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‘Gauranga’ Balite Ha’be
Shrila Narottama dasa Thakura
‘gauranga’ balite ha’be pulaka sharira
‘hari hari’ balite nayane va’be nira (1)
When will that time come that my hairs will stand on end upon singing the name
“Gauranga?” When will my eyes overflow with tears as I chant the holy names of
ara kabe nitai-cadera karuna haibe
samsara-vasana mora kabe tuccha ha’be (2)
And when will the moon of Nityananda Prabhu bestow His mercy on me? When will
my material desires become small and insignificant?
vishaya chadiya kabe shuddha ha’be mana
kabe hama heraba shri vrindavana (3)
When will I renounce material enjoyment and my mind will become purified? When
will I see the chinmaya svarupa of Shri Vrindavana?
rupa-raghunatha-pade haibe akuti
kabe hama bujhaba se yugala-piriti (4)
When will I eagerly follow the path of Shri Rupa Gosvami and Shri Raghunatha dasa
Gosvami? By their instructions I will be able to understand the divine love of Shri
Radha and Krishna.
rupa-raghunatha-pade rahu mora asha
prarthana karaye sada narottama dasa (5)
My only aspiration is to attain the lotus feet of Shri Rupa Gosvami and Shri Raghunatha
dasa Gosvami. This is Narottama dasa’s constant prayer.