Geetha Saram -recap 0f 8-12 athyayams..

..recap of 8th athyayam-We have reached Prabhasa Kshetram in Gujarat. It is also called Ban ka Theertham. Prabhasam means well illuminating or very bright or well exposed. What was exposed? Some of the auspicious qualities of the Lord are brightly exposed here..pancha sakthikalaal aana thiru meni..sutha sadvamayamanathu..In Srimad Bhagavatam, Sukhacharya tells that at the end of Avatar, Sri Krishna went to Vaikuntam, with His body as such..than thirumeniyudan sentra edam..vaikunda dama gamanam.. We have come to that place, from where He left for Vaikuntam..Here we can see the Lord sculpted. He is sitting on a branch of a tree. One leg is on the branch and the other is on the knee of the other leg. One could see the sole of His Divine foot. He is decorated with flowers and tulsi. He is holding conch and discus in His upper two hands.-nangu thirukaikallaiyum sevikalaam.. He is relaxing merrily! Nearby, we can see a hunter, kneeling before the Lord and his eyes reflect fear and sorrow. Hunter might have done something wrong and so is requesting for pardon. Jara is the name of the hunter. He shot an arrow to hit the toe of the Lord. After completing His mission in Sri Krishna Avatar, the Lord decided to destroy Yadu group of people [Yadavas], and leave for Vaikuntam  ..Once, Yadavas misbehaved with sages, after taking liquor. They tried to tease the sages by asking what child would be born to Samba, a lad in the guise of a pregnant woman! Sages understood the mischief and cursed that a pounder [pestle உலக்கை] would be born and that would annihilate Yadavas. Yadavas found a pounder and gave it to the King. Thinking that by crushing the pounder to powder, they could avoid the curse of sages, they powdered the pounder and sprinkled the powder in the ocean. A small piece of iron was thrown into the ocean. The wooden powder all grew into wild grass on the shore and the iron piece was swallowed by a fish! The fish was caught by a fisherman and he found the piece of iron in the fish. This was taken by hunter Jara. He sharpened the iron piece and fixed it to his arrow! All Yadavas once assembled in this place, near which ocean is there. Famous Somnath temple is also here. Yadavas started fighting among themselves using the wild grass and all of them died! Only Sri Krishna was alive! He came to this place in His chariot driven by Dharuka. While He was relaxing on the tree as told above, the hunter mistook the sole of the Lord as the face of deer and shot the arrow. ..jara yenkira vedan..Using that as an excuse, the Lord departed for Vaikuntam. Unlike Sri Rama, Who was accompanied by the entire population of Ayodhya, to Vaikuntam, Sri Krishna went alone! He consoled the hunter, as he was merely a tool in His drama. The Lord told Dharuka to inform all in Dwaraka, that it would be shortly submerged by ocean as Dwapara yug was ending and that all should move to Prabhasa Kshetram for safety. Saying so, He left for Vaikuntam. His chariot First went up and He followed! All Devas and Brahma witnessed the scene from the sky! Here His auspicious quality of blessing His devotees like Dharuka and Jara was exhibited. Not only that, He left along with His body in tact! gunangal olli vidum edam..pravasam theertham ..This place is called Ban ka theertham, because the arrow caused all these incidents.
summary of Chapter 8:

ai´svary¯aks.aray¯ath¯atmya bhagavaccaranarthin¯am |
vedyop¯adeyabh¯av¯an¯am as.t.ame bheda ucyate ||

eisvaryam/kaivalya/bagavath anubavam panna vendiyathaiyum vida vendiyathaiyum arulukiraan..In sloka 8.6, the Lord says that everyone dies and if a devotee desired to reach Him, then at the last moments, he should have Sri Krishna smaranam or think of the Lord. Because, whatever is in the thoughts at the last moments, the person is reborn in that way. We have heard of Jata Bharata story, where he was thinking of a deer in his last moments and he was born as deer in his next birth.avanaiyey eppothum ninanthu kondu erukkanum.. So, in 8.7. He says that one should always be thinking of Him. By worshiping the Lord here we can practice that.

..recap of 9th adyayam-

..raman 14000 varusham erunthaar ..konja kaalam thaan kashdam..kannan.. nadbai thodarnthaar raman..gyhan/sukreevan/vibeeshanan pattaabisheham varai koottindu vanthaar.. vaikundam pohum pothu pur paa mudalaay nar paalukku vuythanan..hanumaan varavillai yentru ..puthi raman edam mattum yentru erunthaar..madurai orey eravil vittaar..gokulam 5 varusham nandagramam 5 varusham.. Akroor varavum madurai ponaar..sheshditham pala seythaalum nadbai vittaar..antha vaziyaiyum entrum sevikalaam..nedumaalaay anaithum kaattinaar Devahikku..paal kudithathaiyum kooda..vaithiha bakthi..vujeyanikku ponaar.. pirabasa shedrathil yaar kooda ellaamal vaikundam pohiraar..thaniyaha..pirakkum pothum sirai chaalaiyil..soham thaan..

svam¯ah¯atmyam.manus.yatve paratvam.ca mah¯atman¯am |
vi´ses.o navame yogo bhaktir¯upah.prak¯ırtitah.

..bakthi yoham solluhiraan.. than mahaathmyam..perumai solli..manisaraha  piranthaalum periyavan.. baktharkal siranthavar..anaithilum nirainthu erukiraan..paarvai/kellvi/suvai/ muharchi anaithum naan..andar atma aahavum erukiraan..manisar udal yeduthathaal therinthu kolla villai..athrishdam-kannukku appar pattavan..avamariyaathai pannuhiraarkall..uruthi vulla baktharkall avan puhazai paadi/vannangi manam seluthi..yethaiyum ethir parkaatha kaathal kondavarkall.. konjam koduthaalum niraivaha kolhiraan..seyvathum/saappiduvathum/ yaga dabam seyvathum avanukku arbanamaha seyyanum..bakthi eppadi pannanum..yen edathil manam seluthi anbu seythu vanangi eruppavar kadaisiyaha avanai adaihiraan..saanthi thavazum thiru  muha sevai.. thiru vadi mel thookki nammai pattra vaikiraan..

In sloka 9.11, He says that all illtreated Him, thinking He was a man. Arjuna wanted to know how His devotees treated Him. In 9.14, He says that those who had faith in Him, never considered any problem in life as problem; they considered them as His blessings. They are always worshiping Him, always praising Him and determined to reach Him. In 9.26, He says that they never expected any reward for their Bhakti; from such persons the Lord happily accepted even a drop of water, as a very great present. Because, the Lord is never in want of anything! None can ever present Him, matching His status! Finally, in 9.27, for which Swami Vedanta Desika has given wonderful interpretation in his Tatparya Chandrika, such persons, whatever they did, or ate or yagna was performed or Tapas practiced, dedicated everything to the Lord. That is what we should do. What is Bhakti yoga? The Lord answers in one sloka at the end in 9.34. That mind should be in Him, heart should be loving Him, all organs doing Karmas dedicated to Him and entire body worshiping Him alone. That is Bhakti yoga and such a person certainly reaches the Lord.

..10th adyaaya surukku..

..merkku samuthra karai-gomathi sangamamkadalil..vasishtar-brahma pillai.. avar penn gomathi..mana maha thedi pala edam poha..mun poha thaan pin varuveyn yentraall..thirumbi paarka koodaathu.. salangai oliyaal pin thodarnthu varuvathu therinthu kollalaam yentraal.. gujarath vanthathum kadalil nadanthu poha -salangai oli nirkka thirumbi parkka .thanneer vuruvathil aaraaha oduhiraal mothamey 5 mile neezam thaan..dwarahadeesan aruhil..gomathi samuthram..neenda goburam. pancha kundam ..rishikall yaagam panniya edam..rusi veveraha erukkum..mana nilai velli padutha..dwaram kaattum edam dwaraha-vaikunda vaasal.Dwaraka means dwaram + kayati. Dwaram means entrance [here, to Vaikuntam], and kayati means shows.jarasandan muttruhai eduvathaal 120 mile thoorathukku kadalai mann aakkinaar..kusasdali..thiru vikrama perumaal..anaithu makkallaiyum vada maduraiyil vanthaarkalaam..This place was earlier known as Kuchasthali. Long back, a King performed yagnas on a island here, using darbha [type of grass]. Kucha means darbha and so this place got the name. The King invited the Lord Sri Trivikrama, to destroy Asuras in Patala lok. Thus we can worship Lord Sri Trivikrama also. In one night, the Lord brought all people from Mathura here and rehabillated them. On Sharat Poornima day about 300,000 peopel come here. That was the day when the Lord played Rasa Kreeta! Thus we can know His eminence and greatness, His wealth and glory, here.

svakalyana gunanantya krtsna svadinatamatih |
bhaktyutpatti vivirddhyartha vistirna dasamodita ||

..bakthi pirakka/vallara than eisvaryam solluhiraan.. chakaravarthyyaha..ontru vidaamal yella kalyana gunangall/ anaithum avan sothu yenbathai 10th adyayathil arulluhiraan..srunu-kel yentru marupadiyum arulla.. kedkka villai. solla aarambikkum pothu thadukkaamal erunthaal pothum..ajan/anaathi yentru pirappu ellavathan yentru therinthu ..aathi/nadu/eruthi anaithukkum..divya charithram kettu/ninainthu therinthu konndu.. manasu layithu/ pirinthaal thaanga mudiyaamal/ soli paadi aadi seru yen sennikku yentru  kulesekarar aruliyathu pola..avanukku para bakthi/para gjanam koduthu avanai adaiya pannuhiraan. sothu pattiyal kettaan.. ellaathathu ontrum ellai..yethanai tharam kettaalum thirupthi ellai group aaha solli..vasuhi/skandan/raman/markazi pola..In 10.3, He says that he, who understood the Lord as never-born and without end, as Loka Maheswara, is most intelligent. In 10.8, He says that He was Origin, Middle and End of all. Everything originated from Him. Everything finally ended in Him. He, who realized His greatness and actions in Mathura, Brindavan and Dwaraka, speaks about them with others [10.9].He mentions group after group and says that for each group He was the Leader [10.21 and other slokas]. He was Vishnu among Adityas. Amsuman among Jyotish. He was Marut among Marichees. Like that He lists many

..11th athya surukku..

..56 padikattukall..52 gajam neela kodi.. 56 kodi yadavarkaludan vaaznthaan..athanaal 56 padi..naangu nilai/ 7 nilai gopuram..27 /12rasi/9 nava graham/ 4 thisai-52.. 5 thadavai kodi maattruhirarkall daily.. bala raman sanithi. thiru vikraman.. kalappai aaytham. madava perumaal/ pradymnan/ anirudran/ durvasar muniyaiyum sevikkalaam..rukmini 3 km thoorathil thani sannithi. pirivu aattraamai thangaamal than vigraham thanthaan.. devaki maatha mun.. garudan ellai. ezantha anubavam sevikka neraha..vajranabam -peran vishva karmavaal kattiya thiru..thamarai/sangu/chakarathudan sevai.. pala  harathy.. mangala harathy kaalaiyil visva rooba/ bala boham/svarooba sevai thanaha sevai.. 9-15 srungara harathu 11-30 raja boham..4-30 uthaaban ezunthu sevai harathy sayana harathy eravil..dwarahaa deesan..yoha mayai thangai sevikalaam. radshithu kondu erukiraall..

..than eyarkkai thanmai neraha darsikka..kankall

the gist of Chapter 11:

ek¯ada´se sva y¯ath¯atmya s¯aks.¯atk¯ar¯avalokanam |
dattamuktam.vidipr¯aptyoh.bhaktyekop¯ayat¯a tath¯aai

koduthu..divyamana kannkallai ariya/adaiya bakthi ontrey..yennum thiru naamam thinnum naranamey..viboothi mun arulli/paarkka aasai pattaan.sanjayanum paarkka kaattinaan than neenda nediya vuruvathai..pala aaytham/vana maalai/ chandra / brahma/ rudran/ thaayaar/ aathi/antham/ nadu theriyaamal..ugra roobam paarthu mahizchiyum bayamum vara ..kaala devathai naan.. boomi paaram kuraika vantheyn..paarkathathiyum mudivaiyum parkka solluhiraan..pithaa/maatha/deivam nee..anbilaalum siru pillai thanathaalum.. aayiram thollkal vudaiyavaney pazaiya vuruvathudan vaa yentraan..The Lord replies in 11.32, He was Kaala [time]. He determined what should happen at what time. He came to relieve Earth of her burden. Arjuna was a mere tool [11.33]. He directs Arjuna to fight the war and get whatever fame due. He allows Arjuna to see whatever he had seen, in the past, on His body. He could also see the result of the Mahabharata war. Arjuna says in 11.45, that the Lord was Father, Mother, the God to him. There was none equal or superior to Him. He felt ashamed that he was thinking of Sri Krishna as his mere cousin! In 11.41, he repented for having called the Lord by names, out of ignorance and immaturity! In 11.46, he requests that the Lord with thousands of arms and eyes, should return to His old Self as Sr Krishna! The Lord agreed and became Sri Dwarakadeesha.

..12th adyayam surukku..

..bakthi markkam pazakkam ellaiyey..eziya markkam solli tharuhiraan..kalyana gunangal anubavithu/ yaar edathilum karunaiyudan/virotham entri/thushdarkal edam vilahi/athma gjanathudan eruppavarudan thodarbu konndu/sadru/mithru sama puthiyudan.. puhazvom/pazi erandaiyum yettru kondu..samuthrathil erunthu..anaithum avan thirumeni..theevil-bed dwarahai..eppo erandaha pirinthu erukku..rama-guha padahu sambandam pola.. padahil 20 nimisham..kuselarudan nadantha kathai anghu.. ahaz aaraaychi unndu ethai pattri..

Chapter 12. Swami Alavandar says this as:

bhakte´s´srais.t.hyam.up¯ayoktih.a´saktasy¯atmanis.t.hat¯a |
tatprak¯ar¯astvatipr¯ıtih.bhakte dv¯ada´sa ucyate ||(

In 12.13, He says that they should never show any hatred to any living being. They must be friendly with all. They should show compassion.Slokas 12.13 and 12.18 are important..In 12.13, He says that we should be without ahankara and view happiness and sorrow equally. Though this might look formidable, by devoting more and more on the Lord, we can achieve success. This the Lord says in 12.8. We can realize this in practice. As we travel to many such Kshetrams, our outlook and short temper will change for good. Sri Krishna gets to a lower step and asks Arjuna to do service. That is doing one’s own Karma. Doing one’s own Karma continuously, would enlighten one’s knowledge about atman. Thus, again thinking of atman can be started. That would result in knowing the true nature of atman and devoting oneself to the Lord. That will result in Bhakti and eventually, reaching Him. First the Lord wanted Arjuna to do Bhakti. When he expressed difficulty, He suggested thinking of Lord’s auspicious qualities. When this was also found difficult, He suggested meditating on atman. Finally, when that step also was difficult, He suggested to do one’s own Karma, continuously.

..mama karam thuranthu ahangaram vittavanaay erukiraan bakthan..deha vuravu  athmavukku yentra thappu yennam..devai ellatha thodarbu/poruppu..raha  dvesham tholaiyanum..viruppu-veruppu..regularaha maarum..piravi thorum maarum sambandam..thukkamum suhamum sama maaha ninanthu.. perumaal edam puthi/ manam layathu ethai kittalaam..avar edam methuvaha ezuthu konndu pohanum..vuoora vuoora periya vishayangallum vudal pattriya yennam varum..vun athma chinthanamavathu mudalil pannanum.. vunmai svaroobam therinthu athu avanukku adimai yentra yennam varum.. athuvum mudiyaathu yentru kainkaryam pannu.. karma anushdanam seythu..athai meley thoonndum..padikall pala kaattuhiraan..

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