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matiriha guNasaktaa bandhakR^itteShvasaktaa
tvamR^itakR^iduparundhe bhaktiyOgastu saktim |
mahadanugamalabhyaa bhaktirevaa...
prakR^itimahadahankaaraashcha maatraashcha bhuutaa-
nyapi hR^idapi dashaakshii puuruShaH pa~nchavimshaH |
iti viditavibhaa...
prakR^itigataguNaughairnaajyate puuruShO(a)yaM
yadi tu sajati tasyaaM tadguNaastaM bhajeran |
madanubhajanatattvaalOchanai...
The devotee who has cleansed his mind of impurities and acquired control
over his senses by the rigorous practise of Yogas...
Listening to the Lord's virtuous attributes and stories of His sportive
phenomena, chanting His names repeatedly and singi...
The man who earns his livelihood by unfair means, inflicting hardship on
others to maintain his family, who is a slave to ...
In the womb of the mother, a man goes through endless woes and
although having real wisdom, he has no means of overcoming ...
That householder who leads a virtuous life propitiating the gods and his
ancestors, goes to the southern path and after th...
Oh Lord ! Blessing Devahoothi after imparting to her the knowledge
regarding the Supreme Being and Salvation, Thou departe...
parama kimu bahuuktyaa tvatpadaambhOjabhaktiM
sakalabhayavinetriiM sarvakaamOpanetriim |
vadasi khalu dR^iDhaM tvaM tadvid...
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Narayaneeyam english canto 015

Narayaniyam is a medieval Sanskrit text, comprising a summary study in poetic form of the Bhagavata Purana. It was composed by Melpathur Narayana Bhattathiri, (1560-1666 A.D.) one of the celebrated Sanskrit poets in Kerala. Even though the Narayaneeyam was completed as early as 1586 A.D., it appeared in print only after more than 250 years. The Bhagavata Purana is a major Hindu scripture consisting of about 18,000 verses, mainly devoted to the worship of Krishna.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Transcripts - Narayaneeyam english canto 015

  • 1. You can view video with audio of this slide set at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oG_ew1rBa9Q
  • 2. matiriha guNasaktaa bandhakR^itteShvasaktaa tvamR^itakR^iduparundhe bhaktiyOgastu saktim | mahadanugamalabhyaa bhaktirevaatra saadhyaa kapilatanuriti tvaM devahuutyai nyagaadiiH || Thou in Thy incarnation as Kapila, advised Devahoothi thus: The human mind gets attracted to material objects in this world which leads to bondage, while the mind which remains detached is free from worldly ties and hence conducive to adopting the path of devotion. Bhakthi Yoga or the path of devotion leads to the liberation of the soul. Hence we should follow in the footsteps of great souls and have only the goal of devotion in our heart.
  • 3. prakR^itimahadahankaaraashcha maatraashcha bhuutaa- nyapi hR^idapi dashaakshii puuruShaH pa~nchavimshaH | iti viditavibhaagO muchyate(a)sau prakR^ityaa kapilatanuriti tvaM devahuutyai nyagaadiiH || There are twenty-four basic principles governing human existence in this world. They are Prakriti or matter, Mahat or intelligence, Ahamkara or egoism, the five subtle bases, the five elements, the mind and the ten organs of sense and action. The twentyfifth which is Purusha or the Supreme Soul, transcends all others and the one who understands this differntiation will be free from Maya. Thus Thou advised Devahoothi, in Thy incarnation as Kapila.
  • 4. prakR^itigataguNaughairnaajyate puuruShO(a)yaM yadi tu sajati tasyaaM tadguNaastaM bhajeran | madanubhajanatattvaalOchanaiH saa(a)pyapeyaat kapilatanuriti tvaM devahuutyai nyagaadiiH || This Purusha or soul is far above the numerous qualities relating to Prakriti or matter. If the Purusha gets attached to Prakriti, her qualities influence him. By steadfast devotion to Thee and constantly remembering these principles, that attachment to Prakriti will automatically vanish. Thus Thou advised Devahuti in Thy incarnation as Kapila.
  • 5. The devotee who has cleansed his mind of impurities and acquired control over his senses by the rigorous practise of Yogasanas should constantly think of the Lord's form as seated on the Garuda, adorned with divine ornaments and weapons, resplendent like the Tamala flower. Thus Thou advised Devahoothi in Thy incarnation as Kapila. vimalamatirupaattairaasanaadyairmadangaM garuDasamadhiruuDhaM divyabhuuShaayudhaankam | ruchitulitatamaalaM shiilayetaanuvelaM kapilatanuriti tvaM devahuutyai nyagaadiiH ||
  • 6. Listening to the Lord's virtuous attributes and stories of His sportive phenomena, chanting His names repeatedly and singing His glories will inspire intense devotion which flows unhindered like the heavenly river Ganges. Such a great devotion is powerful enough to conquer Death. Thus Thou advised Devahoothi in Thy incarnation as Kapila. mama guNagaNaliilaakarNanaiH kiirtanaadyairmayi surasaridOghaprakhyachittaanuvR^ittiH | bhavati paramabhaktiH saa hi mR^ityOrvijetrii kapilatanuriti tvaM devahuutyai nyagaadiiH ||
  • 7. The man who earns his livelihood by unfair means, inflicting hardship on others to maintain his family, who is a slave to physical passion, who is engrossed in his children's mischief and who is attached to his home without any devotion to the Lord will truly and unfortunately go to hell. Thus Thou advised Devahoothi in Thy incarnation as Kapila. ahaha bahulahimsaasa~nchitaarthaiH kuTumbaM pratidinamanupuShNan striijitO baalalaalii | vishati hi gR^ihasaktO yaatanaaM mayyabhaktaH kapilatanuriti tvaM devahuutyai nyagaadiiH ||
  • 8. In the womb of the mother, a man goes through endless woes and although having real wisdom, he has no means of overcoming his sorrows. When he comes out in the world he forgets that knowledge, and is afflicted by several maladies in his childhood. Again on attaining adolescence he becomes, unfortunately, a slave to carnal passion. Thus Thou advised Devahoothi in Thy incarnation as Kapila. yuvatijaTharakhinnO jaatabOdhO(a)pyakaaNDe prasavagalitabOdhaH piiDayOllanghya baalyam | punarapi bata muhyatyeva taaruNyakaale kapilatanuriti tvaM devahuutyai nyagaadiiH ||
  • 9. That householder who leads a virtuous life propitiating the gods and his ancestors, goes to the southern path and after the merits earned by him are exhausted, falls back on the earth to begin a new cycle of life. But if our action and devotion are dedicated to the Lord without any expectation of its fruit, we will go toward the northern path of salvation. Thus Thou advised Devahoothi, in Thy incarnation as Kapila. pitR^isuragaNayaajii dhaarmikO yO gR^ihasthaH sa cha nipatati kaale dakshiNaadhvOpagaamii | mayi nihitamakaamaM karma tuudakpathaarthaM kapilatanuriti tvaM devahuutyai nyagaadiiH ||
  • 10. Oh Lord ! Blessing Devahoothi after imparting to her the knowledge regarding the Supreme Being and Salvation, Thou departed accompanied by the host of sages. In course of time, Devahoothi, adopting the path of devotion, with a mind cleansed of impurities, attained salvation. Even now Thou in the form of Kapila, dost reside in the north eastern quarter for the welfare of mankind. iti suviditavedyaaM deva he devahuutiM kR^itanutimanugR^ihya tvaM gatO yOgisanghaiH | vimalamatirathaa(a)sau bhaktiyOgena muktaa tvamapi janahitaarthaM vartase praagudiichyaam ||
  • 11. parama kimu bahuuktyaa tvatpadaambhOjabhaktiM sakalabhayavinetriiM sarvakaamOpanetriim | vadasi khalu dR^iDhaM tvaM tadvidhuuyaamayaan me gurupavanapuresha tvayyupaadhatsva bhaktim || Oh Supreme Lord ! What more can be said in this regard ? Thou hast most emphatically declared that devotion to Thy lotus feet alone can remove all our fears and grant all our desires. May Thou, Oh Guruvayurappa cure all my afflictions and kindle in my heart that devotion to Thee.

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