среда, 3 мая 2017 г.


Cited from Saptagiri Journal, 1995 November issue

Shri Manavala Mamunigal and Dravida Vedanta...

Great excerpt dedicated to Shri Manavala Mamunigal. You can notice, that "Manipravalam"-style is mentioned in the artice. It is a mixture of Sanskrit and Tamil, a medieval linguistic phenomenon of South India - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manipravalam

Cited from Saptagiri Journal, 1995 November issue

Bina Tulasi Prabhu eka nahi mani...

One more great cite from "Shree SadhanAmrita-Chandrika", which is the cross-cite from "Shree Chaitanya-Bhagavata":

The gist in English: Bhagavan Shree Krishna never accepts Upacharas (wiki) without Shree Tulasi offering at first! 

As you see "bina tulasi prabhu eka nahi mani" Verse from "Shree Tulasi-Arati" by Chandrasekhara Kavi is being cited, the entire Verse sounds in the following way: 

dhupa, dipa, naivedya, arati,
phulana kiye varakha varakhani
chapanna bhoga, chatrisa byanjana,
bina tulasi prabhu eka nahi mani

Translation: "You (Shree Tulasi) engladden and shower Your Rain of Mercy upon one who offers You some incense, a ghee lamp, naivedya, and arati. The Lord does not care for even one of fifty-six varieties of cooked food or thirty-six different curries offered without Tulasi Leaves".

Hindi-Sanskrit cited from "Shree SadhanAmrita-Chandrika" - 


Hindi gloss on Arjuna "Gudakesha" epithet from "Shree Bhagavad-Gita, Verse 2.9:

And while searching in Google I have found the following brilliant explanation by A.C. BhaktiVedanta Swami Prabhupada, His Tika to The Verse 1.24 of "Shree Bhagavad-Gita":

BG 1.24, Purport: "In this verse Arjuna is referred to as Guḍākeśa. Guḍākā means sleep, and one who conquers sleep is called guḍākeśa. 

Sleep also means ignorance. 

So Arjuna conquered both sleep and ignorance because of his friendship with Kṛṣṇa. 

As a great devotee of Kṛṣṇa, he could not forget Kṛṣṇa even for a moment, because that is the nature of a devotee. 

Either in waking or in sleep, a devotee of the Lord can never be free from thinking of Kṛṣṇa's name, form, qualities and pastimes. 

Thus a devotee of Kṛṣṇa can conquer both sleep and ignorance simply by thinking of Kṛṣṇa constantly. This is called Kṛṣṇa consciousness, or samādhi".

Hindi cited from Shree Ramanuja-Sampradaya edition 
of "Shree Bhagavad-Gita" - 
A.C. BhaktiVedanta Swami Prabhupada cited from -