SRI SRI PREMA-VIVARTA: CHAPTER TWENTY
The Glories of the Name
eka-dina krsna-dasa kasi-misrera ghare
eka-dina–One day, ghare–at the house kasi-misrera–of Kasi Misra, krsna-dasa–Krishnadas kahila–expressed kichhu–some apana gauchhari–of his personal feelings prabhure–to the Lord. 
One day, at the house of Kasi Misra, Krishnadas expressed some of his personal feelings to the Lord.
"ajna haya suni krsna-namera mahima
"ajna haya–Please allow [that] suni–I hear mahima–the glories krsna-namera–of the Name of Krishna, ye mahimara–the glories that brahma–Brahma [and] siva–Siva jane nahi–do not know sima"–the end [of]." 
[Krishnadas said:] "Please let me hear the glories of the Name of Krishna, the glories that even Brahma and Siva do not know the end of."
prabhu bale, "krsna-namera mahima apara
prabhu–The Lord bale–said, "mahima–"The glories krsna-namera–of the Name of Krishna [are] apara–unlimited. [Even] krsna–Krishna nije–Himself jane nahi–does not know [them]. [So,] ki–what janiba–can I understand? [I am just] chhara jiva–a fallen soul. 
The Lord replied, "The glories of the Name of Krishna are unlimited. Even Krishna Himself does not know them. So, what can I understand? I am just a fallen soul.
sastre yaha suniyachhi kahiba tomare
kahiba–I can tell tomare–you yaha–what suniyachhi–I have heard sastre–from the scriptures. suna–Listen visvasa kariya–faithfully, [and] bhava-pare yabe–you will cross over material existence. 
"I can tell you what I have heard from the scriptures. Listen with faith, and you will cross over material existence.
sarva-papa-prasamaka–Destruction of all sin, sarva-vyadhi-nasa–curing of all disease, sarva-duhkha-vinasana–relief from all misery, kali-badha-hrasa–clearing of the obstacles made by Kali, naraki-uddhara–deliverance of the residents of hell, prarabdha-khandana–cutting away of the active consequences of previous actions, ara–and sarva-aparadha-ksaya–the removal of all offences sarva-ksana–always [occur] name–through the Name. [5–6]
"The Name always destroys all sin, cures all disease, relieves all misery, clears away the obstacles made by Kali, delivers the residents of hell, cuts away active karma, and removes all offences.
sarva-sat-karmera purti namera vilasa
purti–Fulfilment sarva-sat-karmera–of all pious works [is] vilasa–a Pastime namera–of the Name, [and] prakasa–the appearance nama-suryera–of the sun-like Name [is] sarva-vedadhika–superior to [studying] all the scriptures. 
"Making all pious works successful is a Pastime of the Name, and the appearance of the sun-like Name is superior to studying all the scriptures.
sarva-tirthera adhika nama sarva-sastra kaya
sarva-sastra–All the scriptures kaya–say [that chanting] nama–the Name [is] adhika–superior sarva-tirthera–to [visiting] all the holy places, [and that] namete udaya–the appearance of the Name [is] sakala sat-karmadhikya–superior to [performing] all pious works. 
"All the scriptures say that chanting the Name is superior to visiting all the holy places and superior to performing all pious works.
sarvartha-pradata nama, sarva-saktimaya
nama–The Name [is] sarva-saktimaya–all-powerful [and is] sarvartha-pradata–the giver of all desired ends. namera dharma haya–The Name's nature is [to be] jagat-ananda-kari–the maker of joy for the world. 
"The Name is all-powerful, grants all desired ends, and naturally makes the world joyful.
nama lana jagad-vandya haya sarva-jana
sarva-jana–Everyone [who] nama lana–chants the Name haya–becomes jagad-vandya–worshippable throughout the world. nama–The Name [is] gati–the shelter agatira–of the shelterless, patita-pavana–the saviour of the fallen. 
"Everyone who chants the Name becomes worshippable throughout the world. The Name is the shelter of the shelterless, the saviour of the fallen.
sarvatra sarvada sevya sarva-mukti-data
[The Name] sevya–should be served sarvatra–everywhere [and] sarvada–always. nama–The Name [is] sarva-mukti-data–the giver of all types of liberation, vaikuntha-prapaka–the giver of the spiritual world, [and] hari-priti-data–the giver of love for the Lord. 
"The Name should be served everywhere and always. The Name gives all types of liberation, entrance into the spiritual world, and love for the Lord.
nama svayam purusartha bhakty-anga-pradhana
nama–The Name svayam–Himself [is] purusartha–the goal of human life [and] bhakty-anga-pradhana–the foremost practice of devotion. achhe–There is bahuta–much pramana–evidence [of this] sruti-smrti-sastre–in the sruti and smrti scriptures. 
"The Name Himself is the goal of human life and the foremost practice of devotion. There is much evidence of this in the scriptures.
sarva-papa nasa kara namera eka-dharma
nasa kara–Destroying sarva-papa–all sin [is] eka-dharma–one quality namera–of the Name. suna–Hear prathame–first marma–the significance tahai–of this sapramana–based on evidence [from the scriptures]. 
"Destroying all sin is one quality of the Name. Hear first the significance of this based on evidence from the scriptures.
papi ajamila dekha vivasa ha-iya
dekha–Consider papi–the sinner ajamila–Ajamil. vivasa ha-iya–Desperately, uchcharila–he uttered hari-nama–the Name of the Lord 'narayana' baliya–'Narayan', [and he] samprata–immediately mukta ha-ila–became free ha-ite–from yata se sakala–all papa–the sins kariyachhe–he had committed koti koti janme–over the course of millions of births. [14–15]
"Consider the sinner Ajamil. Desperately, he uttered the Name of the Lord 'Narayan', and he immediately became free from all the sins he had committed over the course of millions of births.
uchcharane–By uttering hari-nama–the Name of the Lord, e sabera papa–all the sins madya-rata–of a drunkard, chaurya-vrata–a thief, mitra-drohi–a traitor, guru-patni-gami–an adulterer with an elder's wife, [and] stri-raja-go-brahmana-ghati–a murderer of a woman, king, cow, or brahman, ara–as well as saba–all anya papa-chaya–other sins, pariskrta haya–are counteracted. [17–18]
"Uttering the Name of the Lord counteracts the sins of a drunkard, a thief, a traitor, an adulterer with an elder's wife, and a murderer of a woman, king, cow, or brahman, as well as all other sins.
papa suniskrta haile krsne haya mati
papa suniskrta haile–When [the soul's] sins are counteracted, [the soul] haya–becomes mati–devoted krsne–to Krishna. ei-rupe–In this way, name–through the Name, jivera haya–the soul attains ta' sad-gati–good fortune. 
"When the soul's sins are counteracted, the soul becomes devoted to Krishna. In this way, through the Name, the soul attains good fortune.
chandrayana-vrata adi sastrokta prakare
yabe–When krsna-nama–the Name of Krishna [is] uchcharita–uttered eka-bara–once, tabe–then papi–a sinner mukta haya–becomes free ha-ite–from sarva-papa–all sins. chandrayana-vrata adi sastrokta–Rites mentioned in the scriptures, like the Chandrayan-vrata, nistare nahi–do not liberate papike–a sinner ha-ite–from papa–sin se-rupa prakare–in this way. [22–23]
"Sinners who once chant the Name of Krishna are freed from all sins. Rites mentioned in the scriptures, like the Chandrayan-vrata, do not liberate sinners in this way.
sanketa va parihasa stobha hela kari'
yadi–If kabhu–at any time [souls] bale–chant 'krsna'–'Krishna' [or] 'hari'–'Hari' sanketa kari'–indirectly, parihasa–jokingly, stobha–mnemonically, va–or hela–neglectfully, namabhase–by this Namabhas, tara–their asesa-pataka–innumerable sins dure yaya–go away. tabe–Then yamadutera parabhave haya–they overstep the attendants of Yamaraj [and] nita–are taken sri-vaikunthe–to the spiritual world. [25–26]
"If ever souls chant 'Krishna' or 'Hari' indirectly, jokingly, mnemonically, or neglectfully, by this semblance of the Name (Namabhas), their innumerable sins disappear, they overstep the attendants of Yamaraj, and they are taken to Vaikuntha.
padi' khasi' bhagna dasta dagdha va ahata
yatana–The punishment of Yamaraj kakhana na–never asraya kare–afflicts tahake–those who vivase ha-iya–desperately mukhe dake–call aloud nama–the Names 'krsna'–'Krishna', 'hari'–'Hari', [or] 'narayana'–'Narayan' [when] bale–they consider, 'ami–I hata hainu'–am dying!' padi'–after having fallen [or] khasi'–slipped, [or] bhagna–been injured, dasta–bitten, dagdha–burnt, va–or ahata–beaten. [28–29]
"The punishment of Yamaraj never afflicts those who desperately call aloud 'Krishna', 'Hari', or 'Narayan' when they feel as though they are dying after having fallen or slipped, or been injured, bitten, beaten, or burnt.
ajnane va jnane krsna-nama-sankirtane
yatha–Like kastha–wood agny-arpane–placed in a fire, sarva-papa–all sins bhasma haya–are reduced to ashes krsna-nama-sankirtane–by chanting the Name of Krishna, ajnane–unknowingly va–or jnane–knowingly. 
"Like a piece of wood placed in a fire, all sins are reduced to ashes by chanting the Name of Krishna, knowingly or unknowingly.
vartamana papa ara purva-janmarjita
krsna-nama-sankirtane–By chanting the Name of Krishna, anayase–easily sakala–all papa–sins hata habe–will be destroyed: se yaha–those that [are] vartamana–present, [were] purva-janmarjita–incurred in previous births, ara–and habe–will take effect bhavisyate–in the future. jivera nahi–The soul has no bandhu–friend jivane–in life vina–other than nama–the Name. [33–34]
"Chanting the Name of Krishna easily destroys the reactions to present sins, sins from previous births, and sins that will take effect in the future. The soul has no friend in life other than the Name.
mahi-tale sajjanera prati papachare
sarva nare–All human beings [who] papachare–behave sinfully sajjanera prati–with the virtuous people mahi-tale–of this world labhe–attain mukti–liberation nama-kirtanete–by chanting the Name. 
"Even those who abuse the virtuous people of this world attain liberation by chanting the Name.
sastre koti koti prayaschitta achhe kahe
sastre–The scriptures kahe–say [that] achhe–there are koti koti–millions prayaschitta–of atonements [for sins], kintu–but keha nahe–none of them tulya–are comparable krsna-kirtanera–to chanting the Name of Krishna. 
"The scriptures say that there are millions of atonements, but none of them are comparable to chanting the Name of Krishna.
hari-nama yata papa nirharana kare
papi–A sinner pare–can kabhu na–never karite–commit tata papa yata papa–as many sins as hari-nama–the Name of the Lord nirharana kare–removes. 
"A sinner can never commit as many sins as the Lord's Name can remove.
mano-vak-kaya-ja papa tata nahi haya
haya nahi–There are no papa–sins mano-vak-kaya-ja–committed in thought, word, or deed kalite–in the Age of Kali tata–that ksaya haya nahi–are not destroyed govinda-name–by the Name of Govinda. 
"There are no sins committed in thought, word, or deed in the Age of Kali that chanting the Name of Govinda does not destroy.
name sarva-vyadhi-dhvamsa sarva-sastre gaya
sarva-sastre–All the scriptures gaya–sing [that] sarva-vyadhi-dhvamsa–curing all diseases [occurs] name–through the Name. ogo–O sthanesvari bhakta–devotee of Sthanesvari! balihe–I am speaking tomaya–to you. 
[Sriman Mahaprabhu continues:] "All the scriptures sing that the Name cures all diseases. O devotee of Sthanesvari! I am speaking to you.
satya satya bali, 'laha visvasa kariya
satya–Truly, satya–truly, bali–I say, 'visvasa kariya–'Faithfully laha–chant, uchchariya–uttering ei–these nama–Names 'achyutananda'–'Achyutananda' [and] 'govinda'–'Govinda'. kandiya kandiya–Cry [and] daka–call out sri-madhusudana–to Sri Madhusudan. sri-nama-kirtane–Chanting the Name sarva-roga nasa kare'–cures all diseases.' [45–46]
"I speak the truth: 'Chant the Names 'Achyutananda' and 'Govinda' with faith. Cry and call out to Sri Madhusudan. Chanting the Name cures all diseases.'
mahapatakio ahar-nisa hari-gane
hari-gane–By chanting 'Hari' ahar-nisa–day and night, mahapatakio–even the greatest sinners suddha hana–become pure [and] ganya haya–recognised supamkti-pavane–as purifiers of [their] social class. 
"By chanting the Name of the Lord day and night, even the greatest sinners become pure and recognised as purifiers of their social class.
mahavyadhi-bhayao va raja-danda-bhaya
narayana-sankirtane–By chanting the Name of Narayan, niratanka haya–the soul becomes free from fear, mahavyadhi-bhayao–even fear of terrible diseases va–and raja-danda-bhaya–fear of punishment by kings. 
"Chanting the Name of Narayan makes the soul fearless of even terrible diseases and punishment by kings.
hari-uchcharane–By chanting the Name of the Lord, sarva-roga–all diseases, sarva-klesa–all suffering, upadrava-sane–along with [all] disturbances, aristadi–calamities, and so on, vinasa haya–are destroyed. 
"Chanting the Name of the Lord destroys all diseases, suffering, disturbances, calamities, and so on.
yatha ativayu-bale megha dure yaya
yatha–As megha–clouds dure yaya–go away ativayu-bale–by the force of wind [and] tamo-nasa paya–darkness is dispelled avasyai–invariably suryodaye–by the rising of the sun, tatha–so sankirtita nama–the chanted Name dura kare–drives away jivera–the soul's vyasana–difficulties svaprabhave–by His own power. e–These [are] vyasa-vachana–the words of Vyasa. [54–55]
"As the wind drives away clouds and the rising sun invariably dispels darkness, so the chanted Name drives away the soul's difficulties by His own power. These are the words of Vyasa.
arta va visanna sithila-mana bhita
[When] sei jana–those who [are] arta–distressed, visanna–depressed, sithila-mana–disheartened, bhita–fearful, va–or ghora-vyadhi-klese–afflicted with a terrible disease dekhe–see na–no ara–other hita–help [and] bali' sankirtana kare–chant 'narayana'–'Narayan' [or] 'hari'–'Hari', [they] nischaya–certainly [become] sukhi–happy [and] vimukta-duhkha–free from sorrow. [57–58]
"When those who are distressed, depressed, disheartened, fearful, or afflicted with a terrible disease see no help anywhere and chant 'Narayan' or 'Hari', they certainly become happy and free from sorrow.
asima saktiman visnu, tanhara kirtane
visnu–Visnu [is] asima saktiman–a possessor of unlimited power. yaksa-raksa-vetaladi–Fiends, demons, evil spirits, bhuta-preta-gane–ghosts, disembodied souls, vinayaka-dakinyadi–monsters, witches, [and] samasta–all [other] himsraka–ferocious entities palayana kare–flee tanhara kirtane–from the chanting [of] His [Name]. saba–All duhkha–distress asta haya–comes to an end [by chanting His Name]. [60–61]
"Visnu is unlimitedly powerful. Fiends, demons, evil spirits, ghosts, disembodied souls, monsters, witches, and all other ferocious entities flee from the chanting of His Name. By chanting His Name, all distress comes to an end.
hari-nama-sankirtana–Chanting the Name of the Lord sarvanartha-nasi–destroys all obstacles [and] vipada-nasana–destroys dangers, ksudha trsna skhalitadi–such as hunger, thirst, and injury. 
"Chanting the Name of the Lord destroys all obstacles and dangers, such as hunger, thirst, and injury.
ihate samsaya yatha, nischaya tathaya
nischaya–Certainly, [however,] vikrama–the power namera–of the Name kabhu na–never udaya haya–appears yatha tathaya–where [there is] samsaya–doubt ihate–about this. 
"Certainly, however, the power of the Name never appears where there is any doubt about this.
visvase namera krpa, avisvase naya
krpa–The grace namera–of the Name [is attained] visvase–through faith, naya–not avisvase–through faithlessness. bhakta–O devotees, janaha–know nischaya–for certain [that] e–this [is] eka–a rahasya–hidden truth. 
"The grace of the Name is attained through faith, not faithlessness. O devotees, know for certain that this is one of the hidden truths of the Name.
kali-kala-kusarpera tiksna damstra heri'
bhaya kario na–Do not be afraid [when] heri'–you see tiksna damstra–the sharp teeth kali-kala-kusarpera–of the poisonous serpent of Kali-yuga. bhakta–O devotees, suna–listen sraddha kari'–faithfully! 
"Do not be afraid when you see the sharp teeth of the poisonous serpent of Kali-yuga. O devotees, listen faithfully!
krsna-nama-davanala prajjvalita hana
krsna-nama-davanala–The raging fire of Krishna's Name prajjvalita hana–will blaze up [and] pheliya dagdha karibe–burn away se sarpera–the serpent's damstra–teeth. 
"The raging fire of Krishna's Name will blaze up and burn away the serpent's teeth.
ei ghora kali-yuge hari-namasraye
bhakta-gana–Devotees [who] tyakta-anyasraye–have left all other shelters [and] hari-namasraye–taken shelter of the Lord's Name ei ghora kali-yuge–in this dark Age of Kali [are] krta-krtya–successful. 
"Devotees who have left all other shelters and taken shelter of the Lord's Name in this dark Age of Kali are successful.
hare kesava govinda vasudeva jaganmaya
[There is] bada sukhodaya–an arising of great joy ei nama sankirtane–by chanting the Names hare–Hari, kesava–Kesava, govinda–Govinda, vasudeva–Vasudev, [and] jaganmaya–Jaganmay. 
"Great joy arises by chanting, 'O Hari! O Kesava! O Govinda! O Vasudev! O Jaganmay!'
sada yei gaya nama visvasa kariya
kali-badha–The obstacles made by Kali nahi–do not exist sada suddha hiya–within the eternally pure hearts tara yei–of those who sada–constantly [and] visvasa kariya–faithfully gaya–chant nama–the Name. 
"The obstacles made by Kali do not exist within the eternally pure hearts of those who constantly and faithfully chant the Name.
naraki kirtana kare 'hari' 'krsna' bali'
naraki–The residents of hell [who] bali kirtana kare–chant 'hari'–'Hari' [and] 'krsna'–'Krishna', hari-bhakta hana–become devotees of the Lord [and] chali' yaya–go divya-dhame–to the divine abode. 
"The residents of hell who chant 'Hari' and 'Krishna' become devotees of the Lord and go to the divine abode.
prarabdha-khandana kevala hari-name haya
kevala–Only hari-name–by the Name of the Lord haya–are prarabdha-khandana–the active reactions [to the soul's sins] cut away. [The soul] kabhu na milaya–never attains sei phala–such a result jnana-karme–through [worldly] knowledge or action. 
"Only the Name of the Lord can cut away the active reactions to sins. Such a result is never attained through worldly knowledge or action.
vina hari-kirtana kabhu karma-bandha
vina–Without hari-kirtana–chanting the Name of the Lord, karma-bandha–entanglement in karma haya–is kabhu na–never khandana–cut away, [and] mumuksuta–seekers of liberation labdha nahe–never attain ye mukti–the liberation [in which,] labhile–when [it] is attained, the soul] haya–has ara na–no further karma-sanga–attachment to karma, [becomes] rajas-tamo-dosa-hina–free from the faults of passion and ignorance, [and becomes] sunya–devoid of maya-sanga–attachment to the illusory environment. [79–80]
"Without chanting the Name of the Lord, entanglement in karma is never cut away, and seekers of liberation never attain the liberation upon attaining which there is no further attachment to karma. They never become uncontaminated by passion and ignorance or free from attachment to the illusory environment.
mriyamana klista jana padite khasite
mriyamana–A dying, klista–diseased jana–soul, padite–bedridden, khasite–faltering, [and] vivasa ha-iya–desperate [who] kona-mate–somehow or other bale–chants krsna–the Name of Krishna karmargala-mukta hana–becomes free from the bondage of karma [and] labhe–attains para gati–the supreme destination— yaha–which labhe nahi–souls cannot attain kali-kale–in the Age of Kali [by] anya mati–any other means. [82–83]
"A dying, diseased, bedridden, faltering, desperate soul who somehow or other chants the Name of Krishna becomes free from the bondage of karma and attains the supreme destination—which souls in the Age of Kali cannot attain by any other means.
sraddha kari' nama la-ile aparadha koti
nama la-ile–When souls chant the Name sraddha kari'–faithfully, krsna–Krishna ksama kare–forgives koti aparadha–millions of [their] offences yadi–if kutinati thake na–no deceit is present [in them]. 
"When souls chant the Name with faith, Krishna forgives millions of their offences if they are free from deceit.
ihate visvasa yara na haya, se jana
se jana yara visvasa haya na–Those who do not have faith ihate–in this [are] bada-i–extremely durbhaga–unfortunate. tara mochana nahika–They are not delivered. 
"Those who do not have faith in this are extremely unfortunate and will not be delivered.
nama-sankirtane–By chanting the Name, mantra-tantra-chhidra–faults concerning mantras and procedures [and] desa-kala-vastu-dosa–flaws concerning time, place, and paraphernalia yaya–go away, [and] paya–one feels parama santosa–the greatest joy. 
"Chanting the Name removes all flaws or faults concerning mantras, procedures, time, place, and paraphernalia, and fills one with the greatest joy.
sat-karma pradhana nama, tahara asraye
[Chanting] nama–the Name [is] sat-karma pradhana–the foremost auspicious practice, [and] nischaye–for certain, tahara asraye–under its shelter, [all] anya–other sat-karmera siddhi ha-ibe–auspicious practices become successful. 
"Chanting the Name is the foremost auspicious practice, and under the Name's shelter, all other auspicious practices certainly become successful.
sarva-vedadhika nama, ihate samsaya
nama–The Name [is] sarva-vedadhika–superior to all the Vedas. haya–There is kabhu na–never mangala–good fortune tahara ye–for those who samsaya kare–doubt ihate–this. 
"The Name is superior to all the Vedas. Those who doubt this never attain good fortune.
pranava krsnera nama yaha haite veda
bujha–Understand tattva-bheda–the difference in nature [between the Vedas and] krsnera–Krishna's nama–Name pranava–'Om', haite–from yaha–which veda–the Vedas janmila–manifested brahmara mukhe–in the mouth of Brahma. se yara mukhe–Those from whose mouth 'hari' 'hari'–'Hari! Hari' suni'–is heard anuksana–always pathana kaila–have recited rk-yaju-samatharva–the Rig-, Yajur-, Sama-, and Atharva-veda. [92–93]
"Understand the difference between the Vedas and Krishna's Name 'Om', from which the Vedas manifested in the mouth of Brahma. Those from whose mouth 'Hari! Hari!' is always heard have already recited the Rig-, Yajur-, Sama-, and Atharva-veda.
rk-yaju-samatharva patha ki karana?
ki karana?–What need [is there] patha–to recite rk-yaju-samatharva–the Rig-, Yajur-, Sama-, and Atharva-veda? kirtana karaha–Chant nama–the Name: 'govinda' 'govinda'–'Govinda! Govinda!' 
"What need is there to recite the Rig-, Yajur-, Sama-, and Atharva-veda? Just chant 'Govinda! Govinda!'
visnura pratyeka nama sarva-vedadhika
jana–Know [that] pratyeka–every nama–Name visnura–of Visnu [is] sarva-vedadhika–superior to all the Vedas, [and] nama–the Name 'rama'–'Rama' [is] adhika–superior sahasra namera–to a thousand Names [of Visnu]. 
"Know that every Name of Visnu is superior to all the Vedas and that the Name 'Rama' is superior to a thousand Names of Visnu.
sahasra nama tina-bara avrtti karile
eka krsna-name–By [chanting] one Name of Krishna, mile–the soul attains taha yei phala–the result that haya–occurs avrtti karile–when they chant sahasra nama–a thousand Names [of Visnu] tina-bara–three times. 
"Once chanting the Name of Krishna produces the same result as chanting a thousand Names of Visnu three times.
'krsna krsna krsna krsna krsna krsna krsna he'
'krsna krsna krsna krsna krsna krsna krsna he'–'Krishna, Krishna, Krishna, Krishna, Krishna, Krishna, Krishna!' he–O saba bhakta–devotees! sarva-ksana–Constantly ei nama kara–chant the Name! 
"'Krishna, Krishna, Krishna, Krishna, Krishna, Krishna, Krishna!' O devotees! Constantly chant the Name!
'hare krsna hare krsna krsna krsna hare hare
ei sola name–By these sixteen Names, sarva-dik–all directions bajaya rahila he–are maintained! ei sola name–By these sixteen Names, sarva-phala-siddhi–all perfection labha ha-ibe he–will be attained! 
"'Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare'—by chanting these sixteen Names, everything is maintained! By chanting these sixteen Names, you will attain all perfection!
tirtha-yatra-parisrame kiba phala habe
kiba–What phala habe–is the benefit tirtha-yatra-parisrame–of labouring to visit the holy places? pabe–You will attain saba phala–all such benefits nitya gane–by constantly chanting 'hare krsna'–'Hare Krishna'. 
"What is the benefit of labouring to visit the holy places? You will attain all such benefits by constantly chanting 'Hare Krishna'.
kiba kuruksetra, kasi, puskara-bhramane
kiba–What [is the value] bhramane–of visiting kuruksetra–Kuruksetra, kasi–Kasi, [and] puskara–Puskara [for those] yanra jihvagrete–on the tip of whose tongue hari-nama–the Lord's Name [is present] ksane ksane–moment by moment? 
"What is the value of visiting Kuruksetra, Kasi, and Puskara for those on the tip of whose tongue the Lord's Name is always present?
koti sata koti sahasra tirthe yaha naya
sei phala yaha–The result that naya–is not [attained by visiting] koti sata koti sahasra tirthe–millions or billions of holy places haya–is [attained] hari-nama-kirtanete–by chanting the Name of the Lord. 
"By chanting the Name of the Lord, the souls attain a result that is not attained by visiting millions or billions of holy places.
kuruksetre basi' visvamitra rsi bale
[Once,] basi'–sitting kuruksetre–at Kuruksetra, visvamitra rsi–Visvamitra Risi bale–said, 'suniyachhi–'I have heard bahu tirtha-nama–the names of many holy places dhara-tale–on the earth, [but] koti-amsa–one ten-millionth [of the value] hari-nama-kirtanera–of chanting the Name of the Lord nahi–is not tulya–comparable [to] kona–any tirtha–holy place. ei–This vakya–statement [is] bahu mulya–very valuable. [109–110]
"Once, sitting at Kuruksetra, Visvamitra Risi said, 'I have heard the names of many holy places on the earth, but none of them are comparable to even one ten-millionth of the value of chanting the Name of the Lord.' This statement is very valuable.
vedagama bahu sastre kiba prayojana
kiba–What prayojana–need [is there] vedagama bahu sastre–for the Vedas, Agamas, and numerous other scriptures? [And] kena–why loka bhramana kare–do people visit bahu-tirthadi–so many holy places? 
"What need is there for the Vedas, Agamas, and numerous other scriptures? And why do people visit so many holy places?
atma-mukti-vanchha yara, sei sarva-ksana
[Let] sei yara–those who atma-mukti-vanchha–desire their own liberation sarva-ksana–constantly kirtana karuka–chant 'govinda' 'govinda' bali'–'Govinda! Govinda!' 
"Let those who desire their own liberation constantly chant 'Govinda! Govinda!'
sarva-sat-karmadhika nama janaha nischaya
janaha–Know nischaya–for certain [that chanting] nama–the Name [is] sarva-sat-karmadhika–superior to all pious activities. visvasile–If you have faith ei katha–in this principle, sarva-dharma haya–all [your] duties are [automatically] fulfilled. 
"Know for certain that chanting the Name is superior to all pious activities. If you have faith in this principle, all your duties are automatically fulfilled.
surya uparage koti koti garu-dana
koti koti garu-dana–Donating billions of cows surya uparage–during a solar eclipse, kalpa-vasa–residing for billions of years prayagete–in Prayag [and] vidhana–observing rites maghete–during the month of Magh, karma–performing ayuta–ten thousand yajnadi–sacrifices, [and] svarga-meru-dana–donating a Mount Sumeru's worth of gold samana haya na–does not equal satamsete–one one-hundredth [of the value] hari-namera–of [chanting] the Name of the Lord. [116–117]
"Donating tens of millions of cows during a solar eclipse, residing at Prayag for billions of years and observing rites during the month of Magh, performing ten million sacrifices, and donating a Mount Sumeru's worth of gold does not equal one one-hundredth of the value of chanting the Name of the Lord.
istapurta karma bahu bahu krta haile
sastre–The scriptures bale–say istapurta karma–public welfare works, [even if] se saba krta haile–they all are performed bahu bahu–many [times], tathapi–still [are] hetu–a cause [of bondage] bhava–within the material world. 
"The scriptures say that public welfare works, even if they are performed many times, are a cause of bondage within the material world.
hari-nama anayase bhava-mukti-dhara
hari-nama–The Name of the Lord anayase–easily bhava-mukti-dhara–grants liberation from the material world. namera kachhe–Next to the Name, karma-phala–the fruits of [pious] karma [are] akinchitkara–inconsequential. 
"Chanting the Name of the Lord easily grants liberation from the material world. Next to the Name, the fruits of pious karma are nothing.
sankhya-astangadi yoge kiba asa dhara
kiba–What asa–hope [do] dhara–you have sankhya-astangadi yoge–in metaphysics, astanga-yoga, and so on? chao–You want mukti–liberation, [so] sada–always govinda-kirtana kara–chant the Name of Govinda. 
"What hope do you have in metaphysics and astanga-yoga? You want liberation, so just chant the Name of Govinda.
muktio samanya phala namera nikate
namera nikate–Next to the Name, muktio–even liberation [is] samanya phala–an insignificant fruit. jivera mukti ghate–Souls attain liberation [even] nama karile–when they chant the Name helaya–negligently. 
"Next to the Name, even liberation is an insignificant attainment. Souls attain liberation even when they negligently chant the Name.
svapacha ha-ileo dvija-srestha bali tare
svapacha ha-ileo–Even if they are outcasts, bali–we consider tare yahara jihvagre–those on the tip of whose tongue krsna-nama–the Name of Krishna nrtya kare–dances [to be] dvija-srestha–the best of the twice-born. 
"Even outcasts are considered the best of brahmans when the Name of Krishna dances on the tip of their tongue.
sarva-tapa kaila sarva-tirthe kaila snana
sarva-tapa kaila–They have performed all austerities, snana kaila–bathed sarva-tirthe–at all holy places, adhyayane–studied sarva-veda–all scriptures, [and become] arya matiman–noble-minded. ei saba sadhanera bale–With the strength produced by all these practices, bhagyavan–such fortunate souls sada–constantly gana kare–chant hari-nama–the Name of the Lord rasanaya–with [their] tongue. [126–127]
"They have performed all austerities, bathed at all holy places, studied all scriptures, and become noble-minded. With the strength produced by all these practices, such fortunate souls constantly chant the Name of the Lord with their tongues.
sarva-artha-data hari-nama mahamantra
yata vedagama-tantra–All the Vedas, Agamas, and Tantras phukariya bale–proclaim [that] hari-nama mahamantra–the mahamantra of the Lord's Name [is] sarva-artha-data–the giver of all desired ends. 
"The Vedas, Agamas, Tantras, and other scriptures proclaim that the mahamantra of the Lord's Name grants all desired ends.
hari-nama-bale–By the power of the Name of the Lord, sarva-sad-varga-damana–destruction of all six vices, ripu-nigrahana–subduing of enemies, ara–and adhyatma-sadhana–realisation of the higher self [occur]. 
"The Name of the Lord vanquishes lust, anger, greed, madness, pride, and envy, subdues enemies, and produces self-realisation.
gunajna sara-bhuk arya kalike sammane
arya–The wise [who] gunajna–know the qualities kalike–of the Age of Kali [and] sara-bhuk–appreciate its virtue sammane–honour [this age because] kalau–in the Age of Kali sarva-svartha–all desired ends labhi'–are attained nama-sankirtane–by chanting the Name. 
"The wise who know the qualities of the Age of Kali and appreciate its virtue honour this age because in the Age of Kali all desired ends are attained by chanting the Name of the Lord.
sarva-saktiman nama krsnera samana
nama–The Name [is] sarva-saktiman–all-powerful [and] krsnera samana–equal to Krishna; krsnera sakala sakti–all of Krishna's power [is] vartamana–present name–within the Name. 
"The Name is all-powerful and equal to Krishna Himself; all of Krishna's power is present within the Name.
dana-vratas-tapas-tirthe chhila yata sakti
krsna–Krishna akarsiya–has drawn saba yata sakti–all the power chhila–that was present [and] vibhakti ha-iya–divided dana-vratas-tapas-tirthe–within charity, rites, austerity, pilgrimage, deva-gane–[worshipping] the gods, karma-kande–[following] the codes for pious action in the Vedas, rajasuye–coronations, asvamedhe–horse sacrifices, [and] adhyatmika jnane–knowledge of the highest self, [and] nila–taken [it] apana name–into His Name. [135–136]
"Krishna has drawn all the power that was present and divided within charity, rites, austerity, pilgrimage, worshipping the gods, following the codes for pious action, coronations, horse sacrifices, and realisation of the higher self, and invested it in His Name.
devadeva sri-krsnera sarva artha sakti
saba nama–All [His] Names [are] yukta–endowed [with] devadeva–the God of gods sri-krsnera–Sri Krishna's sarva artha sakti–power [to grant] all desired ends. yate sei nama–The Name to which [you are] anurakti–attached tanhi madhye–amongst Them yojana karibe–will bring [you] sarva–all arthe–desired ends. haite–Through [the Name's] sarva artha sakti–power [to grant] all desired ends, milibe–You will attain sakala-i–everything. [139–140]
"All the Names of the God of gods Sri Krishna are endowed with His power to grant all desired ends. Whichever Name amongst Them to which you are attached will bring you all desired ends. Through the Name's power to grant all desired ends, you will attain everything.
hrsikesa-sankirtane–By the chanting of the Lord's Name, jagad–the world [becomes] anandita–joyful, [the people's] chitta–hearts sarvada–always [remain] hrsta–happy and samprita–fulfilled anurage–through attachment [to the Lord,] daitya raksa–the demons bhita ha-iya–become afraid [and] palaiya yaya–flee, [and] siddha-sangha–the realised souls sada–continuously pranamita–bow tanra paya–at His feet. [142–143]
"By the chanting of the Lord's Name, the world becomes joyful, the people's hearts always remain happy and fulfilled through attachment to the Lord, the demons become afraid and flee, and the realised souls continuously bow at the Lord's feet.
yei krsna sei nama, namera prabhava
sei yei–He who [is] krsna–Krishna [is] nama–the Name, [and] namera–the Name's prabhava–influence vate–is [always] upayukta–fitting. abhava thake na–There is no deficiency tate–within it. 
"The Name is Krishna Himself, and the Name's influence is always fitting. There is no deficiency within it.
varnadi vichara nahi sri-nama-sankirtane
sri-nama-sankirtane–In chanting the Name, nahi–there is no vichara–consideration varnadi–of class or caste. vidhi–The conventions diksa-purascharya–of [brahminical] initiation and preparatory rites gane nai–are not counted badha–as barriers. 
"In chanting the Name, there is no consideration of class or caste, and the conventions of brahminical initiation and preparatory rites are not barriers to it.
narayana jagannatha vasudeva janardana
sei jana yara mukhe–Those from whose mouth [we] sada–always suni–hear narayana jagannatha vasudeva janardana–'Narayan!', 'Jagannath!', 'Vasudev!', and 'Janardan!' [are] pujya guru–worshippable Gurus. 
"Those from whose mouth we always hear 'Narayan!', 'Jagannath!', 'Vasudev!', and 'Janardan!' are worshippable Gurus.
sayane svapane ara chalite basite
yei–Those who krsna-nama kare–chant the Name of Krishna sayane–while resting, svapane–dreaming, chalite–walking, ara–and basite–sitting [are] pujya–worshippable sarva mate–in all respects. 
"Those who chant the Name of Krishna while resting, dreaming, walking, and sitting are worshippable in all respects.
stri-sudra-pukkasa-yavanadi kena naya
kena naya–Whether or not [they are] stri-sudra-pukkasa-yavanadi–women, labourers, persons of mixed caste, outcasts, or otherwise, seo–those [who] gaya–chant krsna-nama–the Name of Krishna haya–become pujya guru–worshippable Gurus. 
"Those who chant the Name of Krishna, whether or not they are women, labourers, persons of mixed caste, outcasts, or otherwise, become worshippable Gurus.
anya-gati-sunya bhogi para-upatapi
yadi–If [those who are] anya-gati-sunya–shelterless, bhogi–hedonistic, para-upatapi–harmful to others, brahmacharya-jnana-vairagya-hina–devoid of austerity, knowledge, and renunciation, papi–sinful [or] sarva-dharma-sunya–completely irreligious nama-japi haya–become chanters of the Name, [they attain] tahara ye sugati–an exalted destination taha–that naya–is not [attained] sarva dharmikera–by all pious persons. [153–154]
"If those who are shelterless, hedonistic, harmful to others, devoid of austerity, knowledge, and renunciation, sinful, or completely irreligious chant the Name, they attain an exalted destination that even the pious do not.
hari-nama-grahane desa-kalera niyama nai
hari-nama-grahane–In chanting the Name of the Lord, nai–there are no niyama–rules desa-kalera–regarding time and place, [and] pai na–we do not find vidhi–any rules [or] nisedha–regulations uchchhista asauche–regarding impurity produced by food remnants. 
"In chanting the Name of the Lord, there are no rules regarding time and place, and we do not find any rules or regulations regarding impurity produced by food remnants.
krsna-nama sada sarvatra karaha kirtana
kirtana karaha–Chant krsna-nama–the Name of Krishna sada–always [and] sarvatra–everywhere, [and] mana nahi–do not be concerned asauchadi–about (external) impurity. nama–The Name [is] svatantra–independently pavana–purifying. 
"Chant the Name of Krishna always and everywhere, and do not be concerned about external purity. The Name is independently purifying.
yajne dane snane jape achhe kalera niyama
achhe–There are niyama–rules kalera–regarding the time yajne dane snane jape–for [performing] sacrifice, [giving] charity, bathing, and [chanting] mantras, [but] kalakala-chinta–thinking [that there are] proper and improper times krsna-kirtane–to chant the Name of Krishna [is] mahabhrama–a great mistake. 
"There are rules regarding the time to perform sacrifice, give charity, bathe, and chant mantras, but thinking that there are proper or improper times to chant the Name of Krishna is a great mistake.
desa-kala-niyamadi name kabhu nai
kabhu nai–There are never desa-kala-niyamadi–rules for the time and place name–to [chant] the Name. sabai–Everyone krsna-kirtana karaha–should chant the Name of Krishna sada–always. 
"There are never rules for the time and place to chant the Name. Everyone should always chant the Name of Krishna.
samsare nirvinna-chitta abhaya-pada chaya
hena yogira janya–For the ascetics [who are] nirvinna-chitta–indifferent samsare–to the world [and] chaya–desire abhaya-pada–fearlessness, nama–the Name [is] eka-matra upaya–the one and only way. 
"For ascetics who are indifferent to the world and desire fearlessness, the Name is the one and only way.
hari-nama vina ara sahaja mukti-data
keha nahi–No one trijagate–throughout the three worlds vina ara–other than hari-nama–the Name of the Lord [is] sahaja mukti-data–an easy giver of liberation. nama-i–The Name alone [is] trata–the deliverer jivera–of the soul. 
"No one throughout the three worlds other than the Name of the Lord easily grants liberation. The Name alone is the deliverer of the soul.
eka-bara mukhe bale 'hari' du'aksara
sei jana–Those who eka-bara–once mukhe bale–chant aloud du'aksara–the two syllables 'hari'–'Ha-ri' [are] baddha-parikara–'girdle-bound' moksa-prati–for liberation. 
"Those who once chant the two syllables 'Ha-ri' are bound to attain liberation.
jita-nidra hana eka-bara 'narayana' bale
sei jita-nidra hana–Anyone who overcomes sleep [and] eka-bara–once bale–chants 'narayana'–'Narayan' suddha-chitta hana–becomes pure in heart [and] chale–proceeds nirvana-pathe–on the path to liberation. 
"Anyone who overcomes sleep and once chants 'Narayan' becomes pure in heart and proceeds on the path to liberation.
e ghora samsare, bale vivase 'hare hare'
[Souls] e ghora samsare–in this frightening world [who] vivase–desperately bale–call out 'hare hare'–'O Lord! Lord!' sadyo-mukta haya–are immediately liberated; [even] bhaya–Fear [himself] bhaya kare–fears tare–Him. 
"Souls in this frightening world who desperately call out, 'Hari! Hari!' are immediately liberated; even Fear himself fears the Name.
mrtyu-kale vivase ye kare uchcharana
se ye–Those who mrtyu-kale–at the time of death vivase–desperately uchcharana kare–chant nama–the Names [that are] vidambana–allusions tanra–to His avatara–Avatars [and] lila–Pastimes sahasa–immediately tyaga kari'–leave behind bahu-janma-durita–many births' worth of sin [and] yaya–reach parama-pade–the supreme abode. bhaje–I serve sei hari–this Lord. [174–175]
"Those who at the time of death desperately chant the Lord's Names that describe His Avatars and Pastimes immediately leave behind many births' worth of sin and reach the supreme abode. I serve this Lord.
chalite basite svapne bhojane sayane
chalite–While walking, basite–sitting, svapne–dreaming, bhojane–eating, sayane–resting, [or] vakyera purane–speaking, [those who] krsnochchare–chant the Name of Krishna, kali-damana–the subduer of Kali— [and] helateo–even [those who] neglectfully nama kari'–chant the Name— nija svarupa pana–realise the true self [and] nirbhaya ha-iya–fearlessly yaya–go [to] parama-pada–the supreme abode vaikunthe–of Vaikuntha. [177–178]
"While walking, sitting, dreaming, eating, resting, or speaking, those who even neglectfully chant the Name of Krishna, the subduer of Kali, realise the true self and fearlessly go to the supreme abode of Vaikuntha.
yena tena prakarete laya krsna-nama
krsna–Krishna, karuna-nidana–the reservoir of grace, priti kare–loves take–those who laya–chant krsna-nama–the Name of Krishna, yena tena prakarete–howsoever [they do so]. 
"Krishna, the reservoir of grace, loves those who chant His Name, howsoever they do so.
madya-pane bhutavista vayu-pida-sthale
hari-namochchare–By chanting the Lord's Name, [those who are] madya-pane–drunk, bhutavista–bewitched, [or] vayu-pida-sthale–diseased [find] mukti–liberation tanra karatale–on the palm of their hand. 
"By chanting the Lord's Name, even those who are drunk, bewitched, or diseased find liberation on the palm of their hand.
hari-nama svatah parama-purusartha haya
[Chanting] hari-nama–the Name of the Lord haya–is svatah–itself parama-purusartha–the ultimate goal of life. kasi-khanda–The Kasi-khanda (of the Skanda-purana) bale–says [that it is] upeya-mangalya-tattva–the most sought-after auspiciousness, param-dhanamaya–the supreme wealth, [and] phala vastu–the fulfilment jivanera–of life. padma-puraneo–The Padma-purana also kahe–says taha–this bahu sthale–in many places. [183–184]
"Chanting the Name of the Lord is itself the ultimate goal of life. The Kasi-khanda says that it is the most sought-after auspiciousness, the supreme wealth, and the fulfilment of life. The Padma-purana also says this in many places.
sarva mangalera haya parama mangala
haya–The Name is parama mangala–the most auspicious sarva mangalera–of all auspicious things [and] chit-tattva svarupa sarva-veda-valli-phala–the spiritual fruit from the vine of all the Vedas. 
"The Name is the most auspicious of all auspicious things and the spiritual fruit produced by the vine of the Vedas.
krsna-nama laya yei sraddha va helaya
sarva-vede–All the scriptures gaya–sing [that] nara-matra yei–anyone who laya–chants krsna-nama–the Name of Krishna, sraddha–faithfully va–or helaya–neglectfully, paya–attains trana–deliverance. 
"All the scriptures sing that anyone who chants the Name of Krishna, faithfully or negligently, attains deliverance.
bhaktira prakara yata sastre dekha yaya
gaya–The scriptures sing [that] namasraya–taking shelter of the Name srestha bali'–is the best tanhi madhye–amongst yata bhaktira prakara–all the practices of devotion dekha yaya–found sastre–in the scriptures. 
"The scriptures sing that taking shelter of the Name is best amongst all the practices of devotion found in the scriptures.
kastete astanga yoge visnu-smrti sadhe
visnu-smrti–Remembrance of Visnu sadhe–is practised kastete–with difficulty astanga yoge–through astanga-yoga, [but] kirtana–chanting [His Name is practised] ostha-spandanei–by simply moving the lips; [chanting thus] viraje–reigns srestha–supreme. 
"Remembrance of Visnu is practised with difficulty through astanga-yoga, but chanting His Name is practised simply by moving the lips; chanting thus reigns supreme.
diksa-purvaka archana yadi sata janma kare
hari-nama–The Name of the Lord nitya–always sphure–appears tahara jihvaya–on the soul's tongue yadi–when diksa-purvaka–they have accepted initiation [and] archana kare–performed worship sata janma–for hundreds of births. 
"The Name of the Lord always appears on the tongue of those who have accepted initiation and performed worship for hundreds of births.
satya-yuge bahu-kale yaha tapo-dhyane
se sakala yaha yeba yeba phala phala–All the results tane paya–attained satya-yuge–in Satya-yuga bahu-kale tapo-dhyane–by long-term austerity and meditation, tretaya–in Treta-yuga yajnadi yajiya–by conducting sacrifices, [and] dvapare–in Dvapar-yuga archanangete–by the practice of worship paya–are attained kalite–in Kali-yuga hari-name–by [chanting] the Name of the Lord. [194–195]
"All the results attained in Satya-yuga by long-term austerity and meditation, in Treta-yuga by conducting sacrifices, and in Dvapar-yuga by Deity worship are attained in Kali-yuga by chanting the Name of the Lord.
kali-kale mahabhagavata bali tare
bali–We consider tare ye–those who bhaje–serve hari–the Lord kali-kale–in the Age of Kali e bhava-samsare–in this material world kirtane–by chanting [His Name to be] mahabhagavata–advanced devotees. 
"We consider those who serve the Lord in the Age of Kali in this material world by chanting His Name to be advanced devotees.
chid-atmaka hari-nama bareka uchchare
siva-brahma-ananta–Siva, Brahma, and Ananta nare–cannot kahite–describe tara phala–the result of bareka–once uchchare–chanting chid-atmaka hari-nama–the spiritual Name of the Lord. 
"Siva, Brahma, and Ananta cannot describe the result of once chanting the spiritual Name of the Lord.
namochcharana-mahatmya adbhuta bali' gaya
bali' gaya–The scriptures proclaim [that] namochcharana-mahatmya–the glory of chanting the Name [is] adbhuta–astounding: uchcharana-matre–by just once chanting [the Name,] nara–the soul paya–attains parama-pada–the supreme abode. 
"The scriptures proclaim that the glory of chanting the Name is astounding: by just once chanting the Name, the soul attains the supreme abode.
krsna bale, 'suna arjuna! baliba tomaya
krsna–Krishna bale–says, 'arjuna!–O Arjuna, suna–listen [to what] baliba–I will say tomaya–to you. [When] jiva–souls gaya–chant mama–My nama–Name, sraddhaya–faithfully [or] helaya–negligently, sei nama–their names vartamana–remain mama hrdi–in My heart sada–forever. nai–There is no vrata–rite nama-sama–equal to [My] Name. [There is no] jnana–knowledge nama-sama–equal to [My] Name. nai–There is no dhyana–meditation nama-sama–equal to [My] Name. [There is no] phala–attainment nama-sama–equal to [My] Name. nai–There is no tyaga–renunciation nama-sama–equal to [My] Name. [There is no] bala–strength nama-sama–equal to [My] Name. nai–There is no punya–piety nama-sama–equal to [My] Name. [There is no] gati–shelter nama-sama–equal to [My] Name. vedera sakati nahika–The scriptures do not have the power sakti-gane–to sing about the power namera–of [My] Name. [203–206]
"Krishna says, 'O Arjuna, listen to what I will say to you. When souls chant My Name, faithfully or negligently, their names remain in My heart forever. There is no rite equal to My Name. There is no knowledge equal to My Name. There is no meditation equal to My Name. There is no renunciation equal to My Name. There is no attainment equal to My Name. There is no strength equal to My Name. There is no piety equal to My Name. There is no shelter equal to My Name. The scriptures are unable to describe the power of My Name.
nama-i parama mukti, nama-i parama gati
[My] nama-i–Name alone [is] parama–the highest mukti–liberation. [My] nama-i–Name alone [is] parama–the highest gati–shelter. [My] nama-i–Name alone [is] parama–the highest santi–peace. [My] nama-i–Name alone [is] parama–the highest sthiti–dedication. [My] nama-i–Name alone [is] parama–the highest bhakti–devotion. [My] nama-i–Name alone [is] parama–the highest mati–conception. [My] nama-i–Name alone [is] parama–the highest priti–love. [My] nama-i–Name alone [is] parama–the highest smrti–remembrance. [My] nama–Name [is] jivera–the soul's karana–origin. [My] nama-i–Name alone [is] jivera–the soul's prabhu–Lord. [My] nama–Name [is the soul's] parama–highest aradhya–object of worship. [My] nama-i–Name alone [is the soul's] guru–Guru [and] prabhu'–Lord.' [207–209]
"'My Name alone is the highest liberation. My Name alone is the highest shelter. My Name alone is the highest peace. My Name alone is the highest dedication. My Name alone is the highest devotion. My Name alone is the highest conception. My Name alone is the highest love. My Name alone is the highest remembrance. My Name alone is the soul's origin. My Name alone is the soul's master. My Name alone is the soul's highest object of worship. My Name alone is the soul's Guru and Lord.'
hari-nama-mahatmyera kabhu nahi para
kabhu nahi–There is never para–an end hari-nama-mahatmyera–to the glories of the Lord's Name, ye nama–the Name which sravane–by hearing [even] pukkasa–outcasts [are] sadya–immediately uddhara–liberated. 
"The glories of the Lord's Name never end; even outcasts are immediately liberated upon hearing the Name.
svapane jagrate yeba jalpe krsna-nama
se–Those kalite–in the Age of Kali yeba–who jalpe–chant krsna-nama–the Name of Krishna svapane–in dreams [and] jagrate–while awake [attain] krsna-rupi–a form like that of Krishna. [This is] krsnera–Krishna's vidhana–arrangement. 
"Those in the Age of Kali who chant the Name of Krishna while dreaming or awake attain a form like that of Krishna. This is Krishna's arrangement.
krsna bali' nitya smare samsara-sagare
[The Lord] uddhare–delivers narake–from hell [anyone who,] yena–like padma–a lotus jalotthita–arising from water, nitya–always smare–remembers [Him] bali'–by chanting krsna–the Name of Krishna samsara-sagare–within the ocean of material existence. 
"The Lord delivers from hell anyone who, like a lotus arising out of water, always remembers Him by chanting 'Krishna' within the ocean of material existence.
krsna-nama sarva-mukhya jivera asraya
krsna-nama–The Name of Krishna [is] sarva-mukhya asraya–the foremost shelter jivera–of the soul. hare–The Name removes asesa–innumerable papa–sins [and] sadya–immediately [is] papa-mukti-kara–a granter of liberation from [all] sins. 
"The Name of Krishna is the foremost shelter of the soul. The Name removes innumerable sins and immediately liberates the soul from all sins.
nama chintamani, krsna, chaitanya-svarupa
nama–The Name [is] chintamani–a wish-fulfilling jewel, krsna–Krishna [Himself. He is] chaitanya-svarupa–by nature spiritual, purna–complete, suddha–pure, [and] nitya-mukta–eternally liberated. nama-nami–The Name and the possessor of the Name [are] eka-rupa–one being. 
"The Name is a wish-fulfilling jewel, Krishna Himself. He is by nature spiritual, complete, pure, and eternally liberated. The Name and the possessor of the Name are one.
visnu-nama visnu-sakti yei jana jane
yei jana–Those who jane–understand [the] sumati–easily intelligible visnu-nama–Name of Visnu [and] visnu-sakti–power of Visnu prarthana kare–pray [to Him] aprakrta jnane–with supramundane knowledge. 
"Those who understand the easily intelligible Name and power of Visnu pray to Him with supramundane realisation.
sthanesvari krsna-dasa yoda kari' kara
sthanesvari krsna-dasa–Krishnadas of Sthanesvari [then] yoda kari'–joined [his] kara–palms [and] bale–said, "prabhu–"O Lord, hamara eka vastu prarthana–I have one request. 
[Sriman Mahaprabhu thus concluded His glorification of the Name.] Krishnadas of Sthanesvari then joined his palms and said, "O Lord, I have one request.
e-rupa mahatmya namera suninu sravane
suninu–I have heard [now] sravane–with [my own] ears e-rupa mahatmya–the glories namera–of the Name, [but] samana–the same phala–results hoya nahi–do not occur sarvatra–everywhere. kene"–Why?" 
"I have now heard with my own ears the glories of the Name, but such results do not occur everywhere. Why?"
prabhu bale, "sraddha visvasa sakalera mula
prabhu–The Lord bale–said, "sraddha visvasa–Faith and conviction [are] mula–the basis sakalera–of everything. visvasa-abhave–Because of a lack of faith, keha–some labhe nahi–do not attain phala"–the result." 
The Lord answered, "Faith and conviction are the basis of everything. Because they lack faith, some do not attain the result."
prabhu bale, "antaryami nama bhagavan
prabhu–The Lord bale–said, "antaryami–"Dwelling within [the heart,] nama–the Name, bhagavan–the Lord [Himself,] pradana karena–grants [souls] phala–results visvasanusare–according to [their] faith. 
The Lord continued, "Dwelling within the heart, the Name, the Lord Himself, grants souls results according to their faith.
namera mahima purna visvasa na kare
[Those who] purna visvasa kare na–do not have full faith mahima–in the glories namera–of the Name paya nahi–do not get phala–the [proper] result namera–of [chanting] the Name; mare–they die nama-aparadhe– as a result of offences to the Name. 
"Those who do not have full faith in the glories of the Name do not get the proper result of chanting the Name; they die as a result of offences to the Name.
arthavada kare phale visvasa tyajiya
[Those who] phale arthavada kare–consider the result [of chanting the Name] to be exaggerated tyajiya–lose [their] visvasa–faith [in the Name and] paya nahi–do not get phala–the [proper] result; padiya thake–they fall and remain narake"–in hell." 
"Those who consider the result of chanting the Name to be exaggerated lose their faith in the Name and do not get the proper result; they fall into hell and remain there."
sri-sri prema-vivarta samapta
Thus ends Sri Sri Prema-vivarta
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