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Govinda dasa

 

Song 1 (Suha-i-raga)

 

1. shri krishna chaitanya gora shacira dulala

e-i ye purabe chila gokulera gopala

2. keha keha janaki-ballabha chila rama

keha bale nanda-lala naba-ghana-shyama

3. purabe kaliya chila gopi preme bhora

bhabiya radhara barana ebe haila gora

4. chala chala aruna-nayana anuragi

na pa-iya bhabera ora ha-ila bairagi

5. sannyasi bairagi haiya bhrame deshe deshe

tabu na pa-ila radha premera uddeshe

6. gobinda-dasiya kaya kishori-kishora

svarupa ramera sane se-i rase bhora

 

 

   1. In His previous birth Shaci's son, fair Shri Krishna Chaitanya, was a cowherd boy in Gokula.

   2. Some say He was Janaki's beloved, Lord Ramacandra. Others say He was Nanda's son, dark like a monsoon cloud.

   3. In ancient times He was dark, but now, overcome by personally experiencing the love the gopis feel for Him, He became fair like Shri Radharani.

   4. Tears flowed from His reddened eyes. He could not find the limit of that ecstatic love. He renounced everything.

   5. He renounced everything, accepted sannyasa, and wandered from place to place. He tried to understand Radha's love, but He could not.

   6. Govinda dasa says: It was in the company of Svarupa Damodara and Ramananda Raya that Lord Chaitanya, overwhelmed, tasted the nectar of ecstatic love for Shri Shri Kishori-Kishora, the teenage divine couple.

 

 

Song 2 (Pahida-raga)

 

 

1. shri krishna chaitanya     balarama nityananda

     parishada sange abatara

golokera prema-dhana     sabare yaci-a dila

     na la-inu mu-i duracara

2. (Refrain) are pamara mana    marame rahala bada lesha

     sankirtana prema-badale

saba hiya dubala     mohe bidhi bancita kela

3. shri guru baishnaba pade     kalpa-taru-chaya pa-a

     saba jiba tapa pasharila

mu-i abhagiya     bisha bishaye matiya ra-inu

     hena yuge nistara na haila

4. agune pudiya marom     jale parabesha karom

     bisha kha-a marom mo papiya

e-i mata kari yadi     marana na kare bidhi

     prana rahe ki sukha lagiya

5. ehena gauranga-guna   na karinu shrabana

     haya haya kari ha hutasha

hare-krishna maha-mantra    mukha bhari na la-ilama

     jiban-mrita gobinda-dasa

 

 

   1. Accompanied by Their associates, to this world Lord Krishna descended as Lord Chaitanya and Lord Balarama descended as Lord Nityananda. They begged everyone please to accept the great treasure of love They had brought from the spiritual world of Goloka. I acted very badly. I refused to accept it.

   2. (Refrain) O my wicked heart! A great javelin is now pushed into my heart. The sankirtana chanting of the holy names brought a great monsoon of spiritual love. Every heart was plunged in that monsoon. Only my heart was not plunged. Destiny cheated me.

   3. Resting in the shade of the kalpa-taru tree of the feet of Shri Guru and the Vaishnavas every soul has forgotten his burning sufferings. Not I. I am very unfortunate. I drank poison. Now I have become like a wild man. Even after a yuga I will not be delivered.

   4. I will throw myself into a fire. I will drown in the waters. Sinful I will drink poison and die. If in spite of all my efforts destiny does not allow me to die then how can I be happy as I live and breathe?

   5. I do not hear the descriptions of Lord Gauranga's glories. Alas! Alas! I burn in the flames of a fire. The Hare Krishna maha-mantra does not fill my mouth. Govinda dasa has become a walking corpse.

 

 

Song 3 (Sindhuda-raga)

 

 

1. kali timirakula    akhila loka dekhi

     badana-canda parakasha

locane prema sudha-rasa rabi khaye   jaga-jana-tapa-binasha

2. (Refrain) gaura karuna-sindhu abatara

nija nama ganthiya nama cintamani    jagate para-ola hara

3. bhakata kalapa-taru    antare antaru

     ropaye thamahi thama

tachu pada-tale     abalambana pathika

     puraye nija nija kama

4. bhaba gajendra cada-ola akincana aichana pahumka bilasa

samsara kalakuta bishe dagadhala ekali gobinda dasa

 

 

   1. Seeing that all everyone was lost in the darkness of Kali-yuga Lord Chaitanya made the moon of His face rise in this world. When the eyes of this world tasted that moon's nectar moonlight of spiritual love everyone felt that his burning sufferings had perished.

   2. (Refrain) Lord Gaura who is an ocean of mercy descended to this world. Taking the cintamani jewels of His own holy names He strung a great necklace a necklace He placed on the people of this world.

   3. Under the kalpa-taru tree of His devotees' feet Lord Chaitanya made a resting place. Taking shelter there the souls traveling in this world find all their desires are fulfilled.

   4. The regal elephant of ecstatic spiritual love has picked up the devotees devotees for whom Krishna is the only treasure and placed them in Lord Krishna's pastimes. Only Govinda dasa is left behind. Staying in the world of birth and death He burns in flames of poison.

 

 

Song 4 (Sindhuda-raga or Vasanta-raga)

 

 

1. pada-tale bhakata-kalapa-taru    sincita pada-makaranda

     ya kara chaya surasura nara-bara paramananda nirabandha

2. (Refrain) pekhalu gauracandra nata-raja

jangama hema dharadhara uyala   kiye nabadvipa majha

3. nayana-nira janita mandakini     bhubana bharala tarange

nityananda candra    gaura dinamani

     bhrama-i pradakshina rasa-range

4. ya kara carana samadhiye shankara chaturanana karu asha

so pahum patita kore kari kandaye ki kahaba gobinda-dasa

 

 

   1. The devotees are walking kalpa-taru trees trees with nectar-filled flowers at their feet. In the shade of those trees the demigods humans and demons find a blissful shelter.

   2. (Refrain) I saw Lord Gaurachandra the king of dancers. How did golden Mount Meru suddenly appear in the midst of Navadvipa?

   3. Flowing from His eyes was a celestial Ganga of tears a Ganga that filled with world with its waves. The moon of Lord Nityananda and the sun of Lord Gaura danced in the nectar dancing circle.

   4. Lord Shiva meditates on Their feet. Four-headed Lord Brahma yearns to meet Them. These two Lords Lord Chaitanya and lord Nityananda, embrace the fallen souls and weep. What more shall Govinda dasa say?

 

 

Song 5 (Bhatiyari-raga)

 

 

1. kali-yuge shri-chaitanya     abani karila dhanya

     patita-pabana yara bana

purabe radhara bhabe     gauranga la-iha ebe

     nija rupa dhari kanca sona

2. (Refrain) gauranga patita-pabana abatari

kali bhujangama dekhi     hari-name jiba rakhi

     apani ha-ila dhanvantari

3. gadadhara adi yata     maha maha bhagabata

     tara saba gora-guna gaya

akhila bhubana pati   goloke yan3hara sthiti

     hari bali abani lothaya

4. son3ari puraba guna     murachaya punah punah

     parashe dharani ulasita

carana kamala kiba    nakhara ujora shota

     gobinda-dasa se bancita

 

 

   1. In Kali-yuga Lord Chaitanya made the earth fortunate and glorious. He was the purifier of the fallen souls. At that time He manifested a form effulgent like gold a form effulgent like Shri Radha’s.

 

   2. (Refrain) Descending to this world Lord Chaitanya purified the fallen souls. Seeing (the fallen souls bitten by) the snake of Kali-yuga Lord Chaitanya became like Dhanvantari. Giving them the medicine of Lord Krishna's holy names He rescued the fallen souls.

   3. Gadadhara and the other great great devotees chanted Lord Gaura's glories. The Supreme Personality of Godhead the master of the all the worlds the master who stays in the spiritual world of Goloka descended to this world. He chanted "Hari!" In ecstasy He rolled on the ground.

   4. Remembering the glories of His previous incarnation He fell unconscious again and again. At these times the earth became filled by bliss by His touch. The touch of His lotus feet and lotus toenails made the whole world glorious. Only Govinda dasa was cheated of Their touch.

 

 

Song 6 (Suha-i-raga)

 

 

1. kali kabalita     kalusha jadita

     dekhiya jibera dukha

karala udaya    ha-iya sadaya

     chadiya gokula-sukha

2. (Refrain) dekha gaura gunera nahi sima

dina-hina pa-a    bilaya yaci-a

     birinci-banchita prema

3. jati na bicare    a-candale tare

     karuna-sagara gora

bhaba bhare sada anga talamala     gamane bhubana bhora

4. kshane kshane kata   karuna karaye

     garaje gabhira nade

adhama dekhiya   akula ha-iya

     dhariya dhariya kande

5. carana kamala     ati su-komala

     rata utpala rita

badana kamale    gada gada svare

     ga-oye rasamaya gita

6. hahakara kari     bhuja-yuga tuli

     bale hari hari bola

radha radha bali     kande ucca kari

     rahi gadadhara kola

7. murali murali     kshane kshane bali

     svarupa mukha nehare

gobinda dasiya   se bhaba dekhiya

     taha ki kahite pare

 

 

   1. Seeing the sufferings of the fallen souls souls devoured by Kali-yuga souls stunned by their own sins Lord Krishna felt compassion for them. Leaving behind the bliss of Gokola He came to this world.

   2. (Refrain) Look at Lord Gaura! His glories have no end. Approaching rhe poor fallen souls He begs them to accept the gift of ecstatic spiritual love love even the demigod Brahma yearns to attain.

   3. Lord Gaura does not consider caste. He gaves that love to all even down to the candalas. Lord Gaura is an ocean of mercy. Overcome with ecstatic love His body trembles as He walks. His steps fill the earth with bliss.

   4. Moment after moment He is overcome with compassion. In a deep voice He roars. Seeing the fallen souls He is overcome. Hugging and hugging them He weeps.

   5. He soft feet are like red lotus flowers. His face is like a lotus flower. His words spoken in a broken voice are the sweetest songs.

   6. Raising His arms He roars "Hari! Haribol!" Calling out "Radha! Radha!" He hugs Gadadhara and weeps.

   7. Moment after moment calling out "Flute! Flute!" He gazes at Svarupa Damodara's face. Govinda dasa simply watches all this ecstasy. What power has he to describe it?

 

 

Song 7 (Kedara-raga)

 

 

1. preme dhala dhala     gora kalebara

     natana rase bhela bhora

e dina yamini    abeshe abasha

     priya gadadhara kora

2. (Refrain) gora pahum karunamaya abatara

yo guna kirtane     patita durgata jane

     sabe pa-ola nistara

3. hari hari bali    bhuja yuga tuli

     pulake puraye tanu

aruna dithi jale     abani bhasaye

     suradhuni dhara bahu janu

4. gupata prema-dhana     jaga-bhari bila-ola

     purala sabahuka asha

so prema-sindhu     bindu nahi pa-ola

     pasari gobinda dasa

 

 

   1. Tears of love stream down Lord Gaura's body. He is overcome with the nectar of dancing. Overcome with ecstasy He hugs dear Gadadhara.

   2. (Refrain) Merciful Lord Gaura has descended to this world. Simply by chanting His glories all the fallen unfoertunate souls have become delivered.

   3. Raising His arms He calls out "Hari! Hari!" The hairs of His body stand erect. From His eyes stream tears that flood the earth tears like the celestial Ganga.

   4. The confidential treasure of divine love He freely gave to the people of this world. He fulfilled everyone's desire. He distributed the great ocean of spiritual love. Still He did not give even a single drop to Govinda dasa. Govinda dasa He forgot.

 

 

Song 8 (Shri-raga)

 

 

1. patita-pabana     parbhura carana

     sharana la-ila ye

iha paraloke    sukhera se lila

     dekhite pa-ola se

2. shuna shuna shuna    sujana bha-i

     bhangala salaka dhanda

manera andhara    saba dure gela

     bhabite se sukha-canda

3. se-rupa labani    se dithi cahani

     se manda madhura hasi

se bhuru-bhangima    adhara rangima

     ugare piyusha rashi

4. se pada sundara    nakhara cande

     bilase udura-gane

bibidha bilase   binoda bilasi

     gobinda-dasa se jane

 

 

   1. They who take shelter of Lord Gaura's feet feet that purify the fallen souls are able even while they reside in this world to see the Lord's blissful pastimes in the spiritual world.

   2. Listen. Listen. Listen O my brothers. the mystery is now broken. When the moon of Lord Gaura's face rises there blinding darkness flees from the heart.

   3. His form is handsome. His smiles and glances are sweet. His eyebrows are curved. His lips are red. He is a flood of sweet nectar.

   4. His feet are graceful. His toenails are like moons moons glistening amongst a host of stars. Blissful and glorious He enjoys many pastimes This Govinda dasa knows.

 

 

Song 9 (Gandhara-raga)

 

 

1. jambunada-tanu    badana ambuja

     saghane hari hari bola

nayana ambuje    baha-i suradhuni

     kambu kandhare dola

2. (Refrain) dekha dekha gaura bara dwija-raja

sange sahacara   sughada shekhara

     uyala nabadwipa majha

3. taruna prema-bhare     dina rajani nacata

     aruna carana athira

karuna dithi jale    e mahi bhasala

     nilaya barana gabhira

4. kabahum nacata    kabahum ga-ota

     kabahum gada gada bhasha

akhila jaga-jane     preme purala

     bancita gobinda dasa

 

 

   1. His body is gold. His face is a lotus flower. Loudly He chants "Hari! Hari!" From His lotus eyes a celestial Ganga of tears flows down His conchshell neck.

   2. (Refrain) Look! Look at Lord Gaura the king of the brahmanas! Surrounded by His companions He stands at the crest of Navadvipa.

   3. Overcome with ever-new ecstatic spiritual love He dances day and night with restless reddish feet. The tears from His merciful eyes flood the world with their deep dark waters.

   4. Sometimes He dances. Sometimes He sings. Sometimes He speaks broken words. Every person in the world He has plunged int the flood of ecstatic spiritual love. Only Govinda dasa was not plunged. Only he was cheated.

 

 

Song 10 (Beloyara-raga and Kandarpa-tala)

 

 

1. lakha-bana kanaka     kashila kalebara

     mohana sumeru jiniya su-thana

gada gada nira      thira nahi pa-o-i

     bhubana-mohana kiye nayana-sandhana

2. (Refrain) dekha re ma-i sundara shaci-nandana

a-janu-lambita bhuja bahu su-balana

3. mayamatta hati bhati gati calana

kiyere malatira mala gora ange dolana

4. sharada-indu jini sundara bayana

prema anande paripurita nayana

5. pada du-i cari calata dagamagiya

thira nahi bandhe padata pahu dhaliya

6. gobinda dasa kahe gora bada rangiya

balihari ya-u mu-i sangera anusangiya

 

 

   1. His form is more effulgent than gold purified millions of times. He is more charming than golden Mount Sumeru. He speaks broken words ina choked voice. Tears stream from His eyes. He cannot stay still. He enchants the worlds. For what does His eyes search?

   2. (Refrain) Look at mother Shaci's handsome son! His garceful arms reach to His knees.

   3. He walks like a graceful wild elephant. A malati garland sways to and fro on His fair body.

   4. His handsome face defeats the autumn moon. Disguised as tears spiritual bliss and love flood His eyes.

   5. Staggering He takes two or four steps. Unsteady the Lord falls.

   6. Govinda dasa says: I joyfully surrender everything to Lord Gaura. I am a follower of His followers.

 

 

Song 11 (Saranga-raga)

 

 

1. campaka shona     kusuma kanakacala

     jitala gaura-tanu labani re

unnata-gima     sima nahi anubhaba

     jaga-mano-mohana bhan3anire

2. (Refrain) jaya shaci-nandana tri-bhubana-bandana

kali-yuga-kala-bhujaga-bhaya-khandana

3. bipula pulaka kula     akula kalebara

     gara gara antara prema-bhare

lahu lahu hasini     gada gada bhashini

     kata mandakini nayane jhare

4. nija rase nacata   nayana dhulayata

     gayata kata kata bhakata meli

ye rase bhasi    abasha mahi-mandala

     gobinda dasa tahi parasha na bheli

 

 

   1. Ah! Lord Gaura's graceful glorious form defeats the yellow campaka flower and the golden mountain. His long neck has grace without end. His graceful gestures charm the world's hearts.

   2. (Refrain) Glory to Shaci's son! The three worlds bow befor Him. He breaks into pieces all fear of the black Kali-yuga snake.

   3. The hairs of His body stand erect. His heart is overcome with ecstatic spiritual love. He gently gently smiles. He speaks broken words in a choked voice. How many celestial Gangas of tears flow from His eyes?

   4. Tasting the nectar of love for a person who is actually His own self He dances. Overcome with ecstasy His eyelids begin to close. How many devotees assemble there and sing? Overcome every resident of the earth's circle now floats in the nectar of ecstatic love. Only Govinda dasa cannot touch that nectar.

 

 

Song 12 (Kamoda-raga)

 

 

1. gaura barana tanu shohana    mohana sundara

     madhura su-thama

anupama aruna    kirana jini ambara

     sundara caru bayana

2. (Refrain) pekhalu gaurangacandra bibhora

kali-yuga-kalusha-    timira-ghora-nashaka

     nabadwipa canda ujora

3. bhabahi bhora     ghora duhum locana

     mocana bhaba-nada-bandha

naba naba prema-bhara     bara tanu sudnara

     uyala bhakata gana sanga

4. lahu lahu hasa    bhasha mridu bolata

     shohata gati ati manda

dina jane nija   bija de-i tarala

     bancita dasa gobinda

 

 

   1. His complexion is fair. His form is splendid enchanting handsome sweet and graceful. His garments defeat the peerless rising sun. His face is handsome and graceful.

   2. (Refrain) I saw Lord Gaurangacandra. Now I am overcome. Lord Gaura is a splendid moon rising in Navadvipa a moon that destroys the horrible darkness of Kali-yuga's sins.

   3. His eyes are restless with ecstatic spiritual love. He frees everyuone from the bonds of repeeated birth and death. His graceful form is overcome with newer and newer ecstatic spiritual love. He stays amongst the devotees.

   4. He gently gently smiles. He speaks sweet words. He slow movements are graceful. Giving them the seed of ecstatic spiritual love He delivers the poor fallen people. Only Govinda dasa He did not deliver. Only Govinda dasa was cheated.

 

 

Song 13 (Bibhasa-raga)

 

 

1. pulake balita ati     lalita hema-tanu

     anukhana latana bibhora

kata anubhabi    abadhi nahi pa-iye

     prema-sindhu baha nayanaka lora

2. (Refrain) jaya jaya bhubana-mangala abatara

kali-yuga barana     mada-binibarana

     hari-dhwani jagata-bithara

3. nija rase bhasi    hasi kshane rom3ya-i

     akula gada gada bola

prema bhare gara gara     na cine apana para

     patita janere de-i kola

4. iha sudha-sayare   gamana surasura

     dina rajani nahi jani

gobinda dasa bindu    lagi roya-i

     shri-ballabha paramani

 

 

   1. The hairs of His graceful golden body stand erect. Moment after moment He is overcome with ecstatic spiritual love. How many feelings of ecstatic spiritual love does he feel? Oceans of spiritual love flow as tears from His eyes.

   2. (Refrain) Glory glory to the Supreme Lord who descending to this place brings auspiciousness to the whole world. He stops the raging wild elephant of Kali-yuga. He fills the worlds with the sound of Lord Hari's holy names.

   3. He is plunged in the nectar of ecstatic love for a person that is actually His own self. One moment He laughs. The next moment He weeps. Overcome He speaks broken words in a choked voice. Overcome with ecstasy He does not know who He isd and who others are. (Overcome with compassion) He embraces the fallen souls.

   4. He plunges the demigods and demons in the nectar of ecstatic spiritual love. He does not know if it is day or night. Tasting a drop of that nectar Govinda dasa weeps. Now he knows for certain that Lord Gaura is Shri Krishna Himself Shri Krishna the beloved of the goddess of fortune.

 

 

Song 14 (Tori-raga)

 

 

1. dekhata bekata gauracandra bedhala bhakata-nakhata-brinda

akhila bhubana ujora-kari kunda-kanaka kantiya

2. agati patita kumuda-bandhu heri uchala rasika sindhu

hridaya-kuhara-timira-hari udita dinahum ratiya

3. sahaje sundara madhura deha anande anande na bandhe theha

dhuli dhuli calata khalata matta-kari-bara-bhatiya

4. latana ghatana bhaigela bhora mukunda madhaba gobinda bola

rom3yata hasata dharani khasita shohata pulaka pantiya

5. mahima mahima ko kahu ora nija-para dhari karaye kora

prema amiya harakhi barakhi tarakhita mahi matiya

6. yo rase uttama adhama bhasha bancita ekali gobinda dasa

ko jane ki khane kona gadhala katha kathina chatiya

 

 

   1. Look at Lord Gaura. He glistens like a moon surrounded by the stars of the devotees a moon glorious like jasmine flowers and gold a moon that fills all the worlds with light.

   2. The moon of Lord Gaura is the friend of the lotus flowers that are the fallen sinners who dare not hope for a good future. The moon of Lord Gaura brings great tidal waves to the ocean of the rasika devotees who taste the nectar of transcendental mellows. The moon of Lord Gaura removes the darkness that fills the cave of the heart. The moon of Lord Gaura shines day and night.

   3. Lord Gaura's form is naturally handsome and charming. Filled with bliss after bliss He cannot remain peaceful. Overcome with ecstasy He staggers as He walks gloriously staggers like an intoxicated elephant.

   4. Overcome with ecstasy He calls out "Mukunda! Madhava! Govinda!" He weeps. He laughs. He falls to the ground. The hairs of His body stand erect. He is glorious.

   5. His glories are the best of glories. Who will say where His glories end? Both friends and outsiders He hugs holding them in His arms. Showering a monsoon of the nectar of ecstatic spiritual love He makes this thirsty world wild with bliss.

   6. Exalted saints and fallen sinners alike float in that flood of nectar. Only Govinda dasa does not float there. Only he is cheated of that nectar. When will Govinda dasa be soaked by that nectar? Who knows? Alas the wooden umbrella of Govinda dasa's hard heart keeps him always dry.

 

 

Song 15 (Kanada-raga)

 

 

1. nirupama hema-jyoti jini barana

sangite rangita ranjita carana

2. nacata gauracandra guna-maniya

caudike hari hari dhwani dhani dhaniya

3. sharada-indu-nindi sundara bayana

ahar-nishi prema nijhore jhare nayana

4. bipula pulaka-paripurita deha

nija rase bhasi na paya-i theha

5. jaga-bhari purala ehena-o ananda

mahi maha bancita dasa gobinda

 

 

   1. His peerless complexion defeats the splendor of gold. The soles of His feet are reddish. He is delighted by the devotees' songs.

   2. Adorned with the jewels of all virtues Lord Gaurachandra dances. The four directions are filled with sounds of "Hari! Hari!"

   3. His handsome face rebukes the autumn moon. Day and night tears of ecstatic spiritual love stream from His eyes.

   4. The hairs of His body stand erect. He floats in the nectar of ecstatic spiritual love. He cannot remain peaceful.

   5. He fills the worlds with bliss. On the entire earth Govinda dasa alone was cheated of that bliss.

 

 

Song 16 (Beloyara-raga)

 

 

1. suradhuni-tire tira maha bilasa-i

sama-baya balaka sanga

2. kara-tala tala balita hari-hari-dhwani

nacata nata-bara bhanga

3. (Refrain) jaya shaci-nandana    tri-bhubana-bandana

     purna purna abatara

jaga-anuranjana     bhaba-bhaya-bhanjana

     sankirtana paracara

4. campaka gaura     prema-bhare kampa-i

     jhampa-i sahacara kora

angahi anga     pulakakula akula

     kanja nayane jhare lora

5. dhani dhani bhabini    chatura-shiromani

     bidagdha jibana jiba

gobinda dasa    ehena rasa bancita

     abahu shrabane nahi piba

 

 

   1. On the Ganga's banks a boy plays with His friends.

   2. Clapping His hands and singing "Hari! Hari!" He who is the best of dancers dances.

   3. (Refrain) Glory to Shaci's son! The three worlds bow down before Him. He is the perfect and complete Supreme lord descended to this world. He fills the worlds with bliss. He breaks into pieces all fears of the cycle of birth and death. He is rapt in pastimes of sankirtana of chanting the holy names.

   4. He is fair like a campaka flower. He trembles in the ecstasy of spiritual love. With great hugs He covers His friends. The hairs of His body stand erect. Tears of ecstatic spiritual love flow from His lotus eyes.

   5. "Bravo! Bravo!" call the grown-up ladies. Boy Gaura is supremely intelligent the crest-jewel of the wise. He is the life of all who live. Alas Govinda dasa was cheated of tasting the nectar of love for Him. Even at this moment Govinda dasa has no power to sip with his ears the sweet nectar of these words describing Lord Gaura's pastimes.

 

 

Song 17 (Tori-raga)

 

 

1. cita cora gaura anga    range phirata bhakata sanga

     madana-mohana chanduya

hema-barana harana deha    pulaka aruna taruna seha

     tapata jagata bandhuya

2. bhabe abasha dibasa-rati     nipa-kusuma pulaka-panti

     badana sharada induya

saghane rodana saghane hasa    anahi bayana birasa bhasha

     nibida prema sindhuya

3. ami-a jitala madhura bola   aruna carane manjira rola

     calata manda manduya

akhila bhubana preme bhasa     asha karata gobinda dasa

     prema-sindhu binduya

 

 

   1. Lord Gaura's limbs roâ the heart. Surrounded by His devotees He turns in the dancing-circle. He is more charming than Kamadeva. His body defeats the splendor of gold. The hairs of His body stand erect. He is fair and youthful. He is the only friend of this world a world burning in the flames of many sufferings.

   2. Day and night He is overcome with ecstatic spiritual love. Like kadamba filaments the hairs of His body stand erect. His face is glorious like the autumn moon. One moment He weeps. The next moment He laughs. The next moment his mouth speaks bitter words. He floats in an ocean of intense spiritual love.

   3. His sweet words defeat nectar. As He slowly slowly walks the anklets at His reddish feet speak again and again. He makes the whole world float in ecstatic spiritual love. Govinda dasa aspires to taste one drop of that ocean of spiritual love.

 

 

Song 18 (Shri-raga)

 

 

1. sundara gaura nata-raja

kancana kalapa-taru nabadwipa majha

2. hasaki jharaye amiya makaranda

haraki taraka-dyotira chanda

3. pada-tala alaki kamala ghana-raga

tahe kalahamsaki nupura jage

4. gobinda dasa kahaye matimanta

bhulala yahe dwija-raja basanta

 

 

   1. Handsome Lord Gaura is the king of dancers. He is a golden kalpa-taru tree growing in Navadvipa.

   2. His smiles are streams of sweet nectar. His necklace glistens like a host of stars.

   3. The soles of His feet are like red lotus flowers. His anklets jangle like cooing swans.

   4. Govinda dasa says: The wise devotees are intoxicated by the glories of Lord Gaura the king of the brahmanas.

 

 

Song 19 (Shri-raga)

 

 

1. nirada nayane naba-ghana sincane purala mukula abalamba

sweda makaranda bindu bindu cuyata bikashita bhaba kadamba

2. (Refrain) pekhanu nata-bara gaura-kishora

abhinaba hema kalapa-taru sancaru suradhuni-tire ujora

3. cancala carana kamala-tale jhankaru bhakata bhramara-gana bhora

parimale lubadha surasura dhaya-i ahar-nishi rahata agora

4. abirata prema-ratana-phala-bitarane akhila manoratha pura

takara carane dina-hina bancita gobinda dasa bahu dura

 

 

   1. The flood of tears from His monsoon-cloud eyes are like a necklace of flower-buds. His perspiration is like flower-nectar falling drop by drop. His symptoms of ecstasy are like a blossoming kadamba flower.

   2. (Refrain) I saw Lord Gaura-kishora the king of dancers. He is like a new-gold kalpa-taru tree effulgent by the Ganga's banks.

   3. His quickly-moving feet are a lotus flower that makes the buzzing bees of the devotees wild with bliss. Attracted by that lotus flower's fragrance the eager demigods and demons run to that place. Day and night they stay near that lotus flower.

   4. Without stop Lord Gaura gives away the jewel of ecstatic spiritual love. He fulfills the desires of everyone. The poor fallen people all take shelter of His feet. Only Govinda dasa must stay far away. Only he is cheated of Lord Gaura's association.

 

 

Song 20 (Shri-raga Dashakushi)

 

 

1. ki herilama aparupa gora guna-nidhi

kata-i candra ningadiya yena niramila bidhi

2. ugara-i sudha janu gora-mukhera hasi

nirakhite gora-rupa hridaye raila pashi

3. ankhi palatite kata yuga hena mani

hiyara majhe thora gora-rupa-khani

4. mane abhilasha kshama nahi kara mora

gobinda dasa kahe mu-i bhela bhora

 

 

   1. What wonder did I see? I was Lord Gaura the treasury of all transcendental virtues. Extracting the nectar from how many moons did the creator create Lord Gaura's form?

   2. Lord Gaura's smile is like a stream of sweet nectar. Entering my own heart I see Lord Gaura's form there.

   3. If I cannot see Him there how many yugas does every moment seem to me? In my heart I will keep Lord Gaura's form always.

   4. A great desire fills my heart. I cannot be patient and peaceful. Govinda dasa says: I am overcome by my desire.

 

 

Song 21 (Bairabi-raga)

 

 

1. aju shaci-nandana-naba-abhisheka

ananda-kanda nayana bhari dekha

2. nityananda adwaita mili range

ga-ota unamata bhakatahi sange

3. hera-ite nirupama kancana-deha

barishaye sabahum nayane ghana meha

4. punah-punah nirakhite gora mukha-indu

uchalala prema-sudha-rasa-sindhu

5. jaga-bhari purala prema-tarange

bancita gobinda-dasa parasange

 

 

   1. Filling your eyes with the sight please look at the abhisheka of Shaci's son an abhisheka that is the root of all bliss.

   2. Nityananda and Advaita come and sing Lord Gaura's glories. The devotees are wild with bliss.

   3. The devotees gaze at Lord Gaura's peerless golden form. Their eyes become clouds showering a monsoon of tears of love.

   4. Again and again they gaze at the moon of Lord Gaura's face a moon that makes great tiadal waves rise in the nectar ocean of ecstatic spiritual love.

   5. Those waves of ecstatic love now flood all the worlds. Only Govinda dasa is not touched by them. Only he is cheated.

 

 

Song 22 (Bhairabi-raga)

 

 

1. shribasa pandita bigraha gehe

ratna-simhasane shri-gaura shohe

2. bapu sa-e jyoti nikasaye kata

janu udaya bhela bhanu shata shata

3. ta heriya sitapati nita-i

karu abhisheka anande abaga-i

4. kalasi bhari suradhuni-bari

ani basa-ola kari sari sari

5. jhari bhari adwaita mana anande

snana kara-ola shri-gauracande

6. gobinda dasa ati mati manda

na herala so abhisheka ananda

 

 

   1. In the temple-room of Shrivasa Pandita's house sitting on a jewel throne Lord Gaura shines with great splendor.

   2. How effulgent is His form! It is like hundreds and hundreds of rising suns.

   3. Gazing at Him Lord Nityananda and Lord Advaita joyfully perform Lord Gaura's abhisheka.

   4. Many jars of Ganga water are brought. They are placed row after row.

   5. Filling a pitcher joyful-hearted Lord Advaita bathes Lord Gaurachandra.

   6. Govinda dasa is very sad at heart. He did not see Lord Gaura's blissful abhisheka.

 

 

Song 23 (Bhairabi-raga)

 

 

1. adwaita acarya gauranga-shire

dharata jahnabi-bari dhire dhire

2. snana samapana yaba tachu bhela

nita-i hema-anga mucha-ola

3. patöa-basana le-i shribasa pandita

gaura-kalebare karala beshöita

4. cuya candana taba ani gada-i

gora ange lepe sukhe abaga-i

5. gauri-dasa shire dharala chatra

narahari byajane byajaye gatra

6. adabhuta ananda shribasa-gehe

gobinda-dasa bancita bhela tahe

 

 

   1. Slowly slowly Lord Advaita Acarya pours Ganga water on Lord Gauranga's head.

   2. The bathing completed with a towel Lord Nitai carefully dries Lord Gaura's golden limbs.

   3. With exquisite garments Shrivasa Pandita covers Lord Gaura's body.

   4. Bringing sandal-paste and fragrances Gadadhara anoints Lord Gaura's limbs. Gadadhara is plunged into a flood of bliss.

   5. Gauri-dasa holds a parasol over Lord Gaura's head. Moving a fan Narahari fans Lord Gaura's body.

   6. Wonderful bliss fills Shrivasa home. Alas. Govinda dasa did not see it. He was cheated of that sight.

 

 

Song 24 (Dhanashi-raga)

 

 

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

 

 

   1. Filling a pitcher with Ganga water He pours. Again He fills. Again He fills and pours. Who is the person showered with water in this ritual? Who knows? No one has the power to understand His pastimes.

   2. In my heart I see Lord Advaita the husband of Sita.

   3. To Lord Gaura He offers new tulasi-manjari after new tulasi-manjari. He smiles and smiles. Sometimes Lord Gaura manifests a fair form sometimes a dark form or sometimes a red form. How many different forms does Lord Gaura manifest? Who knows?

   4. At Lord Gaura's right is Purushottama Pandita. At His left is Vamadeva. Gazing at these glorious pastimes everyone is filled with wonder. Govinda dasa thus sings the glories of Lord Gaura.

 

Song ??

 

1. jaya jaya shri-krishna-chaitanya nama

kali-mada-mathana nityananda dhama

2. aparupa hema kalapa-taru jora

prema-ratana phala dharala ujora

3. ayacita vitara-i kahe na upekhi

aichana sadaya-hridaya nahi dekhi

4. ye nacite nacaye badhira jada andha

kandite akhila bhubana-jana kanda

5. temhi anumaniye duhum paramesha

prati darapane janu rabira abesha

6. iha rase yahara nahika bishoyasa

maline mukure nahi bimba bikasha

7. gobinda dasiya kahe tahe ki bicara

koöi kalapa tara nahika bistara