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Sri Sri Radhe Krsnayor - by Srila Rupa Goswami



Rasaraja dasa - Thu, 19 Aug 2004 09:47:45 +0530
Sri-Sri Radha-Krsnayor
Asta-Kaliya-Lila-Smarana-Mangala-Stotram


by Srila Rupa Goswami
Translated by Neal Delmonico


INVOCATION

rAdhA prANabandhoz caraNa kamalayoH keza-zeSAdyagamyA
yA sAdhyA prema sevA vraja caritaparair gADha laulyaika labhyA
sA syAt prAptA yayA tAM adhunA mAnasIm asya sevAM bhAvyAM
rAgAdhvapAnthair vrajam anucaritaM naityikaM tasya naumi

I offer obeisance to the daily activities of Vraja in order to expand now
the mental service that is to be contemplated by those who travel the path
of passion and by which is attained the goal of loving service of the lotus-like
feet of the friend of the heart of RAdhA, which is beyond the reach of
BrahmA, ziva, and zeSa and which is only attainable through intense
longing by those immersed in the activities of Vraja.
Rasaraja dasa - Thu, 19 Aug 2004 09:50:49 +0530
SUMMARY OF ASTA-KALIYA-LILA

kuJjAd goSThaM nizAnte pravizati kurute dohanAnnAzanAdyAM
prAtaH sAyaM ca lIlAM viharati sakhibhiH saGgave cArayan gAH
madhyAhne cAtha naktaM vilasati vipine rAdhayAddhAparAhne
goSThaM yAti pradoSe ramayati suhRdo yaH sa kRSNo .avatAn naH

May that KRSNa protect us, who at night.as end enters the village from the
bower, in the morning and evening milks the cows and eats his meals, in
the late morning plays with his friends and herds the cows, at midday and
at night sports with RAdhA in the forest, in the late afternoon returns to
the village and in the late evening pleases his friends.
Rasaraja dasa - Thu, 19 Aug 2004 09:52:43 +0530
NIshANTA-LILA DAWN PASTIMES (3.36 6.00)

rAtrAnte trasta vRinderita bahu viravair bodhitau kIra sArI
padyair hRidyair api sukha shayanAd utthitau tau sakhIbhiH
dRiShTau hRiShTau tad .atvodita rati lalitau kakkhaTI gIH sashaNkau
rAdhAkRiShNau satRiShNAv api nija nija dhAmnyApta talpau smarAmi

I remember RAdhA and KRiShNa at night.as end, wakened by many sounds,
prompted by apprehensive VRindA, among which are the songs of parrots
and mynas, sweet yet bitter. Those two rising from their bed of joy,
watched and pleased by their girlfriends, wanton from the passions of that
moment but fearful of the warnings of KakkhaTI, return to their homes
though still full of desire for each other.
Rasaraja dasa - Thu, 19 Aug 2004 09:55:33 +0530
PRATAH-LILA MORNING PASTIMES (6.00-8.24)

rAdhAM snAta vibhUShitAM vrajapayAhUtAM sakhIbhiH prage
tad gehe vihitAnna pAka racanAM kRiShNAvasheShAnAm
kRiShNaM buddham avApta dhenu sadanaM nirvyUdha godohanaM
susnAtam kRita bhojanam sahacarais tAM cAtha taM cAshraye

I seek shelter with her and with him. RAdhA, bathed and decorated, is
called for by the matriarch of Vraja in the morning with her friends. In
his house, she cooks required foods, and eats whatever KRiShNa has left.
KRiShNa wakes, goes to the cow-barn and arranges the milking of the cows,
and having bathed, eats with his friends.
Rasaraja dasa - Thu, 19 Aug 2004 09:58:23 +0530
PURVAHNA-LILA FORENOON PASTIMES (8.24-10.48)

pUrvAhne dhenu mitrair vipinam anusRitaM goShThalokAnujAtaM
krShNaM rAdhAptilolaM tad abhisRitikRite prApta tat kuNDatIram
rAdham cAlokya kRiShNaM kRita gRiha gamanAm AryayArkArcanAyaiH
diShTAM kRiShNa pravRittyai prahita nija sakhI vartma netrAM smarAmi

I remember KRiShNa in the late morning followed by his cows and friends to
the forest and followed (for a distance) by all the people of the village. He,
desirous of meeting RAdhA, goes for a secret meeting with her to the bank
of her pond. And I remember RAdhA who, having watched KRiShNa depart
and returned home, is ordered by an elder to worship the sun and watches
the path for her girlfriend with news of KRiShNa.
Rasaraja dasa - Thu, 19 Aug 2004 09:59:37 +0530
MADHYAHNA-LILA MIDDAY PASTIMES (10.48-15.36)

madhyAhne .nyonya saNgodita vividha vikArAdi bhUShA pramugdhau
vAmyotkaNThAti lolau smaramakha lalitAdyAli narmApta shAtau
dolAraNyAmbu vaMshI hRiti rati madhupAnArkapUjAdi lIlau
rAdhAkRiShNau sutRiptau parijana ghaTayA sevyamAnau smarAmi

At midday, I remember RAdhA and KRiShNa, full of desire for each other,
being served by their companions, overwhelmed by various ornament-like
physical reactions arising out of meeting each other after many efforts,
unbalanced by longing and charm, made happy by the jokes and pranks of
girlfriends such as LalitA in the sacrificial rite of love, engaged in sports
such as swinging, forest and water games, stealing of the flute,
lovemaking, drinking honey-wine, worship of the sun, and so forth.
Rasaraja dasa - Thu, 19 Aug 2004 10:01:31 +0530
APARAHNA-LILA AFTERNOON PASTIMES (15.36-18.00)

rAdhAm prApta gehAM nija ramaNa kRite kLiRipta nAnopahArAM
susnAtAM ramyaveshAM priya mukhakamalAloka pUrNa pramodAm
kRiShNaM caivAparAhne vrajam anucalitaM dhenuvRindAir vayasyaiH
shrI rAdhAloka tRiptaM pitRi mukha militaM mAtRi mRiShTaM smarAmi

I remember RAdhA in the late afternoon, returning to her home. Having
prepared many gifts for her lover, bathed and beautifully dressed, she is
filled with joy by the sight of the lotus-like face of her dear one. And I
remember KRiShNa who is followed to the village by the cows and his
friends, pleased by the sight of RAdhA, greeted by the smile of his father
and bathed and dressed by his mother.
Rasaraja dasa - Thu, 19 Aug 2004 10:02:13 +0530
SAYAHNA-LILA EVENING PASTIMES (18.00-20.24)

sAyaM rAdhAM sva sakhyA nija ramaNakRite preShitAneka bhojyAM
sakhyAnItesha sheShAshana mudita hRidaM tAM ca tAM ca vrajendrum
susnAtam ramya veshaM gRiham anu jananI lAlitaM prApta goShThaM
nirvyUDhosrAlidohaM sva gRiham anu punar bhuktavantaM smarAmi

I remember RAdhA in the evening, sending her friend with many foods for
her lover and whose heart is pleased by eating the leftovers of her lord
brought back by her. And I remember the moon of Vraja, bathed and
beautifully dressed, pampered by his mother in the house, who goes to the
barn, arranges the milking of the cows, and again at his house eats.
Rasaraja dasa - Thu, 19 Aug 2004 10:03:52 +0530
PRADOSA-LILA PASTIMES AT NIGHTFALL (20.24-22.48)

rAdhAM sAlIgaNAM tAmasita sita nizAyogya vezAM pradoSe
dUtyA vRndopadezad abhisRta yamunA tIra kalpAga kuJjAm
kRSNaM gopaiH sabhAyAM vihita guNi kalAlokanaM snigdha mAtrA
yatnAd AnIya saMzAyitam atha nibhRtaM prApta kuJjam smarAmi

I remember RAdhA in the late evening along with her companions, dressed
suitably for a light or dark night and, at the instruction of VRndA,
clandestinely meeting (with KRSNa) by means of a messenger at a bower of
desire-trees on the bank of the YamunA; and then KRSNa watching the art
of experts in assembly with the cowherdsmen. Having been brought home
with care by his affectionate mother and put to bed, he secretly steals
away to the bower.
Rasaraja dasa - Thu, 19 Aug 2004 10:04:45 +0530
NAKTA-LILA NOCTURNAL PASTIMES (22.48-3.36)

tAvutkau labdha saGgau bahu paricaraNair vRndayArAdhyamANau
preSThAlIbhir lasantau vipina viharaNair gAna rAsAdi lAsyaiH
nAnA lIlA nitAntau praNayi sahacarI vRnda saMsevyamAnau
krIdAcAryau nikuJje vividha ratiraNauddhatya vistAritAntau

I remember those two, RAdhA and KRSNa, who, having found each other,
are pleased by the many services of VRndA, and who enjoy songs, games,
riddles, sweet talk, plays and the rasa and lasya dances along with their
most loved friends. Their desires are bent on making love, they drink
pressed MAdhvIka punch, and they are masters of games. Their hearts are
expanded by boldness in various battles of love in the bower.

tAmbUlair gandha mAlyair vyaJjana hima payah pAdasamvAhanAdya
premnA saMsevyamAnau praNayi sahacarI saJcaye nAptazAtau
vAcAkAnteraNabhi nibhRta rati rasaiH kuJja suptAli saGghau
rAdhAkRSNau nizAyAM sukusuma zayane prApta nidrau smarAmi

Those two, being lovingly served tambula, fragrant garlands, fanning, cold
water, and foot massages, are made happy by their loving friends. When
the girlfriends have fallen asleep in their own bowers amidst the vocal
urgings of the lovers filled with the secret sentiments of love-making,
RAdhA and KRSNa fall asleep in the dead of night on their bed of flower
blossoms.