Bhajana-Rahasya

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

The Bhajana-rahasya Text 24, 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 24 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.

False renunciation (phalgu-vairāgya) is prohibited. Bhakti-rasāmṛtasindhu (1.2.256) states:

प्रापञ्चिकतया बुद्ध्या हरि-सम्बन्धि-वस्तुनः
मुमुक्षुभिः परित्यागो वैराग्यं फल्गु कथ्यते

prāpañcikatayā buddhyā hari-sambandhi-vastunaḥ
mumukṣubhiḥ parityāgo vairāgyaṃ phalgu kathyate

When sādhakas who desire liberation renounce that which is related to Śrī Hari, such as the scriptures, the deity, the holy name, mahā-prasāda, the spiritual master and Vaiṣṇavas, considering them material, their renunciation is called futile renunciation, phalgu-vairāgya. This is unfavourable for bhakti.

प्रापञ्चिक ज्ञाने भक्ति सम्बन्ध विषय
मुमुक्षु-जनेर त्याग फल्गु नाम हय

prāpañcika jñāne bhakti sambandha viṣaya
mumukṣu-janera tyāga phalgu nāma haya

 

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