Sri Radha Madhava

Sri Radha Madhava

Saturday, March 28, 2015

SPRING NAVA RATRI ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ SRI SIDDHIDATRI ~ 9th Day

                                                                        9th Day

     Maa Siddhidatri is the 9th form of Durga.  She sits on a Lotus and rides on the lion. In her four hands she holds a Gada, Chakra, a Lotus flower and Shankh. To her devotees she bestows, according to the Markandaye Purana, the eight Siddhis:  Anima, Mahima, Garima, Laghima, Prapti, Prakamya, Ishitva & Vashitva.  Therefore she is worshipped by not only humans but also Devaghana, Gandharvas,  Asuras, Yakshas and Siddhas.
    It is writen in Devipuran that in the beginning of the universe Lord Rudra worshipped Adi-Parashakti for creation. It is believed that Adi-Parashakti had no form.  Lord Shiva, Himself got all these Siddhis by worshiping Maha Shakti. By Grace Adi-Parashakti appeared as the form of Siddhidatri from the left half of his body. Thereby he is named the famous Ardhanarishvara.    This form of Durga is worshiped by all gaining great achievements, felicity and perfection.
     Maa Durga removes ignorance and provides the knowledge to realize the Divine. That is why She is surrounded by Siddhas, Gandharvas, Yakshas, Demons and Gods who are worshiping her. The Siddhi that she provides is the realization that everything is Supreme Being or Brahman. If a sadhaka worships in the prescribed manner with full faith he draws the Devi's Grace and acquires all Siddhis and nothing remains unattainable by him in the universe.
 
                                                        ~*~ Jai Jai Maa! ~*~

Friday, March 27, 2015

SPRING NAVA RATRI ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ MAHAGAURI ~*~ 8th Day

                                                                           8th Day

The Eighth Durga form is "Maha Gauri." She is as white as a conch, as the moon and as Jasmine. Her clothes and ornaments are white and clean yet she is just a child.  Her vehicle is a white bull, she has four arms and three eyes. In her hands she holds the Trishul and Damaru, the other two are in Abhey Mudra, the gesture giving fearlessness, and Ver Mudra granting boons.  She is calm and serene and exists in pure bliss.  It is said that when the body of Gauri became soiled due to dust and dirt while observing penance, Shiva washed her clean with the splendorous waters of Ganges.  Then her body shone bright like lightening. There fore, she is known as "Maha Gauri".

                                                              ~*~ Jai Jai Maa! ~*~

Thursday, March 26, 2015

SPRING NAVA RATRI ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ KALRATRI ~*~ 7th Day

                                                                              7th Day

The 7th form of Durga is Kalratri, the One who is “the Death of Kaal” (Time Itself). She is black as night and destroys ignorance bringing light into the darkness. Durga's hair is open and plentiful. She has on necklaces shining like lightening and has three eyes which are round and bright like the universe. Thousands of flames of fire come from her nostrils. She rides on a Donkey. There is a sharp cleaver in her left hand and her lower left hand is holding a burning torch (mashal). With her right hand she shows us vardhana mūrdha which grants boons and her lower right hand is in Abhay Mudra extending fearlessness to her devotees. Kalratri is that super power that creates havoc and removes all things bad and unclean. But to Her devotees, She brings calmness and courage. Being auspicious she is called "Shubhamkari."
                                                               ~*~ Jai Jai Maa! ~*~

SPRING NAVA RATRI ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ KATYAYANI ~*~ 6th Day

                                                                       6th Day

Katyayani. The son of "Kat" as "Katya".  Rishi Katyayan was born in this "Katya" lineage. Katyayan had observed great penance, it was his wish that Maa Durga be born as his daughter. The Goddess acceded to his request. Meanwhile, army of the powerful demon Mahishasura, who could only be killed by a warrior Goddess, had reached heaven to overthrow the Gods. Thus the trinity of Gods – Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, got infuriated and they created the Goddess Durga, who was a culmination of the powers of all deities. Sage Katyayana had the first privilege to worship her, so she was also named Katyayani. As a result she took birth as a daughter of Katyayan and herefore her name is "Katyayani". She is a manifestation of Sri Laxmi-ji, has three eyes and eight hands. These are eight types of weapons missiles in her seven hands. Her vehicle is the Lion.  This is the daughter form of Durga. Here is she a loving daughter. She is the epitome of love but won’t hesitate to rise up in anger to defend righteousness and Dharma. It is believed that Maa Katyayani persistently battles against evil and deceitful entities.  To get Lord Krishna as their husband the gopis worshiped Maa Katyayani Devi in Vraj.  So she is established as the Queen of Vraj. She blesses and protects. Special benediction: Kaatyayani devi is very protective and grants boons and fulfils wishes–especially relating to obtaining the association of the Supreme Divine–Sri Krishna. A yellow light of satisfaction emnates from her eyes and spreading into the eyes of people and allowing one to be satisfied with what is being seen and received in life. She radiates crescent-shaped yellow energies, which descend at our finger tips, empowering us to do good and appropriate action.



SPRING NAVA RATRI ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ SKANDA MATA ~*~ 5th Day

                                                                        5th Day

Skanda Mata is the 5th Durga Devi Shakti form.  As the daughter of Himalaya, after observing penance she got married to Lord Shiva. Their son is Kumara Skanda or Kumara Kartikeya also called Lord Murugan in south India. the leader of the army of the Gods. Skanda Mata is a deity of fire.  She has three eyes and four hands. She is white and seated on a lotus and also called Padmasana. Using a lion as a vehicleand Skanda is seated in her lap. On the fifth day of Navaratra the mind of the aspirant is in the Visuddha Cakra. From worshiping the goddess in the form of Skandamata on this day the devotee gets all his desires fulfilled.


SPRING NAVA RATRI ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ KUSHMANDA ~*~ 4th Day

                                                                           4th Day

  Kushmanda is the 4th Durga Shakti.   In this form she creates the entire Universe as a little egg by her  delighted laughter. She, therefore, dwells in the solar systems as the energy of the Sun. She shines in all the ten directions having brought Light out of the original Darkness by the brilliance of her dazzling smile. She has eight arms holding four types of weapons, a rosary, a lotus, a kamandalu, and a jar of Nectar.  She is radiant riding the Lion of Dharma. She likes the offerings of pumpkin.  Those who worship her on the 4th day of Nava Ratri are blessed with inner strength, good health and prosperity.

                                                           ~*~ Jai Jai Maa! ~*~

SPRING NAVA RATRI ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ CHANDRAGHANTA ~*~ 3rd Day

3rd Day

    Chandraghanta, the third Shakti, is She who wears the moon in her necklace! Worshiped on the third day/night of Nava Ratri, like the moon, she is charming and bright. Golden in color, She has three eyes and ten hands holding ten weapons etc. She is seated on a Lion and ready to go into battle and fight as the unrivalled depiction of power and bravery. The dreadful sound of her bell terrifies all villains, demons and every kind of evil.

~*~ Jai Jai Maa! ~*~


SPRING NAVA RATRI ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ BRAHMACHARINI ~*~ 2nd Day

                                                                          2nd Day

Brahmacharini is worshipped on 2nd Night of the Navaratri.  Brahma is that who observes penance and good conduct. The idol of this Goddess is very gorgeous. There is rosary in her right hand and Kamandal in the left. She is full with merriment. Her story is famous. In her previous birth she was Parvati Hemavati the daughter of Himalayas,Himvan. Once when she was busy in games with her friends. Naradaji came to her and predicted reading her hand that, "You will marry the naked and terrible 'Bhole Baba' who was with you when you were Sati, the daughter of Daksh, in your previous birth. But now you have to perform penance for him." Thereupon Parvati told her mother Menaka that she would marry none except Shambhu, otherwise she would remain unmarried. Saying this she went to observe penance to get Lord Shiva. That is why her name is famous as tapacharini - Brahmacharini.

                                                             ~*~ Jai Jai Maa! ~*~

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

SPRING NAVA RATRI ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ SHAILPUTRI ~*~ 1st Day

                                                                          1st Day

    Shailputri , daughter of the Himālayas, is worshiped 1st of all the Nava Durga Shaktis (the nine forms of Durga) on the first Night during the auspacious Nava Ratri.
In her previous birth she was the daughter of Prajapati Daksha. Her name was Sati - Bhavani. She was the wife of Lord Shiva. Once Daksha had organized a big Yagna and did not invite Lord Shiva. But, in spite of his warning her, Sati being insistent , reached there anyway. Thereupon Daksha insulted Shiva.  Sati did not tolerate the insult to her husband and renounced the body given her by her father Daksha.  She burnt herself in the fire of the Yagna.  In her next birth she became the daughter of Himalaya, was given the name of Parvati - Hemvati and after much tapasya finally again married Lord Shiva. As per the Upnishads she had torn the egotism of Indra and the Devtas. Being ashamed they bowed and prayed that, "In fact, thou art Shakti, we, Brahma, Vishnu and Shiv, are capable only by getting Shakti from you."
                                                          ~*~ Jai Jai Maa! ~*~

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

~*~OM BABAJI ~*~


       The wonderful Om Babaji lived to be 110 yrs.old, (d. 1959), Santji told me, and he never ate anything!! He stayed in a small room on the upper 3rd floor on Naya Sarak, Chandni Chowk, or "moonlit market", one of the oldest and busiest markets in India! Every evening he walked to the Yamuna River and sat in Samadhi there til sunrise! Whenever I had the chance I would ask about him to Santji, or one of the few devotees who knew Om Babaji. They said he lived with nothing but a wooden bed with a brick for a pillow. There was a Havan kund that always had live coals glowing that he would stir up and on that fire make a little tea for any guest for which there was also a chair.
      Surgeon Rear Admiral MS Melhotra had told me that several times that he and his wife Satyaji had offered Om Babaji shawls which he happily accepted but that after a few days they would visit and again there would be nothing there, but Om Babaji smiling as before.
      Mrs.Shakuntla Bindra, who was the daughter of a dear friend of Sant Gulab Singhji's was introduced to Om Babaji  by him. She told me how kind and gentle Om Babaji was and that he always made tea for her whenever she came and would drink along with her. She said one such day they heard heavy footsteps coming up the stairs. Immediately Om Babaji shouted loudly in Urdu saying, "How dare you come up these stairs here,  Haramzade! Go away!" Then they heard the footsteps going back down the stairway.  She said she started trembling when Om babaji turned to her and softly said, "Don't be afraid, my child, you have done nothing wrong! This was not meant for you.  Sanvalashah (Krishna) is very happy with you."
     Once she was bringing someone to meet him at her usual time and she could not find his flat, with the great big "AUM" on the wall. She said that they went up and down the street several times, again and again, but couldn't find his building!  Finally they had to give up and left.  Days later when she met Om Babaji he smiled and said, "Yes, I know, I had hidden the building!"
   In Santjio's last years he had given this photo of Om Babaji and had many tiny copies made. Whenever someone came to him with a problem or a great desire Santji would give  them this small picture of Om Babaji, tell them to put it inside a locket where it could be seen and wear it always.  He said to pray everyday to Om Babaji and that everything would be alright. Great souls are indeed able to help others to have great faith in Gods blessings and even in miracles. And for those years to come, again and again the devotees returned with bright faces and gifts, they had wonderful stories to tell about the miracles of beloved Om Babaji.

        "Ye Noor Uska, Ye Zahoor Uska.  Agar Tu Na Dekhe, To Kasoor Kiska?"



Friday, March 06, 2015

¸.•°*♥ Rangeeli Holi! ¸.•°*♥


      Be drenched in the indelible color of the Beloved Sri Radha Krishna!

 ¸.•*""*•.¸जय श्री राधे! ¸.•*""*•.¸जय श्री राधे!
ஜ۩۞۩ஜ▬▬▬ ஜ۩۞۩ஜ▬▬▬ ஜ۩۞۩ஜ
श्री कृष्ण गोविन्द हरे मुरारी!  हे नाथ नारायण वासुदेव!
राधे राधे! ..... कृष्णा कृष्णा! ..... जय श्री राधे कृष्णा!
ஜ۩۞۩ஜ▬▬▬ ஜ۩۞۩ஜ▬▬▬ ஜ۩۞۩ஜ
¸.•*""*•.¸जय श्री राधे! ¸.•*""*•.¸
जय श्री राधे!

               ~ ღ☆¸.•°*♥ हरी ॐ *ღ☆¸.•°*♥

             ¸.•°*♥ Happy Days of Holi!¸.•°*♥

Vraj Holi is the Festival of Spring Colors in a Divine playful ecstasy of the Pure Bliss of the Love of Sri Sri Radha Krishna!!


 The Divine Couple Eternally Dance in an ecstatic mood of the ever bright Full-Moon of the Grace-filled Bliss of Vraj Holi!!

                                               ~*~  Jai Jai Sri Radha Krishna!! ~*~

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

In Union with the Beloved `*°○•.♡.•○°*`


There is nothing more bitter than separation. 
Without Your refuge there is only confusion.
Our possessions ambush our real wealth; 
our desires tear the garment of spirit from our souls.

Since the harm we do
devours the good we try to reach,
how can anyone save his soul
except with Your protection?

And even if we could protect our own souls,
we still cling to a storehouse of fears,
because the soul is forever distraught with itself,
if it's not in union with the Beloved. 

Rumi ~ Mathnawi   

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

*`°☆○•.Maha Shivaratri.•☆○°`*


      On this night one sits together or alone and  meditates, does puja,  turpana,  havan, listens to the stories (of saints, Rishis and gods); sing songs of God and dances! Any of these we do to stay awake all night at this most auspicious and powerful time of the Great Night of Shiva! 
          ~ In the Great Light of Shiva!
One may chant any of his mantras, specially this one:
             ;"Om Namah Shivaya!"~*~










The rest is left to the Grace of Lord Shiv,  who is the delight of the sadhaks that fix their gaze on That Divine Light of Light.
                        ~*~Om Namah Shivaya!~*~


Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Paramahansa Vishuddhanandaji's Teachings


Here are presented some of Param Babaji's Teachings and Instructions:

1. Perform the Kriya (religious commandment) given by the Guru regularly and implicitly according to his instructions and all shall be well. The grace of God is bound to descend on you in due time.

2. Give up self-praise and talking ill of others completely. These traits are very harmful. Never waste time in these.

3. When tragedies and ill-times overtake you, increase your mantra-japa, both in terms of time and number.

4. Never trust anybody in a hurry. Test him thoroughly first, else you will be duped.

5. Every bit and particle of this world is against your interest. You are your only friend and well-wisher. So depend on your own efforts and do not look up to others for help as they are likely to fail you in your times of need and distress.

6. During your Sadhana (spiritual endeavour) constancy and regularity in practice are of prime importance. Reading of scriptures is only dry intellectual gymnastics. Dramatised Bhakti is also not Bhakti in the real sense. True Jnan and real Bhakti are very prestigious and difficult-to-attain stages in spiritual advancement. These develop automatically one after the other, only after constant and regular austere spiritual practice over a long period.

7. To depend solely on the grace of God is not an act of wisdom. Grace is no doubt very sublime and is also being showered upon us by Mahashakti all the time. Without it there is no hope of our advancement towards salvation either. But this grace can only be attained through constant practice of Yogic Kriya which can lead to the attainment of even the unattainable.

8. Do not let anything ever worry you. ''I (your Guru) am always there with you.'' After performing your Kriya properly for some time, you will yourself realize the truth of my statement. I shall see that all your legitimate wishes are fulfilled and you are never in want.

9. To bring a mood of calm repose in the mind before you start your meditation first invite the following thought: ''The world was there before I was born and it will be there even after I am gone. So, nothing really depends on me, hence why should I be in a state of tension? It is only with calm consciousness that I can help myself and help others. The Divine remains calm despite all the turmoils in the world. It is the Divine spark in me, present as my soul, that sustains me. Let me concentrate on that. Let me get a few moments of leave from the demands of my body, from the desires of my life and from the restlessness of mind and enter into my soul - my true Self. Let peace and calm sustain me.''

10. I am aware of each and every thing that you do, so never try to deceive me by telling lies.

11. Electrical energy gets accumulated particularly in the fore-finger of the right hand, which should not therefore be used for rubbing teeth or pointing out the direction, else it leads to unneccessary waste of the accumulated electrical energy.

12. Spiritual progress depends upon the loftiness of character. Never hurt anybody's feelings. Keep your senses under control and follow the truth in body, mind and speech. Keep unswerving faith in the Guru and be patient, compassionate and forgiving.

13. Dear Son, all your happiness or suffering is a result of your earlier deeds. Do not add further to these. Give up doing bad and unholy deeds now at least, so that you do not create new sins, the consequences of which you will have to suffer in future.

14. You develop interest in the Kriya through constant practice, so much so that in due course of time you will not be able to give it up even if you will want to. In the beginning, you will have to force yourself to sit for your Kriya, but later you will start feeling greatly perturbed whenever you are not able to do so. The Guru can only advise you, explain to you and demonstrate the technique to you but the actual performance will have to be done by you and you alone. So, for your own benefit, get down to the practice of Kriya wholeheartedly and arduously; only talking will not help. Once you get firmly established in the practice of Kriya, you will not be able to leave it thereafter.

15. Through the practice of Kriya, keep meditating upon the 'Mother' in your heart all the time; the Mother who is the source of all Creation, directly perceptible. Mother who cannot otherwise be achieved even through Yoga and is superior even to 'Brahma' and is the reality behind the psychological manifestation of the Supreme Emotion. Instead of getting influenced by external emotions, always keep your mind in communion with the Mother. Once you are able to stay in that state, there is nothing further to be done.

16. While you are in the physical body, you cannot but be doing one thing or other. Then why not engage yourself in the pursuit of such an act as will absolve your all binding actions for all time. At the exact moments of sunrise and sunset, sit down for your Kriya daily without fail. Even if your mind is not steady, do not bother about it. Learn to depend solely on your Guru, then no demon will be able to do any harm to you � be certain about it.

17. My disciples will not be born again and thus will not have to undergo the sufferings in a mother's womb again. My elder Gurudeva Shri Bhriguramji Paramahansadeva has created an abode for them where they shall all reside, after their death in this world.

18. The first requirement for spiritual advancement is character which must be kept unblemished and next come light meals and less sleep. As you progress in your Kriya the last two come by themselves. Peace and tranquility is the natural outcome of spiritual practice.

19. You acquire riches and property as a result of your past actions. What is ordained in your destiny, that much you will certainly get. But even so it is not wise to sit back aboslutely inactive. You must make all efforts to procure them.

20. Every thing is within your very self. Only it has become overladen with dirt and filth as an outcome of undesirable tendencies and associations of previous lives. Once you are able to get rid of that covering, you will be able to see and recognize your real self. Just as you cannot see your face in a mirror covered with dirt and to do so you have to clean the mirror by rubbing, wiping and washing, so also once you keep rubbing off the dirt of the mind through the constant repetition of the Guru-given-mantra, the mind will become purified in due course and then you will be able to see your real self once again. The aforesaid 'rubbing, wiping and washing of the mind' is really the Yogabhyas Karma viz the incessant friction between the mantra and the mind through constant repetition of the former. Get up early in the morning at about 3.30 or 4.00 a.m. and try to do your Kriya upto sunrise for two to three hours at one stretch and so also in the evening, daily. In the evening start about half an hour before sunset and continue for an hour and a half beyond it. Besides this, make it a habit to mentally repeat the mantra at all other times also while you are working with your hands etc. in the course of your job. Do not waste your time on other useless things. Your japa should co-ordinate with the rhythm of exhalation and inhalation of breath called Ajapa Jap.

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Great Makar Sankranti!


Salutations and adoration to the Supreme Lord, the primordial power that divided the year into the four seasons. Salutations to Surya, the Sun God, who on this great day of Makar Sankranti embarks on his northward journey, the auspicious Uttarayana. All seekers of Truth, aspirants on the path of Yoga, devotees of God, lovers of mankind, all these pay tribute to the Supreme Father of energy, the vital force of creation itself. Thus we chant in the great Gaiyatri: 'Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya'!
 Lead us out of darkness into the Light!
'Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya'

'Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya'
 "The sun signifies knowledge, spiritual light and wisdom. Makar Sankranti signifies that we should turn away from the darkness of delusion in which we live, and begin to joyously let the light within us shine brighter and brighter. We should gradually begin to grow in purity, wisdom, and knowledge, even as the sun does from this day."
    ~ Swami Shivananda Saraswati

Makar Sankranti marks the transition of the Sun into the zodiac sign of Makara rashi (Capricorn) on its celestial path. The day is also believed to mark the arrival of Spring in India and is a enormous event, with many fold benefits to all devotees. 
May all of us be blessed throughout the year with the Grace of Divine Love, Compassion, Joy and Light. Om Shanti! Shanti! Shanti!!


Friday, November 07, 2014

Be Like Graceful Ganga!!


Be like Graceful Ganga,
Accepting whatever offered,
Still flowing, uncomplaining,
Spirit sparkling clear!

    ~*~ AUM ~*~

 

Monday, November 03, 2014

Choose a path! ~*~

Pick a way, the one most appealing to you!
Then keep on the path moving forward!
Om! You will reach your goal! ~*~

Friday, October 10, 2014

Navratri in Himalayas ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ Jai Mata Di! ~*~

                                Special celebrations during Navratri in Himanchal.



                                                             Jai! Jai! Durga Ma!



                           The wonderful Kumari Puja ~*~Jai Mata Di!! ~*~


Saturday, August 30, 2014

Sri Radha*ღ☆¸.•°*♥ Beloved Embodiment of Perfect Devotion

 
   Thus we live in that constant Divine Joy which unites all hearts.
In this joy of one's heart one discovers the soul which is Bliss Eternal!
Saints tell us that in the heart one beholds the Soul which is but the
Reflection of God - the Spirit Absolute!
      Christ says: "The pure in heart shall see God!" which indeed means that
those who take to the Life at Heart in the Love of God shall see the heart
pure as it truly is and thus they behold the Self dwelling there as the Soul!
      But when man forgets his Life at Heart ~~~ that keeps man away from
the heart, in the darkness of his physical and mental attachments and
therefore he is 'impure', being blinded by the false light and delights of this
world!  Yet in the sweet Remembrance of Lord's sacred Name, man's
attention draws within.
      While tasting the most subtle joys of such inward communion in the very
center of one's being - the heart stands revealed. The great mysteries of the
heart unfold themselves to the earnest seeker of spirituality- God is being
experienced and also seen!
                                              ~ Grace of Grace ~
                                                        ~OM~


From : The Letters of Swami Jnanananda Giri
                             

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Sri Radha Krishna's Divine Love


     Sri Radha, here with Sri Krishna, is His own Ecstatic Enrapturing Potency,Hladini Shakti, His Bliss aspect. Due to the perfection of Sri Radha's exceedingly glorious Love called Madana Maha Bhav,  Lord Krishna Himself, while enjoying as the Object of Her selfless love, then goes beyond this and becomes a  repository of Love. Thus the Beloved Sri Krishna seeing the perfect ecstasy of Sri Radha's devotion, Himself becomes the Lover of Sri Radha!    In the Divine Leelas they go on changing parts, between Lover and Beloved.
This is the exquisite play of Sri Radha Krishna. That as He was ever the object of Sri Radha's worship, still He always adored Her as His Beloved. Both are Lovers and both are Beloveds.  ~Divine~ Sri Radha Krishna.

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Sri Krishna Janamashtami´♥ღ¸.•°* with The Poems of Rasakhan *ღ☆¸.•°*♥*ღ☆¸.•°*♥




         That Absolute Krishna ღ☆¸.•°*♥

That Absolute Krishna ~
       the Creator worships Him night and day.
The ever-auspicious Shiva
       constantly meditates upon Him.

That Absolute Krishna is worshiped
       by the proud and the foolish ~
       by the destitute as well as by kings.

That Absolute Krishna
       is honored by yogis and ascetics
       while they withstand the cold and heat
                 that afflicts their bodies.

That Absolute krishna is the Vrindavan Moon,
       and He increases loving desires
                 a million fold.

He is Rasakhan's life, and He liberates
       the world from its false pride.

That same lotus-eyed Krishna
       now stands before His Mother Yashoda,
                 anxiously waiting for a milk-sweet.

*♥ *
vei brahm brahma jahi sevat hain rain-din,
sadasiva  sada hi  dharat dhyan gadhe hain
vei  visnu  jake  kaj  mani  mudh raja rank
jogi jati hvai kai seet sahyau ang dadhe hain
vei brajachand  rasakhani  pran pranan ke,
jake  abhilakh  lakh-lakh  bhanti  badhe  hain
jasudha ke aage basudha ke  man-mochan se,
tamras-lochan  kharochan  kau  thadhe  hain
*♥ *

                                   *ღ☆¸.•°*♥ *ღ☆¸.•°*♥


              A Worthy Mood

Your vitality is real
       when God is pleased with it.

Beauty is true when it delights Him.

A head has value when it bows at His feet
       and a heart is a heart if it touches Him.

The best milk is milked by Krishna.
       Curds are exalted when served by Him.

What else can Rasakhan say?
       The mood is worthy if it pleases Him.


 *♥ *
pran vahi ju rahain rijhi va par rup vahi jihi vahi rijhayau
sis vahi  jin ve parse  pad ank vahi  jin  va  parasayau
dudh vahi ju duhayau ri vahi, dahi su sahi ju vahi dharakayau
aur kahan laun kahaun rasakhani ri bhav vahi ju vahi man bhayau
*♥ *

                                  *ღ☆¸.•°*♥ *ღ☆¸.•°*♥


                      Looted by Love   

Since the day I saw
           the son of Nanda,
I have abandoned every rule
           and severed all ties             
                       with my home.

His beautiful glance
          has clobbered me!

I've lost control of my heart ~
          I've been looted by Love.

Like a river rushing to the ocean
          cannot be contained,
the barriers of my family
         have all been shattered.

Rasakhan is intoxicated:
  "My heart whirls with Krishna,
       a Treasure House of Divine love,
          as I gulp the blissful nectar of His beauty."


*♥ *
ja din te  nirakhyau nandanandan kani taji kar bandhan tutyau
charu  bilokin  kini  sumar  samhar  gai  man  mor  ne  lutyau
sagar ke salila jimi dhave na roki rukai kul ko pul tutyau
matta bhayau man sang phire rasakhani sarup sudharas ghutyau
*♥ *

                                 *ღ☆¸.•°*♥ *ღ☆¸.•°*♥   
 

                         My Beloved  

I will adorn Hari's heart with a flower garland
       of jasmine and kunda flowers
       that I have gathered from the bowers
                   filled with gunja berries
                                  and beautiful creepers.

O, friend!  When will I be able to delight
           and please my Beloved.?

My plan is to suddenly call out to Hari.

Then,  that abode of Elixir will
        turn around, look at me,
                     and smile.

*♥ *
kunjani kunjani gunja ke punjani manju latani sau mala  banaibo
malati  mallika  kund  sau  gundi  hara hari  ke hiyra pahiraibo
ali  kabai  in  bhavne  bhaine  aapun  rijhi  kai  pyare  rijhaibo
mai jhakai Hari  hankaribo rasakhani  takai phiri kai musikaibo
*♥ *

                                *ღ☆¸.•°*♥ *ღ☆¸.•°*♥


                        The Magic Flute

What magic is Hari filled with today
    that makes His flute so full of enchantment? 

Whoever hears His flute's song
    abandons all sense of worldly decorum
                   in a moment!

My clever friend, what to say?
        Now, the youthful ladies
                   dally around Krishna's door.

In this circle of Vraja, there is not a single lady left
          who has not been plundered
                     by that blissful Treasure!


*♥ *
Kaun thagauri bhari Hari aju bajai hai bansuriya rang-bhini
tan  sunin  jinhin  tinhin tabhin  tit  saj  bida  kara  dini
ghumain ghari nand ke dvar navini kaha kahun bal pravini
ya braja-mandal main rasakhani su kaun bhatu ju latu nahin kini
*♥ *
                                  *ღ☆¸.•°*♥ *ღ☆¸.•°*♥ 


Rasakhan says,
“Worship Govinda the way a village woman balances a
water jug upon her head, with effortless concentration.”


                                   *ღ☆¸.•°*♥ *ღ☆¸.•°*♥ 

From:

The Poems of Rasakhan 
~ Treasure House of Love~

Translated by
      Shyamdas, Krishna Kinkari and David Haberman
           
  published by :
      Pratham Peeth Publications 2007



Thursday, July 31, 2014

Happy Hariyali Teej! ஜ۩۞۩ஜஜ۩۞۩ஜஜ۩۞۩ஜ ♥.•¤**¤•.¸.•¤**¤•♥ *•. .•* * ♥

Hey Hare Pyare!  It is the time of Hariyali Teej,
when we find ...'Sri Krishna Nirikshaya Vanita Utsava!'
That the Lord Krishna Himself is a complete Festival 
for all women!! Just like the Hariyali Teej is a Festival
for all women. He is the essence of all that is charming,
attractive, delightful and absorbing by His perfect Lilas.
He steals the hearts of the Gopis and possesses their minds
with His side-long glance, dashing smile and sweet whispers.
Even the peacocks are dazzled by His flute and graceful dance
in this most enchanting time of the bright half of rainy Sravana.
This is the time when the finest cool breezes graze the green
Tulsi gardens of Sri Vrindavan in the heart of all the devotees
and they respond by singing and decorating with lustrous flowers
beautiful swings for the Beloved Couple to enjoy the Hari Ras
of Their Divine Play in this magical season of over-whelming Love.
Now is the moment to feel and see in the heart the Eternal Pass time
in all its fragrant and lush beauty, astonishingly intoxicating beyond words,
the Divine Couple, Sri Radha Krishna, the most dear and the most Beloved.

                                                       ஜ۩۞۩ஜஜ۩۞۩ஜஜ۩۞۩ஜ 


                                                      ஜ۩۞۩ஜஜ۩۞۩ஜஜ۩۞۩ஜ

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Beloved Sant Gulab Singhji ~ ☾☆*.°Sufi Mystic●°*•○°★☾☆¸.•*

This amazing photo was taken in the Raj Mata quarters
of the NIS, Patiala (Palace). Where we were all guest of

Dr. M.S. Melhotra, a great devotee of the beloved Master!!
It was in the late afternoon, after tea and after informally
explaining some of the Divane Shamsi Tabriz of Rumi,
from the original Persian!!  See it in his eyes!! 


Friday, July 11, 2014

☆.•*°★☾~Divane Hafiz~°☆¸.•*

"I caught the Happy Virus last night
     When I was out Singing Beneath the Stars*
It is Remarkably Contagious, so Kiss Me!"

 ☆*.*.°☆ *●°*•○°★☾ °☆ ¸.•*~Hafiz ~


                 
  This wonderful Sufi painting is by Reza Badrossama

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The Divine Kundalini Shakti¸¸.◦ ◦.¸¸.◦✿◦◦¸◦❤◦¸◦✿ॐ✿◦¸◦❤◦¸◦✿◦.¸¸.◦Our Own Mysterious and Amazing Hidden Power!!



      This is the Kundalini Shakti seen here in her Goddess form. As the power of the Lord or God's Divine Energy of the cosmos, she is the light of innumerable universes. Her splendour is beyond description. Thus her manifestations are countless!  She is worshiped as the Divine Mother and as the other half of Lord Shiva. She is never separate from Him, but is the primal force of life underlying all existence.               
       Worshiping her includes the total acceptance of all creation for she is the center of everything, vitalizing the body through her energy. She is the beauty in all things beautiful, the power, the fragrance, the color, the taste, the music, the enchantment, the dance, the grace. She is the intelligence of the mind and the devotion in worship, and the magnetism of all lovers.
      As Kundalini Shakti she lies dormant in the Muladhara Chakra at the base of the spine in the form of a serpent power, coiled around the Swayambhu Shivalinga. When she bestows her grace on her sincere devotees, she awakens and leads the individual soul up from Chakra to Chakra, plane to plane, and unites him with Lord Shiva in the Sahasrara. The Divine Shakti maintains the play of all forms through the three Gunas, the three fundamental attributes or modes of instinct: Sattva (purity), Rajas (passion), Tamas (darkness).
     Thus the Devi holds in one hand the TRISHUL (Shula), also a symbol of the triad of man's three bodies: the gross physical body or Sthula Sharira; the subtle Astral body or Linga Sharira; and the causal body, the individual soul or Karana Sharira.
     In the worship of Divine Mother it is necessary to overcome any dislikes, aversions, misuse, perversions, weaknesses, and negativeness. All obstacles must be removed. For this the Devi holds in one hand the BOW (Danusha) as a symbol of concentrated focus, discrimination and alertness. For this purpose external worship, rituals and ceremonies make a valuable contribution.
      The SKULL in the Shakti's hand is symbolic of a pure empty mind. This means a mind free from preconceived ideas that block the way for new perceptions. This paves the way for Divine insights such as insights by intuition during meditation, japa or just quiet reflection. In contrast to preconceived ideas stands true knowledge, which is knowing from personal experience. Information is often mistaken for knowledge. If the Divine Nectar received in those blessed indescribable moments falls, caught up in the passion of the illusion of worldly affairs, it falls like water and streams off and is lost because the aspirant might only recognize too late what has happened.
       The Skull, emptiness of mind, is shown to remind one that to continue the minds habit of interpreting would be a big mistake. Thus, empty the mind as with the repetition of mantra from the guru. The need for an aspirant is not to learn new things, but to absorb Divine Nectar. This ambrosia obtained from spiritual practice is the precious spiritual food (the intuitive insights) that needs to be absorbed, not analyzed and prejudged.
       The NOOSE held by Kundalini Shakti is a warning not to be caught in the old traps of mechanicalness and intellectualization, preoccupation with self and turning a deaf ear. Discover old traps and even recognize traps before they have been laid. Basically the NOOSE warns of being caught in the pride of knowledge.
       The GOAD (Ankusha) that Devi holds shows that goading or pushing is necessary, even on to the last efforts. She signals the sadhak to keep going, moving forward, to persevere, discriminate, and pursue development.
     The ARROWS shown here to us by Kundalini Devi represents the five senses that need to be brought under control by awareness and refinement and then shot in a fine straight line by direct commitment and a clear sight of the target. A specific goal may be missed by running in too many directions!
      The Kundalini Shakti is pure and blissful. She is the Mother of Nature itself. It is therefore that one should first approach the Mother so that she may bring her spiritual child who is worthy to unite with the Father!
     Devi is Shakti of Lord Shiva. She is Jada shakti, Chit shakti, Iccha Shakti, Kriya shakti, Jnana shakti. She is Maya shakti, Maya, Mahamaya, Sri Vidya, Lalita, Kundalini, Rajeshwari and Parvati. As Sati she manifested to Lord Shiva in ten separate forms, the Das Mahavidya: Kali, Tara, Shodashi, Bhuvaneshwari, Bhairavi, Chinnamasta, Dhumavati, Bhagalamukhi, Matangi,and Laxmi.
   Glory to all these wonderful manifestations of the Divine Mother!
We adore Her in all Her forms!

                              ~Om Shakti! Om Shakti! Om shakti Om!
                         Brahma shakti! Vishnu Shakti! Shiva Shakti Om!
                           Iccha Shakti! Kriya Shakti! Jnana Shakti Om!
                               ~Om Shakti! Om Shakti! Om Shakti Om!~


Saturday, April 05, 2014

"Ye Noor uska, ye zahoor uska,*ღ☆¸ Gar tu na dekhe, to kasoor kiska?!" *ღ☆¸.•°*♥☆Om Babaji ¸★° ☾


"The Inner Light is His! The outer view is His!!
*ღ☆¸.*ღ☆¸.*ღ☆¸.°☾°☆*ღ☆¸.
 If you can't see this, whose fault it is?!"
*ღ☆¸.•°*♥☆ ¸★° ☾ °☆ *ღ☆¸.•°*♥☆ ¸★


This wonderful Hafiz painting is by Reza Badrossama

The Divine Mother ~ Adi Shakti ~*~


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

"The subject tonight is Love" °☆ ¸. * ● ¸★°Hafiz ☾ °☆ ¸. * ●★ *


°☆ ¸. * ● ¸★° ☾ °☆ ¸. * ●★ * "The whole world just got thick again with God. And everywhere I look makes me feel very proud ~ That all the objects and creatures remain looking so poised ~ And acting so cool while keeping the Great Secret so well ~ And not blissfully shout all day long ~ the Reality ~ ~ ~ ~ I AM ~ I AM THE WINE! °☆ ¸. * ● ¸★° ☾ °☆ ¸ * ●★ * The whole universe just got stoned out of its mind again On the Beauty of God!" °☆ ¸. * ● ¸★° ☾ °☆ ¸. * ●★ * °☆ ¸. * ● ¸★° ☾ °☆ ¸. * ●★ * °☆ ¸. * ● ¸★° ☾ °☆ ¸. * ●★ * ☆ ¸. * ●★ *°☆"No one can keep us from carrying God wherever we go!" °☆ ¸. * ● ¸★° ☾ °☆ ¸. * ●★ *°☆ ¸. * ● ¸★° ☾ °☆ ¸. * ●★ * °☆ ¸. * ● ¸★° ☾ °☆ ¸. *Hafiz ~*~

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Swami Sacinandanji and Sri Shyam Dasji ~Govardhana~


This was taken with wonderful Sacinandan Swamiji and dear Shyam Dasji at Jutipura, Govardhan, Nov. 2009. It was an amazing Bhakti week of Hari Katha, Kirtana, and Ras Lila! Full of Hari Ecstasy!!
Full of Graceful Hari bliss, he spreads intense Love for God in the Divine forms of Sri Radha and Sri Krishna!! Ah ho!! ~*~*~*~*~*~