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Appreciations of Sri Ananta Das Babaji's works - If you enjoyed reading them...
Madhava - Fri, 17 Sep 2004 03:39:19 +0530
I thought it would be nice if I put together a series of appreciations and forwarded it to my Baba to let him know that people out there truly appreciate his writings.
So, if you've enjoyed his writings, I'd humbly request you to contribute something here (and keep in mind it'll probably get forwarded to Baba), or if you're shy, to me by PM. Entirely anonymous contributions are fine, too, and can be sent to madhava at raganuga dot com, no questions asked.
Some appreciations of choice, or excerpts thereof, may also be published at Krishnacaitanya.Com. If you wouldn't find that desirable, please add a note to that extent to your contribution or PM the same to me.
We reserve the right to slightly edit the contributions for clarity of language, weeding out typos etc.
A long story or a single paragraph, all is welcome. The more, the better.
Sakhicharan - Fri, 17 Sep 2004 04:36:10 +0530
This is a stupendous idea. My congratulations!
I would love to see more of Baba's super rasik katha spread and available to all!
I don't have all of his available works. I must first say that his pathas on Vilap Kusumanjali from Raganuga.com provided me so much amrit. I cannot express it in words!
I do have the "Baba Bundle" from www.loibazaar.com ( I point this out cause I love you Brajaji for having this site! ).
Raga Bartma Chandrika was also greatly appreciated by me. Everyone needs to learn the siddhant provided by Baba in this grantha.
More later I'm sure.
Hari Saran - Fri, 17 Sep 2004 22:53:38 +0530
What a mad man like myself could say about the glories of the 108 Radha-Kunda Mahanta Srila Ananta Das Pandita. I feel like make my self-a fool # 1 if ever try to depicted his character. However, out of proud I just would like to say thanks Baba-ji you really save my life! You helped me to contemplate on the unique beauty of Sri Radha’s lotus feet.
Posted by Revati Dasi, Mar 21 2004:GAURANGE MRADIMA SMITE MADHURIMA NETRANCALE DRAGHIMA
VARKSOJE GARIMA TATHAIVA TANIMA MADHYE GATAU MANDIMA
SRONYAM CA PRATHIMA BHRUVOH KUTILIMA BIMRADHARE SONIMA
SRI RADHE HRDI TE RASENA JADIMA DHYANESTU ME GOCARAH“O Sri Radhe! May the softness of Your golden body, the sweetness of Yours smiles, the wideness of Your eyes, the volume of Your breast, the thinness of Yours waist, the slowness of Your steps, the wideness of Your hips, the crookedness of Your eyebrows, the redness of Your cherry-lips and the numbness of Your rasika heart be manifest in my meditation.”
Srila Rupa Gosvamipada writes in Ujjvala Nilamani (srgara bheda, 46)maurccham apnuvati pravisya madhupair gitam kadambatavim
nama vyaharata hareh priasakhi vrndena sandhuksita“When Radhika enters a Kadamba forest on the bank of the Yamuna, where bumblebees are singing, She faints, but Her girlfriends revive Her by loudly singing Hari’s name to Her.”
The kinkaris chant the sixteen-words, 32 syllables of Krishna-Mantra to Sri Radhika, of which there is the following sweet- word-for-word explanation: EKADA KRISNA VIRAHAT DHIYAYANTI PRYIA SANGAMAM
MANO VASPA NIRASARTHAM JALPATIDAM MUHUR MUHUR
HARE KRISNA HARE KRISNA KRISNA KRISNA HARE HARE
HARE RAMA HARE RAMA RAMA RAMA HARE HARE “ Once, Radhika tried to stop the tears She cried out of separation from Krishna by meditating on Him and constantly repeating these names of Him: hare krishna, hare krishna, krishna krishna, hare hare, hare rama, hare rama, rama rama, hare hare.” Hare nama sravana matrena mama mano harasi: “ Hare! You steal My mind when I simply hear You name.” krishna vamsi vadyena grhad vanam mamakarsasi “Krishna! By playing Your flute You attract Me from My house into the forest.” hare lajja dharyadhikam harasi “Hare! You steal My shame and My patience!” krisna sanga saurabhyena mamakarsasi “Krishna! You attract Me with Your bodily fragance!” krisna sanga lavanyena pralobhya mamakarsasi “Krishna! With Your bodily luster You attract Me and make Me greedy!” krishna sarvadhikanandena pralobhya mamakarsasi “Krishna! With Your supreme bliss You attract Me and make Me!” hare sva bahu nibaddham mam puspa-sayyam prati nayasi “Hare! You bind Me in Your arm and take Me to a bed of flowers!” hare tatra nivesitaya me antariyam balat harasi “Hare! There You take off My undergarments!”
Extracted from Sri Sri Radha Rasa Sudhanidhi by Srila Ananta Das Babaji Maharaja
TarunGovindadas - Sat, 18 Sep 2004 21:43:56 +0530
All glories to Srila Ananta das Babaji!
i have the whole english set and i feel myself extremely fortunate to have such jewels.
in all my 15 years of KC i never read ANYTHING nearly touching the writings of this great soul.
WHAT NECTAR IN EACH AND EVERY COMMENTARY!
bowing down my head to his feet
ramapriya - Sun, 19 Sep 2004 01:23:10 +0530
|QUOTE (Madhava @ Sep 16 2004, 10:09 PM)|
| I thought it would be nice if I put together a series of appreciations and forwarded it to my Baba to let him know that people out there truly appreciate his writings. |
I personally know nothing about Him, who is He, from what path etc., could someone of You please tell something
Madhava - Sun, 19 Sep 2004 02:18:44 +0530
|QUOTE (ramapriya @ Sep 18 2004, 08:53 PM)|
| I personally know nothing about Him, who is He, from what path etc., could someone of You please tell something |
You can read a concise biography here
. You can look at an image gallery here
Jagannath - Mon, 04 Jul 2005 16:43:43 +0530
Jaya Sri Radhe!
My pranams to all.
Does anyone knows if there are german translations
of the Sri Raga Vartma Candrika or other writings by Sri Ananta das Babaji?
Madhava - Mon, 04 Jul 2005 23:31:26 +0530
Anuradha Dasi, currently staying in Navadvip, has translated something. I believe I have some versions of those files, though chances are she's updated them since then. I'll drop her a note.
lbcVisnudas - Thu, 25 Aug 2005 00:36:21 +0530
sorry to see this so late.
"I am writing this in deep and heartfelt appreciation for the invaluable service done to the entire Vaisnava Community and especially the Vaisnavas in the Western world by Pandit Sri Ananta Das Babaji Maharaja. I have never seen a more cohesive and subtly rendered exposition on the ontological positions of the Guru Tattva and the Bhakta Tattva as found in his essays of the same name.
In addition, Pandit-ji has the unique ability to speak to the wider non-Vaisnava and scholarly community in a way that is convincing and endearing.
Many thanks to His Grace Pandit Sri Ananta das Babaji and
His sisya Sriman Madhavananda Das.