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From: V. Sadagopan (75041.3037_at_CompuServe.COM)
Date: Fri Sep 06 1996 - 15:12:37 PDT
Verse 6: Devaki"s Darling infant & Madhura's blessing VRAJA YOSHIDAPAANGHA VEDANEEYAM MADHURAABHAGYAM ANANYA BHOGGYAMEEDEH I VASUDEVAVADHOO STHANANDHAYAM TATH KIMAPI BRAHMA KISORABHAVA DHRUSYAM II The young girls of Gokulam look at this lovely child of Yasodha with great affection. Their glances enter him like arrows and makes him subservient to them. He is the great fortune of the city of Northern Madhurai. He , who was born there is the object of delectable experience for the sages , who do not covet anything else in this world. Right from his infant stage, when he was breast fed by his natural mother Devaki in the prison , he has been the essence of beauty in all the three worlds. I salute and offer my tribute to this supreme being known as Gopalan . Verse 7 : Reflection of Gopalan as the one who dragged the mortar PARIVARTHITHA KANDHARAM BHAYENA SMITHA PULLADHARA PALLAVAM SMARAAMI I VITAPITHVA NIRAASAKAM KAYOSCCHITH VIPULOLOOKALA KARSHAKAM KUMARAM II I meditate on that child Gopala , who dragged the big mortar to which he was tied by his angry mother Yasodha. She wanted to teach him a lesson for stealing butter . As Yasodha went away , he checked around to make sure that she was out of sight and then pulled the tied mortar to the garden . He smiled with a sense of satisfaction that he duped his mother once again and his lips were rosy with that joy . He dragged the mortar further and went between two Marutha trees . The shock of the collision with the mortar broke the twin trees and the the sons of Kubera , who stood as the trees in the garden of the Lord got released from their curse and regained their original bodies . I offer my worship to that blessed child , who freed the sons of Kubera from their existence as twin trees . Verse 8: Power of Swami Desikan's meditation on Rajagopalan NIKATESHU NISAAMAYAAMI NITYAM NIGAMAANTHAI : ADHUNAAPI MRUKYAMAANAM I YAMALAARJUNA DHRUSHTA BALA KEHLIM YAMUNAA SAKSHIKA YAVVANAM YUVAANAM II Vedas are still searching for Him; His leelas were seen by the twin Marutha trees in His backyard . even after they were released from their state as trees , the sons of Kubera did not want to get back to their home , since they wanted to enjoy some more of His Bala Leelas . The river Yamuna , the daughter of Surya was a joyous witness to all his playful deeds that took place on her sands and banks . I see that wonderful young Gopala next to me always . ( This is a blessing that Swami Desikan earned as a result of his meditation on Rajagopalan ) . Verse 9 : Salutation to the power of the Universe PADHAVEEM ADHAVEEYASEEM VIMUKTEH ATAVEE SAMPADHAM AMBHUVAHAYANTHEEM I ARUNAADHARA SAABHILAASHA VAMSAAM KARUNAAM KAARANA MAANUSHEEM BHAJAAMI II I worship the most merciful Gopala , who is the root cause of the creation, sustenance and destruction of this universe ; He is the one , who revealed to us the easy to practise route of Prapatthi as the short road to Moksham . He is the rejuvenating , rain-bearing cloud that enhanced the wealth and well being of the citizens of Brindhaavanam . The flute that rests on His red lips during the time of His playing appears to be deeply eager to taste the sweetness of his mouth . I salute this embodiment of mercy known as Venugopalan .