Sailing through the winds, My heart stops for a while I seem to soar above in heaven While the water's pushed behind The rumbling of the waves below The echo of birds in sky Two of us in a boat Are leaving the world the behind
The water is too cruel Blue waves as merciless knives Cutting through the plants and fish Who seem to pay their price The underworld is busy In the affairs harsh and wild Two of us in a boat Are leaving the world behind
What would it feel like to leave all that hurts the soul (you) and move forward to where it belongs? Going with the one to whom we belong? The one who is the path and the destination, one who will sail us through this Bhavsagar (ocean of miseries)
This journey is all yours. You and God, he sails you sing, go on and never weep again. Take along all those things that link you to him, take along your love and gift it to him and finally submit yourself to him
harvest_of_mind@shrihari_nandini I can relate and feel your longing for the desired . First para is difficult to comprehend as first 3 lines convey that you are flying in air. Last 2 lines of para only makes the situation clear. A suggestion- Do you find it agreeable to begin with...
Happiest Janamashtami to everyone! ❤️❤️❤️ The countdown is over now and the birth anniversary of ShriKrishna is finally there! The God who is the heart throb of simple damsels to sophisticated yogis was born on midnight, his deeds are loving and a reservoir of unlimited joy for all beings. His nectarian words inspire every genius out there. To such Bhagwan, I pay my heartfelt obeisances!
This poem/prayer is a special one in the sense that it contains eight verses and every word in each verse beings from the same letter. Its an older prayer I wrote 2 years back but couldn't post. For this occasion it seemed perfect! However, I couldn't plan a surprise for my little Krishna though he did surprise me by coming to my house in beautiful vigrahas. Oh ShriHari, how would I even bless you?
shrihari_nandini@harvest_of_mind I am so sorry Sir, this time is quite crucial, upcoming boards for class 12th and the constant stress of taking up a suitable course in college! No college is next year, its CBSE pattern for us so... Thanks a lot for appreciation! Jay ShriHari!
@manuhere Thanks a lot, yes I'm all well Jay ShriHari!
@ally_18 Thank you so much Di, your comments are among the best ones, love the way you express your devotion! Yes I am fine and studies are going well, thanks a lot Jay ShriHari!
So this is a surprise planned by me and my sister Akhilavandana along with our father ShriRaam for the birthday of our Mayya Sita
Do you know how Raghav praised Janaki? Akhila narrates it to this way!
He says, "Your name Sītā means the one who has risen from furrow (in Sanskrit). In English, I will tell you what each letter signifies. ❤️
S- Selfless. Your care and selflessness knows no bounds. You accompanied me to the forest without thinking about the dangers lurking there. You always think about my welfare. I- Inspiring. Your courage, determination, strength, love, everything about you inspires me and our devotees. T- Trusting. You always know that I would be there for you. You did what nobody else can do. Whatever difficult situation you were in, you faced everything and had full faith in me. You believe me and this belief makes me what I am. A- Amazing.
And so we celebrate our Mayya, Bhagwati Sita's birthday to please her and get her blessings
ally_18@shrihari_nandini it was really amazingly framed dear,especially the elaborated discription of Maa Sita and the sketch too sorry i read it much later.Hope you are well with your health dear! SitaRaam bless you! Jai ShriHari!♀️❤️❤️
Shubh ShriRam Navami to everyone!!! So here's an account of his birthday celebration by me and @aarsha_ns Didi. We planned this birthday and executed it with Ma Sita along with our team for our ShriRam Feel free to be the part of our team and plan! Have a great great day for its ShriRam's birthday party!!!!!
Okay, so this idea most twenty first century devotees like that ShriHari should've a phone and a Vaishnav Chat (app like insta perhaps invented by me ), so that every Vaishnav, every devotee, could chat with him easily.. So I added this element for fun. And, I am not lying ShriRam was really making a face these days... And Sita Ma also looked confused.. So Aarsha Di told me to fondle him, like really he smiles when you give him love filled attention. So don't ignore ShriRam today, play with him, love him, worship him, celebrate the day and MAKE HIM HAPPY!
Pic: My SiyaRam (I called them Raita cuz Ram+Sita= Raita )
Jay ShriHari! Jay ShrimanNarayana! ShriHari bless all! ❤️
Softly tracing the steps of love He traced the terrace of my heart He of long arms enchanted My lowly life and its every part! He gave it purpose, I felt it now Waving off my endless sins He painted my life in such tints Extracted as if from blue daffodils
Carving off the ugly manifestation Of my thoughts, my misfortunes He hid every pain under the veil of love And resounded my life with lovely tunes Until now, with stars and moon The empty void, I knew he fills But he proved the veracity of mercy He, with hue of blue daffodils
shrihari_nandini@ataraxiawrites Thanks, his blue complexion is my biggest embrocation, blue ShriHari, like blue daffodils, blue lotuses, blue roses, blue sky, rain filled clouds and the endless ocean! He is soothing in all aspects
One who is the embodiment of truth, eternity and is the King among Acharyas One who is the beloved of Narayana, and is himself his throne called 'Shesha' Whose deities are ShriVishnu and The Lotus Goddess Lakshmi themselves Obeisances again and again to such ShriRamanuja!
One, in whom, the vices of attachment, pleasure etc are absent One who is worshiped by all hymns and Vedas One who himself is the elder brother of Goddess ShriGodha Obeisances again and again to such ShriRamanuja!
One who is eternal, the Greatest, the destroyer of wrong and destructive knowledge One who knows the summary of all Vedas There's no one like him, he's eternally knowledgeable, and Infinite (ShriAnanta) Obeisances again and again to such ShriRamanuja!
On 11th November, 2017, I got the best gift of my life. But its stolen from me now.. I got the gift of innocent love. Well, not ordinary though, love of God. (Though it never qualified as love, I choose to call it love for now) But as I say, it wasn't ordinary, it was so much more, my personal attachment to him, I never knew came to be of social importance. Everyone praised me for devotion, they do so till now.. But I was never a devotee.. I tried my best to follow all the rules, be a devotee, do what not, think what not. But all this just stifled me. And one day, in the blind chase of becoming a 'good devotee' I lost my past innocent self. You can see from my old poems and recent ones.. How I tried to incorporate the rules in me. How I tried to make my Father as the King of Universes. How the one reciprocating my childish acts became a Supreme Personality refered to as 'Sir'. Well, I've come a long way. And I am in no way posting myself superior to all the genuine rules abiding devotees. All I ever want is, my innocence back, and that's why I am leaving all thoughts of being good and perfect. I'll be what I am and I'll see God as I saw before even if that makes me the worst sinner of all times. Thank You for reading..
Yours truly ShriHari Nandini
In the picture- All I ever wanted- my mother & father ❤️
harvest_of_mind@shrihari_nandini There is only indirect, vague reference to your problem. So I use my guess work. You have lamented that how could anyone have authority to frame rules and deny your relation and devotee status. That, getting entangled in rules and formalities, you lost innocence. A state of Swami Vivekananda seems to be perfect antidote, 'A have direct relation to God, one on one. I do not need any mediator'. I feel, I may work for you .
shrihari_nandini@harvest_of_mind Thank you so much Sir I was worried that perhaps my little belief of my relation with ShriHari gets crumpled every time with heavy sentences and laws.. My obeisances to Swami Vivekananda
इसका तात्पर्य यह है की जब भी आपके मन में श्रीकृष्ण का स्मरण हो, उस पल को कभी कम मत आँकना। ऐसे क्षण में, उनकी छवि को कही भी अपने मन से जाने मत देना, उनका दर्शन ही नहीं, स्मरण भी दुर्लभ होता है। काफी जन्मों के पुण्ये के बाद हमे मनुष्य बनने का सौभागय मिलता है, उसमे भी सिर्फ कुछ को ही भक्ति का सौभाग्य प्राप्त होता है, ऐसे में श्रीहरि का स्मरण प्यासे को अमृत मिलने के समान है। श्रीहरि का दुर्लभ स्मरण जब हो जाए, तो उनकी छवि को कभी मत भूलना क्योंकि एक बार ऐसा सुख फिर मिलेगा या नहीं यह हम नहीं जानते। हमारा मन बहुत चंचल होता है, विभिन्न वस्तु विषयों के लिए सबसे बड़े सुख का परित्याग कर देता है और अहंकार आदि विकारो का शिकार हो जाता है। एक बार श्याम आये, और फिर दूसरी बार छवि न दिखाये, तो यह कष्ट नर्क समान ही लगेगा। इसलिए उन्हे कही जाने न देना! मन मंदिर में सिर्फ उन्ही को सबसे ऊचाँ स्थान देना चाहिए।
The poem explains that whenever you remember ShriKrishna in your mind, never underestimate that moment. At that time, never let his form fade away from your mind, because not only his Darshan (Vision), contemplation upon him, too is a rare thing. After inculcating good fortune for many many births, we get to become a human, and after that too, only few get a chance to practice devotion, in such a state the contemplation upon ShriHari is like providing nectar to a thirsty man. When you are able to remember ShriHari, never forget his form again, because we never know when we'll be able to get this bliss again. Our mind is very fickle, it goes after unnecessary sense gratification, and therefore forgets the pure real happiness and becomes prey to various faults like ego etc. Once when you experience Shyaam, and then it does not happen again, the pain would be much like hell. Therefore, never let him go! In the Temple of your Mind, always allot the highest position to him and him alone.
Jay ShriHari! ShrimanNarayana bless all! Pic credit: To original owner
Today, is ShriRukmini Ashtami, the auspicious appearance day of ShriRukmini Ma the beloved of ShriKrishna and his Principle Wife! Let's celebrate it by devoting this day to her and ShyamSundar's Lotus Feet! ❤
Ps: Last year we celebrated Rukmini Dwadashi, however, I was unsure about her exact birthday being in Pausha Month (this) or Vishakha Month. Since, the current information, today is ShriRukmini's birthday while the former is said to be her marriage day.
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Picture credit: To the original owner In the picture: Sri_Rukmini_Maharani Instagram page, a compilation of her artwork
shrihari_nandini@harvest_of_mind It's like a description of what all has happened and happening, everyone is dazzled by her brilliance pouring nectar from above, I am worshipping them presently. Also I describe what all I am gonna do for her
Blind Faith- all I ever want. * Why I do not strive for good company? Well, it's not that I want bad company... But the thing is I don't like any sorts of company.. Because I am an introvert person Though, in reality everyone should ask for good company. Good company/devotee company helps us grow devotion easily.. Don't follow me on this. I ask blind faith on him, and that's my priority right now. Nothing else really matters at present moment. I am struggling with my mind.. Trust and mistrust.. Trying to understand a lot of things I was oblivious to, uptill now. But ShriBhagwan shall help me. Always and forever
Margazhi Month has arrived. Please worship ShriGodhaRangaNatha Bhagwan Enjoy the Bhav.. Read Thirupavai and Nachiyar Thirumoli (English translation are available).. And you can go through my poems on my Godha Ma as well though they aren't worth it
Thank You ❤
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: Me Just want to develop blind devotion on them, once I do, I will throw a big party : Oldest picture of my LakshmiNarayana I have with me, I got them on 11/11/17 and this I clicked on 12th (I seriously don't know why I am mentioning this)
shrihari_nandini@time_pass You know, next time you talk to him, just look intently at his face, cause whenever I do, I feel he's listening. Well, for now, even I am in a state of break up, cause I felt pressurised in his world of devotees, and seeing him as supreme God rather than my own. I suddenly realize how different I am 'supposed' to think! But if I can't change myself to the 'idol devotee' then I can at least trust him. I have been calling you elder brother (bhaiya) am I fine to call you so? Yes, I try to be as open and easy for everyone.. Though end of the day, introverts are introverts Employ no worry,say Jaya ShriHari! ❤
shrihari_nandini@aksharakakapuri Hi Akshara.. Yes I am alright.. My bio is just truth about me.. People regard me as a very good person.. However I want them to see the truth. I am not perfect.. In fact I am filled with flaws.. Maybe more than others. Therefore, I won't like if I am praised as a good person when I am actually bad. But ShriHari will definitely defeat all these bad demons that hide in me one day surely
beautifulsoul22@shrihari_nandini it's perfectly ok to be flawed we all are but it ain't ok to do nothing about it. Definitely Shri hari will defeat all the bad demons that hide in you. Be positive and happy. More power to u. Keep shining as you always do
shrihari_nandini@aksharakakapuri Yes Akshara, I was not able to do anything about it.. Now only to rely on ShriHari He will definitely do something ❤ Thank You So Much sister ❤
Come my Lord of matchless charm Fill me in your embrace which is warm Let me be a magnet to your feet And worry further not for my heaps of sins Come Oh Murare, vanquisher of my sigh Come before my darkness sings me a lullaby
Oh Lord who measured the skies and the earth Infinity times who took various births You are birthless, yet you come for the poor You are the helper of the helpless in despair Come for me too, much dark is this night Come before my darkness sings me a lullaby
When Partha lost his way, in the battlefield Out of grief, he approached your lotus feet When Vibhishan came, grieved by his brother You caressed the forsaken like a loving Mother Your feet are approached always by the wise Come before my darkness sings me a lullaby
You took Rukmini at once, when she called you Only you are fit to be approached by hearts which are true I am a fallen one, my heart is fraught with lies Oh Merciful, still kindly heed to my plight! Come before my darkness sings me a lullaby
*Aapath/Aapadh Bandhava means one who gets us out of our troubles and problems.
If in this life, my darkness comes before he does to protect me, I will sleep surrounded in the darkness deprived of the light he is. If I am not able to see him before my eyes close in the darkness I have always been, my life, my each breath would be worthless, if he doesn't hear my plead to save me from this darkness, I don't know when next would I get a human birth to contemplate on him.
This human birth is very very precious, use it wisely to sing his praise and come out of darkness for when it ends, you never know when you will be human again and be able to approach him for no other being can do devotion like a human until and unless he is graced by ShriBhagwan or ShriVaishnavas themselves.
time_passbecause you are not close to God, dont ever think that you are bad ( in your about ), my chotta behen. There is a lot of difference between these two. I am commenting here only because i had the same thought few years back. You might be far away from your expectation of divinity, but still you are filled with virtues. The world has so much filth and dirt, that I reckon, they may even call you divine. Strive to reach a more divine state of body and mind; but even if you do not succeed, never call yourself bad. You are too good to not recognise the brightness of the pearl you wear
shrihari_nandini@time_pass I am so overwhelmed by your kind words Bhaiya.. But the truth is that I may even seem divine, however I am far from it.. I am really bad.. And I have known it.. From a lot of other factors which are unknown to the world.. And I want to say the truth. I don't want anyone to believe that I am virtous or great whereas in reality I am not.. I know and Bhagwan knows what demons lurk in me but I know he will defeat them one day. I know..
time_pass@shrihari_nandini this is exactly how i spoke when i was in class 9, and thankfully i had one good friend who used to console me and make me understand about the practical world. Today i realise, how good i was back then. I have a small idea of what is going through your mind. And i also know that it would be very difficult to make you convince the truth. But to my young sister, i have a request. Dont be over religious and blindly go by the wordings of sacred texts, if you read any. You cannot incorporate it whole, or even a part of it into your real life. Still, it is okay. Life is not meant to be always good. Look at krishna. He was never a good man, he was a practical man. He killed hundreds of thousands of people. But he did it for a good intention. You can never relate him to an ideal human being, because he had also done all kinds of mischief. Yet, at every point, he had empathy in his heart. So, i suggest that you do not make an attempt to wear an ideal attire within you. Try to live as profoundly as possible. You have enough and more innocence within you. Trust me in that. You are sadly admitting that you are bad only because you have a big innocent mind within. Retain that innocence, thats all what you need to do.. dont get yourself down over this small stuff dear.. for you are one who can generate more joy around.
shrihari_nandini@time_pass Maybe you're right about it.. We cannot be exactly as perfect as our texts tell.. I tried very hard, but whenever I am not able to do all the things I am supposed to do.. (Worship, humility, devotion) I feel very low about myself, like a misfit in the world of devotees. ShriKrishna is always perfect and his each act is perfect. He never did a wrong.. And he is purely good. I don't think I should compare my imperfect self with him, bhaiya I try to be good (things that am supposed to do)... I fail.. I don't know if I would ever be able to do it, unless I develop complete faith on ShriHari.. You're so nice Bhaiya, you made me feel nice about myself today.. A big Thank You ☺ if I get back to myself, my child like self, then that really would be my greatest present ❤ Thanks a lot! Jaya ShrimanNarayana!
time_passSorry for long comments mere behen, but like I said, you speak exactly like the old me. Thats why i am typing such lengthy texts. I might be wrong in telling this, because 'what is krishna' depends on how we percieve him. But i feel that being imperfect is like being Krishna. You might be looking at him as a deity, an idol or a super power. This is the same way how i looked at him 4-5 years back. But now for me, Krishna is just a human being, who could do more than humane, because of the control he had over his life energies. Still, his life was a complete struggle to implement his plan of social welfare. He had failed many a times, but he was very happy with it. He was an ecstacy generating machine. Even after being so strong, Krishna could not do anything to stop the dyooth sabha from happening where draupadi got insulted. Krishna could not stop the war from happening, where millions died. He could not save Abhimanyu or the little pandavas. At the end, everyone blamed him. Krishna fought all through his life to rehabilitate dharma, and at the end, all criticisms ended upon him. Still, he was as happy as he could ever be. He didnt even bother what people said about him. That is the clarity Krishna had on himself. And you know, Krishna had even gone against rules and ethics of the war. Drona was killed in an unjust manner, and so was Karna. Yet, Krishna didnt even bother to regret about that. Because he knew why he did all this. So, i feel that it is not necessary to be the ideal and ordered person. As long as your conscience is aware of what you are, never stop yourself from taking a new road. These all are just my views. I dont know how you get it. But i really pray that you be in the right track towards realising the ultimate. keep your innocence as well
*I here use the words Gods because here I mean to say people who consider themselves as God and who are rich and egoistic due to that. God is only one, writing Gods isn't correct. For celestials other than ShrimanNarayana, they are called Devi- Devatas.
I am tired of my foolish mind and desires. If someone could gift me the taste of ShriVishnu's Lotus Feet then I will be an unpaid servant to him/her. (This is the role of an Acharya though one who joins us with His Lotus Feet is an Acharya and none else.)
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: To the original owner : A devotee's property, ShriRangaNatha's lotus feet on Devuthani Ekadashi.
ShriRanga Dhaam, the abode of ShriRangaNaath is surrounded by the holy Kaveri river. If ShriLakshmiNarayana forbid me from serving them and keep me further away from them, I will have no purpose of living. I wish to be the Servant of Servant of their feet's dust. Nothing else.
Mukund Mala Verse 5 nāsthā dharme na vasu-nicaye naiva kāmopabhoge
yad bhāvyaḿ tad bhavatu bhagavan pūrva-karmānurūpaḿ
etat prārthyaḿ mama bahu mataḿ janma-janmāntare 'pi
tvat-pādāmbhoruha-yuga-gatā niścalā bhaktir astu
Meaning: No interest I have in Dharma, Nor in collection of wealth and assets, Nor in passion and making love, For what has been decided by you, Will come to me in the form of karmas of the past, But I have one soulful prayer to thee, my Lord, In this birth and what follows, Let me have rock like faith, In thine two holy feet.
I pray, I wish, to ShriHari that I develop Nishchal Bhakti (selfless pure devotion) to their two holy feet. Nothing else, I desire.
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: To the original owner : ShriRangaNayaki (ShriLakshmi) and ShriRangaNaath (ShrimanNarayana)
ShriVallabhAcharya wrote MadhurAshtakam on ShriKrishn. It had eight paragraphs describing the various attributes of Bhagwaan, but it had only one adjective that is 'Madhur' or 'Sweet' each line ending with MadhurAdhiPaterAkhilam Madhuram' meaning everything is sweet about the Lord of Sweetness.
Just like a lover finds everything about his loved one as sweet, his speech, his voice, his gait, his smile, his hands, his feet, his eyes, his eye movements and everything, similarly did Shri VallabhAcharya wrote about our Bhagwan with whom he was in love with.
It is veryyyyyyyyyyy sweet to hear and recite. In fact it is said to be the favourite hymn of Bhagwan ShriKrishna himself! No wonder it is a gem in itself!
My best friend and my sister @aarsha_ns di told me to write something similar on ShriRaam. Since I do not know Sanskrit, I gave my naive attempt to write something like this in Hindi for ShriRaam Bhagwan with eight paragraphs using the adjective Madhur in each line for each of his attribute and the last line for each para being 'Akhil Madhur SiyaNaath', that is 'The Lord of Siya is entirely sweet' ❤
And on this occasion of Dussehra or Vijaya Dashami, I am sharing it with everyone. Let's celebrate the sweetness of the King and Queen of Sweetness- ShriSeethaRaam!!!