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An Auspicious Invocation
nama om visnu-padaya krishna-presthaya bhu-tale srimate bhaktivedanta- svamin iti namine
namas te sarasvate deve gaura-vani-pracarine nirvisesa-sunyavadi- pascatya-desa-tarine
I offer my respectful obeisances unto His Divine Grace A.C. Bhakti¬vedanta Swami Prabhupada, who is very dear to Lord krishna, having taken shelter at His lotus feet.
Our respectful obeisances are unto you, o spiritual master, servant of Sarasvati Gosvami. You are kindly preaching the message of Lord Cai-tanya and delivering the Western countries, which are filled with imper-sonalism and voidism.
vande 'ham sri-guroh srl-yuta-pada-kamalam srI-gurun vaisnavams ca
srI-rupam sagrajatam saha-gana-raghunathanvitarh taM sa-jIVam
sadvaitaM savadhutam parijana-sahitam krishna-caitanya-devam
sri-radha-krishna-padan saha-gana-lalita-sri-visakhanvitams ca
I offer my respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of my spiritual master and unto the lotus feet of all Vaisnavas. I offer my respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of Srila Rupa Gosvami along with his elder brother Sanatana Gosvami, as well as Raghunatha Dasa and Raghunatha Bhatta, Gopala Bhatta and Srila Jlva Gosvami. I offer my respectful obeisances to Lord Sri krishna Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Lord Nityananda, along with Advaita Acarya, Gadadhara, Srivasa, and other associates. I offer my respectful obeisances to Srimati RadharanI and Sri krishna along with Their associates Sri Lalita and Visakha.
vancha-kalpa-tarubhyas ca krpa-sindhubhya eva ca
patitanam pavanebhyo vaisnavebhyo namo namah
I offer my respectful obeisances unto all the Vaisnava devotees of the Lord. They are just like desire trees who can fulfil the desires of everyone, and they are full of compassion for the fallen conditioned souls.
vande sri-krishna-caitanya- nityanandau sahoditau
gaudodaye puspavantau citrau sandau tamo-nudau
I offer my respectful obeisances unto Sri krishna Caitanya and Lord Nityananda, who are like the sun and moon. They have arisen simultaneously on the horizon of Gauda to dissipate the darkness of ignorance and thus wonderfully bestow benediction\ipon all.
panca-tattvatmakam krishnam bhakta-rupa-svarupakam
bhaktavatararh bhaktiikhyam namami bhakta-saktikam
I offer my obeisances unto the Supreme Lord, krishna, who is nondifferent from His feature as a devotee, devotional incarnation, devotional mani¬festation, pure devotee, and devotional energy.
aradhyo bhagavan vrajesa-tanayas tad-dhama vrndavanam ramya kacid upasana vraja-vadhu-vargena ya kalpita
srimad-bhagavatam pramanam amalam prema pum-artho mahan sri-caitanya mahaprabhor matam idath tatradaro nah parah
The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Sri krishna, the son of Nanda Maharaja, is worshipped along with His transcendental abode Vrndavana. The most pleasing form of worship for the Lord is that which was performed by the gopfs of Vrndavana. Srimad-BMgavatam is the spotless authority on everything and pure love of Godhead is the ultimate goal of life for all men. These statements, for which we have the highest regard, are the opinion of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
jayatam suratau pangor mama manda-mater gati
Glory to the all-merciful Radha and Madana-mohana! I am lame and ill advised, yet They are my directors, and Their lotus feet are everything for me.
jaya sri-krishna-caitanya prabhu nityananda
sri advaita gadadhara srivasadi-gaura-bhakta-rnda
All glories to Lord Sri krishna Caitanya Mahaprabhu, Lord Nityananda, Advaita Acarya, Gadadhara Prabhu, Srivasa Thakura and all those devotees who follow in their footsteps.
Hare krishna Hare krishna krishna krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare