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Title: A:CB2.10.34-112: Mercy to Shrila Haridasa Thakura: Mahaprakash 10

User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2005-01-18 18:05:32

 

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Mahaprakash-10: Mercy to Shrila Haridasa Thakura CB2.10.113-169

Lord Gauranga personally takes the beating of Haridasa in 22 market places!

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Fruit of Hearing these Verses:

haridasa stuti-vara sune yei jana, avasya milibe tare krishna prema dhana ..103..

"One who hears these Prayers of & Benedictions to Shrila Haridasa Thakura by Lord Gauranga Mahaprabhu will most certainly attain the ultimate treasure of pure love for Lord Krishna."

 

murari-shridhara kande sammukhe padiya .

prabhu o tambula khaya garjiya garjiya ..34..

haridasa-prati prabhu sadaya haiya .

"more dekha haridasa"-bale daka diya ..35..

"ei mora deha haite tumi mora bada .

tomara ye jati, sei jati mora dadha ..36..

papishtha yavane toma' yata dila duhkha .

taha sanarite mora vidaraye buka ..37..

suna suna haridasa tomare yakhane .

nagare nagare mari vedaya yavane ..38..

dekhiya tomara duhkha chakra dhari kare .

namilun vaikuntha haite saba kati bare ..39..

prananta kariya toma mare ye-sakala .

tumi mane cinta taha sabara kusala ..40..

apane marana khao, taha nahi dekha .

takhanao ta-sabare bhala mane dekha ..41..

tumi bhala cintile na karom muni bala .

mora chakra toma lagi haila viphala ..42..

katite na paron tora sankalpa lagiya .

tora prishthe padon tora marana dekhiya ..43..

tohara marana nija-ange kari lana .

ei tara cihna ache, micha nahi kana ..44..

yeba gauna chila mora prakasa karite .

sighra ailun tora duhkha na paron sahite ..45..

tomare cinila mora 'nada' bhala mate .

sarva bhave more bandi karila advaite ..46..

bhakta badaite se thakura bhala jane .

ki na bale, ki na kare bhaktera karane ..47..

jvalanta anala prabhu bhakta lagi khaya .

bhaktera kinkara haya apana icchaya ..48..

bhakta bai krishna ara kichui na jane .

bhaktera samana nahi ananta bhuvane ..49..

hena krishna bhakta name na paya santosha .

sei saba papire lagila daiva dosha ..50..

bhaktera mahima bhai dekha cakshu bhari .

ki balila haridasa-prati gaurahari ..51..

prabhu mukhe suni maha karunya-vacana .

murcchita padila haridasa tatakshana ..52..

bahya dure gela bhumi tale haridasa .

anande dubila, tilarddheka nahi svasa ..53..

prabhu bale,-"utha utha mora haridasa .

manoratha bhari dekha amara prakasa"..54..

bahya pai haridasa prabhura vacane .

kotha rupa-darasana-karaye krandane ..55..

sakala angane padi gadagadi yaya .

mahasvasa vahe kshane, kshane murccha paya ..56..

mahavesa haila haridasera sharire .

chaitanya karaye sthira-tabu nahe sthire ..57..

"bapa visvambhara, prabhu, jagatera natha .

patakire kara kripa, padila tomata ..58..

nirguna adhama sarva jati bahishkrita .

muni ki baliba prabhu tomara carita ? 59..

dekhile pataka, more parasile snana .

muni ki baliba prabhu tomara akhyana ?60..

eka satya kariyacha apana vadane .

ye jana tomara kare carana-smarane ..61..

kita tulya haya yadi tare nahi chada .

ihate anyatha haile narendrere pada ..62..

ei bala nahi mora-smarana vihina .

smarana karile matra rakha tumi dina ..63..

sabha madhye draupadi karite vivasana .

anila papishtha duryodhana-duhsasana ..64..

sankate padiya krishna toma sanarila .

smarana prabhave tumi vastre pravesila ..65..

smarana prabhave vastra haila ananta .

tathapiha na janila se saba duranta ..66..

kona kale parvatire dakinira gane .

vediya khaite kaila tomara smarane ..67..

smarana prabhave tumi avirbhuta hana .

karila sabara shashti vaishnavi tariya ..68..

hena toma smarana vihina-muni papa .

more tora carane sharana deha bapa ..69..

visha, sarpa, agni, jale pathare bandhiya .

phelila prahlade dushta hiranya dhariya ..70..

prahlada karila tora carana-smarana .

smarana prabhave sarva duhkha vimocana ..71..

karo va bhangila danta, karo tejonasa .

smarana prabhave tumi haila prakasa ..72..

pandu putra sanarila durvasara bhaye .

aranye pratyaksha haila haiya sadaye ..73..

'cinta nahi yudhishtira, hera dekha ami .

ami diba muni bhiksha, vasi thaka tumi' ..74..

avasesha eka saka achila handite .

santoshe khaila nija sevaka rakhite ..75..

snane saba rishira udara maha phule .

sei mata saba rishi palaila dare ..76..

smarana prabhave pandu putrera mocana .

e saba kautuka tora smarana karana ..77..

akhanda smarana-dharma, inha-sabakara .

teni citra nahe, inha-sabara uddhara ..78..

ajamila-smaranera mahima apara .

sarva dharma hina taha bai nahi ara ..79..

duta bhaye putrasnehe dekhi putra mukha .

sanarila putra name narayana rupa ..80..

sei sanarane saba khandila apad .

teni citra nahe bhakta smarana-sampad ..81..

hena tora carana smarana hina muni .

tathapiha prabhu more na chadibi tuni ..82..

toma dekhivare mora kon adhikara ?

eka vai prabhu kichu na cahiba ara"..83..

prabhu bale,-"bala bala-sakala tomara .

tomare adeya kichu nahika amara" ..84..

kara yoda kari bale prabhu haridasa .

"muni alpa bhagya prabhu karon bada asa ..85..

tomara carana bhaje ye-sakala dasa .

tara avasesha yena haya mora grasa ..86..

sei se bhajana mora hau janma janma .

sei avasesha mora-kriya-kula dharma ..87..

tomara smarana hina papa janma mora .

saphala karaha dasocchishta diya tora ..88..

ei mora aparadha hena citte laya .

mahapada cahon, ye mohara yogya naya ..89..

prabhure, nathare, mora bapa visvambhara .

mrita muni, mora aparadha kshama kara ..90..

shachira nandana, bapa, kripa kara more .

kukkura kariya more rakha bhaktaghare .."91..

prema bhakti maya haila prabhu haridasa .

punah punah kare kaku,-na puraye asa ..92..

prabhu bale,-"suna suna mora haridasa .

divaseko ye tomara sange kaila vasa ..93..

tilarddheko tumi yara sange kaha katha .

se avasya ama pabe, nahika anyatha ..94..

tomare ye kare sraddha, se kare amare .

nirantara thaki ami tomara sarire ..95..

tumi-hena sevake amara thakurala .

tumi more hridaye bandhila sarva kala ..96..

mora sthane, mora sarva-vaishnavera sthane .

vina aparadhe bhakti dila tore dane .."97..

haridasa-prati vara dilena yakhana .

jaya jaya maha dhvani uthila takhana ..98..

jati, kula, kriya, dhane kichu nahi kare .

premadhana, arti vina na pai krishnere ..99..

ye te kule vaishnavera janma kene nahe .

tathapiha sarvottama sarva sastre kahe ..100..

ei tara pramana-yavana haridasa .

brahmadira durlabha dekhila parakasa ..101..

ye papishtha vaishnavera jati buddhi kare .

janma janma adhama yonite duri mare ..102..

haridasa stuti-vara sune yei jana .

avasya milibe tare krishna prema dhana ..103..

e vacana mara nahe, sarvasastre kaya .

bhaktakhyana sunile krishnete bhakti haya ..104..

mahabhakta haridasa thakura jaya jaya .

haridasa sanarane sarva-papakshaya ..105..

keha bale,-"caturmmukha yena haridasa ."

keha bale,-"prahladera yena parakasa .."106..

sarvamate mahabhagavata haridasa .

chaitanya goshthira sange yahara vilasa ..107..

brahma, siva, haridasa-hena bhaktasanga .

niravadhi karite cittera bada ranga ..108..

haridasa sparsa vancha kare devagana .

gangao vanchena haridasera majjana ..109..

sparsera ki daya, dekhilei haridasa .

chinde sarva-jivera anadi karmapasa ..110..

prahlada ye-hena daitya, kapi hanuman .

ei mata haridasa 'nicajati' nama ..111..

haridasa kande, kande murari-shridhara .

hasiya tambula khaya prabhu visvambhara ..112..

 

Translations:

 

Text 34

Murari and Shridhara fell down before the Lord and wept. Again and again roaring like thunder, Lord Gauranga chewed betelnuts.

Text 35

Then Lord Gauranga was merciful to Haridasa. "Look at Me, Haridasa", He called out.

Text 36

"Your body is better than My body. Your birth is more exalted than My birth.

Text 37

"My heart broke to think of how the sinful Muslims tortured you.

Texts Texts 38-39

"Listen. Listen, O Haridasa. When the Muslims beat you in village after village, and I saw how you were suffering, I took my cakra and came down from Vaikuntha to sever their necks.

Text 40

"Even though they were beating you to end your life, in your heart you were concerned for their welfare.

Text 41

"You did not see that they were trying to kill you. In your heart you only saw them as good people.

Text 42

"Because you saw them as good people, I had no power to act against them. My cakra became powerless.

Text 43

"Because of your dfesire, I could not kill them. Seeing how they were ferociously beating you, I fell on your back.

Text 44

"The blows meant for you I took on My body. The marks are still there. I do not lie.

Text 45

"Whatever other reasons made Me come to this world, I quickly came because I could not tolerate that you were suffering.

Text 46

"Advaita always sings My glories. My Nada knew the truth about you."

Text 47

The Lord knows how to glorify His devotees. What will He not say, what will He not do for their sake?

Text 48

For His devotees' sake the Lord will swallow a blazing fire. The Lord yearns to became the servant of His devotees.

Text 49

Lord Krishna does not know anything but His devotees. He does not think even the endless universes are equal to one of His devotees.

Text 50

Anyone who is not pleased with the devotees of Lord Krishna is a wretched sinner. His past must be full of sins.

Text 51

O my brothers, with your own eyes please see the glories of the devotees, glories Lord Gauranga Himself described to Haridasa.

Text 52

Hearing from the Lord's own mouth the description of His great mercy, Haridasa at once fell unconscious.

Text 53

His external consciousness fled far away, Haridasa rested on the ground. He was plunged in bliss. He did not breathe for even half a sesame seed of time.

Text 54

Then the Lord said, "Rise. Rise, O My Haridasa.Fulfilling your desire, gaze at My powers and opulences.

Text 55

With the Lord's words, Haridasa regained external consciousness. Gazing at the Lord's form, he wept.

Text 56

He fell to the ground and rolled about in the courtyard. One moment he sighed, and another moment he fainted.

Text 57

Great ecstasy filled Haridasa's body. Although Lord Gauranga tried to pacify him, Haridasa would not be pacified.

Text 58

Haridasa said, " O father Visvambhara, O master, O Lord of the universes, please be merciful to this sinner. I fall down before You.

 

Text 59

"I have no good qualities. I am lowly and degraded. I am outside varnasrama. O Lord, how can I describe Your pastimes and glories?

Text 60

"By seeing me one becomes sinful. By touching me one must bathe. O Lord, how can I describe Your glories?

Texts Texts 61-62

"This truth You have spoken with Your own mouth: You will never abandon a person who remembers Your feet, even if he is like a worm or an insect. However, You push down even a great king if he does not remember Your feet.

Text 63

"With these words You do not describe me, for I never remember You. You protect even the most fallen person who remembers You.

Text 64

"In the middle of the assembly the sinners Duryodhana and Duhsasana tried to disrobe Draupadi.

Text 65

"In that dangerous situation, she remembered You. Because she remembered You, You entered her garments.

Text 66

"Because she remembered You, her garments became limitless. The sinful-hearted people could not understand how this all happened.

Text 67

"One day some witches surrounded Goddess Parvati and trued to eat her. She remembered You.

Text 68

"Because she remembered You, You suddenly appeared there, punished the witches, and protected Your devotee.

Text 69

"O father, even though I am a sinner who never remembers You, please give me shelter at Your feet.

Text 70

"With poison, snakes, fire, water, and stones the demon Hiranyakasipu tried to kill Prahlada.

Text 71

"Prahlada always remembered Your feet. By the power of that memory, he was freed from all sufferings.

Text 72

"You broke the teeth of some of the attackers and destroyed the power of others. Because Prahlada remembered You, You appeared before him.

Text 73

"Afraid of Dyrvasa, the Pandavas remembered You. Out of kindness to them, You suddenly appeared before their eyes.

Text 74

"You said, `Yudhishthira, don't worry. Look. Look. I am here. I will feed the sages. You just sit down.'

Text 75

"One crum of vegetable remained in the pot. To protect Your servants, You happily ate it.

Text 76

"Their bellies suddenly swelling as they bathed, the sages fled in fear.

Text 77

"Thus, by the power of remembering You, the Pandavas were rescued, Thus remembering You brings a very wonderful result.

Text 78

"By always remembering You, everyone becomes saintly. This is not surprising. You deliver all who remember You.

Text 79

"Ajamila was very sinful. No one was sinful like him. Still, by remembering You, he attained glory without limit.

Text 80

"Terrified of the Yamadutas, he lovingly looked at his son's face. By calling out his son's name, he remembered the form of Lord Narayana.

Text 81

"When he remembered You, his great danger broke into pieces. This is not surprising. The devotees' memory of You brings all good fortune.

Text 82

"O Lord, please don't reject me, even though I never remember Your feet.

Text 83

"How did I become qualified to see You? O Lord, I wish only one boon. I do not wish anything but this one boon."

Text 84

Then Lord Gauranga said, "Speak. Speak. There is nothing I will not give you."

Text 85

Folding his hands, Haridasa said to the Lord, "Lord, I am very unfortunate. Still, I have a very great desire.

Text 86

"I wish that my food will be the remnants of what was eaten by the servants who worship Your feet.

Text 87

"Let that be my worship birth after birth. Let Your devotees' remnants be my property. Let this be the duty prescribed by my birth.

Text 88

"By birth I am sinful. That is why I do not remember You. Therefore please make my life successful by allowing me to eat the remnants left by Your servants.

Text 89

"An offense stays in my heart. I yearn to be an exalted and important person. Such a desire is not right for me.

Text 90

"O Lord, O master, O father Visvambhara, I am like a dead man. Please forgive my offense.

Text 91

"O son of Saci, O father, please be merciful to me. Please make me into a dog and keep me in Your devotee's home."

Text 92

Haridasa was filled with love and devotion to the Lord. Again and again he begged with plaintive words. His desire was not fulfilled.

Texts Texts 93-94

Then Lord Gauranga said, "Listen. Listen, O My Haridasa. Anyone who sits down with you, or who talks with you for even half a sesame seed of time will certainly attain Me. It will not be otherwise.

Text 95

"Anyone who has faith in you has faith in Me also. I stay always in your body.

Text 96

"You are My master, and I am your servant. You keep Me always imprisoned within your heart.

Text 97

"I give you the gift that without offense you will devotedly serve Me and all the Vaishnavas."

Text 98

When the Lord gave this boon to Haridasa, a great sound of "Jaya! Jaya!" at once arose.

Text 99

High birth, noble family, pious deeds, and material riches will not help anyone attain the great wealth of pure love for Lord Krishna. Only an intense desaire to attain it, and nothing else, will help one attain the great wealth of pure love for the Lord.

Text 100

A Vaishnava may take birth in any family. Why not? All the scriptures declare that a Vaishnava is the best of persons.

Text 101

The evidence of this is Haridasa, who was born in a Mulsim family. He saw the Lord's powers and opulences, opulences even Brahma and the demigods cannot see.

Text 102

Anyone who thinks a Vaishnava belongs to a certain caste is a sinner. He is pushed into sinful wombs lifetime after lifetime. In this way he suffers.

Text 103

Anyone who hears these prayers of Haridasa Thakura will certainly attain a great wealth of pure love for Lord Krishna.

Text 104

These are not my words. All the scriptures say it. Anyone who hears narrations of the devotees activities attains pure devotion for Lord Krishna.

Text 105

Glory, glory to the great devotee Haridasa Thakura! By remembering him a person destroys all his sins.

Text 106

One person said, "Haridasa is like Brahma". Another person said, "He is like Prahlada."

Text 107

In every way Haridasa was a great devotee of the Lord. He enjoyed pastimes with Lord Gauranga and His associates.

Text 108

Brahma and Siva are always happy at heart to associate with devotees like Haridasa.

Text 109

The demigods yearn to touch Haridasa. Goddess Ganga yearns that Haridasa will enter her waters.

Text 110

What to speak of his touch, even the sight of Haridasa cuts apart the beginningless ropes of karma that bind all conditioned souls.

Text 111

As Prahlada was a "demon", and as Hanuman was a "monkey", so Haridasa was "born in a low family".

Text 112

Haridasa wept. Murari and Shridhara wept. Smiling, Lord Gauranga chewed betelnuts.