AFFECTIONATE GUIDANCE


Appendix 2: Sri Saraswat-arati

(Referred to in The Eternal Service of Sri-Gaura-Saraswati:
by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj)

 

(1) jayare jayare jaya gaura-saraswati
bhakativinoda nvaya karuna murati

All Glory, all Glory to Sri Gaura-Saraswati,
Of the Line of Bhaktivinode—Pure incarnate Mercy. [1]

(2) prakasile gaura-seva bhuvana mangala
bhakatisiddhanta suddha prajnana ujjvala

You revealed Sri Gaura's Service—the world's greatest fortune,
Brilliant as the Perfect Teaching, Perfect Truth—Devotion (Bhakti-Siddhanta). [2]

(3) radha-syama ekatanu dakse gora raya
bame radha madhye svayam syama-gopa jaya

On the right side Radha-Shyam in one Form—our Lord Golden,
Left is Radha, middle—dark cowherd Himself is shining. [3]

(4) vraja rasa nava bhave navadwipe raje
udare madhura raga obhinovo saje

Braja-Ras in Nabadwip, effulgent new form charming,
Magnanimity of Sweetest Love in novel posing. [4]

(5) madhuryya kaivalya raga vrajera niryyasa
prapti parakastha tahe gauranga vilasa

Unity of Loveliness Divine, essence of Braja,
One can find its acme there in Sri Gauranga-Lila. [5]

(6) radha bhava-kanti angikari' bhala mate
daksine asana rasa garima dekhate

Taking Heart and Halo of Sri Radha beautifully,
He is honoured on the right to show His Rasa's Glory. [6]

(7) radha-rasa-troyo-svada rahasya proyasa
nirakhi praphulla radha mukhe manda hasa

Mystic'lly the Lord hankers for Radha's threefold relish,
Seeing this Her heart blooms, Lotus Face sweet smile embellish. [7]

(8) madhye rahi vamsirave ghose vamsidhara
radhara sampade ami gauranga-sundara

In the centre playing His flute, announces the flute-player,
"In the Glory of My Radha, I'm Gauranga-Sundar! [8]

(9) madabhistha rupa radhara hrdaya mandire
gauranga bhajile susthu sphurtti paya tare

My most cherished Form lives in the Temple of Her heart dear,
When you serve Gauranga I shine forth in that Form so clear." [9]

(10) nadiya prakase mahaprabhu gaura-nidhi
patita pavana deve milaila vidhi

Blessed Gaura Mahaprabhu came down in Nadia,
Sent me by His Mercy to my Lord, Master, Saviour. [10]

(11) e-rupa arati brahma sambhu agocara
gaura bhakta krpa patra matra siddhi sara

Such an Arati—Lord Brahma, Lord Sambhu cannot see,
Such perfection's only for those blessed by Gaur's devotee. [11]

(12) sri svarupa, ramananda, rupa, sanatana
sri raghu, jivadi krpaya dekhe bhakta-jana

Sri Svarupa, Ramananda, Rupa, Sanatana,
Sri Raghu, Jiva and others, bless devotees' vision. [12]

(13) jaya guru-gaura-radha-govinda-sundara
jaya dao bhakta vrnda nitya nirantara

Glory! Guru, Gaura, Radha, Beautiful Govinda,
Sing Their Glories, O devotees! ever and forever. [13]

 

 


 

 

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Contents

Section 1 — 'Siddhanta'
1 The Divine Service of Krishna
2 In Praise of the Devotees
3 Secure at Home
4 Our Life-line of Devotional Practice
5 Affection
6 Going Deeper
7 Transcendental World
8 Divine Service
9 Transcendental Knowledge and The Fortunate Soul
10 A Life of Service
11 Emotion or Devotion?
12 Our Lord’s Beloved Power
13 The Plane of Dedication

Section 2 — 'Biographical'
14 Srila Madhavendra Puripad—the Sprout of Love Divine
15 The Appearance of Sri Gaurasundar
16 The Flow of Mahaprabhu's Line
17 In Praise of Srila Narottam Das Thakur

Section 3 — 'Our Devotional Line'
18 Message to Massage the Devotees' Hearts
19 Harmony is Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's conception
20 The One Channel of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math
21 The Eternal Service of Sri-Gaura-Saraswati
22 The Voice of Sri Chaitanyadev
23 Puri Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Jagannathdev, and His Dham
24 A Day at Hapaniya
25 Caringly Educating
26 Address to the Assembled Devotees

Section 4
27 Excerpts from Letters
28 Treasures

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