Post by madanmohandas on Jun 19, 2011 14:38:34 GMT -6
Returning to the next verse 47. An unknown poet illustrates Krsna playing the flute.
mUle kalpatarostribhangalalitaM dhyAyejjagannmohanam// 47
I contemplate the world-enchanter, who stands
beneath the wishing tree in posture triple-curved;
whose head is so inclined that his left ear ring rests
upon his shoulder; whose creeper-like brows gently dance;
who partially contracts his tender nether lip,
casting amorous glances this side and that;
whose foliage-like fingers hold up his flute,
and who joys to fill it with the music of his breath.
Post by madanmohandas on Jun 22, 2011 4:00:52 GMT -6
Welcome Malati. I hope you don't feel I hi-jacked your thread.
The poet Purusottamdev combines meditation with salutation in this next verse in the measure 'AryAgiti'
adhare vinihitavaMzaM campakakusumena kalpitottaMsam/
vinataM dadhAnamaMsaM vAmaM satataM namAmi jitakaMsam// 48
I constantly bow to Kamsa's mighty vanquisher,
who raises to his nether lip the bamboo flute,
who wears a crown of champak flowers wraught,
and who stands with his left shoulder lowered down.
Post by madanmohandas on Jun 23, 2011 3:32:00 GMT -6
Concluding this section on meditation verses Rupa chooses one attributed to Narada.
avyAjamohanamupaimi krpAvizeSam// 49
I worship the all-merciful One of faultless charm, who stands
with lotus feet cross-wise in gracious posture triple-curved,
whose well-groomed sable tresses over his shoulders fall,
who also wears a head dress adorned with peacock plumes,
and holds ( in his hands ) a sweet toned bamboo flute.
Post by madanmohandas on Jun 26, 2011 4:26:39 GMT -6
Now on the deep affection that Hari bears for his devotees. In the meter Prthvi an unnamed poet from the south (of India) glorifies Hari's 'bhaktavAtsalya'.
praNItamaNipAdukaM kimiti vismitAntah puram/
karipravarabrMhite bhagavatastvarAyia namah// 50
Having heard the royal tusker's plaintive call,
our lord, who is mindful of his lover's weal,
forsook the comforts of his inner chambers,
refused assistance from his chief of hosts,
cared not to wear his spangled slippers,
nor did he place a saddle on the bird king's back,
but mounted up in haste, his only thought-
' Who calls me thus?'- I bow in salutation
to his urgency and swift response. 50
Post by madanmohandas on Jul 5, 2011 10:01:29 GMT -6
Here are a couple more.
Fearing a curse from the irasable sage Durvasa while the the Pandavas were in excile, Draupadi besought the succor of lord Krsna, and as he approached in response to her prayer she uttered the following verse taken from the Mahabharata.
plava iva trSitAnAM svAduvarSIva meghah/
nidhiriva nidhanAnAM tIvraduhkhAmayAnAM
bhiSagiva kuSalaM no dAtumAyAti zaurih// 51
To bless us like the blazing sun
that scatters gloom,
as a life-boat for drowning men,
a cloud shedding sweet rain for the thirsty,
the true wealth of the indigent,
and the physician who cures the afflicted,
the gracious Sauri this way comes! 51
atha bhaktAnAM mAhAtmyAm
Now glorification of the devotees
prahlAdanArada parAsara puNDarIka
puNyAnimAn paramabhAgavatAnnamAmi// 52
I bow to the great devotees of the omnipotent lord;
the exceedingly pious Prahlada, Narada, Parasara,
Pundarika, Vyasa, Ambarisa, Suka, Saunaka, Bhisma,
Dalbhya, Rukmangada, Uddhava, Vibhisana and Phalgun. 52
Post by madanmohandas on Jul 12, 2011 12:33:02 GMT -6
Illustrating the efficacy of particular intrest in any one of the disciplines of nine-fold devotion an unnamed poet has composed a sloka in the meter Sardulavikriditam or Tiger's play.
zrIviSNoh zravaNe parIksitabhavadvaiyAsakih kIrtane
prahlAdah smarane padAbjabhajane laksmIh prthuh pUjane/
akrUrastvabhivandane kapipatirdAsye'tha sakhye'rjunah
sarvasvAtmanivedane balirabhUt kRSNAptireSA param// 53
Pariksit by hearing, Vaiyaski through recitation, Prahlad through recollection,
Laksmi by adoration of his lotus feet, Prthu through ritual worship,
Akrura by fervent prayer, the monky chief by servitude, Arjuna by friendship,
Bali through complete self-dedication; all these attained to the supreme lord Krsna. 53
Post by madanmohandas on Feb 20, 2012 3:41:52 GMT -6
Here is sloka 64 attributed to Jagannath Sen.
dInabandhuriti nAma te smaran
bhaktavatsalatayA tvayi zrute
mAmakaM hrdayam-Azu kampate// 64
O Yadav king, when I your name recall,
"Friend of the poor", my wretched self is all elate;
And hearing you are " Fond lover of devotees",
Then my heart begins to palpitate!
Post by madanmohandas on Feb 20, 2012 3:47:43 GMT -6
And a delightful verse 70.
dinAdau murAre nisAdau murAre
dinArdhe murAre nisArdhe murAre/
dinAnte murAre nisAnte murAre
tvam-eko-gatir-nas-tvam-eko gatir-nah// 70
At day-break Murari, at night-fall Murari,
At midday Murari, at midnight Murari,
At day's end Murari, at night's end Murari;
You are our only stay and ultimate resort, 70