Sunday is LONG SUDARSHAN KRIYA DAY .. so this post is about our Sudarshan Kriya.
We are so curious (like monkeys always are) that we want to know every mystery behind this beautiful life transforming technique. Well tough luck Guruji wont put us in trouble about telling something that many of us won’t understand. But, ever wondered what are the sweet lines that Guruji sings after Long Kriya? (many can’t since they snore while he sings :D )
There are two shlokas or portions, one Avadhi and the other Sanskrit.
Asto maa … is the Sanskrit one (which many are familiar with) and the sweet one is in Avadhi language spoken in medivial period (of British version of history since our history dates back to ten thousands of years J )..
The Avadhi portion goes thus:-
"Bandau Guru Pad Padum Paraga.Suruchi Suvas Saras Anuraga.
Amiya Murimaya Churan Charu.Sakal Suman Hara Ruja Parivaru.(Quart-1)"
"Sukriti Sambhu Tan Bimal Bibhuti.Manjul Mangal Moda Prasuti.
Jan Man Manju Mukura Man Harani.Kiye Tilak Gun Gan Bas Karani.(Quart-2)"
These two Chaupais (Quartets) are the first two quartets of the Guru Vandana in the 'Bala Kaanda' of Sri Ramcharit Manas by Goswami Tulsidas composed in Avadhi language during the 15/16th century.
The meaning is as follows :-
"I worship the Lotus feet of my Guru, who is full of (is the abode of) the sweet nectar of Divine Love. He is like the Churna of the Sanjivani (Amar Mool) which cures all types of ailments that can afflict oneself in this world."(Q-1)
"He (Tulsidas says about his Guru) is like the Divine Vibhuti (ash) on Lord Shiva's body which cleans the Mind of a Devotee & enables him/her to reflect the Divinity like a mirror reflects light & which when applied on the forehead (Tilak) enables one to conquer all the Gunas through which this creation works." (Q-2)
This translation is as given in the Ramcharit Manas translation published by the Gita Press,Gorakhpur (UP).
The Sanskrit portion goes thus:-
Astatoma Sad Gamay
Tamasoma Jyotir Gamay
Mrutyorma Amrutam Gamay
OM Shantih Shantih Shantih.
The meaning of the prayer is as follows:-
Oh God take me from the Illusion to the Reality,
Oh God guide me from the Darkness of Ignorance to the Light of Wisdom and Knowledge
Oh God take me from Mortality (body) to Immortality (Enlightened Soul)
Let there be Peace, Let there be Peace, Let there be Peace,
Jai Guru Dev..