Thursday, December 27, 2012

Gītā-Gītikā (गीता-गीतिका): Dr.Harekrishna Meher

Gītā-Gītikā  (Song of the Gītā )
Extracted from Sanskrit Kāvya ‘Mātŗigītikāñjalih’
(English Translation by the Author Dr. Harekrishna Meher)
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(Glory of the Divine Song Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā is marked in this lyric.
The trio of knowledge, deed and devotion is the essence of Gītā.
Admonition of Gītā  in performing own duty paves the way
for perfection in human life.)
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Blissful is Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā
authored by the great sage Kŗishņa Dvaipāyana (Vyāsa).
Gītā is sung by the Supreme God i.e. Lord Kŗishņa. (0)
Gītā is the holy book
containing Lord Kŗishņa’s admonitions
to the great warrior Arjuna.
This explores the saga of glory
and victory of righteousness.
As a portion of the great epic Mahābhārata
rendering well-being to all, Gītā contains
the speeches of Lord Kŗishņa
eternally true and significant.
It is vastly studied by the wise. (1)
All Upanishads are the auspicious and beauteous cow.
Lord Govinda (Kŗishņa) is the milkman.
Arjuna, the active warrior son of Kuntī, is calf indeed.
Gītā, paving way for salvation of human life,
is the palatable milk.
The wise are enjoyers
of this sweet ambrosial milk. (2)
Perform deeds sticking to your own duty.
You, the able one, lay emphasis on doing actions.
With discriminative knowledge
and with purity of mind,
be a devotee at the feet of the omnipresent
Supreme God  in the world.
Verily Gītā teaches to equally endure
both heat and cold. (3)
In the mortal region,
Gītā admonishes humanism
in noble behaviours.
The prime aspect of Gītā lies in  
knowledge, devotion and deed.
Sacred is the Gītā with philosophical speculations
of immortal soul. (4)
Gītā annihilates all the evils of Kali-Yuga
and severs the shackles of birth-death-cycle
in the mortal world. 
With the description of Yoga
and the restriction of material enjoyments,
Gītā gives divine enlightenment
in the hearts of the people.
Replete with Supreme Brahman,
Gītā, the Divine Song, is verily blissful. (5)

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(Thus ends Gītā-Gītikā)
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