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Shri Guru-Carana-Padma

Shrila Narottama dasa Thakura

 

shri guru-carana-padma, kevala bhakati-sadma,

vandő mui savadhana-mate

jahara prasade bhai, e bhava tariya jai,

krishna-prapti haya jaha ha’te (1)

 

The lotus feet of Shri Gurudeva are the treasure-house of shri, unalloyed prema-bhakti

for Krishna. I very carefully worship and serve those lotus feet (gurupada padma). By

his mercy, O brother, anyone can cross over this vast ocean of misery and attain the

lotus feet of Shri Krishna.

 

guru-mukha-padma-vakya, cittete kariya aikya,

ara na kariha mane asha

shri guru-carane rati, ei se uttama gati,

je prasade pure sarva asha (2)

 

The words emanating from the lotus mouth of Shri Gurudeva should be embraced

within the heart. No aspiration beyond his words should enter because his instructions

bring one to the highest goal - rati, or attachment for his lotus feet. By his grace all

of our desires for spiritual perfection are fulfilled.

 

cakshu-dana dila jei, janme janme prabhu sei,

divya-jnana hride prakashita

prema-bhakti jaha haite, avidya vinasha jate,

vede gaya jahara carita (3)

 

He gives me the gift of transcendental vision and enlightens my heart with divine

knowledge. He is my master birth after birth. From him emanates prema-bhakti,

divine loving devotion, by which ignorance is destroyed. The Vedic scriptures sing

of his character.

 

shri guru karuna-sindhu, adhama janara bandhu,

lokanatha lokera jivana

ha ha prabhu! kara daya, deha more pada-chaya,

tuwa pade lainu sharana

(ebe yasha ghushuka tribhuvana) (4)

 

Shri Gurudeva is the ocean of mercy, the greatest friend of the shelterless, the life and

soul of everyone! O master, be merciful! Alas, O Gurudeva, give me the shade of your

lotus feet - at your feet I have surrendered. (Now your fame shall be spread all over

the three worlds.)