Sharat Purnima has come once again…
A beautiful pad or devotional song from ‘Prema Rasa Madira,’ depicting a Gopi’s viraha state (separation) from Lord Krishna during Sharat Purnima. Prem Ras Madira is a principal composition of 1008 pads of Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj’s and arguably his greatest contribution to the spiritual and material world.
Puni Sharata-Purnima a Gai
पुनि शरत-पूर्णिमा आ गई।
puni sharata-purnimā ā gai
Śharat Purnima has come once again.
The rainy season is also over.
कौन प्रीत की रीत मीत की, बीत अरी वरषा गई।
kauna prita kī rīta mita ki, bīta arī varaşhā gai
What mode of love of our Beloved is this? He has neither returned,
nor has He summoned us to join Him.
नहिं आये नहिं हमहिं बुलाये, अस कुबरी मन भा गई।
nahim aye nahim hamahim bulaye, asa kubarī mana bhā gai
Has Kubja become so dear to Him? O Beloved!
जो किय पिय! अपमान सदा तव, सो फल हम भल पा गई।
jo kiya piya! apamāna sadā tava, so phala hama bhala pā gai
We are now reaping the consequences of insulting You constantly.
दे दो क्षमादान अब हम कहँ, बानि क्षमा की का गई।
de do kshamādāna aba hama kaham, bāni kṣhamā kī kā gai
Please forgive us now. What has happened to Your nature of forgiveness?
कह ‘कृपालु’ यह शरत-रास सुधि, औरहुँ आग लगा गई ॥
kaha ‘kripālu’ yaha sharata-rāsa sudhi aurahum āga lagā gai
“The memory of those sweet nights of Śharat Purnimā spent with You in the
mahārāsa, is just adding fuel to the fire of separation.”
*A brief introduction of Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj*
(Known by His devotees as Shri Maharajji)
The original title of Jagadguruttam (‘Greatest Spiritual Teacher of the World’) was bestowed upon Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj on January 14, 1957 by ‘Kashi Vidvat Parishad’ (a council of 500 greatest scholars saints of India). He composed divine texts like ‘Prem Ras Madira’, ‘Prem Ras Siddhant’, and ‘Radha Govind Geet’ to lead us on the right path of devotion. He also gave priceless monuments as gifts to the world which include - Bhakti Mandir located in Bhakti Dham, Mangarh, Prem Mandir located in Vrindavan Dham, and Kirti Mandir located in Barsana Dham. Shri Maharajji also built hospitals for the impoverished, the Jagadguru Kripalu Chikitsalaya in Vrindavan, Jagadguru Kripalu Chikitsalaya in Barsana, and another one in Pratapgarh. All three help millions of underprivileged to gain free access to medical care. His Kindergarten, School, and College for impoverished girls Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat Education is located in Kunda and provides completely free education.