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Baladeva Vidyabhusana - Aisvarya Kadambini

Baladeva Vidyabhusana - Aisvarya Kadambini

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SriAisvarya-kadambini
TheMonsoonofLordKrishna'sOpulence
AGlimpseintotheLifeofSrilaBaladevaVidyabhusana
SrilaBaladevaVidyabhusanawasbornintheearlypartofthe18thcenturyinavillagenearthecityofRemuna.Eventhoughhewasbornthesonavaisyafarmer,inhisyouthhestillreceivedaverythorougheducationinSanskrit,rhetoric,logicandscripture.InhisyouthheacceptedsannyasaintheMadhva-sampradaya,and,stayinginJagannathaPuri,hequicklybecameprominentinintellectualcircles.HisstudyofSrilaJivaGoswami'sSandarbhasmadehimafollowerofSriCaitanyamahaprabhu.HevisitedNavadvipaandspenttheremainingpartofhislifeinVrndavana,studyingSrimad-BhagavatamandotherVaisnavascripturesundertheguidanceofhisspiritualmaster,SrilaVisvanathaCakravarti.Atthistime,bytheorderofVisvanathaCakravarti,andbythemercyoftheDeityofSriGovinda,thefamousGovinda-bhasyacommentaryonVedanta-surrawaswrittentoanswercriticismthatthefollowersofSriCaitanyawerenotgenuinefollowersoftheVedasbecausetheyhadneglectedtocommentontheVedanta.ThemostimportantworksofSrilaBaladevaVidyabhusanaare:1.Govinda-bhasya,2.Siddhanta-ratna,3.Vedanta-syamantaka,4.Prameya-ratnavali,5.Siddhanta-darpana,6.Aisvarya-kadarnbini,7.Sahitya-kaumudi,8.Chandah-kaustubha,9.Kavya-kau-stubha,10.Bhagavad-gita-bhasya,11.Vaisnav-anandinitika(commentaryonSrimad-Bhagavatam),aswellascommenatrieson12.Tattvasandarbha,l3.Stava-mala,14.Gopala-tapaniUpanisad,15.Visnu-sahasra-nam,16.Laghu-bhagavatamrta,17.Nataka-candrika,and18.Syamanada-sataka.
PrathamavrstiBhagavat-tripada-vibhuti
FirstShowerTheSpiritualWorldText1IoffermyrespectfulobeisancestotheSupremePersonalityofGodhead,whoseformislikebluelotusflower,whowearsgoldenornaments,whopossessesamultitudeofeternaltranscendentalqualitiesandopulences,andwhobearsthenameSriKrishna.AppearinginthisworldwithSrilaSanatanaGoswamiandSrilaRupaGoswami,andbringinggreattidalwavestotheoceanoftranscendentalbliss,maythe
 
wonderfulandsplendidrisingmoonofSriCaitanyaMahaprabhudispelthedarknesswithinourhearts.Note:
If
thewordsanatanaisinterpretedtomean"eternal"andifthewordrupamisinterpretedtomean"form,"thenthisversemaybeunderstoodinthefollowingway:"Revealingitseternaltranscendentalforminthisworld,andbringinggreattidalwavestotheoceanoftranscendentalbliss,maythewonderfulandsplendidrisingmoonofSriCaitanyaMahaprabhudispelthedarknesswithinourhearts."Text3LordVisnu'sverywonderfulrealmisnamedParavyoma.Itislikeagreatcityofregalpalaces.Itisfilledwiththemostexaltedtranscendentalknowledge,anditshinesfarbeyondthedarknessofmatter.Text4InthisspiritualworldLordKrishnaappearsasNarayana,Vasudeva,andHisothercatur-vyuhaexpansions,andasLordNrsimhaandHisotherlilaexpansions.IntheseformsHedisplaysHistranscendentalopulencesandenjoyspastimeswithHisdevotees.Text5Appearinginmanyblissfultranscendentalforms,endowedwithahostoftranscendentalopulences,andaccompaniedbymanyfriends,whoareallgoddesseslikeher,thesupremegoddessLaksmieternallyworshipsherhusbandNarayana,whoalsoappearsinmanytranscendentalforms.Text6AbovetheParavyomaaretherealmsofDvaraka,MathuraandVraja.IntheseplacesLordKrishna,thesonofDevaki,enjoystranscendentalpastimeswithHisfriendsandrelatives.Text7InMathura,andintheopulentcityofDvaraka,Satyaki,UddhavaandmanyothersworshiptheLordandmanygoddessesoffortune,headedbySrimatiRukminiworshiptheirhusband,theSupremePersonalityofGodhead.Text8
 
Accompaniedbymanyfriendsandservants,LordHari,theprinceofVraja,staysinthebeautifulandopulentrealmofGokula.SriRadhika,alongwithHerfriends,whoareallgoddesseslikeHer,continuallyserveHimwithoutengaginginanyotheractivity.Text9TheGopala-tapaniUpanisadexplainsthatalthoughLordKrishnaeternallyremainsinthespiritualworld,sometimes,accompaniedbyHispersonalexpansionsandconfidentialdevotees,Hedescendstothematerialworld.Text
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BecauseofHisgreathandsomeness,sweetness,charm,andopulence,becauseofthemusicalsoundofHisflute,becauseHeisfilledwithlove,andbecauseofHishostoffriendsandrelatives,greatpoetsandphilosopherssaythatLordKrishna,thesonofMaharajaNanda,istheoriginalSupremePersonalityofGodhead.
DvitiyavrstiEkapada-vibhuti-bhagavat-purusady-avirbhava-krama-varnam
SecondShowerTheLord'sAppearanceintheMaterialWorldasthePurusavatarasandOtherIncarnationsText1Aftertheperiodofuniversalannihilationwascompletedandthematerialworldwasagainmanifested,theSupremePersonalityofGodhead,inHisformofSankarsana,glancedatthemultitudeofHisownmaterialuniversesandsawthesufferingconditionedsouls.Feelingcompassionforthem,theLordappearedinthematerialrealmanddisplayedHisextraordinaryopulences.Text2Appearingwithineachuniverse,LordSankarsanathenexpandedHimselfasPradyumna,whobecamethefatherofLordBrahma.Theall-pervadingLordSankarsanaalsoexpandedHimselfasLordMatsyaandcountlessotherincarnationsofGodhead,allmanifestingunlimitedtranscendentalqualitiesandopulences.

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