the sound Hum.
Mbh.1.178.9149 Vasishtha replied, saying, My desire hath already been accomplished.
Mbh.1.178.9156 The Gandharva continued, Thus addressed, Vasishtha, that best of Brahmanas devoted to truth replied unto that mighty bowman of a monarch, saying, I will give you'
Mbh.1.178.9157 After some time, O prince of men, Vasishtha, accompanied by the monarch, went to the latter's capital known all over the earth by the name of Ayodhya.
Mbh.1.178.9159 The monarch, accompanied by Vasishtha, re-entered his auspicious capital after a long time.
Mbh.1.178.9164 After the royal sage had entered his capital, the queen, at the king's command, approached Vasishtha.
Mbh.1.179.9171 O foremost of Bharatas, that best of Munis, the illustrious Vasishtha himself performed the usual after-birth ceremonies of his grandson.
Mbh.1.179.9172 And, because the Rishi Vasishtha had resolved on self-destruction but had abstained therefrom as soon as he knew of the existence of that child, that child, when born, was called Parasara the vivifier of the dead.
Mbh.1.179.9173 The virtuous Parasara, from the day of his birth, knew Vasishtha for his father and behaved towards the Muni as such.
Mbh.1.179.9174 One day, O son of Kunti, the child addressed Vasishtha, that first of Brahmana sages, as father, in the presence of his mother Adrisyanti.
Mbh.1.179.9180 Then that illustrious and great ascetic Vasishtha, that foremost of all persons conversant with Brahma, that son of Mitravaruna, that Rishi acquainted with positive truth, addressed his grandson who had set his heart upon the destruction of the world.
Mbh.1.179.9181 Hear, O Arjuna, the arguments by which Vasishtha succeeded in driving out that resolution from his grandson's mind'
Mbh.1.179.9182 The Gandharva continued, Then Vasishtha said, There was a celebrated king of the name of Kritavirya.
Mbh.1.180.9205 SECTION CLXXXI Chaitraratha Parva continued Vasishtha continued, The Brahmana lady, thus addressed by them, said, Ye children, I have not robbed you of your eye-sight, nor am I angry with you.
Mbh.1.180.9214 Vasishtha continued, Hearing those words of the Brahmana lady, all these princes addressed the thigh-born child, saying, Be propitious'
Mbh.1.181.9238 SECTION CLXXXII Chaitraratha Parva continued The Gandharva said, Vasishtha after this, continued the narration saying, Hearing these words of the Pitris, Aurva, O child, replied unto them to this effect: Ye Pitris, the vow I have made from anger for the destruction of all the worlds, must not go in vain.
Mbh.1.181.9256 Vasishtha continued, The Pitris replied saying, O, throw this fire that is born of thy wrath and that desireth to consume the worlds, into the waters.
Mbh.1.181.9263 Vasishtha continued, Then, O child, Aurva cast the fire of his wrath into the abode of Varuna.
Mbh.1.182.9269 SECTION CLXXXIII Chaitraratha Parva continued The Gandharva continued, The Brahmana sage Parasara thus addressed by the illustrious Vasishtha restrained his wrath from destroying the worlds.
Mbh.1.182.9272 And Vasishtha did not restrain him from this slaughter of the Rakshasa, from the determination of not obstructing this second vow of his grandson.
Mbh.1.182.9275 Then Vasishtha and the other Rishis regarded that Muni blazing with his own energy as if he were the second Sun.
Mbh.1.182.9292 And, the other sons also of the great Rishi Vasishtha who were younger than Saktri, are even now enjoying themselves with the celestials.
Mbh.1.182.9297 The Gandharva continued, Thus addressed by Pulastya, as also by the intelligent Vasishtha, that mighty Muni, the son of Saktri then brought that sacrifice to an end.
Mbh.1.183.9300 SECTION CLXXXIV Chaitraratha Parva continued Arjuna asked, What for, O Gandharva, did king Kalmashapada command his queen to go unto that foremost of all persons conversant with the Vedas, the master Vasishtha?
Mbh.1.183.9301 Why also did that illustrious and great Rishi Vasishtha himself who was acquainted with every rule of morality know a woman he should not have known?
Mbh.1.183.9302 O friend, was this an act of sin on the part of Vasishtha?
Mbh.1.183.9304 The Gandharva replied, saying, O irrepressible Dhananjaya, listen to me as I answer the question thou hast asked in respect of Vasishtha and king Kalmashapada that cherisher of friends.
Mbh.1.183.9305 O thou best of the Bharatas, I have told thee all about the curse of king Kalmashapada by Saktri, the illustrious son of Vasishtha.
Mbh.1.183.9323 And thy wife, O wretch, shall bring forth a son uniting herself with that Rishi Vasishtha whose children have been devoured by thee.
Mbh.1.183.9326 And, O thou oppressor of all foes, the illustrious and exalted Vasishtha by his ascetic power and spiritual insight immediately knew all.
Mbh.1.183.9332 It was for this reason, O thou best of men, that the monarch infected with the Brahmani's curse, appointed Vasishtha to beget a son upon his queen
Mbh.1.200.9942 Pritha, out of affection, pronounced a blessing upon her daughter-in-law endued with great beauty and every auspicious mark and possessed of a sweet disposition and good character, saying, Be thou unto thy husband as Sachi unto Indra, Swaha unto Vibhavasu, Rohini unto Soma, Damayanti unto Nala, Bhadra unto Vaisravana, Arundhati unto Vasishtha, Lakshmi unto Narayana!
Mbh.1.234.11471 Even the auspicious and well-behaved Arundhati, celebrated amongst all creatures, had been jealous of the illustrious Vasishtha of great purity of mind and always devoted to the good of his wife.
Mbh.1.234.11475 I never wronged thee, like Vasishtha who never wronged his wife.
Mbh.1.234.11476 Thou hast, therefore, by thy jealousy behaved towards me like Arundhati of old towards Vasishtha.
Mbh.3.64.3143 And the charming asylum she beheld was inhabited and adorned by ascetics like Vasishtha and Bhrigu and Atri, self-denying and strict in diet, with minds under control, endued with holiness, some living on water, some on air, and some on fallen leaves, with passions in check, eminently blessed, seeking the way to heaven, clad in barks of trees and deer-skins, and with senses subdued.
Mbh.3.83.4348 One should then proceed to Vadaripachana, the asylum of Vasishtha.
Mbh.3.84.4445 Then, O Bharata, should one proceed to Rishikulya and Vasishtha.
Mbh.3.84.4567 There in that tirtha is the asylum of Vasishtha that is known over the three worlds.
Mbh.3.85.4733 Those foremost of Rishis, Valmiki, and Kasyapa, and Atreya, and Kundajathara, and Viswamitra, and Gautama, and Asita, and Devala, and Markandeya, and Galava, and Bharadwaja, and Vasishtha, and the Muni Uddalaka, and Saunaka with his son, and Vyasa, that best of ascetics, and Durvasas, that foremost of Munis, and Javali of great austerities, all these illustrious Rishis endued with wealth of asceticism, are staying in expectation of thee.
Mbh.3.102.5309 And those wicked wretches devoured in the asylum of Vasishtha, Brahmanas to the number of a hundred and eighty, besides nine other ascetics.
Mbh.3.113.5862 Santa obediently waited upon him as in the firmament the star Rohini waits upon the Moon, or as the fortunate Arundhati waits upon Vasishtha, or as Lopamudra waits upon Agastya.
Mbh.3.162.8225 And, O child, here it is that the seven celestial rishis with Vasishtha at their head rise and set.
Mbh.3.224.11333 But on account of the great ascetic merit of Arundhati and her devotion to her husband Vasishtha, she was unable to assume her form.
Mbh.3.275.13390 And he was accompanied by Vasishtha and Vamadeva, and other Brahmanas by thousands and by the people of the cities and the provinces, desiring to bring back Rama.
Mbh.3.289.14160 And Vasishtha and Vamadeva then together installed that hero in the sovereignty of Ayodhya at the eighth Muhurta of the day under the asterism called Sravana.
Mbh.3.289.14164 And then assisted by the celestial Rishi Vasishtha, Rama performed on the banks of the Gomati ten horse-sacrifices without obstruction of any kind and with treble presents unto Brahmanas
Mbh.5.83.3980 And Vasishtha and Vamadeva, and Bhuridyumna and Gaya, and Kratha and Sukra and Kusika and Bhrigu, and other Brahmarshis and celestial Rishis united together, all stood on the right side of Krishna, that delighter of the Yadavas, that younger brother of Vasava.
Mbh.5.106.4912 In ancient times, in order to test Viswamitra, who was then engaged in ascetic austerities Dharma personally came to him, having assumed the form of the Rishi, Vasishtha.
Mbh.5.106.4922 And after a hundred years had passed away, Dharma, again assuming the form of Vasishtha, came to Kausika from desire of eating.
Mbh.5.108.4994 It was here, O bull among the twice-born, that the birth, growth, and death of the ancient Vasishtha took place.
Mbh.5.109.5029 Reaching this region, the sun droppeth sweet waters and thence proceeding again to the direction named after Vasishtha, once more droppeth dew, It was here that I once obtained for food, a prodigious elephant battling with an enormous tortoise.
Mbh.5.117.5285 And the royal sage then sported with her, as Surya with Prabhavati, Agni with Swaha, Vasava with Sachi, Chandra with Rohini, Yama with Urmila, Varuna with Gauri, Kuvera with Riddhi, Narayana with Lakshmi, Sagara with Jahnavi, Rudra with Rudrani, the Grandsire with Saraswati, Vasishtha's son Saktri with Adrisyanti, Vasishtha with Arundhati called also Akshamala, Chyavana with Sukanya, Pulastya with Sandhya, Agastya with the princess of Vidarbha Lopamudra, Satyavan with Savitri, Bhrigu with Puloma, Kasyapa with Aditi, Richika's son Jamadagni with Renuka, Kusika's son Viswamitra with Himavati, Vrihaspati with Tara, Sukra with Sataprava, Bhumipati with Bhumi, Pururavas with Urvasi, Richika with Satyavati, Manu with Saraswati, Dushyanta with Sakuntala, the eternal Dharma with Dhriti, Nala with Damayanti, Narada, with Satyavati, Jaratkaru with Jaratkaru, Pulastya with Pratichya, Urnayus with Menaka, Tumvuru with Rambha, Vasuki with Satasirsha, Dhananjaya with Kamari, Rama with the princess of Videha Sita, or Janardana with Rukmini.
Mbh.7.6.188 As Kapali amongst the Rudras, Pavaka among the Vasus, Kuvera among the Yakshas, Vasava among the Maruts, Vasishtha among Brahmanas, the Sun amongst luminous bodies, Yama among the Pitris, Varuna among aquatic creatures, as the Moon among the stars, and Usanas among the sons of Diti, so art thou the foremost of all leaders of forces.
Mbh.7.90.4069 And many terrible Yavanas and Paradas and Sakas and Valhikas, and Mlecchas born of the cow belonging to Vasishtha, of fierce eyes, accomplished in smiting looking like messengers of Death, and all conversant with the deceptive powers of the Asuras and many Darvabhisaras and Daradas and Pundras numbering by thousands, of bands, and together forming a force that was countless, began to shower their sharp shafts upon the son of Pandu.
Mbh.7.91.4171 Let Asita, and Devala and Viswamitra, and Angiras, and Vasishtha, and Kasyapa, O king, do what is beneficial to thee.
Mbh.7.188.10373 Beholding Drona stationed on the field for the extermination of the Kshatriya race, the Rishis Viswamitra, and Jamadagni, and Bharadwaja, and Gautama, and Vasishtha, and Kasyapa, and Atri, and the Srikatas, the Prisnis, Garga, the Valkhilyas, the Marichis, the descendants of Bhrigu and Angiras, and diverse other sages of subtle forms quickly came thither, with the Bearer of sacrificial libations at their head, and, desirous of taking Drona unto the region of Brahman, addressed Drona, that ornament of battle, and said, Thou art fighting unrighteously.
Mbh.9.36.2691 Summoned, O monarch, by the high-souled Vasishtha who assisted Kuru in his sacrifice, the Sarasvati, full of celestial water appeared at Kurukshetra under the name of Oghavati.
Mbh.9.38.2817 Having proceeded far on his way, he reached the asylum of Vasishtha.
Mbh.9.38.2819 The adorable Brahmana Vasishtha, when he came to his asylum, saw the extensive woods in course of destruction.
Mbh.9.38.2820 That best of Rishis, Vasishtha, O king, became angry, O monarch, with Vishvamitra.
Mbh.9.40.2893 For what reason did the foremost of rivers bear away Vasishtha?
Mbh.9.40.2894 What, O lord, was the cause of the dispute between Vasishtha and Vishvamitra?
Mbh.9.40.2897 Vaishampayana said, A great enmity arose between Vishvamitra and Vasishtha, O Bharata, due to their rivalry in respect of ascetic austerities.
Mbh.9.40.2898 The high abode of Vasishtha was in the tirtha called Sthanu on the eastern bank of the Sarasvati.
Mbh.9.40.2905 Unto that tirtha of the Sarasvati, the great Rishi Vishvamitra, by the aid of his austere penances, brought Vasishtha.
Mbh.9.40.2907 The two ascetics Vishvamitra and Vasishtha, O Bharata, every day challenged each other very earnestly in respect of the superiority of their penances.
Mbh.9.40.2908 The great Muni Vishvamitra, burning with jealousy at sight of the energy of Vasishtha, began to reflect on the matter.
Mbh.9.40.2909 Though devoted to the performance of his duties, this, however, is the resolution, O Bharata, that he formed: This Sarasvati shall quickly bring, by force of her current, that foremost of ascetics, Vasishtha, to my presence.
Mbh.9.40.2917 Filled with rage, the ascetic said unto her, Bring hither Vasishtha without delay, so that I may slay him'
Mbh.9.40.2920 Beholding the great river in that plight, the ascetic said unto her, Without any scruple, bring Vasishtha unto my presence'
Mbh.9.40.2921 Hearing these words of his, and knowing the evil he intended to do, and acquainted also with the prowess of Vasishtha that was unrivalled on earth, she repaired to Vasishtha and informed him of what the intelligent Vishvamitra had said unto her.
Mbh.9.40.2925 Seeing her pale and plunged in anxiety, the righteous-souled Vasishtha, that foremost of men, O king, said these words unto her.
Mbh.9.40.2926 Vasishtha said, O foremost of rivers, save thyself!
Mbh.9.40.2930 Even these were the thoughts that arose in her mind: Vasishtha showeth great compassion for me.
Mbh.9.40.2932 Beholding then that best of Rishis, Vasishtha engaged in silent recitation of mantras on her bank, and seeing Kusika's son Vishvamitra also engaged in homa, Sarasvati thought, Even this is my opportunity'
Mbh.9.40.2934 In washing away that bank, she bore Vasishtha away.
Mbh.9.40.2935 While being borne away, O king, Vasishtha praised the river in these words: From the Grandsire's manasa lake thou hast taken thy rise, O Sarasvati!
Mbh.9.40.2945 Beholding Vasishtha thus brought before him by Sarasvati, Vishvamitra, filled with rage, began to look for a weapon wherewith to slay that brahmana.
Mbh.9.40.2946 Seeing him filled with wrath, the river from fear of witnessing and aiding in a brahmana's slaughter, quickly bore Vasishtha away to her eastern bank once more.
Mbh.9.40.2948 Seeing that best of Rishis, Vasishtha, borne away, the vindictive Vishvamitra, filled with wrath, addressed Sarasvati.
Mbh.9.46.3401 The puissant Lord of the celestials then came to that hermitage, having assumed the form of the high-souled and regenerate Rishi Vasishtha.
Mbh.9.46.3402 Beholding that foremost of ascetics, Vasishtha, of the austerest penances, she worshipped him, O Bharata according to the rites observed by ascetics.
Mbh.12.37.1980 Having practised rigid vows, that mighty-armed one acquired a knowledge of all the Vedas and their branches, from Vasishtha and from Chyavana of Bhrigu's race.
Mbh.12.46.2265 I was thinking of him whom Ganga conceived and brought forth according to ordinary human laws and whom Vasishtha took as a pupil.
Mbh.12.47.2294 Surrounded by Vyasa conversant with the Vedas by the celestial Rishi Narada, by Devasthana, by Asmaka Sumantu, by Jaimini, by the high-souled Paila, by Sandilya, by Devarata, by Maitreya of great intelligence, by Asita and Vasishtha and the high-souled Kausika, by Harita and Lomasa and Atri's son of great intelligence, by Vrihaspati and Sukra and the great sage Chyavana, by Sanatkumara and Kapila and Valmiki and Tumvuru and Kuru, by Maudgalya and Rama of Bhrigu's race, and the great sage Trinavindu, by Pippalada and Vayu and Samvarta and Pulaha and Katha, by Kasyapa and Pulastya and Kratu and Daksha and Parasara, by Marichi and Angiras and Kasmya and Gautama and the sage Galava, by Dhaumya and Vibhanda and Mandavya and Dhaumra and Krishnanubhautika, by Uluka, that foremost of Brahmanas and the great sage Markandeya, by Bhaskari and Purana and Krishna and Suta, that foremost of virtuous persons, surrounded by these and many other highly-blessed sages of great souls and possessed of faith and self-restraint and tranquillity of mind, the Kuru hero looked like the Moon in the midst of the planets and the stars.
Mbh.12.73.4152 Beholding the slaughter of his army, king Muchukunda, O chastiser of foes, began to rebuke his own learned priest Vasishtha.
Mbh.12.73.4153 Thereupon that foremost of righteous persons viz, Vasishtha, underwent very severe penances and, causing those Rakshasas to be slain, ascertained the true course upon which Muchukunda was bent.
Mbh.12.121.6906 Vasishtha was made the lord of the Brahmanas, and Jatavedas was made the chief of the Vasus.
Mbh.12.165.9822 They are the sages Marichi, Atri, Pulastya, Pulaha, Kratu, Vasishtha, Angiras, and the mighty and puissant lord Rudra, and Prachetas.
Mbh.12.165.9828 That religion was accepted by the gods, with their preceptors, priests, the Adityas, the Vasus, the Rudras, the Sadhyas, the Maruts, the Aswins, Bhrigu, Atri, Angiras, the Siddhas, Kasyapa rich in penances, Vasishtha, Gautama, Agastya, Narada, Parvata, the Valikhilya Rishis, those other Rishis known under the names of Prabhasas, the Sikatas, the Ghritapas, the Somavayavyas, the Vaiswanaras, Marichipas, the Akrishtas, the Hansas, those born of Fire, the Vanaprasthas, and the Prasnis.
Mbh.12.207.12549 They were Marichi, Atri, Angiras, Pulastya, Pulaha, Kratu, and the highly-blessed Vasishtha who was equal to the Self-born himself.
Mbh.12.207.12592 Atreya, and Vasishtha, and the great Rishi Kasyapa, and Gautama, Bharadwaja, and Viswamitra, the son of Kusika, and the illustrious son of the high-souled Richika, viz, Jamadagni, these seven live in the north.
Mbh.12.233.14477 Sankriti's son Rantideva, having given only lukewarm water to the high-souled Vasishtha, ascended to heaven and received high honours there.
Mbh.12.233.14487 Once when the clouds ceased to pour, Vasishtha, resembling Brahman himself, kept alive all creatures like Prajapati keeping them alive by his energy and kindness.
Mbh.12.233.14490 King Mitrasaha, having given his own dear wife Madayanti unto the high-souled Vasishtha, ascended to heaven with that wife of his.
Mbh.12.243.15020 Agastya, the seven Rishis viz, Atri, Angiras, Pulastya, Pulaha, Vasishtha, Narada, and Kratu, Madhucchandas, Aghamarshana, Sankriti Sudivatandi who lived withersoever he pleased and was content to take what came without ever seeking for anything
Mbh.12.280.17254 was overcome by stupefaction, the sage Vasishtha restored him to his senses by uttering Somanas
Mbh.12.280.17255 Vasishtha said, Thou art the foremost of the gods, O chief of the deities, O slayer of Daityas and Asuras!
Mbh.12.280.17264 Bhishma continued, While Vasava of great energy was thus being restored to consciousness by the high-souled Vasishtha, his strength became greatly enhanced.
Mbh.12.280.17269 Then Vrihaspati of great intelligence and Vasishtha of exceeding energy, and all the other foremost of Rishis, repairing to Him of a hundred sacrifices, viz, the boon-giving Vasava, the adored of all the worlds, addressed him, saying, Slay Vritra, O puissant one, without delay'
Mbh.12.292.18304 Then, again, Asita and Devala, and Narada and Parvata, and Karkshivat, and Jamadagni's son Rama, and Tandya possessed of cleansed soul, and Vasishtha, and Jamadagni, and Viswamitra and Atri, and Bharadwaja, and Harismasru, and Kundadhara, and Srutasravas, these great Rishis, by adoring Vishnu with concentrated minds with the aid of Richs, and by penances, succeeded in attaining to success through the grace of that great deity endued with intelligence.
Mbh.12.296.18481 My grandfather Vasishtha, Rishyasringa, Kasyapa, Veda, Tandya, Kripa, Kakshivat, Kamatha, and others, and Yavakrita, O king, and Drona, that foremost of speakers, and Ayu, and Matanga, and Datta, and Drupada, and Matsya, all these, O ruler of the Videhas, obtained their respective positions through penance as the means.
Mbh.12.296.18482 Originally only four Gotras races arose, O monarch, viz, Angiras, Kasyapa, Vasishtha, and Bhrigu.
Mbh.12.302.19007 Bhishma said, I shall, in this connection, relate to thee the old narrative of the discourse that took place between Vasishtha and king Karala of Janaka's race.
Mbh.12.302.19008 Once on a time when that foremost of Rishis, viz, Vasishtha, endued with the effulgence of the Sun, was seated at his ease, king Janaka asked him about that highest knowledge which is for our supreme good.
Mbh.12.302.19012 Vasishtha said, Hear, O lord of Earth, as to haw this universe is destroyed, and, of That which was never destroyed and which will never be destroyed at any time.
Mbh.12.303.19076 By means of knowledge however, the Indestructible becomes displayed in His true nature, SECTION CCCIV Vasishtha said, Thus in consequence of his forgetfulness the Soul follows ignorance and obtains thousands of bodies one after another.
Mbh.12.304.19132 SECTION CCCV Vasishtha said, It is thus, in consequence of his Ignorance and his association with others that are invested with Ignorance, that Jiva has recourse to millions and millions of births every one of which has dissolution in the end.
Mbh.12.305.19173 Vasishtha said, What thou sayest about the indications of the Vedas and the other scriptures in respect of the matter is even so.
Mbh.12.306.19224 Vasishtha said, I shall tell thee what thou askest!
Mbh.12.307.19301 SECTION CCCVIII Vasishtha said, I have thus far discoursed to thee on the Sankhya philosophy.
Mbh.12.308.19384 In the Yoga scriptures, therefore, both Brahma and Jiva are spoken of, SECTION CCCIX Vasishtha said, Listen now to me as I discourse to thee on Buddhas Supreme Soul and Abuddha Jiva which is the dispensation of attributes of Sattwa, Rajas, and Tamas.
Mbh.12.308.19449 Bhishma continued, I have thus told thee of high Brahma agreeably to what the great Rishi Vasishtha had said unto king Karala of Janaka's race, by attaining to which the Twenty-fifth or Jiva has never to return.
Mbh.12.308.19453 This knowledge was obtained from Hiranyagarbha by the high-souled Rishi Vasishtha.
Mbh.12.308.19454 From that foremost of Rishis, viz, Vasishtha, it was acquired by Narada.
Mbh.12.334.21394 Brahman, Sthanu, Manu, Daksha, Bhrigu, Dharma, Yama, Marichi, Angiras, Atri, Pulastya, Pulaha, Kratu, Vasishtha, Parameshthi, Vivaswat, Shoma, he that has been called Karddama, Krodha, Avak, and Krita, these one and twenty persons, called Prajapatis, were first born.
Mbh.12.340.22060 Marichi, Angiras, Atri, Pulastya, Pulaha, Kratu, the high-souled Vasishtha, and the Self-born Mann, these should be known as the eight Prakritis.
Mbh.12.340.22119 Marichi, Angiras, Atri, Pulastya, Pulaha, Kratu, and Vasishtha, these seven Rishis have been created by a fiat of the will.
Mbh.12.342.22422 King Hiranyakasipu, upon the arrival of Trisiras, dismissed his old Hotri, viz, Vasishtha, the son of Brahma, and appointed Trisiras to that office.
Mbh.12.342.22423 Incensed at this, Vasishtha cursed Hiranyakasipu, saying, Since thou dismissest me and appointest another person as thy Hotri, this sacrifice of thine shall not be completed, and some Being the like of whom has not existed before will slay thee,
Mbh.12.349.23335 Janamejaya said, O best of regenerate persons, it was thou that saidst before this that the Rishi Vasishtha had a son of the name of Saktri and that Saktri had a son of the name of Parasara, and that Parasara begot a son named the Island-born Krishna endued with great ascetic merit.
Mbh.12.349.23401 He whom learned Brahmanas call the mind-born son of the Grandsire, viz, Vasishtha endued with great intelligence and like unto an ocean of penances, and whose splendour transcends that of the Sun himself, will be the progenitor of a race in which a great Rishi of the name of Parasara, possessed of mighty energy and prowess, will take his birth.
Mbh.12.349.23421 Once more have I taken birth as the celebrated Krishna-Dwaipayana, a delighter of the race of Vasishtha
Mbh.13.3.251 That powerful man, O sire, by virtue of his austerities, destroyed in a moment the hundred sons of the high-souled Vasishtha.
Mbh.13.3.261 Through fear of Viswamitra the glorious Vasishtha, in olden times, binding himself with creepers, threw himself down into a river and again rose released from his bonds.
Mbh.13.6.373 Bhishma said, This ancient story of the conversation of Vasishtha and Brahma, O Yudhishthira, is an illustration in point.
Mbh.13.6.374 In olden times the adorable Vasishtha enquired of Brahma as to which among these two, viz, the Karma of a creature acquired in this life, or that acquired in previous lives and called Destiny, is the more potent in shaping his life.
Mbh.13.14.1394 Thou art Meru amongst mountains, thou art the Moon among all luminaries of the firmament, thou art Vasishtha amongst Rishis, thou art Surya among the planets.
Mbh.13.14.1513 Sanatkumara, the Vedas, the Histories, Marichi, Angiras, Atri, Pulastya, Pulaha, Kratu, the seven Manus, Soma, the Atharvans, and Vrihaspati, Bhrigu, Daksha, Kasyapa, Vasishtha, Kasya, the Schandas, Diksha, the Sacrifices, Dakshina, the Sacrificial Fires, the Havis clarified butter poured in sacrifices, and all the requisites of the sacrifices, were beheld by me, O Yudhishthira, standing there in their embodied forms.
Mbh.13.17.2075 Thou art a great Rishi like Vasishtha and others.
Mbh.13.24.3404 Repairing to the presence of Vyasa, I addressed him, saying, Thou, O great ascetic, art the fourth in descent from Vasishtha.
Mbh.13.26.3509 Amongst them were Atri and Vasishtha and Bhrigu and Pulastya and Pulaha and Kratu.
Mbh.13.78.7069 SECTION LXXVIII Bhishma said, In days of yore, king Saudasa born of Ikshvaku's race, that foremost of eloquent men, on one occasion approached his family priest, viz, Vasishtha, that foremost of Rishis, crowned with ascetic success, capable of wandering through every region, the receptacle of Brahma, and endued with eternal life and put him the following question'
Mbh.13.78.7071 Bhishma said, Unto king Saudasa who stood before him with head bent in reverence, the learned Vasishtha having first bowed unto kine and purified himself in body and mind, discoursed upon the mystery relating to kine, a topic that is fraught with result highly beneficial to all persons'
Mbh.13.78.7072 Vasishtha said, Kine are always fragrant.
Mbh.13.79.7122 SECTION LXXIX Vasishtha said, The kine that had been created in a former age practised the austerest penances for a hundred thousand years with the desire of attaining to a position of great pre-eminence.
Mbh.13.80.7158 SECTION LXXX Vasishtha said, Kine are yielders of ghee and milk.
Mbh.13.80.7199 Bhishma continued, That high-souled giver of land viz, king Saudasa, thinking these words of the Rishi Vasishtha to be foremost in point of importance, then made gifts of a very large number of kine unto the Brahmanas, restraining his senses the while, and as the consequence of those gifts, the monarch succeeded in attaining to many regions of felicity in the next world
Mbh.13.84.7514 Repairing then to Vasishtha and Agastya and Kasyapa, that delighter of the Bhrigus, endued with great energy, asked them that question, Ye foremost of Brahmanas, even this is the wish that has arisen in my heart.
Mbh.13.84.7528 Then the illustrious Vasishtha in especial, of rigid vows, addressing him, said, Hear, O Rama, how gold, which has the splendour of fire sprang into existence.
Mbh.13.84.7552 Vasishtha continued, Hear once more, O regenerate Rishi, as I discourse upon it, the pre-eminence of gold, O foremost of all wielders of weapons.
Mbh.13.85.7751 Vasishtha continued, This history also, O Rama, called Brahmadarsana, was heard by me in days of yore, respecting the achievement of the Grandsire Brahman who is identifiable with the Supreme Soul.
Mbh.13.85.7917 Bhishma continued, Thus addressed by Vasishtha, Jamadagni's son of great prowess then made gifts of gold unto the Brahmanas and became cleansed of his sins.
Mbh.13.86.7974 Even thus, O son of Kuru's race, did Vasishtha recite this discourse unto Rama of Bhrigu's race in days of old.
Mbh.13.92.8230 The Grandsire Brahman, Pulastya, Vasishtha, Pulaha, Angiras, Kratu and the great Rishi Kasyapa, these, O prince of Kuru's race, and regarded as great masters of Yoga.
Mbh.13.93.8278 Kasyapa and Atri and Vasishtha and Bharadwaja and Gautama and Viswamitra and Jamadagni, and the chaste Arundhati the wife of Vasishtha, all had a common maidservant whose name was Ganda.
Mbh.13.93.8323 Vasishtha said, If we accept even one gold coin, it will be counted as a hundred or even a thousand in assigning the demerit that attaches to acceptance.
Mbh.13.93.8363 Vasishtha said, The sacred fire of this person is not like ours for while he is able to pour libations on it, morning and evening, none of us are able to do the same.
Mbh.13.93.8417 Vasishtha said, I am endued with the wealth that consists of the Yoga attributes of puissance, etc
Mbh.13.93.8419 In consequence of being endued with such wealth, of my living as a householder, and of my being regarded as the foremost of all householders, I am called Vasishtha'
Mbh.13.93.8476 Vasishtha said, Let him who has stolen the lotus-stalks abstain from studying the Vedas, or leash hounds, or be a wandering mendicant unrestrained by the ordinances laid down for that mode of life, or be a slayer of persons that seek his protection, or live upon the proceeds of the sale of his daughter, or solicit wealth from those that are low and vile
Mbh.13.94.8550 There were Sakra and Angiras and Kavi of great learning and Agastya and Narada and Pravata; and Bhrigu and Vasishtha and Kasyapa and Gautama and Viswamitra and Jamadagni, O king!
Mbh.13.94.8575 Vasishtha said, Let him who has stolen thy stalks neglect his Vedic studies, leash hounds, and having, taken himself to the mendicant order live in a city or town
Mbh.13.106.9721 Chyavana and Jamadagni and Vasishtha and Gautama and Bhrigu, all these great Rishis endued with the virtue of forgiveness, have attained to heaven through observance of fasts.
Mbh.13.126.11029 Bhishma continued, After this, the highly blessed and celebrated seven Rishis, with Vasishtha at their head, rose and circumambulating the Lotus-born Brahman, stood around him with hands joined in reverence.
Mbh.13.126.11030 Vasishtha, that foremost of all persons conversant with Brahma, became their spokesman and asked this question that is beneficial to every creature, but especially so to Brahmanas and Kshatriyas, By doing what acts may men of righteous conduct who are, however, destitute of the good of this world, succeed in acquiring merits attaching to sacrifices'
Mbh.13.130.11117 SECTION CXXX Bhishma said, The Rishis there assembled, together with the Pitris and the deities, then, with concentrated attention, questioned Arundhati the spouse of Vasishtha who was endued with great ascetic merit.
Mbh.13.130.11118 Possessed of abundant wealth of penances, Arundhati was equal to her husband, the high-souled Vasishtha in energy for in both vows and conduct she was her husband's equal.
Mbh.13.137.11342 Rantideva, the son of Sankriti, attained to the highest heaven by duly making gifts to the high-souled Vasishtha.
Mbh.13.137.11349 Vasishtha, the prince of Brahmanas, preserved all the creatures at a time of great drought when the god Parjjanya did not bestow his grateful showers upon the earth, and for this act he has secured eternal bliss for himself.
Mbh.13.137.11351 The far-famed royal sage Kakshasena, went to heaven by duly making over to the high-souled Vasishtha the wealth which he had deposited with him.
Mbh.13.137.11354 King Mitrasaha, by giving his favourite wife Madayanti to the high-souled Vasishtha, ascended to heaven.
Mbh.13.149.12534 He that has created all the Sastras CDLXXV, CDLXXXV; He that exists, in the form of the Sun, as the centre of innumerable rays of light; He that dwells in all creatures; He that is possessed of great prowess; He that is the Master of even Yama and others of similar puissance; He that is the oldest of the deities existing as He does from the beginning; He that exists in His own glory, casting off all conditions; He that is the Lord of even all the deities; He that is the ruler of even him that upholds the deities viz, Indra CDLXXXVI, CDXCIII; He that transcends birth and destruction; He that tended and protected kine in the form of Krishna; He that nourishes all creatures; He that is approachable by knowledge alone; He that is Ancient; He that upholds the elements which constitute the body; He that enjoys and endures weal and woe, in the form of Jiva; He that assumed the form of a vast Boar; or, He that, in the form of Rama, was the Lord of a large monkey host; He that gave plentiful presents unto all in a grand sacrifice performed by Him CDXCIV, DII; He that drinks Soma in every sacrifice; He that drinks nectar; He that, in the form of Soma Chandramas, nourishes all the herbs and plants; He that conquers foes in a trice when even they are infinite in number; He that is of universal form and is the foremost of all existent entities; He that is the chastiser; He that is victorious over all; He whose purposes are incapable of being baffled; He that deserves gifts; He that gives what His creatures have not and who protects what they have DIII, DXII; He that holds the life-breaths; He that beholds all His creatures as objects of direct vision; He that never beholds anything beside His own Self; He that gives emancipation; He whose footsteps three in number covered Heaven, Earth, and the Nether regions; He who is the receptacle of all the water; He that overwhelms all Space, all Time, and all things; He that lies on the vast expanse of waters after the universal dissolution; He that causes the destruction of all things DXIII, DXXI; He that is without birth; He that is exceedingly adorable; He that appears in His own nature; He that has conquered all foes in the form of wrath and other evil passions; He that delights those that meditate on Him; He that is joy; He that fills others with delight; He that swells with all causes of delight; He that has truth and other virtues for His indications; He whose foot steps are in the three worlds DXXII, DXXX; He that is the first of the Rishis being conversant with the entire Vedas; He that is identical with the preceptor Kapila; He that is the knower of the Universe; He that is Master of the Earth; He that has their feet; He that is the guardian of the deities; He that has large horns in allusion to the piscatory form in which He saved Manu on the occasion of the universal deluge by scudding through the waters with Manu's boat tied to His horns; He that exhausts all acts by causing their doers to enjoy or endure their fruits; or, He that grinds the Destroyer himself DXXXI, DXXXVIII; the great Boar: He that is understood or apprehended by the aid of the Vedanta; He that has beautiful troops in the form of His worshippers; He that is adorned with golden armlets; He that is concealed being knowledge with the aid of the Upanishads only; He that is deep in knowledge and puissance; He that is difficult of access; He that transcends both word and thought, that is armed with the discus and the mace DXXXIX, DXLVII; the Ordainer; He that is the cause in the form of helper of the universe; He that has never been vanquished; He that is the Island-born Krishna; He that is enduring in consequence of His transcending decay: He that mows all things and is Himself above deterioration; the Varuna the deity of the waters; the son of Varuna in the form of Vasishtha or Agastya; He that is immovable as a tree; He that is displayed in His own true form in the lotus of the heart; He that creates, preserves, and destroys by only a fiat of the mind DXLVIII, DLVIII; He that is possessed of the sixfold attributes of sovereignty etc;
Mbh.13.150.12583 Indeed, O tiger among kings, those monarchs who, with restrained senses and tranquil soul, recite this Mantra every day, succeed in acquiring unrivalled prosperity, Salutations to Vasishtha of high vows after having bowed with reverence unto Parasara, that Ocean of the Vedas!
Mbh.13.150.12618 Atri, the illustrious Vasishtha, the great Rishi Kasyapa, Gotama, Bharadwaja, Viswamitra, the son of Kusika, and Richika's fierce son Jamadagni of great energy, these seven are the Ritwiks of the Lord of treasures and dwell in the northern quarter.
Mbh.13.150.12697 Verily, having acquired them again from Vasishtha, Sakra and the Vasus went forth to battle and succeeded in subjugating the Danavas.
Mbh.13.150.12700 By bowing to Vasishtha one's energy become enhanced.
Mbh.13.155.12950 The god of wind once more said, Hear, O king, one of the great feats of the illustrious Vasishtha.
Mbh.13.155.12952 Knowing of his puissance, the sacrificing gods thought of Vasishtha and made him their priest in imagination.
Mbh.13.155.12958 In his distress he sought the protection of Vasishtha.
Mbh.13.155.12959 At this, the holy Rishi Vasishtha assured the deities, dispelling their fears.
Mbh.13.155.12967 Even thus were the denizens of Heaven, with Indra at their head, rescued from great distress by Vasishtha, It was thus that those Danavas, who had received boons from Brahman, were slain by that high-souled Rishi.
Mbh.13.155.12968 O sinless one, I have narrated to thee the feat which Vasishtha accomplished.
Mbh.13.155.12971 Was there a Kshatriya who could be said to surpass the Brahmana Vasishtha'
Mbh.13.158.13161 He it is who has caused the vital seed of the gods Mitra and Varuna to fall within a jar, whence sprang the Rishi known by the name of Vasishtha.
Mbh.13.165.13705 They are Atri, Vasishtha, Saktri, Parasara's son Vyasa of great energy; Viswamitra, Bharadwaja, Jamadagni, the son of Richika, Rama, Auddalaka, Swetaketu, Kohala, Vipula, Devala, Devasarman, Dhaumya, Hastikasyapa, Lomasa, Nachiketa, Lomaharsana, Ugrasravas, and Bhrigu's son Chyavana.
Mbh.14.27.1078 In that itself dwell, and from that emerge, the seven Rishis who are crowned with ascetic success, with those seven having Vasishtha for their foremost.
Mbh.14.35.1389 In days of old, the Rishis Vrihaspati and Bharadwaja, and Gautama and Bhargava, and Vasishtha and Kasyapa, and Viswamitra, and Atri, assembled together for the purpose of asking one another.
Mbh.14.56.2547 That foremost of Brahmanas, Utanka, proceeded without any loss of time to Saudasa who had through the curse of Vasishtha become a cannibal, in order to solicit the ear-rings from him.
Mbh.14.56.2551 Cursed by Vasishtha, that king who has been transformed into a man-eater will verily slay Utanka'
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