THE BENEDICTINE TREE OF DIVINE ASPIRATION: APPENDIX I


Sri Sri Guru Gaurangau jayatah

Acharyya-charana-vandana

 

Glorification of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj
Composed (and translated) by His Holiness Sripad Bhakti Ananda Sagar Maharaj

jaya srila maharaja caranaravinda
sri bhakti sundara deva-goswami govinda [1]

jagatera sumahgala karibara ase
tumi avatirna haila snigdha guru-vese [2]

praphulla nalina yena hasimakha mukha
dekhi vrddha-bala-yuva paya maha-sukha [3]

svadese-videse harinamera pracare
abhinava gaura-preme bhasale sabare [4]

sri-kare lekhani yena ananta phowara
sumadhura divyavani-vigalita-dhara [5]

su-siddhanta-dharad hara satya sugambhira
sri-guru-vaisnava-seva-nistha maliadhira [6]

sadhu-priya saralata tomara bhusana
amani manada sada mistha-sambhasana [7]

guru-maharaja yatiraja-rajesvara
sri-bhakti-raksaka deva-goswami sridhara [8]

parama santusta lava visrambha-sevaya
nija-hate vyasasane vasa'la tomaya [9]

sukhe manonita kaila uttaradhikari
ehena apurwa sneha kotliao na heri [10]

rupa-sarasvati-sridhar-dhara-srotasvini
tava hrde vahe sada bhuvana pavani [11]

siva-guru-sankarsana karuna-nilaya
nityananda-rupe tava hrde vilasaya [12]

sujana sudhira-gana tava guna-gaya
durbhaga vahcita aparadhe mare haya [13]

guru-gaura-krsna-seva-saubhagya-prakase
sanande sagara bhase sankirttana rase [14]

 

All Glories to the Divine Master and
the Supreme Lord Sri Krsna-Chaitanya

Acharyya-charana-vandana

Glory to the Lotus Feet of our Sri Gurudeva
Sri Bhakti Sundara Deva-Goswami Govinda. [1]

Wishing Grace Divine upon the whole of the creation,
From Goloka came thee down, most Gracious Incarnation. [2]

Hundred-petalled lotus flower—Lotus Face ablooming,
Young and old behold thee, all their heart's joy overflowing. [31

Both home and abroad Lord's Hallowed Name thou art apreaching,
Flood of Love for Gaura entire planet inundating. [4]

Benedictine fountain from thy pen in hand awriting,
Sweetest songs of Love Divine a flow is never ending. [51

Agent of the Waves of Perfect Truth—fathomless ocean,
Serve Sri Guru and Vaisnava! thy life's dedication. [6]

Truthful heart adored by saints—thy natural compassion,
Always humble, giving honour, in sweet conversation. [7]

Guru Maharaj of Nyasi Kings the Great Grandfather,
Sri Bhakti Raksaka Deva-Goswami Sridhara—[8]

Satisfied supremely with thy Service dedicated,
By his own hand did he place thee on his chair exalted. [91

Joyfully as his successor he hath thee achosen,
Such benign affection ne'er we find in all creation. [10]

Rupa-Saraswati-Sridhar River flowing freely
From thy heart throughout the world makes everything so Holy. [11]

Supreme God of Good our Guide, compassion's Divine Treasure
Ever plays within thy heart as Nityananda's Pleasure. [12]

Faithfully the true devotees sing thy Supreme Glories,
Lost, deluded souls dishonour thee, alas! and perish. [13]

By thy Grace shall we now serve our Lord and Golden Master,
Sagara exults in thy Sweet Chanting Dance forever. [14]

Tridandibhiksu Sri Bhakti Ananda Sagar
Sri Gaura-Purnima
8th March, 1993

 

 

 

 


 

 

Chapter 8:
"Everyone's Real Friend"

Appendix II:
"Chanting the Mahamantra" ⇒

CONTENTS

Part I


1: Divine Benevolence Abroad*
2: Universal Grace
3: Demolishing Pillars of Ego

Part II


4: The Eye-Opener*
5: Life's Destination
6: Reaping the Eternal Fruit
7: Our Super Benefit
8: Everyone's Real Friend*

Appendices


I: Acharyya-charana-vandana
(Verses in glorification of Srila Govinda Maharaj)
II: Chanting the Mahamantra
III: Dasa-vidha Namaparadha
(The Ten Offences to the Holy Name)
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