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The Glories of Following Shrila Rupa Gosvami
Shrila Narottama dasa Thakura
shuniyachi sadhu-mukhe bole sarva-jana
shri-rupa-kripaya mile yugala-carana (1)
From the sadhus’ lips I have heard it told to everyone - by Shri Rupa’s mercy one can
attain Shri Yugala’s lotus feet.
ha! ha! prabhu sanatana gaura-parivara
sabe mili’ vancha-purna karaha amara (2)
Alas, Sanatana Prabhu! O eternal associates of Gauranga! Only when you give your
mercy [then Shri Rupa will give his mercy], all my heart’s desires be fulfilled.
shri rupera kripa jena ama prati haya
se pada ashraya ja’ra, sei mahashaya (3)
Shri Rupa Gosvami, I want only your mercy. He who takes your lotus feet as his shelter
is mahashaya, a great personality.
prabhu lokanatha kabe sange laiya jabe
shri rupera pada-padme more samarpibe (4)
When will my holy master Lokanatha Svami [who is also master of the whole world]
take me with him and offer me at the lotus feet of Shri Rupa Manjari?
hena ki haibe mora - narma-sakhi-gane
anugata narottame karibe shasane (5)
When will that day come, when Radha’s dearmost narma sakhis will give direct
instructions to Narottama, accepting him as their intimate follower (anugata)?