Friday, December 31, 2021

GARLAND OF 30 RAGAS........

THE DEVI ATMARPANA STHUTHI SLOKAS  (of Sri Vidyaranya Swami) ARE SET TO A GARLAND OF 30 DELIGHTFUL RAGAS.
CONCEPT AND VEENA BY MYSELF, VOCAL BY DR. NIRANJANA SRINIVASAN

Thursday, December 16, 2021

SRI DEVI AATMAARPANA STHUTHI


1) Dr. NIRANJANA SRINIVASAN rendering Devi Aatmaarpana Sthuthi
2) During the recording with Dr.Niranjana Srinivasan on 12/12/2021 at Sai Rocks Studio, Chennai.
Deciding to fulfill my husband, late Sri. E.Ramakrishna's wish to record Bhagavanji Sri. Vidyaranya Swami slokas (this wish of his could not be fulfilled during his lifetime due to lockdown and other factors) I zeroed in on Sri Devi Aatmaarpana Sthuthi (59 slokas) as the subject for recording.
 Dr. Niranjana Srinivasan (Member of Faculty, Tamilnadu Music and Fine Arts University and well known vocal vidushi) rendered the slokas in ragamalika (Viruttam). She sang the slokas beautifully and most melodiously, laden with bhavam.
When my husband was alive we only wanted to record vocal and percussion. After his untimely and sudden demise I decided to record my Veena along with the vocals of Dr. Niranjana Srinivasan as my loving dedication to my husband. My Veena will be recorded shortly.

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Sudarshana Chakram- Veena

SRI SUDARASHANA CHAKRAM OF LORD RAMA, BHADRACHALAM 

76th Sloka from Sri Sudarashan Sathakam:-

76) VAANEE POURAANIKEE YAM PRATHAYATHI MAHITHAM PREYKSHANAM KAITABHAAREYEHEY 

SHAKTHIRYASYESHUDAMSHTRAANAKHAPARASHUMUKHAVYAAPINEE THAVIBHOOTHYAAM 

KARTHUM YATTHATHVABODHO NA NISHITHAMATHIBHIRNAARADAADYAISHCHA SHAKYAHA 

DEIVEEM VO MAANUSHEEM CHA KSHIPATHU SA VIPADAM DUSTHARAAMASRARAAJAHA.

Meaning-This slokam reveals where the 'tejas' and the 'Shakthi' of Sri Sudarashana Chakra Rajan are concentrated.

The benedictionis-" SA: ASTHRA RAAJA: VA: DEIVEEM MAANUSHEEM CHA VIPADAAM KSHIPATHU". (May Sri Sudarashana Chakram , King of weapons chase away the dangers that originate from Devas and human beings!)

Scriptures reveal that (Vaanee Pouraanikee Yam Prathayathi) Sri Sudarshana is the sankalpa (resolution) Shakthi of Lord Vasudeva who resides in Vaikuntham (Mahitham Preykshanam Kaitabhaarey:), Sri Sudarshana's power resides during Ramaavataram in His arrows, in His canine teeth during Varaahaavataram, in His nails during Nrusimhaavataaram, in His axe in Parashuraamaavataaram and in the appropriate weapons He chooses for other avatarams. For instance, in Vamanaavataaram His Shakthi entered the 'pavithram' that He was adorning. The true form and inherent nature of Sri Sudarashana is difficult to comprehend fully even by sages like Narada (Yath Thathva Bodha: Karthum Nishithamathibhi: Naradaadyaishcha Na Sakya:) May Sri Sudarashana banish all dangers (Dustharam) that are 'Deivaadeenam' and 'Manushyaadeenam'. (Thank you for the meaning www.sadagopan.org) 

The above 76th slokam of Sri Sudarashana Sathakam  was given to me by a senior Archaka in Periya Perumal temple in Srirangam. The slokam not only started with "Vani" (indicating Veena), the slokam clearly states that Sri Sudarshana becomes the core of the main accessory used by every avataram. As the embodiment of Shakthi and Tejas, residing in the accessory used by the respective avataram. Sri Sudarashana by connecting Himself through the article/accessory becomes the source of power of the avataram. 

Therefore, Veena being the source of power (Shakthi and tajas) for all Veena players, chanting of the above enhances the tejas multifold.

Thursday, December 2, 2021

SRIMAD BHAGAVAD BHARATHI-34 FINAL CHAPTER (9)



BHAGAVANJI SRI VISWAGURU VIDYARANYA SWAMI, NARASARAOPET, GUNTUR DISTRICT, AP.
Above are a few of available photos of Bhagavanji during various events.

31) PRAANINAAM NARADEYHOYAM MADANUGRAHA HEYTHUKAHA

 MAAMEYVOPAASATHEY NITHYAM VIGNYAAYEDAM VIVEYKINAHA.

Meaning- Living beings attain the birth of a human being due to My Grace. Wise men realize this truth and worship Me.

32) DUKHAM SAAMSAARIKAM SHASHVATH SMRUTHVAAVAIRAAGYAMAAPTHAVAAN

UPAASANAA BALEYNEYHA CHITTHAIKAAGRYAM LABHEYCCHUCHIHI.

Meaning- By remembering the miseries caused by the material world and attaining stoicism and detachment. Consequently he is purified by contemplation of the power of the Supreme God and achieves stillness of mind.

33) INDRIYASVAADU SOWKHYEYBHYAHA VIRATHIM YAATHI YAHAPUMAAN

THAM VIDDHI MATHKRUPAAPAATHRAM KAAMIBHYAHASA VISHISHYATHEY.

Meaning- Know that the man who is averse and disillusioned by the delights of the sensory organs is the object of My Grace . He is the best among those who are material and involved in sensual pleasures.

34) BHAVASOWKHYESHU VAIMUKHYAM DRUDHAM YASYA JITHAATHMANAHA

BRAHMAVIDYAAPHALAM THASYA BHAVATHEEHAIVA NISHCHITHAM.

Meaning- Man attains 'Brahmavidya" (Supreme Knowledge- Knowledge of the Brahman) in this world itself by conquering his mind and developing firm aversion towards material pleasures.

35) YAHAKAROTHI DRUDHAAMBHAKTHIM MAYI BRAHMANI NIRMAMAHA

BAANDHAVEYBHYASHCHA DEYVEYBHYAHA VIGHNAA AYAAMTHITHASYAVAI.

Meaning- Man who is devoid of attachments and has unwavering and firm devotion in Me is tested by obstacles created by attachments and demi-Gods.

36) THADHAAPI NISHCHALO YASTHU KSHAANTHYAA THISHTATHYAVIKRIYAHA

SARVABANDHA VINIRMUKTHAHA JEEVANMUKTHI SUKHAMVRAJEYTH.

Meaning- The great man who is unperturbed and remains unagitated by the obstacles (in continuation of above sloka) and endures the tests with forbearance is freed from all kinds of attachments and attains the bliss of liberation in this world itself.

37) MADEYKAPARAMOGNYAANEE MATTHONYANNAIVA KAANKSHATHI

NISPRUHASSARVA KAAMEYBHYAHA RAMATHEY MAYI LEENADHEEHI.

Meaning- The knowledgeable man is firmly fixed only in Me, he does not desire anything other than Me, he is without desires (immune to) material temptations and being intelligent he enjoys Supreme Bliss by immersing in Me.

38) MAYYE VAARPITHA CHITTHEYNA YOMAAM BHAJATHI SARVADAA

THASYAAVASARA SOWKHYAANI BHADRAANICHADADAAMYAHAM.

Meaning- Whoever has offered (dedicated) his mind to Me and worships me with unswerving devotion at all times, I grant them abundance, prosperity and fulfill their needs.

39) DEYVAANAAMCHA MANUSHYAANAAM SARVEYSHAAMEYVA DEYHINAAM

NAADHOHAM SARVALOKAATHMAA BHOOTHABHAVYA BHAVATHPRABHUHU.

Meaning- I am the soul of all the worlds in the past, present and future. I am the Lord of all the human beings, all the living beings and all the Gods.

40) AATHMAMAAYAARATHAM DEYVAM PASHUPAASHA VIMOCHAKAM

MAHEYSHWARAM MAHAAVISHNUM MAAMEYVAIKAM SADAASHRAYA.

Meaning- I am the Lord of the entire Universe. I release human beings from the cycle of births and deaths caused by illusion created by Me. Seek refuge only in Me who Am All-Pervading!!

END OF CHAPTER-9

END OF SRIMAD BHAGAVAD BHARATHI




Wednesday, December 1, 2021

SRIMAD BHAGAVAD BHARATHI-33 CHAPTER (9)



BHAGAVANJI VISWAGURU SRI VIDYARANYA SWAMI
Narasaraopet, Guntur District, AP

21) SANNIDHAU BHOGYAVASTHOONAAM YASYACHITTHA MAVIKRAYAM

THAMHI VIDDHI JITHAATHMAANAAM SADAA KVAAPI SURAKSHITHAM.

Meaning- One whose mind is not agitated even when he is close to material temptations, recognise such a man as Jitendriya (one who has conquered sensory organs) and that he is safe in all places and at all times. 

22) ASHAANTHASYA SUKHAMNAASTHI SHAATHIRNAASTHYA KRUTHAATHMANAHA

THASMAATH SHRADDHAAM SAMAASHRITHYA YAKTHOBHAVA SUBUDDHIMAN.

Meaning- Man who has no peace can never attain bliss. One who does not realize his soul can never attain peace. Therefore take shelter in devotion and be together with it (soul).

23) APAVITHRAAHA PAVITHRAASHCHA BHAAVANAAVIDDHI KOTISHAHA

CHEYTHASEEHA PRAJAAYANTHEY THAABHISSANGAM PARITHYAJA.

Meaning- O man! Realize that in your mind will arise crores of feelings that are pure and impure. Recognize these emotions and reject their attachment.

24) MANASSAMYAMAYOGAAGNAU MOHA MAAGNYAANIKAM DAHA

BRAHMAATHMAIKYADHIYAM LABDHVAA BHAVAPANKAM VISHOSHAYAHA.

Meaning-  Burn the temptation born out of ignorance of 'yoga agni' (fire of meditation), a state of oneness of mind (state of being). By attaining the union of yourself with the Supreme Self (jivatma-paramatma) put to dry the grime of the material world.

25) PARAMAASAIVASHAANTHIRYAA MANONIVRUTTHIRUTTHAMAA

SANTHYAKTHA SANGADOSHAANAAM MATHPREMINAAM BHAVEYDDHISAA.

Meaning- Prevention of mind towards material things is the best way to peace. The fortunate souls who love Me and reject afflictions that arise from material things and attachments will attain such peace.

26) VIJITHYAADAU HRUSHEEKAANI MANOMAYI NIDHAAYACHA

SANTHYAJYA DRUSHYASOWKHYAANI MAYIPRAVISHA MANJULA.

Meaning- O good man! Hereafter conquer your sensory organs, place your mind in Me (who Am the Supreme God) and rejecting material pleasures of sight enter Me!

27) JANTHOONAAM DEYHAYOGEYNA SARVADUKHASAMUDBHAVAHA

DEYHAYOGA VIYOGAARDHAM GNYAANAYOGAMUPAASHRAYA.

Meaning- Living beings undergo all kinds of miseries because of their connection with their bodies. Therefore in order to free oneself from body   he must follow Gnana Yoga (path of knowledge).

28) PAAPAKARMAKSHAYAADEYVA PUMSAAM GNYAANASAMUDBHAVAHA

KARMANAA SHUDDHYATHEY CHITTHAM GNYAANADEEPTHISTHATHO BHAVEYTH.

Meaning- Human beings attain wisdom only when sinful acts are disintegrated. Mind is purified by doing good deeds. After mind gets purified it is filled with the light of knowledge.

29) CHALANMANAHA SAMAADHAATHUM MATHKARMAPARAMOBHAVEYTH

KURVAN KARMA MADARDHAMSA SIDDHIM GACHCHATHI SATHVARAM.

Meaning- To pacify mind which is wavering and fickle one must fully involve himself in My works and perform deeds related to me (who Am the Supreme God). Whoever performs deeds for Me will instantly attain salvation.

30) KARMAANI MAYI NIKSHAPYA THYAKTHASANGAHA KAROTHIYAHA

SALIVYATHEY NAPAAPEYNA MUCHYATHEY SARVABANDHANAIHI.

Meaning- Man who deposits all his actions in Me and who rejects any association with the fruits of his actions, such a man is untouched by sin. He is freed from all attachments.

(TO BE CONTINUED......)



SRIMAD BHAGAVAD BHARATHI-32 CHAPTER (9)


Photo no.1- Bhagavanji, Photo no.2-Bhagavanji Sri Vidyaranya Swami (left) with the 35th Pontiff of Sringeri Sharada Mutt, Pujyasri Abhinava Vidyatheertha Mahaswami (centre).

11) SAMYOGASTHU VIYOGAAYA VIYOGAACHCHA VISHAADATHAA

THASMAADASAKTHIREYKAIVA SARVEYSHAAM SOWKHYADAAYINI.

Meaning- Attachment to material things causes separation. Separation is the cause for misery. Therefore, for the welfare of all, only detachment to material things gives happiness and bliss.

 12) NIGRAHAMMANASOVIDDHI DUSSAADHYAMCHA SUDURLABHAM

SAMYAKPRABODHITHAM CHAAPI YADHAAPOORVAM VIJRUMBHATHEY.

Meaning- It is impossible to control mind from straying towards material temptations. We all know that it is extremely difficult. Even   when the mind is urged strongly not to yield to desires, the temptation raises its head and intensifies like before.

13) DRUSHYAAKARSHANA VAIVASHYE MEYHIMOHAM VINASHTADHEEHI

DRUSHYA MIDHYAATHYA VIGNYAANAATH SVASDHOBHAVA PRASANNADHEEHI.

Meaning-  While in the state of loss of control due to the visual temptation of material things, O weak-minded man, do not yield to temptation. You have to become tranquil minded and healed to be able to realize the illusory quality of material pleasures that present themselves in visual forms.

14) VISHWAMEYTHADVIJITHYAAPI NASHYA THEENDRIYA LOLUPAHA

ARISHADVARGA JEYTHAAYAHA SHAKRAADAPI VISHISHYATHEY.

Meaning- Even if one has conquered the entire world, he is destroyed if he is attached to his sensory desires. If he has conquered the 6 enemies namely-desire, anger, greed, arrogance, temptation and jealousy he becomes more outstanding than Lord Indra.

15) NISSAARA VISHAYAARDHEYSHU SAMMOHAATHSARA KALPANAA

KRIYATHEY MOODHACHITHTHAISTHU DEIVAANUGRAHA VARJITHAIHI.

Meaning-  Due to intensity of temptation foolish people with empty minds and without God's grace involve themselves in material things which are devoid of essence.

16) BAHIRMUKHAM NARAM NITHYAM KURVANTHEENDRIYA SHAKTHAYAHA

POURUSHEYNA DRIDHAABHYAASAATH ANTHARMUKHAM MANAHA KURU.

Meaning- The powerful influence of sensory organs makes one interested in external things. Man who aspires for permanent bliss must turn his mind inwards by his own efforts and strong practices.

17) DARSHANAATH SHRAVANAACHCHAIVA LOKAARDHAANAAM PRAMAADATHAHA

JAAGARTHI VISHAYAAKAANKSHAA BHAVOPADRAVAKAARINEE.

Meaning- When man sees or hears material things in delusion his mind is rattled by greed resulting in the miserable cycle of human life.

18) ANVEYSHANAM PARITHYAJYA PARAMAANANDA SIDDHAYE

ALPAARDHEYSHU CHARACHCHITTHAM VIVEYKEYNA SAMUDDHARA.

Meaning- Instead of searching (investigating) for Supreme Joy, use your wisdom to elevate your mind which lingers in your sense organs.

19) MATHEYRVAKRAGATHIM GNYAATHVAA NIVAARAYA PRABODHATHAHA

SADBHAAVANAA SSMARANNITHYAM MANASSHUDDHIM PRAPAALAYA.

Meaning- Be aware when your mind takes to a crooked path and prevent its crooked movement by following the preaching of the Spiritual Master (Guru). Safeguard the purity of your mind by maintaining thoughts about pious things.

20) KAAMAKRODHA PRALOBHAANAAM CHITTHAAKRAMANA KOVIDAAHA

POORVAMEYVA JANEYSTHEYSHAAM THEY JAAGRATHYAPRAMAADATHAHA.

Meaning- The learned scholars are well aware of how the 3, desire, anger and greed occupy the mind. The scholars wake up, alerted by the danger even before the 3 occupy the mind.

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





SRIMAD BHAGAVAD BHARATHI-31 CHAPTER (9)

Viswaguru Sri Vidyaranya Swami, Narasaraopet, AP

1) NITHYAMYACHCHA SUKHAMPOORNAM DUKHALEYSHA VIVARJITHAM

SVAANTHASDHAM SARVAGAMYAMTHATH YADHAA PRAAPSYASITHACHCHRUNU.

Meaning- O man, I will now tell you how to attain that which gives bliss, that which is wholesome, that which resides in movable and immovable things, that which is absolutely devoid of sorrow and that constant thing which is meant to reach everybody and everything.

2) DEENATHVA PARIHAARAARDHAM NIRBHAYATHVA PRASIDDHAYE

AATHMATHATHVAM SUVIGNYEYAM SHREYASKAAMAIRVICHAKSHANAIHI.

Meaning- In order to drive away desperation and for attaining fame and prosperity which is devoid of fear, the Supreme Truth is aptly expounded by wise men who wish well.

3) BHOOTHAPRAKRUTHI VIGNYAANAATH YATHSOWKHYAM LABHATHEYNARAHA

HEYAM THANNASHVARATHVAACHCHA PARAAMSHAANTHIM NAYACHCHATHI.

Meaning- Only man attains pleasure from the knowledge of elements (earth-prithvi; water-jala; fire-tejas; wind-vayu and space-akasha) and nature. But each and every of that (elements and nature) are perishable by nature and meant to be rejected. Anyone who desires such pleasures can never attain the Supreme bliss and tranquility.

4) BAHIRNIMITHTHAKAM SOWKHYAM HYANIMITHTHEY VINASHYATHI

AATHMAANANDA SSVAYAMSIDDHAHA PARIPOORNASHCHA SHAASHVATHAHA.

Meaning- The pleasure resulting from an external cause dies as soon as the cause perishes. Whereas bliss of the soul (atmaanandamu) which is created on its own accord (without any cause) is wholesome, complete and flourishes without destruction.

5) AADAU KUTHOOHALAANMARTHYAHA VISHAYAARDHEYSHU SAJJATHI

SANGAJAALAISTHATHO BADDHAHA BAHIRGANTHUM NA SHAKNUTHEY.

Meaning- Initially man gets attached to material things out of curiosity. Later on he gets entangled in his attachments and is unable to disentangle from them.

6) AGNYAANEYNA MANORAAGNYE VISHAYAARDHAAN VIBHAAVAYAN

SNEHARAAGAVASHO BHOOTHVAA CHINTHAAJAALAIHI PRAPEEDHYATHEY.

Meaning- Man due to his ignorance imagines (fancies) material pleasures in the kingdom of his heart. As a result he is captured by liking them and getting attached to them. Ultimately he is tormented by worries and complications.

7) SHATHAKOTI SAHASRAANI VARSHAANEEHA MAHAABALAHA

BHUKTHVAAPI BHOWTHIKAAN BHOGAAN THRUPTHIM NAYAATHIMOHADHEEHI.

Meaning- The strong man having enjoyed great material pleasures for thousands of crores of years is never satiated due to his enamored mind.

8) UPABHOGEYNA KAAMYAANAAM KAAMASHAANTHI RNASIDHYATHI

KAAMAM JAANEEHI DUSHPOORAM KALPAKOTI SHATHAIRAPI.

Meaning- Desire does not reduce by experiencing and enjoying the material pleasures. Even if he enjoys the pleasures of the material world for hundreds of crores of kalpas (one kalpa is a thousand cycles of mahayugas) he will never be fulfilled.

9) BHOGAANBHUKTHVAA CHIRAM SAMYAK VIRAJYA SUSDHITHAM NARAM

PUNARMOHAYITHUM KAAMAHA YATHATHEY SA THATHAAM RIPUHU.

Meaning- Man who has fully enjoyed all possible pleasures for a long time tires of them and renounces them. Even such a man is subject to temptation. Therefore desire is the enemy of good men.

10) BANDHITHAANAAM DRUDHAM BADDHAHA RAAGAVYASANA SAMYUTHAHA

SNEYHAATHSAMJAAYATHEY RAGAHA DUSHCHEYDYAA RAAGARAJJAVAHA.

Meaning- Among people who are bound due to various reasons the most firmly bound are those who are emotionally addicted. Emotion is born out of love, therefore ropes of emotion are impossible to sever. 

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





Saturday, November 27, 2021

SRIMAD BHAGAVAD BHARATHI-30 CHAPTER (8)

Viswaguru Sri Vidyaranya Swami, Narasaraopet, AP

33) SADAAHAMANUGRUHNAAMI BHAKTHAM MAMA JITHEYNDRIYAM

THANURDHANAM MANOBUDDHIM MAHYAMSAMARPYASAMSDHITHAM.

Meaning-  I will always Grace my devotee who has attained the elevated status having conquered all the sensory organs and by dedicating his body, his wealth, his heart, his mind to Me.

34) NAASTHIMEYMATHABHEYDASHCHA PAAKSHIKATHVAMCHA NIRDAYAA

PAALAYAAMI THADHAASARVAAN YADHAADHARMASSANAATHANAHA.

Meaning- I do not differentiate between various castes and creeds that are followed by people. I am also not partial to their resulting differences in viewpoints. Due to that I am not without compassion for a few people. Therefore according to Sanathana Dharma I always protect all living beings.

35) VIRAKTHISTHU PRAPANCHEYSMIN DRUDHABHAKTHISSADAAMAYI

YASYEHA DHEEMATHAHA PUMSAHA JANISTHEYNA PARAAJITHAA.

Meaning- An intelligent man who is detached from the material world and has unwavering and firm devotion towards Me, who am the Greatest of the great, such a person will defeat the diseases caused by the material world (Meaning- he attains Supreme Bliss).

36) AKAAMOYAHA PRASHAANTHAATHMAA GATHALOBHOMAHAAMATHIHI

MANMANAA MADGATHAPRAANAHA MAAMUPAITHI SANAATHANAM.

Meaning- Man with great knowledge who has abandoned all desires and greed fixing his tranquil mind on Me, at all times surrender his mind and his sensory organs to Me with love, will attain The Eternal Me.

37) BAALAKEYNAAPYAHAMLABHYAHA SHUDDHASSAYADI BHAKTHITHAHA

PRAMAADINAA MAHANKAARAATH MAHATHAAMAPI DURLABHAHA.

Meaning- Even a child who is cleansed by pure devotion can attain Me.  I am impossible to attain for great people who are lascivious due to arrogance.

38) KRUPAAMRUTHARASAM NITHYAM VARSHAAMYAHAM PRAKARSHATHAHA

SARVOPARI MAHAAPREYMNAA BHAKTHAAJAANANTHI THADVIDHAM.

Meaning- As the Supreme God I always shower a great amount of mercy in the form of nectar on all the living beings. Only my devotees recognize and realize that.

39) MATHPREYMAPRAVANAM CHITTHAM MUDAAKURUTHAVOTTHAMA

MATHPREYMEEMOKSHAMAAPNOTHI VACHMYAHAM PARAMESHVARAHA.

 Meaning- O excellent one! Happily convert your mind into a valley where flows the nectar of my love. Whoever becomes the location of my love attains liberation. I declare this as the Supreme God!

40) KALATHRAPUTHRA RAAJYAANI PASHVAALAYADHANAANICHA

KULAM MAANAMSAKHEEN BANDHOON SARVANTHYAKTHVAAVRAJASVAMAAM.

Meaning- Renounce your wife, children, kingdom, animals, houses, wealth, caste, pride/ego, friends, relatives and absolutely everything and reach Me.

41) ACHINTHYAANANTHA SHAKTHIM MAAM VIDHEYAMAAYAMACHYUTHAM

JAANEEHI BHAKTHIBHAAVEYNA SARVATHRAATHAARAMEESHWARAM.

Meaning- I possess Supreme power which is beyond comprehension, I have  'maya' (illusion) under my control, Am indestructible, the Lord of all worlds and the Ultimate Protector. Know Me  with firm devotion.

42) MAAMEYVA SARVATAHAHA PASHYAN MANYAMAANAHA KRUTHAARDHATHAAM

SVAANANDARASA SAMTHRUPTHAHA SUKHAMTHISHTA SADAANAGHA.

Meaning- Know that your birth has achieved its purpose and the inner contentment of the nectar flowing in your heart is due to seeing only Me in all places and at all times. O fortunate one, be blissful forever!

(END OF CHAPTER-8, TO BE CONTINUED.........)





SRIMAD BHAGAVAD BHARATHI-29 CHAPTER (8)

 

Viswaguru Sri. Vidyaranya Swami, Narasaraopet, Guntur District, AP

23) SARVAIRNIRUDHYAMAANOPI BAADHYAMAANOPI SARVASHAHA

KRUTHAATHMAA NAJAHAATHEYVA BHAKTHIMMAYI VINIRBHAYAHA.

Meaning- A devotee who has fixed his mind on Me, even though he is rejected by all people in different ways causing him untold sufferings, he is still not afraid of them and will never ever give up his devotion for Me.

24) SAMAASHRITHYESHVARAM MAAMYAHA BHOOYAHAKAROTHI SAMSHAYAM

NAANYOSTHI RAKSHAKASTHASYA SHANKITHAATHMAA VINASHYATHI.

Meaning- After taking refuge in Me who am the Supreme God, whoever distrusts Me again, such a man will never find a protector. Whoever has doubts about the Supreme God will certainly be destroyed.

25) BHAJANAANMAMA MADBHAKTHAM NIRODHAYATHI YAHA PUMAAN

NASHTAPUNYOBHAVEYCHCHREEGHRAM SVAYAM KRUTHAAPARAADHATHAHA.

Meaning- When one obstructs My devotee from worshipping Me he loses even the credit he has earned through good deeds in the past. This kind of loss occurs due to one's own wrongdoing.

26) KLESHAKRUNMAMABHAKTHASYA BHAVAPAASHAIRPRABADHYATHEY

MADBHAKTHA SUKHAKAAREEYAHA MUCHYATHEYSOPIBANDHANAATH.

Meaning- Whoever causes trouble to my devotee will be firmly imprisoned by the shackles of the world. The virtuous one who makes my devotee happy will attain liberation along with my devotee.

27) APARAADHYATHI YANMAHYAM DURJANAHA THATHSAHAAMYAHAM

SAADHOONPRATHIKRUTHAM DOWSHTYAM KINCHICCHA NASAHAAMYAHAM.

Meaning- I can endure any offence against me by evil people. But I will not tolerate in the least the evil actions against saints and saintly people.

28) AHAM THAVAJANOSMEETHI VADANTHAM SHARANAAGATHAM

SNEYHADRUSHTYAAVALOKYAAHAM PRAAPAYAAMYABHAYAMKSHANAATH.

Meaning- "O Lord, I am Yours!" whoever utters these words and seeks refuge in Me with a full and open heart, I accept him with a  benevolent view and instantly make him attain the fearless state of liberation.

29) BHAKTHYAA SAMARPYAMAANEYSHU MANOBHAKTHASYAMEY PRIYAM

THASMAATHPREENAYITHUM MAANTHEY MANOMAHYAM SAMARPAYA.

Meaning- Devotee offers fruit, flowers and leaves (phalam-pushpam-thoyam) to Me with utmost devotion. But his heart (mind) which is attached to his offerings are most precious to Me. Therefore O devotee, to please Me offer your heart to Me!

30) ASAADHUHU PATHITHASHCHAAPI MATHPRAPATHYAAVISHUDHYATHEY

PATHITHAM PAAVANAM KRUTHVAA PAALAYAAMI PRASAADATHAHA.

Meaning- Even when man becomes evil (due to sensory temptations) and and downfallen, if he surrenders to Me and seeks refuge in Me he will be cleansed and becomes pure. Therefore such a sinner when he seeks refuge in Me will be saved by My Grace.

31) MAATHEYBHAVATHUSANKOCHAHA SEYVITHUM MAAM PARAATHPARAM

SARVALOKAADHINAADHANTHU SARVABHOOTHA HRUDAALAYAM.

Meaning- O Man! Do not hesitate to worship Me who Am the Greatest of the great, the First Lord of all worlds (Mahavishnu) and the hearts of all living beings being my Abode.

32) MAAMTHVAASHRAYANNARODHEEMAAN PARAAM SHAANTHIM NIGACHCHATHI

AHANKAAREYNA MAAM THYAKTHVAA LABHATHEY NAARAKEEMGATHIM.

Meaning- The intelligent man seeks refuge in Me who Am the Greatest of the great and attains Supreme Bliss which is indestructible. By rejecting Me with arrogance he attains the horrifying path of hell.

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




SRIMAD BHAGAVAD BHARATHI-28 CHAPTER (8)

Abhishekam-Bhagavanji's Jayanthi celebrations in ashram (29th November, 2021). 
VISWAGURU SRI VIDYARANYA SWAMI BHAGAVANJI, NARASARAOPET, GUNTUR DISTRICT, AP

13) MAYIYASYA PARAABHAKTHI RDEYVADEYVEY JAGADGURAU

GYNAATHUM BHAVATHI THASYAIVA SHRUTHAMYATTHATHVAMAATHMANAHA.

Meaning- I am The God of Gods and the Spiritual Master of the entire Universe. Whoever has intense and exquisite devotion towards Me, only he attains supreme knowledge of soul by listening (meaning- without devotion towards Me, even listening attentively does not awaken knowledge of soul).

14) PRAANEYSHWARAM MANONAADHAM PRIYAM MAAM PARAMESHWARAM

BHAKTHIYUKTHOBHIJAANAATHI PREMAGAMYAM SUKHAALAYAM.

Meaning- Know Me as God of all living beings and Lord, Lover and God of hearts. Attain Me by love and devotion and realize that I am the abode of joy and bliss.

15) YATHRA YATHRAA STHI MADBHAKTHAHA THATHRATHATHRABHAVAAMYAHAM

YATHRAMEY KEERTHANAMCHAASTHI THATHRAIVA NIVASAAMYAHAM.

Meaning- Wherever my devotees reside, I reside there. Wherever my keerthans (songs) are sung, I reside there.

16) MADADHEENAM JAGATHKRUTHSNAM JAANEEHYETHATHSUNISHCHITHAM

SPANDANANTHU THRUNASYAAPI BHAVATHYEVA MADAAGNYAYAA.

Meaning- O intelligent one! The entire universe is in my control. Know that there are perfect reasons for this (that I am in charge of the universe). Know that even the slightest movement of a grass blade happens only due to my command. (Meaning- therefore one must abandon the thought of 'I' and 'mine' by surrendering to God).

17) THATHSARVAM MEYSAMARPYAASHU NISHCHAYENABHAJASVAMAAM

KSHEYMAM THAVAVAHANNITHYAM KAIVALYAMCHA DADAAMYAHAM.

Meaning- Dedicate with a firm mind everything which is yours to Me and worship Me. If you do so, I will always take care of your welfare at all times and ultimately grant you salvation (that which is extremely difficult to attain).

18) YOGAKSHEYMAADIKAM SARVAM YACHCHATHI MAYISHANKAREY

NIDHAAYA DRUDHAVISHWAASAM SUKHAM THISHTANTHI YOGINAHA.

Meaning- I who am the Auspicious One, take care of all the aspects of welfare of all the worlds. Sages (who perform penance) have paced unwavering faith in Me and have attained bliss. (Therefore you must follow the same path in order to attain everlasting bliss).

19) NAMEYLAABHAAYA SAABHAKTHIHI KRIYATHEYAA JANAIRIHA

THEYSHAAMEYVOPAKAARAARDHAM KAARYAAMAYI SADAIVASAA.

Meaning- I do not gain anything from the devotion (towards Me) of people of this world. People benefit from their own devotion. Therefore be devoted to Me at all times.

20) MADEYKA SHARANODHEEMAAN BHAKTHOMEY NA VINASHYATHI

ITHDHAM PRAKATAYANLOKEY PRATHIGNYAAM KURUNISHCHITHA.

Meaning- With firm conviction and faith take an oath and propagate to the world that-'The intelligent one will seek refuge in Me who Am the Supreme God. There is no destruction for my devotee.'

21) ANYADVISMRUTHYAYADBAAHYAM YEMAAMSMARANTHI NITHYASHAHA

KRUTHAKRUTHYAAMSHCHA THAANVIDDHI MAYAAPAHRUTHAMAANASAAN.

Meaning- By leaving all the external (material) things whoever meditates on Me who Am their Inner Being, know that he has executed his duty successfully and that his mind is stolen by Me.. (Meaning- The one whose mind I have stolen belongs to Me).

22) NIRBHARAPREYMABHAAVEYNA MATHIM MAYI SADAAKURU

DUKHAM THAVEYHASAMSAAREY DOOREEKAROMI THEYJASAA.

Meaning- Fix your mind on me at all times with total and absolute love. Due to that I will drive away all your miseries in this world with my effulgence.

(TO BE CONTINUED......)







SRIMAD BHAGAVAD BHARATHI-27 CHAPTER (8)

Bhagavanji Viswaguru Sri. Vidyaranya Swami

In 1958 there was a significant change in Bhagavanji's outlook and thoughts. He was fully into preaching advaita and detachment. He showed outward rejection of material things and would throw away valuables from His house. Due to His remarkable intelligence elders tried to convince Him to pursue His education. Bhagavanji was set in His decision and in the year 1962 He entered the 'Sanyasashram' and was given the  name 'Vidyaranya' by 35th Acharya of Sringeri, Pujyasri Abhinava Vidyatheertha Swami.

1) ANURAAGEYNA SADBHAKTHYAA PREYMNAASHUDDHEYNA CHEYTHASAA

SMARANMAMAATHMABHAAVASDHAM GNYAANAM PARAMSAMASHNUTHEY.

 Meaning- When a person with love, absolute devotion and with a mind purified by adoration contemplates on Me as his soul, such a person will attain supreme knowledge.

2) MAAMYASHCHADHYAATHEY PREYMNAA NITHYAYUKTHASTHU NIRMALAHA

SWAPNAJAAGARAYOSTHASYA DARSHANAMMEY DADAAMYAHAM.

Meaning- Whoever meditates on Me with love and purity, to such a person I shall grant vision of Myself ('Darshan') in his dream as well as in his wakeful state.

3) SAGUNEYSHVAPIROOPEYSHU DRUSHTVAAMAAM JAGADEESHWARAM

NAJAANANTHI PARAMTHATHVAM KAAMAKRODHA PARAAYANAAHA.

Meaning- My nature is 'nirgunam' (naturally devoid of qualities/distinction) and for the welfare of the world I have adapted 'sagunam' (with tangible attributes and qualities) in Rama and Krishna avataras. People who are under the influence of desire and anger fail to realize Me as the Supreme God during avataras.

4) JAGATHAHA PAALANAM KARTHUM BHAVAAMYANEYKAROOPADHRUTH

AMSHAAVATHAARA LEELAABHIHI SADAIKOPYAHAMEESHWARAHA.

Meaning- I am the only Supreme God of all times. For the welfare of the world, my incarnations Rama and Krishna in Their avataras created many illusory forms adorned by Myself. Yet, an intelligent person must recognize the quality of My Oneness.

5) YADYADROOPEY MANAHKRUTHVAA BHAKTHYAABHAJATHI KAANKSHAYAA

THASMAATHTHAANSOSHNUTHEYKAAMAAN DATTAANMAYAIVACHAASDHIRAAN.

Meaning- With a firmly fixed mind when one worships his desired form with love and devotion, according to his desires he attains even the impermanent and unstable material things created by Me. (It is implied that if he worships the Supreme, he attains even Supreme Knowledge).

6) DEYVEYJYAAHA PITHRUBHOOTHEYJYAAHA THAAMSTHAANYAANTHI KRAMAADDHIVAI

YAATHAAYAATHAMPHALAMTHVALPAM THEYSHAAM BHAVATHYASHAASHVATHAM.

Meaning- People who worship demi-Gods, departed ancestors, and elements (earth, wind, fire, water and spirit) fulfill their desires accordingly and periodically. This kind of worship will only yield fruits that are petty and insignificant. Therefore it is understood that by worshipping impermanent deities one can attain only impermanent fruits. Meaning- eternal and everlasting bliss is the fruit of worshipping the Eternal One.

7) THYAKTHVAAMAAMMOKSHADAM VISHNUM PRAAKRUTHAANSAKALAANSURAAN

IHAAMUTHRA PHALAASAKTHAAHA PRAARDHAYAMTHYALPA MEYDHASAHA.

Meaning-  Petty-minded people with desires for impermanent material things leave Me who am All-Pervading and granter of permanent liberation. To attain their petty desires they worship nature's elements and spirits.

8) BHOKTHAARA MAVIDITHVAIVA SARVAYAGNYAPRABHUMCHA MAAM

AYADHAAVIDHI YAGNYAISTHEY PHALABHRASHTAA BHAVANTHIHI.

Meaning- People who are ignorant of the truth that I am Supreme God, the Lord of all sacrifices also the benefiter of the sacrifices perform deeds that are against the stipulated rules of the religious doctrine. Consequently they fail to attain the fruitful results.

9) YEKAAMAASTHU THVAYAALANDHAAHA DATTHAANVIDDHIMAYAIVATHAAN

KAAMAANSTHEYPOORAYANTHAMMAAM SARVAKAALA MANUSMARA.

Meaning- Recognize all your desired pleasures as gifted by Me, who Am the Supreme Lord. As I am the fulfiller of all your wishes contemplate on Me at all times.

10) BHAAVEYNA YENAKEYNAAPI MATHIM MAYI VIDHATHSVATHEY

LABHASEY VAANCHITHAARDHANTHVAM PREETHEYMAYI JANAARDANEY.

Meaning- Fix your mind firmly on me with any sentiment or feeling. I am pleased as Janardana and will grant you whatever you have wished for. (Meaning- one attains their desired object by pleasing the Supreme God, by firmly attaching their minds to Him).

11) CHITHRAM MEY VIGRAHAMVAAPI SAMSDHAAPYAAGREYHYASAMSHAYAHA

NAMAMSTHUVAN SADAABHAKTHYAA SMARAN MAAMPARAMASHNUTHEY.

Meaning- By installing image/picture or idol of Myself (of avataras-incarnations) and treating the same as God, leaving all doubts one must bow down, chant prayers and at all times contemplate to attain Me who Am the Supreme God. 

12) EKAM MAAM BAHUDHAAVIPRAAHA SACCHITHSUKHA SVAROOPAKAM

VADANTHI RUCHIVAICHITHRYAATH BHAJATHAAM SOWKHYA HEYTHAVEY.

Meaning-  I am the only form/embodiment of Existence- Consciousness-Bliss (sat-chit-ananda). Men of knowledge describe Me in various ways according to the taste and aptitude of worshippers.

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







SRIMAD BHAGAVAD BHARATHI-26 CHAPTER (7)

My elder daughter Deeptha and myself with Bhagavanji in the photo, after the concert.

Sri Kuttalam Viswanatha Iyer who accompanied me on the mridangam is being felicitated in the presence of Bhagavanji.

My Veena playing achieved its goal when I could perform in the ashram in the direct presence of Bhagavanji in the early 80s.


38) YATHRAYADAA MANOYAATHI VISHAYAAKARSHITHAM JAVAATH

THATHASTHADAA VIVEYKEYNA VINIVAARYA SDHIRAM KURU.

Meaning- When mind gets attracted to material delights and travels towards it at great speed, by using wisdom one must prevent the mind from speeding towards the material object and bring it to a halt.

39) ATHYANTHA DURLABHAA MUKTHIHI ATHYANTHA CHAPALAM MANAHA

YATHEY SHCHAAPI MANSCHITHRAM PRAVRUTTHAU PARIDHAAVATHI.

Meaning- Liberation is extremely difficult to attain. Mind is extremely unstable. Strangely even the mind of a sage turns towards material habits.

40) ABHYAASAALA SA BUDDHIRYAHA DEYHAABHI MAANAVAANNARAHA

YENAKEYNAAPI YOGEYNA SIDDHIMSA NAIVAGACHCHATHI.

Meaning- Man who is attracted to physical body and sluggish in mind can never attain spiritual enlightenment.

41) SHABDAADI VISHAYAASSARVEY MOHAAVEYSHEY MANOHARAAHA

MOHAASHAANTHAU THA EVEYHA RUCHIHEENAA BHAVANTHIHI.

Meaning- Sound, touch, vision, taste, smell and all other sensory things seem enchanting while one is emotionally charged. When the emotion subsides and cools off the same sensory objects become devoid of substance and meaningless.

42) SAMYOGEYNA VIYOGEYNA VIKAAREYNA KSHAYENACHA

YANNASHVARAM BHAVEYDVASTHU THATHKAANKSHINASSUKHAMKADHAM.

Meaning-  How can one seek happiness from something that perishes due to union, separation, repulsiveness and quality of decay?

43) BHAGNAABHAVANTHI KAANKSHAASHCHA PRAATHIKOOLYAM PRAVARDHATHEY

BHAYADAM JEEVANAM KLISHTAM LOKAARAAMASYA SARVADHAA.

Meaning- One's desires are thwarted when one imagines this world to be a beautiful garden. Consequently he turns against the material things. Therefore life becomes unbearably difficult and miserable.

44) AATHMANAASHO NAKARTHAVYAHA AATHMODDHAARAM SADAAKURU

AATHMAIVEYHAATHMANASTHRAATHAA SVAATHMAANAMSVAYAMUDDHARA.

Meaning- Atma (soul) should not destroy itself. Always elevate your soul to prosperous heights. Soul can only protect soul. Therefore uplift your soul by your own efforts.

45) AATHMAANAM SATHATHAM KRUTHVAA SAAVADHAANAM PRAYATHNATHAHA

VIRAJYA VISHAYA VRAATHAATH VIMUKTHI PADAMAASHRAYA.

Meaning- Always, with great efforts and attention to your soul, detach from material pleasures and seek refuge in the path of salvation.

46) VISHYEBHYAHA PARAAVARTHYA SAMABHYASYA SHAMAADIKAM

SVALAKSHYASDHAM MANAHKRUTHVAA SVAATHMANYEVA SUKHEEBHAVA.

Meaning- Become averse to material things, practice the control of sensory desires, focus your mind on the objective called 'atma' (soul) and be blissful by attaining it ('atma'-soul).

47) VAIRAAGYENA PARAABHAKTHYAA CHINTHAYAN MAAMUMAADHAVAM

BHAVATHEE HAIVA DHANYAATHMAA SARVAANKAAMAAN SAMASHNUTHEY.

Meaning- With absolute detachment and exemplary devotion, man contemplates on Me who Am the husband of Uma and becomes most fortunate and fulfills all desires.

48) SARVAGNYAM SARVASHAKTHIMCHA VAATHSALYAADI GUNAALAYAM

KAANKSHANTHAM THEYHITHAMKARTHUM SHEEGHRAM MAAMSHARANAMKURU.

Meaning- I who am omniscient, omnipotent and the abode of love and compassion wish to take care of your wellbeing, therefore seek refuge in Me.

(END OF CHAPTER 7, TO BE CONTINUED.......)


SRIMAD BHAGAVAD BHARATHI-25 CHAPTER (7)

Bhavanji Viswaguru Sri Vidyaranya Swami in His poorvashram in 1956 established "BHARATHIYA SUJANA SEVAKA SAMAJAMU" in Narasaraopet, AP. In this organisation He trained the youth and children in patriotism, general and social awareness and good conduct, charity, social service and duty-mindedness. He hoisted a flag named "PRANAVADHWAJAM" to represent the organisation.

27) PRAATHASSAAYA MAHORAATHREE CHAITHRAHAPHAALGUNIKAHAKRAMAATH

MUHURMUHUHU BHRAMA THYEVAM KAALEYKADAA VIRAAGATHAA.

Meaning- Morning, evening, day, night, March, April and so on- in the everchanging climatic and environmental colors of time, when and how is it possible for man to achieve detachment and develop the same?!

28) ISHTAISSAHA VIYOGASTHU MAHAANKLESHAKARAHASMRUTHAHA

PRIYAAPRIYA VIBHAAGOTHRA KAARANAM KLESHA SANTHATHEYHEY.

Meaning- Separation from a loved one is described as most painful. This world is divided by liked and disliked things. Such a classification brings all kinds of misery. Therefore one must realize and love everything as form of God.

29) KAANKSHAADUKHAM KRIYAADUKHAM SAMSAARODUKHAMOOLAKAHA

HITHVEYDAM MAAYIKAMVISHWAM MATHSAMSDHAAMSHAANTHIMAAPNUHI.

Meaning- Greed and desire for material things bring sorrow, the action to attain it is also sorrowful and ultimately the material life/world itself is the basis for misery and sorrow. Therefore one must break away from the material world and attain peace which resides in Me.

30) AKSHAANUGAMANAM VIDDHI BUDDHEYHEY PATHANAKAARANAM

INDRIYAANYANUSRUTHYAIVA MAHAANTHOPI BHRAMANGATHAAHA.

Meaning- The destruction of mind is mainly caused by its adherence to the dictates of sensory organs. Even great people who follow sensory desires are in delusion.

31) AVIDYAA MOHITHAMCHITTHAM THRUPTHIMGACCHATHI SATHVARAM

KAAMINYAADI SUKHEYSHVEYVA THASMAADEYTHATHPRABODHAYAHA.

Meaning- Mind is deluded by temptation and is quickly satiated only through cheap sexual pleasures with woman. Awaken such a mind towards eternal Supreme Bliss.

32) SHAREERALAKSHANAM HAINYAM GNYAATHVAAPI YOWVANEY SDHITHAHA

PASHUVADBHRAANTHI MAAPNOTHI MOHAPRADAMHIYOWVANAM.

Meaning- A young man even while realizing that the physical body is inferior and temporary is subject to animalistic delusion. Youth is the reason for temptation.

33) VASTHU YAAVADASAMPRAAPTHAM RAMYAM TAAVATHPRATHEEYATHEY

BHOGALABDHAU RASAMTHYAKTHVAA JUGUPSAAYAI BHAVISHYATHI.

Meaning- A desired material object is appears beautiful only as long as it is unobtainable. As soon as the object is available and relished the desire weakens resulting in disgust.

34) DEYHAPUSHTIM SAMAALOKYA MOHADRUSHTIM CHA MAAKURU

GNYAANA DRUSHTIM SADAASHRITHYA SVAATHMATHUSHTIM LABHASVAHI.

Meaning- Do not be tempted by the strength of physical body. Always seek refuge in the vision of knowledge and attain tranquility of soul.

35) KAANTHAADI VISHAYAANVIDDHI BHOGAANANTHARA DUKHADAAN

AAPAATHAMADHURAAN SARVAAN VISHAYAANTHYAJA SUVRATHA.

Meaning- Know that sexual pleasures cause sorrow and misery after the experience is over. O good one, therefore reject whatever gives delight and happiness only during the time of experiencing it.

36) RAMYATHVA SUKHADATHVAADI DRUSHTIM MAAKURUVASTHUSHU

VISHAYAARDHEYSHU SAKTHAATHMAA SOWKHYAM SAHANAIVAGACHCHATHI.

Meaning- Do not look for beauty and pleasure in material things. Man who is focused on material things will never attain peace and happiness.

37) HEENAM VASTHU SUKHAMMATHVAA RAMAMSTHATHRA NIRANTHARAM

MOHINYAA MAAYAYAABHRAANTHAHA DUKHAM VINDATHI DAARUNAM.

Meaning- Due to the temptations caused by 'maya' (illusion) the deluded man considers the cheapest thing to be most pleasurable and relishes it. He therefore ends up in unbearable misery.

(TO BE CONTINUED.....)






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)

Viswaguru Sri Vidyaranya Swami, Narasaraopet, 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......)







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