Acharya-vandana

 

 

jayare jayare jayaparamahamsa mahasaya
sri-bhakti-siddhanta saraswati
goswami thakura jayaparama karuna-maya
dina-hina agatira gati [1]

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!

 

nilachale haiya udaya
sri-gaura-mandala asi'prema-bhakti parakasi
jivera nasila bhava-bhaya [2]

Emerging in Nalachala, he came to the land of Sri Gaura Mandala and revealed loving devotion, destroying the souls' fear of material existence.

 

tomara mahima gaihena sadhya mora nai
tabe pari yadi deha sakti
visvahite avirataachara-prachare rata
visuddha sri-rupanuga bhakti [3]

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.

 

sripat khetari-dhamthakura sri-narottama
tomare tanhara guna dekhi
sastrera siddhanta-sarasuni lage chamatkara
kutarkika dite nare phanki [4]

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.

 

suddha-bhakti-mata yataupadharma-kavalita
heriya lokera mane trasa
hani' susiddhanta-vaniupadharma khana khana
sajjanera barale ullasa [5]

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.

 

smarta-mata jaladharasuddha-bhakti ravi-kara
achchhadila bhaviya antare
sastra-sindhu manthanetesusiddhanta jhanjnavate
udaila dig-digantare [6]

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.

 

sthane sthane kata mathasthapiyachha niskapata
prema-seva sikhaite jive
mathera vaisnava-ganakare sada vitarana
hari-guna-kathamrta bhave [7]

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.

 

suddha-bhakti-mandakinibimala pravaha ani
sitala karila tapta-prana
dese dese niskinchanprerila vaishnava-gana
vistarite hariguna-gana [8]

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.

 

purve yatha gaura-hari,mayavada chheda kari
vaisnava karila kasi-basi
vaisnava-darsana-suksmavichare tumi he daksa
temati tosila baranasi [9]

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.

 

daiva-varnasrama-dharmahari-bhakti yara marma
sastra-yukta karila nischaya
jnana-yoga-karmachayamulya tara kichhu naya
bhaktira virodhi yadi haya [10]

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.

 

sri-gaura-mandala bhumibhakti-sange parikrami
sukirti sthapila mahasaya
abhinna vraja-mandalagaura-bhumi premojvala
prachara haila visvamaya [11]

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.

 

kuliyate pasandiraatyachara kaila ya'ra
ta sabara dosa ksama kari'
jagate kaile ghosana'taroriva sahisnuna'
hana 'kirtaniyah sada harih' [12]

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.

 

sri-visva-vaisnava-raja-sabha-madhye "patra-raja"
upadhi-bhusane vibhusita
visvera mangala lagi'haiyachha sarva-tyagi
visvavasi jana-hite rata [13]

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.

 

karitechha upakarayate para upakara
labhe jiva sri-krsna-sevaya
dure yaya bhava-rogakande yahe karma-bhoga
hari-pada-padma ya'te paya [14]

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.

 

jiva moha-nidra-gatajaga'te vaikuntha-duta
'gaudiya' pathao ghare ghare
uthare uthare bhaiara ta samaya nai
'krsna bhaja' bale uchchaihsvare [15]

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!'"

 

tomara mukhara-bindavigalita makaranda
sinchita achyuta-guna-gatha
sunile judaya pranatoma moha antarddhana
dure yaya hrdayera vyatha [16]

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.

 

jani ami mahasayayasovancha nahi haya
bindu-matra tomara antare
tava guna vina-dhari,mora kantha-vina dhari'
avasete baliya amare [17]

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.

 

vaisnavera guna-ganakarile jivera trana
suniyachhi sudhu-guru-mukhe
krsna-bhakti samudayajanama saphala haya
e bhava-sagara tare sukhe [18]

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.

 

te-karane prayasayatha vamanera asa
gaganera chanda dhari-bare
adosa-darasi tumiadhama patita ami
nija-gune ksamiva amare [19]

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.

 

sri-gauranga-parisadathakura bhakti-vinoda
dina-hina patitera bandhu
kali-tamah vinasiteanilena avanite
toma' akalanka purna indu [20]

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.

 

kara krpa vitaranaprema-sudha anuksana
matiya uthuk jiva-gana
harinama-sankirtananachuk jagata-jane
vaisnava-dasera nivedana [21]

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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Index:
Akrodha paramananda
Amara jivana
Bhajahu re mana
Bhaja re bhaja re amar
Bhuliya tomare
bimala hema jini
Dasa-avatara-stotram
Dhana mora Nityananda
Durlabha manava janma
Ei-bara karuna kara
Emona durmati
Gaurangera duti pada
Gaya gora madhur svare
Gopinath (Nivedana)
Gurudev krpa-bindu diya
Ha ha bhakti-vinoda
Hari haraye Namah Krsna
Hari he dayala mora
He deva bhavantam vande
Jagannatha-suta (Nadiya nagare nitai neche)
Janama saphala ta'ra
Jaya guru maharaja (Sri Guru arati-stuti)
Jaya Guru Maharaja karuna-sagara (Sri Sri Nitai-Chaitanya arati)
Jaya jaya Gorachander
Jaya jaya gurudever (Sri Guru arati)
Jayare jayare jaya Gaura-Saraswati
Jayare jayare jaya paramahamsa
Jaya Sachi-nandana
Jaya Radha-Madhava
Jaya Radhe, Jaya Krsna
Jiva jaga, jiva jaga
Kabe habe bolo
Kabe Sri Chaitanya more
Kali kukura kadana
Ke yabi ke yabi
Ki jani ki bale
Ki-rupe paiba seva
Manasa deha geha
Mayura-mukuta
Namo namah tulasi maharani
Nitai amara dayara avadhi
Nitai gunamani amara
Nitai-pada-kamala
Parama karuna
Radha bhajane yadi
Radha-kunda-tata
Radhe Radhe Govinda
Radhika-charana-padma
Samsara-davanala (Sri Gurvastakam)
Sarvasva tomara
Sri-gaura-mandala majhe
Sri Guru-charana-padma
Sri Guru-Parampara
Sri Guru-charana-padma
Sri Hari-vasare
Sri Krsna Chaitanya Prabhu daya kara more
Sri Krsna-Chaitanya Prabhu jive daya kari
Srila Raghunath Das Goswami Sochaka
Srimad Rupa-pada-rajah Prarthana Dasakam
Sri Rupa-manjari-pada
Sri Sad-Goswamy-Astakam
Sri Sri Damodarastakam
Sri Srimad Gaura-Kishor-Namaskar Dasakam
Sri Sri Siksastakam
Suddha-bhakata
Sujanarvuda-radhita (Sri Sri Prabhupada-padma Stavakah)
Suno he rasika-jana
Thakura vaisnava-gana
Udila aruna
Vaisnav ke?
Vaisnava Thakura dayara
Vandana
Yadi Gaura na ha'ta
Yasoda-Nandana Krsna
Yasomati-Nandana
Yasomati-stanya-payi (Nagare nagare gora gay)
Ye anila prema-dhana (Viraha-giti)

 

 

 


 

Service: Faith and Surrender
'If somebody has Gurudev's photo, the Deities' photo in their house, they can worship themselves—their house becomes a temple. Even though they cannot come to the temple, they should cook for the Deities and take prasad. Not all devotees may be doing it, but it is necessary.'

 

      

Our devotional activities must be in favour of the Lord, in favour of Gurudev.
Whatever we do, it must always be in favour of devotion.

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