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Prasada-Seva

Songs for Honoring Prasada

 

maha-prasade govinde

nama-brahmani vaishnave

svalpa-punyavatam rajan

vishvaso naiva jayate

 

(Chaitanya-caritamrita, Antya-lila 16.96 (purport) - from the Skanda Purana)

Those who have very few pious activities to their credit can never develop faith in

maha-prasada, in Shri Govinda, in the holy name of the Lord, or in the Vaishnavas.

 

bhai re! sharira avidya-jala, jadendriya tahe kala,

jive phele vishaya-sagare

ta’ra madhye jihva ati, lobhamaya sudurmati,

ta’ke jeta kathina samsare (1)

 

O Brother, this material body is a lump of ignorance, and the senses are a network

of paths leading to death. We have fallen into this ocean of material sense enjoyment

- of all the senses the tongue is the most difficult to control, being always greedy

to taste things.

 

krishna bada dayamaya, karibare jihva jaya,

sva-prasada-anna dila bhai

sei annamrita pao, radha-krishna-guna gao,

preme daka chaitanya-nitai

preme bhare daka re

dayala nitai-chaitanya bole, preme bhare daka re

jaya nitai, jaya gaura, jaya nitai, jaya gaura

hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare

hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare (2)

(Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura)

 

But Brother, Krishna is so merciful that He gives us His prasada, the remnants from His

own mouth, to help us conquer the tongue. This prasada is full of nectar. Honoring this

prasada, sing the glories of Radha and Krishna, and with love call for the help of Chaitanya-

Nitai.