Friday, May 20, 2011

Vinay Patrika: Hymn 128

Raag Bihav


Shri Ram & Sita

sumiru saneh-sahit seetaapati |ramcharan taji nahin aani gati ||1||

jap, tap, teerath, jog samaadhi | kalimati bikal, na kuch nirupaadhee ||2|

karathun sukrit na paap siraaheen| raktabeej jimi baadhat jaaheen ||3||

harati ek agh-asur-jaalikaa | tulsidaas prabhu-kripaa-kaalikaa ||4||

Shri Ram, the Beloved of Ma Janki

O heart of mine! Lovingly do the *smarana of Ram ji, the beloved of Sri Janki. Because you can not get salvation from anywhere else except the feet of Shri Ramchandra ji||1||

Practicing Yoga

Japa, tapa, pilgrimages, practicing yoga, *samadhi and so on are means; but the good sense of living beings in Kaliyuga is not steady. Due to this very reason, no one has been free of hindrances while adopting these means ||2||

Raktabeej Destroyed by Ma Kali

Despite doing virtuous deeds, sins are not annihilated (because wisdom is not properly placed) as of today. Very much like *Raktabeej these sins are rising day by day.The bhava is this that due to the age of spiritual darkness there is a presence of virtuous wisdom in sinful acts and sinful wisdom in virtuous deeds.Therefore even on doing good deeds, sins are escalating||3||

Goddess Kalika

O Tulsidas! It is the only the Kalika of God's grace which will destroy the demoniac forces of sin. (Except from taking refuge in the Supreme Being, we can not achieve our purpose by following any other means)||4||

smarana: meditate upon with imaginative recollection

japa: incantaion

tapa : penance,

doing yoga: a practice of abstract meditation undertaken to bring the soul towards union with the supreme spirit with bodily exercises or disciplines as conducive to the above.

samadhi: (profound meditation esp with the mind successfully fixed upon the ultimate being, with the senses completely restrained in the final stage of yoga)

Raktabeej: As per the legend of the Skanda Purana earth was being ruled by demons.The gods were helpless and innocent beings was forced to live a life of misery.The chief demon was Raktabeej who had got a boon from Lord Shiva and he reigned over a place called Rashin. Even Harihar (Vishnu & Shiva) were not powerful enough to vanquish Raktabeej. Consequently all the devas prayed to Ma Jagdamba.

Ma Kalika: In Kali's most famous myth, Durga and her assistants wound the demon Raktabieeja in various ways and with a variety of weapons, in an attempt to destroy him. They soon find that they have worsened the situation, as for every drop of blood that is spilt from Raktabeej, the demon reproduces a clone of himself. The battlefield becomes filled with his duplicates. Durga, in need of help, summons Kali to combat the demons. It is also said that Goddess Durga takes the form of Goddess Kali at this time.

Kali destroys Raktaeeij by sucking the blood from his body and putting his many duplicates in her gaping mouth. Pleased with her victory, Kali then dances on the field of battle, stepping on the corpses of the slain.

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