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From: V. Sadagopan (75041.3037_at_compuserve.com)
Date: Sat Sep 07 1996 - 06:23:33 PDT
Verse 10: Beauty of peacock feather clad Gopala ANIMESHANISHEVANEEYAMAKSHNOH : AJAHAT YAVVANAM AAVIRASTHU CHITTEH I KALAHAAYITA KUNTALAM KALAABHAI : KARANONMAADHAKA VIBRAMAM MAHO MEH II One should enjoy the unchanging and incomparable beauty of the youth , Gopala with unblinking eyes . When we blink , we lose that moment of this delectable experience. He is wearing the peacock feathers(Peelis) in his dark tresses . The "eyes" at the top of each of the peelis decorating his hair seem to compete for attention with his youthful beauty.When we think of His many playful deeds/pranks as Balagopala in Gokulum and Brindhavanam and his blemishlesss beauty , our minds fall in intense love with Him. Our senses are overpowered. May the overflowing flood of that beauty and its lustre remain steadily in my mind . Verse 11:Meditation on the Beauty of Venugopalan ANUYAAYI MANOJNA VAMSANAALAI : AVATHU SPARSITHA VALLAVEE VIMOHAI: I ANAGASMITHA SEETHALAI RASOU MAAM ANUKAMPAA SARITHAMBHUJAI: APAANGAI : II Venugopalan plays on his flute and creates delightful music and casts his most merciful glances on the Gopis . They are totally captivated by his friendly smile and the divine music originatinig from His flute. At this time , His cool and welcoming eyes resemble a pair of just-blossomed lotuses in the river of His mercy (Dayaa). May this enchanting youth Gopala protect me always ! Verse 12 : Prayer for memory of Venugopalan during the last moments (This is the famous verse sung by Sage Narada in Sankalpa Suryodhayam. The beauty of Venugopala and His world-enchanting flute music has been celebrated by Srimad Bhagavatham and Periyazhwaar in particular (Periya Thirumozhi : 3.6)) May the resplendent blue jyothi of Gopala reminding one of an incomparable blue gem stone(Indra neela stone ), with blue peacock feather decorations on His dark black hair and the divine flute on His lips appear before me during the last moments of my life on this earth . Verse 13 : Enjoyment of the indescribable beauty of the Lord AKILAANAVALOKAYAAMI KAALAAN MAHILAADHEENA BHUJAANTHARASYA YUNA: I ABHILASHAPADHAM VAJRAANGANAANAAM ABHILABHA KRAMA DHURAMAABHIRUPYAM II Even in His incarnaton as Krishna/Gopala , Sri Devi is always united with Him. He has left her His chest region as Her place of special residence and enjoyment. He has the eternal and youthful beauty that qualifies Him to play with Her. We are powerless to describe His full beauty. The Gopis of Gokulam are thirsting to enjoy His beauty . I am blessed to have the vision of this beautiful youth everywhere and at all times . Verse 14 : Which artist created this splendour ? HRUDHI MUGDHA SIKANDA MANDANA: LIKHITA: KENA MAMAISHA SILPINAA I MADHANAADHURA VALLAVAANGANAA VADHANAAMBHOJA DIVAKAROH YUVAA II Which (bold) artist drew this picture of this unsatiable beauty known as Gopala in my heart ? Who etched this embodiment of beauty wearing the charming peacock feathers in His hair ? Which painter painted the picture of this beautiful youth in my heart , who is like the morning Sun to the lotus-like faces of the love-sick Gopis ?