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Nitai Guna-Mani

Shrila Locana dasa Thakura

 

nitai guna-mani amara nitai guna-mani

aniya premera vanya bhasaila avani (1)

 

My Nitai - the jewel of all virtues, the jewel of all virtues - my Nitai has brought

the flood of divine love in which the whole world is sinking.

 

premera vanya laiya nitai aila gauda-deshe

dubila bhakata-gana dina hina bhase (2)

 

Nitai brought this overwhelming deluge of prema to Bengal from Puri, preaching Shri

Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s message. The devotees drowned in the ecstasy of the flood,

while the wretched and fallen were swept along with the current.

 

dina hina patita pamara nahi bache

brahmara durlabha prema sabakare yace (3)

 

Without discriminating, Nityananda Prabhu freely offered this rare prema to all, even

to the fallen and wretched who did not desire it [no one could avoid it!], although

it is difficult to attain even for Lord Brahma.

 

abaddha karuna-sindhu katiya muhana

ghare ghare bule prema-amiyara vana (4)

 

The ocean of mercy had formerly been sealed tight, but Nitai broke the dam. He went

from house to house with this nectarean prema, sweetly requesting all to take harinama.

 

locana bale mora nitai jeva na bhajila

janiya shuniya sei atma-ghati haila (5)

 

Locana dasa says, “Whoever has not worshiped my Nitai, or who has heard yet does

not follow Nitai’s instructions, knowingly commits suicide.”