Bhajana-Rahasya

by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura Mahasaya | 2010 | 123,965 words

The Bhajana-rahasya Text 10, English translation, including commentary (vritti). The Bhajana-rahasya is a compilation of verses describing the mercy of the eight pairs of names (Yugala-nama) of the Maha-mantra. This is text 10 belonging to the chapter “Dvitiya-yama-sadhana (Pratah-kaliya-bhajana)” representing the first six dandas of the morning: approximately 6.00 a.m.–8.30 a.m.

Aparādha is of four kinds, as mentioned in the Āmnāya-sūtra-vyākhyā:

कृष्ण-नाम-स्वरूपेषु तदीय-चित्-कणेषु च
ज्ञेया बुध-गणैर् नित्यम् अपराधाश् चतुर्-विधाः

kṛṣṇa-nāma-svarūpeṣu tadīya-cit-kaṇeṣu ca
jñeyā budha-gaṇair nityam aparādhāś catur-vidhāḥ

The four kinds of aparādha are as follows: (1) offences to Kṛṣṇa’s name (nāma-aparādha ), (2) offences to Kṛṣṇa’s deity form (sevāaparādha ), (3) offences to that which belongs to Kṛṣṇa, or in other words, to Girirāja-Govardhana, the Gaṅgā, the Yamunā, the dhāma or the lotus feet of the devotees, and (4) offences to other living entities, who are all infinitesimal particles of spirit belonging to Kṛṣṇa.

कृष्ण-नामे, स्वरूपे ओ भक्ते, अन्य नरे
भ्रम हैते अपराध चतुष्टय स्मरे

kṛṣṇa-nāme, svarūpe o bhakte, anya nare
bhrama haite aparādha catuṣṭaya smare

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