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Shri Shikshashtaka

Shloka Two

namnam akari bahudha nija-sarva-shaktis
tatrarpita niyamitah smarane na kalah
etadrishi tava kripa bhagavan mamapi
durdaivam idrisham ihajani nanuragah


namnam-of the holy names of the Lord; akari-manifested; bahudha-various kinds; nija-sarva-shaktih-all kinds of personal potency; tatra-in that; arpita-bestowed; niyamitah-restricted; smarane-in remembering; na-not; kalah-consideration of time; etadrishi-so much; tava-Your; kripa-mercy; bhagavan-O Lord; mama-My; api-although; durdaivam-misfortune; idrisham-such; iha-in this (the holy name); ajani-was born; na-not; anuragah-attachment.

Explanatory Translation by Swami Gaurangapada


"O Supreme Personality of Godhead Lord Krishna, the unlimited Possessor of the six opulences in full of wealth, beauty, strength, fame , knowledge and renunciation, You have most mercifully and compassionately impregnated, invested, and manifested Your own Holy Names with Your entire potencies and energies in full without any exception. Thus, You Yourself and the sound vibration of Your principal Holy Names are the same non-dual and undivided Absolute Truth. Therefore there remains no difference whatsoever between You and Your divine Holy Names and You are directly and personally present with Your entire potencies whenever and wherever Your Holy Names are vibrated or heard. There is not even any hard and fast rules or considerations of time, place, situation, cleanliness, qualification and any other external conditions for remembering or chanting Your Holy names. They can be chanted at all the times and in all situations. Inspite of You making it so sublime and easy for Me to experience and realize You constantly, simply through the chanting of Your divine Holy Names, it is My greatest misfortune that I am not able to awaken and develop deep and spontaneous attraction, attachment and devotion to the incessant chanting of Your Holy Names due to My ten offenses to Your Holy Names." (Please note: Here the Supreme Lord Gauranga Himself Who is always above all offenses is taking the role of a conditioned soul to teach us the mood in which to successfully approach His Holy Names.)