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A sweet kick in the head - With Raghunatha Das Goswami
Anand - Tue, 14 Sep 2004 20:10:14 +0530
What do you think of this: Radha was right in the middle of union with Krsna when She smacked a kick right on a manjari's forehead. This manjari (Raghunatha Das Gosvami) has no other fascination in Her entire existence beyond relishing that kick. But kisses are fine too, why not?
Satyabhama - Thu, 16 Sep 2004 11:25:27 +0530
|What do you think of this: Radha was right in the middle of union with Krsna when She smacked a kick right on a manjari's forehead. This manjari (Raguhataha Das Gosvami) has no other fascination in Her entire existence beyond relishing that kick. But kisses are fine too, why not?|
The way I remember it, the manjari (Raghunatha dasa goswami) saw Radhika, and Krishna was watching from somewhere behind Her. The manjari, started giggling and drew her dupatta across her face. Radhika wonders what she is laughing at, and kicks her gently and playfully on the head with Her Foot.
The paada sparsha of Sri Radha was so joyful for the manjari... then Raghunatha dasa goswami lost transmission (ie. vision gone, stopped) and he (she) lamented terribly after that, just like Narada lamented when he lost the vision of Sriman Narayana.
I'll take a kick in the head from Krishna over separation any day. Especially such a loving kick as Radha gave that manjari! Oh, to get the touch of the feet of the Beloved! The thought of the touch of the dust surrounding the dust that the Beloved's feet have touched!
Madhava - Fri, 17 Sep 2004 04:22:15 +0530
Picked up this flower from the one-liner zone. Unfortunately my copy of Vilapa Kusumanjali is stored away in Vraja. Would someone like to post something sweet from the tikas, the main verse at least?
Satyabhama - Fri, 17 Sep 2004 04:28:00 +0530
Hey Madhava, I told the story from memory. I don't know if I remembered it correctly or not!
Sakhicharan - Fri, 17 Sep 2004 05:52:32 +0530
|QUOTE (Madhava @ Sep 16 2004, 05:52 PM)|
|Picked up this flower from the one-liner zone. Unfortunately my copy of Vilapa Kusumanjali is stored away in Vraja. Would someone like to post something sweet from the tikas, the main verse at least? |
Are playing with us Madhavaji? How can you not have this?
Oh what sweetness is to be found here!
Svapne’pi kim sumukhi te charanambujata
Rajat paraga patavasa vibhushanena
Shobham param atitaram ahahottamangam
Vibhrad bhavishyati kada mama sartha-nama
"O beautiful fairfaced girl! Can I be justified, even if only in a dream, in calling my head the most important limb of my body by having it decorated with the silvery fragrant cosmetic powder like pollen that has stuck on Your lotusfeet?”
Not understanding why Tulasi is laughing Shrimati Radharani asks her: "Why are you laughing?”, and gently kicks her on the head to punish her. Thus Krishna’s oinment, which is stuck to Shrimati Radharani’s footsoles, gets printed on Tulasi’s forehead. Shrimati Radharani’s feet are compared to lotus flowers, and as lotuses contain pollen, so, according to Shrila Raghunatha Dasa Goswami, Her lotusfeet are also smeared with pollen, and this transcendental pollen comes from Krishna’s chest. It has an extraordinary fragrance because it emanates from Krishna’s transcendental chest and is taken over by the ecstatic feet of Shrimati Radharani. How fortunate is Tulasi to get such a pollen on her head! Who can get such a ‘danda kripa’ (mercy in the form of punishment)?
Shri Shri Radha-Krishna are lying in a bower at the end of the night, and female and male parrots are reciting and singing different poems and songs to Them. But They cannot get up despite it. Although Krishna is the non dual full transcendental knowledge, still Shrimati Radharani keeps Him submerged in complete transcendental ecstatic ignorance. The parrots are warning Him: "Your mother may arrive here at any moment, it is better that You quickly get up !” When Shri Shri Radha-Krishna hear that Jatila or Mukhara will come (when Shrimati Radharani lives in Barshana, Mukhara may come and when She lives in Yavat, Jatila may come) They get alarmed and go away. An ocean of love is swelling up in Their hearts as They look at Each other when They get up from bed and They leave the bower to go to Their individual homes. Both Shri Shri Radha-Madhava are fainting of agony when this moment arrives. All Their girlfriends are crying and speaking out Krishna’s name. Nobody can awaken such feelings in Krishna’s heart than Shrimati Radharani. In order to understand this He has accepted the feelings and complexion of Shrimati Radharani and has appeared in the world again as Shriman Mahaprabhu Gaura Sundara in order to relish the sweet divine love of Shrimati Radharani for Krishna. Krishna Himself has taken the golden complexion of Shrimati Radharani. As Shrila Raghunatha Dasa Goswami’s transcendental vision suddenly disappears and he sees himself on the bank of Shri Radhakunda he starts to anxiously weep again. For this reason he says in this verse: "Ahaha! Whether it is in a dream, in a vision or any other mode of consciousness, let me see ‘Sumukhi’ (The beautiful-faced Shrimati Radharani).” He is praying to get that punishment, which is actually a pretext to get kicked on the head like this. He says: "If I could just get such a punishment in a dream, that would already make my head truly the highest limb of my body.
Excerpts from a patha given by Ananta das Baba
Just a morsel.
Satyabhama - Fri, 17 Sep 2004 11:10:40 +0530
A kick in the head, a smack on the chin... a scar can bring back sweet memories when given by a loved one (odd as it may seem).
(lifted from Sri Balaji
)Dayaasindhu- The White Spot on the Lord's Chin The white spot on the chin of the Lord will remind us of Sri Ananthazhwar, a disciple of Sri Ramanuja. As a part of maintenance of a garden in the service of the Lord, Ananthazhwar was digging up earth, assisted by his pregnant wife. She got tired.
The compassionate Lord could not contain himself. He assumed the form of a lad and assisted her in her service.
But Ananthazhwar did not like the intrusion and hit Him on His chin with the spade. The lad simply disappeared. Later when Ananthazhwar went to the Temple to worship, he found the Lord bleeding on His chin.
Ananthazhwar realised his mistake and profusely apologised to the Lord and applied "Pacha Karpuram" (camphor balming) with fond love. The Lord pardoned Ananthazhwar and said He would sport the Pacha Karpuram for ever in remembrance of Ananthazhwar's love and devotion.