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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Bhakti


aikyaM te dAna-homa-vrata-niyama-tapas-sAnkhya-yogair-durApaM
tvat-sangenaiva gopyaH kila sukRti-tamAH prApur-Ananda-sAndraM /
bhakteSh-vanyeShu bhUas-svapi bahu-manuShe bhaktim-eva tvam-AsAM
tan-me tvad-bhaktim-eva dRDaya hara gadAn kRShNa vAtAlayesha
(Narayaneeyam: 94-10)


That state of supremely blissful union with Thee, which is difficult to obtain through (disciplines like) charity, (ritual) sacrifices, observance of vows, self-control, austerities, knowledge (sAnkhya), and yoga, was attained by the blessed gopikas of Brindavan, through just personal attachment to Thee as their own beloved. Numerous are Thy other devotees, but it is this loving personal devotion of the gopikas that has received Thy highest appreciation. Therefore Oh Krishna, Oh Lord of Guruvayoor, May Thou strengthen devotion in me and destroy my ailments.

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yathā vraja-gopikānām
yathā—as;vraja—of Vraja;gopikānām—of the cowherd women.

Text
The cowherd women of Vraja are an example of pure bhakti.


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Monday, November 7, 2016

Movement

Nature

Vivekananda

Pond

Earth


"0 earth, what austerities did you perform to attain the touch of Sri Hari's feet  Is it because 
  1. Lord Trivikrama stepped on you or because and 
  2. Lord Varaha hugged you 
that the blades of grass that are the hairs of your body stand now erect with bliss. 

"Because you are known as 
  1. 'Prthvi' (the expansive one) and 
  2. 'Ksama' (the all tolerant one), and 
because the touch of Sri Krsna's feet fills you with bliss, we approach you to ask for news of Krsna."

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Sunday, November 6, 2016

Dhanvantari


Text 6


antarhite bhagavati
     deve dhanvantarau bhuvi
aushadhyo duhkham apanna
     nishphala bharate 'bhavan

     antarhite—disappeared; bhagavati deve dhanvantarau—when Lord Dhanvantari; bhuvi—in the earth; aushadhyah—medicines; duhkham—unhappiness; apanna—attained; nishphala—fruitless; bharate—in Bharata-varsha; abhavan—became.


     When Lord Dhanvantari disappeared from the earth, all the medicines in Bharata-varsha became unhappy. They all became useless and ineffective.


Text 7


siddhy-artham tas tapas tepuh
     striyo bhutva manoharah
catur-yuge vyatite tu
     prasanno 'bhud dharih param

     siddhi—perfection; artham—for the purpose; tah—they; tapas tepuh—performed austerities; striyah—women; bhutva—becoming; manoharah—beautiful; catur-yuge—when the four yugas; vyatite—had passed; tu—indeed; prasannah—pleased; abhut—became; dharih—Lord Hari; param—then.


     To regain their powers they transformed themselves into beautiful women and performed austerities. When four yugas had passed Lord Hari became pleased with them.


Text 8


varam vrinita cety uktam
     shrutva naryo maha-vane
tam driööva moham apanna
     ucur bharta bhavatra nah

     varam—a benediction; vrinita—choose; ca—also; iti-thus; uktam—said; shrutva—hearing; naryah—the women; maha-vane—in the great forest; tam—Him; driööva—seeing; moham apanna—became enchanted; ucuh—said; bharta—husband; bhava—become; atra—here; nah—of us.


     Seeing the Lord in a great forest, they became completely enchanted by Him. Hearing Him say, "Please choose a benediction," they said, "Please become our husband here". 

Text 9


shri-harir uvaca 
vrindavane dvaparante
     lata bhutva manoharah
bhavishyatha striyo rase
     karishyami vacash ca vah

     shri-harih uvaca—Shri Hari said; vrindavane—in Vrindavana; dvapara-ante—at the end of Dvapara-yuga; latah—vines; bhutva—becoming; manoharah—beautiful; bhavishyatha—you will become; striyah—women; rase—in the rasa dance; karishyami—I will make; vacah—words; ca—also; vah—of you.


     Shri Hari said: In Vrindavana, at the end of Dvapara-yuga, you will become flowering vines and then you will change into women in the arena of the rasa dance. I promise this to you.


Text 10


shri-bhagavan uvaca 
bhakti-bhava-samayukta
     bhuri-bhagya varanganah
lata-gopyo bhavishyanti
     vrindaranye pitamaha

     shri-bhagavan uvaca—the Supreme Personality of Godhead said; bhakti-bhava—with devotional love; samayuktah—endowed; bhuri—very; bhagyah—fortunate; vara-anganah—beautiful women; lata—vines; gopyah—gopis; bhavishyanti—will be; vrindaranye—in Vrindavana; pitamaha—O Brahma.


     The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: In Vrindavana they will become beautiful and very fortunate flowering-vine gopis filled with love (for Me).