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From: B N SURESH 's ACCOUNT (bnsuresh_at_easi.soft.net)
Date: Fri May 14 1999 - 06:35:02 PDT
Respected members, The Slokhas 17 thro' 20 of yaamunaacharyas stotraratna is as follows :- slokha 17 :- Yad andam andaantara-gocaram ca yad- das'ottaraany'aavaranaani yaani ca ; gunaah pradhaanam purusah param padam paraat -param brahma ca te vibhutayah. The cosmic sphere,all that is within it, its enclosures which are more than ten, the three gunas, the prakriti, the individual self, the supreme abode and the brahman(Divya mangala vigraha in the present context) who is higher than the individual self - all these are manifestations of your splendour. slokha 18 :- Vasi vadaanyo gunavaan rjuh sucih mrdur dayaalur madhurah sthirah samah; krti krtajnah tvam asi svabhaavatah samasta kalyaana gun'aamrt'odadhih. You are, by your own nature, submissive to the will of those that take refuge in you, bountiful, graciously accommodating to the inferiors, guileless and reliable,pure,tender,merciful,blissful,firm,free from all self-regarding duties, ever mindful of the services of the devotees and a nectar-ocean of all auspicious attributes. slokha 19 :- Upary upary abja-bhuv'opi purusaan prakalpya te ye satam ity anukramaat; giras tvad ekaika-gun'aavadh'ipsayaa sadaa stithaa no'dyamato'atiserate The eternal Vedic texts which are ever eager to find out the limit of each of your attributes(beginning with Ananda) by describing in ascending order the bliss of beings higher than the lotus-born brahma himself with the words, 'one hundred such units of bliss' etc., do not, in spite of their incessant endeavour, go beyond the first attribute Ananda itself, it being infinite and above all enumeration. slokha 20 :- Tvad aasritaanaam jagad-udbhava-sthiti pranaasa-samsaara-vimocan'aadayah; bhavanti lilaa vidhayas ca vaidikaah tvadiya gambhira mano'anusaarinah. The creation, sustentation and dissolution of the universe as also release from transmigratory existence ,all of which constitute your play, and the vedic injunctions, which are in accord with your profound will - all these are for the benifit of those that take shelter in you. Sri krishnaarpanamasthu Regards B.N.Suresh.