Srimad-Bhagavad-gita Dhyanam

Meditations on Lord Krishna as the source of the Bhagavad-gita.

 

 

(1)

Om paarthaya pratibodhitaam bhagavata Naaraayanena svayam

Vyaasena grathitaam puraanamuninaa madhye-mahaabhaaratam

Advaitaamritavarshinee bhagavateem ashtaadashaadhyaayineem

Amba tvaamanusandadhami Bhagavad-gita bhavadveshineem

 

Oh blessed Mother, who showerest (upon us) the nectar of philosophy in the form of (these eighteen) chapters. Thou loving mother, destroyer of rebirth. Bhagavad-gita, upon thee I meditate.  

 

(2)

Namostu te Vyasa vishalabuddhe phullara vindaayata patranetra

Yena tvayaa Bharatataila poornah prajvaalito gyaanamayah pradeepaha

 

Oh Vyasa, with lotus eyes and mighty intellect, who has lighted the lamp of wisdom filled with the oil of the Mahabharata. Thee we offer our obeisances.

 

(3)

Prapanna paarijaataaya totravetrai kapaanaye

Gyaanamudraaya Krishnaaya Gitaa-amritduhe namaha

 

Thou who art the refuge of the (ocean born) Lakshmi. Thou in whose right hand is the shepherd’s crook, who art the milker of the divine nectar of the Gita.

 

(4)

Sarvopanishado gaavo dogdhaa Gopala nandanaha

Paartho vatsah sudheer bhoktaa dugdham gitaamritam mahat

 

The Upanishads are even as the heard of cows, the son of the cowherd (Krishna) as the milker, Partha (Arjuna) as the sucking calf, and men of purified intellect the drinkers. Of this, the supreme nectar, is the milk of the Gita.

 

(5)

Vasudevasutam devam kansa chaanoora mardanam

Devaki paramaanandam Krishnam vande jagadgurum

 

Thou son of Vasudeva (Krishna), destroyer of Kamsa and Chanura, the supreme bliss of (Mother) Devaki, Guru of the worlds, Thee, Oh Krishna, as God, we offer our obeisances.

 

(6)

Bhishma-drona-tataa jayadrathajalaa gandhaaraneelotpalaa

Shalyagraahavatee kripena vahanee karnena velaakulaa

Ashatthaama-Vikarna-ghora makaraa Duryodhanaa vartinee

Sotteerno khalu Paandavai rananadee Kaivartakah Keshavaha

 

Of that great river of battle which the Pandavas crossed over, Bhishma and Drona were as the high banks; and Jayadratha as the water of the river; the king of Gandhara the water-lily; Salya as the shark, Kripa as the current; Karna the mighty waves; Asvatthama and Vikarna dread water-monsters; and Duryodhana was the very whirlpool. But thou, Oh Krishna, was the ferryman.  

 

(7)

Paarasharya vachassaroja mamalam Gitaarthagandhotkatam

Naanaakhyaanakakesaram Harikathaa sambhodhanaa bodhitam

Loke sajjana shatpadairaharahah pepeeyamaanam mudaa

Bhooyaada Bhaaratapankajam Kalimalapradhvamsi nah shreyase

 

This spotless product of words of Vyasa (the compiler of the Mahabharata, of which the Bhagavad-gita is a chapter), this lotus of the Mahabharata, with the Bhagavad-gita, as its strong sweet fragrance, and tales of heroes as its full-blown petals, held ever open. By the talk of Hari, of Him who is the destroyer of the taint of Kali-yuga; this lotus to which come joyously day after day the honey-seeking souls. May this produce in us the highest good!

 

(8)

Mukam karoti vaachalam pangum langhayate girim

Yatkripaa tamaham vande paramaananda-madhavam

 

Him whose compassion maketh the dumb man eloquent, and the cripple to cross mountains, Him the all-blissful Madhava, do I offer my obeisances.

 

(9)

Yam brahmaa-varunendra-rudra-marutah stunvanti divyaih stavaih

Vedaih saangapadakramopanishadair gaayantiyam saamagaaha

Dhyaanaa vasthita tadgatena manasaa pashyanti yam yogino

Yasyaantam na viduh suraasuraganaah devaaya tasmai namaha

 

To that Supreme One who is bodied forth in Brahma, in Varuna, in Indra, in Rudra and the Maruts; that One whom all Divine beings praise with hymns; Him whom the singers of the Sama Veda tell: Him whose glory the Upanishads and Vedas sing in full choir; Him whom the yogis see, the mind absorbed in perfect meditation; Him of whom all the hosts of Devas and Asuras known not the limitations, to Him the Supreme Good. To Him we offer our obeisances, offer our obeisances, offer our obeisances.

 

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