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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)
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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
"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
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."
anarpita-carim cirat karunayavatirnah kalau
samarpayitum unnatojjvala-rasam sva-bhakti-shriyam
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)