SRI SRI PREMA-VIVARTA: CHAPTER THREE

First Obeisances

 

yara amse satyabhama dvarakaya dhama
se radha-charane mora asankhya pranama [1]

mora asankhya pranama–I bow innumerable times se radha-charane–at the feet of Radha, yara–whose amse–expansion dvarakaya dhama–in the abode of Dvaraka [is] satyabhama–Satyabhama. [1]

I bow innumerable times at the feet of Radha, whose expansion in Dvaraka is Satyabhama.

sri-nanda-nandana ebe sri-krsna-chaitanya
gadadhare sange ani' nadiya kaila dhanya [2]

sri-nanda-nandana–The son of Sri Nanda [is] ebe–now sri-krsna-chaitanya–Sri Krishna Chaitanya. ani'–Bringing gadadhare–Gadadhar sange–with [Him,] dhanya kaila–He has blessed nadiya–Nadia. [2]

The son of Nanda is now Sri Krishna Chaitanya. Bringing Gadadhar with Him, He has blessed Nadia.

gadadhare lana sri-purusottama aila
gadai-gauranga-rupe gudha-lila kaila [3]
tota-gopinatha-seva gadadhare dila [4]

lana–He took gadadhare–Gadadhar [and] aila–came sri-purusottama–to Jagannath Puri. gadai-gauranga-rupe–As Gauranga with Gadai, kaila–He performed gudha-lila–confidential Pastimes, [and] dila–He gave gadadhare–Gadadhar tota-gopinatha-seva–the service of Tota Gopinath. [3–4]

He took Gadadhar and came to Sri Purusottam Ksetra. As Gauranga with Gadai, He performed confidential Pastimes, and He gave Gadadhar the service of Tota Gopinath.

more dila giridhari-seva sindhu-tate
gaudiya-bhakata saba amara nikate [5]

dila–The Lord gave more–me giridhari-seva–the service of Giridhari sindhu-tate–on the shore of the ocean, [and kept] saba–all the gaudiya-bhakata–devotees from Gauda amara nikate–with me. [5]

The Lord gave me the service of Giridhari on the shore of the ocean, and kept all the devotees from Gauda with me.

damodara svarupa amara pranera samana
sri-krsna-chaitanya yara deha-mana-prana [6]

svarupa damodara–Svarup Damodar [is] amara pranera samana–like my heart, [and] sri-krsna-chaitanya–Sri Krishna Chaitanya [is] yara–his deha-mana-prana–body, heart, and mind. [6]

Svarup Damodar is my heart, and Sri Krishna Chaitanya is his body, heart, and mind.

nami prana-gaura-pade sastange padiya
e 'prema-vivarta' likhi bhakta-ajna paya [7]

nami–I bow, sastange padiya–prostrating myself, prana-gaura-pade–at the feet of [my] beloved Gaura, [and] likhi–write e–this 'prema-vivarta'–Prema-vivarta paya–having received bhakta-ajna–the order of the devotees. [7]

I prostrate myself at the feet of my beloved Gaura and write this Prema-vivarta, having received the order of the devotees.

 

⇐ CHAPTER TWO:
"The Composition of this Book"

CHAPTER FOUR:
"Gaura's Greatness" ⇒

 

CONTENTS:

Translator's Note
Introduction
In Praise of Sri Sri Prema-vivarta
Sri Sri Prema-vivarta:
1 Invocation of Auspiciousness
2 The Composition of this Book
3 First Obeisances
4 Gaura's Greatness
5 Transformations of Ecstasy in Service
6 The Journey of the Soul
7 The Name is for Everyone
8 Give up Deceit
9 Proper Renunciation
10 Caste and Class
11 The Light of Nabadwip
12 Glories of the Vaisnavas
13 Eagerness to see Sri Gaura
14 Contradictory Transformations
15 Morning Pastimes in Nabadwip
16 What is Love?
17 Different Practices for Different Devotees
18 Sri Ekadasi
19 A Collection of Hidden Truths about the Name
20 The Glories of the Name
+ The Ten Offences to the Holy Name
+ Glossary

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