5 March, 2018 17:06

Posted in Uncategorized on March 5, 2018 by padmanabhdas

भक्त्त में माधुर्य

भक्त्त में माधुर्य होता है !
जो भी भक्त्त के पास कड़वाहट लेकर आता है,
वो उसे माधुर्य से सींच देता है !
ऐसी साधना करो कि तुम ऐसे अवसर खोजते रहो
कि हम को कोई कुचलने बाला आए
और हम उसको सम्मान से सुगन्धित कर दे !
ये कर के देखो तब देखो भक्त्ति कैसे मिलता है !

ऊँचाई की कोई सीमा नही है !
आकाश अनंत है !
यदि कोई अपमान करता है तो सोचिये कि
उन्होंने हमारे ऊपर कृपा की है, गाली नही दी !
यदि कोई गाली दे रहा है तो सोचिये कि इन्होने जान से तो नही मारा !
यदि मार भी दे तो सोचो कि जाने कितने जन्मो का पाप था हमारा,
जो नष्ट हो गया है !
ऐसा हमे बनना है !

साधन करने का तात्पर्य यह नही है कि कल करेंगे या कल बनेंगे !
कल कभी नही आती !
अविलम्भ उस पथ को ग्रहण कर लो !
दीन बनोगे तो दीना नाथ तुम्हारे पीछे पीछे घूमेंगे !

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5 March, 2018 17:03

Posted in Uncategorized on March 5, 2018 by padmanabhdas

सुनने पर यह प्रतीत होता है

गोपिया कहती है कि :

" श्याम दृगन की चोट बुरी री
ज्यो ज्यो नाम लेत नु वाको
मो घायल पै घयल पै नौन डरी री "

दूसरी गोपिया कहती है कि :

सखी तू मत ले वाको नाम नही पछतावैगी
तन को कारो, मन को कपटी,
ऐसे ते कर प्रीति कहा सुख पावैगी

सुनने पर यह प्रतीत होता है कि उससे प्रेम नही है अपितु शत्रुता है !
जब की यहाँ इतना प्रेम है जिसे कोई समझ ही नही सकता है !
प्रेम के कई भाव होते है !
बच्चा जब माता के बाल खिचता है तो क्या वहा शत्रुता है ?
नही, अपितु अतिशय प्रीति है !

23 February, 2018 09:29

Posted in Uncategorized on February 23, 2018 by padmanabhdas

हे नाथ अनादि काल से, मै प्यासा जगह जगह पानी मांगता फ़िर रहा हूँ !
मै कहा कहा नही भटका !
कभी परिवार बालो के पास, कभी दोस्तों के पास, कभी रिश्तोदारो के पास !
कोई भी मेरी प्यास नही बुझा पाया !
वो सब तो मेरे से भी ज्यादा प्यासे निकले !
वो तो उल्टा मेरे से जल मांगने लग गए !

मै उनके पास प्रेम की इच्छा से व् सुख की इच्छा से गया था !
पर वो तो मेरे से भी अंधे निकले !
मै तो जल मांगने गया था, वो मेरे से ही अमृत मांगने लग गए !
हे प्रभु, मेरा कुछ तो उपाए कर दो !
मै इस छलिया संसार में प्यासा भटक रहा हूँ !
आप सिर्फ़ एक बार मुझे देख लोगो, सिर्फ़ एक बार मुझे निहार लोगे,
तो मै हारा हुया भी जीत जायूँगा !

Sri Thakurji established by Sri Vajranabhji

Posted in Uncategorized on February 22, 2018 by padmanabhdas

Vajranabhji – son of Sri Krsna and Sri Rukminiji is Sri Pradyumna, son of Sri Pradyumna is Sri Aniruddha, and son of Sri Aniruddha is Sri Vajranabhji

He made 16 vigrahas –

4 presiding dev of Sri Vrindavan dham – Sri Haridevji at Sri Govardhan (now near Kanpur), Sri Keshav Deva of Mathura, Sri Baladev of Sri Dauji, and Govindaji of Vrindavan (who is now in Jaipur)

There are two Naths—Sri Nathji, who was originally at Govardhan and is now in Nathdwar, Rajasthan, by Udaipur, and Sri Gopinath, who is now in Jaipur

The two Gopals – Sri Madana Gopal, renamed Sri Madana Mohan, who is now in Karoli Rajasthan, and Sakshi Gopal, who is now in the town of Sakshi Gopal, Orissa, near Puri.

The four Mahadev – Sri Chakleswar at Sri Govardhan, Sri Kameswar at Sri Kamavan, Sri Bhuteswar at Sri Mathura, and Sri Gopiswar in Sri Vrindavan.

The four Matajis carved are – Sri Manasi Devi at Sri Govardhan, Sri Vrinda Devi at Sri Kamyavan, Sri Pathal Devi at Sri Mathura, and Sri Yogamaya Devi at Sri Vrindavan dham

Mother Uttara has confirmed after looking at the 3 vigrahas – Sri Madan-mohanji’s Lotus Feet is excat copy of Sri Krsna, Sri Gopinathji’s chest and abdomen is excat copy of Sri Krsna and Sri Govinddevji’s Lotus Face is exact copy of Sri Krsna

Sri Parikar Malika – Param Pujya Sri Gurudev Maharaj

Posted in Uncategorized on January 17, 2018 by padmanabhdas

GRS Subscribers Special Service to Srila Jiva Gosvami

Posted in Uncategorized on December 23, 2017 by padmanabhdas

On Srila Jiva Gosvami’s disappearance day recently, I thought of Mother
Arca-vigraha’s special service to him, as recounted by Kuntidevi dasi in my
book Many Moons: Reflections on Departed Vaishnavas:

Over time, Arca-vigraha was able to use her artistic talent in the service
of some very special projects. Once, a Gaudiya Vaishnava at Radha-kunda
wanted to renovate Srila Krsnadasa Kaviraja Gosvami’s bhajana-kutira and was
looking for an artist to paint a new portrait. It would be served and
worshiped like a deity, nondifferent from the transcendental personality it
represented, and since Radha-kunda was one of the most important holy sites,
visited by millions of pilgrims every year, the painting had to look exactly
like the one it was replacing, and the artist had to be carefully chosen.
So, this young Vaishnava, who was friendly with Bhurijana Prabhu and his
wife, Mother Jagattarini, asked them to help him find the right person-—“but
not a foreigner and not a woman.” So Bhurijana and Jagattarini asked
Arca-vigraha to do the service secretly—-she couldn’t even sign the painting
or reveal herself as the artist.

On the day of the bhajana-kutira’s reopening, the painting was unveiled for
all to see, and everyone thought it was wonderful. Then someone pointed to
Arca-vigraha, who was sitting at the back of the assembly, and exclaimed,
“And here is the artist!” We froze on the spot. But the local babajis were
so enchanted with the painting that they no longer cared who had painted it.
In fact, they requested Arca to also paint Jiva Gosvami, and Ananta dasa
Babaji, Radha-kunda’s chief mahanta, requested a meeting with Arca to thank
her personally. Both paintings are still there at Radha-kunda, installed and
worshiped.

Sri Krsna pastimes and age

Posted in Uncategorized on October 27, 2017 by padmanabhdas

Sri Jiva Goswami answers this question in his Srimad Bhagavatam tika (10.45.3), which lists the pastimes and Sri Krishna’s age at that time. All pastimes are described in the Tenth Canto. * mark means added by editor because not mentioned by Sri Jiva Goswami.

1. *Putana killed (6th Chapter) Krishna only six days old. (not in list)

2. Tṛṇāvarta killed (7th Chapter) – after a full year passed (varṣe pūrṇe).

3. Damodāra-līlā (Chapters 9-10) – in the beginning of the third year during Kārttika month (tṛtīya-varṣā rambhe kārtike) (2 years and 2 months).

4. Move from Gokula to Vrindavana (Chapter 11) Kṛṣṇa-Balarāma and all the cowherds move to Vṛndāvana. This happened a few days after Damodāra-līlā (katicid-dinānte vṛndāvana-praveśaḥ) (2 years and 2 months).

5. VatsaCharana Lila (Chapter 11.37) Kṛṣṇa began herding the calves 2-3 months after moving to Vṛndāvana (dvi-tra-māsānantaraṁ vatsa-cāraṇ ārambhaḥ) (2 years and 4-5 months).

6. Vatsāsura, Bakāsura and Vyomāsura killed (10.11.41-54) during that time (tatra vatsa-baka-vyoma-vadhaḥ) (2 years and 4-5 months).

7. Brahmā Vimohana Lila- Brahmaji stole the cowherd boys and calves (Chapters 12-14) in the autumn after the third year passed and the fourth year started, (tṛtīye pūrṇe caturth ārambhe śaradi bāla-vatsa-haraṇaṁ) (little more than 3 years)
[Note: At this time Gopala actually entered paugaṇḍa age but it was
manifested only after a year passed. (ref. 10.12.41] Paugaṇḍa age manifested (10.12.37) – in the beginning of the fifth year (paṣcam ārambhe paugaṇḍa-prakāśaḥ) (little more than 4 years).

8. Go Charan Lila– Krishna started herding the cows (10.15.1) on śukla-aṣṭamī of Kārtika month [Gopastami] (tatra kārtika-śuklāṣṭamyāṁ go-cāraṇ ārambhaḥ) (4 years, 2 months and 2 weeks).

9. Kāliya-damana-līlā (Chapters 16-17) – in the summer of the fifth year (paṣca masya nidāghe kāliya-damanaṁ) (4 years and appr. 10 months).
[Note: Due to ecstasy, Sri Suka Muni described this līlā out of sequence
by mentioning it after killing of Dhenukāsura.]
In His sixth year Gopala was immersed in herding the cows – (ṣaṣṭhe go-cāraṇa-kautuka-mātraṁ).Govinda entered kaiśora age in the beginning of the seventh year (saptam ārambhe kaiśora-praveśaḥ) (little more than 6 years).

10. Dhenuka killed (15th Chapter) during the time and season when the tāla-fruits are ripe (tatrai vapakva-tālā vasare dhenuka-vadhaḥ). On that evening also the gopīs for the first time manifested their loving mood described in 10.15.43. (little more than 6 years).

11. Pralamba killed (18th Chapter) – in the summer of the seventh year (saptamasya nidāghe pralamba-vadhaḥ) (6 years and appr. 10 months).

12. Veṇu-gītā pastime (21st Chapter) – in the eighth year during Aśvina [Sept-Oct] month (aṣṭamasy āśvin eveṇu-gītaṁ) (7 years and 1 month).

13. Govardhana Lila- Sri Krishna lifted Govardhana (24th Chapter) – in His eighth year on the first day of the waxing moon in Kārttika month (kārtīke govardhan oddharaṇaṁ) (7 years, 2 months and 7 days).

14. Indra Surabhi Govinda-abhiṣeka (27th Chapter) – in the beginning of Krishna’s eighth year, on śukla-ekādaśī of Kārtika month (aṣṭam ārambhe eva kārtika-śuklaikādaśyāṁ govind ābhiṣekaḥ) (7 years, 2 months and 17 days).

15. Journey to Varuṇa’s planet (10.28.1-11) – on the following dvādaśī (dvādaśyāṁ ca varuṇa-loka-gamanaṁ) (7 years, 2 months and 18 days).

16. Brahma-hrada Lila- Sri Krishna’s Vrajavāsīs bathed in Brahma-hrada (10.28.16) – on Karttika purnima; (tat-pūrṇimāyāṁ brahma-hradā vagāhanaṁ) (7 years, 2 months and 21 days).

17. Vastra-haraṇa-līlā (22nd Chapter) – in the winter of Krishna’s eighth year (hemantevastra-haraṇaṁ) (7 years and apx. 3 months).

18. Yajna Patni Anugraha lila (23rd) Krishna shows mercy to the wives of the sacrificial brāhmaṇas (23rd Chapter) – in the summer of His eighth year (nidāghe yajṣa-patnī-prasādaḥ) (7 years and appr. 10 months).
[Note: In 10.24.1 tika, Sri Jiva Goswami says that these līlās are described
out of chronological order because of Śukadeva Gosvāmī’s lack of self-control
due to his prema (prema-vaivaśyāt).

19. Rāsa-līlā (Chapters 29-33) – in the beginning of His ninth year,
in the autumn season (navamasya śaradi rāsa-līlā) (8 years and 1.5
months).

20. Ambika-vana Gamana Lila—to observe the Shiva ratri festival (Phalguna
Krishna chaturdasi) Nanda Baba and his clan travel to Ambikā-vana on chaturdasi
(10.34.1-3 (śiva-rātri-caturdaśyām ambikā-vana-yātrā) (8 years,
6 months and 6 days).

21. Śaṅkhacūḍa killed (10.34.25-32) – in Phālguna [Purnima] month (phālgunyāṁ śaṅkhacūḍa-vadhaḥ) (appr. 8.5 years).

22. Ariṣṭāsura killed (10.36.1-15) – on the full moon of Caitra month (April) (ekādaśasya caitra-paurṇa māsyām ariṣṭa-vadhaḥ [and
Radha-kunda formed]) (10 years, 7 months and 21 days).

23. Keśī killed (10.37.1-8) – on the twelfth day of the dark fortnight of Phālguna (dvādaśasya gauṇa-phālguna-dvādaśyāṁ keśi-vadhaḥ) (11 years, 6 months and 4 days).

24. * Krishna Mathura Gamana Lila- Uncle Akrura takes Krishna and Balarama to Mathura (39th Chapter “Viraha Gita”) on Phalguna Krishna trayodashi, (11 years, 6 months and 5 days).

25. Kaṁsa killed (44th Chapter) – on the fourteenth day of the dark fortnight of Phālguna month [2 days later] (tac caturdaśyāṁ kaṁsa-vadhaḥ) (11 years, 6 months and 6 days).
Adapted from Sri AdvaitaDasji Jaya Jaya Sri Radhe!