Prayer unto the Lotus Feet of Krsna
by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda
on board the ship Jaladuta, September 13, 1965
kṛṣṇa taba puṇya habe
e-puṇya koribe jabe rādhārāṇī
dhruva ati boli tomā tāi
I emphatically say to you, O brothers, you will
obtain your good fortune from the Supreme Lord Kṛṣṇa
only when Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī
becomes pleased with you.
śacī-suta priya ati
kṛṣṇa-sebāya jāra tula nāi
sei se mohānta-guru jagater madhe uru
kṛṣṇa-bhakti dey ṭhāi ṭhāi
Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktisiddhānta
Sarasvatī Ṭhākura, who is very dear to Lord
Gaurāṅga, the son of mother Śacī, is unparalleled
in his service to the Supreme Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa.
He is that great saintly spiritual master who bestows intense
devotion to Kṛṣṇa at different places throughout
tāra icchā balavān pāścātyete
hoy jāte gaurāṅger nām
pṛthivīte nagarādi āsamudra nada nadī
sakalei loy kṛṣṇa nām
By his strong desire, the holy name of Lord Gaurāṅga
will spread throughout all the countries of the Western world.
In all the cities, towns, and villages on the earth, from all
the oceans, seas, rivers, and streams, everyone will chant the
holy name of Kṛṣṇa.
tāhale ānanda hoy tabe hoy digvijay
caitanyer kṛpā atiśay
māyā duṣṭa jata duḥkhī jagate
vaiṣṇaver icchā pūrṇa hoy
As the vast mercy of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu
conquers all directions, a flood of transcendental ecstasy will
certainly cover the land. When all the sinful, miserable living
entities become happy, the Vaiṣṇavas' desire is
se kārja je koribāre ājñā
jadi dilo more
jogya nahi an dīna hīna
tāi se tomāra kṛpā māgitechi anurūpā
āji numi sabār pravīṇa
Although my Guru Mahārāja ordered me
to accomplish this mission, I am not worthy or fit to do it.
I am very fallen and insignificant. Therefore, O Lord, now I
am begging for Your mercy so that I may become worthy, for You
are the wisest and most experienced of all.
tomāra se śakti pele guru-sebāya
jībana sārthak jadi hoy
sei se sevā pāile tāhale sukhī hale
taba saṅga bhāgyate miloy
If You bestow Your power, by serving the spiritual
master one attains the Absolute Truth-one's life becomes successful.
If that service is obtained, then one becomes happy and gets
Your association due to good fortune.
evaṁ janaṁ nipatitaṁ prabhavāhikūpe
kāmābhikāmam anu yaḥ prapatan prasaṅgāt
kṛtvātmasāt surarṣiṇā bhagavan
so 'haṁ kathaṁ nu visṛje tava bhṛtya-sevām
My dear Lord, O Supreme Personality of Godhead,
because of my association with material desires, one after another,
I was gradually falling into a blind well full of snakes, following
the general populace. But Your servant Nārada Muni kindly
accepted me as his disciple and instructed me how to achieve
this transcendental position. Therefore, my first duty is to
serve him. How could I leave his service? (Prahlāda Mahārāja
to Lord Nṛsiṁhadeva, Bhāg. 7.9.28)
tumi mor cira sāthī bhuliyā māyār
āji punaḥ e sujoga jadi hoy jogāyoga
tabe pāri tuhe milibāre
O Lord Kṛṣṇa, You are my eternal
companion. Forgetting You, I have suffered the kicks of māyā
birth after birth. If today the chance to meet You occurs
again, then I will surely be able to rejoin You.
tomāra milane bhāi ābār
se sukha pāi
gocārane ghuri din bhor
kata bane chuṭāchuṭi bane khāi luṭāpuṭi
sei din kabe habe mor
O dear friend, in Your company I will experience
great joy once again. In the early morning I will wander about
the cowherd pastures and fields. Running and frolicking in the
many forests of Vraja, I will roll on the ground in spiritual
ecstasy. Oh when will that day be mine?
āji se subidhāne tomāra smaraṇa
baro āśā ḍākilām tāi
āmi tomāra nitya-dāsa tāi kori eta āśa
tumi binā anya gati nāi
Today that remembrance of You came to me in a
very nice way. Because I have a great longing I called to You.
I am Your eternal servant and therefore I desire Your association
so much. O Lord Kṛṣṇa, except for You there
is no other means of success.
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