domingo, 21 de marzo de 2010

Anjali Dasi

The Lord is the protector of cows & the brahminical culture. A society devoid of cow protection & brahminical culture is not under the direct protection of the Lord, just as the prisoners in the jails are not under the protection of the king but under the protection of a severe agent of the king.
Srimad Bhagavatam 1.14.34 purport

Without cow protection and cultivation of the brahminical qualities in human society, at least for a section of the members of society, no human civilization can prosper at any length.

The cow is our MOTHER. Vedic philosophy teaches there are 7 mothers: 1) the birth mother,2) the nurse,3) the wife of the brahmana,4) the wife of the king,5) the wife of the spiritual master,6) the earth, and7) the cow.

There is no wealth equal to cows. To talk about cows, to hear others speak about cows, to offer gifts of cows to worthy people and to see cows are all auspicious activities. There is never any inauspiciousness in cows.
-Anusasana Parva, Mahabharata

That country or nation where cows are protected and live without fear of slaughter becomes exalted and the sins of that country are evaporated.

-Anusasana Parva, Mahabharata

Añadida el 31 de marzo

Cows constitute the stairs that lead to heaven. Cows are adored in heaven. Cows are goddesses competent to grant every righteous wish and desire.Verily there is nothing in the worlds more elevated or superior to cows.”
--Anusasana Parva, Mahabharata

Añadida el 31 de marzo

The Surabhi cow descended from the spiritual world &manifested herself in the heavenly spheres from the aroma of celestial nectar for the benefit of all created beings. The direct descendants of the Surabhi cows are the sacred cows from the continent India which are uniquely similar to the Surabhi cows owing to the beautiful hump on their backs & the wonderfully soft folds of skin under their necks.

Since all cows in the world today are descendants of the sacred surabhi cows of India, they are all holy and should always be lovingly cared for & protected with the highest esteem & greatest respect.One should never cause harm to cows in any way even in dreams & one should never ever even think of eating the flesh of cows as there is no action more sinful in all of creation than cow killing.

Anusasana Parva, Mahabharat

My siksä-gurudeva, Sri Srimad Bhaktivedänta

Näräyana Gosvämi Mahäräja, is preaching
the message of Sriman Mahäprabhu extensively
throughout the countries of the East and West. While in
Australia during his previous world preaching tour, he
elucidated the glories of näma-tattva, and of Vedic
heritage and culture. In one lecture he said that modern
archaeologists do not accept the true age-old Vedic
civilization and claim that Harappä and Mohenjo-Daro,
which are only 5000 years old, constitute India’s
ancient past. They also maintain that at the dawn of
mankind there was Stone Age, followed by an Iron
Age, Bronze Age and today’s ‘Golden Age’. Such are
the claims of foolish and ignorant people.
Indian culture is very ancient and was systematic,
prosperous in every respect, and designed for people
who observed proper moral conduct. Even if the modern
scientists and archaeologists were to make a collective
effort to try to understand its age, they would be
baffled in their attempt.
The people of the West are far more advanced in
technology and communications than are the people of
India today. In the United States, however, which
claims to be the world’s most advanced country, NASA
has recently uncovered historical facts that establish
India’s ancient and sophisticated heritage. A recent
news article reported the find as follows:
Space images taken by NASA reveal a mysterious
ancient bridge in the Palk Strait between India and Sri
Lanka. The recently discovered bridge, currently
named Adam’s Bridge, is made of a chain of shoals, c.
18 miles (30 km) long.
The bridge’s unique curvature and composition
by age reveal that it is man-made. According to both
archaeological studies and legend, the first signs of
human inhabitants in Sri Lanka date back to the primitive
age about 1,750,000 years ago, and the bridge is
of almost an equivalent age.
This information provides a crucial insight into
the mysterious legend called “Ramayana”, which was
supposed to have taken place in Treta-yuga, more
than 1,700,000 years ago. In this epic there is mention
of a bridge that was built between Rameshvaram in
India and the Sri Lankan coast, under the supervision
of a dynamic and invincible figure called Ram, said to
be the incarnation of the Supreme.
This information may be of little importance to
the archaeologists interested in exploring the origins
of man, but it is sure to open the spiritual floodgates
as people across the world come to know of an
ancient history linked to the Indian mythology.
After hearing this news report, a member of the
audience asked my siksä-guru Sri Srimad Bhaktivedänta
Näräyana Gosvämi Mahäräja, for his opinion on the
Srila Mahäräjaji: This recent report by NASA has
given a glimpse into the culture of ancient India.
Member of the audience: Can you please say more
about this, with examples so that the newcomers here
may understand.
Srila Mahäräjaji: The span of Indian, Vedic culture is
given in the Vedic scriptures. According to Srimad-
Bhägavatam and other scriptures, the four yugas
(Satya-, Tretä-, Dväpara- and Kali-yuga) form one
divya-yuga. Seventy-one divya-yugas equal the duration
of one manvantara. Fourteen manvantaras
make up one day of Brahmä, whose night is of the
same length. Brahmä has a year of 360 days, and a lifespan
of one-hundred years.
During one day of Brahmä, maryäda-purusottama
Bhagavän Sri Rämacandra, lilä-purusottama Bhagavän
Sri Krsna and, in the Kali-yuga that follows Krsna’s
appearance, prema-purusottama Sri Sacinandana
Gaurahari, descend to this world. However, Bhagavän
Sri Rämacandra does not descend in the Tretä-yuga just
previous to the Dvärpara-yuga in which Bhagavän Sri
Krsna appears. It is beyond the ability of modern scientists
to correctly calculate these events.
An Indian resident of Australia: Swämiji, does this
report bear any other significance?
Srila Mahäräjaji: Listen. You are a scientist. One of our
bhaktas pointed you out to me before class. At that time
in ancient India, India’s science and architecture were
so advanced, beyond your understanding. NASA’s
recent discovery shows that this thirty-kilometre
bridge does not have even one pillar, nor is it built
with any cement or iron. Could the unified efforts of
all the scientists of the world accomplish anything like
this? At that time India was highly civilized and its technology
was also advanced. All of this is beyond your
Scientist: Swämiji, you have commented on the subject
of advanced technology. Was there computer science
during the time of ancient India? Indians have
learned computer knowledge from Western countries.
Srila Mahäräjaji: Your question makes me laugh.
Knowledge of Indian science is of a special type,
meaning it comes from realization. Your knowledge,
however, is devoid of realization and is not actual
knowledge. In one way you people are innocent. Your
family lineage is Indian but how can you possibly
understand these things? Without the aid of ancient
India and Indian culture, the world could not progress
even one inch. Have you heard of the scripture named
Scientist: Yes, I know of it. Even though I am a scientist,
I try to study the Bhägavatam daily.
Srila Mahäräjaji: I will give you an example of computer
science from this Srimad-Bhägavatam. Do you
know the story of Sringi Rishi, the son of the Rishi Samika,
who cursed King Pariksit at the mere age of five years?
Scientist: Yes, Swämiji, I do know it. I heard from my
mother that due to this curse the Bhägavatam manifested
in this world.
Srila Mahäräjaji: Your mother has told you correctly.
She must be a bhakta. No ordinary person can understand
this secret; only devotees can do so.
Immediately after this curse all the munis and rishis, taking
a vow to fast until death, at once arrived on the
banks of the Gangä with King Pariksit. The sage
Mangal from Mongolia and the sage Kasyapa from the
shore of the Kaisipayana Ocean also arrived there. Just
see ancient India’s internet system. Communications
and transportation were so advanced at that
time, that everyone assembled there within
just a few moments.
Devotee: Gurudeva, We heard from you the
glory of ancient Indian culture as described in
Srimad-Bhägavatam. At that time, you were
speaking in relation to the glories of Sri näma.
What connection does näma have with
NASA’s discovery? I don’t understand.
Srila Mahäräjaji: The technology that was
used to construct this bridge, which has been
discovered by NASA, was näma technology
and nothing else. At the time of building this
bridge Nala, Nila, Hanumän and all others
would place stones in the water while uttering
Bhagavän’s names, “Räma, Räma”. By the
influence of this name the stones did not
sink; rather they all joined together.
In their childhood Nala and Nila were very
mischievous; they used to throw the sages’
kusa-äsanas and other possessions into the
water, thus causing them to sink. The sages
became angry and declared, “Anything you
throw into the water will float.” There was so
much power in the words of those nämaparäyana
sages (sages who are fully devoted
to Bhagavän’s holy name) that anything Nala
and Nila threw into the water refused to sink.
This curse became a benediction for them,
just as the curse of näma-paräyana Rishi
Närada upon the two sons of Kuvera,
Nalaküvara and Manigriva, enabled them to
attain Vrajendra-nandana Syämasundara.
If näma-paräyana Deva Rishi had not
cursed Nalaküvara and Manigriva, they would
not have attained Bhagavän.
The potency of näma can not only create
a bridge on the ocean to enable Sri Räma’s
army to cross over it, but is so great that it can
even build a bridge for the jiva to cross over
this ocean of nescience and reach his real
home. Other than näma technology, no technology
has this ability. This is the real glory of

jayore jayore jaya paramahaḿsa mahāśaya
śrī bhaktisiddhānta saraswatī
goswāmī ṭhākura jaya parama karuṇāmaya
dīnahīna agatira gaṭi

nīlācale haiyā udaya
śrī gauḍamaṇḍale āsi’ prema bhakti parakāśi
jīvera nāśilā bhava-bhaya

tomāra mahimā gāi hena sādhya mora nāi
tabe pāri yadi deho śakti
viśvahite avirata ācāra-pracāre rata
viśuddha śrī rūpānugā bhakti

śrī pāṭ khetari dhāma ṭhākura śrī narottama
tomāte tāńhāra guṇa dekhi
śāstrera siddhānta-sāra śuni lāge camatkāra
kutā kika dite nāre phāńki

suddha bhakti-mata yata upadharmma-kavalita
heriyā lokera mane trāsa
hāni’ susiddhānta-vāṇa upadharmma khāna khāna
saj janera vāḍāle ullāsa

smārttamāta jaladhara śuddha bhakti rabi-kara
ācchādila bhāviyā antare
śāstra sindhu manthanete susiddhānta jhañjhāvāte
uḍāilā dig digantare

sthāne sthāne kata maṭha sthāpiyācha niṣkapaṭa
prema sevā śikhāite jīve
maṭhera vaiṣṇava gaṇa kore sadā vitaraṇa
hari guṇa-kathāmṛta bhave

śuddha-bhakti-mandākinī vimala pravāha āni
śītala karilā taptaprāṇa
deśe deśe niṣkiñcana prerilā vaiṣṇava gaṇa
vistārite hariguṇa gāna

pūrvve yathā gaura hari māyāvāda cheda kari
vaiṣṇava karilā kāśīvāsī
vaiṣṇava darśana-sukṣma vicāre tumi he dakṣa
temati toṣilā vārāṇasī

daivavarṇāśrama-dharmma hari bhakti yāra marmma
śāstra yukte karilā-niścaya
jñāna-yoga-karmma caya mulya tāra kichu naya
bhaktira virodhī yadi haya

śrī gauḍamaṇḍala bhūmi bhakta sańge parikrami
sukītti sthāpilā mahāśaya
abhinna vraja maṇḍala gauḍabhūmi premojvala
pracāra haila viśvamaya

kuliyāte pāyaṇḍīrā atyācāra kaila yā’rā
tā savāra doṣa kṣamā karī’
jagate kaile ghoṣaṇā ‘taroriva sahiṣṇunā’
hana ‘kīrttanīyaḥ sadā hariḥ’

śrī viśvavaiṣṇava-rāja sabhāmadhye ‘pātrarāja’
upādhi-bhūṣaṇe vibhūyita
viśvera mańgala lāgi’ haiyācha sarvva tyāgī
viśvavāśī jana-hite rata

karitecha upakāra yāte para upakāra
labhe jīva śrī kṛṣṇa-sevāya
dūre yāya bhava-roga khaṇḍe yāhe karmma bhoga
hari pāda padma yā’te pāya

jīva moha-nidrā gata jāgā’te vaikuṇṭha dūta
‘gauḍīya’ pāṭhāo ghare ghare
uṭhare uṭhare bhāi āra ta samaya nāi
‘kṛṣṇa bhaja’ bole uccaisvare

tomāra mukhāra vinda vigalita makaranda
siñcita acyuta-guṇagāthā
śunile juḍāya prāṇa tamo moha antarddhāna
dūre yāya hṛdayera vyathā

jāni āmi mahāśaya yaśovāñchā nāhi haya
vindu mātra tomāra antare
tava guṇa vīṇādhārī, mora kaṇṭha-vīṇā dhari’
avaśete valāya āmāre

vaiṣṇavera guṇa-gāna karile jīvera trāṇa
suniyāchi sādhu guru mukhe
kṛṣṇa bhakti samudaya janama saphala haya
e bhava-sāgara tare sukhe

te-kāraṇe prayāsa yathā rāmanera āśa
gaganera cāńda dhari vāre
adoṣa-daraśī tumi adhama patita āmi
nija guṇe kṣamivā āmāre

srī gaurāńga-pāriṣada ṭhākura bhaktīvinoda
dīnahīna patitera bandhu
kalitamaḥ vināśite ānilena avanīte
toma’ akalańka pūrṇa indu

kora kṛpā vitaraṇa premasudhā anukṣaṇa
mātiyā uṭhuka jīva gaṇa
harināma-saḿkīrttane nācuka jagata-jane
vaiṣṇava-dāsera nivedana

All glories repeatedly to His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Maharaj, the paramahamsa, the supremely merciful and the ultimate refuge for the lowly and fallen.

Having appeared in Nilachala, you came to Sri Gaura-mandala and demolished the conditioned souls’ fear of this material world by revealing the treasure of divine love.

I have no ability to sing your glories, but can do so if you empower me. For the welfare of this world you are untiringly engaged in practising and preaching unadulterated devotional service in the line of Sri Rupa Goswami.

In you I find the good qualities of Srila Narottam Thakur who had hallowed the sacred land of Khetari. I marvel to hear from you the essence of Scriptural conclusions presented so irrefutably to false arguers and speculators.

Men are afraid to see the principles of pure devotional service eclipsed by pseudo-religions. But you, by expertly shooting the arrows of genuine scriptural conclusions, have torn asunder such pseudo-religions and they engladdened the saintly men.

On reflecting that the sunshine of pure devotion was getting shrouded by the clouds of smarta doctrines, you churned the ocean of Vedic scriptures, raised a mighty tempest of bona-fide siddhanta and blew those clouds far away.

You have founded so many monasteries in different places with no motive to cheat but to teach the conditioned beings how to serve the Lord with love. The Vaisnavas of these monasteries are constantly distributing the nectarine words of the divine qualities of Lord Hari in this material world.

You have brought us the clear currents of the Mandakini River of pure devotion and cooled our lives, feverish with material woes. You have sent Vaisnavas, devoid of material possessions, to diverse lands for propagating the songs eulogising Lord Hari.

Just as in the past Lord Gaurahari had pricked the bubble of Mayavada and converted the inhabitants of Varanasi to Vaisnavism. You too, by means of your expert analysis of the subtle Vaisnava philosophy, have enraptured all in Varanasi.

You have determined, on the basis of scriptural evidence, the principles of Vedic varnasrama – the import of which is devotion to Lord Hari. It is you who explained that knowledge, yoga and activities, if averse to bhakti, are of absolutely no value.

You have achieved an exemplary feat by circumambulating the Holy Land of Sri Gaura-mandala in the association of devotees. This hallowed land – non-different from Vraja and resplendent with Divine Love – received publicity around the globe.

You have forgiven the offences of the demonic offenders of Kulia who had tortured you. Thereby you proclaimed to the world that those who constantly chant the Name of Lord Hari should be tolerant like a tree.

In the royal court of the world Vaisnava association you were adorned with the ‘Patraraja’ title [head of the assembly]. For the welfare of the world you have renounced all that you had, and are engaged in the good of all.

You are untiring in doing benevolence so that the conditioned souls receive the ultimate benediction of service to Lord Sri Krishna. They would then recuperate from the worldly disease, be enfranchised from the bondage of karma and attain to the Lotus Feet of Lord Hari.

Since living entities are lost in the slumber of false attachments, you are sending the ‘Gaudiya’ – messenger of the spiritual world – from door to door to awaken them. "Arise, arise of brethren, there is no time to be lost. ‘Serve Krishna,’" they call out aloud.

The nectarine verses glorifying the infallible Lord Krishna, issuing from your lotus mouth, soothe our souls, dissipate ignorance and illusion and rid our hearts of agony.

O Great Soul, I am well aware that there is no trace of desire for fame in your heart. Your qualities, like an expert musician, take hold of the vina of my voice and make me speak, devoid of power over myself.

I have heard from the saintly ones that the conditioned soul attains liberation upon glorifying the Vaisnavas. He moreover develops Krishna-bhakti, makes his birth perfect and crosses the material ocean with ease.

It is on this account that I endeavour thus, like a dwarf aspiring to reach the moon in the sky. But since you take no offence, I trust you will pardon my flaws, fallen and unqualified as I am.

Thakur Bhaktivinoda, Associate of Sri Gauranga and friend of the lowly and fallen, brought you, untarnished full moon, to this earth to dispel the ignorance of Kali Yuga.

So please keep on incessantly showering your mercy, the nectar of Divine Love, and let all creatures be rejuvenated and ecstatic. May all men on this earth dance in Harinam Sankirttan – this alone is the prayer of Vaisnava Dasa.

Composed by Sri Gopal Govinda Mahanta of Srihatta, East Bengal.

This Kirttan is sung in all Gaudiya Maths on

His Divine Grace's Appearance and Disappearance Days.
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