Krishna Astakam

By Adi Sankaracharya Bhagavatpada
भजे व्रजैकमण्डनं समस्तपापखण्डनं
स्वभक्तचित्तरंजनं सदैव नन्दनन्दनम्‌।
सुपिच्छगुच्छमस्तकं सुनादवेणुहस्तकं
अनंगरंगसागरं नमामि कृष्णनागरम्‌॥ १॥
bhaje vrajaikamaṇḍanaṁ samastapāpakhaṇḍanaṁ
svabhaktacittaraṁjanaṁ sadaiva nandanandanam |
supicchagucchamastakaṁ sunādaveṇuhastakaṁ
anaṁgaraṁgasāgaraṁ namāmi kṛṣṇanāgaram || 1||

मनोजगर्वमोचनं विशाललोललोचनं
विधूतगोपशोचनं नमामि पद्मलोचनम्‌।
करारविन्दभूधरं स्मितावलोकसुन्दरं
महेन्द्रमानदारणं नमामि कृष्णावारणम्‌॥ २॥
manojagarvamocanaṁ viśālalolalocanaṁ
vidhūtagopaśocanaṁ namāmi padmalocanam |
karāravindabhūdharaṁ smitāvalokasundaraṁ
mahendramānadāraṇaṁ namāmi kṛṣṇāvāraṇam || 2||

कदम्बसूनकुण्डलं सुचारुगण्डमण्डलं
व्रजांगनैकवल्लभं नमामि कृष्णदुर्लभम्‌।
यशोदया समोदया सगोपया सनन्दया
युतं सुखैकदायकं नमामि गोपनायकम्‌॥ ३।
kadambasūnakuṇḍalaṁ sucārugaṇḍamaṇḍalaṁ
vrajāṁganaikavallabhaṁ namāmi kṛṣṇadurlabham |
yaśodayā samodayā sagopayā sanandayā
yutaṁ sukhaikadāyakaṁ namāmi gopanāyakam || 3|

सदैव पादपंकजं मदीय मानसे निजं
दधानमुक्तमालकं नमामि नन्दबालकम्‌।
समस्तदोषशोषणं समस्तलोकपोषणं
समस्तगोपमानसं नमामि नन्दलालसम्‌॥ ४॥
sadaiva pādapaṁkajaṁ

Shiva Tandava Stotra

Śiva Tāṇḍava Stotra of Rāvaṇa. This was the stotra which he recited to obtain the Vaidyanātha Jyotirliñga (a.k.a Baijnāth). Rāvaṇa would have become immortal if that jyotirliñga had reached Śrī Lanka. This is the teaching he gave to attain mokṣa finally at the hands of Lord Rāma. This stotra must be recited in the end of the prayers, meditation or pūjā. Students of the Śiva Purāṇa course (ŚIVA Group of Zoran Radosavljevic, 2010) were taught this stotra recitation by Sarbani Rath.

The detailed translation was given in the old Jyotish Digest.

Jaimini Sutra Course Completed

Wanted to share this good news with you.
We have just completed the fifth year of the Jaimini Scholar Program in the Himalayas. One of the debts to the tradition has been paid and we have a number of well trained Jaimini Scholars available for carrying the knowledge forward.
The final year started with informal classes on 23rd September, 2011 and has taken till today 30 October 2011, to finish. The classes were head everyday just two Wednesday holidays from 8 am to 6 pm with short tea breaks and lunch break.

Value of Tolerance

As a natural state of mind, tolerance indicates an ability to coexist with others, to respect alternative points of view, to neither dominate nor be dominated. It suggests both the ability to be yourself as well as allow others that freedom. It is both sturdy individuality and acceptance of other points of view [Life Positive]. Suma Varughese writes that “Differences create gaps, but we need to reap love, not hatred, out of diversity. And to do so, we need to relearn the long forgotten value of tolerance”.

EM News

Jack Labanauskas , Editor of the Enneagram Monthly reports the final year and certification of the first batch of Jaimini Scholar program at page 2 of EM Issue 182.

After two months in a perfectly nice nice place on the edge of a little lake, in the Himalayan foothills with weather only matched by California or Hawaii, it was still east, west, home’s best.