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Bhajan: Vibhavari sesa and purport

Vibhavari sesa
(from Kalyana-kalpataru)
 
Text One
vibhavari sesa, aloka-pravesa,
nidra chari' utho jiva
bolo hari hari, mukunda murari,
rama krsna hayagriva
SYNONYMS
vibhavari–the night; sesa–has come to an end; aloka-pravesa–the light of dawn is entering; nidra chadi'–giving up your sleep; utho–arise; jiva–O soul!; bolo hari hari–chant the holy names of Lord Hari; mukunda–the giver of liberation; murari–the enemy of the Mura demon; rama–the supreme enjoyer; krsna–the all-attractive one; hayagriva–the horse-headed incarnation.
TRANSLATION
The night has come to an end and the light of dawn is entering. O jiva soul, arise and give up your sleep. Chant the holy names of Lord Hari, who is the giver of liberation; the enemy of the Mura demon; the supreme enjoyer; the all-attractive one; and the horse-headed incarnation, Hayagriva.
Text Two
nrsimha vamana, sri-madhusudana,
brajendra-nandana syama
putana-ghatana, kaitabha-satana,
jaya dasarathi-rama
SYNONYMS
nrsimha–the half-man, half-lion; vamana–the dwarf brahmana; sri-madhusudana–the killer of the Madhu demon; brajendra-nandana–the beloved son of the King of Vraja; syama–who is blackish in complexion; putana-ghatana–the slayer of the Putana witch; kaitabha-satana–the destoyer of the demon Kaitabha; jaya–all glories!; dasarathi-rama–Lord Rama, the son of King Dasaratha.
TRANSLATION
Lord Hari [Krsna] incarnated as the half-man, half-lion, Nrsimha. He appeared as a dwarf-brahmana named Upendra and is the killer of the Madhu demon. He is the beloved son of the King of Vraja, Nanda Maharaja, and is blackish in complexion. He is the slayer of the Putana witch and the destroyer of the demon Kaitabha. All glories to Lord Hari, who appeared as Lord Rama, the son of King Dasaratha.
Text Three
yasoda dulala, govinda-gopala,
vrndavana purandara
gopi-priya-jana, radhika-ramana,
bhuvana -sundara-bara
SYNONYMS
yasoda dulala–the darling of mother Yasoda; govinda–the giver of pleasure to the cows; gopala–the protector of the cows; vrndavana purandara–the monarch of the Vrndavana forest; gopi-priya jana–the beloved of the gopis; radhika-ramana–the lover of Radhika; bhuvana-sundara-bara–the most beautiful personality in all the worlds.
TRANSLATION
He is the darling of mother Yasoda; the giver of pleasure to the cows, land, and spiritual senses; and the protector of the cows. He is the Lord of the Vrndavana forest; the gopis' beloved; the lover of Radhika; and the most beautiful personality in all the worlds.
Text Four
ravanantakara, makhana-taskara,
gopi-jana-vastra-hari
brajera rakhala, gopa-vrnda-pala,
citta-hari bamsi-dhari
SYNONYMS
ravanantakara–who brought about the end of the demon Ravana; makhana-taskara–who stole the older gopis' butter; gopijana-vastra-hari–who stole the younger gopis' clothes; brajera rakhala–a cowherd boy of Vraja; gopa-vrnda-pala–the protector of the cowherd boys; citta-hari–who steals the hearts of all; bamsi-dhari–who always holds a flute.
TRANSLATION
As Ramacandra He brought about the end of the demoniac King Ravana; as Krsna He stole the older gopis' butter; He stole the younger gopis' clothes while they were bathing in the Yamuna. He is a cowherd boy of Vraja and the protector of the cowherd boys. He steals the hearts of all and always holds a flute.
Text Five
yogindra-bandana, sri-nanda-nandana,
braja-jana-bhaya-hari
navina nirada, rupa manohara,
mohana-bamsi-bihari
SYNONYMS
yogindra-vandana–worshiped by the best of yogis; sri-nanda-nandana–the delightful son of Nanda; braja-jana-bhaya-hari–who removes all the fears of the inhabitants of Vraja; navina nirada–who is the color of a fresh rain cloud; rupa manohara–whose form is enchanting; mohana-bamsi-bihari–who looks very charming wandering about playing His flute.
TRANSLATION
Lord Krsna is worshiped by the best of yogis and is the son of Nanda. He removes all the fears of the inhabitants of Vraja. He is the color of a fresh rain cloud, and His form is enchanting. When He wanders about, playing His flute, He looks very charming.
Text Six
yasoda-nandana, kamsa-nisudana,
nikunja-rasa-vilasi
kadamba-kanana, rasa-parayana,
brnda-vipina-nivasi
SYNONYMS
yasoda-nandana–the delightful son of Yasoda; kamsa-nisudana–the killer of King Kamsa; nikunja-rasa-vilasi–who sports the rasa dance amongst the garden groves; kadamba-kanana rasa-parayana–who is fond of engaging in the rasa dance underneath the kadamba trees; vrnda-vipina-nivasi–who resides in the forest of Vrnda Devi.
TRANSLATION
He is the son of Yasoda and the killer of King Kamsa, and He sports in the rasa dance among the groves of Vraja. Krsna engages in this rasa dance underneath the kadamba trees, and He resides in the forest of Vrndavana.
Text Seven
ananda-vardhana, prema-niketana,
phula-sara-jojaka kama
gopangana-gana, citta-vinodana,
samasta-guna-gana-dhama
SYNONYMS
ananda-vardhana–who increases the ecstasy of His devotees; prema-niketana–the reservoir of all love; phula-sara–flowered arrows; yojaka–who uses; kama–the transcendental Cupid; gopangana-gana citta-vinodana–the pleasure of the cowherd girls' hearts; samasta-guna-gana-dhama–the abode of all wonderful qualities.
TRANSLATION
He increases the ecstasy of His devotees. He is the reservoir of all love and is the transcendental Cupid who uses His flowered arrows to increase the loving desires of the gopis. He is the pleasure of the gopis' hearts and the abode of all wonderful qualities.
Text Eight
jamuna-jivana, keli-parayana,
manasa-candra-cakora
nama-sudha-rasa, gao krsna-jasa
rakho vacana mana mora
SYNONYMS
yamuna-jivana–the life of the River Yamuna; keli-parayana–who is always absorbed in amorous pastimes; manasa-candra-cakora–who is the moon of the gopis' minds, which are like cakora birds (that subsist only upon moonlight); nama-sudha-rasa–the nectarean mellows of these holy names; gao–please sing; krsna yasa–the glories of Sri Krsna; rakho vacana–please obey this advice; mana mora–O my dear mind!
TRANSLATION
Lord Krsna is the life of the River Yamuna. He is always absorbed in amorous pastimes, and He is the moon of the gopis' minds, which are like the cakora birds that subsist only upon moonlight. O mind, obey these words of mine and sing the glories of Sri Krsna in the form of these holy names, which are full of nectarean mellows.
 
>>> Ref. VedaBase => SVA 2: Vibhavari Sesa
 
Purport
 
This is a song sung by Bhaktivinoda Thakura. He's asking everyone to rise early in the morning. Vibhavari sesa, the night is over, aloka-pravesa, the glimpses of sunlight are there, now you get up. Nidra chari utha jiva, don't sleep any more. That is the Vedic life. One should not sleep after sunrise. He must rise before sunrise. That is healthy life also. So just instantly after rising from the bed, one should chant the holy names of the Lord. Here it is suggested, bolo hari hari, now you chant Hare Krsna mantra, mukunda murari, Krsna's different names.
Mukunda means one who gives liberation. Murari, murari means Krsna the enemy of the demon of the name Mura. Rama is another name, celebrated, Rama, Krsna. Hayagriva, Hayagriva is another incarnation of Krsna. Similarly Nrsimha, Nara-hari, half-lion, half-man, Nrsimhadeva. Vamana incarnation, nrsimha vamana, sri-madhusudana. Madhusudana, there was a demon Madhu, and Kaitabha, they came to swallow up Brahma after his creation, so they were killed. Therefore Krsna's another name is Madhusudana. Madhusudana name is found in Bhagavad-gita in various places. Madhusudana means the enemy of Madhu. Krsna is both friend and enemy. He is actually friend of everyone, but He becomes enemy-like for one who treats Krsna as enemy. He is nobody's enemy, but if anyone wants to see Him as enemy, He appears like enemy. That is the absolute. The demons, they want to see Krsna as enemy, so accepting the desire of the demons, He appears before him as enemy, kills him, and gives him liberation. That is absolute pastime of Krsna, madhusudana brajendra-nandana syama. Actually God has no name, but His names are selected according to His pastime. Just like this Madhusudana name is given to Him because He killed the Madhu demon.
Similarly, He is known as brajendra-nandana, the son of vraja, vrndavana, because He appeared as the son of Yasoda and Nanda Maharaja, brajendra-nandana. Syama, His bodily hue is blackish, therefore He is called Syamasundara. Putana-ghatana, kaitabha-satana, jaya dasarathi-rama. So because He killed the demon Putana, His name is putana-ghatana. Ghatana means killer. Kaitabha-satana, and He is chastiser of all kinds of dangers. Jaya-dasarathi-rama. In connection of His killing the Ravana, He is glorified, jaya dasarathi. Dasarathi means: His father name was Dasaratha, so He is dasarathi, dasarathi-rama. Yasoda-dulala govinda-gopala. Yasoda-dulala means pet son of mother Yasoda. Govinda-gopala, and He is cowherds boy, Govinda, giving pleasure to the cow. Vrndavana-purandara, the chief of the Vrndavana land. He is the center of attraction for everyone in Vrndavana. Ravanantakara gopi-priya-jana, He is very favorable to the gopis, gopi-priya. Radhika-ramana, and He always enjoys the company of Radharani, therefore His name is Radhika-ramana. Bhuvana-sundara-bara. So He attracted so many gopis, that means He is attractive to the whole universe. Nobody is more attractive than Krsna within this universe, or within anywhere, therefore He is called bhuvana-sundara-bara. Bara means the chief. Ravanantakara, makhana-taskara, gopi-jana-vastra-hari.
As Rama, when He appeared as Lord Ramacandra, He killed Ravana, ravanantakara. Makhana-taskara, and in Vrndavana He is known as the butter thief. In His childhood pastime, He used to steal butter from the pots of the gopis. That was His pleasure pastime, therefore He is called makhana-taskara, makhanacora. Gopi-jana-vastra-hari, and He also stole the garments of the gopis, while they were taking bath. This is very confidential. Actually the gopis wanted Krsna. They prayed to Katyayani-devi, goddess Katyayani, because He was attractive to all the girls of His age, so they wanted Krsna as husband. So, superficially, Krsna was of the same age, and how He could be husband for all the gopis? But He accepted. Because the gopis wanted to become wives of Krsna, therefore Krsna accepted their proposal. In order to show them the mercy, He stole the garments, because a husband can take away the covering of wife's bodily garment. Nobody (else) can touch it. So that is the purpose, but people do not know. Therefore Krsna-lila has to be heard from a realized soul, or this portion should be avoided. Otherwise we shall misunderstand that Krsna took away the garments, and He was very much fallen, woman-hunter, like that. Not that. He is Supreme Lord. He fulfills the desire of every devotee. So Krsna had no business to see the gopis naked, but because they wanted to become wife, so He fulfilled their desire. A token, "Yes, I am your husband, I have taken your garment. Now you take your garment and go home.'' Therefore He is known as gopi-jana-vastra-hari. Brajera rakhala, gopa-vrnda-pala, citta-hari vamsi-dhari. Brajera-rakhala, the cowherd boy in Vrndavana, and gopa-vrnda-pala, His object was how to satisfy the cowherds men, including His father, uncle, they were all keeping cows, to please them. So He's gopa-vrnda-pala. Citta-hari vamsi-dhari, and when He was playing the flute, it was taking the heart of everyone, citta-hari. He was taking away the heart of everyone. Yogindra-vandana, in spite of Krsna's playing as a small cowherd boy in Vrndavana, just like the village boy making jokes with His friends, but still, He is yogindra-vandana. Yogindra means greatest yogi, mystic. Dhyanavasthita-tad-gatena manasa pasyanti yam yoginah [SB 12.13.1]. The yoginah, the meditation, whom they are trying to find out? This Krsna. They are trying to find out Krsna. So unless they come to the point of concentrating their mind on Krsna, their yogic principle, or mystic power, is baffled. Yoginam api sarvesam mad-gata-antara [Bg. 6.47]. Yogi, first-class yogi, must keep always Krsna within his heart. That is perfection of yoga. Therefore it is called yogindra-vandana, sri-nanda-nandana, braja-jana-bhaya-hari. Although He is worshiped by the great mystics, still He lives in Vrndavana as Son of Nanda Maharaja, and the residents of Vrndavana, they feel safe and sound under protection of Krsna. Navina nirada, rupa manohara, mohana-vamsi-vihari. Navina nirada, nirada means cloud, His complexion is just like new cloud. New cloud, blackish, rupa. Still He is so beautiful. Generally black is not considered very beautiful within this material world, but because His body is transcendental, even He is blackish, He is the universally attractive. Rupa manohara. Mohana-vamsi-vihari, simply when He stands with His flute, He, even though He is blackish, He becomes so attractive to everyone. Yasoda-nandana, kamsa-nisudana, He is very much celebrated as the Son of mother Yasoda, He is the killer of Kamsa, and nikunja-rasa-vilasi, and He used to dance, rasa dance, in the nikunja, vamsi-vata, nikunja. Kadamba-kanana, rasa-parayana, there are many kadamba trees. Kadamba is a kind of flower that is especially grown in Vrndavana, very fragrant and beautiful, solid flower, round. So Kadamba-kanana, He used to enjoy His rasa dance underneath the tree of this kadamba. Ananda-vardhana prema-niketana, phula-sara-yojaka kama. So He was exciting the lusty desires of the gopis, and increasing their transcendental bliss. Ananda-vardhana prema-niketana, because He is the reservoir of all pleasure. The gopis used to come to enjoy because He is the reservoir of all pleasure. Just like we go to take water from a lake where there is water. Similarly, if we want actually blissful life, then we shall draw it from the reservoir of all pleasure, Krsna. Ananda-vardhana, that pleasure will increase. The material pleasure will decrease, you cannot enjoy for a long time, it will decrease, but spiritual pleasure, if you want to draw it from the reservoir of all pleasure, Krsna, then it will increase. Your pleasure potency will increase, and you will get more and more pleasure. As you increase your pleasure potency, or desire, the supply is also incessant. There is no limit. Phula-sara-yojaka kama, He is the transcendental cupid. Cupid, with his bows and arrow, he increases the lusty desires of the material world. Similarly in the spiritual world, He is the supreme cupid. He was increasing the lusty desires of the gopis. They used to come there, and both of them, there was no decrease. They were increasing their desire, and Krsna was supplying them, without any material concept of life. They were simply dancing, that's all. Gopangana-gana, citta-vinodana, samasta-guna-gana-dhama. He's especially attractive for the gopangana. Gopangana means the dancers of vraja-dhama. Gopangana-gana, citta-vinodana, they were simply absorbed in Krsna's thought. They were so much became attracted by, attached to Krsna, they could not give up His existence of His form within the heart for a moment, citta-vinodana, He captured the heart of the gopi, citta-vinodana. Samasta-guna-gana-dhama, He is the reservoir of all transcendental qualities. Yamuna-jivana, keli-parayana, manasa-candra-cakora. Manasa-candra-cakora, there is a bird which is known as cakora. He looks toward the moonshine. Similarly, He was the moon amongst the gopis, and they were simply looking after Him. And He is the life of the river Yamuna, because He used to enjoy jumping over the river of Yamuna. Nama-sudha-rasa, gao krsna-yasa, rakho vacana. So Bhaktivinoda Thakura is requesting everyone, "Now you chant all these different names of the Lord, and save me.'' Rakho vacana mano: "My dear mind, please keep my word. Don't refuse, go on chanting all these holy names of Krsna."
 
>>> Ref. VedaBase => CD 7-2 (16:33 Min.)  Purport to Vibhavari Sesa  (Nidra Chari Utha Jiva)

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