Śrī Nāma Mahimā – Dālāler Gītā (The Song of the Broker)
bara sukher khabar gāi
surabhi-kuñjete nāmer hāṭa khule’che (khoda nitāi)
I sing news of great happiness! In Surabhī-kuñja, a market-place of the Holy Name has opened! Nitāi is the owner.
bara majār kathā tāya
śraddhā-mūlye śuddha-nāma sei hāṭete bikāya
The amusing thing is that He is selling the śuddha-nāma in that market-place only for the price of only one’s faith.
yata bhakta-vṛnda basi’
adhikārī dekhe’ nāma becche dara kaṣi’
All the devotees wait as He looks at their qualifications and sells the Holy Name to them at a fixed price.
yadi nāma kinbe, bhāi
āmār sańge cala, mahājaner kāche jāi
O brother, if you wish to purchase the Holy Name, then come with me. I am going to see that great personality (Nityānanda).
tumi kinbe kṛṣṇa-nāma
dasturi laiba āmi, pūrṇa ha’be kāma
You can buy the name of Kṛṣṇa, and I will take my commission and all of our desires will be fulfilled.
bara dayāl nityānanda
śraddhā-mātra la’ye dena parama-ānanda
Nityānanda is extremely merciful. Only in exchange for one’s faith, He gives the highest bliss.
ek-bāra dekhle cakṣe jala
‘gaura’ bale’ nitāi dena sakala sambala
If Nitāi sees tears in someone’s eyes while chanting “Gaura” even once, He gives all support to that person.
dena śuddha kṛṣṇa-śikṣā
jāti, dhana, vidyā, bala nā kare apekṣā
Giving the pure teachings of Kṛṣṇa, He does not care for one’s birth, wealth, knowledge or strength.
amani chāḍe māyā-jāla
gṛhe thāka, bane thāka, nā thāke jañjāla
Immediately giving up the snare of māyā, either remain at home or in the forest (as a sannyāsī) and all troubles will cease.
āra nāiko kalir bhaya
ācaṇḍāle dena nāma nitāi dayāmaya
There is no more fear of Kali-yuga. The merciful Nitāi gives the Holy Name even to the caṇḍālas.
bhaktivinoda ḍāki’ kaya
nitāi-caraṇa vinā āra nāhi āśraya
Bhaktivinoda crys out, “Except for the feet of Nitāī there is no other shelter!”