With proper focus holy names to chant,
Then kama sway the individual it can’t.
Mahadeva in many ways victory earned,
Living renounced, by him Kamadeva burned.
On the glories of Shri Rama always speaking,
Despite marriage, attention on bhakti keeping.
Favor of Lord Himself reason most of all,
Same when on us Shiva’s blessings to fall.
Parvati of universe the mother,
Determined for Shiva, no other.
For austerities to the forest she went,
Listened not to dissuading messengers sent.
When of groom and attendants having a look,
Pity for the bride the family took.
Still glories of her husband knowing,
Couple the ideal married life showing.
“For face like yours to give,
For that offense I won’t forgive.
This curse I place upon you,
That without beloved will be you.
Just as my face you did make,
Help from monkeys you’ll have to take,”
This curse from Narada Shri Hari accepted,
Path for devotee by Him always protected.
Many lessons from Rukmini to learn,
Like how Shri Krishna’s favor to earn.
Vision of the Divine not required,
From hearing alone bhakti inspired.
Lord having affection for brahmanas respectable,
Rescuing souls with timing impeccable.
With respect towards demigods can behave,
Krishna or His representative coming to save.
Murder, deceit and vice,
How then God can be nice?
Just of temporary body seeing,
No effect on spiritual being.
To me always association’s choice giving,
Remembering all, thus most forgiving.
When sincere desire for return in me,
Sends guru who from illusion free.
Store sometimes with bargain, a steal,
Customers readily looking for a deal.
Like a store with items fully in stock,
Demigods practically everything they’ve got.
Friendship not made, not relationship in trust,
Nothing personal, business it is just.
Bhakti for those with intelligence more,
Krishna’s pleasure doing everything for.
Krishna showing universal form of His,
Still more an abstract, not a person it is.
That there is something beyond to mean,
More to life than awe-inspiring scene.
For each case not very long was shown,
Returning to worship of choice their own.
Supreme Lord, person standing behind,
Bhakti-rasa in devotion to Him find.