Sri Sanatkumara-samhita, Part 4

BY: SUN STAFF


Jun 19, CANADA (SUN) — From the Skanda Purana, translated by Sriman Kusakratha dasa.


Pastimes at Sunset

271
atha sayam seva

tas ca dugdhva dohayitva
payayitva ca kascana
pitra sardham griham yati
yayau bharisatanugah

After milking some of the cows, having the other gopas milk the other cows, and allowing the calves to also drink some of the milk, Lord Krishna, accompanied by His father and by servants carrying the milk, returned home.

272
tatrapi matri-vrindais ca
tat-putrais ca balaih saha
sambhunkte vividhannani
carvya-cusyadikani ca

Then, accompanied by Lord Balarama, the gopa boys, and the boys' mothers, Lord Krishna ate a feast of many different kinds of foods, foods to be chewed, licked, or consumed in other ways.


Pastimes of the Evening

273
atha pradosa-seva tan matuh prarthanat purvam
radhayapi tadaiva hi
prasthapyante sakhi-dvara
pakvannani tad-alayam

On Mother Yasoda's request, Sri Radha and Her friends had cooked this feast.

274
slaghayams ca haris tani
bhuktva pitradibhih saha
sabha-griham vrajet tais ca
jushtam vandi-janadibhih

After enjoying the feast in the company of His father and the others, Lord Krishna praises in with many words. Then, accompanied by the poets ansd reciters, Lord Krishna goes to the assembly-house.

275
pakvannani grihitva ya
sakhyas tatra samagatah
bahuni ca punas tani
pradattani yasodaya

Then mother Yasoda gave abundant remnants from the feast to the gopis who had brought it in the first place.

276
sakhya tatra taya dattam
krishnocchishtam tatha rahah
sarvam tabhih samaniya
radhikayai nivedyate

Mother Yasoda gives them the remnants from Lord Krishna's plate. The gopis take it and in a secluded place present it before Sri Radha.

277
sapi bhuktva sakhi-varga-
yuta tad-anupurvasah
sakhibhir mandita tishthed
abhisartum mudanvita

Then Sri Radha and Her friends honor Lord Krishna's remnants. Then, to prepare for Her meeting with Lord Krishna, the gopis decorate joyful Radha.

278
prasthapyate 'naya kacid
ita eva tatah sakhi
tasyabhisarita satha
yamunayah samipatah

One of the gopis has already made arrangements for Sri Radha's secret meeting with Lord Krishna by the Yamuna's shore.

279
kalpa-vrksha-nikunje 'smin
divya-ratna-maye grihe
sita-krishna-nisa-yogya-
vesa yati sakhi-yuta

Accompanied by Her friends and dressed in garments suitable for a bright or a dark night, Sri Radha goes to a jewel palace in a kalpa-vrksa grove.

280
krishno 'pi vividham tatra
drishtva kautuhalam tatah
kavitvani manojnani
srutva ca gitakany api

Meanwhile Lord Krishna saw many festive ceremonies and heard many beautiful poems and songs.

281
dhana-dhanyadis tams ca
prinayitva vidhanatah
janair akarito matra
yati sayya-niketanam

Then Lord Krishna pleases the artists and performers with many valuable gifts and then, called by His mother, He goes to bed.

282
matari prasthitayam tu
bhojayitva tato grihan
sanketakam kantayatra
samagacched alakshitah

When, after giving Him a nightime snack, mother Yasoda left the bedroom, unseen by anyone, Lord Krishna left His home and went to meet His beloved.


Pastimes at Night

283
ratri-seva militva tav ubhav atra
kriditau vanarajisu
viharair vividhair vesaih
lasya-gita-purah-saraih

Meeting in the forest groves, Sri Sri Radha and Krishna enjoy singing, dancing, and many other pastimes.

284
sardha-yama-dvayam nitva
ratrer evam viharatah
susupsur viset kunjam
pancasabhir alakshitaih

After enjoying pastimes for seven and a half hours of the night, Lord Krishna becomes sleepy. Accompanied by five or six gopis and unseen by the others, He enters another forest.

285
nirvrnta-kusumaih kl pte
keli-talpe manohare
suptavatishtham tatra
sevyamanau priyalibhih

Served by Their dear gopi friends, the divine couple sleeps there on a beautiful pastime-bed made of unstemmed flowers.

286
sri-narada uvaca

srotum icchami bho deva
vraja-raja-sutasya ca
vrindavane rasam divyam
radhayaikantikam saha

Sri Narada said: O master, I wish to hear of the transcendental mellows of Lord Krishna's final pastimes with Sri Radha in Vrindavana forest.

287
sri-sadasiva uvaca

srinu narada vakshyami
radha-krishna-rasam sucim
su-gopyam paramodaram
na vaktavyam hi kasyacit

Lord Sadasiva said: O Sri Narada, please hear and I will describe the pure nectar mellows of Sri Sri Radha-Krishna's pastimes. These sublime pastimes are very confidential. They should not be spoken to anyone.

288
aikantika-rasasvadam
kartum vrindavane bhumau
vraja-raja-kumara uce
bahu-kale mamavyayam

After a long time Lord Krishna described to me His last nectar pastimes with Sri Radha.

289
mayi prasannah sri-krishno
mantra-yugmam anuttamam
yugalakhyam dadau mahyam
sviyojjvala-rasaplutam

Please with me, Lord Krishna gave me two peerless mantras plunged in the nectar of His glorious pastimes.

290
samabravit tada krishnah
sva-sisyam mam svakam rasam
bravimi tvam srinusvadya
brahmadinam agocaram

Then Lord Krishna described His nectar pastimes to me, his disciple. O Sri Narada, now you may happily hear what even Brahma and all the demigods do not know. I will tell it to you.

291
vraja-raja-suto vrinda-
vane purnatamo vasan
sampurna-sodasa-kalo
viharam kurute sada

Nanda's son, who is the prince of Vraja, who stays in Vrindavana forest and enjoys pastimes there eternally, and who is like a perfectly full moon, is the most-perfect form of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

292
vasudevah purnataro
mathurayam vasan puri
kalabhih pancadasabhir
yutah kridati sarvada

Vasudeva's son, who stays in Mathura City and enjoys pastimes there eternally, and who is like a moon one day before being perfectly full, is the more-perfect form of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

293
dvarakadhipatir dvara-
vatyam purnas tv asau vasan
caturdasa-kala-yukto
viharaty eva sarvada

The king of Dvaraka, who stays in Dvaraka, and enjoys pastimes there eternally, and who is like a moon two days before being perfectly full, is the perfect form of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

294
ekaya kalaya dvabhyam
mathura-dvarikadhipau
vrindavana-pate rupau
purnau sve sve pade rase

As the king of Dvaraka, Lord Krishna is like a moon two days before its fullness. As the king of Mathura, Lord Krishna is like a moon one day before its fullness. As the master of Vrindavana, Lord Krishna is like a moon on the day of its perfect fullness.

294 (b)

The form and pastimes of the king of Mathura are like a full moon. Still, compared to the master of Vrindavana, the form and pastimes of the king of Mathura are like a moon one day before its fullness. The form and pastimes of the king of Dvaraka are like a full moon. Still, compared to the master of Vrindavana, the form and pastimes of the king of Dvaraka are like a moon two days before its fullness.

295
sri-bhu-lila-yogamaya
cintyacintya tathaiva ca
mohini kausality astau
bahirangas ca saktayah

Sri, Bhu, Lila, Yogamaya, Cintya, Acintya, Mohini, and Kasali are Lord Krishna's eight external potencies.

296
lila prema svarupa ca
sthapany akarshini tatha
samyogini viyoginy a-
hladinity antarangika

Lila, Prema-svarupa, Sthapani, Akarshini, Samyogini, Viyogini, and Ahladini are Lord Krishna's internal potencies.

297
vraje sri-krishnacandrasya
santi sodasa saktayah
posika madhurasyaiva
tasyaita vai sanatanah

In Vraja these sixteen eternal potencies expand the sweetness of Lord Krishnacandra.

298
hladini ya maha-saktih
sarva-sakti-variyasi
tat-sara-bhava-rupa sri-
radhika parikirtita

The Hladini potency is the best of all potencies is. That potency is the personification of ecstatic love. That potency is called Sri Radha.

299
taya sri-krishnacandrasya
krida yah samaye mune
tadavishtam vasudevam
saha kshirabdhi-nayakam

O sage, Lord Vasudeva and Lord Kshirodakasayi Visnu are also present in the pastimes that Lord Krishnacandra enjoys with His Hladini potency.

300
antariksha-gatam kuryac
chaktir akarshini hareh
kridante sthapayet tam tu
sthapini krishna-dehatah

The potency Akarsini manifests the Lord's pastimes from the spiritual sky. The potency Sthapini manifests the Lord's pastimes from Lord Krishna's body.

301
sampurna-sodasa-kalah
kevalo nanda-nandanah
vikridan radhaya sardham
labhate paramam sukham

Nanda's son, who enjoys supreme bliss in His pastimes with Sri Radha, is the only most perfect form of the Lord.

302
sri-narada uvaca gate madhu-purim krishne
vipralambha-rasah katham
vasudeve radhikayah
samsayam chindhi me prabho

Sri Narada said: If when Lord Krishna goes to Mathura He manifests His more-perfect form of Vasudeva's son (which is different from the most-perfect form of Nanda's son), then how is it possible for Sri Radha to feel the pangs of separation from this form (a form different from the Vrindavana-Krishna)? O master, please cut apart this doubt.

303
sri-sadasiva uvaca

saktih samyogini kama
vama saktir viyogini
hladini kirtida-putri
caivam radha trayam vraje

Lord Sadasiva said: The Samyogini potency arranges the amorous pastimes of the divine couple, and the Viyogini potency arranges that the divine couple be separated. The Hladini potency is the Lord's pleasure potency. In Vraja Sri Radha is the manifestation of these three potencies.

304
mama pranesvarah krishnas
tyaktva vrindavanam kvacit
kadacin naiva yatiti
janite kirtida-suta

Sri Radha, the daughter of Kirtida, thinks, "Sri Krishna, the master of My life, never leaves Vrindavana to go to any other place."

305
kama-vame na janita
iti ca brahma-nandana
rasarambhha ivantardhim
gatavan nanda-nandanah

O son of Brahma, Radha does not see any difference in Lord Krishna appearance or dissapearance. This was also so when Lord Krishna disappeared in the beginning of the rasa-dance.

306
mathuram mathura-natho
vasudevo jagama ha
antarhite nanda-sute
srimad-vrindavane mune

O sage, it is the Lord's feature as the son of Vasudeva and the king of Mathura who goes to Mathura. The son of Nanda does not go. He merely hides in beautiful Vrindavana.

307
pravasakhyam rasam lebhe
radha vai kirtida-suta
tato vadanti munayah
pravasam sanga-vicyutim

In this way Sri Radha, the duaghter of Kirtida experiences the mellow of thinking Her beloved has gone away on a journey. In this way the sages described that mellow, where Sri Radha is bereft of Her beloved's company.

308
mama jivanam neta ca
tyaktva mam mathuram gatah
iti vihvalita vama
radhaya virahad abhut

Sri Radha thinks, "He who is My hero and My life has left Me and gone to Mathura!" In this way unhappy Radha is agitated in separation from Her beloved.

309
yamunayam nimagna sa
prakasam gokulasya ca
golokam prapya tatrabhut
samyoga-rasa-pesala

She gave up Her life by drowning in the Yamuna. Thus She returned to Goloka in the spiritual world where again She enjoyed the nectar of Lord Krishna's company.

310
kama radha ca mathura-
virahena nipidita
kurukshetram gata tirtha-
yatra parama-lalasa

When Lord Krishna went to Mathura, Sri Radha became very unhappy in His absence. Yearning to meet Him again, She went on pilgirmage to Kurukshetra.

311
nanda-nandana-bhava-jna
uddhavo vrajam agatah
santvayisyan kirtidayah
sutam masa-dvaye gate

Learned in the science of love for Krishna, Uddhava goes to Vrindavana for two months and there he consoles Sri Radha, the daughter of Kirtida.

312
radham asvadayam asa
srimad-bhagavatarthakam
kathayam bhagavatyam tu
jatayam muni-pungava
vrajendra-nandanah srimams
tada pratyakshatam gatah

O best of sages, Uddhava made Sri Radha taste the nectar of the descriptions of Lord Krishna. In this way he made glorious and handsome Lord Krishna appear before Her eyes.

312 (b)

In the Padma Purana, Uttara-khanda, it is said that the king of Dvaraka visited Vrindavana and that the king of Dvaraka entered Lord Kshirodakasayi Visnu, who then gave a boon to Drona and Dhara. He did this to arrange for the return to the spiritual world. This is also confirmed by the words of Srimad-Bhagavatam. In the Padma Purana, Uttara-khanda, in the verse beginning with the words "kalindi-puline ramye" it is said that, eager to see the sweet pastimes of Nanda's son, the king of Dvaraka traveled by airplane to Vrindavana and stayed there for two months.

313
iti te sarvam akhyatam
naityikam caritam hareh
papino 'pi vimucyante
smaranad yasya narada

O Sri Narada, thus I have told you all about Lord Krishna's daily activities. By remembering these pastimes even sinners become liberated.

314
sri-narada uvaca

dhanyo 'smy anugrihito 'smi
tvaya devi na samsayah
harer me nityaki lila
yato me 'dya prakasita

Sri Narada said: I am very fortunate. O goddess, you have been very kind to me. Of this there is no doubt. Today you have revealed to me Lord Krishna's daily pastimes.

315
sri-sanatkumara uvaca

ity uktva tam parikramya
taya capi prapujitah
antardhanam gato rajan
narado muni-sattamah

Sri Sanatkumara said: After speaking these words, Sri Narada circumambulated Goddess Vrinda. Then Vrinda gave all honor to Sri Narada. O king, then Sri Narada, the best of the sages, disappeared from sight.

316
mayapy etad anupurvam
sarvam tat parikirtitam
japan nityam prayatnena
mantra-yugmam anuttamam

Thus I have told you everything. Every day I carefully chant those two peerless mantras.

317
krishna-vaktrad imam labdham
pura rudrena yatnatah
tenoktam naradayatha
naradena mayoditam

In ancient times Lord Sadasiva attained this from Lord Krishna's mouth. Lord Sadasiva spoke this to Sri Narada. I heard it from Sri Narada and now I have repeated it to you.

318
samsaragni-vinasaya
mayapy etat tavoditam
tvaya ca tad gopaniya-
rahasyam paramadbhutam

These words I have spoken have the power to extinguish the fire of repeated birth and death. Please protect these very confidential and wonderful words very carefully.

319
sri-ambarisa uvaca

krita-krityo 'bhavam sakshat
tvat-prasadad aham guro
rahasyati-rahasyam yat
tvaya mahyam prakasitam

Sri Ambarisa said: O spiritual master, by your mercy my life is now a great success. You have revealed to me the most secret of secrets.

320
sri-sanatkumara uvaca

dharman etan upadishto
japan mantram ahar-nisam
acirad eva tad-dasyam
avapsyasi na samsayah

Sri Sanatkumara said: Following these religious principles and chanting this mantra day and night, you will quickly attain direct service to Lord Krishna. Of this there is no doubt.

321
mayapi gamyate rajan
guror ayatanam mama
vrindavane yatra nityam
gurur me 'sti sadasivah

O king, this I attained from my spiritual master, Lord Sadasiva, who always stays in Vrindavana.



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