Some slokas and songs from today’s lecture:



Srī Nāma
by Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākur

gāy gorā madhur svare
hare kṛṣṇa hare kṛṣṇa, kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa hare hare hare rāma hare rāma, rāma rāma hare hare

1 Lord Gaurasundar sings in a very sweet voice, “Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare, Hare Rāma, Hare Rāma, Rāma Rāma, Hare Hare.”

gṛhe thāko, vane thāko, sadā ‘hari’ bole’ ḍāko, sukhe duḥkhe bhulo nāko, vadane harinām koro re

2 Whether you live at home or in the forest always chant the Lord’s Holy Name; in happiness or sadness, don’t forget— chant and fill your lips with the Holy Name.

māyā-jāle baddha ho’ye, ācho miche kāja lo’ye, ekhona o chetana peye, rādhā-mādhava-nām bolo re

3 Bound in māyā’s net you’ve slaved and toiled in vain. But now that you have a human life and consciousness, chant the Lord’s Name, “Rādhā-Mādhava.”

jīvana hoilo śeṣa, nā bhajile hṛṣīkeśa, bhaktivinod-upadeśa, ekbār nām-rase māto re

4 This life must surely end soon, and you have not worshiped Hṛṣīkeśa, the master of the senses. Bhaktivinoda advises: at least once, taste the nāma-rāsa, the nectar of the Holy Name.

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Goptṛtve Varaṇa by Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākur

ki jāni ki bole, tomāra dhāmete, hoinu śaraṇāgata
tumi doyāmoy, patita-pāvana, patita-tāraṇe rata

1 By what personal knowledge or strength has one such as I come to Your shelter? Surely it is by Your mercy alone, for You are ever seeking the purification and deliverance of the fallen souls.

bharasā āmāra, ei mātra nāth! tumi to’ koruṇāmoya
tava doyā pātra, nāhi mora sama, avaśya ghuchāre bhoya

2 You are my only hope, for You are full of compassion and mercy. There is no one who needs Your mercy more than I. You will surely drive away all fear.

āmāre tārite, kāhāro śakati, avanī-bhitore nāhi
doyāla ṭhākura! ghoṣaṇā tomāra, adhama pāmare trāhi

3 No one else has the power to deliver me. O merciful Lord, by Your declaration, kindly deliver this vile and lowly sinner.

sakala chāḍiyā, āsiyāchi āmi, tomāra charaṇe nātha!
āmi nitya-dāsa, tumi pālayitā, tumi goptā, jagannātha!

4 I have given up everything and come to Your lotus feet. I am Your eternal servant, and You are my protector and maintainer, O Lord of the universe.

tomāra sakala, āmi mātra dāsa, āmāra tāribe tumi
tomāra charaṇa, korinu varaṇa, āmāra nahi to’ āmi

5 Everything is Yours. I am merely a servant, certain that You will deliver me. I have chosen Your lotus feet as my only shelter. I no longer belong to myself.

bhakativinoda, kā̐diya śaraṇa, lo’yeche tomāra pāya
khomi aparādha, nāme ruchi diyā, pālana korohe tāya

6 Weeping, Bhaktivinoda takes shelter at Your feet. Forgive his offences, afford him a taste for the Holy Name, and kindly maintain him.

  • Srila Gurudev sings these two songs at the evening nat mandir programme


    Śrī-Rūpa-Mañjarī-pada by Śrīla Narottam dās Ṭhākur

śrī-rūpa-mañjarī-pada, sei mora sampada, sei mora bhajana-pūjana
sei mora prāṇa-dhana, sei mora ābharaṇa, sei mora jīvanera jīvana

sei mora rasa-nidhi, sei mora vāñchā-siddhi, sei mora vedera dharama
sei brata, sei tapa, sei mora mantra-japa, sei mora dharama-karama

anukūla hobe viddhi, se-pade hoibe siddhi, nirakhibo e dui nayane
se rūpa-mādhurī-rāśi, prāṇa-kuvalaya-śaśī, praphullita hobe niśi-dine

tuyā adarśana-ahi, gorole jāralo dehi, chiro-dina tāpita jīvana
hā hā rūpa koro doyā, deho more pada-chāyā, narottama loilo śaraṇa

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brahmapura bali’ śruti-gaṇa yāke gāya
māyā-mukta chakṣe āhā māyāpura bhāya
sarvopari śrī-gokula nāma mahāvana
yathā nitya-līlā kare śrī-śachī-nandana

vraje sei dhāma gopa-gopī-gaṇālaya
navadvīpe śrī-gokula dvija-vāsa raya
jagannātha-miśra-gṛha parama pāvana
māyāpura-madhye śobhe nitya niketana

māyā-jālāvṛta chakṣu dekhe kṣudrāgāra
jaḍamaya bhūmi jala dravya yata āra
māyā kṛpā kari’ jāla uṭhāya yakhana
ā̐khi dekhe suviśāla chinmaya bhavana
Śrī Navadvīpa-bhāva-taraṅga: 9-11



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