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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?

madhura vrinda-vipina-madhuri-

 

pravesha caturi sara

varaja-yuvati-bhavera bhakati,

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

existence.

 

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?