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Title: 090 Verse

User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2006-07-20 13:50:08

 

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acarya dharmam paricarya devan

     vicarya tirthani vicarya vedan

vina na gaura-priya-dhama-vasam

     vedadi-dushprapya-padam vidanti

 

sva-dharmacarana ara shri-vishnu-pujana,

tirthadi bhramana kimva vedanusilana

e saba sadhane keba jani bare pare;

 vedadi durlabha sei vraja-tattva-sare

ekanta asraya yanra gaura-priya-dhama,

vrindavana labhya tanra purna manaskama

 

Translation by Swami Gaurangapada:

 

“One may strictly and purely follow the rules of varnasrama-dharma (occupational duties), worship the Deities very elaborately, visit the great holy pilgrimage places, or scrutinizingly study the Vedas for many, many years; but if one does not reside in Lord Gaura’s dear abode of Navadvipa, he will never be able to understand the topmost abode of Vrindavana, which is beyond the reach of the four Vedas.