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Sweet quotes from Dayaasatakam - of Vedanta Desika
Satyabhama - Tue, 21 Sep 2004 21:23:57 +0530
Dayaasatakam is a hymn composed to "Dayaa Devi" (the embodiment of the Lord's love and compassion).
Here are some choice verses (in no particular order):
mayi tishthati dushkritaam pradhaane mitadoshaanitaraan vicinvatee tvam
aparaadhaganairapoornakukshih kamalaakaanta daye katham bhavitree (29)
O Dayaa devi! I am foremost among sinners! You are searching for others who have committed far fewer sins. Their sins do not provide adequate food for you. With inadequate nourishment like this, how will you, who has married the husband of Kamala (Lakshmi), survive? (Love lives by forgiving. The more it forgives, the stronger the love is. "Come, feed on my plentiful sins and be healthy" says the Acharya)
ahamasmyaparaadha chakravartee karune tvam cha guneshu saarvabhaumee
vidushee sthitimeedrasheem svayam maam vrashashailesvara paadasaatkuru tvam (30)
O Dayaa Devi, the emobodiment of the Love and Compassion of Lord Venkatesa! I am the lord of the group of sinners. You are the Queen of the gunas. Make me grasp the Lotus Feet of the Lord of Thirumala Hills!
Satyabhama - Tue, 21 Sep 2004 21:49:48 +0530
63. O Dayaa Devi! O LOVE of Venkateshwara! Your husband (Lord Venkatesa) who is a swathanthran really becomes bound to others because of you. He is all- knowing, but because of you He does not give importance to the sins of His devotees. The Lord of Thirumala Hills is the Master of all the worlds, but because of you He becomes a servant to others. Like this, you make the Lord dance to your tune!
Satyabhama - Wed, 22 Sep 2004 05:26:41 +0530
11. Lord Srinivasan has limitless attributes like wisdom, power, strength,
wealth, courage and charisma. But all these follow the footsteps of, and are
dependent on, His Love. The lamp of wisdom precedes this Love (when wisdom
dawns, Love manifests). Lord Srinivasan is owned by this Love. This Love is
Supreme. I shall prove so. I surrender to this Love.