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Shri Chaitanya Shataka

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O Gauranga, I offer this garland of one hundred verses unto Your lotus feet for the pleasure of the devotees. O merciful Lord, please be kind to me.


Lord Chaitanya introduces the loving service of Radha Krishna in every home as He dances wonderfully in sankirtana, overwhelmed with love.


Chanting the sweet holy names of the Lord, Lord Gauranga distributes the mellows of devotional service to the world. Due to ecstatic love, tears flow from His eyes in a hundred streams, His limbs shiver, and His body becomes wet with perspiration. He constantly teaches the living entities tormented by Kali, devotional service which follows in the mood of the gopis of Vraja.


Seeing the living entities fallen in Kali's ocean of filth, bewildered by lamentation and illusion, and always absorbed in serving their families, the most merciful Lord Gauranga, thinking of a means for their deliverence, gives them the holy name. He appeared in Navadvipa as the son of Shaci in the form of a mendicant who was renowned and had a most sweetly beautiful body.


Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is the only deliverer of the living entities in this world. There is no other deliverer of the fallen souls other than that most merciful Lord Chaitanya. Whoever is averse to the service of His lotus feet certainly rots in hell, enjoying various miseries


Previously Krishna enjoyed pastimes with Shrimati Radharani in the forest of Vrindavana, now that same Lord again resides in this world performing pastimes with Gadadhara.


Chanting the holy name and serving the Vaishnavas are the only medicine for the living entities tormented by Kali. They are biten by the snake of repeated birth and death, fallen unconscious, and in this way always attacked by maya.


The only medicine to cleanse the heart for the foolish people absorbed in material desires is to serve the spiritual master with faith and determination and to eat the Vaishnavas remnants.


I offer my obeisances to Shri Krishna Chaitanya, who is an ocean of mercy. O Lord of the universe, be merciful on me and engage me as Your servant.


O Lord Chaitanya, You are always bestowing love of God to the fallen souls. I repeatedly pray that You accept me as Your servant.


O my Lord, I am fallen and thus absorbed in the ocean of repeated birth and death. You are expert in delivering the fallen souls. Please be kind and deliver me. I surrender at Your lotus feet.


You are the deliverer of the universe and You are the Lord of all. You bestow all wealth, indeed, You alone maintain the universe. O Gaurahari, son of Shaci, by bestowing Your service on me make my life successful and protect me


I have heard from the Puranas about the mercy given by the incarnations, which is insufficient to deliver a sinful person like me. O Mahaprabhu, I therefore take shelter of Your lotus feet.


Lord Chaitanya, the son of Shaci, is dancing beautifully along with His devotees in Nilacala the topmost abode (in the three worlds). By the sweet syllables of the pleasing to hear sankirtana, He enchants everyone's mind.


Seeing Lord Jagannatha and desiring to embrace Him, Lord Gauranga, whose complexion is like molten gold, fell to the ground unconscious, stunned in ecstasy and His eyes staring.


At that time tears of love fell from the eyes of Lord Gaurachandra. His voice was choked and His limbs were filled with shivering. In this state He fell to the ground in ecstatic love.


One who develops firm love for the lotus feet of Lord Chaitanya after one hundred lifetimes attains the lotus feet of Radha Krishna, who enjoy Their pastimes in Vrindavana


The amount of devotion one devolops for the lotus feet of Shri Radha, that amount one increases in his devotion for the lotus feet of Shri Krishna Chaitanya.


The beauty of His sweetly smiling lotus face is like the golden bud, His lips resemble the ripened bimba fruit, and His throat is like is shaped like a conch shell. I offer my respectful obeisances to Shri Gaurachandra, whose strong limbs are most beautiful and who enchants the three worlds.


His body is tall and He is beautiful and strong. His lotus eyes are like the fully blossomed lotus flower and the two rows His teeth are like the mukta fruit. His decorated ears are like new manjaris. And He is decorated with jeweled ankle bells. I worship that Gaurasundara, whose complexion is like molten gold and who is the abode of love.