Saturday, June 24, 2017

How to attain eternal bliss - Part 4

In this concluding part, Swami Mukundananda reminds us of the mortality and uniqueness of human body.  He emphasizes, without any further delay, one should embark upon the journey of of God-realization.

Monday, May 8, 2017

How to attain eternal bliss- Part 3

After explaining the superiority and uniqueness of being born as a manushya in previous episode,  Swamiji now tells the consequences of both — harnessing and ignoring, one's ability to attain knowledge and perform sadhana.


Saturday, April 1, 2017

How to attain eternal bliss - Part 2

Continuing from the previous episode on the importance of human body, in this audio Swamiji explains how the human body, although less powerful than other species in many ways, is still unique and superior due to it's ability to attain knowledge in order to achieve the highest goal of life.

Friday, February 17, 2017

How to attain eternal bliss - Part 1

Although the society is divided on the basis of cast, creed, race, gender, nationality, species, etc., there is one phenomenon that remains the same in all life forms, i.e. they all are seeking bliss; they may have different opinions as to where and how they seek it but their nature to seek remains no matter what.  This lecture on How to Attain Eternal Bliss, has been divided in three episodes; in this clip,  Swamiji starts with the importance of human body.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Mero Priyatam Kunj Bihari

mero priyatama kuṅja bihārī, 
tana mana dhana una para vārī
My beloved is Shree Krishna, who performs sweet pastimes in the groves of 

Vrindavan. I sacrifice my body, mind, and wealth upon him.

mero prāṇa prāṇa banavārī,
viharata nita saṅga bihārī

Shree Krishna is the life of my life.
I always accompany him, participating in his eternal pastimes.

ve vrindāvipina bihārī,
 hvai gai unatei mama yārī
I have fallen in love with Shree Krishna,
who roams in the dense forests of Vrindavan.

lie madhura bhāva ura dhārī, 
kiye yāra nikuṅja bihārī
Cherishing the most intimate loving sentiment in my heart, 
I have accepted Shree Krishna as my beloved.

hamarihuñ sudhi lo banavārī, 
ririyāta patita banavārī
O Shree Krishna! Please take care of me. 
This fallen soul is calling out to you, crying desperately.

mana sunata na neku hamārī, 
tuma sunu ‘kṛipālu’ banavārī
Says Shree ‘Kripalu’, “O merciful Shree Krishna! My mind does not listen to me at all.
 You yourself please listen to my humble prayer.”

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Thakur Yugal Kishor Hamaro

thakura yugala kishor hamaro, 
chaakar hama piya pyari  ke
Shree Radha and Shree Krishna are my Supreme Lords.  
I am the humble servant of the divine couple.

guru seva hi dharma hamaro, 
daas na hama shruti chaari ke
My only duty is to serve my Guru selflessly.
 I am not a slave to the rites and rituals prescribed by the four Vedas.

chaha ihai, kachhu chaha na raha ura,
 daaas na mukti bicahri ke
It is my only desire that no desire should remain in my heart,not even the desire for liberation.

sukhi rahaun sevata nita sukha mahan, 
pyari aru banavari ke
I will remain happy, eternally serving Shree Radha and Shree Krishna for their happiness.

mahakaalaun kanpata thara thara, 
dara te jina giridhari ke
The Supreme Lord Giridhari (Shree Krishna), who makes even Yamraj (god of death)
 tremble with fear …

soi kanpata thara thara santi te, 
braja yashuda se naari ke
He himself trembles, looking at the thin stick in Mother Yashoda’s hand.

nahi manyo aparadha pootanahin, 
garala pivavana vari ke
O Shree Krishna!   You are so merciful that you overlooked the sins of the
 demoness Pootna, who nursed you with poisoned milk …

dai ‘kripalu’ nija loka matu sama, 
ko patatara banavari ke
And gave her permanent residence in your divine abode,as if she is your mother.  Says Shree ‘Kripalu’, “O Shree Krishna! Who can match your gracious and merciful nature?”

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Hamaro dhan, radhey ju ko naam

hamaro dhana, radhey ju ko naam
Radha Rani’s name is our only wealth.

radhey naama prataapa shyama bhaye,
rasikana me saranaama

It is the glory of Shree Radha’s name that has made the Supreme God Shree Krishna famous as the crown jewel of rasiks.

radhey naama siddha kari murali, 
taanana mohyo baama
Shree Krishna imbued the charm of the name ‘Radhey’ in his flute and thus captivated the hearts of all the gopis of Braj by its melodious tune.

radhey naama kripa te dvaapar,
 raas rachyo brajadhama
It is by the grace of Radha Rani’s name that Shree Krishna performed the divine ‘Maharaas’ pastime in Braj, in the age of Dwapar.

radhey naama sunata hi bhaajat,
 hari adhira tehi thaama
As soon as Shree Krishna hears the name “Radhey”, 
he impatiently runs to that place at once.

radhey naama rakaar bina raha,
shyamahu aadhe shyam
Without the ‘Ra’ of ‘Radhey’, ‘Radhey-Shyam’ becomes ‘Adhey-Shyam’ (half of Shyam).  That is, Shyam is left incomplete without Radhey.

karu ‘kripalu’ radhey radhey ki,
 ratana aathon yaama
Says Shree ‘Kripalu’, “O mind! Considering the greatness of the name ‘Radhey’, chant it at every moment of every day.”