Soubhagya Bhaskara: First Verse explained – Part2


Before beginning the Paribhasha, it came to my mind about, Vaishvanara, Taijasa, Prajna which I explained while explaining Maneeshapanchaka. We have reference to it in Lalita sahasranama:
VISHWAROOPA ( Vaishvanara) JAGARANEE, SWAPANTEE TAIJASATMIKA, SUPTAA PRAAJNATMUKA, TURYA SARVAVASTHA VIVARJITAA

Among 51 Alphabets only 32 were selected to begin each NAMA.
The author of Paribhasha is said the GURU of Sri Bhaskararaya and his name is mentioned as Sri Nrusimha

According to this Paribhasha 19 alphabets are not energetic and hence they were left out.

Sahasranama is in the form of Hayagreeva Agastya samvada. Agastya is known as KUMBHA SAMBHAVA, the pot born, but Sri Bhasuranandanatha looks at this in a different dimension. He says One who has mastered KUMBHAKA.

Now let us see how 32 syllables are distributed in the beginning of Lalita Sahasranama

I refer to Poorvabhaga of Lalita Sahasranama verse 9 to 11

“ O Hayagreeva, thou ocean of mercy, on this point doubt has arisen in me; have you forgotten it or knowingly neglected it. Or, is it because that I am unworthy to hear the thousand names? Tell me the reason why you have omitted this.

Suta said: Thus questioned by the holy, kumbhasambhava, Hayagrica greatly delighted, addressed the ascetic kumbasambhava thus:-

At this point Sri Bhasurunanda writes in his commentary that the ordinance of the VEDAs is not to impart the wisdom to those who has not questioned ( asked for it). Further he says that even if it is not questioned (asked) one may impart wisdom to a student, if GURU is not in return repelled. This is intended for a student, who has faith, but is unable to question.  (Ask) Bhodhayana says “FAITHLESSNESS is a great sin and faith indeed is a great TAPASYA”

In the same Poorvabhaga verses 12 to 17:

“ Hayagreeva said, Oh Agastya, husband of Lopamudra, listen with concentrated mind. I shall tell you why I did not instruct you in the thousand names. I did not tell you because I thought it was a secret, as you have now asked me with devotion, I shall impart to you that. The GURU may impart even a secret to a student who is with devotion; but it shall never be taught by you to one who has no devotion.

You may impart to one who is a true worshipper and pure. The Goddess Lalita has many thousands of ever powerful names in the Tantras; but this set of thousand, O sage is the first and the best. Sri Vidya is the first of all Mantras and in it Kadi Vidya is the first and the best “

I must tell an important thing here. There are not many commentaries on Lalita Sahasranama as is for Soundarya Lahari.

Some speak about Sri ShankaraBhagavatpada’s commentary (Bhashya) on Lalita Sahasranama.
1. I did not come across one such so far, nor my GURU told me about it.
2. Had there been a Bhashya of Sri Adi Shankara for Lalita Sahasranama, Sri Bhasuranandanatha would not have ventured on giving his bhashya.
3. There is Sri ShankaraBhashya for Lalita Trishati and hence Sri Bhasuranandanatha did not write Bhashya on Trishati.
4. The only authenticated bhashya is of Sri Bhasuranandanatha.

New generation upasakas , orators on Lalita Sahasranama shall not venture on giving a different dimension to Lalita Sahasranama except explaining the Bhashya of Sri Bhasuranandanatha.

Yes, even the Bhashya needs explanation without altering its original meaning.
This is my earnest prayer before such learned scholars and upasakas. Such distorted comments will misguide the aspirants.

There are 40 NAMAs beginning with अ(A). 10

with आ(AA)- 3

with इ (e) – 2

withई(II) – 5

with उ(VU)- none

with ऊ(voo)- 1

with ऎ (E)- 2

withऒ (O)- 4 with AM

Totally 67 from vowels-

Voo, Ru, Roo, Lrum, Lroon, Aim, Oum and Aha are the vowels not used to begin the NAMA-

With क(Ka), 81-
KHa.   ख        1
ga.      ग      24
Cha.     घ    29
CHa.    च   1
Ja.        ज     19
da.         ड   2
Ta           त   46
Da. ड            37
Dha.     ध      14
na.         न     75
pa.       प       81
ba.     ब         24
Bha.       भ     37
ma.        म    112
ya.        य        13
ra.         र       38
la.             ल    14
va.        व        79
sha.       श       59
SHA     ष            5
sa.        स        122
ha.          ह        11
Ksha        क्ष         9

Now  it has made total 1000.

Sri Bhasuranandanatha advise to add OM before and after the Nama.
How? If we are reciting Stotra, OM before and after each Stotra
If we are reciting Namavali with Namah, then OM before and after each NAMA

He also advised to recite a particular NAMA to meet our particular desire. He has only given few examples and asked the upasakas to find out for themselves the NAMAs to meet different desires as the names suggest fulfilment of a particular desire

In support of his advice he quotes VISHNU DHARMOTTARA PURANA-  “ Hear, o the first Dvija,

the multitude of the names of the one All-pervading BRAHMAN is the means of helping men. According to the objects in view of the powers are different. By repeating such names, the corresponding results are to be obtained. Whatever power belongs to a name, in that sphere alone it is effective, whether for good or for evil”

Vishnu DHARMOTTARA Purana is the Appendix to Vishnu Purana, one of the Mahapuranas.
It is the conversation between Maitreya and his GURU Parashara

121 Bhayaapahaa- remover of all fears.  This is very useful when we find small children are afraid of darkness and children with fearful nature.
Of course we also have many more fears including fear of death.

546 Bandhamochini-  To get release from prison-
Strictly speaking to get release from all bondages, attachments.
This shall not be  mistaken  for getting away from material comforts.
One should INVOLVE totally enjoying all the material comforts WITHOUT GETTING ATTACHED TO IT. It is Bandhamochana

669 NAMA- Annadaa- OM ANNADAYAI NAMAHA OM.
This is a mantra for getting food. Let us not conclude this mantra is for a beggar who begs for food. We need to recollect 19 mouths described while giving explanation to ManeeshaPanchaka. All these mouths are active in jagrata and Swapnavaste ( Vaishvanara and Taijasa) . We should pray HER to give good and nutritious food all these 19 mouths all the time !!!

670 Vasudaa- OM VASUDAYAI NAMAH OM. Make note it is not Vasudha.
The giver of wealth. There is no need to explain

Let’s find out many more such names indicating the fulfilment of various desires and post in the comments for the benefit of many.

Link to Part1 : https://atmanandanatha.com/2019/11/06/first-verse-of-soubhagya-bhaskara/

One Comment on “Soubhagya Bhaskara: First Verse explained – Part2

  1. Pingback: First Verse of Soubhagya Bhaskara – Atmanandanatha

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: