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Madhura e Harinama

This Holy Name is So Sweet
By Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

hare krishna hare
nitai ki nam eneche re
(nitai) nam eneche, namer hate
sraddha-mulye nam diteche re
hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare re
hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare re
(nitai) jiver dasa malina dekhe',
nam eneche braja theke re
e nam siva jape panca-mukhe re
(madhur e harinam)
e nam brahma jape catur-mukhe re
(madhur e harinam)
e nam narada jape bina-jantre re
(madhur e harinam)
e nama base ajamilo vaikunthe gelo re
e nam bolte bolte braje calo re
(bhaktivinoda bole)

TRANSLATION
Shri Shri Gaura-Nitai are so wonderfully merciful. They brought this harinama from Goloka-Vrindavana. Golokera prema-dhana hari-nama sankirtana. It doesn't belong to this material world. Shri Shri Gaura-Nitai brought it here because they are so wonderfully merciful. Who is the custodian of nam-hatta? Shri Nitai! Nama-hatta means market-place. A market-place where the name is sold and purchased. What is the price? The price is unflinching faith. He who has strong faith, unflinching faith in the Holy Name and faith in the words of sadhu, sastra, Shri Guru and Shri Krishna, only he can purchase it. The market is always eternally open.

hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare re
hare rama hare rama riama rama hare hare re

Shri Nitai is more merciful than Shriman Gauranga Mahaprabhu. Shri Gaurasundara is wonderfully merciful. Shri Nitai is more merciful than Shri Gaurasundara. Shri Nitai is so merciful, He saw that the jivas have been suffering here, drowning in this ocean of materialistic existence from time immemorial. His heart bleeds, so Shri Nitai felt love, affection and compassion for them. He became sympathetic for the suffering souls, so He brought the Holy Name from Shri Vrajabhumi for those Kali-yuga people.
Lord Sivaji with His five faces is chanting this madhura e harinama; this is so sweet this harinama! Lord Brahma chants this Shri- nama with His four faces, because it is so sweet!

Shri Narada Muni sings this Holy Name with his stringed instrument,
hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare
hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare
All are chanting because it is so sweet!

Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura says, "By only obtaining the namabhasa stage, Ajamila, a greatly sinful person was delivered. All his sinful reactions were destroyed, then at last he went to Vaikuntha!" So Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura says, "Just chant this Name, utter this Holy Name and go to Shri Vrajabhumi."