Vaiṣṇava Siddhānta Mālā

Part 6 – Nāma-pracāra
(Preaching the Holy Name)



Ājñā Ṭahāla
(Patrolling According to the Lord’s Instruction)

(1)
nadīyā-godrume nityānanda mahājana
pātiyāche nāma-haṭṭa jīvera kāraṇa

 In Nadiya, at Godruma, that great personality Nityānanda has opened a marketplace of the Holy Name for delivering the jīvas.

(1)
‘Nadīyā’ – the nine islands of Śrī Navadvīpa-Dhāma. ‘Godrume’ – amongst these nine islands, one is called Godruma, or Gādigāchā. ‘Nityānanda mahājana’ – Śrī Mahāprabhu showed His mercy towards the jīvas of Kali-yuga by giving the instruction to Śrī Nityānanda Prabhu to preach the Holy Name from door to door; therefore, Śrī Nityānanda Prabhu is the mūla-mahājana (the main personality) of the nāma-haṭṭa (marketplace of the Holy Name) located in Godruma.  Although all the employees of the nāma-haṭṭa are eligible to patrol according to the Lord’s instruction (ājñā-ṭahāla), still the great personalities who make up the patrol, are especially empowered to render these duties in a selfless manner. Above all others, Prabhu Nityānanda and the watchman Haridāsa Ṭhākura have shown the glories of this post in their very own unique ways. Going out on patrol hoping to collect milk and rice etc. is not pure ājñā-ṭahāla.

(2)
(śraddhāvān jana he, śraddhāvān jana he)
prabhura ājñāya, bhāi, māgi ei bhikṣā
bala `kṛṣṇa,’ bhajo kṛṣṇa, kara kṛṣṇa-śikṣa

O people with faith! O people with faith! O brothers, by the order of the Lord, I beg this favour – Chant “Kṛṣṇa,” worship Kṛṣṇa, and follow Kṛṣṇa’s teachings.

(2)
The noble patrolman plays karatālas and calls out, “O people with faith! I do not want any worldly thing or favour from you. My only request is this – that you kindly accept the Lord’s instruction and chant kṛṣṇa-nāma, you worship Kṛṣṇa and you follow the teachings of Kṛṣṇa. Taking up kṛṣṇa-nāma specifically means giving up nāmābhāsa (the clearing stage of chanting) and chanting the transcendental Name (cinmaya-nāma).”

There are two kinds of nāmābhāsa chayanāmābhāsa (a shadow of the Holy Name) and pratibimbanāmābhāsa (a reflection of the Holy Name). Chaya-nāmābhāsa naturally and gradually becomes the Holy Name that awards all perfection. This is because even though one may be in the darkness of ignorance, there is no trace of the desire for bhoga (sense enjoyment) or mokṣa (liberation), which are unfavourable for bhakti. Those who do not understand tattva (spiritual truths) initially try to chant this type of nāmābhāsa in the association of sādhus, and by the strength of their company, they become acquainted with nāma-rasa (the mellows of the Holy Name) and are able to sing śuddha-nāma. They are most fortunate.

For those who are desirous of the results of bhukti and mukti, the Name appears as pratibimbanāmābhāsa. They easily receive the insignificant results they desire from the Holy Name, but they cannot attain the touchstone of śuddha-nāma. This is because they cannot give up those things that are detrimental to bhakti, specifically in relation to bhoga and mokṣa. In special circumstances, due to good fortune arising from the mercy given by a devotee or the Lord, one may fully abandon the desires for bhoga and mokṣa, one’s heart may be purified of all duplicitousness and one may take complete shelter of śuddha-nāma. But that is extremely rare.

O people with faith! Rejecting nāmābhāsa and singing śuddha-nāma is certainly of true benefit for the jīvas. Worship Kṛṣṇa by constantly chanting kṛṣṇa-nāma. Perform bhajana, either on the path of vidhi or rāga, depending on your specific qualifications by engaging in śravaṇa, kīrtana, smaraṇa, sevana, arcana, vandana, dāsya, sakhya, and ātma-nivedana. If you have a taste for vidhi-marga, then accept instructions on the process of worship (bhajana-tattva) at the feet of Śrī Guru, and after the removal of all the unwanted desires (anarthas) in life, then deliberate upon Kṛṣṇa. If you have lobha (divine greed) for the path of rāga, then follow the attachment (anurāga) and character of an eternal vraja-vāsī or vraja-vāsinī (male or female resident of Vraja), and according to that ruci (taste), engage in vraja-rasa-bhajana (worship in the mellows of Vraja). Engaged in that vraja-rasa-bhajana and attaining the mercy of the guru, one achieves eternal residence in Vraja and is eligible to gain one’s spiritual form to render service to Śrī Kṛṣṇa.

(3)
aparādha-śūnya ha’ye laha kṛṣṇa-nāma
kṛṣṇa mātā, kṛṣṇa pitā, kṛṣṇa dhana-prāṇa

Being free of offenses, take up the Holy Name of Kṛṣṇa. Kṛṣṇa is your mother, Kṛṣṇa is your father, and Kṛṣṇa is the wealth of your life.

(3)
Aparādha – they are ten in number. (1) Envy of the Vaiṣṇavas and criticism of Vaiṣṇavas. (2) The understanding that Śiva and other devatās are separate controllers from Kṛṣṇa. It should be understood that the different devatās are said to be the vibhutis (expansions) and servants of Kṛṣṇa, thus the fault of considering them to be different than Kṛṣṇa, or that there are numerous supreme controllers, will cease. (3) Disregarding the guru. The dīkṣā-guru and the śikṣā-guru are the two types of spiritual masters. One must believe in the words of the guru and consider him to be a specific manifestation of Kṛṣṇa (kṛṣṇa-prakāśa), or understand that he is an eternally beloved transcendental principle belonging to Kṛṣṇa (nitya-preṣṭha śuddha-tattva).  (4) Offences to the śruti-śāstra. Śruti-śāstra – this is comprised of the Vedas and their supplements, the Purāṇas and the dharma-śāstra, scriptures with the same conclusions such as the Bhagavad-gītā-śāstra, the Brahma-sūtra, which is a form of the mīmāṁsadarśana, and its commentary the ŚrīmadBhāgavata, the expansions of the Vedas such as the itihāsas and all the sātvata-tantras; and finally, all the bhakti-śāstras composed by various mahājanas and their commentaries on all the śāstras. One must have specific faith in all these śāstras. (5) Interpreting hari-nāma, meaning to conclude that the glories of the Holy Name written in the śāstra are simply exaggerated praise. (6) Engaging in pāpa on the strength of the Holy Name. By chanting the Holy Name with faith, all of one’s previous pāpa is easily eradicated, and one has no taste to continue committing further pāpa. If there is a desire to commit pāpa relying upon the Holy Name, that is an offence. (7) When one considers the Name to be equal to pious activities like dharma (religiosity), vratas (vows) or tyāga (renunciation) etc. hoping that the Holy Name will bestow the results of bhoga or mokṣa – he is a nāmāparādhī (an offender to the Holy Name). (8) It is an offence to give hari-nāma to those who are faithless, averse or disinterested in listening about it. When faith has not appeared, one should not give instructions on hari-nāma. The glories of the Holy Name should be spoken only to those in whom faith in hari-nāma has arisen. (9) To not have faith or taste in the Name even after hearing about the glories of the Holy Name. (10) It is offensive for those who are full of ahaṁtā-mamatā (a mood of egotism and possessiveness) to engage in hari-nāma. When one considers the material body to be the self, and develops pride based on that body, and believes that material objects are their own property and becomes attached to them, then one naturally commits hari-nāmāparādha. This is because one cheats themselves out of the understanding that the sādhya (the goal) as and the sādhana (the practice to attain the goal) are both transcendental.

O people of faith! Being free of these ten offenses, chant kṛṣṇa-nāma. Only Kṛṣṇa is the jīva’s mother, father, child, wealth, husband, and Lord of their life. The jīva is a cit-kaṇa (a finite spiritual ray), Kṛṣṇa is the cit-sūrya (the infinite spiritual sun) and the material world is the prison house of the jīva. Indeed, kṛṣṇa-līlā, which is beyond the realm of matter, is the wealth that is to be attained.

(4)
kṛṣṇera saṁsāra kara chāḍi’ anācāra
jīve dayā, kṛṣṇa-nāma sarva-dharma-sāra

Abandon unrighteous activities and perform your worldly duties in relation to Kṛṣṇa. Show compassion to other jīvas and chant kṛṣṇa-nāma – that is the essence of all dharma.

(4)
O faithful jīva! You have turned away from Kṛṣṇa and are experiencing the happiness and distress of this māyika world. This situation does not befit you. While you remain bound to the wheel of karma due to the fault of being averse to Kṛṣṇa, please take up one recourse. On the path of pravṛtti (material life), then just become a householder, a brahmacārī, or a vānaprastha, or on the path of nivṛtti (renunciation), then be a sannyāsī, but in whatever position you are, give up unrighteous activities (anācāra), offer your body, home, wife, children, and wealth unto Śrī Kṛṣṇa, and in Kṛṣṇa’s world, engage your senses and mind with various discussions concerning the nature of Kṛṣṇa, and with a heart free from aversion to the Lord, pass through the journey of life. The supreme nectar of favourable service unto Kṛṣṇa will eventually become condensed until it breaks through both your gross and subtle bodies and your eternal transcendental form (aprākṛta-svarūpa) will be reawakened. Theft, speaking lies, cheating, arguing, debauchery, violence to other jīvas, politics etc. whether they are performed by oneself or by the society, are harmful and all considered to be anācāra. Rejecting all these, perform pious activities while staying in Kṛṣṇa’s world. This is the essential point –  showing mercy to all jīvas and living a pure life, you should chant kṛṣṇa-nāma. There is no difference between kṛṣṇa-nāma and Kṛṣṇa. By the mercy of the Holy Name, Kṛṣṇa in the form of His names, forms, qualities and pastimes (nāma, rūpa, guṇa, and līlā) will be perceived through the eyes of your siddha-svarūpa (spiritual form). In a few days, your cit-svarūpa will manifest and will remain floating in the ocean of kṛṣṇaprema.


Nagara-kīrtana

Nāma-1

gāy gorā madhura svare
hare kṛṣṇa hare kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa hare hare
hare rāma hare rāma rāma rāma hare hare

Gaura sings in a very sweet voice, “hare kṛṣṇa hare kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa hare hare, hare rāma hare rāma rāma rāma hare hare.

gṛhe thāka, vane thāka, sadā ‘hari’ bale’ ḍāka
sukhe duḥkhe bhula nā’ka, vadane hari-nāma kara re

Whether you stay in the home or in the forest, always chant loudly “Hari!” In happiness or distress, never forget to fill your lips with hari-nāma.

māyā-jāle baddha ha’ye, ācha miche kāja la’ye,
ekhana cetana pe’ye, ‘rādhā-mādhava’ nāma bala re

Being caught up in the net of Māyā, you should accept that all your work is useless. Now you are fully conscious, chant the names of Rādhā-Mādhava.

jīvana haila śeṣa, nā bhajile hṛṣīkeśa
bhaktivinodopadeśa, ekbāra nāma-rase māta re

Your life may come to an end and you have not served Hṛṣīkeśa, the Lord of the senses. Take the advice of Bhaktivinoda – “Oh, just once, become intoxicated with nāma-rasa!”


Nāma – 2

 ekbāra bhāva mane
āśā-baśe bhrami’ hethā pā’be ki sukha jīvane
ke tumi, kothāya chile, ki karite hethā ele
kibā kāja kare’ gele, yā’be kathā śarīra-patane

Consider this just once! What kind of happiness in life will you find wandering here, following your desires and hopes? Who are you? Where did you come from? How did you come here? What have you accomplished? Where will you go when this body collapses?

keno sukha, duḥkha, bhaya, ahaḿtā-mamatā-maya
tuccha jay-parājaya, krodha-hiḿsā, dveṣa anya-jane
bhakativinoda kaya, kari’ gorā-padāśraya
cid-ānanda-rasa-maya hao rādhā-kṛṣṇa-nāma-gāne

Why do you sometimes feel happiness, distress and fear? They arise due to your mood of egotism and possessiveness. Victory, defeat, anger, violence, and envy towards others are all insignificant. Bhaktivinoda says, “Take shelter in the feet of Gaura and sing the names of Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa, then you will become absorbed in the mellows of spiritual bliss (cid-ānanda-rasa).”

Nāma – 3

 ‘rādhā-kṛṣṇa’ bala bala bala re sabāi
(ei) śikṣā diyā, sab nadīyā
phirche nece’ gaura-nitāi
(miche) māyār baśe, yāccho bhese’,
khāccho hābuḍubu, bhāi

Chant, chant “Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa!” Everyone chant! Gaura and Nitāī give these teachings as They wander and dance all over Nadīyā. “You are needlessly under Māyā’s influence, and being caught in her waves, sometimes you float and sometimes you sink.”

(jīva) kṛṣṇa-dāsa, e viśvāsa,
karle ta’ āra duḥkha nāi
(kṛṣṇa) balbe jabe, pulaka ha’be
jharbe āṅkhi, bali tāi

If you believe that the jīva is the servant of Kṛṣṇa, then you will never have any more distress. When you chant “Kṛṣṇa!” your body will shiver and your eyes will fill with tears. This is what I say.”

(‘rādhā) kṛṣṇa’ bala, saṅge cala
ei-mātra bhikṣā cāi
(jāy) sakala’ vipada bhaktivinoda
bale, jakhan o-nāma gāi

Join us and chant “Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa!” This is the only request we have.” Bhaktivinoda says, “All dangers will go away when I chant those Names.”


Nāma – 4

gāy gorācānda jīvera tare
hare kṛṣṇa hare

Gauracānda sings in order to deliver the jīvas, “Hare kṛṣṇa hare!”

hare kṛṣṇa hare kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa hare hare
hare kṛṣṇa hare
hare rāma hare rāma rāma rāma hare hare
hare kṛṣṇa hare

ekbāra bala rasanā uccaiḥ-svare
(bala) nandera nandana,  yaśodā-jīvana
śrī-rādhā-ramaṇa, prema-bhare

Just once, let your tongue chant loudly, “O Nanda-nandana (Son of Nanda)! Yaśodā-jīvana (Life of Yaśodā)!  Rādhā-ramaṇa (Beloved of Rādhā)!” Become filled with prema!

(bala) śrī-madhusūdana,  gopī-prāṇa-dhana
muralī-vadana, nṛtya kare
(bala) agha-nisūdana,  pūtanā-ghātana
brahma-vimohana, ūrdhva-kare

(Chant) “Śrī Madhusūdhana (Killer of Madhu)! gopī-prāṇa-dhana (The life-treasure of the gopīs)! Muralī-vadana (the Player of the muralī flute)!” Dance and chant with your hands upraised, “O killer of Agha (agha-nisūdana)! Killer of Pūtanā (Pūtanā-ghātana)! Brahma-vimohana (Bewilderer of Brahmā)!”

 

Nāma – 5

`hari’ bala, `hari’ bala, `hari’ bala, bhāi re
hari-nāma āniyāche gaurāṅga-nitāi re
(modera duḥkha dekhe’ re)

O brothers, chant “Hari!” Chant “Hari!” Chant “Hari!” Gaurāga and Nitāi have brought hari-nāma! (Seeing our distress!)

hari-nāma vinā jīvera anya dhana nāi-re
hari-nāme śuddha ha’la jagāi-mādhāi re
(baḍa pāpī chila re)

Without hari-nāma, there is no other wealth for the jīva! By the influence of the hari-nāma, even Jagāi and Madhāi became pure! (They were both extremely immoral!)

miche māyā-baddha ha’ye jīvan kāṭāi re
(`āmi, āmār’ bale’ re)
āśā-vaśe ghure’ ghure’ āra kothā jāi re
(āśāra śeṣa nāi re)

I spend my life uselessly bound by Māyā! (Always declaring “I” and “mine”!) Roaming here and there under the control of mundane desires, where will I go next? (There is no end to worldly desire!)

`hari’ bale’ deo bhāi āśāra mukhe chāi re
(nirāśa ta’ sukha re)
bhoga-mokṣa-vāñchā chāḍi’ hari-nāma gāi re
(śuddha-sattva ha’ye re)

O brothers! Chant “Hari!” while staring into the face of material desire! (Freedom from material desire is actual happiness!) Giving up the desire for sense enjoyment and liberation, I sing the Names of Hari! (Having become situated in transcendence!)

nāce’ jeu nāmer guṇe o sab phala pāi re
(tuccha phale prayās cheḍe’ re)
vinod bale jāi la’ye nāmer bālāi re
(nāmer bālāi cheḍe’ re)

Dancing due to the qualities of the Holy Name, and I attain all these results! (Having given up the endeavour for insignificant results!) Vinoda says, “I conquer all impediments to the pure chanting of the holy name! (Having given up all offenses to the holy name!)”

 

Nāma – 6

aṅga-upāṅga-astra-pārṣada saṅge
nāco-i bhāva-mūrati gorā raṅge

Gaura, the embodiment of ecstatic love, dances in the company of His plenary portions, the parts and parcels of His plenary portions, His weapons, and His personal associates.

gāota kali-yuga-pāvana nāma
bhrama-i śacī-suta nadīyā dhāma

The Son of Śacī roams through Nadīyā-dhāma singing the Holy Name which is the saviour in Kali-yuga.

(hare) haraye namaḥ kṛṣṇa yādavāya namaḥ
gopāla govinda rāma śrī-madhusūdana

(He sings) “hare haraye namaḥ kṛṣṇa yādavāya namaḥ gopāla govinda rāma śrī-madhusūdana.”


Nāma – 7

hare kṛṣṇa hare!

nitāi ki nāma eneche re
(nitāi) nāma eneche,  nāmer hāṭe,
śraddhā-mūlye nāma diteche re

Oh, what a Name Nitāi has brought! Nitāi has brought the Name to the marketplace of the Holy Name, and Oh! He is giving that Name for the price of one’s faith!

hare kṛṣṇa hare kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa hare hare re
hare rāma hare rāma rāma rāma hare hare re

Oh, hare kṛṣṇa hare kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa hare hare. Oh, hare rāma hare rāma rāma rāma hare hare.

(nitāi) jīvera daśā,  malina dekhe’,
nāma eneche vraja theke re
e nāma śiva jape pañca-mukhe re
(madhura e hari-nāma)
e nāma brahmā jape catur-mukhe re
(madhura e hari-nāma)
e nāma nārada jape vīnā-yantre re
(madhura e hari-nāma)
e nāmābase ajāmila vaikuṇṭhe gelo re
e nāma balte balte vraje cala re
(citta śitala habe)

Oh! Seeing the polluted condition of the jīvas, Nitāi has brought the Holy Name from Vraja! Oh! Śiva chants japa of the Holy Name with his five mouths! (Hari-nāma is so sweet!) Oh! Brahmā chants japa of the Holy Name with his four mouths! (Hari-nāma is so sweet!) Oh! Nārada chants japa of the Holy Name while playing on his vīnā! (Hari-nāma is so sweet!) Oh! Just by nāmābhāsa, Ajāmila went to Vaikuṇṭha! “Oh! While continuously chanting the Name, go to Vraja! (Then the mind will be cool.)

 

Bhajana-gīta – 1        

 bhaja re bhaja re āmār mana ati manda
(bhajana vinā gati nāi re)
(bhaja) vraja-vane rādhā-kṛṣṇa-caraṇāravinda
(jñāna-karma parihari’ re)
(bhaja) (vraja-vane rādhā-kṛṣṇa)

My mind, how foolish you are! Oh engage in worship, engage in worship! (There is no other means except bhajana) (Worship) the lotus feet of Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa in the forests of Vraja! (Oh, give up jñāna and karma!) Just worship Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa in the forests of Vraja!

(bhaja) gaura-gadādharādvaita guru-nityānanda
(gaura-kṛṣṇe abheda jene’ re)
(guru kṛṣṇa-preṣṭha jene’ re)
(smara) śrīnivāsa, hari-dāsa, murāri, mukunda
(gaura-preme smara, smara re)
(smara) (śrīnivāsa hari-dāse)

Just worship Gaura, Gadādhara, Advaita, and the spiritual master, Nityānanda! (Oh, knowing Gaura and Kṛṣṇa to be non-different!)  (Oh, knowing the guru to be very dear to Kṛṣṇa!) Remember Śrīnivāsa, Haridāsa, Murāri and Mukunda! (Oh, with prema for Gaura, remember, remember!) (Remember the two great personalities Śrīnivāsa and Haridāsa!)

(smara) rūpa-sanātana-jīva-raghunātha-dvandva
(kṛṣṇa-bhajana yadi karbe re)
(rūpa-sanātane smara)
(smara) rāghava-gopāla-bhaṭṭa svarūpa-rāmānanda
(kṛṣṇa-prema yadi cāo re)
(svarūpa-rāmānande smara)

(Remember) Rūpa, Sanātana, Jīva, and the two Raghunāthas! (Oh, if you are engaged in kṛṣṇa-bhajana!) (Just remember Rūpa and Sanātana!) Just remember Rāghava, Gopāla Bhaṭṭa, Svarūpa and Rāmānanda! (Oh, if you really seek kṛṣṇa-prema!) (Just remember Svarūpa and Rāmānanda!)

(smara) goṣṭhi-saha karṇapūra, sena śivānanda
(ajasra smara, smara re)
(goṣṭhi-saha karnapūre)
(smara) rūpānuga sādhu-jana bhajana-ānanda
(vraje-vāsa yadi cāo re)
(rūpānuga sādhu smara)

(Remember) Kavi Karṇapūra and all his family such Śivānanda Sena! (Oh, always remember, remember!) (Karṇapūra and his family!) Remember the sādhus who follow the path of Śrī Rūpa and who are blissful in bhajana! (Oh, if you want residence in Vraja!) (Remember the sādhus who follow the path of Śrī Rūpa)

 

Bhajana-gīta – 2

 bhāva nā bhāva nā, mana, tumi ati duṣṭa
(viṣaya-viṣe ācha he)
kāma-krodha-lobha-moha-madādi-āviṣṭa
(ripur baśe ācha he)

O mind, you have not thought about this! You have not thought about this! You are extremely wicked! (Oh, you are caught in the poison of sense enjoyment!) You are obsessed with lust, anger, greed, illusion, madness etc! (Oh, you are under the influence of these enemies!)

asad-vārtā-bhukti-mukti-pipāsā-ākṛṣṭa
(asat-kathā bhāla lāge he)
pratiṣṭhāśā-kuṭināṭi-śaṭhatādi-piṣṭa
(sarala ta’ ha’le nā he)
ghireche tomāre, bhāi, e sab ariṣṭa
(e sab ta’ śatru he)

You are attracted and thirsty for mundane news, bhukti and mukti! (Oh, how you like mundane discussions!) You are crushed by the desire for fame, politics and crooked behaviour etc! (Oh, you are not simple or straightforward!) O brother, you are completely surrounded by all this misfortune! (Oh, all these are indeed your enemies!)

e sab nā cheḍe’ kise pā’be rādhā-kṛṣṇa
(yatane chāḍa, chāḍa he)
sādhu-saṅga vinā āra kothā tava iṣṭa
(sādhu-saṅga kara, kara he)
vaiṣṇava-caraṇe maja, ghucibe aniṣṭa
(ek-bāra bheve’ dekha he)

If you do not reject all these, how will you attain Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa? (Oh, try to give these up, give them up!) Without the association of sādhus, where will you find your true benefit? (Oh, take up, take up keep the association of sādhus!) Concentrate upon the feet of a Vaiṣṇava, and all problems will disappear! (Oh, think about this for once and watch!)


In Śrī Surabhu-kuñja, at the end of performing nāma-saṅkīrtana, the following names are chanted and then daṇḍavat-praṇāma is given while chanting, “Haribol!”


Bhajana-gīta – 3

 (hare) haraye namaḥ kṛṣṇa yādavāya namaḥ
yādavāya mādhavāya keśavāya namaḥ
gopāla govinda rāma śrī-madhusūdana
rādhā-govinda bala
(4 times)

I offer obeisance unto Hari, Kṛṣṇa and Yādava (the descendant of the Yadu Dynasty). I offer obeisance unto Yādava, Mādhava (the husband of Mādhavi, the Goddess of fortune) and Keśava (the slayer of Keśi). O Gopāḷa (the protector of the cows), Govinda (who gives pleasure to the cows), Rāma (the supreme enjoyer) and Śrī Madhusūdana (the killer of Madhu). Chant “Radha-Govinda!”

govinda govinda govinda bala
rādhā-govinda bala
(4 times)
guru-kṛpā jale nāśi’ viṣaya-anala
rādhā-govinda bala
(4 times)

Chant “Govinda! Govinda! Govinda!” Chant “Rādhā-Govinda!” The water of the guru’s mercy extinguishes the fire of worldly life! Chant “Rādhā-Govinda!”

kṛṣṇete arpiyā deha-gehādi sakala
rādhā-govinda bala
(4 times)
ananya-bhāvete citta kariyā sarala
rādhā-govinda bala
(4 times)

Offering one’s body, home etc. to Kṛṣṇa, chant “Rādhā-Govinda!” With a mood of exclusive devotion, make your heart simple and chant “Rādhā-Govinda!”

rūpānuga vaiṣṇavera piyā pada-jala
rādhā-govinda bala
(4 times)
dāśa aparādha tyaji’ bhukti-mukti-phala
rādhā-govinda bala
(4 times)

Drink the water from the feet of a Vaiṣṇava who follows in the footsteps of Śrī Rūpa, chanting, “Rādhā-Govinda!” Give up the ten offenses to the Holy Name, and the results stemming from bhukti and mukti, chanting, “Rādhā-Govinda!”

sakhīra caraṇa-reṇu kariyā sambala
rādhā-govinda bala
(4 times)
svarūpete vraja-vāse haiyā śītala
rādhā-govinda bala
(4 times)

Make the dust from the feet of the sakhīs your only necessity and chant “Radha-Govinda!” In your spiritual form, live in Vraja and feel relief chanting, “Radha-Govinda!”

 

Bhajana-gīta – 4

bala hari bala (3 times)
maner ānande, bhāi, bala hari bala
bala hari bala (3 times)
janame janame sukhe bala hari bala

Chant “Hari” Chant! O brothers, with a blissful mind, chant “Hari!” chant! Chant “Hari” Chant! With happiness, birth after birth, chant “Hari” Chant!

bala hari bala (3 times)
mānava-janma pe’ye, bhāi, bala hari bala
bala hari bala (3 times)
sukhe thāko, duḥkhe thāko, bala hari bala

Chant “Hari” Chant! O brothers, now you have obtained a human birth, chant “Hari!” chant! Chant “Hari” Chant! Whether in happiness or distress, chant “Hari” Chant!

bala hari bala (3 times)
sampade vipade, bhāi, bala hari bala
bala hari bala (3 times)
gṛhe thāka, vane thāka, bala hari bala
kṛṣṇera saṁsāre thāki’ bala hari bala  

Chant “Hari” Chant! O brothers, whether in the midst of success or adversity, chant “Hari!” chant! Chant “Hari” Chant! Whether you stay in the home or the forest, chant “Hari” Chant! While remaining in this world created by Kṛṣṇa, chant “Hari” Chant!

bala hari bala (3 times)
asat-saṅga chāḍi’, bhāi, bala hari
bala bala hari bala (3 times)
vaiṣnava-caraṇe paḍi’ bala hari bala

Chant “Hari” Chant! O brothers, reject bad association and chant “Hari!” chant! Chant “Hari” Chant! Falling at the feet of Vaiṣṇava, chant “Hari” Chant!

bala hari bala (3 times)
gaura-nityānanda bala (3 times)
gaura-gadādhara bala (3 times)
gaura-advaita bala (3 times)

Chant “Hari” Chant! Chant “Gaura-Nityānanda!” Chant, “Gaura-Gadādhara!” Chant, “Gaura-Advaita!”

 

Prema-dhvani

prema se kaha śrī-kṛṣṇa-caitanya, nityānanda, advaita, gadādhara, śrīvāsa-paṇḍita kī jaya!
(With love call out, “All glories, to Śrī Kṛṣṇa Caitanya, Nityānanda, Advaita, Gadādhara and Śrīvasa Paṇḍīta!)

śrī-antardvīpa, māyāpura, simanta, godruma, madhyadvīpa, koladvīpa, ṛtudvīpa, jahnudvīpa, modruma, rudradvīpātmaka śrī-navadvīpa-dhāma kī jaya!
(
All glories to Śrī Antardvīpa-Māyāpura, Simanta, Godruma, Madhyadvīpa, Koladvīpa, Ṛtudvīpa, Jahnudvīpa, Modruma and Rudradvīpā that make up śrī-navadvīpa-dhāma!)

śrī-rādhā-kṛṣṇa, gopa, gopī, go, govardhana, vṛndāvana, rādhā-kuṇḍa, yamunāji kī jaya!
(All glories to Śrī Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa, the cowherd boys, the cowherd girls, Govardhana, Vṛndāvana, Rādhā-kuṇḍa and the Yāmuna!)

śrī-tulasī-devī kī jaya!
(All glories to Śrī Tulasī Devī!)

śrī-gaṅgājī kī jaya!
(All glories to Śrī Gaṅgā!)

śrī-surabhi-kuñja kī jaya!
(All glories to Śrī Surabhi-kuñja!)

śrī-nāma-haṭṭa ki jaya
(All glories to the market-place of the Holy Name!)

śrī-bhakti-devī ki jaya!
(All glories to Śrī Bhakti Devī!)

śri-gāyaka, śrautā bhakta-vṛnda ki jaya!
(All glories to both the devotees who sing and those who hear!)

 Then offer full obeisance (śāṣṭāṅga-daṇḍavats)