Sunday, 27 November 2022

Sri Surdas Maharaj – Sri Sur – Vinaya – Pathrika – The recitation of 'Sri Ramanama' is the safest ferry to cross the ocean of worldly existence

 




Chapter – 246-  Sur -Vinaya – Pathrika –The recitation of 'Sri Ramanama' is the safest ferry to cross the ocean of worldly existence


Sri Surdas Maharaj speaks “Oh! Prabho, Oh! Sri Hari, I have surrendered at your lotus feet knowing that you are the protector of distressed souls, your sacred names are the safest ferry to cross the unfathomable ocean of worldly existence and repeated births. Oh! Prabho, the Veda and scriptures highly eulogize your glories, the Byadh hunter Guha, Gridharaj Jatayu, Ganika the prostitute, Bhramin Ajamila had achieved your supreme abode merely chanting your sacred names, Devi Ahalya, Gautama Pathni got released from the curse at the touch of the dust particles from your feet. Oh! Prabho, the elephant Gajendra got seized on the leg by the crocodile in the pond, fought for several years, and finally uttered your sacred name, before completing it you rushed to protect him and released the curse of the elephant and crocodile. Oh! Prabho, your ardent devotee Prahlada and his grandson Bali blissfully engaged in singing in praise of your glories, although they have born in the clan of demons. Oh! Prabho, the child devotee Dhruva undertook extreme penance at the age of five and achieved your compassionate grace, prostrated before your lotus feet, and your affectionate touch with the conch on his cheek encouraged him to sing in praise of your glories. Oh! Prabho, Pandavas who resembles righteousness got protected from each and every trouble all through their lives, Devi Dhraupadhi was humiliated in the large assembly of Kaurava and was protected with your grace. Oh! Bhakthvathsal, Oh! Kripasagar, Oh! Pathithapavan, you have incarnated whenever Mother Earth was troubled with the burden of evil entities, thus your various incarnations were highly praised in the scriptures and Veda. Oh! Prabho, Lord Bhrama, Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva, Lord Indra, deities, Rishis, and Sages sing in praise of your glories, contemplate upon you and prostrate at your lotus feet.”


Pathithapavana Jani Sarana Aayau | Udhadhi Samsar Subha Nama Nauka Tharana Atala Asthana Niju Nigama Gayau || Byadha Aru Geedh Ganika Ajamila Dhvija Charana Gauthama Thiya Parasi Payau | Antha Ausar Ardha Nama Ucchar Kari  Subhrath Gaja Graha Thai Thuma Chudayau || Abala Prahladh Bali Dhaithya  Subahi Bhajath Dhasa Dhruva  Charana Chitha Seesa Nayau | Pandu Sutha Bipathi Mochan Mahadhas Lakhi  Dhraupadhi Cheer Nana  Badayau || Bhakthabathsala Kripanath Asarana Sarana Bhara Boothala Harana Jasa Suhayau | Sur Prabhu Charana Chith Chethi Chethan Karath Bhrama Siva Sesa Suka Sanaka Dhyayau ||

Sri Surdas Maharaj – Sri Sur – Vinaya – Pathrika – The supreme Bhramam Lord Sri Hari is the creator, preserver, and destroyer as well

 




Chapter – 245-  Sur -Vinaya – Pathrika –The supreme Bhramam Lord Sri Hari is the creator, preserver, and destroyer as well


Sri Surdas Maharaj speaks “Oh! Prabho, Oh! Sri Hari, the Abijjyatha/Purandharopakhyana/ is the Jeeva completely ignorant of the Paramathma and the Paramarththa Thaththva/the absolute truth/ all the material matters are impermanent and soul is permanent/the supreme Bhramam resides as a soul in the Jeeva, which is beyond mind, action, and words, even the intellect cannot describe the all-pervasive, omnipotent and omniscient supreme Bhramam. Oh! Prabho, you are the supreme Lord of the Universe and living and non-living things, it is your amusement that causes ‘hunger’ in the Jeeva even after attaining the four Purusharththa/Dharma, Artha, Kama, Moksha, same in the dull and ignorant fills its stomach in different means, you are the creator, preserver and destroyer of the Universe and its living and non-living things, the ampleness and desolation happen at your will. Oh! Prabho, the movement of the tiniest particles move at your will, the lifeless go under the water, and the stone float at your will. Oh! Prabho, even the highland goes under the water and forms an island, the Badavagni/massive fire and deluge causes underwater at your will. Oh! Prabho, it is your amusement that causes an Emperor unexpectedly loses his Kingdom and glory, and the destitute become the Emperor and achieves the highest honor. Oh! Prabho, kindly shower your compassionate grace upon me, so that I can get rid of the sufferings of worldly existence and repeated births at ease.”


Abigath Gathi Jani Na Parai | Man Bacha Karma Agadha Agochar Kihi Bidhi Budhi Sancharai || Athi Prachanda Paurusha Bal Paye Kehari Bhukha Marai | Anayasa Binu Adhama Keenhai Ajagara Udhara Bharai || Kabahuk Thrina Boodai Pani Mei Kabahuk Sila Tharai || Bagar Thai Sagar Kari Darai Chahu Dhisi Neer Bharai | Pahan Beech Kamala Bikasavai Jal Mei Agini Jarai || Raja Ranka Ranka Thai Raja Lai Sir Chathra Dharai | Sur Pathitha Thari Jayi Cchinak Mei Jo Prabhu Naiku Darai ||

Saturday, 26 November 2022

Sri Surdas Maharaj – Sri Sur – Vinaya – Pathrika – The recitation of Bhagavannama would remove three kinds of grief

 



Chapter – 244-  Sur -Vinaya – Pathrika –The recitation of Bhagavannama would remove three kinds of grief


Sri Surdas Maharaj speaks “Oh! Prabho, Oh! Sri Hari, kindly remove my grief and sufferings of worldly existence/Thapathraya, 1) Adhidheivik - grief from natural calamities, epidemics, flood, forest fire, famine, drought, earthquake, etc. 2) Adhibouthik - grief from the attachments of worldly matters such as possession, wealth, money, fame, richness, wife, children, companion and relatives, and the grief caused by the separation of the above 3) Adhyathmik- grief from aging, illnesses, fear of death, and separation from the beloved ones, etc. at the earliest before anybody crowds before your doorsteps, Oh! Prabho, I am worn out of suffering, spent my entire life chasing material and physical pleasures, drenched in lust, desire, ego, jealousy, anger, pride, Ahamkara and Mamakara, and getting attached to the worldly matters of possession, richness, fame, wealth, money, children, wife, companion and relatives of fleeting nature, hence I have not found peace or serenity in the entire life. Oh! Prabho, kindly remove my anxiousness, and fear of death,  before anyone crowds at your doorsteps, so that others too avail your compassionate grace. Oh! Prabho, you are the savior of the distressed souls, hence people may throng before you, by merely listening to the recitation of your sacred names, so it would add to your burden to liberate your devotees who have taken shelter at your lotus feet. Oh! Prabho, I have spread your auspicious vow ‘Pathithapavan’/the savior of distressed soul/ which is eulogized by Veda and illustrious Rishis and Sages, among your devotees, Oh! Prabho, kindly liberate me from the sufferings and grief of worldly existence, so that your vow to your devotees would multiply their belief in you.”

 

Thau Lagi Begi Harau Kin Peer | Jau Lagi Aan Na Aani Pahuchau Pheri Paraigi Bheer || Abahi Nivaccharau Samaya Suchitha Hyau Ham Thau Nidharaka Keejai | Aurau Aayi Nikasihau Thathai Aagau Hai  So  Leejai || Jaha Thaha Thai Sab Aavauge Suni Suni Sasthau Nama | Ab Thau Parthyau Rahaigau Dhin Dhin Thum Kau Yesau Kam || Yaha Thau Biradh Prasidhdha Bhayau Jaga Loka Loka  Asa Keenhau | Surdasa Prabhu Samujja Dhekhi Kai Mei Bada Thohi Kari Dheenhau ||

Sri Surdas Maharaj – Sri Sur – Vinaya – Pathrika – The significance of the practice of 'Sri Ramanama"

 






Chapter – 243-  Sur -Vinaya – Pathrika –The significance of the practice of 'Sri Ramanama"


Sri Surdas Maharaj speaks “Oh! Prabho, Oh! Sri Hari, you are the ocean of mercy, and you fulfill all the desires of your worshiper, you can’t bear the troubles and grief of your worshiper, Oh! Dheenadhayala, Oh! Antharyami, you are that supreme Bhramam that resides as a soul in the Jeeva, you are the source of the functioning of the mind, intellect, Chitta, Ahamkara, Prana/vital air, Karma, and Gnanendhriyas/sensory organs, etc. Oh! Prabho, you are the savior of distressed souls, Devi Dhraupadhi was humiliated in the large assembly of Kaurava by Dusshasan, she cried out for you “Oh! Dhwarakadheesh!” immediately you provided an abundance of clothes to Devi Dhraupadi and crushed the pride of Dhusshasan. Oh! Prabho,  the twice-born Ajamila cried out for his youngest son ‘Narayan’ at the deathbed, and the prostitute who imitated the recitation of the sacred names of the Lord from the parrot achieved liberation from the sufferings and grief of worldly existence. Oh! Prabho, the elephant Gajendra, and the crocodile achieved liberation with the pieties achieved from the association of Santh, Mahathma, and noble souls, in their previous births. Oh! Prabho, your child devotee Prahaladha was tortured by his father demon  Hiranyakashipu, you could not bear to watch your ardent devotee in extreme agony, you have assumed the form of Nrisimha/half lion-half man and protected Prahlada and killed the demon Hiranyakashipu. Oh! Gopalalal, you have removed the grief and sufferings of your devotees who have surrendered at your lotus feet, but how did you forget this  born blind and a grave sinner?”

 

Yese Prabhu Anatha Ke Swami | Dheenadhayala Prema Paripooran Sab Ghat Antharjami || Karatha Bibasra Dhrupadha Thanaya Kau Sarana Sabdha Kahi Aayau | Pooji  Ananth Koti  Basanani Hari Ari Kau Garba Gavayau || Sutha Hitha Bipra Keera Hitha Ganika Nama Leth Prabhu Payau | Cchinaka Bhajana Sangathi Prathap Thau Gaja Aru Graha Chudayau || Nar Than Simha Badhana Bapu Keenhau Jan Lagi Bhesha Banayau | Nija Jan Dhukha Jani Bhaya Thai Athi Ripu Hathi Sukha Upajayau || Thumhari Kripa Gupala Gusayi Kihim Kihim Srama Na Gavayau | Surajdas Andha Aparadhi So Kahau Bisarayau ||

Friday, 25 November 2022

Sri Surdas Maharaj – Sri Sur – Vinaya – Pathrika – The practice of the recitation of ‘Sri Ramanama’ would remove anxiousness and fear

 



Chapter – 242-  Sur -Vinaya – Pathrika – The practice of the recitation of ‘Sri Ramanama’ would remove anxiousness and fear

 

Sri Surdas Maharaj speaks “Oh! Prabho, you are supreme Bhramam/indestructible Purusha/Puri-body/ reside as a soul in the Jeeva, you are pure, unblemished, flawless, free from the dualities/happiness and sorrow, loss and gain, joy and pain, honor and disgrace/ and impurities/lust, ego, desire, jealousy, anger, and price,  you are merciful, you fulfill all the desires of the devotees, Oh! Gopal, kindly shower your compassionate grace and bless me with pure love and devotion at your lotus feet, my mind should remember your sacred names and legends relentlessly, and shed tears in extreme ecstasy, my tongue should recite your names and sing in praise of your glories constantly, I should adorn Tulsi beads around the neck, and hold prayer beads on hands so that the Lord of death/Yama would not approach me with his dreadful emissaries. Oh! Prabho, my love for your sacred names would remove the fear of death and the hellish torture in the abode of Lord Yama.”


Yesi Kab Karihau Gopal | Mansa Nath Manorathadhatha Hau Prabhu Dheenadhayala || Charanani Chith Niranthar Anurath Rasana Charitha Rasala| Lochana Sajala Prema PUlakitha Than Gar Anchala Kar Mala || Ihi Bidhi Lakhath Jukayi Rahai Jama Apanau Hi Bhayabhala | Sur Sujasa Ragi Na Darath Man Suni Jathana Karala ||

Sri Surdas Maharaj – Sri Sur – Vinaya – Pathrika – The recitation of ‘Sri Ramanama’ brings the serenity of mind

 


Chapter – 241-  Sur -Vinaya – Pathrika – The recitation of ‘Sri Ramanama’  brings the serenity of mind

 

Sri Surdas Maharaj speaks “Oh! Prabho, Oh! Sri Hari, I have heard from Santh Mahathma and noble souls that you are the destroyer of grief, the sacred scriptures and Veda eulogize your glories as ‘the destroyer of grief and sufferings of worldly existence/Thapathraya’, I have sung in praise of that supreme Lord Sri Hari all these days. Oh! Prabho, the prostitute/Ganika who was isolated in her later years of age listened to the recitation of Sri Ramanama from her parrot, she had no knowledge about it, and she sincerely imitated the recitation of her parrot, thus she got liberated from the grief. Oh! Prabho, Devi Ahalya, wife of Sage Gautama was cursed to become a rock, later mere the dust particles of Lord Sri Rama removed her curse, and eventually, she joined with her husband. Oh! Prabho, you symbolize auspiciousness, you are the ultimate asylum of Jeeva, you are the destroyer of distress of the devotees who have taken shelter at your lotus feet, and you could not bear your devotees in troubles. The elephant Gajendra was seized on the leg by a crocodile in the pond and was abandoned by family, relatives, and friends, it fought several thousands of years in extreme agony, finally lost hope and shrieked in pain, you hurried to the Gajendra and liberated him. Oh! Ramanath/consort of Devi Rama, you were too kind and compassionate to the people who uttered your sacred names at the time of death bed, although they have committed several sins by word, deed, and mind. Oh! Prabho, you are Pathithapavan/savior of the distressed souls, kindly shower your compassionate grace upon me, and protect me from the sufferings of worldly existence.”


Thathe Bipathi Udharana Gayau | Sravanani Sakhi Suni Bhakthani Mukha Nigamani Bhedh Bathayau || Suva Padavath Jeeb Ladavathi Thahi Biman Padayau | Charanakamala Parsath Rishi Pathini Thaji Pashana Padha Payau || Sab Hith Karana Dev Abhaya Padha Nama Prathap Badayau | Aarthichanth Sunath Gaja Krandhana Phandhana Kati  Chudayau || Panch  Avar Su Dhari Ramapathi Ajasa Karath Jas Payau | Sur Koor Kahai Meri Biriya Biradh Kithai Bisarayau ||

Wednesday, 23 November 2022

Sri Surdas Maharaj – Sri Sur – Vinaya – Pathrika – The practice of devotion to achieve the four Purusharththa/righteousness, wealth, desires, and liberation from worldly existence

 



Chapter – 240-  Sur -Vinaya – Pathrika – The practice of devotion to achieve the four Purusharththa/righteousness, wealth, desires, and liberation from worldly existence

 

Sri Surdas Maharaj speaks “Oh! Prabho, Oh! Sri Hari, I have been drenched in the worldly matters of infinite nature, hence I have driven afar from you, my greed compelled me to worship demi-gods for fulfilling my desires, but sadly I did not satisfy even after gratifying my senses, I have been desperate and continued to chase after the material and physical pleasures and performed religious rites and duties for the accomplishment of my desires which have grown out of control. The demi-gods were difficult to please, I sacrificed animals to please the deity, but I did not achieve the desired result, later I found it was an absolute waste of time and energy, and eventually, I stopped the worship of demi-gods. Oh! Prabho, I have been swollen with pride, anger, jealousy, ego, lust, and desire, hence I have abandoned the Parasmani/the precious gem which turns the metal into gold, like the sacred names of Lord Sri Hari, and I was wandering aimlessly for the broken glass pieces like the worship of demi-gods. Oh! Prabho, you are the source of four Purusharththa/Dharma-righteousness/Arththa-wealth/Kama-desire/ and Moksha/liberation from worldly existence and repeated births, I have abandoned the supreme Lord Sri Hari and rushed to please my senses, got attached to worldly matters of possession, wealth, money, richness, fame, children, wife, companion and relatives, of fleeting nature, finally, whatever I have got too attached to were either abandoned me or I had to leave them all.  Oh! Keshav, you are the Lord of the Universe and its living and non-living things, you are the supreme Bhramam resides as a soul in the Jeeva, you are the source of the functioning of the mind, intellect, Chiththa, Ahamkara, Vital air/Prana, Karma, and Gnanendhriyas, etc. You are merciful and compassionate to Jeeva. Oh! Prabho, Oh! Sri Hari, I have surrendered at your lotus feet that would protect me from the sufferings of worldly existence and repeated births.”


Thuma Binu Bhuloyi Bhoolau Dolath | Lalach Lagi Koti Devani Ke  P hirath Kapatani Kholath || Jab Lagi Sarbas Dheejai Un  Kyau Thabahi Lagi  Yah Preethi | Phala Mangath Phiri Jatha Mukara Hyau Yah Devani Ki Reethi || Yekani Kau Jiya Bali Dhai Pooje  Poojath Naiku Na  Thoote | Thab Pahichani Sabani Kau  Chade Nakha Sikha Lau Sab Joote || Kanchana Mani Thaji Kanchahi Saithath Tha Maya Ke Leenhe | Chari Padharath Hu  Ko Dhatha Su Thai Bisarjana Keenhe || Thuma Krithajja Karunamaya Kesav Akhila Loka Ke  Nayaka | Surdasa Hama Dhrida Kari Pakare Ab Ye Charana Sahayak ||