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Krishna dasa

 

 

Song 1 (Shri-raga)

 

 

1. nita-i chaitanya dohe bada abatara

emana dayala data na ha-ibe ara

2. mleccha candala ninduka pashandadi yata

karunamaya uddhara karila kata shata

3. hena abatare mora kichu-i na haila

haya re daruna prana ki sukhe rahila

4. yata yata abatara ha-ila bhubane

hena abatara bha-i na haya kathane

5. hena prabhura pada-padma na kari bhajana

hate tuli mukhe bisha karinu bhakshana

6. gaura-kirtana-rase jagata dubila

haya re abhagara bindu parasha nahila

7. kande krishna-dasa kesha chindi nija kare

dhik dhik abhagiya kena nahi mare

 

 

     1. Nitai and Chaitanya are exalted avataras. No one is merciful like Them.

     2. How many hundreds of mlecchas, candalas, blasphemers, and offenders did They deliver?

     3. Why does the descent of Nitai and Chaitanya to this world mean nothing to me? Alas! My heart is very cruel. How can I live a happy life?

     4. Many many avataras have come to this world. O my brothers, none of Them are like these avataras.

     5. I did not worship those two Lords. Raising my hand to my mouth, I have drunk poison.

     6. The whole world is plunged into the nectar of kirtana brought by Lord Gaura. Alas! Not even a drop of that nectar has touched this unfortunate soul.

     7. With his own hands Krishna dasa pulls the hairs from his head. Alas! Alas! I am very unfortunate! Why do I not die?

 

 

Song 2 (Dhanashi-raga)

 

 

1. are re ninduka bha-i       tore kire bodha na-i

          britha-i dharila dona ankhi

saba abatara-sara        shri-gauranga abatara

          tumi tahe raiyacha upekhi

2. sura-pana aty-acara        bhruna-hatya byabicara

          tantra-dharme bharata byapila

yaksha raksha bishahari          nana upahara kari

          jiba sabe pujite lagila

3. dekhiya jibera dainya      prabhu mora shri-chaitanya

          nabadvipe prakata ha-ila

taraka brahma hari-nama       yaci sabe kari dana

          dharmera se glani ghuca-ila

4. jaga-i madha-i adi         dushkritera nirabadhi

          hari-name karila uddhara

brahmana yabane mili          kara-ila kolakuli

          parateke dekha eka-bara

5. nastike karila bhakta      khanje kaila gati-shakta

          andhera karila cakshu-dana

kahe dina krishna-dasa         nahile ithe bishvasa

          tora ara nahi paritrana

 

 

     1. O blapshemer brother, why do you not understand? Your eyes have become useless. Although Lord Gauranga is the best of all avataras, still you turn your eyes from Him.

     2. The people drink liquor and kill unborn children and commit many sins. The tantric religion has covered the world. Bringing many gifts, the people worship yakshas, rakshasas and Goddess Manasa.

     3. Seeing the peoples' fallen condition, my mnaster, Shri Chaitanya became manifest in Navadvipa.He begged everyone to please accept the holy name of Lord Hari, a name delivers the chanter. In this way the Lord stopped the decline of true religion.

     4. With the gift of Lord Hari's holy name He delivered Jagai, Madhai, and a host of sinners. By His influence the brahmanas and yavanas now meet and embrace. Even just once you should see this sight.

     5. The blasphemers have now become devotees. The lame now walk. The blind now see. Poor Krishna dasa says: If you have no faith in these words, you will not be delivered.

 

 

Song 3 (Suha-i-raga)

 

 

1. shantipurera baria-mali      baikuntha bagana khali

          kariya anila eka cara

nita-i malire pana         cara tara hate diya

          yatane ropita kaila nada

2. nadiya uttama sthana       tahate kari udyana

     ropila chaitanya-taru mali

bade taru dine dine      shakha-patra aganane

          gaja-ila yatne jala dhali

3. pa-iya bhakati-jala        nama-prema du-i phala

          prasabila se taru sundara

se-i du-i phalera ashe         jiba-pakhi nitya ase

          kolahale kare nirantara

4. anande nita-i mali         la-iya mathaya dali

          du-i phale sabare bilaya

na-i jati bhedabheda          sabara mitila kheda

          phalasvade sakalete paya

5. dhara la-o la-o bali       anande nita-i mali

          a-candale phala bila-ila

ye-i caya se-i paya      ye na cahe se-o paya

          yabane-o phala aswadila

6. ki mora karama phere       na herinu se taru re

          na cininu se mali dayala

krishna dasa durashaya          dante trina kari kaya

          dhik dhik e poda kapala

 

 

     1. The great gardener of Shantipura brought a young sapling from Vaikuntha and gave it to Nitai. Nitai took the sapling from His hand. Nar3a carefully planted it.

     2. In the most glorious place of Nadiya He made a garden. There the gardener planted the Chaitanya tree. Day after day the tree grew. Its branches and leaves were beyond number. The gardener watered it, and it grew.

     3. Watered with the waters of bhakti (devotional service), that beautiful tree bore two kinds of fruits: nama (the holy name) and prema (ecstatic spiritual love). The birds that are the invidual spirit souls yearn to taste those two fruits. There is always an uproar.

     4. The gardener Nitai joyfully picked these two kinds of fruits, placed them in a basket, and carried that basket on His head. Those fruits He distributed to everyone without considering caste or birth. Anyone who tasted these fruits found all his sufferings and troubles came to an end.

     5. Saying, "Please take. Take. Take.", the gardener Nitai gave those fruits to everyone, even down to the candalas. Whoever wished those fruits at ocne received them. The persons who did not wish those fruits received them anyway. Even the yavanas relished those fruits.

     6. Because of my past misdeeds I did not see that tree. I did not see that merciful gardener. Placing a blade of straw between my teeth, I, wicked-hearted Krishna dasa, say: Alas! Alas! A flaming calamity has fallen on my head!

 

 

Song 4 (Dhanashi-raga)

 

 

1. prema-sindhu gora-raya          nita-i taranga taya

          karuna batasa cari pashe

prema uthaliya pade      jagata hakala chade

          tapa trishna sabakara nashe

2. (Refrain) dekha dekha nita-i chaitanya dayamaya

bhakta hamsa candramake       pibi pibi bali dake

          pa-iya bancita kena haya

3. dubi rupa sanatana         tole nana ratna dhana

          yatane ganthiya tara mala

bhakti lata sutra kari        leha jiba kanthe bhari

          dure yabe apanara jwala

4. lila rasa sankirtana       bikasita padma-bana

          jagata bharila yara base

phutila kusuma-bana      matila bhramara-gana

          pa-iya bancita krishna dase

 

 

     1. Lord Gaura is a flowing river of spiritual love, a river where Lord Nitai is the waves and mercy is the breeze blowing in the four directions. Now the ecstasies of love rise and fall in that river. Now the world lets out a tumultous roar. Now every person's burning sufferings and thirsts are at once destroyed.

     2. (Refrain) Look! Look! There are the merciful Lords Chaitanya and Nitai! In the moonlight the swans of the devotees drink and drink from that river of love. Loudly they sing. Not one of them is cheated of drinking that nectar.

     3. Rupa Gosvami and Sanatana Gosvami dive deep into that river. Up they come holding treasures of many jewels, jewels they carefully string onto vines of devotional service, string into necklaces they place on the fallen souls' necks, souls the flames of whose sufferings will soon be extinguished, will far away be cast. 

     4. In those waters of nectar grows a lotus forest filled with nectar pastimes of sankirtana, a forest whose fragrance fills the worlds, a forest where the wild bumblebees and blossoming flowers are the devotees. Alas! Krishna dasa is still cheated of the nectar of that forest.

 

 

Song 5 (Suha-i-raga)

 

 

1. lilamrita rasa sara         tara shata shata dhara

          dasha dike bahe yaha haite

se caitany-lila haya          sarobara akshaya

          mano-hamsa chada-o tahate

2. (Refrain) bhakta-gana shuna mora chaitanya-badana

tomara sabara shri-carana      kari anga bibhushana

          karo kichu eka nibedana

3. krishna-bhakti siddhanta-gana    praphullita padma-bana

          taha madhu kara aswadana

prema-rase kumud-bane       praphullita ratri-dine

          tahe caraha mano-bhringa-gana

4. nana-bhabe bhakta-gana          hamsa cakrabaka-gana

          yate sabe karena bihara

krishna-keli mrinala        yaha pa-i sarba-kala

          bhakta karaye ahara

5. se-i sarobare yana      hamsa cakrabaka haina

          sada tate karaha bilasa

khandibe sakala duhkha        pa-ibe parama sukha

          anayase kahe krishna-dasa

 

 

     1. From the ten directions hundreds and hudreds of flooding rivers of the sweetest nectar of Lord Krishna's pastimes flow into the eternal lake of Lod Chaitanya's pastimes. O swans of the devotees' thoughts, please fly to that lake.

     2. (Refrain) O devotees, please hear my words about Lord Chaitanya. All of you please make Lord Krishna's graceful feet the ornaments of your bodies. This I request of you.

     3. O bumblebees of the devotees' thoughts, please taste the sweet nectar in the blossoming lotus forest of the truths of devotion to Lord Krishna. Day and night please fly in the blossoming lotus forest of ecstatic love for Lord Krishna.

     4. O swans and cakravaka birds of the devotees, please enjoy many kinds of pastimes in those lotus forests. Always stay amongst the lotus-stalks of Lord Krishna's pastimes. Enjoy there.

     5. O swans and cakravaka birds of the devotees, go to that lake of Lord Chaitanya's pastimes. Always enjoy pastimes there. Your sufferings will be broken into pieces. You will find supreme happiness. Krishna dasa confidently speaks these words.

 

 

Song 6 (Suha-i-raga)

 

 

1. gauramrita anukshana     sadhu mahanta megha-gana

          bishwodyane kare barishana

tate phale prema-phala        bhakta khaya nirantara

          tara preme jiye jagaj-jana

2. chaitanya-lilamrita-pura        krishna-lila-karpura

          du-i mili haya ye madhurya

sadhu-guru-prasade       tate yara mano-bandhe

          se-i jane madhurya-pracurya

3. se-i lilamrita bine         khaya yadi anna-pane

          tabu bhaktera durbala jibana

yara eka binu pane       praphullita tanu mane

          hase gaya karaye nartana

4. e amrita kara pana          yaha bina nahi ana

          citte kara su-dridha bishwasa

na pada kutarka-garte         amedhya karkashavarte

          yahate padile sarba-nasha

5. shri chaitanya nityananda        adwaita ara bhakta-brinda

          ara yata srota bhakta-gana

toma sabara shri-carana        shire kari bhushana

          yaha haite abhishta purana

6. shri-rupa shri-sanatana      raghunatha shri-carana

          shire dhari kari tanra asha

krishna-lilamritanwita      chaitanya caritamrita

          gaya kichu dina krishna-dasa

 

 

     1. Moment after moment the great saints shower on the garden of this world a monsoon of the nectar of Lord Gaura's pastimes. From these monsoon rains grow the fruits of ecstatic spiritual love. Again and again the devotees eat these fruits. By eating these fruits the people of the world become alive with the ecstasy of spieitual love.

     2. The nectar of Lord Chaitanya's pastimes with the camphor of Lord Krishna's pastimes combine to make a very great sweetness. Persons who in their hearts carry the mercy of the spiritual master and the saints can understand the great sweetness of that nectar drink.

     3. If a devotee merely eats food and drinks drinks and does not taste the nectar of the Lord's pastimes, then his life will become very weak. But if he tastes a single drop of that nectar then his body and mind will blossom with happiness. Then he will dance and sing and laugh.

     4. If a person drink that nectar alone and nothing else, then the faith in his heart will become very strong. He will not fall down into the pit of illogical ideas. He will not fall into the horrible whirlpool of sins. He will not fall into a calamity where all is lost.

     5. O hearers of this song, please make the graceful feet of Shri Chaitanya, Shri Nityananda, Shri Advaita, and all Their devotees the ornament you carry on your heads. Do this and all your desires will be fulfilled.

     6. Please place the graceful feet of Shri Rupa Gosvami, Shri Sanatana Gosvami, and Shri Raghunatha dasa Gosvami upon your heads. Then your desires will be fulfilled. In this way poor Krishna dasa sings a brief song about some of the nectar of Lord Krishna's pastimes and the nectar of Lord Chaitanya's pastimes.

 

 

Song 7 (Dhanashi-raga)

 

1. nadiyara ghate bha-i ki adbhuta tari

nita-i galu-iya tate chaitanya kandari

2. du-i raghunatha shri-jiba gopala shri-rupa sanatana

parera naukaya \era dandi chaya-jana

3. ke yabi bha-i bhaba-pare bali nita-i dake

kheyara kadi bina para kare yake take

4. atare katara bina ke para kare bha-i

kintu para kare sabhe chaitanya nita-i

5. krishna-dasa bale bha-i bala hari hari

nita-i caitanyera ghate nahi lage kadi

 

 

     1. O my brothers, at the Nadiya ferry-landing is a wonderful ferry-boat. At that ferry-boat's stern stand Lord Nitai and Lord Chaitanya, the boat's captain.

     2. In that ferry-boat Shri Rupa, Shri Sanatana, Shri Jiva, Shri  Gopala, and the two Shri Raghunathas are the six oarsmen.

     3. Loudly Lord Nitai calls, "O My brothers, who amongst you will cross the ocean of birth and death? Without paying even a single penny, you may cross in Our ferry to the other shore.

     4. "Without taking the trouble to pay even a little attar incense, who will cross, O My brothers, to the farther shore? Chaitanya and Nitai will take everyone across."

     5. Krishna dasa says: O my brothers, please chant, “Hari! Hari!" At the ferry-landing of Chaitanya and Nitai you need not pay even a single penny.

 

 

Song 8 (Bhairaba-raga, Eka-tala)

 

 

1. (Refrain) sonara naba         gaura sundara

          nagara banoyari

nadiya-indu         karuna-sindhu

          bhakata batsala-kari

2. badana canda, adhara kanda       nayane galata prema-taranga

          candra-koti bhanu mukha, shobha-bichuyari

kusuma-shobhita, cancara cikura       lalata tilaka nasika upara

          dashana motima amiya hasa, damini ghanayari

3. makara-kundala jhalake ganda      mani kaustubha dipta kantha

          aruna basana, karuna bacana, shobha ati bhari

mala-candana carcita anga          laje lajjita koti ananga

          candana balaya ratana nupura, yajna-sutra-dhari

4. dharata ga-ota, bhakata-brinda        kamala-sebita pada-dwandwa

          thamake calata manda manda, ya-u balihari

kahata dina krishna dasa       gaura-carane karata asha

          patita-pabana nita-i canda, prema-dana-kari

 

 

     1. (Refrain) Please meditate on youthful Lord Gaurasundara as the hero Krishna, Krishna who wears a forest garland. Krishna, who is an ocean of mercy and who dearly loves the devotees, has now become Lord Gaurasundara, the moon of Nadiya.

     2. His face is a moon. His lips are flowers. Flooding waves of ecstatic spiritual love flow from His eyes as tears. His face is effulgent like millions of moons. His curly hair is decorated with flowers. Tilaka decorates His nose and forehead. His teeth are pearls. His smile is nectar. He is splendid like rainclouds and lightning.

     3. Shark-shaped earrings glisten at His cheeks. His neck shines with the Kaustubha jewel. He wears reddish garments. His words are kind. He is filled with grace and glory. His limbs are anointed with sandal-paste. He shames millions of Kamadevas. He wears candana bracelets, jewel anklets, and a glorious sacred-thread.

     4. The devotees sing His gloires. The goddess of fortune serves His feet. Please slowly, slowly approach Him. Surrender everything to Him. Poor Krishna dasa says: My yearn to attain the shelter of Lord Gaura's feet. I pray that Lord Nitaicandra, who purifies the fallen, will give to me the gift of ecstatic spiritual love.

 

 

Song 9 (Baradi-raga)

 

 

1. dekha du-i bha-i      gaura nita-i

          basila bedira upare

gagana tyajiya      namila asiya

          yena nisha dibakare

2. heri harashita         thakura pandita

          nija-gana la-iya sate

jala su-basita      ghata bari kata

          dhalaye dunhara mathe

3. shankha ghanta kashi         benu bina bamshi

          khola karatala baya

jaya jaya rola      hari hari bola

          caudige bhakata gaya

4. sinana karana      basana parana

          basa-ila simhasane

dhupa dipa jwali         laiya arghya-thali

          puja kaila du-i jane

5. upahara-gana          karana bhojana

          tambula candana sheshe

phula-hara diya          arati kariya

          pranamila krishna-dase

 

 

     1. Look at Gaura and Nitai, the two brothers who sit on the Deity-throne! As the sun comes to the night, so They descended from the spiritual sky and came to this earth.

     2. Shrivasa Pandita and His associates joyfully gaze at the two Lords. From how many jars is scented water poured on the two Lord's heads?

     3. Conchshells, bells, gongs, flutes, vinas, flutes, kholas, are karatalas are sounded. There is a tumult of "Jaya! Jaya!" and "Hari! Hari!" From the four directions the devotees sing.

     4. The bathing completed, and now dressed in new garemnts, the two Lords sit on the throne. With incense, lamps, and arghya, worship is offered to the two Lords.

     5. Offerings of food are presented. betelnuts and sandal paste are offered at the end. Offering a flower garland, and then performing arati, Krishna-dasa bows down before the two Lords.

 

 

Song 10 (Suha-i-raga)

 

 

1. abhisheke gauracandera ananda apara

kahaye bhakata-gane puraba bihara

2. pulake purala tanu a-pada-mastaka

sonara keshara jine kadamba-koraka

3. bhabe bharala mana gada gada bhasha

aneka yatane bidhi purayala asha

4. shacira nandana gora jati prana-dhana

shuni canda-mukhera katha juda-ila mana

5. goracandera lilaya yara ha-ila bishwasa

duhkhi krishna-dasa tara dasa anudasa

 

 

     1. A shoreless ocean of bliss flooded Lord Gaurachandra's abhisheka. Thus the devotees describe the Lord's pastime.

     2. From head to foot the hairs of His body stod erect. He defeated the golden lion's mane or the kadamba flower's buds.

     3. His heart is filled with ecstasy. With a choked voice He speaks broken words. He fulfills everyone's desires.

     4. Lord Gaura, who is Shaci's son, is the life's treasure of all who live. Hearing the description of His moonlike face brings cooling bliss to every heart.

     5. Of all who have faith in Lord Gaurachandra's pastimes sad Krishna dasa is the servant. He is the servant of their servants.

 

 

 

Song 8 (Kalyana-raga)

 

 

 

 

     1. The full-moon of Lord Garua-Hari mercifully appeared on the horizon of Nadiya. Grievous sins were all destrioyed. The three worlds were filled with joy. The universe was filled with the sound of "Hari!"

     2. At that moment Lord Advaita R.aya stood up in His house and began to dance, His heart filled with joy. He and Haridasa sang a tumultuous kirtana. Why did They dance? No one knew.