Jul 19th, 2022
Scripture class by Rev. Dr. Swami Bhajanananda Saraswati on Devi Gita, chapter 1, verses 14-16, given via Zoom to students of the Ramakrishna Seminary at Kali Mandir on 6 April 2022.
इति चिन्तातुराः सर्वे जग्मुर्वैकुण्ठमण्डले | शशंसुर्हरिमेकान्ते स चोपायं जगाद ह || १४ ||
iti cintāturāḥ sarve jagmur-vaikuṇṭha-maṇḍale | śaśaṃsur-harim-ekānte sa copāyaṃ jagāda ha || 14 ||
14. "Thus afflicted with worry, all the gods journeyed to Vishnu’s heaven, Taking counsel with him in private. He then explained their proper recourse:"
कुतश्चिन्तातुराः सर्वे कामकल्पद्रुमा शिवा | जागर्ति भुवनेशानी मणिद्वीपाधिवासिनी || १५ ||
kutaś-cintāturāḥ sarve kāma-kalpa-drumā śivā | jāgarti bhuvaneśānī maṇi-dvīpādhivāsinī || 15 ||
15. (Vishnu said:) "Why are you all so worried, for the Auspicious Goddess is a wish-fulfilling tree? Dwelling in the Jeweled Island as Ruler of the Universe, She is ever attentive."
अस्माकमनयादेव तदुपेक्षास्ति नान्यथा | शिक्षैवेयं जगन्मात्रा कृतास्मछिक्षणाय च || १६ ||
asmākamanayād-eva tad-upekṣāsti nānyathā | śikṣaiveyaṃ jagan-mātrā kṛtāsmachikṣaṇāya ca || 16 ||
16. "She neglects us now only because of our misbehavior, Such chastisement by the World Mother is simply for our own instruction."
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