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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The real sons of the soil.

भूमिर्धेनुर्धरणी लोकधारिणी।
उद्धतासि वराहेण कृष्णेन शतबाहुना॥
मृत्तिके हन पापं यन्मया दुष्कृतं कृतम्।
मृत्तिके ब्रह्मदत्तासि काश्यपेनाभिमन्त्रिता।
मृत्तिके देहि मे पुष्टिं त्वयि सर्वं प्रतिष्ठितं॥
मृत्तिके प्रतिष्टिते सर्वं तन्मे निर्णुद मृत्तिके।
त्वया हतेन पापेन गच्छमि परमां गतिं॥
bhūmirdhenurdharaṇī lokadhāriṇī|
uddhatāsi varāheṇa kṛṣṇena śatabāhunā||
mṛttike hana pāpaṁ yanmayā duṣkṛtaṁ kṛtam|
mṛttike brahmadattāsi kāśyapenābhimantritā|
mṛttike dehi me puṣṭiṁ tvayi sarvaṁ pratiṣṭhitaṁ||
mṛttike pratiṣṭite sarvaṁ tanme nirṇuda mṛttike|
tvayā hatena pāpena gacchami paramāṁ gatiṁ||

महनारायणोपनिषत्  १      ३८    ३९   ४०
mahanārāyaṇopaniṣat  1      38    39   40

 The earth is the giver of happiness like the milch cow, the sustainer of life and support for all living beings.
(Represented as such the earth is addressed):
Thou wert raised up by Krishna in His incarnation of the boar having hundred hands.

O excellent earth, destroy my evil deeds as well as sins connected with me.
 O excellent earth, thou art a gift from God to creatures.
Thou art prayed over by Kashyapa.
O excellent earth grant me prosperity, for everything depends on thee.

O excellent earth, on which all creatures are supported, cleanse all that (sin) from me. O excellent earth, my sins having been destroyed by thee, I attain to the highest goal.

It is really heartening to see how our forefathers were so respectful to the natural resources.  They knew that the soil was the greatest asset and sustainer of life on earth and worshipped it as if it were their mother. 
The real sons of the soil.

।श्रीकृष्णो रक्षतु।
|śrīkṛṣṇo rakṣatu|
Have a nice and happy day
with profound respect and warm regards
K V Ananthanarayanan
त्यजन्तु बान्धवाः सर्वे निन्दन्तु गुरवो जनाःI
तदापि परमानन्दो गोविन्दो मम जीवनंII

Iकृष्णात् परं किमपि तत्वं अहं न जाने"I