करारविन्देन पदारविन्दं मुखारविन्दे विनिवेशयन्तम्।
वटस्य पत्रस्य पुटे शयानं बालं मुकुन्दं मनसा स्मरामि।।
kararavindena padaravindam mukharavinde vinivesayantam
vatasya patrasya putesayanam balam mukundam manasa smarami
I meditate on that infant Mukunda (Krsna) who is sleeping on the leaf of a banyan tree with his the lotus like foot placed in his lotus like mouth with his lotus like hand.
This is a very common and famous verse. If you do a google search you will find a wonderful looking baby on a leaf, toe in mouth and sleeping. And when you are meditating, you are supposed to meditate on this aspect of Krishna / God
Now in Yoga vasistha Maharamayan, it talks about a man with a very long life span. If you have not read it, it is a book that must be read.
There are hundreds of stories inside the book. This is a short story about a man with a very long life. He is narrating his story to someone else. He tells him, he was cursed with a very long life. I cant tell you how long I have lived. It simply cannot be counted. i have seen countless universes come and go. I have lived through them. How can I tell you how long? Time is only measured by movement of suns and stars. A universe may come and go. I have lived through them.
Here,I live a cursed life. Alone through all these creations. And then suddenly I heard a sound and looked around and I saw a child. The child was sleeping, merrily on a leaf.
(And meditating on that leaf, I finally found meaning to my very long life)
Now most people have not associated the above first shloka to this famous verse of Krishna. I have.
The tree is a special tree called vata or banyan. it is a tree with roots in the air. And the child was sleeping, merrily on the leaf. He had is toe in his mouth and they use the word lotus mouth, hands and feet.
And this is the secret of life journey.
Laughing. Lying on a leaf. Kriya, Iccha, Gyan
There, now you cant complain, I did not say it all. Cryptic, but I did say it