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Title: Verses 1-9

User: Damodara Svarupa dasa      Date: 2005-04-01 17:58:37


Verses 1-9 -- By Swami Gaurangapada



gauranga nityananda, advaita acharya

gadadhara shrivasadi, gaura bhakta varya


"I offer my most humble obeisances to the Supreme Absolute Truth Lord Gauranga-Krishna Who has most magnanimously appeared in this Kali Yuga in His five supremely merciful features of the Pancha Tattva: the Supreme Personality of Godhead Lord Gauranga Mahaprabhu ; the Supreme Personality of Servitor Godhead Lord Nityananda Prabhu ; the Supreme Lord

Advaita Acharya ; Shri Gadadhara Pandita ; and Shrila ShrivasaThakura . Under the leadership of Shrila Shrivasa Thakura, the Pancha Tattva is constantly

served by millions of Associates of Their Lordships Nityananda-Gauranga through

the congregational chanting of the Nityananda and Gauranga Mantrarajas and the

Hare Krishna Mahamantra."



gaura bhakta bhagavan, se adhika udaara

gaura bhakta naama lila, pahele namaskaara


"It is established again and again in all the Vedic scriptures that the devotees of Their Lordships Nityananda-Gauranga are even more merciful and munificent than the Lords Themselves. Therefore before glorifying the Holy Names of Nityananda and Gauranga, I offer my prostrated obeisances to Names and Pastimes of all the exalted devotees of Their Lordships Nityananda-Gauranga."



parama vrajeshvara, shri bhagavaana

shri krishna balarama, haya jinaka nama


"The Supreme Personality of Godhead Lord Krishna and the Supreme Personality of Servitor Godhead Lord Balarama are the two Divine Brothers Who are the original, eternal and ultimate sources, controllers and proprietors of everything in creation including the spiritual and material worlds. They eternally and constantly perform Their supremely blissful and playful pastimes along with Their pleasure potencies in Their topmost transcendental abode of Shri Goloka Vrindavana Dhama."



kali me bane gauranga, nityananda raaya

navadvipa dhama haya, parama aaraadhaya


"They have personally and most mercifully advented in this most fortunate Kali Yuga as Lord Gauranga Mahaprabhu and Lord Nityananda Prabhu respectively along with Their Holy Names of Gauranga and Nityananda, Their Divine Forms, Their Transcendental Pastimes, Their Great Associates, and Their Topmost Auspicious Abode of Shri Navadvipa-Puri Dhama which is the most powerful and worshipable Abode in Kali Yuga and is completely non-different from Shri Vrindavana Dhama."



radha-prema tina rupa mein, krishna chakhanaa chaahe

radha-krishna yugala rupa, gauranga prakaashe


"The Supreme Lord Krishna wanted to fulfill His most confidential three innermost desires which remained unfulfilled even in Shri Vrindavana Dhama which are as follows:  He wanted to understand the full glories of Shrimati Radha's exalted spontaneous love for Him;  He wanted to understand how Shrimati Radha relishes His supreme nectarean sweetness; and  He want to personally experience and feel the unbounded and incomparable happiness which Shrimati Radha experiences in His association and devotional service. Along with fulfilling these internal desires, Lord Krishna wanted to distribute His supreme love freely to one and all  through the process of congregational chanting of the Nityananda and Gauranga Mantrarajas and the Hare Krishna Mahamantra.That is why assuming the golden complexion and mood of Shrimati Radha, Lord Krishna has appeared in this Kali Yuga as Lord Gauranga Mahaprabhu."



ishvara saccidaananda, gauranga krishna

anaadi aadi sarva, kaarana kaarana


"The Supreme Absolute Truth is Lord Gauranga-Krishna Who has a supremely transcendental form of full eternality, knowledge and bliss. He is the primeval Lord, original source of the whole creation, the ultimate cause of all causes and there no one in creation equal to or greater than Him and His Holy Name."



nityananda balarama, mula sankarshana

vaikunthapati jiva pati, mahata kaarana


"The Supreme Personality of Servitor Godhead Lord Nityananda-Balarama is the first and foremost expansion of Lord Gauranga-Krishna and the Original Sankarshana in the Primary Chaturvyuha  in the spiritual world. From Him manifest all the Vaikuntha planets in the spiritual world , the innumerable spirit souls , and the Mahat Tattva i.e. the whole material creation . Thus the Holy Name of Lord Nityananda is the ultimate Name in transcendance and there is nothing outside Nityananda's Name."



gauranga mantra avataara veda varne

upanishada purana, samhita yamale


"The Vedas, Upanishads, Puranas , Upa-Puranas, Itihasa , Samhitas, Yamalas, Tantras, Rahasyas etc. and the Bhakti Smrti Shastras composed by the great Acharyas repeatedly establish and describe Lord Gauranga Mahaprabhu as the Supreme Personality of Godhead Lord Krishna Himself and the Nityananda and Gauranga Mantrarajas as the only means to destroy our offensive reactions in Kali Yuga."



aatha so chausatha karoda, saala me eka baara

gaura krishna avataari, ati durlabha saara


"The Supreme Personality of Godhead Lord Gauranga-Krishna personally advents with His complete potencies only once in twenty-four hours  of Brahma which comprises of 2000 Chatur Yugas  and which is equal to our 8,640,000,000 . Thus we are extremely fortunate to be able to chant the most rarest and confidential Names of Nityananda, Gauranga and Hare Krishna in this life and we should be determined to chant constantly till the end of our lives and put an end to the miserable cycle of birth and death and go back to Godhead."