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Shrila Narottama dasa Thakura
gaurangera duti-pada, ja’ra dhana sampada,
se jane bhakati-rasa sara
gaurangera madhura lila, ja’ra karne praveshila,
hridaya nirmala bhela ta’ra (1)
That person who accepts the two lotus feet of Shri Gauranga as the treasure of all
treasures knows the essence of bhakti-rasa, the divine mellows of devotional service.
And if the sweet pastimes of Gauranga have actually entered through the threshhold
of someone’s ears, that person is pure in heart.
je gaurangera nama laya, ta’ra haya premodaya,
ta’re mui jai balihari
gauranga gunete-jhure, nitya-lila ta’re sphure,
se jana bhakati-adhikari (2)
Prema will awaken for that person who takes Gauranga’s holy names. To him I
exclaim, “Bolihari! Excellent! Bravo!” That person who appreciates Gaurganga’s
qualities with tears coming in his eyes has become qualified for bhakti, and to him
Shri Radha-Krishna’s nitya-lila, or eternal ashta-kaliya-lila, are manifested.
gaurangera sangi gane, nitya-siddha kari’ mane,
se jaya vrajendra-suta-pasha
shri gauda-mandala-bhumi, jeva jane cintamani,
ta’ra haya vraja-bhume vasa (3)
That person who understands that Gauranga’s personal associates are nitya-siddha,
eternally perfected, is promoted to the transcendental abode of Vrajendra Suta (the
son of Vraja’s chief). One who knows the divine abode of Shri Gauda-mandala, Shri
Navadvipa, to be transcendental touchstone (cintamani) is in truth a resident of Vrajabh
umi, Shri Vrindavana.
gaura-prema-rasarnave, se tarange jeva dube,
grihe va vanete thake, ‘ha gauranga’ bale dake,
narottama mage ta’ra sanga (4)
Gaura-prema is an ocean of rasa. One who dives deep in the waves of that ocean
becomes a confidential associate of Shri Radha-Madhava. Whether one lives in his
home as a grihastha or in the forest as a renunciate, as long as he exclaims, “Ha
Gauranga!” Narottama dasa begs for his sanga.