Monday, September 25, 2017

Kill Bull - 7

Happy Navratri! So, the great festival is in full swing and here is my regular post "Kill Bull"(see Kill Bull-1234, 5 and 6). This is the right time to speculate about what makes our soul to be or pretend to be a bull, and how to summon a Divine Power to take off this asuric spell.
Durga Puja offers us, in dramatic form and by means of religious ceremonial a philosophy of the spiritual life, teaching many things, including the awakening of man upon earth from animalism to a life of purity and honor. Goddess Durga's images is a perfect reflection of the eternal Power that pervades all living beings and all things on Earth. It is beautiful dramatic expression of the belief in the ultimate victory of Good over Evil and the great human aspiration for union with God.
Durga is all about struggle and strength, but how does this apply to us personally? Mystic Sandhi puja is not about the event that once was and passed, but what happens today, in the eternal now. Each individual life goes along the horizontal line from birth to death. Good or evil force shapes it, and, if it is not saint-born, his life can not develop without a struggle. Everyone has his own personal Mahishasura. Because of itself the jivatma would be a mere inert passivity, unbalanced by a positive opposite. Like in Lewis Carroll's tale we must run as fast as we can, just to stay in place. And if you wish to go anywhere you must run twice as fast as that. But how much does it depend on our personal efforts? By and large, it does not depend on man's desire or effort, but on Mercy only. But I believe that this is inherent element of human nature. I want to say that the soul always seeks God. It is a fundamental necessity of the soul because its properties are the result of the union of eternal Divine basis with itself, modified by the good or evil tendencies. It is reproduced in the Durga yantra.
This is in deep correspondence with human life itself and the world we live in, which are themselves but allegories and symbols. The struggle, external or internal, is part of everything that surrounds us. But this struggle is not for survival. It's a life-and-death struggle. Literally, for the average person, and figurative for the mystic. Because this is the universal truth that mystical death must precede mystical rebirth. This is the death to one's lower self.
Gilgamesh, legendary King of the city of Uruk fighting against the Bull
Many cultures and religions, both current and past, tell us this story. According the St Paul "For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live "(Rom 8:13), or the sufi saying "die before you die."
He who desires to rise to the heights of his own being must first crush his own lower nature and inclinations. Through this blessed battle, older versions of "I" may very well die.

Heracles and Cretan Bull
The message of this battle is that we need to tame the demanding self-centered beast within us and bring the power to good use. This process asks to bring the higher and lower consciousness in perfect balance, knowing that control is always in your hands, and purity in your heart. However, it has nothing to do with the confidence a person has when filled of one's own strength. Rather, it depicts the confidence of those whose blessed individuals strength is founded in God.
During the battle with the Shakti herself, (which is impossible by definition, because everything is shakti) the inertia and negativity of the soul become increasingly transmuted and superseded by the positive energy and activity of the Spirit. Like in the Yantra when the upper triangles gradually assumes preponderance over the triangle with a vertex down, signifying that the seeker becomes a more spiritually conscious being.
This battle is actually about Divine union. Divine Shakti's energy overcomes severity and uses mercy to become strong and enduring. This is called a gentle strength. Strength of having the inner-qualities of love, patience and power. And joy. When our pains of division are made up for by the joys of reunification.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Happy Birthday, Ganesha!

May the destroyer of evil grace you with peace and love. 
May Lord Ganesh bless you!



Lalbaugcha Raja Live Darshan

Lalbauga Raja is a heart of millions of devotees now. In Ganeshotsav, devotees come from Mumbai and abroad to visit the Lalbaugcha Raja. During this Ganesh festival, you can take a online live darshan of Lalbaghcha Raja day and night.

Tutari - Ganesh Chaturthi 2017 Song


Singer: Shankar Mahadevan
Music: Shankar Mahadevan
Lyrics: Sameer Samant

No obstacle is too large
for the one who removes them.
Jai Ganesh-ji!



Thursday, August 24, 2017

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!


Varahamukhi Stavah

varaahamukhee stavah

kuvalayanibhaa kausheyaardhorukaa mukuTojjvalaa
halamusalinee sadbhaktebhyo varaabhayadaayinee |
kapilanayanaa madhye kshaamaa kaThoraghanastanee
jayati jagataam maatah saa te varaahamukhee tanuh || 1 ||
tarati vipado ghoraa dooraat parihriyate bhayah
khalitamatibhih bhootapretaih svayam vriyate shriyaa |
kshapayati ripooneeshTe vaachaam raNe labhate jayam
vashayati jagat sarvam vaaraahi yah tvayi bhaktimaan || 2 ||
stimitagatayah seedadvaachah parichyuta hetayah
kshubhita hrudayaah sadyo nashyaddrusho galitaujasah |
bhayaparavashaa bhagnotsaahaah paraahata paurushaa
bhagavati purastvat bhaktaanaam bhavanti virodhinah || 3 ||
kisalaya mrudurhastah klishyate kandukaleelayaa
bhagavati mahaabhaarah kreeDaa saroruhameva te |
tadapi musalam dhatse haste halam samayadruhaam
harasi cha tadaaghaataih praaNaanaho tava saahasam || 4 ||
janani niyatasthaane tvadvaama dakshiNapaarshvayoh
mrudu bhujalataa mandotkshepa praNartita chaamare |
satatamudite guhyaachaaradruhaam rudhiraasavaih
rupashamayataam shatroon sarvaanubhe mama devate || 5 ||
haratu duritam kshetraadheeshah svashaasana vidvishaam
rudhiramadiraamattah praaNopahaara balipriyah |
avirata chaTatkurvat damshTraasthi koTiraTanmuko
bhagavati sa te chanDochchanDah sadaa puratah sthitah || 6 ||
kshubhitamakaraih veecheehastopa ruddhaparasparaih
chaturadadhibhih kraantaa kalpaanta durlalitodakai |
janani katham uttishThet paataala sadmabilaadilaa
tava tu kuTile damshTraakoTee na chedavalambanam || 7 ||
tamasi bahule shoonyaaTavyaam pishaacha nishaachara
pramatha kalahe chora vyaaghroragadvipa samkaTe |
kshubhitamanasah kshudrasyai kaakino api kuto bhayam
sakrudapi mukhe maatah tvannaama sannihitam yadi || 8 ||
viditavibhavam hrudyaih padmaih varaahamukhee stavam
sakala phaladam poorNam mantraaksharaih imameva ya |
paThati sa paTuh praapnotya aayushchiram kavitaam priyaam
suta sukha dhana aarogyam keertim shriyam jayam urvaraam||9||
|| iti shree varaahamukhee stavah sampoorNam ||

OM Varahaya namah


Sunday, August 13, 2017

Brahmanda Pavana Krishna Kavacha

Brahmanda Pavana Krishna Kavacha Stotram

brahma uvaacha -
raadhaakaanta mahaabhaaga kavacham yat prakaashitam |
brahmaaNDa paavanam naama krupayaa kathaya prabho ||
maam mahesham cha dharmam cha bhaktam cha bhaktavatsala|
tvat prasaadena putrebhyo daasyaami bhaktisamyutaha||
shree krishNa uvaacha -
shruNu vakshyaami brahmesha dharmedam kavacham param |
aham daasyaami yushmabhyam gopaneeyam sudurlabham ||
yasmai kasmai na daatavyam praaNatulyam mamaiva hi |
yattejo mama dehe asti tattejah kavache api ||
kuru srishTim imam dhrutvaa dhaataa trijagataam bhava |
samhartaa bhava he shambho mama tulyo bhave bhava ||
he dharma tvam imam dhrutvaa bhava saakshee cha karmaNaam|
tapasaam phaladaataa cha yooyam bhakta madvaraat ||
om asya shree brahmaaNDa paavana kavachasya
saakshaat shreeharih rishihi gaayatree Chandaha
sa eva jagadeeshvarah shreekrishNo devataa
dharmaartha kaama moksheshu viniyogaha ||
yo bhavet siddha kavacho mama tulyo bhavettu sah |
tejasaa siddhiyogena gyaanena vikrameNa cha ||
praNavo me shirah paatu namo raaseshvaraaya cha |
bhaalam paayaat netrayugmam namo raadheshvaraaya cha ||
krishNam paayaat shrotrayugmam he hare ghraaNameva cha |
jihvikaam vahnijaayaa tu krishNaayeti cha sarvataha ||
shreekrishNaaya svaaheti cha kanTham paatu shaDaksharaha |
hreem krishNaaya namo vaktram kleem poorvashcha bhujadvayam ||
namo gopaanganeshaaya skandhaah ashTaaksharo avatu |
dantapanktim oshThayugmam namo gopeeshvaraaya cha ||
om namo bhagavate raasa manDaleshaaya svaahaa |
svayam vakshasthalam paatu mantro ayam shoDashaaksharam ||
aim krishNaaya svaaheti cha karNayugmam sadaa avatu |
om vishNave svaaheti cha kankaalam sarvato avatu ||
om haraye namah iti prushTham paadam sadaa& avatu |
om govardhanadhaariNe svaahaa sarva shareerakam ||
praachyaam maam paatu shreekrishNah aagneyyaam paatu maadhavaha |
dakshiNe paatu gopeesho nairutyaam nandanandanaha ||
vaaruNyaam paatu govindo vaayavyaam raadhikeshvaraha |
uttare paatu raameshah aishaanyaam achyutah swayam |
santatah sarvatah paatu paro naaraayaNah svayam ||
phala shrutihi
iti te kathitam brahman kavacham parama adbhutam |
mama jeevanatulyam cha yushmabhyam dattameva cha ||

Krishna kavacha from Ganga samhita is here

Om Sri Krishnaya Namaha

Friday, August 4, 2017

MahaLakshmi Stotram

aadi lakshmee namastestu parabrahma svaroopiNee |
yasho dehi dhanam dehi sarva kaamaanshcha dehi me || 1 ||
santaana lakshmee namastestu putra poutra pradaayinee |
putraan dehi dhanam dehi sarva kaamaamshcha dehi me || 2 ||
vidyaa lakshmee brahma vidyaa svaroopiNee |
vidyaam dehi kalaam dehi sarva kaamaamshcha dehi me || 3 ||
dhana lakshmee namastestu sarva daaridrya naashinee |
dhanam dehi shriyam dehi sarva kaamaamshcha dehi me || 4 ||
dhaanya lakshmee namastestu sarva aabharaNa bhooshite |
dhaanyam dehi dhanam dehi sarva kaamaamshcha dehi me ||
medhaa lakshmee namastestu kalikalmasha naashinee |
pragyaam dehi shriyam dehi sarva kaamaamshcha dehi me ||
gaja lakshmee namastestu sarva deva svaroopiNee |
ashvam cha gokulam dehi sarva kaamaamshcha dehi me || 7 ||
veera lakshmee namastestu paraashakti svaroopiNee |
veeryam dehi balam dehi sarva kaamaamshcha dehi me || 8 ||
jaya lakshmee namastestu sarvakaarya jayaprade |
jayam dehi shubham dehi sarva kaamaamshcha dehi me || 9 ||
bhaagya lakshmee namastestu saumaangalya vivardhinee |
bhaagyam dehi shriyam dehi sarva kaamaamshcha dehi me ||
keerti lakshmee namastestu vishNu vakshasthala sthite |
keetim dehi shriyam dehi sarva kaamaamshcha dehi me || 11 ||
aarogya lakshmee namastestu sarvaroga nivaariNee |
aayur dehi shriyam dehi sarva kaamaamshcha dehi me || 12 ||
siddha lakshmee namastestu sarvasiddhi pradaayinee |
siddhim dehi shriyam dehi sarva kaamaamshcha dehi me ||
soundarya lakshmee namastestu sarvaalankaara shobhite |
roopam dehi shriyam dehi sarva kaamaamshcha dehi me ||
saamraajya lakshmee namastestu bhukti mukti pradaayinee |
moksham dehi shriyam dehi sarva kaamaamshcha dehi me ||
mangale mangalaadre maangalye mangalaprade |
mangalaartham mangaleshi maangalyam dehi me sadaa || 16 ||



Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Ganapati Atharvashirsha Upanishad

gaNapati atharvasheersha upanishat

om bhadram karNebhih shruNuyaama devaaha | bhadram
pashyemaakshabhiryajatraaha | sthirairangai stushTuvaagm sastanoobhihi | vyashema devahitam yadaayuhu | svasti na indro vRuddhashravaaha | svasti nah pooshaa vishvavedaaha | svasti nastaarkshyo arishTanemihi | svasti no bRuhaspatirdadhaatu ||
om shaantih shaantih shaantihi ||
om lam namastey gaNapataye | tvameva pratyaksham tattvamasi | tvameva kevalam kartaa~si | tvameva kevalam dhartaa~si | tvameva kevalam hartaa~si | tvameva sarvam khalvidam brahmaasi | tvam saakshaadaatmaa~si nityam || 1 ||
rutam vachmi | satyam vachmi || 2 ||
ava tvam maam | ava vaktaaram | ava shrotaaram | ava daataaram | ava dhaataaram |
avaanoochaanamava shishyam | ava pashchaattaat | ava purastaat | avottaraattaat |
ava dakshiNaattaat | ava chordhvaattaat | avaadharaattaat | sarvato maam paahi paahi samantaat || 3 ||
tvam vaangmayastvam chinmayaha | tvamaananda mayastvam brahmamayaha | tvam sachchidaanandaa adviteeyo~si | tvam pratyaksham brahmaasi |
tvam jnaanamayo vijnaanamayo~si || 4 ||
sarvam jagadidam tvatto jaayatey | sarvam jagadidam tvattastishThati | sarvam jagadidam tvayi layameshyati | sarvam jagadidam tvayi pratyeti | tvam bhoomiraapo~nalo~nilo nabhaha | tvam chatvaari vaakpadaani || 5 ||
tvam guNatrayaateeta ha | tvam avasthaatrayaateetaha | tvam dehatrayaateetaha | tvam kaalatrayaateetaha | tvam moolaadhaarasthito~si nityam | tvam shaktitrayaatmakaha | tvaam yogino dhyaayanti nityam | tvam brahmaa tvam vishNustvam rudrastvam indrastvam agnistvam vaayustvam sooryastvam chandramaastvam
brahma bhoorbhuvah svarom || 6 ||
gaNaadim poorvam ucchaarya varNaadim stadanantaram | anusvaarah parataraha | ardhendulasitam | taareNa ruddham | etattava manusvaroopam | gakaarah poorvaroopam | akaaro madhyamaroopam | anusvaarashchaantyaroopam | binduruttararoopam | naadah sandhaanam |sagmhitaa sandhihi |saishaa gaNeshavidyaa |gaNaka rushihi |nichRudgaayatreecChandaha | gaNapatirdevataa |
om gam gaNapataye namaha || 7 ||
ekadantaaya vidmahey vakratunDaaya dheemahi |
tanno dantih prachodayaat || 8 ||
ekadantam chaturhastam paasham ankushadhaariNam |
radam cha varadam hastair bibhraaNam mooshaka dhvajam |
raktam lambodaram shoorpa karNakam rakta vaasasam |
rakta gandhaanu liptaangam rakta pushpaih supoojitam |
bhakta anukampinam devam jagat kaaraNam achyutam |
aavirbhootam cha srushTyaadau prakruteh purushaatparam |
evam dhyaayati yo nityam sa yogee yoginaam varaha || 9 ||
namo vraatapataye | namo gaNapataye |
namah pramathapataye |
namaste~stu lambodaraaya ekadantaaya vighnanaashiney shivasutaaya varadamoortaye namaha ||10 ||
phalashruti etad atharvasheersham yo~dheetey sa brahmabhooyaaya kalpatey | sa sarvavighnairna baadhyatey | sa sarvatah sukhamedhatey | sa panchamahaapaapaat pramuchyatey | saayamadheeyaano divasakrutam paapam naashayati |
praataradheeyaano raatrikrutam paapam naashayati | saayam praatah prayunjaano paapo~paapo bhavati | sarvatraadheeyaano~pavighno bhavati | dharma artha kaama moksham cha vindati | idam atharvasheersham ashishyaaya na deyam | yo yadi mohaad daasyati sa paapeeyaan bhavati | sahastraavartanaadyam yam kaamamadheetey tam tamanena saadhayet || 11 ||
anena gaNapatim abhishinchati sa vaagmee bhavati | chaturthyaamanashnan japati sa vidyaavaan bhavati | ityatharvaNa vaakyam | brahmaadyaavaraNam vidyaanna bibheti kadaachaneti || 12 ||
yo doorvaankurair yajati sa vaishravaNopamo bhavati | yo laajair yajati sa yashovaan bhavati | sa medhaavaan bhavati | yo modaka sahasreNa yajati sa vaanChita phalam avaapnoti | yah saajya samidbhir yajati sa sarvam labhatey sa sarvam labhatey || 13 ||
ashTau braahmaNaan samyag graahayitvaa soorya varchasvee bhavati | sooryagrahey mahaanadyaam pratimaa sannidhau vaa japtvaa siddha mantro bhavati |mahaa vighnaat pramuchyatey |mahaa doshaat pramuchyatey |mahaa pratyavaayaat pramuchyatey |sa sarva vidbhavati sa sarvav idbhavati |ya evam veda | ityupanishat ||14 ||

om shaantih shaantih shaantihi ||