[Advaita-l] Stages of Devotion

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Sun Mar 14 00:22:50 CST 2010

On Sat, Mar 13, 2010 at 11:07 PM, V Subrahmanian
<v.subrahmanian at gmail.com>wrote:

> Here is a verse composed by Sri Madhusudana Saraswati:
> ध्यानाभ्यासवशीकृतेन मनसा तन्निर्गुणं निष्क्रियं
> ज्योतिः किञ्चन योगिनो यदि परं पश्यन्ति पश्यन्तु ते ।
> अस्माकं तु तदेव लोचनचमत्काराय भूयाच्चिरं
> कालिन्दीपुलिनोदरे किमपि यन्नीलं महो धावति ॥
> // By means of the mind brought under control by the practice of
> meditation, Yogis behold the Supreme Light that is free from attributes and
> activity.  Let them do so.
> But I am quite contented with the vision of the luminous blue deity,
> Krishna, who wanders about the banks of the river KaalindI. //
> Does anyone know the work of Sri Madhusudana Saraswati where this
> composition appears?
> Om Tat Sat


A friend drew my attention to the following link which has a reference to
the above verse:


Accordingly, the above verse appears in the introduction to the 13th Chapter
of the Bhagavadgita in Madhusudana Saraswati's 'गूढार्थदीपिका’.

Om Tat Sat

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