Maha-mantrartha-vyakhya

BY: SUN STAFF


Mar 04, TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA (SUN) —


Maha-mantrartha-vyakhya

by Srila Jiva Goswami


hare krsna hare krsna krsna krsna hare hare
hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare

(1)
sarva-ceta-harah krsnas tasya cittam haraty asau
vaidagdhi-sara-vistarair ato radha hara mata

Krishna steals everyone's mind, but Radharani steals even His when She makes use of Her divine talents. Therefore She is known as Hara.

(2)

karsati sviya-lavanya-murali-kala-nihsvanaih
zri-radham mohana-gunalagkrtah Krsna iryate

Because He forcibly pulls Radha from Her home with the sound of His flute filled with His loveliness, that Lord of all enchanting virtues is known as Krishna.

(3)

zruyate niyate rase harina harinekSana ekakini rahah-kujje hareyam tena kathyate

It is heard that doe-eyed Radha was taken by Krishna during the Rasa dance to spend time with Him alone in a secret grove in the forest. She is therefore known as Hara.

(4)

agga-zyamalima-stomaih zyamalikrta-kajcanah
ramate radhaya sardham krsno nigadyate

The black effulgence of Krishna's body turns even the gold of Radharani's skin to black when He embraces Her. He is thus known as Krishna.

(5)

krtvaranye sarah-zrestham kantayanumatas taya
aktsya sarva-tirthani taj-jjanat Krsna iryate

When Radharani ordered Krishna to build the most beautiful water tank in the world (as a penance for killing Arishtasura), He called all the holy rivers and tanks to bring water to fill it. Thus He is known as Krishna.

(6)

krsyate radhaya premna yamuna-tata-kananam
lilaya lalitaz capi dhiraih Krsna udahrtah

Because He is forcibly attracted into the forests on the Yamuna's banks by Radha's ecstatic love, where He becomes Her playful lover, He is known by the wise as Krishna.

(7)

hrtavan gokule tisthann aristam pusta-puggavam
zri-haris tam rasad uccai rayatiti hara mata

While living in Gokula, Krishna destroyed the powerful demon known as Arishta. At that time, Radha called out to Him with great emotion. Doing so, she stole His mind and so is known as Hara.

(8)

hy asphutam rayati priti-bharena hari-cestitam
gayatiti mata dhirair hara rasa-vicaksanaih

Filled with sweet affection, Radha sometimes glorifies Krishna's pastimes quietly, and sometimes She sings them aloud. Thus those who know the secrets of divine rasa call Her Hara.

(9)

rasaveza-parisrastam jahara muralim hareh
hareti kirtita devi vipine keli-lampata

Sometimes Krishna becomes so absorbed in Radha's love that His beloved flute slips from His hand. Mad with the desire to enjoy pastimes in the forest bowers with Krishna, Radha steals Krishnas flute. That goddess is thus known as Hara.

(10)

govardhana-dari-kuJje parirambha-vicaksanah
zri-radham ramayamasa ramas tena mato harih

When Krishna, the expert embracer, makes love with Radha in the forest bowers or the caves of Govardhan, He is known as Rama.

(11)

hanti duhkhani bhaktanam rati saukhyani canvaham
hara devi nigadita maha-karunya-zalini

Radha most compassionately destroys the miseries of Her devotees and gives them great joy every single day. Therefore she is known as Hara.

(12)

ramate bhajato cetah paramananda-varidhau
atreti kathito ramah zyamasundara-vigrahah

Krishna, with His beautiful blackish form, submerges the minds of those who worship Him in an ocean of supreme bliss. Therefore He is known by the name Rama.

(13)

ramayaty acyutam premna nikuJja-vana-mandire
rama nigadita radha ramo yutas taya punah

In a temple forest groves, Radharani brings the infallible Krishna to the pinnacle of joy with Her love. Therefore She is called Rama. Since Krishna is always by Her side, He is known as Rama.

(14)

rodanair gokule davanalam azayati hy asau
vizoSayati tenokto ramo bhakta-sukhavahah

When Krishna heard the cries of the Vrajavasis, who were afraid of the forest fire, He quickly swallowed it up, drying their tears. By giving them joy in this way, He is known as Rama.

(15)

nihantum asuran yato mathura-puram ity asau
tadagamad rahah-kamo yasyah sasau hareti ca

Krishna left Vraja for Mathura in order to slay the demons, but later returned, drawn by the desire to be alone with Radha. Because She attracted Him back to Vraja, She is known as Hara.

(16)

agatya duhkha-harta yo sarvesam vraja-vasinam
zri-radha-hari-carito harih zri-nanda-nandanah

When the son of Nanda returned to Vraja after many years in Mathura and Dvaraka, He took away all the distress of its residents. His every action steals the heart of Srimati Radharani, and so He is known as Hari.



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