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Title: Favourite Songs of Swami Gaurangapada
User: Damodara Svarupa dasa Date: 2005-03-30 19:25:27
:) Favourite Songs of Swami Gaurangapada
Nitai Mora Jivana-Dhana by His Divine Grace Shrila Lochana Dasa Thakura
Nitai mora jivana-dhana, Nitai mora jati;
Nitai bihane mora, ara nahi gati.
"The Supreme Personality of Servitor Godhead Lord Nityananda Balarama and His
Holy Name is the exclusive treasure and wealth of my life. My caste and family
lineage is only Lord Nityananda. Without the Holy Name of Lord Nityananda, I
have no other destination life after life."
samsara sukhera mukhe, tule dibe chai;
nagare magiya khaba, gaiya nitai.
"I will spit in distaste at even the thought of enjoying the insignificant and
flickering pleasures of this material world. Instead with full determination I
will dedicate my life to chant, sing, preach and relish the unlimited nectar in
the Holy Name of Lord Nityananda in every town and village and eat whatever is
obtained by begging at a few houses."
je deshe mora nitai nai, se deshe na jaba;
Niitai vimukha janara, mukha na heriba
"I have taken a determined lifelong vow that I will never ever visit that place
even in my dreams where the Holy Name of Nityananda is not known. I will never
even desire to see the face of a person who is even minutely or indirectly
averse to the Holy Name and Glories of Lord Nityananda."
ganga jara pada jala, hara shire dhare;
hena Nitai na bhajiya, dukha peye mare.
"The Holy, Supremely pure and sanctified water that washes the lotus feet of
Lord Nityananda Prabhu is constantly carried by Shiva on his head in great
bliss. Thus if one does not chant the Name of Lord Nityananda and worship Him,
such a person is fully certain and doomed to suffer miserably during this life,
at the time of death and also in the next lives."
lochana bale mora nitai, jeba na mane;
anala bhejai tara, majha mukha kane
"Thus Lochana Dasa says that those who do not worship my Lord Nityananda by
chanting His Name and thus refuse to accept Him as the Supreme Personality of
Godhead, such demoniac people will face the great pain of fire which will be
constantly burning their useless and sinful mouths, ears and face."
GAURANGA MORA DHARAMA, the song composed by Shrila Narahari Sarkara Thakura
[177. Shrimati Radharani's dear friend,the vraja-gopi named Madhumati-devi,
appeared as Narahari Sarakara, who was very dear to Lord Gauranga.]
mana re! kaha na gauranga katha
"O my mind, please constantly speak
Gauranga Katha and chant Gauranga's Holy Name.This is my advice to you."
gaurara nama amiyara dhama,
piriti murati data
"O mind! Speak only about Gauranga.
Gauranga's Holy Name is the supreme abode of all nectar and the only worshipable
and personified bestower of unnatojjvala-prema
to Their Lordships Nityananda and Gauranga and Their Lordships Shri Shri Radha
sayane gaura svapane gaura,
gaura nayanera tara;
jivane gaura marane gaura,
gaura galara hara
"While sleeping I want to only remember Gauranga's Name and while
dreaming I want to think only about Gauranga. Lord Gauranga Mahaprabhu is the
exclusive star and the vision of my eyes. During my life there will be only
Gauranga and at the time of my death Gauranga's Name will be my only shelter.
Gauranga's Holy Name is the most precious necklace I constantly wear around my
neck with great happiness."
hiyara majhare gauranga rakhiye,
virale vasiya rabo
manera sadhete se rupa-candere, nayane nayane thobo
"Keeping Gauranga deeply and steadily inside my heart and His Holy Name
continuously on my tongue, I will sit alone in a solitary place and relish Them
constantly without any external disturbance. Thus I will fix my
mind on His supremely enchanting golden moon-like form. I will gaze in Lord
Gauranga's beautiful eyes and become absorbed in His beauty while chanting His
gaura vihane na vanchi parane,
gaura korechi sara
gaura boliya jauka jivane,
kichu na cahibo ara
"Without Gauranga's Name I do not desire to maintain this body or live in this
world. Lord Gauranga and His Holy Name are the very essence of my existence. I
have only one desperate prayer in my life: to be able to give up my life while
uttering the Holy Name of
Gauranga --- I ask for nothing else in this world."
gaura gamana, gaura gathana,
gaura mukhera hamsi
gaura-piriti, gaura murati,
hiyaya rahalo pasi
"May Lord Gauranga's graceful movements, Lord Gauranga's splendid features and
characteristics, Lord Gauranga's sweet smiling lotus face, love and attachment
for Lord Gauranga's Name, and Lord Gauranga's nectarean delicate form --- all of
Them forcibly and spontaneously enter and remain manifest in my heart at every
gauranga dharama, gauranga karama,
gauranga vedera sara
gaura charane, parana samarpinu,
gaura karibena para
"Gauranga is my only Dharma or religion, Gauranga is the only object or goal of
all my karma or endeavour and Gauranga's Holy Name is the distilled essence of
all the Vedas. I completely surrender my life, mind, body, heart and soul at
Lord Gauranga's lotus feet. I am fully certain that it is only Lord Gauranga's
Holy Name Who will take me across the impassable ocean of material existence."
gaura sabda gaura sampada,
jahara hiyaya jage
narahari dasa tara carane,
"Gauranga's Name and Instructions are the essential sound vibrations and the
exclusive treasures for that fortunate person in whose heart Lord Gauranga
manifests Himself by His causeless mercy. Narahari dasa always prays and begs to
be able to take shelter at the lotus feet of such an exalted devotee without any
Translated by Swami Gaurangapada on the 17th of January 2004.