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Kirtanas of Narottama Dasa Thakura - in remembrance of his appearance day
Raga - Wed, 27 Feb 2002 21:21:10 +0530
I'll be posting more over the evening, also some biographical accounts of Srila Thakur Mahasaya. This one is from Prarthana, song 33:1 brndabana ramya-sthana dibya-cintamani-dhama
abrta kalindi-nire raja-hamsa keli kore
tahe sobhe kanaka-kamala
Beautiful Vrndavana is filled with cintamani gems and many jewel palaces and temples. Many regal swans play in the waters of the Yamuna, and in those waters a splendid golden lotus flower grows.
2 tara madhye hema-pitha asta-dale bestita
asta-dale pradhana nayika
tara madhye ratnasane bosi achen dui-jane
syama-sange sundari radkhika
In the middle of that lotus is a golden place surrounded by eight petals. On these eight petals the eight principal gopis reside, and in the centre Lord Syamasundara and beautiful Srimati Radharani sit on a jewel throne.
3 o-rupa-labanya-rasi amiya poriche khasi
narottama-dasa koy nitya-lila sukha-moy
sadai sphuruka mora mane
The great beauty of the Divine couple and Their charming joking and laughter continually showers nectar everywhere. Narottama dasa says: I pray that these blissful eternal transcendental pastimes of the Divine Couple may be always manifest in my heart.
Raga - Thu, 28 Feb 2002 07:06:27 +0530
PRARTHANA, SONG 3
1 hari hari ki mora korama gati manda
braje radha-krsna pada na bhajinu tila-ardha
na bhjhinu ragera sambandha
O Lord Hari, Lord Hari, how wicked I am! I did not worship the lotus feet of Radha and Krsna in Vrajabhumi even for half a moment, and I am completely unable to understand the mellows of transcendental love.
2 swarupa sanatana rupa raghunatha bhatta-yuga
bhugarbha sri-jiva lokanatha
inha sabhara pada-padma na sevinu tila-ardha
ara kise puribeka sadha
Even for half a moment I did not worship the lotus feet of Srila Svarupa Damodara Gosvami, Srila Sanatana Gosvami, Srila Rupa Gosvami, Srila Raghunatha dasa Gosvami, Srila Raghunatha Bhatta Gosvami, Srila Gopala Bhatta Gosvami, Srila Bhugarbha Gosvami, Srila Jiva Gosvami and Srila Lokanatha Gosvami. How will it be possible for me to attain my desire?
3 krsnadasa kaviraja rasika bhakata-majha
jenho kaia caitanya-carita
gaura-govinda-lila sunite galaye sila
tahate na haila mora cite
Among the devotees Krsna dasa Kaviraja is extremely expert at relishing the transcendental nectar of the mellows of love of God. When the stones hear his Caitanya-caritamrta and Govinda Lilamrta, they begin to melt in ecstasy. In spite of this, I have no appreciation in my heart.
4 se saba bhakata-sanga je karila tara sanga
tara sange kene nahila basa
ki mora dukhera katha janama gonainu vrtha
dhik dhik narottama dasa
Furthermore, I refuse even to associate with the friends and companions of these great souls. How sad is my tale. I have spent my life uselessly. Fie, fie on Narottama dasa!