Best Divine Prayer : Madhurashtakam

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Madhurashtakam : Stotra on Lord Krishna

by Sri Vallabhacharya (1478 A.D)

अधरं मधुरं वदनं मधुरं नयनं मधुरं हसितं मधुरम् ।

हृदयं मधुरं गमनं मधुरं मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ॥१॥

Adharam Madhuram Vadanam MadhuramNayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram |Hrdayam Madhuram Gamanam MadhuramMadhura-Adhipater-Akhilam Madhuram||1||

Meaning:1.1: (O Krishna) Your Lips are Sweet and Charming, Your Face is Sweet and Charming,Your Eyes are Sweet and Charming and Your Laughter is Sweet and Charming,

1.2: (O Krishna) Your Heart is Sweet and Charming and Your Going is Sweet and Charming; Everything about You is Sweet  and Charming, O Lord of Sweetness.

वचनं मधुरं चरितं मधुरं वसनं मधुरं वलितं मधुरम् ।

चलितं मधुरं भ्रमितं मधुरं मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ॥२॥

Vacanam Madhuram Caritam Madhuram Vasanam Madhuram Valitam Madhuram |

Calitam Madhuram Bhramitam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipater-Akhilam Madhuram ||2||

Meaning:2.1: (O Krishna) Your Speech is Sweet and Charming, Your Nature is Sweet and Charming, Your Garments are Sweet and Charming and Your Bent Posture is Sweet and Charming,

2.2: (O Krishna) Your Walking is Sweet and Charming and Your Creation of Confusion is Sweet and Charming; Everything about You is Sweet and Charming, O Lord of Sweetness.

वेणुर्मधुरो रेणुर्मधुरः पाणिर्मधुरः पादौ मधुरौ ।

नृत्यं मधुरं सख्यं मधुरं मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ॥३॥

Vennur-Madhuro Rennur-Madhurah Paannir-Madhurah Paadau Madhurau |Nrtyam Madhuram Sakhyam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipater-Akhilam Madhuram ||3||

Meaning:3.1: (O Krishna) Your Flute is Sweet and Charming, Your Flowers ( with Pollen ) are Sweet and Charming,Your Hands areSweet and Charming and Your Feet are Sweet and Charming,

3.2: (O Krishna) Your Dance is Sweet and Charming and Your Friendship is Sweet and Charming; Everything about You is Sweet and Charming, O Lord of Sweetness.

गीतं मधुरं पीतं मधुरं भुक्तं मधुरं सुप्तं मधुरम् ।

रूपं मधुरं तिलकं मधुरं मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ॥४॥

Giitam Madhuram Piitam Madhuram Bhuktam Madhuram Suptam Madhuram |Ruupam Madhuram Tilakam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipater-Akhilam Madhuram ||4||

Meaning: 4.1: (O Krishna) Your Singing is Sweet and Charming, Your Drinking is Sweet and Charming,Your Eating is Sweet and Charming and Your Sleeping is Sweet and Charming,

4.2: (O Krishna) Your Form is Sweet and Charming and Your Mark on Forehead is Sweet and Charming; Everything about You is Sweet and Charming, O Lord of Sweetness.

करणं मधुरं तरणं मधुरं हरणं मधुरं रमणं मधुरम् ।

वमितं मधुरं शमितं मधुरं मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ॥५॥

Karannam Madhuram Tarannam Madhuram Harannam Madhuram Ramannam Madhuram |Vamitam Madhuram Shamitam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipater-Akhilam Madhuram ||5||

Meaning: 5.1: (O Krishna) Your Acts are Sweet and Charming, Your Carrying Over is Sweet and Charming,Your Stealing is Sweet and Charming and Your Divine Love Play is Sweet and Charming,

5.2: (O Krishna) Your Exuberance is Sweet and Charming and Your Relaxation is Sweet and Charming; Everything about You is Sweet and Charming, O Lord of Sweetness.

गुञ्जा मधुरा माला मधुरा यमुना मधुरा वीची मधुरा ।

सलिलं मधुरं कमलं मधुरं मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ॥६॥

Gun.jaa Madhuraa Maalaa Madhuraa Yamunaa Madhuraa Viicii Madhuraa |Salilam Madhuram Kamalam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipaterakhilam Madhuram ||6||

Meaning: 6.1: (O Krishna) Your Humming is Sweet and Charming, Your Garland is Sweet and Charming,Your Yamuna is Sweet and Charming and Your Waves (of Yamuna) is Sweet and Charming,

6.2: (O Krishna) Your Water (of Yamuna) is Sweet and Charming and Your Lotus is Sweet and Charming; Everything about You is Sweet and Charming, O Lord of Sweetness.

गोपी मधुरा लीला मधुरा युक्तं मधुरं मुक्तं मधुरम् ।

दृष्टं मधुरं शिष्टं मधुरं मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ॥७॥

Gopii Madhuraa Liilaa Madhuraa Yuktam Madhuram Muktam Madhuram |Drssttam Madhuram Shissttam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipaterakhilam Madhuram ||7||

Meaning:7.1: (O Krishna) Your Gopis (Cowherd Girls) are Sweet and Charming, Your Divine Play is Sweet and Charming, Your Togetherness is Sweet and Charming and Your Setting Free is Sweet and Charming,

7.2: (O Krishna) Your Glance is Sweet and Charming and Your Courtesy is Sweet and Charming; Everything about You isSweet and Charming, O Lord of Sweetness.

Gopaa Madhuraa Gaavo Madhuraa Yassttir-Madhuraa Srssttir-Madhuraa |Dalitam Madhuram Phalitam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipaterakhilam Madhuram ||8||

Meaning: 8.1: (O Krishna) Your Gopas (Cowherd Boys) are Sweet and Charming, Your Cows are Sweet and Charming, Your Staff is Sweet and Charming and Your Creation is Sweet and Charming,

8.2: (O Krishna) Your Breaking is Sweet and Charming and Your Making is Sweet and Charming; Everything about You is Sweet and Charming, O Lord of Sweetness.

The Madhurasthakam, composed by Sri Vallabhacharya (1478 A.D), is a unique stotra, describing the Sweetness of Lord Sri Krishna. Madhurashtakam was originally written in Sanskrit and is easily understood. Only one word, madhuram, is repeated seven times each in this ashtakam (poem with eight verses)!

Vallabha-acharya (1479-1531) A famous 16th century sage-philosopher of India and great devotee of Lord Krishna. He was born in Champaran near Raipur in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. Vallabha is regarded as an acharya and guru within the Vaishnava traditions of Rajasthan and Gujarat.

Love all.

(c) ram H singhal

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Purpose of life is to share Wisdom .

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Book review by Niloufer

Namaste Ji,

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Enlightenment 360° Quotes : 09

Enlightenment 360° is ….. to feel Divine Presence

Precisely, Patiently and Plainly .

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Wisdom of life is to share Wisdom .

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It is a value for Time reading for knowing Timeless with approximately 1700 words in 124 photo quotes .

Your opinion , comments , reviews are welcome and if you think it is value for time reading you can share it also .

With Gratitude and Greetings

Love All.

(c) ram H singhal

State of no Ego

Dialog between Uddaalak a subjective scientist of macro vision and His Son Shwetketu a objective scientist of micro vision almost 3000 years before….the following story is taken from Chhaandogya Upanishad ( 800 – 600 B.C.).

It must have been a morning like this. The trees were dancing in the morning sun, and the birds were singing. And the house of a great mystic of those days, Udallaka, was celebrating the coming back of his son, Swetketu, from the house of the Master where he had been sent to study.

In those ancient days, education was basically the education of the non-ego. A student was sent to the forest university to live with the Master so that he could dissolve himself and have a taste of existence. 

Yes, he had brought the greatest award that the university could have conferred. He had passed all the examinations, he had obtained the highest degree, and he came loaded with much knowledge. But something was missing, and the father’s eyes were full of tears.

Swetketu could not understand it. He said is something wrong? Why are you unhappy?’

Uddaalak said – “Shwetketu, Have you ever asked your teacher for that instruction by which we hear what cannot be heard, by which we perceive what cannot be perceived, by which we know what cannot be known?

Shwetketu said – “What is that instruction, Sir?”

The father replied – “My dear, just as by a single lump of clay, all that is made of clay is known, all modifications being only a name based upon words, (the difference being only a name arising from speech) but the truth being that all is clay thus, my dear, is that instruction.”

“Please Sir, explain this to me further.” said Shwetketu.

Uddaalak – “Bring me a fruit of that Nyagrodh tree (banyan tree).”
Shwetketu – “Here is one, Sir.”
Uddaalak – “Break it.”
Shwetketu – “It is broken, Sir.”
Uddaalak – “What do you see there?”
Shwetketu – “Those extremely small seeds, Sir.”
Uddaalak – “Break one of them, my dear.”
Shwetketu – “It is broken, Sir.”
Uddaalak – “What do you see there?”
Shwetketu – “Nothing, Sir.”

The father said – “My son, that subtle essence which you do not perceive there, of that very essence this great Nyagrodha tree, grows (exists). Believe me, my son. Now, that which is the subtle essence (the root of all) in That all that exists has its Self; that is the Self; That is the Truth; That thou art, O Shwetketu!”

Shwetketu said – “Please, Sir, explain to me further.”

“Be it so, my child,” replied the father.

Uddaalak – “Place this salt in the water and come to me in the morning.”
Shwetketu, the son, did as he was commanded.
Next day the father said to him – “Bring the salt, my dear, which you put in the water last night.” The son looked for it and did not find it, for it had become dissolved.
The father said – “My child, taste it from the surface of the water. How is it?”
The son replied – “It is salt.”
Uddaalak – “Taste it from the middle. How is it?”
The son replied – “It is salt.”
Uddaalak – “Taste it from the bottom. How is it?”
The son replied – “It is salt.”
The father said – “Throw it away and come to me.”
The son did so; It exists for ever.

Then the father said to him – “Here also in this body, forsooth, you do not perceive the Truth (Sat or Pure Being), my son, but there it is indeed.”
The father said – “Now that which is the subtle essence (the root of all), in That all that exists has its Self: That is the Self; that is the Truth; That thou art; O Shwetketu.

Very disturbed, the young man went back to his master. He had come back from his master’s ashram after many years and was sent back without even a day’s rest.

“But why didn’t you teach me that one my father asks about? Why?…All these years wasted!… My father says I don’t know myself, and of what use is all this knowledge of the Vedas? I can recite, but what am I going to do with it?” He sent me back saying, “Don’t come unless you have become a real knower . So, master, teach me that one”.

The master laughed and said, “That one cannot be taught. Yes, it can be caught, but it cannot be taught. That is why I could not teach it. But if you insist, then a situation can be created”.

That is what all masters do: they just create a situation. “Take hold of all the cows of the ashram” – there are four hundred cows – “and take them to the deepest forest, absolutely inaccessible to other human beings, then come back only when your herd has grown to one thousand cows and bulls. It will take many years, but you go. And remember cows will be your friends and your family: you can talk to them if you like”.

In the beginning he must have tried to talk to the cows, but by and by thought that it was meaningless. Out of habit, he must have recited the Vedas, and the cows would have continued munching their grass. What can you do with an audience of cows? By and by he stopped talking and began to forget. A great unlearning had begun.

The herd grew to be a thousand, but by that time Swetketu had forgotten all about going back. Then one cow, so goes the story, reminded him, “Listen, now that we are a thousand, it is time and our master must be waiting.” Swetketu followed them.

The master came out to receive him and said to the other disciples, “Look at these one thousand and one cows!” But the disciples said, “There are only one thousand cows, and one is Swetketu”. The master said, “He has disappeared, he is no longer there. He is a cow – so innocent; look into his eyes.”

This is a State of no Ego. And this has been the goal in the East – the state where you are not, and in fact for the first time you are.

Numbers are additions of one into one, zero is subtraction of one from one . Once zero always zero even after applying all mathematical calculations.

Zero is cosmic equation of all energy. 

The disappearance of the ego and the appearance of the true and the authentic Self – this is the state we call realization, God realization, self realization ….or enlightenment 360 .

Love All.

(c) ram H singhal

Feminine principle ?

Good and God’s morning …… this morning I was reading this quote ….

THE FEMININE PRINCIPLE IS COMING FORTH AND
WE NEED TO FULLY UNDERSTAND WHO WE ARE:
TO NAME…CLAIM…TAME…AND AIM WHAT WE
BRING, AND THE FULL POWER OF LOVE AND 
HEALING WE CARRY. 
~ Ann Wondra

so thought what is this Feminine principle ?

is this belongs only to Women ?

is this does not belong to Men ?

so we will understand with the help of above image ….

Masculine principle and Feminine principle and how women and men can adopt for their own advantage for peace , love and happiness …..

if we observe the above image it has half right portion of body of a man and half left portion of woman ….. it is a concept of ARDHNARISHWARA…… means half man half woman ….. what exactly this wisdom of spiritual scientist created in scientific way of living religion called Hinduism thousand of years ago ….. it represent our brain …. 

as per scientific finding ……our left brain controls our right portion of body and it is called logical intelligence masculine brain ….and guides in a robotic manner the functions of time body ….so we can say left brain represents our body …….and man are naturally inclined to this part of brain ….. the brain of motion 

as per scientific finding ….. our right brain controls our left portion of body and is called emotional intelligence feminine brain ……. and enjoy the freedom of timeless soul ….. so we can say right brain represents our soul …… and woman are naturally inclined to this part of brain ….. the brain of emotions …

If we look into the image we find the left male portions has garland of skulls …. this means body will come again and again in this world …… the principle of reincarnation …. and a trident representing time ….. and body has a snake …. representing coldness and animal instinct …..and no jewelry means when we die we do not carry any materialistic wealth …. this is masculine principle ….. the principle of body …. the principle of fragmented personality ….

now if we look into the image we find the right female portion has fine garments , jewelry , and beauty and oneness …. this means soul is timeless ….. happiness as its jewelry …. which is basic character of soul and decoration represents …. creativity …warmness …..this is feminine principle …… the principle of soul …… the principle of oneness ….

this is the reason till we are alive our body remains warm ….so warmness of love , life , compassion , creativity , emotional wealth , sensitiveness and to remain in timeless oneness is feminine principle …..

as man and woman has to work in harmony of both brains ….. the wisdom is to adopt feminine principle of timelessness while fulfilling our masculine robotic journey of Body in Time …..

we all have a freedom of choice ……

so be wise …… 

love all.

(c) ram H singhal

True Nature of Self


one day Lord Buddha while walking on a path ……
.

A Stanger could feel the waves of love , peace and silence .

so impressed by his celestial presence asked Lord Buddha .

“My friend, what are you ?

Are you a celestial being ?

or perhaps a god ?

No……. said Buddha

“Well then, are you some kind of magician or wizard ?

No….. said Buddha again.

Well, my friend……what then are you ?

This time the Buddha replied….. 

I am awake…. The Enlightened One

I am awake…. The Enlightened One is a self certification or matching the taste of Timelessness we all experienced before the time started with our memory formation normally by the age of 3 years in all humans.

We all are born in union or plasticity of left and right brain or Oneness of Time and Timelessness as memory develops and mind comes in between the Two and as Gap increases …….

with that we start living more in Time rather then in Timeless happiness which is our True Nature.

once the mind of past and future disappears and one starts walking on path of Timeless Now and with that finds back the True Nature of Self .

Then only one can announce ……. I am awake…. The Enlightened One.

Love All.

(c) ram H singhal