Scripture class by Rev. Dr. Swami Bhajanananda Saraswati on Devi Gita, chapter 1, verses 24 & 25 given to students of the Ramakrishna Seminary at Kali Mandir via Zoom on 1 June 2022.
मन्त्रपारायणपराः केचित् कृच्छ्रादिकारिणः |
अन्तर्यागपराः केचित् केचित् न्यासपरायणाः || २४ ||
mantra-pārāyaṇa-parāḥ kecit kṛcchrādi-kāriṇaḥ |
antaryāga-parāḥ kecit kecit nyāsa-parāyaṇāḥ || 24 ||
24. "Some were devoted to chanting mantras, or practicing severe austerities. Some were absorbed in mental sacrifices, and others implanted mystic powers in their bodies."
हृल्लेखया परा-शक्तेः पूजां चक्रुरतन्द्रिताः |
इत्येवं बहु-वर्षाणि कालो-गाज्-जनमेजय || २५ ||
hṛllekhayā parā-śakteḥ pūjāṃ cakrur-atandritāḥ |
ityevaṃ bahu-varṣāṇi kālogāj-janamejaya || 25 ||
25. "Unwearied, they worshiped the supreme Shakti with the mantra known as Hrillekha. Many year thus passed away, O Janamejaya."