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From: Ram Gopalaswamy (gopalram_at_erols.com)
Date: Sun Aug 09 1998 - 11:36:51 PDT
shrii kR^shhNaaya govindaaya namo namaH Dear shrii. Mani and vaishhNava-s, I was also under the impression that Goddess sarasvati was the consort of lord brahma-deva, until I just checked shriimad brahma-saMhitaa itself: -Ram [ I am quoting the following excerpt from a book by His Divine Grace Bhaktisiddhaanta Sarasvatii Gosvaami Thaakura, for the sake of MERE INFORMATION ONLY. ] shriimad brahma-saMhitaa - TEXT 24 uvaaca puratas tasmai tasya divyaa sarasvatii | kaama-kR^shhNaaya govinda he gopii-jana ityapi | vallabhaaya priyaa vahner mantram te daasyati priyam || uvaaca - said ; purataH - in front; tasmai - to him; tasya - of Him (the Supreme Lord) ; divyaa - divine; sarasvatii - the goddess of learning ; kaama - the kaama-biija (kliiM); kR^shhNaaya - to kR^shhNa ; govinda - govindaaya, to Govinda; he - O; gopii-jana - of the gopii-s; iti - thus; api - also; vallabhaaya - to the dear one; priyaa-vahneH - the wife of agni, svaahaa (the word svaahaa is uttered while oferring oblations); mantram - mantra; te - to you; daasyati - will give; priyaM - the heart's desire. TRANSLATION "Then the goddess of learning Sarasvatii, the divine consort of the Supreme Lord, said thus to Brahmaa who saw nothing but gloom in all directions, "O Brahmaa, this mantra, viz., kliiM kR^shhNaaya govindaaya gopii-jana-vallabhaaya svaahaa, will assuredly fulfill your heart's desire. " PURPORT "The mantra, consisting of the eighteen divine letters prefixed by the kaama-biija, is alone superexcellent. It has a twofold aspect. One aspect is that it tends to make the pure soul run after all-attractive shrii KR^shhNa, the Lord of Gokula and the divine milkmaids. This is the acme of the spiritual tendency of jiiva-s. When the devotee is free from all sorts of mundane desires and willing to serve the Lord he attains the fruition of his heart's desire, viz., the love of KR^shhNa. But in the case of the devotee who is not of unmixed aptitude this superexcellent mantra fulfills his heart's desire also. The transcendental kaama-biija is inherent in the divine logos located in Goloka; and the kaama-biija prevertedly reflected in the wordly affairs satisfies all sorts of desires of this mundane world."