Topic: rupa-goswami

Nāma Two

Śrī Nāma Mahimā - Nāma Two (1) dayāl nitāi-caitanya’ bale’ nāc re āmār mana nāc re āmār mana, nāc re āmāra mana Chanting, ‘Dayāl Nitāi-Caitanya!’ – O my mind, please dance! O my mind, please dance! O my mind, please dance! (2) (eman, dayāl to nāi he, māra kheye prema deya) (are) aparādha dūre jābe, pābe prema-dhana (o nāme aparādha-vicāra ta nāi he) (takhan) kṛṣṇa-nāme ruci ha’be, ghucibe bandhana Such a merciful personality cannot be found! He is beaten and still gives prema! O when your offences go far away, you will attain the wealth Read More...

Dālāler Gītā (The Song of the Broker)

Śrī Nāma Mahimā - Dālāler Gītā (The Song of the Broker)   (1) 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. (2) 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. (3) yata bhakta-vṛnda basi’ adhikārī dekhe’ nāma becche dara kaṣi’ All the devotees wait as He looks at their qualifications and Read More...

Nāma One

Śrī Nāma Mahimā - Nāma One   (1) yaśomatī-nandana, vraja-vara-nāgara gokula-rañjana kāna gopī-parāṇa-dhana, madana-manohara kāliya-damana-vidhāna He is the son of Yaśodā; the greatest lover in the land of Vraja; the delight of Gokula; He is known as Kāna; He is the the wealth of the lives of the gopīs. He steals the mind of the god of love, and He chastises Kāliya. (2) amala hari-nāma amiya-vilāsā vipina-purandara, navīna nāgara-vara vaṁśī-vadana suvāsā These pure names of Hari are full of ambrosial pastimes. He is the King of the forests groves; He is the greatest of youthful Read More...

Text Eight

Śrī Nāma Mahimā - Text Eight TEXT 8 nārada-vīṇojjīvana sudhormi-niryāsa-mādhurī-pūra tvaḿ kṛṣṇa-nāma kāmaḿ sphura me rasane rasena sadā O kṛṣṇa-nāma! When You manifest from Nārada Muni’s vīṇā, You become a condensed sweet flood in the form of nectarean waves. Please constantly appear directly on my tongue. SONG 8 (1) nārada muni, bājāya vīṇā, 'rādhikā-ramana' nāme nāma amani, udita haya, bhakata-gīta-sāme Nārada Muni plays his vīṇā and sings the names of ‘Rādhikā-Ramaṇa.’ The Holy Name appears immediately as the devotees sing the Sāma hymns. (2) amiya-dhārā, bariṣe ghana, śravana-yugale giyā bhakata-jana, saghane nāce, bhariyā āpana hiyā Read More...

Text Seven

Śrī Nāma Mahimā - Text Seven TEXT 7 sūditāśrita-janārti-rāśaye ramya-cid-ghana-sukha-svarūpiṇe nāma gokula-mahotsavāya te kṛṣṇa pūrṇa-vapuṣe namo namah O Holy Name! O Kṛṣṇa! You are the great festival of Gokula, complete and perfect, the form of concentrated spiritual bliss and the destroyer of distress for those who have taken refuge in You. Again and again, I offer my respects unto You.   SONG 7 (1) ohe hari-nāma, tava mahimā apāra tava pade nati āmi kari bāra bāra O hari-nāma! Your glories are unlimited! I bow down at Your feet again and again. (2) gokulera mahotsava ānanda-sāgara Read More...

Text Six

Śrī Nāma Mahimā - Text Six   TEXT 6 vācyaḿ vācakam ity udeti bhavato nāma svarūpa-dvayaḿ pūrvasmāt param eva hanta karuṇaḿ tatrāpi jānīmahe yas tasmin vihitāparādha-nivahaḥ prāṇī samantād bhaved āsyenedam upāsya so 'pi hi sadānandāmbudhau majjati O Holy Name! You have manifest two different forms – the word expressing an object (vācya) and the object which is expressed (vācaka). However, we certainly know that the vācya is even more compassionate than the vācaka. This is because when a jīva makes an offence against Your vācaka form, if he worships You by uttering your vācya form, Read More...

Text Five

Śrī Nāma Mahimā - Text Five TEXT 5 agha-damana yaśodā-nandanau nanda-sūno kamala-nayana gopī-candra vṛndāvanendrāḥ praṇata-karuṇa-kṛṣṇāv ity aneka-svarūpe tvayi mama ratir uccair vardhatāḿ nāmadheya O Holy Name! May my attraction increase towards Your various forms such as the Killer of Agha (Agha-damana), the son of Yaśodā (Yaśodā-nandana), the son of Nanda (Nanda-sūna), the lotus-eyed One (Kamala-nayana), the Moon of the gopīs (Gopī-candra), the Lord of Vṛndāvana (Vṛndāvanendra), He who is merciful to those who surrender unto Him (Praṇata-karuṇa), and the all-attractive One (Kṛṣṇa). SONG 5 (1) hari-nāma, tuwā aneka svarūpa yaśodā-nandana, ānanda-vardhana nanda-tanaya rasa-kūpa O hari-nāma, Read More...

Text Four

Śrī Nāma Mahimā - Text Four TEXT 4 yad-brahma-sākṣāt-kṛti-niṣṭhayāpi vināśam āyāti vinā na bhogaiḥ apaiti nāma sphuraṇena tat te prārabdha-karmeti virauti vedaḥ Despite gaining direct experience of Brahman, prārabdha-karma is not removed without attaining its results. But, O Holy Name, all the Vedas say that simply by a glimpse of You, one’s prārabdha-karma is destroyed. SONG 4 (1) jñānī jñāna-yoge, kariyā yatane, brahmera sākṣāt kare brahma-sākṣātkāra, aprarābdha karma, sampūrna jñānete hare The jñānī makes endeavours in jñāna-yoga and directly perceives Brahman, and upon perceiving Brahman, his aprārabdha-karma (unfructified karma) is destroyed by dint of jñāna. Read More...

Text Three

Śrī Nāma Mahimā - Text Three TEXT 3 yad-ābhāso 'py udyan kavalita-bhava-dhvānta-vibhavo dṛśaḿ tattvāndhānām api diśati bhakti-praṇayinīm janas tasyodāttaḿ jagati bhagavan-nāma-taraṇe kṛtī te nirvaktuḿ ka iha mahimānaḿ prabhavati O sun-like Name of the Supreme! In this world, who is so learned that they can completely describe Your glories? When Your reflection appears, You appear in a form covered by darkness, just as sun-rays are covered by morning fog. But Your strength is so great that within a short time that covering is removed, and those who are spiritually blind are made eligible to directly experience Read More...

Text Two

Śrī Nāma Mahimā - Text Two TEXT 2 jaya nāmadheya muni-vṛnda-geya he jana-rañjanāya param-akṣarākṛte tvam anādarād api manāg udīritaḿ nikhilogra-tāpa-paṭalīḿ vilumpasi O Holy Name, all the munis sing about You! You give pleasure to the whole world. You have taken the form of divine syllables. Even if someone chants You a little, with disrespect, You remove all the terrible sufferings of that jīva. All glories unto You! SONG 2 (1) jaya jaya hari-nāma, cidānandāmṛta-dhāma para-tattva akṣara-ākāra nija-jane kṛpā kari', nāma-rūpe avatari' jīve dayā karile apāra All glories, all glories to hari-nāma, the abode of nectarean Read More...

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