пятница, 5 мая 2017 г.

"Shree Radha-Rasa-Sudha-Nidhi", Verses 14-17


Verse 15: "I will say, "You should go there and bathe in The Dark Nectar". Smiling, Radha' will joke, "O friend, wait until night. Then The Dark Nectar will come here." When will I pick this glorious flower on the kadamba tree of Radha's sweet pastimes?

Verse 16: "Will I see Graceful Radha, first shyly gazing at Her Own Toes, then from afar gazing at The Full-Moon Face Of The King Of Rasikas (Krishna), and then Her anklets tinkling as She runs to meet Him?"

Verse 17: "O Radha, when, after You have spent the entire night enjoying pastimes with The Best Of Charming Lovers, and after You have bathed and eaten breakfast with Krishna, will You finally fall asleep, the soles of Your Feet gently stroked by my hand?"***

***That is by the hand of Shreemati TungaVidya-Gopi, as "Shree Radha-Rasa-Sudha-Nidhi" is The Prayer authored by Shreemati TungaVidya-Gopi. 

Sanskrit Verses cited from 
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"Shree Radha-Rasa-Sudha-Nidhi", Verses 12-14


Verse 12: "When will Vrindavana's Queen Radha, Her Eyes restless with Love and Her limbs like waves in the flooding ocean of nectar, place Her Merciful Glance upon me?"

Verse 13: "O Queen of Vrindavana, I take shelter of Your Lotus Feet, which are flooded with nectar, which are cool and pleasing, and which, placed over Lord Krishna's Heart, extinguish the blazing fire of desire that torments Him".

Verse 14: "I pray that my heart may find its happiness in Radha's pastime forest, where the vines bear flowers picked by Radha's Own Hands, where many charming places bear Radha's Footprints, and where the birds passionately sing of Radha's Glories".

Sanskrit Verses cited from 
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Hayavadana is none other than Para Vasudeva of Shri Vaikuntha...


"Shree Hayagriva-Stotram" by OM VishnuPad Vedanta Deshika, Mantra 004:

"MAY THE FORM OF VASUDEVA WITH THE FACE OF A HORSE, NAMED LORD OF SPEECH, WHICH CONSTITUTES THE UNIQUE EASTERN TWILIGHT FOR THE NIGHT OF DARKNESS IN OUR HEARTS, WHICH IS AN UNRIVALLED SACRED COLLYNUM FOR THE EYE OF KNOWLEDGE, AND WHICH RECITES THE VEDAS - MAY THAT FORM EVER SHINE WITHIN AND BEFORE ME"

Explanation  by L. Shrinivasan: "After having prayed for true knowledge, Desika now prays for the gift of words through this sloka, so that, equipped with knowledge and power of speech, he can extol the Lord and His auspicious attributes. 

This is the reason why he invokes Him as Vageesha or Lord of Speech.

Hayagriva's Grace not only does away with our ignorance, but it also serves as a collyrium to increase our knowledge. 

Ordinary collyrium, a kind of black paste, serves to improve the sight of the material eye. A special type of the same is said to enable persons to locate hidden treasures. The collyrium in the form of the splenderous shape of Hayagriva helps us to uncover the undisclosed treasure of right knowledge.

It is also made clear to us that Hayavadana is none other than Para Vasudeva of Shri Vaikuntha, to dispel the possible doubt whether, like Gajanana, the elephant-headed god, Hayagriva is also a minor deity".
Cited from Saptagiri (August, 1994), 
"Hayagriva Stotra of Vedanta Deshika" article by L. Shrinivasan

But as Hayagriva Puja by ShriVaishnavas...

Exception to the Rule

The Avatara of Hayagriva was on the full moon day in the Tamil month of Avani in the star Sravana. 

It is the rule and tradition for Vaidikas to refrain from reciting the Vedas on full moon days, but an exception is made in the case of the full moon day in Avani because it is the day of the Avatara of Hayagriva. 

On that day the Adhyayana Ноmа is performed and the recital of Vedas is started for beginners.

Maha Navami

The ninth day of Navaratri is called Maha Navami and is usually celebrated as Sarasvati Puja by others, but as Hayagriva Puja by ShriVaishnavas, since Hayagriva is the lord of learning and Sarasvati and others derive their greatness as patrons of learning only because of The Grace of Hayagriva. 

Aksharabhyasa of children is generally undertaken on this auspicious day.

Cited from Saptagiri (August, 1994), 
"Hayagriva Stotra of Vedanta Deshika" article by L. Shrinivasan

Hayagriva in the Vedas...

In the Sama Veda, in the portion relating to Udgita Vidya (one of the 32 Vidyas mentioned in the Upanishads for meditation on Brahman), Lakshmi Hayagriva is clearly indicated. 

There are many passages in the Rig Veda praising Him, like the Vagabrini Suktam. In the context of Brahma Yajna, His Greatness is declared in the Yajur Veda. 

The Santikam and Paushtikam, two great divisions of the Atharva Veda, adumbrate the glory of Hayagriva. 

The portion called Apratiratha in the Rig Veda, relating to overcoming obstacles, has been held to refer wholly to Lord Hayagriva by Rishis in Kalpa Sutras. 

There is an independent Upanishad named after Hayagriva and relating to Him.

That seers like Angiras and Atharva meditated on Hayagriva and obtained various fruits from Him is news contained in the Veda itself. Sage Dadhichi was likewise His devotee.

When Yajnavalkya prayed to the Lord that he should intuit portions of the Veda not known to others, the Lord appeared before him in the form of a horse (as Hayagriva) and fulfilled his desire.

Cited from Saptagiri (August, 1994), 
"Hayagriva Stotra of Vedanta Deshika" article by L. Shrinivasan

13 сборников "Woman Trance Voices"...

Synopsis in English: Today I am resting from complicated Sanskrit/Hindi Granthas, just scrolling through retro-issues of Kalyana-Kalpataru (1932th year!!!) and listening to 13 Volumes of "Woman Trance Voices" (energy, prog and uplifting trance with female vocals) all the time. 

As a shakta-girl I could not imagine better female song gift from Our Precious Ishwari Shreemati MahaLakshmi-Devi for this spring! 

🍋🌼🌸🌼🍇🍨

Почти 4 часа транса в наушниках, девчонки! Всю весну я слушаю 13 сборников "Woman Trance Voices" - подарок МахаЛакшмёныша на весну. 

Как девочка-шакт я должна слушать соответствующую музыку. 

Эти сборники как-то по-тихому были выпущены с 2009 по 2015 год, но материал на них очень качественный - у меня на рипите час назад играла John O'Callaghan & Full Tilt feat. Karen Kelly - Breathe - очень сильный пример сплава вокального транса с хард-техно.

Да и забыла написать - я слушаю транс либо через свою карточку Creative Omni Surround 5.1, либо через Fiio A1 на качественных наушниках - по-другому нет смысла - музыка превращается в кашу, хотя у меня все сборники во FLAC. 

Я сегодня отдыхаю от сложного Санскрита и Хинди, листаю "Kalyana-Kalpataru" (религиозный индийский журнал) на английском под транс, девчонки. 

Ранее я уже таким образом провела несколько ночей - потрясающие эмоции! 

И вот, кстати, потрясающий трек, но не с вышеупомянутых сборников, а отдельный релиз от Suanda Records:

Вишнудутка1926, Москва, май 2017

Agonizing and obviously painful...

ANOTHER GREAT CITE FROM "VAIRAGYA" ARTICLE BY JAYADAYAL GOYANDKA:

"Vairagya via sadhana. When a practicant, as a result of regular sadhana, begins to experience an ecstasy of Divine Love, and The Light of Divine Wisdom begins to dawn on his mind, his mind is automatically drawn away from all sensuous objects. 

All sorts of worldly enjoyments now appear to him as obviously painful and consequently a hindrance in the way of God-realization.

In the eyes of such a practicant, wife and children, etc., who look so attractive and delighting to a worldly-minded man, are contemptible and agonising. 

Wealth and possessions, beauty and youth, cars and conveyances, position and dignity, pomp and show, luxury and decoration, all appear to him as a pestilence, and he regards their association as a source of greater bondage and misery and, in fact, more detestable than a stinking dark dungeon". 
Cited from "Kalyana-Kalpataru", 
from "Disspassion" article by Jayadayal Goyandka

Maya of his Master...

When the aspirant has realized God, he automatically ceases to have any interest in the various objects of the world, as they now appear to him tasteless and illusive. 

Then he sees no substance in anything except the all-pervading Divine principle. 

Just as water ceases to appear in the mirage as soon as one comes to know that it is mirage; just as to one who has woke up from sleep and recognized the dream to be a dream, the world of the dream ceases to appear as real even when called to mind. 

Similarly, the worldly objects no longer appear as substantial and real to a seer of the essence of things.

A beautiful garden conjured up by a clever sorcerer captivates the hearts of all others; but the boy with the magician, who is in the know of the secret, is not led away by it, knowing it to be illusive and false. 

No doubt, he is immensely delighted to see the Maya of his Master, who is the controller of that Maya. Similarly, one who has acquired the type of Vairagya shown above is not led away by worldly enjoyments. 

Such a person does not recognize even the existence of any object of sense—enjoyment; how, then, can he mistake it to be attractive or delightful? Such a person alone becomes eligible for attaining the highest status of Brahmic bliss. This is the supreme type of Vairagya or stable Vairagya, as it is called.

Cited from "Kalyana-Kalpataru", 
from "Disspassion" article by Jayadayal Goyandka

Art and Artist...

PROFOUND EXCERPT, IT REPEATS SIDDHANTA FROM "SHREE LAKSHMI-TANTRA". THE EXCERPT IS FROM "KALYANA-KALPATARU", 1935, VOL.02 ("REALISATION THROUGH NATURE" ARTICLE BY VIDYANAND M.A.):

"Art hides as well as manifests its artist. Lower intellects see the art alone, and higher ones, the artist; but blessed are they who see the art in the Artist, and Artist in the art.

Nature is the art of God, and the Artist is hidden from our view. Our senses fail to grasp Him. Even intellect, our sovereign possession, retreats, and often, when it finds no relief, it proclaims, that there is no God.

But God appears to us through His art, Nature, and every flower, nay, every blade gives His glimpse. 

There is a tendency to forget the artist in the art, but great is he who sees the artist in every art. He alone is the Seer; others are, at least, half blind. 

There is nothing in the Universe which does not remind us of the Master-Artist, and, if this sense is not awakened in us, our imagination is too coarse".

Purer and purer from day to day...

By constant remembrance of God and repetition of His Names the impurities of the heart are gradually washed away and the heart becomes purer and purer from day to day. 

When the heart has become pure and stainless, waves of Vairagya will naturally arise in the mind and the attraction for sense-objects will automatically vanish. 

Just as a mirror is freed from dirt and becomes clearer and clearer as it is rubbed with cotton, even so the mind gets purified and illumined by constant remembrance of and meditation on the Lord, and the soul from within shines forth all the more brightly through it.  
Cited from "Kalyana-Kalpataru", 
from "Disspassion" article by Jayadayal Goyandka