"Supreme glories to the Supreme Personality of Served Godhead Lord Gauranga Mahaprabhu, Who has advented as the divine moon of Shri Navadvipa Dhama and the transcendental son of Shrimati Shachidevi in Kali Yuga. All glories to the Supreme Personality of Servitor Godhead Lord Nityananda Prabhu, Who is the the Supreme King of all exalted personalities."
"All glories, all glories to Mahavishnu Avatara Lord Shri Advaita Acharya who is the Master of the creation. All glories to the energy of Lord Gauranga, Shri Gadadhara Pandita, and all glories to Shrila Shrivasa Pandita, the commander-in-chief of all the devotees of Lord Gaurahari."
"All glories to supreme abode of Kali Yuga, Shri Navadvipa Dhama, which is the essence of all Holy Places in creation. All glories to the divine residents of Shri Navadvipa Dhama who are verily the family members of Lord Gauranga Mahaprabhu."
sakala bhakata-pade kariyaa pranaama sankshepe varniba aami navadvipa-dhaama..4
"I offer my prostrated obeisances at the lotus feet of all the devotees of Lords Nityananda Gauranga and seek their blessings. It is only by the power of their mercy that I am describing the supreme glories of Shri Navadvipa Dhama in summarized form.
"The glories of Shri Navadvipa Mandala (32 miles) are unlimited and unfathomable. What to speak of ordinary souls, even the master engineer of this universe and the guna incarnation Lord Brahma do not know the full glories of Shri Navadvipa. Therefore, who has the capacity to actually describe them?
"Lord Ananta Shesha with His thousands of mouths finds Himself incapable to fully describe the glories of Shri Navadvipa Dhama. Thus, how can an insignificant and fallible soul like me become competent for such an exalted service?"
"There is certainly no doubt that the supreme glories of Shri Navadvipa Dhama are unlimited and unparalleled. The God of all the demigods Mahadev Lord Shiva himself does not find an end to the glories of Shri Navadvipa Dhama."
tathaapi chaitanya-chandra icchaa balavaana sei iccha vashe bhakta aagyaara vidhaana..8
"But above all the desire of the Supreme Lord Chaitanyachandra is paramount and most powerful. And understanding that desire of the Lord, His associates desired and ordered me to describe the glories of Shri Navadvipa Dhama."
"After the Supreme Lord Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu disappeared and unmanifested His divine pastimes from this material universe, He ordered His associates and devotees to reveal, describe and establish His Supreme Pastimes in the Holy Abodes of Shri Navadvipa and Shri Jagannatha Puri and His Holy Names."
sarva avataara haite gudha avataara shri chaitanya-chandra mora vidita samsaara..12
"Of all the multifarious incarnations of God in creation, the Supreme moon-like Lord Gauranga, Who is the source of all the incarnations, is the most confidential, mysterious and esoteric."
gudha-lilaa shastre gudha-rupe ukta haya abhakta janera citte naa haya udaya..13
"Lord Gauranga Mahaprabhu is described and glorified in the most confidential manner in the most deeply secret scriptures so that those who are envious non-believers and non-devotees will never be able to identify and worship Him as God Himself."
"The most confidential scriptures describing the supreme glories of the Advent, Holy Names and Pastimes of Lord Gauranga Mahaprabhu were covered and concealed by Lord's illusory energy Mayadevi for a very long time."
se sakala maayaadevi pandita-nayana aavariya raakhe gupta-bhaave anukshana..16
"Lord Gauranga's supreme glories are described in numerous Vedic scriptures which are in unmanifested form on this earth planet. Even the glories of Lord Gauranga in the revealed and manifest scriptures were secretly concealed and covered by Mayadevi constantly from the vision of even the great scholars of the Vedas."
gaurera gambhira lilaa haile aprakata prabhu-icchaa jaani maayaa haya akapata..17
"After the unmanifestation of the most esoteric and deep pastimes of the Supreme Lord Gauranga which were to specifically relish the mysteries of His own love, Maya, the illusory energy of Lord Gauranga, understanding the desire of the Lord Gauranga to reveal Himself, decided to become merciful to the souls in this world."
uthaaiya laila jaala jiva-cakshu haite prakaashila gaura-tattva e jada jagate..18
"After Lord Gauranga's disappearance from this world, Maya lifted the curtain of illusion and forgetfulness covering the eyes of the conditioned souls about the advent and identity of Lord Gauranga. Due to the desire of the Lord Himself, she then clearly revealed the scriptures and the scriptural descriptions of the essential philosophical truths about the supreme glories of Lord Gauranga and His Holy Names and Pastimes in Kali Yuga."
"All the confidential scriptures describing the glories of Lord Gauranga's Name and Pastimes were effortlessly revealed by Maya after Lord Gauranga's disappearance. Due to this, all souls became greatly fortunate and their miserable calamities came to an end."
"This unprecedented causeless mercy of revealing the Gauranga Nama-Lila Tattva (Spiritual Truths) in the hearts of all souls which was never before seen in the past was possible only because of most magnanimous desire and order of Lord Nityananda Prabhu."
"Accepting the direct munificent order of Lord Nityananda Prabhu to reveal Lord Gauranga's Name and Pastimes to the world without any further delay, Maya, the illusory energy, lifted her veil which concealed Lord Gauranga from time immemorial, and the sincere and fortunate devotees could find the treasure of the verses glorifying Lord Gauranga's Name and Pastimes in the scriptures."
ihaate sandeha jaara na haya khandana se abhaagaa vrithaa kena dharaye jivana..22
"Even after reading these verses, if a person's ruinous and fierce doubts of the above revelation by Lord Nityananda and Mayadevi of Lord Gauranga's Name and Pastimes are not destroyed, then such a person is extremely ill-fated and is uselessly maintaining his or her life."
je kaale ishvara jei kripaa vitaraya bhagyavanta jana tahe bada sukhi haya..23
"When the Lord distributes His rarest and incomparable mercy in this way, the most fortunate devotees who have faith in Him become very happy and rejoice in bliss."
durbhaagaa-lakshana ei jaana sarva-jana nija buddhi bada bali kariyaa ganana..24
"All people should understand that to reject such a rare mercy of the Lord is the symptom of extreme misfortune and inauspiciousness. Due to false ego, one becomes puffed-up and thinks highly of one's own intelligence not accepting the advent of the Lord in Kali Yuga."
"If one does not accept such causeless and unique mercy of the revelation of the Vedic scriptures about the Supreme Lord Gauranga Mahaprabhu and refrains from worshiping Lord Gauranga by chanting His Holy Names, then one will have to fall down again and again in the dirty and ghastly pit of the cycle of birth and death."
esa he kalira jiva chaada kutinaati nirmala gauraanga-prema laha paripaati..26
"Lord Nityananda Prabhu implored to all His part and parcel souls, 'Come, come to Me, all souls, giving up your deceitful mentality. I will personally reward and instruct you in the pristinely pure love for My Lord Gauranga Mahaprabhu which you have to learn from Me."
ei bali nityaananda daake baara baara tabu ta durbhaagaa jana naa kare svikaara..27
"Stating like this, the Supreme Lord Nityananda Prabhu loudly calls out again and again out of intense compassion for all souls but just see the great misfortune of the souls, they do even care to accept this greatly rare spiritual gift personally from the Lord Himself."
kena je emana preme kare anaadara vichaara kariyaa dekha haiyaa tatpara..28
"O my dear souls, 'Why are you neglecting and insulting this most rare and sublime love for Lord Gauranga which Lord Nityananda is ready to give you freely. I hope you reconsider again and become eager and anxious to receive this great treasure.'"
"Each and every soul is constantly striving and devising multitudinous plans to achieve happiness in this world which is the ultimate goal of all endeavors of all kinds of people. Some people are whimsically speculating and some people are fruitlessly performing yoga in this world for happiness."
sukha-laagi samsaara chaadiyaa vane yaaya sukha-laagi yuddha kare rajaaya rajaaya..30
"Some people become frustrated with material enjoyment and go to the forest for trying to attain happiness. Kings or enemies start fighting with each other for becoming happy."
"In their blind pursuit of so-called material happiness, people give up the eternal spiritual happiness of the soul. People sink and drown in the deep and dangerous ocean of material sense-enjoyment in their quest for happiness."
nityaananda bale daaki du haate tuliyaa esa jiva karma-gyaana-sankata chaadiya..33
"Lord Nityananda calls out and beseeches all the souls while raising both His lotus hands in the air, 'Come to Me, My dear souls, giving up the perils of fruitive activities (karma) and speculative knowledge (gyaana).'"
"I will give you the most superior eternal happiness which is what you are actually seeking for within the heart of your hearts. And in exchange for this great benediction which I will give you, I will not take anythng in return."
"You will not have to undergo any tribulation and misery nor will you need to waste any time, energy or money. You will simply have to dance while chanting the Holy Name of Lord Gauranga and become absorbed in the divine trance of love for Lord Gauranga."
je sukha aami ta diba taara naai sama sarvadaa vimalaananda naahi taara bhrama..36
"Lord Nityananda continued, 'Nothing is comparable to this matchless divine happiness which I will award you. It is the supremely pure absolute happiness increasing at every moment and is totally free from the contamination of illusion."
ei rupe prema yaache nityaananda raya abhaagaa karama doshe taaha naahi chaaya..37
"In this way Lord Nityananda Raya solicits the pure love for Lord Gauranga to each and every conditioned soul but the ill-fated conditioned soul does not even desire to accept it due to it's enslavement with karmic reactions and material desires and a lack of pious deeds."
gauraanga nitaai jei bale eka baara ananta karama dosha anta haya taara..38
"That most fortunate soul who chants or hears the Holy Names of Nityananda and Gauranga just once, instantly destroys unlimited inauspicious and sinful karmic reactions from the past countless number of lives."
"O all people of this world, please hear another very confidential secret. The most appropriate and competent means for the deliverance of all souls in Kali Yuga is the supreme treasure of the transcendental pastimes of Lord Gauranga.
"The conditioned souls can know the great glories and importance of the supreme nitya-lila (eternal) pastimes of Shri Shri Radha Krishna and Their matchless Holy Abode of Shri Vrindavana Dhama from the revealed Vedic scriptures."
krishna-naama krishna-dhaama-mahaatmya apaara shaastrera dvaaraaya jaane sakala samsaara..42
"The spiritual glories and importance of the Holy Name, Pastimes and Abode of the Supreme Lord Krishna are known and easily accessible to the whole humanity through the revealed Vedic scriptures."
tabu krishna-prema saadhaarane naahi paaya ihaara kaarana kiba chintaha hiyaaya..47
"Even though Lord Krishna's glories and pastimes are known so openly and widely in this world, pure love for Lord Krishna, which is goal of all human endeavors, remains allusive and unobtainable to the general mass of the people."
ihaate aache ta eka gudha-tattva saara maayaa-mugdha jiva taahaa naa kare vichaara..48
"This mystery of the greatest question and dilemma in the human form of life is not thought about by the souls bewildered by Maya, the illusory energy of the Lord.
bahu janma krishna bhaji prema naahi haya aparaadha-punja taara aachaya nischaya..49
"If one does not achieve pure love of God after worshiping Lord Krishna and chanting His Holy Names for many lives, one should understand that one has certainly mountains of offenses in one's heart."
aparaadha-shunya haye laya krishna-naama tabe jiva krishna-prema labhe aviraama..50
"If and only if one chants the Holy Names of Lord Krishna by becoming totally devoid of all offenses against the Holy Names. Deity and Abodes, then that soul will be able to attain the pure love for Lord Krishna without any interruption."
shri chaitanya avatare bada vilakshana aparaadha-sattve jiva labhe prema-dhana..51
"The incarnation of Lord Gauranga is exceptionally opulent, powerful and influential among all forms of God. Even though Lord Krishna's Name considers offenses and does not give love to an offensive soul, Lord Gauranga's Name, Pastimes and Abodes do not consider offenses and award pure love of God to even the offensive souls. This unprecedented and unimaginable munificence of Lord Gauranga's incarnation is the only life-saving hope for the conditioned souls of Kali Yuga."
nitaai chaitanya bali jei jiva daake suvimala krishna-prema anveshaya taake..52
"The most esoteric and purest love of Lord Krishna begins searching after that most auspicious soul who feelingly calls out the most benevolent Holy Names of Nityananda and Gauranga."
"Even the formidable obstacles posed due to the offenses in one's heart are rendered ineffective by the Holy Names of Nityananda and Gauranga and the eyes miraculously flow with the sublime tears of pristinely pure love for Lord Krishna when one chants the Holy Names of Nityananda and Gauranga even though offenses are present in the heart."
svalpa kaale aparaadha aapani palaaya hridaya shodhita haya prema baadhe taaya..54
"After granting the most confidential pure love for Lord Krishna to even the offensive chanter, the Holy Names of Nityananda and Gauranga make the offenses run away from the heart within a very short time. Then the heart becomes fully purified and the love increases even more."
"The offenses and sins of the souls of Kali Yuga are unlimited and absolutely impossible to overcome. Thus, there is no other means of deliverance in Kali Yuga other than the exceptionally merciful Holy Name of Lord Gauranga."
"Thus, it a firmly established and repeatedly stressed truth in all the Vedic scriptures that there is no other means of extrication from the cycle of birth and death other than the Holy Names, Pastimes, Abodes and Associates of Lord Gauranga."
"Since the Supreme Source of all Incarnations, the moon-like Lord Gauranga Mahaprabhu, advented in Shri Navadvipa Dhama, the glories of all the other millions of Holy Places combined together became only a fractional part of the glories of Shri Navadvipa Dhama."
"The offenders and sinners in all other Holy Places of pilgrimage are liable to be heavily punished for their wrong-doings. But the offenses of the offenders in Shri Navadvipa Dhama are destroyed and the offensive mentality is removed forever."
taara saakshi jagaai maadhaai dui bhai aparaadha kari paila chaitanya-nitaai..59
"The practical proof of this purifying power of Shri Navadvipa Dhama is Shrila Jagai and Shrila Madhai, who got delivered and attained the direct mercy of Lords Nityananda and Gauranga even agter committing so many sins and offenses in Shri Navadvipa Dhama."
"According to all the revealed scriptures, the pious results attained by a pure brahmana sage by visiting all the millions of Holy Places in creation is easily attained simply by remembering Shri Navadvipa Dhama from a distant place ."
navadvipa darashana kare jei jana janme janme labhe sei krishna-prema-dhana..66
"Those exalted souls who behold the beauty of Shri Navadvipa Dhama attain pure love for the Supreme Lord Krishna life and life."
karma-buddhi-yoge o je navadvipe jaaya nara-janma aara sei jana naahi paaya..67
"Even if someone goes to Shri Navadvipa Dhama full with desires for sense-gratification, fruitive activities and speculative knowledge, one will be saved from the gruesome pain of taking another human birth in the womb of a mother again."
navadvipa bhramite se pade pade paaya koti-ashvamedha-phala sarva-shastre gaaya..68
"All the scriptures state that on every step one takes even while wandering in Shri Navadvipa Dhama, one will attain the pious results of performing ten million Vedic horse-sacrifices, each of which is difficult to be performed even by the demigods."
navadvipe vasi jei mantra japa kare shri mantra chaitanya haya anaayaase tare..69
"One who resides in Shri Navadvipa Dhama and chants one's worshipable Mantra, will find that the Mantra will become spiritual conscious very soon and effortlessly deliver that person from the cycle of birth and death."
"The pious results which an accomplished yogi attains after ten years of intense spiritual practice in another place of pilgrimage, is attained in Shri Navadvipa Dhama just by staying there for three nights."
anya tirthe brahma-gyaane jei mukti haya navadvipe bhaagirathi-snaane taa ghataya..71
"The sayujya liberation of merging in the impersonal brahman effulgence of Lord Gauranga-Krishna is attained in other places of pilgrimage only by full perfection in the knowledge of brahman which is very rarely attained. If desired, this liberation can be attained in Shri Navadvipa Dhama simply by taking a bath in the river Bhagirathi-Ganga."
"Even without any knowledge, the spiritual aspirant desiring to cross the ocean of birth and death, attains the following five kinds of liberation which are difficult to attain for the most advanced transcendentalists: (1) The liberation to reside in the same spiritual planet of the Lord, (2) The liberation to attain the same divine form as the Lord, (3) The liberation to attain the same spiritual opulences like the Lord, (4) The liberation to attain close physical proximity with the Lord, and (5) The liberation to merge in the impersonal brahman effulgence emanating from the divine body of the Lord.
"Material enjoyment and all the five kinds of liberation remain as always eager to serve maid-servants at the lotus feet of a pure devotee in Shri Navadvipa Dhama, who is not even desirous of using their services."
bhakta-gana laathi maari se duye taadaaya bhakta-pada chaadi daasi tabu na palaaya..74
"Even if the pure devotees residing in Shri Navadvipa Dhama chastise these two servants of sense-enjoyment and liberation with a stick, still they do not leave the lotus feet of the pure devotees."
"The pious results attained by residing for one hundred years in each of the seven main holy places of pilgrimage are effortlessly attained in residing in Shri Navadvipa Dhama for just one night."
hena navadvipa dhaama sarva-dhaama saara kalite aashraya kari jiva haya paara..76
"Thus, this Shri Navadvipa Dhama is the distilled essence of all the billions of Holy Places in creation. The most fortunate soul who takes devoted shelter of Shri Navadvipa Dhama in Kali Yuga certainky crosses over the ocean of material nescience."
"The two kinds of divine spiritual knowledge of taraka (deliverance) and paraka (auspiciousness) eternally serve and worship the residents of Shri Navadvipa Dhama constantly as per all the scriptural injunctions."
nitaai-jaahnava-pada-chaayaa jaara aasha se bhaktivinoda gaaya paaiya ullaasa..78
"Fully surrendering to the lotus feet of the Supreme Lord Nityananda Prabhu and His eternal divine consort Shrimati Jahnava devi, I (Bhaktivinoda) sing the supreme glories of Shri Navadvipa Dhama in a blissful trance."