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Shri Advaitastaka

 

Eight Prayers Glorifying Lord Advaita

 

 

 

Text 1

 

 

ganga-tire tat-payobhis tulasyah

patraih puspaih prema-hunkara-ghosaih

prakatyartham gauram aradhayad yah

shriladvaitacaryam etam prapadye

 

 

     Let me surrender to Shrila Advaita Acarya, who with tulasi leaves, flowers, water from the Ganges' shore, and loud calls of love, worshiped Lord Gaura and begged Him to appear.

 

 

Text 2

 

 

yad-dhunkaraih prema-sindhor vikarair

akrstah san gaura-goloka-nathah

avirbhutah shri-navadvipa-madhye

shriladvaitacaryam etam prapadye

    

 

     Let me surrender to Shrila Advaita Acarya. Attracted by His loud calls, the golden Lord of Goloka Vrndavana, who is an ocean of ecstatic love, appeared in Shri Navadvipa.

 

 

Text 3

 

 

brahmadimam durlabha-prema-purair

adinam yah plavayam asa lokam

avirbhavya shrila-chaitanyacandram

shriladvaitacaryam etam prapadye

 

    Let me surrender to Shrila Advaita Acarya who, by making the moon of Lord Chaitanya rise, flooded the world with a love even Brahma and the great demigods cannot attain.

 

 

Text 4

 

 

shri-chaitanyah sarva-sakti-prapurno

yasyaivaja-matrato 'ntardarde 'pi

durvijeyam yasya karunya-krtyam

shriladvaitacaryam etam prapadye

 

     Let me surrender to Shrila Advaita Acarya, whose mercy is beyond understanding, and by whose request alone all-powerful Lord Chaitanya disappeared from this world.

 

 

Text 5

 

 

srsti-sthity-antam vidhatum pravrtta

yasyamsamsah brahma-visnv-isvarakhyah

yenabhinnam tam maha-visnu-rupam

shriladvaitacaryam etam prapadye

 

 

     Let me surrender to Shrila Advaita Acarya, who is not different from the form of Lord Maha-Vishnu, and whose parts and parcels are the Brahma, Vishnu, and Siva engaged in the creation, maintenance, and destruction of the worlds.

 

 

Text 6

 

 

kasmimscid yah sruyate casrayatvat

sambhor ittham sambhavan-nama dhama

sarvaradhyam bhakti-matraika-sadhyam

shriladvaitacaryam etam prapadye

    

 

     Let me surrender to Shrila Advaita Acarya, who is worshiped by all, who is attained only by devotional service, and who, as is heard in a certain Vedic literature, because He is Lord Siva's shelter, has a name and glory like Lord Siva's.

 

 

Text 7

 

 

sita-namni preyasi prema-purna

putro yasyapy acyutananda-nama

shri-chaitanya-prema-pura-prapurnah

shriladvaitacaryam etam prapadye

 

 

     Let me surrender to Shrila Advaita Acarya, who is flooded with love for Lord Chaitanya, and whose beloved Sita-devi and son Acyutananda are also filled with love.

 

 

Text 8

 

 

nityanandadvaitato 'dvaita-nama

bhaktyakhyanad yah sad-acarya-nama

sasvac-cetah-sacarad-gaura-dhama

shriladvaitacaryam etam prapadye

 

 

     Let me surrender to Shrila Advaita Acarya, whose heart is Lord Gaura's eternal home, who is named Advaita because He is not (a) different (dvaita) from Lord Nityananda, and who is named Acarya because He teaches devotional service.

 

 

Text 9

 

 

pratah pritah pratyaham sampathed yah

sitanathasyastakam suddha-buddhih

so 'yam samyak tasya padaravinde

vindan bhaktim tat-priyatvam prayati

 

A person whose intelligence is pure and who every morning happily reads these eight verses glorifying Lord Advaita, the husband of Sita, attains devotion for His lotus feet and becomes dear to Him.