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Procedure of abbreviations used for th lifeless Sea Scrolls -- lifeless Sea Scrolls: significant guides -- Bibliographies of the useless Sea Scrolls -- Survey stories of the invention of the Scrolls and their contents -- checklist of the lifeless Sea Scrolls and fragments -- Concordances, dictionaries, grammars, and so forth. for the learn of the useless Sea Scrolls -- Secondary collections of Qumran texts -- Translations of the useless Sea Scrolls in collections -- Outlines of a few Qumran texts

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Bg. 8) This is not a very difficult process. However, one must learn it from an experienced person. 12(39)] one must approach a person who is already in the practice. The mind is always flying to this and that, but one must practice concentrating the mind always on the form of the Supreme Lord, Çré Kåñëa, or on the sound of His name. The mind is naturally restless, going hither and thither, but it can rest in the sound vibration of Kåñëa. One must thus meditate on paramaà puruñam, the Supreme Personality of Godhead in the spiritual kingdom, the spiritual sky, and thus attain Him.

Still, his inquiry is significant. He did not want a compromise between the cousins and brothers, and he wanted to be sure of the fate of his sons on the battlefield. Because the battle was arranged to be fought at Kurukñetra, which is mentioned elsewhere in the Vedas as a place of worship—even for the denizens of heaven—Dhåtaräñöra became very fearful about the influence of the holy place on the outcome of the battle. He knew very well that this would influence Arjuna and the sons of Päëòu favorably, because by nature they were all virtuous.

TRANSLATION Then Bhéñma, the great valiant grandsire of the Kuru dynasty, the grandfather of the fighters, blew his conchshell very loudly, making a sound like the roar of a lion, giving Duryodhana joy. The grandsire of the Kuru dynasty could understand the inner meaning of the heart of his grandson Duryodhana, and out of his natural compassion for him he tried to cheer him by blowing his conchshell very loudly, befitting his position as a lion. Indirectly, by the symbolism of the conchshell, he informed his depressed grandson Duryodhana that he had no chance of victory in the battle, because the Supreme Lord Kåñëa was on the other side.

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