The Master of Six Opulences and The Vine of Love
BY: SUN STAFF
18th c. Jammu School, Kashmir
Aug 28, CANADA (SUN) From Sri Stavamrta Lahari by Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti.
Eight Prayers Glorifying the Master of Six Opulences
sva-janmany aisvaryam balam iha vadhe daitya-vitater
yasah partha-trane yadu-puri maha-sampadam adhat
param jnanam jisnau musalam anu vairagyam anu yo
bhagaih sadbhih purnah sa bhavatu mude nanda-tanayah
May Nanda’s son, who is full of six opulences, who from His very birth was supremely (1) opulent, who displayed supreme (2) strength by killing a multitude of demons, who became supremely (3) famous by protecting Arjuna, who manifested supreme (4) wealth at Dvaraka, the capitol of the Yadus, who spoke supreme transcendental (5) knowledge to Arjuna, and who exhibited supreme (6) renunciation in the Yadus’ fratricidal war, be pleased with me.
catur-bahutvam yah svajani-samaye yo mrd-asane
jagat-kotim kuksy-antara-parimitatvam sva-vapusah
dadhi-sphote brahmany atanuta parananta-tanutam
mahaisvaryaih purnah sa bhavatu mude nanda-tanayah
May Nanda’s son, who is full of great opulences, who at the time of His birth had a four-armed form, who once at clay, who revealed millions of universes within His mouth, who broke a yoghurt pot, and who displayed numberless transcendental forms to Brahma, be pleased with me.
balam bakyam danta cchadana-varayoh kesini nrge
nrpe bahvor anghreh phanini vapusah kamsa-marutoh
giritre daityesv apy atanuta nijastrasya yad ato
mahau jobhih purnah sa bhavatu mude nanda-tanayah
He employed the strength of His two lips on Putana, the strength of His arms on Kesi and Nrga, the strength of His feet on Kaliya, the strength of His body on Kamsa and Trnavarta, and the strength of His weapons on Banasura and other demons. May Nanda’s son, who possesses all strength, be pleased with me.
Yato datte muktim ripu-vitataye yan nara-janir
vijeta rudrader ap nata-janadhina iti yat
sabhayam draupadya vara-krd ati-pujyo nrpa-makhe
yasobhis tat purnah sa bhavatu mude nanda-tanayah
He possesses all fame because He gives liberation to His enemies, because although He took birth in human society, He defeated Siva and the other demigods, because He is submissive to the humble devotees who offer obeisances to Him, because He gave a benediction to Draupadi in the assembly, and because He was lavishly worshipped in the Rajasuya sacrifice. May Nanda’s son be pleased with me.
asakhyata gopyo vraja-bhuvi mahisyo madu-pure
sutah pradyumnadyah sura-taru-sudharmadi ca dhanam
bahir dvari brahmady api bali-vaham stauti yad atah
sriyam puraih purnah sa bhavatu mude nanda-tanayah
He has numberless gopis in Vraja, numberless queens and sons in Dvaraka, parijata trees, the sudharma assembly house, and other opulences. Outside His door Brahma and the demigods offer prayers and bring gifts. May Nanda’s son, who possesses all wealth, be pleased with me.
nyadhad gita-ratnam tri-jagad atulam yat priya-sakhe
param tattvam premnoddhava-parama-bhakte ca nigamam
nija-prana-presthasv api rasa-bhrtam gopa-kulajasv
ato jnanaih purnah sa bhavatu mude nanda-tanayah
He gave to a dear friend the jewel Bhagavad-gita, which has no equal in the world. With love He gave to Uddhava the ultimate truth of the Vedas. He gave to the saintly gopis, who thought Him more dear than life, the knowledge of the sweetest nectar. May Nanda’s son, who possesses all knowledge, be pleased with me.
krtagaskam vyadham satanum api vaikuntham anayat
mamtvasyaikagran api parijanan hanta vijahau
yad apy ete srutya dhruva-tanutayoktas tad api ha
sva-vairagyaih purnah sa bhavatu mude nanda-tanaya
He brought an offensive hunter to Vaikuntha in his own body. He abandoned His own proud relatives, even though the sruti declares that they were already liberated and had eternal spiritual bodies. May Nanda’s son, who possesses all renunciation, be pleased with me.
ajatvam janmitvam ratir aratiteharahitata
salilatvam vyaptih parimitir ahanta-mamatayoh
pade tyagatyagav ubhayam api nityam sad urari-
karotisah purnah sa bhavatu mude nanda-tanayah
Although He is unborn, He takes birth. Although He is affectionate, He is aloof from everything. Although He enjoys pastimes, he is inactive. He is both all-pervading and limited. He possesses and does not possess ego and possessiveness. May Nanda’s son, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is full of all opulences, be pleased with me.
jano yah seveta prathita-bhagavattastakam idam
tad-aisvarya-svadaih sva-dhiyam ati-velam sarasayan
labhetasau tasya priya-parijananugya-padavim
He who serves this Bhagavattastaka, which is an excellent medicine to remove the hundred fevers of doubt, and becomes overwhelmed with happiness by tasting in his mind the sweetness of the Lord’s opulences, enters the path that leads to the Lord’s personal association.
The Vine of Love
deharbudani bhagavan yugapat prayaccha
vaktrabudani ca pnah pratideham eva
jihvarbudani krpaya prativaktram eva
nrtyantu tesu tava matha gunarbudani
Please give me millions of bodies and millions of mouths in each body. By your mercy place millions of tongues in each mouth. O Lord, may Your millions of transcendental qualities dance on those tongues.
kim atmana yatra na deha-kotyo
dehena kim yatra na vaktra-kotyah
vaktrena kim yatra na koti-jihvah
kim jihvaya yatra na nama-kotyah
What is the use of a soul that does not have millions of bodies? What is the use of a body that does not have millions of mouths? What is the use of a mouth that does not have millions of tongues? What is the use of a tongue that does not chant Your millions of names?
atmastu nityam sata-deha-varti
dehas tu nathastu sahasra-vaktrah
vaktram sada rajatu laksa-jihvam
grnatu jihva tava nama-kotim
O Lord, may I perpetually have hundreds of bodies and may each body have thousands of mouths. May each mouth have millions of tongues, and may each tongue chant millions of Your Holy Names.
yada tada madhava yatra yatra
gayanti ye ye tava nama-lilah
tas te sudha nityam aham dhayani
O Madhava, whenever, wherever, or whoever chants Your names and pastimes, there may I with millions of ears eternally drink Your nectar.
karnayutasyaiva bhavantu laksa-
kotyo rasajna bhagavams tadaiva
yenaiva lilah srnavani nityam
tenaiva gayani tatah sukham me
May I have millions of ears and millions upon millions of tongues. Then, O Lord, I will eternally and happily hear and chant Your pastimes.
krt-kotir asya rasanarbudam syat
srutvaiva drstva tava rupa-sindhum
alingya madhuryam aho dhayani
May I have millions of ears, millions of eyes, millions of hearts and minds, and millions of tongues. Hearing about, seeing, and embracing the ocean of Your handsomeness, I will drink its sweetness.
netrarbudasyaiva bhavantu karna-
nasa-rasajna hrdayarbudam va
May I have millions of eyes, ears, noses, tongues and chests, so that I may continually taste the nectar of Your handsomeness, Your sweet sounds, sweet fragrance, and Your embrace.
tvat-parsva-gatyai pada-kotir astu
sevam vidhatum mama hasta-kotih
tam siksitum syad api buddhi-kotir
etan varan me bhagavan prayaccha
May I have millions of feet to go to Your side. May I have millions of hands to serve You. May I have millions of intelligences to teach that service. O Lord, please grant me these boons.