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.
aMsAlambitavAmakuNDaladharaM mandonnatabhrUlataM kincitkuncitakomalAdharapuTaM zAciprasAreksanam/ AlolAngulipallavairmuralikAmApUrayantaM mudA 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.
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.
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.
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 vyAsAmbarISazukazaunakabhISmadAlbhyAn/ rukmAngadoddhavavibhISaNaphAlgunAdin 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
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