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Title: 086 Verse

User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2006-07-20 13:45:09

 

Text 86

 

alam sastrabhyasair alam ahaha tirthatanikaya

     sada yoshid-vyaghras trasata vitatham thut-kuru divam

trinam-manya dhanyah srayata kila sannyasika-patam

     navadvipe gauram nija-rasa-madat ganga-pulinam

 

sastrabhyasa, tirthatana, ceshta parihari,

yoshid-vyaghra tyaja svarga chada ghrina kari

dina-bhave bhaja visvambharera carana,

 navadvipe rasa yei kaila vitarana

 

Translation by Swami Gaurangapada:

 

“What is the use of studying many scriptures? What is the use of going on pilgrimage to various holy places? Fear sex life just as one fears a tiger! Spit on the illusory opulences of the heavenly planets! Try to understand that all material benefits are as worthless as a handful of straw! Please give up chasing after all of them and take full shelter of the lotus feet of Lord Gauranga, who has accepted the garments of a sannyasi just to freely distribute the intoxicating nectar of His own love, which is freely available in Navadvipa on the Ganges’ shore.