Sri Garga Samhita
BY: SUN STAFF
Jan 19, CANADA (SUN)
Canto One, Volume Four
krishnaya megha-vapushe capalambaraya
piyusha-mishta-vacanaya parat paraya
devaya bhratri-sahitaya namo 'stu tasmai
Sri Brahma said: Obeisances to Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, greater than the greatest, holding a flute, wearing a peacock feather, staying in His brother's company, His form a monsoon cloud, His garments lightning, and His words sweet as nectar.
krishnas tu sakshat purushottamah svayam
purnah paresah prakriteh paro harih
yasyavataramsa-kala vayam surah
srijama visvam kramato 'sya saktibhih
Krishna is the original Supreme Personality of Godhead, the perfect and complete supreme master, who stays above the material energy. We demigods, who are the parts of the parts of His incarnations, create this world with the aid of His potencies.
sa tvam sakshat krishnacandravataro
nandasyapi putratam agatah kau
vrindaranye gopa-vesena vatsan
gopair mukhyais carayan bhrajase vai
You are the same Lord Krishnacandra. You have come to the earth and become the son of Maharaja Nanda. Appearing like an ordinary cowherd boy, and herding the calves in the company of many gopas, You are splendidly manifest.
sphurat-kaustubham syamalam pita-vastram
vrajesam tu vamsi-dharam radhikesam
param sundaram tam nikunje namami
In this forest grove I offer my respectful obeisances to handsome and dark Lord Hari, more playful and charming than millions of Kamadevas, decorated with yellow garments and glistening Kaustubha gem, clutching a flute, the king of Vraja and the Lord of Sri Radha.
tam krishnam bhaja harim adi-devam asmin
kshetra-jnam kham iva vilipta-megham eva
svacchangam param adhi-yajna-caitya-rupam
With devotion, purity, and renunciation, worship Krishna, the original Supreme Personality of Godhead, pure as a cloudless sky, His limbs splendid, the master of sacrifices, the master of consciousness, the all-knowing Supersoul.
yavan manas ca rajasa prabalena vidvan
sankalpa eva tu vikalpaka eva tavat
tabhyam bhaven manasijas tv abhimana-yogas
tenapi buddhi-vikritim kramatah prayanti
O wise one, when the mind is influenced by passion it accepts the materially pleasant and rejects the materially unpleasant. By these two actions material desires and arrogant pride breed in the heart. In this way the intelligence is gradually disfigured.
vidyud-dyutis tv ritu-guno jala-madhya-rekha
bhutolmukah kapata-pantha-ratir yatha ca
ittham tathasya jagatas tu mukham mrisheti
duhkhavritam vishaya-ghurnam alata-cakram
Like a fleeting lightning flash, a ripple on the water, the passing seasons, and the false, blurred line of a moving spark, the face, filled with sufferings, of the material world is temporary and untrue. The whirl of sense happiness is the seeming-stationary circle of a quickly-moving spark.
vriksha jalena calatapi cala ivatra
netrena bhuri-calitena caleva bhus ca
evam gunaih prakriti-jair bhramato jana-stham
satyam vaded guna-sukhad idam eva krishna
When water moves, the trees reflected on it seem to move also. When the eyes are tossed to and fro, the earth seems to move. O Krishna, bewildered by the modes of material nature, the people say material sense pleasures are real.
duhkham sukham ca manasa prabhavam ca supte
mithya bhavet punar aho bhuvi jagare 'sya
ittham viveka-ghatitasya janasya sarvam
svapna-bhramadrita-jagat satatam bhaved dhi
Pains and pleasures are created by the mind. A person awake knows what he saw in a dream is false. A wise man knows the entire material world is a dream.
jnani visrijya mamatam abhimana-yogam
vairagya-bhava-rasikah satatam nirihah
dipena dipa-kasatam ca yatha prajatam
pasyet tathatma-vibhavam bhuvi caika-tattvam
A wise man who stays aloof from material deeds, renounces the world, and tastes the nectar of spiritual love, can see, as one sees with the light of a lamp, the spiritual glory of the Supreme Lord, who stays as the Supersoul in this world.
bhakto bhajed aja-patim hridi vasudevam
nirdhuma-vahnir iva mukta-guna-sva-bhavah
pasyan ghateshu sa-jaleshu yathendum ekam
etadrisah paramahamsa-varah kritarthah
A devotee like a smokeless flame free from the touch of the material modes, who worships Lord Vasudeva in his heart and sees the one Lord Vasudeva present in everyone's heart as one moon is reflected in many pots of water, is perfect, the best of swanlike saints.
stuvanti vedah satatam ca yam sada
harer mahimnah kila shodasim kalam
kadapi jananti na te tri-loke
vaktum gunams tasya jano 'sti kah parah
Athough they always praise Him, the Vedas do not understand even one sixteenth of Lord Hari's glories. Who in the three worlds has the power to describe His qualities?
vaktais caturbhis tv aham eva devah
sri-pancavaktrah kila panca-vaktraih
sahasrasirshas tu sahasra-vaktrair
yam stauti sevam kurute ca tasya
Ananta praises Him with a thousand mouths, Siva with five mouths and I with four mouths. We serve Lord Hari.
vishnus ca vaikuntha-nivasa-kric ca
kshiroda-vasi harir eva sakshat
narayano dharma-sutas tathapi
goloka-natham bhajate bhavantam
Lord Vishnu who stays in Vaikuntha, Lord Hari who stays on the milk-ocean, and Narayana Rishi, the son of Dharma, all worship You, the master of Goloka.
aho 'ti-dhanyo mahima murarer
jananti bhumau munayo na manavah
surasura va manavo budhah punah
svapne 'pi pasyanti na tat-pada-dvayam
Lord Krishna's glories are very great. Even in their dreams the sages, humans, demigods, demons, manus, and philosophers do not see His feet.
varam harim gunakaram
su-mukti-dam parat param
vrajesvaram namamy aham
I offer my respectful obeisances to Lord Hari, greater than the greatest, a jewel mine of transcendental virtues, the giver of liberation, the master of the goddess of fortune, the master of transcendental virtues, and the master of Vraja.
tambula-sundara-mukham madhuram bruvantam
bimbadharam smita-yutam sita-kunda-dantam
I offer my respectful obeisances to smiling, sweetly speaking Lord Hari, His mouth handsome with betelnuts, His lips bimba fruits, His teeth white jasmine flowers, and His handsome cheeks covered by curly black locks and decorated with swinging gold earrings.
sundaram tu tava rupam eva hi
manmathasya manaso haram param
avirastu mama netrayoh sada
May Your dark handsome form, decorated with shark-shaped earrings and stealing Kamadeva's heart, appear before my eyes.
namas-kritam deva-ganaih param varam
gopala-lilabhiyutam bhajamy aham
goloka-natham sirasa namamy aham
I bow my head before Goloka's handsome king, who plays as a gopa, enjoys in Vaikuntha, and receives the demigods' obeisances.
yuktam vasanta-kalakantha-vihangamais ca
gacchan harir jayati patu sadaiva bhaktan
Glory to Lord Hari, who walks in fragrant Vrindavana forest, which is filled with sweet-throated spring cuckoos, newly-budding trees, and gentle, playful, nectar breezes. May He always protect the devotees.
harati kamala-manam lola-muktabhimanam
dharani-rasika-danam kamadevasya banam
bhaja yad uta samaksham dana-daksham kataksham
Worship Krishna's sidelong glance, which eclipses the pride of the lotus and the moving string of pearls, which travels almost to His ears, which is Kamadeva's arrow, and which, laden with gifts for they who taste nectar in this world, is expert at giving charity.
sarac-candrakaram nakha-mani-samuham sukha-karam
su-raktam hrit-purnam prakatita-tamah-khandana-karam
bhaje 'ham brahmande sakala-nara-papabhidalanam
harer vishnor devair divi bharata-khande stutam alam
I worship handsome Lord Vishnu's delightful reddish jewel nails, which fill the heart, break the darkness, crush the sins of everyone in the universe, and are praised on the earth and by the demigods in heaven.
maha-padme kim va paridhir iva cabhati satatam
kadacid ity asphurjad-ratha-carana ittham dhvani-dharah
yatha nyastam cakram sata-kirana-yuktam tu harina
sphurac-chri-manjiram hari-carana-padme tv adhigatam
Is this a circle of light around a great lotus flower, a great rumbling chariot wheel, the Sudarsana-cakra, the sun with its hundred points of light, or the graceful anklets on Lord Hari's lotus feet?
katyam pitambaram divyam
bhajamy aham citta-haram
I worship the splendid, charming, decorated with small bells yellow garment on the hips of Lord Krishna, whose every act is full of bliss.
bhaje krishna-krode bhrigu-muni-padam sri-griham alam
tatha srivatsankam nikasa-ruci-yuktam dyuti-param
gale hiraharan kanaka-mani-muktavali-dharan
sphurat-tarakaran bhramara-vali-bharan dhvani-karan
On Lord Krishna's chest I worship Bhrigu Muni's footprint, Lakshmi-devi's home, the mark of Srivatsa, the splendid golden nikasha line, and, suspended from His neck, the many necklaces of diamonds, gold, jewels, and pearls splendid as glistening stars, and the many flower garlands filled with buzzing bees.
vamsi-vibhushitam alam dvija-dana-silam
hasta-dvayam smara kadamba-sugandha-priktam
Remember Krishna's hands, decorated with a flute, expert at giving charity to the brahmanas, the color of sindura, expert at playing the bamboo flute, with gold rings and moonlike fingernails, and fragrant with a kadamba flower.
sanais calan manasa-raja-hamsa-
grivakritau kandhara ucca-dese
kadambini-mana-harau karau ca
bhajami nityam hari-kaka-pakshau
On the slowly-moving swan of Lord Hari's neck again and again I worship two black crow-feathers, which remove the pride of the black monsoon clouds.
kala-darpana-vad visadam sukha-dam
bhaja ganda-yugam ravi-candra-rucim
Please worship the delightful young prince splendid as a glistening mirror, handsome with jewel earrings and curly locks of hair, and glorious as the sun and moon, that is Lord Hari's cheeks.
ghatita-sikhi-su-vitam naumi vishnoh kiritam
I praise Lord Vishnu's crown, deocrated with a peacock feather, glorious as a red moon, splendid as millions of suns, the home of gold, pearls, and vaidurya jewels, and the rasa circle of all of Kamadeva's playful handsomeness.
yad-dvari dese na gatir guhendra-
ajnam vina yanti na kunja-mandalam
tam krishnacandram jagad-isvaram bhaje
I worship Krishnacandra, the master of the universes. Karttikeya, Indra, Ganesa, Candra, and Surya cannot enter the door to His realm. Without His permission no one can enter the circle of His forest.
iti kritva stutim brahma
punah kritanjalir bhutva
sva-vijnaptim cakara ha
After speaking these prayers, Brahma folded his hands and begged the Supreme Personality of Godhead:
aparadham tu putrasya
matrivat tvam kshamasva ca
sambhavo 'ham jagat-pate
O Lord of the universe, I was born from the lotus of Your navel. As a mother forgives her son's offense, please forgive me.
kvaham loka-patih kva tvam
tasmad vraja-pate deva
raksha mam madhusudana
What am I, the king of one planet, in comparison to You, the ruler of many millions of universes? O master of Vraja, O Lord, O Krishna, please save me!
mayaya yasya muhyanti
murkho 'ham hy udyato 'bhavam
By Your illusory potency the demigods, demons, humans, and other living entities are bewildered. Bewildered by Your illusory potency, I diligently perform my duties.
narayanas tvam govinda
naham narayano hare
brahmandam tvam vinirmaya
seshe narayanah pura
O Govinda, O Hari, You are Narayana. I am not Narayana. You are the same Narayana that in ancient times created the universe and then rested on Ananta Sesha.
yasya sri-brahmani dhamni
pranam tyaktva tu yoginah
yatra yasyanti tasmims tu
sa-kula putana gata
Pui_tana and her family entered the same Brahman effulgence the yogis attain when they leave this life.
vatsanam vatsapanam ca
kritva rupani madhava
vicacara vane tvam tu
hy aparadhan mama prabho
O Madhava, after creating the forms of the calves and gopas, You wandered in the forest. O Lord, please forgive my offenses.
tasmat kshamasva govinda
prasida tvam mamopari
sutopari pita yatha
O Govinda, please forgive me. Please be merciful to me. As a father does not consider his son's actions an offense, please do not take offense with me.
tvad-abhakta rata jnane
tesham kleso visishyate
yatha kshetre tusharthinam
They who are not devoted to You but instead are earnestly engaged in impersonal speculation gain only trouble for all their efforts. They are like a farmers that thresh empty husks.
bahavas tvad-gatim gatah
yogino munayas caiva
tatha ye vraja-vasinah
As many yogis and sages became devoted to You and attained You, so the residents of Vraja also became devoted to You and attained You.
dvidha ratir bhaved vara
srutac ca darsanac ca va
aho hare tu mayaya
babhuva naiva me ratih
Love is created in two ways: by hearing and by seeing. O Lord Hari, bewildered by Your illusory potency, I have not attained love for You.
ity uktvasru-mukho bhutva
punar aha vidhih krishnam
bhaktya sarvam kshamapayan
Speaking these words, bowing before Krishna's lotus feet, and tears gliding down his face, Brahma earnestly begged for forgiveness.
ghosheshu vasinam esham
yada bhajeyam su-gatis
tada bhuyan na canyatha
When I take birth among the residents of these cowherd villages, and when I worship Your lotus feet, then I will attain auspiciousness. Nothing else will be auspicious for me.
vayam tu gopa-deseshu
samsthitas ca sivadayah
sakrit krishnam tu pasyantas
tasmad dhanyas ca bharate
When we demigods, who have Siva as our leader, enter the lands of the gopas and once gaze on Lord Krishna, then we will be fortunate.
aho bhagyam tu sri-krishna
mata-pitros tava prabho
tatha ca gopa-gopinam
purnas tvam drisyate vraje
O Lord, how fortunate are Your parents, the gopas, and the gopis, who see You in Your original form in Vraja!
sarvadharah patu mam visva-karah
May Lord Krishna, who wears a pearl necklace, in whom everything rests, who creates and maintains all the universes, and who, enjoying by the Yamuna, is the playful abode of transcendental pastimes, protect me.
sri-krishna vrishni-kula-pushkara nanda-putra
radha-pate madana-mohana deva-deva
sammohitam vraja-pate bhuvi te 'jaya mam
govinda gokula-pate paripahi pahi
O Sri Krishna, O lotus growing in King Vrishni's family, O son of Nanda, O Lord of Radha, O enchanter of Kamadeva, O master of the demigods, O king of Vraja, O king of Gokula, O Govinda, please protect, please protect me, who am now bewildered by Your illusory potency!
karoti yah krishna-hareh pradakshinam
bhavej jagat-tirtha-phalam ca tasya tu
te krishnalokam sukhadam parat param
goloka-lokam pravaram gamishyati
A person who circumambulates Lord Krishna attains the result of visiting all the holy places in the universe. He will go to Your Krishnaloka, the best of spiritual realms.
ity abhishtuya govindam
natva tri-varam lokesas
cakara tu pradakshinam
Sri Narada said: After offering these prayers and bowing down, three times Brahma circumambulated Lord Govinda, the glorious master of Vrindavana.
tatra calakshito bhutva
vatsan balan pitamahah
varam dattva prayanartham
yacanam sa cakara ha
First becoming invisible, and then offerings blessing to the calves and boys, grandfather Brahma asked permission to leave.
tatas ca brahmane tasmai
netrenajnam dadau harih
punah pranamya svam lokam
With a glance Krishna gave His permission. Then Brahma bowed again and returned to his own world.
atha krishno vanac chighram
anayam asa vatsakan
yatrapi puline rajan
O king, then Krishna quickly led the calves from the forest to the Yamuna's shore, where Krishna was in the midst of a glorious circle of gopas.
goparbhakas ca sri-krishnam
vatsaih sardham samagatam
kshanardham menire vikshya
Bewildered by Krishna's yogamaya potency, when they saw Krishna with the calves, the gopa boys thought He had been gone for only half a moment.
ta ucur vatsakaih krishna
tvaram tvam tu samagatah
kurushva bhojanam catra
kenapi na kritam prabho
They said: O Krishna, You have come so quickly with the calves! O Lord, come and take lunch. Somehow we have not finished our lunch.
tatas ca vihasan krishno
darsayam asa sarvebhyas
carmajagaram eva ca
Laughing, Krishna took lunch with the boys. Then He showed them the skin of the dead snake Aghasura.
sayam-kale sa-ramas tu
krishno gopaih paravritah
agre kritva vatsa-vrindam
hy ajagama sanair vrajam
Then Krishna, placing the calves in front and accompanied by Balarama and the gopas, slowly returned to the village of Vraja in the evening.
vande vanat sukhada-goshthakam avrajantam
As, encircled by gopas and by calves of many different forms and natures and of many colors beginning with white, black, yellow, red, green, and smokey, He returns from the forest to the blissful village of gopas, I bow down before Lord Krishna, the prince of Vraja.
anando gopikanam tu
hy asit krishnasya darsane
yasam yena vina rajan
kshano yuga-samo 'bhavat
When they saw Krishna, the gopis became filled with bliss. O king, for them a moment's separation from Him seemed like a yuga.
kritva goshthe prithag vatsan
balah svam svam grihan gatah
atmano rakshanam hareh
After placing the calves in their barns, the boys went to their own homes. There they told how Krishna killed Aghasura and saved them.