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Shuddha-Bhakata

Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

 

shuddha-bhakata-carana-renu, bhajana-anukula

bhakata-seva, parama-siddhi, prema-latikara-mula (1)

 

Dust from the lotus feet of pure devotees is very favorable for bhajana, and service

to the Vaishnavas is the highest perfection and the very root of the tender creeper of

divine love.

 

madhava-tithi, bhakti-janani, yatane palana kari

krishna-vasati, vasati bali’, parama adare vari (2)

 

Very carefully I observe Madhava’s holy days like Ekadashi and Janmashtami for they

are the mother of devotion. Krishna stays in these tithis, so by honoring them we can

easily achieve Him. By deeply respecting Krishna’s lila-sthalis (pastime places), I will

receive their blessings.

 

gaura amara, je-saba sthane, karala bhramana range

se-saba sthana, heriba ami, pranayi-bhakata-sange (3)

 

In the company of pranayi (intimate, beloved) devotees, I will go to all the places

where Mahaprabhu joyfully wandered.

 

mridanga vadya, sunite mana, avasara sada yace,

gaura-vihita, kirtana shuni’, anande hridaya nace (4)

 

My mind is always anxious to hear the mridanga play. When I hear kirtana describing

Mahaprabhu, my heart dances in joy.

 

yugala-murti, dekhiya mora, parama-ananda haya

prasada-seva, karite haya, sakala prapanca jaya (5)

 

I feel the highest bliss upon seeing the deity forms of Yugala-kishora. Their prasada

enables one to conquer the five elements.

 

je-dina grihe, bhajana dekhi, grihete goloka bhaya

carana-sidhu, dekhiya ganga, sukha na sima paya (6)

 

My home is transformed into Goloka Vrindavana when I see Shri Radha-Krishna’s worship

being performed there. When I honor Shri Bhagavan’s caranamrita and look upon the

Ganga, my happiness knows no bounds.

 

tulasi dekhi’, judaya prana, madhava-toshani jani’,

gaura-priya, shaka-sevane, jivana sarthaka mani (7)

 

When I see tulasi, my heart becomes cool and soft, because I know that she pleases

Madhava. Shaka (22 varieties of greens) is very dear to Mahaprabhu, so when I honor

it, I consider my life successful.

 

bhakativinoda, krishna-bhajane, anukula paya jaha,

prati-divase, parama-sukhe, svikara karaye taha (8)

 

Everything that is favorable for krishna-bhajana, Bhaktivinoda accepts every day most

happily.