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Nayanananda dasa

 

 

Song 1 (Kedara-raga or Mangala-raga)

 

 

1. jaya re jaya re gora       shri-shaci-nandana

          mangala natana suthana re

kirtana anande      shribasa ramanande

          mukunda basu guna gana re

2. dram dram drimi drimi      madala bajata

          madhura madira rasala re

shankha karatala          ghanta-bara bhala

          malina pada-tala tala re

3. ko-i de-i ange        sugandhi candana

          ko-i de-i malati-mala re

piriti phula-share        marama bhedala

          bhabe sahacara bhora re

4. keha bole gora        janaki-ballabha

          radhara priya pancabana re

nayananandera mane       ana nahi jane

          amara gadadharera prana re

 

 

     1. Glory, glory to Shaci's son Gaura, the abode of auspicious dancing! In the bliss of kirtana Shrivasa, Ramananda, Mukunda, and Vasudeva Ghosha sing His glories.

     2. "Driam dram drimi drimi!", the drums declare. The sweet nectar cymbals chime. The conchshells, karatalas, and bells make a sweet sound. The dancers' footsteps mark the beat.

     3. Someone anoints Lord Gaura's limbs with fragrant sandal-paste. Somone offers Him a jasmine garland. The devotees are overcome with ecstatic love, their hearts pierced by flower-arrows of love for Lord Gaura.

     4. Some say that Lord Gaura is Janaki's beloved Rama, that He is Radha's beloved Krishna, handsome like Kamadeva. In Nayanananda's heart this thought arises: Lord Gaura is the life's breath of my Gadadhara. I do not know anything more than this.

 

 

Song 2 (Patha-manjari-raga)

 

 

1. goloka chadiya prabhu kena ba abani

kala-rupa kena haila gora-barana-khani

2. hasa bilasa chadi kena pahum kande

na jani thekila gora kara prema-phande

3. kshane krishna krishna bali kande ghana-ghana

khane sakhi sakhi bali karaye rodana

4. mathura mathura bali karaye bilapa

kshane ba akrura bali kare anutapa

5. kshane kshane bale chiye canda candana

dhulaya lotaye kande yata nija-jana

6. chara parana kulabatira na yaya

kahite akula pahum dhulaya lotaya

7. gadadhara kande prana-natha laiya kole

raya ramananda kande pranaya bikale

8. svarupa shri-rupa kande sonari bilasa

na bujhiya kande nayanananda dasa

 

 

     1. Why did the Supreme Lord leave Goloka? Why did He change His dark form into a form with a fair complexion?

     2. Why, leaving behind His pastimes of joking and laughter, does the Lord now weep? I do not know. Why and for whom did Lord Gaura set His trap of ecstatic spiritual love?

     3. One moment He calls out "Krishna! Krishna!" and weeps. The next moment He calls out, "Sakhi! Sakhi!"

     4. One moment He calls out, "Mathura! Mathura!" Another moment He calls out, "Akrura!" He is distraught.

     5. Moment after moment He calls out, "Wretched moon! Wretched sandal paste!" He rolls in the dust. Surrounded by His companions, He weeps.

     6. "Although they have been burned into ashes, the saintly gopis do not give up their lives!", He says. Filled with distress, He rolls on the ground.

     7. Gadadhara weeps. He hugs the master of his life. Ramananda Raya weeps. He is tossed to and fro by ecstatic spiritual love.

     8. Svarupa Damodara and Rupa Gosvami also weep. Remembering these pastimes, but not understanding anything of them, Nayanananda dasa also weeps.

 

 

Song 3 (Dhanashi-raga)

 

 

1. gora mora gunera sagara

premera taranna taya uthe nirantara

2. gora mora akalanka shashi

hari-nama-sudha tahe kshare diba-nishi

3. gora mora himadri-shekhara

taha haite prema-ganga bahe nirantara

4. gora mora prema kalpa-taru

yanra pada-chaye jiba sukhe basa karu

5. gora mora naba-jaladhara

barashi shitala yahe kare nari-nara

6. gora mora anandera khani

nayananandera prana yahara nichani

 

 

     1. My Lord Gaura is an ocean of spiritual virtues, an ocean where waves of ecstatic spiritual love are always rising.

     2. My Lord Gaura is a spotless moon, a moon where the nectar of Lord Krishna's holy names flows day and night.

     3. My Lord Gaura is a Himalayan mountain peak, a mountain peak from which a Ganga of ecstatic spiritual love always streams.

     4. My Lord Gaura is a kalpa-taru tree of ecstatic spiritual love, a tree whose shade gives a blissful residence to the spirit souls.

     5. My Lord Gaura is a new raincloud, a raincloud that showers cooling rains on all men and women.

     6. My Lord Gaura is a mine filled with the jewels of spiritual bliss. He purifies the life's breath of Nayanananda.

 

 

Song 4 (Dhanashi-raga)

 

 

1. kina se sukhera sarobare

premera taranga uthaliya pade dhare

2. nacata pahum bishwambhare

prema-bhare pada-dhare dharani na dhare

3. bayana kanaya-canda chande

kata sudha barishaye thira nahi bandhe

4. raja-hamsa priya sahacara

keha bhela madhukara keha ba cakora

5. naba naba natana lahari

prema lachima nace nadiya-nagari

6. naba naba bhakati-ratane

ayantane pa-ila saba dina-hina-jane

7. nayanananda kahe sukha sare

se-i brindabana bhela nadiya-nagare

 

 

     1. Is this not a lake of spiritual bliss, a lake where waves of ecstatic love rise and fall?

     2. Lord Vishvambhara dances. Overcome with love, the earth cannot remain peaceful with the touch of His feet.

     3. Lord Vishvambhara is like a golden moon. How many streams of nectar does He shower? He cannot remain peaceful.

     4. Some of His dear associates are swans. Some are bumblebees. Some are cakora birds.

     5. Overcome with ecstatic spiritual love, the people of Nadiya dance. There are newer and newer waves after waves of dancing.

     6. Now even the poor and fallen people easily gather newer and newer jewels of devotional service.

     7. Nayanananda says: The supremely blissful spiritual land of Vrindavana is now present in the towns of Nadiya.

 

 

Song 5 (Bala-raga or Dhanashi-raga)

 

 

1. a-ota piriti          murati-maya sagara

          aparupa pahum dwija-raja

naba naba bhakata        naba rasa yabata

          naba tanu ratana samaja

2. (Refrain) bhali bhali nadiya-bihara

sakala baikuntha brindabana sampada

sakala sukhera sukha sara

3. dhani dhani ati dhani      aba bhela suradhuni

          anande bahe rasa-dhara

snana pana abagaha       alingana sangama

          kata kata bara

4. pratipura mandira          prati taru-kula-tala

          phula bipina bilasa

kahe nayanananda         preme bishwambhara

          sabakara pura-ila asha

 

 

     1. A wonderful Lord who is an ocean of spiritual love personified and who is the king of the brahmanas has come. His devotee companions are filled with newer and newer glory. The spireitual nectar of love He tastes is always newer and newer. His form is like a treasury of newer and newer precious jewels.

     2. (Refrain) Glory, glory to the Lord who enjoys pastimes in Nadiya! He brings with Him the glory of Vrindavana and all the Vaikuntha worlds. He brings with Him the best of all kinds of happiness.

     3. Glory, glory, great glory to Him! Now a flooding celestial nectar Ganga of spiritual love blissfuly flows. How many times does He drink from that nectar river, bathe in it, and plunge into it? How many times does He embrace His companions?

     4. In every house, in every flower-filled garden, and under every tree He enjoys pastimes. Nayanananda says: Giving away the gift of ecstatic spiritual love, Lord Vishvambhara fulfills every person's desires.

 

 

Song 6 (Suha-i-raga)

 

 

1. kali-ghora-timire          garasala jaga-jana

          dharama karama rahu dura

asadhane cintamani       bidhi mila-ola ani

          gora bada dayara thakura

2. (Refrain) bha-i re bha-i, gora guna kahane na yaya

kata kari-badana         kata chaturanana

          baraniya ora na paya

3. cari beda shada darashana padiyache

          se yadi gauranga nahi bhaje

kiba tara adhyayana      locana bihina yena

          darapane andha kiba kaje

4. beda bidya du-i kichu-i na janata

          se yadi gauranga jane sara

nayanananda bhane        se-i se sakala jane

          sarba-siddhi kara-tale tara

 

 

     1. The horrible darkness of Kali-yuga swallowed the people of the world. Religion and pious deeds fled far away. Into that situation very merciful Lord Gaura brought a cintamani jewel.

     2. (Refrain) My brothers! O, my brothers! No one has the power to describe all of Lord Gaura's glories. How many Ganeshas and how many Brahmas may try to describe Him? They have no power to describe all of His glories?

     3. Of what use is a person's learning if he studies the four Vedas and the six systems of philosophy, but does not worship Lord Gauranga? He is like a person without eyes. He is like a blind man trying to see himself in a mirror. Of what use is all his studying?

     4. A person who does not know that Lord Gauranga is the Supreme does not know anything of Vedas or philosophy. Nayanananda says: A person who knows that Lord Gauranga is the Supreme knows everything. All mystic powers rest in the palm of his hand.

 

 

Song 7 (Dhanashri-raga)

 

 

1. mukha-khani purnimara shashi kiba mantra jape

bimba bidambita adhara sada-i kena kampe

2. (Refrain) gora nace natana rangiya

akhila jibera mana bandhe prema diya

3. canda kandaye mukha chanda dekhiya

tapana kande ankhi jalada heriya

4. kanca kancana jini naba rasera gora

buka bahi pade prema parashera dhara

5. kahaye nayanananda manera ullase

punah ki dekhiba gora gadadhara pashe

 

 

     1. The full-moon of His mouth chants japa of the maha-mantra. Why do His lips, lips that mock the bimba fruits, always tremble?

     2. (Refrain) Lord Gaura gracefully dances. He places a gift of ecstatic spiritual love in every living entity's heart.

     3. Seeing the moon of Lord Gaura's face weep, every person's eyes have become like monsoon clouds shedding showers of tears.

     4. Sweet with new nectar, Lord Gaura defeats new gold. A flood of tears of ecstatic love streams down His chest.

     5. Nayanananda says: With a joyful heart will I again see Lord Gaura at Gadadhara's side?