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I just want to read "Shri Radha Kripa Kataksha", which matches with this image so beautifully.

 

"Shri Radha Kripa Kataksha" "Merciful sidelong glance of Goddess Radha "

 

1

munindra-vrinda-vandite triloka-shoka-harini

prasanna-vaktra-pankaje nikunja-bhu-vilasini

vrajendra-bhanu-nandini vrajendra-sunu-sangate

kada karishyasiha mam kripa-kataksha-bhajanam

 

Meaning

O goddess worshiped by the kings of sages, O goddess who remove the sufferings of the three worlds, O goddess whose face is a blossoming lotus, O goddess who enjoy pastimes in the forest, O daughter of Vrishhabhanu, O companion of Vraja's prince, when will You cast Your merciful sidelong glance upon me?

 

2

ashoka-vriksha-vallari-vitana-mandapa-sthite

pravala-vala-pallava-prabharunanghri-komale

varabhaya-spurat-kare prabhuta-sampadalaye

kada karishyasiha mam kripa-kataksha-bhajanam

 

O goddess staying in a vine-cottage by an ashoka tree, O goddess whose delicate feet are as splendid as red blossoms, O goddess whose hand grants fearlessness, O abode of transcendental opulence's, when will You cast Your merciful sidelong glance upon me?

  

3

ananga-ranga-mangala-prasanga-bhangura-bhruvam

sa-vibhramam sa-sambhramam drig-anta-bana-patanaih

nirantaram vashi-krita-pratiti-nandanandane

kada karishyasiha mam kripa-kataksha-bhajanam

 

O goddess who, playfully shooting the arrows of Your glances from the curved bows of Your auspicious, amorous eyebrows, have completely subdued Nanda's son [Krishna], when will You cast Your merciful sidelong glance upon me?

   

4

tadit-suvarna-campaka-pradipta-gaura-vigrahe

mukha-prabha-parasta-koti-sharadendu-mandale

vicitra-citra-sancarac-cakora-shava-locane

kada karishyasiha mam kripa-kataksha-bhajanam

 

O goddess whose form is as splendid as champaka flowers, gold, and lightning, O goddess whose face eclipses millions of autumn moons, O goddess whose eyes are wonderful, restless young chakora birds, when will You cast Your merciful sidelong glance upon me?

  

5

madonmadati-yauvane pramoda-mana-mandite

priyanuraga-ranjite kala-vilasa-pandite

ananya-dhanya-kunja-rajya-kama-keli-kovide

kada karishyasiha mam kripa-kataksha-bhajanam

 

O young girl intoxicated with passion, O goddess decorated with cheerful jealous anger, O goddess who passionately love Your beloved Krishna, O goddess learned in playful arts, O goddess expert at enjoying amorous pastimes in the kingdom of the peerlessly opulent forest groves of Vrindavana, when will You cast Your merciful sidelong glance upon me?

  

6

ashesha-hava-bhava-dhira-hira-hara-bhushite

prabhuta-shatakumbha-kumbha-kumbhi kumbha-sustani

prashasta-manda-hasya-curna-purna-saukya-sagare

kada karishyasiha mam kripa-kataksha-bhajanam

 

O goddess decorated with a pearl necklace of bold amorous hints, O goddess as fair as gold, O goddess whose breasts are great golden waterpots, O ocean of happiness filled with the scented powders of gentle smiles, when will You cast Your merciful sidelong glance upon me?

  

7

mrinala-vala-vallari-taranga-ranga-dor-late

latagra-lasya-lola-nila-locanavalokane

lalal-lulan-milan-manojna-mugdha-mohanashrite

kada karishyasiha mam kripa-kataksha-bhajanam

 

O goddess whose arms are lotus stalks dancing on the waves, O goddess whose dark eyes are dancing vines, O playful, beautiful, charming goddess, when will You cast Your merciful sidelong glance upon me?

  

8

suvarna-malikancita-trirekha-kambu-kanthage

tri-sutra-mangali-guna-tri-ratna-dipti-didhiti

salola-nila-kuntala-prasuna-guccha-gumphite

kada karishyasiha mam kripa-kataksha-bhajanam

 

O goddess who wear a golden necklace on the three-lined conchshell of Your neck, O goddess splendid with three jasmine garlands and three jewelled necklaces, O goddess whose moving locks of dark hair are decorated with bunches of flowers, when will You cast Your merciful sidelong glance upon me?

  

9

nitamba-bimba-lambamana-pushpa-mekhala-gune

prashasta-ratna-kinkini-kalapa-madhya-manjule

karindra-shunda-dandikavaroha-saubhagorake

kada karishyasiha mam kripa-kataksha-bhajanam

 

O goddess who wear a sash of flowers on Your curved hips, O goddess charming with a sash of tinkling jewelled bells, O goddess whose beautiful thighs punish the regal elephant's trunk, when will You cast Your merciful sidelong glance upon me?

  

10

aneka-mantra-nada-manju-nupurarava-skhalatsamaja-

raja-hamsa-vamsha-nikvanati-gaurave

vilola-hema-vallari-vidambi-caru-cankrame

kada karishyasiha mam kripa-kataksha-bhajanam

 

O goddess whose anklets' tinkling is more beautiful than the sounds of many mantras and the cooing of many regal swans, O goddess whose graceful motions mock the moving golden vines, when will You cast Your merciful sidelong glance upon me?

  

11

ananta-koti-vishnu-loka-namra-padmajarcite

himadrija-pulomaja-virincija-vara-prade

apara-siddhi-riddhi-digdha-sat-padanguli-nakhe

kada karishyasiha mam kripa-kataksha-bhajanam

 

O goddess worshiped by Brahma, O goddess to whom countless millions of Vaishnavas bow down, O goddess who give blessings to Parvati, shaci, and Sarasvati, O goddess whose toenails are anointed with limitless opulence's and mystic perfections, when will You cast Your merciful sidelong glance upon me?

 

12

makheshvari kriyeshvari svadheshvari sureshvari

triveda-bharatishvari pramana-shasaneshvari

rameshvari kshameshvari pramoda-kananeshvari

vrajeshvari vrajadhipe sri-radhike namo 'stu te

 

O queen of Vedic sacrifices, O queen of pious activities, O queen of the material world, O queen of the demigods, O queen of Vedic scholarship, O queen of knowledge, O queen of the goddesses of fortune, O queen of patience, O queen of Vrindavana, the forest of happiness, O queen of Vraja, O empress of Vraja, O Sri Radhika, obeisance's to You!

  

13

iti mamadbhutam stavam nishamya bhanu-nandini

karotu santatam janam kripa-kataksha-bhajanam

bhavet tadaiva sancita-trirupa-karma-nashanam

bhavet tada vrajendra-sunu-mandala-praveshanam

 

Upon hearing this most astonishing prayer of mine being recited by a devotee, may Sri Vrishhabhanu-nandini constantly make him the object of Her most merciful sidelong glance. At that time all his karmic reactions - whether mature, fructifying, or lying in seed - will be completely destroyed, and then he will gain entrance into the assembly of Nandanandana's eternal loving associates.

 

Poet: Lord Śiva

 

Source: Ūrdhvamnaya Tantra

  

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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Om_Namah_Shivaya

 

Aum Namah Shivaya (Sanskrit Aum Namaḥ Śivāya ॐ नमः शिवाय) is a popular mantra in Hinduism and particularly in Shaivism. Its translation is "adoration (namas) to Śiva", preceded by the mystical syllable "Aum".

It is also called Panchakshara, the "five-syllable" mantra (viz., excluding the Aum). It is part of the Shri Rudram Chamakam, a Hindu prayer taken from the Black Yajurveda, and thus predates the use of Shiva as a proper name, in the original context being an address to Rudra (the later Shiva), where śiva retains its original meaning as an adjective meaning "auspicious, benign, friendly", a euphemistic epithet of Rudra.

 

Nagendraharaya Trilochanaya

Bhasmangaragaya Maheshvaraya

Nityaya Shuddhaya Digambaraya

Tasmai Nakaraya Namah Shivaya .. 1

 

Mandakini salila chandana charchitaya

Nandishvara pramathanatha Maheshvaraya

Mandarapushpa bahupushhpa supujitaya

Tasmai Makaraya Namah Shivaya .. 2

 

Shivaya Gauri vadanabjavrunda

Suryaya Dakshadhvara Nashakaya

Shrinilakanthaya Vrushhadhvajaya

Tasmai Shikaraya Namah Shivaya .. 3

 

Vasishhtha kumbhodbhava gautamarya

Munindra devarchita shekharaya .

Chandrarkavaishvanara lochanaya

Tasmai Vakaraya Namah Shivaya .. 4

 

Yakshasvarupaya Jatadharaya

Pinakahastaya Sanatanaya

Divyaya Devaya Digambaraya

Tasmai Yakaraya Namah Shivaya .. 5

 

The lyrics or text of Shiva Panchakshari Mantra Strotra in Hindi or Sanskrit script below

 

नागेन्द्रहराया त्रिलोचनाय

भास्मंगारागाया महेश्वराय

नित्याय शुद्धाय दिगम्बराय

तस्मै नकाराय नमः शिवाय .. १

 

मन्दाकिनी सलिला चंदना चर्चिताय

नंदिश्वारा प्रमाथानाथा महेश्वराय

मंदारापुश्पा बहुपुश्ह्पा सुपुजिताया

तस्मै मकाराय नमः शिवाय .. २

 

शिवाय गौरी वादानाब्जवृन्दा

सूर्याय दक्शाध्वारा नशाकाया

श्रीनिलाकंथाया व्रुश्ढ़वाजय

तस्मै शिकाराय नमः शिवाय .. ३

 

वसिष्ठ कुम्भोद्भावा गौतामार्य

मुनीन्द्र देवार्चिता शेखाराया .

चन्द्रर्कावैश्वनारा लोचानाया

तस्मै वकाराय नमः शिवाय .. ४

 

यक्शास्वरुपाया जताधाराया

पिनाकहस्ताया सनातनाय

दिव्याय देवाय दिगम्बराय

तस्मै यकाराय नमः शिवाय .. ५

Meaning of The Shiva Panchakshari Mantra Strotra

 

Salutations to Shiva, who wears the king of snakes as a garland, the

three-eyed god, whose body is smeared with ashes, the great lord, the

eternal and pure one, who wears the directions as his garment, and who

is represented by the syllable ``na ''

 

I bow to Shiva, who has been worshiped with water from the Ganga

(Mandakini) and anointed with sandalwood paste, the lord of Nandi, the

lord of the host of goblins and ghosts, the great lord, who is worshiped

with Mandara and many other kinds of flowers, and who is represented by

the syllable ``ma. ''

 

Salutations to Shiva, who is all-auspiciousness, who is the sun that

causes the lotus face of Gauri (Parvati) to blossom, who is the

destroyer of the yajna of Daksha, whose throat is blue (Nilakantha),

whose flag bears the emblem of the bull, and who is represented by the

syllable ``shi. ''

 

Vasishhtha, Agastya, Gautama, and other venerable sages, and Indra and

other gods have worshipped the head of (Shiva's linga). I bow to that

Shiva whose three eyes are the moon, sun and fire, and who is

represented by the syllable ``va. ''

 

salutations to Shiva, who bears the form of a Yaksha, who has matted

hair on his head, who bears the Pinaka bow in his hand, the primeval

lord, the brilliant god, who is digambara (naked), and who is

represented by the syllable ``ya. ''

[edit]Interpretation in modern Shaivaism

  

The meaning of the Namaḥ Śivāya mantra was explained by Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami:

Namaḥ Śivāya is the most holy name of God Śiva, recorded at the very center of the Vedas and elaborated in the Śaiva Agamas.

Na is the Lord's concealing grace, Ma is the world, Śi stands for Śiva, Va is His revealing grace, Ya is the soul. The five elements, too, are embodied in this ancient formula for invocation. Na is earth, Ma is water, Śi is fire, Vā is air, and Ya is ether, or Ākāśa. Many are its meanings.

Namaḥ Śivaya has such power, the mere intonation of these syllables reaps its own reward in salvaging the soul from bondage of the treacherous instinctive mind and the steel bands of a perfected externalized intellect. Namaḥ Śivāya quells the instinct, cuts through the steel bands and turns this intellect within and on itself, to face itself and see its ignorance. Sages declare that mantra is life, that mantra is action, that mantra is love and that the repetition of mantra, japa, bursts forth wisdom from within.

The holy Natchintanai proclaims, "Namaḥ Śivāya is in truth both Āgama and Veda. Namah Śivāya represents all mantras and tantras. Namaḥ Śivaya is our souls, our bodies and possessions. Namaḥ Śivāya has become our sure protection."

—Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami[citation needed]

The book "The Ancient Power of Sanskrit Mantra and Ceremony: Volume I" by Thomas Ashley-Farrand defines Om Namah Shivaya as:

"This mantra has no direct translation. The sounds relate directly to the principles which govern each of the first five chakras on the spine...Earth, water, fire, air, ether. Notice that this does not refer to the chakras themselves which have a different set of seed sounds, but rather, the principles which govern those chakras in their place. A very rough, non-literal translation could be something like, 'Om and salutations to that which I am capable of becoming.' This mantra will start one out on the path of subtle development of spiritual attainments. It is the beginning on the path of Siddha Yoga, or the Yoga of Perfection of the Divine Vehicle."

"Na" refers to the Gross Body (annamayakosa), "Ma" refers to the Pranic Body (pranamayakosa), "Shi" or "Chi" refers to the Mental Body (manonmayakosa), "Va" refers to the Intellectual Body (vignanamayakosa) and "Ya" refers to the Blissful Body (ananda

Quotes About Hanuman

 

Vikram Chandra

“Ask him why there are hypocrites in the world.'

'Because it is hard to bear the happiness of others.'

'When are we happy?'

'When we desire nothing and realize that possession is only momentary, and so are forever playing.'

'What is regret?'

'To realize that one has spent one's life worrying about the future.'

'What is sorrow?'

'To long for the past.'

'What is the highest pleasure?'

'To hear a good story.”

― Vikram Chandra, Red Earth and Pouring Rain

tags: hanuman, hinduism, pleasure, poetry, sorrow 40 likes Like

“Lord Ram gave Hanuman a quizzical look and said, "What are you, a monkey or a man?" Hanuman bowed his head reverently, folded his hands and said, "When I do not know who I am, I serve You and when I do know who I am, You and I are One.”

― Tulsidas, Ramcharitmanas

tags: bhakti, devotion, hanuman, love, ramayana, service 10 likes Like

Pitoyo Amrih

“Terkadang, salah dan benar hanya dipisahkan oleh sesuatu yang tak pernah ada.”

― Pitoyo Amrih, The Darkness of Gatotkaca

tags: hanuman, literature, wayang 9 likes Like

Aravind Adiga

“Do you know about Hanuman, sir? He was the faithful servant of the god Rama, and we worship him in our temples because he is a shining example of how to serve your masters with absolute fidelity, love, and devotion.

These are the kinds of gods they have foisted on us Mr. Jiabao. Understand, now, how hard it is for a man to win his freedom in India.”

― Aravind Adiga, The White Tiger

tags: devotion, freedom, hanuman, india, servants, serving 8 likes Like

Munindra Misra

“॥दोहा॥

श्रीगुरु चरन सरोज रज, निज मनु मुकुरु सुधारि।

बरनउँ रघुबर बिमल जसु, जो दायकु फल चारि॥

 

Doha

With the dust of guru’s lotus feet having,

I cleanse the mirror of my soul sparkling,

Raghuvar’s spotless glory I be singing,

The four fruits of life it ever is giving.

- 303 -”

― Munindra Misra, Chants of Hindu Gods and Godesses in English Rhyme

tags: chalisa, chants, culture, english, god, goddess, hanuman, hindu, hinduism, misra, munindra, prayer, rhyme 5 likes Like

Munindra Misra

“संकट मोचन हनुमानाष्टक

मत्तगयन्द छन्द

 

बाल समय रबि भक्षि लियो तब तीनहुँ लोक भयो अँधियारो।

ताहि सों त्रास भयो जग को यह संकट काहु सों जात न टारो।

देवन आनि करी बिनती तब छाँड़ि दियो रबि कष्ट निवारो।

को नहिं जानत है जग में कपि संकटमोचन नाम तिहारो॥१॥

 

When as a child you lapped the sun, darkness on triple world fell,

The worlds so got into trouble and a crisis that none could dispel,

Gods then prayed to you to spare the sun and you did so quell,

Who doesn’t know in this world your name `Problem Solver’ bells?

- 294 -”

― Munindra Misra, Chants of Hindu Gods and Godesses in English Rhyme

tags: chants, english, god, goddesses, hanuman, hanumanashtak, misra, mochan, munindra, prayer, rhyme, sankat 2 likes Like

Rahimidin Zahari

“Akulah Hanuman

musuhku yang abadi

adalah diriku.”

― Rahimidin Zahari, Kumpulan Puisi Laut Tujuh Gelombang Buih

Lord Ganesh of curved elephant trunk and huge body,

Whose brilliance is equal to billions of suns in intensity,

Always removes all obstacles from my endeavours truly,

I respectfully pray to him with all my revered sincerity.

- Munindra Misra

Munindra Misra 1980

A.P. Misra R.K. Shukla R.P. Misra Saroj Mishra

Quotes About Hanuman

 

Vikram Chandra

“Ask him why there are hypocrites in the world.'

'Because it is hard to bear the happiness of others.'

'When are we happy?'

'When we desire nothing and realize that possession is only momentary, and so are forever playing.'

'What is regret?'

'To realize that one has spent one's life worrying about the future.'

'What is sorrow?'

'To long for the past.'

'What is the highest pleasure?'

'To hear a good story.”

― Vikram Chandra, Red Earth and Pouring Rain

tags: hanuman, hinduism, pleasure, poetry, sorrow 40 likes Like

“Lord Ram gave Hanuman a quizzical look and said, "What are you, a monkey or a man?" Hanuman bowed his head reverently, folded his hands and said, "When I do not know who I am, I serve You and when I do know who I am, You and I are One.”

― Tulsidas, Ramcharitmanas

tags: bhakti, devotion, hanuman, love, ramayana, service 10 likes Like

Pitoyo Amrih

“Terkadang, salah dan benar hanya dipisahkan oleh sesuatu yang tak pernah ada.”

― Pitoyo Amrih, The Darkness of Gatotkaca

tags: hanuman, literature, wayang 9 likes Like

Aravind Adiga

“Do you know about Hanuman, sir? He was the faithful servant of the god Rama, and we worship him in our temples because he is a shining example of how to serve your masters with absolute fidelity, love, and devotion.

These are the kinds of gods they have foisted on us Mr. Jiabao. Understand, now, how hard it is for a man to win his freedom in India.”

― Aravind Adiga, The White Tiger

tags: devotion, freedom, hanuman, india, servants, serving 8 likes Like

Munindra Misra

“॥दोहा॥

श्रीगुरु चरन सरोज रज, निज मनु मुकुरु सुधारि।

बरनउँ रघुबर बिमल जसु, जो दायकु फल चारि॥

 

Doha

With the dust of guru’s lotus feet having,

I cleanse the mirror of my soul sparkling,

Raghuvar’s spotless glory I be singing,

The four fruits of life it ever is giving.

- 303 -”

― Munindra Misra, Chants of Hindu Gods and Godesses in English Rhyme

tags: chalisa, chants, culture, english, god, goddess, hanuman, hindu, hinduism, misra, munindra, prayer, rhyme 5 likes Like

Munindra Misra

“संकट मोचन हनुमानाष्टक

मत्तगयन्द छन्द

 

बाल समय रबि भक्षि लियो तब तीनहुँ लोक भयो अँधियारो।

ताहि सों त्रास भयो जग को यह संकट काहु सों जात न टारो।

देवन आनि करी बिनती तब छाँड़ि दियो रबि कष्ट निवारो।

को नहिं जानत है जग में कपि संकटमोचन नाम तिहारो॥१॥

 

When as a child you lapped the sun, darkness on triple world fell,

The worlds so got into trouble and a crisis that none could dispel,

Gods then prayed to you to spare the sun and you did so quell,

Who doesn’t know in this world your name `Problem Solver’ bells?

- 294 -”

― Munindra Misra, Chants of Hindu Gods and Godesses in English Rhyme

tags: chants, english, god, goddesses, hanuman, hanumanashtak, misra, mochan, munindra, prayer, rhyme, sankat 2 likes Like

Rahimidin Zahari

“Akulah Hanuman

musuhku yang abadi

adalah diriku.”

― Rahimidin Zahari, Kumpulan Puisi Laut Tujuh Gelombang Buih

We've been in a holding pattern since June. Waiting, waiting, and waiting some more to discover my husband's fate with his company. We've held off making plans because of the big What If in the room. And now? We're still waiting. We're coming to the realization that we need to get around to the business of living rather than holding our breath. We need to just let things be.

 

A friend sent me this today, and it just felt right.

January 12, 2009

Tricycle's Daily Dharma

Time is Not a Factor

 

Munindra-ji is used to say that in spiritual practice, time is not a factor. Practice cannot be measured in time, so let go of the whole notion of when and how long. The practice is a process unfolding, and it unfolds in its own time. It is like the flowers that grow in the spring. Do you pull them up to make them grow faster? I once tried to do that with carrots in my first garden when I was eight years old. It does not work.

 

We do not need any particular length of time for this process of letting things be.

 

--Joseph Goldstein, Insight Meditation

 

from Everyday Mind, edited by Jean Smith, a Tricycle book

 

Read this Daily Dharma on tricycle.com

  

Quotes About Hanuman

 

Vikram Chandra

“Ask him why there are hypocrites in the world.'

'Because it is hard to bear the happiness of others.'

'When are we happy?'

'When we desire nothing and realize that possession is only momentary, and so are forever playing.'

'What is regret?'

'To realize that one has spent one's life worrying about the future.'

'What is sorrow?'

'To long for the past.'

'What is the highest pleasure?'

'To hear a good story.”

― Vikram Chandra, Red Earth and Pouring Rain

tags: hanuman, hinduism, pleasure, poetry, sorrow 40 likes Like

“Lord Ram gave Hanuman a quizzical look and said, "What are you, a monkey or a man?" Hanuman bowed his head reverently, folded his hands and said, "When I do not know who I am, I serve You and when I do know who I am, You and I are One.”

― Tulsidas, Ramcharitmanas

tags: bhakti, devotion, hanuman, love, ramayana, service 10 likes Like

Pitoyo Amrih

“Terkadang, salah dan benar hanya dipisahkan oleh sesuatu yang tak pernah ada.”

― Pitoyo Amrih, The Darkness of Gatotkaca

tags: hanuman, literature, wayang 9 likes Like

Aravind Adiga

“Do you know about Hanuman, sir? He was the faithful servant of the god Rama, and we worship him in our temples because he is a shining example of how to serve your masters with absolute fidelity, love, and devotion.

These are the kinds of gods they have foisted on us Mr. Jiabao. Understand, now, how hard it is for a man to win his freedom in India.”

― Aravind Adiga, The White Tiger

tags: devotion, freedom, hanuman, india, servants, serving 8 likes Like

Munindra Misra

“॥दोहा॥

श्रीगुरु चरन सरोज रज, निज मनु मुकुरु सुधारि।

बरनउँ रघुबर बिमल जसु, जो दायकु फल चारि॥

 

Doha

With the dust of guru’s lotus feet having,

I cleanse the mirror of my soul sparkling,

Raghuvar’s spotless glory I be singing,

The four fruits of life it ever is giving.

- 303 -”

― Munindra Misra, Chants of Hindu Gods and Godesses in English Rhyme

tags: chalisa, chants, culture, english, god, goddess, hanuman, hindu, hinduism, misra, munindra, prayer, rhyme 5 likes Like

Munindra Misra

“संकट मोचन हनुमानाष्टक

मत्तगयन्द छन्द

 

बाल समय रबि भक्षि लियो तब तीनहुँ लोक भयो अँधियारो।

ताहि सों त्रास भयो जग को यह संकट काहु सों जात न टारो।

देवन आनि करी बिनती तब छाँड़ि दियो रबि कष्ट निवारो।

को नहिं जानत है जग में कपि संकटमोचन नाम तिहारो॥१॥

 

When as a child you lapped the sun, darkness on triple world fell,

The worlds so got into trouble and a crisis that none could dispel,

Gods then prayed to you to spare the sun and you did so quell,

Who doesn’t know in this world your name `Problem Solver’ bells?

- 294 -”

― Munindra Misra, Chants of Hindu Gods and Godesses in English Rhyme

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Rahimidin Zahari

“Akulah Hanuman

musuhku yang abadi

adalah diriku.”

― Rahimidin Zahari, Kumpulan Puisi Laut Tujuh Gelombang Buih

Munindra Misra (Munnan) s/o Pt. Kanhaiya Lal Misra

Munindra Misra (Munnan) s/o Pt. Kanhaiya Lal Misra

Krishna Das (born Jeffrey Kagel May 31, 1947 in Long Island, New York) is a singer who performs Indian chants called kirtans.

 

Krishna Das travelled to India in the 1960s where, along with Ram Dass, he studied with a Hindu guru named Neem Karoli Baba. Krishna Das has studied Buddhist meditation practices and is now devoted to singing and teaching. He has released several CDs, and he travels around the world giving performances and teaching, sometimes with Ram Dass.

 

The chanting of Krishna Das consists of:

 

* Chanting with musical accompaniment

* Meditation instruction

* Readings from different spiritual traditions

* Teachings and discussions about the spiritual path

 

In the winter of 1968, Krishna Das met Ram Dass, who had recently returned from his first trip to India. After living and travelling with Ram Dass in the U.S., and hearing Ram Dass' many stories about Maharaj-ji, Krishna Das travelled to India, where he met and stayed with the guru.

 

While living in India for almost three years, Krishna Das was drawn to the practice of Bhakti Yoga and the practice of kirtan—chanting the Names of God. As an appointed pujari (priest) for the Durga temple in Maharaj-ji's ashram in the foothills of the Himalayas, Krishna Das immersed himself in the worship of the Divine Goddess.

 

Krishna Das spent as much time as possible with Maharaj-ji over the years in India. However, in early in 1973, he was asked by Maharaj-ji to return to America.

 

According to Krishna Das,

 

'At what would turn out to be my last darshan of Maharaj-ji's physical body, I was petrified with fear about returning to the U.S. after so many years. I hadn't worn a pair of jeans or shoes for such a long time that I couldn't imagine what it would be like. I didn't want to ask Maharaj-ji what I should do in America, but all of a sudden I blurted out in anguish, 'Maharaj-ji! How can I serve you in America?'

 

He looked at me with mock disgust and said, 'What is this? If you ask how you should serve then it is no longer service. Do what you want.' I couldn't believe my ears. How could doing what I wanted to do be of service to him? I didn't have that kind of faith. I just sat there, stunned. Then after a minute or so he looked over at me, smiling sweetly, and asked, 'So, how will you serve me?'

 

My mind was blank. It was time for me to leave for Delhi, to catch the plane back to the States. He was looking at me and laughing. I bent down and touched his feet for the last time and when I looked up him, he was beaming at me, 'So, how will you serve me in America?' I felt like I was moving in a dream. I floated across the courtyard and bowed to him one more time from a distance. As I did, the words came to me, 'I will sing to you in America.'

 

Over the years Krishna Das has made numerous pilgrimages throughout India, meeting teachers and saints of many spiritual traditions. Living in jungles, in ashrams, and in holy places throughout India, he states he has had an opportunity to absorb the ancient truths that have been held by the Indian culture for thousands of years. He has studied Buddhist meditation practices with Anagarika Munindra and S.N. Goenka, and has been initiated into Tibetan Buddhist practices by lamas from various lineages.

 

Krishna Das has been chanting and teaching on a regular basis in yoga centers all over the world, sometimes accompanied by Ram Dass.

Marriage 1980 with Jyoti Pande and Asha Mishra

Munindra Misra 1976

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