Sri Garga Samhita
BY: SUN STAFF
Mar 18, CANADA (SUN)
Canto Five, Volume One
The Journey to Sri Mathura
rajann evam vadantinam
gopinam viraham param
vijnaya bhagavan devah
sighram tasam grihan yayau
Sri Narada said: Aware of the anguish felt by the gopis that
spoke these words, the Supreme Personality of Godhead quickly
went to their homes.
yavantyo yoshito rajams
tavad rupa-dharo harih
svayam sambodhayam asa
vagbhih sarvah prithak prithak
Expanding into as many forms as there were gopis, Lord Krishna
spoke words of instruction to each gopi individually.
drishtva radham ca murchitam
nanada muralim kalam
Going to Sri Radha's palace and seeing Radha fallen
unconscious, in a secluded place, and in the company of Her
friends, Lord Krishna played sweet and soft notes on His flute.
srutva vamsi-dhvanim radha
netra unmilya dadrise
When She heard the flute-music, Radha became conscious
again. Agitated, She opened Her eyes and saw that Lord Krishna had
She gazed at Him as a lotus flower gazes at the sun.
Approaching Him, She respectfully offered Him a seat.
socantim bhagavan aha
Gazing at poor, weeping, lotus-eyed Radha, Her face filled
with tears, the Supreme Personality of Godhead spoke with words
deep as thunder.
vimanas tvam katham bhadre
ma socam kuru radhike
athava gantu-kamam mam
The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: Why are You
unhappy, beautiful one? O Radha, please don't cry. Are You
unhappy because You heard that I want to go away?
kamsadinam vadhaya ca
brahmana prarthitah sakshaj
jato 'ham vai tvaya saha
To remove the earth's burden and to kill the demons headed
by Kamsa, on Brahma's request I have taken birth here with You as
mathuram hi gamishyami
harishyami bhuvo bharam
karishyami subham tava
I will go to Mathura and remove the earth's burden. Then I
will quickly return here and make You happy.
ity uktavantam jagad-isvaram harim
radha patim praha viyoga-vihvala
davagnina dava-lateva murchita
Sri Narada said: Then, filled with love, trembling, and Her
bodily hairs erect, Radha, who was like a flowering vine caught
fire in a conflagration of anxiety about Their separation, spoke
to Her master, Lord Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
bhuvo bharam hartum alam purim vraja
kritam param me sapatham srinu tvatah
gate tvayi prana-pate ca vigraham
kadacid atraiva na dharayamy aham
Sri Radha said: Go to the city to remove the earth's burden.
But please hear the vow I make. O master of My life, while You
are gone I will not keep this body alive.
yadattha me tvam sapatham na manyase
dvitiya-varam pradadami vak-patham
prano 'dhare gantum ativa-vihvalah
karpura-dhuleh kanavad gamishyati
If You no not believe I will keep this vow, I say it for a
second time: The anxious breath that appears on these lips will
be extinguished like a speck of camphor devoured by a flame.
vacanam me sva-nigamam
duri-kartum kshamo 'smy aham
bhaktanam vacanam radhe
duri-kartum na ca kshamah
The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: I can break My own
vow, but I have no power to break the vow of My devotees.
goloke kalahan mama
sata-varsham te viyogo
bhavishyati na samsayah
Because of a quarrel in Goloka, Sridama cursed You to be
separated fgrom Me. You must be separated from Me for a hundred
years. Of this there is no doubt.
ma sokam kuru kalyani
varam me smara radhike
masam masam viyoge te
darsanam me bhavishyati
Beautiful one, don't cry. O Radha, remember Me always as
Your lover. Month after month You will still see Me, even though
We are separated.
masam prati viyoge me
datum svam darsanam hare
cen nagamishyasi tada-
sun duhkhat santyajamy aham
Sri Radha said: If every month You do not return to let Me
see You I will grieve and give up My life.
lokabhirama jana-bhushana visva-dipa
ananda-kanda yadu-nandana nanda-suno
adyagamasya sapatham kuru me puras tvam
O happiness of the worlds, O ornament of the people, O lamp
lighting the universe, O youth more handsome than Kamadeva, O
Lord who removes the world's sufferings, O root from which all
bliss has blossomed, O descendent of King Yadu, O son of Nanda,
promise Me that You will return.
rambhoru masam prati te viyoge
cen nagamishye sapatham gavam me
nihsamsayam nishkapatam vacas tvam
avehi radhe kathitam maya yat
The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: O girl with thighs
graceful as banana trees, every month I will return. I vow this
on all My cows. O Radha, please believe that My words are not a
yo mitratam nishkapatam karoti
nishkarano dhanyatamah sa eva
vidhaya maitrim kapatam vidadhyat
tam lampatam hetu-patam natam dhik
An unselfish and sincere friend is the most fortunate of
persons. Fie on one who is only an actor pretending to be a
karmendriyaniha yatha rasadims
tatha sa-kama munayah sukham yat
manan na jananti hi nairapeksham
gudham param nirguna-lakshanam tat
Philosophers that still desire the objects of the material
senses cannot at all understand the great secret of renunciation,
a secret untouched by the three modes of nature.
jananti santah sama-darsino ye
danta mahantah kila nairapekshah
te nairapekshyam paramam sukham me
jnanendriyadini yatha rasadin
Saintly devotees, who control their senses and see everyone
equally, know the great happiness of renunciation. They taste Me
with their tongues and the directly experience Me with their
sarvam hi bhavam manasah parasparam
na hy ekato bhamini jayate tatah
premaiva kartavyam ato mayi svatah
premna samanam bhuvi nasti kincit
O beautiful one, they love Me with all their hearts. The
living entities should love Me. In this world nothing is equal to
love for Me.
yatha hi bhandira-vate manoratho
babhuva radhe hi tatha bhavishyati
ahaitukam prema ca sadbhir asritam
tac capi santah kila nirgunam viduh
O Radha, as in the past I fulfilled Your desires in
Bhandiravana forest, so in the future I will fulfill them again.
The saintly devotees love Me selflessly. They stand on the
spiritual platform, above the three modes of material nature.
ye radhikayam tvayi kesave mayi
bhedam na kurvanti hi dugdha-sauklyavat
ta eva me brahma-padam prayanti tad
They who know that as milk and its quality of whiteness
cannot be separated, so there is no difference between You,
Radha, and Me, Krishna, are My selfless devotees. They go to My
ye radhikayam tvayi kesave mayi
pasyanti bhedam ku-dhiyo nara bhuvi
te kala-sutram prapatanti duhkhita
rambhoru yavat kila candra-bhaskarau
They who see a difference etween You, Radha, and Me, Krishna,
are fools. O girl with thighs graceful as banana trees, they fall
into the line of time and suffer there for as long as the sun and
the moon shine in the sky.
evam asvasya tam radham
sarvam gopi-ganam tatha
Sri Narada said: After thus comforting Radha and the gopis,
the Lord, who is the wisest of philosophers, returned to Nanda's
atha suryodaye jate
nandadyah sakatair balim
nitva rathan samaruhya
sarve sri-mathuram yayuh
The next morning at sunrise Nanda and all the gopas put
their offerings in many wagons, themselves climbed onto many
chariots, and went to Mathura.
svam ratham gandini-sutah
prayanam akarod rajan
mathuram drashtum udyatah
O king, Akrura climbed on his chariot and with Krishna and
Balarama went to see Mathura.
kotisah kotiso gopyo
marge marge samasthitah
Angry and bewildered, millions and millions of gopiss stood
on every path, staring at the Lord's departure.
krura krureti cakruram
vadantyah parusham vacah
rurudhuh sarvato yanam
yatharkam sa-ratham ghanah
Calling out, "Cruel! Cruel!" they jeered Akrura. As
clouds block the sun-god's chariot, they blocked every path
akrurasya ratham rajan
nijaghnur yashtibhir bhrisam
asvams tatha sarathim ca
O king, anguished by their imminent separation from the
Lord, with sticks the gopis whipped Akrura's chariot, horses, and
asvas tatra samutpetus
taditas ta itas tatah
sarathih patito rathat
The whipped horses suddenly bolted, running here and there.
Pushed by two gopi fingers, the charioteer fell from the chariot.
vihaya lajjam lokasya
samakrishya rathad balat
kankanais tedur akruram
Throwing their shyness far away, they dragged Akrura from
the chariot and beat him with their bracelets as Krishna and
Balarama passively looked on.
sa-balo bhagavan harih
gopih sambodhayam asa
Seeing how strong the gopis were, Lord Krishna and Balarama
interceded on Akrura's behalf and protected him. Lord Krishna said
to the gopis:
ma sokam kurutanganah
pasyatas casya mad-dhasyam
ma kurvantu vrajaukasah
Girls, don't cry. At sunset I will return. The people of
Vraja should not trouble Akrura.
ity evam uktva sarathah samagato
'krurena krishno baladeva-samyutah
turangamair vegamayair manoharair
yayau purim yadava-vrinda-manditam
After speaking these words, Lord Krishna, accompanied by
Balarama and Akrura, journeyed in the chariot pulled by many fast
and handsome horses to the great city Mathura, which had the
Yadavas as its splendid decoration.
yavad rathah ketur utasva-renur
alakshyate tavad ativa-mohat
sthita hy abhuvan pathi citravat tah
smritva harer vakyam utagatasah
As long as the chariot, it's flag, or the cloud of dust the
running horses made could be seen, the stunned gopis stood like
painted pictures on the path. Then, remembering Lord Krishna's
words, they became hopeful.