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Shri-Radha-Nishtha

Dedication to Shri Radha

Shrila Narottama dasa Thakura

 

radhika-carana-renu, bhushana kariya tanu,

anayase pabe giridhari

radhika-caranashraya, je kare se mahashaya,

ta’re mui jao bolihari (1)

 

One who ornaments his body with the dust of Shrimati Radharani’s lotus feet will easily

attain Giridhari. I congratulate such a great soul who takes shelter of Shrimati Radharani’s

lotus feet and I say to him, “Well done! Bravo! Excellent!”

jaya jaya radha-nama, vrindavana ja’ra dhama,

 

krishna-sukha-vilasera nidhi

hena radha guna gana, na shunila mora kana,

vancita karila more vidhi (2)

 

All glories, all glories to She whose name is Radha, whose divine abode is Vrindavana,

and who is Shri Krishna’s treasury of blissful pastimes. Alas! If my ears have not heard

Radha’s glories, then destiny has cheated me.

 

ta’ra bhakta-sange sada, rasa-lila prema katha,

je kare se paya ghanashyama

ihate vimukha jei, ta’ra kabhu siddhi nai,

nahi jena shuni ta’ra nama (3)

 

A person who stays in the company of the devotees who are always discussing Radha-

Krishna’s rasa-filled pastimes (rasa-lila prema katha) is sure to attain Ghanashyama,

who is dark like a monsoon cloud. A person averse to hearing these lilas will never

attain perfection. I refuse to hear his name.

 

krishna-nama gane bhai, radhika-carana pai,

radha-nama gane krishnacandra

sankshepe kahinu katha, ghucao manera vyatha,

duhkhamaya anya katha-dvandva (4)

 

O brother, by chanting Krishna’s name you will attain Radha, and by chanting Radha’s

name you will attain Krishnacandra. Now I have briefly told you how to find relief from

all the sufferings in your heart. Whatever contradicts these words will bring only pain

and conflict.