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Title: Sri Radha Rasa Sudha Nidhi Texts 30-60

User: Nitaipada Maharaja††† Date: 2007-05-19 16:42:13

 

Nityananda!Gauranga!Hare Krishna!All glories to Srila Bhaktivinoda, Srila Prabhupada, my most beloved Srila Gaurangapada and all Vaisnavas.Please accept my humble obeisances and blessings.I pray that this meets you well and in the service/mercy of Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga.

 

My Dearest Srila Gaurangapada;

 

I was reading the Sri Radha Rasa Sudha Nidhi and noted that verses 30 through 60 are missing from the Vani-base.Is there a reason why these most wonderful verses are not included in the text?Please assist me in finding these verses so that the text of Sri Radha Rasa Sudha Nidhi is complete.†††

 

Your eternal servant;

Nitaipada

 

Title: Re: Sri Radha Rasa Sudha Nidhi Texts 30-60

User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2007-05-19 19:42:07

 

Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna! Jaya Guru Parampara! Pranamsand Blessings ! Thanks Nitaipada for reading this most advanced and magnificent Holy Book. The translation of the verses 29-60 is as follows. If you want the Sanskrit, I can post that too. Actually this is also from the NITAI Veda also on another page here. The original Shri Radha Rasa Sudha Nidhi is here.

 

29††††† He is fortunate who meditates on Shri Radha as She talks with Her lover, Her ornaments pearls and red sindura, Her red lips glorious flower blossoms, and Her teeth jasmine flowers.

 

30††††† In my heart I place Shri Radha, who is splendid with the colours of yellow and red, who is glorious like limitless lightning vines, whose beautiful form is overcome with passionate love, and whom the king and queen of Vraja love as much as they love Krishna.

 

31††††† O Shri Radha, O goddess of the newly-blossoming groves of Vrndavana forest, when, engaged in making a crown of peacock feathers and a necklace of gunja, will I be Your maidservant?

 

32††††† O Shri Radha, please place Your glance of mercy upon me.I yearn to decorate the forest-grove rendezvous with many flowers, arrange for Your meeting with the dark moon of Vraja, and thus attain Your mercy.

 

33††††† Turning far away from my kinsmen and from millions of worldly opulences, and not desiring to do anything to attain anything material, I meditate on the dust of Shri Radha's feet, dust that brings a monsoon of wonderful happiness.

 

34††††† O my heart, please meditate on the two golden waterpot breasts of King Vrsabhanu's daughter, breasts that are a jewellery chest holding a treasure that is everything to a youth who is like a splendid moon shining in Gokula, a youth whose form, more handsome than millions of Kamadevas, is now manifested in Vrndavana forest.

 

35††††† What is this that I meditate on?Is it two lotus flowers growing in the nectar lake of Shri Radha's passionate love?Or is it two moons manifested from Shri Radha's face?Or is it Shri Radha's youthful breasts?Or is it two monsoon clouds of Shri Radha's nectar bliss.

 

36††††† O Shri Radha, I offer my respectful obeisances to Your youthful breasts, which enchant the person who enchants all the worlds, and which are like two golden lotus buds growing in the lake of Your pastimes, or two fruits growing on the nectar kalpa-vrksa tree of Your bliss.

 

37††††† O Shri Radha, please place Your glance of mercy upon me.I yearn to decorate Your cheeks and breasts with many colourful pictures, Your wonderful braids with new jasmine flowers, and Your limbs with many ornaments.

 

38††††† When will restless-eyed Shri Radha, who during the daytime again and again sighs "O dark one", "O most handsome", "O charming one", "O You who are more graceful and handsome than millions of Kamadevas", "O best of lovers", be pleased with me?

 

39††††† O Shri Radha, when will I sweetly serve You, who with the arrow of Your sidelong glance deeply wound Vraja's prince, making His peacock feather fall from His turban, the flute fall from His hand, and His yellow garments become disarrayed?

 

40††††† I pray that birth after birth I may serve King Vrsabhanu's daughter, whose form is a shoreless ocean of nectar pastimes, whose wonderful gracefulness is the root of transcendental bliss, and who cannot be attained by Brahma and all the demigods.

 

41††††† I wish to become a maidservant in King Vrsabhanu's palace, where a splendid lightning vine that enjoys loving pastimes with the Supreme Personality of Godhead, a vine that has a form filled with the nectar of perfect love, appeared in this world.

 

42††††† I meditate on the moon of Shri Radha's face, a moon splendid with pastimes of love, a moon that with its flood of nectar moonlight satisfies the cakora birds of Lord Krishna's eyes.

 

43††† ††Someday, in the forest grove where They have now met, with great determination I will grasp inexperienced, shy, frightened Shri Radha's lotus hands and lead Her to the bed of the king of lovers, a bed carefully made of soft flower petals.

 

44††††† As You passionately rush to meet dark Krishna, I will carry a fragrant garland and a box of betel nuts, camphor, and cloves.O Shri Radha, please kindly accept me as Your maidservant.

 

45††††† O Shri Radha, all glory to Your youthfulness, which is filled with many nectar virtues, which carefully sustains Your graceful hips and Your beautiful youthful breasts, graceful like two flower buds, and which has stolen the mind of a person who charms all the worlds.

 

46††††† O Shri Radha, when will I, eavesdropping, hear every syllable of the shoreless nectar ocean of Your words as, Your body tossed by the waves in the ocean of amorous desires, You playfully talk with the hero of Vraja?

 

47††††† Glory to the beautiful jewel of a girl who, deep in the forest, sits on Her beloved's lap and, the limbs of Her body overwhelmed with passion for Her dark lover, talks with Him, sweetly calling Him, "O enchanter."

 

48††††† O Shri Radha, when will I, a maidservant standing at the door, suddenly fall into a lake of nectar as I overhear Your words mixed with the tinkling of Your ornaments as You enjoy a nectar festival in a secluded forest grove?

 

49††††† May Shri Radha, who, taking the sweet sounding Madhumati vina in Her hand, and then singing many songs describing Her pastimes with the crest jewel of lovers, suddenly bursts into a shower of tears, appear in my heart.

 

50††††† My heart has been stolen by an intelligent and charming couple who playfully enjoy a sweet festival of joking and laughter in Vrndavana forest.

 

51††††† All glory to the jewel decorating the hair of the Vraja-gopis, a jewel sweet with new youthfulness, a jewel fair like a garland of lightning flashes, a jewel that with dancing sidelong glances floods the world with waves of the nectar of pure love.

 

52††††† All glories to the delicate being that bears the name Radha, a being all the Vedas cannot describe, a being who is the sweetest essence of the nectar ocean, a being whose mercy has no limit, a being splendid, sweet, graceful, and beautiful, a being whose passionate love has pushed away the shackles that chained Her heart.

 

53††††† Will I become a delicate young gopi, a gopi expert at many services, a gopi who always stays by my mistress' side and who wears a prasadam silk-bodice She affectionately gave to me with Her own hand.

 

54††††† O Shri Radha, when, sometimes carefully combing Your hair with my fingernails, sometimes carefully placing a bodice on Your splendid golden-waterpot breasts, and sometimes carefully placing jewel ornaments on Your ankles, will I be Your expert maidservant?

 

55††††† As I loudly chant the holy names of Lord Hari, worship the divine couple with sweet fragrances and many offerings, and happily reside in Vrndavana, may my thoughts always stay at Shri Radha's soft lotus feet.

 

56††††† Even though He tells me, "The queen of My life is merciful to you", and even though again and again He kisses me, embraces me, and maddens me with the nectar of amorous pleasures, and even though He creates in me a wonderful wealth of sweet love, my thoughts still stay, O Shri Radha, in the nectar pastimes of Your feet.

 

57††††† When, decorated with many flowers brought by me from Vrndavana forest, will Shri Shri Radha-Krishna, the hairs of Their bodies standing erect as They hear each other's names, celebrate in the forest grove the splendid festival of Their childhood wedding?

 

58††††† When, on the Yamuna's shore, will I meet Shri Radha, as, like a passionate female elephant meeting a regal male elephant in the forest, She, wealthy in sweet musical skill, sweetly plays the vina as Krishna plays the fifth raga on His graceful flute?

 

59††††† When, fanning Them and massaging Their feet will I, now a gopi, happily serve the king and queen of playful lovers as, Their cheeks wet with perspiration from wonderful enthusiastic dancing, They enjoy a charming and wonderful rasa-lila festival filled with smiles and laughter?

 

60††††† When, again and again bathing in the Yamuna's waters muddied with the musk that had anointed Her breasts, then searching for my queen in Vrndavana's charming forest groves, and then calling out, "O Radha, do You not see the path Your playful lover took?"Will I gradually become freed from the dirt that is this wretched material body, and become again pure?

 

Daaso'smi, Swami Gaurangapada.

 

Title: Re: Sri Radha Rasa Sudha Nidhi Texts 30-60

User: Nitaipada Maharaja††† Date: 2007-05-20 04:10:08

 

Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna! All glories to Srila Bhaktivinoda, Srila Prabhupada, my most beloved Srila Gaurangapada and all Vaisnavas. Please accept my humble obeisances and blessings. I pray that this meets you well and in the service/mercy of Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga.

 

My Dearest Srila Gaurangapada;

 

JAYA!!!†† Thank you so much for filling in the blank for me and giving me these most sublime links so that I may further my study.Dandavats to your most merciful lotus feet.

 

Your eternal servant;

Nitaipada

 

Title: Re: Sri Radha Rasa Sudha Nidhi Texts 30-60

User: Nitaipada Maharaja††† Date: 2007-05-20 04:14:07

 

Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna! All glories to Srila Bhaktivinoda, Srila Prabhupada, my most beloved Srila Gaurangapada and all Vaisnavas. Please accept my humble obeisances and blessings. I pray that this meets you well and in the service/mercy of Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga.

 

My Dearest Srila Gaurangapada;

 

Please forgive me, verse 189 is missing also.If you will send me verse 189 I will reformat this most sublime Sri Radha Rasa Sudha Nidhi and forward it to you so that it will be complete and will not burden you.

 

Your eternal servant;

Nitaipada

 

Title: Re: Sri Radha Rasa Sudha Nidhi Texts 30-60

User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2007-05-26 23:56:26

 

Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna! Done, thank you so much.