Sri Sri Siksastakam Songs

(The verses are spoken by Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu,
the Giti, Songs, are written by Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur)

 

VERSE ONE

cheto-darpana-marjanam bhava-mahadavagni-nirvapanam
sreyah-kairava-chandrika-vitaranam vidya-vadhu-jivanam
anandambudhi-vardhanam prati-padam purnamrtasvadanam
sarvatma-snapanam param vijayate sri-krsna-sankirtanam

"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!"

 

GITI

pita-varana kali-pavana gora
gaoya-i aichhana bhava-vibhora [1]

Golden Gora, the saviour of the Age of Kali, sings as follows, overwhelmed with love.

chitta-darpana-pari marjana kari
krsna-kirtana jaya chitta-bihari [2]

All glory to Krishna-kirtan, which cleanses the mirror of consciousness and delights the soul!

hela-bhava-dava-nirvapana-vrtti
krsna-kirtana jaya klesa-nivrtti [3]

All glory to Krishna-kirtan, which extinguishes the fire of material existence and ends all suffering!

sreyah-kumuda-vidhu-jyotsna-prakasa
krsna-kirtana jaya bhakti-vilasa [4]

All glory to Krishna-kirtan, the joy of devotion, which shines moonlight on the evening lotus of good fortune!

visuddha-vidya-vadhu-jivana-rupa
krsna-kirtana jaya siddha-svarupa [5]

All glory to Krishna-kirtan, the fulfilment of the self, the life of the souls purely enlightened with paramour love for the Lord!

ananda-payonidhi-vardhana-kirti
krsna-kirtana jaya plavana-murti [6]

All glory to Krishna-kirtan, which is renowned for swelling the milk-ocean of ecstasy and causing it to overflow!

pade pade piyusa-svada-pradata
krsna-kirtana jaya prema-vidhata [7]

All glory to Krishna-kirtan, which gives the soul the taste of nectar at every moment and grants divine love!

bhakati-vinoda svatma-snapana-vidhana
krsna-kirtana jaya prema-nidana [8]

All glory to Krishna-kirtan, which soothes the soul of Bhakti Vinod and is a storehouse of divine love!

 

 

VERSE TWO

namnam akari bahudha nija-sarva-saktis
tatrarpita niyamitah smarane na kalah
etadrsi tava krpa bhagavan mamapi
durdaivam idrsam ihajani nanuragah

"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 Names."

 

GITI

tunhu daya-sagara tarayite prani
nama aneka tuya sikhaoli ani' [1]

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 [2]

You have put all Your power in Your Names, and You have not made any rules regarding the time for chanting Them.

sri-nama-chintamani tohari samana
visve bilaoli karuna-nidana [3]

Your Names are wish-fulfilling jewels equal to You, and You have distributed Them throughout the world, O ocean of mercy!

tuya daya aichhana parama udara
atisaya manda natha! bhaga hamara [4]

Such is Your extremely liberal mercy. I, however, O Lord, am extremely unfortunate.

nahi janamala name anuraga mora
bhakti-vinoda-chitta duhkhe vibhora [5]

I have no attachment to Your Names. The heart of Bhakti Vinod is overwhelmed with sorrow.

 

 

VERSE THREE

trnad api sunichena
taror api sahisnuna
amanina manadena
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."

 

GITI

sri-krsna-kirtane yadi manasa tohara
parama yatane tanhi labha adhikara [1]

If you aspire to chant the Name of Krishna, then, with great care, become qualified to do so.

trnadhika hina, dina, akinchana chhara
apane manabi sada chhadi ahankara [2]

Give up your false ego, and always consider yourself lower than grass, poor, needy, and mean.

vrksa-sama ksama-guna karabi sadhana
pratihimsa tyaji anye karabi palana [3]

Practise tolerance like a tree. Give up vengeance and nurture others.

jivana-nirvahe ane udvega na dibe
para-upakare nija-sukha pasaribe [4]

Do not trouble others for your own upkeep, and forget your own happiness in the course of helping others.

ha-ileo sarva-gune guni mahasaya
pratisthasa chhadi kara amani hrdaya [5]

Even if you are honourable and qualified with all qualities, give up desire for prestige and make heart your prideless.

krsna-adhisthana sarva-jive jani sada
karabi samana sabe adare sarvada [6]

Knowing Krishna resides eternally within every soul, always respectfully honour everyone.

dainya, daya, anye mana, pratistha varjana
chari-gune guni ha-i karaha kirtana [7]

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 [8]

Crying at the feet of the Lord, Bhakti Vinod says, "O when will You give me these qualifications?"

 

 

VERSE FOUR

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 You."

 

GITI

prabhu tava pada-yuge mora nivedana
nahi magi deha-sukha, vidya, dhana, jana [1]

O Lord! This is my appeal at Your feet: I do not pray for bodily pleasure, learning, wealth, or followers.

nahi magi svarga ara moksa nahi magi
na kari prarthana kona vibhutira lagi [2]

I do not pray for heaven, I do not pray for liberation, and I do not pray for any supernatural powers.

nija-karma-guna-dose ye ye janma pai
janme janme yena taba nama guna gai [3]

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 [4]

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 [5]

Let me have love for Your feet like the love I have now for material things.

vipade sampade taha thakuk samabhave
dine dine vrddhi hauk namera prabhave [6]

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 [7]

Whether a bird or a beast, in heaven or in hell, let devotion to You remain in the heart of Bhakti Vinod.

 

 

VERSE FIVE

ayi nanda-tanuja kinkaram
patitam mam visame bhavambudhau
krpaya tava pada-pankaja-
sthita-dhuli-sadrsam vichintaya

"O Son of Nanda, mercifully consider me, Your servant who has fallen into the terrible ocean of material existence, to be a particle of dust at Your lotus feet."

 

GITI

anadi karama-phale padi' bhavarnava-jale
taribare na dekhi upaya
e-visaya-halahale diva-nisi hiya jvale
mana kabhu sukha nahi paya [1]

As a result of my actions prior to contact with time and space, I have fallen into the ocean of material existence, and I do not see any means of deliverance. Day and night, my heart burns in the vicious poison of this world, and my mind never finds any satisfaction.

asa-pasa sata sata klesa deya avirata
pravrtti-urmira tahe khela
kama-krodha-adi chhaya batapade deya bhaya
avasana haila asi' bela [2]

The shackles of hundreds and hundreds of desires constantly trouble me, and the waves of the tendency to enjoy play all round me. The six bandits of lust, anger, greed, pride, illusion, and envy torment me, and the time of my death has come.

jnana-karma thaga dui more pratariya lai'
avasese phele sindhu-jale
e heno samaye bandhu tumi krsna krpa-sindhu
krpa kari' tola more bale [3]

The thugs renunciation and exploitation have cheated me and finally thrown me into the ocean of material existence. At such a time as this, You, Krishna, the ocean of mercy, are my only friend. Mercifully rescue me by force.

patita kinkare dhari' pada-padma-dhuli kari'
deha bhakti-vinode asraya
ami tava nitya-dasa bhuliya mayara pasa
baddha ha'ye achhi dayamaya [4]

Take Your fallen servant and make him a particle of dust at Your lotus feet; give Bhakti Vinod shelter. Forgetting that I am Your eternal servant, I am bound by the shackles of Maya, O merciful Lord!

 

 

VERSE SIX

nayanam galad-asru-dharaya
vadanam gadgada-ruddhaya gira
pulakair nichitam vapuh kada
tava nama-grahane bhavisyati

When will tears stream from my eyes, my voice falter, and the hair on my body stand on end as I call Your Name?

 

GITI

aparadha-phale mama chitta bhela vajra-sama
tuya name na labhe vikara
hatasa ha-iya hari tava nama uchcha kari
bada duhkhe daki bara bara [1]

As a result of my offences, my heart has become as hard as a thunderbolt and experiences no ecstasy in chanting Your Name. In despair, O Lord, I chant Your Name. With great sorrow, I call Your Name again and again.

dina-dayamaya karuna-nidana
bhava-bindu dei rakhaha parana [2]

O ocean of mercy, compassionate to the poor, give me a drop of love. Save my life.

kabe tuya nama-uchcharane mora
nayane jharaba dara dara lora [3]

When will streams of tears pour from my eyes as I chant Your Name?

gadagada-svara kanthe upajaba
mukhe bola adha adha bahiraba [4]

When will my voice falter? When will words come from my mouth?

pulake bharaba sarira hamara
sveda-kampa-stambha habe bara bara [5]

When will the hair on my body stand on end? When will I perspire, tremble, and become stunned again and again?

vivarna-sarire haraobun jnana
nama-samasraye dharabu parana [6]

When will I turn pale and faint? When will my heart take full shelter in Your Name?

milaba hamara kiye aichhe dina
roye bhakati-vinoda mati hina [7]

When will I meet with such a day? Bhakti Vinod has no devotion.

 

 

VERSE SEVEN

yugayitam nimesena
chaksusa pravrsayitam
sunyayitam jagat sarvvam
govinda-virahena me

"O Govinda! Without You, the world is empty. Tears are flooding my eyes like rain, and a moment seems like forever."

 

GITI (1)

ga-ite ga-ite nama ki dasa haila
'krsna niya-dasa muni' hrdaye sphurila [1]

Chanting the Name again and again, what was my realisation? Within my heart I knew, "I am an eternal servant of Krishna."

janilama maya-pase e jada jagate
govinda-virahe duhkha pai nana-mate [2]

I knew that, bound by maya's ropes, in this dull mundane universe, I only get various miseries because of separation from Govinda.

ara ye samsara mora nahi lage bhala
kanha yai, krsna heri e chinta visala [3]

And I don't like this world of birth and death. Where shall I go to see Krishna? This was my biggest worry.

kandite kandite mora ankhi barisaya
barsa-dhara hena chakse ha-ila udaya [4]

I began weeping and weeping; my tears fell. Torrents of rain poured from my eyes.

nimesa ha-ila mora sata yuga sama
govinda-viraha ara sahite aksama [5]

A moment for me is like a hundred yugas now. I cannot bear this separation from Govinda.

sunya dhara-tala, chaudike dekhiye,
parana udasa haya
ki kari, ki kari, sthira nahi haya,
jivana nahika raya [6]

The world is empty; as I survey the four directions, the entire surface of the world is void. My life is empty, my mind is listless; I am indifferent and apathetic towards everything. Depressed, melancholy and forlorn, my life has no meaning now. What do I do now? I cannot remain steady. I can no longer maintain my life.

vraja-basi-gana mora prana rakha
dekhao sri-radha-nathe
bhakati-vinoda minati maniya,
laohe tahare sathe [7]

O residents of Vrindavan! Save my life and show me Radhanatha, the Lord of Sri Radha. Considering this humble prayer of Bhakti Vinoda, please give him Your association and take him with You.

sri-krsna-viraha ara sahite na pari
parana chhadite ara dina dui chari [8]

I am unable to further tolerate this separation from my Lord Krishna and am ready to give up my life in two days or four.

 

GITI (2)

gaite 'govinda' nama upajila bhava-grama
dekhilama yamunara kule
vrsabhanu-suta-sange syama nata-bara range,
vansari bajaya nipa-mule [1]

And while I sang Govinda-Nama a host of ecstasies arose, within me. I saw Sundar-syama—the Dance-King—on Yamuna's shores, with Radha, Vrisabhanu's daughter, sporting in Pastimes of love, playing His flute beside the water, while a kadamba tree above cast shade upon the Holy Couple.

dekhiya yugala-dhana, asthira ha-ila mana,
jnana-hara ha-ilun takhana
kata-ksane nahi jani, jnana-labha ha-ila mani,
ara nahi bhela darasana [2]

On seeing this, my mind was stunned. I lost my senses. Unaware of time, I fainted—dead and numbed. The treasured Couple, when I awoke, had gone; my Vraja vision broke.

 

GITI (3)

sakhi go, kemate dhariba parana
nimesa ha-ila yugera samana [1]

O gopis! My friends! How can I maintain my life? A moment is like a millenium.

sravanera dhara, ankhi barisaya,
sunya bhela dhara-tala
govinda-virahe, prana nahi rahe,
kemane vanchiba bala [2]

Showers of tears pour from my eyes like the monsoon rains of August. The whole world is empty. In separation from Govinda I cannot maintain my life. Tell me, how can I go on?

bhakati-vinoda, asthira ha-iya,
punah namasraya kari'
dake radha-natha, diya darasana,
prana rakha, nahe mari [3]

How will I survive this separation? Bhakti Vinoda, in this unsteady state of mind, again takes shelter of the Holy Name and calls out, "O Radha-natha!" Save my life by giving me Your darsan and so deliver me from death.

 

 

VERSE EIGHT

aslisya va pada-ratam pinastu mam
adarsanan marmma-hatam karotu va
yatha tatha va vidadhatu lampato
mat-prana-nathas tu sa eva naparah

"Krishna may embrace me in love or trample me under His feet. He may break my heart by hiding Himself from me. Let that debauchee do whatever He likes, but He will always be the only Lord of my life."

 

GITI (1)

bandhu-gana! sunaha vachana mora
bhavete vibhora thakiye jakhana,
dekha deya chita-chora [1]

O my friends! Listen to my words. I am filled to overflowing with devotional ecstasy when I have a divine vision of that Thief who has stolen my heart.

vichaksana kari', dekhite chahile,
haya ankhi agochara
punah nahi dekhi' kandaye parana,
duhkhera na thake ora [2]

And when I want to see him more clearly, He disappears from sight and becomes invisible. Again, not seeing Him, my life-air weeps and my grief knows no bounds.

jagatera bandhu sei kabhu more laya satha
yatha tatha rakhu more amara se prana-natha [3]

Sometimes Krishna, the friend of the universe, takes me as one of His own, and sometimes He ignores me, but however He keeps me, He is the Lord of my life.

darsana-ananda-dane, sukha deya mora prane,
bale more pranaya-vachana
punah adarsana diya, dagdha kare mora hiya,
prane more mare prana-dhana [4]

When He gives His blissful darsan to me, He gives happiness to my soul. He gives me great ecstasy by allowing me to see Him and by speaking affectionately to me. Again He goes away, removing Himself from my sight. And by not letting me see Him, He burns my heart with the fire of separation.

yahe ta'ra sukha hoya, sei sukha mama
nija sukhe duhkhe mora sarvada-i sama [5]

But even though He pains my soul in this way, He is still the Lord of my life. Whatever is His happiness is also my happiness. And so, for me, happiness and distress is all the same.

bhakati-vinoda, samyoge viyoge,
tahe jane pranesvara
ta'ra sukhe sukhi, sei prana-natha,
se kabhu na haya para [6]

In this way, Bhakti Vinoda, in both union and separation, knows that Krishna is the only Lord of his soul. Krishna's happiness is my happiness. He is the Lord of my life; there is no other Lord for me than Him.

 

GITI (2)

yoga-pithopari-sthita asta-sakhi-suvestita
vrndaranye kadamba-kanane
radha-saha vamsi-dhari visva-jana-chitta-hari,
prana mora tanhara charane [1]

At the yoga-pitha, surrounded by the asta-sakhis, in Vrindavan Forest, in a grove of kadamba trees, by the side of Sri Radha, holding His flute, Sri Krishna enchants all souls within the universe. I fall at His feet and surrender my life to Him.

sakhi-ajnamata kari donhara sevana
palya-dasi sada bhavi donhara charana [2]

Following the orders of a sakhi, I engage in service to the Holy Couple, Sri Radha and Krishna, always considering myself a maidservant at Their lotus feet.

kabhu krpa kari' mama hasta dhari',
madhura vachana bale
tambula la-iya, khaya dui-jane,
mala laya kutuhale [3]

Sometimes being kind, They take me by the hand and speak sweet words to me out of affection. Taking tambula, the two of Them eat and accept a garland from me with great delight.

adarsana haya kakhana ki chhale
na dekhiya donhe hiya mora jvale [4]

Again, They disappear from my vision by some trick. Not seeing Radha and Krishna, my heart burns in agony.

yekhane sekhane, thakuka du'jane,
ami ta charana-dasi
milane ananda, virahe yatana,
sakala samana basi [5]

Here or there, wherever They stay, I am the maidservant of Their lotus feet. Through the happiness of union and the agony of separation, I am Their maidservant.

radha-krsna prana mora jivane marane
more rakhi' mari' sukhe thakuka dujane [6]

Radha and Krishna are my life and soul in life and in death; whether They protect me or take my life—may they always be happy.

bhakati-vinoda, ana nahi jane,
padi' nija sakhi paya
radhikara gane, thakiya satata,
yugala charana chaya [7]

Bhakti Vinoda knows nothing else. Falling at the feet of a sakhi, Bhakti Vinoda stays among the intimate confidants of Sri Radha. The lotus feet of Sri Radha and Krishna is Bhakti Vinoda's eternal desire.

 

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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)

 

 

 


 

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