Saturday, September 17, 2011

Shri Venu Geet: Fifteenth Shloka

Rivers Ardently Long to Meet Lord Krishna

nadyas tada tad upadharya mukunda-geet
alingana-sthagitam urmi-bhujaai murare
grhnanti pada-yugalam kamalopaharah
(SB 10.21.15)

Gushing Rivers Long to Meet Dark-hued Krishna

Meaning: " O Sakhi! Why do you speak of the gods, cows and birds? They are all living sentient beings. Have you not seen the inanimate rivers? We come to know of the ardent longing in their hearts to meet the dark-hued Shyamsundara on seeing the whirlpools produced in them. The gushing flow of the rivers has been stopped by the intensity of their longing.

Offering Lotuses at the Feet of Krishna

They have also heard the flute sound played by Krishna, an embodiment of love. Just look! Holding His lotus feet by the arms of their surging waves, they are presenting offerings of lotus flowers and embracing them."

Whirlpools are Passionately Drawn by Lord Krishna

Commentary by Shri Manohar Baba: On hearing the Venu Geet of Shri Mukunda, cyclical whirlpools spiraling in the rivers are in fact being passionately drawn by Krishna because of which their gushing flow stops.

Waves Embrace the Feet of Lord Krishna with Lotuses

Therefore discarding the course which leads to the ocean, their swami or husband, the rivers present offerings of lotus flowers with their arms, the lapping waves and hug the feet of Shri Krishna.

Sakhis Yearn to Move to Krishna's Side

Even on being lifeless they are truly blessed whereas we are incapable of abandoning our husbands and moving towards the dark god, Krishna. Consequently, we are the ones who are not so greatly fortunate.

whirlpool: water in swift, circular motion, as that produced by the meeting of opposing currents, often causing a downward spiraling action.

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