sri parasukhananda nadha
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Fri Feb 24 20:32:14 CST 2006
From : Krishnarao Lanka
nArAyanam padmaBhuvam vasisTham
Saktincha tatputra parASarancha |
vyAsam Sukam gaudapadam mahAntam
gOvinda yogiindram adhAsya SiShyam ||
Srii SankarAchArya maDhAsya
padmapAdancha hastAmalakancha SiShyam |
tam trOtakam vArtikakAram
anyAnasmadgurUn santatamAnato2smi ||
This is our guru parampara. It mentions in it mainly of forteen names of gurus. These forteen names represent the forteen worlds we exist in. The gurupAduka mantra also contains only forteen mantras in it. That is why, Sri BhaskararAya in his book VarivsyArahasyam, just named it as chAturdaSi. This chAturdaSi is a continuous flow of parampara containing in three divisions as; divyauGha, siddHuGha and mAnavaugha. This flow is nothing else but the nectar flow of ganga which is flowing in all the three Bhuvanas (worlds) with three names as; MandAkini in swargaloka, BhAgiiraThi in BhUloka and as BhOgavati in the pAtAla lOka sanctifying all of the tree lOkas with its sacred nectar in it.
This streem is really the saraswati which emerged out from the face (mouth) of brahma (gnAna). It is flowing right from the mouth/feet of nArAyana upto the mouth of my own guru and pouring down upon my head (mind and intellect) as aBhiShEka. It is the vAni (word/speech) of the whole parampara. It is the effulgence of realization of my own self. That is why it is Bharati.
idam kaviBhyah pUrveBhyo namovAkam praSAsmahE |
vandEmahi cha tam vAniimamritAm AtmanahkalAm ||
So says BhavaBhUti, that this vAni is Atmanah kalA it means that it is a phase, belonging to the self. There are another two phases which emerged out from the self. They are , BhArati and Ida.
dEvIstisra tisrO dEvIh | saraswatyaSwinA BhAratIda
All these three are vAgdEvatAs. They always live together and never break apart from one another. This is the meaning of the reiteration of the word tisra two times. These three vAgdEvatAs remain in the same stream in the speech flow in the names of paSyanti, madHyama and vyKhari.
paSyanti always remains with the parA, which is the main originator of all these three vagdEvatAs. It has got another name as idA in the vEdas and it belongs to the agni mandala, promoting the first cause of the nAda. The second one saraswati, which belongs to the vAyu mandala (air), is acting as a transmitting force, and generally called as madHyamA vAk to push it upwards for an intelligible pronunciation. The third one BhArati, belonging to the sUrya mandala with another name as vyKhari, is audible to hear in distinct and clear language is situated in the sUrya mandala (the sun).
saraswati being the representative of the air force, is actually the prana Sakti in all living beings, and is called as the sUtratma.
mahO arNah saraswatii prachEtayati kEtunA | dHiyO viSwA virAjati ||
maHo arNah means the great ocean i.e., inestimable ignorance and deep sorrow. This indicates that it awakens and enlightens the ajnAni puruSha, endowing with the benefit of great wisdom and makes him a self realized soul.
This saraswati is described as the saxAt prakriti chaturBhujA mahA saraswati, the creation of the aShta BhujA turiiya mahAlaxmi.
This mahA saraswati is becoming the cause for the demolition of the rudra grandhi and also establishment of Ananda pratiShTha, by vanquishing SumBha and niSumBha.
gouriidEha samutpanna yaa satwaika gunASrayA |
sAxAt saraswatii prOktA SumBhAsura nibarhiNii ||
In the durgA saptaSatii ten names were quoted as her names
mahAvidyA mahAvAnii BhAratii vAk saraswati |
Arya brAhmii kAmadhEnur biijagarBhA cha dhiiSwarii ||
Now it is evident that saraswati is the proprietor of all the vocabulary and the sonority of sound phenominae and their resonances.
mahABhagyAddEvata yA Eka AtmA bahudha stUyate ||
The self is so powerful, mastering all the siddhis like aNima, laGhima, mahima etc., She can display any number of forms at her will, and that is the meaning of the word mahABhAgya, although she is only one at all times and none else is there other than her. EkamEvA advitiiyam brahma, mattah parataram nAsti kinchit.
This saraswati is said to be a stream which journeying upwards and flowing underneath (UrdhwavAhini and antarvAhini). The stream which has been pouring down from the face of brahma into the samudra (ocean) is in the avarOhana (descending) and again when it is lifting the ajnAni jeeva (samudra) upwards towards his abode in the brahmalOka, it appears like ascending (Arohana).
If you draw a round circle and start from the top point, we have to travel downwards till we reach the bottom point and from there the circle appears like going upwards until it reaches the top point.
The same mahAkAli who remains as the last lone remain after the total dissolution of the universe, is becoming the first and lone remain to start creation again in the name of saraswati.
iiSwarAnugrahAdEva pumsAm advaita vAsanA
Please forgive me if I have exceeded any limits, while interpreting the subject.
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