Topic: bhaktivinod thakur

Part 6

Śrī Navadvīpa Bhāva Taraṅga - Part 6 sāyujyera nāma śuni’ kāṅpibe hṛdaya pūtanā rākṣasī bali’ habe baḍa bhaya āṅkhi mudi’ sei sthāne paḍiyā rahiba kona mahājana-sparśe takhana uṭhiba [141] Hearing the name Sāyujya, my heart will tremble and become stricken with intense fear as though she is the demoness Pūtanā. I will close my eyes and fall to the ground. Then, I will arise at the touch of some great soul. uṭhiyā dekhiba āmi deva-pañcānana “babam babam” bali’ kariyā nartana gāibena, “śrī-śacī-nandana dayāmaya dayā kara sarva-jīve dūra kara bhaya” [142] I will arise and see Read More...

Part 5

Śrī Navadvīpa Bhāva Taraṅga - Part 5 dekhiyā śrī-rāmacandra-rūpa manoharaachetane paḍiba se kānana-bhitarapreme gara gara deha nā sphuribe vāṇīdui āṅkhi bhari’ piba sei rūpa-khāni [113]Seeing the enchanting form of Ramacandra, I will fall unconscious in the forest. My body overwhelmed with divine love, I will become speechless. Filling my eyes, I will drink from the reservoir of His form.kṛpā kari’ rāmānuja āsi’ dhīre dhīrevana phala rākhi’ pada dibe mama śirebalibena, “vatsa tumi khāo ei phalavana-vāse phala-phule ātithya kevala” [114]Mercifully, Laksman will come to me slowly, set down His fruits, place His feet on my head, and Read More...

Part 4

Śrī Navadvīpa Bhāva Taraṅga - Part 4 “hā gaurāṅga! kṛṣṇacandra! dayāra sāgara kāṅgālera dhana tumi āmi ta pāmara” ei bali’ kāṅdi’ kāṅdi’ haye agrasara dekhiba sahasā āmi śrī-vidyā-nagara [85] “O Gaurāṅga! O Kṛṣṇacandra! O Ocean of mercy! You are the wealth of the poor, and I am certainly in need.” Saying this and crying as I proceed, I will suddenly see Śrī Vidyānagara. cāri-veda catuḥṣaṣṭi vidyāra ālaya sarasvatī-pīṭha vidyā-nagara niścaya brahmā-śiva-ṛṣi-gaṇa e pīṭha-āśraye sarva-vidyā prakāśila prapañca nilaye [86] Vidyānagara is the abode of the four Vedas, the sixty-four branches of knowledge, and Sarasvatī. Brahmā, Śiva, Read More...

Part 3

Śrī Navadvīpa Bhāva Taraṅga - Part 3 śrī-gaurāṅga gaṇa-saha madhyāhna-samaye bhrameṇa e saba vane prema-matta haye bhakta-gaṇe kṛṣṇa-līlā saṅketa baliyā nāchena kīrtane rādhā-bhāva āsvādiyā [57] At midday, Śrī Gaurāṅga roams in all these forests with His associates, mad with divine love. Hinting at the pastimes of Kṛṣṇa, He dances with the devotees during kīrtana and relishes the ecstasy of Rādhā. āmi kabe ekākī vā bhakta-jana-saṅge bhāsiba caitanya-prema-samudra-taraṅge madhyāhne bhramiba madhyadvīpa-vana-chaye prabhu-bhāva vibhāviyā akiñcana haye [58] When will I, alone or in the company of devotees, float in the waves of the ocean of divine love Read More...

Part 2

Śrī Navadvīpa Bhāva Taraṅga - Part 2 bahirmukha jana māyā-mugdha āṅkhi-dvaye kabhu nāhi dekhe sei upavana-chaye dekhe mātra kaṇṭaka āvṛta bhūmi-khaṇḍa taṭinī-vanyāra vege sadā laṇḍa-bhaṇḍa [29] The eyes of averse souls, who are bewildered by Māyā, never see these groves; they see only a piece of land covered with thorns that is constantly disturbed by the force of flooding rivers. madhuvana madhya-bhāge śrī-viśrāma-sthala śrīdhara-kuṭīra āra kuṇḍa niramala kājīre śodhiyā prabhu laye parikara yathāya viśrāma kaila tridaśa-īśvara [30] In the centre of Madhuvana is a clear pond, the cottage of Śrīdhara, and Viśrama Sthala, where the Read More...

Part 1

Śrī Navadvīpa Bhāva Taraṅga - Part 1 sarva-dhāma-śiromaṇi sandhinī-vilāsa ṣola-krośa navadvīpa chid-ānanda-vāsa sarva-tīrtha-deva-ṛṣi-śrutira viśrāma sphūruk nayane mama navadvīpa-dhāma [1] May the crown jewel of all the Lord’s abodes, the play of the sandhinī energy, the joyful, spiritual abode of nine islands measuring thirty-two miles, the sanctuary of all holy places, gods, sages, and scriptures, Śrī Navadvīpa-dhāma, appear before my eyes. māthura-maṇḍale ṣola-krośa vṛndāvana gauḍe navadvīpa tathā dekhuk nayana ekera prakāśa dui anādi cinmaya prabhura vilāsa-bhede śuddha-dhāma-dvaya [2] May my eyes behold the thirty-two miles of Vṛndāvana  in Mathurā-maṇḍala as Śrī Navadvīpa of Gauḍa-maṇḍala. These divine Read More...

Conclusion

Śrī Kṛṣṇa-saṁhitā Conclusion The main purport and necessity for writing this Śrī Kṛṣṇa-saṁhitā have already been described in the Introduction. We have covered all relevant topics in the verses of this saṁhitā, but we have not used the method that modern scholars use in considering those topics. Therefore, I fear that many people will reject Śrī Kṛṣṇa-saṁhitā as an old-fashioned book. I am in a dilemma. If I would have used the modern process when I composed the verses, then the ancient scholars would have certainly disregarded the book. For this reason, I have Read More...

Chapter 10 – Characteristics of Lord Kṛṣṇa’s Associates

Chapter 10 - Characteristics of Lord Kṛṣṇa's Associates TEXT 1 yeṣāṁ rāgoditaḥ kṛṣṇe śraddhā vā vimaloditā teṣām ācaraṇaṁ śuddhaṁ sarvatra paridṛśyate We are now describing the characteristics of Kṛṣṇa's devotees who are in the mood of Vraja. The characteristics of those who have awakened rāga, or faith in the form of pūrva-rāga, is always pure and faultless. At this juncture we need to consider the science of rāga, or attachment. The thread of bondage between the heart and its repository is called prīti. The portion of the thread of bondage that binds the repository is Read More...

Chapter 9 – Achievement of the Lotus Feet of Lord Kṛṣṇa

Śrī Kṛṣṇa-saṁhitā - Chapter 9 - Achievement of the Lotus Feet of Lord Kṛṣṇa TEXT 1 vyāsena vraja-līlāyāṁ nitya-tattvaṁ prakāśitam prapañca-janitaṁ jñānaṁ nāpnoti yat svarūpakam Śrī Vyāsadeva has explained the eternal truth while describing the pastimes of Vraja. This eternal truth is beyond the realm of material knowledge (see 2.41-43). TEXT 2 jīvasya siddha-sattāyāṁ bhāsate tattvam uttamam dūratā rahite śuddhe samādhau nirvikalpake This supreme truth shines in the living entity's pure existence. This pure existence is attainable by conditioned souls through pure absolute samādhi, which vanquishes all impediments. There are two types of samādhi—artificial and Read More...

Chapter 8 – Direct and Indirect Considerations on the Moods of Vraja

Śrī Kṛṣṇa-saṁhitā - Chapter 8 - Direct and Indirect Considerations on the Moods of Vraja TEXT 1 atraiva vraja-bhāvānāṁ śraiṣṭhyam uktam aśeṣataḥ mathurā-dvārakā-bhāvas teṣāṁ puṣṭi-karā matāḥ In this book the moods of Vraja have already been elaborately described. The moods of Mathurā and Dvārakā nourish the moods of Vraja. TEXT 2 jīvasya maṅgalārthāya vraja-bhāvo vivicyate yad bhāva-saṅgato jivaś cāmṛtatvāya kalpate I will now discuss the moods of Vraja for the auspiciousness of the living entities. By remaining attached to the moods of Vraja, the living entities achieve eternal life. TEXT 3 anvaya-vyatirekābhyāṁ vivicyāyaṁ mayādhunā anvayāt Read More...

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