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Nov.2003 Meditations -
Gaurasundara - Mon, 03 Nov 2003 11:19:29 +0530
rAdhA-dRSTir dayita-nayanAnandam uccair vyatAnIt
ZrimatI's eyes were radiant with erotic feelings, slightly closed, full of tears and reddish with anger. They moved restlessly and appeared timid from Her fear of being embarrassed. Then She saw KRSNa's lotus face and Her eyes began to widen as Her gentle smile reappeared. Seeing this, KRSNa's eyes also blossomed with joy. (Govinda-lIlAmRtam 1.70)
Gaurasundara - Tue, 04 Nov 2003 12:16:11 +0530
itthaM mithaH prema-sukhAbdhi-magnayoH
pragetanIM vibhrama-mAdhurIM tayoH
nipIya sakhyaH pramadonmadAs tadA
"In this way, RAdhA and KRSNa were soon drowned in the ocean of love. The sakhIs, delirious with pure happiness from drinking the sweetness of these morning pastimes, had completely forgotten what they should be doing now (such as returning to their own homes)." - Govinda-lIlAmRtam 1.71
Kalkidas - Tue, 04 Nov 2003 16:00:44 +0530
zuno ole prANa sai
tor siddha deha hole sai
tui dui hoye dui dehe jAbi
vraja goAlinIra prAy
Listen my dearest friend!
You have a spiritual body.
You will become two, and in these two
you will got to Vraja as a cowherd girl.
dekha zrI-rAdhikA vRndAvane
lalitAdi sakhIra sane
meyera dehe kula kalaGkinI hoye
vAMzIra tAne nAce gAy
Just see Radha in Vrindavan,
dressed up in her finest for the rasa dance
surrounded by Lalita and her girlfriends
There, in a girl’s body, you will blacken your family reputation
by singing and dancing to the music of Krishna’s flute.
AbAr sei rAdhA nade pure
sei goAlinI rAdhA nade pure
gadAdhara nAma dhare
Ajanma sannyAsa kore
meyera gandha nAhi gAy
Then again, that same Radha has come to the town of Nadia,
that cowherd girl Radha is here in Nadia town
taking the name of Gadadhar,
a renunciate from birth, never even touched
by the scent of a woman.
temani tui meyera dehe
vRndAvane madhura rasa bhajane
tora goAlA bhAtArera sane
nAcbi lo kadamba talAy
So, you will take a girl’s form in Braja
worshiping in the madhura rasa,
with your cowherd “husband”
renouncing family and acceptable morals
you will dance at the foot of a kadamba tree
(AbAr sei tui) gadAir moto puruS dehe
dAGRabi zrIvasera gehe
tor bAmun bhAtArer bAme
samaya bujhe nadIyAy
And the very same you,
taking a male body like Gadadhar’s
will go to Srivas Thakur’s house
and stand to the left of your Brahmin “husband”
understanding what is right for his Nabadwip mood.
How fascinating and deep! It's from poetry of Gopinath Basak. Thanks to Jagatji for translation.
Gaurasundara - Mon, 10 Nov 2003 11:43:40 +0530
vividha kusuma vRndotphulla dhammilla ghATI
vighaTita mada ghUrNat keki piJcha praSastim
madhuripu mukha bimbhod gIrNa tAmbUla rAga
sphurad amala kapolAM rAdhikAm arcayAmi
"I worship Sri Radhika, whose braided hair, which is filled with all kinds of blooming flowers, resembles the spread-out tail of a peacock that is dizzy of amorous feelings, and whose spotless cheeks are coloured red with the pan that emanated from Madhuripu's (Krsna's) mouth."
- zrI rAdhASTakam 4
Gaurasundara - Sat, 15 Nov 2003 09:42:53 +0530
rAdhA-dhairya-dharAdharoddhRti-vidhau ke 'nye samarthA vinA
kRSNaM kRSNa-sumatta-kuJjara-vazIkAre 'py alaM zRNkhalAH
anyAH kA vRSabhAnu-jAm iha vinA dhanyAm atIvAdRtAH
kekAH kiM samudIrayanti zikhinas tau bodhayantaH prage
"Other than Sri Krsna, who can diminish Sri Radha's mountain of pride? And who other than Sri Radha can chain the drunken elephant called Krsna? To make this known, the peacocks cried 'kekA kekA' at daybreak to awaken the divine couple." - Govinda-lilamrtam 1.19
Gaurasundara - Thu, 20 Nov 2003 09:41:04 +0530
Jai Jai Yasoda-nandana Saci-suta Gauracandra : Jai Jai Rohini-nandana Balarama Nityananda!All glories to the son of Yasoda who has now appeared as Gauracandra, the son of Mother Saci! All glories to the son of Rohini, Balarama, who has now appeared as Nityananda!
Gaurasundara - Sun, 23 Nov 2003 08:41:25 +0530
zrI mukha sundara vara, hema nIla kAnti dhara,
bhAva bhUSaNa koru zobhA.
nIla pIta vAsa dhara, gaurI zyAma manohara,
antarera bhAve duhu lobhA
"Their exquisitely beautiful faces, that carry a golden
and blue lustre, are beautified by ornaments of ecstatic love. Their complexions are golden
and blue and Their garments are blue and golden,
showing that They carry love for Each other in Their hearts and that they are yearning for Each other."
- Prema-bhakti-candrika 46.
Gaurasundara - Sat, 29 Nov 2003 07:11:54 +0530
samAnItA tato yadA
grAvo 'pi rodity azaner
apy antar dalati dhruvam
vArtAM ko 'pi mukhaM nayet
(Rohini-maiya said:)"When Sri Vasudeva brought me back from Gokula, the cries of the gently distraught Yasoda made even stones shed tears, and lightning bolts shatter. And who can let the mouth speak about the other women of Vraja who, after Krishna left, became like living corpses?" - ZrI BRhad-bhAgavatAmRta 1.6.31-32