Saturday, December 20, 2014

Vyasa Depicts Bagawatha to Sukha - a beginning

Some of my blog followers who can speak and understand tamil but could not read, requested bagawatham translated in English. My sincere thanks to Mr.Sridharan, Yogacharya of KYM, Chennai for his crisp clear translation. The translated version is more interesting than the Tamil version. I am requesting Mr.Sridharan to continue helping me, in bringing out the English version of Bagawatham in future.
Narada, son of Kalavati, attained pure glory by  hearing and singing  the captivating stories of Lord Vasudeva everyday.  He attained that path leading to the lotus feet of Lord Vishnu which Sadhus reach through Jnana.  The mother of the young lad (Narada) died bitten by snake.  After the death of his mother, the boy proceeded in the northern direction. In dreadful forest which was the living place of snakes, owls and jackals, he drank water from a lake and sat under a Peepul tree and started meditating on the Supreme Being as per vedic injunctions.  At that time Lord Vasudeva entered and took place in his mind.  After some time, loosing sight of Him, he became sad and called the Lord.  But he could not see Lord Vasudeva in that life and his last days came.

At the end of Brahma Kalpa, taking back the three worlds when Lord Narayana entered the Yoganidra in the great deluge, the soul of the young man entered the breath of Lord Brahma who wanted to go to sleep.
 सहस्रयुगपर्यन्ते उत्थायेदम् सिस्रुक्ष्त:
मरीचीमिस्रा रुषय: प्राणेप्योहम् च जजिरे
स्रिमथ्भागवथम् 1.6.31
As per the calendar of Brahma at the end of 1000 yugas, from the breath of Brahma who rises up from sleep to create, nine sages including Marichi were born.  Then Narada was also born.
देवदत्तामिमाम् वीणाम् स्वरबर्ह्म्मविभूषिताम्
मूर्च्छ्यित्वा हरिकथाम् गायमानस्चराम्यहम्
स्रिमथ्भागवथम्  1.6.33
Narada started wandering singing the stories of Lord Vasudeva by playing on the Veena which decorated with the Nada Brahmam of Nishadam, etc and given by Lord himself.  After hearing the story of Narda, Vyasa who mind was dispelled of disturbances composed ‘Srimad Bhagavadam’ in the Ashramam called ‘Samyaprasa” which was full of Badari (jujube) trees.
यस्याम् वै स्रुयमाणायाम् क्रुष्णे परमपुरुषे
भक्तिरुत्पद्यते सोह पुम्स: शोकमोहभ्यापहा
स सम्हिताम् भागवतीम् क्रुत्वानुक्र्म्य सात्मजम्
शुकम्ध्यापयामास निव्रुत्तिनिरतम् मुनि:

स्रिमथ्भागवथम्  1.7.7,8
That story of the Lord (Bhagavadam) which on hearing dispels sorrow, delusion and fear and induces devotion, was instructed to Suka his son by Sage Vyasa.