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Feb 2003 Meditations - Srila Advaita Acarya's lotus feet
Hari Saran - Sat, 08 Feb 2003 20:51:08 +0530
sankham trikona-gospadam jhesa savye gunam
cakro dhvarekhikam dakse smara Advaita-padau manah
O mind! Please remember the lotus feet of Sri Advaita Acarya, which is beautifully decorated with the following auspicious markings:
Conch-shell, triangle, cow-hoof, and fish are on the left foot. Barleycorn, rope, disc and upper line are on the right foot.
The respective order of the above mentioned markings:
daksina caranan gustha mule 'dvaita prabhur harih
sarva sampanna mayam dhatte yavam svabhakta posanam
bhakta papadrinasanam cakram dhatte ca tattale
tarjanyan gustha sandhito yavat padardha mityuta
vakra gatyot thitancordhva rekha masau dadhati ha
kanisthanamika sandhi marabhya arddha padavadheh
svabhakta cita bandhaya rajjurekham dharatyasau
At the root of the toe of the right lotus foot of Bhagavan Sri Advaita Acarya are the imprints of barleycorn which is the embodiment of the entire opulences for the sustainance and maintenance of the devotees. Below that, is a disc which smashes the mountain-like sins of the devotees. Then there is an upper line which begins from the connecting points of the toe and fore-toe, and goes up to the half-foot. Prabhupada possesses a rope that begins from the connecting point of the toe and fore-toe and goes down till the middle part of the foot, to bind the devotees' innermost chambers of the heart. This is at the beginning the connecting place of the little and ring-toes, and goes up to the half-foot.
tatha vamapadan gustha-tale vidyamayam param
trikonam madhyamatale bhakta citta pramodakam
kanisthayas tale tadvad gospadan ca susobhanam
parsnau matsyam vidabhati sarva mangala rupakam
srila Advaita prabhorasya pada yugmam iti smara
Please remember the lotus feet of Sri Advaita Prabhu whose left foot contains the following auspicious markings:
Below the toe of the left foot of Prabhu is a conch-shell which is the embodiment of all branches of science and education. Below the middle toe is a triangle which gives pleasures to the mind and hearts of the devotees. Below the little toe is a cow-hoof which is extremely beautiful and entertains the minds of the devotees. On the heel is the fish which provides all types of auspiciousness.