Glory, glory, glory to Sri Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Thakur, this great swan-like perfect personality, abode of highest mercy, who is the path and refuge for the low and miserable who have no refuge!
Emerging in Nalachala, he came to the land of Sri Gaura Mandala and revealed loving devotion, destroying the souls' fear of material existence.
I have no capacity to sing your glories, but I can sing them if you give me the power. To bring pure unadulterated devotion in the line of Rupa Goswami for the the continuous welfare of the entire universe you deeply engage in preaching and practising.
I see in you the qualities that Sri Narottam Thakur, who appeared in Sripat Khetari Dham, had. Hearing the essence of the scriptural conclusions, all false arguments based on logic lose their power to deceive.
Your teachings of pure devotion devour all unscriptural religious practices—seeing this, people become terrified. Striking with the supreme conclusions you break all unscriptural practices into pieces which increases the joy of all pious men.
The rain clouds of smarta-brahmans (skilled in law and logic) cover the sunshine of pure devotion, although it still remains there at the core. Churning the ocean of the scriptures and creating a storm of the highest teachings, you cleared and delivered all directions.
Sincerely, you established so many temples to teach the souls loving service to the Lord. The Vaishnava residents of these temples incessantly spread the nectar of the glories of the Lord.
The pure current of the Mandakini river of pure devotion cools and soothes the burning souls. You sent devotees, free from material desires, from place to place to spread the glories of the Lord.
Before, Gaura Hari converted the mayavadi section of the Kasi residents into Vaishnavs. In the same way you graced the residents of Varanasi by expertly showing the distinction of subtleties of Vaishnava vision.
You ascertained devotion to the Lord as the core principle of daiva-varnasrama-dharma in accordance with the purport of scriptures and made it clear that all attempts of karma, jnana, yoga, etc. have no value if they are averse to devotion.
You became renowned as a great soul who started parikrama of Sri Gaura Mandal in the company of devotees. You preached all over the world about the land of Gaura that is non-different from Vraja Mandal and filled with the radiance of devotional love.
You forgave all sins and atrocities of offenders residing in Kuliya (Nabadwip). You have declared that to always chant the Holy Name one must be more tolerant than a tree.
Adorned with ornamental titles, you are the leader in the assembly of the Vaishnava kings of the universe. You gave up everything for the benefit of the entire world and dedicated yourself intensely to the benefit of the souls of the universe.
You spread the benefit by getting which the souls get service to Sri Krishna—their heart disease goes far away, all enjoyment and selfish pursuits break apart, and the soul attains the lotus feet of the Lord.
As a messenger of the spiritual world, you send Gaudiya Vaishnavs house to house to awaken the souls sleeping in illusion, "Wake up! Wake up, brother! You have no time left! Loudly chant 'Serve Krishna!'"
Hearing verses, drops of molten nectar coming from your mouth, glorifying the Infallible Lord soothes our being and dissipates darkness and illusion, and all heart pain goes far away.
I know that there is not a slightest drop of deceit known within you. Your glory is like a player of a vina—they have seized the vina of my throat and, paralysing me, they force me to sing.
Singing the glories of the Vaishnavs rescues and protects the jiva soul. I heard this from the mouth of sadhus and my Guru. When there arise devotion to Lord Krishna, the life becomes successful, and the soul can happily cross this ocean of material existence.
My attempt is like that of a dwarf who wants to catch the moon in the sky. You never see anyone's faults, and I am extremely fallen. Please forgive me for being what I am.
Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur is an associate of Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu and a friend of all low and fallen souls—to dispel all darkness of this dark age, he brought to this earth you, a spotless full moon.
Please bestow your mercy so that, incessantly intoxicated by the nectar of love of God, the souls arise. May the whole world dance in the sankirtan (congregational chanting) of the Lord's Holy Names. This is the humble petition of this servant of Vaishnavs.
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