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WHAT ARE THE IMPORTANT YOGA MUDRAS ?

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 07:07
The following are the important Yoga Mudrās:
(1) Mahāmudrā
(2) Nabhomudrā
(3) Uddīyānam
(4) Jalandharam
(5) Mūlabandha
(6) Mahābandha
(7) Mahāvedha
(8) Khecarī
(9) Viparītakarī
(10) Yoni
(11) Vajrolī
(12) śakticālanī
(13) Tādāgī
(14) Māṇdukīmudrā
(15) śāmbhavī
(16) Pañcadhāraṇā
(17) Aśvinī
(18) Pāśinī
(19) Kākī
(20) Mātañgī
(21) Bhujanginī 
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WHAT ARE THE TWELVE DIVINE NAMES OF SACRED RIVER GANGA ?

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 22:44
The following are the twelve divine names of the sacred river Gangā:
(1) Nandinī
(2) Nalinī
(3) Sītā
(4) Mālatī
(5) Malāpahā
(6) Viṣṇupādābjasambhūtā
(7) Gangā
(8) Tripathagāminī
(9) Bhāgīrathī
(10) Bhogavatī
(11) Jāhnavī
(12) Tridaśeśvarī
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WHETHER IT IS SANATANA DHARMA OR SANATANA'S DHARMA?

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 21:52
The cosmic order is known as Rtam.By the term " sanatana dharma" , we refer to the vedic dharma as interpreted and practised by Rshis from time immemorial. It is one without any Adi and anta." tasmAt dharmam paramam vadanti " - Tai Upa When we understand the truth " sarvam khalvidam brahma", the entire creation including the cosmic order is of the form of the Supreme. SrI RAma is the embodiment of dharma"RAmo vigrahavAn dharmah *.  Though we know that the Supreme has created the canons of dharma,as it is meant for adherence by the people at large voluntarily on their own, it is preferable to call it as sanAtana dharma instead of sanAtanA's dharma.
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WHAT IS THE PRAVARA OF VALMIKI GOTRA?

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 14:02
The following is the pravara of ValmikI Gotra    - BhArgava - cyAvana - ApnavAna - Aurva- jAmadagnaya - pancArsheya pravarAnvita
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WHETHER PADACCHEDA CAN BE DONE WHILE INTERPRETING THE VEDA MANTRAS?

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 15:30
While interpreting the Veda Mantra , we have to respect the pada order. We should not do padaccheda in order to give new interpretations. Example: Rg Veda Mantra -  


अ॒ग्निः पूर्वे॑भि॒र्ऋषि॑भि॒रीड्यो॒ नूत॑नैरु॒त|स दे॒वाँ एह व॑क्षति||1.1.2
The pada order is  agnih + pUrvebhih + Rshibhih ........

This means that the reference is about ancient Rshis like Bhrugu, Angiras and so on.
If you do a padaccheda as follows, it is not acceptable according to tradition.agnih + pUrve + bhir + Rshi + bhir ........

Hence it is most important for us to tread the proper  path shown by the ancient bhasyakAras by duly respecting the veda mantra  pada pAtha order. 
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WHY DESIRES EXIST AND HOW DO THEY ORIGINATE?

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 07:24
Desires could arise either due to the accumulated karma vAsanAs or on the basis of the impulses originating afresh from the mind attracted by the indriyas. As long as there are unfulfilled expectations either in the present or previous births, desires propel one to chase them endlessly.
When the mind is empty, the cravings disappear. The sAdhanA for this is the ashtAnga yoga going upto nirvikalpa samAdhi and so on.

There is another simple and authentic way. If the desires are oriented towards BhagavAn, one can be rest assured that everything will be taken care of by him effortlessly. There should be no other desire except service of the Supreme in prema bhAva. Even if one takes some basic initiative and takes one step forward in this regard, rest would happen by his own boundless grace.
जय जय श्रीराधे ! 
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JAGANNATHASHTAKAM

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 07:21
JAGANNATHASHTAKAM कदाचि त्कालिंदी तटविपिनसंगीतकपरो
मुदा गोपीनारी वदनकमलास्वादमधुपः
रमाशंभुब्रह्मा मरपतिगणेशार्चितपदो
जगन्नाथः स्वामी नयनपथगामी भवतु मे ॥१ ॥

भुजे सव्ये वेणुं शिरसि शिखिपिंछं कटितटे
दुकूलं नेत्रांते सहचर कटाक्षं विदधते
सदा श्रीमद्बृंदा वनवसतिलीलापरिचयो
जगन्नाथः स्वामी नयनपथगामी भवतु मे ॥२ ॥

महांभोधेस्तीरे कनकरुचिरे नीलशिखरे
वसन्प्रासादांत -स्सहजबलभद्रेण बलिना
सुभद्रामध्यस्थ स्सकलसुरसेवावसरदो
जगन्नाथः स्वामी नयनपथगामी भवतु मे ॥३ ॥

कथापारावारा स्सजलजलदश्रेणिरुचिरो
रमावाणीसौम स्सुरदमलपद्मोद्भवमुखैः
सुरेंद्रै राराध्यः श्रुतिगणशिखागीतचरितो
जगन्नाथः स्वामी नयनपथगामी भवतु मे ॥४ ॥

रथारूढो गच्छ न्पथि मिलङतभूदेवपटलैः
स्तुतिप्रादुर्भावं प्रतिपद मुपाकर्ण्य सदयः
दयासिंधु र्भानु स्सकलजगता सिंधुसुतया
जगन्नाथः स्वामी नयनपथगामी भवतु मे ॥५ ॥

परब्रह्मापीडः कुवलयदलोत्फुल्लनयनो
निवासी नीलाद्रौ निहितचरणोनंतशिरसि
रसानंदो राधा सरसवपुरालिंगनसुखो
जगन्नाथः स्वामी नयनपथगामी भवतु मे ॥६ ॥

न वै प्रार्थ्यंराज्यं न चकनकितां भोगविभवं
न याचे२ हं रम्यांनिखिलजनकाम्यां वरवधूं
सदा काले काले प्रमथपतिना चीतचरितो
जगन्नाथः स्वामी नयनपथगामी भवतु मे ॥७ ॥

हर त्वं संसारं द्रुततर मसारं सुरपते
हर त्वं पापानां वितति मपरां यादवपते
अहो दीनानाथं निहित मचलं निश्चितपदं
जगन्नाथः स्वामी नयनपथगामी भवतु मे ॥८ ॥

जय जय श्रीराधे !
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WHAT ARE THE KANDAS IN THE ARSHEYA PATHA OF KRSHNA YAJUR VEDA SAMHITA?

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 07:43
The following are the  five kANdas  in the आर्षेयपाठः  (Arsheya pAtha) of  KrshNa Yajur Veda samhitA:- (1)   प्राजापत्य-काण्डम् (PrAjApatya KANdam) (2)   सौम्य-काण्डम् (soumya KANdam) (3)   आग्नेय-काण्डम् (Agneya KANdam) (4)   वैश्वदेव-काण्डम् (VaiSvadeva KANdam) (5)   स्वायम्भुव-काण्डम् (svAyambhuva KANdam)
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GODA AND RADHA

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 08:24
SrI RAdhA is MahAlakshmi in the form of NIlA Devi. She is worshipped with intense bhakti bhAva by AzhvArs and AndAl (GodA) as Nappinnai. She is also fondly adored as Pinnai.
Along with chanting of TiruppAvai , chanting of SrI RAdhA KrupA katAksha Stava helps one to gain the bliss of Krishna katAksha and His divine association.
SrIgovindapriyAm rAjnIm brundAvana manoharIm !KrupAsvarUpiNIm divyAM RAdhA DevIm namAmyaham !!
I offer my respectful obeisances to the Goddess Sri Radha Devi, Sri Krishna’s beloved Queen, the source of the beauty of Brindavan, who is auspicious and is of the form of mercy.
SrIRAdhikAkruPAPAtrAM VishNucittasutAm sudhAm !SrIKrishNapremamagnAm tAm GodA Devim namAmyaham !!
I offer my respectful obeisances to Sri Goda Devi (AndAl) who is blessed by Sri Radha Devi (in the form of Nila Devi), the nectar like daughter of Sri Vishnu citta (Perialvar), immersed in Sri Krishna Prema Bhakti.
जय जय श्रीराधे 
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WHAT ARE THE VARIOUS NAMES OF BRUHASPATI GRAHA?

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 08:56
There are many names in samskrtam for Bruhaspati graha (Jupiter) in different contexts. These are presented below for ready reference:
  • Angirasah
  • bruhaspatih
  • citraSikaNdijah
  • dhishaNah
  • goshpatih
  • graharAjah
  • guruh
  • JIvah
  • surAcAryah
  • surapriyah
  • surejyah
  • vAcaspatih
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WHAT ARE THE VARIOUS NAMES OF ANGARAKA GRAHA?

Tue, 12/10/2013 - 06:31
There are many names in samskrtam for AngAraka  graham (Mars)  in different contexts. These are presented below for ready reference:

  • angArakah
  • Arah
  • AshADhabhavah
  • Avaneyah
  • bhaumah
  • bhUmijah
  • bhUsutah
  • carah
  • dharAputrah
  • dharAsutah
  • dharAtmajah
  • gaganOlmukhah
  • ghanteSvarah
  • jnah
  • kholmukhah
  • kshitisutah
  • kujah
  • lohitah
  • lohitAngah
  • lohoitakah
  • mahIsutah
  • mangalagrahah
  • mangalah
  • navadIdhitih
  • raktAngah
  • RNAntakah
  • rudhirah
  • Sivadharmajah
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WHAT ARE THE 18 UPA PURANAS?

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 08:40
The following are the 18 upa purANas:
(1) sanatkumAram
(2) nArasimham
(3) nAradIyam
(4) Sivam
(5) durvAsasam
(6) kApilam
(7) mAnavam
(8) AuSAnasam
(9) varuNam
(10) kAlikA
(11) Sambham
(12) nandikeSvaram
(13) sauram
(14) pArASaram
(15) Adityam
(16) mAheSvaram
(17) bhAgavatam
(18) vaSishtham 
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SRI VISHNU MANGALAM

Tue, 11/26/2013 - 07:14
mangalam bhagvAn vishNur
mangalam madhusUdanah ! mangalam hrshikeSo’yam
mangalAyatano harih !!

vishNUccAraNa mAtreNa
krshNasya smaraNAddhareh !
sarva vighnAni naSyanti
mangalam syAn na samSayah !!
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JAGADGURU SRI KRIPALUJI MAHARAJ KI JAI

Fri, 11/15/2013 - 09:39

जगद्गुरु श्रीकृपालुजी महराज स्तोत्रम्

श्रीराधिकाकृपापात्रं ज्ञान भक्ति विभूषणम् !
राधाप्रेमावतारं तं जगद्गुरुं नमाम्यहम् !!

Blessed by the divine grace of SrI RAdhA
with knowledge and devotion as ornaments
Incarnation of SrI RAdhA Prema
My respectful obeisances to that Jagad Guru
जय जय श्रीराधे
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POVERTY AND PANDITYAM

Wed, 11/06/2013 - 22:18
Poverty and PANdityam do not go hand in hand in most of the cases. There is a SubhAshitam which confirms this.

ParIkshya satkulam vidyA  SIlam Sauryam surUpatAm !
vidhirdadAti nipuNah kanyAmiva daridratAm !!

After testing thoroughly one's good lineage, education, conduct, strength and beauty, destiny gifts a scholar poverty as bride.

Thus we can see the life of great scholars from good family background troubled by poverty all the time.

Let there be LakshmI katAksham all around.
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VEDIC VALUES FOR MANAGERS AND ADMINISTRATORS

Sun, 11/03/2013 - 10:02
The Vedas, which represent the treasure house of our ancient value systems, mention about the significance of key human values which are important for modern managers and administrators as well. These are:
(a)    satyam — Truth
(b)    tapah — Austerity
(c)    damah — Sense control
(d)    Samah — Tranquility of mind
(e)    dharmah — Righteousness;
(f)     dAnam — Charity
(g)    dayA — Mercy;
(h)    nyAsah — Renunciation.
The Bhagavad GItAspecifies twenty values which are immensely relevant for any manager or adminstrator in the modern day corporate context  also. All these are very useful for proper governance:
(a)   amAnitvam — Humility
(b)   adambhitvam — Pridelessness
(c)    ahimsA — Non-violence
(d)    kshAnti — Tolerance
(e)    Arjavam — Simplicity
(f)     AcaryopAsanam — Service to the teacher
(g)    Saucam — Cleanliness (internal and external)
(h)    sthairyam — Steadfastness
(i)     Atma vinigraha — Self-control
(j)     vairAgyam – Renunciation
(k)    anahankAra — Absence of ego
(l)     janmamrtyu jarAvyAdhi duhkha doshAnudarSanam — Reflection of the sufferings of life-death, old age-disease, and distress
(m)  Asakti — Non-attachment
(n)    anabhishvanga putradAragrhAdishu — Detachment towards son and wife
(o)   nityam samacittatvam ishtanishtopapattishu — Equanimity amidst pleasant and unpleasant happenings
(p)   mayi cAnanyayogena bhaktiravyabhicariNI — Constant and unalloyed devotion towards God
(q)    vivikta deSa sevitvam — Love for solitary life
(r)    aratir janasamsadi — Detachment towards company of people
(s)    adhyAtmajnana nityatvam — Understanding the importance of self-realisation
(t)     tattvajnAnArtha darSanam — Philosophical search of the ultimate truth.
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DEEPAVALI CELEBRATIONS

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 04:27
I. Caturdasi

(i)Early Morning GangA snAnam
By doing dIpAvali- GangA snAnam in the early morning during naraka caturdaSi , one does not see yamaloka.

Taile lakshmIrjale gangA dIpAvalyAScaturdaSIm !
PrAta: snAnam ya: kuryAt sa: yamalokam na paSyati !!

Oil – Lakshmi Water – GangA

II. AmavasyA

(i)Damodara pUjA
Recite dAmodarAshtakam and perform dAmodara pUjA

(ii)KetAra GaurI Vratam

SUlam damarukam caiva dadhAnam hasta yugmake !
ketAra devamISAnam dhyAyet tripura ghAtinam!!

Ayusca vidyAm ca tathA sukanca saubhAgya vriddhim kuru deva deva !
samsAra ghorAmbunidhau nimagnam mAm raksha kedAra namo namaste!!

(iii)Evening Lighting dIpam

Lighting Dipam in the house and temples, one gets rid of naraka bhayam and enjoys happiness

Datto dIpaScaturdaSyAm narakaprItaye mayA !
Caturvarti samAyuktah sarva pApAnuttaye!!

(iv)Evening Lakshmi kubera pUjA

Pradosha samaye lakshmIm pUjayitvA tata: kramAt !
dIpa vrukshASca dAtavyA: SaktyA deva gruheshu ca !!
svalankrutena bhoktavyam sita vastropa SobhinA !!
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WHETHER THERE IS NO USE OF DOING SANDHYA VANDANAM AND GAYATRI JAPAM WHILE A DVIJA LIVES ABROAD ?

Thu, 10/31/2013 - 21:13
sandhyA Vandanam is a Nitya Karma which has to be done as long as one is alive and fit. Even while some one is abroad, he has to do that sincerely. When a dvija lives abroad under certain inevitable circumstances, it is always preferable to perform the nitya karma to the extent possible rather than giving up the same totally, quoting the SAstras.SandhyA Vandanam is nothing but chanting and celebrating the splendour and glory of the Supreme in different forms. The bhAva of the KartA is more important than the ritualistic aspects involved.What is not possible through VarNASrama dharma in such difficult circumstances can be compensated through chanting the mahAmantra. Thus the deficiencies (lopas) of karmAnushthAna can be addressed through devotional surrender to the Supreme.One should not condemn the changing yuga dharmas and those dvijas who follow those, as the dvijas are suited to the yuga concerned.yuge yuge ca ye dharmAs tatra tatra ye dvijAh ! teshAm nindA na kartavYA yugarUpa hi te dvijAh !!-------- parAsaradhyAyan krute yajan yajnaih tretAyAm dvAparercayan !yadApnoti tadApnoti kalau sankIrtya keSavam !!---- VyAsaYAvanna kIrtayet rAmam kalikalmasha sambhavam !tAvattishthati dehesmin bhayam cAtra pravartate !!---- SivasarvasvamSrutismrutipurANeshu rAma nAma samIritam !tannAma kIrtanam bhUyas tApatrayavinASanam !!---- cyavana smrutisarvapApa prasaktopi dhyAyannimishamacyutam !
punastapasvI bhavati panktipAvana pAvanah !!
----- PaiThInasI

natAvatpApamedhena yannAma hatam hareh !
atireka bhayAdAhuh prAyascittAntaram vrithA !!
------ YogayAjnavalkya

prAyascittAnyaSeshANi tapah karmAtmakAni vai !
yAni teshAmaSeshANAm krishNAnus smaraNam param !!------ SrI vishNu purANa kalau kalmasha chittAnAm pApadravyopa jIvinAm !vidhikriyA vihInAnAm gatir govinda kIrtanam !! In conclusion, vipras should endeavour to do karmas to the extent possible and offer the fruit to BhagavAn in the true spirit of karma yoga. They should also do nAma japam and surrender unconditionally to BhagavAn.A vipra who does vihita kamAnushthAna should not find fault with others who do not do as each one is driven by his own prArabdha karma. He should not think that he is superior to some one who does not do kamAnushthAna nor to a dedicated Bhakta who is always immersed in the thought of the Supreme. जय जय श्रीराधे
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COMPASSION OF KRISHNA AND SANATANA DHARMA

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 21:26
In each avatAra, BhagavAn shows his deepest compassion to all irrespective of their affiliations. In RAmAyaNa, he blessed vAnara (sugrIva) , Pakshi (JatAyu) , hunter (Guha), rAkshasa (vibhIshaNa) and so on. He is freely accessible to one and all irrespective of caste, creed or colour.

The following important Slokas are pramANas that BhagavAn is there to take care of those who surrender to him unconditionally.
BhagavAn SrI LakshmI VarAha has assured as follows, which is known as varAha carama Sloka :sthite manasi susvasthe SarIre sati yO nara: !
dhAtusAmye sthite smartA viSvarUpam ca mAmajam !!
tatastam mriyamANam tu kAshtha pAshANa sannibham !
aham smarAmi madbhaktam nayAmi paramAm gatim !!

Whomsoever worships BhagavAn SrI LakshmI varAha when he is healthy, is fondly remembered by BhagavAn Himself during his last moment of departure from this world and is escorted by His divine grace to SrI Vaikuntha , His Supreme abode.
SrI RAma's assurance is known as SrI RAma carama sloka, which is as follows:
sakrudeva prapannAya tavAsmIti ca yAcate !
abhayam sarva bhUtebhyo dadAmyetad vratam mama !!--- RAmAyaNa

One who seeks refuge in SrI RAma by stating just once that he belongs to SrI RAma is given assurance of total safety against all types of beings . This is the vow of SrI RAma.
Sarva dharmAn parityajya mAmekam SaraNam vraja !Aham tvA sarva pApebhyo mokshayishyAmi Ma Sucah !!

--- Bhagavad GIta
BhagavAn KrshNa assures that He would deliver one from all sins if one unconditionally surrenders to Him. Hence there is no sin which the Supreme cannot nullify.
We have to keep in mind that VarNASrama dharma is meant for those for whom they have been prescribed by the Dharma SAstras. Those people alone have to perform them as Karma Yoga and at the ripened exalted stage it is only Bhakti towards KrshNa that permeates and there is no other karma to be done by them.

There are people in this world who are not covered by VarNASrama dharma like foreigners belonging to other faiths by birth. For them, there is no need to follow VarNASrama dharma as they are outside the ambit of sanAtana dharma. Whomsoever desires on his own free volition after reflection and contemplation to follow KrshNa, he is most welcome to do so. However, sanAtana dharma does not prescribe any mode of  change from one VarNa to another or outside VarNa to any VarNa. In case one gets attracted to KrshNa due to his vAsanas, he has to be treated with great respect as BhAgavata. But there is no need to mix up this with VarNASrama dharma, which is not applicable to them. They are entitled to study the purANas as applicable in the case of non-dvijas..
 strI SUdra dvijabandhUnAm
trayI na Sruti gocarA
karma Sreyasi mUdhAnAm
SreyA evam bhaved iha
Iti bhAratam AkhyAnam
krupayA muninA krutam !!
-- SrImad BhAgavatam However, wearing of YajnopavItam , recitation of Vedas and performance of Yajnas by such people are not sanctioned in Vedic scriptures. These are not required as they have already related directly to KrshNa and through his divine grace, they can attain his supreme abode

SrI NammazhvAr has clearly mentioned in his TiruvAimozhi that he himself is the humble servant of one who is the dAsa of KrshNa, even though such a person is born in any jAti outside the ambit of CaturvarNam.
kulam tAngu sAdigaL nAlilum keezh izhindu, ettanai nalamtAnilAda saNdAla saNdALargaLAgilum,
valam tAngu sakkarataNNal maNivaNNarkkALenRu uL
kalandAr, adiyAr, tam adiyAr, em adigaLE
--- TiruvAimozhi

 जय जय श्रीराधे 
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LESSONS FOR UNITY OF MARRIED COUPLE FROM WORDS AND DEEDS OF THE DIVINE MOTHER SITA -- PART I

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 07:19
There are many lessons to learn for maintaining the harmony and unity of married couple from the words and deeds of divine mother SrI sItA as enunciated in SrI VAlmIkI RAmAyaNam.
For a chaste wife upholding loyalty, living with one’s husband even in the fearful forest is enjoyable like residing in her own father’s house.
सुखम् वने निवत्स्यामि यथा एव भवने पितुः |अचिन्तयन्ती त्रीम्ल् लोकामः चिन्तयन्ती पति व्रतम् ||  
अहम् गमिष्यामि वनम् सुदुर्गमम् |मृग आयुतम् वानर वारणैः युतम् |वने निवत्स्यामि यथा पितुर् गृहे |तव एव पादावुपगृह्य सम्मता ||  

In separation from the husband, even heaven is not liked by her.स्वर्गे अपि च विना वासो भविता यदि राघव |त्वया मम नर व्याघ्र न अहम् तम् अपि रोचये ||
Father, mother, brother, son, daughter-in-law, each one gets the fruit of one’s own action. आर्य पुत्र पिता माता भ्राता पुत्रः तथा स्नुषा |स्वानि पुण्यानि भुन्जानाः स्वम् स्वम् भाग्यम् उपासते ||  

Accordingly, wife shares the fortune of the husband and hence has to accompany him even in forest.भर्तुर् भाग्यम् तु भार्या एका प्राप्नोति पुरुष ऋषभ |अतः चैव अहम् आदिष्टा वने वस्तव्यम् इति अपि ||  

For the chaste woman,neither  father, mother, son, self or friend is the recourse. Only the husband is the true recourse in this life and thereafter as well.न पिता न आत्मजो न आत्मा न माता न सखी जनः |इह प्रेत्य च नारीणाम् पतिर् एको गतिः सदा ||  

To be with the loving proximity of the husband is better than residing in a palace or travelling in the aeroplane or flying in the sky or attaining all positions of esteem.प्रासाद अग्रैः विमानैः वा वैहायस गतेन वा |सर्व अवस्था गता भर्तुः पादच्छाया विशिष्यते ||

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