Scripture class on Devi Gita, chapter 1, verse 38-39, given by Rev. Dr. Swami Bhajanananda Saraswati to students of Ramakrishna Seminary via Zoom on 31 August 2022.

सर्वशृङ्गारवेषाढ्यां सर्वदेवनमस्कृताम् |
सर्वाशापूरिकां सर्वमातरं सर्वमोहिनीम् || ४० ||

sarva-śṛṅgāra-veṣāḍhyāṃ sarva-deva-namaskṛtām |
sarvāśā-pūrikāṃ sarva-mātaraṃ sarva-mohinīm || 40 ||

40. "Richly adorned in garments all suited for love, She was worshiped by all the gods. Satisfying all desires, She is the Mother of all, the Deluder of all."

प्रसादसुमुखीमम्बां मन्दस्म्रितमुखाम्बुजाम् |
अव्याजकरुणामूर्तिं ददृशुः पुरतः सुराः || ४१ ||

prasāda-sumukhīm-ambāṃ manda-smrita-mukhāmbujām |
avyāja-karuṇā-mūrtiṃ dadṛśuḥ purataḥ surāḥ || 41 ||

41. "The Mother’s kindly face, so gracious, displayed a tender smile on the lotus mouth. This embodiment of unfeigned compassion the gods beheld in their presence."

दृष्ट्वा तां करुणामूर्तिं प्रणेमुः सादरं सुरः |
वक्तुं नाशक्नुवन् किञ्चिद्वाष्पसंरुद्धनिःस्वनाः || ४२ ||

dṛṣṭvā tāṃ karuṇā-mūrtiṃ praṇemuḥ sādaraṃ suraḥ |
vaktuṃ nāśaknuvan kiñcid-vāṣpa-saṃruddha-niḥsvanāḥ || 42 ||

42. "Seeing Her, the embodiment of compassion, the entire host of gods bowed low, unable to speak, choking on tears in silence."

कथञ्चित् स्थैर्यमालम्ब्य भक्त्या चानतकन्धराः |
प्रेमाश्रुपूर्णनयनास्तुष्टुवुर्जगदम्बिकाम् || ४३ ||

kathañcit sthairyamālambya bhaktyā cānata-kandharāḥ |
premāśru-pūrṇa-nayanā-stuṣṭuvur-jagad-ambikām || 43 ||

43. "Struggling to regain their composure, their necks bending in devotion, their eyes brimming with tears of living joy, they glorified the World-Mother with hymns.

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