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Shri Lokanatha-prabhuvarastaka

Eight Prayers Glorifying Shrila Lokanatha Gosvami

 

1

yah krishna-chaitanya-krpaika-vittas

tata-prema-hemabharanadhya-cittah

nipatya bhumau satatam namamas

tumi lokanatham prabhum asrayamah

 

Falling on the ground, we repeatedly bow down and take shelter of Prabhu Lokanatha Gosvami.  His only wealth is the mercy of Lord Krishna Chaitanya, and his heart is decorated with the golden ornaments of pure love.

 

2

yo labdha-vrndavana-nitya-vasah

parisphurat-krishna-vilasa-rasah

svacara-carya-satataviramas

tam lokanatham prabhum asrayamah

 

We take shelter of Lokanatha Prabhu, who always stayed in Vrndavana, remembering Krishna’s pastimes and always engaged in devotional service.

 

3

sadollasad-bhagavad-anurakto

yah krishna-radha-sravanadi-bhaktya

ayatayami-krta-sarva-yamas

tam lokanatham prabhum asrayamah

 

We take shelter of Lokanatha Prabhu, who was radiant with love.  He was always busy in devotional service: hearing about Shri Shri Radha and Krishna and serving Them in many ways.

 

4

vrndavanadhisa-padabja-seva

svade ‘numajjanti na hanta ke va

yas tesv api slaghyatamo ‘bhiramas

tam lokanatham prabhum asrayamah

 

We take shelter of Lokanatha Prabhu.  Who is now not plunged in the sweetness of service to the lotus feet of Vrndavana’s king and queen?  Among these devotees charming Lokanatha Prabhu is the best.

 

5

yah krishna-lila-rasa eva lokan

anunmukhan viksya bibharti sokan

svayam tad-asvadana-matra-kamas

tam lokanatham prabhum asrayamah

 

We take shelter of Lokanatha Prabhu.  He became filled with grief when he saw the people were not eager to taste the sweetness of Krishna’s pastimes.  His only desire was to taste that sweetness.

 

6

krpa-balam yasya viveda kascin

narottamo nama mahan vipascit

yasya prathiyan visayoparamas

tam lokanatham prabhum asrayamah

 

We take shelter of Lokanatha Prabhu, who completely renounced material sense gratification.  A wise devotee named Narottama dasa Thakura understood the greatness of his mercy.

 

7

raganuga-vartmani yat-prasadad

visanty avijna api nirvisadah

jane krtagasy api yas tv avamas

tam lokanatham prabhum asramayah

 

We take shelter of Lokanatha Prabhu, who is not unfriendly to the sinful.  By his mercy the foolish materialists have entered the path of spontaneous devotional service.

 

8

yad-dasa-dasanuga-dasa-dasah

vayam bhavamah phalitabhilasah

yadiyatayam sahasa visamas

tam lokanatham prabhum asramayah

 

We take shelter of Lokanatha Prabhu.  Desiring to become like him and attain what he attained, we have become the servant of the servant of the follower of the servant of his servant.

 

9

shri-lokanathastakam atyudaram

bhaktya pathed yah purusartha-saram

sa manjulali padavim prapadya

shri-radhikam sevata eva sadyah

 

These eight noble verses glorifying Lokanatha Gosvami reveal the highest goal of life.  One who reads them with devotion will immediately attain the path of pure devotional service.  He will serve Shrimati Radharani.

 

10

so ‘yam shri-lokanathah sphuratu puru-krpa-

rasmibhih svaih samudyann

uddhrtyoddhrtya yo nah pracuratama-ramah kupato

dipitabhih

drgbhih sva-prema-vithya disam adisad aho yam shrita divya-lila-

ratnadhyam vindamana vayam api nibhrtam shrila-

govardhanam smah

 

With splendid glances illuminating the path of pure love and with the splendid effulgence of his mercy chasing the deep darkness from the well of my heart, may Lokanatha Gosvami appear before me.  Taking shelter of Him, we have found Govardhana Hill filled with the jewels of Krishna’s transcendental pastimes.