Friday, 12 August 2022

Sri Surdas Maharaj – Sri Sur – Vinaya – Pathrika – The practice of devotion to achieve perpetual grace of the Lord

 



Chapter – 154-  Sur -Vinaya – Pathrika – The practice of devotion to achieve perpetual grace of the Lord

 

Sri Surdas Maharaj speaks “Oh! Prabho, Oh! Sri Hari, what is not possible for you? Your compassionate grace would make the dumb an excellent orator, the person who is not able to walk would climb up the hills with your grace, and the blind would enjoy the beauty of nature. Oh! Prabho, there is nothing impossible for you. Oh! Prabho, the Bhramin Ajamila followed a prostitute in the woods, ultimately later years of age he remembered the name of his youngest son ‘Narayana’, and got liberated from the emissaries of Yama. Oh! Prabho, Kubidi/who has three visible curves on the body approached you with the rich fragrant sandalwood paste, and smeared it on your entire body with pure love, in return you transformed her into a lovely woman and fulfilled her desire. Oh! Prabho, you have removed the mountain-sized sins of Ajamila and Kubidi with your grace. Oh! Prabho, the penniless Bhramin Sudhama visited you with pure love and devotion, you have showered an abundance of wealth and richness equivalent to Lord Indra. The sons of Pandu followed righteousness, you have been with them during all the troubles and protected them, finally, they won the vicious battle against Kauravas, even though they had a small number of army men. Oh! Prabho, you have brought back the deceased son of your preceptor from the abode of Yama, and offered the child as Gurudhakshina and highly pleased your preceptor. Oh! Prabho, you are capable to fulfil all the desires of the worshiper, Oh! Mortals, worship Lord Sri Gopal and sing in praise of him to achieve perpetual grace.”


Hari Ju Thum Thai Kaha Na  Hoyi? Bolai Gunga Pangu Giri Langhai Aru Avai Anghau Jaga Joyi ||Pathitha Ajamila Dhasi Kubija Thin Ke Kalimala Dare Ghoyi | Ranka Sudhama Kiyau Indrasabha Pandavahitha Kauravadhal Khoyi || Balaka Mrithaka Jivayidhayi Prabhu Thab Gurudhwarai Aanandha Hoyi | Surdasa Prabhu Icchapoorana Sreegupala Sumirau Sab Koyi ||

Sri Surdas Maharaj – Sri Sur – Vinaya – Pathrika – Sri Surdas Maharaj – Sri Sur – Vinaya – Pathrika – The significance of pure love and devotion

 



Chapter – 153-  Sur -Vinaya – Pathrika – Sri Surdas Maharaj – Sri Sur – Vinaya – Pathrika – The significance of pure love and devotion

 

Sri Surdas Maharaj speaks “Oh! Yadhunatha, you are too compassionate and kind to your devotees, hence whoever utters your glorious names would achieve your grace instantly, they would get rid of Karmavasana/passions at ease, and ultimately the Karmavasana and Namajapa Karmaphala would get annulled. The Dharma Karma Marga/righteous deeds induced in your devotees are highly meritorious and easily attainable with the Namajapa, whoever performs charity, Dhama, Shama, Sathyam, Dhaya, Dhanam, Ahimsa, celibacy, austerities, vows, etc. these noble deeds are supremely auspicious would bring an abundance of piousness to the worshiper, even though that would be considered as Karma performed without pure love and devotion at the lotus feet of Lord Sri Hari, and any Karma or charities performed without Bhagavath Bhakthi,/devotion the performer would be considered as a non-believer. Oh! Mortals, the rarest birth as a human achieved with the piousness earned in several births should be utilized to practice devotion at the lotus feet of Sri Hari, therefore contemplate and meditate upon the supreme Lord Sri Hari, and sing in praise of him. In this Kali era, piousness can be easily attainable with the singing in praise of Lord Sri Hari and listening to his glorious legends with intense devotion and faith, not from any of the laborious rites.”


Thumhari Yek Badi Takurayi | Prathi Dhin JanaJana Karma Sabasana Nama Harai Jadhurayi || Kusumitha Dharma Karma Kau  Maraga Jau Koau Karatha Banayi | Thadhapi Bimukha Pathi So Ganiyath Bhakthi Hridhaya Nahi Aayi || Bhakthi Panth Mere Athi Nitharai Jab Thab Keerathi Gayi | Bhakthi Prabhava Sura Lakhi Payau Bhajana Chap Nahi Payi ||

Tuesday, 9 August 2022

Sri Surdas Maharaj – Sri Sur – Vinaya – Pathrika – Sri Harinama is Sukhadhama/abode of bliss

 



Chapter – 152-  Sur -Vinaya – Pathrika – Sri Harinama is Sukhadhama/abode of bliss


Sri Surdas Maharaj speaks “Oh! Mortals, the glorious ‘Sri Ramanama’ is the affluence of the distressed and desolate Jeeva/soul, it cannot be stolen, or lost, it would always protect the soul from grief and sufferings of worldly existence. The ‘Sri Ramanama’ protect the Jeeva from Thrividha Thapa /three kinds of grief 1) Adhidheivik/ grief caused by natural calamities, flood, drought, epidemic, famine, earthquake, forest-fire, etc. 2) Adhyathmik/grief caused by aging, illnesses, fear of death, separation from beloved ones and finally 3) Adhibhauthik/ grief caused by the attachment to possession, wealth, money, fame, richness, wife, children, relatives, companion and the grief in the absence of the same. Oh! Mortals, whoever has taken shelter in the ‘Sri Harinama’ cannot be sunk or burned into ashes. Sri Vaikundanath Sri Hari is Sukhadhama/provider of bliss, he is the source of welfare and permanent bliss.”


Hamare Nirdhana Ke Dhana Ram | Chor Na Letha Ghatath Nahi Kabahu Avath Gadau Kama || Jala Nahi Boodath Agini Nahi Dhahath Hai Yesau Harinam | Baikundanath Sakala Sukha Dhatha  Surdasa Sukhadham ||

 

Sri Surdas Maharaj – Sri Sur – Vinaya – Pathrika – The practice of recitation of Bhagavannama to get rid grief and suffering

 



Chapter – 151-  Sur -Vinaya – Pathrika – The practice of recitation of Bhagavannama to get rid grief and suffering

 

Sri Surdas Maharaj speaks “Oh! Wicked mind, listen to me carefully, leave your interest in worldly matters of possession, richness, fame, money, wealth, children, wife, companion, relatives, etc. it has fleeting nature, leave your Ahamkara, Mamakara, lust, desire, ego, jealousy, and pride which would hurl you into constant grief and agony.  The sufferings and grief of worldly existences are Kalagni/colossal fire, it would swallow you anytime, before that take shelter at the lotus feet of Lord Sri Hari, and Bhagavannama/recitation of sacred names of Lord, it would take you to the ocean of bliss. Oh! Mortals, if you have taken refuge in ‘Sri Ramanama’, it would protect you from the fear and anxiousness of death, aging, illnesses, and Thrividha Thapa/three kinds of grief, it would protect you from the fire as well as flood/ sufferings of worldly existence, even the emissaries of Lord Yama will not appear before you. Oh! Mortals, do not abandon your duties and responsibilities while in the Samsara, while performing all those duties you can easily develop pure love and devotion at the lotus feet of Lord Sri Hari. Oh! Mortals, ponder over the declarations of Shruthi and Shasthras, no material matters could provide permanent bliss, there is no supreme abode other than Sri Baikunda/Anandha Dham/blissful abode free from grief and sufferings. Oh! Mortals, the rarest birth as a human has achieved to get freed from the sufferings and grief of worldly existence, and finally, liberation from repeated births, hence take shelter in the recitation of ‘Sri Harinama’ and cross the bottomless ocean of worldly existence at ease.”


Ab Thum Nama Gahau Man Nagar | Jathai Kalagni Thai Bachau Sadha Rahau Sukhasagar || Mari Na  Sakai Bighana Nahi Prasai Jama  Na Chadavai Kagar | Kriya Karma Karthahu Nisibasara Bhakthi Kau Panth Ujagara || Sochi Bichari Sakala Shruthi Sammathi Hari Thai Aur Na  Aagar | Surdasa Prabhu Ihi Ausara Bhaji Uthari Chalau BhavaSagar ||

 

Monday, 8 August 2022

Sri Surdas Maharaj – Sri Sur – Vinaya – Pathrika – Sri Ramanama symbolizes Dharma/righteousness

 



Chapter – 150-  Sur -Vinaya – Pathrika – Sri Ramanama symbolizes Dharma/righteousness

 

Sri Surdas Maharaj speaks “ Oh! Mortals, the two letters ‘Ra Ma’ has a great influence on the mind of the worshiper, these two powerful letters are the seeds of Dharmaroopi Vriksha/tree of righteousness, and the constant recitation of ‘Sri Ramanama’ would nurture the plant to grow into a huge tree. The Rishis and Sages represent the Rajahamsa/royal swans, with their constant meditation and contemplation, Shama, Dhama, Dhanam, Dhyanam, Sathyam, Dhaya, Shuchi, Astheyam, Arjjavam, Ahimsa, Swadhyaya, Bhramacharya, etc. symbolizes the two wings, they fly high with their constant austerities and achieves the Mukthiroopi/Paramdham/supreme abode/ fruit from the Dharmaroopi Vruksha, it removes repeated births and death as well. The Ajjana/ignorance and arrogance hurl the Jeeva into repeated births, and the radiance from the Surya and Chandra removes the darkness of ignorance, the Veda and scriptures highly speak about the brilliance of the same. The Surya/sun and Chandra/moon remove the grief of the living and non-living things, in the form of day and night, hence these two have been highly praised in the scriptures. Oh! Mortals, the recitation of ‘Sri Ramanama’ is the way to achieve Bhakti/devotion/pure love and Jjana/wisdom/Paramarththa Thaththvam/absolute truth, hence recite the ‘Sri Ramanama’ with pure love and devotion.”


Adhbuth Ramanama Ke Ang | Dharmaakur Ke Pavana Dhvai Dhala Mukthi Bandhu Thataka || Munimana Hamsa Pancha Juga Jakai Bala Udi Oordha Jath | Janama Marana Katana Kau Karthari Theechana Bahu Bikhyatha || Andhar Ajjana Harana Kau Rabi Sasi Jugala Prakasa | Basara Nisi Dhoau Karai Prakasith Maha Kumaga Anayasa || Dhuhau Loka Sukhakarana Harana Dhukha Bedha Puranani Sakhi | Bhakthi Jjana Ke Panth Sura The Prema Niranthara Bhakhi ||

Sri Surdas Maharaj – Sri Sur – Vinaya – Pathrika – The significance of constant recitation of ‘Sri Ramanama’ to get rid of grief and suffering

 



Chapter – 149-  Sur -Vinaya – Pathrika – The significance of constant recitation of ‘Sri Ramanama’ to get rid of grief and suffering

 

Sri Surdas Maharaj speaks “ Who has not achieved devotion and liberation from the sufferings and grief of worldly existence, after reciting the ‘Sri Ramanama’? Oh! Mortals! Even the grave sinner has attained liberation from fear of repeated births and sufferings of worldly existence. 1)The prostitute/Ganika has attained Mukthi by mere listening to the ‘Sri Ramanama’ sung by the parrot which was bought from the devotee of Lord Sri Hari and was well taken care of her, and 2) the Hunter/Byadh who shot an arrow at the thumb feet of Lord Sri Krishna mistaking that of baby deer, while the Lord was returning to the abode of Sri Baikundam, even that hunter has attained liberation from worldly existence. The illustrious Maharishi Vedavyasa who is the composer of the glorious eighteen Puranas, and Upapuranas did not achieve serenity of mind after writing various sacred texts, finally, he attained supreme bliss after the composition of the glorious legend of Srimad Bhagavath which elaborately describes the birth of Lord Sri Krishna and his various amusements.  Oh! Mortals, the worship of that supreme Lord is conducted in any of the nine types of devotion/Navadhabhakthi, surprisingly the Lord graces his devotees the way he has perceived and worshiped, ultimately the supreme Lord yearns for a pure love from his devotee, and nothing else.  Oh! Mortals, there is no use in giving charity of gold in the size of mount Meru without pure love and devotion at the lotus feet of Lord Sri Krishna, the charity without devotion and faith at the lotus feet of Lord and living hundreds and thousands of Yugas without the devotion are equivalent, both will not bring the serenity of mind or fruitfulness in life. The life without pure love and devotion at the lotus feet of Lord Sri Hari hurl the Jeeva/soul into constant miseries and grief of worldly existence and repeated births.”


Ko Ko  Na Tharyo Harinama Liye | Suva Padavath Ganika Thari Byadha Tharyau Sarghath Kiye || Anthardhaha Ju Mityau Byas Koau Ika Chith Hyau Bhagavath Kiye | Prabhu Thei Jana Jana Thai Prabhu Barthath Jaki Jaisi Preethi Hiye || Jau Pai Ramabhakthi Nahi Jani Kaha Sumeru Sama Dhana Dhiye | Surajdasa Bimukha Jo Hari Thai Kaha Bhayau Juga Koti Jiye ||

Monday, 1 August 2022

Sri Surdas Maharaj – Sri Sur – Vinaya – Pathrika – The significance of recitation of ‘Sri Ramanama’

 



Chapter – 148-  Sur -Vinaya – Pathrika – The significance of recitation of ‘Sri Ramanama’

 

Sri Surdas Maharaj speaks “Oh! Mortals, the moment the tongue mumble ‘Ram’, all the righteousness would be restored in it, hence it is considered that the person has followed all the righteousness in his/her life, mere the pronunciation of Sri Ramanama would bring an abundance of piousness. The preceptors, twice-born, Santh and Mahathma who constantly sing in praise of the Lord, churn the Veda and Shasthraroopi Dhahi/curd, meticulously, and serve the Ghee derived in abundance to the Sadhakas/worshipers in Mudka/earthen pot. The preceptors and Mahatmas who follow strict austerities and penance, vows, Shama, Dhama, Sathyam, Shaucham, celibacy, Arjjavam, Astheyam, Ahimsa, Dhanam, Dhaya, Swadhyaya, etc. are the reservoirs of wisdom, therefore the association with these preceptors and Sanath Mahathma would pass on their wisdom, and knowledge of Bhramam resembles ghee to their disciples. Lord Shiva and Lord Hanuman adopted the ‘Sri Ramanama’, the essence of Veda, and took shelter in Lord Rama. Oh! Mortals, whoever has taken shelter in the recitation of ‘Sri Ramanama’ with utmost faith have achieved the serenity of mind, all their grief and sufferings were turned into ashes and ultimately attained immense bliss. Oh! Mortals, the fortunate ones have taken refuge in the sacred name of Lord Sri Rama, singing in praise of his glories and made their life fruitful.”


Jab Thau Rasana Rama Kahyau | Manau Dharma Sadhi Sab Baityau Padiche Mei Dhau Kaha Rahyau || Pragata Prathap Jjana Guru Gama Thau Dhadhi Mathi Dhritha Lai Thajjyau Mahyau | Sar Kau Sar  Sakalasukha Kau Sukha Hanumana Siva Jani Gahyau || Nama Pratheethi Bhayi Ja  Jana Kau Lau Anandha Dhukha Dhoori Dhahyau | Surdasa Dhani Dhani Vaha Prani Jo Hari Kau Bratha Lai Nibahyau ||