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Collected poems of Gaudiya Discussions - The Raganuga Trail, and other classics

Jagat - Sat, 14 Aug 2004 18:45:50 +0530

This website is a cheat? That's pretty neat!
Who here's the culprit who must take the heat?

So go ahead, sell books out on the street--
That's where the shastra tells us we shall meet
a rasika guru at whose lotus feet
bhakta bees taste the raga honey treat.


kriyatAM yadi kutoípi labhyate |
tatra laulyam api mUlyam ekalaM
janma-koTi-sukRtair na labhyate ||

O friend, if you should find it anywhere,
that heart absorbed in Krishna rasa so rare,
be quick to buy, how much the soulís in need!

In that bazaar is posted just one price;
millions of pious works will not suffice,
the cost is to be paid in coins of greed.
Jagat - Sat, 14 Aug 2004 20:09:51 +0530
O Great Fish!
My sakhi baited the hook of her heart
with the delicacy of love just to catch you,
casting it into the nectarean waters.

Not only did you swallow up
both bait and hook,
but you broke the string of her reason--
Alas, what can the poor girl do now?
Jagat - Sun, 15 Aug 2004 01:42:09 +0530
Came back from japa with this:

You should have asked your GBC
before you came and talked to me.
Then youíd have known Iím dangerous--
you know--the Sanskrit knowledge curse.

And then I went and made things worse
by giving answers just in verse.
So now you think, ďThatís aparadh.
He thinks heís better than Prabhupad.Ē

Itís silly just to write in rhyme.
Sorry, promise I wonít next time.
But you be good, do what youíre told,
and stay away to save your soul.

Thatís good advice: just stay away
from asat-sang like us, and pray
to Radha, then youíll be O.K.

But I think it may be too late,
the horse is gone, why lock the gate?
The fish has swum off with your bait.
Jagat - Sun, 15 Aug 2004 01:45:45 +0530
Whoops, hereís one more, could not resist,
another shlok that canít be missed.
Last one, I really really do promise.
(This is for Dennis, too.)

yAn AsthAya naro rAjan
na pramadyeta karhicit
dhAvan nimIlya vA netre
na skhalen na pated iha

"There's no fear on the Raganuga Trail,
Run full speed ahead, you shall not derail.
You will not stumble, nor fall in flight,
not even with your eyes closed tight.Ē
Madhava - Sun, 15 Aug 2004 02:01:03 +0530
Today @ IRC:

Devotee (1): Jagat is in a poetic mood!
Devotee (2): Seriously, I feel like I am stuck in a musical...
Jagat - Sun, 15 Aug 2004 02:34:22 +0530
I need a break. The curtain's coming down...

I also feel as though I have been eating too many gulabjamons. laugh.gif
Madhava - Sun, 15 Aug 2004 06:20:53 +0530
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An end, shall we call?
Let oddness thus fall,
middling talks.

The angelic dust
our honey locust
hop ye on...

Ye exhilarate
and blemish and grate
yet not here.

The sanctum of peers,
rasik pioneers,
we cherish!

Thus act as is wise:
sans any decries,

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