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Yadi Gauranga Nahita
Shri Narahari dasa
(yadi) gauranga nahita, tabe ki haita,
kemane dharita de?
radhara mahima, prema-rasa-sima,
jagate janata ke (1)
If Shriman Gauranga Mahaprabhu had not appeared, then what would have become
of us? How could we have tolerated living? In this universe who would have ever
come to know the glories of Shrimati Radharani and the topmost limit of prema-rasa?
pravesha caturi sara
shakati haita ka’ra (2)
If Chaitanya Mahaprabhu had not come, who could have had the intelligence to join
the sweet madhura-rasa of Shri Radha-Krishna’s lilas in Vrindavana? Who else could
have given the power to enter the vraja-ramanis’ loving mood of seva to yugalakishora?
gao punah punah, gaurangera guna,
sarala haiya mana
e bhava-sagare, emana dayala,
na dekhi je eka-jana (3)
With a simple heart sing over and over again of Shri Gauranga’s glorious qualities! No
one has ever seen such a compassionate person as He in the entire ocean of material
gauranga baliya, na genu galiya,
kemane dharinu de
narahari-hiya, pashana diya,
kemane gadiyache (4)
Even though I chant Gauranga’s name, qualities and pastimes, somehow my heart has
not melted - how do I continue to maintain the burden of this body? How is it that
the Lord has created the body of Narahari, giving a stone in place of a heart?