Sunday, January 29, 2012

Saraswati Stuti 4 - भद्रकाल्यै नमो नित्यं

Bow to the auspicious Kali daily, and salutations again and  to Saraswati, who emanates from the Veda-s, Vedanga, Vedanta and other sources of knowledge. || 4 ||

Kali, is not just the Black One, but the Ultimate Time. And in her auspicious, beautiful form she is the Saraswati. Remember the three goddesses are one Shakti manifesting as three.

Bow daily to that Auspicious Kali and to Saraswati. Which Saraswati? That which flows from the Veda-s, Vedanga, Vedanta ... And you are wondering, there it goes again, all supreme Veda, everything in the Veda is true, divine etc. and nothing else is true. 

Wrong. The last bit is wrong. It is not that Veda-s alone contain all truth. Whatever they contain is true, but that doesn't limit truth. So, Saraswati springs forth from these known storehouses of truths, the three V-s but from any other source of knowledge. Here is the acceptance of the simple fact that knowledge is not bound, not limited. It is free flowing, for anyone who can tune into it, receive it. Just like the scientists have been doing at a much rapid rate in the last few centuries. And given the right conditions we find many nations and people of many nationalities have tuned into and discovered much. No restriction on who can receive knowledge.

Watch out for more shloka-s from Saraswati Stuti coming up.

And now the language aspects -

भद्रकाल्यै नमो नित्यं सरस्वत्यै नमो नमः ।
वेद-वेदांग-वेदान्त-विद्यास्थानेभ्य एव च ॥४॥

bhadra-kālyai namo nityam sarasvatyai namo namaḥ ।
véda-védāṅga-védānta-vidyā-sthānébhya éva cha ॥4॥

bhadra-kAlyai namo nityam sarasvatyai namo namaH ।
veda-vedA~Nga-vedAnta-vidyA-sthAnebhya eva cha ॥4॥

bhadra-kAlyai = for the auspicious kAlI
namo = namaH = salutation
nityam = daily
sarasvatyai = for saraswatI
namo = namaH = salutation
namaH = salutation
veda = the Veda-s
vedA~Nga = the six limbs (a~Nga) of Veda ('education')
vedAnta = the end part (anta) of Veda, the Upanishad-s
vidyA-sthAnebhya = from [other] places (sthAna) of knowledge (vidyA)
eva = also
cha = and

(c) shashikant joshi । शशिकांत जोशी । ॐ सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिनः ।
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