30 May 2009
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25 May 2009
chakshur unmilitam yena
tasmai shri-gurave namaha
"I offer my respectful obeisances unto my spiritual master, who has opened my eyes, which were blinded by the darkness of ignorance, with the torchlight of knowledge."
- Dharma cannot be learnt from the logicians as one logician can defeat the other with his arguments.
- Nor can dharma be learnt from philosophers as there are 6 types of philosophies and each philosophy can beat the other with proof from Vedas
- Neither can it be learnt from the Vedas because it is too cast and the discription are detailed. We may get lost in it.
21 May 2009
May 19, 2009
A Ganesh Nadar
I will never forget April 10, 2002 for as long as I live.
I was part of a group of 350 journalists who attended a press conference called by Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam chief Velupillai Prabhakaran at Killinochi in northern Sri Lanka . This was during the truce between the LTTE and the Sri Lankan government brokered by Norway.
Security was tight and the journalists relieved of their mobile phones and isolated from the rest of the world.
On stage were LTTE ideologue Anton Balasingham, his wife Adele, Prabhakaran's deputy Colonel Karuna, who later broke away from the LTTE, and the Tigers's smiling political head Tamil Selvam. There were 700 armed LTTE cadres who had their guns pointed at us. Two for every journalist!
And we had been told firmly, "Our supreme leader is all important for us. Please do not stand up suddenly, please do not make sudden movements. If we think the safety of our supreme leader is in danger, we will shoot first. Please do not misunderstand us. Move slowly and gently."
Then Prabhakaran strode in, wearing his trademark safari suit. Well built, very sure of himself. He put his hands on the table and looked around the hall scanning the entire area slowly. There was pin drop silence. We had been told not to get up, but those on stage had risen.
The effect of him leaning over the table and taking in his surroundings was electrifying. The tension in the air was heavy. He then sat down.
Sitting down he didn't look that scary. He was actually smiling at Balasingham. But even at a distance I could see that only his mouth was smiling not his eyes. His eyes were big, lifeless, cold, they were definitely the eyes of a killer, absolutely ruthless.
Anyway an hour into the meeting I forgot how scary he looked and also the rule that you don't make sudden movements.
They had told us that those wanting to ask questions should raise their hand and they would be called. Then you could stand up, identify yourself and ask the question.
I and several others had their hands raised for the entire hour. Nothing happened! Only the BBC, CNN, and The New York Times took turns asking questions.
I lost my head, I jumped up and screamed in Tamil, "Ungalukku Vellaikaran rombu pedichirndal engalaya yen kuptinga, nangallum kadalay thandi, naady thandi vandu erukkirom. (You like only white people, why did you invite us? We too have crossed the ocean, crossed borders to meet you)."
Luckily I screamed in Tamil. I believe that is the only reason the LTTE did not shoot me.
Prabhakaran did not react. Balasingham came to his feet, "Sorry, sorry please don't be upset, please ask your question."
I forgot to introduce myself, I forgot to tell them my organisation's name. I managed to ask in a faltering voice, "There are 240 countries in the world, why Norway?"
Prabhakaran and Balasingham consulted each other. Balasingham replied, "Norway unlike other big powers has no strategic interest in this area and internationally they are known peace makers and thus we chose them."
I am not a supporter of the LTTE and neither am I a supporter of the Tamil cause. But Sinhala chauvinism does anger me.It saddens me when I see long lines of refugees pouring out of the war zone on television. It saddens me when they say we were starving. It saddens me when they say that both the Sri Lankan army and the LTTE were firing at them.It frightens me when they talk about white vans with no numbers that kidnapped their youth.
And the man who was the cause of all this suffering is Prabhakaran. But the news of Prabhakaran's death saddens me the most.
Yes he was brutal, but the Sri Lankan army has proved to be hundred times more brutal.
Yes he was a maniac, but he was a maniac who stood up against Sinhala chauvinism. He never compromised on the Tamil cause. He stood for the right principle, maybe his method and attitude were wrong, but his stand was right and he stood up against a powerful enemy.
- (1) To blaspheme the devotees who have dedicated their lives for propagating the holy name of the Lord.
- (2) To consider the names of demigods like Lord Śiva or Lord Brahmā to be equal to, or independent of, the name of Lord Visnu. (Sometimes the atheistic class of men take it that any demigod is as good as the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Visnu. But one who is a devotee knows that no demigod, however great he may be, is independently as good as the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Therefore, if someone thinks that he can chant "Kālī, Kālī!" or "Durgā, Durgā!"and it is the same as Hare Krsna, that is the greatest offense.)
- (3) To disobey the orders of the spiritual master.
- (4) To blaspheme the Vedic literature or literature in pursuance of the Vedic version.
- (5) To consider the glories of chanting Hare Krsna to be imagination.
- (6) To give some interpretation on the holy name of the Lord.
- (7) To commit sinful activities on the strength of the holy name of the Lord. (It should not be taken that because by chanting the holy name of the Lord one can be freed from all kinds of sinful reaction, one may continue to act sinfully and after that chant Hare Krsna to neutralize his sins. Such a dangerous mentality is very offensive and should be avoided.)
- (8) To consider the chanting of Hare Krsna one of the auspicious ritualistic activities offered in the Vedas as fruitive activities (karma-kānda).
- (9) To instruct a faithless person about the glories of the holy name. (Anyone can take part in chanting the holy name of the Lord, but in the beginning one should not be instructed about the transcendental potency of the Lord. Those who are too sinful cannot appreciate the transcendental glories of the Lord, and therefore it is better not to instruct them in this matter.)
- (10) To not have complete faith in the chanting of the holy names and to maintain material attachments, even after understanding so many instructions on this matter.
Every devotee who claims to be a Vaisnava must guard against these offenses in order to quickly achieve the desired success.
19 May 2009
In the Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu, as quoted from the Skanda Purana, it is said:
sa mrgyah sreyasam hetuh
yena santah pratisthire
TRANSLATION One should strictly follow the easy path that the previous mahajanas have accepted. That path bestows great auspiciousness and is devoid of all misery.
Our mahajanas path is that which was shown by Srila Vyasadeva, Sukadeva Gosvami, Prahlada Maharaja, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, and His associates. We are not to leave aside that path to follow the instructions of new puffed-up devotees. All the mahajanas have respected that prajalpa which nourishes devotion to Hari. We will discuss this in the appropriate place.
Godless prajalpas are impediments to devotional service. They are of many types. Useless talks, arguments, gossip, debates, fault-finding in others, speaking falsehoods, blaspheming devotees, and worldly talk are all called prajalpa.
Useless talk is extremely detrimental. Practicing devotees should discuss topics of Lord Hari in the association of other devotees and remember Haris name, form, qualities, and pastimes in a secluded place without uselessly wasting time.
Speech in the form of blaspheming sadhus is the source of great inauspiciousness. If one wants to attain devotion to Lord Hari, then he should make a vow like this: In this life I will never blaspheme sadhus. Devotees are sadhus. By blaspheming them, all ones virtues are destroyed.
By blaspheming the supremely pure Lord Mahadeva, Prajapati Daksa, the best of ascetics, met with severe inauspiciousness. As stated in Srimad Bhagavatam (10.4.46):
ayuh sriyam yaso dharmam
lokan asisa eva
hanti sreyamsi sarvani
TRANSLATION My dear King, when a man persecutes great souls, all his benedictions of longevity, beauty, fame, religion, blessings, and promotion to higher planets will be destroyed.
The conclusion of this essay is this: Whatever prajalpa is not favorable for devotional service should be carefully given up by Vaisnavas who are cultivating bhakti. Amongst these instructions, the instruction to tolerate the urge to speak mentioned in the first
vaco vegam is only a conditional urge. By giving up prajalpa, the urge to speak is permanently regulated. In order to pass ones life without sin, one should not speak anything more than whatever little is necessary. One need discuss only whatever is auspicious for oneself and others.
If one wants to discuss topics of others, it will simply be useless speech. Therefore in the Srimad Bhagavatam (11.28.2) Lord Krsna instructed Uddhava as follows:
yah prasamsati nindati
sa asu bhrasyate svarthad
TRANSLATION Whoever indulges in praising or criticizing the qualities and behavior of others will quickly become deviated from his own best interest by his entanglement in illusory dualities.
The minds of those who are busy in such topics can never be fixed on the lotus feet of Krsna. Talking about others should be rejected in all respects.
15 May 2009
BG 1.29: My whole body is trembling, my hair is standing on end, my bow Gāndīva is slipping from my hand, and my skin is burning.
BG 1.40: When irreligion is prominent in the family, O Krsna, the women of the family become polluted, and from the degradation of womanhood, O descendant of Vrsni, comes unwanted progeny.
Today’s post will be on Atyahara or Overeating or too much collecting
Many people may think that the word atyahara refers only to overeating but this is not so. It is explained in the first verse of Upradesamrita
vāco vegam manasah krodha-vegam
etān vegān yo visaheta dhīrah
sarvām apīmām prthivīm sa śisyāt
‘A sober person who can tolerate the urge to speak, the mind's demands, the actions of anger and the urges of the tongue, belly and genitals is qualified to make disciples all over the world.’
In this regard, the urge to the tongue is the desire to taste food stuffs. The urge of the stomach is the desire to overeat. So Bhaktivinoda Thakur says that if we see both the meaning as overeating then there is repetition. We need to understand the word atyahara is used in a grave sense by Rupa Goswami..
Although bhojana means eating, it also means enjoying the objects of five senses. All long as the senses are there this enjoyment will be there. As soon as the living entity gives up sense enjoyment, he leaves this body.
Therefore, Bhaktivinoda Thakur says, giving up sense enjoyment is only a figment of imagination.
But if such activities giving pleasure are performed for Krishna as devotional service, then that is Bhakti Yoga. The conclusion Bhaktivinoda Thakur gives is to tolerate the urges of the tongue and the belly by cultivation of devotional service.
The demon was entranced by the picturesque spot. He directed the asura architect Mayan to create a splendid city which he named Mayurapuri. It became the metropolis of the asuras domains
The sages who were the victims of the asura’s wrath sought asylum at the lotus feet of Kshirapthi Natha. Mahavishnu allayed their apprehensions and vanquished the demons. The sages conducted a ‘Sayana Yajna’ in honor of the victory.
The Lord appeared before the sages thereby glorified as ‘Sayana Keshava’. The place where the Almighty gave darshan to the sages is the present day Mylapore, a bustling and populous part of Chennai.
Mayurapuri Mahatmaya, an integral part of the Garuda Purana, furnishes a descriptive account of this episode. The fourth chapter of Garuda Purana narrates how Goddess Lakshmi took up her residence at this hallowed place under the name Mayuravalli Thayar.
Sage Bhrigyu observed a meticulous penance invoking Mahavishnu. The Lord bade Mahalakshmi to appear as a child in the sage’s hermitage.
Adikeshava Perumal temple is situated at a distance of one furlong from the renowned Kapaleeswara temple in Chennai. The temple occupying an area of 1.5 acres houses two main sanctums and numerous shrines dedicated to subsidiary deities.
Worship is conducted six time a day adhering to the principles of Vaikanasa Agama.
12 May 2009
- if the mankind is coming from the same maker why is there disparity in birth?
- why is someone born to rich parents and someone else to poor parents?
- why is someone dead few minutes after he is born and the other gets to live for more than 100 years?
- On what basis has the maker formulated the differences and why am I suffering (why not my neighbor)
The reincarnation theory comes handy to answer these questions.
It says men are different as a result of their good and bad activities preformed in their previous lives. It sounds logical. This in itself is a proof that reincarnation is the answer to our questions.
In the war of Kurukshetra 64 crore people were killed on either side. Maharaja Yudhisthira is feeling sorry that so many were killed for the sake enthroning him as the king. After considering himself to be responsible for killing so many, he says performance of Ashvamedha Yajna cannot counteract what has already been done.
Yudhisthira Maharaj compares this kind of atonement to a muddy cloth that cannot be used for filtering muddy water and wine bottle used to clean another wine glass.
It is generally accepted that if you do some sinful activity, to nullify the sinful reaction you can do prayachita or atonement. But it doesn’t work so easily because the nature of material activity is such that one action gives rise to another reaction and that gives rise to another action.
This action and reaction is like a chain. This is explained in the 5th canto of Bhagavatam by Sukadeva Goswami. When one does prayachita, one may get from the reaction but the tendency to do sinful reaction is not cleared from his heart.
How will the sinful mentality be corrected?
One remedy suggested is to cultivate knowledge. By the knowledge of the consequences of such sinful activities one may refrain from doing it. But what if a person with knowledge is forced to commit sinful activities? Arjuna asks this question in Bhagavad Gita. Why is one as if by force committing sinful activities?
Lord Krishna answers that the cause for being forced to commit sin is Kama or lust. Until one becomes free from kama, one cannot become free from sinful activities. Kama is opposite to Prema. Prema is love for Krishna. So the deteriorated form of love for Krishna is kama.
Lust has to be purified. Kama must be turned in to Prema. This is the only remedy. Out of ignorance people think what they feel for someone is love but actually it is only lust. That’s why they commit sinful activities.
To become free from lust we have to awaken love for Krishna. The only method to awaken love for Krishna is Bhakti. The fundamental principle of bhakti is that we have forgotten Krishna and we have developed desire to enjoy in the material world. This is the cause of lust.
We have to give up this desire to enjoy. This is the not possible without devotional service practiced under a bonafide spiritual master. This is the only way to conquer lust. Other methods are not effective in Kaliyuga.
The second aspect of this verse is that animal killing doesn’t work in Kaliyuga. In Kaliyuga animal sacrifices are forbidden. The only recommended sacrifice is Harinama yajna. But at the same time Prabhupada warns that performing Harinama and at the same time performing sinful activities will not work.
One has to stop sinful activities, particularly meat eating, intoxication, gambling and illicit sex and perform harinama. By doing so, the tendency to commit other sinful activities will also vanish gradually because chanting cleanses the desire to commit sinful activities.
This chanting is very simple. One has to simply vibrate the tongue and hear. People are faithless so they do not chant. The next category is that they may have faith but may not be able to chant. If people associate with devotees, they will start to chant. Hence Prabhupada said that he has created this movement to give association to people so that they may chant.
This process is simple but when one starts to do it, there will be so many impediments. If one chants without involving the consciousness, chanting becomes mechanical. The consciousness is not in contact with the mahamantra.
The mechanism of the sound vibration should touch the consciousness, the soul. The sign of progress in this process is the reduction of material desires. We can be honest with ourselves and check our progress.
Material desires are of many varieties. Some times people mistake material desires to spiritual desire. A person growing paddy should be careful to remove the weeds in the field. Similarly we should weed out material desires from our heart. It is a tapasya that can be performed with the help of association of devotees.
09 May 2009
- Soul is eternal.
- It transmigrates into another body at death.
- The symptom of soul is consciousness.
- There is no birth or death at any time for the soul.
- Soul is indestructible, eternal, unborn and immutable.
- Soul can never be cut to pieces by any weapon, nor burned by fire, nor moistened by water, nor withered by the wind.
- Soul is unbreakable and insoluble, and can be neither burned nor dried. He is everlasting, present everywhere, unchangeable, immovable and eternally the same.Soul is invisible, inconceivable and immutable.
Some look on the soul as amazing, some describe him as amazing, and some hear of him as amazing, while others, even after hearing about him, cannot understand him at all.
Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2.
08 May 2009
In Ayurveda, acne is treated with the help of natural detoxifier and blood purifier such as neem. Thus, neem is one of the important ingredients in various Ayurvedic products such as ointments and oral medicines that are available in the market. Also, in Ayurveda, acne treatment is done by correcting doshas: kaptha, vata and Rakhta dhatu.
According to Ayurveda, acne is caused due to two doshas: Kaptha and Vata. Besides, acne is also caused by Rakta dhatu which means blood. Ayurveda says that vata gets defected when somebody does not follow a healthy lifestyle. Defect in vata sequentially provoke two more doshas: kapha and pitta. It is the pitta which affects the blood or rakta dhatu. Thus, all these factors ultimately result in the flawed blood. It is due to flawed blood which makes sebaceous glands secrete oil in excess.
Kapha having oil property is forced to make the oil secreted by sebaceous gland, sticky in such a case. It is this stickiness which results in the clogging of pores on our skin and ultimately results in acne.
The main reason for defect of vata is unhealthy lifestyle followed by a person. Therefore one of the simple methods to correct it is to follow a healthy lifestyle. Leading healthy lifestyle includes eating right kind of food, taking enough sleep and living a stress free life. All these factors will help in balancing doshas.
Massage of face with the help of herbal oils such as laaksha, madhuka and matuluga help a great deal in balancing doshas.
After the massage, ayurvedic face pack should also be used for the same purpose. One of the best ways ayurvedic face packs for treating acne includes herbs such as kushta, masoora and kaaliyaka.
Using the combination of massage and face pack for seven days continuously, as mentioned above, is considered to be helpful in getting an acne free skin.
Another face pack which can be used for getting an acne free skin and removing black spots caused due to acne is made with the help of herbs such as Vacha, Lodhra and Jatiphala. The English names for these herbs are Acorus Calamus, Symplocus racemosus and Myristica fragrance respectively. To purify blood in order to correct rakta dhatu, some blood purifiers are used like Anantmula, and Sariva, better known as Tylophora Asthmatica and Hemidesmus Indicus respectively.
Besides these, paste made of turmeric, soft neem leaves and fenu greek leaves is also found to be effective in acne treatment. You can also make ayurvedic face pack at home using gram flour, rosewater and ripe tomato pulp. Using relaxation techniques which can help you handle stress in an effective manner can do wonders in Ayurveda treatment for acne free skin.
Therefore we can say that Ayurveda is one of the best remedies for getting acne free skin provided one has complete and correct knowledge about it.
(1) accept things favorable for discharging devotional service
(2) reject things unfavorable
(3) believe firmly in the Lord's protection
(4) feel exclusively dependent on the mercy of the Lord
(5) have no interest separate from the interest of the Lord, and
(6) always feel oneself meek and humble.
The Lord demands that one surrender unto Him by following these six guidelines, but the unintelligent so-called scholars of the world misunderstand these demands and urge the general mass of people to reject them.
indradi deva vrindesha
tateshvara jagat pate mahavisnor nrsimhasya
kavacam bruhi me prabho yasya prapathanad vidvan
trilokya vijayi bhavet
"Sri Narad Muni said: O master of Indra and the demigods, O master of the universe, O dear father, please tell me the kavaca of Lord Visnu-Nrsimha. By reciting that kavaca a wise man conquers the three worlds."
2. sri brahmovaca,
shrnu narada vakshyami
putra-shreshtha tapo-dhana kavacam narasimhasya
"Sri Brahma said: O Narada wealthy in austerity, O best of my sons, please listen and I will tell you the Nrsimha-kavaca called Trailokya-vijaya (the conquest of the three worlds)."
3. yasya prapathanad vagmi
trailokya-vi jayi bhavet srashtham jagatam vatsa
pathanad dharanad yatah
"By reciting this prayer, one becomes eloquent. One becomes a coqueror of the three worlds. My son, I became the creator of this universe because I recited this kavaca and wore it in an amulet."
4. laksmir jagat-trayam pati
samharta ca maheshvarah pathanad dhanarad deva
babhuvush ca dig ishvarah
"By reciting this prayer and wearing it in an amulet Goddess Laksmi became the protector of the three worlds, Lord Siva became the destroyer, and the demigods became the masters of the directions."
5. brahma-mantra-myam vakshye
bhutadi-vinivarakam yasya prasadad durvasas
trailokya-vi jayi munih pathanad dharanad yasya
shasta ca krodha-bhairavah
"Now I will speak this kavaca, which contains within it all the mantras of the Vedas. By the mercy of this kavaca Durvasa Muni conquered the three worlds. By reciting this prayer and wearing it in an amulet He became able to punish others, he became feared for his anger."
6. trailokya-vi jayasyasa
kavacasya prajapatih rishis chandash ca gayatri
nrsimho devata vibhuh
"The sage of this kavaca is Prajapati Brahma. The meter is Gayatri. The Deity is Lord Nrsimha, the all-powerful Personality of Godhead."
7+ 8 kshraum bijam me shirah patu
candra-varno maha-manuh ugram viram maha-visnum
nrsimham bhishanam bhadram
mrtyu-mrtyum namamy aham dva trimsad aksharo mantro
mantra rajah sura drumah
"Kshraum. May this great mantra, its syllables glittering like a string of moons, protect my head."
I bow down before all-powerful, frightening, auspicious, sublimely ferocious Lord Nrsimha, who is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Visnu, who burns like fire, whose faces are everywhere, and who is the death of death.
This 32 syllable prayer is the king of mantras, the sura-druma tree of mantras."
9. kantham patu dhruvam kshraum hrd
bhagavate cakshushi mama narasimhaya ca jvala maline
"May the word "kshraum" protect my neck. May the word "bhagavate" (to the Supreme Personality of Godhead) protect my heart. May the word "narasimhaya" (to Lord Nrsimha) protect my eyes. May the word "jvala-maline" (who wears a garland of flames) protect my head."
10. dipta-damshtraya ca tatha-
agni netraya ca nasikam sarva-raksho-ghnaya sarva-
"May the words "dipta-damshtraya" (whose teeth glisten), "agni-netraya" (whose eyes are fierce), and "sarva-bhuta
-vinashanaya" (the killer of all ghosts) protect my nose."
daha daha pacha-dvayam raksha raksha sarva-mantra
svaha patu mukham mama
"May the words "sarva-jvara-vinasya" (the protector from all fevers), "daha daha" (burn! burn!) "paca paca" (brun! burn!) "raksa raksa" (protect! protect!) "svaha" and the entire mantra protect my face."
Note: The mantra here is:
kshraum bhagavate narasimhaya jvala-maline dipta-damshtraya
agni-netrya sarva-raksho-ghanaya sarva-bhuta-vinashanaya
sarva-jvara-vinashaya daha daha pacha pacha raksha raksha svaha
"I bow down before Lord Nrsimha, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Who wears a garland of flames, Whose teeth glisten, Whose eyes are fires, Who is the killer of all rakshasas and ghosts, and Who is the protector from all fevers. O Lord Nrsimha, please burn my enemies! Burn them! Burn them! Burn them! Protect me! Protect me! Svaha."
12. taradi ramacandraya
namah payad gudam mama klim payat pani-yugmam ca
taram namah padam tatah narayanaya parshvam ca
am hrim kraum kshraum ca hum phat
"Om Namo Ramacandraya (Obeisances to Lord Ramacandra). May Lord Ramacandra protect my private parts. May Lord Ramacandra protect my hands. Om Namo Narayana. (Obeisances to Lord Narayana). May Lord Narayana protect my feet. May Lord Narayana protect my sides. Am hrim kraum kstrum ca hum phat!"
13. varaksharah katim patu
om namah bhagavate padam vasudevaya ca prishtham
klim krsnaya uru-dvaram
"Om Namo Bhagavate (Obeisances to the Supreme Personality of Godhead). May Lord Bhagavan protect my feet. May Lord Bhagavan protect my waist and hips. Om Namo Vasudevaya (Obeisances to Lord Vasudeva). May Lord Vasudeva protect my back. Klim Krsnaya (Obeisances to Lord Krishna). May Lord Krishna protect my thighs."
14. klim krsnaya sada patu
januni ca manuttamah klim glaum klim shyamalangaya
namah payat pada-dvaram
"Klim Krsnaya (Obeisances to Lord Krishna). May Lord Krishna always protect my knees. This is the best of mantras. Klim Glaum Klim Symalangaya Namaha (Obeisances to dark-limbed Lord Krishna). May Lord Krishna protect my feet."
15. kshraum narasimhaya ksraum ca
sarvangam me sadavatu
"Kshraum Narasimhaya Kshraum. (Obeisances to Lord Nrsimha). May Lord Nrsimha always protect all the limbs and parts of my body."
16. iti te kathitam vatsa
sarva-mantraugha-vigraham tava snehan mayakhyatam
pravaktavyam na kasyacit
"My child, I have thus spoken to you the personification of all mantras. Out of affection I told to you, but it should not be repeated to anyone."
17. guru-pujam vidhayatha
grhniyat kavacam tatah sarva-punya-yuto bhutva
"After worshiping his spiritual master, one should accept this kavaca. Then one attains all piety. Then one attains all perfection."
18. shatam ashtottaram caiva
purashcharya vidhih smritah havanadin dashamsena
"Performing purashcarya and yajnas one hundred and eight times is equal to one tenth the merit attained by chanting this kavaca."
19. tatas tu siddha-kavacah
punyatma madanopaman sparddham uddhuya bhavane
lakshmir vani vaset tatah
"One who properly chants this kavaca becomes saintly. Forgetting their natural rivalry, Laksmi and Sarasvati both reside in his home."
20. pushpanjaly-ashtakam dattva
mulenaiva pathet sakrit
api varsha sahasranam
pujayah phalam apnuyat
"Offering eight palmsful of flowers and only once chanting this mula-mantra, one attains the result of a thousand years of worship."
21. bhur je vilkhya gutikam
svarna-stham dharayed yadi kanthe va dakshine bahau
narasimho bhavet svayam
"If one write this mantra on birch and wears it in an amulet around one's neck or on one's right arm, then Lord Nrsimha will personally accompany Him."
22. yoshid vama-bhuje caiva
puruso dakshine kare vibhriyat kavacam punyam
"A woman should wear this amulet on her left arm. A man should wear it on his right hand. Whoever wears this sacred amulet attains all perfection."
23. kaka vandhya ca ya nari
mrita-vatsa ca ya bhavet janma-vandhya nashta-putra
"By wearing this amulet a woman who is barren, who has only one child, whose children have died, or whose children are lost will become the mother of many good children."
24. kavacasya prasadena
jivan-mukto bhaven narah trilokyam kshobhayaty eva
"By the mercy of this kavaca one becomes liberated even while living in this world. One shakes the three worlds. One conquers the three worlds."
25. bhuta-preta-pishacash ca
rakshasa danavash ca ye tam drshtva prapalayante
deshad deshantaram dhruvam
"The moment they see Him, bhutas, pretas, pishacas, raksasas, and danavas flee far away. They run to another country."
26. yasmin gehe ca kavacam
grame va yadi tishthati tam desham tu parityajya
"These evil spirits flee far away from any home or village where this kavaca is placed."
Thus ends the Sri Nrsimha kavaca, of the Trailokya vijay in the samhita of Brahma.