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User: Bhushan Nityananda dasa Date: 2007-04-06 15:04:15
Gurudeva please accept my humble dandavats at your lotus feet
dandavats at lotus feet of all devotees
All Glories to Shrila Vrindavana dasa Thakura
All Glories to Shrila Prabhupada
Many months ago, Shrila Gurudeva had told me to recite the Mahastotra everyday, I had many copis also. Being a rascal in material condition, I took it very lightly and didnt listen. But recently at Ramanavami I attended the Ramanavami festival conducted by Shri Gurudeva, there a wonderful devotee gave me again a copy of Mahastotra. I already had it but still took it.
Later I thought I will give it to another devotee. But that devotee said she had it already. by Lord Nityanandas mercy I didnt put the Mahastotra in the book shelf. Due to mercy of devotees one day I read the importance of reading the naam mahima,
due to tht one day I took the Mahstotra and read it. It was pure nectar, that day was my best day. The chanting was amazing, everything was so nice. I read it everyday.
The Mahastotra is one of the greatest stotra, trhe benifits of reading the stotras are simply lke ever expanding ocean. It purifes one heart instantly and gives staunch faith.
All Glories to Gurudeva , thank you so much for composing the Mahastotra. I am unfit to glorify the Mahastotra, I ama rascal and wretch, but i simply wish to share the wonderful experiance of reading the Mahstotra eevryday. Its very very blissful. Its the conclusion and essence of all scriptures as it describes the glories of holy names, gloreis of CB, glories of Acharys etc.
I wish i had listened to Gurudeva earlier, this is a lesson for me to learn, that i must take the instructions of Shri Gurudeva as my life and soul. This is my humble attempt to glorify the mahastotra
I am a neophyte and ignorant, i beg the devotees to please forgive me for mistakes and offenses.
aspiring to be your humble servant
Bhushan Nityananda dasa
Nityananda Gauranga Hare Krishna
Title: Re: Mahastotra Glories
User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2007-04-06 15:26:08
Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna! Jaya Guru Parampara! Pranams and Blessings ! Thanks Bhushan. I am actually not the composer of the Nityananda Gauranga Naam Mahima Mahastotra. I just collected those most rare and meaningful gems from the Acharyas glorifying Nityananda Gauranga Naam and Hindi-fied them (again that was easy as Bengali is quite close to Hindi). So all credits go to our causelessly merciful Acharyas whose confidential Vani is the Mahastotra and who inspired to compiled them. I am just a puppet and want to dance as they want me to dance. I hope to complete the Mahastotra in English soon. English versification is turning out to be a tougher job then Hindi as English and Bengali have absolutely no words in common and one Bengali word is so deep that it requires many English words to reveal the actual meaning. I remember the most difficult thing was to condense all of them into 108 verses. I started with 1008 verses, then selected 512 out of them, then to 256, then to 128 and then gradually but painfully I had to leave out some and condense the Mahastotra to 108 verses.
Certainly, since the Nityananda Gauranga Naam Mahima Mahastotra is directly the original verses of the Acharyas about Nityananda Gauranga Naam, it has the power to change our hearts and lives and make Naam Prabhu merciful on us by the Mahastotra chanting by awakening our rare and confidential faith in Nityananda, Gauranga and Hare Krishna Naam. I hope the Mahastotra is translated into many languages of the world in the future and chanted and distributed widely. I hope devotees read your startling realization and also start chanting the Mahastotra daily.
Title: Re: Mahastotra
User: Matus Date: 2007-04-09 08:31:18
Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna!
Jaya Bhushan, thanks for Your inspiration! i used to chant the English Mahastotra earlier everyday, it was really like You describe. Unfortunately i stopped some time ago, which was definitely a mistake and now due to Yours and Gurudeva's words i reconsider to start chanting it again.
i presently started learning Bengali also along with reading the original verses of Shri Chaitanya Bhagavata, so i would be very happy if i could have also the hindi version (transliterated in to western alphabet) of the Mahastotra, so that i may learn better Hindi and Bengali and relish more the original verses of our Acharyas contained within.
i remember, when i was in Puri Dhama, Shrila Gurudeva was singing it once with the devotees. Although i still couldn't understand much (some verses i recognized), i enjoyed it like never. That time i got the wish to have, learn and sing the Hindi Mahastotra.
Please, i would be very happy and obliged if You help me to get it.
i am composing a small dictionary of the Bengali words i am learning. i will post it later on this forum. i think it may be useful.
Jaya Nityananda Gauranga Mahima!
Jaya Shrila Gurudeva!
Aspiring for the dust of Your Lotus Feet,