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September Meditations - Prayers and Verses of Choice

Madhava - Sun, 01 Sep 2002 22:22:47 +0530
Another month of prayers.....
Malatilata - Sun, 01 Sep 2002 22:53:01 +0530

kSatam adhara dalasya svasya kRtvA tvad AlI-
kRtam iti lalitAyAM devi kRSNe bruvANe
smita zabala dRg anta kiJcid uttambhita bhrUr
mama mudam upadhAsyaty Asya lakSmIH kadA te

O Goddess Radhike! When will I become happy to see Your beautiful smiling face
as You cast crooked glances at Krishna from the corners of Your eyes
and You raise Your eyebrow out of false anger when He tells Lalita:
"Hey look Lalite! Your sakhi has bitten My lips (during Our loveplay)!", after He had secretly bitten His own lips?

Sri Utkalika Vallari, verse 39, by Srila Rupa Gosvami

Sri Hari - Tue, 03 Sep 2002 11:16:43 +0530
linam nikunja-kunhare bhavatim mukukunde
citraiva sucitavati ruciraraksi! naham
bhugnan bhruvam na racayeti mrsa-rusam tvam
agre vrajendra-tanayasya kada nu nesye?

O beautiful-eyed Radhike! When You playfully hide in a secret place within a kunja and Sri Krishna comes to known where You are hiding and approaches You, You will ask me," He Rupa-manjari! Why did you show Krishna My hiding-place?" Then I will reply, " NO, no, I didn't  tell Him; it was Citra Sakhi. Therefore please do not frown at me." When will I speak these entreating  words to You, while seeing You standing before Krishna and accusing me? When will such a day come?    

Sri Gandharva-Samprarthanastakam
by Srila Rupa Gosvami  
anuraag - Fri, 13 Sep 2002 09:09:25 +0530

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Jaya Sri Radhey! Namaste.
Here is a 'pada' in Vraja bhasha from 'Maha Sakhi Madhuri' of 'Prema Rasa Madira' by Sri Kripaluji Maharaj glorifying Lalita devi.

Devotees lovingly sing this 'Kirtana' in melodious tune meditating upon the intimate associate of the Divine Couple.

sakhina mahan lalitA parama pradhAn

Of the most intimate playmates of Radharani, Lalita sakhi is the foremost and supremely important.

gorocana sama tanu-duti damakati, rati-rasa-catur sujAn,

Her bodily complexion is of glowing yellow like the 'gorocana' and she is a great expert in the mellows of amourous pastimes.

pahire paTa paridhAn manohar, mora puccha unmAn,

She is robed in elegantly flowing fine silk garments resembling the enchanting plumes of the peacock.

borI rucira banAya khavAvati, zyAmA-zyamahin pAn,

Lalita sakhi tastefully prepares the delicious 'paan', the 'tambula' using delicate spices, crushed nuts and tender betel leaves for the chewing pleasure
of her dearest Couple, and feeds Shyamaa-Shyam with great joy and affection.

pyArI pI ke hIke nIke, saMketahin pahicAn,

She stays in close association with both, Pyari (Beloved Radha) and Piya (Darling Krishna), understanding Them fully well, being quite familiar with Their messages made through mere bodily signs and emotional
Thus this intimate friend cleverly recognizes the Divine Couple's needs, moods and innermost desires without being told in words.

jehi vidhi baDhe 'kRpAlu' duhumn rati, timi Acarati na An

In the concluding verse, the saint-poet confirms that Lalita sakhi is always actively engaged in the blissful confidential service by which the ecstatic Divine Love of Radha-Govind is continuously multiplied in the blessed forest of sacred Vrindavana.

All glories to Priya Mahasakhi Lalita devi.
Jaya Sri Radhey!

anuraag - Tue, 17 Sep 2002 01:40:00 +0530
Jaya Sri Radhey!

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zyAmeti sundara-vareti manohareti
kandarpa-koTi-laliteti sunAgareti |
sotkaNTham ahni gRNatI muhur AkulAkSI
sA rAdhikA mayi kadA nu bhavet prasannA | |

(Sri Radha-rasa-sudhA-nidhi, 37):

When will Sri Radhika who
with tearful, anxious eyes,
voice full of passionate longing,
constantly recounts
again and again
Her Bloved's Names as:

“O My Dark Beloved!
O Perfectly Handsome!
O Stealer of My heart!
O passionate Lover
as charming as
a million Cupids!”

ever be pleased enough to grace me ?
anuraag - Sat, 21 Sep 2002 20:49:00 +0530
Jaya Sri Radhey!

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Sometimes She decorates Lord
Madanamohana with Her own ornaments.
Sometimes he happily decorates Her with His ornaments.
Sometimes He anoints His beloved with His own fragrant powders.
Sometimes She anoints Him with the kunkuma and
other fragrant powders on Her breasts.

Sometimes She takes the garland
from Lord Hari's neck
and places it on Her own neck.
Sometimes She takes the garland
from her neck and
places it on His neck.
Sometimes she scolds Him.
Sometimes She offers prayers of love.
Sometimes She is angry. Sometimes,
Her heart filled with deep thoughts,
She glorifies Him.

Vrindavana Mahima-amrita
by the Rasik Saint Sri Prabodhananda Saraswati
Shataka-16, 55,56

anuraag - Fri, 27 Sep 2002 23:37:16 +0530
Jaya Sri Radhey!

Vrindavana Mahima-amrita, composed by
the Rasik Saint Sri Prabodhananda Saraswati

Shataka Sixteen

Yearn after He who is the splendid
bumble-bee at the lotus mouth of Radha,
the black mascara on Radha's eyes,
the splendid blue garment on Radha's breasts,
the chain binding Radha's heart,
the blue lotus growing in the
nectar lake of Radha's navel,
the mark on the moons of Radha's beautiful
toenails, and Radha's pet deer.

May Lord Hari, who in a secluded forest
cottage sweetly places Sri Radha on His lap,
strokes Her hair with His fingers,
and again and again kisses Her face splendid
as a golden lotus while the hairs of His body
stand erect with joy, be always dear to me.

May I see the face of that person
splendid as a host of monsoon clouds,
His garments yellow as lightning, and
His handsome form charming the beautiful gopis,
filled with tears when He hears
the syllables of the name Radha.

I worship the two splendours who,
gazing at each other's face,
smiling playfully, on different pretexts
touching each other's bodies with Their hands,
Their fair and dark forms shining with sweet nectar,
and Their hairs erect with joy,
are filled with love for each other.

anuraag - Thu, 03 Oct 2002 02:11:36 +0530
Jaya Sri Radhey!
It's time for October festival of meditations! :cool:
Madhava - Thu, 03 Oct 2002 02:14:45 +0530
Indeed. Thanks for reminding!