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Song 1

[Jhanphi-Lopha]

 

(1)

pita-varana kali-pavana gora

gaoyai aichana bhava-vibhora

 

1) Lord Gauranga, whose complexion is golden and who is the deliverer of the fallen souls of Kali-yuga, sings as follows, overwhelmed with spiritual ecstasy:

 

(2)

citta-darpana-parimarjana-kari

krishna-kirtana jaya citta bihari

 

2) “All glories to the chanting of the holy name of Krishna! It thoroughly cleanses the mirror of the heart. This chanting delights the soul.

 

(3)

hela-bhava-dava-nirvapana-vritti

krishna-kirtana jaya klesha-nivritti

 

3) “All glories to the chanting of the holy name of Krishna! It extinguishes the horrible forest fire of material existence. This chanting removes all material tribulations.

 

(4)

shreyah-kumuda-vidhu-jyotsna-prakash

krishna-kirtana jaya bhakti-vilas

 

4) “All glories to the chanting of the holy name of Krishna! It appears like the moon in the heart and distributes its cooling moonlight, thus causing the white lotus of good fortune to bloom. This chanting is the pastime of devotion.

 

(5)

vishuddha-vidya-vadhu jivana-rup

krishna-kirtana jaya siddha-swarup

 

5) “All glories to the chanting of the holy name of Krishna! It is compared to a young bride, chaste and devoted to transcendental knowledge itself. This chanting is the highest perfection of life.

 

(6)

ananda-payo-nidhi-vardhana-kirti

krishna-kirtana jaya plavana-murti

 

6) “All glories to the chanting of the holy name of Krishna! It is glorious, as it causes the ocean of ecstatic bliss to swell and overflow. This chanting is an inundation of love of Godhead.

 

(7)

pade pade piyusha-swada-pradata

krishna-kirtana jaya prema-vidhata

 

7) “All glories to the chanting of the holy name of Krishna! It gives one a taste of fully satisfying nectar at every step. This chanting is the bestower of ecstatic love of God.”

 

(8)

bhaktivinoda-swatma-snapana-vidhan

krishna-kirtana jaya prema-nidan

 

8) All glories to the chanting of the holy name of Krishna! It bathes the soul of Bhaktivinoda. This chanting is a storehouse of love of God.