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Shri Nama-Mahatmya, the glories of the holy name, 1 song

 

1.krishna-nama dhare kato bal

   bisaya-basananale, mora citta sada jwale,

   rabi-tapta maru-bhumi-sam

   karna-randhra-patha diya, hrdi majhe pravesiya,

   barisoya sudha anupam

2.hrdoya hoite bale, jihvara agrete cale,

   sabda-rupe nace anukhon

   kanthe mora bhange swar, anga kape thara thar,

   sthira hoite na pare caran

3.cakhe dhara, dehe gharma, pulakita saba carma,

   bibar na hoilo kalebar

  murchita hoilo man, pralayer agaman,

  bhave sarba-deha jara jar

  kori’ eto upadrab, citte barse sudha-drab

  more dare premer sagare

  kichu na bujhite dilo, more ta’batula koilo,

  mora citta-bitta saba hare

  loinu asroya ja’r, heno byabahara ta’r,

  barnite na pari e sakal

  krishna-nama iccha-moy, jahe jahe sukhi hoy,

  sei mora sukhera sambal

  premera kalika nam, adbhuta rasera dham,

  heno bala karaye prakasa

  isat bikasi’punah, dekhay nija-rupa-guna

  citta hori’ loya krishna-pasa

  purna bikasita hoiya, braje more jaya loiya,

  cekhay more swarupa-bilash

  more siddha-deha diya, krishna-pase rakhe giya,

  e dehera kare sarbe-nas

  krishna-nama-cintamani, akhila rasera khani

  nitya-mukta suddha-rasa-moy

  namera balai jato, saba  loiye hoi hato,

  taba more sukhera udoy

Translation

 

How much power does the name of Krishna possess? My heart constantly burns in the fire of worldly desires, like a desert scorched by the sun. The holy name, entering within my heart thorugh the holes of my ears, showers unparalleled nectar upon my soul.

The holy name speaks from within my heart, moves on the tip of my tongue, and constantly dances on it in the form of transcendental sound.

My throat becomes choked up, my body violently trembles, and my feet move uncontrollably.

Rivers of tears flow from my eyes. Perspiration pours from my body. My body thrills with rapture, causing my hair to stand on end and my skin to turn pale and discolored. My mind grows faint, and I begin to experience devastation. My entire body is shattered in a flood of ecstasies.

While causing such an ecstatic disturbance, the holy name showers liquid nectar on my heart and drowns me in the ocean of divine love of Godhead. He does not allow me to understand anything, For He has made me truly mad and has stolen away my heart and all my wealth.

Such is the behaviour of Him who is now my only shelter. I am not capable of describing all this. The holy name of Krishna is independent and thus acts at His own sweet will. In Whatever way He becomes happy, that is also my way of happiness.

The holy name is the bud of the flower of divine love, the abode of devotion’s wonderful mellows. Such is the power that He manifests, that although He displays His power only slightly, He reveals His own divine form and qualities, steals my heart and takes it to Krishna.

Being fully manifest, the holy name of takes me to Vraja and reveals to me His own love dalliance. He gives to me my own divine, eternal body, keeps me near Krishna and completely destroys this mortal frame of mine.

The name of Krishna is touchstone, a mine of all devotional mellows, eternally liberated, and the embodiment of pure rasa. When all impedimets to the pure chanting of the holy name are taken away and destroyed, then my happiness will know its true awakening

Thus ends the Saranagati of Thakura Bhaktivinoda