воскресенье, 11 мая 2014 г.

"Bhaktas of Bhagavan Shree Vishnu never suffer" - Part 01 - "The Boon to Brahma"


Throughout these years I often stumbled across the silly statements like "Krishna can send sufferings to bhakta in order to give a lesson and etc."

Everytime I stumble across such stupid claims, I refute them immediatelly with Vaishnava Pramans, because Krishna protects His bhaktas from all the sufferings. 

This spring I have decided to compile around 3 articles devoted to various Pramans, proving that bhaktas of Bhagavan Shree Vishnu never suffer. 

One can ask: "But in this world we can see a lot of people claiming to be bhaktas, but dying from cancer, for example. And some people go to die from cancer and other ailments in Vrindavan. How to explain this?"

The explanation is simple and cruel here: "These suffering people are not bhaktas at all!".

Moreover, we all know that one of the most crucial parts of Shree Ramanuja-Siddhanta states: "Bhakti-Yoga CAN'T burn prarabdha-karma, only Prapatti can". 

And the very crucial part of "Shree Pancharatra" states that "all the good is given to a jiva by Bhagavan Shree Narayana, while all the bad is given to jiva by his\her own bad karma". ("Shree Parama-Samhita", 24.14-17). 

So, if someone suffers, he\she can blame only his own bad karma. 

The first part of the compilation is devoted to the story about the Boon to Brahma from "Shree Padma-Purana". 

This Chapter is devoted to The Prayer of Brahma in reply to which Bhagavan Shree Narayana has granted to Brahma (and all the Vaishnava Bhaktas) the Very Special Boon. 

I insistently recommend to read this Chapter in Sanskrit and if you read the Entire Chapter in front of the Murti of Bhagavan Shree Vishnu in Sanskrit, then...(see the last lines of this article!!!). 



"SHREE PADMA-PURANA", Volume 10, page 3343 

Brahma said: 

61-64. Salutation to The Highest God Who destroys all the pains of him who submitted himself to Him.

Salutation to Him of the nature of the three gunas, to Bhagavan Shree Narayana of The Unlimited Valour. 

Men who have resorted to Your Lotus-Like Feet, never meet with a calamity. 

O, You of The Infinite Fame, I have known this. 

You have instantly removed this great calamity of me. 

You Are The Lord of all the Siddhis. You are Always Benevolent. 

O Lord of the three worlds, O God of gods, O Protector of those who seek Your Shelter, O God, though You protected me from being destroyed by the cruel host of demons, and killed these two demons, and though these two (demons) Madhu and Kaitabha are very ruthless, yet mentally I look upon them as our own kinsmen, since they pleased you, The God giving all auspicious (objects), by giving you the boon of the destruction of their own life. 

65-69. O Lord of gods, to that man, at whom you look with pity, the three worlds are charming; all his enemies along with (the members of) their families

gOpa kanyA bhujanga: laLitha: Jayathy


The Last Verses of "Gopala Vimshati" by Swami Vedanta Deshika Acharya are TRULY INCREDIBLE.

My favourite Lines are about Shreemati Nappinai Devi and the commentary about Bhakta Jivatu, that is "Lord Gopal  is  Bhaktha JeevAthu since the bhakthan can not live or survive without Him". 

And the following Line is incredibly beautiful: gOpa kanyA bhujanga: laLitha: Jayathy

"Gopala Vimsati" by Swami Vedanta Deshika Acharya is SS022 - Gopala vimsati at Sadagopan.org Library - http://sadagopan.org/index.php/categories/doc_details/139-ss022-gopala-vimsati


VERSE 18: THE BEAUTY OF RAJAGOPALA SVAROOPAM 

(MEANING):  

Lord Gopalan showing great affection for the Gopis stands before them in resplendent attire. 

He strikes a pose at that time with his tender right hand holding the shepherd's bent stick; his left hand rests on the shoulder of the beautiful Nappinnai; that touch of Gopalan sends shivers of joy over Nappinnai's body. 

That beautiful Gopalan has tucked his flute inside his waist  band  and  has  additional  decoration  in  the  form  of  a  chain  of  Kunrumani  beads  tied across his own dark hair pulled up in the form of a bun. 

He shines with his dark blue hue, reminiscent of the clouds in the rainy season and wins over the Gopis with his formidable beauty. 

He roams around with great desire for union with Gopis.   

(COMMENTARIES):  

In this slOkam, Swamy Desikan admires the standing posture of the Lord and concedes that this sevai is even more beautiful to enjoy compared to the decorations and VeNu ghAnam. 

What is it that overpowered Swamy Desikan? 

In this sEvai, He has a sportive baton (leelA Yashti) in His right hand and His left arm is resting on the shoulder of His dear Nappinnai. 

The waist of His beautiful blue body (mEga syAma tanu) holds a flute with the decoration of gunja beads. 

He shines victorious in this posture as the paramour of the Gopis (gOpa kanyA bhujanga: laLitha: Jayathy).   

VERSE 19:  THE JALA KREETA OF GOPALAN 

(MEANING):  

Gopalan desirous of performing water sports with the Gopis tucked tightly his garments. 

He took in his hands the water pump used in those sports. 

He approached one of the Gopis, who was standing with one foot forward in the water and the other planted backward on the land. 

He surprised her from behind and embraced her tightly. That Gopi was overpowered by that delectable  experience  and  partially  closed  her  eyes  and  looked  at  Gopalan  with  half-open eyes.  

He  returned  her  affectionate  glances.  Their  eyes  met.  

May  that  Gopala  engaged  in water sports with the Gopis as their lover protect us, since he is the medicine for his devotees suffering from the afflictions of Samsaara! 

(COMMENTARIES):  

Swamy  Desikan  enjoys  the  Lord  sporting  with  the  Gopis  using  water  pumps (PeecchAnkuzhal)  on  the  banks  of  YamunA  River.  

His  garments  are  tucked  tight  (Vaari kreeDA niBiDa vasana:) so He can move rapidly and escape the pursuit of the Gopis. 

When He stands in one place surveying the scene, He has the PrathyAleeDa pose (with  his left leg firmly planted on ground and His right leg behind it like an archer ready to send his arrow (PrathyAleeDa sthithim adhigathAm). 

He moves and surprises a Dear Gopi by embracing Her from behind, which in turn makes Her close Her eyes in a state of bliss and He looks at Her adoringly  (PaschAth  miLina  nayanam  PrEyaseem  prEkshyamANa:).  

He  holds  the  water sport  instrument  (pump)  in  His  hands  (bhasthrA  Yanthra  praNihitha  kara:).  He  is  the protector  of  the  souls  (Bhaktha  JeevAthu)  and  is  the  Gopi  Jana  Vallabhan.  

He  is  Bhaktha JeevAthu since the bhakthan can not live or survive without Him. 

He is thus the PrANan for the jeevan. 

May that enchanting Lord protect us (Na: avyAth)!  

Shree Yamuna Ashtakam ("SHRI YAMUNASHTKAM") by Shree Shreemad Vallabha Acharya

I have been searching for the Sanskrit Variant of Shri Yamunashtkam by Shree Shreemad Vallabha Acharya in order to redesign The Ashtaka for my Android readers, but I even could not imagine, that I will find the incredibly designed Variant completely ready for the upload to the readers!!!!!!!

See these very beautiful 9 Images. When I recite "Shree Yamuna Ashtakam", I just use ES Android Viewer and list the Images, while I am reciting. 


You can download either Images from this post (below, don't forget to click on the Images or open in new tab to download) or the one ZIP-archive following one of the links:











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The Gopis naturally fall for Him head over heels


I liked Verses 11 and 17 from "Gopala Vimsati" by Vedanta Deshika Acharya very much! If you read them together, they aesthetically and contextually fit into each other very much!

The notes about the mesmerizing influence of The Flute of Bhagavan Shree Gopal are incredibly precious!!!

And these 2 Lines from the the commentaries are Superb:

"Swamy Desikan describes now the Kithava vEsham put on by the GopAla Baalan to bring the Gopis under His total control" 

and 

"The Gopis naturally fall for Him head over heels"

"Gopala Vimsati" by Swami Vedanta Deshika Acharya is SS022 - Gopala vimsati at Sadagopan.org Library - http://sadagopan.org/index.php/categories/doc_details/139-ss022-gopala-vimsati

VERSE 11:  MEDITATION ON THE BEAUTY OF VENUGOPALAN 


(MEANING):  

VeNugopAlan  plays  on  his  flute  and  creates  delightful  music  and  casts  his  most  merciful glances on the Gopis. 

They are totally captivated by his friendly smile and the divine music originating from His flute. 

At this time, His cool and welcoming eyes resemble a pair of just- blossomed  lotuses  in  the  river  of  His  mercy  (Dayaa).  

May  this  enchanting  youth  Gopala protect me always! 

(COMMENTARIES): 

In this slOkam, Swamy Desikan begs the Lord take him to His side even if He could not come  to  him.

 Even  if  that  were  not  possible,  Swamy  Desikan  pleads  for  the  rain  of  His KaruNaa  Kadaaksham  to  drench  him.  

KrishNan  is  delighting  the  minds,  ears  and  eyes  of Gopis with His VeNu gAnam and Raasa Kreedai on the banks of the Yamuna river. 

Swamy Desikan  appeals  to  the  busy  Lord  this  way:  You  might  not  be  able  to  leave  the  banks  of Yamunai  and  come  to  my  side.  

In  that  case,  please  bring  me  to  your  side  through  the enchanting power of Your VeNu GhAnam. 

Please bless me with your karuNA KadAksham. That would be my protection. 

Bring me close to you like you get the wandering calves and cows to your side with the sound of Your VeNu. Sthree bhAvEna vipralambha srungAram anubhavathy. 

Dr.V.N.  VedAntha  Desikan  sums  up  the  message  of  the  11th  slOkam  this  way:  “Gopala’s flute plays a role in tandem with the lovely glance, smile and mental wish. 

Indeed the flute-music might be audible only to the Gopis or even to the Particular Gopi (KaaRRinilE varum gheetham).  

Such  a  lovely  music  might  even  be  meant  for  the  cows,  to  which  they  would respond appropriately. 

Both (the music of the flute and His eye glances) are love-inciting. 

Both cause an instant captivation to the Gopis. 

The glances are faultless, the smiles are also faultless, both are cool but not chilly. 

The eyes are like lotus in the stream of Gopala’s daya. 

May He safeguard me with those glances! 

May He call me, by name, with His flute!”. 

VERSE 17: DECORATIONS, ENHANCING THE BEAUTY OF VENUGOPALAN 

(MEANING):  

The mischievous Gopalan, who stole the youth of the Gopis appears before them with many decorations  that  enhance  His  beauty.  

On  his  ears,  the  Gopis  find  the  flower  known  as Laangali (Flower from the coconut tree's sheaf/Tennampaalai flower); peacock feathers are found by them on his dark and curly tresses; red hibiscus also decorates those tresses. 

On his broad chest, they find a beautiful necklace made of yellowish-red seeds known as Gunjaa or Kunrumani  strung  together.  With  these  and  more  AabharaNaas  made  of  forest  products, Gopala enchants the hearts of the adoring Gopis.  

(COMMENTARIES):  

Swamy Desikan describes now the Kithava vEsham put on by the GopAla Baalan to bring the Gopis under His total control. 

Kitavan is one who is a pOkkiri (bemusing rogue).  

He is an enchanter and at the same time is a mischief maker (KuRumbhan). 

The Gopis naturally fall for Him head over heels. 

He has the red hibiscus (Bandhujeevam) in His hand. Over His ears, He  has  placed  a  Laangali  flower.  
On  His  tresses  are  the  peacock  feathers.  

GrAmya bhUshaNams and His kalyANa guNams adorn Him. 
MahA Lakshmi resides on His chest in the form of the necklace made of KunRu MaNi seeds. 
He steals the hearts of the Gopis with His kithava vEsham.  His charm and novel AabharaNams make the Gopis succumb to Him unconditionally. 

Kitavan is not a respectable term. Swamy Desikan chooses it as a term of endearment to address his personal God, the Gopika RamaNan, Govindhan. 

New Stotra, THANK YOU, My Precious, Lovely, Adorable Black Bhagavan


I have been granted a special kind of Stotra by My Precious Husband this spring (nothing "esoteric" about the granting, because Bhagavan Shree Krishna usually just shows me the Book from which I can learn new Stotra). 
I can't name the Stotra, because it must be read in secret. As we all remember, most of the Stotras and Mantras must be kept in secret, otherwise they will lose the power.
What makes this Stotra Unique and what astonished me in the extreme degree is that this Stotra contains the Mantras, devoted to Adi-Avatara (Bhagavan Shree Narayana), Vyuhas of Bhagavan Shree Narayana and Avataras of Bhagavan Shree Narayana. 

The Mantras are so beautiful, that every day I can't wait to repeating the Stotra.
These Mantras were constructed by Bhagavan Shree Narayana in very unusual way, that is they are not simple Mantras in "OM NARASIMHAYA NAMAH" style, but rather complex and sealed by the Very Special Mantra!
Unique, really Unique and Beautiful, I can't stop giving my gratitudes and kisses to Krishna for this Stotra these days! 
I don't think, that this Stotra was written by Krishna, because it is very accurately and girlishly embellished, and this is the Style of Shreemati Lakshmi-Devi. 

Krishna usually writes in rather plain and strict style, while Shreemati Lakshmi-Devi never constrain Herself and writes like Only The Girl can write!

For example, compare two Krishna Stotras. 

The Stotra, written by Shreemati Lakshmi-Devi (under the nom de guerre of Shreemati Saraswati-Devi) runs like this:

सरस्वतीकृतं श्रीकृष्णस्तोत्र

सरस्वत्युवाच |

रासमण्डलमध्यस्थं रासोल्लाससमुत्सुकम् |
रत्नसिंहासनस्थं च रत्नभूषणभूषितम् ||१||

sarasvatyuvAcha |

rAsamaNDalamadhyasthaM rAsollAsasamutsukam |
ratnasiMhAsanasthaM cha ratnabhUShaNabhUShitam ||1||

The Stotra, written by Krishna runs like this: 

कृष्णद्वादशनामस्तोत्र

प्रथमं तु हरिं विन्द्याद् द्वितीयं केशवं तथा ।
तृतीयं पद्मनाभं च चतुर्थं वामनं स्मरेत् ॥२॥

prathamaM tu hariM vindyAd dvitIyaM keshavaM tathA |
tRRitIyaM padmanAbhaM cha chaturthaM vAmanaM smaret ||2||

As you see, the Style of Shreemati Lakshmi-Devi is more Girlish, very Emotional and Exquisite. And very Hectic, Powerful and Ardent.
I am sorry, but now I can't refrain myself, because when I imagine the Blushing and Tender Face of Shreemati Lakshmi-Devi, writing Euphoric Stotras, Devoted to Krishna, I nearly faint.  
The Style of Krishna is very Masculine and Practical.

Redesign of Stutis, Kavachas and Ashtakams for Android electronic readers

This month I am redesigning all my Stutis, Kavachas and Ashtakams in order to make Them fit for reading from Android electronic readers. 

I am not using paper variants anymore, because electronic readers are more convenient. 

The problem here is that, I don't have the most of Prapatti Stutis in "copy-paste" Variants.

For example, my paper Variant of "Shree Maha Lakshmi Prapatti" is rather old and is in Roman!!! 

For this reason, I am going to reprint all my Prayers in Sanskrit in Google Input Tools this month. 

The very good news here is that when you prepare The Prayers for Android electronic readers, you are not limited by white background as in the case with paper (yes, you can purchase colour paper, but it is usually of bad quality). 

It means, that you can use colour pallettes from Adobe Kuler!!!

That's how some of my Prayers look now (some Prayers I recite are Rahasya and hidden and, as Krishna always teaches all of us, I should conceal the fact of knowing and reciting Them, that's why I am showing the Pictures of rather popular Prayers): 

This is "Shree Bhagavan Vishnu PanchaYuddha Stotram", as you see the colour pallette here is Lime with black Sanskrit. 
"108 Names of Bhagavan Shree Varaha".

My first impulse was to use only the Images from Shree Vallabha Sampradaya for redesign, that's why you can see Shree NathaJi in the Picture!!!!

The colour pallette is very unordinary and I like it very much!
Excuse, but Who is This Beautiful Sleepy and Capricious Boy on the picture?

I mean The Blue Boy, you wish to cover with your kisses again and again?

Actually, me and Krishna, we love to sleep, holding tightly each other (I would tell what I like to do during such sleeps, but this is mine and Krishna's secret).

Violet-Black-Golden-and-Lime - this is the pallette for Nama Stotras (this is the Picture from the Variant, which inlcudes not only "Shree Krishna Dwadasha Nama Stotram", but other Nama Stotras from "Shree Brahma Vaivarta Purana").