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The Gaura-river of Ecstatic Love - Shekhar das



Gaurasundara - Sun, 01 May 2005 06:36:06 +0530
(DhAnazI-rAga)

gaurAGga rasera nadI premera taraGga
uthaliyA yAiche dhArA kabhu nahe bhaGga


From Lord Gauranga does a great river of nectar flow. The waves of
that river are waves of ecstatic prema. That flooding river never stops flowing.

abhirAma sAraGga tAya taTa dui-khAni
acyutAnanda tAhe premera ghuraNi


Abhiram Thakur and Saranga Thakur are that riverís
two banks. Acyutananda is its whirlpool of ecstatic prema.

srota bahi yAya tAhe zrI-adwaita-candra
DubAri kANDAri tAhe prabhu nityAnanda


Sri Advaitachandra is that riverís current. Prabhu Nityananda is both the
diver that swims in that river and the captain of the boat that plies its waters.

prema jalacara zrIvAsAdi sahacara
swarUpa zrI-rUpa bhela premera makara


Srivas Thakur and his associates are the fish that swim in those waters of
prema. Svarupa Goswami and Rupa Goswami are the sharks that swim in that river.

thAkuka DubibAra kAja paraza nA pAiyA
duHkhiyA zekhara kAnde phukAra kariyA


Alas, unable to swim in that river, the miserable Shekhar Das stays on the bank and loudly weeps.

Ė Unknown translator. Bengali taken from VaiSNava PadAvalI. Edited by Sri Hare Krishna Mukhopadyaya. Sahitya Samsad. Calcutta. 1980.