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Ramananda

 

 

Song 1 (Dhanashi-raga or Kamoda-raga)

 

 

1. kirtana rasamaya      agama agocara

          kebala ananda-kanda

akhila loka-gati         bhakata-prana-pati

          jaya gaura nityananda canda

2. heri patita gana      karunabalokana

          jagabhari karala apara

bhaba-bhaya-bhanjana          durita-nibarana

          dhanya shri-chaitanya abatara

3. hari-sankirtane       majila jaga-jana

          sura nara naga pashu pakhi

sakala beda sara         prema sudha-dhara

          deyala kahu na upekhi

4. tri-bhubana mangala        nama-prema-bale

          dura gela kali andhiyara

shamana-bhabana-patha          sabe eka rodhala

          bancita ramananda duracara

 

 

     1. Glory to the two moons who are Lord Gaura and Lord Nityananda, two moons who taste the sweet nectar of chanting the holy names, who are beyond the touch of the Vedas, who are the roots of transcendental bliss, who are the goals of all living beings, and who are the masters of the devotees' lives!

     2. Glory to glorious Shri Chaitanya, who descended to this world, who glances with merciful eyes at the fallen souls, who fills the world with a limitless flood of mercy, who breaks the fear of repeated birth and death, and who destroys sins!

     3. Into the nectar of chanting the holy names He plunged the demigods, humans, nagas, beasts, birds, and all other creatures in the world. He gave the nectar flood of ecstatic spiritual love, a flood that is the best thing in all the Vedas, to everyone. He did not neglect anyone.

     4. Then the three worlds became auspicious. Then the power of love for the holy name chased Kali-yuga's darkness far away. Then everyone walked on the glorious and peaceful spiritual path. Only misbehaved Ramananda did not walk on that path. Only he was cheated.

 

 

Song 2 (Baradi-raga)

 

 

1. (Refrain) dekha dekha jiba gauranga candera lila

lakhe lakhe gopi nimikhe bhula-iya       ki lagi sannyasi haila

2. pita-basana chadi          dora-kaupina pari

          bakuya karila danda

kalindira tire      sukha parihari

          sindu-tire paracanda

3. rama abatare          dhanuka dhariya

          gokule purila bamshi

ebe jiba lagi       karuna dhariya

          danda dhariya sannyasi

4. dhari naba-danda      la-iya karanga

          sindhu-tire kaila thana

ramananda kaya      sannyasira besha naya

          pashanda-dalana birabana

 

 

     1. (Refrain) O spirit-souls, look! Look at Lord Gaurangacandra's pastimes! Why, in the blinking of an eye forgetting millions and millions of gopis, has He now become a sannyasi?

     2. Rejecting His yellow garments, now He wears a sannyasi's garments. Now He carries a danda. Turning away from His blissful pastimes on the Yamuna's banks, now He stays by the seaside.

     3. When He descended as Ramacandra to this world, He carried a bow. When He stayed in Gokula He filled the flute with melodies. Now, out of compassion for the fallen souls, He carries a danda. Now He is a sannyasi.

     4. Carrying a waterpot and a new danda, He stays by the seaside. Ramananda says: If He had not accepted a sannyasi's garments He would have been a heroic warrior, a warrior who ripped the blasphemers into shreds.

 

 

Song 3 (Gandhara-raga)

 

 

1. dekha dekha adabhuta       sundara shaci-suta

          aparupa bihi niramana

dagamaga hirana          kirana jini tanu-ruci

          hari hari bolata bayana

2. bhalahi malayaja      bindu-birajita

          tachu-para alaka-hilola

kanaka saroja       canda janu ujora

          tahi bedi ali-kula dola

3. du-nayana aruna       kamala-dala ganjana

          khanjana jiniya cakora

yaichana shikhila         ganthala moti-phala

          taiche bahata ghana lora

4. nija guna nama        gana-rasa-sayare

          jaga-jana nimagana kela

dina hina ramananda      tanhi bancita

          kincita parasha na bhela

 

 

     1. Look! Look at Shaci's wonderfully handsome son! What a wonder has destiny created in Him! His form is more glorious than gold. His mouth is filled with the words, “Hari! Hari!"

     2. His forehead is splendidly decorated with drops of sandal-paste. His curly hair falls in waves. He is splendid like a moon or a golden lotus, a golden lotus surrounded by the restless black bees of His hair.

     3. His two eyes rebuke the red lotus petals. His eyes defeat the khanjana and cakora birds. His tears teach the strings of pearls how to shine with glory.

     4. He plunges the people of the world into the nectar ocean of songs chanting His holy names and describing His transcendental glories. Poor fallen Ramananda is cheated of that ocean of nectar. He cannot touch even a drop of it.

 

 

Song 4 (Tudi-raga)

 

 

1. dekhata bekata        gaura adabhuta

          ujora suradhuni-tire

jambunada tanu      basana jiniya bhanu

          sundara sughada sudhira

2. braja-lila-guna       sonari sonari ghana

          raha-i na para-i thira

pulake purala tanu       phutala kadamba janu

          jhara jhara nayanaka-nira

3. abirata bhakata       gana-rase unamata

          kambu-kantha ghana dola

pulake purala jiba       shuni puna nacata

          saghane bolaye hari-bola

4. deba-deba abideba          jana ballabha

          patita-pabana abatara

kali-yuga kala      byala bhaye katara

          ramanande kara para

 

 

     1. Look at Lord Gaura, wonderful and glorious on the Ganga's bank. His form is like gold. His garments defeat the sun. He is handsome and saintly and wise.

     2. Remembering and remembering Lord Krishna's Vraja pastimes and glories, He cannot remain peaceful. Like kadamba filaments, the hairs of His body stand erect. A river of tears flows from His eyes.

     3. Without stop tasting the nectar of the devotees' songs, He has become wild with bliss. His conchshell neck sways to and fro. Hearing these songs, He begins to dance. The hairs of His body stand erect. He calls out, "Haribol!"

     4. O master of the demigods! O dear master of the devotees! O purifier of the fallen! O Lord who descended to this world! Please take Ramananda to the farther shore of this ocean of birth and death, Ramananda who is terrified of the black snake of Kali-yuga.