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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.”