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Jul's 2003 Meditation -
Hari Saran - Wed, 02 Jul 2003 08:30:10 +0530
nayana pata gami
Lord of the Universe,
please be visible
before my eyes."
"The Ratha-Yatra Festival at Puri"
by Stephen Knapp
Hari Saran - Fri, 04 Jul 2003 12:27:12 +0530
Sri Ananta Dasa Babaji's commentary on Sri Prema-bhakti-candrika by Narottama Dasa Thakura:
"In the madhura-rasa or ujjvala-rasa of Vraja, there is a complete absorption in the wondrous parakiya-bhava, wherein an endless variety of enjoyment is revealed. In that highest yugala-ujjvala-rasa, meaning in the incomparable sweetness of Sri Sri Radha-Madhava’s union, lies the pinnacle of enjoyment. The sakhis in Sri Radha’s group have been blessed with the good fortune of tasting that unequalled sweetness. And among them, those kinkaris or manjaris who serve with more affection toward their beloved Sri Radha than Sri Krishna experience a taste that is sweeter and more diverse than any others. The reason is that even the sakhis don’t get the privilege of seeing Sri Sri Radha-Madhava’s most confidential pastimes. Only the minnow-like eyes of the manjaris happily swim as they please in that sea of lila-rasa. By getting the good fortune of this sublimely delightful seva, they truly receive the highest blessing of all. Their natures and moods are so attuned to Srimati’s that She considers the manjaris to be identical to Her own body. Therefore, during times of intimacy, Sri Radha-Madhava feel no hesitation or shyness before the manjaris as they perform their personal sevas. Moreover, as a result of their extraordinary oneness of mood with Srimati, the marks left on Sri Radha’s body after lovemaking also appear unchanged upon their bodies! For this reason, as Sri Rupa Manjari and Sri Lavanga Manjari, the leaders of the nitya-siddha manjaris in vraja-lila, and as Sri Rupa and Sri Sanatana in gaura-lila, they have been called yugala-ujjvalamaya-tanu: those within whom an abundance of yugala-ujjvala-rasa is seen."
(Translation posted: Mar 15 2002, 06:39 AM, by Haricarana-)
Hari Saran - Sun, 06 Jul 2003 10:27:15 +0530
Premambhoja-maranda-stava-raja by Raghunath Das Goswami
The nectar of the lotus of love
(Translated by Jagadananda Das)premAmbhoja-marandAkhyaM stavarAjam imaM janaH |
zrI-rAdhikA-kRpA-hetuM paThaMs tad-dAsyam ApnuyAt ||13||
Oh Gandharvika! A truly compassionate person
will not reject even a rascal if he is surrendered to him.
Therefore please, never abandon this person
who is similarly surrendered to you. Nectar originally posted by:
Advaitadas - Sat, 12 Jul 2003 17:21:23 +0530
bandhor harer jivatayasya tat ta premno bahir bimbataya tathasya
radhadharausthav iti bandhujiva bimbau svayam tan nahi samyam abhyam (Govinda Lilamrita 11.78)
"Radha's lips are known as bandhu-jiva and bimbadharau, because they are the life (jiva) of Radha's friend (bandhu) Sri Krishna, and Her love for Krishna is reflected (bimba) in them, so they are known as bimbadhara. Therefore they cannot be compared with [red] Bandhu-jiva-flowers and Bimba-cherries!"
Purport by Sri Krishnapada Das Babaji -
"The word Bimba also means the Mandali of Krishna's Prana - Krishna's 5 life airs are situated within Radhika's lips. Hence when Rai is Manini (Radha is angry with Krishna), She angrily turns Her face away from Krishna, concealing Her lips, making Him die of misery."
Madanmohan - Mon, 14 Jul 2003 23:54:10 +0530
As youthful Gaurahari, with attendants all around,
His glossy sable tresses with pearls and flowers bound,
And seated on a terrace, with pendant wreaths arrayed,
in contemplation wrapped, the moon's ascent survey'd;
And call'd to mind the sports that he before had play'd.
And as the moon among the stars doth in the heavens shine,
So Gaura shines resplendant 'midst associates divine.
Some flutes and drums,others cymbols bring,
And in joyous chorus,on the deeds of Krsna sing;
How the cloud complection'd youth by the Jamna stray'd;
Stole the milk-maids hearts as on the flute he play'd.
Now in a triple-bending posture Gaurahari stands,
And slow begins to dance,and gesture with his hands.
And all are in the rapture of Vraja damsels lost,
And in the surging billows of Love's boundless ocean toss'd.
There is a private garden where Jamna's sable waters stray,
And luscious vines and leafy trees a goodly scene display,
Where Madhavi and Malati difuse their sweets around,
And glistening gems as dewy-drops bestrew the ground.
Here a spacious temple stands,on a moon-stone terrace raised,
Which with flaming rubies and with crystal pillars blazed,
Quite o'er canopied with kalpa-trees, that cast a chequered shade,
And trailing flower clusters that greedy bees invade.
And now the passage of the night had passed,the moon,
His beams a fainter lustre shed,and soon,
The birds do light upon the mango boughs,
Their sweet songs commence, and all the forest rouse.
And now the greedy bees suck nectar from the flowers,
And hover round the grove, and fill the silent bowers
With their humming drone; now peacocks mew,
And parrots perched in vines late songs of love renew.
As vernal airs through trembling blossoms play,
The Eastern quarter blushes,and gives promise of the day.
Fair Radha views the dawn with ill regard,
And would, she could the hastening day retard.
Krsna,by Cupid's darts had been transfixed,
And now his blue with Radha's golden lustre mixed.
And as a golden vine about a tree it's tendrils doth entwine,
So on a bed of tender shoots,the lovers still recline.
Guest - Mon, 21 Jul 2003 00:40:50 +0530