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Title: The Gauranga Swan Song

User: Damodara Svarupa dasa      Date: 2005-04-03 20:30:28


The Gauranga Swan Song -- By Swami Gaurangapada




The Gauranga Swan Song

Compiled by Swami Gaurangapada.


Hail Thee Nityananda-Gauranga Nama! Kali Yuga's Sole Resort

For the ship of life, foul weather's safest Port.

Without Thee there's no other Support to seek,

With my heart and soul, honestly to Thee I speak....1


O Nityananda-Gauranga Nama! In Thee I take refuge with all my heart

Tho' in singing Thy Glories, Upanishads play their part.

Yet unable are they to do justice to Thy greatness,

Thou art e'er being sung by Yogis in their sedateness....2


O Syllable Form of God! Victory to Thee! Thou art always sought,

For Thou appeasest e'en those who is worldliness are caught.

Thou art e'er being sung by sages with bright prospect,

As Thou purifest e'en a sinner, uttering Thee in disrespect....3


O Nama Bhagavan Sun! Nityananda's and Gauranga's Holy Name

Who can aptly describe Thy enduring Fame?

Thy dim reflection, dispelling Universe's ignorance,

Confers on all the boon of Krishna love's affluence.....4


The deeds of past births, whcih the Vedas call,

Destiny, remain undestroyed unless endured by all.

Yet, unendur'd, Thy dim reflection destroys them as well,

Tho' even meditation on Brahman fails to save us from their spell....5


All Victory to Thee! O Nityananda-Gauranga Nama - the Fount of Divine Bliss!

Meditation's pains and arduous rituals Thou dost thus dismiss.

O Harbinger of Gauranga's Lotus Feet! howsoe'er Thou art spoken,

My faith in Thee - my Nectar, Life and Ornament will always remain unshaken......6


O Nityananda-Gauranga Nama, Thou art both a Means and an End in Itself to me.

Make me Thy 'ternal slave till the soul in this body be.

Without Thy mercy there's in this world no succour for me!

If Thou deniest my wish, what would my fate be?......7


O Nityananda-Gauranga Nama, except for Thee there is none I can call my own,

O where should I go, if Thou dost me disown?

In sins vile, I am sunk o'er head and shoulders,

And ruefully I am aflame in their smolders.......8


O Nityananda-Gauranga Nama, calling Thee aloud unmotivated,

My heart by Their glamour is captivated.

For diffusest Thou resplendent Love around,

My soul by Thy offenseless Kindness is spellbound.......9


The Names of Nityananda-Gauranga are the richest possession of mankind,

Before which Fate's cruellest blows fail to grind.

Death, as it must come, comes to all ere long,

Let Nityananda-Gauranga in birth and death be my swan song......10