Topic: Gitavali

Śrī Śikṣāṣṭaka – Song Eight

Gītāvalī (A Collection of Songs) Śrī Śikṣāṣṭaka (Eight Prayers of Divine Instruction) - Song 8 
[Daśakuśī] (1) bandhu-gaṇ! śunoha vacana mor bhāvete vibhora, thākiye jakhon, dekhā deya citta-cor
 1) O my dear friends! Please hear my words. When the thief of my heart appears to me, I remain overwhelmed in pure ecstasy (2) vicakṣana kori', dekhite cāhile, 

hoy āṅkhi-agocara

 punaḥ nāhi dekhi', kāṅdaye parān,

 duḥkhera nāhi thāke or
 2) When I scheme to see Him more closely, He suddenly becomes invisible. Thus losing sight of Him again, my soul weeps, and there is no Read More...

Śrī Śikṣāṣṭaka – Song Seven

Gītāvalī (A Collection of Songs) Śrī Śikṣāṣṭaka (Eight Prayers of Divine Instruction) - Song 7 [Jhāṅphi-Lophā] (1) gāite gāite nāma ki daśā hoilo 'kṛṣṇa-nitya-dāsa mui' hṛdoye sphurilo
 1) What was my condition after repeatedly chanting the holy name? The realization that "I am the eternal servant of Kṛṣṇa" spontaneously became manifest within my heart. (2) jānilām māyā-pāśe e jaḍa-jagate

 govinda-virahe duḥkha pāi nānā-mate
 2) I realized that I was ensnared in the noose of māyā's illusion, being trapped within this dull mundane universe, and that I simply experience misery in various ways due to Read More...

Śrī Śikṣāṣṭaka – Song Six

Gītāvalī (A Collection of Songs) Śrī Śikṣāṣṭaka (Eight Prayers of Divine Instruction) - Song 6 [Choṭa-Daśakuśī-Lophā] 
(1) aparādha-phale mama, citta bhelo vajra-sama, tuwā nāme nā labhe vikār hatāś hoiye, hari, tava nām ucca kori', boro duḥkhe ḍāki bār bār
 1) O Lord Hari, as a result of my offenses incurred in previous lifetimes, my heart has become hard as a thunderbolt, and feels no change upon chanting Your holy name. Now in utter hopelessness, O Lord Hari, I loudly sing Your name, and in great distress I call out to You again and again Read More...

Śrī Śikṣāṣṭaka – Song Five

Gītāvalī (A Collection of Songs) Śrī Śikṣāṣṭaka (Eight Prayers of Divine Instruction) - Song 5 (1) anādi' karama-phale, poḍi' bhavārnava-jale, toribāre nā dekhi upāy e-viṣaya-halāhale, divā-niśi hiyā jwale, mana kabhu sukha nāhi pāy
 1) As a result of my selfish activities, which are without beginning, I have fallen into the ocean of material existence, and I see no means of deliverance from this great ocean of nescience. Day and night my heart burns from the vicious poison of these worldly activities, and due to this my mind never finds any real happiness. (2) āśā-pāśa-śata-śata, Read More...

Śrī Śikṣāṣṭaka – Song Four

Gītāvalī (A Collection of Songs) Śrī Śikṣāṣṭaka (Eight Prayers of Divine Instruction) - Song 4 (1) prabhu tava pada-yuge mora nivedan nāhi māgi deha-sukha, vidyā, dhana, jan 1) O Lord! This is my humble submission at Your lotus feet. I do not ask from You sensual pleasure, learning, wealth, or followers (2) nāhi māgi swarga, āra mokṣa nāhi māgi 

nā kori prārthanā kono vibhūtira lāgi'
 2) I do not beg for residence on the celestial planets, nor do I wish liberation from this mundane existence. Nor do I pray for the attainment of any Read More...

Śrī Śikṣāṣṭaka – Song Three

Gītāvalī (A Collection of Songs) Śrī Śikṣāṣṭaka (Eight Prayers of Divine Instruction) - Song 3 (1) śrī-kṛṣṇa-kīrtane jadi mānasa tohār parama jatane tāhi labho adhikār
 1) If you desire to engage in Sri-kṛṣṇa-kirtana, then with great care attain the required qualification.
 (2) tṛnādhika hīna, dīna, akiñcana chār āpane mānobi sadā chāḍi' ahaṅkār
 2) You should give up all false pride and always consider yourself to be worthless, destitute, lower and more humble than a blade of grass (3) vṛkṣa-sama kṣamā-guna korobi sādhan prati-hiṁsā tyāji' anye korobi pālan
 3) You should practice forgiveness like that Read More...

Śrī Śikṣāṣṭaka – Song Two

Gītāvalī (A Collection of Songs) Śrī Śikṣāṣṭaka (Eight Prayers of Divine Instruction) - Song 2 (1) tuṅhu doyā-sāgara tārayite prāṇī nām aneka tuwā śikhāoli āni'
 1) O Lord, You are an ocean of mercy. You have brought Your innumerable holy names to this world and have taught the chanting of them to the fallen living beings just for their deliverance.
 (2) sakala śakati dei nāme tohārā grahane rākholi nāhi kāla-vicārā
 2) You invest all Your energies in Your own holy name, and for chanting Your holy name You have not established any rules such Read More...

Śrī Śikṣāṣṭaka – Song One

Gītāvalī (A Collection of Songs) Śrī Śikṣāṣṭaka (Eight Prayers of Divine Instruction) - Song 1 [Jhāṅphi-Lophā] 
(1) pīta-varaṇa kali-pāvana gorā gāoyāi aichana bhāva-vibhorā
 1) Lord Gaurāṅga, whose complexion is golden and who is the deliverer of the fallen souls of Kali-yuga, sings as follows, overwhelmed with spiritual ecstasy: 
(2) citta-darpana-parimārjana-kārī kṛṣṇa-kīrtana jaya citta bihārī
 2) "All glories to the chanting of the holy name of Kṛṣṇa! It thoroughly cleanses the mirror of the heart. This chanting delights the soul. (3) helā-bhava-dāva-nirvāpana-vṛtti kṛṣṇa-kīrtana jaya kleśa-nivṛtti
 3) "All glories to the chanting of the holy name Read More...

Pariśiṣṭa

Gītāvalī (A Collection of Songs) Pariśiṣṭa (Supplementary Poem) (1) bhojana-lālase, rasane āmār, śunoha vidhāna mor śrī-nāma-yugala-rāga-sudhā-rasa, khāiyā thākoha bhor
 1) O my tongue, you who are overwhelmed with the desire for tasting material enjoyment, please hear my instructions. Always remain deeply absorbed in drinking the nectarean loving mellows of the beautiful names of the divine couple Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa. (2) nava-sundar pīyūṣa rādhikā-nām ati-miṣṭa manohar tarpana-dhām
 2) The name of Rādhikā is ever-fresh and lovely, and is pure ambrosia. It is very sweet, utterly enchanting and is the abode of complete satisfaction. 
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Śrī Rādhāṣṭaka – Song Eight

Gītāvalī (A Collection of Songs) Śrī Rādhāṣṭaka (Eight Prayers in Glorification of Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī) - Song 8 (1) rādha-bhajane jadi mati nāhi bhelā kṛṣṇa-bhajana tava akāraṇa gelā
 1) If your desire for the worship of Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī does not come about, then your so-called worship of Kṛṣṇa is completely useless. (2) ātapa-rohita sūraya nāhi jāni rādhā-virahita mādhava nāhi māni
 2) Just as I never know the sun to be without without sunlight, so I do not care to regard Mādhava without Rādhā. (3) kevala mādhava pūjaye so ajñānī rādhā anādara koro-i abhimānī
 3) One Read More...

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