Friday, September 30, 2011

रसगंगाधर - त्रयं सुख़करं सताम्


शरीरं ज्ञानजननं रोगो विष्णुस्मृतिप्रदः ।
विपद्वैराग्यजननी त्रयं सुख़करं सताम् ॥


- रसगंगाधर


sharIraM GYAnajananaM rogo viShNusmRutipradaH।
vipadvairAgyajananI trayaM suKaharaM satAm ॥

- rasagangAdhara


These three are helpful to noble men - a body as a means to attain knowledge, a disease to help get closer to God and troubles to push towards austerity.

- Rasagangadhara

Thursday, September 29, 2011

विक्रमोर्वशीय - निःश्रेयसायास्तु वः


वेदान्देषु यमाहुरेकपुरुशं व्याप्य स्थितं रोदसी
     यस्मिन्नीश्वर इत्यनन्यविशयः शब्दो यथार्थाक्षरः ।
अन्तर्यश्च मुमुक्षुभिर्नियमितप्राणादिभिर्मृग्यते
     सस्थाणुः स्थिरभक्तियोगसुलभो निःश्रेयसायास्तु वः ॥


- विक्रमोर्वशीय


vedAnteShu yam AhuH EkapuruShaM vyApya sthitaM rodasI
     yasmin Ishvara iti ananyaviShayaH shabdo yathArthAkSharaH।
antaryashca mumukShubhiH niyamita prANAdibhiH mRugyate
     sasthANuH sthirabhaktiyogasulabho niHshreyasAyAstu vaH ॥

- vikramorvashIya


The Upanishads call him as the only person who expands beyond the earth and the skies. For him, the word "Eshwara" (owner) does not refer to any one else. It is apt for him only. People who wish to be released from the cycle of births control their lives and want to see him. He is only obligated to strong devotion. Let such a God help me in attaining salvation.

- Vikramorvashiya

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

भागवत - विषयान् ध्यायतश्चित्तं


विषयान् ध्यायतश्चित्तं विषयेषु विषज्जते ।
मामनुस्मर तच्चित्तं मय्येव प्रविलीयते ॥


- भागवत


viShayAn dhyAyatashcittaM viShayeShu viShajjate।
mAmanusmara taccittaM mayyeva pravilIyate ॥

- bhAgavata


The mind that gives importance to sensory pleasures gets lost in the same. He who channelizes his mind towards me (God) will become one with me one day.

- Bhagavata

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

विश्वगुणादर्श - चिरमुदारे भावना निर्विकारे


विविधनिगमसारे विश्वरक्षैकधीरे
     वृषशिख़रिविहारे वक्षसाश्मिष्टदारे ।
भगवति यदुवीरे भक्तबुद्धेरदूरे
     भवतु चिरमुदारे भावना निर्विकारे ॥


- विश्वगुणादर्श


vividha nigama sAre vishva rakShaika dhIre
    vRuSha shikhari vihAre vakShasAshliShTadAre ।
bhagavati yaduvIre bhakta buddheH adUre
     bhavatu chiram udAre bhAvanA nirvikAre ॥

- vishvaguNAdarsha


Krishna is the essence of all the Vedas. He is the lone protector of the world. He wanders in the Sheshashaila. He has Lakshmi in his heart. He is never far away from the mind of the devotees. He is the only one with no defects. Let my devotion in you be for ever.

- Vishvagunadarsha, Devotion, Krishna

Monday, September 26, 2011

विपदो नैव विपदः


विपदो नैव विपदः सम्पदो नैव सम्पदः ।
विपद्विस्मरणं विष्णोः सम्पन्नारायणस्मृतिः ॥


विपदो नैव विपदः


vipado naiva vipadaH sampado naiva sampadaH।
vipat vismaraNaM visHNoH sampat nArAyaNa smRutiH ॥


Miseries are not real miseries. Wealth is not real wealth. Forgetting Vishnu is the real misery. Remembering him always is the real wealth.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

भागवत - विपदः सन्तु


विपदः सन्तु नः शश्वत्तत्र तत्र जगद्गुरो ।
भवतो दर्शनं यत्स्यादपुनर्भवदर्शनम् ॥


- भागवत


vipadaH santu naH shashvattatra tatra jagadguro।
bhavato darshanaM yatsyAt apunarbhava darshanam ॥

- bhAgavata


Oh God! let us be getting more and more troubles every day. Only then we will have a chance to see you. Only by seeing you can we get out of this eternal cycle of re-births.

- Bhagavata

Saturday, September 24, 2011

भागवत - वासुदेवे भगवति


वासुदेवे भगवति भक्तिमुद्वहतां नृणाम् ।
ज्ञानवैराग्यवीर्याणां नेह कश्चिद्व्यपाश्रयः ॥


- भागवत


vAsudeve bhagavati bhaktimudvahatAM nRuNAm ।
jnAna vairAgya vIryANAM na ihe kascit vyapAshrayaH ॥

- bhAgavata


Those who have strong devotion in God, will have knowledge, austerity and courage. To get these, they do not need any help.

- Bhagavata

Friday, September 23, 2011

रसने त्वं रसज्ञेति


रसने त्वं रसज्ञेति वृथैव स्तूयसे बुधैः ।
अपारमाधुरीधामरामनामपराञ्मुखी ॥



rasane tvaM rasaGYeti vRuthaiva stUyase budhaiH ।
apAra mAdhurI dhAma rAma nAma parAnmuKhI ॥


Oh! tongue, you are praised by scholars as being very tasteful. I find that praise a waste if you turn away from the one name that is the abode of all the sweetness - Rama.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

भागवतमाहात्म्य - येषां चित्ते वसेद्भक्तिः


येषां चित्ते वसेद्भक्तिः सर्वदा प्रेमरूपिणी ।
न ते पशन्ति कीनाशं स्वप्नेऽप्यमलमूर्तयः ॥


- भागवतमाहात्म्य


yeShAm citte vasedbhaktiH sarvadA premarUpiNI।
na te pashyanti kInAshaM svapne api amalamUrtayaH ॥

- bhAgavata mAhAtmya


Those whose mind is always filled with devotion towards God, those pure minds will not even see death in their dreams.

- Bhagavata MahatmyA

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

शाकुन्तल - या सृष्टिः स्रष्टुराद्या


या सृष्टिः स्रष्टुराद्या वहति विधिहुतं या हविर्या च होत्री
     ये द्वे कालं विधत्तः श्रुतिविषयगुणा याः स्थिता व्याप्य विश्वम् ।
यामाहुः सर्वबीजप्रकृतिरिति यया प्राणिनः प्राणवन्तः
     प्रत्याक्षाभिः प्रपन्नः तनुभिरवतु वस्ताभिरष्टाभिरीशः ॥


- शाकुन्तल


yA sRushTiH sraShTurAdyA vahati vidhihutaM yA haviryA ca hotrI
     ye dve kAlaM vidhattaH shRutiviShayaguNA yAH sthitA vyApya vishvaM।
yAmAhuH sarvabIjaprakRutiriti yayA prANinaH prANavantaH
     pratyAkShAbhiH prapannaH tanubhiravatu vastAbhiraShTAbhirIshaH ॥

- shAkuntala


Let the God who is composed of all eight factors protect us - that which was created first (water), that which will take our ritualistic offerings to Gods (fire), that which is the owner of itself (energy), that which splits day and night (sun and moon), that which is the meaning of all words, that which has enveloped entire world (sky), that which causes the seeds to sprout (earth), that which gives life to all beings (air).

- Shakuntala

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

भागवत - विक्रीडतोऽमृतांभोधौ


यस्य भक्तिर्भगवति हरौ निःश्रेयसेश्वरे ।
विक्रीडतोऽमृतांभोधौ किं क्षुद्रैः खतकोदकैः ॥


- भागवत


yasya bhaktiH bhagavati harau niHshreyasEshvare।
vikrIDato amRuta ambudhau kim kShudraiH khAtaka udakaiH ॥

- bhAgavata


When a person is has complete devotion in God, then he is always happy as though he is floating in an ocean of elixir. What is the use of inferior small wells for him?

- Bhagavata

Monday, September 19, 2011

यशोदया समा


यशोदया समा कापि देवतनां तु भूतले ।
उलूखले यया बद्धो मुक्तिदो मुक्तिमिच्छति ॥



yashodayA samA kApi devatAnAm tu bhUtale।
ulUkhale yayA baddho muktido muktimicchati ॥


There is no one equal to Yashodha even in the group of Gods. While every one is trying to free themselves from the bondage the only one who can free them all (Krishna) is trying to free himself from Yashodha.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

रामायण - अयोध्या - न सुप्रतिकरं


यन्मातापितरौ वृत्तं तनये कुरुतः सदा ।
न सुप्रतिकरं तत्तु मात्रा पित्रा च यत्कृतम् ॥


- रामायण, अयोध्या


yanmAtA pitarau vRuttam tanaye kurutaH sadA ।
na supratikaraM tattu mAtrA pitrA ca yatkRutaM ॥

- rAmAyaNa, ayodhyA


If one considers the efforts of parents in bringing up a child, then it is fairly obvious that one never be able to repay the debt.

- Ramayana, Ayodhya

Saturday, September 17, 2011

भागवत - विश्वात्मा


यथा ह्यवहितो वह्निर्दारुष्वेकः स्वयोनिषु ।
नानेव भाति विश्वात्मा भूतेषु च तथा पुमान् ॥


- भागवत


yathA hyavahito vahniH dAruShvEkaH svayoniShu।
nAneva bhAti vishvAtmA bhUteShu ca tathA pumAn ॥

- bhAgavata


Fire resides in wood and becomes one with it. Just like that the cosmic spirit even though alone, lives in all beings without being separate from any one of them.

- Bhagavata

Friday, September 16, 2011

मध्यमव्यायोग - भगवानुपेन्द्रः


यथा नदीनां प्रभवः समुद्रः
    यथाऽऽहुतीनां प्रभवः हुताशनः ।
यथेन्द्रियाणां प्रभवं मनोऽपि
    तथा प्रभुर्नो भगवानुपेन्द्रः ॥


- मध्यमव्यायोग


yathA nadInAM prabhavaH samudraH
    yathA AhutInAM prabhavaH hutAshanaH ।
yathA indriyANAM prabhavaM manaH api
    tathA prabhurno bhagavAn upendraH ॥

- madhyamavyAyoga


All rivers flow towards the sea. All offerings end at the pyre (Yajneshwara). All sense organs are controlled and work for the mind. Just like that, the master of all of us is Upendra (Vishnu)

- Madhyamavyayoga

Thursday, September 15, 2011

भागवत - भूतेषु मत्परः


यथा पुमान्न स्वांगेषु शिरः पाण्यादिषु क्वचित् ।
पारक्यबुद्धिं कुरुते एवं भूतेषु मत्परः ॥


- भागवत


yathA pumAnna svAngeShu shiraH pANyAdiShu kvachit ।
pArakyabuddhiM kurute evaM bhUteShu matparaH ॥

- bhAgavata


Just like a man considers his own body parts - head, arms - as his very own, a person who understands and has complete devotion considers all beings of the world as his own.

- Bhagavata

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

भागवत - मघवन्नीशतन्त्राणि विद्धि भोः


यथा दारुमयी नारी यथा यन्त्रमयो मृगः ।
एवं भूतानि मघवन्नीशतन्त्राणि विद्धि भोः ॥


- भागवत


yathA dArumayI nArI yathA yantramayo mRugaH।
evaM bhUtAni maghavannIshatantrANi viddhi bhoH ॥

- bhAgavata


Just like a lady made of wood (puppet), or a mechanical deer moves only on the commands and wish of its owner, the whole world moves and acts only the wish of the supreme cosmic spirit.

- Bhagavata

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

भागवत - भक्तिरुद्धवैनांसि कृत्स्नशः


यथाग्निः सुसमृद्धार्चिः करोत्येधांसि भस्मसात् ।
तथा मद्विषया भक्तिरुद्धवैनांसि कृत्स्नशः ॥


- भागवत


yathA agniH susamRuddhArchiH karotyedhAMsi bhasmasAt ।
tathA madviShayA bhaktiruddhavainAMsi kRutsnashaH ॥

- bhAgavata


Just like fire burning well can turn wood to ash, complete devotion towards me (Krishna) will burn any sin.

- Bhagavata

Monday, September 12, 2011

भागवत - सर्वार्हणमच्युतेज्या


यथा तरोर्मूलनिषेचनेन
    तृप्यन्ति तत्स्कन्धभुजोपशाखाः ।
प्राणोपहाराच्च यथेन्द्रियाणां
    तथैव सर्वार्हणमच्युतेज्या ॥


- भागवत


yathA taroH mUlanishecanena
    tRupyanti tat skandha bhuja shAkhAH ।
prANopahArAcca yathendriyANAm
    tathaiva sarvArhaNamacyutejyA ॥

- bhAgavata


If you pour water to the root of a tree, the branches and the leaves feel happy. If the body is fed with life energy, the senses are happy. Just like that, if we worship Lord Vishnu, all other Gods also feel happy.

- Bhagavata

Sunday, September 11, 2011

तत्रैव रमते हरिः


यत्र निर्मलभावेन सम्सारे वर्तते गृही ।
धर्मं चरति निष्कामं तत्रैव रमते हरिः ॥



yatra nirmalabhAvena samsAre vartate gRuhI।
dharmam carati niShkAmam tatraiva ramate hariH ॥


Sri Hari will reside there where family men will lead their life according to Dharma with pure thoughts and without any attachemnts and greed.

Family, World

Saturday, September 10, 2011

जितंतास्तोत्र - तव दास्यैकभाव


यत्रकुत्र कुले वासो येषु केषु भवोSस्तु मे ।
तव दास्यैकभावे स्यात् सदा सर्वत्र मे रतिः ॥


- जितंतास्तोत्र - तव दास्यैकभाव


yatrakutra kule vAso yeShu keShu bhaveH astu me।
tava dAsyaikabhAve syAt sadA sarvatra me ratiH ॥

- jitantAstotra


My birth could be any where, any family, any caste. Let my happiness be only in surrendering to you.

- Jitantastotra

Friday, September 9, 2011

सुन्दरबाहुस्तव - सुन्दरो वत्सलत्वात्


यज्जातीयो यादृशो यत्स्वभावः
    पादाच्छायं संश्रितो योSपि कोSपि ।
तज्जातीयस्तादृशस्तत्स्वभावः
    श्लिष्यत्येनं सुन्दरो वत्सलत्वात् ॥


- सुन्दरबाहुस्तव


yajjAtIyaH yAdRushaH yatsvabhAvaH
    pAdAchAyaM samshrito yaH api kaH api ।
tajjAtIyaH tAdRushaH tatsvabhAvaH
     shliShyatyenam sundaro vatsalatvAt ॥

- sundarabAhustava


God does not differentiate among his devotees. Whatever be his caste, his ideals, his nature - if a devotee falls at his feet with complete devotion, God will embrace him with love. He will make the devotee feel as though He is also of same caste, same ideals and same nature.

- Sundarabhahustava

Thursday, September 8, 2011

रसगंगाधर - कृष्ण


मृद्वीका रसिता सिता समशिता स्फीतं निपीतं पयः
    स्वर्यातेन सुधाप्यधायि कतिधा रम्भाधरः खंडितः ।
तत्त्वं ब्रूहि मदीयजीव भवता भूयो भवे भ्राम्यता
कृष्णेत्यक्षरयोरयं मधुरिमोद्गारः क्वचिल्लक्षितः ॥


- रसगंगाधर


mRudvIkA rasitA sitA samashitA sphItaM nipItaM payaH
    svaryAtena sudhApyadhAyi katidhA rambhAdharaH khanDitaH ।
tattvaM brUhi madIyajIva bhavatA bhUyo bhave bhrAmyatA
    kRuShNa iti akSharayoH ayaM madhurimodgAraH kvachillakShitaH ॥

- rasagangAdhara


My dear life (and all past lives)! you have tasted grapes, sugar, creamy milk. You must have even tasted elixir on your visit to heaven. You would have already kissed Rambha (celestial beauty) on her lips. In this life also, you have traveled all world. Tell me, have you ever experienced any joy similar to what you get when you utter the name of 'Krishna'?

- Rasagangadhara

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

मुकुंदमाला - अविस्मृतिस्त्वच्चरणारविंदे


मुकुंद मूर्ध्ना प्रणिपत्य याचे
    भवंतमेकांतमियंतमर्थम् ।
अविस्मृतिस्त्वच्चरणारविंदे
    भवे भवे मेSस्तु भवत्प्रसादात् ॥


- मुकुंदमाला


mukunda mUrdhnA praNipatya yAche
    bhavantam ekAntamiyantamartham।
avismRutiH tvat caraNAravinde
    bhave bhave me astu bhavat prasAdAt ॥

- mukundamAlA


Oh Mukunda! I am prostrating before you humbly and asking for just one important wish. Bless me so that I will never forget the lotus feet of yours in all my future births.

- Mukundamala

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

शिवानंदलहरी - मा गच्छ त्वमितस्ततो


मा गच्छ त्वमितस्ततो गिरिश भो मय्येव वासं कुरु
    स्वामिन्नादिकिरात मामकमनःकांतारसीमांतरे ।
वर्तंते बहुशो मृगा मदजुषो मात्सर्यमोहादयः
    तान्हत्वा मृगयाविनोदरुचितालाभं च संप्राप्स्यसि ॥


- शिवानंदलहरी


mA gaccha tvamitaH tato girisha bho mayyeva vAsam kuru
    svAminnAdikirAta mAmakAmanaH kAntArasImAntare ।
vartante bahusho mRugA madajuSho mAtsaryamohAdayaH
    tAn hatvA mRugayA vinodarucitAlAbham ca samprApsyasi ॥

- shivAnandalaharI


Oh Lord Shiva! Don't go any where else. Please stay with me inside my mind always. You are the first hunter-god. The forest of mind is filled with wild animals running amok - like greed, lust, jealousy. You will have good time hunting them down.

- Shivanandalahari

Monday, September 5, 2011

भागवत - मा कंचन शुचो


मा कंचन शुचो राजन् यदीश्वरवशं जगत् ।
लोकाः सपाला यस्येमे वहंति बलिमीशितुः ।
स संयुनक्ति भूतानि स एव वियुनक्ति च ।


- भागवत


mA kancana shuco rAjan yadIshvaravasham jagat ।
lokAH sapAlA yaseme vahanti balimIshituH ।
sa samyunakti bhUtAni sa eva viyunakti ca ।

- bhAgavata


Oh King! you are not the owner of this world. It is God who owns all world. So you don't have to feel sad for any loss. It is God who brings beings together and separates them. People may worship many other Gods or leaders. But all those salutations finally end up with the Creator himself.

- Bhagavata

Sunday, September 4, 2011

समयोचित पलिका - गुरु भक्ति


मंत्रे तीर्थे द्विजे दैवे दैवज्ञे भेषजे गुरौ ।
यादृशीं भावनां कुर्यात् सिद्धिर्भवति तादृशी ॥


- समयोचित पद्यमालिका - गुरु भक्ति


mantre tIrthe dvije daive daivajne bheShaje gurau ।
yAdRushIm bhAvanAm kuryAt siddhirbhavati tAdRuShI ॥

- samayochitapadyamAlikA


Hymns, holy places, a brahmin, God, one who has realized God, Doctor and teacher. If you treat them well, you will benefit. If you treat them badly, you will suffer. What happens to you depends on how you treat them.

- Samayochitapadyamalika

Saturday, September 3, 2011

वैराग्य शतक - भक्तिस्तरुणेंदुशेखरे


महेश्वरे वा जगतामधीश्वरे
     जनार्दने वा जगदंतरात्मनि ।
न वस्तुभेद प्रतिपत्तिरस्ति मे
     तथापि भक्तिस्तरुणेंदुशेखरे ॥


- वैराग्य शतक


maheshvare vA jagatAmadhishvare
     janArdane vA jagat antarAtmani ।
na vastu bheda pratipattirasti me
    tathApi bhaktiH taruNa indu shekhare ॥

- vairAgya shataka


Lord Shiva, who is the owner of this world, or Lord Vishnu who is in every one's conscience - I do not differentiate between them. Both are equal to me. But when it comes to worshiping, I worship the God with young moon on his head (Shiva). A mendicant would definitely identify with Shiva because Lord Shiva himself is said to have led a very ascetic life.

- Vairagya Shataka, Shiva

Friday, September 2, 2011

विश्वगुणादर्श - भगवद्भक्तिः


भूयो दोषैरपि परिवृतः पूरुषः सात्विकानां
     प्रायः पूज्यो भवति भगवद्भक्तिमासाद्य हृद्याम् ।
आक्रांतापि प्रबलभुजगैः कंटकैरप्यनल्पैः
    किं नादृत्या सुरभिकुसुमा केतकी भाग्यभाजाम् ॥


- विश्वगुणादर्श


bhUyo doShairapi parivRutaH pUruShaH sAtvikAnAm
     prAyaH pUjyo bhavati bhagavad bhaktim AsAdya hRudyAm ।
AkrAntApi prabala bhujagaiH kanTakaiH api analpaiH
    kim nAdRutyaa surabhikusumA ketakI bhAgyabhAjAm ॥

- vishva guNAdarsha


A man may have many defects. But if he has pure devotion towards God in his heart, then even he will be revered and respected by other people. The ketaki plant is considered very sacred even when it is surrounded by poisonous snakes and big thorns.

- Vishvagunadarsha

Thursday, September 1, 2011

अप्पय्य दीक्षितस्य वैराग्य शतक - शरणं चरणं महेशस्य


भव्यमभव्यं वा नः प्रलिखतु वेधाः सुदुर्मेधाः ।
सव्यमसव्यं वा नः शरणं चरणं महेशस्य ॥


- अप्पय्य दीक्षितस्य वैराग्य शतक


bhavyam abhavyam vA naH pralikhatu vedhAH sudurmedhAH ।
savyam asavyam vA naH sharaNam charaNam maheshasya ॥

- appayya dIkShitasya vairAgya shataka


Let the creator write prosperity or misery in my fate. I would not bother.Either way I will bow down to the left or the right foot of the Lord. It does not matter whether it is misery or prosperity when the destination is the Lord himself.

- Appayya Dikshit's Vairagya Shataka