Bhajana-Rahasya

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

The Bhajana-rahasya Text 4, 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 4 belonging to the chapter “Caturtha-yama-sadhana (Madhyahna-kaliya-bhajana–ruci-bhajana)” representing from the second prahara until three-and-a-half praharas: approximately 11.00 a.m.–3.30 p.m.

One-pointed devotees have no other duty than serving Śrī Kṛṣṇa. The Padma Purāṇa (quoted in Bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindu 1.2.116) states:

हरिर् एव सदाराध्यः सर्व-देवेश्वरेश्वरः
इतरे ब्रह्म-रुद्राद्या नावज्ञेयाः कदाचन

harir eva sadārādhyaḥ sarva-deveśvareśvaraḥ
itare brahma-rudrādyā nāvajñeyāḥ kadācana

The Lord of all demigods, Śrī Hari, is always the only worshipable object, but it is improper to disrespect Brahmā, Rudra and other demigods.

आदौ सर्वेश्वर-ज्ञान कृष्णेते हैबे
अन्य देवे कभु नाहि अवज्ञा करिबे

ādau sarveśvara-jñāna kṛṣṇete haibe
anya deve kabhu nāhi avajñā karibe

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