Topic: Gitamala

Śoka Śātana – Song Two

Gītā-mālā (A Garland of Songs) Chapter Three Śoka Śātana (The Dispelling of Grief) Śrī Gaurāṅga-līlā-caritra (The Character and Activities of Lord Gaurāṅga's Transcendental Pastimes) Song 2 Śrīvāsa Gives Solace to His Family Members   (1) prabeśiyā antaḥ-pure          nārī-gaṇe śānta kore śrībāsa āmiyā upadeśe śuno pāgalinī-gaṇa       śoka koro akāraṇa kibā duḥkha thāke kṛṣṇābeśe Entering into the inner chamber, Śrīvāsa began to pacify all of the women there by giving them spiritual instructions that were as sweet as nectar. He said, "Look here, you crazy ladies, you all lament uselessly, for what kind of unhappiness can Read More...

Śoka Śātana – Song One

Gītā-mālā (A Garland of Songs) Chapter Three Śoka Śātana (The Dispelling of Grief) Śrī Gaurāṅga-līlā-caritra (The Character and Activities of Lord Gaurāṅga's Transcendental Pastimes) Song 1 Lord Gaurahari's Performance of Congregational Chanting in Śrivāsa Paṇḍita's Courtyard   (1) pradoṣa-samaye      śrībāsa-aṅgane saṅgopane gorā-maṇi śrī-hari-kīrtane         nāce nānā-raṅge uṭhilo maṅgala-dhwani  In the evening twilight, within the privacy of Śrīvāsa Paṇḍita's courtyard, the cream-lustered jewel, Lord Gaura-maṇi, raised a most auspicious vibration by His chanting of hari-kīrtana, which He personally accompanied by dancing in various playful moods. (2) mṛdaṅga mādala      bāje karatāla mājhe mājhe jayatura prabhura naṭana          dekhi' Read More...

Kārpaṇya Pañjikā

Gītā-mālā (A Garland of Songs) Chapter Two Kārpaṇya Pañjikā (Diary of Selfish Humility)  (1) āmi ati dina-mati braja-kuñje nibasati rādhā-kṛṣṇa-jugala-caraṇe kāṅdiyā kāṅdiyā aja chāḍi' saba loka laja nibedibo jata āche mane  I am most distressed and miserable within the core of my heart. Therefore today, living in my grove at Vraja-bhūmi, I will submit to the lotus feet of the divine couple, Śrī-Śrī-Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa. Weeping and weeping today at Their lotus feet, I now give up all shyness and fear of public opinion, and I will reveal to Them all the outpourings of the inner Read More...

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