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ALL GLORIES TO SRI SRI GURU AND GAURANGA

 

KRISHNA CHAITANYA'S HOLY LAND

 

SRI NAVADWIP DHAM PARIKRAMA

with His Holiness BV Narayan Maharaja

 

yare dekha, tare kaha 'krishna' - upadesa

amara ajnaya guru hana tara 'ei desa

 

"Instruct everyone to follow the orders of the Supreme Lord Krishna as they are given in the Shri Bhagavad-gita and Shrimad-Bhagavatam. In this way become a spiritual master and try to liberate everyone in this land."

(Shri Chaitanya Caritamrita, Madhya-lila,Chp. 7, verse 128)

 

Published by

Jagannath Das Gaudiya Vaishnava Press

P. O. Box 450812

Atlanta, Georgia 30345

U.S.A.

 

Invocation

 

om ajnana-timirandhasyajnananjana-salakaya

caksur unmilitam yena tasmai shri gurave namah

 

"I offer my most humble obeisances unto my spiritual master, who has opened my eyes, which were blinded by the darkness of ignorance, with the torchlight of knowledge."

 

namo om visnu-padaya acarya sinharupine

shri shrimate bhaktiprajnana keshava iti nomine

 

"I offer my most humble obeisances unto His Divine Grace Shrila Bhaktiprajnana Keshava Maharaj, who never forgets the lotus feet of Shri Shri Radha Krishna and who like the lion never fears, being always firmly situated in the service of siddhanta."

 

nomas te sarasvate deve gaura-vani-pracarine

nirvisesa-sunyavadi-pascatya-desa-tarine

 

"Our respectful obeisances are unto you, O servant of Saraswati Goswami. You are kindly preaching the message of Lord Chaitanyadeva and delivering the Western countries which are filled with impersonalism and voidism."

 

namo om visnu-padaya krishna-presthaya bhu-tale

shrimate bhaktisiddhanta-sarasvati nomine

 

"I offer my most humble obeisances unto His Divine Grace Shrila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Goswami Maharaj Prabhupada, who is very dear to Shrimati Radharani and Krishna, having taken shelter of Their lotus feet."

 

namo gaura-kisoraya saksad-vairagya-murtaye

vipralambha-rasambhodepadambhujaya te namah

"I offer my most humble obeisances unto His Divine Grace Shrila Paramahamsa Gaura Kishora das Babaji Maharaj who is renuncia­tion personified and who is always immersed in an ocean of love for Krishna in intense separation."

 

namo bhaktivinode sac-cid-ananda namine

gaura-sakti-svarupaya rupanuga-varaya te

 

"I offer my most humble obeisances unto His Divine Grace Shrila Saccidananda Bhaktivinoda Thakur, who follows the path of Rupa Goswami and who is personified energy of Shri Krishna Chaitanya."

 

gauravirbhava-bhumes tvam nirdesta saj-jana-priyah

vaishnava-sarvabhaumah shri-jagannathaya te namah

 

"I offer my mot humble obeisances to His Divine Grace Shrila Sarvabhauma Jagannatha das Babaji Maharaj, who is honored by the whole Vaishnava community and who confirmed the appearance place of Shri Krishna Chaitanya."

 

shri gauranga gunanuvarnana-vidau nuddha-samrddhy-anvitau

papottapa-nikrntanau tanu-bhrtam govinda ganamrtaih

 

anandambudhi-vardhanaika-nipunau kaivalya-nistarakau

vande rupa-sanatanau raghu-yugau shri jiva-gopalakau

 

"I offer my most humble obeisances unto the six Goswamis: Shri Rupa, Shri Sanatana, Shri Raghunath Bhatta, Shri Raghunath das, Shri Jiva and Shri Gopal Bhatta. They are extremely knowledgeable in their understanding Shri Krishna Chaitanya and are very expert in narrating the Lord's transcendental qualities. They can purify all the condi­tioned souls from the reactions of their sinful activities by immersing them in transcendental songs about Govinda. Thus they are very effective in increasing the ocean of transcendental bliss and they are the saviors of the living entities."

 

vancha kalpa tarubhyas ca kripa sindhubhya eva ca

patitanam pavanebhyo vaisnavebhyo namo namah

 

"I offer my most humble obeisances unto all Vaishnava devotees of the Lord. They are just like desire trees who can fulfill the desires of everyone and they are full of compassion for the fallen conditioned souls."

 

Dedication

 

anarpita-carim cirat karunayavatirnah kalau

samarpayitum unnatojjvala-rasam sva-bhakti-shriyam

 

harihpurata-sundara-dyuti-kadamba-sandipitah

sada hrdaya-kandare sphuratu vah saci-nandana

 

'There were many precious incarnations of the Supreme Lord Krishna but none were so generous, kind and magnanimous as Shri Krishna Chaitanya, who, more beautiful than molten gold, by His causeless mercy bestowed a treasure which no other incarnation ever offered before: the sublime and most confidential secret of devotional service, the conjugal mellow of madhurya rasa."

 

jaya shri krishna chaitanya nityananda sahoditau

gaudodaye puspavantau citrau sandau tamo-nudau

 

"All glories unto Shri Krishna Chaitanya and Shri Nityananda Prabhu, who are like the sun and the moon. They have arisen simultaneously on the easern horizon of Gauda to dissipate the gloomy darkness of ignorance and thus are wonderfully bestowing benedictions upon all."

 

The Disciplic Succession

 

of the Brahma Madhva Gaudiya Vaishnava Sampradaya

 

1) KRISHNA   19) Laksmipati           

2) Brahma     20) Madhavendra Puri, Prabhu Nityananda    

3) Narada Muni        21) Isvara Puri, Advaita Acarya         

4) Vyasadeva 22) KRISHNA CAITANYA MAHAPRABHU       

5) Madhvacarya       23) Svarupa Damodara, Sanatana Goswami           

6) Padmanabha        24) Rupa Goswami     

7) Narahari    25) Jiva Goswami, Raghunatha das   

8) Madhava   26) Krishnadas Kaviraj           

9) Aksobhya  27) Narottama Thakur           

10) Jayatirtha 28) Visvanatha Chakravati      

11) Jnanasindhu       29) Baladeva Vidyabhusana    

12) Dayanidhi 30) Uddharan das       

13) Vidyanidhi 31) Madhusudan das   

14) Rajendra  32) Jagannath das Babaji       

15) Jayadharma       33) Bhaktivinoda Thakur        

16) Purusottama       34) Gaura Kishora das Babaji           

17) Brahmanyatirtha  35) Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati          

18) Vyasa Tirtha       36) Keshava Maharaj, Bhaktivedanta Swami        

The disciplic succession is revealed in the Saraswati Jayashri, compiled by Paramananda Vidyaratna and published in 1934 by Shrila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Goswami Maharaj Prabhupada.

 

sampradaya vihinaye mantras te nisphala matah

atah kalau bhavishyanti chat\'arah sanipradayinah

 

shri, brahma, rudro, sanaka vaishnava kshiti pavanah

chatvaras te kalau bhavya hy utkale purushottamah

shri vishnu swami nama rudro nimbadityam chatuh sanaha

 

"One who chants a mantra that was not given through the authorized channels of one of the four bona fide sampradayas in disciplic succession is considered to be wasting their time. All spiritual activities are absolutely fruitless unless one connects oneself through initiation by a living spiritual master in either the Shri sampradaya, established by Ramanuja and empowered by Lakshmi devi; the Brahma sampradaya, established by Madhvacarya and empowered by Lord Brahma; the Rudra sampradaya, established by Vishnuswami and empowered by Lord Shiva; and the Sanaka sampradaya, estab­lished by Nimbarka and empowered by the four Kumaras." (Padma Purana)

 

evam parampara praptam iman rajarsayo viduh

"The supreme knowledge is received through disciplic succession." (Bhagavad-gita, Chp. 4, Verse 2)