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Prayer to the Lotus Feet of Krishna

by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Svami Prabhupada

on board the ship Jaladuta, September 13, 1965





krishna taba punya habe bhai

e-punya koribe jabe radharani khusi habe

dhruva ati boli toma tai


I emphatically say to you, O brothers, you will obtain your good fortune from the Supreme Lord Krishna only when Shrimati Radharani becomes pleased with you.


shri-siddhanta saraswati shaci-suta priya ati

krishna-sebaya jara tula nai

sei se mohanta-guru jagater madhe uru

krishna-bhakti dey thai thai


Shri Shrimad Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, who is very dear to Lord Gauranga, the son of mother Shaci, is unparalleled in his service to the Supreme Lord Shri Krishna. He is that great saintly spiritual master who bestows intense devotion to Krishna at different places throughout the world.


tara iccha balavan pashcatyete than than

hoy jate gauranger nam

prithivite nagaradi asamudra nada nadi

sakalei loy krishna nam


By his strong desire, the holy name of Lord Gauranga will spread throughout all the countries of the Western world. In all the cities, towns, and villages on the earth, from all the oceans, seas, rivers, and streams, everyone will chant the holy name of Krishna.


tahale ananda hoy tabe hoy digvijay

caitanyer kripa atishay

maya dushta jata duhkhi jagate sabai sukhi

vaishnaver iccha purna hoy


As the vast mercy of Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu conquers all directions, a flood of transcendental ecstasy will certainly cover the land. When all the sinful, miserable living entities become happy, the Vaishnavas’ desire is then fulfilled.


se karja je koribare ajna jadi dilo more

jogya nahi an dina hina

tai se tomara kripa magitechi anurupa

aji numi sabar pravina


Although my Guru Maharaja ordered me to accomplish this mission, I am not worthy or fit to do it. I am very fallen and insignificant. Therefore, O Lord, now I am begging for Your mercy so that I may become worthy, for You are the wisest and most experienced of all.


tomara se shakti pele guru-sebaya bastu mile

jibana sarthak jadi hoy

sei se seva paile tahale sukhi hale

taba sanga bhagyate miloy



If You bestow Your power, by serving the spiritual master one attains the Absolute Truth—one’s life becomes successful. If that service is obtained, then one becomes happy and gets Your association due to good fortune.


evam janam nipatitam prabhavahikupe

kamabhikamam anu yah prapatan prasangat

kritvatmasat surarshina bhagavan grihitah

so ’ham katham nu vishrije tava bhritya-sevam


My dear Lord, O Supreme Personality of Godhead, because of my association with material desires, one after another, I was gradually falling into a blind well full of snakes, following the general populace. But Your servant Narada Muni kindly accepted me as his disciple and instructed me how to achieve this transcendental position. Therefore, my first duty is to serve him. How could I leave his service? (Prahlada Maharaja to Lord Nrisimhadeva, Bhag. 7.9.28)


tumi mor cira sathi bhuliya mayar lathi

khaiyachi janma-janmantare

aji punah e sujoga jadi hoy jogayoga

tabe pari tuhe milibare


O Lord Krishna, You are my eternal companion. Forgetting You, I have suffered the kicks of maya birth after birth. If today the chance to meet You occurs again, then I will surely be able to rejoin You.


tomara milane bhai abar se sukha pai

gocarane ghuri din bhor

kata bane chutachuti bane khai lutaputi

sei din kabe habe mor


O dear friend, in Your company I will experience great joy once again. In the early morning I will wander about the cowherd pastures and fields. Running and frolicking in the many forests of Vraja, I will roll on the ground in spiritual ecstasy. Oh when will that day be mine?


aji se subidhane tomara smarana bhela

baro asha dakilam tai

ami tomara nitya-dasa tai kori eta asha

tumi bina anya gati nai


Today that remembrance of You came to me in a very nice way. Because I have a great longing I called to You. I am Your eternal servant and therefore I desire Your association so much. O Lord Krishna, except for You there is no other means of success.