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Premananda dasa

 

 

Song 1 (Dhanashi-raga)

 

 

1. prema bali nama ati adbhuta

     shruta haite kara kane

shri-krishna-namera swa-guna mahima

     keba jana-ite ara

brinda bipinera maha madhurima

     prabesha ha-ite kara

keba jana-ite radhara madhurya

     rasa yasha camatkara

bhaba anubhaba sattwika bikara

     gocara chila ba kara

braje ye bilasa          rasa maha-rasa

          prema parakiya tattwa

gopira mahima       byabhicari sima

          kara abagati chila eta

2. dhanya kali dhanya         nita-i chaitanya

          parama karuna kari

bidhi-agocara       ye prema-bikara

          prakashe jagata bhari

3. uttama adhama         kichu na bachila

          yaciya dileka kola

kahe premananda          emana gauranga

          antare dhariya dola

 

 

     1. Without Shaci's son, whose ears would have heard the great wonder of the holy names chanted with ecstatic love? Who would have known the glories of Lord Krishna's holy names? Who would have entered into the great sweetness present in Vrindavana? Who would have understood the wonder of Shri Radha's fame, nectar, and sweetness? Who would have understood the bhava, anubhava, and sattvika-bhava ecstasies? Who would have understood the pastimes in Vraja, the rasa and maha-rasa pastimes, the nature of prema, parakiya-rasa, the glories of the gopis, and the highest limit of the vyabhicari-bhavas?

     2. The Kali-yuga is fortunate and glorious, for Lord Chaitanya and Lord Nityananda mercifully revealed in the Kali-yuga the great ecstasy of pure spiritual love, an ecstasy of love even the demigod Brahma finds beyond His reach.

     3. Without considering who was exalted and who degraded, Lord Chaitanya and Lord Nityananda begged everyone to accept this gift of ecstatic spiritual love. They embraced everyone. Premananda says: In your hearts please embrace Lord Gauranga.

 

 

Song 2 (Dhanashi-raga)

 

 

1. (Refrain) emana gauranga bina nahi ara

hena abatara habe ki      hayeche hena prema pracara

2. duramati ati          patita pashandi

          prane na marila kare

hari-nama diya      hridaya shudhila

          yaciNa ye ghare ghare

3. bhaba birinci ye        durlabha prema

          jagata phelila dali

kangale pa-iya        kha-iya naciya

          baja-ila karatali

4. hasiya kandiya        preme gadagadi

          pulake byapila anga

candale brahmane         kare kolakuli

          kabe na chila e ranga

5. dakiya hakiya         khola karatale

          ga-iya dha-iya phire

dekhiya shamana      tarasa pa-iya

          kapata hanila dware

6. e tina bhubana        anande bharila

          uthila mangala sora

kahe premananda          emana gauranga

          rati na janmila mora

 

 

     1. (Refrain) No one is like Lord Gauranga! Will there ever be an avatara like Him, an avatara that preached ecstatic spiritual love as He did?

     2. He did not kill the fallen wicked-hearted blasphemers. Instead he went from house to house visiting them. He begged them to chant Lord Krishna's holy names. He gave them the holy names and purified their hearts.

     3. To the world He freely gave the rare gift of ecstatic spiritual love, a gift even Brahma and Shiva attain only with difficulty. Attaining that gift, the poor people of this world dance and clap their hands.

     4. They laugh and weep. Overcome with ecstatic spiritual love, they roll on the ground. The hairs of the bodies stand erect. The brahmanas and candalas hugged. There was great bliss.

     5. Loudly they called out the holy names. They played the khola and karatalas. They sang, ran, and danced in a circle. Seeing all this, peaceful composure became afraid, fled, and knocked on people's doors.

     6. An auspicious tumult arose. The three worlds were filled with bliss. Premananda says: Alas! Love for Lord Gauranga did not take birth in me.