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Shri Keshavacaryashtakam

Shrimad Bhaktivedanta Trivikrama Maharaja

 

nama om vishnu-padaya acarya-simha-rupine

shri-shrimad-bhakti-prajnana-keshava iti namine (1)

 

I offer dandavat-pranama to the lion-like acarya, om vishnupada Shri Shrimad Bhakti

Prajnana Keshava Maharaja...

 

shri sarasvaty abhipsitam sarvatha sushthu-paline

shri sarasvaty abhinnaya patitoddhara-karine (2)

 

...who in every way proficiently fulfills the earnest desire of Shrila Sarasvati Prabhupada

and in his deliverance of the fallen is actually non-different from Shrila Prabhupada...

 

vajrad api kathoraya capasiddhanta-nashine

satyasyarthe nirbhikaya kusanga-pariharine (3)

 

...who is as hard and severe as a thunderbolt in eradicating unauthorized philosophical

conclusions, who is fearless in establishing the truth, and who removes detrimental

association...

 

atimartya-caritraya svashritanam ca paline

jiva-duhkhe sadartaya shri-nama-prema-dayine (4)

 

...who is a thoroughly transcendental personality, who nurtures with great affection

those who have taken shelter of him, who is always sad to see the sufferings of souls

who are inimical to Krishna, who bestows love for the holy name...

 

vishnu-pada-prakashaya krishna-kamaika-carine

gaura-cinta-nimagnaya shri gurum hridi dharine (5)

 

...who is a direct manifestation of Shri Vishnu’s lotus feet, whose only engagement is

fulfilling the desires of Shri Krishna, who is immersed in meditation upon Shri Chaitanya

Mahaprabhu, who always keeps his own Shri Guru in his heart...

 

vishvam vishnumayam iti snigdha-darshana-shaline

namas te gurudevaya krishna-vaibhava-rupine (6)

 

... and who, by his loving vision, sees the presence of Vishnu everywhere. I offer

pranama to Shri Gurudeva, who is the embodiment of Krishna’s eminence...

 

shri shri gaudiya-vedanta-samiteh sthapakaya ca

shri shri mayapura-dhamnah seva-samriddhi-karine (7)

 

...who established the Shri Gaudiya Vedanta Samiti, and who greatly enhanced the

service to Shri Mayapura-dhama.

 

navadvipa-parikrama yenaiva rakshita sada

dinam prati dayalave tasmai shri-gurave namah (8)

 

I offer pranama to Shrila Gurudeva, who perennially protects the parikrama of Shri

Navadvipa-dhama and is forever merciful to fallen persons.

 

dehi me tava shaktis tu dineneyam suyacita

tava pada-sarojebhyo matir astu pradhavita (9)

 

O Gurudeva, please bestow your mercy upon this forlorn person, who always desires

it in all respects, so that I may remain forever immersed in meditation on your lotus

feet.