Saturday, November 27, 2021

BHAGAVANJI JAYANTHI-29th NOVEMBER, 2021

BHAJANS OF BHAGAVANJI SUNG BY MALLADI BROTHERS.

BHAGAVANJI VISWAGURU SRI VIDYARANYA SWAMI ASHRAM (Narasaraopet, Guntur District, AP) GEARING UP FOR JAYANTHI CELEBRATIONS.


SRIMAD BHAGAVAD BHARATHI-24 CHAPTER (7)

VISWAGURU SRI VIDYARANYA SWAMI, NARASAROPET, AP.

Bhagavanji in His poorvashram refused to appear for examinations at the end of the Intermediate course. He had already showed sparks of spiritual awakening. He started writing "SARVAGNYOHAM" and "VIDYAARANYOHAM" on books and papers. 

13) STHREEVYAKTHAUHIRATHIYANTHI PASHUPAKSHYAADAYOPICHA

VIMOODHOPITHADHAIVEYHA VIGNYAANYEKO VIRAJYATHEY.

Meaning- Female copulates with male even if they are animals or birds. An ignorant man also behaves like them. Only the knowledgeable man becomes averse to the pleasures of woman.

14) RATHIM YATHRA MANOYAATHI CHANCHALAM DRUSHYAVASTHUSHU

THASMAATHVAM THATHPARAAVARTHYA MOKSHAMAARGEY NIVESHAYA.

Meaning- The fickle mind desires and visualizes sexual union with something that decays and perishes. With efforts the mind must reject the desire to gain entry into the path of salvation.

15) BADDHVAAKARMENDRIYAANEEHA KAAMABHOGESHU VAANCHAYAA

YAHAKREEDATHI MANORAAJYE DURBALO ROGAVAANBHAVETH.

Meaning- Man's karmendriyas (speech, hands, legs, anus and genitals) are bound by his craving for material/sexual pleasures. He sports thus in the kingdom of his mind and becomes weak and afflicted by diseases.

16) RAAGNYASHCHADHANINASHCHAAPI SUNDARASHCHYAAPI DHEEMATHAHA

DEENASYA CHA SAMAMVIDDHI DUKHAM YADBHAVASAMBHAVAM.

Meaning- Know that the misery of taking birth (being born) is equal to all, whether one is a king, an affluent person, a handsome man, an intelligent man or a weak person (for all kinds of people).

17)SUNDAROPI JARAAMEYTHI BALISHTOPI MRUTHIMTHADHAA

DHANINOPI BHAVEYDDAINAM VIDAAMKIMMOHAKAARANAM.

Meaning- Even the beautiful become old, even the strong die and the rich become desperate. When such is the truth why are learned people in delusion?

18) DEYHAABHIMAANASAMMOODHAAHA THRUSHNAAKAAMA PRAPEEDITHAAHA

MAMATHAA THAAPA SAMTHAPTHAAHA MAJJANTHI BHAVASAAGAREY.

Meaning- People who are extremely foolish due to their attachment to physical body, who are tormented by desires and ambitions and who are satiated by love and passion- they all drown in the ocean of  corporeal existence.

19) KSHANIKAAVESHA SAMMOHEY KAAMAKRODHA VASHAMGATHAHA

THYAJYATHEY POORVA PUNYAISHCHA BHAAVIKALYAANA DOORAGAHA.

Meaning- Man loses all the credit he has gained from good deeds of past lives by giving into momentary emotions resulting in uncontrollable anger or desire. He also distances himself from the prosperity that future would bring.

20) KSHANAKAALA PRAMAADAADDHI CHIRAKAALA THAPAHAKSHAYAHA

PRAMAADAANNAAPAROMRUTHYUHU SHAANTHI VIGNYAANANAASHAKAHA.

Meaning- The danger of momentary negligence causes destruction of spiritual penance of earned over a very long time. Therefore there is no death worse than negligence. Such a negligence destroys peace and knowledge.

21) AGREYKINCHITHSUKHAMBHUKTHVAA PASHCHAADBHAVANTHI ROGINAHA

VAISHAYIKAA JANAASSARVEY NASHTAATHMA SUKHASAAGARAAHA.

Meaning- People, addicted to material pleasures initially enjoy very little happiness and later on become sick and miserable. Consequently they lose the great/grand ocean of inner (soul) bliss.

22) ANABHIGNYO NARO BHRAANTHYAA RAMANEEYA THVACHAAVRUTHAM

ASDHIYANTHRA MIMAMDEYHAM SAMPASHYAN RAAGAMASHNUTHEY.

Meaning- A man who lacks wisdom is deluded and attached to the physical body which is a mechanism of bones, sheathed by lustrous skin.

23) NAVAYOWVANA SAMPANNAAAM JARAAVRUDDHAAMCHA BAALIKAAM

NIRVIKAAREYNA YAHAPASHYE TTHAM NOWTHIDEYVARAADAPI.

Meaning-  Even Lord Indra (Lord of Devas) bows down to a  man who views a youthful woman, a girl child and an old woman unaffectedly and dispassionately.

24) AAKHANDALAANI BHOGYAANI LABDHVAAPI KIM PRAYOJANAM

CHANCHALAANYEVA SOWKHYAANI HYADDHRUVAM KILA JEEVANAM.

Meaning- What is the use of enjoying sensory pleasures when life itself is uncertain? Therefore all pleasures are temporary and man should strive for eternal bliss.

25) KSHANAKAALIKA SOWKYOWGHAIHI SUSAMAAKRUSHTA MAANASAAHA

KAALAM NAHI PRAPASHYANTHI DHAAVANTHAM MRUTHYUKAARANAM.

Meaning- Human beings are greatly magnetized by momentary pleasures of the senses. They do not realize the speed of  the passing time towards death.

26) DHRUTHVEYHA VIVIDHAANVEYSHAAN RANGASDHALA NATOPAMAAHA

AAGACHCHANTHYADHA NIRYAANTHI JAGADRANGASDHALEY JANAAHA.

Meaning- People are like various types of actors who are dressed accordingly in a theatre-like world. They come to this world as actors performing different roles and then they depart. (By departing repeatedly human beings are prolonging the state of impermanence).

(TO BE CONTINUED...........)







SRIMAD BHAGAVAD BHARATHI-23 CHAPTER (7)

A tranquil morning in Viswaguru Sri.Vidyaranya Swami ashram, Narasaraopet, Guntur District, AP

1) VAIRAAGYASYA DHRUDATHVAAYA SADVIVEYKODAYAAYACHA

SHOKAMOHA VINAASHAAYA SHRUNVEYTHATHSAAVADHAANATHAHA.

Meaning- In order to become firm in your detachment towards material things, to awaken knowledge regarding the Supreme Brahman and for destroying grief and desires, listen to what I am about to tell you most attentively.

2) ANAADIVAASANAA JAALAIHI PREYRITHASSAN NARASSADAA

AVIRAKTHO MAHAAMOHAATH LOKEYSMIN SAHAPRAVARTHATHEY.

Meaning- Man's behavior is influenced by his tendencies resulting from fruits of 'karma' accumulated for many births since time immemorial. Therefore he is affected by sensory organs subjecting himself to great desires and goes astray in this world.

3) AGNYAANAATH SVASWAROOPASYA KAAMO BAAHYESHUJAAYATHEY

KAAMEE KAROTHI KARMAANI BANDHASTHATHOBHIJAAYATHEY.

Meaning- An unintelligent man, not realizing the nature of his own self is attracted to external objects. In the grip of his interest in external things man commits 'karmic' (binding) actions and consequently gets entangled in the fruits of 'karma'.

4) AVALAMBYA DURAACHAARAAN DURMATHAANI CHA KAAMUKAAHA

SAMPAADYA KSHUDRASOWKHYAANI NARAKAMYAANTHI DURDHIYAHA.

Meaning- Materially inclined people enjoy cheap pleasures resulting from the practice of wrong traditions and harmful religions such as atheism, blasphemy and voodoo (charvaka-paashanda-kaapalika). Hence they become mentally contaminated and fall in hell.

5) JEEVOYAM MOHASANKEERNAHA DAARAAPATHYA SUKHEYRAMAN

LABDHVAAPI MAANAVANDEYHAM MOKSHAM NEYCHCHATHI KIMVACHAHA.

Meaning- Man who is deluded by material desires (as a result of previous karma) enjoys pleasures with his wife and children. Despite having attained the human body as a result of past good karma, man still does not aspire for salvation. What to say about such a state of man?

6) INDRIYASVAADUSOWKHYESHU MODAMAANO NIRANTHARAM

PARAMAARDHAPADAM GNYAATHUM NAKAROTHI SPRUHAAMAPI.

Meaning- Man who is steeped in the enjoyment of the delightful tastes of sensory pleasures does not aspire or make even the slightest move towards knowing the Ultimate Truth.

7) ANANTHARA KSHANEY YADYATH PRABHAVISHYATHI MAANAVAHA

ALPAGNYA SSA NA JAANAATHI VRUDHAAGARVEYNA VANCHITHAHA.

Meaning- Man who is insignificant does not know what may happen the next second. He is deluded by his own wasted arrogance.

8) YADHEYSHTAMCHA SUKHAMPRAAPTHUM PARIHARTHU MAVAANCHITHAM

ASHAKNUVANNARO MODHAHA VRUDHAAGARVEYNA VANCHITHAHA.

Meaning- The foolish man loses his strength while trying to enjoy material pleasures according to his wishes and while trying to ward of something that goes against his desires. He is therefore deluded by his own wasted arrogance.

9) VISHAYAASHAA DRUDHEYKAAYE DURBALEY ROGACHINTHANAA

MOORKHAANAAMHI BHAVEYDITHDHAM DHIKTHEYSHAAM JANMANISHPHALAM.

Meaning- Foolish human beings are desirous of material pleasures when their bodies are strong and healthy, when their bodies lose strength and become weak these ignorant people are worried about diseases and falling sick. Human birth is wasted on such people and do not attain My Grace.

10) SUNDAROSTHUKUROOPOSTHU SHAREERAM SARVADEYHINAAM

MALAMOOTHRAALAYAM THUCHCHAM RAKTHAMAAMSAASDHIPANJARAM.

Meaning- Whether a person is beautiful or ugly, each and everybody wears the human body which is a residence of faeces and urine and a cage for blood, flesh and bones.

11) ASAHYESAMALENITHYE HYARAMYE DOSHASAMYUTHEY

SHAREEREYSMIN MANAHAKRUTHVAA VIDVAANAPI VIMUHYATHI.

Meaning- Disgusting, filled with excretions, impermanent, totally lacking in beauty, constituted by defects and subject to decay- such is the human body which appeals even to the most learned scholar.

12) NAASVAADAYEDRASAMMOHAATH VRUTHTHAROOPEYSHU YOSHITHAAM

THADDHITHAM MOHITHAM KRUTHVAA PAATHAYATHYAVASHAM BHRUSHAM.

Meaning- Man should not relish the nectar born out of desire for the charms (beauty) of a woman and for her feminine qualities. Such an enjoyment makes him delirious and destroys him.

(TO BE CONTINUED.......)







SRIMAD BHAGAVAD BHARATHI-22 CHAPTER (6)

In poorvashram in 1960 Bhagavanji attained the state of bliss. He would hardly eat and was unaware of His body, clothing etc. He even went to Mount Kailash, sparsely dressed. He walked long distances in a state of self-contemplation. In His youth He started to preach Advaita and people were mesmerized by His great effulgence and knowledge.

55) ALANKRUTHO PYAYAMDEYHAHA SWARNAAMBARA SRAGAADIBHIHI

 SVABHAAVA MALINATHVAADDHI GNYAANIBHIHI PARIBHOOYATHEY.

Meaning- Even though this body is decorated (adorns) by gold and precious gems, by colorful and beautiful clothes (attire) and by exotic flowers exuding perfumed fragrance, the Knowledgeable man rejects the body as contaminated due to tendencies.

56) VASTHU MIDHYAATHVA VIGNYAANAATH SHAANTHIRNAHEEHA KEYVALAATH

MIDHYAAVASTHU PARITHYAAGAATH POORNA SHAANTHI RBHAVISHYATHI.

Meaning- Peace cannot be attained in merely recognizing sensory objects for their delusory and temporary qualities. Peace is obtained only by rejecting the sensory objects after recognizing their nature.

 57) SHRUTHEY DRUSHTEY SMRUTHEY GNYAATHEY CHAANU BHOOTHEY NARASSADAA 

VISHAYE NIRVIKAARO YAHA DHRUVAMTHASYA SUKHAM BHAVETH.

Meaning- Man who is always unaffected by listening, touching, seeing, tasting and smelling (meaning- man who is unagitated while experiencing the senses of sound, touch, vision, taste and smell) will definitely attain bliss.

58) KSHANAMSDHITHVAA SUKHAMYAATHI KSHANEY DUKHAM VINASHYATHI

SUKHADUKHA BHRAMANTHYAKTHVAA SUKHA MAKSHAYAMASHNUTHEY.

Meaning- Material pleasure is momentary and diminishes quickly. Similarly even sadness is momentary and subsides within no time. Man experiences permanent bliss only by freeing himself from the illusion of joy and misery.

59) YAAVATHKAALAM MANOYASYA SVAADHEENAM VARTHATHEY DHRUVAM

THAVATTHASYA BHAYAMNAASTHI THRUSHNAAMOHA SAMUDBHAVAM.

Meaning- As long as man has his mind under his control the fear caused by the desire and temptation will not approach him.

60) SUKHA KOMALA SAMSPARSHAAHA SHABDHAASHCHA MADHURAADBHUTHAAHA

RAMYA SUNDARAROOPAANI NAAKARSHAM THYAATHMAVEYDINAM.

Meaning- Gentle touches that yield pleasure, sweet and delightful words, beautiful and charming physical forms fail to attract the Knower of Self.

61) HRUDYUPALABHYA ROOPAM MAAM SAHASRAARASDHITHAAM SHIVAM

CHIDAANANDA THANUM SHAANTHAM AASHRAYAASHU NIRANTHARAM.

Meaning- I am the Form attainable in the space of the heart region ('daharakashamu'), the Auspicious form of Shiva situated in the Sahasrara region (top of head), the Self-Effulgent body, blissful and tranquil. Seek permanent refuge in Me, immediately.

62) SMARANTHI KRUTHAPUNYAAYE SVAANTHASDHAM MAAM SADAASHAYAAHA

SUKHAM PRAGNYAAM SMRUTHIM GNYAANAM MATTHO LABDHVAA JAYANTHITHEY.

Meaning- Fortunate people who are drawn to auspicious things and perform good deeds contemplate on Me who am the Light of their inner self. I grant them happiness, fame, renown, knowledge and victory in everything.

63) BRAHMAIVAAHAM PARAM SATHYAM MAAM VIDDHI PARAMESHWARAM

JEEVABHOOTHO MAMAIVAAMSHAHA JAGADEY THADDHI MANMAYAM.

Meaning- Know Me as the Ultimate Truth. I am the Supreme Lord, I am Brahma. I am Parameswara who ruling the entire Universe and all living beings originate from Me. The world which is visible is pervaded by Me.

64) GUNAPRABHUM GUNAATHEETHAM NARA NAAREE THANURDHARAM

SADAIKAM MAAM BHAJASVATHAM SARVABHOOTHEYSHVAREYSHVARAM.

Meaning- I am the superior authority of three gunas (tendencies) of sattva-rajas-tamas, I am untouched by the three gunas and I wear the bodies of men and women. I am the only Lord of Lords of all living beings, therefore worship Me.

(END OF CHAPTER 6. TO BE CONTINUED......)


 


Friday, November 26, 2021

SRIMAD BHAGAVAD BHARATHI-21 CHAPTER (6)

Prayers to Bhagavanji led by Sri.Krishnamurthygaru, Chief of Veda Patashala attached to Bhagavanji's ashram in Narasaraopet, AP

45) YADAGREY  DRUSHYATHEY SOWKHYAM SAMSPARSHAJA SUKHEYSHUHI

THADALPAM KSHANIKAM VIDDHI DUKHAMOOLAMCHA MOHAJAM.

Meaning- Sensory organs, attain pleasure when they are in contact with material objects. Please realize that whatever gives initial happiness is momentary, is perishable, gives grief and misery and is born out of ignorance.

46) NIDRAAM THAMDRAAMCHA BHEETHIMCHA SAMMOHAM VYASANAM THADHAA

AALASYA MATHIMAANITHVAM THYAKTHVAASHU VIJAYAMVRAJA.

Meaning- Immediately give up excessive sleep, insobriety, fear, sensory temptations, addictions, lethargy and hatred to emerge victorious in the battle of freedom from all kinds of attachments.

47) HARSHA SHOKAANVITHAMVEYGAM SUKHADUKHA SAMUDBHAVAM

SODHUM SHAKTHASYA THASYEHA DUKHAABHAAVO BHAVISHYATHI.

Meaning- Man who is able to endure the force of happiness and misery will not be sad in this world (meaning- one who is neither elated by happiness nor dejected by misery is not sorrowful. A person who is affected by happiness and misery is always sad).

48) SHREYASSAADHANA SAAMAGRYAAM SHAKTHI REYVA GAREEYASEE

SVASYA DHARMAANU SAARITHVAM SHAKTHIRITHYABHIDHEEYATHEY.

Meaning- Attaining spiritual abundance by following one's 'dharma' (prescribed rules and regulations) is hailed as the most exemplary and powerful method/practice.

49) POORVAJANMASU PAAPAANI KRUTHAANYEYVEYHA JANMANI

DAARIDRAVYAADHI DUKHAISTHU BAADHANTHEY SARVAMAANAVAAN.

Meaning- Sins committed in the previous and this births afflict all human beings through poverty, diseases, miseries. (Meaning- Birth is a result of sins, therefore to end miseries one must strive to put an end to the cycle of births).

50) SUKHASAMPRAAPTHAYE DHARMAHA PRAANINAAMCHA VIDHEEYATHEY

PARIHAARAAYA DUKHASYA HYADHARMAHA PRATHISHIDHYATHEY.

Meaning- 'Vedamata' (The holy Vedas) have stipulated righteousness for the happiness and prosperity of mankind. Likewise unrighteousness has been prohibited with a view to drive away all miseries (meaning- misery is the result of not following 'dharma' and not rejecting  'adharma'). 

51) VEDADHARMA PARONITHYAM SARVAAHANKAARA VARJITHAHA

SARVAKARMA PHALATHYAAGEE SHUDDHASATHVO BHAVISHYATHI.

Meaning- The person who is fixed on Vedas and follows the stipulations of Vedas every day without fail, who has given up ego of all kinds, who has dedicated fruits of his actions to the Supreme God with a sense of sacrifice attains purity of mind.

52) SANNYASYA SARVAKARMAANI SAMPRAAPYA THATHVAMAATHMANAHA

SAMSAARAGATHI MULLANGHYA SANCHA REYNMUKTHA SAMSHAYAHA.

Meaning- Man having detached from/giving up everyday religious rites/rituals/practices must attain knowledge of 'self', cross over the path of the material world and disentangle himself fromm all kinds of doubts and fears.

53) AISHWARYONMAADAMOODHAATHMAA YOMAAM VISMRUTHYAVARTHATHEY

MAMAASTHITHVA PRABODHAAYA THASTHYAISHWARYAM HARAAMYAHAM.

Meaning- A foolish man forgets Me (who Am Supreme) and behaves madly due to his wealth and riches. I will destroy his wealth in order to awaken him to My Presence.

54) KIMASTHI SHOBHANANDEYHEY SHEERYAMAANEY CHA NASHVAREY

KSHEENEYVAYASI RAMYATHVAM SARVAM NASHYATHI THAKSHANAM.

Meaning- What is charming about the body which declines and decays day by day? As youth diminishes, bodily lustre and charm are gradually destroyed.

(TO BE CONTINUED.....)

 


Thursday, November 25, 2021

SRIMAD BHAGAVAD BHARATHI-20 CHAPTER (6)

Viswaguru Sri Vidyaranya Swami ashram, Narasaraopet, AP.
Bhagavanji was born on 6th December, 1939 in Narasaraopet, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh. His parents were Kesanupalli Sri. Narasimha Rao and Smt. Seetha Mahalakshmi.His poorvashram name was Sri. Poorna Hanumantharao. belonging to Niyogi brahmin sect, Srivatsa Gothram.

35) DAATHAA VIDVAA NKULEENASHCHA PRABHURBHOGEE VIRAAGYAPI

SAAMAANYASHCHA DHANEE YOGEE SATHKAA REYCHCHAASUBANDHITHAAHA.

Meaning- A Philanthropist, a scholar, a man born in high caste, the king, a pleasure-seeker, a recluse, the common man, an affluent person, a yogi (one who meditates) are attached to awards and felicitation.

36) AGNYAATHVAA SUKHA MANTHASDHAM VISHAYESHVAVA LOKATHEY

ALABDHVAA THATHSUKHAM THATHRA VICHAARAM HI SAMASHNUTHEY.

Meaning- Man, failing to recognize the bliss of one's own self desperately seeks happiness outside in material pleasures. Unable to attain the joy he is seeking in the outside world, man ends up in misery. 

37) YATHKINCHITHSAADHITHAM LOKEY SARVAM NASHYATHI KAALATHAHA

THASMAATHVAM NIRMAMOBHOOTHVAA NISSANGASHCHA SAMAACHARA.

Meaning- Whatever you have achieved in this world deteriorates over time. Therefore be dispassionate towards temporary things and remain without company (do not seek company).

38) INDRIYAARDHOPA BHOGEYSHU KSHANIKOPASHAMO BHAVETH

KSHANAADOORDHVAM PUNASTHRUSHTAA PRABALAIVA BHAVISHYATHI.

Meaning- Sensory pleasures may offer momentary relief, but after that very moment the desire tends to increase greatly. Therefore the relief obtained from sensory pleasures is not a permanent one.

39) POORANAA DEYKAVAANCHAAYAAHA ANYAVAANCHODAYO BHAVETH

PAARAMPARYA KRAMEYNAIVAM THRUSHNAIKAIVA VIVARDHATHEY.

Meaning- The fulfillment of sensory pleasure gives rise to one more desire. Therefore fulfillment of sensory pleasures serves in escalating the thirst (quest) for more pleasures.

40) THRUSHNAAGREY SOOKSHMAROOPAAPI VARDHATHEY HYANIVAARITHAA

ANALA SSOOKSHMAROOPEYNA PRAVISHYAIVA VIVARDHATHEY.

Meaning- Even though a spark of fire is very minuscule, it develops into a raging fire when it comes in contact with wood. Likewise desire which is insatiable starts subtly and develops to great proportions.

41) KAALAATHKAALAANTHARAMVAANCHAN DEYSHAADDEYSHAANTHARAM THADHAA

PRAAPTHAADVASTHANTHARAM CHEYCHCHAN KAAMAKAAMEE VIMUHYATHI.

Meaning- Man who has immense desire for material pleasures is not satisfied with what is available and he passionately seeks out things that are foreign and different (going against tradition/customs).

42) DEYSHATHAHA KAALATHASHCHAAPI VASTHUTHASHCHAAPYABAADHITHAM

AATHMANYE VAAKHILAM SOWKHYAM LABDHVAADHEERO NAKAANKSHATHI.

Meaning- The intelligent and wise man attains Supreme Bliss within his own self which is unaffected by things that bear the influence of place, period and duration. Therefore he is devoid of desire.

43) VASTHU THATHVAMAVIGNYAAYA VISHAYENDRIYA MOHITHAHA

SAMPRAAPTHEYSHVARATHIM PRAAPYA NAVYESHU KURUTHEY MATHIM.

Meaning- Without realizing the true nature of material objects man is driven by desire for sensory pleasures. Unable to attain happiness from whatever is available he develops desire for new things.

44) YATHEENAAMAPI DRUSHYANTHEY RAAGADVEYSHA PARAAYANAAHA

ARDHAKAAMA SUKHAASAKTHAAHA MAANAPOOJASU LAMPATAAHA.

Meaning- Even sages who perform austerities in order to crossover the ocean of life are influenced by likes and dislikes (which should have been erased in the initial stages itself), interested in wealth and sensory enjoyments, and ambitious for awards and felicitations.

(TO BE CONTINUED.....)





Wednesday, November 24, 2021

SRIMAD BHAGAVAD BHARATHI-19 CHAPTER (6)

Viswaguru Sri Vidyaranya Swami, Narasaraopet, AP

Bhagavanji in His pooravashram (pre-sanyasa period) in the years1960, 61 (at age 20) exhibited divine powers. He exuded "Kundalini Shakthi". People received electric shock when they touched Him.


25) VIRAAGYA PEENDRIYAARDHEYSHU DHRUDHANISHCHAYA VARJITHAHA

KAALAM NAYATHI THEYSHVEYVA BALAHEENO BHAYAAVRUTHAHA.

Meaning- Even man who is detached from material desires spends his time attached to sensory organs due to indecisiveness, weakness and insecurity (fear).

26) INDRIYAARDHEYSHUSOOKSHMEYCHCHAA VIRAKTHASYAAPIVARTHATHEY

APRAMATHTHEYNA DHEEREYNA JEYTHAVYA SAA MUMUKSHUNAA.

Meaning- Even when man is detached from the material  life, he is still subject to subtle desire for sensory things. Therefore it has to be conquered (subtle attachment to sensory objects) by man who is wise, intelligent, prevents (averts) danger and desirous of salvation.

27) MAHATHAA RAAGAPAASHEYNA SNEYHAJEYNA SUBANDHITHAHA

AAROODHOPI CHYUTHIM YAATHI MOHO VARANA NASHTA DRUK.

Meaning- A man overrides the path of salvation due to his attachment towards material matters. In the firm grip of material love and attachments man, who is wrapped in a sheath of desire meets his downfall.  

28) ADRUSHTAADEENI BHOOTHAANI DRISHTAMADHYAANI SAJJANA

GATHAANYADARSHANAMBHOOYAHA SHOKASYAAVASARAHA KUTHAHA.

Meaning- O good one! Bodies of living beings are conceived before birth, are visible during living and perish at the time of destruction. Therefore the bodies are impermanent. Why should anyone grieve over such bodies that are temporary?

29) NASHTAM BHAVATHI YADDRUSHTAM JAATHO MRUTHO BHAVEYDYATHAHA

ANIVAARYAMIDAM BUDDHVAA JAHI SHOKAMANARDHAKAM.

Meaning- Whatever is perceptible and visible to senses perishes. Living being who is born will die in time. It is impossible for man despite his efforts to prevent this. Therefore give up meaningless sadness about this.  

30) DUKHADAMHI MANOVYAAPTHAM SUKHADAM CHOPA SAMHRUTHAM

VYAAPTHAM BHAVATHI KAAMEYNA NISHKAAMAMTHOOPA SAMHRUTHAM.

Meaning- When mind pervades sense, it causes grief and misery. Mind becomes wavering due to desire. By withdrawing desire from mind,  the mind becomes stationary resulting in bliss. Therefore lack of desire creates tranquility and blissful state of mind.

31) MANOVAISHAYIKAM SHATHRUHU BANDHURAATHMAA SUNIRMALAHA

GNYAATHVAITHA DBHAJATHAAM MAAMHI BHAAVASHUDDHIM DADAAMYAHAM.

Meaning-  One must realize that a contaminated mind which is desirous of material pleasures is one's enemy whereas a an unaffected mind (by sensory desires) is his friend. Therefore worship Me and I will create such tranquility and stillness in your mind.

32) ASDHIRAM CHANCHALAMCHAAPI VIBUDHAI RGRUHYATHEY MANAHA

VAIRAAGYAABHYAASA VIGNYAANAIHI MOKSHAANANDA PHALAPRADAIHI.

Meaning- Renowned scholars who are aware of the fickleness of mind capture it by using practice and knowledge in order to become detached for attaining the blissful state of liberation.

33)VAAGBHIRVADANTHI VEDAANTHAM THYAAGAMAARGA VININDAKAAHA

VANCHAYANTHI JANAANMOORKHAAN JIHVOPASDHA SUKHAALASAAHA.

Meaning- Deceitful persons who criticize the path of sacrifice, who are tired of over indulging in taste and other sensory pleasures lecture about philosophy and cheat foolish people.

34) SHAASTHRAJAALA PARIGNYAATHAA LABDHAKEERTHI SSUBHOGAVAAN

THADHAAPYASOOYATHAAM YAATHI DRUSHTVAANYAMSUYASHONVITHAM.

Meaning- The most learned man even though he is an expert in various subjects, who is renowned and famous, who is greatly prosperous becomes jealous of another man who is famous and prosperous.

(TO BE CONTINUED......)



Monday, November 22, 2021

SRIMAD BHAGAVAD BHARATHI-18 CHAPTER (6)

35TH JAGADGURU OF SRINGERI SHARADA MUTT, PUJYASRI ABHINAVA VIDYATHEERTHA MAHASWAMI WHO BESTOWED THE NAME OF 'SRI VIDYARANYA' TO BHAGAVANJI IN THE YEAR 1962, DURING BHAGAVANJI'S 'SANYASA SWEEKARANA' CEREMONY.

(The slokas below pointing to women are also applicable to men)

13) VIDVAANAPEEHA SHAASTHREYSHU PRAGNYAYAA YOGIRAADAPI

SHOOROPI YUDDHA THANTHRESHU NAAREEDAASO BHAVISHYATHI.

Meaning-Whether man is extremely knowledgeable in sciences, or an expert in yogic practices or is valorous in battle systems, he is still a slave of woman (due to inability to control mind).

14) SAMBUDDHAM GNYAANASAMYUKTHAM NIRMALAMCHAAPI SAMSKRUTHAM

MANAHA KALUSHATHAAMEYTHI STHREE SANGATHYAADHRUVAMSMARA.

Meaning-Even though mind has awaken from the slumber of ignorance, is aspiring for salvation, is tranquil, and is conditioned through the training of the Spiritual Master, is yet susceptible to and becomes contaminated due to the company of woman.

15) SAHAVAASAACHCHA SAMPARKAATH KAAMINEENAANTHU YOGINAHA

BHAASHANAADDARSHANAACHCHAIVA THAPSTHEJO VINASHYATHI.

Meaning- Due to the company of, mingling with and meeting with sensuous and beautiful women even the most austere aspirant in the advanced path of spiritual practices will lose his spiritual strength and power.

16) KAVEENAAM KALPANAASVEYVA RAMYAA BHAVATHI KAAMINEE

YADHAARDHEY MAAMSA PINDEYSMIN NA RAMANTHI VIVEYKINAHA.

Meaning- Only the imaginative expression of a poet depicts woman as sensuous and beautiful, whereas knowledgeable scholars who discriminate woman as a constitution of flesh and bones are not attracted to her.

17)JAAGAROOKASHCHA VIGNYAANEE MAAYAAPRABHAAVA KOVIDAHA

ANICHCHANHI NARO BHRAANTHAHA KAANTHAA SNEYHEYNAMUHYATHI.

Meaning- Whether man has complete control of his senses, is highly qualified (scientist), a renowned scholar who is aware of "maya" (illusion) and its effect, even though he resists the temptation of woman, he is still deluded into desiring the company of woman.

18) KAANTHAASUDRUDHAVISHVAASAM NIDHAAYA RAMATHEY PUMAAN

CHITHRAM SA VANCHITHA STHAABHIHI DUKHAM PRAAPNOTHI DURBHARAM.

Meaning- Man develops implicit trust in even the most destructible woman and enjoys a relationship with her. Ironically he is cheated by the same woman who he trusts the most.

19) KAAMAVEGO MAHAAM STHREEVRAHA NIGRAHA STHASYA DUSHKARAHA

NIRUDDHOPI SAMUDDHAAYA PRAGNYAAM HARATHI YOGINAHA.

Meaning- The force of lust (sex drive) is strong. It is extremely powerful and the speed is absolutely difficult to arrest. Yogi, through his practices is able to control the force and speed to some extent, but the irresistible force blossoms repeatedly again and again, and destroys the strength and power of the yogi.

20) VACHANAI RACHANAABHISHCHA SARVEY JAYANTHI MANMADHAM

CHINTHANAISHCHAIVA CHARYAABHIHI SAVEY NAMANTHI MANMADHAM.

Meaning- People through their words and poetry express their victory over Manmadha (God of Love), but in thoughts and actions they worship Manmadha (in other words they are captivated by Manmadha in thought and action).

21) KAAMAM SANGODBHAVAM VIDDHI DUSHPOORAM DURITHAALAYAM

SAMSAARA KAARANAM GHORAM PAAPAROOPAM MAHAASHANAM.

Meaning- Please realize that lust is a result of material attachment, lust is insatiable, it is the residence of sins (that keeps man away from liberation), lust is the reason for the material world, it is an epitome of sin and can never be appeased.

22) KAAMAMOOLA MIMAM VIDDHI SAMSAARAM DURATHI KRAMAM

KAANTHAAMOOLAM CHA THAMKAAMAM THASMAATHKAANTHAAM THYAJETHSUDHEEHI.

 Meaning- Please realize that lust is the cause for the insurmountable ocean of life and woman is the cause for the lust which is the reason for the insuperable ocean of life. Therefore the intelligent man should give up attachment of woman and matters relating to her.

23) YAUVANOLLAASA SAMMOODHAHA AAROGYABALA GARVITHAHA

YADHEYCHCHAMU PABHOGEYSHU SVAAYURNAYATHI PAAVANAM.

Meaning- Man is ignorant and foolish due to youth and enjoyments which are temporary, he is arrogant due to good health and strength. He wastes precious and divine life through sexual and material pleasures.

24) DAARAPUTHRA GRUHAADEEN YAHA SAMPAADYAIVEYHA THUSHYATHI

AKRUTHVAA THATHVAJIGNYAASAAM THASYAJANMA NIRARDHAKAM.

Meaning- When man who earns a wife, children, houses and material pleasures is very satisfied by such achievements and is not interested in inquiry of the Supreme Truth, such a man's birth (life as human) is absolutely wasted and of no use.

(TO BE CONTINUED......)







Saturday, November 20, 2021

ANDHRA FOLK SONG


 


Andhra and Telangana are famous for my favorites like aavakaya, gongura pachchadi, pootharekulu, chinthachiguru pappu, kanda attu, gutthi vankaya koora, dibba rotte, poornam boorelu... (to name a few) and FOLK SONGS  (Janapada Geethalu)!! My mother taught me "Appanna Kondaki" (song in the video above) many years ago. She sent me her handwritten sahithyam of my favorite folk song and signed off as "Gayathri's mother"! 

(ACCOMPANIED ON THE MRIDANGAM BY SRI SRIMUSHNAM RAJARAO, ON THE GHATAM BY SRI.E.M.SUBRAMANIAM)


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My husband and other devotees performing 'abhishekam' to Bhagavanji's idol in the ashram's main mandapam during Jayanthi celebrations in December  2020.

(Kindly note that even though the sloka mentions woman as the enticer same is applicable to male from the standpoint of women) 

1)VAIRAAGYA GNYAANAYOGAIRHI KAIVALYAM LABHATHEY PUMAAN

THADVAIRAAGYAKRAMAM VAKSHYE SHRUNUDHEERA! SUDURLABHAM.

Meaning- Man attains salvation by means of detachment and Gnana Yoga (meditation, self-inquiry and contemplation). O Courageous One, I will tell you the order of the most impossible thing- which is detachment.

2) AGNYAANEEHA NARO MOODHAHA DEHOOHAMITHI MANYATHEY

THASMAADAHAM MAMEYTHEEDDHAM BHRAANTHIMOOLEYSHU VARTHATHEY.

Meaning- A foolish and ignorant man thinks that his physical body is his self. Consequently he behaves under the illusory influence of "I" and "mine".

3) KAAMINEE KAANCHANAMCHAIVA PUTHRAKSHETHRA GRUHAADAYAHA

ADHIKAARAHA PRATHISHTAACHA MAANAVAM BHRAAMAYANTHIHI.

Meaning- Gold, women, sons, home, property, social status, authority and reputation are the cause of man's delusion.

4) ANGASHOBHAA SAMAAKRISHTO YOUVANODRIKTHA MAANASAHA

MOHASANCHANNA VIGNYAANO DEYHARATHYAAM PRAVARTHATHEY.

Meaning- Man who is attracted to the irresistible lustre of a woman's body, who is extremely passionate due to youthful virility, whose wisdom is overshadowed by his desire behaves with attachment towards his physical body.

5) SHAREERAANGA SUVINYAASAAN PASHYANBHRAMATHI PAAMARAHA

MAAMSAASDHIRAKTHA SAMPRUKTHAM GNYAATHVAA GNYAANEENA MUHYATHI.

Meaning- The layman is under the delusion that the curvaceous physical body is eternal. Whereas the Enlightened One knowing that the physical body is filled with flesh, bones and blood is not attracted to it.

6) VILAASAALAAPA CHESHTAABHIHI CHITHRAALANKAARA BHOOSHANAIHI

HAAVA BHAAVA VINODAISHCHA NAAREEKARSHATHI POORUSHAM.

Meaning- A woman magnetizes man's heart by using delightful gestures, sweet talk, colorful attire and jewelry and different forms of entertainment.

7) SARVASHAASTHRA VIVEYKAADHYAHA BAHUDHAANUBHAVAANVITHAHA

THADHAAPI PURUSHO YAATHI NAAREEM DRUSHTVAA VIMOHITHAAM.

Meaning- Even a scholar who has mastered all the scriptures/religious treatises and one who is fully experienced in worldly matters is attracted by the appearance of a woman. 

8) KAAMONAAMA KIRAATHOYAM YAMAADAPI BHAYANKARAHA

NASHTAASTHEYNA SUNAARYASHCHA YATHAYA SHCHAAPI VANCHITHAAHA.

Meaning- The hunter called 'lust' is more intimidating than Yama (the Lord of Death). Women who are highly principled and possess exemplary qualities are destroyed by this hunter ('lust'). Even sages who have renounced material world are deceived by this hunter.

9) BAALAAPI THARUNEECHAIVA SAA VRUDDHAA PYA BALAAPICHA

NAAREE BANDHAKAREE THYKTHAA SHAASTHRAANUBHAVA PANDITHAIHI.

Meaning- Great scholars and pundits opine that whether the female is a girl, a young woman, an old woman, or a weak woman- she only serves in creating a sense of material attachment in a man.

10) PRIYAA VIRAHADUKHEYNA DUSSAHEYNA SUCHAALITHAHA

KARTHAVYA SAMSMRUTHIM THYAKTHVAA DAINA BHAAVEYNA PEEDYATHEY.

Meaning- When man is steeped in misery due to the most unbearable pain of separation from his beloved he loses his sense of duty  and is driven to despair.

11) CHAALA YANTHI MANSSDHAIRYAM PURUSHASYA STHRIYO DHRUVAM

HAROPIMOHINEEM DRUSHTVAA VYAAMOHAM PRAAPTHAVAANKILA.

Meaning- Women most certainly are capable of disturbing the man's strong mind. Parameshvara (Lord Shiva) Himself was magnetized by the appearance of Mohini.

12) VEDAANTHINOPI DAANTHASYA VIDUSHASHCHAAPI YOGINAHA

THARUNEE SAHAVAASEYNA GNYAANABUDDHI RVINASHYATHI.

Meaning- Whether it is a  philosopher, or a sage who performs austerities, or a renowned scholar or a  great yogi- their attachment to woman completely destroys them.

( Kindly note that even though the sloka mentions woman as the enticer same is applicable to male from the viewpoint of  women).

(TO BE CONTINUED.....)



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Colorful lighting decorations in Viswaguru Sri. Vidyaranya Swami ashram, Narasaraopet, AP, during Bhagavanji's Jayanthi celebrations (December 2020).


33) JAGADBHAARA HARAM SHOWRIM SUJANAAVANA DEEKSHITHAM

VISHWAACHAARYAM THRAYEESAARAM SHREEHARIM MAAM NAMASKURU.

Meaning- I am the One who reduces the weight of the world, I am Vishnu, I am focused on protecting the good people, I am the Spiritual Master (Vishwacharya) of the entire Universe, Am the Core of the Trinity, I am Sri Hari. Worship Me.

34) MANDAPRAGNYAAVATHAAM CHAAPI LOWKYAALOKANA RAAGINAAM

VAIRAAGYAM CHA MATHIMDAASYE YADI MAAM SHARANAMGATHAAHA.

Meaning- When dullards with no intelligence and to materially inclined people who are interested in worldly matters seek refuge in Me, I even grant such people wisdom and sense of detachment.

35) AKAARANA DAYAASINDHUM SUBHAKTHA JANAVATHSALAM

ANISHAM MAAM BHAJASWATHVAM VISHUDDHA MATHIGOCHARAM.

Meaning- As an ocean of unconditional and pure compassion I am the loving protector of all devotees. Worship me at all times, I who appear to pure minds.

36) ANEESHVARO HYASARVYAGNYA ITHI MATHVAA HYAPANDITHAAHA

NA MAAM BHAJANTHI DU SHCHITTHAAHA LEE LOPAATTHA NRUDEYHAKAM.

Meaning- As I am sporting a human body, unscholarly people with distorted intellect do not consider me as Ishvara and Almighty. Therefore they do not worship Me.

37) AAKSHIPANNABHYASOOYAMSHCHA SAMSHAYA NMAAMANAASHRAYAN 

AVAJAANA NNIRAAKURVAN NARO BHRASHYATHI SOWKHYATHAHA.

Meaning- By rejecting Me, envying Me, refusing to seek refuge in Me, suspecting Me and insulting Me one is expelled from bliss and becomes immoral.

38) THVAM THARTHUM MOHASHOKAABDHIM AAGAMO MEY BHAVATHYAHOO

SAMSHAYAA NAA SHU SAMTHYAJYA SARVEYSHVARAM VRAJASVA MAAM.

Meaning- I have arrived only to make you surpass the ocean of desire and grief. Therefore shedding all your doubts attain Me who am the Supreme Lord!

39) AVIDYAYAA NARAAHA KEYCHITH PREETHYAA NYE VISAYESHU CHA

ANYEBHYASHCHA BHAYAATHKEYCHITH THYAKTHVAA MAAM SAMSARANTHIVAI.

Meaning- A few people due to their ignorance, few people due to desire of material things, few people out of fear of others leave Me and go astray in cycles of lives which are constituted by births and deaths.

40) MACHCHITTHO MATHPARO NITHYAM MAYYARPITHA KRIYAAPHALAHA 

SHRADDHAAVAASANASOOYASHCHA SOMRUTHATHVAAYA KALPATHEY.

Meaning- Whoever is focused on Me, devoted to Me, dedicated his actions and results to Me, who is disciplined and devoid of jealousy, such a person is eligible to attain nectar-like state (Supreme Bliss).

41) NASHVAREY SUKHADOORESMIN LOKEY PRAAPYA MANUSHYATHAAM

VIHAAYA VISHAYONMAADAM BHAGAVANTHAM BHAJASVAMAAM.

Meaning- You who have attained the human body in a world that is impure and devoid of happiness. Therefore give up desire and fascination for material objects and worship Me. 

42) MADBHAKTHO MADGATHAPRAANO NIRAASHEE RNIYATHEYNDRIYAHA

ANTHARANGAPATHIM YUKTHO DHYAAYANMAAM MAYIVARTHATHEY.

Meaning-  The wise man who is my devotee, who is always adoring Me, who has no desires and who has control over his sensory organs will constantly meditate on Me, the Lord of the Inner World and consequently with Me.

(END OF CHAPTER 5, TO BE CONTINUED......)





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