Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura
Book Name: Saranagati
kabe tava karunā-prakāśe
śrī-gaurāńga-līlā, hoya nitya-tattwa,
ei dṛḍha viśvāse
`hari hari’ boli’, godruma-kānane,
nitāi, gaurāńga, adwaita, śrīvāsa,
kṛṣṇa-nāma-rase, bhāsā’be jagat,
dekhiyā dekhiyā, se līlā-mādhurī,
bhāsibo premera bāne
nā dekhi’ ābāra, se līlā-ratana,
kāńdi hā gaurāńga! boli’
āmāre viṣayī, pāgala boliyā,
ańgete dibeka dhūli
1) Gurudeva! Lord Gauranga’s transcendental pastimes are eternal realities. I await the day when, with this firm faith manifested by your mercy, I will wander through the groves of Godruma, chanting “Hari! Hari!” and hoping to behold those pastimes.
2) The Panca-tattva — Nitai, Gauranga, Advaita, sSrivasa and Gadadhara — will flood the entire universe with the intoxiacting nectar of the holy name of Sri Krsna by performing a maha-sankirtana.
3) In my ears I will hear the sounds of dancing and the playing of the mrdangas. By constantly beholding the sweetness and beauty of that pastime of Lord Gauranga’s, I will swim in the flood tide of divine love.
4) Materialists will throw dirt at my body and proclaim me thoroughly mad. For being again bereft of seeing the jewel of that pastime, I shall weep and cry out, “O my Lord Gauranga!”