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1.I etenrally worship Lord Nityananda, the root of the tree of devotional service. His pure, effulgent, splendid beauty shines like the full moon in autumn as He walks with the graceful gait of an elephant. He is always maddened with pure love for Krishna although He Himself is the Absolute Truth. Carrying a cowherd boy's stick, His eyes always rolling in His smiling face, He destroys the power of Kali-yuga.
2.I eternally worship Lord Nityananda, the root of the tree of devotional service. He is the abode of all the mellows of devotional service and is thus always beyond compare. He is the be all and end all of His devotees and the very life breath of Vasuddha devi and Jahnava devi. Because He is always maddened by pure love of Gauranga, the unfortunate and dimwitted non-devotees cannot perceive He is the Supreme Lord Himself.
3.I eternally worship Lord Nityananda, the root of the tree of devotional service. He is most dear to Visvambhara and is worshiped by the entire universe. He happily chants the Holy Names of Lord Hari, and thus out of His great mercy He rescues the conditioned souls immersed in Kali-yuga, removing them from the ocean of material existence.
4.I eternally worship Lord Nityananda, the root of the treeof devotional service. He requested Lord Chaitanya: O brother, the people of Kali-yuga are simply full of sins. How much longer will all this sinfulness last? Please grant absolution to anyone who turns to You. Plese also give them a way to easily come to You.
5.I eternally worship Lord Nityananda, the root of the tree of devotional service. He mercifully went to each and every house in Bengal with upraised arms saying, "O brothers, please loudly perform the constant chanting of the divine sound of 'Hari! Hari!'. This will be a gift to Me, and therefore you will be able to easily cross over this ocean of material existence.
6.I eternally worship Lord Nityananda, the root of the tree of devotional service. He forcefully removes the ocean of material existence just as Agastya Muni forcibly swallowed up the ocean. Lord Nityananda is the ever-expanding rising moon insuring all good fortune for the saintly devotees. He is the splendid sun that removes the darkness made manifest by the demons.
7.I eternally worship Lord Nityananda, th(e root of the tree of devotional service. He danced down ever}' roadj jn Bengal singing the names and glories of Mahaprabhu. Sympathizing with all people, seeing them as His own relatives, He cast His m»erciful sidelong glance upon them blessing all the saintly devotees.
8.I eternally worship Lord Nityananda, th,e rGot of the tree of devotional service. Fondly holding Nimai's so»ft and beautiful lotus hand, They would together wander hither and thither delighting the village people by Their sweet beauty. Gazing ujpon each other's lotus face, transcendental Miss arose in Their hearts,.
These eight verses glorifying Lord Nityanand[a are the abode of the mellows of devotional service, and they are tlhe wealth of the pure devotees who are expert at relishing these mellows. All the fallen and conditioned souls can receive liberation by simply remembering them. These splendid verses which glorify Lor Nityananda are transcendental and unprecedented. May Lord Nityananda's two lotus feet be manifest eternally in the hearts of tho»se devotees who read these verses remembering the Lord! All glories to Nitaicandra and Gauranga! All glories to Nitaicandra and Gauranga! All glories to Nitaicandra %nd Gauranga! Hari! Hariboi!