AcaryasTwo Writings by Bhaktivinoda Thakura

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Two Writings by Bhaktivinoda Thakura

Postby Dasa » Friday 20 January 2017, 15:32

- Vibhavari Sesa
- Bhakti anukula matra Karyera Svikara


Vibhavari Sesa
By Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur

1) The night has come to an end and the light of dawn is entering. O jiva soul, arise and give up your sleep. Chant the holy names of Lord Hari, who is the giver of liberation; the enemy of the Mura demon; the supreme enjoyer; the all-attractive one; and the horse-headed incarnation, Hayagriva.

2) Lord Hari [Krishna] incarnated as the half-man, half-lion, Nrsimha. He appeared as a dwarf-brahmana named Upendra and is the killer of the Madhu demon. He is the beloved son of the King of Vraj, Nanda Maharaj, and is blackish in complexion. He is the slayer of the Putana witch and the destroyer of the demon Kaitabha. All glories to Lord Hari, who appeared as Lord Rama, the son of King Dasarath.

3) He is the darling of mother Yasoda; the giver of pleasure to the cows, land, and spiritual senses; and the protector of the cows. He is the Lord of the Vrindavan forest; the gopis beloved; the lover of Radhika; and the most beautiful personality in all the worlds.

4) As Ramachandra He brought about the end of the demoniac King Ravana; as Krishna He stole the older gopis butter; He stole the younger gopis clothes while they were bathing in the Yammuna. he is a cowherd boy of Vraj and the protector of the cowherd boys. He steals the hearts of all and always holds a flute.

5) Lord Krishna is worshiped by the best of the yogis and is the son of Nanda. He removes all the fears of the inhabitants of Vraj. He is the color of a fresh rain cloud, and His for is enchanting. When He wanders about, playing His flute, He looks very charming.

6) He is the son of Yasoda and the killer of King Kamsa, and He sports in the rasa dance among the groves of Vraj. Krishna engages in this rasa dance underneath the kadamba trees, and He resides in the forest of Vrindavan.

7) He increases the ecstasy of His devotees. He is the reservoir of all love and is the transcendental Cupid who uses His flowered arrows to increase the loving desires of the gopis. He is the pleasure of the gopis' hearts and the abode of all wonderful qualities.

8) Lord Krishna is the lofe of the River Yamuna. He is always absorbed in amorous pastimes, and He is the moon of the gopis' minds which are like the cakora birds that subsist only upon moonlight. O mind, obey these words of mine and sing the glories of Sri Krishna in the form of these holy names, which are full of nectarean mellows.


Bhakti anukula matra Karyera Svikara
(Acceptance of activities favorable to pure devotion--
from the book Saranagati)
By Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur

1-6) The cottage in the grove on the banks of Radha kund, the great Govardhan Hill, the banks of the Yamuna, Kusuma sarovara, Manansa ganga, the daughter of Kalinda (the Yamuna) with her many waves, the Vamsi-vat, Gokula, Dhira-samira, the trees and creepers and reeds of Vrindavan, the different varieties of colorful birds, the deer, the cooling breeze from the Malaya Mountains, the peacocks, the bumblebees, the pastimes with the flute, the flute itself, the buffalo horn bugle, the footprints of cows in the dust of Vraj, the rows of blackish rainclouds, springtime, the moon, the conchshell, and the kartalas -- all these I know to be not only very conducive for the pastimes of Radha and Krishna, I recognize them as actual stimulus for these pastimes.

7) I refuse to go anywhere if these stumuli are not present there, for to abandon them is to abandon life itself.

8) Bhaktivinod says, "Please hear me, O Kana! Because all these stimulate remembrance of You, they are the very source of my life."

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