"Sri Krishna-sankirtan cleanses the mirror of consciousness, extinguishes the
raging forest fire of material existence, shines moonlight on the evening
lotus of good fortune, is the life of the divine knowledge—the life of
souls enlightened with paramour love for the Lord, expands the ocean of
ecstasy, is the taste of full nectar at every moment, and soothes the entire
self. May Sri Krishna-sankirtan be supremely victorious!"
Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur writes:
pita-varana kali-pavana gora
gaoya-i aichhana bhava-vibhora 
Golden Gora, the saviour of the Age of Kali, sings as follows, overwhelmed
chitta-darpana-pari marjana kari
krsna-kirtana jaya chitta-bihari 
All glory to Krishna-kirtan, which cleanses the mirror of consciousness and
delights the soul!
Chitta-darpana: if you have a mirror in your house and you do not
clean it, you will not be able to see your face in it. Your heart is also
like this—your heart, your mind, everything is full of dust! What dust is
it? Kanak (desire for money), kamini (desire for companions),
pratistha (desire for name and fame), kama (lust),
krodha (anger), lobha (greed), moha (illusion),
mada (intoxication), matsarya (envy). Your mirror can become
clean with good association, sadhu-sanga and
sankirtan—krsna-kirtana jaya chitta-bihari, chitta-darpana-pari
"O Lord, You have manifested Your many Names, put all Your power in Them, and
made no rules regarding the time for remembering Them. Such is Your great
mercy. My misfortune, however, is such that I have no attachment to Your
tunhu daya-sagara tarayite prani
nama aneka tuya sikhaoli ani' 
You are an ocean of mercy. To deliver the souls, You have brought Your many
Names to this world and taught everyone to chant Them.
sakala sakati dei' name tohara
grahane rakhali nahi kala-vichara 
You have put all Your power in Your Names, and You have not made any rules
regarding the time for chanting Them.
You can chant the song at any time, you can chant the maha-mantra at
any time—during prasadam time, while sleeping, sitting, walking,
driving, etc. You can chant the Holy Name, the maha-mantra at any
sri-nama-chintamani tohari samana
visve bilaoli karuna-nidana 
Your Names are wish-fulfilling jewels equal to You, and You have distributed
Them throughout the world, O ocean of mercy!
Krishna's Name, beauty, pastimes are non-different from the Lord.
Sri-nama-chintamani tohari samana—Krishna's Nam and Krishna's form
are fully equal, the Holy Name is Krishna Himself, it one and the same,
non-different from the Lord.
tuya daya aichhana parama udara
atisaya manda natha! bhaga hamara 
Such is Your extremely liberal mercy. I, however, O Lord, am extremely
nahi janamala name anuraga mora
bhakti-vinoda-chitta duhkhe vibhora 
I have no attachment to Your Names. The heart of Bhakti Vinod is overwhelmed
trnad api sunichena
taror api sahisnuna
kirtaniyah sada harih
"One who is humbler than a blade of grass, more forbearing than a tree, who
gives due honour to others without desiring it for himself, is qualified to
always chant the Holy Name of Krishna."
Humility, compassion, honouring others, and giving up prestige—become
qualified with these four qualities and chant the Name.
bhakati-vinoda kandi bale prabhu paya
hena adhikara kabe dibe he amaya 
Crying at the feet of the Lord, Bhakti Vinod says, "O when will You give me
Bhaktivinod Thakur says: When will You give me the right to chant the Holy
Name? I have no right (adhikar) to chant the Holy Name because I have
no humility, I have no tolerance, I cannot give honour to others. I do not
have the qualities. Mahaprabhu's Siksastakam says that you must be
humble, tolerant and give honour to others, but I do not have those
qualities, then how can I chant the Holy Name? When will You give me that
kind of quality, when will You give me the right to chant the Holy Name? That
is everything—you must be humbler than a blade of grass, more tolerant than a
tree and give honour to others without expect any honour for yourself. If you
have these qualities, you can chant the Holy Name, but I do not have any of
such qualities, then how can I chant the Holy Name?
This is a very nice song—it contains important things. Gurudev always
preached these things all over the world.
na dhanam na janam na sundarim
kavitam va jagad-isa kamaye
mama janmani janmanisvare
bhavatad bhaktir ahaituki tvayi
"O Lord of the universe! I do not desire wealth, followers, beautiful women,
or learning. Birth after birth, O Lord, let me have unconditional devotion to
prabhu tava pada-yuge mora nivedana
nahi magi deha-sukha, vidya, dhana, jana 
O Lord! This is my appeal at Your feet: I do not pray for bodily pleasure,
learning, wealth, or followers.
I am praying to you Prabhu: I do not want any body happiness, I do not want
any kind of education, I do not want any wealth, property, popularity—I do
not want it.
nahi magi svarga ara moksa nahi magi
na kari prarthana kona vibhutira lagi 
I do not pray for heaven, I do not pray for liberation, and I do not pray for
any supernatural powers.
Nahi magi svarga ara moksa nahi magi: I do not want liberation, I do
not want to go to heaven. Na kari prarthana kona vibhutira lagi: I am
not praying for any of these things, I do not want to have any mystic powers
(to be able to do any astonishing things).
nija-karma-guna-dose ye ye janma pai
janme janme yena taba nama guna gai 
Receiving any birth as a result of my piety and sins, birth after birth, let
me sing Your Name and glories.
ei matra asa mama tomara charane
ahaituki-bhakti hrde jage anuksane 
My only desire is that unconditional devotion to Your feet always arises in
my heart constantly.
visaye ye priti ebe achhaye amara
sei mata priti hauk charane tomara 
Let me have love for Your feet like the love I have now for material
vipade sampade taha thakuk samabhave
dine dine vrddhi hauk namera prabhave 
In misfortune and in good fortune, let that love remain the same, and day by
day, let it increase by the influence of Your Name.
pasu paksi haye thaki' svarge va niraye
tava bhakti rahu bhakti-vinoda-hrdaye 
Whether a bird or a beast, in heaven or in hell, let devotion to You remain
in the heart of Bhakti Vinod.
I can be a bird, I can be a beast next life, but please give me that kind of
devotion to Your lotus feet—I want only that. I only want pure devotion to
Your lotus feet. If I have devotion to Your lotus feet, that is sufficient
for me. I want only that. I do not want anything more than that.
Jay Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami
Maharaj ki jay.
'In Kali-yuga, people are given only 120 years of life—it is a very
short time! How many days will we be alive in this world? We do not know it.
Now that you have a human life and consciousness, chant,