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Nitai-Gaura-Nama

Shrila Locana dasa Thakura

 

nitai-gaura-nama, anandera dhama, jei jana nahi laya

tare yama-raya, dhare la’ye jaya, narake dubaya taya (1)

 

The holy names of Nitai and Gaura are the abode of all jubilation. Those who never

utter these names are taken by Yama Maharaja and immersed in the hellish planets.

 

tulasira hara, na pare je chara, yamalaye vasa ta’ra

tilaka dharana, na kare je jana, vrithaya janama ta’ra (2)

 

Those who never wear tulasi neckbeads take their permanent residence in the abode

of Yama Maharaja, and those who never adorn their foreheads with tilaka live their

lives in vain.

 

na laya harinama, vidhi ta’re vama, pamara pashanda-mati

vaishnava-sevana, na kare je jana, ki ha’be tahara gati (3)

 

Those who never chant harinama have an unfavorable destiny. They are fallen and

their stone-like hearts are filled with deceit. And what will be the destination of those

who never serve the Vaishnavas?

 

guru-mantra sara, kara ei bara, vrajete haibe vasa

tamo-guna ja’be, sattva-guna pa’be, haibe krishnera dasa (4)

 

Now the time has come to receive diksha from Shri Guru. If one chants these mantras

carefully, one will come to live in Vraja forever. The mode of ignorance will go,

goodness will come in the heart, and one will become the eternal servant of Krishna.

 

e dasa locana, bale anukshana, (nitai) gaura-guna gao sukhe

ei rase ja’ra, rati na haila, cuna kali ta’ra mukhe (5)

 

This Locana dasa instructs everyone to always chant Gaura-Nitai’s holy names. Those

who have no affection for gaura-rasa will be publicly defamed - their faces will be

covered with lime and black tar.