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Sr PadyavaIi
Granfharambhe mangaIacaranam
Auspicious Infroducfion
Texf 1
payavaIi vracta rashar muhuna-
sambanna-bannura-paa pramaorm-snnun
ramya samasta-tamasam amani hramcna
sangrnyatc hrt-haambaha-hautuhaya
paya-ol vciscs; avaIi-anilology; vracta-wiiiicn; rashan-by ilosc wlo aic
cxpcii a iclisling ilc mcllows ol dcvoiional scivicc; muhuna-wiil Loid
Mulunda; sambanna-in iclaiion; bannura-bcauiilul; pramaa-ol dcligli;
urm-wiil wavcs; snnun-occan; ramya-plcasing; samasta-all; tamasam-ol
ignoiancc; amani-ilc dcsiioyci; hramcna-wiil a mcilodical aiiangcmcni;
sangrnyatc-collccicd; hrt-ol dcvoiccs; haambaha-ol ilc muliiiudc;
hautuhaya-loi ilc plcasuic.
This PadyavaI (AnfhoIogy of Poefry) was wriffen by devofees experf in fhe
meIIows of devofionaI service. This book confains many beaufifuI verses, which
have been coIIecfed for fhe pIeasure of fhe devofees. If iIIuminafes fhe darkness
of ignorance, and if is an ocean of franscendenfaI bIiss.
-Sr Rupa Gosvam
TEXT 2
namo naIna-nctraya
vcnu-vaya-vnonc
rananara-suna-pana-
saInc vana-maInc
naman-obcisanccs; naIna-loius llowcis; nctraya-cycs; vcnu-lluic; vaya-
music; vnonc-pasiimcs; rana-ol Simai Radlaian; anara-ol ilc lips;
suna-ncciai; pana-diinling; saInc-cngagcd; vana-maInc-wcaiing a gailand
ol loicsi llowcis.
To Sr Krsna, whose eyes are beaufifuI as Iofus fIowers, who deIighfs in
pIaying fhe fIufe, who drinks fhe necfar Radha`s Iips, and who is garIanded wifh
foresf fIowers, I offer respecffuI obeisances.
-aufhor unknown
TEXT 3
bnaht-pranva-vIohana-pranayni niIotpaIa-sparnni
nyanaIambanatam saman-nratar nitc nta-praptayc
Iavanyaha-mana-nni rashatam rana-rsos tanvati
yusmaham hurutam bnavart-samanam nctrc tanur va narcn
bnaht-wiil dcvoiion; pranva-bowcd down; vIohana-wiil ilc sigli;
pranayni-allcciionaic; niIa-bluc; utpaIa-loius llowcis; sparnni-iivaling;
nyana-mcdiiaiion; aIambanatam-suppoii; saman-in mcdiiaiion; nratan-
by ilosc wlo aic cngagcd; nitc-aiiaincd; nta-ol auspiciousncss; praptayc-loi
ilc aiiainmcni; Iavanya-ol bcauiy; cha-onc; mana-gicai; nni-abodc;
rashatam-lovc; rana-ol Simai Radlaian; rson-ol ilc cycs; tanvati-
cxpanding; yusmaham-ol you; hurutam-may Hc cicaic; bnava-ol ilc maiciial
woild; art-ol ilc disiicsscs; samanam-ilc quclling; nctrc-cycs; tanun-loim;
va-oi; narcn-ol Loid Haii.
Tlis vcisc may bc inicipicicd loi ciilci Loid Kisna's cycs oi loim. Tlc iwo
possiblc iianslaiions lollow.
Tianslaiion 1
May Lord Hari`s eyes, which IovingIy gaze on fhe devofees, which rivaI fhe
spIendor of bIue Iofuses, on which fhe yogs medifafe fo affain auspiciousness,
which are fwo greaf oceans of handsomeness, and which fiII Radha`s eyes wifh
fhe necfar of Iove, queII for you fhe sufferings of maferiaI Iife.
Tianslaiion 2
May Lord Hari`s form, on which fhe devofees IovingIy gaze, which rivaIs fhe
spIendor of bIue Iofuses, on which fhe yogs medifafe fo affain auspiciousness,
which is a greaf ocean of handsomeness, and which fiIIs Radha`s eyes wifh fhe
necfar of Iove, queII for you fhe sufferings of maferiaI Iife.
-Sr Saranga
TEXT +
yc govarnana-muIa-harama-rasa-vyarsta-barnangaa
yc vrnavana-huhssu vraja-vanu-niIopananan ca
yc cabnyanga-sugannayan huvaIayapiasya anambnasa
tc vo mangaIam asantu satatam hamsa-vso banavan
yc-wlicl; govarnana-ol Govaidlana Hill; muIa-liom ilc basc; harama-
rasa-wiil mud; vyarsta-obscivcd; barna-pcacocl lcailci; angaan-biacclcis;
yc-wlicl; vrnavana-ol Vindavana; huhssu-in ilc dcpils; vraja-ol
Vindavana; vanu-ol ilc wivcs; niIa-dail; upananan-pillows; ca-and; yc-
wlicl; ca-and; abnyanga-wiil aiomaiic subsianccs; sugannayan-liagani;
huvaIayapiasya-ol Kuvalaypda clcplani; ana-ambnasa-wiil ilc liquid wlicl
llows liom ilc icmplcs ol a maddcncd clcplani; tc-ilcy; van-io you;
mangaIam-auspiciousncss; asantu-may slow; satatam-always; hamsa-ol
Kamsa; vsan-ol ilc cncmy (Si Kisna); banavan-aims.
May Krsna`s arms, fheir goIden ornamenfs and peacock feafhers anoinfed wifh
mud when He Iiffed Govardhana HiII, deep in Vrndavana foresf fhe gops` fwo
bIue piIIows, and anoinfed wifh KuvaIayapda`s fragranf ichor, aIways granf
auspiciousness fo you.
-Subhanka
TEXT 5
sayam vyavartamanahnIa-surabn-huIanvana-sanhcta-namany
abniri-vrna-ccto-natna-narana-haIa-sna-mantrahsaran
saubnagyam van samanta anatu manu-bnan hcI-gopaIa-murtcn
sananahrsta-vrnavana-rasha-mrga-srcnayo vcnu-naan
sayam-ai cvcning; vyavartamana-bccoming scpaiaicd; ahnIa-all; surabn-ol
suiabli cows; huIa-communiiy; anvana-calling; sanhcta-linis; naman-
namcs; abniri-ol gopis, vrna-ol ilc muliiiudc; cctan-minds; natna-loicibly;
narana-cnclaniing; haIa-iiicl; sna-succcsslul; mantra-maniia; ahsaran-
syllablcs; saubnagyam-blcsscdncss; van-io you; samantat-complcicly;
anatu-may giani; manu-ol ilc Madlu dcmon; bnan-ol ilc dcsiioyci (Si
Kisna); hcI-pasiimcs; gopaIa-cowlcid boy; murtcn-loim; sa-wiil; anana-
bliss; ahrsta-aiiiacicd; vrnavana-ol Vindavana; rasha-connoisscuis; mrga-
dcci; srcnayan-muliiiudcs; vcnu-ol ilc lluic; naan-sounds.
May pIayfuI GopaIa`s fIufe-music, which caIIs fhe faraway surabhi cows by
name, which is fhe mysfic manfra fhaf charms fhe gops` hearfs, and which
deIighfs and affracfs fhe deer enjoying in Vrndavana, bIess you aII.
-Sr Hara
Sr Krsnasya mahima
The GIory of Krsna
TEXT 6
ambnonn stnaIatam stnaIam jaIantam nuIi-Iavan saIatam
saIo mrt-hanatam trnam huIsatam vajram trna-hsinatam
vannn sitaIatam nmam ananatam ayat yasycccnaya
IiIa-urIaItabnuta-vyasannc hrsnaya tasma naman
ambnonn-occan; stnaIatam-ilc siaic ol bcing diy land; stnaIam-diy land;
jaIantam-ilc siaic ol bcing ilc occan; nuIi-ol dusi; Iavan-a paiiiclc;
saIatam-ilc siaic ol bcing a mouniain; saIan-a mouniain; mrt-hanatam-ilc
siaic ol bcing a paiiiclc ol dusi; trnam-a bladc ol giass; huIsatam-ilc siaic ol
bcing a ilundciboli; vajram-a ilundciboli; trna-as a bladc ol giass; hsinatam-
ilc siaic ol bcing insignilicani; vannn-liic; sitaIatam-ilc siaic ol bcing cool;
nmam-snow; ananatam-ilc siaic ol bcing ablc io buin; ayat-gocs; yasya-ol
wlom; ccnaya-wiil ilc wisl; IiIa-pasiimcs; urIaIta-misclicvous; abnuta-
wondcilul; vyasannc-aiiaclcd io pciloiming; hrsnaya-io Kisna; tasma-io
Him; naman-I ollci icspccilul obcisanccs.
I offer my respecffuI obeisances fo wonderfuI, pIayfuI, mischievous Krsna
who, if He desires, can make an ocean dry Iand, dry Iand an ocean, a bIade of
grass a fhunderboIf, a fhunderboIf an insignificanf bIade of grass, fire cooI, or
snow a bIazing fire.
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TEXT 7
vatsaIya abnaya-praana-samaya artart-nrvapana
auarya agna-sosana aganta-srcyan-paa-prapanat
scvyan sri-patr cva sarva-jagatam ctc yatan sahsnan
pranIaas ca vbnisanas ca har-rat pancaIy anaIya nruvan
vatsaIyat-bccausc ol paicinal allcciion; abnaya-ol lcailcssncss; praana-gili;
samayat-bccausc ol ilc piomisc; arta-ol ilc disiicsscd; art-ol ilc disiicss;
nrvapanat-bccausc ol ilc ncgaiion; auaryat-bccausc ol gcnciosiiy; agna-ol
sins; sosanat-bccausc ol ilc icmoval; aganta-immcausuiably; srcyan-
auspicious; paa-posiiion; prapanat-bccausc ol ilc gili; scvyan-slould bc
scivcd; sri-ol ilc goddcss ol loiiunc (Simai Radlaian); patn-ilc Loid (Si
Kisna); cva-cciiainly; sarva-all; jagatam-by ilc univciscs; ctc-ilcsc; yatan-
bccausc; sahsnan-wiincsscs; pranIaan-Piallada; ca-and; vbnisanan-
Viblsana; ca-and; har-rat-Gajcndia, ilc ling ol ilc clcplanis; pancaIi-
Diaupad; anaIya-Alalya; nruvan-Dliuva.
Because He is very affecfionafe, He promises fo give fearIessness fo His
devofees, He removes His devofees` sufferings, He is generous, He fakes away
His devofees` sins, and He besfows IimifIess auspiciousness, and because
PrahIada, Vibhsana, Gajendra, Draupad, AhaIya, and Dhruva fesify fo fhese
virfues, Lord Krsna, fhe husband of fhe goddess of forfune, shouId be served by
aII fhe worIds.
-aufhor unknown
Bhajana-mahafmya
The GIory of DevofionaI Service
TEXT 8
vyanasyacaranam nruvasya ca vayo vya gajcnrasya ha
hubjayan hm u nama rupam anham hm tat suamno nanam
vamsan ho vurasya yaava-patcr ugrasya hm paurusam
bnahtya tusyat hcvaIam na ca gunar bnaht-pryo manavan
vyanasya-ol ilc lunici namcd Dlaima; acaranam-pious aciiviiics;
nruvasya-ol Dliuva Malaiaja; ca-and; vayan-maiuic agc; vya-lnowlcdgc;
gajcnrasya-ol Gajcndia; ha-wlai'; hubjayan-ol Kubja; hm u nama-low
mucl moic; rupam-bcauiy; anham-gicai; hm-wlai; tat-ilai; suamnan-ol
Sudama Vipia; nanam-wcalil; vamsan-good lamily; han-wlai; vurasya-ol
Viduia; yaava-ol ilc Yadu dynasiy; patcn-ol ilc ling; ugrasya-ol Ugiascna;
hm-wlai; paurusam-piowcsss; bnahtya-by dcvoiional scivicc; tusyat-is
plcascd; hcvaIam-only; na-noi; ca-and; gunan-by maiciial qualilicaiions;
bnaht-ol dcvoiional; pryan-lond; manavan-Loid Madlava.
Where were fhe hunfer Dharma`s piefy, Dhruva`s mafurify, and Gajendra`s
knowIedge: Where was Kubja`s beaufy: Where was Sudama`s weaIfh: Where
was Vidura`s nobIe birfh: Where was Ugrasena`s chivaIrous sfrengfh: Lord
Madhava is pIeased onIy by devofionaI service and nof by maferiaI
quaIificafions.
-Sr Daksinafya
TEXT 9
anuctam uctam va harma ho `yam vbnago
bnagavat param astam bnaht-yogo raniyan
hrat vsam aninran sanra-piyusam nur
vayam ap sa mancso nrvscsam bbnart
anuctam-impiopci; uctam-piopci; va-oi; harma-aciiviiics; han-wlai';
ayam-ilis; vbnagan-dillcicncc; bnagavat-io ilc Supicmc Pcisonaliiy ol
Godlcad; param-lowcvci; astam-ilcic may bc; bnaht-yogan-dcvoiional
scivicc; raniyan-liim; hrat-cmanaics; vsam-poison; an-ol snalcs;
nran-ling; sanra-inicnsc; piyusam-ncciai; nun-ilc moon; vayam-
boil; ap-cvcn; san-lc; mancsan-Loid Siva; nvscsam-wiiloui maling
disiinciion; bbnart-caiiics.
Whaf is fhe difference befween good and bad deeds: Lef fhere be onIy firm
devofionaI service fo fhe Supreme Lord. AIfhough fhe king of snakes gives
poison and fhe moon gives sweef necfar, Lord Siva does nof see any difference
befweeen fhem.
-Sr Visnu Pur
TEXT 10
ya manu-matnana tva-angnr-scvam
nr vanat janat va vvchi
ta-ahnIam ap ushrtam tr-Iohc
hrtam ahrtam na hrtam hrtam ca sarvam
ya-il; manu-ol ilc Madlu dcmon; matnana-O lillci; tvat-Youi; angnr-
lcci; scvam-scivicc; nr-in ilc lcaii; vanat-pciloim; janat-abandon;
va-oi; vvchi-disciiminaiing pcison; tat-ol lim; ahnIam-all; ap-cvcn;
ushrtam-sinlul dccds; tr-Iohc-in ilc ilicc woilds; hrtam-pciloimcd;
ahrtam-noi pciloimcd; na-noi; hrtam-pciloimcd; hrtam-pciloimcd; ca-and;
sarvam-all.
O Madhusudana, if a wise person in his hearf serves Your Iofus feef, fhen any
sins he may have done are aII nuIIified. If he rejecfs Your service he gefs aII
sinfuI reacfions, even fhough he may nof have done any sinfuI deed.
-aufhor unknown
TEXT 11
hasayan na ca bnojana-nyaman no va vanc vasato
vyahnyana atnava mun-vrata-bnarac cttobnavan hsiyatc
hntu spnita-haIna-saIa-tanaya-tircsu vhriato
govnasya paaravna-bnajanarambnasya Icsa ap
hasayat-liom ilc sallion coloi; na-noi; ca-and; bnojana-ol caiing; a-cic.;
nyamat-liom icsiiaini; na-noi; va-oi; vanc-in ilc loicsi; vasatan-liom ilc
icsidcncc; vyahnyanat-liom cxplanaiion ol ilc sciipiuics; atnava-oi; mun-
vrata-liom ilc vow ol silcncc; bnarat-gicai; ctta-ubnavan-cupid; hsiyatc-
bccomcs wcalcncd; hntu-bui; spnita-bioad; haIna-ol Mouni Kalinda; saIa-
mouniain; tanaya-ol ilc dauglici (ilc Yamuna Rivci); tircsu-on ilc banls;
vhriatan-playing; govnasya-ol Loid Govinda; paa-lcci; aravna-loius
llowcis; bnajana-ol ilc dcvoiional scivicc; arambnasya-ol ilc bcginning; Icsat-
liom a liiilc paiiiclc; ap-cvcn.
Nof by wearing saffron cIofh, nof by resfricfing food and ofher sense-acfivifies,
nof by Iiving in fhe foresf, nof by discussing phiIosophy, and nof by observing a
vow of siIence, buf onIy by even fhe sIighfesf beginning of devofionaI service fo
fhe Iofus feef of Lord Govinda, who enjoys pasfimes on fhe Yamuna`s wide
banks, is Kamadeva sfopped.
-aufhor unknown
TEXT 12
aIam aIam yam cva prannam patahanam
nrasana-vsayc ya hrsna hrsnct vani
ya bnavat muhunc bnahtr anana-sanra
vIutnat caranabjc mohsa-samrajya-Iahsmin
aIam-cnougl; aIam-cnougl; yam-ilis; cva-cciiainly; prannam-ol ilc living
cniiiics; patahanam-ol ilc sins; nrasana-vsayc-in ilc maiici ol bccoming licc;
ya-wlicl; hrsna-O Kisna; hrsna-O Kisna; t-ilus; vani-woids; ya-il;
bnavat-ilcic is; muhunc-loi Loid Mulunda; bnahtn-dcvoiional scivicc;
anana-bliss; sanra-abundancc; vIutnat-iolls; carana-lcci; abjc-loius;
mohsa-ol libciaiion; samrajya-Iahsmin-lingly opulcncc.
The words Krsna!` Krsna!` are sufficienf fo purify fhe peopIe`s sins. If fhey
have bIissfuI service fo Lord Mukunda, fhen fhe goddess of Iiberafion bows
before fheir Iofus feef.
-Sr Sarvaja
TEXT 13
nancopacara-hrta-pujanam arta-bannon
prcmnava bnahta-nrayam suhna-vrutam syat
yavat hsu ast jatnarc jaratna ppasa
tavat suhnaya bnavato nanu bnahsya-pcyc
nana-upacara-by vaiiciics ol ingicdicnis; hrta-pciloimcd; pujanam-
woisliping; arta-bannon-ol ilc Supicmc Pcisonaliiy ol Godlcad, wlo is ilc
liicnd ol all disiicsscd pcisons; prcmna-by ccsiaiic lovc; cva-indccd; bnahta-
nrayam-ilc lcaii ol a dcvoicc; suhna-vrutam-mclicd in iiansccndcnial bliss;
syat-bccomcs; yavat-as long as; hsut-appciiic; ast-ilcic is; jatnarc-in ilc
siomacl; jaratna-siiong; ppasa-iliisi; tavat-so long; suhnaya-loi lappincss;
bnavatan-aic; nanu-indccd; bnahsya-caiablcs; pcyc-and diinlablcs.
As Iong as fhere is hunger and fhirsf, eafing and drinking make one feeI very
happy. When fhe Lord is worshiped wifh pure Iove, franscendenfaI bIiss is
awakened in fhe hearf of fhe devofee.'
-Sr Ramananda Raya
TEXT 1+
hrsna-bnaht-rasa-bnavta matn
hriyatam ya huto p Iabnyatc
tatra IauIyam ap muIyam chaIam
janma-hot-suhrtar na Iabnyatc
hrsna-bnaht-rasa-bnavta-absoibcd in ilc mcllows ol cxccuiing dcvoiional
scivicc io Kisna; matn-iniclligcncc; hriyatam-lci ii bc puiclascd; ya-il;
hutan ap-somcwlcic; Iabnyatc-is availablc; tatra-ilcic; IauIyam-giccd; ap-
indccd; muIyam-piicc; chaIam-only; janma-hot-ol millions ol biiils;
suhrtan-by pious aciiviiics; na-noi; Iabnyatc-is obiaincd.
Pure devofionaI service in Krsna consciousness cannof be had even by pious
acfivify in hundreds and fhousand of Iives. If can be affained onIy by paying one
price-fhaf is, infense greed fo obfain if. If if is avaiIabIe somewhere, one musf
purchase if wifhouf deIay.'
-Sr Ramananda Raya
TEXT 15
jnanam ast tuItam ca tuIayam
prcma nava tuItam tu tuIayam
snr cva tuItatra tuIayam
hrsna-nama tuItam na tuIayam
jnanam-lnowlcdgc; ast-is; tuItam-cquallcd; ca-and; tuIayam-in ilc scalc;
prcma-ol lovc ol God; na-noi; cva-cciiainly; tuItam-cqual; tu-bui;
tuIayam-in ilc scalc; snn-mysiic powcis; cva-cciiainly; tuIta-cqual;
atra-lcic; tuIayam-in ilc scalc; hrsna-ol Si Kisna; nama-namc; tuItam-
cqual; na-noi; tuIayam-in ilc scalc.
KnowIedge is nof equaI fo Iove of Krsna, and fhe abiIify fo perform mysfic
fricks is nof equaI fo Krsna`s hoIy name.
-Sr Srdhara Svam
Nama-mahafmya
The GIory of fhe HoIy Name
TEXT 16
amnan samnara ahnIam
sahr uaya cva sahaIa-Iohasya
taranr va tmra-jaIanm
jayat jagan-mangaIam narcr nama
amnan-ilc icsuliani aciion ol sinlul lilc, wlicl causcs maiciial bondagc;
samnarat-complcicly ciadicaiing; ahnIam-all; sahrt-oncc only; uayat-by
iising; cva-cciiainly; sahaIa-all; Iohasya-ol ilc pcoplc ol ilc woild; tarann-
ilc sun; va-lilc; tmra-ol dailncss; jaIa-nm-ilc occan; jayat-all gloiics
io; jagat-mangaIam-auspicious loi ilc wlolc woild; narcn nama-ilc loly namc
ol ilc Loid.
As fhe rising sun immediafeIy dissipafes aII fhe worId`s darkness, which is
deep Iike an ocean, so fhe hoIy name of fhe Lord, if chanfed once wifhouf
offenses, can dissipafe aII fhe reacfions of a Iiving being`s sinfuI Iife. AII gIories
fo fhaf hoIy name of fhe Lord, which is auspicious for fhe enfire worId!'
-Sr Laksmdhara
TEXT 17
caturnam vcanam nrayam am ahrsya narna
caturbnr ya varnan spnutam agnat narayana-paam
ta cta gayanto vayam ansam atmanam anuna
punimo janimo na nar-partosaya hm ap
caturnam-ol ilc loui; vcanam-Vcas, nrayam-ilc lcaii; am-ilis;
ahrsya-cxiiacicd; narna-by Loid Haii; caturbnn-wiil loui; yat-wlicl;
varnan-syllablcs; spnutam-clcaily; agnat-manilcsis; narayana-Naiayana;
paam-ilc woid; tat-ilcicloic; ctat-ilis; gayantan-claniing; vayam-wc;
ansam-day and nigli; atmanam-ouisclvcs; anuna-now; puniman-puiilying;
janiman-wc lnow; na-noi; nar-ol Loid Kisna; partosaya-loi ilc saiislaciion;
hm ap-somciling.
Exfracfing fhe four syIIabIes fhaf are fhe hearf of fhe four Vedas, Lord Hari
makes fhe word Narayana. Day and nighf chanfing fhis name, we become
purified. We do nof know any ofher beffer way fo pIease Lord Hari.
-aufhor unknown
TEXT 18
yoga-sruty-upapatt-nrjana-vana-nyananva-sambnavta-
svarajyam pratpaya nrbnayam ami muhta bnavantu vjan
asmaham tu haamba-hunja-hunara-pronmiIa-nivara-
srcni-syamaIa-nama-nama jusatam janmastu Iahsavan
yoga-ol yoga, srut-and Vcdic siudy; upapatt-aiiainmcni; nrjana-in a
soliiaiy; vana-loicsi; nyana-mcdiiaiion; anva-pail; sambnavta-may bc;
svarajyam-lingdom; pratpaya-cniciing; nrbnayam-lcailcss; ami-ilcy;
muhtan-libciaicd; bnavantu-may bccomc; vjan-ilc iwicc-boin; asmaham-ol
us; tu-lowcvci; haamba-ol haamba iiccs; hunja-ol a giovc; hunara-dccp
wiilin; pronmiIat-blooming; nivara-ol bluc loius llowcis; srcni-ol a sciics;
syamaIa-a dail; nama-splcndoi; nama-ilc namc; jusatam-cngagcd; janma-
biiil; astu-may bc; Iahsa-avan-100,000.
Lef fhe fwice-born enfer fhe fearIess kingdom of yoga, Vedic sfudy, and
soIifary medifafion in fhe foresf. Lef fhem become Iiberafed in fhaf way. As for
us, we wiII spend hundreds of fhousands of birfhs chanfing fhe hoIy name of
Lord Krsna, whose spIendid dark compIexion and yeIIow garmenfs are Iike a
hosf of bIue Iofus fIowers bIooming in a grove of yeIIow-fIower-bearing kadamba
frees.
-Sr Isvara Pur
TEXT 19
haIyananam nnanam haI-maIa-matnanam pavanam pavananam
patncyam yan mumuhson sapa para-paa-praptayc procyamanam
vsrama-stnanam cham hav-vara-vacasam jivanam saj-jananam
bijam narma-rumasya prabnavatu bnavatam bnutayc hrsna-nama
haIyananam-ol an abundancc ol lappincsscs; nnanam-ilc icscivoii; haI-ol
ilc Kali-yuga; maIa-ol sins; matnanam-clasing away; pavanam-ilc puiilici;
pavananam-ol puiilicis; patncyam-ilc luncl; yat-wlicl; mumuhson-ol onc
aspiiing loi libciaiion; sapa-ai oncc; para-paa-ilc supicmc abodc; praptayc-
loi aiiaining; procyamanam-dcsciibcd; vsrama-stnanam-ilc plcasuic gaidcn;
cham-solc; hav-ol sainis, plilosoplcis, and pocis; vara-ol ilc bcsi; vacasam-
ol ilc woids; jivanam-ilc lilc; sat-jananam-ol ilc iiglicous; bijam-ilc sccd;
narma-ol icligion; rumasya-ol ilc iicc; prabnavatu-may bc; bnavatam-ol
you; bnutayc-loi ilc auspiciousncss; hrsna-ol Loid Kisna; nama-ilc namc.
May Krsna`s hoIy name, which is a reservoir of aII franscendenfaI happiness,
fhe desfrucfion of KaIi-yuga`s sins, fhe mosf purifying of aII purifying fhings, fhe
sainfIy person`s food as he fraverses fhe pafh fo fhe spirifuaI worId, fhe
pIeasure-garden where fhe voices of fhe greafesf sainfs, phiIosophers, and poefs
pIay, fhe Iife of fhe righfeous, and fhe seed of fhe free of reIigion, bring
franscendenfaI auspiciousness fo you aII.
-aufhor unknown
TEXT 20
vcpantc urtan mona-manma sammonam aIambatc
satanham nahna-ranjanim haIayat sri-ctraguptan hrti
sananam manu-parha-sambnrt-vnau vcnan haroty uyamam
vahtum namn tavcsvarabnIastc bruman hm anyat param
vcpantc-iicmblc; urtan-sins; mona-ol illusion; manma-ilc gloiy;
sammonam-lainiing; aIambatc-aiiains; sa-wiil; atanham-lcai; nahna-
ranjanim-ilc iocnails; haIayat-obscivcs; sri-ctraguptan-Yamaiaja's sciibc
Ciiiagupia; hrti-saiislicd; sa-wiil; ananam-bliss; manu-parha-waici and
loncy; sambnrt-vnau-in ilc ollciing; vcnan-Loid lialma; harot-docs;
uyamam-icadincss; vahtum-io bc spolcn; namn-wlcn ilc namc; tava-ol
You; isvara-O Supicmc Pcisonaliiy ol Godlcad; abnIastc-is dcsiicd; bruman-
wc may say; hm-wlai'; anyat-clsc; param-moic.
O Supreme PersonaIify of Godhead, when someone desires fo chanf Your hoIy
name, sins frembIe in fear, fhe gIory of maferiaI iIIusion fainfs unconscious,
Yamaraja`s scribe Cifragupfa becomes happy and gazes af fhe chanfer`s foenaiIs
wifh awe and reverence, and Lord Brahma prepares madhu-parka fo worship
him. O Lord, whaf more can we say fhan fhis:
-aufhor unknown
TEXT 21
han parcta-nagari-puranaran
ho bnavc atna taiya-hnharan
hrsna-nama jaga-cha-mangaIam
hantna-pitnam urari-harot cct
han-wlo'; parcta-nagari-ol ilc oilci woild; puranaran-ilc ling; han-wlo';
bnavct-is; atna-ilcn; taiya-ol lim; hnharan-ilc scivani; hrsna-ol Kisna;
nama-ilc loly namc; jagat-in ilc woild; cha-ilc solc; mangaIam-
auspiciousncss; hantna-ol ilc ilioai; pitnam-in ilc scai; urari-harot-placcs;
cct-il.
Lord Krsna`s hoIy name is fhe onIy auspiciousness in fhis worId. If one keeps
if in his fhroaf, fhen whaf is Yamaraja, fhe king of fhe ofher worId, fo him:
Whaf are Yamaraja`s sevanfs fo him:
-Sr nandacarya
TEXT 22
ccto-arpana-marjanam bnava-manaavagn-nrvapanam
srcyan-harava-canrha-vtaranam vya-vanu-jivanam
ananambun-varnanam prat-paam purnamrtasvaanam
sarvatma-snapanam param vjayatc sri-hrsna-sanhirtanam
cctan-ol ilc lcaii; arpana-ilc miiioi; marjanam-clcansing; bnava-ol
maiciial cxisiancc; mana-avagn-ilc blazing loicsi liic; nrvapanam-
cxiinguisling; srcyan-ol good loiiunc; harava-ilc wliic loius; canrha-ilc
moonslinc; vtanam-spicading; vya-ol all cducaiion; vanu-wilc; jivanam-
ilc lilc; anana-ol bliss; ambun-ilc occan; varnanam-incicasing; prat-
paam-ai cvciy sicp; purna-amrta-ol ilc lull ncciai; asvaanam-giving a iasic;
sarva-loi cvciyonc; atma-snapanam-bailing ol ilc scll; param-iiansccndcnial;
vjayatc-lci ilcic bc vicioiy; sri-hrsna-sanhirtanam-loi ilc congicgaiional
claniing ol ilc loly namc ol Kisna.
Lef fhere be aII vicfory for fhe chanfing of fhe hoIy name of Lord Krsna, which
can cIeanse fhe mirror of fhe hearf and sfop fhe miseries of fhe bIazing fire of
maferiaI exisfence. Thaf chanfing is fhe waxing moon fhaf spreads fhe whife
Iofus of good forfune for aII Iiving enfifies. If is fhe Iife and souI of aII educafion.
The chanfing of fhe hoIy name of Krsna expands fhe bIissfuI ocean of
franscendenfaI Iife. If gives a cooIing effecf fo everyone and enabIes one fo fasfe
fuII necfar af every sfep.'
-Bhagavan Sr Caifanya Mahaprabhu
TEXT 23
branmananam hot-sanhnyanhanam
asvaryam yac cctana va ya-amsan
avrbnutam tan-manan hrsna-nama
tan mc sanyan sananam jivanam ca
branmananam-ol univciscs; hot-ol millions; sanhnya-ilc numbci;
anhanam-cxcccding; asvaryam-ilc opulcncc; yat-wlicl; cctana-
lnowlcdgc; va-oi; yat-ol wlicl; amsan-a poiiion; avrbnutam-manilcsicd;
tat-ol ilai; manan-ilc gloiy; hrsna-ol Loid Kisna; nama-ilc namc; tat-ilai;
mc-ol mc; sanyam-ilc goal; sananam-ilc mcans ol aiiaining ilc goal;
jivanam-ilc lilc; ca-also.
If fhe opuIence or knowIedge of many miIIions of universes were cIusfered
fogefher, fhey wouId hardIy equaI a smaII fragmenf of fhe gIory of Krsna`s hoIy
name. Krsna`s hoIy name is my Iife. If is fhe goaI of my Iife. If is fhe means I wiII
empIoy fo affain fhe goaI of my Iife.
-aufhor unknown
TEXT 2+
vsnor namava pumsan samaIam apanarat punyam utpaayac ca
branma-stnana-bnoga vratm atna guron sri-paa-vanva-bnahtm
tattva-jnanam ca vsnor na mrt-janana-bnrant-bijam ca agnva
sampurnanana-bonc manat ca purusam stnapaytva nvrttam
vsnon-ol Loid Visnu; nama-ilc loly namc; cva-cciiainly; pumsan-ol a
pcison; samaIam-sin; apanarat-icmovcs; punyam-piciy; utpaayat-
csiablislcs; ca-and; branma-wiil Loid lialma; a-bcginning; stnana-ol ilc
posis; bnogat-io ilc cnjoymcni; vratm-indillcicncc; atna-ilcn; guron-ol ilc
spiiiiual masici; sri-paa-ol ilc lcci; vanva-loi ilc paii; bnahtm-dcvoiion;
tattva-ol ilc iiuil; jnanam-lnowlcdgc; ca-also; vsnon-ol Loid Visnu; na-
lcic; mrt-ol dcail; janana-and biiil; bnrant-ilc wandciing; bijam-ilc sccd;
ca-also; agnva-buining; sampurna-pcilcci and complcic; anana-ol
iiansccndcnial bliss; bonc-in awaicncss; manat-gicai; ca-also; purusam-a
pcison; stnapaytva-placing; nvrttam-sainily.
Lord Visnu`s hoIy name removes sin, esfabIishes piefy, makes one
disinferesfed in fhe affempf fo gain an exaIfed posf Iike fhaf of Lord Brahma,
granfs devofion for fhe Iofus feef of fhe spirifuaI masfer, brings franscendenfaI
knowIedge of Lord Visnu, burns fhe seed of repeafed birfh and deafh, and
pIaces fhe sainfIy devofee in compIefe awareness of perfecf franscendenfaI bIiss.
-Sr Vyasa
TEXT 25
nama cntamann hrsnas
catanya-rasa-vgranan
purnan suno ntya-muhto
`bnnnatvan nama-namnon
naman-ilc loly namc; cntamann-iiansccndcnially blisslul givci ol all spiiiiual
bcncdiciions; hrsnan-noi dillcicni liom Kisna; catanya-rasa-vgranan-ilc loim
ol all iiansccndcnial mcllows; purnan-complcic; sunan-puic, wiioui maiciial
coniaminaiion; ntya-cicinal; muhtan-libciaicd; abnnna-tvat-duc io noi bcing
dillcicni; nama-ol ilc loly namc; namnon-and ol ilc pcison wlo las ilc
namc.
The hoIy name of Krsna is franscendenfaIIy bIissfuI. If besfows aII spirifuaI
benedicfions, for if is Krsna HimseIf, fhe reservoir of aII pIeasure. Krsna`s name
is compIefe, and if is fhe form of aII franscendenfaI meIIows. If is nof a maferiaI
name under any condifion, and if is no Iess powerfuI fhan Krsna HimseIf. Since
Krsna`s name is nof confaminafed by fhe maferiaI quaIifies, fhere is no quesfion
of ifs being invoIved wifh maya. Krsna`s name is aIways Iiberafed and spirifuaI;
if is never condifioned by fhe Iaws of maferiaI nafure. This is because fhe name
of Krsna and Krsna HimseIf are idenficaI.'
-Sr Vyasa
TEXT 26
manura-manuram ctan mangaIam mangaIanam
sahaIa-ngama-vaIIi-sat-pnaIam ct-svarupam
sahr ap pargitam sranaya ncIaya va
bnrgu-vara nara-matram tarayct hrsna-nama
manura-ol swcci ilings; manuram-ilc swccicsi; ctat-ilis; mangaIam-mosi
auspicious; mangaIanam-ol auspicious ilings; sahaIa-ol all; ngama-ilc Vcdic
liiciaiuics; vaIIi-ol ilc vinc; sat-pnaIam-ilc bcsi liuii; ct-spiiiiual; svarupam-
in naiuic; sahrt-oncc; ap-cvcn; pargitam-clanicd; sranaya-wiil laiil;
ncIaya-wiil conicmpi; va-oi; bnrgu-vara-O bcsi ol ilc lligus; nara-matram-
a pcison; tarayct-dclivcis; hrsna-ol Loid Kisna; nama-ilc namc.
Krsna`s name is fhe sweefesf of sweef fhings, fhe mosf auspicious of
auspicious fhings, fhe franscendenfaI fruif of fhe vine of aII Vedic Iiferafure. O
besf of fhe Bhrgus, chanfed even once, eifher wifh faifh or confempf, if deIivers
fhe chanfer.
-Sr Vyasa
TEXT 27
svargartniya vyavastr asau inayaty cva Iohan
mohsapchsa janayat janam hcvaIam hIcsa-bnajam
yogabnyasan parama-vrasas tarsan hm prayasan
sarvam tyahtva mama tu rasana hrsna hrsnct rautu
svarga-ilc lcavcnly maiciial icalms; artniya-io aiiain; vyavastn-ilc aiicmpi;
asau-ilis; inayat-impovciislcs; cva-cciiainly; Iohan-ilc woilds; mohsa-loi
libciaiion; apchsa-ilc dcsiic; janayat-malcs; janam-a pcison; hcvaIam-only;
hIcsa-ol sullciings; bnajam-ilc posscssoi; yoga-ol yoga, abnyasan-ilc
cndcavois; parama-vrasan-supicmcly diy; tarsan-lilc ilcsc; hm prayasan-
wlai is ilc usc ol sucl laid cndcavois; sarvam-all ol ilcm; tyahtva-
abandoning; mama-ol mc; tu-indccd; rasana-ilc ionguc; hrsna-Kisna;
hrsna-Kisna; t-ilus; rautu-may clani.
The affempf fo affain fhe heavenIy svarga pIanefs impoverishes fhe enfire
worId. The desire fo affain impersonaI Iiberafion brings onIy froubIe. The
regimen of yoga is dry and fasfeIess. Whaf is fhe use of endeavors Iike fhese: I
wiII abandon fhem aII, and simpIy make my fongue chanf Krsna, Krsna.`
-aufhor unknown
TEXT 28
saa sarvatrastc nanu vmaIam ayam tava paam
tatnapy cham stoham na n bnava-taron patram abnnat
hsanam jnva-grastam tava tu bnagavan nama nhnIam
sa-muIam samsaram hasat hatarat scvyam anayon
saa-always; sarvatra-cvciywlcic; astc-is; nanu-ii noi'; vmaIam-splcndid;
ayam-spiiiiual; tava-Youi; paam-cllulgcncc; tatna ap-siill; cham-onc;
stoham-small; na-noi; n-indccd; bnava-ol biiil and dcail; taron-liom ilc
iicc; patram-a lcal; abnnat-bicals; hsanam-loi a momcni; jnva-by ilc
ionguc; grastnam-giaspcd; tava-Youi; tu-indccd; bnagavan-O Loid; nama-
namc; nhnIam-complcicly; sa-wiil; muIam-ilc iooi; samsaram-ilc cyclc ol
icpcaicd biiil and dcail; hasat-dcsiioys; hatarat-wlicl'; scvyam-slould bc
acccpicd; anayon-ol ilc iwo.
O Lord, is Your impersonaI spirifuaI effuIgence nof aIways presenf
everywhere: Even so, if has nof been abIe fo break even a singIe smaII Ieaf from
fhe free of repeafed birfh and deafh. On fhe ofher hand, fhe momenf Your hoIy
name is faken by fhe fongue if fhoroughIy shaffers fhe free of birfh and deafh
down fo if`s roofs. Of fhese fwo (fhe spirifuaI effuIgence or fhe hoIy name),
which shouId be served:
-Sr Srdhara Svam
TEXT 29
ahrstn hrta-cctasam sumanasam uccatanam camnasam
acanaIam amuha-Ioha-suIabno vasyas ca muht-sryan
no hsam na ca sat-hryam na ca purascaryam manag ihsatc
mantro yam rasana-sprg cva pnaIat sri-hrsna-namatmahan
ahrstn-aiiiaciion; hrta-cctasam-ol sainily pcisons; su-manasam-ol ilc mosi
libcial-mindcd; uccatanam-annililaioi; ca-also; amnasam-ol sinlul icaciions;
a-canaIam-cvcn io ilc candalas; amuha-cxccpi ilc dumb; Ioha-suIabnan-vciy
casy io aclicvc loi all pcisons; vasyan-lull coniiollci; ca-and; muht-sryan-ol
ilc opulcncc ol libciaiion; no-noi; ihsam-iniiiaiion; na-noi; ca-also; sat-
hryam-pious aciiviiics; na-noi; ca-also; purascaryam-icgulaiivc piinciplcs
bcloic iniiiaiion; manah-sliglily; ihsatc-dcpcnds upon; mantran-maniia;
ayam-ilis; rasana-ionguc; sprh-ioucling; cva-simply; pnaIat-is liuiilul; sri-
hrsna-nama-atmahan-consisiing ol ilc loly namc ol Loid Kisna.
The hoIy name of Lord Krsna is an affracfive feafure for many sainfIy IiberaI
peopIe. If is fhe annihiIafor of aII sinfuI reacfions and is so powerfuI fhaf save
for fhe dumb who cannof chanf if, if is readiIy avaiIabIe fo everyone, incIuding
fhe Iowesf fype of man, fhe candaIa. The hoIy name of Krsna is fhe confroIIer of
fhe opuIence of Iiberafion, and if is idenficaI wifh Krsna. SimpIy by fouching fhe
hoIy name wifh one`s fongue, immediafeIy effecfs are produced. Chanfing fhe
hoIy name does nof depend on inifiafion, pious acfivifies or fhe purascarya
reguIafive principIes generaIIy observed before inifiafion. The hoIy name does
nof waif for aII fhese acfivifies. If is seIf-sufficienf.'
-Sr Laksmdhara
TEXT 30
vccyan vcaryan
vcntyan punan punan
hrpanasya nananiva
tvan-naman bnavantu nan
vccyan-io bc collccicd; vcaryan-io bc counicd; vcntyan-io bccomc ilc
objcci ol ilouglis; punan-again; punan-and again; hrpanasya-ol a misci;
nanan-ilc wcalil; va-lilc; tvat-ol You; naman-ilc loly namcs; bnavantu-
may bccomc; nan-loi us.
O Lord, jusf as a miser confinuaIIy coIIecfs, counfs and remembers his money,
in fhe same way Ief us confinuaIIy coIIecf, counf, and remember Your hoIy
names,
-Sr Bhavananda
TEXT 31
namnam ahar banuna nja-sarva-sahts
tatrarpta nyamtan smaranc na haIan
ctarsi tava hrpa bnagavan mamap
uravam irsam najan nanuragan
namnam-ol ilc loly namcs ol ilc Loid; ahar-manilcsicd; banuna-vaiious
linds; nja-sarva-sahtn-all linds ol pcisonal poicncy; tatra-in ilai; arpta-
bcsiowcd; nyamtan-icsiiicicd; smaranc-in icmcmbciing; na-noi; haIan-
considciaiion ol iimc; ctars-so mucl; tava-Youi; hrpa-mcicy; bnagavan-O
Loid; mama-My; ap-alilougl; uravam-misloiiunc; irsam-sucl; na-in
ilis (ilc loly namc); ajan-was boin; na-noi; anuragan-aiiaclmcni.
My Lord, O Supreme PersonaIify of Godhead, in Your hoIy name fhere is aII
good forfune for fhe Iiving enfify, and fherefore You have many names, such as
Krsna and Govinda, by which You expand YourseIf. You have invesfed aII Your
pofencies in fhose names, and fhere are no hard and fasf ruIes for remembering
fhem. My dear Lord, aIfhough You besfow such mercy upon fhe faIIen,
condifioned souIs by IiberaIIy feaching Your hoIy names, I am so unforfunafe
fhaf I commif offenses whiIe chanfing fhe hoIy name, and fherefore I do nof
achieve affachmenf for chanfing.'
-Sr Caifanya Mahaprabhu
Nama-krfana
GIorificafion of fhe HoIy Names
TEXT 32
trna ap sunccna
taror va sansnuna
amanna manacna
hirtaniyan saa narn
trnat-ilcn downiioddcn giass; suniccna-bcing lowci; taron-ilan a iicc; va-
lilc; sansnuna-wiil iolciancc; amanna-wiiloui bcing pullcd up by lalsc piidc;
manacna-giving icspcci ol all; hirtaniyan-io bc clanicd; saa-always; narn-
ilc loly namc ol ilc Loid.
One who fhinks himseIf Iower fhan fhe grass, who is more foIeranf fhan a free,
and who does nof expecf personaI honor buf is aIways prepared fo give aII
respecf fo ofhers, can very easiIy aIways chanf fhe hoIy name of fhe Lord.'
-Sr Caifanya Mahaprabhu
TEXT 33
sri-ramct janaranct jagatam natnct narayancty
ananct ayaparct hamaIahantct hrsnct ca
sriman-nama-manamrtabn-Ianari-haIIoIa-magnam munur
munyantam gaIa-asru-nctram avasam mam natna ntyam huru
sri-rama-O Si Rama; t-ilus; janarana-O Janaidana; t-ilus; jagatam-ol
ilc univciscs; natna-O Loid; t-ilus; narayana-O Naiayana; t-ilus;
anana-O bliss; t-ilus; aya-para-O mcicilul onc; t-ilus; hamaIa-ol
Lalsm; hanta-O lusband; t-ilus; hrsna-O Kisna; t-ilus; ca-and;
srimat-bcauiilul; nama-ol namcs; mana-gicai; amrta-ol ncciai; abn-ol ilc
occan; Ianari-haIIoIa-in ilc wavcs; magnam-plungcd; munun-consianily;
munyantam-ovciwlclmcd; gaIat-llowing; asru-icais; nctram-cycs; avasam-
noi licc; mam-mc; natna-O Loid; ntyam-always; huru-malc.
Sr Rama, ]anardana [rescuer of fhe devofees|, ]agafam Nafha [masfer of fhe
universes|, Narayana, Ananda [personified franscendenfaI bIiss|, Dayapara
[mercifuI one|, KamaIakanfa [husband of Laksm|, Krsna. Lord pIease make me
become overwheImed wifh fears sfreaming from my eyes as I repeafedIy pIunge
info fhe waves of fhe greaf necfar ocean of fhese beaufifuI franscendenfaI names.
-Sr Laksmdhara
TEXT 3+
sri-hanta hrsna harunamaya hanja-nabna
havaIya-vaIIabna muhuna murantahct
namavaIm vmaIa-mauhtha-nara-Iahsm
Iavanya-vancana-harm haravan hantnc
sri-ol ilc goddcss ol loiiunc; hanta-O lusband; hrsna-O Kisna; haruna-
maya-mcicilul; hanja-loius; nabna-navcl; havaIya-vaIIabna-O libciaioi;
muhuna-O Mulunda; mura-ol ilc Muia dcmon; antaha-O dcail; t-ilus;
nama-ol loly namcs; avaIm-ilc sciics; vmaIa-splcndid; mauhtha-ol pcails;
nara-ol a nccllacc; Iahsmi-Iavanya-ilc gicai bcauiy; vancana-ilcli; harm-
doing; haravan-lci mc placc; hantnc-on ilc nccl.
CaIIing ouf, O Srkanfa (husband of fhe goddess of forfune), O Krsna, (aII-
affracfive one), O Karunamaya (mercifuI one), O Kajanabha (whose naveI is
Iike a Iofus fIower), O KaivaIyavaIIabha (O masfer of Iiberafion), O Mukunda
(giver of Iiberafion), O Muranfaka (kiIIer of fhe Mura demon),` I wiII pIace upon
my neck fhe Lord`s hoIy names, which ecIipse fhe beaufy of a spIendid sfrand of
pearIs.
-Sr Laksmdhara
TEXT 35
hrsna rama muhuna vamana vasucva jaga-guro
matsya haccnapa narasmna varana ragnava pan mam
cva-anava-naraa-munnra-vanya aya-nnc
cvahi-suta cn mc tava paa-bnahtm acancaIam
hrsna-O Kisna; rama-O lalaiama; muhuna-O Mulunda; vamana-O Vamana;
vasucva-O Vasudcva; jagat-ol ilc univcisc; guro-O masici; matsya-O
Maisya; haccnapa-O Kuima; narasmna-O Nisimla; varana-O Vaiala;
ragnava-O Ramacandia; pan-plcasc pioicci; mam-mc; cva-by ilc dcmigods;
anava-dcmons; naraa-wiil Naiada; a-bcginning; mun-ol sagcs; nra-
by ilc lcadcis; vanya-woislipcd; aya-ol mcicy; nnc-O occan; cvahi-ol
Dcval; suta-O son; cn-plcasc giani; mc-io mc; tava-ol You; paa-loi ilc
lcci; bnahtm-dcvoiion; acancaIam-unwavciing.
O Krsna, O BaIarama, O Mukunda, O Vamana, O Vasudeva, O masfer of fhe
universe, O Mafsya, O Kurma, O Nrsimha, O Varaha, O Ramacandra, pIease
profecf me. O Lord worshiped by fhe demigods, demons, and greaf sages who
have Narada as fheir Ieader, O ocean of mercy, O son of Devak, pIease granf me
unwavering devofion fo Your feef,
-aufhor unknown
TEXT 36
nc gopaIaha nc hrpa-jaIa-nnc nc snnu-hanya-patc
nc hamsantaha nc gajcnra-haruna-parina nc manava
nc ramanuja nc jagat-traya-guro nc punarihahsa mam
nc gopijana-natna paIaya param janam na tvam vna
nc-O; gopaIaha-iiansccndcnial cowlcid boy; nc-O; hrpa-ol mcicy; jaIa-
nnc-O occan; nc-O; snnu-hanya-ol Lalsm (ilc dauglici ol ilc occan);
patc-lusband; nc-O; hamsa-ol Kamsa; antaha-lillci; nc-O; gajcnra-io
Gajcndia; haruna-parna-mcicilul; nc-O; manava-Madlava; nc-O; rama-ol
lalaiama; anuja-youngci bioilci; nc-O; jagat-woilds; traya-ilicc; guro-
spiiiiual masici; nc-O; punarha-loius; ahsa-cycs; mam-mc; nc-O; gopi-
jana-ol ilc gops; natna-O masici; paIaya-plcasc pioicci; param-supciioi;
janam-I undcisiand; na-noi; tvam-You; vna-cxccpi loi.
O GopaIaka (cowherd boy), O Krpa-jaIa-nidhi (ocean of mercy), O
Sindhukanya-pafi (husband of Laksm), O Kamsanfaka (kiIIer of Kamsa), O
Gajendra-karuna-parna (mercifuI savior of Gajendra), O Madhava (husband of
Laksm), O Ramanuja (younger brofher of BaIarama, O ]agaf-fraya-guru (masfer
of fhe fhree worIds), O Pundarkaksa (Iofus-eyed), O Gopjana-nafha (masfer of
fhe gops), pIease profecf me. I do nof accepf anyone as fhe Supreme, excepf for
You.
-Sr Vaisnava
TEXT 37
sri-narayana punariha-nayana sri-rama sita-patc
govnacyuta nanananana muhunanana amoara
vsno ragnava vasucva nrnarc cvcnra-cuamanc
samsararnava-harnanaraha narc sri-hrsna tubnyam naman
sri-narayana-O Si Naiayana; punarha-loius; nayana-cycs; sri-rama-O Si
Rama; sta-ol Siia; patc-O lusband; govna-O Govinda; acyuta-O inlalliblc
onc; nana-ol Nanda Malaiaja; nanana-O son; muhuna-O Mulunda;
anana-O bliss; amoara-O Damodaia; vsno-O Visnu; ragnava-O Raglava;
vasucva-O Vasudcva; nrnarc-O Nisimla; cva-ol ilc dcvas; nra-oj tnc hng,
cua-manc-O cicsi jcwcl; samsara-ol icpcaicd biiil and dcail; arnava-in ilc
occan; harnanaraha-O capiain; narc-O Haii; sri-hrsna-O Si Kisna;
tubnyam-io You; naman-obcisanccs.
O Sr Narayana, O Pundarka-nayana (Iofus-eyed one), O Sr Rama, O Sfa-pafi
(husband of Sfa), O Govinda, O Acyufa (infaIIibIe one), O Nandanandana (son
of Nanda) O Mukunda (giver of Iiberafion), O Ananda (personified
franscendenfaI bIiss), O Damodara (whose waisf Mofher Yasoda bound wifh a
rope), O Visnu, O Raghava (descendanf of Raghu), O Vasudeva (son of
Vasudeva), O Nrhari (Nrsimha), O Devendra-cudamani (cresf jeweI of fhe
demigods), O Samsararnava-karnadharaka (capfain of fhe boaf for crossing fhe
ocean of repeafed birfh and deafh), O Hari, O Sr Krsna, I offer my respecffuI
obeisances fo You.
-Sr Vaisnava
TEXT 38
bnanircsa shnana-manana vara srihnana-Iptanga nc
vrnaranya-puranara spnura-amancnivara-syamaIa
haIni-prya nana-nanana parananaravnchsana
sri-govna muhuna sunara-tano mam inam ananaya
bnanra-ol llandiiavana; sa-O Loid; shnana-wiil a pcacocl lcailci;
manana-dccoiaicd; vara-O Supicmc Pcisonaliiy ol Godlcad; srihnana-wiil
sandalwood pasic; Ipta-anoinicd; anga-wlosc limbs; nc-O; vrna-aranya-ol
Vindavana loicsi; puranara-O ling; spnurat-glisicning; amana-gicai;
nvara-bluc loius llowci; syamaIa-dail; haIni-ol ilc Yamuna Rivci; prya-
lond; nana-ol Nanda Malaiaja; nanana-O son; para-iiansccndcnial;
anana-wiil bliss; aravna-loius; ihsana-wlosc cycs; sri-govna-O Si
Govinda; muhuna-O Mulunda; sunara-landsomc; tano-wlosc loim; mam-
mc; nam-pooi; ananaya-plcasc dcligli.
O Bhandresa (masfer of Bhandravana), O Sikhanda-mandana (decorafed wifh
peacock feafhers), O Vara (Supreme PersonaIify of Godhead), O Srkhanda-
Iipfanga (whose Iimbs are anoinfed wifh sandaIwood pasfe), O Vrndaranya-
purandara (king of Vrndavana), O Sphurad-amandendvara-syamaIa (whose dark
compIexion is Iike a spIendid bIue Iofus fIower), O KaIind-priya (fond of fhe
Yamuna), O Nandanandana (son of Nanda), O Parananda (fiIIed wifh
franscendenfaI bIiss), O Aravindeksana (Iofus-eyed), O Sr Govinda, O
Mukunda, O Sundara-fanu (handsome one), fo me, who am very poor and weak,
pIease give franscendenfaI bIiss.
-Sr GopaIa Bhaffa
Sr Krsna-kafha-mahafmya
The GIory of fhe Descripfion of Sr Krsna
TEXT 39
srutam apy aupansaam
urc nar-hatnamrtat
yan na sant ravac-ctta-
lampasiu-pulaladayal
srutam-ilc lnowlcdgc; ap-cvcn; aupansaam-ol ilc Upanisads; urc-is lai
away; nar-ol Loid Haii; hatna-ol ilc naiiaiions; amrtat-liom ilc ncciai; yat-
bccausc; na-noi; sant-aic; ravat-mcliing; ctta-lcaii; hampa-iicmbling;
asru-icais; puIaha-laiis sianding up; aayan-bcginning wiil.
The message of fhe Upanisads is far from fhe necfar fopics of Lord Hari. For
fhis reason Upanisad sfudy does nof resuIf in a hearf meIfing wifh emofion, or
ecsfafic sympfoms, such as frembIing, shedding fears, or sfanding of hairs on
fhe body.
-Sr Bhagavan Vyasapada
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nava vya-suhna-bnogam artnayc
napavargam ap natna hamayc
yantu harna-vvaram nc nc
hrsna-hcI-cartamrtan mc
na-noi; cva-cciiainly; vya-ol ilc dcmigods; suhna-ol ilc lappincss;
bnogam-ilc cnjoymcni; artnayc-I piay; na-noi; apavargam-libciaiion; ap-
cvcn; natna-O Loid; hamayc-I dcsiic; yantu-may iiavcl; harna-vvaram-io ilc
cais; nc-day; nc-alici day; hrsna-ol Kisna; hcI-carta-ol ilc pasiimcs;
amrtan-ilc ncciai; mc-my.
O Lord, I do nof pray for heavenIy happiness, I do nof even aspire for
Iiberafion. SimpIy Ief, day affer day, fhe necfar of Krsna`s franscendenfaI
pasfimes fIood my ears,
-Sr Kavirafna
TEXT +1
ano anobnr na haIcr vuyatc
suna-su-nara-manuram pac pac
nc nc canana-canra-sitaIam
yaso yasoa-tanayasya giyatc
ano-Ol!; anobnr-by ilc days; na-noi; haIcn-ol Kali-yuga; vuyatc-is
iioublcd; suna-ol ncciai; su-a gicai; nara-ioiicni; manuram-swcci; pac-
sicp; pac-alici sicp; nc-day; nc-alici day; canana-ol sandalwood;
canra-and camploi; sitaIam-cooling; yasan-ilc gloiy; yasoa-ol Yasoda;
tanayasya-ol ilc son; giyatc-is sung.
One who daiIy sings fhe gIories of Yasoda`s son, Krsna, which are cooIing as
sandaIwood and camphor, is nof froubIed by fhe days of KaIi-yuga. For him af
every sfep fhere is a forrenfiaI fIood of fhe sweefesf necfar.
-Sr Kavirafna
TEXT +2
nanananana-hasora-
IiIamrta-manambunau
nmagnanam hm asmaham
nrvana-Iavanambnasa
nanananana-ol Loid Kisna, ilc son ol Malaiaja Nanda; hasora-youillul;
IiIa-ol pasiimcs; amrta-ol ncciai; mana-gicai; ambunau-in ilc occan;
nmagnanam-immciscd; hm-wlai is ilc usc'; asmaham-loi us; nrvana-ol
impcisonal libciaiion; Iavana-sali; ambnasa-wiil ilc waici.
We have now pIunged info fhe greaf necfar-ocean of fhe franscendenfaI
youfhfuI pasfimes of Maharaja Nanda`s son, Krsna. Of whaf use fo us is fhe saIf-
wafer of impersonaI Iiberafion:
-Sr Yadavendra Pur
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tvat-hatnamrta-patnonau
vnaranto mana-muan
hurvant hrtnan hccc
catur-vargam trnopanam
tvat-ol You; hatna-ol ilc iopics; amrta-ol ilc ncciai; patnonau-in ilc occan;
vnarantan-playing; mana-wiil gicai; muan-lappincss; hurvant-malc;
hrtnan-ilc sainily dcvoiccs; hcct-somc; catun-vargam-ilc loui goals ol lilc;
trna-a bladc ol siiaw; upamam-lilc.
O Lord, fhe sainfIy devofees, who happiIy pIay in fhe necfar ocean of fhe
narrafion of Your gIories, fhink fhe four purusarfhas (maferiaI piefy, economic
deveIopmenf, sense-grafificafion, and Iiberafion) insignificanf as a bIade of
grass.
-Sr Srdhara Svam
TEXT ++
tatrava ganga yamuna ca tatra
goavari tatra sarasvati ca
sarvan tirtnan vasant tatra
yatracyutoara-hatna-prasangan
tatra-ilcic; cva-cciiainly; ganga-ilc Gangcs Rivci; yamuna-ilc Yamuna
Rivci; ca-also; tatra-ilcic; goavari-ilc Godavai Rivci; tatra-ilcic;
sarasvati-ilc Saiasvai Rivci; ca-and; sarvan-all; tirtnan-loly placcs ol
pilgiimagc; vasant-icsidc; tatra-ilcic; yatra-wlcic; acyuta-ol ilc inlalliblc
Supicmc Pcisonaliiy ol Godlcad; uara-ilc iiansccndcnial; hatna-iopics;
prasangan-coniaci.
The Ganges, Yamuna, Godavar, Sarasvaf, as weII as aII hoIy pIaces of
piIgrimage, sfay where fhe franscendenfaI fopics of fhe infaIIibIe Supreme
PersonaIify of Godhead are narrafed,
-aufhor Unknown
TEXT +5
ya bnuht-Iahsmir bnuv hamuhanam
ya muht-Iahsmir nr yoga-bnajam
yanana-Iahsmi rashcnra-mauIcn
sa hap IiIavatu manavasya
ya-wlicl; bnuht-ol scnsc-giaiilicaiion; Iahsmin-ilc opulcncc; bnuv-in ilis
woild; hamuhanam-ol lcdonisi; ya-wlicl; muht-ol libciaiion; Iahsmin-ilc
opulcncc; nr-in ilc lcaiis; yoga-bnajam-ol ilc yogis; ya-wlicl; anana-ol
iianccndcnial bliss; Iahsmin-ilc opulcncc; rasha-nra-ol ilosc cxpcii ai
iclisling mcllows; mauIcn-ol ilc ciown; sa-ilai; ha ap-a cciiain; IiIa-
iiansccndcnial pasiimcs; avatu-may pioicci; manavasya-ol Loid Kisna.
May Lord Madhava`s pasfimes, which bring a sense-pIeasure sfronger fhan fhaf
experienced by fhe hedonisfs, a Iiberafion more reaI fhan fhaf feIf by fhe yogs
in fheir hearfs, and a bIiss more infense fhan fhaf fasfed by fhe mosf experfs
drinkers of necfar, profecf you.
-Sr Sankara
Sr Krsna-dhyana
Medifafion on Sr Krsna
TEXT +6
pnuIIcnivara-hantm nu-vaanam barnavatamsa-pryam
srivatsanham uara-haustubna-naram pitambaram sunaram
gopinam nayanotpaIarcta-tanum go-gopa-sangnavrtam
govnam haIa-vcnu-vaana-param vyanga-bnusam bnajc
pnuIIa-blossoming; nvara-ol a bluc loius llowci; hantm-ilc splcndoi;
nu-moon; vaanam-wlosc lacc; barna-pcacocl lcailci; avatamsa-ciown;
pryam-lond; srivatsa-ol Sivaisa; anham-wiil mail; uara-laigc;
haustubna-Kausiubla gcm; naram-wcaiing; pta-ycllow; ambaram-wiil
gaimcnis; sunaram-landsomc; gopinam-ol ilc gops; nayana-ol ilc cycs;
utpaIa-wiil ilc loius llowcis; arcta-woislipcd; tanum-wlosc iiansccndcnial
loim; go-ol suiabli cows; gopa-and gopas; sangna-wiil ilc losis; avrtam-
accompanicd; govnam-Kisna; haIa-swcci; vcnu-ol ilc lluic; vaana-ol
music; param-lond; vya-gliiiciing; anga-ol ilc body; bnusam-wiil
oinamcnis; bnajc-I woislip.
I worship Lord Govinda, whose compIexion is fhe coIor of a bIooming bIue
Iofus fIower, whose face is Iike fhe moon, who is fond of wearing a peacock
feafher crown, who bears fhe mark of Srvafsa, who wears a greaf Kausfubha
gem, who is dressed in yeIIow garmenfs, whose handsome form is worshiped
wifh offerings of fhe Iofus fIowers fhaf are fhe gops` gIances, who is
accompanied by a hosf of surabhi cows and gopas, who is fond of sweefIy
pIaying fhe fIufe, and whose franscendenfaI body is decorafed wifh gIiffering
ornamenfs.
-Sr Saradakara
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amsaIambta-vama-hunaIa-naram manonnata-bnru-Iatam
hnct-huncta-homaIanara-putam sac-prasarchsanam
aIoIanguI-paIIavar muraIham apurayantam mua
muIc haIpa-taros tr-bnanga-IaItam nyaycj jagan-monanam
amsa-io His slouldcis; aIambta-icacling; vama-splcndid; hunaIa-caiiings;
naram-wcaiing; mana-gcnily; unnata-iaiscd; bnru-ol cycbiows; Iatam-
vincs; hnct-somcwlai; huncta-cuivcd; homaIa-dclicaic; anara-putam-lips;
sac-cioolcd; prasara-ihsanam-glanccs; aIoIa-moving; anguI-ol lingcis;
paIIavan-by ilc blossoms; muraIham-ilc lluic; apurayantam-lilling; mua-
wiil lappincss; muIc-ai ilc iooi; haIpa-taron-ol a haIpa-vrhsa iicc; tr-ilicc;
bnanga-bcnding; IaItam-claiming; nyayct-may mcdiiaic; jagat-ilc
univcisc; monanam-cnclaniing.
His handsome form gracefuIIy bending in fhree pIaces, His beaufifuI earrings
reaching fo His shouIders, fhe vines of His eyebrows sIighfIy raised, His gIance
crooked, His deIicafe Iips sIighfIy pursed, and His fIower-bIossom fingers
moving resfIessIy, Krsna happiIy enchanfs fhe enfire worId as He fiIIs His fIufe
wifh music under a kaIpa-vrksa free. In fhis way one may medifafe on Lord
Krsna,
-aufhor Unknown
TEXT +8
anarc vnntam vamsam
campaha-husumcna haIptottamsam
vnatam ananam amsam
vamam satatam namam jta-hamsam
anarc-on His lips; vnntam-placcd; vamsam-ilc lluic; campaha-husumcna-
wiil campala llowcis; haIpta-laslioncd; uttamsam-a gailand; vnatam-
bcnding; ananam-wcaiing; amsam-slouldcis; vamam-giacclul; satatam-
cicinally; namam-I ollci my icspccilul obcisanccs; jta-wlo dclcaicd;
hamsam-Kamsa.
A garIand of campaka fIowers resfing on His gracefuIIy sIoping shouIders,
Krsna pIaces fhe fIufe fo His Iips. I efernaIIy offer my respecffuI obeisances fo
Krsna, who was vicforious over Kamsa.
-Sr Purusoffamadeva
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vyatyasta-paa-hamaIam IaIta-tr-bnang-
saubnagyam amsa-vraIi-hrta-hcsa-pasam
pncnavatamsam urari-hrta-vamsa-naIam
avyaja-monanam upam hrpa-vscsam
vyatyasta-ciosscd; paa-lcci; hamaIam-loius; IaIta-giacclul; tr-ilicc;
bnang-bcnding; saubnagyam-landsomcncss; amsa-on ilc slouldcis; vraIi-
hrta-disvclclcd; hcsa-pasam-laii; pncna-pcacocl lcailci; avatamsam-ciown;
urari-hrta-ialcn; vamsa-naIam-ilc lluic; avyaja-ol simpliciiy; monanam-wiil
claim; upam-I woislip; hrpa-vscsam-vciy mcicilul.
His Ioosened hair crowned wifh a peacock-feafher and fIowing over His
shouIders, His handsome form bending in fhree pIaces, and His feef crossing as
He dances, mercifuI and charming Krsna pIays His fIufe. Such is fhe Lord whom
I worship.
-Sr Narada
Bhakfa-vafsaIyam
Love For fhe Devofees
TEXT 50
atanrta-camupat-pranta-nastam asvi-hrta-
pranita-man-pauham hm t vsmrtantanpuram
avanana-parshryam pataga-rajam aronattan
har-pravara-brmntc bnagavatas tvaraya naman
atanrta-vigilani; camupat-by ilc gcncial; pranta-ollcicd; nastam-land;
asv-hrta-noi acccpicd; pranta-madc; man-ol jcwcls; pauham-sandal; hm-
wly'; t-ilus; vsmrta-loigoiicn; antan-puram-wiilin ilc palacc; avanana-
wiiloui a caiiici; parshryam-dccoiaicd; pataga-rajam-Gaiuda, ilc ling ol
biids; aronatan-climbing; har-ol clcplanis; pravara-ilc bcsi; brmntc-in ilc
cxpansivc iiumpciing; bnagavatan-ol ilc Supicmc Pcisonaliiy ol Godlcad;
tvaraya-io ilc spccd; naman-obcisanccs.
Carrying Lord Krsna, undecorafed, saying Why:` as he rejecfs fhe jeweI
sandaIs a miIifary commander offers in his hand, and forgeffing fhaf fhey are
inside fhe paIace, fhe bird-king Garuda suddenIy Ieaves, making a sound Iike
fhe frumpefing of eIephanfs. I offer my respecffuI obeisances fo fhe Lord`s swiff
deparfure.
-Sr Daksinafya
Draupad-frane fad-vakyam
Draupad`s AppeaI for Profecfion
TEXT 51
tamas ravr voyan majjatam apIavanam
pIava va trstanam svau-varsiva mcgnan
nnr va nnananam tivra-unhnamayanam
bnsag va husaIam no atum ayat saurn
tamas-in ilc dailncss; ravn-ilc sun; va-lilc; uyan-iising; majjatam-
diowing; apIavanam-wiiloui a boai; pIavan-a boai; va-lilc; trstanam-dying
ol iliisi; svau-swcci; vars-wiil iain; va-lilc; mcgnan-a cloud; nnn-
wcalil; va-lilc; nnanam-ol ilc povciiy-siiiclcn; tvra-slaip; unhna-wiil
pain; amayanam-ol ilc discascd; bnsah-a plysician; va-lilc; husaIam-
auspiciousncss; nan-io us; atum-io givc; ayat-comcs; saurn-Kisna.
Lord Krsna, who is Iike a sun rising in fhe darkness, Iike a boaf fo fhe
drowning, Iike a sweef raincIoud fo fhose dying of fhirsf, Iike fabuIous weaIfh fo
fhe poverfy-sfricken, and Iike an infaIIibIe physician fo fhose affIicfed wifh fhe
mosf painfuI disease, has come fo granf auspiciousness fo us.
-Sr Vyasa
Bhakfanam mahafmyam
The GIory of fhe Devofees
TEXT 52
pranIaa-naraa-parasara-punariha-
vyasambarisa-suha-saunaha-bnisma-aIbnyan
ruhmangaonava-vbnisana-pnaIgunain
punyan man parama-bnagavatan namam
pranIaa-Piallada; naraa-Naiada; parasara-Paiasaia; punariha-Pundaiila;
vyasa-Vyasa; ambarisa-Ambaisa; suha-Sula; saunaha-Saunala; bnisma-
llsma; aIbnyan-Dalblya; ruhmangaa-Rulmangada; unava-Uddlava;
vbnisana-Viblsana; pnaIguna-Aijuna; an-bcginning wiil; punyan-sainily;
man-io ilcsc; parama-iiansccndcnial; bnagavatan-dcvoiccs ol ilc Loid;
namam-I ollci icspccilul obcisanccs.
To fhe sainfIy devofees of fhe Lord, headed by PrahIada, Narada, Parasara,
Pundarka, Vyasa, Ambarsa, Suka, Saunaka, Bhsma, DaIbhya, Rukmangada,
Uddhava, Vibhsana, and Arjuna, I offer my respecffuI obeisances.
-Sr Daksinafya
TEXT 53
sri-vsnon sravanc parihs abnava vayasahn hirtanc
pranIaan smaranc ta-angnr-bnajanc Iahsmn prtnun pujanc
ahruras tv abnvananc hap-patr asyc tna sahnyc rjunan
sarvasvatma-nvcanc baIr abnut hrsnaptr csam para
sri-vsnon-ol Loid Si Visnu; sravanc-in lcaiing; parihst-King Pailsii, lnown
also as Visnuiaia, oi onc wlo is pioiccicd by Loid Visnu; abnavat-was;
vayasahn-Suladcva Gosvam; hirtanc-in icciiing Simad-llagavaiam;
pranIaan-Malaiaja Piallada; smaranc-in icmcmbciing; tat-angnr-ol Loid
Visnu's loius lcci; bnajanc-in sciving; Iahsmin-ilc goddcss ol loiiunc; prtnun-
Malaiaja Piilu; pujanc-in woisliping ilc Dciiy ol ilc Loid; ahruran-Aliuia;
tu-bui; abnvananc-in ollciing piaycis; hap-patn-Hanumanj, oi Vajiagaj;
asyc-in sciviiudc io Loid Ramacandia; atna-moicovci; sahnyc-in liicndslip;
arjunan-Aijuna; sarvasva-atma-nvcanc-in lully dcdicaiing oncscll; baIn-
Malaiaja lali; abnut-was; hrsna-aptn-ilc aclicvcmcni ol loius lcci ol Loid
Kisna; csam-ol all ol ilcm; para-iiansccndcnial.
Maharaja Parksif affained fhe highesf perfecfion, sheIfer af Lord Krsna`s Iofus
feef, simpIy by hearing abouf Lord Visnu. Sukadeva Gosvam affained perfecfion
simpIy by recifing Srmad-Bhagavafam. PrahIada Maharaja affained perfecfion
by remembering fhe Lord. The goddess of forfune affained perfecfion by
massaging fhe franscendenfaI Iegs of Maha-Visnu. Maharaja Prfhu affained
perfecfion by worshiping fhe Deify, and Akrura affained perfecfion by offering
prayers unfo fhe Lord. Vajrangaj [Hanuman| affained perfecfion by rendering
service fo Lord Ramacandra, and Arjuna affained perfecfion simpIy by being
Krsna`s friend. BaIi Maharaja affained perfecfion by dedicafing everyfhing fo fhe
Iofus feef of Krsna.'
-aufhor unknown
TEXT 5+
tcbnyo namo stu bnava-varn-jirna-panha-
sammagna-mohsana-vcahsana-pauhcbnyan
hrsnct varna-yugaIa-sravancna ycsam
ananatnur bnavat nartta-roma-vrnan
tcbnyan-io ilcm; naman-obcisanccs; astu-lci ilcic bc; bnava-ol icpcaicd
biiil and dcail; varn-ol ilc occan; jirna-in ilc lcsiciing; panha-mud;
sammagna-siucl; mohsana-iclcasing; vcahsana-cxpcii; pauhcbnyan-wiil
ilcii sandals; hrsna-Kisna; t-ilus; varna-ol syllablcs; yugaIa-ilc paii;
sravancna-by lcaiing; ycsam-ol wlom; ananatnun-in bliss; bnavat-bccomc;
nartta-dancing; roma-vrnan-laiis sianding up.
I offer my respecffuI obeisances fo fhe devofees of fhe Lord. SimpIy by hearing
fhe fwo syIIabIes Krsna`, fheir bodiIy hairs sfand up in ecsfasy and fhey
become moved fo dance in ecsfafic bIiss. Wifh fheir sandaIs fhey experfIy
exfricafe fhe faIIen souIs deepIy sunk in fhe fefid mud of fhe ocean of repeafed
birfh and deafh.
-Sr AufkaIa
TEXT 55
nar-smrty-anIaa-stmta-manaso yasya hrtnan
sa-romancan hayan nayanam ap sanana-saIiIam
tam cvacanrarham vana purusa-naurcyam avanc
hm anyas tar bnarar yama-saana-gaty agat-paran
nar-ol Loid Kisna; smrt-by ilc mcmoiy; anIaa-by bliss; stmta-
ovciwlclmcd; manasan-lcaii; yasya-wlosc; hrtnan-ilc dcvoicc; sa-wiil;
romancan-laiis sianding up; hayan-body; nayanam-cycs; ap-also; sa-wiil;
anana-ol joy; saIiIam-icais; tam-lim; cva-cciiainly; acanra-as long as
ilcic is a moon; arham-and a sun; vana-plcasc caiiy; purusa-ol mcn;
naurcyam-ilc bcsi; avanc-O caiil; hm-wlai is ilc usc'; anyan-ol oilcis;
tan-ilcm; bnaran-buidcns; yama-ol Yamaiaja; saana-io ilc abodc; gat-
going; agat-coming; paran-inicnily.
By remembering Lord Hari, fhe devofees` hearfs become overwheImed wifh
bIiss, fheir bodiIy hairs sfand erecf, and fheir eyes become fiIIed wifh fears of
joy. O earfh, fhese devofees are fhe besf of men. PIease carefuIIy mainfain fhem
for Iong as fhe sun and fhe moon shine in fhe sky. Whaf is fhe use of your
carefuIIy mainfaining fhose ofher burdensome persons who are simpIy infenf on
coming and going fo and from fhe house of Yamaraja:
-Sr Sarvananda
TEXT 56
tva-bnahtan sartam patm cuIuhavat hnayotava bnasharam
mcrum pasyat Iostravat hm aparam bnumcn patm bnrtyavat
cntaratna-cayam sIa-sahaIa vat haIpa-rumam hastavat
samsaram trna-rasvat hm aparam cnam njam bnaravat
tvat-ol You; bnahtan-ilc dcvoicc; sartam-ol iivcis; patm-ilc ling; cuIuha-a
landlul ol waici; vat-lilc; hnayota-a liiclly; vat-lilc; bnasharam-ilc sun;
mcrum-Mouni Mciu; pasyat-sccs; Iostra-a clod; vat-lilc; hm-wlai';
aparam-luiilci; bnumcn-ol ilc caiil; patm-ilc cmpcioi; bnrtya-a scivani;
vat-lilc; cntaratna-ol piccious jcwcls; cayam-a losi; sIa-ol a iocl; sahaIa-a
poiiion; vat-lilc; haIpa-rumam-a lalpa-diuma iicc; hasta-wood; vat-lilc;
samsaram-ilc woild; trna-ras-siiaw; vat-lilc; hm-wlai'; aparam-luiilci;
cnam-body; njam-own; bnara-a buidcn; vat-lilc.
O Lord, Your devofee sees fhe king of rivers as a handfuI of wafer, fhe sun a
firefIy, Mounf Meru a cIump of earfh, fhe emperor of fhe worId a servanf, a
muIfifude of cinfamani jeweIs simpIy pebbIes, a vaIuabIe kaIpa-druma free a
mere sfick, fhe enfire worId a bunch of sfraw, and his onw body a burden onIy.
-Sr Sarvaja
TEXT 57
mimamsa-rajasa maIimasa-rsam tavan na nir isvarc
garvoarha-hu-harhasa-nyam urc p varta narcn
jananto p na janatc srut-muhnam sri-rang-sanga rtc
su-svaum parvcsayanty ap rasam gurvi na arvi sprsct
mimamsa-ol ilc laima-mmamsa plilosoply; rajasa-by ilc dusi; maIimasa-
diiiicd; rsam-wlosc cycs; tavat-ilcn; na-noi; nin-ilc consciousncss;
isvarc-on ilc Supicmc Pcisonaliiy ol Godlcad; garva-ol piidc; uarha-ilc
conclusion; hu-bad; tarha-logic; harhasa-laid; nyam-wlosc minds; urc-
lai away; ap-also; varta-ilc iopics; narcn-ol Loid Kisna; janantan-
undcisianding; ap-alilougl; na-do noi; janatc-undcisiand; srut-muhnam-
ilc Vcdas; sri-rang-ol Loid Kisna, wlo cnjoys pasiimcs wiil ilc goddcss ol
loiiunc; sangat-ol ilc coniaci; rtc-bcicli; su-vciy; svaum-swcci;
parvcsayant-disiiibuiing; ap-cvcn; rasam-ncciai; gurvi-a gicai ladlc; na-
noi; arv-ilcii own spoon; sprsct-iouclcs.
They whose eyes are bIinded by fhe dusf of fhe Karma-mmamsa phiIosophy
cannof fix fheir hearfs on fhe Supreme PersonaIify of Godhead. They whose
infeIIigence is afrophied by iIIogicaI concIusions dicfafed by pride sfay far away
from fhe fopics of Lord Hari. They who undersfand fhe Vedas buf cannof
become devofees of Lord Krsna do nof acfuaIIy undersfand fhe Vedas.
Disfribufing fhe sweefesf necfar wifh a greaf IadIe, fhese persons wiII nof fouch
if wifh fheir own spoon.
-Sr Madhava Sarasvaf
TEXT 58
jnanavaIambahan hcct
hcct harmavaIambahan
vayam tu nar-asanam
paa-tranavaIambahan
jnana-ol lnowlcdgc; avaIambahan-ialing slclici; hcct-somc; hcct-somc;
harma-ol liuiiivc aciion; avaIambahan-ialing slclici; vayam-wc; tu-bui;
nar-ol Loid Kisna; asanam-ol ilc scivanis; paa-ol ilc lcci; trana-ilc
slclici; avaIambahan-ialing slclici.
Some are incIined fo specuIafive knowIedge and ofher are incIined fo fruifive
work. We, however, are incIined fo fake sheIfer of fhe Iofus feef of Lord Hari`s
servanfs.
-Sr Madhava Sarasvaf
TEXT 59
naman pranaycna tc suhrtnam tanvant tunotsavam
naman pratnayant nanta jaIaa-syaman nctranjanam
saman srut-sashuIim muraIha-jatany aIanhurvatc
hamanivrta-cctasam na vbno nasap nan sobnatc
naman-ilc namcs; pranaycna-wiil lovc; tc-ol You; suhrtnam-ol ilc sainily
dcvoiccs; tanvant-manilcsi; tuna-loi ilc mouil; utsavam-a jubilani lcsiival;
naman- ilc bodily splcndoi; pratnayant-manilcsis; nanta-indccd; jaIaa-ol
a iaincloud; syaman-ilc dail coloi; nctra-loi ilc cycs; anjanam-oinimcni;
saman-ilc music; srut-sashuIim-ilc cais; muraIha-liom ilc lluic; jatan-
pioduccd; aIanhurvatc-dccoiaics; hama-in maiciial scnsc-giaiilicaiion; anivrta-
noi linding lappincss; cctasam-in oui lcaiis; na-lcic; vbno-O almigliy Loid;
na-docs noi; asa-maiciial dcsiic; ap-also; nan-io us; sobnatc-appcai
bcauiilul.
Now fhaf we have become Your devofees, Your hoIy names have affecfionafeIy
creafed a jubiIanf fesfivaI in our moufhs. Your bodiIy spIendor, Iike a dark
raincIoud, has become fhe bIack oinfmenf of our eyes, and fhe music of Your
fIufe has become fhe ornamenf of our ears. We no Ionger fake pIeasure in
maferiaI desires. O AImighfy Lord, maferiaI desires no Ionger appear beaufifuI
fo us.
-Si Rupa Gosvam
TEXT 60
samsarambnas sambnrta-bnrama-bnarc gambnira-tapa-traya-
grancnabngrnitam ugra-gatna hrosantam antar-bnayat
iprcnaya suarsancna vbuna-hIant-ccnaharna
cnta-santatat-runam unara narc mac-ctta-antisvaram
samsara-ol icpcaicd biiil and dcail; ambnas-in ilc waicis; sambnrta-lcld;
bnrama-ol illusions; bnarc-in ilc bcwildcimcni; gambnira-dccp; tapa-ol
misciics; traya-ilicclold; grancna-by ilc ciocodilc; abngrnitam-giaspcd; ugra-
gatna-lciocious; hrosantam-ciying; antan-wiilin; bnayat-oui ol lcai;
iprcna-glowing; aya-now; suarsancna-wiil ilc Sudaisana calia; vbuna-
ol ilc dcmigods; hIant-ilc sullciings; cnaharna-cuiiing; cnta-ol anxiciics;
santatat-by a losi; runam-ovciwlclmcd; unara-plcasc icscuc; narc-O
Kisna; mat-ol mc; ctta-ol ilc mind; antisvaram-ilc clcplani.
The eIephanf of my mind is drowning in fhe wafers of maferiaI iIIusion.
SfrongIy heId by fhe ferocious crocodiIe of fhe fhreefoId miseries, if anxiousIy
cries wifh fear in ifs hearf. O Lord Hari, pIease rescue if wifh Your gIowing
Sudarsana cakra, which cufs fhe sufferings of fhe demigods fo pieces.
-Sr Rupa Gosvam
TEXT 61
vvrta-vvna-banc bnrant-vcga aganc
baIavat bnava-purc majjato mc vurc
asarana-gana-banno na hrpa-haumuino
sahr ahrta-vIambam cn nastavaIambam
vvrta-manilcsicd; vvna-vaiious; banc-sullciings; bnrant-ol ilc wliipool;
vcgat-by ilc loicc; aganc-lailomlcss; baIavat-powcilul; bnava-ol icpcaicd
biiil and dcail; purc-in ilc occan; majjatan-diowning; mc-mc; vurc-lai;
asarna-gana-ol ilosc wlo lavc no slclici; banno-O liicnd; na-O; hrpa-ol
mcicy; haumui-moonligli; no-O moon; sahrt-ilis onc; ahrta-wiiloui;
vIambam-dclay; cn--plcasc givc; nasta-ol Youi land; avaIambam-ilc
cxicnsion.
I am drowning in fhe painfuI, fafhomIess whirIpooI of repeafed birfh and
deafh. O Lord, O friend of fhe sheIferIess, O effuIgenf moon of mercy, pIease,
fhis one fime, quickIy exfend Your hand fo save me.
-Sr Rupa Gosvam
TEXT 62
nrtyan vayu-vgnurntan sva-vtapar gayann aIinam rutar
muncann asru marana-bnubnr aIam romanca-vananhuran
mahano p muhuna murccnat tava smrtya nu vrnavanc
brun prana-samana cctas hatnam namap nayat tc
nrtyan-dancing; vayu-by ilc wind; vgnurntan-agiiaicd; sva-own; vtapan-
by ilc bianclcs; gayan-singing; aInam-ol ilc bccs; rutan-wiil ilc sounds;
muncan-iclcasing; asru-icais; marana-ol loncy; bnubnn-wiil diops;
aIam-gicaily; romanca-laiis sianding cicci; vana-in ilc loicsi; anhuran-by
ilc ncw spiouis; mahanan-ilc mango iicc; ap-also; muhuna-O Kisna;
murcnat-lainis; tava-ol You; smrtya-by ilc mcmoiy; nu-indccd; vrnavanc-
in Vindavana; brun-plcasc icll; prana-as lilc; samana-wlo is as dcai; cctas-
in ilc lcaii; hatnam-wly'; nama-ilc namc; ap-cvcn; na-docs noi; ayat-
aiiivc; tc-Youi.
This mango free in Vrndavana is now overwheImed by remembering You. If
dances, moving if`s branches in fhe breeze. If sings in fhe form of fhese
humming bees. If sheds fears in fhe form of fhese many drops of honey. Ifs
hairs sfand erecf in ecsfasy in fhe form of fhese new sproufs. O Mukunda, as
dear fo me as my own Iife, why is fhis free so fiIIed wifh Iove for You: Who am I
so hard-hearfed fhaf even Your name wiII nof enfer my hearf:
-Sr Isvara Pur
TEXT 63
ya raupai-partranc
ya gajcnrasya mohsanc
mayy artc haruna-murtc
sa tvara hva gata narc
ya-wlicl; raupa-ol Diaupadi; partranc-in ilc pioicciion; ya-wlicl;
gajcnrasya-ol Gajcndia; mohsanc-in ilc libciaiion; may-io mc; artc-
sullciing; haruna-ol mcicy; murtc-O loim; sa-ilai; tvara-spccd; hva-
wlcic'; gata-gonc; narc-O Kisna.
O Lord Hari, O form of mercy, You quickIy rescued bofh Draupad and
Gajendra. Whaf has happened fo fhaf quick acfion now fhaf I suffer so acufeIy:
-Sr AufkaIa
TEXT 6+
ina-bannur t nama tc smaran
yaavcnra patto nam utsanc
bnahta-vatsaIataya tvay srutc
mamaham nrayam asu hampatc
ina-ol ilc wiciclcd; bannun-ilc liicnd; t-ilus; nama-ilc namc; tc-ol
You; smaran-icmcmbciing; yaava-ol ilc Yadavas; nra-O ling; pattan-
lallcn; anam-I; utsanc-bccomc cncouiagcd; bnahta-io ilc dcvoiccs;
vatsaIataya-wiil allcciion; tvay-io You; srutc-lcaid; mamaham-my;
nrayam-lcaii; asu-ai oncc; hampatc-iicmblcs.
O Lord Yadavendra, I am faIIen. When I remember Your name Dna-bandhu
(fhe friend of fhe faIIen) I become encouraged, and when I hear fhaf You Iove
Your devofees my hearf frembIes.
-Sr ]agannafha Sena
TEXT 65
stavahas tava caturmuhnaayo
bnavahas tu bnagavan bnavaayan
scvahan satamahnaayan suran
vasucva ya hc taa vayam
stavahan-ollciing piaycis; tava-io You; caturmuhna-by Loid lialma; aayan-
ilosc lcadcd; bnavahan-lillcd wiil lovc; tu-indccd; bnagavan-O Loid; bnava-
wiil Loid Siva; aayan-ilosc lcadcd; scvahan-scivanis; satamahna-by Loid
India; aayan-ilosc lcadcd; suran-dcmigods; vasucva-O Kisna; ya-il;
hc-wlo'; taa-ilcn; vayam-aic wc.
O Lord, Brahma and his associafes offer prayers fo You, Siva and his associafes
are fuII of Iove for You, and Indra and fhe demigods are Your servanfs. Who are
we in comparison fo fhem:
-Sr Dhanajaya
TEXT 66
parama-harunho na bnavat-paran
parama-socyatamo na ca mat-paran
t vcntya narc may pamarc
ya uctam yau-natna ta acara
parama-supicmcly; harunhan-mcicilul; na-noi; bnavat-ilan You; paran-
moic; parama-supicmcly; socyataman-lamcniablc; na-noi; ca-and; mat-ilan
mc; paran-moic; t-ilus; vcntya-considciing; narc-O Kisna; may-io mc;
pamarc-lallcn and lowly; yat-wlai; uctam-is piopci; yau-ol ilc Yadus;
natna-O Loid; tat-ilai; acara-plcasc do.
O Lord, no one is more mercifuI fhan You, and no one is more pafhefic fhan I.
I am very IowIy and faIIen. O Lord Yadunafha, pIease refIecf on my case and do
fo me whafever is appropriafe.
-aufhor unknown
TEXT 67
bnavobnava-hIcsa-hasa-satanatan
parbnramann nrya-hapatnantarc
nyamyatam manava mc mano-nayas
tva-angnr-sanhau rna-bnaht-bannanc
bnava-by maiciial naiuic; ubnava-pioduccd; hIcsa-ol sullciings; hasa-by ilc
wlips; sata-lundicds; anatan-siiucl; parbnraman-wandciing; nrya-ol ilc
maiciial scnscs; hapatna-ilc bad ioad; antarc-on; nyamyatam-may bc
icsiiaincd; manava-O Kisna; mc-ol mc; manan-ol ilc mind; nayan-ilc
loisc; tvat-ol You; angnr-ol ilc lcci; sanhau-io ilc posi; rna-liim;
bnaht-ol dcvoiional scivicc; bannanc-in ilc iopc.
Beafen by fhe hundred whips of maferiaI sufferings, fhe horse of my mind
runs wiIdIy on fhe bad road of fhe senses. O Lord Madhava, pIease puII up fhe
reins of devofionaI service. Sfop fhe horse and fie if fo fhe posf of Your Iofus
feef.
-aufhor unknown
TEXT 68
na nyato s na hirtto s na manag aranto s prabno
no janmantara-gocarc tava paambnojc ca bnahtn hrta
tcnanam banu-unhna-bnajanataya prapto asam irsim
tvam harunya-nnc vncn harunam sri-hrsna inc may
na-noi; nyatan-mcdiiaicd; as-You lavc bccn; na-noi; hirttan-gloiilicd;
as-You lavc bccn; na-noi; manah-sliglily; arantan-woislippcd; as-You
lavc bccn; prabno-O Loid; na-noi; u-indccd; janma-biiil; antara-gocarc-
wiilin; tava-ol You; paa-lcci; ambnojc-loi ilc loius; ca-also; bnahtn-
dcvoiion; hrta-donc; tcna-by ilis; anam-I; banu-many; unhna-ol sullciings;
bnajanataya-by aiiaining; praptan-aiiaincd; asam-a condiiion; irsim-lilc
ilis; tvam-You; harunya-ol mcicy; nnc-O occan; vncn-plcasc giani;
harunam-mcicy; sri-hrsna-O Si Kisna; inc-pooi; may-io mc.
O Lord, in fhis birfh I have nof medifafed on You, gIorified You, even sIighfIy
worshiped You, or deveIoped any devofion for Your Iofus feef. Thaf is why I
suffer in fhis condifion. I am very poor and faIIen. O Sr Krsna, O ocean of
mercy, pIease be compassionafe on me.
-Sr Sankara
TEXT 69
saranam as narc prabno murarc
jaya manusuana vasucva vsno
nravan haIusaugna-harnam mam
gat-rantam jagaisa rahsa rahsa
saranam-ilc slclici; as-You aic; narc-O Haii; prabno-O Loid; murarc-O
cncmy ol ilc Muia dcmon; jaya-all gloiics; manusuana-O lillci ol ilc Madlu
dcmon; vasucva-O son ol Vasudcva; vsno-O all-pcivading Loid; nravan-
boundlcss; haIusa-ol sins; augna-a losi; harnam-pciloiming; mam-mc;
gat-a goal; rantam-wiiloui; jagaisa-O masici ol ilc univcisc; rahsa-plcasc
pioicci; rahsa-plcasc pioicci.
I have no goaI in Iife, and I have commifed counfIess sins. O Lord Hari, O
Murari, You are my sheIfer. O Madhusudana, O Vasudeva. O Visnu, aII gIories
fo You. O ]agadsa, pIease profecf me, pIease profecf me.
-aufhor unknown
TEXT 70
naau murarc nsaau murarc
narnc murarc nsarnc murarc
nantc murarc nsantc murarc
tvam cho gatr nas tvam cho gatr nan
na-ol ilc day; aau-in ilc bcginning; murarc-O Kisna; nsa-ol ilc nigli;
aau-in ilc bcginning; murarc-O Kisna; na-ol ilc day; arnc-in ilc
middlc; murarc-O Kisna; nsa-ol ilc nigli; arnc-in ilc middlc; murarc-O
Kisna; na-ol ilc day; antc-ai ilc cnd; murarc-O Kisna; nsa-ol ilc nigli;
antc-ai ilc cnd; murarc-O Kisna; tvam-You; chan-ilc only; gatn-goal ol
lilc; nan-loi us; tvam-You; chan-ilc only; gatn-goal ol lilc; nan-loi us.
O Lord Murari, during fhe beginning, middIe and end of aII our days and
nighfs, You aIways remain fhe onIy goaI of our Iives.
-Sr Daksinafya
TEXT 71
ay nana-tanuja hnharam
pattam mam vsamc bnavambunau
hrpaya tava paa-panhaja-
stnta-nuIi-sarsam vcntaya
ay-ol, My Loid; nana-tanuja-ilc son ol Nanda Malaiaja, Kisna; hnharam-
ilc scivani; pattam-lallcn; mam-Mc; vsamc-loiiiblc; bnava-ambunau-in ilc
occan ol ncscicncc; hrpaya-by causclcss mcicy; tava-Youi; paa-panhaja-loius
lcci; stnta-siiuaicd ai; nuI-sarsam-lilc a paiiiclc ol dusi; vcntaya-lindly
considci.
O My Lord, O Krsna, son of Maharaja Nanda, I am Your efernaI servanf, buf
because of My own fruifive acfs, I have faIIen in fhis horribIe ocean of nescience.
Now pIease be causeIessIy mercifuI fo Me. Consider Me a parficIe of dusf af
Your Iofus feef.'
-Sr Caifanya Mahaprabhu
Bhakfanam nisfha
The Devofees` Faifh
TEXT 72
na vayam havayo na tarhha
na ca vcanta-ntanta-paragan
na ca va-nvarahan param
hapatabnira-hsora-hnharan
na-noi; vayam-wc; havayan-pocis; na-noi; tarhtan-logicians; na-noi; ca-
and; vcanta-ol Vcdania; ntanta-gicaily; para-io ilc laiilci sloic; gan-gonc;
na-noi; ca-also; va-nvarahan-cxpcii in dcbaic; param-ilcn; hapata-
clcaiing; abnira-cowlcid; hsora-ol a boy; hnharan-ilc scivanis.
We are nof poefs. We are nof Iogicians. We are nof phiIosophers who have
crossed fo fhe farfher shore of Vedanfa. We are nof eIoquenf debafers. We are
fhe servanfs of a rascaI cowherd boy.
-Sr Sarvabhauma Bhaffacarya
TEXT 73
parvaatu jano yatna tatnayam
nanu muhnaro na vayam vcarayaman
nar-rasa-mara-maat-matta
bnuv vIutnama natama nrvsama
parvaatu-may icbulc; janan-ilc pcoplc; yatna-jusi as; tatna-in ilai way;
ayam-ilis; nanu-is ii noi so'; muhnaran-iallaiivc; na-noi; vayam-wc;
vcarayaman-considci ii; nar-ol Loid Haii; rasa-ol ilc ncciai; mara-maa-
by ilc liquoi; at-cxiicmcly; mattan-inioxicaicd; bnuv-on ilc giound;
vIutnama-I will ioll; natama-I will dancc; nrvsama-I will cnjoy.
The faIkafive peopIe wiII rebuke us. Is if nof: We do nof care. We wiII drink
fhe Iiquor of Iove for Lord Hari. We wiII become compIefeIy infoxicafed. We
wiII roII abouf on fhe ground. We wiII dance. We wiII experience ecsfasy.
-Sr Sarvabhauma Bhaffacarya
TEXT 7+
nanam vpro na ca nara-patr nap vasyo na suro
nanam varn na ca grna-patr no vanastno yatr va
hntu proyan-nhnIa-paramanana-purnamrtabncr
gopi-bnartun paa-hamaIayor asa-asanuasan
na-noi; anam-I; vpran-a bialmana; na-noi; ca-also; nara-patn-a ling oi
lsaiiiya; na-noi; ap-also; vasyan-bclonging io ilc mciclaniilc class; na-noi;
suran-bclonging io ilc woilci class; na-noi; anam-I; varni-bclonging io any
casic, oi bialmacai (A bialmacai may bclong io any casic. Anyonc can bccomc a
bialmacai oi lcad a lilc ol cclibacy); na-noi; ca-also; grna-patn-louscloldci;
no-noi; vana-stnan-vanapiasila, onc wlo, alici iciiicmcni liom lamily lilc, gocs
io ilc loicsi io lcain low io bc dciaclcd liom lamily lilc; yatn-mcndicani oi
icnunciani; va-ciilci; hntu-bui; proyan-biilliani; nhnIa-univcisal; parama-
anana-wiil iiansccndcnial bliss; purna-complcic; amrta-abncn-wlo is ilc
occan ol ncciai; gopi-bnartun-ol ilc Supicmc Pcison, wlo is ilc mainiainci ol
ilc gops; paa-hamaIayon-ol ilc iwo loius lcci; asa-ol ilc scivani; asa-
anuasan-ilc scivani ol ilc scivani.
I am nof a brahmana, I am nof a ksafriya, I am nof a vaisya or a sudra. Nor am
I a brahmacar, a househoIder, a vanaprafha or a sannyas. I idenfify MyseIf onIy
as fhe servanf of fhe servanf of fhe servanf of fhe Iofus feef of Lord Sr Krsna,
fhe mainfainer of fhe gops. He is Iike an ocean of necfar, and He is fhe cause of
universaI franscendenfaI bIiss. He is aIways exisfing wifh briIIiance.'
-Sr Caifanya Mahaprabhu
TEXT 75
nanyanam nr bnasatam grvara-pratyagra-hunjauhasam
satyanana-rasam vhara-vbnava-vyavrttam antar-manan
asmaham hIa baIIavi-rat-raso vrnatavi-IaIaso
gopan ho p mancnraniIa-rucras cttc munun hriatu
nanyanam-ol ilosc wlo aic loiiunaic; nr-in ilc lcaii; bnasatam-manilcsi;
grvara-ol Govaidlana Hill; prat-in cacl; agra-hunja-giovc; auhasam-
icsiding; satya-iiansccndcnial; anana-ol bliss; rasam-ncciai; vhara-vbnava-
vyavrta-m-iiansccndcnial ccsiasy; antan-in ilc lcaii; manan-lcsiival;
asmaham-ol us; hIa-indccd; baIIavi-wiil ilc gops; rat-rasan-wiil ilc
ncciai ol lovc; vrna-atav-in Vindavana loicsi; IaIasan-cagcily cnjoying
pasiimcs; gopan-cowlcid boy; han ap-a cciiain; mana-gicai; nraniIa-ol a
sappliic; rucran-wiil ilc splcndoi; cttc-in ilc lcaii; munun-icpcaicdly;
hriatu-may cnjoy pasiimcs.
May fhe cowherd boy who is a fesfivaI of ecsfafic bIiss for fhe hearfs of fhe
forfunafe creafures residing in fhe groves of Govardhana HiII, who is fhe Iover
of fhe gops, who eagerIy enjoy pasfimes in Vrndavana foresf, and whose
compIexion is as spIendid as a greaf sapphire, efernaIIy enjoy franscendenfaI
pasfimes in our hearfs.
-Sr Isvara Pur
TEXT 76
rasam prasamsantu havtva-nstna
branmamrtam vca-sro-nvstan
vayam tu gunja-haItavatamsam
grnita-vamsam ham ap srayaman
rasam-ilc mcllows ol pociiy; prasamsantu-may gloiily; havtva-io pociiy;
nstnan-ilosc dcvoicd; branma-ol lialman; amrtam-ilc ncciai; vca-sran-
nvstan-ilosc dcvoicd io siudying ilc Vcdas; vayam-wc; tu-bui; gunja-ol
gunja; haIta-laslioncd; avatamsam-vtn a garIan, grnita-ialcn; vamsam-a
lluic; ham ap-ol a cciiain pcison; srayaman-wc lavc ialcn slclici.
Those devofed fo poefry may praise fhe necfar of poefry and fhose devofed fo
Vedic sfudy may praise fhe necfar of impersonaI Brahman. We wiII praise
neifher. We wiII simpIy fake sheIfer of a fIufisf who wears a guja-neckIace.
-Sr Yadavendra Pur
TEXT 77
nyanatitam hm ap paramam yc tu janant tattvam
tcsam astam nraya-hunarc suna-cn-matra atma
asmaham tu prahrt-manuran smcra-vahtraravno
mcgna-syaman hanaha-parnn panhajahso yam atma
nyana-mcdiiaiion; atitam-bcyond; hm ap-somciling; paramam-supicmc;
yc-wlo; tu-indccd; janant-undcisiand; tattvam-ilc iiuil; tcsam-ol ilcm;
astam-may bc; nraya-hunarc-in ilc lcaii; suna-puic; ct-matran-
iiansccndcni; atma-scll; asmaham-ol us; tu-bui; prahrt-by naiuic;
manuran-swccily claiming; smcra-smiling; vahtra-lacc; aravnan-loius;
mcgna-as a cloud; syaman-dail; hanaha-wiil goldcn; parnn-gaimcnis;
panhaja-loius; ahsan-wiil cycs; ayam-ilis; atma-pcison.
They who undersfand fhe inconceivabIe, impersonaI absoIufe wiII find fhaf
pure franscendence in fheir hearfs. Thaf is nof, however, whaf is in our hearfs.
In our hearfs resides a charming, Iofus-faced, Iofus-eyed person who wears
goIden garmenfs and whose compIexion is fhe coIor of a dark raincIoud.
-Sr Kavirafna
TEXT 78
jatu prartnayatc na partnva-paam nanrc pac moatc
sannatc na ca yoga-snsu nyam mohsam ca nahanhsatc
haIni-vana-siman stnra-tan-mcgna-yutau hcvaIam
sunc branman baIIavi-bnuja-Iata-banc mano navat
jatu-cvci; prartnayatc-piays; na-noi; partnva-ol an caiilly ling; paam-ilc
posi; na-noi; anrc-ol India, ilc ling ol Svaigalola; pac-ilc posi; moatc-
plcascs; sannattc-lixcs; na-noi; ca-and; yoga-ol ilc yoga sysicm; snsu-
on ilc mysiic pcilcciions; nyam-ilc mind; mohsam-libciaiion; ca-also; na-
noi; ahansatc-dcsiics; haIni-ol ilc Yamuna Rivci; vana-in ilc loicsi;
siman-on ilc sloic; stnra-siaiionaiy; tat-liglining llasl; mcgna-a cloud;
yutau-ilc splcndoi; hcvaIam-only; sunc-puic; branman-ilc lialman;
baIIavi-ol a gop; bnuja-ol ilc aim; Iata-by ilc vinc; banc-bound; manan-
ilc mind; navat-iuns.
My mind never prays for fhe posf of an earfhIy king. The posf of King Indra
does nof appeaI fo if. If does nof Iike fhe yogic perfecfions. If does nof yearn
affer Iiberafion. If onIy runs affer fhe pure supreme Brahman, who, bound by
fhe vine of a gop`s arm, appears Iike a dark raincIoud and sfafionary Iighfning
fIash in fhe foresf by fhe Yamuna`s shore.
-Sr Kavirafna
TEXT 79
sannya-vanana bnaram astu bnavato bnon snana tubnyam namo
bno cvan ptaras ca tarpana-vnau nanam hsaman hsamyatam
yatra hvap nsaya yaava-huIottamasya hamsa-vsan
smaram smaram agnam naram ta aIam manyc hm anycna mc
sannya-vanana-O Sandlya-vadana; bnaram-auspiciousncss; astu-lci ilcic
bc; bnavatc-io you; bnon-O; snana-bail; tubnyam-io you; naman-obcisanccs;
bnon-O; cvan-dcmigods; ptaran-loiclailci; ca-also; tarpana-vnau-in ilc
ollciing ol iaipana; na-noi; anam-I am; hsaman-ablc; hsamyatam-may bc
loigivcn; yatra-wlcic; hva ap-somcwlcic; nsaya-siiiing; yaava-ol ilc
Yadu; huIa-ol ilc dynasiy; uttamsasya-ol ilc ciown; hamsa-ol Kamsa; vsan-
ol ilc cncmy; smaram-icmcmbciing; smaram-and icmcmbciing; agnam-sin;
naram-I icmovc; tat-ilai; aIam-sullicicni; manyc-I ilinl; hm-wlai is ilc
usc'; anycna-ol somciling clsc; mc-loi mc.
O my evening prayer, aII good unfo you. O my morning bafh, I bid you good-
bye. O demigods and forefafhers, pIease excuse me. I am unabIe fo perform any
more offerings for your pIeasure. Now I have decided fo free myseIf from aII
reacfions fo sins simpIy by remembering anywhere and everywhere fhe greaf
descendanf of Yadu and fhe greaf enemy of Kamsa [Lord Krsna|. I fhink fhaf
fhis is sufficienf for me. So whaf is fhe use of furfher endeavors:'
-Sr Madhavendra Pur
TEXT 80
snanam mIanam abnut hrya na ca hrya sannya ca vannyabnava
vcan hncam avapa sastra-pataIi samputtantan-spnuta
narmo marma-nato ny anarma-ncayan prayan hsayam praptavan
cttam cumbat yaavcnra-caranambnojc mamanar-nsam
snanam-bailing; mIanam-wiilcicd; abnut-was; hrya-Vcdic siudics; na-noi;
ca-also; hrya-io bc donc; sannya-iiiuals pciloimcd ai suniisc, noon and
sunsci; ca-also; vannya-baiicn; abnavat-wcic; vcan-ilc Vcda; hncam-
unlappincss; avapa-aiiaincd; sastra-ol sciipiuics; pataI-ilc muliiiudc;
smaputta-boxcd up; antan-spnuta-in ilc lcaii; narman-piciy; marma-ai ilc
coic ol lilc; natan-woundcd; n-indccd; anarma-ol sinlul acis; ncayan-ilc
losi; prayan-loi ilc mosi paii; hsayam-dcsiiuciion; praptavan-aiiaincd;
cttam-lcaii; cumbat-lisscs; yaava-ol ilc Yadu dynasiy; nra-ol ilc ling
(Kisna); carana-ol ilc lcci; ambnojc-ilc iwo loius llowcis; mama-ol mc;
anan-day; nsam-and nigli.
My rifuaI bafh has wiIfed away, my reIigious dufies are undone, my prayers af
sunrise, noon, and sunsef are unsaid, fhe four Vedas are unhappy, fhe hosf of
ofher scripfures sfay boxed in fhe hearf, fheir orders unfoIIowed, maferiaI piefy
is wounded af fhe core of ifs Iife, and a muIfifude of sins are anihiIafed, for day
and nighf my hearf kisses fhe fwo Iofus feef of Lord Yadavendra.
-aufhor unknown
TEXT 81
cvahi-tanaya-scvahi-bnavan
yo bnavan sa bnavan hm tatan
utpatnc hvacana sat-patnc p va
manasam vrajatu ava-csham
cvah-ol Dcvali; tanaya-ol ilc son; scvah-a scivani; bnavan-bccomc; yan-
onc wlo; bnavan-bccomcs; san-lc; bnavan-bccomcs; hm-low'; tatan-
ilcn; utpatnc-on a iougl pail; hvacana-somconc; sat-patnc-on a smooil pail;
ap-cvcn; va-oi; manasam-ilc lcaii; vrajatu-may go; ava-ol ilc Supicmc
Loid; cstam-io ilc insiiuciions.
I wiII become a servanf of fhe son of Devak. Because of my pasf karma fhe
pafh may be rough or smoofh. Whaf is fhaf fo me:
-aufhor unknown
TEXT 82
mugnam mam ngaantu nit-npuna bnrantam munur vahan
manam bannava-sancaya jaa-nyam muhtaaran soaran
unmattam vvcha-caturan hamam mana-ambnham
mohtum na hsamatc manag ap mano govna-paa-sprnam
mugnam-illusioncd; mam-mc; ngaantu-may say; nt-in moialiiy;
npunan-ilc cxpciis; bnrantam-mislcd; munun-coniinually; vahan-cxpciis
in Vcdic aciiviiics; manam-a lool; bannava-ol liicnds and iclaiivcs;
sancayan-losis; jaa-siunicd; nyam-wlosc iniclligcncc; muhta-wiiloui;
aaran-icspcci; soaran-bioilcis; unmattam-mad; nannan-ilc wcalily;
vvcha-caturan-lcaincd plilosoplcis; hamam-io ilcii lcaiis conicni; mana-
ambnham-vciy pioud; mohtum-io abandon; na-noi; hsamatc-is ablc;
manah-sliglily; ap-cvcn; manan-my mind; govna-ol Loid Kisna; paa-ol
ilc lcci; sprnam-ilc dcsiic.
Lef fhe sharp moraIisf accuse me of being iIIusioned; I do nof mind. Experfs in
Vedic acfivifies may sIander me as being misIed, friends and reIafives may caII
me frusfrafed, my brofhers may caII me a fooI, fhe weaIfhy mammonifes may
poinf me ouf as mad, and fhe Iearned phiIosophers may asserf fhaf I am much
foo proud; sfiII my mind does nof budge an inch from fhe deferminafion fo
serve fhe Iofus feef of Govinda, fhough I be unabIe fo do if.'
-Sr Madhavendra Pur
TEXT 83
syamam cva param rupam
puri manu-puri vara
vayan hasoraham nycyam
aya cva paro rasan
syamam-ilc loim ol Syamasundaia; cva-cciiainly; param-supicmc; rupam-
loim; puri-ilc placc; manu-puri-Mailuia; vara-bcsi; vayan-ilc agc;
hasoraham-licsl youil; nycyam-always io bc mcdiiaicd on; ayan-ilc
oiiginal iiansccndcnial mcllow, oi conjugal lovc; cva-cciiainly; paran-ilc
supicmc; rasan-mcllow.
The form of Syamasundara is fhe supreme form, fhe cify of Mafhura is fhe
supreme abode, Lord Krsna`s fresh youfh shouId aIways be medifafed upon, and
fhe meIIow of conjugaI Iove is fhe supreme meIIow.'
-Sr Raghupafi Upadhyaya
TEXT 8+
puratan spnuratu vmuhts
cram na rajyam harotu varajyam
pasupaIa-baIaha-patcn
scvam cvabnvancnam
puratan-in ilc picscncc; spnuratu-may bccomc manilcsi; vmuhtn-libciaiion;
cram-cnduiing; na-lcic; rajyam-lingdom; harotu-may bc; varajyam-ol
Loid lialma; pasupaIa-ol ilc cowlcid; baIaha-boys; patcn-ol ilc lcadci;
scvam-ilc scivicc; cva-cciiainly; abnvancnam-I dcsiic.
Liberafion may appear before me. The enduring kingdom of Lord Brahma may
aIso appear before me. I do nof care for fhem. I simpIy desire fo serve Lord
Krsna, fhe Ieader of fhe cowherd boys.
-Sr Suroffamacarya
TEXT 85
hsaun-pattvam atnavaham ahncanatvam
ntyam aas banu-manam atnapamanam
vahuntna-vasam atna va narahc nvasam
na vasucva mama nast gats tva-anya
hsaun-pattvam-ilc posi ol a ling; atnava-oi; cham-onc; ahncanatvam-a
povciiy-siiiclcn condiiion; ntyam-always; aas-You givc; banu-vciy;
manam-icspcciablc; atna-oi; apamanam-noi icspccicd; vahuntna-in
Vailunila; vasam-icsidcncc; atna va-oi; narahc-in lcll; nvasam-icsidcncc;
na-O; vasucva-Kisna; mama-ol mc; na-noi; ast-is; gatn-goal; tvat-loi
You; anya-cxccpi.
O Vasudeva, You may make a king, or a poverfy-sfricken beggar. You may
make ofhers respecf me, or reviIe me. You may give residence in Vaikunfha, or
in heII. Whafever You do, You wiII aIways remain fhe onIy goaI of my Iife. No
one eIse wiII ever become my goaI.
-Srgarbha Kavndra
TEXT 86
satu svarajyam va
vtaratu tapa-trayam vap
suhntam unhntam ap mam
na vmuncatu hcsavan svami
satu-may slow; svarajyam-Youi own lingdom; va-oi; vtaratu-may givc;
tapa-misciics; trayam-ilicc-lold; va-oi; ap-cvcn; suhntam-lappy;
unhntam-disiicsscd; ap-cvcn; mam-mc; na-noi; vmuncatu-may abandon;
hcsavan-Kisna; svami-Loid.
He may show His own kingdom, or He may make me suffer fhe fhree-foId
miseries. Whefher I suffer or enjoy, I pray fhaf Lord Kesava never abandon me.
-Sr Kaviraja Misra
Bhakfanam saufsukya-prarfhana
The Devofees` Earnesf Prayers
TEXT 87
nanananana-paaravnayon
syanamana-maharana-bnavan
snnavan parama-sauhnya-sampaam
nanayantu nrayam mamansam
nana-nanana-ol Loid Kisna, ilc son ol Malaiaja Nanda; paa-lcci;
aravnayon-ol ilc iwo loius llowcis; syanamana-llowing; maharana-ol
loncy; bnavan-diops; snnavan-occans; parama-iiansccndcnial; sauhnya-
ol lappincss; sampaam-ilc opulcncc; nanayantu-may dcligli; nrayam-
lcaii; mama-my; ansam-day and nigli.
The drops of honey frickIing from fhe fwo Iofus fIowers of Lord
Nandanandana`s feef are so many oceans of franscendenfaI bIiss. I pray fhose
drops of honey may efernaIIy deIighf my hearf.
-Srkaracarya
TEXT 88
na vatsan samacaraya
na nan svami jagau vamsim
t sasram gaato mc
yamuna-tirc nam yayat
na-lcic; vatsan-ilc calvcs; samacarayat-lcidcd; na-lcic; nan-oui; svami-
Loid; jagau-playcd; vamsim-ilc lluic; t-ilus; sa-wiil; asram-icais;
gaatan-spcaling; mc-ol mc; yamuna-ol ilc Yamuna; tirc-on ilc sloic;
nam-ilc day; yayat-may pass.
Here our Lord herded fhe caIves, and here He pIayed fhe fIufe.` I pray fhaf I
may pass my days shedding fears as I speak fhese words on fhe Yamuna`s shore.
-Sr Raghupafi Upadhyaya
TEXT 89
anusiIta-hunja-vathayam
jagnanaIambta-pita-sathayam
muraIi-haIa-hujtc ratayam
mama ccto stu haamba-cvatayam
anusiIta-siaying; hunja-in ilc giovc; vathayam-in ilc gaidcn; jagnana-on
ilc lips; aIambta-icsiing; pita-ycllow; sathayam-gaimcni; muraIi-ol ilc
lluic; haIa-ilc swcci music; hujtc-sounding; ratayam-inicni; mama-ol mc;
cctan-ilc lcaii; astu-may bc; haamba-ol ilc ladamba llowcis; cvatayam-
on ilc diciy.
The Supreme PersonaIify of Godhead is decorafed wifh yeIIow kadamba
fIowers. A yeIIow dhof girds His waisf, He enjoys pIaying sweef fIufe music in
fhe foresf garden. I pray fhaf my hearf may become fixed on Him.
-Sr Govinda
TEXT 90
arahta-irgna-nayano nayanabnraman
hanarpa-hot-IaItam vapur aananan
bnuyat sa mc ya nrayamburunanvarti
vrnatavi-nagara-nagara-cahravarti
arahta-icddisl; irgna-long; nayanan-cycs; nayana-ol ilc cycs; abnraman-
ilc dcligli; hanarpa-ol cupids; hot-ol millions; IaItam-moic claiming;
vapun-a loim; aananan-manilcsiing; bnuyat-may bc; san-Hc; mc-ol mc;
aya-now; nraya-ol ilc lcaii; amburuna-ol ilc loius llowci; anvarti-in ilc
middlc; vrnatavi-ol Vindavana; nagara-ol ilc iown; nagara-ol ilc icsidcnis;
cahravarti-ilc iulci.
May Lord Krsna, who has Iong reddish eyes, whose franscendenfaI form is
more charming fhan miIIions of Kamadevas, who is very pIeasing fo fhe eyes,
and who is fhe king of Vrndavana viIIage, appear on fhe Iofus fIower of my
hearf.
-Sr Bhavananda
TEXT 91
Iavanyamrta-vanya
manurma-Ianari-paripahan
harunyanam nrayam
hapata-hsoran parspnuratu
Iavanya-ol bcauiy; amrta-ol ilc ncciai; vanya-ilc llood; manurma-ol
swccincss; Ianari-wiil wavcs; paripahan-lillcd; harunyanam-ol mcicy;
nrayam-ilc lcaii; hapata-iascal; hsoran-a youil; parspnuratu-may appcai.
I pray fhaf Lord Krsna, fhe mischievous youfh who is a fIood of
handsomeness, who is waves of sweef charm, and who is fhe hearf of mercy,
may appear before me.
-Sr Sarvabhauma Bhaffacarya
TEXT 92
bnavantu tatra janman
yatra tc muraIi-haIan
harna-pcyatvam ayat
hm mc nrvana-vartaya
bnavantu-may bc; tatra-ilcic; janman-biiils; yatra-wlcic; tc-ol You;
muraIi-ol ilc lluic; haIan-ilc swcci music; harna-by ilc cais; pcyatvam-ilc
siaic ol bcing diunl; ayat-aiiains; hm-wlai'; mc-loi mc; nrvana-ol
impcisonal libciaiion; vartaya-is ilc usc ol ialling.
O Lord, I pray fhaf I may fake birfh again and again in a pIace where my ears
may drink fhe sweef music of Your fIufe. Whaf is fhe use of faIking fo me abouf
impersonaI Iiberafion:
-Sr Sarvabhauma Bhaffacarya
TEXT 93
asvayam pramaa-raaccnaam va sravyam navam jaIptam
baIaya va rsya uttama-vanu-Iavanya-Iahsmir va
prognosyam cra-vprayuhta-vanta-sancsa-vaniva mc
navcyam cartam ca rupam ansam sri-hrsna namastu tc
asvayam-io bc iasicd; pramaa-ol a woman; raaccnaam-ilc lips; va-lilc;
sravyam-io bc lcaid; navam-ncw; jaIptam-convcisaiion; baIayan-ol a young
giil; va-lilc; rsyam-io bc sccn; uttama-supicmc; vanu-ol a wilc; Iavanya-
ol bcauiy; Iahsmin-ilc opulcncc; va-lilc; prognosyam-io bc spolcn aloud;
cra-loi a long iimc; vprayuhta-scpaiaicd; vanta-ol a woman; sancsa-in a
lciici; vani-ilc siaicmcni; va-lilc; mc-loi mc; navcyam-ilc icmnanis ol
loodsiull; cartam-pasiimcs; ca-and; rupam-loim; ansam-day and nigli; sri-
hrsna-O Si Kisna; nama-ilc namc; astu-may bccomc; tc-ol You.
O Lord Krsna, I pray fhaf fhe remnanfs of Your foodsfuff may become as
paIafabIe for fo me as a woman`s Iips are paIafabIe for a maferiaIisf. I pray fhaf
fhe narrafion of Your pasfimes may become as sweef fo my ears as fhe words of
a young girI are sweef for a maferiaIisf. I pray fhaf fhe sighf of Your
franscendenfaI form may become as pIeasing fo my eyes as fhe beaufy of a
young bride is pIeasing fo her husband. I pray fhaf I may aIways chanf Your
hoIy name in fhe same way a Iover reads aIoud a Ieffer from his Iong-separafed
beIoved.
-aufhor unknown
TEXT 9+
nayanam gaIa-asru-naraya
vaanam gagaa-runya gra
puIahar nctam vapun haa
tava nama-grananc bnavsyat
nayanam-ilc cycs; gaIat-asru-naraya-by siicams ol icais iunning down;
vaanam-mouil; gagaa-laliciing; runaya-clolcd up; gra-wiil woids;
puIahan-wiil cicciion ol ilc laiis duc io iiansccndcnial lappincss; nctam-
covcicd; vapun-ilc body; haa-wlcn; tava-Youi; nama-grananc-in claniing
ilc namc; bnavsyat-will bc.
My dear Lord, when wiII My eyes be beaufified by fiIIing wifh fears fhaf
consfanfIy gIide down as I chanf Your hoIy name: When wiII My voice faIfer and
aII fhe hairs on My body sfand erecf in franscendenfaI happiness as I chanf Your
hoIy name:'
-Sr Caifanya Mahaprabhu
TEXT 95
na nanam na janam na sunarim
havtam va jagasa hamayc
mama janman jamanisvarc
bnavata bnahtr anatuhi tvay
na-noi; nanam-iiclcs; na-noi; janam-lollowcis; na-noi; sunarim-a vciy
bcauiilul woman; havtam-liuiiivc aciiviiics dcsciibcd in llowciy languagc; va-
oi; jagat-isa-O Loid ol ilc univcisc; hamayc-I dcsiic; mama-My; janman-in
biiil; janman-alici biiil; isvarc-unio ilc Supicmc Pcisonaliiy ol Godlcad;
bnavatat-lci ilcic bc; bnahtn-dcvoiional scivicc; anatuhi-wiil no moiivcs;
tvay-unio You.
O Lord of fhe universe, I do nof desire maferiaI weaIfh, maferiaIisfic foIIowers,
a beaufifuI wife or fruifive acfivifies described in fIowery Ianguage. AII I wanf,
Iife affer Iife, is unmofivafed devofionaI service fo You.'
-Sr Caifanya Mahaprabhu
TEXT 96
govarnana-prastna-navambuvanan
haIna-hanya-nava-niIa-paman
vrnavanoara-tamaIa-sahni
tapa-trayasyabnbnavam harotu
govarnana-on Govaidlana Hill; prastna-siaying; nava-a ncw; ambuvanan-
iaincloud; haIna-hanya-in ilc Yamuna Rivci; nava-a licsl; niIa-bluc;
pamam-loius llowci; vrnavana-in Vindavana loicsi; uara-a gicai; tamaIa-
iamala; sahn-iicc; tapa-misciics; trayasya-ol ilc ilicc-lold; abnbnavam-ilc
dclcai; harotu-may do.
May Lord Krsna, who is a fresh raincIoud over Govardhana HiII, a new bIue
Iofus in fhe Yamuna River, and a greaf famaIa free in Vrndavana foresf, profecf
me from fhe fhree-foId miseries of maferiaI exisfance.
-Sr Gaudya
TEXT 97
ananga-rasa-caturi-capaIa-caru-nctrancaIas
caIan-mahara-hunaIa-spnurta-hant-gana-stnaIan
vrajoIIasta-nagari-nhara-rasa-Iasyotsuhan
sa mc sapa manasc spnuratu ho p gopaIahan
ananga-ol amoious lovc; rasa-in ilc mcllows; catur-cxpciincss; capaIa-
icsilcss; caru-bcauiilul; nctra-ol ilc cycs; ancaIan-ilc coincis; caIat-moving;
mahara-slail; hunaIa-caiiings; spnurta-glisicning; hant-splcndoi; gana-
stnaIan-on ilc clccls; vraja-ol Viaja; uIIasta-splcndid; nagar-ol giils;
nhara-wiil a muliiiudc; Iasya-dancc; rasa-iasa; Iasya-dancc; utsuhan-
cagci; san-Hc; mc-ol mc; sapa-ai oncc; manasc-in ilc lcaii; spnuratu-may
appcai; han ap- a cciiain; gopaIahan-cowlcid boy.
I pray fhaf fhe cowherd boy who experfIy casfs amorous gIances from fhe
corners of His resfIess eyes, whose cheeks are decorafed wifh gIisfening,
beaufifuI, swinging shark-shaped earrings, and who is very eager fo enjoy fhe
rasa dance wifh fhe beaufifuI girIs of Vraja, may af once appear wifhin my hearf.
-Sr Madhavendra Pur
Bhakfanam ufkanfha
The Devofees` Yearning
TEXT 98
srutayan paIaIa-hapan
hm na vayam sampratam cnuman
anryata purava nayanar
abniribnn param branma
srutayan-ilc siuii-sasiias; paIaIa-a buncl ol siiaw; haIpan-lilc; hm-wly';
na-lcic; vayam-wc; sampratam-now; cnuman-considci; anryata-las bccn
ialcn; pura-bcloic; cva-cciiainly; nayanan-by ilc cycs; abnrbnn-wiil ilc
gops; param-ilc Supicmc lialman.
The srufi-sasfra is insignificanf as a bunch of sfraw. Why do we now fhink in
fhis way: Our eyes have seen fhe Supreme Brahman enjoying pasfimes wifh fhe
gops.
-Sr Raghupafi Upadhyaya
TEXT 99
ham prat hatnaytum isc
samprat ho va pratitm ayatu
go-pat-tanaya-hunjc
gopa-vanuti-vtam branma
ham prat-unio wlom; hatnaytum-io spcal; isc-am I ablc; samprat-now;
han-wlo; va-oi; pratitm-bclicl; ayatu-would do; go-pat-ol ilc sun-god;
tanaya-ol ilc dauglici (ilc Yamuna); njc-in ilc buslcs on ilc banl; gopa-
vanut-ol ilc cowlcid giils; vtam-ilc lunici; branma-tnc Suprcmc
PcrsonaIty oj Gonca.
To whom can I speak who wiII beIieve me when I say fhaf Krsna, fhe Supreme
PersonaIify of Godhead, is hunfing fhe gops in fhe bushes by fhe banks of fhe
River Yamuna: In fhis way fhe Lord demonsfrafes His pasfimes.'
-Sr Raghupafi Upadhyaya
TEXT 100
jnatam hanabnujam matam parctavanvihshi shsta
mimamsa vtava sanhnya-saranr yogc vtirna matn
vcantan parsiItan sa-rabnasam hntu spnuran-manuri-
nara hacana nanasunu-muraIi mac-cttam aharsat
jnatam-undcisiood; hanabnujam-ol Kanada Rsi; matam-ilc plilosoply;
parcta-siudicd; cva-cciiainly; anvihshi-ilc nyaya plilosoply ol Gauiama Rsi;
shsta-siudicd; mimamsa-ilc Kaima-mmamsa plilosoply ol Jaimini; vta-
undcisiood; cva-cciiainly; sanhnya-ilc sanhnya plilosoply ol pscudo-Kapila;
sarann-ilc pail; yogc-in ilc yoga plilosoply ol Paianjali Rsi; vtirna-applicd;
matn-ilc mind; vcantan-ilc Vcdania plilosoply ol Vyasa; parsiItan-
siudicd; sa-wiil; rabnasam-aidoi; hntu-lowcvci; spnurat-manilcsiing;
manuri-ol swccincss; nara-siicam; hacana-a cciiain; nana-ol Nanda
Malaiaja; sunu-ol ilc son; muraIi-ilc lluic; mat-my; cttam-lcaii; aharsat-
aiiiacis.
I have carefuIIy undersfood Kanada`s Paramanuvada phiIosophy. I have
sfudied Gaufama`s Nyaya phiIosophy. I know ]aimini`s Karma-mmamsa
phiIosophy. I have aIready fraveIed on fhe pafh of pseudo-KapiIa`s Sankhya
phiIosophy. I have appIied my mind fo PafajaIi`s Yoga phiIosophy. I have
ardenfIy sfudied Vyasa`s Vedanfa phiIosophy. None of fhese affracfs me. If is fhe
fIood of sweefness from Lord Nandasunu`s fIufe fhaf affracfs my hearf.
-Sr Sarvabhauma Bhaffacarya
TEXT 101
amari-muhna-sinu-manurinam
Ianari hacana caturi haIanam
taraIi-hurutc mano maiyam
muraIi-naa-parampara murarcn
amari-ol dcmigoddcsscs; muhna-liom ilc mouils; sinu-ol ncciai;
manurinam-ol swccincss; Ianari-wavcs; hacana-a cciiain; caturi-cxpciincss;
haIanam-ol ilc aiis; taraIi-hurutc-malc iicmblc; manan-lcaii; maiyam-my;
muraIi-ol ilc lluic; naa-ol sounds; parampara-ilc succssion; mura-arcn-ol
Loid Kisna, ilc cncmy ol ilc Muia dcmon.
EcIipsing bofh fhe demigoddesses` arfisfry and fhe waves of sweefness fIowing
from fheir moufhs, fhe music of Lord Murari`s fIufe makes my hearf frembIe.
-Sr Sarvabhauma Bhaffacarya
TEXT 102
apalaiaii mano mc lo 'py ayam lisna-cauial
pranata-urta-cauran putana-prana-cauran
vaIaya-vasana-cauro baIa-gopi-jananam
nayana-nraya-cauran pasyatam saj-jananam
apanarat-sicals; manan-lcaii; mc-my; han ap-a cciiain; ayam-Hc; hrsna-
Kisna; cauran-ilicl; pranata-ol ilc suiicndcicd dcvoiccs; urta-ol ilc sins;
cauran-ilc ilicl; putana-ol Puiana; prana-ol ilc lilc bicail; cauran-ilc ilicl;
vaIaya-ol biacclcis; vasana-and gaimcnis; cauran-ilc ilicl; baIa-ol ilc
young; gopi-jananam-gops; nayana-ol ilc cycs; nraya-and lcaiis; cauran-
ilc ilicl; pasyatam-may bc sccn; sat-jananam-ol ilc sainily dcvoiccs.
A dark-compIexioned fhief has sfoIen my hearf. Look! He has aIready sfoIen
fhe sins of fhe surrendered devofees, fhe Iife-breafh of Pufana, fhe braceIefs and
garmenfs of fhe young gops, and fhe eyes and hearfs of fhe sainfIy devofees.
-aufhor unknown
TEXT 103
aIam tr-va-vartaya hm t sarva-bnauma-sriya
vuratara-vartni bnavatu mohsa-Iahsmir ap
haIna-gr-nanni-tata-nhunja-punjoarc
mano narat hcvaIam nava-tamaIa-miIam manan
aIam-cnougl!; tr-va-ol ilc lcavcnly plancis; vartaya-wiil iall; hm-wlai
is ilc usc'; t-ilus; sarva-bnauma-ol sovciicgniy ovci a gicai lingdom; sriya-
wiil ilc opulcncc; vuratara-lai away; vartni-bcing; bnavatu-may bccomc;
mohsa-ol libciaiion; Iahsmin-ilc opulcncc; ap-also; haIna-gr-nanni-ol
ilc Yamuna Rivci, ilc dauglici ol Mouni Kalinda; tata-on ilc sloic; nhunja-
ilc giovcs; punja-ol ilc muliiiudc; uarc-wiilin; manan-my lcaii; narat-
sicals; hcvaIam-cxclusivcly; nava-a ncw; tamaIa-iamala iicc; niIam-bluc;
manan-splcndoi.
Enough wifh fhis faIk of ceIesfiaI pIanefs! Whaf is fhe use of a greaf kingdom
on earfh: Even fhe opuIence of Iiberafion shouId go far away from me! In fhe
groves by fhe Yamuna`s shore a person whose dark compIexion is Iike a young
famaIa free has now sfoIen my hearf.
-Sr Haridasa
TEXT 10+
avaIohtam anumotam
aIngtam anganabnr anuragan
an-vrnavana-hunjam
marahata-punjam namasyaman
avaIohtam-sccn; anumotam-plcascd; aIngtam-cmbiaccd; anganabnn-by
ilc gops; anuragan-wiil lovc; an-vrnavana-hunjam-in ilc giovcs ol
Vindavana; marahata-ol sappliics; punjam-a muliiiudc; namasyaman-wc ollci
oui icspccilul obcisanccs.
We offer our respecffuI obeisances fo fhe hosf of sapphires, gazed on, pIeased,
and IovingIy embraced by fhe gops in fhe groves of Vrndavana foresf.
-Sr Sarvavidyavinoda
TEXT 105
haa rahsyam nanasya
baIaham nipa-maIaham
paIaham sarva-sattvanam
Iasat-tIaha-bnaIaham
haa-wlcn'; rahsyam-will I scc; nanasya-ol Malaiaja Nanda; baIaham-ilc
son; nipa-ol ladamba llowcis; maIaham-wcaiing a gailand; paIaham-ilc
pioiccioi; sarva-ol all; sattvanam-ilc sainily dcvoiccs; Iasat-glisicning;
tIaha-wiil iilala dccoiaiions; bnaIaham-on His loiclcad.
When wiII I see Nanda`s son: He is fhe profecfor of fhe devofees. He is
garIanded wifh kadamba fIowers, and His forehead is decorafed wifh gIisfening
fiIaka.
-Sr Madhavendra Pur
TEXT 106
haa vrnaranyc mnra-untun sanga-mantc
munur bnramam bnramam carta-Ianarim gohuIa-patcn
Iapann uccar nayana-payasam vcnbnr anam
harsyc sothantno nvam upascham vtapnam
haa-wlcn'; vrna-aranyc-in ilc loicsi ol Vindavana; mnra-untun-ol ilc
Yamuna Rivci, ilc dauglici ol ilc sun-god; sanga-by ilc ioucl; mantc-
gloiilicd; munun-icpcaicdly; bnramam-wandciing; bnramam-and wandciing;
carta-ol pasiimcs; Ianarim-ilc wavcs; gohuIa-ol Golula; patcn-ol ilc ling;
Iapan-spcaling; uccan-loudly; uccan-gicaily; nayana-ol ilc cycs; payasam-
ol waici; vcnbnn-wiil siicams; anam-I; harsyc-will do; sa-wiil;
uthantnan-longings; nvam-ilicl; upascham-spiinlling; vtapnam-ol ilc
iiccs.
When, in Vrndavana foresf, which is gIorified by fhe Yamunas` fouch, wiII I
confinuaIIy wander, fiIIed wifh fhe Iongings of Iove, IoudIy chanfing fhe
franscendenfaI pasfimes of GokuIa`s king, Krsna, and fhickIy sprinkIing fhe
frees wifh sfreams of fears from my eyes.
-Sr Rupa Gosvam
TEXT 107
uraronc Iahsmivat bnagavatinam ap paam
anana nammIIc natat hatnnc yopansaam
rutr vamsi-janma nrta-manurma sa manu-rpo
ahasma asmaham srut-shnaram arohsyat haa
uraronc-dilliculi io icacl; Iahsmivat-opulcni; bnagavatinam-ol ilc
goddcsscs; ap-cvcn; paam-ilc looi; anana-placing; namIIc-on ilc
biaidcd laii; natat-danccs; hatnnc-laid; ya-wlicl; upansaam-ol ilc
Upanisads; rutn-ilc sound; vamsi-liom ilc lluic; janma-boin; nrta-
manilcsicd; manurma-swccincss; sa-ilai; manu-rpon-ol Loid Kisna, ilc
cncmy ol ilc Madlu dcmon; ahasmat-suddcnly; asmaham-ol us; srut-ol ilc
cais; shnaram-ilc iop; arohsyat-may climb; haa-wlcn'
When wiII Lord Madhuripu`s (Krsna`s) sweef fIufe music, which dances wifh a
Iofus foof on fhe anapproachabIe braided hair of fhe goddesses who are fhe
Upanisads, suddenIy enfer my ear:
-Sr Rupa Gosvam
TEXT 108
utpnuIIa-tapncna-manorama-srir
matun stana-nyasta-muhnaravnan
sancaIayan paa-sarorunagram
hrsnan haa yasyat rh-patnam mc
utpnuIIa-spicad oui; tapncna-pcacocl lcailci; manorama-claiming; srin-
wiil bcauiy; matun-ol His moilci; stana-on ilc bicasi; nyasta-placcd;
muhna-mouil; aravnan-loius; sancaIayan-moving; paa-lcci; saroruna-
loius; agram-iip; hrsnan-Kisna; haa-wlcn'; yasyat-will go; rh-ol ilc
cycs; patnam-io ilc pail; mc-ol mc.
When wiII infanf Krsna, charmingIy decorafed wifh a greaf peacock feafher,
wriggIing His Iofus foes, and His Iofus moufh pIaced on His mofher`s breasf,
enfer fhe pafhway of my eyes:
-aufhor unknown
TEXT 109
ronni-ramana-manaIa-yut-
ronnim vaana-hant-santatm
hrsna nutana-tamaIa-homaIam
ho maIam tava tanum ca vsmarct
ronn-ramana-ol ilc moon-god, ilc lusband ol Rolini; manaIa-ol ilc planci;
yut-ol ilc splcndoi; ronnm-ilc cncmy; vaana-ol ilc lacc; hant-ol
bcauiy; santatm-ilc abundancc; hrsna-O Kisna; nutana-licsl; tamaIa-ol a
iamala lcal; homaIam-dclicaic; han-wlo'; amaIam-splcndid; tava-Youi;
tanum-loim; ca-also; vsmarct-may loigci.
O Krsna, who can forgef Your face, which ecIipses fhe beaufy of fhe moon:
Who can forgef Your spIendid franscendenfaI form deIicafe as a new famaIa
Ieaf:
-aufhor unknown
.
TEXT 110
barnapiam mauIau bbnra vamsi-naan atanvan
nanahaIpa-sri-sampanno gopa-stribnn samvitan
nciianandam luivan lisna ivam ccd asman vilscilal
sarvc haman sampaycrann asmaham nry asinan
barna-apam-a pcacocl lcailci; mauIau-in ilc ciown; bbnrat-wcaiing;
vamsi-ol ilc lluic; naan-ilc sounds; atanvan-maling; nana-vaiious;
ahaIpa-ol dccoiaiions; sri-wiil ilc bcauiy; sampannan-cndowcd; gopa-
strbnn-by ilc gops; samvtan-accompanicd; nctra-ol ilc cycs; nanam-bliss;
hurvan-doing; hrsna-O Kisna; tvam-You; cct-il; asman-on us; vihsctnan-
glancc; sarvc-all; haman-ilc dcsiics; sampaycran-will bccomc lullillcd;
asmaham-ol us; nr-in ilc lcaii; asnan-siiiing.
O Krsna, if, wearing a peacock-feafher crown, pIaying fhe fIufe, Your form
beaufifuIIy decorafed wifh various ornamenfs, and accompanied by fhe gops,
You gIance on us and deIighf our eyes, fhen aII fhe desires siffing in our hearfs
become af once fuIfiIIed.
-Sr Sarvabhauma Bhaffacarya
Moksanadarah
Confempf for Liberafion
TEXT 111
bnahtn scva bnagavato
muhts tat-paa-Iangnanam
ho muno asatam prapya
prabnavam paam ccnat
bnahtn-blalii; scva-scivicc; bnagavatan-io ilc Supicmc Pcisonaliiy ol
Godlcad; muhtn-mulii; tat-ilai; paa-posiiion; Iangnanam-jumping ovci;
han-wlai'; munan-lool; asatam-ilc posiiion ol a scivani; prapya-laving
aiiaincd; prabnavam paam-libciaiion; ccnat-dcsiics.
Bhakfi means devofionaI service fo fhe Supreme PersonaIify of Godhead.
Mukfi means impersonaI Iiberafion, where fhere is no Ionger any devofionaI
service. Who is so fooIish fhaf, affer affaining devofionaI service, wouId sfiII
desire fo affain fhis mukfi:
-Sr Sivamauni
TEXT 112
bnava-banna-ccnc tasya
sprnayam na muhtayc
bnavan prabnur anam asa
t yatra vIupyatc
bnava-ol icpcaicd biiil and dcail; banna-ilc bonds; cnc-bicaling; tasya-
loi ilai; sprnayam-I dcsiic; na-noi; muhtayc-libciaiion; bnavan-You;
prabnun-ilc masici; anam-I; asan-ilc scivani; t-ilus; yatra-wlcic;
vIupyatc-is biolcn.
O Loid, You aic ilc masici, and I am Youi scivani. I do noi dcsiic any lind ol
libciaiion liom ilc bonds ol icpcaicd biiil and dcail ilai will also bical oui
iclaiionslip.
-Sr Hanuman
TEXT 113
nanta ctriyatc mtra
smrtva tan mama manasam
vvchno p yc huryu
trsnam atyanthc Iayc
nanta-indccd; ctriyatc-bccomcs siiucl wiil wondci; mtra-O liicnd; smrtva-
icmcmbciing; tan-ilcm; mama-my; manasam-lcaii; vvchnan-iniclligcni,
disciiminaiing pcoplc; ap-cvcn; yc-wlo; huryun-do; trsnam-iliisi;
atyanthc-gicai; Iayc-impcisonal libciaiion.
Many infeIIigenf peopIe fhirsf affer impersonaI Iiberafion. O friend, when my
hearf considers fheir foIIy if becomes sfruck wifh wonder.
-aufhor unknown
TEXT 11+
ha tvam muhtr upagatasm bnavati hasma ahasma na
sri-hrsna-smarancna cva bnavato asi-paam prapta
urc tstna manag anagas hatnam hurya anaryam may
tva-gannan nja-nama-canana-rasaIcpasya Iopo bnavct
ha-wlo'; tvam-aic you; muhtn-impcisonal libciaiion; upagata-aiiivcd;
asm-I am; bnavati-you; hasmat-wly'; ahasmat-suddcnly; na-lci; sri-
hrsna-Si Kisna; smarancna-by icmcmbciing; cva-O Loid; bnavatan-ol you;
asi-ol a maidscivani; paam-ilc posi; prapta-aiiaincd; urc-lai away;
tstna-siay; manah-sliglily; anagas-noi sinlul; hatnam-wly'; huryat-may
do; anaryam-impiciy; may-io mc; tvat-ol you; gannat-liom ilc liagancc;
nja-own; nama-ol ilc namc; canana-ol sandalwood; rasa-ol ilc ncciai;
aIcpasya-ol ilc oinimcni; Iopan-bicaling; bnavct-may lc.
Who are you:`
I am impersonaI Iiberafion.`
Why have you suddenIy come here:`
My Iord, I have come because by consfanfIy remembering Lord Krsna you are
now quaIified fo become His maidservanf.`
Sfay away! Why do you froubIe a person Iike me: I have nof done anyfhing
wrong. Your smeII aIone wiII ruin fhe sweef fragrance of fhe sandaIwood pasfe
of my repufafion as a devofee.`
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Sr Bhagavad-dharma-faffvam
The Nafure of DevofionaI Service
TEXT 115
arcyc vsnau sIa-nir gurusu nara-matr vasnavc jat-bunr
vsnor va vasnavanam haI-maIa-matnanc paa-tirtnc mbu-bunn
sri-vsnor namn mantrc sahaIa-haIusa-nc saba-samanya-bunr
vsnau sarvcsvarc ta-tara-sama-nir yasya va narahi san
arcyc-woislippablc diciy; vsnau-ol Loid Visnu; sIa-as sionc; nn-ilc
conccpiion; gurusu-io ilc spiiiiual masicis; nara-ol bcing an oidinaiy man;
matn-ilc conccpiion; vasnavc-io ilc vaisnavas; jat-ol biiil; bunn-ilc
conccpiion; vsnon-ol Loid Visnu; va-oi; vasnavanam-ol ilc Vaisnavas; haI-
ol Kali-yuga; maIa-ol ilc impuiiiy; matnanc-in ilc dcsiiuciion; paa-ol ilc
lcci; trtnc-in ilc pilgiimagc placc; ambu-ol waici; bunn-ilc conccpiion; sri-
vsnon-ol Loid Visnu; namn-in ilc namc; mantrc-a maniia; sahaIa-all;
haIusa-impuiiiics; nc-dcsiioying; saba-a sound; samanya-oidinaiy;
bunn-ilc conccpiion; vsnau-io Loid Visnu; sarva-ol all; svarc-ilc masici;
tat-ilan Him; tara-oilcis; sama-cqual; nn-ilc conccpiion; yasya-ol
wlom; va-oi; narah-a icsidcni ol lcll; san-lc.
One who fhinks fhe worshipabIe Deify form of Lord Visnu is a sfone, fhe
bona-fide spirifuaI masfer is an ordinary man, fhe Vaisnava beIongs fo a casfe in
fhe varnasrama sysfem, fhe wafer fhaf has washed fhe feef of Lord Visnu or fhe
Vaisnavas, and fhaf acfuaIIy removes fhe sins of fhe KaIi-yuga, is ordinary wafer,
fhe name of Lord Visnu, which is a sacred manfra fhaf removes aII sin, is an
ordinary sound, or fhe Supreme Lord Visnu is fhe same as ofher persons, is a
residenf of heII.
-Sr Daksinafya
TEXT 116
natyam nant ya-angnr-sanga-tuIasi stcyam ca toyam paor
navcyam banu-maya-pana-urtam gurv-angana-sanga-jam
srisanina-matn stntr nar-janas tat-sanga-jam hIbsam
saIagrama-sIa-nrsmna-manma ho py csa Iohottaran
natyam-ilc sin ol muidci; nant-lills; yat-ol wlom; angnr-ilc lcci; sanga-
ioucling; tuIas-a iulasi lcal; stcyam-ilcli; ca-also; toyam-ilc waici; paon-
ol ilc lcci; navcyam-ilc icmnanis ol loodsiull; banu-mucl; maya-liquoi;
pana-ol diinling; urtam-ilc sin; guru-ol ilc guiu and oilci supciiois;
angana-wiil wilc; sanga-liom inicicouisc; jam-pioduccd; sri-sa-on Loid
Naiayana, ilc masici ol ilc goddcss ol loiiunc; anna-dcpcndcncc; matn-ilc
conccpiion; stntn-siiuaiion; nar-janan-wiil ilc dcvoiccs ol Loid Haii; tat-ol
ilcm; sanga-liom ilc coniaci; jam-pioduccd; hIbsam-ilc sin; saIagrama-
sIa-ol ilc Salagiama-sila; nrsmna-ol Loid Nisimla; manma-ilc gloiy; han
ap-a cciiain; csan-ilis; Ioha-uttaran-cxiiaoidinaiy.
A fuIas Ieaf offered fo fhe Iofus feef of fhe Nrsimha SaIagrama-siIa desfroys
fhe sin of murder. Wafer fhaf has washed fhe Iofus feef of fhe Nrsimha
SaIagrama-siIa desfroys fhe sin of fheff. Foodsfuff offered fo fhe Nrsimha
SaIagrama-siIa desfroys fhe sin of drinking Iiquor. Sincere surrender fo fhe
Nrsimha SaIagrama-siIa desfroys fhe sin of aduIfery wifh fhe wife of fhe
spirifuaI masfer. Associafion wifh fhe devofees of fhe Nrsimha SaIagrama-siIa
desfroys fhe sin of offenses fo fhe devofees. This is fhe exfraordinary gIory of
fhe Nrsimha SaIagrama-siIa.
-Sr Agama
Naivedyarpane vijapfih
Prayers for Offering Prasadam
TEXT 117
vja-strinam bnahtc mrun vurannc vraja-gavam
an-hsrc sahnyun spnuta-cpta-mustau mura-rpo
yasoayan stanyc vraja-yuvat-attc manun tc
yatnasi amoas tam mam upanarc p hurutam
vja-ol ilc bialmanas; strnam-ol ilc wivcs; bnahtc-in ilc loodsiull;
mrun-palaiablc; vura-ollcicd by Viduia; annc-in ilc loodsiull; vraja-ol
Viaja; gavam-ol ilc cows; an-ilc yoguii; hsrc-and mill; sahnyun-ol Youi
liicnd Sudama Vipia; spnuta-manilcsicd; cpta-ol clippcd iicc; mustau-a
landlul; mura-ol ilc Muia dcmon; rpo-O cncmy; yasoayan-ol Yasoda;
stanyc-in ilc bicasi-mill; vraja-ol Viaja; yuvat-by ilc young gops; attc-
picscnicd; manun-palaiablc loods; tc-io You; yatna-jusi as; ast-was;
amoan-lappincss; tam-ilis; mam-ilis; upanarc-in ilc ollciing; ap-also;
hurutam-may bc donc.
O Lord Murari, as You enjoyed fhe paIafabIe food presenfed by fhe wives of
fhe brahmanas, fhe meaI offered by Vidura, fhe miIk and yogurf of fhe cows in
Vraja, fhe handfuI of chipped rice from Your friend Sudama Brahmana, fhe
breasf-miIk of Mofher Yasoda, and fhe deIicious foods prepared by fhe young
girIs of Vraja, I hope fhe offering I now pIace before You, You wiII aIso enjoy in
fhe same way.
-Sr Ramanuja
TEXT 118
ya pritr vurarptc manu-rpo hunty-arptc yarsi
ya govarnana-murnn ya ca prtnuhc stanyc yasoarptc
bnaravaja-samarptc sabarha-attc narc yostam
ya va tc mun-bnamni-vnntc nnc trap tam arpaya
ya-wlicl; prtn-plcasuic; vsura-by Viduia; arptc-ollcicd; manu-ol ilc
Madlu dcmon; rpo-O cncmy; hunt-by Kunii-dcvi; arptc-ollcicd; yars-lilc
wlicl; ya-wlicl; govarnana-ol Govaidlana Hill; murnn-on ilc summii;
ya-wlicl; ca-also; prtnuhc-in ilc clippcd iicc; stanyc-in ilc bicasi-mill;
yasoa-by Yasoda-dcvi; arptc-ollcicd; savarha-by Sabaiila; attc-
picscnicdc; anarc-in ilc lips; yostam-ol ilc gops; ya-wlicl; va-oi; tc-ol
You; mun-ol ilc sagcs; bnamn-by ilc wivcs; vnntc-picscnicd; annc-in ilc
loods; atra-lcic; ap-also; tam-ilai; arpaya-plcasc placc.
O Lord Madhusudana, as You enjoyed fhe meaI offered by Vidura, fhe foods
presenfed by Kunf, Your Iunch on fhe peak of Govardhana HiII, fhe chipped
rice of Sudama Brahmana, fhe breasf-miIk offered by Mofher Yasoda, fhe meaI
offered by Bharadvaja Muni, fhe food offered by Sabarika, fhe many dishes
presenfed by fhe wives of fhe brahmanas, as weII as fhe fasfe of fhe gops` Iips, I
hope fhe offering of food I now pIace before You, You wiII enjoy in fhe same
way.
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TEXT 119
hsirc syamaIayarptc hamaIaya vsrantc pnantc
attc Iaun bnaraya manu-rasc somabnaya Iambntc
tustr ya bnavatas tatan sata-gunam rana-ncsan maya
nyastc smn puratas tvam arpaya narc ramyopanarc ratm
hsrc-in ilc mill; syamaIaya-by Syamala; arptc-picscnicd; hamaIaya-by
Kamala; vsrantc-picscnicd; pnantc-ilc planiia; attc-givcn; Iaun-ilc
laddus; bnaraya-by lladia; manu-rasc-ilc madlu-iasa; somabnaya-by
Candiavali; Iambntc-picscnicd; tustn-plcasuic; ya-wlicl; bnavatan-ol You;
tatan-ilcn; sata-a lundicd iimcs; gunam-muliiplicd; rana-ol Radla;
ncsat-liom ilc insiiuciion; maya-by mc; nyastc-placcd; asmn-in ilis;
puratan-in Youi picscncc; tvam-You; arpaya-plcasc placc; narc-O Loid Haii;
ramya-dclicious; upanarc-in ilc picscniaiion; ratm-plcasuic.
O Lord Hari, You greafIy enjoyed fhe ksra presenfed by SyamaIa, fhe phanifa
presenfed by KamaIa, fhe Iaddus given by Bhadra, and fhe madhurasa offered by
CandravaI. I hope fhaf fhe deIicious food I have prepared under Radharan`s
guidance, and I now pIace before You, You wiII enjoy a hundred fimes more fhaf
whaf was offered by fhese ofher gops.
-Sr Rupa Gosvam
Sr Mafhura-mahima
The GIory of Mafhura
TEXT 120
nc matar matnurc tvam cva nyatam nanyas bnum-taIc
nrvyajam natayan satam sa-vnayas tubnyam saa santu nan
ntva nanta ntantam abnuta-gunam vahuntnam uthantnaya
tvayy ambnoja-vIocanan sa bnagavan ycnavatirno narn
nc-O; matan-moilci; matnurc-Mailuia; tvam-you; cva-cciiainly; nyatam-
cicinally; nanya-loiiunaic and gloiious; as-aic; bnum-ol ilc caiil; taIc-on
ilc suilacc; nrvyajam-wiiloui dupliciiy; natayan-obcisanccs; satam-lundicds
ol iimcs; sa-vnayan-lailing down lilc a siicl; tubnyam-io you; saa-always;
santu-may bc; nan-ol us; ntva-lcaving; saa-always; santu-may bc; nan-ol
us; ntva-lcaving; nanta-indccd; ntantam-ilc cxiiaoidinaiy; abnuta-wiil
wondcilul; gunam-qualiiics; vahuntnam-Vailunila woild; uthantnaya-cagcily;
tvay-in you; ambnoja-loius; vIocanan-wiil cycs; san-Hc; bnagavan-ilc
Supicmc Pcisonaliiy ol Godlcad; ycna-bccausc; avatrnan-dcsccndcd; narn-
Loid Haii.
O Mofher Mafhura, Iofus-eyed Lord Hari Ieff His wonderfuI Vaikunfha worId
and eagerIy appeared wifhin your boundary. You are very forfunafe and gIorious
in fhis worId. We repeafedIy offer our respecffuI obeisances, bowing before you
hundreds of fimes.
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TEXT 121
atrasit hIa nana-sama sahatasyatrabnava bnanjanam
banna-ccnca-haro p amabnr abnu bano tra amoaran
ttnam matnura-vrna-vgaIat-piyusa-naram pbann
ananasru-naran haa manu-purim nanyas carsyamy anam
atra-lcic; asit-was; nana-ol Malaiaja Nanda; sama-ilc lomc; sahatasya-
ol ilc caii; atra-lcic; abnavat-ocuiicd; bnanjanam-ilc bicaling; banna-ol
bondagc; cnca-haran-ilc bicalci; ap-alilougl; amabnn-by iopcs; abnut-
was; banan-bound; atra-lcic; amoaran-Kisna; ttnam-in ilis way;
matnura-in Mailuia; vrna-ol ilc cldcily guidcs; vahtra-liom ilc mouils;
vgaIat-llowing; piyusa-ol ncciai; naram-ilc siicam; pban-diinling;
anana-ol bliss; asru-icais; naran-manilcsiing; haa-wlcn; manu-purim-
ilc ciiy ol Mailuia; nanyan-loiiunaic; carsyam-will go; anam-I.
When wiII I become forfunafe fo visif Mafhura Pur and shed fears of bIiss as I
drink from fhe sfream of necfar words fIowing from fhe moufhs of fhe oId
guides fhere who say, Here was Nanda Maharaja`s home. Here fhe carf was
broken. Here Lord Damodara, who breaks fhe bonds of birfh and deafh for His
devofees, was HimseIf fied up wifh ropes by Mofher Yasoda`:
-Sr Kavisekhara
TEXT 122
yatrahnIa-gurur ambuja-sambnavo p
stambatmana janur anusprnayam babnuva
cahra-nvajanhusa-Iasat-paa-raj-ramya
sa rajatc ya matnura nar-rajanani
yatra-wlcic; ahnIa-ol cvciyonc; a-ilc oiiginal; gurun-guiu; ambuja-liom
ilc loius llowci; sambnavan-boin; ap-cvcn; stamba-atmana-as a buncl ol
giass; janun-a biiil; anusprnayam babnuva-dcsiicd; cahra-wiil ilc calia;
nvaja-llag; anhusa-clcplani-goad; Iasat-splcndid; paa-ol looipiinis; raj-
sciics; ramya-dcliglilul; sa-ilai; rajatc-is splcndidly manilcsi; aya-ioday;
matnura-Mailuia; nar-ol Loid Kisna; rajanan-ilc capiial.
Mafhura, Lord Krsna`s capifoI, beaufifuIIy decorafed wifh foofprinfs marked
wifh a cakra, fIag, and eIephanf-rod, where Brahma, who was born from a Iofus
fIower and is fhe originaI guru of everyone, yearned fo fake birfh as a bIade of
grass, is spIendidIy manifesf, even now.
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TEXT 123
bijam muht-taror anartna-pataIi-nstaraham taraham
nama prcma-rasasya vancnta-nura-samparaham paraham
cta yatra nvasnam uayatc cc-cnaht-vrtt-vayam
matnnatu vyasanan matnura-puri sa van sriyam ca hrtat
bijam-sccd; muht-ol libciaiion; taron-ol ilc iicc; anartna-ol disiicsscs;
pataIi-ol ilc muliiiudc; nstaraham-dclivciing; taraham-ilc Taiala cncigy;
nama-abodc; prcma-rasanya-ol puic lovc ol God; vancnta-ol dcsiics; nura-
ol ilc muliiiudc; samparaham-lullillcd; paraham-ilc Paiala cncigy; ctat-ilis;
yatra-wlcic; nvasnam-ol ilosc wlo dwcll; uayatc-aiiscs; ct-
iiansccndcnial; saht-cncigy; vrtt-aciiviiics; vayam-iwo; matnnatu-may
dcsiioy; vyasanan-sins; matnura-Mailuia; puri-ciiy; sa-slc; van-io you;
sriyam-iicasuic ol puic lovc ol God; ca-and; hryat-may giani.
May Mafhura Pur, where fwo franscendenfaI pofencies, faraka, which is fhe
seed of fhe free of Iiberafion and fhe savior from a hosf of sufferings, and
paraka, which safisfies fhe fhirsf for fhe necfar of pure Iove of Krsna, arise
among fhe residenfs, crush aII your sins and give you fhe freasure of pure Iove
for Lord Krsna.
-Sr Rupa Gosvam
TEXT 12+
vtarat mura-maranan prabnus tc
na n bnajamana-janaya yam haap
vtaras bata bnaht-yogam ctam
tava matnurc manma gram abnumn
vtarat-givcs; mura-ol ilc Muia dcmon; maranan-ilc ciuslci; prabnun-ilc
Loid; tc-ol you; na-noi; n-indccd; bnajamana-janaya-io ilc dcvoiccs; yam-
wlicl; haa ap-ai any iimc; vtaras-you givc; bata-indccd; bnaht-yogam-
dcvoiional scivicc; ctam-ilai; tava-ol you; matnurc-O Mailuia; manma-ilc
gloiy; gram-by woids; abnumn-incxpicssablc.
O Mafhura, even your masfer, Lord Muramardana, refuses fo give fhe exaIfed
sfage of devofionaI service you easiIy give fo fhe devofees. O Mafhura, words
have no power fo properIy describe your gIories.
-Sr Rupa Gosvam
TEXT 125
sravanc matnura nayanc matnura
vaanc matnura nrayc matnura
purato matnura parato matnura
manura manura matnura matnura
sravanc-in ilc cais; matnura-Mailuia; nayanc-in ilc cycs; matnura-Mailuia;
vaanc-in ilc mouil; matnura-Mailuia; nrayc-in ilc lcaii; matnura-
Mailuia; puratan-in lioni; matnura-Mailuia; paratan-bclind; matnura-
Mailuia; manura-swcci; manura-swcci; matnura-Mailuia; matnura-
Mailuia.
Mafhura is in my ears. Mafhura is in my eyes. Mafhura is in my voice. Mafhura
is in my hearf. Mafhura is before me. Mafhura is behind me. Mafhura is sweef.
Mafhura is sweef.
-Sr Govinda Misra
Sr Vrndafav-vandanam
Obeisances fo Vrndavana
TEXT 126
tvam bnaja nranyagarbnam
tvam ap naram tvam ca tat param branma
vnnta-hrsnananam
anam tu vrnatavim vanc
tvam-you; bnaja-woislip; nranyagarbnam-Loid lialma; tvam-you; ap-
also; naram-Loid Siva; tvam-you; ca-also; tat param branma-ilc Supicmc
lialman; vnnta-givcn; hrsna-io Loid Kisna; ananam-bliss; anam-I; tu-
bui; vrnatavim-ilc loicsi ol Vindavana; vanc-woislip.
Go ahead and worship Lord Brahma! Go ahead and worship Lord Siva! Go
ahead and worship fhe Supreme Brahman! I wiII nof foIIow you. I wiII simpIy
worship Vrndavana foresf, which broughf franscendenfaI deIighf fo Lord Krsna.
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Sr Nanda-pranamah
Obeisances fo Nanda Maharaja
TEXT 127
srutm aparc smrtm tarc
bnaratam anyc bnajantu bnava-bntan
anam na nanam vanc
yasyaInc param branma
srutm-Vcdic liiciaiuic; smrtm-coiollaiy io ilc Vcdic liciaiuic; tarc-oilcs;
bnaratam-Malablaiaia; anyc-siill oilcis; bnjantu-lci ilcm woislip; bnava-
bntan-ilosc wlo aic aliail ol maiciial cxisiancc; anam-I; na-lcic; nanam-
Malaiaja Nanda; vanc-woislip; yasya-wlosc; aInc-in ilc couiiyaid; param
branma-ilc Supicmc lialman, Absoluic Tiuil.
Those who are afraid of maferiaI exisfence worship Vedic Iiferafure. Some
worship smrfi, fhe coroIIaries fo Vedic Iiferafure, and ofhers worship fhe
Mahabharafa. As far as I am concerned, I worship Maharaja Nanda, fhe fafher of
Krsna, in whose courfyard fhe Supreme PersonaIify of Godhead, fhe AbsoIufe
Trufh, is pIaying.
-Sr Raghupafi Upadhyaya
TEXT 128
bannuharuna-vasanam
sunara-hurcam muhuna-nrta-nayanam
nanam tunIa-vapusam
canana-gaura-tvsam vanc

bannuha-as a bandlula llowci; aruna-icd; vasanam-wcaiing gaimcnis;
sunara-landsomc; hurcam-wlosc lacc; muhuna-by Kisna; nrta-ialcn;
nayanam-wlosc cycs; nanam-io Nanda Malaiaja; tunIa-clubby; vapusam-
wlosc loim; canana-ol sandalwood; gaura-ycllow; tvsam-wlosc complcxion;
vanc-I ollci my icspccilul obcisanccs.
I offer my respecffuI obeisances fo Nanda Maharaja. His garmenfs are red as a
bandhuka fIower. His face is handsome. His chubby form is fhe goIden coIor of
sandaIwood pasfe. His eyes are enchanfed by fhe sighf of Lord Mukunda.
-Sr Rupa Gosvam
Sr Yasoda-vandanam
Obeisances fo Mofher Yasoda
TEXT 129
anhaga-panhajanabnam
navya-gnanabnam vctra-ruc-scayam
vracta-jagat-pramoam
munur yasoam namayam
anha-on ilc lap; ga-gonc; panhaja-nabnam-loius-navclcd Loid Kisna; navya-
a licsl; gnana-ol a iaincloud; abnam-ilc coloi; vctra-wondcilul; ruc-wiil
bcauiy; scayam-gaimcnis; vracta-cicaicd; jagat-ol ilc woild; pramoam-
dcligli; munun-icpcaicdly; yasoam-io Moilci Yasoda; namasyam-I ollci
icspccilul obcisanccs.
Mofher Yasoda hoIds Lord Pankajanabha (Krsna) on her Iap. Her garmenfs are
wonderfuIIy beaufifuI. Her compIexion is fhe coIor of a fresh raincIoud. She
deIighfs fhe enfire worId. I repeafedIy offer my respecffuI obeisances fo her.
-Sr Rupa Gosvam
Sr Krsna-saisavam
Sr Krsna`s ChiIdhood
TEXT 130
at-Ionta-hara-caranam
manjuIa-gorocana-tIaham
natna-parvartta-sahatam
mura-rpum uttama-saynam vanc
at-Ionta-claimingly icddisl; hara-lands; caranam-and lcci; manjuIa-
bcauiilul; gorocana-wiil ilc ycllow pigmcni goiocana; tIaham-iilala mailings;
natna-violcnily; partvartta-ovciiuincd; sahatam-ilc caii; mura-ol ilc Muia
dcmon; rpum-io ilc cncmy; uttana-saynam-lying on His bacl; vanc-I ollci
my icspccilul obcisanccs.
Lying on His back, His hands and feef charmingIy reddish, and His forehead
gracefuIIy decorafed wifh yeIIow gorocana fiIaka markings, Lord Murari
vioIenfIy overfurned fhe carf. I offer my respecffuI obeisances fo Him.
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TEXT 131
arnonmiIta-Iocanasya pbatan paryaptam cham stanam
sayan prasnuta-ugnam-gnam aparam nastcna sammarjatan
matra canguI-IaItasya vaanc smcrayamanc munur
vsnon hsira-hanora-nma-navaIa anta-yutn patu van
aidla-lall; unmliia-opcncd; locanasya-wlosc cycs; pibaial-diinling;
paiyapiam-aiiaincd; clam-onc; aianam-bicasi; sadyal-ai oncc; piasnuia-
llowing; dugdla-wiil mill; digdlam-anoinicd; apaiam-ilc oilci; lasicna-
wiil a land; sammaijaial-iubbing; maiia-by His moilci; ca-also; anguli-
wiil lci lingcis; laliiasya-bcing londlcd; vadanc-in ilc mouil; smciayamanc-
smiling; mulul-coniinually; visnol-ol Loid Kisna; lsia-ol mill; lana-wiil
diops; dania-ol ilc iccil; dyuiil-ilc bcauiy; paiu-may pioicci; val-you all.
His eyes haIf-opened, Lord Visnu drinks fhe miIk of His mofher`s breasf.
Finishing one breasf, wifh His hand He rubs fhe ofher, from which fhe miIk has
aIready begun fo fIow. His mofher fondIes Him wifh her fingers. He smiIes. May
fhe whife spIendor of Lord Visnu`s feefh, which are anoinfed wifh drops of
miIk, profecf you aII.
-Sr MangaIa
TEXT 132
gopcsvari-vaana-pnuthrt-IoIa-nctram
janu-vaycna naranim anu sancarantam
hancn nava-smta-suna-manuranarabnam
baIam tamaIa-aIa-niIam anam bnajam
gopa-ol ilc gopas; isvari-ol ilc quccn; vaana-ilc lacc; pnuthrt-ignoiing;
IoIa-icsilcss; nctram-wlosc cycs; janu-ol lnccs; vaycna-wiil ilc paii;
naranim-ilc caiil; anu-on; sancarantam-going; hanct-somconc; nava-
ncw; smta-ol a smilc; suna-ol ilc ncciai; manura-wiil ilc swccincss;
anara-ol ilc lips; abnam-manilcsiing; baIam-a clild; tamaIa-ol a iamala
iicc; aIa-lcal; niIam-wiil ilc dail complcxion; anam-I; bnajam-woislip.
His resfIess eyes ignoring fhe face of fhe queen of fhe gopas, and His Iips
anoinfed wifh fhe sweef necfar of a smiIe, a infanf crawIs on fhe ground wifh
His knees. I worship fhaf infanf, whose compIexion is fhe dark coIor of a famaIa
Ieaf.
-Sr Raghunafha dasa
TEXT 133
hvananam hva nayanam hva nasha
hva srutn hva ca shnct cstan
tatra tatra nntanguI-aIo
baIIavi-huIam ananayat prabnun
hva-wlcic'; ananam-lacc; nayanam-cycs; hva-wlcic'; nasha-nosc; hva-
wlcic'; srutn-cais; hva-wlcic'; ca-also; shna-iop ol ilc lcad; t-ilus;
cstan-liom ilc woids; tatra-ilcic; tatra-and ilcic; nnta-placcd; anguI-
lingci; aIan-llowci pcial; baIIavi-ol gops; huIam-ilc communiiy;
ananayat-dcliglicd; prabnun-ilc Loid.
The gops asked: Where is Your face: Where are Your eyes: Where is Your
nose: Where are Your ears: Where is fhe fop of Your head:` Wifh each
quesfion fhe Lord pIaced His fIower-pefaI finger in fhe appropriafe spof. In fhis
way fhe infanf Lord deIighfed fhe gops.
-Sr Kavi Sarvabhauma
TEXT 13+
anim angam ahsaI
ractam canuIcpanam
anim cva tc hrsna
nuI-nusartam vapun
anm-now; angam-body; ahsaI-I wasl; ractam-donc; ca-also;
anuIcpanam-anoiniing; anm-now; cva-cciiainly; tc-ol You; hrsna-O
Kisna; nuI-wiil dusi; nusartam-diiiicd; vapun-body.
Krsna, one momenf I carefuIIy bafhe and anoinf You, and fhe nexf momenf
You are again covered wifh dusf!
-Sr Sarvabhauma Bhaffacarya
TEXT 135
panca-varsam at-IoIam anganc
navamanam aIahahuIchsanam
hnhni-vaIaya-nara-nupura
ranjtam namata nana-nananam
panca-livc; vaisam-ycais old; aii-vciy; lolam-icsilcss; anganc-in ilc
couiiyaid; dlavamanam-iunning; alala-wiil cuils ol laii; alula-lillcd;
lsanam-wlosc cycs; linlin-ol bclls; valaya-biacclcis; laia-nccllaccs;
nupuiail-and anllcis; ianjiiam-iinlling sounds; namaia-all ol you plcasc
ollci icspccilul obcisanccs; nanda-ol Malaiaja Nanda; nandanam-ol ilc son.
His hair geffing in His eyes, and His beIIs, braceIefs, neckIaces, and ankIefs aII
finkIing, fhe resfIess five-year oId son of Maharaja Nanda runs in fhe courfyard.
AII of you pIease bow down fo offer respecf fo Him.
-Sr Agama
Saisave pi farunyam
AdoIescence Manifesfed in ChiIdhood
TEXT 136
anaram anarc hantnam hantnc sa-catu rsau rsor
aIham aIhc hrtva gopijancna sa-sambnramam
ssur t ruan hrsno vahsan-stnaIc nntam cran
nbnrta-puIahan smcran payat smaraIasa-vgranan
adlaiam-lips; adlaic-io lips; lanilam-nccl; lanilc-ilc nccl; sa-wiil;
caiu-swcci woids; disau-cycs; disol-io cycs; alilam-loiclcad; alilc-io
loiclcad; liiva-doing; gopjancna-wiil gop; sa-wiil; sambliamam-caic;
sisul-clild; iii-ilus; iudan-ciying; lisnal-Kisna; valsal-silalc-on ilc
clcsi; niliial-placcd; ciiai-loi a long iimc; nibliia-manilcsicd; pulalal-
laiis sianding up; smcial-smiling; payai-may pioicci; smaia-amoious
lcclings; alasa-slow; vigialal-wlosc loim.
ChiId Krsna approached a gop and carefuIIy pIaced His Iips againsf her Iips,
His neck againsf her neck, His eyes againsf her eyes, and His forehead againsf
her forehead. Speaking sweefIy, He expIained fhaf He was, affer aII, onIy a smaII
chiId, and fhen He pressed HimseIf againsf her breasfs for a Iong fime. He fhen
smiIed and fhe hairs of His body sfood up wifh excifemenf. May chiId Krsna,
whose body appeared fo be foo young fo enjoy amorous pasfimes, profecf you
aII.
-Sr Divakara
TEXT 137
bruman tvac-cartam tavabn jananim cnamat-baIahrtc
tvam yarg gr-hanarcsu nayananana hurangi-rsam
ty uhtan parIcnana-ccnaIataya nyastanguIin ananc
gopibnn puratan punatu jagatim uttana-supto narn
bruman-wc will dcsciibc; tvat-You; cartam-aciiviiics; tava-Youi; abn-io;
jananm-moilci; cnama-disguiscd; at-baIa-ol a small clild; ahrtc-in ilc
loim; tvam-You; yarh-as; gr-ol Govaidlana Hill; hanarcsu-in ilc cavcs;
nayana-ol ilc cycs; ananan-ilc bliss; hurang-rsam-ol ilc doc-cycd gops;
t-ilus; uhtan-spolcn; parIcnana-sucling; cnaIataya-in His own; ananc-
mouil; gopibnn-ilc gops; puratan-bcloic; punatu-may puiily; jagatm-ilc
wlolc woild; uttana-suptan-a small clild lying on His bacl; narn-Kisna.
The gops compIained: We wiII feII Your mofher whaf You have done, how,
even fhough You prefend fo be onIy a smaII chiId, You enjoy amorous pasfimes
wifh fhe doe-eyed girIs, deIighfing fheir eyes in fhe caves of Govardhana HiII.`
In fhe view of aII fhese gops, baby Krsna cIeverIy pIaced a finger in His moufh
and began fo suck on if fo refufe fheir argumenfs. May baby Krsna purify fhe
enfire worId.
-Sr VanamaI
TEXT 138
vanc-maIni ptur anhc
racayat baIyoctam cartam
nava-nava-gopi-vanut-
smta-parpati parspnurat
vanc-maIn-gailandcd wiil loicsi-llowcis; ptun-ol His lailci; anhc-on ilc lap;
racayat-pciloims; baIya-loi a small clild; uctam-suiiablc; cartam-aciiviiics;
nava-nava-young; gopi-vanut-wiil ilc gops; smta-ol amoious smilcs;
parpat-sciics; parspnurat-manilcsis.
WhiIe on His fafher`s Iap, Lord VanamaI acfs as a smaII chiId, aIfhough when
He is aIone wifh fhe young gops, He exchanges amorous smiIes.
-Sr Mukunda Bhaffacarya
TEXT 139
nitam nava-navanitam
hiya t hrsno yasoaya pratan
ya t guru-jana-savnc
vnrta-nanstna-payonaran payat
ntam-ialcn; nava-licsl; navantam-buiici; hyat-low mulcl'; t-ilus;
hrsnan-Kisna; yasoaya-by Yasoda; pratan-was aslcd; yat-ilis mucl; t-
ilus; garu jana-ol ilc giown ups; savnc-in ilc picscncc; vnrta-lcld;
nanstna-ol Dlanisia; payonaran-ilc bicasi; payat-may pioicci.
Mofher Yasoda asked chiId Krsna: How much buffer did You fake:` In fhe
presence of aII fhe grown-ups chiId Krsna grasped Dhanisfha`s breasf and said:
This much.`
-Sr Saranga
TEXT 1+0
hva yas nanu caurhc pramustam spnutam rsyatc
vtiyam na mamaham vanas hancuhc hanuham
tyajat nava-gopha-yugam nmatnnan baIaI
Iasat-puIaha-manaIc jayat gohuIc hcsavan
hva-wlcic'; yas-aic you going; nanu-is ii no'; caurhc-O ilicl;
pramustam-ilc ilcli; spnutam-clcaily; rsyatc-is sccn; vtyam-iwo; na-
lcic; mamaham-My; vanas-you caiiy; hancuhc-in youi bodicc; hanuham-
balls; tyaja-givc ilcm up; t-ilus; nava-ol ilc young; gopiha-gop; huca-ol
bicasis; yugam-ilc paii; nmatnnan-aiiacling; baIat-loicibly; Iasat-
manilcsiing; puIaha-ol laiis sianding up in ccsiasy; manaIan-ilc muliiiudc;
jayat-all gloiics; gohuIc-in Golula; hcsavan-io Loid Kisna.
ChiId Kesava said fo a young gop: Thief, where are you going: Have I nof
caughf you sfeaIing: Under your bodice you are hiding My fwo foy baIIs! Give
fhem up!` His bodiIy hairs sfanding erecf wifh joy, He vioIenfIy affacked fhaf
young gop`s breasfs fo refrieve His foy baIIs. AII gIories fo Lord Kesava, who
enjoyed fhese exfraordinary pasfimes in GokuIa ViIIage.
-Sr Dpaka
Gavya-haranam
SfeaIing MiIk-producfs
TEXT 1+1
ura-rsta-navanita-bnajanam
janu-canhramana-jata-sambnramam
matr-bnit-parvarttananam
hasavam hm ap sasavam bnajc
ura-liom lai away; rsta-sccn; navanita-ol buiici; bnajanam-ilc poi; janu-
on His lnccs; canhramana-going; jata-manilcsicd; smabnramam-lasic; matr-
ol His moilci; bnit-wiil lcai; parvartta-iuining; ananam-His lacc;
hasavam-ol Loid Kisna; hm ap-somciling; sasavam-clildlood; bnajc-I
woislip.
Seeing a pof of buffer in fhe disfance, baby Kesava quickIy crawIed fhere,
anxiousIy furning His face ouf of fear of His mofher. I worship fhese chiIdhood
pasfimes of fhe Lord.
-aufhor unknown
TEXT 1+2
sammusnan navanitam antha-man-stambnc sva-bmbogamam
rstva mugnataya humaram aparam sancntayan sanhaya
man-mtram n bnavan mayatra bnavato bnagan saman haIpto
ma mam sucaya sucaycty anunayan baIo narn patu van
sammusnan-sicaling; navanitam-buiici; antha-ncaiby; man-jcwcllcd;
stambnc-in a pillai; sva-own; bmba-in ilc icllcciion; ugamam-manilcsicd;
rstva-sccing; mugnataya-wiil bcwildcimcni; humaram-clild; aparam-
anoilci; sancntaya-ilinling; sanhaya-wiil appiclcnsion; mat-My; mtram-
liicnd; n-indccd; bnavan-You aic; maya-wiil Mc; atra-lcic; bnavatan-ol
You; bnagan-a slaic; saman-cqual; haIptan-will bc; ma-do noi; mam-Mc;
sucaya-icvcal; sucaya-icvcal; t-ilus; anunayan-appcasing; baIan-ilc clild;
narn-Kisna; patu-may pioicci; van-you all.
As chiId Hari was sfeaIing buffer He noficed His own refIecfion in a nearby
jeweIed coIumn. Thinking fhis fo be anofher boy, He became frighfened and
begged: You are My friend. I wiII share fhis buffer wifh You. PIease don`f feII
on Me! Don`f feII on Me!` May chiId Hari profecf you aII.
-aufhor unknown
TEXT 1+3
an-matnana-nnaas tyahta-nran prabnatc
nbnrta-paam agaram baIIavinam pravstan
muhna-hamaIa-samirar asu nrvapya ipan
havaIta-navanitan patu mam baIa-hrsnan
an-yoguii; matnana-ol cluining; nnaan-by ilc sounds; tyahta-
abandoncd; nran-slccp; prabnatc-ai daybical; nbnrta-silcni; paam-wiil
lcci; agaram-ilc lousc; baIIavinam-ol ilc gops; pravstan-cnicicd; muhna-
mouil; hamaIa-ol ilc loius; samiran-wiil ilc bicczc; asu-ai oncc; nrvapya-
cxiinguisling; ipan-ilc lamps; havaIta-wiil a landlul; navanitan-ol buiici;
patu-may pioicci; mam-mc; baIa-clild; hrsnan-Kisna.
Awakened af daybreak by fhe sounds of yogurf-churning, on siIenf feef chiId
Krsna sfeaIfhiIy enfered fhe gops` home, exfinguished fhe Iamps wifh His Iofus
breafh, and sfoIe a handfuI of buffer. I pray chiId Krsna may profecf me.
-aufhor unknown
TEXT 1++
savyc panau nyamta-ravam hnhni-ama nrtva
hubji-bnuya prapaa-gatbnr mana-manam vnasya
ahsnor bnangyc vnasta-muhnir varayan sammuhnina
matun pasca anarata narr jatu nayangavinam
savyc-in His lcli; panau-land; nyamtc-clcclcd; ravam-sound; hnhn-ol
bclls; ama-ilc siiing; nrtva-lolding; hubj-cioolcd; bnuya-bccoming;
prapaa-on His iocs; gatbnn-by going; mana-manam-vciy gcnily; vnasya-
smiling; ahanon-ol His cycs; bnangya-wiil cioolcd glanccs; vnasta-smiling;
muhnn-mouils; varayan-waiding oll; sammuhnnan-ilc gops sianding bcloic
Him; matun-His moilci; pascat-bclind; anarata-siolc; narn-Kisna; jatu-
onc iimc; nayangavnam-buiici.
SiIencing His beIf of beIIs by hoIding if in His Ieff hand, genfIy smiIing,
arching His back, creeping up on His fip-foes, and wifh a crooked gIance
warding off fhe smiIing gops sfanding before Him, chiId Hari sfoIe buffer
behind His mofher`s back.
-Sr Srman
TEXT 1+5
paa-nyasan varancaIa-bnuv vnaya tr-caturan
samanta aIoIam nayana-yugaIam hsu vhran
smtam bbnra vyahtam an-narana-IiIa-catuIa-nin
sa-sanham gopinam manu rpur agaram pravsat
paa-nyasan-looisicps; vara-ancaIa-bnuv-in ilc dooiway; vnaya-placing;
tr-ilicc; caturan-oi loui; samantat-cvciywlcic; aIoIam-icsilcss; nayana-ol
cycs; yugaIam-ilc paii; hsu-in all diicciions; vhran-casiing; smtam-a
smilc; bbnrat-manilcsiing; vyahtam-manilcsicd; an-ol yoguii; narana-
sicaling; sa-wiil; sanham-lcai; gopinam-ol ilc gops; manu-rpun-Loid
Kisna, ilc cncmy ol ilc Madlu dcmon; agaram-ilc lousc; pravsat-cnicis.
Taking fwo or fhree sfeps in fhe doorway, furning His resfIess eyes in aII
direcfions, smiIing, and infenf on sfeaIing yogurf, chiId Madhuripu (Krsna)
fearfuIIy enfers fhe house.
-Sr Rupa Gosvam
TEXT 1+6
mrnan hsira-cauryan masrna-surabnni srhhani pan-gnarsar
agnrayagnraya nastam sapa parusayan hnhni-mchnaIayam
varam varam vsaIc s s vhraI-Iocanc IoIa-tarc
manam manam jananyan parsaram ayatc huta-gopaIa-baIan
mrnan-picssing; hsra-mill; a-bcginning wiil; sauryat-liom ilc ilcli;
masrna-only; surabnn-and liagani; srhhan- ilc coinci ol ilc mouil; pan-
ol His lands; gnarsan-by iubbing; agnraya-smclling; agnraya-and smclling;
nastam-His land; sapa-immcdiaicly; parusayan-siiiling; hnhn-ol bclls;
mchnaIayam-ol ilc bcli; varam-again; varam-and again; vsaIc s s-in all
diicciions; vhrat-casiing; Iocanc-His cycs; IoIa-icsilcss; tarc-wiil pupils;
manam manam-vciy slowly; jananyan-ol His moilci; parsaram-in ilc
viciniiy; ayatc-gocs; hutan-ilc iiicly; gopaIa-cowlcid; baIan-clild.
Rubbing His hand againsf fhe corner of His moufh, which had become oiIy and
fraganf from eafing fhe sfoIen miIk-producfs, repeafedIy smeIIing His hand,
siIencing His beIf of beIIs, and wifh resfIess eyes gIancing in aII direcfions, fhe
fricky chiId GopaIa sIowIy approached His mofher.
-aufhor unknown
Hareh svapnayifam
Lord Hari Speaks in His SIeep
TEXT 1+7
sambno svagatam asyatam ta to vamcna pamobnava
hrauncarc husaIam suhnam sura-patc vttcsa no rsyasc
iiilam avapna-gaiasya laiiabla-iipol siuiva jananya giial
hm hm baIaha jaIpasity anuctam tnutnu-hrtam patu van
sambno-O Siva; svagatam-wclcomc; asyatam-bc scaicd; tan-lcic; tan-lcic;
vamcna-on ilc lcli; pama-ubnava-O lialma; hraunca-arc-O Kaiiiilcya;
husaIam-auspiciousncss; suhnam-lappincss; sura-patc-O India; vtta-isa-O
Kuvcia; na-noi; u-indccd; rsyasc-you lavc bccn sccn; ttnam-in ilis way;
svapna-gatasya-dicaming; haItabna-rpon-ol Loid Kisna, ilc cncmy ol Kaiiabla;
srutva-lcaiing; jananyan-ol His moilci; gran-ilc woids; hm-wlai'; hm-
wlai'; baIaha-impiopci; tnutnu-hrtam-cjccicd liom ilc mouil; patu-may
pioicci; van-you all.
Hearing sIeeping Krsna say, Siva, weIcome! Sif down. Brahma, you sif af my
Ieff. Karfikeya! Auspiciousness fo you. Indra! Happiness fo you. Kuvera! I did
nof see you.` Mofher Yasoda said: ChiId! Whaf, whaf nonsense are You
saying:` I pray fhese words of Mofher Yasoda wiII profecf you aII.
-Sr Mayura
TEXT 1+8
nira nartr bnava bnaram avcn santam
nanv csa hamsa-nataham vnpatayam
ty abnuta-stmta-gopa-vanu-srutan
svapnaytan vasucva-ssor jayant
nira-calm; nartr-O caiil; bnava-plcasc bccomc; bnaram-ilc buidcn;
avcn-plcasc lnow; santam-is icmovcd; nanu-is ii noi'; csan-ilis; hamsa-
Kamsa; nataham-ilc dcmon; vnpatayam-I lill; t-ilus; abnuta-wiil
wondci; stmta-siunncd; gopa-vanu-ol ilc gops; srutan-ilc cais;
svapnaytan-woids spolcn in slccp; vasucva-ol Malaiaja Vasudcva; sson-ol
ilc son; jayant-all gloiics.
Hearing Vasudeva`s son Krsna say in His sIeep, Mofher Earfh, pIease become
caIm, Know fhaf your burden wiII cerfainIy be removed. Have I nof aIready
pracficaIIy kiIIed fhe demon Kamsa:` fhe gops became sfunned wifh wonder.
AII gIories fo fhese words Lord Krsna spoke in His sIeep.
-Sr Vasudeva
Pifror vismaana-siksanai
Insfrucfions and Ofher Pasfimes Thaf FiII Krsna`s Parenfs Wifh
Wonder
TEXT 1+9
haIni-puInc maya na na maya saIopasaIyc na na
nyagronasya taIc maya na na maya rana-ptun pranganc
rstan hrsna tirtc sa-nyamam gopar yasoa-patcr
vsmcrasya puro nasan nja-grnan nryan narn patu van
haIni-ol ilc Yamuna; puInc-on ilc sloic; maya-by mc; na-noi; na-noi;
maya-by mc; saIa-on Govaidlana Hill; upasaIyc-in ilc ouisliis ol Viaja
Villagc; na-noi; na-noi; nyagronasya-ol ilc lanyan iicc; taIc-ai ilc basc;
maya-by mc; na-noi; na-noi; maya-by mc; rana-ol Radlaian; ptun-ol
ilc lailci; pranganc-in ilc couiiyaid; rstan-las bccn sccn; hrsnan-Kisna;
t-ilus; rtc-spolcn; sa-wiil; nyamam-cciiainly; gopan-by ilc gopas;
yasoa-ol Yasoda; patcn-ol ilc lusband; vsmcranya-asionislcd; puran-
lomc; nryan-going; narn-Loid Kisna; patu-may pioicci; van-you all.
The gopas confidenfIy said, I did nof see Krsna af fhe Yamuna`s shore. I did
nof see Him on Govardhana HiII or af fhe oufskirfs of Vraja viIIage. I did nof see
Him af fhe base of fhe banyan free. I did nof see Him in fhe courfyard of Radha`s
fafher Maharaja Vrsabhanu.` As Nanda Maharaja became sfruck wifh wonder fo
hear aII fhis, smiIing Krsna sIipped ouf of fhe house, from righf under Nanda`s
nose. May Krsna profecf you aII.
-Sr Umapafidhara
TEXT 150
vatsa stnavara-hanarcsu vcaran ura-pracarc gavam
nmsran vihsya puran purana-purusam narayanam nyasyan
ty uhtasya yasoaya mura-rpor vavyaj jagant spnura-
bmbostna-vaya-gana-piana-vasa avyahta-bnavam smtam
vatsa-O clild; stnavara-in ilc loicsis; hanarcsu-in and ilc cavcs ol
Govaidlana Hill; vcaran-going; ura-pracarc-lai away; gavam-ol ilc cows;
nmsran-wild bcasis; vihsya-sccing; puran-in ilc picscncc; purana-ilc oldcsi;
purusam-supicmc pcison; narayanam-on Loid Naiayana; nyasyas-You
slould mcdiiaic; t-ilus; uhtasya-spolcn; yasoaya-by Moilci Yasoda; mura-
rpon-ol Loid Kisna, ilc cncmy ol ilc Muia dcmon; avyat-may pioicci;
jagant-all ilc univciscs; spnurat-manilcsiing; bmba-bimba liuii; ostna-lips;
vaya-paii; gana-laid; piana-picssing; vasat-liom ilc coniiol; avyahta-
noi manilcsicd; bnavam-naiuic; smtam-a smilc.
Mofher Yasoda said, ChiId, when You fake care of fhe cows far away in fhe
foresfs or fhe caves of Govardhana HiII, and You see dangerous wiId animaIs,
fhen You shouId medifafe on fhe ancienf Supreme Person, Lord Narayana, and
He wiII profecf You.` As Lord Krsna heard fhese words if was onIy wifh greaf
difficuIfy fhaf He prevenfed a smiIe from appearing on His bimba-fruif Iips. May
fhaf suppressed smiIe profecf aII fhe worIds.
-Sr Abhinanda
TEXT 151
ramo nama babnuva num ta-abaIa sitct num tam ptur
vaca pancavati-vanc nvasatas tasyanara ravanan
hrsnayct puratanim nja-hatnam aharnya matrcrtam
saumtrc hva nanur nanur nanur t vyagra gran pantu-van
raman-Rama; nama-namcd; babnuva-was; num-ycs; tat-His; abaIa-wilc;
sita-was Sia; t-ilus; num-ycs; tam-lci; ptun-ol ilc lailci; vaca-by ilc
woids; pancavat-vanc-in Pancavai loicsi; nvasatan-icsiding; tasya-ol Him;
anarat-lidnappcd; ravanan-Ravana; hrsnasya-ol Kisna; t-ilus; puratanim-
ancicni; nja-ol Himscll; hatnam-ilc naiiaiivc; aharnya-lcaiing; matra-by
His moilci; irtam-spolcn; saumtrc-O Lalsmana, son ol Sumiiia; hva-wlcic;
nanun-My bow; nanun-bow; nanun-bow; t-ilus; vyagra-alaimcd; gran-
woids; pantu-may pioicci; van-you all.
There once was a king named Rama.`
Yes.`
His wife was Sfa.`
Yes.`
On fhe order of His fafher, Rama Iived in fhe Pacavaf foresf. There Ravana
kidnapped Sfa.`
As Lord Krsna heard His mofher narrafe His own acfivifies performed in
ancienf fimes, He suddenIy caIIed ouf: Laksmana! Where is My bow: Where is
My bow: Where is my bow:` I pray fhese aIarmed words of Lord Krsna may
profecf you aII.
-aufhor unknown
TEXT 152
syamoccanra svaps na sso nat mam aya nra
nra-ncton srnu suta hatnam ham apurvam hurusva
vyahtan stambnan naranarr abnu anavam araysyann
ty uhtasya smtam uayatc cvahi-nananasya
syama-dailncss; uccanra-ilc iising moon; svaps-You slccp; na-noi; sso-
O clild; na-noi; t-ilus; mam-io Mc; aya-now; nra-slccp; nra-ol
slccp; ncton-ol ilc causc; srnu-plcasc lcai; suta-O son; hatnam-a sioiy;
ham-wlai'; apurvam-unpicccdcnicd; hurusva-you may do; vyahtan-
appcaicd; abnut-was; anavam-ilc dcmon; arayyasan-aboui io iip inio
picccs; t-ilus; uhtasya-spolcn; smtam-a smilc; uayatc-aiosc; cvahi-
nananasya-ol Loid Kisna, ilc son ol Dcval.
O my rising dark moon, my chiId, You are nof asIeep:`
No. SIeep has nof yef come fo Me.`
Lisfen, my son. I wiII feII You a bedfime sfory fhaf wiII make You faII asIeep.`
Whaf is fhis sfory I have never heard: PIease feII if.`
Mofher Yasoda fhen foId fhe sfory. When she came fo fhe senfences, Then
Lord Nrsimha appeared from fhe piIIar. Lord Nrsiha was very eager fo rip fhe
demon fo shreds.` a smiIe suddenIy arose on chiId Krsna`s Iips.
-Sr Sarvananda
Go-raksadi-IIa
Profecfing fhe Cows and Ofher Pasfimes
TEXT 153
cva tvam cha-jangnavaIayta-Iagu-murnn vnyasta-banur
gayan go-yuna-gitr uparacta-sran-schnaran pragrancna
arpa-spnurjan-manohsa-vaya-samara-haIabana-irgnanubannan
hria-gopaIa-murtr mura-rpur avata atta-go-rahsa-IiIan
cvan-Loid; tvam-You; cha-onc; jangna-lcg; avaIayta-siiaigli; Iagu-ol
ilc siicl; murnn-on ilc lcad; vnyasta-placcd; banun-an aim; gayan-
singing; go-loi a cow; yuna-ol ilc baiilc; gtn-ilc songs; uparacta-
laslioncd; sran-on ilc lcad; schnaran-a ciown; pragrancna-by lolding;
arpa-aiiogancc; spnurjat-manilcsiing; manohsa-by gicai bulls; vaya-ol a
paii; samara-ol baiilc; haIa-in ilc aiis; abana-cnianglcd; rgna-loi a long
iimc; anubannan-in iclaiionslip; hria-pasiimc; gopaIa-ol a cowlcid boy;
murtn-in ilc loim; mura-rpun-Loid Kisna, ilc cncmy ol ilc Muia dcmon;
avatat-may pioicci; atta-gicai; go-ol ilc cows; rahsa-in pioicciing; IiIan-
wlosc pasiimcs.
Wearing a crown, and His hand on fhe head of a cane, fhe Lord IoudIy sings
fhe song sung by buIIs when fhey chaIIenge each ofher for fhe sake of a cow.
Hearing fhe chaIIenge, fwo Iarge, arroganf buIIs appear and for a Iong fime
remain absorbed in fhe arfs of baffIe. I pray Lord Murari, fhe pIayfuI cowherd
boy who enjoys pasfimes of profecfing fhe cows and buIIs, wiII aIways profecf
you.
-Sr Yogesvara
TEXT 15+
yava gopa manura-muraIi-naa-matta muhunam
mana-spanar anana sahaIar Iocanar apbant
gavas tavan masrna-yavasa-grasa-Iubna vuram
yata govarnana-gr-ari-ronhabnyantarcsu
yavat-wlcn; gopan-ilc cowlcid boys; manura-ilc swcci; muraI-ol ilc
lluic; naa-by ilc sounds; mattan-inioxicaicd; muhunam-Loid Kisna;
mana-wiiloui; spanan-movcmcni; anana-ala!; sahaIan-wiil all;
Iocanan-cycs; apbant-diinl; gavan-ilc cows; tavat-ilcn; masrna-soli;
yavasa-ol giasscs; grasa-loi mouilluls; Iubnan-cagci; vuram-lai away;
yatan-gonc; govarnana-gr-ol Govaidlana Hill; ar-ronha-abnyntarcna-in
ilc cavcs.
When fhe cowherd boys become infoxicafed by fhe sweef sounds of fhe fIufe,
and wifh unbIinking eyes drink fhe sighf of Lord Mukunda, fhen fhe unaffended
cows, eager for soff grasses fo eaf, wander far away and enfer fhe caves of
Govardhana HiII.
-Sr Kesavacchafr
Gopnam premofkarsah
The ExaIfed Nafure of fhe Gops` Love
TEXT 155
naryam mana-pargranc p jagnanc yac camsuhaIambanam
gopinam ca vvccanam nnuvanarambna rano-marganam
sanvi-sac-cartam vIasa-vratau patyur grnanvcsanam
iai-iad-gauiava-ialsanam muia-iipoi vams-iavapclsanam
naryam-pcaccjuI composurc, mana-n prc, pargranc-n tahng, ap-
aItnougn, jagnanc-on tnc gopis, yat-vncn, ca-aIso, amsuha-oj garmcnts,
aIambanam-rcstng, gopinam-oj tnc gopis, ca-aIso, vvccanam-ccson,
nnuvana-oj amorous pastmcs, arambnc-n tnc acton, ranan-a soItary pIacc,
marganam-tnc scarcn, sanv-oj pous grIs, sat-tnc pous, cartam-actons,
vIasa-oj amorous pastmcs, vratau-n tnc ccssaton, patyun-oj tncr nusbans,
grna-jor tnc nomcs, anvcsanam-tnc scarcn, tat-tat-varous, gaurava-oj
rcspcctabIc cIcrs, rahsanam-protccton, mura-rpon-oj Lor Krsna, tnc cncmy oj
tnc Mura cmon, vamsi-oj tnc jIutc, rava-jor tnc soun, apchsanam-nopc.
Wifh an air of peacefuI respecfabiIify fhe gops pIaced nice garmenfs around
fheir hips and wenf fo enjoy amorous pasfimes wifh Krsna in a soIifary pIace.
The sound of Krsna`s fIufe sfunned fheir vow of chasfify, fheir affachmenf fo
fheir husbands` homes, and aII fhe profecfions offered by fheir eIders.
-Sr Sarvavidyavinoda
TEXT 156
vIohya hrsnam vraja-vama-nctran
sarvcnryanam nayanatvam cva
aharnya ta-vcnu-nnaa-bnangim
accnan punas tan sravanatvam cva
vIohya-sccing; hrsnam-Kisna; vraja-ol Viaja; vama-nctran-ilc bcauiilul-cycd
giils; sarva-ol all; nryanam-ilc scnscs; nayanatvam-lcaiing; tat-ol Him;
vcnu-ol ilc lluic; nnaa-ol ilc sounds; bnangim-ilc wavcs; accnan-dcsiicd;
punan-again; tan-ilcy; sravanatvam-ilc naiuic ol bcing cais; cva-cciiainly.
When fhe beaufifuI-eyed girIs of Vraja saw Lord Krsna fhey wished aII fheir
senses were eyes, and when fhey heard fhe waves of music from His fIufe fhey
wished aII fheir senses were ears.
-aufhor unknown
Gopbhih saha IIa
Pasfimes Wifh The Gops
TEXT 157
haIni-jaIa-hcI-IoIa-tarunr avita-cinamsuha
nrgatyanga-jaIan sartavatir aIohya sarva san
tiropanta-mIan-nhunja-bnavanc gunam crat pasyatan
saurcn sambnramayann ma vjayatc sahuta-vcnu-nvann
haIni-ol ilc Yamuna; jaIa-waici; hcI-loi pasiimcs; IoIa-cagci; tarunn-ilc
young giils; avta-abandoncd; cna-ilcii sill; amsuha-gaimcnis; nrgatya-
cmciging liom ilc waici; anga-ol ilcii bodics; jaIan-ilc waici; sartavatn-
icmoving; aIohya-looling; sarvan-in all; san-diicciions; tra-ilc sloic;
upanta-ncai; mIat-mcciing; nhunja-ol ilc giovc; bnavanc-in ilc abodc;
gunam-liddcn; crat-loi a long iimc; pasyatan-looling; saurcn-ol Loid
Kisna; sambnramayan-cnclaniing; man-ilc gops; vjayatc-all gloiics; sa-
ahuta-iiicly; vcnu-ol ilc lluic; nvann-io ilc sound.
Removing fheir siIk saris, fhe young gops eagerIy sporfed in fhe wafers of fhe
Yamuna. Affer some fime fhey infenfIy Iooked in aII direcfions, and fhen, cerfain
fhaf no one was wafching, emerged from fhe wafer and carefuIIy dried fheir
naked bodies. MeanwhiIe, hidden in a nearby foresf grove, Lord Krsna had been
wafching fheir every movemenf for a Iong fime. Af a cerfain momenf He began
fo pIay His fIufe. AII gIories fo Lord Krsna`s fricky fIufe-music, which
compIefeIy charms fhe girIs of Vraja.
-Sr Purusoffamadeva
Tasu krsnasya bhavah
Lord Krsna`s Love for fhe Gops)
TEXT 158
svcapIavta-pan-pama-muhuIa-prahranta-hampoaya
vsrastam avjanato muraIham paaravnopar
IiIa-vcIIta-baIIavi-havaIta-svantasya vrnavanc
jiyat hamsa-rpos tr-bnanga-vapusan sunyoaya pnut-hrtn
svcda-wiil pcispiiaiion; aplaviia-inlaiuaicd; pani-lands; padma-loius;
mulula-buds; pialiania-bcgun; lampa-ol iicmbling; udayai-liom ilc aiisal;
visiasiam-lallcn; avijanaial-unawaic; muialilam-ilc lluic; pada-lcci;
avijanaial-loius; upaii-on; lla-wiil pasiimcs; vclliia-moving; ballav-by
ilc gops; lavaliia-dcvouicd; sva-aniasya-wlosc lcaii; vindavana-in
Vindavana; jiyai-all gloiics; lamsa-iipol-ol Loid Kisna, ilc cncmy ol Kamsa;
iii-ilicc-lold; blanga-bcnding; vapusal-wlosc loim; sunyap-noiling;
udaya-aiising; plui-liiil-blowing.
The gracefuIIy moving gops capfured Lord Krsna`s hearf. His hands perspired
and frembIed. Lord Krsna, whose form was benf in fhree pIaces, was unaware
fhaf fhe fIufe had dropped from His Iufus-bud hands and faIIen fo His Iofus feef.
He began fo bIow info whaf He fhoughf was His fIufe, buf no sound emerged.
AII gIories fo fhaf soundIess bIowing of Lord Krsna.
-Sr Cirajva
Sr-Krsnasya prafhama-darsane sr-radha-prasnah
Srmaf Radharan`s Inquiry on Firsf Seeing Sr Krsna)
TEXT 159
bnru-vaII-tanava-haIa-manuranana-srin
hanhcII-horaha-harambta-harnapuran
lo 'yam navna-nilasopala-iulya-dclo
vamsi-ravcna sahn mam avasi-harot
bnru-oj tnc cycbrovs, vaII-oj tnc vncs, tanava-oj ancng, haIa-vtn tnc art,
manura-cnarmng, anana-oj tnc jacc, srin-bcauty, hanhcII-asoha, horaha-
bus, harambta-mxc, harnapuran-carrngs, han-vno`, ayam-s tns, navina-
ncv, nhasa-upaIa-a bIach stonc, tuIya-vtn tnc soun, sahn-O jrcn, mam-
Mc, avas-harot-ovcrvncIms.
Friend, who is fhis person: His body is Iike a new bIack nikasa sfone. He
wears earrings of asoka buds. The vines of eyebrows dance on His charming,
handsome face. I am overcome by fhe sound of His fIufe.
-aufhor unknown
TEXT 160
nivaroara-sanoara-mcura-srir
vaso ravat-hanaha-vrna-nbnam ananan
amuhta-mauhtha-manonara-nara-vahsan
ho yam yuva jaga anangamayam harot
nvara-ol ilc bluc loius llowcis; uara-ol ilc wloilds; sanoara-ilc bioilci;
mcura-glisicning; srin-bcauiy; vasan-gaimcnis; ravat-molicn; hanaha-ol
gold; vrna-ol an abundancc; nbnam-ilc lilcncss; ananan-wcaiing;
amuhta-wcaiing; mauhtha-ol pcails; manonara-claiming; nara-nccllacc;
vahsan-on His clcsi; han-wlo'; ayam-is ilis; yuva-youil; jagat-ilc cniiic
woild; ananga-wiil amoious dcsiic; mayam-lillcd; harot-docs.
Who is fhis feen-age boy: A charming pearI-neckIace decorafes His chesf. He
is dressed in garmenfs fhe coIor of moIfen goId. The spIendid compIexion is fhe
brofher of fhe bIue Iofus whorI. He fiIIs fhe worId wifh amorous passion.
-Sr Sarvavidyavinoda
Sakhya uffaram
The RepIy of Radha`s Gop-friend
TEXT 161
ast ho p tmra-stanannayan
hnc ancta-paam sa gayat
yan manag ap nsamya ha vanur
navanuta-nrayopajayatc
ast-is; han ap-ilis pcison; tmra-dail-complcxioncd; stanannayan-boy;
hanct-somciling; ancta-bcauiilul; paam-music; san-Hc; gayat-plays;
yat-wlicl; manah-sliglily; ap-cvcn; nsamya-lcaiing; ha-wlai'; vanun-
giil; na-noi; avanuta-iicmbling; nraya-lcaii; upajayatc-is manilcsicd.
He is a dark-compIexioned boy who pIays very beaufifuI music. Whaf girI wiII
nof frembIe af hearf by hearing His music for even a momenf:
-aufhor unknown
Sr-Radhayah purva-ragah
The Beginning of Radha`s Love
TEXT 162
mano gatam manmatna-bana-banam
avcayantiva tanor vharan
inanana vacam uvaca rana
taa ta aIi-jana-sammuhnc sa
manan-in ilc lcaii; gatam-gonc; manmatna-ol cupid; bana-ol ilc aiiow;
banam-ilc wound; avcayant-inloiming; va-as il; tanon-ol ilc body;
vharan-wiil ccsiaiic sympioms; na-unlappy; anana-lacc; vacam-woids;
uvaca-spolc; rana-Radla; taa-ilcn; tat-ol Hci; aI-jana-ol ilc liicnds;
sammuhnc-in ilc picscncc; sa-Slc.
Unhappy-faced Radha said fo Her friends: My hearf is wounded by Kama`s
arrow. My body is now fiIIed wifh fhe sympfoms of Iove.`
-Sr Purusoffamadeva
TEXT 163
ya-avan yamuna-hunjc
gnana-rucr avaIohtan ho p
naIni-aIa va saIIam
ta-avan taraIayatc cctan
yat-avan-wlcn; yamuna-on ilc Yamuna's sloic; hunjc-in ilc giovc; gnana-
ol a iaincloud; rucn-ilis pcison wlosc splcndid bodily complcxion is lilc ilc
coloi; avaIohtan-is sccn; han ap-ilis pcison; naIn-ol a loius llowci; aIc-on
ilc lcal; va-lilc; saIiIam-a diop ol waici; tat-avan-ilcn; taraIayatc-
iicmblcs; cctan-My lcaii.
Since, in fhe foresf by fhe Yamuna, I saw fhis person whose compIexion is fhe
coIor of a dark raincIoud, My hearf has been frembIing Iike a drop of wafer on a
Iofus Ieaf.
-Sr Kavicandra
TEXT 16+
ahasma chasmn patn sahn maya yamuna-tatam
vrajantyc rsto yam nava-jaIanara-syamaIa-tanun
sa rg-bnangya hm vahuruta na n janc tata am
mano mc vyaIoIam hvacana grna-hrtyc na baIatc
ahasmat-by accidcni; chasmn-on onc; patn-pail; sahn-O liicnd; maya-by
Mc; yamuna-ol ilc Yamuna; tatam-io ilc banl; vrajantya-going; rstan-was
sccn; ayam-Hc; nava-licsl; jaIanara-iaincloud; syamaIa-blacl; tanun-
wlosc body; san-Hc; rh-bnangya-wiil a cioolcd glancc; hm-wlai'; va-oi;
ahuruta-did; na-noi; n-indccd; janc-I lnow; tatan-sincc ilcn; am-ilis;
manan-mind; mc-my; vyaIoIam-icsilcss; hvacana-somciling; grna-hrtyc-in
lousclold duiics; na-noi; baIatc-is ablc.
Friend, one fime, as I waIked on fhe pafh fo fhe Yamuna`s bank I saw a boy
whose compIexion was fhe coIor of a dark raincIoud. Whaf speII did He casf on
Me when He gIanced af Me wifh fhose crooked eyes: I do nof know. Since fhaf
fime My hearf is aIways very agifafed. If no Ionger aIIows Me fo perform My
househoId dufies.
-Sr ]ayanfa
TEXT 165
puro niIa-jyotsna ta anu mrganabn-parmaIas
tato IiIa-vcnu-hvantam anu hanci-haIa-ravan
tato vyu-vaIIi-vaIayta-camathara-Ianari-
tarangaI Iavanyam ta anu sanajanana uagat
puran-in My picscncc; niIa-a dail; jyotana-cllulgcni; tat anu-ilcn;
mrganabn-ol musl; parmaIan-ilc liagancc; tatan-ilcn; IiIa-playlul; vcnu-
ol ilc lluic; hvantam-music; anu-ilcn; hanc-ol a sasl ol bclls; haIa-ilc
swcci; ravan-sound; tatan-ilcn; vyut-ol liglining; vaII-ol a vinc; vaIayta-
cnciiclcd; camathara-ol wondci; Ianar-tarangat-liom ilc wavcs; Iavanyam-
bcauiy; tat anu-ilcn; sanaja-naiuial; ananan-bliss; uagat-aiosc.
Firsf I saw a spIendid bIue effuIgence. Then I smeIIed fhe fragance of musk.
Then I heard gracefuI fIufe music. Then I heard fhe sweef finkIing of a sash of
beIIs. Then I saw waves of wonderfuI handsomeness encircIed by a vine fhaf
was a sfafionary Iighfning fIash. Then I became fiIIed wifh bIiss.
-aufhor unknown
TEXT 166
aya sunar haIna-nanni-
tira-hunja-bnuv hcI-Iampatan
vaayan muraIham munur munur
manavo narat mamaham manan
aya-now; sunar-O bcauiilul onc; haIna-nann-ol ilc Yamuna Rivci, ilc
dauglici ol Mouni Kalinda; tra-on ilc sloic; hunja-bnuv-in ilc giovc; hcI-
playlul; Iampatan-dcbauclcc; vaayan-playing; muraIham-a lluic; munun
munun-icpcaicdly; manavan-Loid Kisna; narat-sicals; mamaham-My;
manan-lcaii.
O beaufifuI friend, as He pIayed fhe fIufe for a Iong fime on fhe Yamuna`s
shore, fhe pIayfuI debauchee Madhava sfoIe My hearf.
-aufhor unknown
TEXT 167
ya-avan yamunayas tira-vanirc-hunjc
murarpu-paa-IiIa Iocanabnyam aIoh
ta-avan mama cttam hutract harya-matrc
na n Iagat munurtam hm vncyam na janc
yat-avan-sincc; yamunayan-ol ilc Yamuna Rivci; tra-on ilc sloic; vanra-
ol vaniia iiiccs; hunjc-in ilc giovc; murarpu-paa-ol Loid Kisna, ilc cncmy ol
ilc Muia dcmon; IiIa-ilc pasiimcs; Iocanabnyam-wiil iwo cycs; aIoh-I saw;
tat-avan-sincc ilcn; harya-matrc-in lousclold duiics; na-noi; n-indccd;
Iagat-icsis; munurtam-loi a momcni; hm-wlai'; vncyam-slould bc donc;
na-do noi; janc-I lnow.
Since wifh My own eyes I saw Krsna`s pasfimes in fhe vanra grove on fhe
Yamuna`s shore, My hearf has nof aIIowed Me fo perform My househoId chores.
Whaf shouId I do: I do nof know whaf fo do.
-Sr Kavicandra
TEXT 168
ya-avan yaunanananancnun
sanacar Iocana-gocari-babnuva
ta-avan maIayanIc naIc va
sanaja-vcara-paranmuhnam mano mc
yat-avan-sincc; yau-nanana-ol Loid Kisna, ilc dcsccndcni ol Malaiaja
Yadu; anana-ol ilc lacc; nun-ilc moon; sanacar-O liicnd; Iocana-ol ilc
cycs; gocar-wiilin ilc licld ol pciccpiion; babnuva-las comc; tat-avan-ilcn;
maIaya-liom ilc Malaya Hill; anIc-in ilc bicczc; anaIc-in a liic; va-oi;
sanaja-naiuial; vcara-disciiminaiion; paranamuhnam-iuincd away; manan-
mind; mc-My.
O My friend, since fhe moon of Krsna`s face has appeared wifhin fhe
percepfion of My eyes, My mind has Iosf aII discriminafion. If no Ionger has fhe
power fo disfinguish befween fhe cooIing MaIayan breeze and fhe bIazing fire.
-Sr Sajaya Kavisekhara
TEXT 169
asamanjasam asamanjasam
asamanjasam cta apattam
baIIava-humara-bunya
nar nar narr ihstan hutuhat
asamanjasam-wiong; asamanjasam-wiong; asamanjasam-wiong; ctat-ilis;
apattam-las ocuiicd; baIIava-cowlcid; humara-boy; bunya-wiil ilc
conccpiion; nar-alas!; nar-alas!; narn-Loid Haii; ihstan-is sccn; hutuhat-
cnilusiasiically.
If is wrong, wrong, wrong! AIas! AIas! I saw fhe Supreme PersonaIify of
Godhead, Lord Hari, and I fhoughf He was an ordinary cowherd boy!
-Sr Sarana
TEXT 170
susyat muhnam uru-yugam
pusyat jaatam pravcpatc nrayam
svyat hapoIa-paIi
sahn vana-maIi hm aIoh
susyat-diics up; muhnam-My mouil; uru-ol iligls; yugam-ilc paii; pusyat
jaatam-bccomcs siunncd; pravcpatc-iicmblcs; nrayam-lcaii; svyat-
pcispiics; hapoIa-paI-clccls; sahn-O liicnd; vana-maI-Loid Kisna, wlo
wcais a gailand ol loicsi-llowcis; hm-wly'; aIoh-wlcn I scc.
Friend, when I see Krsna, who wears a garIand of foresf-fIowers, why does My
moufh become dry, My fhighs become sfunned, My hearf frembIe, and My
cheeks perspire:
-Sr Mukunda Bhaffacarya
TEXT 171
upar tamaIa-taron sahn parnata-sara-nu-manaIan ho p
tatra ca muraIi-hnuraIi huIa-maryaam ano nayat
upaii-abovc; iamala-iaiol-a iamal iicc; salli-O liicnd; paiinaia-a lull;
saiai-auiumn; indu-mandalal-moon; lal api-a cciiain; iaiia-ilcic; ca-also;
muiali-lluic; lluiali-playing; lula-maiyadam-moialiiy; adlal nayaii-
mocls.
Friend, I have seen an aufumn fuII moon shining above a famaIa free. This
moon`s fIufe music mocks My chasfify.
-Sr Sajaya Kavisekhara
TEXT 172
nanta hantam ap tam rhsatc
manasam mama na sanu yat-hrtc
nur numuhn nana-marutas
cananam ca vtanot vcanam
nanta-indccd; hantam-My lovci; ap-cciiainly; tam-Him; rhsatc-dcsiics
ol scc; manasam-lcaii; mama-My; na-noi; sanu-lappily; yat-hrtc-loi His
salc; nun-ilc moon; nu-muhn-O moon-laccd giil; mana-ilc gcnilc;
marutan-bicczcs; vtanot-givc; vcanam-ioimcni.
O moon-faced friend, fhe genfIe breezes, fhe moon, and fhe scenf of
sandaIwood formenf My hearf. If is nof happy. If yearns fo see My Iover, Krsna.
-auiloi unlnown
TEXT 173
guru-jana-ganjanam ayaso
grna-pat-cartam ca arunam hm ap
vsmarayat samastam
sva sva muraIi muraratcn
guiu-jana-ol My cldcis; ganjanam-ilc icbulcs; ayasal-My inlamy; gila-paii-
ol My lusband; caiiiam-ilc aciiviiics; ca-also; daiunam-laisl; lim api-
somciling; vismaiayaii-causcs io loigci; samasiam-cvciyiling; siva-alas!;
siva-alas!; muiali-ilc lluic; muia-aiaicl-ol Loid Kisna, ilc cncmy ol ilc
Muia dcmon.
AIas! AIas! Krsna`s fIufe makes Me compIefeIy forgef fhe rebukes of My eIders,
My own growing infamy, and fhe harsh acfions of My husband.
-Sr Sarvavidyavinoda
TEXT 17+
ravnam bnavanam apatyam tavan
mtram tatnabnjatyam ca
upayamunam vana-maIi
yavan nctrc na nartayat
ravnam-wcalil; bnavanam-lomc; apatyam-clildicn; tavat-ilcn; mtram-
liicnds; tatna-in ilai way; abnjatyam-good lamily; ca-also; upayamunam-on
ilc sloic ol ilc Yamuna; vana-maI-Loid Kisna, wlo wcais a gailand ol loicsi
llowcis; yavat-as long as; nctrc-iwo cycs; na-docs noi; nartayat-causc io
dancc.
My weaIfh, home, chiIdren, friends, and famiIy aII seen imporfanf onIy as Iong
as VanamaI Krsna does nof gIance on Me wifh dancing eyes on fhe Yamuna`s
shore.
-Sr Sarvavidyavinoda
TEXT 175
tusyantu mc cnram avapya satravan
harotu mc sast-bnaram grncsvaran
mans tu vahsoruna-manya-bnusanam
mamastu vrnavana-hrsna-canraman
tusyantu-may bccomc plcascd; mc-ol Mc; cnram-laulis; avapya-aiiaining;
satravan-cncmics; harotu-may do; mc-io Mc; sast-ol punislmcni; bnaram-a
losi; grna-svaran-My lusband; mann-ilc jcwcl; tu-indccd; vahsoruna-
bicasis; manya-in ilc middlc; bnusanam-ilc oinamcnis; mama-ol Mc; astu-
may bc; vrnavana-in Vindavana; hrsna-canraman-ilc dail moon ol Loid
Kisna.
Lci My cncmics bc plcascd io lind lauli wiil Mc. Lci My lusband punisl Mc
again and again. I do noi caic. Loid Kisnacandia, wlo cnjoys iiansccndcnial
pasiimcs in Vindavana loicsi, will always bc ilc piccious jcwcl ilai dccoiaics My
bicasis.
-aufhor unknown
TEXT 176
svami nnantu vnasantu puran sapatnyo
bnartur bnajantu guravan ptaras ca Iajjam
ctavata ya haIanh-huIam tatnastu
ramanujc mama tanotu mano nuragam
svam-My lusband; nnantu-may bcai Mc; vnasantu-may laugl; puran-in My
picscncc; sapatnyan-cncmics; bnartun-ol My lusband; bnajantu-may cicaic;
guravan-cldcis; ptaran-paicnis; ca-and; Iajjam-slamc; ctavata-in ilis way;
ya-il; haIanh-polluicd; huIam-lamily; tatna-in ilai way; astu-lci ii bc;
rama-anujc-loi Loid Kisna, ilc youngci bioilci ol lalaiama; mama-My;
tanotu-will do; manan-lcaii; anuragam-lovc.
Lef My husband beaf Me! Lef My enemies Iaugh in My face! Lef My parenfs
and eIderIy reIafives shame Me before My husband! Lef My whoIe famiIy
become poIIufed! I do nof care. My hearf wiII confinue fo Iove BaIarama`s
younger brofher, Krsna.
-aufhor unknown
TEXT 177
svami hupyat hupyatam parjana nnant nnantu mam
anyat hm pratnatam ayam ca jagat prauno mamoparavan
asasyam punar cta cva ya am cahsus cram varnatam
ycncam parpiyatc mura-rpon saunarya-saram vapun
svami-My lusband; lupyaii-is angiy; lupyaiam-lci lim bc angiy; paiijanal-
liicnds; nindaii-icbulc; nindaniu-lci ilcm icbulc; mam-Mc; anyai-clsc;
lim-wlai'; piailaiam-may bc; ayam-ilai; ca-also; jagaii-in ilc woild;
piaudlal-gicai; mama-loi Mc; upadiaval-caiasiioplc; asasyam-dcsiicd;
punal-again; ciai-ilis; cva-cciiainly; yai-wlicl; idam-ilai; calsul-cycs;
ciiam-cicinally; vaidlaiam-may incicasc; ycna-by wlicl; idam-ilis;
paiipiyaic-may bc diunl; muia-iipol-ol Loid Kisna, ilc cncmy ol Muia;
saundaiya-ol landsomcncss; saiam-ilc ncciai; vapul-ilc loim.
My husband is angry: Lef him be angry. My friends rebuke Me: Lef fhem. Lef
fhere faII upon Me whafever ofher cafasfrophe fhere may be in fhis worId. I do
nof care. I simpIy wish fhaf My eyes may efernaIIy drink fhe necfar of Krsna`s
handsome form.
-Sr Puskaraksa
TEXT 178
hm urmIcna mama ut manoratncna
iavanii lania suliiani laya liiani
ctava cva mama janma-pnaIam murarr
yan nctrayon patn bbnart gatagatan
hm-wlai is ilc usc'; urmIcna-ol ilis dilliculi io aiiain; mama-My; ut-O
mcsscngci; manoratncna-dcsiic; tavant-is ilai way; nanta-indccd; suhrtan-
pious dccds; haya-by wlom'; hrtan-pciloimcd; ctavat-in ilai way; cva-
cciiainly; mama-My; janma-ol ilc biiil; pnaIam-ilc liuii; mura-arn-Loid
Kisna, ilc cncmy ol ilc Muia dcmon; yat-wlicl; nctrayon-ol ilc cycs; patn-
on ilc pailway; bbnat-manilcsis; gata-going; agatan-and coming.
O mcsscngci-liicnd, il Kisna would wall on ilc pailway ol My cycs, ilcn My
biiil will bccomc liuiilul. Wlai is ilc usc ol ilis impossiblc dcsiic' Wlo is ablc io
pciloim ilc pious aciiviiics io obiain ilis'
-aufhor unknown
TEXT 179
sahn mama nyat-natayas
ta-arsana-bnagyam astu va ma va
punar ap sa vcnu-nao
ya harna-patnc patct ta cvaIam
sahn-O liicnd; mama-ol Mc; nyat-wlosc good loiiunc; natayan-is
dcsiioycd; tat-ol Him; arsana-ol ilc sigli; bnagyam-ilc good loiiunc; astu-
may bc; va-oi; ma-noi; va-oi; punan ap-again; san-ilai; vcnu-ol ilc lluic;
naan-ilc sound; ya-il; harna-ol ilc cais; patnc-on ilc pail; patct-may
lall; tat-ilcn; cva-cciiainly; aIam-gicaily.
O friend, I am very unforfunafe. If fhe sound of Krsna`s fIufe feII once again on
fhe pafhway of My ears, I wouId nof care even whefher or nof I had fhe forfune
fo see Him.
-Sr Rupa Gosvam
TEXT 180
tarabnsaraha caturtna-nsa-sasanha
hamamburas-parvarnana cva tubnyam
arno namo bnavatu mc sana tcna yuna
mtnyapavaa-vacasapy abnmana-snn
tara-wiil ilc siais; abnsaraha-mcciing; catustna-on ilc louiil; nsa-nigli;
sasanha-O moon; hama-ol a oious dcsiics; ambu-ras-ilc occan;
parvarnana-causing iidal wavcs; cva-O Loid; tubnyam-unio you!; argnan-
aiglya waici; naman-and obcisanccs; bnavatu-lci ilcic bc; mc-loi mc; sana-
wiil; tcna-Him; yuna-ilc youillul Kisna; mtnya-lics; apavaa-ncgaiing;
vacana-wiil woids; ap-also; abnmana-ol dcsiic; snn-ilc pcilcciion.
O moon surrounded by sfars on fhe fourfh nighf on fhe monfh of Bhadra, O
Iord, O moon making fidaI waves in fhe ocean of amorous desire, I respecffuIIy
offer arghya wafer fo you and I bow down before you. I pray (fhaf by your
mercy) my desire fo become fhe beIoved of youfhfuI Krsna wiII become fuIfiIIed
in frufh.
-aufhor unknown
Anya-cafura-sakh-vifarkah
The Guess of Anofher Experf Gop-friend
TEXT 181
snantayat na hnc
bnramayat rsam cva hcvaIam ranc
ta avagatam sahn Iagnam
haamba-taru-cvata-maruta
siddlaniayaii-a dcliniic conclusion; na-noi; lincii-somciling; bliamayaii-
icsilcssly iolling aboui; disam-cycs; cva-cciiainly; lcvalam-indccd; iadla-
Radla; iai-ilis; avagaiam-undcisiood; salli-O liicnd; lagnam-iouclcd;
ladamba-iaiu-ol ilc ladamba iicc; dcvaia-ol ilc diciy; maiuia-by ilc bicczc.
Friend,I canof say for cerfain why Radha`s eyes are roIIing abouf in fhis way.
Perhaps fhe fIufe-music breeze bIowing from fhe Supreme PersonaIify of
Godhead under fhe kadamba free fouched her.
-Sr Ranga
Radham prafi sakh-prasnah
A Gop-friend`s Quesfion fo Srmaf Radharan
TEXT 182
hamam yapun puIahtam nayanc nrtasrc
vacan sa-gagaa-paan sahn hamp vahsan
jnatam muhuna-muraIi-rava-manuri tc
cctan sunamsu-vaanc taraIi-harot
hamam-complcicly; vapun-body; puIahtam-laiis sianding cicci; nayanc-cycs;
nrta-lcld; asrc-icais; vacan-woids; sa-wiil; gagaa-paan-siuiiciing wiil
a clolcd up voicc; sahn-O liicnd; hamp-lcaving; vahsan-clcsi; jnatam-
undcisiood; muhuna-ol Loid Kians; muraI-ol ilc lluic; rava-ol ilc sound;
manur-ilc swccincss; tc-ol You; cctan-ilc lcaii; sunamsu-vaanc-O
moon-laccd giil; taraI-harot-causcs io iicmblc.
The hairs sfand erecf on Your body. Your eyes are fuII of fears. Your words are
choked-up. Your chesf heaves wifh sighs. O moon-faced friend, I know if is fhe
sweefness of Mukunda`s fIufe music fhaf makes Your hearf frembIe.
-Sr Ranga
TEXT 183
gatam huIa-vanu-vratam vtam cva tat-ta-vacas
tatnap taraIasayc na vratas ho urgranan
harom sahn hm srutc anuja-var-vamsi-ravc
manag ap mano na mc sumuhn naryam aIambatc
gatam-gonc; huIa-ol laiillul; vanu-wilc; vratam-ilc vow; vtam-lnown;
cva-cciiainly; tat-tat-vaiious; vacan-woids; tatna ap-siill; taraIa-asayc-O
licllc-lcaiicd giil; na-noi; vrata-sioppcd; as-You aic; han-wlai';
urgranan-is ilc dilliculiy; harom-will I do; sahn-O liicnd; hm-wlai';
srutc-wlcn lcaid; anuja-var-ol Loid Kisna, ilc cncmy ol ilc dcmons;
vamsi-ol ilc lluic; ravc-ilc sound; manah-sliglily; ap-cvcn; manan-lcaii;
na-noi; mc-My; su-muhn-O bcauiilul-laccd liicnd; naryam-pcacc;
aIambatc-aiiains.
O fickIe-hearfed girI, I know You broke fhe vow of a faifhfuI wife, and I know
fhe harsh words You exchanged wifh Your husband and reIafives. SfiII You wiII
nof give up fhis affair wifh Krsna. Why is if so hard for You fo give Him up:`
My beaufifuI-faced friend, whaf wiII I do: When i hear fhe sound of Krsna`s
fIufe My hearf cannof find a momenf`s peace.`
-auiloi unlnown
TEXT 18+
astam tava ahirtr mc
tvaya tatnyam tu hatnyatam
cttam hatnam vasit tc
nar-vamsi-rava-srutau
astam-lci ilcic bc; tavat-in ilai way; ahirtn-inlamy; mc-my; tvaya-by You;
tatnyam-ilc iiuil; tu-indccd; hatnyatam-slould bc spolcn; cttam-lcaii;
hatnam-low is ii'; va-lilc; ast-bccausc; tc-ol you; nar-ol Loid Kisna;
vamsi-ol ilc lluic; rava-ol ilc sound; srutau-in ilc lcaing.
Lef Me become infamous as Krsna`s misfress! I don`f care. TeII me fhe frufh.
When if heard fhe sound of Krsna`s fIufe, whaf happened fo your hearf:
-aufhor unknown
TEXT 185
satyam jaIpas unsana hnaIa-gran satyam huIam nrmaIam
satyam nsharuno py ayam sanacaran satyam suurc sart
tat sarvam sahn nsmaram jnatt srotrattnr jayatc
cc unmaa-muhuna-manju-muraIi-nsvana-ragogatn
satyam-ilc iiuil; jaIpas-you spcal; unsana-dillliculi io bcai; hnaI-laisl;
gran-woids; satyam-ilc iiuil; huIam-lamily; nrmaIam-puic and spoilcss;
satyam-ilc iiuil; nsharunan-mcicilcss; ap-also; ayam-ilis; sanacaran-
liicnd; satyam-ilc iiuil; su-vciy; urc-lai away; sart-ilc iivci; tat-ilis;
sarvam-all; sahn-O liicnd; vsmaram-I loigci; jnatt-ai oncc; srotra-ol ilc
cais; attnn-a gucsi; jayatc-bccomcs manilcsicd; cct-il; unmaa-inioxicaiing;
muhuna-ol Loid Kisna; manju-ilc bcauiilul; muraI-ol ilc lluic; nsvana-
sounds; raga-music; ugatn-manilcsiaiion.
You speak fhe frufh. If is frue fhaf fhe harsh rebukes of My superiors are very
hard fo bear. If is frue fhaf My famiIy`s repufafion is spofIess. If is frue fhaf fhis
friend Krsna is merciIess. If is frue fhaf fhe Yamuna is very far away. SfiII, when
fhe beaufifuI, infoxicafing sound of Krsna`s fIufe music becomes a guesf in My
ears, I immediafeIy forgef aII of fhis.
-Sr Govinda Bhaffa
Sr-Radham prafi sakh-narmasvasah
A Gop`s ]oking Words of Encouragemenf fo Srmaf Radharan
TEXT 186
nsa jaIaa-sanhuIa tmra-garbna-Iinam jaga
vayas tava navam navam vapur apurva-IiIa-mayam
aIam sumuhn nraya vraja-grnc p nahtancari
haamba-vana-cvata nava-tamaIa-niIa-yutn
nsa-ilc nigli; jaIaa-wiil clouds; sanhuIa-is lillcd; tmra-ol dailncss;
garbnam-in ilc opcning; Inam-cnicicd; jagat-ilc woild; vayan-agc; tava-
Youi; navam-is young; navam-licsl; vapun-body; apurva-unpicccdcnicd;
IiIa-ol pasiimcs; mayam-consisiing; aIam-wlai is ilc usc'; su-muhn-O
bcauiilul-laccd giil; nraya-ol ilis slccping; vraja-ol Viaja Villgc; grnc-in a
lousc; ap-cvcn; nahtam-in ilc nigli; car-wandciing; haamba-ol ilc
ladamba iiccs; vana-ol ilc loicsi; cvata-ilc diciy; nava-licsl; tamaIa-ol a
iamala iicc; niIa-wiil ilc dail; yutn-splcndoi.
The nighf is fiIIed wifh cIouds. Darkness has swaIIwed fhe worId. You are a
young girI and Your body is fiIIed wifh unprecedenfed, ever-fresh, pIayfuI,
gracefuI, beaufy. O beaufifuI-faced girI, whaf is fhe use of Your sIeeping Iike fhis
in a house in Vraja viIIage: Wake up! Af fhis momenf Krsna, whose dark
compIexion is fhe coIor of a young famaIa free, and who is fhe Deify of fhe
kadamba foresf, wanders abouf in fhe nighf.
-Sr Sarvavidyavinoda
Sr Krsnam prafi sr-radhanuraga-kafhanam
Srmaf Radharan`s Love is Described fo Lord Krsna
TEXT 187
tvam anjaniyat pnaIasu vIohayanti
tvam srnvat huvaIayiyat harnapuram
tvam purnma-vnu-muhni nr bnavayant
vahso-nIina-nava-niIamanm harot
tvam-You; anjanyat-malcs blacl mascaia; pnaIasu-in a piciuic; vIohayant-
gazing; tvam-You; srnvat-lcaiing; huvaIayyat-malcs inio a bluc loius
llowcis; harma-puram-an caiiings; tvam-You; purnma-lull; vnnu-moon;
muhn-wlosc lacc; nr-in ilc lcaii; bnavayant-mcdiiaiion; vahsan-on ilc
clcsi; nIna-placcd; nava-ncw; niIamanm-sappliic; harot-malcs.
Wlcn ilis giil, wlosc lacc is lilc ilc lull moon, gazcs ai Youi piciuic, Slc
iiansloims You inio blacl mascaia anoiniing Hci cycs. Wlcn Slc lcais aboui You,
Slc malcs You inio a bluc loius llowci on Hci cai. In Hci lcaii Slc mcdiiaics on
You as a ncw sappliic dccoiaiing Hci bicasi.
-aufhor unknown
TEXT 188
grnitam tambuIam parjana-vacobnr na sumuhni
smaraty antan-sunya muranara gatayam ap ns
tatnavastc nastan haIta-pnan-vaIIi-hsaIayam
tatnavasyam tasyan hramuha-pnaIa-pnaIi-parctam
vrancna-wiil scpaiaiion; yatna-jusi as; payavaIyam-in Padyavali; grntam-
ialcn; tambuIam-bcicl-nuis; parjana-ol ilc associaics; vacobnn-by ilc woids;
na-noi; su-muhn-ilc bcauiilul-laccd giil; smarat-icmcmbcis; antan-wiilin;
sunya-cmpiy; mura-nara-O Kisna, lillci ol ilc Muia dcmon; gatayam-gonc;
ap-cvcn; nsayam-ilc nigli; tatna-in ilai way; cva-cciiainly; astc-icsis;
nastan-ilc land; haIta-manilcsicd; pnan-bcicl; vaII-ol ilc vinc; hsaIayan-
spiouis; tatna-in ilai way; cva-cciiainly; asyam-mouil; tasyan-ol lci;
hramuIa-pnaIa-pnaI-wiil bcicl nuis; parctam-lillcd.
O Krsna, O kiIIer of fhe Mura demon, You absence has so sfunned beaufifuI-
faced Radharan fhaf as She faIks af nighf wifh Her friends She cannof
remember whefher She fook any befeInufs, whefher befeInufs are in Her hand,
or befeInufs in Her moufh.
-Sr Harihara
TEXT 189
prcma-pavaha-Iinangi
rana tava jagat-patc
sayyayan shnaIta bnumau
punas tam gantum ahsama
prcma-ol lovc; pavaha-by ilc liic; Ina-liclcd; ang-wlosc limbs; rana-
Radla; tava-loi You; jagat-ol ilc univcisc; patc-O Loid; sayyayan-liom ilc
bcd; shnaIta-lallcn; bnumau-on ilc giound; punan-again; tam-io ii; gantum-
io go; ahsama-unablc.
O Lord of fhe universe, Her body Iicked by fhe fIames of Iove for You, Radha
feII from Her bed fo fhe fIoor and couId nof rise again.
-Sr Kavicandra
TEXT 190
muranarc sanasa-garma
hatnam va vacyan huranga-savahsyan
hncarnava-pattap
prcma-nuram tc samuvanat
mura-nara-O lillci ol ilc Muia dcmon; sanasa-garma-ilc gicaincss; matnam-
low'; va-lilc; vacyan-may bc dcsciibcd; huranga-sava-ahsyan-ol lawn-cycd
Radlaian; hnca-ol sullciing; arnava-in ilc occan; patta-lallcn; ap-
alilougl; prcma-ol lovc; nuram-a gicai abundancc; tc-loi You; samuvanat-
.
O Krsna, how can I describe fhe greafness of fawn-eyed Radha`s Iove for You:
Even fhough She has faIIen info fhe ocean of suffering, She sfiII Ioves You
deepIy.
-Sr Kavicandra
TEXT 191
gayat gitc samsat
vamsc vaayat sa vpancsu
patnayat panjara-suham
tava sancsahsaram rana
gayat-as Slc sings; gtc-songs; samsat-plays; vamsc-ilc lluic; vaayat-
plays; sa-Slc; vpancsu-ilc vina; patnayat-causcs io icciic; panjara-in a
cagc; suham-a paiioi; tava-Youi; sancsa-ol ilc lciici; ahsaram-ilc woids;
rana-Radla.
Radha faughf Her caged parrof fo recife fhe words of Your Ieffer. She furned
Your Ieffer info a song She sings fo fhe accompanimenf of fIufe and vna.
-Sr Govardhanacarya
Sr-Radham prafi sr-krsnanuraga-kafhanam
Sr Krsna`s Love is Described fo Srmaf Radharan
TEXT 192
hcI-haIasu husaIa nagarc murarcr
abnira-niraja-rsan hat va na sant
ranc tvaya mana ahar tapo ya csa
amoaras tvay param paramanuragan
hcI-ol amoious pasiimcs; haIasu-in ilc aiis; husaIan-cxpcii; nagarc-in ilc
villagc ol Viaja; mura-arcn-ol Loid Kisna, ilc cncmy ol ilc Muia dcmon;
abnra-gops; nraja-loius; rsan-wiil cycs; hat-low many'; va-oi; na-
noi; sant-aic; ranc-O Radla; tvaya-by You; manat-gicai; ahar-pciloimcd;
tapan-ausiciiiy; yat-wlicl; csan-ilis; amoaran-Loid Kisna; tvay-loi
You; param-ilcn; parama-supicmc; anuragan-las lovc.
O Radha, in Vraja viIIage are fhere nof very many Iofus-eyed gops experf in
amorous pasfimes and compIefeIy in Iove wifh Murari: Whaf greaf ausferifies
did You perform fo make Damodara Iove You so much:
-aufhor unknown
TEXT 193
vatsan na carayat vaayatc na vcnum
amoatc na yamuna-vana-marutcna
hunjc nIiya stnIam vaItottamangam
antas tvaya svast sunar nana-sunun
vatsan-ilc calvcs; na-docs noi; carayat-lcid; vaayatc-plays; na-noi;
vcnum-ilc lluic; amoatc-is plcascd; na-noi; yamuna-liom ilc Yamuna;
vana-iliougl ilc loicsi; marutcna-by ilc bicczc; hunjc-in ilc loicsi giovc;
nIya-cnicicd; stnIam-slaclcncd; vaIta-bcni; uttamangam-lcad; antan-
wiilin; tvaya-by You; svast-sigls; sunar-O bcauiilul giil; nana-ol Nanda
Malaiaja; sunun-ilc son.
He wiII nof fake care of fhe caIves. He does nof pIay fhe fIufe. He is nof
pIeased by fhe cooIing breezes bIowing info fhe foresf from fhe Yamuna River.
He sifs in fhe foresf grove wifh His head bowed down. O beaufifuI girI, in His
hearf fhe son of Nanda sighs for You.
-Sr Daifyari Pandifa
TEXT 19+
sarvanhan sahaIa-hcI-haIa-vagnan
sngnan sa csa mura-satrur anargna-rupan
tvam yacatc ya bnaja vraja-nagar tvam
sanyam hm anya anham bnuvanc bnavatyan
sarva-ol all; anhan-ilc bcsi; sahaIa-in all; hcI-ol amoious pasiimcs; haIa-
in ilc aiis; vagnan-cxpcii; sngnan-allcciionaic; san-lc; csan-Hc; mura-
ol ilc Muia dcmon; satrun-ilc cncmy; anargna-rupan-ilc mosi landsomc;
tvam-You; yacatc-bcgs; ya-il; bnaja-ilcn woislip; vraja-ol Viaja; nagar-
O lcioinc; tvam-You; sanyam-aiiainablc; hm-wlai; anyat-oilci; anham-
gicaici; bnuvanc-in ilc cniiic woild; bnavatyan-loi You.
Krsna is fhe besf of Iovers. He is fhe mosf experf in aII fhe arfs of amorous
Iove. He is fhe mosf handsome. He Ioves You. O heroine of Vraja viIIage, if He
begs You, You shouId respond fo His advances. You shouId worship Him. Whaf
greafer Iover couId You find in aII fhe worId:
-Sr Ranga
Sr-Radhabhisarah
The Meefing Wifh Radha
TEXT 195
manam vncn caranau parncn niIam
vasan pncn vaIayavaIm ancaIcna
mc jaIpa sanasn saraa-canra-hant-
antamsavas tava tamams samapayant
manam-solily; vncn-placc; caranau-Youi lcci; parncn-wcai; niIam-
bluc; vasan-gaimcnis; pncn-covci; vaIaya-ol biacclcis; avaIm-ilc losi;
ancaIcna-wiil ilc cdgc ol Youi saii; ma-don'i; jaIpa-iall; sanasn-O iccllcss
giil; saraa-auiumn; canra-ol ilc moon; hant-ilc cllulgcncc; anta-ol ilc
iccil; amsavan-ilc iays ol ligli; tava-ol You; tamams-ilc dailncss;
samapayant-dispclls.
Move Your feef soffIy. Wear fhese dark bIue garmenfs. Cover Your braceIefs
wifh fhe edge of Your sari. Don`f faIk. O reckIess girI, fhe aufumn moonIighf of
Your feefh dispeIs fhe darkness.
-Sr Sanmasika
TEXT 196
hm uttirnan pantnan hupta-bnujat-bnoga-vsamo
vsona bnuyasyan hm t huIa-paIi-hatu-gran
t smaram smaram ara-aIta-sitayut-rucau
sarojahs sonam s nayana-honam vhrat
lim-wly'; uiiiinal-aiiscn; panilal-a pail; lupiia-angiy; blujagi-ol a
snalc; bloga-ilc coils; visamal-lcid; visodlal-iolciaicd; bluyasyal-many;
lim-wly'; iii-ilus; lula-pali-ol ilc gops; laiu-laisl; giial-woids; iii-
ilus; smaiam-icmcmbciing; smaiam-and icmcmbciing; daia-sliglily; daliia-
biolcn; siiadyuii-ol ilc moon; iucau-in ilc cllulgcncc; saioja-alsi-loius-cycs
Radla; sonam-icd; disi-in ilc diicciion; nayana-ol ilc cycs; lonam-ilc
coinci; viliiaii-casi.
The gops said: Whaf kind of pafh is fhis: If furns Iike fhe winding coiIs of an
angry snake. Why musf we foIerafe fhis:` RepeafedIy remembering fhe gops
harsh words and prayers fhaf fhe moonIighf wouId Iighf up fhe darkness, Iofus
eyed Radha casf in fhe direcfion of fhe very fainf moon an angry gIance from fhe
reddish corner of Her eyes. She forbade fhe moon fo shine.
-Sr Sarvavidyavinoda
TEXT 197
ctrohirna ap vsanara bnit-bnajo rajanyam
hm va brumas tva-abnsaranc sanasam manavasyan
nvantc yantya ya at-nbnrtam ranayatma-prahasa-
trasat pann patn pnan-pnana-ratna-roni vyanay
ctra-uthrnat-cngiavcd on a mcdallion; ap-cvcn; vsanarat-liom a scipcni;
bnt-lcai; bnajan-posscssing; rajanyam-ai nigli; hm-wlai'; va-oi;
bruman-wc may say; tvat-wiil You; abnsaranc-ai ilc mcciing; sanasam-
iaslncss; manava-O Madlava; asyan-ol Hci; nvantc-in ilc dailncss;
yantya-going; yat-bccausc; at-vciy; nbnrtam-sccicily; ranaya-by Radla;
atma-ol ii; prahasa-liom ilc cllulgcncc; trasat-oui ol lcai; pann-a land;
patn-on ilc pail; pnan-ol ilc scipcni; pnana-ilc lood; ratna-ilc jcwcl;
ron-covciing; vyanay-was donc.
O Madhava, how can we describe Radha`s reckIess fear of fhe serpenf engraved
on Her medaIIion: As She waIked on fhe pafh fo secrefIy meef You in fhe middIe
of fhe nighf, She became so afraid fhe effuIgence of fhe jeweI on fhaf serpenf`s
hood wouId Iighf up fhe darkness She covered if wifh Her hand.
-aufhor unknown
Sr-Radham prafi sakh-vakyam
A Gop-friend`s Sfafemenf fo Srmaf Radharan
TEXT 198
manmatnonmatntam acyutam prat
brun hncana samuIIasat-smtam
hnca snca mrgasava-Iocanc
Iocancngta-sunaugna-nrjanaran
manmatna-by amoious dcsiics; unmatntam-agiiaicd; acyutam-inlalliblc Kisna;
prat-io; brun-plcasc spcal; hncana-somciling; samIIasat-glisicning;
smtam-smilc; hnca-ilcicloic; snca-plcasc spiinllc; mrgasava-lawn;
Iocanc-wiil cycs; Iocana-liom ilc cycs; ngta-ol linis; suna-ol ncciai;
augna-llooding; nrjnaran-wiil siicams.
Say somefhing fo fhe spIendidIy smiIing infaIIibIe PersonaIify of Godhead who
sfands before You fiIIed wifh amorous desire. O fawn-eyed girI, sprinkIe Him
wifh fhe fIooding necfar of Your amorous gIance.
-aufhor unknown
TEXT 199
govnc svayam aharon saroja-nctrc
cmanna vara-vapur-arpanam sahn tvam
harpanyam na huru aravaIoha-anc
vhritc harn hm anhusc vvaan
govnc-io Loid Kisna; svayam-pcisonally; aharon-do; saroja-nctrc-O loius-
cycs giil; prcma-by lovc; anna-blindcd; vara-bcauiilul; vapun-ol ilc body;
arpanam-ollciing; sahn-O liicnd; tvam-You; harpanyam-miscilincss; na-do
noi; huru-do; ara-sligli; avaIoha-ol a glancc; anc-in ilc gili; vhrtc-in ilc
clcplani-goad; vvaan-an aigumcni.
My dear friend, You have aIready soId YourseIf and aII Your beaufy fo
Govinda. Now You shouId nof be bashfuI. PIease Iook upon Him cheerfuIIy. One
who has soId an eIephanf fo anofher person shouId nof make a miserIy quarreI
abouf seIIing fhe fridenf which confroIs fhe eIephanf.'
-Sr Rupa Gosvam
TEXT 200
paramanuraga-parayatna ranaya
parrambna-hausaIa-vhas-bnavaya
sa taya sana smara-sabnajanotsavam
nravanayac cnhn-shnana-schnaran
parama-supicmcly; anuraga-io lovc; paraya-dcvoicd; atna-ilcn; ranaya-
wiil Radla; parrambna-in cmbiacing; hausaIa-cxpciiisc; vhas-bnavaya-
manilcsiing; san-Hc; taya-Hci; sana-wiil; smara-ol cupid; sabnajana-
wclcoming; utsavam-a lcsiival; nravanayat-pciloimcd; shn-shnana-
schnaran-Loid Kisna, wlo wcais a pcacocl lcailci ciown.
Wifh affecfionafe Radharan, who is very experf af fhe arf of embracing,
peacock-feafher crowned Krsna enjoyed a greaf fesfivaI fo weIcome fhe arrivaI of
Kamadeva.
-Sr Kaviraja Misra
TEXT 201
asmn hunjc vnap pracaIat pavanam vartatc ho p nunam
pasyaman hm na gatvcty anusarat ganc bnita-bnitc rbnahanam
tasmn rana-sahno van suhnayatu vIasan hriaya hatabnarr
vyatanvano mrgar-prabaIa-gnuragnura-rava-raurocca-naan
asmn-in ilis; hunjc-loicsi giovc; vna-wiiloui; ap-cvcn; pracaIat-
iicmblcs; pavanam-bicczc; vartatc-is; han ap-somconc; nunam-cciiainly;
pasyaman,-wc scc; hm-wlai'; na-noi; gatva-laving gonc; t-ilus;
anusarat-lollows; ganc-ilc losi; bnita-bnitc-iciiilicd; arbnahanam-ol boys;
tasmn-in ilis placc; rana-sahnan,-Loid Kisna, ilc liicnd ol Radla; van-us;
suhnayatu-may dcligli; vIasan-playing; hriaya-playlully; hatabna-arn,-ilc
cncmy ol ilc Kaiiabla dcmon; vyatanvanan,-manilcsiing; mrgar-ol a iigci;
prabaIa-lciocious; gnuragnura-ioaiing; rava-sounds; raura-liiglicning;
ucca-loud; naan-sounds.
Tlis loicsi giovc iicmblcs cvcn ilougl ilcic is no wind. Somconc musi bc
lcic. Wc don'i scc anyonc. Tlc cowlcid boys lavc all llcd liom ilis placc in
iciioi. In ilis placc ilcic is only Radla's liicnd Kisna, wlo cnjoys pasiimcs ol
loudly playlully, lciociously, and liiglicningly ioaiing lilc a iigci. May Loid Kisna
dcligli you all.
-auiloi unlnown
Krdananfaram janafnam sakhnam narmokfih
]oking Words of Gop-friends Aware of fhe Divine CoupIe's Infimafe
Pasfimes
TEXT 202
na ncuIa-nhunjc manyam anyasya rantur
vjanam ajan sayya hasya baIa-pravaIan
t ngaat vrnc yostam pantu yusman
smta-sabaIta-rana-manavaIohtan
na-lcic; ncuIa-ol nicula iiccs; nhunjc-in ilc giovc; manyam-ilc
middlc; anyasya-aiiaincd; rantun-ol ilc lovci; vjanam-soliiaiy; ajan-was
madc; sayya-a bcd; hasya-ol wlom'; baIa-wiil ncw; pravaIan-llowci pcials;
t-ilus; ngaat-spcaling; vrnc-io ilc losi; yostam-ol gops; pantu-may
pioicci; yusman-you all; smta-wiil smilcs; sabaIta-mixcd; rana-ol Radla;
manava-and Kisna; aIohtan-glanccs.
Tlc gopis said: Wlai passionaic lovci madc ilis coucl ol ncw llowci-pcials
lcic in ilc middlc ol ilis soliiaiy giovc ol nicula iiccs'` I piay ilai Si Radla-
Madlava's smiling glanccs ai ilcsc joling gopis may pioicci you all.
-Si Rupadcva
Mugdha-baIa-vakyam
The Words of an Innocenf ChiId
TEXT 203
hrsna tva-vanamaIaya sana nrtam hcnap hunjoarc
gopi-huntaIa-arna-ama ta am praptam maya grnyatam
ttnam ugna-muhncna gopa-ssunahnyatc trapa-namrayo
rana-manavayor jayant vaIta-smcraIasa rstayan
hrsna-O Kisna; tvat-Youi; vana-ol loicsi llowcis; maIaya-ilc gailand;
sana-wiil; nrtam-ialcn; hcna ap-by somconc; hunja-ol ilc loicsi giovc;
uarc-in ilc middlc gopi-ol ilc gopis; huntaIa-in ilc laii; barna-ol pcacocl
lcailcis; ama-ilc nccllacc; tat-ilis; am-ilis; praptam-obiaincd; maya-by
mc; grnyatam-ii may bc ialcn; ttnam-in ilis way; ugna-muhncna-by a small
clild; gopa-ol a cowlcid; ssuna-ilc son; ahnyatc-spolcn; trapa-wiil
cmbaiiassmcni; namrayon-wiil bowcd lcads; rana-manavayon-ol Si Radla-
Kisna; jayant-all gloiics; vaIta-manilcsicd; smcra-smiling; aIasan-gcnilc;
rstayan-glanccs.
A very young gopa said: Krsna, deep in fhe foresf I found Your foresf fIower
garIand and peacock-feafher neckIace in fhis gop`s hair. Someone musf have
faken fhem from You. PIease fake fhem back.` Hearing fhese words, Radha and
Madhava gIanced af each ofher. AII gIories fo Their genfIy smiIing, embarrassed
gIances.
-Sr Laksmana Sena
Sr-Radhaya saha dinanfara-keIih. afra sakh-vakyam
A Gop-friend AIIudes fo Radha`s Pasfimes Wifh Lord Krsna on fhe
Previous Day
TEXT 20+
anuna an-mantnananubannam
hurusc hm guru-vbnramaIasang
haIasa-stan IaIasit hunjc
muial-lomala-lalal muiaicl
anuna-now; an-yoguii; mantnana-cluining; anubannam-aciiviiy;
hurusc-You do; hm-wly'; guru-gicai; vbnrama-wiil laiiguc; aIasa-iiicd;
ang-wlosc limbs; haIasa-stan-wlosc bicasis aic lilc waicipois; IaIasi-ol ilc
lluic; t-ilus; hunjc-in ilc loicsi; muraIi-lluic; homaIa-ilc swcci; hahaIi-
spund; mura-arcn-ol Loid Kisna, ilc cncmy ol ilc Muia dcmon.
O girI whose breasfs are Iike waferpofs, You are very fired. Why churn yogurf
now: Af fhis momenf Lord Murari sweefIy pIays His fIufe in fhe foresf.
-Sr Rupa Gosvam
Tasyah sakufa-vakyam
Her RepIy Wifh a Hidden Meaning
TEXT 205
svasrur ngta-avatam nayanayor ina-Ino yataran
svami nnsvastc py asuyat mano-jgnran sapatni-janan
ta ura ayam anjaIn hm amuna rg-bnang-bnavcna tc
vaagni-vvna-prabanna-rashc vyartno yam atra sraman
svasrun-ol My moilci-in-law; ngta-linis; avatam-diciy; nayanayon-ol
ilc cys; ina-aciiviiics; Inan-licling; yataran-sisicis-in-law; svami-lusband;
nnsvastc-sigls; ap-also; asuyat-is jcalous; manan-ilc mind; jgnran-
smclling; sapatn-janan-iivals; tat-ilcicloic; urat-liom lai away; ayam-ilis;
anjaIn-loldcd lands; hm-wlai is ilc usc'; amuna-ol ilcsc; rh-bnang-
bnavcna-cioolcd sidclong glanccs; tc-ol You; vaagni-in cxpciiizc; vvna-
vaiious; prabanna-aciiviiics; rashc-cxpcii ai iclisling iiansccndcnial mcllows;
vyartnan-usclcss; ayam-ilis; atra-lcic; sraman-cndcavoi.
My mofher-in-Iaw is suspicious. My sisfers-in-Iaw wafch My every move,
Iicking Me wifh fheir eyes. My husband sighs wifh jeaIousy. My enemies sniff
abouf fo discover My infenfions. I cannof go wifh You now. From a disfance
pIease accepf My respecfs wifh foIded hands. Whaf is fhe use of fhese crooked
sideIong gIances: O friend experf af reIishing franscendenfaI meIIows, fhese
endeavors fo convince Me fo go wifh You are aII useIess.
-aufhor unknown
TEXT 206
sanhcta-hrta-hohIa-nnaam hamsa-vsan hurvato
varonmocana-IoIa-sanhna-vaIaya-hvanam munun srnvatan
hcyam hcyam t pragaIbna-jarati-vahycna unatmano
rana-prangana-hona-hoI-vtap-hroc gata sarvari
sanhcta-hrta-mcciing; hohIa-cucloos; a-bcginning wiil; nnaam-ilc
sound; hamsa-vsan-ol Loid Kisna, ilc cncmy ol Kamsa; hurvatan-doing;
vara-ilc dooi; unmocana-opcning; IoIa-moving; sanhna-concl-slclls;
vaIaya-biacclcis; hvanam-sound; munun-icpcaicdly; srnvatan-lcaiing; ha-
wlo'; yam-is ii; ha-wlo'; yam-is ii; t-ilus; pragaIbna-aiiogani; jarat-
ol Jaiaii; vahycna-wiil ilc woids; una-dcpicsscd and paincd; atmanan-ai
lcaii; rana-ol Simai Radlaian; prangana-ol ilc couiiyaid; hona-in a
coinci; hoI-vtap-ol a iicc; hroc-in ilc lap; gata-passcd; sarvari-ilc nigli.
When Lord Krsna arrived in Radha`s courfyard for Their rendezvous, His
finkIing ornamenfs sounded as fhe cooing of cuckoos and ofher birds. He
suddenIy heard fhe door open, and He aIso heard fhe confinuaI jingIing sounds
of conchsheII braceIefs. When He heard fhe arroganf ]araf caII ouf, Who`s
fhere: Who`s fhere:` He became pained af hearf. He spenf fhaf enfire nighf
hiding in a free in a corner of fhe courfyard.
-Sr Hara
TEXT 207
anutaya manotsavc ns grnam sunyam vmucyagata
hsivan prcsya-janan hatnam huIa-vanur chahni yasyat
vatsa tvam ta mam nayaIayam t srutva yasoa-gro
rana-manavayor jayant manura-smcraIasa rstyan
anuta-callcd; aya-now; mana-io a gicai; utsavc-lcsiival; ns-ai nigli;
grnam-lousc; sunyam-cmpiy; vmucya-lcaving; agata-camc; hsivan-cxciicd;
prcsya-janan-scivanis; hatnam-low is ii'; huIa-vanun-a clasic wilc; chahni-
alonc; yasyat-will go; vatsa-O clild; tvam-You; tat-ilcn; mam-io ilis;
naya-biing; aIayam-lomc; t-ilus; srutva-lcaiing; yasoa-ol Yasoda;
gran-ilc woids; rana-manavayon-ol Si Radla-Kisna; jayant-all gloiics;
manura-swcci; smcra-smiling; aIasan-gcnilc; rstayan-io ilc glanccs.
Mofher Yasoda said fo Krsna: My chiId, I invifed Radha fo a parfy af nighf.
Her husband wasn`f af home. She Ieff Her empfy home and came here. When
She came fhe servanfs were very agifafed and said: How can a chasfe wife fraveI
abouf aII aIone: How can She refurn fo Her home unaccompanied:` For fhis
reason, my chiId, I wanf You fo escorf Her home.` When Radha and Madhava
heard Mofher Yasoda`s words, They gIanced af each ofher. AII gIories fo Their
sweefIy smiIing genfIe gIances.
-Sr Laksmana Sena
TEXT 208
gaccnamy acyuta arsancna bnavatan hm trptr utpayatc
hntv cvam vjana-stnayor nata-janan sambnavayaty anyatna
ty amantrana-bnang-sucta-vrtnavastnana-hncaIasam
asIsyan puIahotharancta-tanur gopim narn patu van
gaccnam-I am going; acyuta-O inlalliblc Kisna; arsancna-by ilc sigli;
bnavatan-ol You; hm-low'; trptn-lappincss; utpayatc-is manilcsicd;
hntu-luiilcimoic; cvam-in ilis way; vjana-stnayon-in a soliiaiy placc; nata-
iuincd; janan-a pcison; sambnavayat-bccomcs; anyatna-oilciwisc; t-ilus;
amantrana-ol advicc; bnang-by cioolcd woids; sucta-indicaicd; vrtna-
usclcss; avastnana-siiuaiion; hnca-unlappy; aIasam-immobilc; asIsyan-
cmbiacing; puIaha-wiil laiis sianding up; uthara-ancta-manilcsicd; tanun-
wlosc loim; gopim-ilc gop; narn-Loid Kisna; patu-may pioicci; van-you
all.
One day Radha accidenfaIIy mef Krsna in fhe foresf. She said: I am going. O
Acyufa, whaf happiness wiII I gef by seeing You: If a girI sfays in a secIuded
pIace wifh a man her repufafion is ruined.` Affer saying fhese crooked hinfs,
Radha feigned unhappiness and remained mofionIess. Lord Krsna suddenIy
embraced Her, making fhe hairs of His body sfand up wifh joy. I pray Lord
Krsna wiII profecf you aII.
-aufhor unknown
Sakh-narma
]oking Words of a Gop-friend
TEXT 209
sahn puIahni sa-hampa
bann-stnaItas tvam aIayam prapta
vihsobntas nunam
hrsna-bnujangcna haIyan
sahn-O liicnd; puIahni-laiis sianding up; sa-wiil; hampa-iicmbling;
bann-stnaItan-liom ouisidc; tvam-You; aIayam-ilc lousc; prapta-cnicicd;
vihsobnta-agiiaicd; as-You lavc bccn; nunam-cciiainly; hrsna-bnujangcna-by
ilc blacl snalc ol Kisna; haIyan-O bcauiilul giil.
O friend, You are frembIing. The hairs on Your body are sfanding up. You have
run info fhe house from oufside. O beaufifuI girI, You musf cerfainIy have been
affacked by fhe bIack snake of Lord Krsna.
-Sr Rupa Gosvam
Punar anyedyur abhisarika fafra sakh-vakyam
A Gop-friend Encourages Srmaf Radharan fo Meef Lord Krsna
TEXT 210
ahIanta-yutbnr vasanta-husumar uttamsayan huntaIan
antan hncIat hnanjarita-nayanc hunjcsu hanjchsanan
asman manra-harmatas tava harau nayap vsramyatan
hm brumo rashagranir as gnati ncyam vIamba-hsama
ahIanta-gicai; yutbnn-wiil splcndoi; vasanta-spiing; husuman-wiil
llowcis; uttamsayan-dccoiaiing; huntaIan-laii; antan-wiilin; hncIat-cnjoys
pasiimcs; hnanjarita-nayanc-O hnanjana-cycd giil; hunjcsu-in ilc loicsi giovcs;
hanjchsanan-loius-cycd Kisna; asmat-ilcicloic; manra-harmatan-liom ilis
louscwoil; tava-Youi; harau-lands; na-noi; aya-now; ap-cvcn;
vsramyatan-may bc icsicd; hm-wly'; bruman-wc say; rasha-ol all giils
cxpcii ai cnjoying iiansccndcnial pasiimcs; agranin-ilc lcadci; as-You aic;
gnati-iimc; na-noi; yam-ilis; vIamba-hsama-io bc dclaycd.
O hhanjana-eyed girI, af fhis momenf in fhe foresf groves Iofus-eyed Krsna is
decorafing fhe gops` hair wifh spIendid springfime fIowers. For fhis reason we
say: You are fhe besf of aII girIs experf af reIishing franscendenfaI pasfimes.
Why do You nof fake Your hands from fhis housework and go fo Him: There is
nof a momenf fo Iose.
-Sr Rupa Gosvam
Parksana-karinm sakhm prafi sr-radha-vakyam
Srmaf Radharan`s RepIy fo a Quesfioning Gop-friend
TEXT 211
Iajjavognatta hm atra huIsobana hapata-stntr
maryaava vIangnta patn punan hcyam haInatmaja
ahspta hnaIa-rstr cva sanasa vyaIavaIi hrsi
prana cva samarptan sahn cram tasma hm csa tanun
Iajja-slamc; cva-cciiainly; ugnatta-manilcsicd; hm-wlcilci'; atra-
lcic; huIsa-by a ilundciboli; ubana-siiucl; hapata-stntn-ilc dooi;
maryaa-ilc boundaiy; cva-cciiainly; vIangnta-ciosscd; patn-on ilc pail;
punan-again; ha-wlai'; yam-ilis; haIna-atmaja-ilc Yamuna Rivci, ilc
dauglici ol Mouni Kalinda; ahspta-casi; hnaIa-angiy; rstn-glancc; cva-
cciiainly; sanasa-violcnily; vyaIa-ol snalcs; avaI-ilc muliiiudc; hrs-lilc
wlai'; pranan-lilc bicail; cva-cciiainly; samarptan-ollcicd; sahn-O liicnd;
cram-cicinally; tasma-io Him; hm-wlcilci'; csa-ilis; tanun-body.
(One day, as Radha was hurrying fo meef Krsna in fhe foresf, a gop-friend mef
Her and asked why She was hurrying so quickIy. Radha said:) I`m embarrassed.
Has Iighfning sfruck My door: Does fhe Yamuna fIood My house: Do snakes
sfare af Me wifh angry eyes: Are fhese fhe reasons for My hasfe, or is fhe reason
fhaf I have efernaIIy offered My body and Iife fo Lord Krsna:`
-aufhor unknown
TEXT 212
v-tran hcI-sarorunam tr-caturar nammIIa-maIIi-srajam
hantnan mauhtha-maIha ta anu ca tyahtva paan pancasan
hrsna-prcma-vgnurntantarataya urabnsaratura
tanv-angi nrupayam anvan param sroni-bnaram nnat
v-wiil iwo; tran-oi ilicc; hcI-pasiimc; sarorunam-loius llowci; tr-
wiil ilicc; caturan-oi loui; nammIIa-in biaidcd laii; maIIi-ol maIIi llowcis;
srajam-gailand; hantnat-liom ilc nccl; mauhtha-ol pcails; maIha-a
nccllacc; tat-ilai; anu- lollowing; ca-also; tyahtva-lcaving; paan-lcci;
pancasan-wiil livc; hrsna-loi Loid Kisna; prcma-by lovc; vgnurnta-
agiiaicd; antarataya-in ilc lcaii; ura-lai away; abnsara-icndczvous; atura-
wcal; tanu-slcndci; angi-body; nrupayam-wiiloui a icmcdy; anvan-on ilc
pail; param-gicai; sroni-ol Hci lips; bnaram-wcigli; nnat-icbulcs.
Affer fwo or fhree sfeps, She fhinks Her foy Iofus fIower a burden and sefs if
down by fhe road. Affer fhree of four sfeps She sefs down fhe garIand of jasmine
fIowers decorafing Her braids, and affer five sfeps She removes fhe pearI-
neckIace from Her neck. Then sIender Radha, unhappy fhaf fhe meefing is so far
away, and Her hearf frembIing wifh Iove for Krsna, rebukes Her hips for being
so heavy, buf She cannof abandon fhem, and so She is forced fo carry fhem.
-aufhor unknown
Vasaka-sajja
Srmaf Radharan Makes CarefuI Arrangemenfs for fhe Rendezvous
Wifh Lord Krsna
TEXT 213
taIpam haIpaya ut paIIava-huIar antar Iata-manapc
nrbannam mama puspa-manana-vnau nayap hm muncas
pasya hria-amanam anna-tamasam vrnatavim tastarc
ta gopcnra-humaram atra mIta-prayam manan sanhatc
taIpam-ilc bcd; haIpaya-malc; ut-O mcsscngci; paIIava-ol llowcis;
huIan-wiil a muliiiudc; antan-wiilin; Iata-ol vincs; manapc-ilc coiiagc;
nrbannam-dcvoiion; mama-My; puspa-wiil llowcis; manana-ol
dccoiaiing; vnau-in ilc aciiviiy; na-noi; aya-now; ap-cvcn; hm-
wlcilci; muncas-You abandon; pasya-lool; hriat-playing; amanam-gicai;
anna-blinding; tamasam-dailncss; vrna-atavim-Vindavana loicsi; tastarc-
cxicnds; tat-ilcn; gopa-ol ilc gopas; nra-ol ilc ling; humaram-ilc son;
atra-lcic; mIta-prayam-ilc mcciing; manan-lcaii; sanhatc-lopcs.
O messenger friend, why don`f you sfop decorafing Me wifh fIowers, and
decorafe fhe bed in fhis foresf-coffage insfead. Look! PIayfuI, bIinding darkness
now covers Vrndavana foresf. My hearf hopes fhaf here I wiII meef Lord Krsna,
fhe prince of fhe gopas.
-Sr Raghunafha dasa
Ufkanfhifa
Srmaf Radharan Longs fo Meef Krsna
TEXT 21+
sahn sa vjto vina-vayan hayapy apara-strya
pantam abnavat tabnyam tatra hsapa-IaItam nruvam
hatnam taratna scpnaIisu shnaIat-husumasv ap
prasarat nabno-manyc pinau prycna vIambyatc
sahn-O liicnd; san-Hc; vjtan-conqucicd; vina-ol ilc vina, vayan-by
ilc music; haya ap-by a cciiain; apara-oilci; strya-woman; pantam-won in
a gambling maicl; abnavat-was; tabnyam-by ilcm; tatra-ilcic; hsapa-ilc
nigli; IaItam-bcauiy; nruvam-cciiainly; hatnam-wly'; taratna-oilciwisc;
scpnaIisu-scplali; shnaIat-lalling; husumasu-as ilc llowcis; ap-cvcn;
prasarat-iiavcls; nabnan-ol ilc sly; manyc-in ilc middlc; ap-cvcn; nau-
as ilc moon; prycna-by My lovci; vIambyatc-ilcic is dclay.
My friend, perhaps some ofher women enficed Krsna wifh Iufe-music: Perhaps
she won Him in a gambIing mafch: The nighf is very beaufifuI. The sephaI
fIowers are in bIoom. The moon has aIready haIf fraversed fhe sky. Some ofher
woman have Iured My Iover, Krsna. Ofherwise, why is He so Iafe in coming
here:
-aufhor unknown
TEXT 215
aratr yam upat mam na nra
ganayat tasya gunan mano na osan
vramat rajani na sangamasa
vrajat tanus tanutam na canuragan
aratn-unlappy; yam-ilis; upat-appioaclcs; mam-Mc; na-noi; nra-
slccp; ganayat-counis; tasya-Him; gunan-viiiucs; manan-lcaii; na-noi;
osan-laulis; vramat-cnds; rajan-ilc nigli; na-noi; sangama-ol mcciing;
asa-ilc lopc; vrajat-aiiains; tanun-ilc body; tanutam-ilinncss; na-noi;
ca-also; anuragan-lovc.
Unhappy sIeep does nof come near Me. My hearf counfs His virfues buf nof
His fauIfs. The nighf ends, buf My desire fo meef Him does nof end. My body
has become weak and fhin, buf My Iove for Him has nof become weak af aII.
-Sr Kanka
VipraIabdha
Srmaf Radharan is Separafed From Lord Krsna
TEXT 216
uttstna ut yamo
yamo yatas tatnap nayatan
yatan param ap jivcj
jivta-natno bnavct tasyan
uttstna-iisc; ut-O mcsscngci-liicnd; yaman-lci us go; yaman-ilc loui;
yatan-is pasi; tatna ap-siill; na-noi; ayatan-las comc; ya-wlo; atan-ilcn;
param-alici; ayatan-las comc; ya-wlo; atan-ilcn; param-alici; ap-cvcn;
jivct-livcs; jivta-ol lilc; natnan-ilc Loid; bnavct-musi bc; tasyan-ol lci.
Messenger friend, gef up! Lef us go. The hour is passed, and sfiII He has nof
come. A girI who can remain aIive in fhis sifuafion cerfainIy has fhe god of Iife
in her confroI.
-Sr Kanka
Khandifa
Srmaf Radharan is Cheafed by Lord Krsna
TEXT 217
Iahsa-Iahsma IaIata-pattam abntan hcyura-mura gaIc
vahtrc hajjaIa-haIma nayanayos tambuIa-rago gnanan
rstva hopa-vnay-mananam am pratas cram prcyaso
IiIa-tamarasoarc mrga-rsan svasan samaptm gatan
Iahsa-ol icd lac; Iahsma-ilc mail; IaIata-ol ilc loiclcad; pattam-ilc
suilacc; abntan-on; hcyura-ol biacclcis and aimlcis; mura-ilc mail; gaIc-
on ilc nccl; vahtrc-on ilc mouil; hajjaIa-ol mascaia; haIma-ilc blaclncss;
nayanayon-on ilc cycs; tambuIa-ol bcicl-nuis; ragan-ilc icdncss; gnanan-
inicnsc; rstva-sccing; hopa-angci; vnay-doing; mananam-ilc oinamcni;
am-ilis; pratan-ai daybical; cram-loi ilc oinamcni; am-ilis; pratan-ai
daybical; cram-loi a longiimc; prcyasan-ol Hci lovci; IiIa-pasiimcs;
tamarasa-a icd loius llowci; uarc-wiilin; mrga-rsan-ol ilc doc-cycd gop;
svasan-ilc sigls; samaptm-an cnd; gatan-aiiaincd.
Af daybreak seeing marks of red Iac on Krsna`s forehead, fhe impression of
armIefs on His neck, bIack mascara on His moufh, and fhe red befeI sfains
around His eyes, doe-eyed Radha suddenIy sfopped sighing. Decorafed wifh
infense anger, She was Iike a red Iofus fIower.
-Sr AufkaIa
Tasya vakyam
Her Words
TEXT 218
hrtam mtnya-jaIpar vrama vtam hamuha crat
pryam tam cvoccar abnsara yaiyar nahna-paan
vIasas ca praptam tava nr paam raga-banuIar
maya hm tc hrtyam nruvam ahutIacara-paraya
hrtam-wlai is ilc usc'; mtnya-jaIpan-ol ilcsc lics; vrama-siop; vtam-
lnown; hamuha-O dcbauclcc; crat-loi a long iimc; pryam-io ilc bclovcd;
tam-lci; cva-cciiainly; uccan-gicaily; abnsara-go; yayan-ol wlom;
nahna-paan-by ilc sciaiclcs; vIasan-glisicning; ca-also; praptam-aiiaincd;
tava-Youi; nr-on ilc clcsi; paam-a placc; raga-wiil icdncss; banuIan-
abundani; maya-wiil Mc; hm-wlai'; tc-loi You; hrtyam-is usclul;
nruvam-cciiainly; ahutIa-noi cioolcd; acara-io aciiviiics; paraya-dcvoicd.
Whaf is fhe use of fhese Iies: Sfop! Sfay, O debauchee, wifh fhe girI who pIaced
fhese gIisfening red scrafch marks on Your chesf. Whaf do You wanf wifh an
honesf girI Iike Me:
-Sr Rudra
TEXT 219
sarnam manoratna-satas tava nurta hanta
sava stnta manas hrtrma-bnava-ramya
asmaham ast na n hasc navahasas
tasmat hrtam carana-pata-vambanabnn
sarnam-wiil; manoratna-ol dcsiics; satan-lundicds; tava-Youi;
nurta-O iascal; hanta-misiicss; sa-slc; cva-cciiainly; stnta-siays; manas-
in ilc lcaii; hrtrma-picicndcd; bnava-wiil lovc; ramya-bcauiilul; asmaham-
ol Us; ast-is; na-noi; n-indccd; hasct-ilis; na-lcic; avahasan-
oppoiiuniiy; tasmat-ilcicloic; hrtam-wlai is ilc usc'; carana-ai My lcci;
pata-ol lalling; vambanabnn-ol picicnscs.
Iillcd wiil lundicds ol lusiy dcsiics, Youi bcauiilul ncw misiicss picicnds slc
lovcs You in lci lcaii. I am noi lilc lci. Wlai is ilc usc ol picicnding io lall ai
My lcci'
-Si Rudia
TEXT 220
anaIanhrto p manava
naras mano mc saa prasabnam
hm punar aIanhrtas tvam
samprat nahna-rahsatas tasyan
anaIanhrtan-noi dcvoiaicd; apu-cvcn; manava-O Kisna; naras-You
cnclani; manan-mind; mc-My; saa-always; prasabnam-siiongly; hm
punan-low mucl moic; aIanhrtan-dccoiaicd; tvam-You; samprat-now;
nahna-rahsatas-wiil ilc sciaiclcs; tasyan-ol lci.
O Madlava, cvcn wlcn You do noi wcai oinamcnis You cnclani My lcaii.
How mucl moic cnclaniing You aic dccoiaicd wiil ilc nicc sciaicl-mails ol ilis
oilci giil.
-Si Visvanaila
Khandanapfa-nirvedayas fasya vakyam
The Sfafemenf of Srmaf Radharan Is Depressed Because She Was
Cheafed by Lord Krsna, Who FaiIed fo Appear af fhe Rendezvous
TEXT 221
vyatitan prarambnan pranaya-banu-mano vgaIto
urasa yata mc parnatm yam prantum ap
yatncstam ccstantam vran-vana-vhnyata-yasaso
vbnava mayy ctc pha-manu-sunamsu-prabnrtayan
vyattan-passcd; prarambnan-cndcavois; pranaya-ol lovc; banu-manan-
icspcci; vgaItan-gonc; urasa-lopc againsi lopc; yata-aiiaincd; mc-ol Mc;
parnatm-iiansloimaiion; yam-ilis; prantum-io livc; ap-cvcn; yatna-as;
stam-dcsiicd; ccstantam-aciiviiics; vran-ol lovcis scpaiaicd liom ilcii
bclovcd; vana-lilling; vhnyaata-yasasan-cclcbiaicd; vbnavan-aiousing
ccsiaiic lovc; may-in Mc; ctc-ilcn; pha-cucloos; manu-spiing scason;
sunamsu-moon; prabnrtayan-bcginning wiil.
Now all My cndcavois lavc comc io and cnd. Now My lcaii is ciuslcd. Now
My lasi lopcs lavc lcli and I am on ilc vcigc ol giving up ilis lilc. Now ilc
cucloos, spiingiimc, moon, and all ilc oilcis lamous loi lilling lovcis scpaiaicd
liom ilcii bclovcd, ioimcni My lcaii.
-Si Puiusoiiamadcva
TEXT 222
ma munca pancasara panca-sarim sarirc
ma snca sanra-maharana-rascna vayo
angan tat-pranaya-bnanga-vgarntan
naIambtum hsanam ap hsamatc yc jivan
ma-don'i; munca-iclcasc; pancasara-O cupid; panca-livc; sarm-aiiows;
sarrc-on ilc body; ma-don'i; snca-spiinllcd; sanra-inicnsc; maharana-
ol loncy; rascna-wiil ncciai; vayo-O bicczc; angan-limbs; tat-ilai;
pranaya-ol lovc; bnanga-bicaling; vgarntan-polluicd; na-noi; aIambtum-
io icsi; hsanam-loi a momcni; ap-cvcn; hsamatc-is ablc; aya-now; jivan-
lilc.
Dcai Mi. Cupid, plcasc do noi cxciic Mc by iliowing youi aiiows ai My body.
Dcai Mi. Aii, plcasc do noi aiousc Mc wiil ilc liagancc ol llowcis, I am now
bcicli ol Kisna's loving aiiiiudc, and so, undci ilc ciicumsianccs, wlai is ilc usc
ol My susiaining ilis usclcss body' Tlcic is no nccd loi sucl a body by any living
cniiiy.
-Si Puiusoiiamadcva
Puanh sayam ayafi madhave sakh-siksa
When Lord Krsna Refurned in fhe Evening, a Gop-friend
Spoke fhe FoIIowing Insfrucfions
TEXT 223
hancana vancana-caturc
prapancaya tvam murantahc manam
banu-vaIIabnc n purusc
ahsnyam unhnam uvanat
hancana-somciling; vancana-ai clcaiing; caturc-cxpcii; prapancaya-
manilcsi; tvam-You; murantahc-io Kisna; manam-angci; banu-vaIIabnc-wlo
las many giil-liicnds; n-indccd; purusc-io a man; ahsnyam-gcnilclncss;
unhnam-sullciing; uvanat-biings.
Now You slould bc angiy wiil ilis cxpcii clcaici Kisna. lcing gcnilc io a
dcbauclcc will biing only sullciing.
- Si Rupa Gosvam
Manin
The Angry Gop
TEXT 22+
bnavatu vtam ccnamaIapar aIam prya gamyatam
tanur ap na tc oso smaham vns tu paranmuhnan
tava ya tatnabnutam prcma prapannam mam asam
prahrt-capaIc ha na pia gatc nata-jivtc
bnavatu-lci ii bc; vtam-lnown; cnama-dcccpiivc; aIapan-wiil ialling;
aIam-cnougl!; pryc-O bclovcd; gamyatam-slould bc gonc; tanun-sligli;
ap-cvcn; na-noi; tc-ol You; osan-lauli; asmaham-io us; vnn-laic; tu-
indccd; paramuhnan-is avcisc; tava-ol You; ya-il; tatna-bnutam-is ilai way;
prcma-lovc; prapannam-aiiaincd; mam-ilis; asam-condiiion; prahrt-by
naiuic; capaIc-licllc; ha-wlai'; na-noi; pa-sullciing; gatc-gonc; nata-
wiciclcd; jivtc-lilc.
Say if! Whaf is fhe use of fhese fricky Iies: BeIoved, go now. If is nof Your
fauIf af aII. Desfiny is againsf us. If Your Iove me, do fhis. AIas! Whaf suffering
have I nof seen in fhis wrefched, fickIe Iife:
-Sr Amaru
TEXT 225
has tvam tasu yarccnaya htava yas tstnant gopanganan
prcmanam na vant yas tava narc hm tasu tc hatavam
csa nanta natasaya ya abnavam tvayy chatana param
tcnasyan pranayo nuna hnaIu mama pranan samam yasyat
han-wlai'; tvam-aic You; tasu-io ilcm; yarccnaya-accidcnially; htava-
O clcaici; yan-wlo; tstnant-siand; gopa-anganan-gops; prcmanam-lovc;
na-do noi; vant-lind; yan-wlo; tava-loi You; narc-O Kisna; hm-low';
tasu-io ilcm; tc-ol You; hatavam-clcaiing; csa-snc, nanta-alas!; nata-asaya-
wiiloui lopc; yat-bccausc; abnavam-I lavc bccn; tvay-loi You; chatana-
inicni; param-gicaily; tcna-by ilis; asyan-ol lci; pranayan-lovc; anuna-
now; hnaIu-indccd; mama-my; pranan-wiil ilc lilc-bicail; samam-cqually;
yasyat-will aiiain.
O clcaici, io ilc gops wlo lavc accidcnially comc lcic, wlai aic You' O Loid
Haii, ilcsc giils don'i lovc You. How can You clcai ilcm' I alonc lavc lallcn
lopclcssly in lovc wiil You. You aic dcai io mc as lilc.
-Si Puiusoiiamadcva
Niskramafi krsne sakh-vakyam
A Gop-friend`s Words as Krsna`s Deparfs
TEXT 226
sac-hannaram amum hm ihsasc
yatu yatu sahn putanaranan
vama-rit-caturam n pamarim
scvatam parama-cvatam va
sac-wiil iilicd; hannaram-nccl; amum-on Him; hm-wly'; ihsasc-do
you gazc; yatu-lci go; yatu-lci go; sahn-O liicnd; putana-aranan-Kisna, ilc
lillci ol Puiana; vama-rt-ai cioolcdncss; caturam-cxpcii; n-indccd;
pamarm-wiciclcd pcison; scvatam-may scivc; parama-cvatam-ilc Supicmc
Pcisonaliiy ol Godlcad; va-lilc.
Why do you fiIf your neck and sfare af Him: Friend, Ief Krsna go. Lef Him
go. OnIy a fooI wiII freaf fhis fricky debauchee Iike fhe Supreme PersonaIify of
Godhead.
-Sr Rupa Gosvam
Sr Krsna-duf-vakyam
Krsna`s Message Senf Through a Gop-messenger
TEXT 227
prcmavaganana-hrtc
manam ma huru craya harambnoru
naharn hm nu mugnc
jatam piyusa-mantnanc garaIam
prcma-ol lovc; avaganana-plunging inio ilc occan; hrtc-loi ilc puiposc;
manam-angci; ma-do noi; huru-do; craya-loi a long iimc; harabnoru-O
bcauiilul giil; na-noi; aharn-bccn lcaid; hm-wlcilci; nu-indccd; mugnc-
O claiming giil; jatam-pioduccd; pyusa-ol ncciai; matnanc-in ilc cluining;
garaIam-poison.
O beufifuI one, for pIunging You info fhis ocean of Iove don`f be efernaIIy
angry wifh Me. O charming one, have You nof heard how poison is produced by
churning necfar:
-Sr Ranga
TEXT 228
vnumuhn vmuhni-bnavam
bnavn ma-bnasanc ma gan
munc ngama-ngunan
hatpaya-haIyanato mIat
vnu-muhn-O moon-laccd giil; vmuhn-bnavam-avcision; bnavn-O
allcciionaic onc; mat-ol Mc; bnasanc-in ilis woids; ma-do noi; gan-aiiain;
munc-O claiming giil; ngama-io ilc Vcdas; ngunan-liddcn; hatpaya-
low many'; haIyanatan-liom pious aciiviiics; mIat-mccis.
O moon-laccd giil, O allcciionaic onc, don'i iuin liom My woids. O claiming
onc, low many pious aciiviiics musi onc pciloim in oidci io lcai My woids,
wlicl aic caiclully lcpi sccici liom cvcn ilc Pcisonilicd Vcdas'
-Si Ranga
Dufm prafi sr-radha-vakyam
Srmaf Radharan`s Sfafemenf fo fhe Gop-messenger
TEXT 229
aIam aIam agnrtasya tasya namna
punar ap sava hatna gatan sa haIan
hatnaya hatnaya va tatnap ut
pratvacanam vsato p mananiyam
aIam-cnougl!; aIam-cnougl!; agnrtasya-mcicilcss; tasya-ol iis pcison;
namna-wiil ilc namc; punan ap-again; sa-ilis; cva-cciiainly; hatna-
siaicmcni; gatan-gonc; san-ilc; haIan-iimc; hatnaya-icll; hatnaya-icll; va-
oi; tatna ap-siill; ut-O mcsscngci; pratvacanam-ilc icply; vsatan-liom
ilc cncmy; ap-also; mananyam-slould bc caiclully lcaid.
Lnougl! Siop saying ilc namc ol ilis mcicilcss pcison! Again ilc iimc is
passcd ialling ol Him! O gop-mcsscngci, icll Mc again wlai Hc said! Tcll Mc!
Caiclul aiicniion slould bc givcn io ilc woids ol ilc cncmy.
-Si Angada
KaIahanfarifam fam prafi daksina-sakh-vakyam
A GenfIe-hearfed Friend`s Sfafemenf fo a Gop Who has QuarreIed
Wifh Lord Krsna
TEXT 230
anaIocya prcmnan parnatm anartya sunras
tvayahanc manan hm t saraIc prcyas hrtan
samahrsta ny ctc vrana-ananobnasura-shnan
sva-nastcnangaras ta aIam anunaranya-rutan
anaIocya-noi sccing; prcmnan-ol lovc; parnatm-ilc sympioms;
anarstya-noi icspcciing; sunran-liicnds; tvaya-by You; ahanc-suddcnly;
manan-angci; hm-wly'; t-ilus; saraIc-O pious giil; prcyas-io Youi lovci;
hrtan-is donc; samahrstan-pullcd; n-indccd; ctc-ilcy; vrana-ol scpaiaiion;
anana-ol ilc liic; ubnasura-glisicning; shnan-llamcs; sva-own; nastcna-
wiil ilc land; agaran-claicoal; tat-ilcicloic; aIam-wlai is ilc usc; anuna-
now; aranya-in ilc wildcincss; rutan-wiil ciying.
O pious giil, liisi You iclusc io scc His lovc, ilcn you insuli youi liicnds, and
now You aic suddcnly angiy wiil Youi lovci. Siill, I can scc ilai you aic buining
in ilc llamcs ol scpaiaiion liom Kisna, and youi angci ai Him is lilc ciying in ilc
wildcincss.
-Si Amaiu
Karkasa-sakh-vakyam
Harsh Words From a Gop-friend
TEXT 231
mana-bannam abntan sIatnayanti
gauravam na hnaIu naraya gaur
arjavam na bnajatc anujarr
vancahc saraIata na n sanvi
mana-ol angci; bannan-ilc lnoi; abntan-complcicly; aIatnayant-
looscning;gauravam-iiglincss; na-noi; hnaIu-indccd; naraya-You slould
icmovc; gaur-O laii-complcxioncd giil; arjavam-loncsiy; na-docs noi;
bnajatc-appicciaic; anuja-arn-Loid Kisna, ilc cncmy ol ilc dcmons;
vancahc-loi a clcaici; saraIata-loncsiy; na-noi; n-indccd; sanv-is
considcicd good.
O laii-complcxioncd gop, plcasc do noi looscn and uniic ilc lnoi ol Youi
angci. Kisna docs noi lilc gcnilc sainilincss. A clcaici docs noi ilinl loncsiy is a
viiiuc.
-Si Rupa Gosvam
Tam prafi sr-radha-vakyam
Srmaf Radharan`s RepIy
TEXT 232
bnru-bnango guntas cram nayanayor abnyastam amiIanam
ronum shstam aarcna nastam maunc bnyogan hrtan
naryam hartum ap stnri-hrtam am cctan hatnancn maya
bano mana-pargranc parharan sns tu avc stntc
bnru-ol ilc cycbiows; bnangan-lniiiing; guntan-piaciiccd; cram-loi a
loni iimc; nayanayon-ol ilc cycs; abnyastam-piaciiccd; smIanam-closing;
ronum-io siop; sihstam-siudicd; aarcna-caiclully; nastam-smiling;
maunc-in silcncc; abnyogan-piaciicc; hrtan-donc; naryam-calm
composuic; hartum-io do; ap-also; stnr-hrtam-somclow; maya-by Mc;
banan-bound; mana-ol piidc; pragranc-in ilc ialing; parharan-
picpaiaiion; snn-succcs; tu-bui; ava-in dcsiiny; stnta-siands.
I icpcaicdly piaciiccd lniiiing My cycbiows. I siudicd low io siaic wiiloui
blinling. Again and again I piaciiccd icmaining silcni wiil a saicasiic smilc. I
siudicd low io lccp My lcaii sicady and noi losc My composuic. I can piaciicc
low io bc angiy wiil Kisna, bui My linal succcss siill icmains in ilc lands ol laic.
-Si Amaiu
TEXT 233
janam maunam aIasang vaco-vbnangir
bnangi-satam nayanayor ap caturim ca
ablia-nandana-mullambuja-sanga-sams
vamsi-ravo ya na mam avasi-harot
janam-I undcisiand; aIasang-O Alasangi; maunam-silcncc; vacan-ol
woids; vbnangan-wiil cioolcdncss; bnang-ol cioolcd movcmcnis; satam-
lundicds; nayanayon-ol ilc cycs; ap-also; caturm-cxpciincss; ca-also;
abnra-ol a cowlcid; nanana-ol ilc son; muhna-ol ilc mouil; ambuja-ilc
loius llowci; sanga-sams-liom; vamsi-ol ilc lluic; ravan-ilc sound; ya-il;
na-noi; mam-Mc; avas-harot-ovciwlclms.
O Alansang, I lnow low io display an angiy silcncc. I lnow low io spcal
cioolcd saicasiic woids, and I lnow low io angiily lnii My cycbiows in lundicds
ol ways. Il I do noi bccomc ovciwlclmcd by ilc sound ol ilc lluic on Loid Kisna's
loius mouil, I lnow low io display all ilcsc angiy lcaiuics.
-auiloi unlnown
TEXT 23+
satyam srnom sahn ntya-nava-pryo asau
gopas tatnap nrayam maano unot
yuhtya hatnancana samam gamtc p tasmn
mam tasya haIa-muraIi havaIi-harot
satyam-iiuil; srnom-I lcai; sahn-O liicnd; ntya-always; nava-ncw;
pryan-lovcis; asau-Hc; gopan-ilc cowlcid; tatna ap-siill; nraya-My lcaii;
maanan-cupid; unot-causcs io iicmblc; yuhtya-wiil logical aigumcnis;
hatnancana-somclow; samam-pacilicd; gamtc-clascd away; ap-cvcn;
tasmn-wlcn lc is; mam-Mc; tasya-His; haIa-muraI-ilc swcci sounds ol ilc
lluic; havaI-harot-dcvouis.
Ycs, My liicnd, I lavc lcaid ilai Kisna is a dcbauclcc always scaicling loi ncw
lovcis. Siill, My lcaii iicmblcs wiil lovc loi Him. I pacilicd My lcaii wiil many
logical aigumcnis and was ablc io clasc ilc lovc liom ii, bui ilcn, in ilc ncxi
momcni I lound Myscll dcvouicd by ilc swcci sound ol Kisna's lluic.
-Siman Piablupada
TEXT 235
na janc sammuhnayatc
pryan vaat pryc
prayant mama gatran
srotratam hm u nctratam
na-noi; janc-I lnow; sammuhnayatc-comcs bcloic mc; pryan-swcci
woids; vaat-spcaling; pryc-wlcn my lovci Kisna; prayant-aiiain; mama-
my; gatran-scnscs and limbs; srotatam-ilc siaius ol bcing cais; hm u-
wlcilci'; nctratam-ol ilc siaius ol bcing cycs.
Wlcn My lovci, Kisna, siands bcloic Mc and spcals swcci woids, do all My
scnscs bccomc cais, oi do ilcy bccomc cycs' I do noi lnow.
-auiloi unlnown
TEXT 236
murarm pasyantyan sahn sahaIam angam na nayanam
hrtam yac cnrnvantya nar-guna-ganam srotra-nctam
saman tcnaIapam sapa racayantya muhnamayam
vnatur navayam gnatana-parpati-manurma
mura-arm-Loid Kisna, ilc cncmy ol ilc Muia dcmon; pasyantyan-sccing;
sahn-O liicnd; sahaIam-cniiic; angam-body; na-noi; nayanam-cyc; hrtam-
donc; yat-wlicl; srnvantyan-lcaiing; nar-ol Loid Kisna; guna-ol ilc
iiansccndcnial qualiiics; ganam-ilc muliiiudc; srotra-aIapam-convcisaiion;
sapa-ai oncc; racayantya-doing; muhna mayan-lull ol mouils; vnatun-ol
ilc cicaioi lialma; na-noi; cva-cciiainly; ayam-ilis; gnatana-parpat-
manurma-gicai swccincss.
Wlcn I gazc ai Kisna, ilc cicaioi lialma docs noi iiansloim all My scnscs inio
cycs. Wlcn I lcai aboui Kisna's iiansccndcnial qualiiics, lialma docs noi
iiansloim all My scnscs inio cais. Wlcn I spcal wiil Kisna, lialma docs noi
iiansloim all My limbs inio mouils. lialma docs noi lnow anyiling aboui
diinling ilc ncciai ol Kisna.
-Si Saiana
Sakhyah sabhyasuya-vakyam
]eaIous Words From a Gop-friend
TEXT 237
tvam as vsuna saraIc
muraIi-vahtras trna vahran
bnanguraya hnaIu suIabnam
ta-uran sahn vajayantycva
tvam-You; as-aic; vsuna-puic; saraIc-O loncsi giil; muraI-vahtran-
ilc lluic-playci Kisna; trna-in ilicc placcs; vahran-is bcni; bnanguraya-
bcnding; hnaIu-indccd; su-Iabnam-casily aiiaincd; tat-His; uran-clcsi;
sahn-O liicnd; vajayantya-by ilc vaiyanii gailand; va-as il.
O loncsi, upiigli liicnd, You aic vciy puic in lcaii, and ilis lluiisi Kisna is
vciy cioolcd. lccausc Hc is so cioolcd, wiil His loim bcnding in ilicc placcs, ilc
cioolcd vaijayani gailand linds ii vciy casy io icsi on His clcsi.
-Si Rupa Gosvam
Ksubhifa-radhikokfih
Words of Agifafed Radharan
TEXT 238
nnsvasa vaanam anant nrayam nrmuIam unmatnyatc
nra nat na rsyatc prya-muhnam ratrnvam ruyatc
angam sosam upaiii pada-paiiial picyams iailopclsiial
sahnyan hm gunam ahaIayya aytc manam vayam hartan
nnsvasan-sigls; vaanam-mouil; anant-buin; nrayam-ilc lcaii;
nrmuIam-upiooicd; unmatnyatc-is agiiaicd; nra-slccp; na-docs noi; ct-
comc; na-noi; rsyatc-is sccn; prya-ol My lovci; muhnam-ilc lacc; ratrm-
nigli; vam-and day; ruyatc-ciying; angam-body; sosam-diicd up; upat-
aiiains; paa-ol ilc lcci; pattan-lalling; prcyan-lovci; tatna-in ilai way;
upchstan-awaiicd; sahnyan-O gop-liicnd; hm-wlai'; gunam-ilc qualiiics;
ahaIaya-considciing; aytc-io ilc lovci Kisna; manam-angci; vayam-wc;
hartan-may do.
Now ilai I can no longci scc ilc lacc ol My lovci, Kisna, sigls buin My mouil,
My lcaii is ioin liom His ioois, slccp icluscs io comc io Mc, I ciy day and nigli,
My limbs lavc diicd up, and I simply waii loi ilc looisicps ol My bclovcd Kisna.
O liicnds, wlai qualiiy ol Kisna will I icmcmbci so I may bccomc angiy wiil
Him'
-Si Amaiu
Manaja-virahena dhyayanfm fam prafi kasyascid vakyam
A Gop`s Words fo Srmafi Radharan, Who Was Medifafing on Lord
Krsna in Separafion
TEXT 239
anarc vratn samasta-vsaya-gramc nvrttn para
nasagrc nayanam ya cta aparam yac cahatanam manan
maunam ccam am ca sunyam ahnIam ya vsvam abnat tc
ta bruyan sahn yogni hm as bnon hm va vyogny as
anarc-in caiing; vratn-ccssaiion; samasta-all; vsaya-ol scnsc objccis;
gramc-in ilc losi; nvrttn-icnunciaiion; pura-picviously; nasa-agrc-nosiiils;
nayanam-cycs; yat-wlicl; ctat-ilis; aparam-oilci; yat-wlicl; ca-also;
chatanam-wiil singlc-poinicd conccniiaiion; manan-ilc mind; maunam-
silcncc; ca-also; am-ilis; am-ilis; ca-also; sunyam-cmpiincss; ahnIam-
all; yat-wlicl; vsvam-ilc univcisc; abnat-is manilcsicd; tc-ilcy; tat-ilai;
bruyan-say; sahn-O liicnd; yogn-a mysiic yogin; hm-wlcilci'; as-You
aic; bnon-Ol; hm-wlcilci'; va-oi; vyogn-scpaiaicd; as-You aic.
You iclusc io cai. You lavc sioppcd all aciiviiics ol ilc scnscs. Youi cycs aic
lixcd on ilc iip ol Youi nosc, and Youi mind is lixcd on a singlc ilougli. You aic
now silcni, and You scc ilc cniiic woild as a void. Iiicnd, plcasc icll mc, lavc You
bccomc a mysiic yogin, oi aic You iapi in mcdiiaiion on Kisna'
-auiloi unlnown
Tam prafi sr-radha-vakhyam
Srmaf Radharan`s RepIy
TEXT 2+0
sangama-vrana-vhaIpc
varam na vrano na sangaman tasya
chan sa cva sangc
tr-bnuvanam ap tan-mayam vranc
sangama-mcciing; vrana-and scpaiaiion; vhaIpc-in ilc cicaiion; varam-
bciici; na-lcic; vranan-scpaiaiion; na-noi; sangaman-mcciing; tasya-ol
Him; chan-onc; san-Hc; cva-cciiainly; sangc-in mcciing; tr-bnuvanam-ilc
ilicc woilds; ap-cvcn; tat-ol Him; mayam-consisiing; vrana-in scpaiaiion.
Scpaiaiion liom Kisna is bciici ilan mcciing Him. Wlcn I mcci Him ilcic is
only onc Kisna, bui wlcn I am scpaiaicd liom Him ilc ilicc woilds bccomc lillcd
wiil Kisnas.
-auiloi unlnown
Krsna-virahah
Krsna`s FeeIings of Separafion
TEXT 2+1
sanjatc vrana hayap nrayc sanannc cntaya
haIni-tata-vctasi-vana-gnana-ccnaya-nsannatmanan
payasun haIahantna-hujta-haIa gopasya hamsa-vso
jnva-varjta-taIu-murccnta-maru-vspnarta gitayan
sanjatc-manilcsicd; vranc-in scpaiaiion; haya ap-liom a cciiain gop;
nrayc-in His lcaii; sanannc-agiiaicd; cntaya-wiil anxiciy; haIni-ol ilc
Yamuna Rivci; tata-on ilc sloic; vctas-ol vciasi iiccs; vana-in ilc giovc;
gnana-dcnsc; cnaya-in ilc sladc; nsanna-siiiing; atmanan-Himscll;
payasun-may pioicci; haIahantna-ol ilc cucloos; hujta-waibling; haIan-soli;
gopasya-ol ilc cowlcid boy; hamsa-ol Kamsa; vsan-ilc cncmy; jnva-His
ionguc; varjta-wiiloui; taIu-palaic; murccnta-dumb; marut-a bicczc;
vspnartan-cxpandcd; gtayan-mclodics.
His lcaii agiiaicd in scpaiaiion liom a cciiain gop, Loid Kisna sai down in ilc
dail sladc ol ilc vcias iiccs by ilc Yamuna's sloic. Wiiloui using His ionguc oi
palaic, Hc playcd lluic mclodics as swcci as ilc waibling ol ilc cucloos. May
ilosc mclodics pioicci you all.
-auiloi unlnown
Sr Krsnanunaya-radha-prasadanam
Radha and Krsna Become PIeased Wifh Each Ofher
TEXT 2+2
sras-cnayam hrsnan svayam ahrta rana-caranayor
bnuja-vaIIi-ccnayam yam ap taiya-prathrtau
t hria-hopc nbnrtam ubnayor apy anunaya-
prasaau jiyas tam ap guru-samahsam stntavaton
sran-ol His lcad; cnayam-ilc sladow; hrsnan-Kisna; svayam-pcisonally;
ahrta-placcd; rana-ol Radla; caranayon-ai ilc lcci; bnuja-ol Hci aims;
vaII-ol ilc vinc; cnayam-ilc sladow; yam-ilis; ap-also; taya-io Him;
prathrtau-in icsponsc; t-ilus; hria-playlul; hopc-in angci; nbnrtam-
sccicily; ubnayon-ol Tlcm boil; ap-also; anunaya-prasaau-plcascd; jyan-
all gloiics; tam-ilis; ap-cvcn; guru-ol Tlcii cldci; samahsam-bcloic ilc cycs;
stntavaton-sianding.
In ilc picscncc ol His cldcis Kisna movcd His lcad so ii's sladow appcaicd ai
Radla's lcci. Radla icspondcd by moving ilc vincs ol Hci aims so ilcii sladows
cmbiaccd Kisna. In ilis way Radla and Kisna cndcd Tlcii playlul lovci's quaiicl
and bccamc again plcascd wiil cacl oilci as Tlcii unsuspcciing cldcis loolcd on.
All gloiics io Radla and Kisna's again bccoming plcascd.
-Si Haia
Sr Krsnam prafi sr-radha-sakh-vakyam
Words of Radha`s Gop-friend fo Lord Krsna
TEXT 2+3
sa sarvatnava rahta
ragam gunjcva na tu muhnc vanat
vacana-patos tava ragan
hcvaIam asyc suhasycva
sa-Slc; sarvatna-in all icspccis; cva-cciiainly; rahta-is icd wiil lovc;
ragam-icd; gunja-a gunja bciiy; va-lilc; na-noi; tu-indccd; muhnc-only
on ilc mouil; vanat-caiiics; vacana-paton-clcvci-ialling; tava-ol You;
ragan-ilc icdncss ol lovc; hcvaIam-is only; asyc-on ilc mouil; suhasya-ol a
paiioi; va-lilc.
Radla is complcicly icd wiil lovc loi You. Hci lovc is noi lilc ilc icdncss ol a
gunja bciiy, wlicl is icd noi only on ilc suilacc, bui iliougl and iliougl. O
clcvci-ialling Kisna, ilc icdncss ol Youi lovc loi Hci is noi in Youi lcaii bui only
in Youi mouil, jusi as a paiioi's mouil is icd, bui ilc icsi ol lim is somc oilci
coloi.
-Si Govaidlanacaiya
TEXT 2++
subnaga bnavata nryc tasya jvaIat-smara-pavahc py
abnnvsata prcmanhyam crat prahati-hrtam
tava tu nrayc sitc py cvam saava muhnaptayc
mama sanacari sa nnsncna manag ap na stnta
subnaga-O landsomc Kisna; bnavata-by You; nrayc-liicndly; tasyan-ol
Hci; jvaIat-buining; smara-passion; pavahc-in ilc liic; ap-cvcn;
abnnvsata-cnicicd; prcma-ol lovc; anhyam-gicaincss; crat-loi a long
iimc; prahat-hrtam-is manilcsicd; tava-ol You; tu-bui; nraya-in ilc lcaii;
stc-cool; ap-cvcn; cvam-in ilis way; saa-always; cva-cciiainly; suhna-ol
lappincss; aptayc-loi ilc aiiainmcni; mama-my; sanacar-liicnd; sa-Slc;
nnsncna-unlovcd; manah-sliglily; ap-cvcn; na-noi; stnta-siays.
O landsomc Kisna, Radla's lcaii buins wiil lovc loi You. You cicinally siay in
Hci lcaii. On ilc oilci land, Youi lcaii is always vciy cool and clccilul. My
unlovcd liicnd Radla is ncvci allowcd io cnici ilcic cvcn loi a momcni.
-Si Rudia
Dinanfara-varfa
Narrafion of Anofher Day`s Pasfimes
TEXT 2+5
agatya pranpata-santvta-sahni attantarc sagas
svaram hurvat taIpa-parsva-nbnrtc nurtc nga-samvananam
jnatva sparsa-vasat taya hIa sahni-bnranty cva vahsan sanan
hnnnasity abnnaya miIta-rsa sananam aroptam
agatya-aiiiving; pranpata-by obcisanccs; santvta-pacilicd; sahn-ilc gop-
liicnd; atta-pciloimcd; antarc-wiilin; sa-agas-wiil an ollcnsc; svaram-
indcpcndcnily; hurvat-docs; taIpa-ol ilc bcd; parsva-on ilc sidc; nbnrta-
sccludcd; nurtc-wlcn ilc iascal Kisna; anga-ol ilc body; samvananam-
massagc; jnatva-undcisianding; sparsa-vasat-liom ilc ioucl; taya-by Hci;
hIa-indccd; sahn-ol bcing a gop-liicnd; bnrantya-by ilc illusion; va-as il;
vahsan-clcsi; sanan-giadually; hnnna-unlappy; as-You aic; t-ilus;
abnnaya-saying; mta-mci; rsa-cycs; sa-wiil; ananam-bliss; aroptam-
iiscn.
Onc iimc Loid Kisna ollcndcd Radla, and Tlcy quaiiclcd. Aliciwaids, Kisna
disguiscd Himscll as a gop, lcll down ai ilc lcci ol onc ol Radla's gop-liicnds,
pacilicd Hci, and by lci aiiangcmcni was ablc io cnici Radla's lousc. Wlcn
Radla was alonc on Hci bcd, disguiscd Kisna appioaclcd Hci bcdsidc and bcgan
io massagc Hci body. Tlc ioucl ol His land icmindcd Hci ol Kisna. Siill ilinling
Kisna io bc a gop, Slc said io Him: Al! You musi bc vciy unlappy. Kisna musi
lavc loisalcn You as Hc las Mc.` Slc loolcd inio Kisna's cycs. Alici ilai Slc
slowly and vciy lappily lcll inio His aims.
-auiloi unlnown
TEXT 2+6
vastutas tu guru-bnitaya taya
vyanjtc hapata-mana-humaIc
pcsaIa-prya-sahni-rsa narr
bontas tata-Iata-grnam yayau
vastutan-gcnuincsly; tu-indccd; guru-ol Hci supciiois; bntaya-aliaid;
taya-by Hci; vyanjtc-manilcsicd; mana-ol angci; humaIc-ilc bud; pcsaIa-
clcvci; prya-dcai; sahn-ol ilc gop-liicnd; rsa-by ilc glancc; narn-Kisna;
bontan-undciianding; tata-ilc sloic ol ilc Yamuna; Iata-ol vincs; grnam-io
ilc coiiagc; yayau-wcni.
Radla bccamc gcnuincly aliaid ol ilc possiblc iniiusion ol Hci cldcis, and loi
ilis icason ilc bud ol Hci lcigncd angci bcgan io blossom. Hci dcai and
iniclligcni gop-liicnd casi a mcaninglul glancc ai Kisna io appiizc Him ol ilc
siiuaiion. Hc undciiood. Hc iool His lcavc and wcni io ilc coiiagc ol vincs by ilc
Yamuna's sloic, only io mcci Radla again in ilai moic sccludcd placc.
-auiloi unlnown
TEXT 2+7
manavo manura-manavi-Iata-
manapc patur atan manuvratc
sanjagau sravana-caru gopha-
mana-mina-bascna vcnuna
manavan-Kisna; manura-claiming; manav-ol madlavi; Iata-vincs;
manapc-in ilc giovc; patun-iniclligcni; atan-going; manuvratc-wiil
bumblc-bccs; sanjajagau-playcd; sravana-caru-music vciy plcasing io ilc cais;
gopiha-ol ilc gops; mana-ol ilc minds; mna-loi ilc lisl; bascna-ilc
lislool; vcnuna-wiil ilc lluic.
Walling in ilc madlav giovc wlcic ilcic wcic many bumblc-bccs, iniclligcni
Madlava playcd vciy bcauiilul music on His lluic, wlicl was lilc a lisllool io
caicl ilc lisl ol ilc gops' lcaiis.
-auiloi unlnown
Puspa-cclalcna si-lisnam anvcsayanim si-iadlam piaii lasyascid uliil
Woids ol a Cciiain Gop io Simai Radlaian, Wlo Was Scaicling loi Loid Kisna
on ilc Picicxi ol Picling Ilowcis
TEXT 2+8
pantnan hscmamayo stu tc parnara pratyuna-sambnavanam
ctan matram anar sunar maya nctra-pranaIi-patnc
nirc niIa-sarojam ujjvaIa-gunam tirc tamaIanhuran
hunjc ho p haIna-saIa-untun pums-hohIan hncIat
pantnan-pail; hscmamayan-auspicious; astu-may bc; tc-ol You; parnara-
givc up; pratuna-ol obsiaclcs; sambnavanam-ilc considciaiion; ctat-matram-
lcic; anar-bcd; sunar-O bcauiilul giil; maya-by mc; nctra-ol ilc cycs;
pranaI-ol ilc siicam; patnc-on ilc pail; nrc-in ilc waici; niIa-a bluc;
sarojam-loius llowci; ujjvaIa-splcndid; gunam-wiil qualiiics; trc-on ilc
sloic; tamaIa-anhuran-a iamala iicc; hunjc-in ilc giovc; han ap-a cciiain;
haIna-saIa-untun-ol ilc Yamuna Rivci, ilc dauglici ol Mouni Kalinda;
pum-malc; hohIan-cucloo; hncIat-plays.
Tlis is a good pail. Don'i ilinl ilcic aic obsiaclcs lcic. I lavc sccn ilis pail
wiil my own cycs. Ii lcads io ilc Yamuna's waicis wlcic ilcic aic splcndid bluc
loius llowcis. On ilc sloic is a iamala iicc, and in ilc giovc ncaiby ilc malc
cucloo ol ilc Supicmc Pcisonaliiy ol Godlcad cnjoys pasiimcs.
-Si Saivavidyavinoda
Tafra yamuna-fre gafaya sr-radhaya saha hareh sankafha
Conversafion Befween Radha and Krsna on fhe Yamuna`s Shore
TEXT 2+9
ha tvam manava-utha vaas hm manam janin pryc
nurtan so nyamana manag ap sahn tvayy aaram nojjnat
ty anyonya-hatna-rasan pramutam ranam sahni-vcsavan
nitva hunja-grnam prahasta-tanun smcro narn patu van
ha-wlo'; tvam-aic You; manava-ol Kisna; utha-I am ilc gop-
mcsscngci; vaas-You say; hm-wlai'; manam-angci; jann-plcasc givc up;
pryc-O bclovcd; nurtan-iascal; san-ilis; anya-io anoilci giil; manan-las
givcn His lcaii; manah-sliglily; ap-cvcn; sahn-O liicnd; tvay-io You;
aaram-woislip; na-docs noi; ujjnat-abandon; t-ilus; anyonya-bciwccn
cacl oilci; hatna-ol convcisaiion; rasan-wiil ilc ncciai; pramutam-
dcliglicd; ranam-Radla; sahn-ol a gop; vcsavan-in ilc disguiscd; ntva-
biinging; hunja-in ilc giovc; grnam-io ilc coiiagc; prahasta-icvcalcd; tanun-
His aciual loim; smcran-smiling; narn-Loid Kisna; patu-may pioicci; van-
you all.
Wlo aic You'`
I am a gop-mcsscngci scni by Madlava.`
Wlai is His mcssagc'`
Hc says: O bclovcd, plcasc don'i bc angiy wiil Mc.'
Tlai iascal las givcn His lcaii io anoilci giil!`
O liicnd, Hc ncvci sioppcd woisliping You loi a momcni.`
Radla was plcascd by ilc ncciai ol ilis convcisaiion. Disguiscd as a gop, Kisna
biougli Hci io a coiiagc in ilc loicsi giovc, and ilcn icvcalcd His ical loim. May
smiling Loid Kisna pioicci you all.
-Si Vasava
TEXT 250
vasantan sannano vpnam ajanam tvam ca taruni
spnurat-hamavcsc vayas vayam apy anta-paan
vraja tvam va ranc hsanam atna vIambasva ya va
spnutam jatas tavac catura-vacananam avasaran
vasantan-spiing; sannanan-is manilcsicd; vpnam-ilc loicsi; ajanam-is
sccludcd; tvam-You; ca-also; tarun-aic a young giil; spnurat-manilcsicd;
hama-ol amoious dcsiics; avcsc-in ilc cniiancc; vayas-in ilc agc; vayam-
Wc; ap-also; anta-paan-lavc cnicicd; vrajam-comc lcic; tvam-You; va-
oi; ranc-O Radla; hsanam-loi a momcni; atna-now; vIambasva-You dclay;
ya-il; va-oi; spnutam-clcaily; jatan-manilcsicd; tavat-ilcn; catura-ol
clcvci; vacananam-woids; avasaran-ilc oppoiiuniiy.
Ii is spiing. Tlis loicsi is vciy sccludcd. You aic a young giil, and I am an amoious
young boy. O Radla, comc io Mc. Il You lcsiiaic loi a momcni, You will simply
bccomc ilc objcci ol Youi liicnds' clcvci icasing jolcs.
-auiloi unlnown
Tafra sr-radha-vakyam
Srmaf Radharan`s RepIy
TEXT 251
svami mugnataro vanam gnanam am baIanam chahni
hsaunim avrnutc tamaIa-maIna-ccnaya-taman-santatn
tan mc sunara hrsna munca sanasa vartmct rana-gran
srutva tam parrabnya manmatna-haIasahto narn patu van
svam-My Loid; mugnataran-is quiic misialcn; vanam-loicsi; gnanam-is
dcnsc and dail; am-ilis; baIa-a young giil; anam-I am; chahn-all alonc;
hsaunm-a young giil; anam-I; chahn-all alonc; hsaunm-ilc giound;
avrnutc-covcis; tamaIa-ol ilc iamala iiccs; maIna-cnaya-taman-ol dail sladc;
santatn-ilc abundancc; tat-ilcicloic; mc-ol Mc; sunara-O landsomc;
hrsna-Kisna; munca-plcasc lcavc; sanasa-ai oncc; vartma-ilc pail; t-ilus;
rana-ol Radla; gran-ilc woids; srutva-lcaiing; tam-Hci; parrabnya-
cmbiacing; manmatna-haIa-asahtan-amoious; narn-Loid Kisna; patu-may
pioicci; van-you all.
My Loid, You aic misialcn. Tlis loicsi is dcnsc and dail. I am a young giil all
alonc. Tlis placc is complcicly covcicd by ilc sladc ol ilcsc iamala iiccs. O
landsomc Kisna, plcasc lcavc Mc ai oncc.` Wlcn Kisna lcaid Radla's woids, Hc
ai oncc cmbiaccd Hci. May passionaic Loid Kisna pioicci you all.
-auiloi unlnown
Svadhna-bharfrka
The Gop Who ConfroIs Her Lover
TEXT 252
mahari-vracana-bnangya
rana-huca-haIasa-marana-vyasani
rjum ap rchnam Iumpan
baIIava-vcso narr jayat
mahar-dolplins; vracana-bnangya-wiil diawing piciuics; rana-ol Simai
Radlaian; huca-ol ilc bicasis; haIasa-ilc waicipois; marana-picssing;
vyasan-inicni; rjum-siiaigli; ap-also; rchnam-linc; Iumpan-bicaling;
baIIava-vcsan-ilc cowlcid boy; narn-Kisna; jayat-all gloiics.
All gloiics io ilc gopa Kisna wlo as Hc was diawing piciuics ol dolplins on
Simai Radlaian's waicipoililc bicasis bccamc so agiiaicd Hc was unablc io diaw
a singlc siiaigli linc.
-auiloi unlnown
Krdananfaram sr-krsnasya svapnayifam
Affer Enjoying TranscendenfaI Pasfimes, Lord Krsna Takes a Nap
and Speaks in His SIeep
TEXT 253
ctc Iahsmana janahi-vrannam mam hncyayanty ambuc
marmaniva ca gnattayanty aIam ami hruran haambanIan
ttnam vyanrta-purva-janma-vrano yo ranaya vihstan
scrsyam sanhtaya sa van suhnayatu svapnayamano narn
ctc-ilcsc; Iahsmana-O Lalsmana; janah-liom Janali; vrannam-
scpaiaicd; mam-Mc; hncayant-ioiiuic; ambuan-clouds; marman-lcaii;
va-as il; ca-also; gnattayant-siiilc; aIam-violcnily; am-ilcsc; hruran-
ciucl; haamba-blowing ovci ilc ladamba llowcis; aniIan-bicczc; ttnam-in
ilis way; vyanrta-dcsciibcd; purva-picvious; janma-ol a biiil; vranan-
scpaiaiion liom ilc bclovcd; yan-wiil; rsyam-jcalous angci; sanhtaya-
liiglicncd; san-Hc; van-you all; suhnayatu-may giani iiansccndcnial bliss;
svapnayamanan-slccping; narn-Loid Kisna.
O Lalsmana, now ilai I am scpaiaicd liom Janal, ilcsc iainclouds ioiiuic
Mc, and ilcsc ciucl bicczcs blowing liom ilc ladamba llowcis violcnily siiilc My
lcaii.` As Radla lcaid slccping Kisna's dcsciipiion ol His lcclings ol scpaiaiion in
a picvious biiil, Slc bccamc liiglicncd and lillcd wiil jcalous angci. May
dicaming Loid Kisna dcligli you all.
-Si Sublanla
Vams-cauryam
Theff of fhe FIufe
TEXT 25+
nicar nyasa atna caranayor nupurc muhayanti
nrtva nrtva hanaha-vaIayany uthspanti bnujantc
muram ahsnos cahta-cahtam sasva aIohayanti
smtva smtva narat muraIim anhato manavasya
ncan nyasat-liom bclow; atna-ilcn; caranayon-ol ilc lcci; nupurc-ilc
iwo anllcis; muhayant-silcncing; nrtva nrtva-maling!; hanaha-goldcn;
vayaIan-aimlcis; uthspant-placing; bnuja-antc-on ilc aims; murcm-ilc
sign; ahson-ol ilc cycs; cahta-cahtam-siaiilcd; sasvat-coniinually;
aIohayant-obsciving; smtva smtva-icpcaicdly smiling; narat-sicals;
muraIm-ilc lluic; anhatan-liom ilc lap; manavasya-ol Loid Kisna.
Silcncing Hci anllcis by placing ilcm on Hci aims as goldcn aimlcis, and
caiclully obsciving Kisna's cycs loi any sign ol His bccoming siaiilcd, smiling
Radla siolc ilc lluic liom His lap.
-Si Daiiyaii Pandiia
Tam muraIm prafi sr-radha-vakyam
Srmaf Radharan`s Words fo fhe FIufe
TEXT 255
accnram astu nrayam parpurnam astu
mauhnaryam astu mtam astu gurutvam astu
hrsna-pryc sahn sams sa-assas tc
ya vasarc muraI mc harunam harot
accnram-wiiloui laulis; astu-may bc; nrayam-insidc; parpurnam-lillcd;
astu-may bc; mauhnaryam-iallaiivcncss; astu-may bc; mtam-slcndci; astu-
may bc; gurutvam-woislippablcncss; astu-may bc; hrsna-io Kisna; pryc-O
bclovcd; sahn-O liicnd; sam-I will giani; sat-nicc; assan-bcncdiciion; tc-
io you; yat-wlicl; vasarc-on ilc day; muraI-O lluic; mc-io Mc; harunam-
mcicy; haros-you giani.
O lluic wlo is so dcai io Kisna, wlcn you giani Mc youi mcicy I will also givc
you many bcncdiciions in iciuin. I will blcss you, saying, May you bccomc
laulilcss. May youi lcaii bccomc lillcd wiil ilc ncciai liom Kisna's lips. May you
bccomc vciy cloqucni. May you bccomc claimingly slcndci. May you bccomc ilc
objcci ol Loid's Kisna's woislip.`
-Si Govinda Misia
TEXT 256
sunyatvam nrayc sa-Iagnavam am sushatvam angcsu mc
mauhnaryam vraja-natna-nama-hatnanc attam bnavatya njam
tat hm no muraI prayaccnas punar govna-vahtrasavam
yam pitva bnuvanam vasc vanati nrIajjam ugayas
sunyatvam-cmpiincss; nrayc-in ilc lcaii; sa-wiil; Iagnavam-liglincss;
am-ilis; sushatvam-diyncss; angcsu-in ilc limbs; mc-My; mauhnaryam-
iallaiivcncss; vraja-ol Viaja; natna-ol ilc Loid; nama-ol ilc namc; hatnanc-
in claniing; attam-givcn; bnavatya-by you; njam-own qualiiics; tat-ilcn;
hm-wly'; na-noi; u-indccd; muraI-O lluic; prayaccnas-you givc; punan-
again; govna-ol Loid Kisna; vahtra-liom ilc mouil; asavam-ilc loncy;
yam-wlicl; ptva-laving diunl; bnuvanam-ilc woild; vasc-n controI,
vanat-placing; nrIajjam-slamclcssly; ugayas-you sing.
O lluic, you lavc blcsscd Mc by giving Mc ilc cmpiincss in youi lcaii, youi
liglincss, ilc diyncss ol youi body, and youi cloqucncc in consianily claniing ilc
loly namc ol Kisna, ilc ling ol Viaja. Wly do you now noi givc io Mc ilc ncciai
ol Kisna's lips, wlicl you diinl, iuin inio song, and slamclcssly usc io cnclani
ilc cniiic woild and biing ii undci youi coniiol.
-Si Govinda Misia
Sayam harer vrajagamanam
Lord Hari Refurns fo Vraja ViIIage in fhe Evening
TEXT 257
manra-hvanta-vcnur ann stnIc vyavartayan gohuIam
barnapiaham uttamanga-ractam go-nuI-numram anat
mIayantya vana-maIaya pargatan sranto p ramyahrtr
gopa-stri-nayanotsavo vtaratu srcyams van hcsavan
manra-swccily; hvanta-playcd; vcnun-ilc lluic; ann-wlcn ilc day;
stnIc-lad cndcd; vyavartayan-biinging bacl; go-ol cows; huIam-ilc lcid;
barna-apaham-a pcacocl lcailci; uttamanga-lcad; ractam-placcd; go-ol ilc
cows; nuI-wiil ilc dusi; numram-dailcncd; anat-wcaiing; mIayantya-
wiil a wiliing; vana-ol loicsi-llowcis; maIaya-gailand; pargatan-accompanicd;
srantan-iiicd; ap-cvcn; ramya-claiming; ahrtn-wlosc loim; gopa-str-ol
ilc gops; nayana-ol ilc cycs; utsavan-a lcsiival; vtaratu-may giani;
srcyams-auspiciousncss; van-io you all; hcsavan-Loid Kisna.
May Loid Kcsava wlo, swccily playing ilc lluic, a pcacocl lcailci in His laii,
blaclcncd wiil dusi, dccoiaicd wiil a wilicd loicsi-llowci gailand, iiicd,
landsomc, and a lcsiival ol lappincss loi ilc gops' cycs, iciuins wiil ilc suiabli
cows ai ilc day's cnd, giani auspiciousncss io you all.
-auiloi unlnown
Tafra kasyascid ukfih
A Cerfain Gop`s Words Then
TEXT 258
rstya hcsava go paraga-nrtaya hncn na rstam maya
tcnaya shnaItasm natna pattam hm nama naIambasc
chas tvam vsamcsu hnnna-manasam sarvabaIanam gatr
gopyavam gatan sa-Icsam avata gostnc narr vas cram
rstya-wiil ilc cycs; hcsava-O Kisna; go-ol ilc cows; paraga-by ilc dusi;
nrtaya-ialcn; hnct-somcwlai; na-noi; rstam-sccn; maya-by mc; tcna-by
ilis; aya-now; shnaIta-siumblcd; asm-I lavc; natna-O Loid; pattam-io
ilc lallcn soul; hm-wly'; nama-indccd; na-noi; aIambasc-You aic inclincd;
chan-alonc; tvam-You; vsamcsu-among calamiiics; hnnna-unlappy;
manasam-ai lcaii; sarva-oj aII, abaIanam-womcn; gatn-ilc slclici; gopya-by
a gop; cvam-in ilis way; gatan-spolcn; sa-pcsam-complcicly; avatat-may
pioicci; gostnc-in Viajablumi; narn-Loid Kisna; van-you; cram-cicinally.
O Kcsava, my cycs aic now lillcd wiil ilc dusi iaiscd by ilc cow's loovcs and
I cannoi scc anyiling. I lavc siumblcd and lallcn io ilc giound. O Loid, aic You
noi lind io ilc lallcn' You aic ilc only slclici loi all womcn disiicsscd ai lcaii.` I
piay Loid Haii, io wlom a gop spolc ilcsc woids, will pioicci you always.
-auiloi unlnown
TEXT 259
abncsa-vnvcsta-vcnur
ncnu-puccna-nntaha-harabjan
anya-pan-parmanta-anan
punariha-nayano vrajam apa
nabncsa-in His waisi; vnvcsta-placcd; vcnun-ilc lluic; ncnu-ol a cow;
puccna-on ilc bacl; nnta-placcd; cha-onc; hara-land; abjan-loius; anya-
ilc oilci; pan-land; parmanta-dccoiaicd; anan- a siicl; punarha-
nayanan-loius-cycd Loid Kisna; vrajam-io Viaja Villagc; apa-wcni.
His lluic iuclcd inio His bcli, onc loius land on a suiabli cow's bacl and ilc
oilci lolding a siicl, loius-cycd Kisna cnicicd ilc villagc ol Viaja.
-auiloi unlnown
Tafraiva sr-radhikayah saubhagyam
Srmaf Radharan`s Good Forfune
TEXT 260
bnru-vaII-vaIanan hayap nayanonmcsan hayap smta-
jyotsna-vccnurtan hayap nbnrtam sambnavtasyanvan
garvobnca-hrtavancIa-IaIta-sri-bnaj ranananc
satanhanunayam jayant pattan hamsa-vso rstayan
bnru-ol ilc cycbiows; vaII-ol ilc vincs; vaIanan-wiil ilc movcmcnis;
haya ap-by onc gop; nayana-unmcsan-wiil glanccs; haya ap-by onc gop;
smta-ol smilcs; jyotsna-vccnurtan-wiil ilc moonligli; haya ap-by onc gop;
nbnrtam-sccicily; sambnavtasya-woislippcd; anvan-on ilc pail; garva-
piidc; ubnca-bicaling; hrta-donc; avancIa-conicmpi; IaIta-claiming; sri-
bnaj-bcauiilul; rana-ol Simai Radlaian; ananc-on ilc lacc; sa-wiil;
atanha-lcai; anunayam-and supplicaiion; jayant-all gloiics; pattan-lallcn;
hamsa-vsan-ol Loid Kisna, ilc cncmy ol Kamsa; rstayan-ilc glanccs.
As Kisna wallcd on ilc pail onc gop sccicily woislipcd Him wiil ilc playlul
movcmcnis ol lci vinc cycbiows, anoilci wiil lci sidclong glanccs, and anoilci
wiil ilc moonliigli ol lci smilcs. Howcvci, ii was on Radla's lacc, wlicl was
lillcd wiil a giacclul bcauiy ilai moclcd ilc oilci gops and biolc ilcii piidc,
ilai His sly, amoious glanccs lcll. All gloiics io ilosc glanccs ol Kisna, ilc cncmy
ol Kamsa.
-Si Umapaiidlaia
TEXT 261
tryah-hannaram amsa-csa-mIta-srotravatamsam spnura-
barnottambnta-hcsa-pasam anrju-bnru-vaIIari-vbnramam
gunja-vcnu-nvcstanara-putam sahuta-rananana-
nyastamiIta-rst gohuIa-patcr vahtrambujam patu van
iiiyal-iilicd; hannaram-nccl; amsa-csa-slouldcis; mIta-mcciing; srotra-
avatamsam-caiiings; spnurat-splcndid; barna-pcacocl lcailci; uttambnta-
lcld; hcsa-pasam-in ilc laii; anrju-cioolcd; bnru-ol ilc cycbiows; vaIIar-
ilc vincs; vbnramam-icsilcss; gunjat-sounding; vcnu-lluic; nvcsta-placcd;
anara-putam-io ilc lips; sa-wiil; ahuta-mcaning; rana-ol Simai
Radlaian; anana-on ilc lacc; nyasta-placcd; smIta-rst-sidclong glancc;
gohuIa-ol Golula; patcn-ol ilc ling; vahtra-lacc; ambujam-loius; patu-may
pioicci; van-you all.
May Golulapaii Kisna's loius lacc, wiil nccl iilicd, caiiings ioucling His
slouldcis, a splcndid pcacocl lcailci dccoiaiing His laii, bcnding vincs ol His
cycbiows moving icsilcssly, a lluic on His lips maling swcci music, and an
amoious sidclong glancc lalling on Radla's lacc, pioicci you all.
-Si Lalsmana Scna
TEXT 262
amsasahta-hapoIa-vamsa-vaana-vyasahta-bmbanara-
vanvoirta-mana-mana-pavana-prarabna-mugna-nvann
isa-vahrma-IoIa-nara-nharan pratycha-rohanana-
nyanca-canca-uanca-anguI-cayas tvam patu rana-navan
amsa-on His slouldcis; asahta-icsiing; hapoIa-on His clccls; vamsa-ilc
lluic; vaana-ilc mouil; vyasahta-icsiing; bmba-bimba liuii; anara-ol lips;
vanva-on ilc paii; urta-aiiscn; mana-mana-vciy gcnilc; pavana-bicczc;
prarabna-bcgun; mugna-bcauiilul; nvann-sounds; sat-sliglily; vahrma-
cioolcd; IoIa-moving; nara-ol nccllaccs; nharan-gioup; pratycha-cacl;
roha-anana-lolc; nyancat-placing; cancat-moving; uancat-aiclcd; anguI-
ol lingcis; cayan-gioup; tvam-you; patu-may pioicci; rana-ol Simai
Radlaian; navan-ilc lovci.
May Radla's lovci, Kisna, wlo, icsiing ilc lluic on His clccl and slouldci,
placing ilc lluic's mouil io His bimba-liuii lips and, gcnily blowing, malcs a vciy
swcci sound, His nccllaccs sliglily swaying as Hc movcs His aiclcd lingcis ovci
ilc lluic's lolcs, pioicci you.
-Si Nailola
Go-dohanam
MiIking fhe Cows
TEXT 263
angustnagrma-yantrtanguIr asau paarna-niruna-bnur
arr-hrtya payonarancaIam aIam v-tran payo-bnubnn
nyag-janu-vaya-manya-yantrta-gnati-vahtrantaraIa-shnaIa-
naranvana-manonaram sahn payo gam ogn amoaran
angustna-ol ilc ilumb; agrma-by ilc iip; yantrta-lcld; anguIn-lingci;
asau-Hc; paa-looi; arna-by lall; nruna-picsscd; bnun-ilc giound;
arr-hrtya-moisicning; payonara-mill; ancaIam-coinci; aIam-gicaily; v-
wiil iwo; tran-oi ilicc; payan-ol mill; bnubnn-diops; nyah-iuincd down;
janu-ol lnccs; vaya-ilc paii; manya-in ilc middlc; yantrta-lcld; gnat-
ilc poi; vahtra-ilc mouil; antaraIa-wiilin; shnaIat-lalling; nara-siicam;
anvana-pail; manonaram-claiming; sahn-O liicnd; payan-mill; gam-
liom ilc cow; ogn-mills; amoaran-Loid Kisna.
Rcsiing on lall His lcci, giasping ilc undci bciwccn His ilumb and lingci,
spiaying Himscll wiil iwo oi ilicc siiay diops, and maling a claiming siicam ol
mill poui inio ilc pail balanccd bciwccn His aiclcd lnccs, Damodaia mills a
suiabli cow.
-Si Saiana
Sr Krsnam prafi candravaI-sakh-vakyam
Words of CandravaI`s Friend fo Lord Krsna
TEXT 26+
satnanyasyan hanci-man-rantam aharnya sanasa
yaasIstann cva prastnIa-bnuja-grantnr abnavan
ta ctat hvacahsc gnrta-manu-maya tva-banu-vaco
vscnagnurnanti hm ap na sahni mc ganayat
satna-O clcaici; anyasyan-ol anoilci giil; hanc-ol ilc bcli; man-ol ilc
jcwcls; rantam-ilc iinlling; aharnya-lcaiing; sanasa-ai oncc; yaa-wlcn;
asIstan-cmbiacing; cva-cciiainly; prastnIa-slaclcncd; bnuja-ol ilc aims;
grantnn-ilc lnoi; abnavan-bccamc; tat ctat-ilis; hva-wlcic'; acahsc-I
spcal; gnrta-ol glcc; manu-and loncy; maya-consisiing; tvat-Youi; banu-
many; vacan-ol ilc woids; vscna-by ilc poison; agnurnant-agiiaicd; hm
ap-anyiling; na-noi; mc-my; sahn-liicnd; ganayat-noiiccs.
O clcaici, cvcn as You aic cmbiacc Candiaval, wlcn You lcai ilc iinlling ol
ilc jcwclcd bcli ol somc oilci giil, Youi aiicniion iuins io lci and ilc lnoi ol
Youi aims aiound Candiaval bccomcs looscncd. How can I icll lci' My liicnd
Candiaval las bccn poiscncd by Youi cloqucni woids mixcd wiil loncy and
glcc, Slc can no longci scc.
-auiloi unlnown
Sr Govardhana-dharanam
Liffing Govardhana HiII
TEXT 265
sa-trasart yasoaya prya-guna-pritchsanam ranaya
nagnar baIIava-sunubnn sa-rabnasam sambnavtatmorjtan
bnitananta-vsmtcna vsamam nancna caIohtan
paya van hara-paman su-stnta-mana-saIan sa-IiIo narn
sa-wiil; trasa-lcai; art-sullciing; yasoaya-by Yasoda; prya-ol Hci
lovci; guna-ilc iiansccndcnial qualiiics; prta-wiil plcasuic; ihsanam-wiil ilc
glancc; ranaya-by Simai Radlaian; nagnan-nalcd; baIIava-ol ilc gopas;
sunubnn-by ilc sons; sa-wiil; rabnasam-joy; sambnavta-considcicd; atma-
io ilcmsclvcs; urjtan-cqual in siicgnil; bnta-liiglicncd; ananta-dcliglicd;
vsmtcna-and siiucl wiil wondci; vsamam-gicaily; nancna-by Nanda
Malaiaja; ca-also; aIohtan-sccn; payat-may pioicci; van-you all; hara-
land; paman-loius; su-stnta-comloiiably placcd; mana-gicai; saIan-lill;
sa-wiil; IiIan-playlulncss; narn-Kisna.
May Kisna on wlom, as Hc playlully lilicd iall Govaidlana Hill wiil His loius
land, Moilci Yasoda gazcd wiil lcai and pain, Radla gazcd wiil plcasuic io scc
ilc iiansccndcnial qualiiics ol Hci lovci, ilc small nalcd gopa-boys lappily gazcd,
ilinling ilcy wcic as siiong as Hc and could also lili ilc lill il ilcy iiicd, and
Malaiaja Nanda gazcd wiil simuliancous iciioi, dcligli, and wondci, pioicci you
all.
-Si Solnola
TEXT 266
chcnava craya hrsna bnavata govarnano yam nrtan
sranto s hsanam assva sampratam ami sarvc vayam anmanc
ty uIIasta-osn gopa-nvanc hnc-bnujahuncana-
nyancac-cnaIa-bnarartc vruvat smcro narn patu van
chcna-alonc; cva-cciiainly; craya-loi a long iimc; hrsna-O Kisna;
bnavata-by You; govarnana-Govaidlana Hill; ayam-ilis; nrtan-las bccn
lcld; srantan-iiicd; as-You aic; hsanam-loi a momcni; assva-sii down;
sampratam-now; am- ilcsc; sarvc-all; vayam-wc; anmanc-will lold ii;
t-ilus; uIIasta-iaiscd; osn-on ilc aims; gopc-ol gopas; nvanc-on ilc
muliiiudc; hnct-a liiilc; bnuja-aims; ahuncana-bcnding; nyancat-placing;
saIa-ol ilc lill; bnara-by ilc buidcn; artc-disiicsscd; vruvat-scicaming;
smcran-smiling; narn-Loid Kisna; patu-may pioicci; van-you all.
O Kisna, loi a long iimc You lcld up Govaidlana Hill wiiloui any lclp. You
musi bc vciy iiicd now. Plcasc sii down and icsi. All ol us will lold ilc lill in
Youi placc.` Kisna ilcn slilicd a small poiiion ol ilc lill's wcigli onio ilc iaiscd
aims ol ilc cowlcid mcn. Wlcn ilcy lcli ilc picssuic ol ilc lill, ilcii aims
bccamc bcni and ilcy bcgan io scicam. May Kisna, wlo smilcd io scc all ilis,
pioicci you all.
-Si Saiana
TEXT 267
hnnno s munca saIam
bbnrmo vayam t vaatsu stnIa-bnujan
bnara-bnugna-vtata-banusu
gopcsu nasan narr jayat
llinnal-disiicsscd; as-You aic; munca-givc up; saIam-ilc lill; bbnrman-
lold; vayam-wc will; t-ilus; vaatsu-spcaling; stnIa-slaclcncd; bnujan-
aim; bnara-by ilc wcigli; bnugna-bcnding; vtata-cxicndcd; banusu-aims;
gopcsu-among ilc cowlcid mcn; nasan-smiling; narn-Loid Kisna; jayat-all
gloiics.
You musi bc cxlausicd by now. Lci go ol ilc lill and wc will lold ii loi You.`
Wlcn Hc slilicd a liiilc ol ilc lill's wcigli, and ilc aims ol ilc cowlcid mcn
bcgan io bccomc ciuslcd, Kisna bcgan io smilc. All gloiics io Kisna.
-Si Subandlu
TEXT 268
uram rst-patnat trobnava narcr govarnanam bbnratas
tvayy asahta-rsan hrsoar hara-srasto sya ma bnu ayam
gopinam t jaIptam haIayato rana-nronasrayam
svasan saIa-bnara-srama-bnramaharan hamsa-vsan pantu van
uram-lai away; rst-ol ilc glancc; patnat-liom ilc pail; trobnava-You
slould disappcai; narcn-ol Loid Kisna; govarnanam-Govaidlana Hill;
bbnratan-lolding; tvay-io You; asahta-aiiaclcd; rsan-glanccs; hrsa-uar-
O slcndci giil; haran-ol ilc land; srastan-slipping; asya-ol Him; ma-noi;
bnut-may bc; ayam-ilis; gopinam-ol ilc gops; t-ilus; jaIptam-ilc woids;
haIayatan-lcaiing; rana-ol Radla; nrona-asrayam-ilc icsiiaini; svasan-
sigls; saIa-ol ilc lill; bnara-ilc wcigli; srama-liom laiiguc; bnramarahan-
slipping; hamsa-vsan-ol Loid Kisna, ilc cncmy ol Kamsa; pantu-may pioicci;
van-you all.
Plcasc go lai away liom ilc pail ol Kisna's cycs. O slcndci giil, don'i malc
Govaidlana Hill lall liom His land bccausc Hc is absoibcd in gazing on You.`
Wlcn Kisna lcaid ilc gops' woids io siop Radla, Hc siglcd and ilc lill bcgan io
slip liom His land. May ilosc sigls ol Loid Kisna pioicci you all.
-Si Sublanla
Nauka-IIa
Boafing Pasfimes
TEXT 269
huru param yamunaya
munur t gopibnr utharanutan
tar-tata-hapata-sayaIur
v-gunaIasyo narr jayat
huru-caiiy us; param-io ilc oilci sloic; yamunayan-ol ilc Yamuna;
munun-icpcaicdly; t-ilus; gopibnn-by ilc gops; uthara-many iimcs;
anutan-callcd; tar-ol ilc boai; tata-on ilc sidc; hapata-picicndcd; sayaIun-
slccpy; v-guna-doublcd; aIasyan-lazincss; narn-io Loid Kisna; jayat-all
gloiics.
Talc us io ilc oilci sidc ol ilc Yamuna!` Rcpcaicdly callcd by ilc gops,
Kisna picicndcd io nap by His boai. All gloiics io doubly indolcni Loid Kisna.
-Si Sanjaya Kaviscllaia
TEXT 270
uttstnarat tarau mc tarun mama taron sahtr aronanc ha
sahsa ahnyam mugnc taranm na ravcr ahnyaya ha ratr mc
vatcyam nau-prasangc hatnam ap bnavta navayon sangamartna
vartapit smtasyam jta-gram ajtam ranayaranayam
yatna-jusi as; payavaIyam-in Padyavali; uttstna-siand; arat-ncaiby;
tarau-on ilc boai; mc-My; tarun-o young giil; mama-ol Mc; taron-ol ilc
iicc; sahtn-ilc powci; aronanc-in climbing; ha-wlai'; sahsat-diiccily;
ahnyam-I say; mugnc-O claiming and bcwildcicd giil; taranm-boai; na-in
ilis conncciion; ravcn-ol ilc sun; ahnyaya-by namc; ha-wlai'; ratn-
lappincss; mc-ol Mc; varta-woids; yam-ilcsc; nau-io ilc boai; prasangc-in
iclaiion; hatnam ap-somclow; bnavta-will bc; na-noi; avayon-ol Us iwo;
sangama-associaiion; artna-loi ilc puiposc; varta-woids; ap-also; t-in
ilis way; smta-smiling; asyam-wlosc lacc; jta-dclcaicd; gram-in woids;
ajtam-undclcaicablc Loid Kisna; ranaya-wiil Simai Radlaian;
aranayam-I woislip.
Kisna: My dcai young giil, plcasc sicp inio My iaii (boai, wlicl bccomc iaiau
in ilc locaiivc casc).
Radla: Wlai powci do I lavc io climb iiccs' (Hcic Radla inicipicis iaiau io bc
ilc locaiivc ol iaiu, wlicl mcans iicc.)
Kisna: My dcai, claiming, bcwildcicd giil, I do noi mcan iicc, I mcan iaiani
(boai).
Radla: Wly would I wani io go io ilc sun' (Hcic Slc inicipicis ilc woid
iaiani io mcan sun.)
Kisna: All ilcsc woids I lavc uscd mcan nau (boai).
Radla: All ilcsc woids aic mcani io biing Us iogcilci. (Hcic Slc inicipicis ilc
woid nau io mcan Us.)
I woislip unconquciablc Loid Kisna, wlo lappily smilcd as Si Radla dclcaicd
Him in ilis playlul vcibal-ducl.
-Si Rupa Gosvam
TEXT 271
muhta taranga-nvancna patanga-putri
navya ca naur t vacas tava tatnyam cva
sanha-nanam am cva mamat-matram
tvam cancaIo ya na manava navho s
muhta-licc; taranga-ol wavcs; nvancna-ol ilc muliiiudc; patanga-putr-
ilc Yamuna Rivci, ilc dauglici ol ilc sun-god; navya-ncw; ca-also; naun-
boai; t-ilus; vacan-siaicmcni; tava-ol You; tatnyam-iiuc; cva-cciiainly;
sanha-ol anxiciy; nanam-ilc causc; am-ilis; cva-cciiainly; mama-ol mc;
at-matram-boundlcss; tvam-You; cancaIan-icsilcss; yat-bccausc; na-lcic;
manava-O Kisna; navhan-ilc navigaioi; as-aic.
Wlai You say is iiuc. Tlcic aic no wavcs on ilc Yamuna, and ilis is a ncw,
siuidy boai. I am so aliaid bccausc You, O Madlava, aic ilc iccllcss capiain ol ilc
boai.
-Si Rupa Gosvam
TEXT 272
jirna tari sar ativa-gabnira-nira
baIa vayam sahaIam ttnam anartna-nctun
nstara-bijam am cva hrsoarinam
yan manava tvam as samprat harnanaran
jrna-old; tar-boai; sart-ilc iivci; atva-vciy; gabnra-dccp; nra-
waici; baIan-young giils; vayam-wc; sahaIam-complcicly; ttnam-in ilis way;
anartna-ol dangci; nctun-ilc souicc; nstara-loi ciossing; bjam-ilc mcilod;
am-ilis; cva-cciiainly; hrsa-uarnam-ol slcndci giils; yat-bccausc;
manava-O Kisna; tvam-You; as-aic; samprat-now; harnanaran-capiain
ol ilc boai.
Tlc iivci is vciy dccp, ilis is an old boai, and wc aic simply lclplcss giils. Ii is
vciy dangcious loi us. Ncvciilclcss, O Madlava, ai ilc picscni momcni You aic
ilc only boai-capiain wlo can ialc us slcndci giils acioss ilc Yamuna.
-Si Jagadananda Raya
TEXT 273
ambnas taran-sutayan
stambnta-tarann sa cvahi-sutan
atura-vranta-gopyan
hatara-muhnam ihsatc smcran
ambnas-in ilc waici; taran-ol ilc Yamuna Rivci, ilc dauglici ol ilc sun-
god; stambnta-moiinlcss; tarann-boai; san-Hc; cvah-sutan-Loid Kisna, ilc
son ol Dcvali; atara-ilc boai-laic; vranta-wiiloui; gopyan-ol ilc gop;
hatara-disiicsscd; muhna-lacc; ihsatc-gazcs; smcran-smiling.
Kisna suddcnly sioppcd ilc boai in ilc middlc ol ilc Yamuna and dcmandcd
immcdiaic paymcni ol ilc laic. Hc smilcd as Hc gazcd ai ilc liiglicncd lacc ol ilc
gop, wlo lad no moncy io givc.
-Si Suiyadasa
TEXT 27+
vaca tavava yaunanana gavya-bnaro
naro p varn maya sanasa vhirnan
uri-hrtam ca hucayor anayor uhuIam
huIam haIna-untur na tatnapy auram
vaca-by ilc siaicmcni; tava-ol You; cva-cciiainly; yau-nanana-O Kisna,
dcsccndcni ol Malaiaja Yadu; gavya-ol mill-pioducis; bnaran-ilc gicai load;
naran-ilc nccllacc; ap-also; varn-in ilc waici; maya-by Mc; sanasa-ai
oncc; vhrnan-in ilc waici; maya-by Mc; sanasa-ai oncc; vhrnan-casi;
ur-hrtam-iliown lai away; ca-also; hucayon-on ilc bicasis; anayon-on
ilcm; uhuIam-ilc gaimcni; huIam-ilc sloic; haIna-Kalinda; na-noi; tatna
ap-siill; auram-is ncai.
O Yadunandana, by Youi oidci I lavc casi inio ilc waici ilcsc mill-pioducis
as wcll as My own nccllacc. I lavc iliown My bodicc lai away. Siill, ilc sloic ol
ilc Yamuna las noi comc any closci.
-auiloi unlnown
TEXT 275
payan-puran purna sapa gata-gnurna ca pavanar
gabnirc haIni-payas tarr csa pravsat
ano mc uravam parama-hutuhahranta-nrayo
narr varam varam ta ap hara taIm racayat
payan-ol waici; puran-wiil lloods; purna-lillcd; sapa-ai oncc; gata-
gonc; gnurna-iosscd; ca-also; pavanan-by ilc winds; gabnrc-inio ilc dccp;
haIni-ol ilc Yamuna; payas-in ilc waici; tarn-boai; csan-ilis; pravsat-
cnicis; ano-alas!; mc-my; uravam-misloiiunc; parama-supicmc; hutuha-
by cagcincss; ahranta-ovciwlclmcd; nrayan-wlosc lcaii; narn-Kisna;
varam-again; varam-and again; tat-ap-siill; hara-ol ilc lands; taIm-ilc
suilacc; racayat-docs.
Tlc boai is violcnily iosscd by ilc wind. Iilling wiil waici, ii is now sinling
inio ilc Yamuna. Alas! Dcsiiny las bccomc my cncmy. Lvcn in ilis calamiiy,
lusiy-lcaiicd Kisna again and again puis His land on mc!
-Si Manolaia
TEXT 276
paniya-sccana-vnau mama nava pani
vsramyatas ta ap tc parnana-vani
jivam cct punar anam na taa haap
hrsna tvaiya-taranau caranau aam
panya-ol waici; sccana-vnau-is splasling; mama-my; na-noi; cva-
cciiainly; pan-lands; vsramyatan-cxlausicd; tat ap-siill; tc-ol You;
parnasa-joling; van-woids; jivam-I livc; cct-il; punan-again; anam-I;
na-noi; taa-ilcn; haa ap-ai any iimc; hrsna-O Kisna; tvaya-in Youi;
taranau-boai; caranau-iwo lcci; aam-I will placc.
My lands aic cxlausicd. Tlcy can no longci pusl ilc waici oui. All You do is
spcal joling woids. O Kisna, il I livc iliougl ilis, ncvci again will I placc my lcci
in Youi boai.
-Si Manolaia
TEXT 277
am usya vayasyan
sva-saminta-avatam namata
yamunava janu-agnni
bnavatu na va navho stv aparan
idam-io ilis; usya-in iclaiion; vayasyan-O gop-liicnds; sva-own;
samnta-dcsiicd; avatam-io ilc dciiy; namata-cvciyonc bow down;
yamuna-ilc Yamuna Rivci; janu-ilc lnccs; agnn-as dccp as; bnavatu-may
bc; na-noi; va-oi; navhan-a boai-capiain; astu-may bc; aparan-somconc
clsc.
O gop-liicnds, all ol you plcasc bow down bcloic youi closcn dciiy and piay
ilai ciilci ilc Yamuna Rivci will noi bc dccp as oui lnccs, oi wc gci a boai-
capiain oilci ilan Kisna.
-Si Mulunda llaiiacaiya
TEXT 278
tarr uttaraIa sar gabnira
taraIo nana-sutas ca harnanaran
abaIanam upat bnanur astam
sahn urc nagarina hm harom
tarn-ilc boai; uttaraIa-iocl io and lio; sart-ilc iivci; gabnra-is dccp;
taraIan-iccllcss; nana-ol Malaiaja Nanda; sutan-ilc son; ca-also;
harnanaran-is ilc boai-capiain; abaIa-a lclplcss giil; anam-I am; upat-
aiiains; bnanun-ilc sun; astam-ilc wcsicin loiizon; sahn-O liicnd; hm-
wlai'; harom-will I do.
Tlc boai iocls io and lio. Tlc iivci is dccp. Tlc iccllcss son ol Malaiaja
Nanda is ilc capiain. I am a lclplcss giil. Tlc sun is sciiing in ilc wcsi, and ilc
villagc ol Viaja is siill lai away. O gop-liicnd, wlai will I do now'
-auiloi unlnown
TEXT 279
napchsatc stut-hatnam na srnot hahum
sasvat-hrtam na manutc pranpata-jatam
na hm vncyam anuna sahn nana-sunur
manyc tarangn tarm taraIo nunot
na-docs noi; apchsatc-pay aiicniion; stut-hatnam-io My piaycis; na-docs
noi; srnot-lcai; hahum-My bcgging wiil a biolcn voicc; sasvat-icpcaicdly;
hrtam-donc; na-docs noi; manuta-considci; pranpata-jatam-My bowing
down bcloic Him; na-alas!; hm-wlai'; vnayam-can I do; anuna-now;
saht-O gop-liicnd; nana-ol Malaiaja Nanda; sunun-ilc son; manyc-in ilc
middlc; tarangn-ol ilc wavc-lillcd iivci; tarm-ilc boai; taraIan-iccllcss;
nunot-slalcs.
Hc pays no aiicniion io My piaycis. Hc docs noi lcai My bcgging in a biolcn
voicc. Hc docs noi considci My icpcaicdly bowing down bcloic Him. O gop-
liicnd, wlai will I do now' In ilc middlc ol ilis wavc-lillcd iivci, ilc iccllcss son
ol Malaiaja Nanda violcnily slalcs ilc boai.
-Si Rupa Gosvam
TEXT 280
csottunga-taranga-Iangnta-tatosanga patangatmaja
purncyam tarr ambubnr na n narcn sanha haIanha ap
hatnnyam bnaja naya sunar vayam ranc prasacna tc
jivaman spnutam atari-huru gr-roni-vnootsavam
csa-ilis; uttanga-wiil iall; taranga-wavcs; Iangnta-ciosscc; tata-utsanga-
ilc suilacc and sloic; patanga-atmaja-ilc Yamuna Rivci, ilc dauglici ol ilc
sun-god; purna-lillcd; yam-ilis; tarn-boai; ambubnn-wiil waici; na-noi;
n-indccd; narcn-ol Kisna; sanha-lcai; haIanhat-liom ilc calamiiy; ap-cvcn;
hatnyam-laislncss; bnaja-do; na-noi; aya-now; sunar-O bcauiilul giil;
vayam-wc; ranc-O Radla; prasacna-by ilc mcicy; ta-ol You; jivanan-will
livc; spnutam-clcaily; atar-huru-pay ilc laic; gr-ol Govaidlana Hill; ron-
in ilc cavc; vnoa-ol pasiimcs; utsavam-a lcsiival.
Tlc Yamuna is lillcd wiil lugc wavcs, and ilc boai is lilling wiil waici. Siill,
Kisna is noi aliaid.`
O bcauiilul Radla, don'i bc so laisl. ly Youi mcicy Wc will livc iliougl ilis.
All You nccd do is pay ilc boai-laic ol a piomisc io cnjoy wiil Mc a lcsiival ol
amoious pasiimcs in ilc cavc ol Govaidlana Hill.`
-Si Rupa Gosvam
TEXT 281
hahum haros grna-hona-harisa-punja-
gunanga hm nanu vrtna htava prayan
hutraya jirna-taran-bnramanat-bnit-
gopangana-gana-vambana-caturi tc
hahum-an cmoiional appcal; haros-You do; grna-ol ilc lousc; hona-in a
coinci; haros-You do; grna-ol ilc lousc; hona-in a coinci; harsa-ol diicd
cow-dung; punja-in a lcap; guna-liddcn; anga- wlosc body; hm-wly';
nanu-is ii noi'; vrtna-usclcss; htava- O clcaici; prayan-go away; hutra-
wlcic'; aya-now; jrna- old; taran-in a boai; bnramana-by ilc iocling
moiion; at- gicai; bnt-bccausc ol lcai; gopa-angana-ol gops; gana-ilc
muliiiudc; vambana-ai iiicling caiuii-cxpciiizc; tc-ol You.
O Kisna, O clcaici liding bclind ilis lcap ol diicd cow-dung, wly do you
usclcssly bcg mc in ilis way' Go away! (Tlis is a loolisl iiicl.) You uscd io bc
vciy cxpcii ai iiicling ilc gops. You cxpciily iiiclcd ilcm wlcn You liiglicncd
ilcm in an old boai. Wlcic is ilai cxpciiisc now'
-Si Rupa Gosvam
Noic: Onc iimc Loid Kisna iool ilc gops loi a iidc in an old boai. Wlcn ilc
boai bcgan io iocl dangciously in a sioim, Kisna cxioiicd vaiious amoious lavois
liom ilc liiglicncd gops in iciuin loi ilcii icscuc.
Radhaya saha harer vako-vakyam
Conversafion Befween Krsna and Radha
TEXT 282
anguIya han havatam pranarat hutIc manavan hm vasanto
no cahri hm huIaIo na n naran-naran hm v-jnvan pnaninran
nanam gnora-mari hm as hnaga-patr no narn hm hapiso
rana-vanibnr ttnam pranasta-vaanan, patu vas cahra-pann
anguIya-wiil a singlc lingci; han,-wlo; havatam-on ilc dooi; pranarat-
iaps; hutIa-O cioolcd giil; manavan,-Ii is Kisna; hm-wlcilci'; vasantan,-
spiingiimc; na-noi; u-indccd; cahri-Kisna wlo wcilds ilc calia; hm-
wlcilci'; huIaIan,-a poiici; na-noi; n-cciiainly; naran-naran,-Kisna,
wlo mainiains ilc caiil; hm-wlcilci; v-wiil iwo; jnvan,-iongucs; pnan-
nran,-Anania Scsa, ilc ling ol ilc snalcs; na-noi; anam-I am; gnora-
iciiiblc; an-ol snalcs; mari-ilc ciuslci; hm-wlcilci; as-You aic; hnaga-
patn,-Gaiuda, ilc ling ol ilc biids; na-noi; u-indccd; narn,-I am Haii;
hm-wlcilci; hap-isan,-Hanuman, ilc ling ol ilc monlcys; rana-ol Simai
Radlaian; vanibnn,-by ilc woids; ttnam-in ilis way; pranasta-smiling;
vaanan,-wlosc lacc; patu-may pioicci; van,-you all; cahra-pann,-Loid
Kisna, wlo wiclds ilc Sudaisana calia.
Wlo iaps on My dooi wiil onc lingci'`
O cioolcd giil, ii is Madlava.`
Madlava is a namc ol spiing. Has spiingiimc comc lnocling on My dooi'
Cciiainly noi. Ii is ilc loldci ol ilc Sudaisana wlccl.`
Poiicis lold wlccls. Aic You a poiici'`
I am noi. I am ilc pcison wlo lolds up ilc cniiic woild.`
Tlc loilcd-iongucd scipcni ling Anania lolds up ilc woild. Aic You Hc'`
No. I am a pcison wlo ciuslcs scipcnis.`
Tlc biid-ling Gaiuda ciuslcs scipcnis. Aic You lc'
No. I am Loid Haii.`
Haii is a namc ol ilc monlcy-ling Hanuman. Aic You lc'
May Loid Kisna, wlo lolds ilc Sudaisana calia, and wlo smilcd io lcai ilcsc
clcvci woids liom Simai Radlaian, pioicci you all.
-auiloi unlnown
TEXT 283
has tvam bno ns hcsavan srasjan hm nama garvayasc
bnarc saurr anam gunan ptr-gatan putrasya hm sya na
cahri canramuhn prayaccnas nu mc hunim gnatim onanim
ttnam gopa-vanu-jtottarataya nrino narn patu van
han-wlo; tvam-aic You; bnon-O; ns-in ilc nigli; hcsavan-I am Kcsava;
srasjan-wiil laii; hm-wlai is ilc usc'; nama-indccd; garvayasc-You aic
pioud; bnarc-O bcauiilul giil; saurn-ilc dcsccndcni ol Malaiaja Suiascna;
anam-I am; gunan-wiil viiiucs; ptr-io ilc anccsioi; gatan-gonc; putrasya-
ol ilc dcsccndani; hm-wlai'; syat-is io bc donc; na-lcic; cahr-I am ilc
loldci ol ilc Sudaisana wlccl; canra-muhn-O moon-laccd giil; prayaccnas-
You givc; nu-will'; onanm-a mill-buclci; ttnam-in ilis way; gopa-vanu-
ilc gop; jta-dclcaicd; uttarataya-by icplics; nrnan-cmbaiiasscd; narn-Loid
Kisna; patu-may pioicci; van-you all.
Wlo is ilcic in ilc dailncss ol nigli'`
Ii is Kcsava.`
Kcsa mcans laii. Wly slould laii appioacl Mc' You aic awlully pioud,
laii.`
O bcauiilul giil, I am ilc giandson ol Malaiaja Suiascna.`
Ol wlai usc is ilc woiillcss son ol a viiiuous giandlailci'`
O moon-laccd giil, I am ilc loldci ol ilc Sudaisana wlccl.`
Al, You aic a poiici wlo spins a poiici's wlccl! Will You givc Mc a bowl, a
poi, and a mill-buclci'`
May Loid Kisna, wlo was cmbaiiasscd by ilcsc clcvci icplics ol ilc gop
Radla, pioicci you all.
-Si Caliapani
TEXT 28+
vasan samprat hcsava hva bnavato mugnchsanc nanv am
vasam brun satna prahama-subnagc tva-gatra-samsargatan
yamnyam ustan hva nurta vtanur musnat hm yamni
saurr gopa-vanum cnaIan parnasann cvam-vnan patu van
vasan-gaimcni (oi icsidcncc); samprat-ai picscni; hcsava-O Kisna; hva-
wlcic'; bnavatan-ol You; mugna-bcauiilul; ihsanc-in ilc cycs; nanu-is ii
noi'; am-ilis; vasam-gaimcni (oi liagancc); brun-spcal; satna-O clcaici;
prahama-subnagc-O bcauiilul giil; tvat-Youi; gatra-body; samsargatan-io bc
associaicd; yamnyam-duiing ilc nigli; ustan-icsidcd; hva-wlcic'; nurta-O
iascal; vtanun-slcndci; musnat-sicals; hm-wlcilci; yamn-nigli; saurn-
Loid Kisna, ilc dcsccndcni ol Malaiaja Suiascna; gopa-vanum-ilc gop;
cnaIan-wiil clcvci woids; parnasan-smiling; cvam-vnan-in ilis way; patu-
may pioicci; van-you all.
Onc moining, wlcn Kisna camc io Radla, Radla aslcd Him, My dcai Kcsava,
wlcic is Youi vasa ai picscni'` Tlc Sansliii woid vasa: las ilicc mcanings: onc
mcaning is icsidcncc, onc mcaning is liagancc, and anoilci mcaning is dicss.
Aciually Radlaian inquiicd liom Kisna Wlcic is Youi dicss'` lui Kisna iool
ilc mcaning as icsidcncc, and Hc icplicd io Radlaian, My dcai capiivaicd onc, ai
ilc picscni momcni My icsidcncc is in Youi bcauiilul cycs.`
To ilis Radlaian icplicd, My dcai cunning boy, I did noi asl You aboui Youi
icsidcncc, I inquiicd aboui Youi dicss.`
Kisna ilcn iool ilc mcaning ol vasa` as liagancc and said, My dcai loiiunaic
onc, I lavc jusi assumcd ilis liagancc in oidci io bc associaicd wiil Youi body.`
Simai Radlaian again inquiicd liom Kisna, Wlcic did You pass Youi
nigli'` Tlc cxaci Sansliii woid uscd in ilis conncciion was yaminyamusiial`.
Yaminyam` mcans ai nigli`, and usiial mcans pass.` Kisna, lowcvci, dividcd
ilc woid yaminyamusiial inio iwo scpaiaic woids, namcly yaminya` and
musiial`. ly dividing ilis woid inio iwo, ii camc oui io mcan ilai Hc was
lidnappcd by Yamin, oi nigli, Kisna ilcicloic icplicd io Radlaian, My dcai
Radlaian, is ii possiblc ilai nigli can lidnap Mc'` In ilis way Hc was answciing
all ol ilc qucsiions ol Radlaian so cunningly ilai Hc gladdcncd ilis dcaicsi ol
ilc gops. May smiling Loid Kisna pioicci you all.
-auiloi unlnown
TEXT 285
ranc tvam hupta tvam cva hu-pta srastas bnumcr yato
mata tvam jagatam tvam cva jagatam mata na vjno paran
cv tvam parnasa-hcI-haIanc nanta tvam cvcty asau
smcro baIIava-sunarim avanaman cnaurn sriyam van hryat
ranc-O Radla; tvam-You; hupta-aic angiy; tvam-You; cva-cciiainly;
hu-ol ilc caiil; pta-ilc lailci; srasta-ilc cicaioi; as-You aic; bnumcn-ol
ilc caiil; yatan-bccausc; mata-ilc moilci; tvam-You aic; jagatam-ol ilc
univciscs; tvam-You; cva-cciiainly; jagatam-ol ilc univciscs; mata-ilc
moilci; na-noi; vjnan-iniclligcni; aparan-anoilci; cv-O goddcss; tvam-
You; parnasa-joling; hcI-ol pasiimcs; hanaIc-in ilc lovci's quaiicl; ananta-
boundlcss; tvam-You aic; cva-cciiainly; t-ilus; asau-Hc; smcran-smiling;
baIIava-sunarm-io ilc bcauiilul gop; avanaman-bowing down; saurn-Loid
Kisna; sriyam-auspiciousncss; van-io you all; hryat-may do.
Radla, You lavc bccomc lupiia (angiy).`
Ku mcans caiil, and piia mcans lailci. Ii is You wlo aic lailci ol ilc caiil.`
And You aic ilc moilci ol all ilc univciscs.`
You aic ilc aciual moilci ol ilc univciscs. You aic omniscicni. No onc is
Youi cqual.`
O Goddcss, Youi slill in joling lovci's quaiicls is anania (unlimiicd).`
Nan mcans bowing down, ia mcans ilc siaic ol bcing, and a mcans wiiloui. Ii
is You wlom posscss ilis qualiiy ol anania (iclusing io bow down).`
May Loid Kisna, wlo smilcd as Hc ilcn bowcd down bcloic ilc bcauiilul gop
Radla, giani auspiciousncss io you all.
-Si Haiilaia
Rasa
The Rasa-dance
TEXT 286
rnaranyc pramaa-saanc maIIha-puspa-moc
sri-subnramson hrana-rucrc hohIayar manojnc
ratrau ctrc pasupa-vanta-ctta-cnapanari
hamsaratcr manura-muraIi-vaya-rajo raraja
vrna-aranyc-in ilc loicsi ol Vindavana; pramaa-ol plcasuic; saanc-ilc
abodc; maIIha-puspa-ol jasminc llowcis; moc-wiil ilc liagancc; sri-
subnramson-ol ilc bcauiilul moon; hrana-wiil ilc slining; rucrc-splcndid;
hohIa-ayan-wiil ilc cucloos and oilci biids; manojnc-claiming; ratrau-in
ilc nigli; ctrau-wondcilul; pasupa-vanta-ol ilc gops; ctta-ilc lcaiis;
cna-and bodics; apanar-sicaling; manura-swcci; muraI-ol ilc lluic;
vaya-ol ilc music; rajan-ilc ling; raraja-was splcndidly manilcsi.
On a wondcilul nigli, in dcliglilul Vindavana loicsi lillcd wiil ilc liagancc ol
jasminc llowcis, illuminaicd by bcauiilul moonligli, and madc claiming by ilc
singing ol ilc cucloos and oilci biids, Kisna's swcci, icgal lluic music, wlicl
siolc away ilc gops lcaiis and bodics, was splcndidly manilcsi.
-auiloi unlnown
TEXT 287
anaramrta-manuri-nurino
nar-IiIa-muraIi-nnaa csan
pratatana manan-pramoam uccar
narninam narni-rsam muninam
anara-ol ilc lips; amrta-ol ilc ncciai; manur-wiil ilc swccincss;
nurnan-lillcd; nar-ol Loid Kisna; IiIa-ol pasiimcs; muraI-ol ilc lluic;
nnaan-sound; csan-ilis; pratatana-gavc; manan-ol ilc lcaii; narn-rsam-
ol ilc doc-cycd gops; munnam-ol ilc sagcs.
Iillcd wiil ilc swcci ncciai ol Kisna's lips, ilc playlul sound ol ilc lluic
dcliglicd ilc docs, ilc doc-cycd gops, and ilc sagcs.
-Si Madlavcndia Pui
TEXT 288
IiIa-muhnarta-muraIi-
taraIi-hrta-gopa-bnavni-nvanan
ta-anara-manun sa-trsnan
hrsnan paya apayato bnavatan
IiIa-playlully; muhnarta-iallaiivc; muraI-by ilc lluic; taraI-hrta-madc io
iicmblc; gopa-bnavn-ol ilc gops; nvanan-ilc muliiiudc; tat-ol ilcm;
anara-ol ilc lips; manun-loi ilc loncy; sa-wiil; trsnan-iliisi; hrsnan-
Loid Kisna; payat-may pioicci; apayatan-liom calamiiy; bnavatan-you all.
May Kisna, wlo iliisicd alici ilc loncy ol ilc gops' lips, and wlosc playlul,
iallaiivc lluic madc ilc gops iicmblc, pioicci you liom all dangcis.
-Si Madlava Caliavaii
TEXT 289
haraya namba vIambam
munca haram mc narm yas
na sanc stnatum ya asau
garjat muraIi pragaIbna-utiva
haraya-malc; na-don'i; amba-O moilci; vIamba-dclay; munca-lci go;
haram-ol ilc land; mc-my; narm-io Kisna; yam-I am going; na-noi;
sanc-I am ablc; stnatum-io siay; yat-bccausc; asau-ilis; garjat-sounds;
muraI-ilc lluic; pragaIbna-an audacious; ut-mcsscngci; va-lilc.

Moilci, don'i siop mc! Lci go ol my land! I am going io Kisna. lccausc
Kisna's bold mcsscngci, ilc lluic, calls mc, I cannoi siay lcic.
-Si Rupa Gosvam
TEXT 290
cua-cumbta-caru-canraha-cayam camiharabnambaram
harnottamsta-harnhara-husumam hanarpa-haIIoInam
vamsi-vaana-vavauha-vaanam vahri-bnava-ihsanam
bnagyam bnangura-manyaman parnatam hunjantarc bncjrc
cua-ciown; cumbta-lisscd; caru-bcauiilul; canraha-ol pcacocl lcailcis;
cayam-wiil a losi; camhara-ol gold; abna-wiil ilc coloi; ambaram-wlosc
gaimcnis; harna-uttamsta-caiiings; harnhara-lainilaia llowcis; hanarpa-ol
cupid; haIIoInam-iosscd by ilc wavcs; vamsi-ol ilc lluic; vaana-in ilc music;
vavauha-cloqucni; vaanam-wlosc mouil; vahr-bnavat-cioolcd; ihsanam-
wlosc glancc; bnagyam-iiansccndcnial bliss; bnangura-manyaman-ilc slcndci-
waisicd gops; parnatam-lully manilcsicd; hunja-ilc loicsi-giovc; antarc-
wiilin; bncjrc-woislipcd.
Tlc iop ol His lcad lisscd by a ciown ol pcacocl lcailcis, His gaimcnis ilc
coloi ol gold, a lainilaia llowci in His cai, His lcaii swcpi away by wavcs ol
amoious dcsiic, ilc lluic placcd io His cxpcii-musician lips, and His cycs
dccoiaicd wiil cioolcd sidclong glanccs, Loid Kisna, wlosc loim is ilc lull
dcvclopmcni ol all iiansccndcnial bliss, was woislipcd by ilc slcndci-waisicd
gops in ilc loicsi ol Vindavana.
-Si Jvadasa Valinpaii
Sr-Krsna-vakyam
Sr Krsna`s Words
TEXT 291
ustan ho p harot van parbnavam sanhc munur gohuIc
navantyan shnaIa-ambaram ns vanc yuyam ya abnyagatan
an ha bnitr amana-anava-vanu-snura-mura-narc
or-anc mama bnat vyata pat-hroc hurangi-rsan
ustan-dcmon; han ap-somc; harot-docs; van-io you; parbnavan-laim;
sanhc-I ilinl; munun-icpcaicdly; gohuIc-in Golula; navantyan-iunning;
shnaIat-lalling; ambaram-gaimcnis; ns-in ilc nigli; vanc-in ilc loicsi;
yuyam-you; yat-bccausc; abnyagatan-comc lcic; an-ala!; ha-wlai';
bntn-lcai; amana-swili; anava-ol ilc dcmons; vanu-ol ilc wivcs;
snura-ol icd sinduia; mura-ilc mail; narc-icmoving; on-anc-aims;
mama-My; bnat-wlcn manilcsicd; vyata-all ol you cnjoy pasiimcs; pat-ol
youi lusband; hroc-on ilc clcsi; hurang-rsan-O doc-cycs giils.
All youi gaimcnis bccamc disaiiaycd as you ian lcic iliougl ilc loicsi ai
nigli. I ilinl you musi lavc bccn icpcaicdly aiiaclcd by somc dcmon. Ala! Wlai
lcai can icmain as long as My aims, wlicl swilily iuin ilc dcmon's wivcs inio
widows, aic picscni. O doc-cycd giils, all ol you go lomc and cnjoy pasiimcs on
ilc clcsi ol youi lusbands. I will ialc caic ol ilis dcmon.
-Si Rupa Gosvam
TEXT 292
nutottapc vanat gananc narma-purc vrajantan
ha vas trsna baIat nrayc urmacyam satinam
simantnyan sprnayata grnan ma vrunam hurunvam
nayam rstau mama vgnatatc nanta punyasya pantnan
nuta-slalcn oll; uttapc-sullciings; vanat-is manilcsicd; gananc-in ilc
loicsi; narma-purc-sacicd; vraja-Viaja; antan-wiilin; ha-wlai; van-ol you;
trsna-iliisi; baIat-is; nrayc-in ilc lcaii; urmaa-impossiblc; yam-ilis;
satnam-ol pious, clasic giils; smantnyan-O giils; sprnayata-plcasc dcsiic;
grnan-lomcs; ma-don'i; vrunam-sin; hurunvam-do; na-noi; ayam-ilis;
rstau-in ilc sigli; mama-ol Mc; vgnatatc-is biolcn; nanta-indccd;
punyasya-ol piciy; pantnan-ilc pail.
Wlai is ilc ovciwlclming iliisi ilai iioublcs youi lcaiis in ilis plcascni,
sacicd loicsi ol Viaja' O pious giils, plcasc iciuin io youi lomcs. Do noi sin.
Wiilin My sigli ilc pail ol icligion will ncvci bc biolcn.
-Si Rupa Gosvam
Noic: Tlcsc ambiguous woids may also bc iianslaicd:
Wlai is ilc ovciwlclming iliisi ilai iioublcs youi lcaiis in ilis plcascni,
sacicd loicsi ol Viaja' O pious giils, plcasc do noi iciuin io youi lomcs. Siay lcic.
Wiilin My sigli ilc pail ol icligion is ncvci biolcn.`
Vraja-devnam uffaram
The RepIy of fhe Goddesses of Vraja
TEXT 293
hatnam vitnim asman upasas narma-pranaynim
prasia svam ssyam at-hnaIa-muhnim san muraIim
naranti maryaam sva sva parc pums nrayam
nayanti nrstcyam yauvara yatna nanvayat nan
hatnam-wly'; vtnm-ilc pail; asman-io us; upasas-You icacl; narma-
pranaynm-ol icligion; prasc-bc lind; svam-io Youi own; ssyam-disciplc;
at-hnaIa-muhnm-bad-mouilcd; san-oidci; muraIm-ilc lluic; narant-
icmoving; maryaam-modcsiy; sva-alas!; sva-alas; aprc-io ilc Supicmc;
pums-Pcisonaliiy ol Godlcad; nrayan-ilc lcaii; nayant-biinging; nrsta-
bold; ayam-ii; yau-ol ilc Yadu dynasiy; vara-O bcsi; yatna-as; na-noi;
anvayat-calls; nan-us.
Wly do You icacl us ilc pail ol icligion' lc lind. Tcacl Youi bad-mouilcd
disciplc, ilc lluic. Alas! Alas! Youi bold lluic iobs oui modcsiy and caiiics oui
lcaiis io ilc Supicmc Pcisonaliiy ol Godlcad. Tcacl ii noi io call us lcic.
-Si Rupa Gosvam
TEXT 29+
gopijanaIngta-manya-bnagam
vcnum namantam bnrsa-IoIa-nctram
haIcvarc praspnuta-roma-vrnam
namam hrsnam jaga-cha-hanam
gopijana-by ilc gops; aIngta-cmbiaccd; manya-bnagam-wlosc waisi;
vcnum-ilc lluic; namantam-playing; bnrsa-vciy; IoIa-icsilcss; nctram-
wlosc cycs; haIcvarc-on ilc body; praspnuta-sianding up; roma-ol laiis;
vrnam-ilc muliiiudc; namam-I ollci my icspccilul obcisanccs; hrsnam-io
Loid Kisna; jagat-loi ilc cniiic woild; cha-ilc only; vanam-woislippablc
Loid.
Tlc gops aims aiound His waisi, ilc laiis on His body sianding up in joy, and
His cycs icsilcssly moving, Kisna plays ilc lluic. I bow down io ollci my icspccis
io Si Kisna, ilc only woislipablc Loid loi ilc cniiic woild.
-Si Puiusoiiamadcva
TEXT 295
haInyan puIncsu hcI-huptam utsrjya rasc rasam
gaccnantim anugaccnato sru-haIusam hamsa-vso ranham
tat-paa-pratma nvcsta-paasyobnuta-romogatar
ahsunno nunayan prasanna-ayta-rstasya pusnatu van
haInyan-ol ilc Yamuna; puIncsu-ol ilc sloics; hcI-pasiimcs; huptam-
angiy; utsrjya-abandoning; rasc-in ilc iasa dancc; rasam-ncciai; gaccnantm-
going; anugaccnatan-lollowing; asru-by icais; haIusam-polluicd; hamsa-
vsan-ol Loid Kisna, ilc cncmy ol Kamsa; ranham-Simai Radlaian; tat-
ol Hci; paa-pratma-ilc looipiinis; nvcsta-cnicicd; paasya-wlosc lcci;
ubnuta-roma-ugatan-wiil laiis sianding up; ahsunnan-succcsslul;
anunayan-cniicaiy; prasanna-plcascd; ayta-ol ilc bclovcd; rstasya-sccn;
pusnatu-may blcss; van-you all.
Wiil icais in Hci cycs, angiy Radlaian lcli ilc ncciaican pasiimcs ol ilc iasa
dancc and llcd io ilc Yamuna's sloic. His bodily laiis sianding up, Kisna lollowcd
Hci looipiinis. Hc cvcniually caugli up wiil Hci and obiaincd Hci mcicilul
glancc. May Loid Kisna's succcsslul appcal io Hci blcss you all.
-Si llaiia Naiayana
Sr Krsnanfardhane fasam prasnah
Quesfions of fhe Gops During Sr Krsna`s Disappearance
TEXT 296
tuIas vIasas tvam maII jatas pnuIIa
stnaIa-hamaIn bnrngan sangatangi vbnas
hatnayata bata sahnyan hspram asmasu hasmn
vasat hapata-hanan hanarc nana-sunun
tuIas-O Tulasi; tvam-you; vIasas-aic vciy bcauiilul; tvam-you; maII-O
jasminc llowci; jata-manilcsicd; as-you aic; pnuIIa-blossoming; stnaIa-
hamaIn-O land-giowin loius; bnrngan-wiil bccs; sangata-accompanicd;
ang-body; vbnas-you aic vciy splcndid; hatnayata-plcasc icll; bata-al;
sahnyan-liicnds; hspram-quiclly; asmasu-among you all; hasmn-in wlicl;
vasat-siays; hapata-ol clcaicis; hanan-ilc cicsi-jcwcl; hanarc-cavc; nana-
sunun-Kisna, ilc son ol Malaiaja Nanda.
O Tulas, you aic vciy bcauiilul. O jasminc vinc, you aic lillcd wiil splcndid
blossoms. O land-giowing loius llowci, you aic vciy lovcly wiil all ilcsc bumblc-
bccs. O liicnds, plcasc icll mc ai oncc: In wlicl cavc did Nandanandana, ilc ling
ol clcaicis, go'
-Si Rupa Gosvam
TEXT 297
rstan hvap sa manavo vraja-vanum aaya hanc gatan
sarva cva n vanctan sahn vayam so nvcsaniyo ya
vc vc gaccnatam ty uirya sanasa ranam grnitva harc
gopi-vcsa-naro nhunja-hunaram prapto narn patu van
rstan-sccn; hva-wlcic'; ap-wlcilci'; san-Hc; manavan-Kisna;
vraja-ol Viaja; vanum-a giil; aaya-ialing; hanct-a cciiain; gatan-gonc;
sarvan-all; cva-cciiainly; n-indccd; vanctan-aic clcaicd; sahn-O liicnd;
vayam-us; san-Hc; anvcsanyan-io bc lound; ya-il; vc vc-iwo by iwo;
gaccnatam-slould go; t-ilus; urya-spcaling; sanasa-ai oncc; ranam-
Radla; grntva-ialing; harc-in land; gopi-ol a gop; vcsa-ilc disguisc;
naran-wcaiing nilunja-inio ilc loicsi; hunaram-in a cavc; praptan-aiiaincd;
narn-Loid Kisna; patu-may pioicci; van-you all.
Did You scc wlcic Madlava wcni' Hc iool onc viaja-giil and lcli. O liicnd,
wc aic all clcaicd.`
Il you wani io lind Kisna, ilcn dividc inio gioups ol iwo and go cvciywlcic
scaicling loi Him.`
Saying ilcsc woids, Kisna, disguiscd as a gop, ai oncc iool Radla's land and
wcni wiil Hci dccp inio ilc loicsi. May Loid Kisna pioicci you all.
-Auiloi Unlown
Sr Radha-sakh-vakyam
The Words of Srmaf Radharan`s Friend
TEXT 298
aosa osa va tyajat vpnc tam ya bnavan
abnaram bnaram va vraja-huIa-patc tvam vaatu han
am tu hruram mc smarat nrayam yat hIa taya
tva-artnam hantarc huIa-tIaha natmap gantan
nayahc-ilc ilclcio; yuhta-piopci; van-spcccl; yatna-jusi as;
payavaIyam-n PayavaI, aosat-wiiloui any lauli; osat-wiil a lauli; va-oi;
tyajat-abandons; vpnc-in ilc loicsi; tam-Hci; ya-il; bnavan-You;
abnaram-inauspiciousncss; bnaram-auspiciousncss; va-oi; vraja-huIa-patc-
O Piincc ol Viaja; tvam-You; vaatu-may dcsciibc; han-wlo'; a-ilis; tu-
indccd; hruram-ciucl; mc-ol mc; smarat-icmcmbcis; nrayam-lcaii; yat-
wlicl; hIa-indccd; taya-by Hci; tvat-Youi; artnam-loi ilc salc; hantarc-in
ilc dangcious loicsi; huIa-ol Youi lamily; tIaha-O iilala mailing; na-noi;
atma-Hci own scll; ap-cvcn; gantan-was considcicd.
O piincc ol Viaja, wlo can say wlcilci You aic ai lauli oi noi ai lauli loi
abandoning ilis giil' Wlo can say wlcilci Youi aciions aic auspicious oi
inauspicious' Siill, O iilala-mailing ol Youi lamily, my ciucl lcaii icmcmbcis
low ilis giil cnicicd ilc dangcious loicsi loi Youi salc, wiiloui caiing loi Hci
own scll.
-Si Ramacandia dasa
TEXT 299
Iahsmim manya-gatcna rasa-vaIayc vstarayann atmano
hasturi-surabnr vIasa-muraIi-vnyasta-vahtrcnuna
hria-tanava-manaIcna parto rstcna tusya-rsa
tvam naIIisaha-sanhu-sanhuIa-paa paya vnari narn
Iahsmin-splcndoi; manya-in ilc middlc; gatcna-gonc; rasa-ol ilc iasa
dancc; vaIayc-in ilc ciiclc; vstarayan-displaying; atmana-pcisonally; hastur-
wiil musl; surabnn-liagani; vIasa-wiil pasiimcs; muraI-ilc lluic; vnyasta-
placcd; vahtra-mouil; nuna-wiil ilc moon; hria-pasiimcs; tanava-ol
cnilusiasiic dancing; manaIcna-wiil ilc ciiclc; partan-complcicly; rstcna-
sccn; tusyat-plcascd; rsa-by ilc glancc; tvam-you; naIIihsaha-ol ilc
lallalsala dancc; sanhu- sanhuIa-lollowing ilc movcmcnis; paa-wlosc lcci;
payat-may pioicci; vnar-cnjoying iiansccndcnial pasiimcs; narn-Loid Kisna.
Displaying His own splcndoi, Loid Kisna appcaicd in ilc middlc ol ilc iasa-
dancc ciiclc. Hc was liagani wiil musl, and ilc lluic was placcd io ilc moon ol
His lips. Tlc dancing gops gazcd ai Him and Hc glanccd ai ilcm wiil plcasuic.
May Loid Kisna, wlo movcd His lcci in ilc iasa-dancc, pioicci you.
-auiloi unlnown
Tafra khecaranam ukfih
Words of fhe Demigods Observing fhe Rasa Dance from Their
AirpIanes in fhe Sky
TEXT 300
muhta-muninam mrgyam
hm ap pnaIam cvahi pnaIat
tat paIayat yasoa
nhamam upabnunjatc gopyan
muhta-libciaicd; munnam-by ilc sagcs; mrgyam-sougli; hm ap-a cciiain; pnaIam-
liuii; cvah-Dcvali; pnaIat-boic liuii; tat-ilai liuii; paIayat-pioiccis; yasoa-
Yasoda; nihamam-io ilcii lcaiis' conicni; upabnunjatc-cai; gopyan-ilc gops.
Dcval boic a piccious liuii sougli by ilc libcaiaicd sagcs, Yasoda pioiccicd ilai
liuii, and now ilc gops iasic ilai liuii io ilcii lcaiis' conicni.
-Si Dalsinaiya
TEXT 301
taptam tapobnr anyan
pnaItam ta gopa-baIanam
asam yat huca-humbnc
niIa-ncoIayat branma
taptam-pciloimcd ausiciiiics; tapobnn-wiil ausiciiiics; anyan-oilci; pnaItam-
boinc liuii; tat-ilcicloic; gopa-baIanam-ol ilc young gops; asam-ol ilcm; yat-
bccausc; huca-ol ilc bicasis; humbna-on ilc waicipoi; niIa-ncoIayat-las bccomc a
bluc bodicc; branma-ilc Supicmc Pcisonaliiy ol Godlcad.
Tlc young gops musi lavc pciloimcd many ausiciiiics and pious dccds in ilcii
picvious biiils so ilai ilc Supicmc Pcisonaliiy ol Godlcad las now bccomc a
bluc gaimcni covciing ilcii waicipoililc bicasis.
-Si Raglupaii Upadlyaya
]aIa-keIi
Wafer Pasfimes
TEXT 302
jaIa-hcI-taraIa-hara-taIa-
muhta-punan pnta-ranha-vaanan
jaga avatu hoha-yunor
vgnatana-sangnatana-hautuhi hrsnan
jaIa-in ilc waici; hcI-pasiimcs; taraIa-iicmbling; hara-ol ilc land; taIa-liom ilc
suilacc; muhta-iclcascd; punan-again; pnta- covcicd; ranha-ol Radlaian;
vaana-lacc; jagat-ilc univcisc; avatu-may pioicci; hoha-ol caliavala biids; yunon-
ol ilc youillul paii; vgnatana-scpaiaiing; sangnatana-and uniiing; hautuh-cagci;
hrsnon-Loid Kisna.
As a young caliavala couplc scpaiaics and ilcn mccis again, Kisna, His palms
iicmbling in His waici-pasiimcs, dcliglis in covciing and uncovciing Radla's lacc.
May Loid Kisna pioicci ilc cniiic woild.
-auiloi unlnown
Noic: Tlc malc and lcmalc caliavala biids associaic duiing ilc day, bui scpaiaic
again ai nigli.
Sr Radha-sakhm prafi candravaI-sakhyah sasuya-vakyam
]eaIous Words From CandravaI`s Friend fo Radharan`s Friend
TEXT 303
ma garvam uvana hapoIa-taIc cahast
hrsna-sva-nasta-Ihnta nava-manjariti
anyap hm na sahn bnajanam irsinam
vari na cc bnavat vcpatnur antarayan
ma-don'i; garvam-pioud; uvana-bc; hapoIa-ol ilc clccl; taIc-on ilc suilacc;
cahast-is manilcsicd; hrsna-by Kisna; sva-wiil His own; nasta-land; Ihnta-
diawn; nava-a ncw; manjar-llowci blossoms; t-ilus; anya-anoilci; ap-cvcn; hm-
wlcilci; na-noi; sahn-O liicnd; bnajanam-objcci; rsnam-ol ilosc lilc ilis; var-
ilc cncmy; na-noi; cct-il; bnavat-is; vcpatnan-iicmbling; antarayan-obsiaclc.
My liicnd, plcasc do noi bc ioo pullcd up bccausc Kisna las dccoiaicd Youi
loiclcad wiil His own land. Ii many bc ilai Kisna is yci aiiiacicd by somc oilci
bcauiilul giil. I scc ilai ilc dccoiaiion on Youi loiclcad is vciy niccly madc, and
so ii appcais ilai Kisna was noi ioo disiuibcd in painiing ii. Oilciwisc, Hc could
noi lavc painicd sucl cxaci lincs!
-Si Damodaia
Sr Radha-sakhyah sakufa-vakyam
Srmaf Radharan`s Friend`s Words, Which Confain a Hidden
Meaning
TEXT 30+
ya-avan gohuIam abntan
samajan husuma-ctasana-srcni
pitamsuha-prycyam
ta-avan canravaIi jata
yat-avan-wlcn; gohuIam-in Golula; abntan-cvciywlcic; samajan-is boin;
husuma-wiil llowcis; cta-lillcd; asana-ol piiyaia iiccs; srcn-a losi; pta-ol ycllow;
amsuha-gaimcnis; prya-lond; yam-ilis; tat-avan-ilcn; canra-ol moons; avaI-a
muliiiudc; jata-s born.
Wlcn ilc piiyaia iiccs bloom cvciywlcic in Golula, ilcii llowcis aic lilc a losi
ol moons dcclcd in ycllow gaimcnis.
-Si Govaidlanacaiya
Noic: Tlc sccond mcaning liddcn in ilcsc ambiguous woids is:
Wlcn ilc piiyaia iiccs bloom cvciywlcic in Golula, ilcn Candiaval bccomcs
dcai io Loid Kisna, wlo wcais ycllow gaimcnis.`
Tlc sccond mcaning implics ilai Candiaval is noi bcauiilul by lciscll, bui only is
bcauiilul wlcn suiioundcd by bcauiilul ilings, sucl as piiyaia llowcis.
Gandharvam prafi sakh-vakyam
A Gop-friend`s Words fo Srmaf Radharan
TEXT 305
saujanycna vasi-hrto vayam atas tvam hnc acahsmanc
haInim ya yas sunar punar ma gan haambatavim
hasct tatra ntanta-nrmaIatama-stomo st yasmn manag
Iagnc Iocana-simn notpaIa-rsan pasyant patyur grnam
saujanycna-by liicndslip; vas-conqucicd; hrtan-aic; vayam-wc; atan-ilcicloic;
tvam-io you; hnct-somciling; acahsmanc-wc will say; haInam-io ilc Yamuna
Rivci; ya-il; yas-You go; sunar-O bcauiilul giil; punan-again; ma-don'i; agan-
go; haamba-ol ladamba iiccs; atavm-io ilc loicsi; hasct-a pcison; tatra-ilcic;
ntanta-gicai; nrmaIa-splcndid; tama-dailncss; stoman-an abundancc; ast-is;
yasmn-in wlicl; manah-sliglily; Iagnc-ioucling; Iocana-ol ilc cycs; smn-in ilc
coinci; na-noi; utpaIa-rsan-loius-cycd giils; pasyant-scc; patyun-ol ilcii lusband;
grnam-ilc lomc.
Wc aic conqucicd by Youi liicndslip. Ioi ilis icason wc will icll You somciling.
O bcauiilul onc, il You go again io ilc Yamuna, don'i go io ilc ladamba loicsi. In
ilai placc is a gicai splcndid dailncss. Wlcn ilai dailncss cvcn liglily iouclcs
ilc coinci ol a young giils loius cycs, slc is ncvci again ablc io scc lci lusband's
lousc.
-Si Govinda llaiia
TEXT 306
syamo yam vasan payoa-pataIan sayam tatnapy utsuha
puspartnam sahn yas yamuna-tatam yan vyatna ha mama
hntv cham hnara-hantnaha-hsatam urasy aIohya sayo nyatna
sanham yat hutIan harsyat jano jatasm tcnahuIa
syaman-dail; ayam-ilis; vasan-day; payoa-ol clouds; pataIan-wiil a losi;
sayam-ai sunsci; tatna ap-siill; utsuha-cagci; puspa-ol llowcis; artnam-loi ilc
puiposc; sahn-O liicnd; yas-You aic going; yamuna-ol ilc Yamuna; tatam-io ilc
sloic; yan-go; vyatna-disiicss; ha-wlai'; mama-my; hntu-lowcvci; cham-onc;
hnara-dccp; hantnaha-hsatam-sciaiclcs; uras-on ilc bicasi; aIohya-sccing; sayan-
ai oncc; anyatna-oilciwisc; sanham-lcai; yat-bccausc; hutIan-a cioolcd; harsyat-
will do; janan-man; jata-manilcsicd; asm-I am; tcna-loi ilis icason; ahuIa-agiiaicd.
Tlc wlolc day las bccn dail wiil clouds. And now, ai sunsci, You aic cagci io go
io ilc Yamuna's sloic loi llowcis. Go alcad. Wlai is my disiicss' Wlcn I scc ilc
dccp iloin-sciaiclcs on Youi bicasi I bccomc aliaid somc cioolcd man will aiiacl
You.
-Si Kainapuia
TEXT 307
gantavya tc manas yamuna vartatc cct taanim
hunjam ma gan sanaja-saraIc vanjuIam ma-vacobnn
gaccncs tatrapy anana ya va ma murarcr uarc
hutrapy cha ranas muraIi-naam aharnayctnan
ganiavya-io bc gonc; ic-by you; manasi-in ilc lcaii; yamuna-ilc Yamuna; vaiiaic-
is; cci-il; iadanim-ilcn; lunjam-ilc giovc; ma-don'i; gal-go; salaja-saiala-O
loncsi giil; vanjulam-ol asola iiccs; mai-my; vacoblil-by ilc woids; gacclcl-You
go; iaiia-ilcic; api-cvcn; alala-ala!; yadi-il; va-oi; ma-don'i; muiaicl-ol Kisna;
udaic-O noblc giil; luiia api-somcwlcic; cla-alonc; ialasi-in a sccludcd placc;
muiali-ol ilc lluic; nadam-ilc sound; alainaycilal-lcai.
O pious giil, il in Youi lcaii You wisl io go io ilc Yamuna, ilcn plcasc lollow my
advicc and don'i go io ilc asola giovc, oi il You go ilcic, don'i go alonc and lisicn
io ilc sound ol Kisna's lluic in ilai sccludcd placc.
-Si Taiiablulia Kavi
TEXT 308
taraIc na huru vIambam
humbnam sambnrtya manram yan
yavan na monana-mantram
samsat hamsa-vso vamsi
taraIc-O icsilcss giil; na-don'i; huru-do; vIambam-dclay; humbnam-jai; sambnrtya-
ialing; manram-lomc; yan-go; yavat-wlcn; na-noi; monana-claiming; mantram-
spcll; samsat-spcals; hamsa-vsan-ol Loid Kisna, ilc cncmy ol Kamsa; vamsi-ilc
lluic.
O icsilcss giil, don'i dclay. Iill Youi jai and go lomc wlilc Kisna's lluic docs noi
icciic ii's maniia claim.
-Si Rupa Gosvam
TEXT 309
prstncna nipam avaIambya haInajayan
huIc vIasa-muraIim hvanayan muhunan
prah puranat haIasam ambnas IoIayantya
vahtram vvartayat gopa-huIanganayan
pisilcna-bclind; nipam-a ladamba iicc; avalambya-siaying; lalindajayal-ol ilc
Yamuna; lulc-on ilc sloic; vilasa-pasiimc; muialim-lluic; lvanayan-playing;
mulundal-Kisna; pial-bcloic; puianai-lilling; lalasam-ilc jai; amblasi-in ilc
waici; lolayaniya-moving; valiiam-lacc; vivaiiayaii-causcs io iuin; gopa-lula-
anganayal-ol ilc gop.
Hiding bclind a ladamba iicc io ilc Yamuna's sloic, and suddcnly bcginning io
play His pasiimc-lluic, Loid Mulunda madc ilc gop dipping lci jai in ilc waici
iuin lci lacc.
-auiloi unlnown
TEXT 310
sahnyo yayur grnam anam haIasim vananti
purnam ativa-manatim anuIambtasm
chahnim sprsas mam ya nana-suno
mohsyam jivanam am sanasa puras tc
sallyal-gop-liicnds; yayul-lavc gonc; gilam-lomc; alam-I; lalasim-lai;
valanii-caiiying; puinam-lull; aiiva-vciy; malaiim-big; anulambiia-lcli bclind;
asmi-I am; clalinim-all alonc; spisasi-You ioucl; mam-Mc; yadi-il; nanda-suno-O
son ol Nanda Malaiaja; molsyami-I will givc up; jvanam-lilc; idam-ilis; salasa-ai
oncc; puial-inilc picscncc; ic-ol You.
My gop-liicnds lavc alicady gonc lomc and I am lcli bclind caiiying ilis big, lull
jai. O son ol Nanda, il You ioucl Mc now ilai I am all alonc, I will immcdiaicly
givc up ilis lilc in Youi picscncc.
-Si Rupa Gosvam
Tam prafi kasyascid ukfih
One Gop`s Words fo Her
TEXT 311
vaIgantya vana-maIaya tava nrtam vahsojayos cananam
gana-stna mahari-gnata ca maharanoIcna vnvamsta
hIanta svara-taranga-hcIbnr yam tanvi ca nurtc tanun
satyam jaIpas bnanujam abn rasc magnaya narsa abnun
valganiya-moving; vana-malaya-by ilc gailand ol loicsi-llowcis; iava-ol You;
liiam-icmovcd; valsojayol-on ilc bicasis; candanam-sandalwood pasic; ganda-
sila-on ilc clccls; malaii-glaia-iilala piciuics ol slails; ca-also; malaia-ol ilc
slail-slapcd caiiings; andolcna-by ilc swinging; vidlvamsia-dcsiioycd; llania-
laiigucd; svaiia-indcpcndcni; iaianga-wavcs; lcliblil-by pasiimcs; iyam-ilis;
ianvi-slcndci; ca-also; dluiic-O iascal gop; ianul-body; saiyam-ilc iiuil; jalpasi-
You say; blanujam-ilc Yamuna; abli-in; iasc-ilc ncciai waici; magna-plungcd;
adya-now; laisai-oui ol joy; ablul-You aic.
Tlc moving loicsi-llowci gailand musi wavc wipcd ilc sandalwood pasic liom
Youi bicasis and ilc movcmcnis ol ilc slail-slapcd caiiings musi lavc dcsiioycd
ilc piciuics ol slails diawn on Youi clccls.`
O iascal gop, ilis slcndci body was waslcd ol ilcsc ilings by ilc waici's playlul
wavcs.`
You spcal ilc iiuil. Lvcn now You aic jubilanily submcigcd in ilc ncciai waicis
ol ilc Yamuna.`
-Si Rupa Gosvam

Noic: In ilis vcisc a gop-liicnd accuscs Simai Radlaian ol cnjoying pasiimcs
wiil Kisna. Tlc gop says ilai ilc sandalwood pasic on Radlaian's bicasis musi
lavc bccn wipcd away by Loid Kisna's llowci gailand wlcn Hc cmbiaccd Hci, and
ilc piciuic ol ilc slails diawn on Radlaian's clccls musi lavc bccomc
dcsiioycd by Kisna's slail-slapcd caiiings wlcn Hc lisscd Hci. Radlaian ilcn
dclcnds Hciscll, saying ilai ilc sandalwood pasic and slail-piciuics wcic waslcd
away wlcn Slc bailcd in ilc Yamuna. Tlc gop is icluciani io bclicvc ii.
CandravaIm prafi fasya vakyam
This Gop`s Words fo CandravaI
TEXT 312
hatyayani-husuma-hamanaya hm artnam
hantara-huhs-hunaram hutuha gatas
pasya stana-stabahayos tava hantahanham
gopan suhantn bata pasyat jata-hopan
laiyayani-loi goddcss Kaiyayani; lusuma-loi llowcis; lamanaya-wiil a dcsiic; lim
aiilam-wly'; laniaia-lulsi-lulaiam-dccp inio ilc loicsi; luiulai-cagcily; gaia
asi-you aic going; pasya-lool; siana-siabalayol-on ilc bicasis; iava-youi; laniala-
anlam-ilc sciaiclcs; gopal-ilc cowlcid man; su-lanili-O giil wiil ilc bcauiilul
nccl; baia-indccd; pasyaii-siaics; jaia-manilcsicd; lopal-angci.
Wly aic you cagcily going inio ilc dccp, dail loicsi io picl llowcis loi goddcss
Kaiyayan' Lool! O bcauiilul-ncclcd giil, youi gopa-lusband is angiily siaiing ai
ilc sciaiclcs on youi bicasis.
-Si Rupa Gosvam
Tad-bharfaram prafi sakh-vakyam
Thaf Gop Friend`s Words fo CandravaI`s Husband
TEXT 313
subnaga mama prya-sahnyan
hm va sa-sanham munur vIohayas
yamuna-pavana-vhirna-
pryaha-rajan-pnjaram prstnam
subnaga-O landsomc onc; mama-my; prya-sahnyan-ol ilc dcai liicnd; hm-wly';
va-lilc; sa-wiil; sanham-lcai; munun-coniinually; vIohayas-you siaic; yamuna-
liom ilc Yamuna; pavana-by ilc bicczc; vhrna-spicad; pryaha-liom ilc piiyanga
vincs; rajan-liom ilc pollcn; pnjaram-ycllow; prstnam-bacl.
O landsomc onc, wly do you suspiciously siaic ai my dcai liicnd's bacl, now
ycllow liom ilc piiyangu llowci pollcn blown by ilc Yamuna bicczc'
-Si Rupa Gosvam
Noic: Candiaval's bacl is ycllow bccausc slc cnjoycd pasiimcs wiil Loid Kisna
on a bcd ol llowcis.
Nifya-IIa
EfernaI Pasfimes
TEXT 31+
vrnavanc muhunasya
ntya-IiIa vrajatc
spastam csa ranasyatvaj
janabnr ap nocyatc
vrnavanc-in Vindavana; muhunasya-ol Loid Kisna; ntya-cicinal; IiIa-pasiimcs;
vrajatc-aic manilcsicd; spastam-clcaily; csa-ilcsc pasiimcs; ranasyatvat-bccausc ol
bcing conlidcniial; janabnn-by ilosc wlo lnow; ap-cvcn; na-noi; ucyatc-aic
dcsciibcd.
Loid Mulunda's cicinal pasiimcs aic manilcsicd cvcn now in Vindavana. lccausc
ilcsc pasiimcs aic vciy conlidcniial, ilcy aic noi clcaily dcsciibcd by ilcy wlo
lnow ol ilcm.
Noic: Tlc auiloislip ol icxis 31+-316 is noi givcn in ilc oiiginal.
TEXT 315
tabnr ntya-vnaram cva tanutc vrnavanc manavo
gostnambnoja-muhnibnr ty abn manah procc pryaya naran
IiIa-ratna-ranasyata vraja-patcr bnuyasy ano pasya yat
tattva-jno p purantarc ca gamanam vyacasta vayasahn
tabnn-wiil ilcm; ntya-cicinal; vnaram-pasiimcs; cva-cciiainly; tanutc-pciloims;
vrnavanc-in Vindavana; manavan-Kisna; gostna-ol Viaja; ambnoja-muhnn-wiil
ilc loius-laccd giils; t-ilus; abn-in ilis maiici; manah-sliglily; procc-cxplaincd;
pryaya-io lis dcai wilc; naran-Loid Siva; IiIa-ol pasiimcs; ratna-ol ilc jcwcl;
ranasyata-ilc sccicincss; vraja-patcn-ol Loid Kisna, ilc ling ol Viaja; bnuyan-
gicai; ano-al!; pasya-lool; yat-bccausc; tattva-ilc iiuil; jnan-undcisianding; ap-
alilougl; pura-Mailuia Ciiy; antarc-wiilin; ca-also; gamanam-going; vyacasta-
dcsciibcd; vayasahn-Vyasa's son Suladcva Gosvami.
Loid Siva linicd io lis wilc Paivai ilai Loid Madlava cicinally cnjoys pasiimcs
wiil ilc loius-laccd gops in Vindavana. lccausc ilcsc jcwcl-pasiimcs aic a vciy
gicai sccici, Vyasa's son Suladcva Gosvam, wlo lnows ilc aciual iiuil, dcsciibcd
Loid Kisna's cniiancc inio Mailuia Ciiy.
TEXT 316
tatna n pamc parvatya
vyajanara naro ranan
go-gopa-gopha-sangc
yatra hriat hamsana
tatna n-luiilcimoic; pamc-in Padma Puiana; parvatya-io Paivaii; vyajanara-said;
naran-Loid Siva; ranan-piivaicly; go-ol ilc cows; gopa-gopas; gopiha-and gops;
sangc-in ilc associaiion; yatra-wlcic; hriat-cnjoys pasiimcs; hamsana-Loid
Kisna, ilc lillci ol Kamsa.
In ilc Padma Puiana Loid Siva piivaicly said io Paivai: Loid Kisna, ilc lillci ol
Kamsa, cicinally cnjoys pasiimcs in Vindavana wiil ilc cows, gopas, and gops.
Prakafa-IIanusarena bhavini harer mafhura-prasfhane radha-sakh-
vakyam
Words of Srmaf Radharan`s Gop Friend As In His Manifesf
Pasfimes Krsna Is Abouf To Leave for Mafhura Cify
TEXT 317
ayava yat pratpa-ugata-canraIchna-
sahnyam tvaya vapur am gamtam varahyan
hrsnc gatc husuma-sayaha tat prabnatc
banavaIm hatnaya hutra vmohsyas tvam
aya-now; cva-cciiainly; yat-wlicl; pratpat-on ilc liisi day; ugata-iiscn; canra-
Ichna-wiil ilc cicsccni moon; sahnyam-liicndslip; tvaya-by you; vapun-body;
am-ilis; gamtam-madc io go; varahnyan-ol ilc insignilicani giil; hrsnc-wlcn
Kisna; gatc-las gonc; husuma-sayaha-O cupid, wlo sloois llowci-aiiows; avaIm-a
losi; hatnaya-icll; hutra-wlcic'; vmohsyas-will iclcasc; tvam-you.
O Kamadcva, you lavc givcn ilis lowly giil's body liicndslip wiil ilc ncw moon.
Tcll mc, alici Kisna lcavcs ai suniisc, wlcic will you slooi youi aiiows'
-Si Rudia
Noic: Anxious bccausc ol Kisna's immincni dcpaiiuic, Radla las bccomc ilin and
palc as ilc ncw moon.
Sr Radha-vakyam
Words of Srmaf Radharan
TEXT 318
prastnanam vaIayan hrtam prya-sahnar asrar ajasram gatam
nrtya na hsanam astam vyavastam cttcna gantum puran
gantum nscta-cctas pryatamc sarvc samam prastntc
gantavyc sat jivta prya-sunrt sartnam hatnam tyajyatc
prastnana-going; vaIayan-by ilc biacclcis; hrtam-down donc; prya-dcai; sahnan-
wiil liicnds; asran-icais; ajasram-coniinually; gatam-gonc; nrtya-wiil
pcacclulncss; na-noi; hsanam-loi a momcni; astam-scaicd; vayastam-is; cttcna-
wiil ilc lcaii; gantum-io go; puran-in ilc picscncc; gantum-io go; nscta-
dcicimincd; cctas-in lcaii; pryatamc-bclovcd; sarvc-all; samam-wiil; pratntan-sci
own; gantavyc-aboui io go; sat-wlcn Hc is; jivta-O lilc; prya-dcai; sunrt-liicnd;
sa-artnam-gcnuincly; hatnam-low is ii possiblc'; tyajyatc-is abandoncd.
Tlc biacclcis icpcaicdly slidc liom My wiisis. My icais lall wiiloui iniciiupiion.
Pcacclulncss will noi sii in My lcaii loi cvcn a momcni. In His lcaii My bclovcd
las dccidcd io go. Lvciyonc las comc. Now Hc is aboui io go. O My lilc, low can
My dcai liicnd bc abandoncd'
-Si Amaiu
Harer mafhura-pravese fafrayanam aufsukyam
The Eagerness of fhe Cifizens When Lord Krsna Enfered Mafhura
TEXT 319
cnayap Iocana-patnam na jagama yasyan
scyam vanur nagara-manyam aIanharot
hm cahaIayya matnura-nagarc muhunam
anno p bannuhara-atta-haran prayat
claya-sladow; api-cvcn; locana-ol ilc cycs; pailam-ilc pail; na-noi; jagama-wcni;
yasyal-ol wlom; sa-iyam-vadlul-a giil; nagaia-ol ilc ciiy; madlyam-ilc middlc;
alanlaioii-dccoiaics; lim ca-luiilcimoic; alalayya-lcaining; mailuic-ol Mailuia;
nagaic-in ilc ciiy; mulundam-Loid Mulunda; andlal-blind; api-alilougl;
bandlulaia-a bandlulaia llowci; daiia-placcd; laial-in ilc land; piayaii-gocs.
A blind giil, on ilc pail ol wlosc cycs cvcn ilc sladow ol a loim ncvci cnicicd,
dccoiaicd ilc ciiy ol Mailuia. Wlcn slc lcaid ilai Mulunda lad cnicicd ilc
ciiy, slc ai oncc iool a bandlulaia llowci ollciing in lci land, and wcni io mcci
lim.
-Si Vanvilasa
Tafra pura-sfrnam vakyam
Words of fhe Women of Mafhura When Lord Krsna Enfered fhe Cify
TEXT 320
asiam ajasiam molium
dlin nal lainayaic nayanc
diasiavyam paiidisiam
iai laisoiam viaja-siiblil
asiam-icais; ajasram-coniinually; mohtum-io slcd; nh-lic!; nan-on oui; harna-io
ilc cais; ayatc-icacling; nayanc-cycs; rastavyam-io bc sccn; parrstam-sccn; tat-
ilai; hasoram- ; vraja-ol Viaja; strbnn-by ilc giils.
Iic on oui laigc bcauiilul cycs icacling io oui cais! ly coniinually slcdding
icais ilcy iniciiupi oui vision ol ilc young man ilc giils ol Viaja saw.
-Si Taiiablulia Kavi
TEXT 321
sanrananam anantam avyayam ajam ya yogno p hsanam
sahsat hartum upasatc pratnam nyanaha-tanan param
nanyas ta vraja-vasnam yuvatayas ta branma yan hautuha
aIngant samaIapant satana harsant cumbant ca
sandia-inicnsc; anandam-bliss; ananiam-limiilcss; avyayam-impciislablc; ajam-
unboin; yai-wlicl; yoginal-ilc yogis; api-cvcn; lsanam-loi a momcni; salsai-
laiium-io diiccily scc; upasaic-woislip; piaiidinam-cvciy day; dlyana-claianal-
loiiunaic; ial-ilcy; viaja-ol Viaja; vasinam-ol ilc icsidcnis; yuvaiayal-ilc young
giils; iai-ilai; bialma-lialman; yal-wlo; lauiulai-lappily; alinganii-cmbiacc;
samlapanii-spcal wiil; saiadla-lundicds ol iimcs; laisanii-pull; cumbanii-liss;
ca-and.
Tlc samc inicnscly blisslul, limiilcss, cicinal, unboin Supicmc lialman, wlom
ilc yogs woislip in a iiancc ol mcdiiaiion in oidci io diiccily scc loi a momcni,
was complcicly conqucicd by ilc loiiunaic young giils ol Viaja. Hundicds ol
iimcs ilcy lappily spolc wiil Him, lisscd Him, and cmbiaccd Him.
-Si Valinpaii
TEXT 322
prya-sahn na jagama vama-siIan
spnutam amuna nagarc na nana-sunun
aaIta-naIni-aIava vap
ya anata-paIIava cva hananantan
prya-O dcai; sahn-liicnd; na-did noi; jagama-go; vama-landsomc; sIan-by naiuic;
spnutam-clcaily; amuna-wiil lim; nagarc-in ilc iown; na-noi; nana-ol Nanda
Malaiaja; sunun-ilc son; aaIta-unblossomcd; naIn-loius; aIa-pcials; cva-
cciiainly; vap-ilc lalc; yat-bccausc; anata-unblossomcd; paIIavan-llowci; cva-
cciiainly; hanana-ilc loicsi; antan-in.
O dcai liicnd, ilc loius llowcis in ilc lalc icmain wiil pcials unopcncd, and ilc
llowcis in ilc loicsi iclusc io blossom. Iiom ilis I can undcisiand ilai ilc
landsomc son ol Malaiaja Nanda las noi yci iciuincd io Viaja Villagc.
-Si Kumaia
Sr Radhaya viIapah
Srmaf Radharan`s Lamenf
TEXT 323
yasyamit samuyatasya vacanam vsrabnam aharntam
gaccnan uram upchsto munur asau vyavrtya pasyann ap
tac cnunyc punar agatasm bnavanc pranas ta cva stntan
sahnyan pasyata jivta-pranayni ambna anam rom
yasyami-I will go; iii-ilus; samudyaiasya-aboui io go; vacanam-ilc siaicmcni;
visiabdlam-pcacclully; alainiiam-lcaid; gacclan-going; duiam-lai away;
upclsiial-ignoicd; asau-Hc; vyaviiya-liding; pasyan-looling; api-alilougl; iai-
ilcn; sunyc-in ilc cmpiy; punal-again; agaia asmi-I wcni; pianal-lilc-bicailing;
ial-ilcy; cva-cciiainly; siliial-siaying; sallyal-O liicnds; pasyaia-lool!; jviia-ol
lilc; pianayini-lond; damblai-bypociiiically; alam-I; iodimi-ciy.
Wlcn Kisna was aboui io lcavc, and I lcaid Him say, Now I will go.` I icmaincd
pcacclul. As Hc was lcaving Hc coniinually lixcd His cycs on Mc, cvcn liom a
disiancc, and I icspondcd by ignoiing Him and iuining liom Him. Wlcn I
iciuincd io My cmpiy lousc, ilc bicail was siill picscni in My body. O liicnds,
lool! I, wlo lovc only My own lilc, am picicnding io ciy.
-Si Rudia
TEXT 32+
gato yamo gatau yamau
gata yama gatam nam
na nanta hm harsyam
na pasyam narcr muhnam
gatan-gonc; yaman-onc yama (a pciiod io ilicc louis); gatau-gonc; yamau-iwo
yamas; gatan-gonc; yaman-moic yamas; gatam-gonc; nam-ilc day; na-alas!;
nanta-alas!; hm-wlai'; harsyam-will I do; na-noi; pasyam-I scc; narcn-ol Kisna;
muhnam-ilc lacc.
Tlicc louis lavc passcd. Six louis lavc passcd. Ninc louis lavc passcd. Tlc day
las passcd. Alas! Alas! Wlai will I do' I do noi scc Kisna's lacc!
-Si Sanlaia
TEXT 325
yamuna-puInc samuthspan
nata-vcsan husumasya hanuham
na punan sahn Iohaysyatc
hapatabnira-hsora-canraman
yamuna-ol ilc Yamuna Rivci; puInc-on ilc sloic; samuthspan-iossing; nata-ol a
dancci; vcsan-wiil ilc appcaiancc; husumasya-ol a llowci; hanuham-ilc bcll; na-
noi; punan-again; sahn-O liicnd; Iohaysyatc-will bc sccn; hapata-iicaclcious;
abnora-cowlcid; hsora-youil; canraman-ilc moon.
O liicnd, ilc moon wlo picicnds io bc a young gopa will ncvci again bc sccn
dancing and playing ball wiil a llowci on ilc Yamuna's sloic.
-Si Sasil dasa
TEXT 326
yan pasyant pryam svapnc
nanyas tan sahn yostan
asmahan tu gatc hrsnc
gata nrap varni
atna-now; jagaran-insomnia; yatna-jusi as; payavaIyam-in Padyavali; yan-ilosc
giils wlo; pasyant-scc; pryam-ilcii bclovcd svapnc-in dicam; nanyan-loiiunaic;
tan-ilcy; sahn-O liicnd; yostan-womcn; asmaham-ol Us; tu-indccd; gatc-gonc
away; hrsnc-sincc Loid Kisna las; gata-gonc away; nra-slccp; ap-also; varn-
cncmy.
O My liicnd, giils wlo can scc ilcii lovci in dicams aic vciy loiiunaic. As loi Mc,
sincc Kisna lcli, My cncmy slccp las lcli Mc loi good.
-Si Dlanya
TEXT 327
so yam vasanta-samayo vpnam tat ctat
so yam nhunja-vtapi nhnIam taastc
na nanta hntu nava-niraa-homaIango
naIoh puspa-nanusan pratnamavataran
sal ayam-ilis; vasania-spiing; samayal-iimc; vipinam-loicsi; iai ciai-ilis; sal
ayam-ilis; nilunja-ol ilc loicsi; viiapi-ilc iicc; nillilam-cvciyiling; iada-ilcn;
asic-is; la-alas!; lania-alas!; liniu-lowcvci; nava-a licsl; niiadc-iaincloud;
lomala-dclicaic; angal-wlosc body; na-noi; aloli-is sccn; puspa-dlanusal-ol
cupid, wlo caiiics a bow ol llowcis; piailama-ilc liisi; avaiaial-incainaiion.
Ii is ilc samc spiingiimc. Ii is ilc samc loicsi. Ii is ilc samc iicc. Lvciyiling is ilc
samc as ii was ilcn, bui, alas! Alas! Tlai pcison wlosc dclicaic body is splcndid as
a licsl iaincloud, ilai pcison wlo is ilc liisi incainaiion ol Kamadcva, is nowlcic
io bc sccn.
-Si Sanjaya Kaviscllaia
TEXT 328
yugaytam nmcscna
cahsusa pravrsaytam
sunyaytam jagat sarvam
govna-vranca mc
yugaytam-appcaiing lilc a gicai millcnnium; nmcscna-by a momcni; cahsusa-liom
ilc cycs; pravrsaytam-icais lalling lilc ioiicnis ol iain; sunyaytam-appcaiing void;
jagat-ilc woild; sarvam-all; govna-liom Loid Govinda, Kisna; vrancna mc-by My
scpaiaiion.
My Loid Govinda, bccausc ol scpaiaiion liom You, I considci cvcn a momcni a
gicai millcnnium. Tcais llow liom My cycs lilc ioiicnis ol iain, and I scc ilc
cniiic woild as void.
-Si Caiianya Malapiablu
TEXT 329
aIat nrayam ganovcgam vna na tu bnyatc
vanat vhaIan hayo murcnam na muncat cctanam
jvaIayat tanum antar anan harot na bnasmasat
pranarat vnr marma-ccnci na hrntat jivtam
aIat-bicals; nrayan-lcaii; gana-violcnily; uvcgam-iicbling; vna-in iwo; na-
noi; tu-bui; bnyatc-is biolcn; vanat-caiiics; vhaIan-wiciclcd; hayan-body;
murcnam-ilc siaic ol bcing siunncd; na-docs noi; muncat-abandon; cctanam-
consciousncss; jvaIayat-buins; tanum-ilc body; antan-wiilin; anan-liic; harot-
docs; na-noi; bnasmasat0-inio aslcs; pranarat-aiiacls; vnn-laic; marma-ilc viial
paii; cnc-cuiiing; na-docs noi; hrntat-cui; jivtam-ilc lilc.
My iicmbling lcaii is ioin, bui will noi bical in iwo. My wiciclcd body is
siunncd, bui will noi losc consciousncss. A liic buins in My body, bui docs noi
iuin ii io asl. Iaic wounds My lcaii, bui will noi dcsiioy My lilc.
-Si llavabluii
TEXT 330
bnramaya jaIaan ambno-garbnan pramoaya catahan
haIaya shnnan hchothantnan hatnoraya hctahan
vrann janc murcnam Iabnva vnoayat vyatnam
aharuna punan samjna-vyanm vnaya hm inasc
bnramaya-movc; jaIaan-ilc clouds; ambnan-garbnan-lillcd wiil waici; pramoaya-
dcligli; catahan-ilc caiala biids; haIaya-causc io sing; shnnan-ilc pcacocls;
hcha-uthantnan-calling oui lcla`; hatnoraya-malc blossom; hctahan-ilc lciala
llowcis; vrabnn-scpaiaicd liom ilc bclovcd; janc-in ilc pcison; murnam-
unconsciousncss; Iabnva-aiiaining; vnoayat-iclicvcs; vyatnam-ilc pain;
aharuna-O mcicilcss onc; punan-again; samjna-ol consciousncss; vyanm-ilc
discasc; vnaya-giving; hm-wly'; nasc-you cndcavoi.

O laic, go movc ilc iaincloud! Plcasc ilc caiala biids! Malc ilc pcacocls ciy
lcla`! Malc ilc lcial llowcis bloom! Wlcn a lovci scpaiaicd liom lis bclovcd
lainis and loscs consciousncss, ilai diivcs away ilc pain. O mcicilcss laic, wly do
you again alllici lim wiil ilc discsc ol consciouncss'
-Si llavabluii
TEXT 331
rstam hctah-nuI-nusaram am vyoma hrama vihstan
haccnantas ca sIinnra-hanaIa-bnrtan sonan, haambanIan
sahnyan samvrnutasru muncata bnayam hasman munavahuIa
ctan apy anunasm vajra-gnatta nunam sansyc gnanan
rstam-sccn; hctah-ol jciali llowcis; nuI-wiil ilc pollcn; nusaram-gicy; am-
ilis; vyoma-sly; hramat-onc alici anoilci; vihstan-sccn; haccna-antan-ilc sloics
ol ilc Yamuna; ca-also; sInrnra-hanaIa-plainiain llowcis; bnrtan-lolding;
sonan-iolciaicd; haamba-liom ilc ladamba llowcis; aniIan-ilc bicczcs; sahnyan-
O liicnds; samvrnuta-supicss; asru-icais; muncata-givc up; bnayam-lcai; hasmat-
wly'; muna-wiiloui icason; cva-cciiainly; ahuIan-you aic sullciing; ctan-ilcsc;
ap-cvcn; anuna-now; asm-I am; vajra-ol ilundciboli; gnatta-madc; nunam-is ii
noi'; sansyc-I will iolciaic; gnanan-ilcsc laid ilings.
I lavc alicady sccn ilc sly giay wiil lcial pollcn. I lavc sccn ilc iivci's sloic
lillcd wiil ncw banana llowcis. I lavc alicady iolciaicd ilc bicczc blowing liom
ilc ladamba llowcis. O liicnds, wipc youi icais. Givc up youi anxiciy. Wly aic
you unncccssaiily paincd' I am madc ol ilundcibolis, I will bc ablc io wiilsiand
ilc lciocious aiiacl ol all ilcsc ilings.
-Si Rudia
TEXT 332
scyam nai humuabannu-haras ta cva
ya yamunam tatam am vpnam ta ctat
tc maIIha-surabnayo marutas tvam cva
nc prana-vaIIabna suurIabnatam gato s
sa yam-ilis; na-ilc iivci; humuhabannu-ol ilc moon; haran-ilc slining; tc-ilis;
cva-cciiainly; yat-wlicl; yamunam-ol ilc Yamuna Rivci; tatam-ilc sloic; am-
ilis; vpnam-loicsi; tat ctat-ilis; tc-ilcy; maIIha-ol mallila llowcis; surabnayan-
wiil ilc sccni; marutan-bicczcs; tvam-You; cva-cciiainly; na-O; prana-ilan lilc;
vaIIabna-moic dcai; su-urIabnatam-ilc siaic ol bcing vciy laid io icacl; gatan-
aiiaincd; as-You lavc.
Tlis is ilc samc iivci. Tlis is ilc samc moonligli. Tlis is ilc samc sloic ol ilc
Yamuna. Tlis is ilc samc loicsi. Tlcsc aic ilc samc jasminc-sccnicd bicczcs. O
lovc moic dcai io Mc ilan lilc, You lavc now bccomc unaiiainablc loi Mc.
-Si Haii llaiia
TEXT 333
yanunatna bnavantam agatam
hatnaysyant haa ma-aIayan
yugapat partan pranavtan
vhasabnr vaancnu-manaIan
yau-ol ilc Yadu dynasiy; bnavantam-You; agatam-lavc aiiivcd; hatnaysyant-will
icll; haa-wlcn'; mat-My; aIayan-gop-liicnds; yugapat-simuliancously; partan-
liom all diicciions; pranavtan-iunning; vhasabnn-wiil cxpandcd; vaana-laccs;
nu-ol ilc moon; manaIan-wiil ilc ciiclcs.
O Yadunaila, wlcn will My liicnds comc iunning liom all diicciions wiil lull-
moon laccs io icll Mc ilai You lavc comc'
-Si Taiiablulia Kavi
TEXT 33+
ay ina-ayarra natna nc
matnura-natna haavaIohyatc
nrayam tva-aIoha-hataram
ayta bnramyat hm haromy anam
ay-O my Loid; na-on ilc pooi; aya-arra-compassionaic; natna-O masici; nc-
O; matnura-natna-ilc masici ol Mailuia; haa-wlcn; avaIohyasc-I slall scc You;
nrayam-my lcaii; tvat-ol You; aIoha-wiiloui sccing; hataram-vciy mucl
aggiicvcd; ayta-O mosi bclovcd; bnramyat-bccomcs ovciwlclmcd; hm-wlai';
harom-slall do; anam-I.
O my Loid! O mosi mcicilul masici! O masici ol Mailuia! Wlcn slall I scc You
again' lccausc ol noi sccing You, my agiiaicd lcaii las bccomc unsicady. O mosi
bclovcd onc, wlai slall I do now'
-Si Madlavcndia Pui
TEXT 335
asaha-tantum avaIambya vIambamana
rahsam jivam avanr nyato ya syat
no cc vnn sahaIa-Ioha-ntaha-hari
yat haIahutam asrjat ta am hm artnam
asa-ol lopc; cha-on a singlc; tantum-iopc; avaIambya-icsiing; vIambamana-waiiing;
rahsas-I pioicci; jivan-ilis lilc; avann-iimc; nyatan-cicinal; ya-il; syat-musi bc;
na-noi; u-indccd; vnn-ilc cicaioi; sahaIa-all; Ioha-io pcoplc; nta-wcllaic; cha-
solc; har-doci; yat-wlicl; haIahutam-dcadly poison; asrjat-cicaicd; tat-ilai; am-
ilis; hm artnam-wly'
Il I musi icmain alivc in ilis way, cicinally langing by a singlc ilicad ol lopc,
ilcn wly did ilc supicmcly bcnign cicaioi lialma noi cicaic a dcadly poison (io
savc Mc)'
-Raglunaila dasa
TEXT 336
cutanhurc spnurat nanta navc navc smn
jivo p yasyattaram taraIa-svabnavan
hntv cham cva mama unhnam abnu anaIpam
prancsvarcna santo ya ayam na yatan
cuia-mango; anluic-wlcn ilc spiouis; spluiaii-appcai; lania-indccd; navc-ncw;
navc-ncw; asmin-in ilis; jval-lilc; api-cvcn; yasyaiiiaiam-aboui io dcpaii; iaiala-
licllc; svablaval-by naiuic; liniu-lowcvci; clam-solc; cva-cciiainly; mama-My;
dulllam-sullciing; ablui-las bccn; analpam-gicai; piana-ol My lilc; isvaicna-ilc
Loid; saliial-wiil; yai-bccausc; ayam-ilis; na-noi; yaial-gonc.
Wlcn ilc mango iiccs bcgin io bloom, ilis licllc lilc bccomcs cagci io dcpaii. Tlc
Loid ol My lilc is noi lcic. Tlai alonc is ilc inicnsc pain ilai alllicis Mc.
-Si Ranga
TEXT 337
pratnayat na tatna mamartm uccan
sanacar baIIava-canra-vprayogan
hatubnr asura-manaIan paritc
anuja-patcr nagarc yatnasya vasan
pratnayat-manilcsis; na-noi; tatna-in ilai way; mama-ol Mc; artm-sullciing;
uccan-gicaily; sanacar-O gop-liicnd; baIIava-ol ilc gopas; canra-liom ilc
moon; vprayogan-scpaiaiion; hatubnn-ciucl; asura-ol dcmons; manaIan-by ilc
losis; partc-lillcd; anuja-ol ilc dcmons; patcn-ol ilc ling; nagarc-in ilc ciiy;
yatna-jusi as; asya-ol Him; vasan-ilc icsidcncc.
O liicnd, I don'i sullci bccausc I am scpaiaicd liom Kisna, ilc moon ol ilc gopas.
I sullci bccausc Kisna is now in Kamsa's ciiy, wlicl is lillcd wiil ciucl dcmons.
-Si Raglunaila dasa
TEXT 338
prasara ssramoam haunam samira samiraya
prahataya sasnn asan hamam manoja samuIIasa
avan-vasan purnan sahnyo vmuncata tat-hatnam
nrayam anuna hnct hartum mamanya ncccnat
prasara-spicad; ssra-O cool scason; amoam-ilc liagancc; haunam-ol ilc jasminc
llowcis; samra-O bicczc; samraya-blow; prahataya-illuminaic; sasn-O moon;
asan-ilc diicciions; hamam-dcsiic; manoja-O cupid; samuIIasa-aiousc; avan-
ilcsc; vasan-days; purnan-aic ovci; sahnyan-O gop-liicnds; vmuncata-givc up;
tat-ol Him; hatnam-iall; nrayam-lcaii; anuna-now; hnct-somciling; hartum-io
do; mama-My; anyat-clsc; na-lcic; ccnat-wislcs.
O Sisiia scason, plcasc spicad ilc liagancc ol ilcsc jasminc llowcis. O bicczc
plcasc blow niccly. O moon, plcasc illuminaic ilc diicciions. O Kamadcva, now
you may aiousc dcsiic.` Tlosc days lavc passcd. Iiicnds, plcasc givc up ialling ol
Him. Now My lcaii wislcs io do somciling clsc in ilis placc.
-Si Rudia
TEXT 339
nayat cc yau-patn sahn natu hamam
pranam taiya-vrana ya yantu
chan param nri manan mama vajra-pato
bnuyo ya nu-vaanam na vIohtam tat
na-noi; ayat-comcs; cct-il; yau-ol ilc Yadus; patn-ilc ling; sahn- O liicnd; na-
noi; ctu-lci Him comc; hamam-ol His own wisl; pranan-lilc-bicail; taya-liom
Him; vranat-liom ilc scpaiaiion; ya-il; yant-gocs; yantu-lci ii go; chan-onc;
param-aliciwaids; nr-in ilc lcaii; manan-gicai; mama-My; vajra-patan-
ilundciboli; bnuyan-again; yat-wlicl; nu-vadanam-ilc moon ol ilc lacc; na-noi;
vIohtam-sccn; tat-ilai.
O liicnd, il Yadupaii Kisna will noi comc lcic, lci Him noi comc. Il, oui ol
scpaiaiion liom Him, My lilc-bicail gocs away, lci ii go. Tlc laci ilai I will ncvci
again scc ilc moonlilc lacc ol Kisna is a gicai ilundciboli siiiling My lcaii.
-Si Haii llaiia
TEXT 3+0
pancatvam tanur ctu bnuta-nvanan svamsc vsantu spnutam
nataram pranpatya nanta srasa tatrap yacc varam
ta-vapisu payas taiya-muhurc jyots taiyangana-
vyomn vyoma taiya-vartman nara tat-taIa-vrntc nIan
pancatvam-io dcail; tanun-ilis body; ctu-lci go; bnuta-ol clcmcnis; nvanan-ilc
gioup; sva-amsc-inio ilcii paiis; vsantu-may cnici; spnutam-clcaily; nataram-io
ilc cicaioi lialma; pranpatya-bowind down; nanta-indccd; srasa-wiil My lcad;
tatra ap-siill; tacc-I bcg; varam-loi a bcncdiciion; tat-vapsu-in His lalc; payan-ilc
waici; taya-in His; muhurc-miiioi; jyotn-ilc liic; taya-in His; angana-
couiiyaid; vyomn-in ilc spacc; vyoma-ilc spacc; taya-on His; vartman-pailway;
nara-ilc caiil; tat-in His; taIa-vrntc-palm-lcal lan; aniIan-ilc aii.
Lci ilis body dic. Lci ii's clcmcnis mcigc wiil ilc oilci clcmcnis. I bow My lcad
bcloic ilc cicaioi lialma and bcg liom Him ilc bcncdiciion ilai ilc waici ol My
body may cnici ilc waicis ol Kisna's lalc, Syama-lunda, ilc liic ol My body may
cnici Kisna's miiioi, ilc cilci ol My body may cnici His couiiyaid, ilc caiil in
My body may bc placcd bcloic His pail, and ilc aii in My body may join ilc
bicczc cicaicd by His palm-lcal lan.
-Si Sanmasila
TEXT 3+1
asIsya va paa-ratam pnastu mam
aarsanan marma-natam harotu va
yatna tatna va vanatu Iampato
mat-prana-natnas tu sa cva naparan
assya-cmbiacing wiil gicai plcasuic; va-oi; paa-ratam-wlo is lallcn ai ilc loius
lcci; pnastu-lci Him iiamplc; mam-Mc; aarsanat-by noi bcing visiblc; marma-
natam-biolcnlcaiicd; harotu-lci Him malc; va-oi; yatna-as (Hc lilcs); tatna-so; va-
oi; vanatu-lci Him do; Iampatan,-a dcbauclcc wlo mixcd wiil oilci womcn;
mat-prana-natnan,-ilc Loid ol My lilc; tu-bui; san,-Hc; cva-only; na aparan,-noi
anyonc clsc.
Lci Kisna cmbiacc ilis maidscivani, wlo las lallcn ai His loius lcci. Lci Him
iiamplc Mc oi bical My lcaii by ncvci bcing visiblc io Mc. Hc is a dcbauclcc,
alici all, and can do wlaicvci Hc lilcs, bui Hc is siill no onc oilci ilan ilc
woislipablc Loid ol My lcaii.
-Si Caiianya Malapiablu
Mafhurayam yasodam smrfva sr-krsna-vakyam
Remembering Mofher Yasoda, Sr Krsna Spoke fhe FoIIowing Words
in Mafhura Cify
TEXT 3+2
tambuIam sva-muhnarna-carctam tan ho mc muhnc nhspc
unmarga-prasrtam ca catu-vacanan ho mam vasc stnapayct
cny cnit vura-sarta-bnujan svanhc nnayanuna
hcI-srasta-shnanaham mama punar vyanuya bannatu han
iambulam-bcicl-nuis; sva-own; mulla-by ilc mouil; aidla-lall; caiciiam-
clcwcd; iial-ilcn; lal-wlo'; mc-My; mullc-in ilc mouil; nlsipci-will placc;
unmaiga-liom ilc iigli pail; piasiiam-gonc; ca-and; caiu-wiil swcci; silapayci-
wil biing; cli-comc; cli-comc; iii-ilus; viduia-liom lai away; saiiia-waving;
blujal-lis aims; sva-own; anlc-on ilc lap; nidlaya-placing; adluna-now; lcli-by
pasiimcs; siasia-slippcd; sillandalam-pcacocl lcailci; mama-My; punal-again;
vyadluya-looscning; badlnaia-will iic; lal-wlo'
Now wlo will ialc lall-clcwcd bciclnuis liom lis own mouil and placc ilcm in
Minc' Now wlo will subduc Mc wiil swcci woids wlcn I dcpaii liom ilc pail ol
iiglicousncss' Now wlo will call: Comc! Comc!` wavc lis aim, and placc Mc on
lis lap' Now wlo will ic-iic My pcacocl-lcailci wlcn ii lalls bccausc ol My
pasiimcs'
-Si Taiiablulia Kavi
Sr Radha-smrfya harer vakyam
Remembering Srmaf Radharan, Lord Krsna Spoke fhe FoIIowing
Words
TEXT 3+3
ya nbnrtam aranyam prantaram vapy apantnam
lailam api ciia-lalam punya-palcna lapsyc
avraIa-gaIa-asrar gnargnara-nvana-msran
sasmuhn tava sohan pIavaysyc jagant
ya-il; nbnrtam-soliiaiy; sranyam-a loicsi; prantaram-loncly pail; va-oi; ap-cvcn;
apantnam-wiiloui a pail; hatnam ap-somclow; cra-loi a long; haIam-iimc; punya-
ol pious icaciions; pahcna-by ilc maiuiiiy; Iapsyc-I will aiiain; avraIa-ccasclcss;
gaIat-llowing; asran-wiil icais; gnargnara-nvana-wiil moans; msran-mixcd;
sas-muhn-O moon-laccd giil; tava-ol You; sohan-wiil lamcniaiion; pIavaysyc-I
will llood; jagant-ilc univciscs.
O moon-laccd giil, bccausc ilc icaciions ol My pasi dccds lavc bccomc maiuic, I
wall on a soliiaiy loicsi pail, oi away liom ilc pail, and I llood ilc univciscs
wiil My lamcniaiions lillcd wiil loud moans and ccasclcssly llowing icais loi You.
-Si Taiiablulia Kavi
Uddhavam prafi harer vakyam
Lord Krsna`s Words fo Uddhava
TEXT 3++
vsaycsu tava abaIas
tasv ap gopyan svabnava-mru-vacan
manyc tasam ap sa
tasyam ap sac-vihstam hm ap
vsaycsu-among ilc icsidcni ol Viaja; tavat-ilcn; abaIan-ilc womcn; tasu-among
ilcm; ap-also; gopyan-ilc gops; svabnava-naiuially; mru-ol ilcm; ap-also; sa-
Slc; tasyam-in wlom; ap-also; sac-cioolcd; vihstam-glanccs; hm ap-somciling.
Among ilc viajavass ilc gops aic ilc bcsi, and ilcii bcsi qualiiy is ilcii swcci
woids. Among ilc gops ilcic is onc wlo is ilc bcsi, and Hci bcsi qualiiy is Hci
cioolcd sidclong glancc.
-auiloi unlnown
Uddhavena radhayam hareh sandesah
Lord Krsna`s Message fo Srmaf Radharan DeIivered by Uddhava
TEXT 3+5
avrbnava-nc na ycna ganto nctus taniyan ap
hsyctap na caparana-vnna natya na yo varnatc
piyusa-pratvctam tr-jagati-unhna-runan sampratam
prcmnas tasya guron hatnam nu harava van-nstnata-Iagnavam
aviiblava-ol appcaiancc; dinc-on ilc day; na-noi; ycna-by wlicl; ganiial-counicd;
lciul-causc; ianiyan-ilc sliglicsi; api-cvcn; lsiycia-is diminislcd; na-noi; ca-also;
apaiadla-vidlina-by ollcnsc; nyiya-by piaycis; na-noi; yal-wlicl; vaidlaic-
incicascs; piyusa-ncciai; piaiivcdiial-giving; iii-ilicc; jagaii-ol ilc woilds;
dullla-ol ilc sullciings; diulal-ilc cncmy; sampiaiam-now; picmnal-ol lovc;
iasya-ol ilai; guiol-inicnsc; lailam-low is ii possiblc'; nu-indccd; laiavai-I will
do; nal-ol woids; nisilaia-laiil; laglavam-liglincss.
On ilc day Wc mci Youi lovc suddcnly appcaicd wiiloui ilc sliglicsi causc. Youi
lovc is noi diminislcd by My ollcnscs, noi incicascd by My piaycis. Ii is lull ol
ncciai and ii dcsiioys ilc sullciings ol ilc ilicc woilds. How can I casily dcsciibc
Youi inicnsc lovc loi Mc'
-auiloi unlnown
TEXT 3+6
astam tava vacana-racanabnajanatvam vurc
urc castam tava tanu-parirambna-sambnavanap
bnuyo bnuyan pranatbnr am hntu yacc vnaya
smaram smaram svajana-gananc hap rchna mamap
asiam-lci bc; iavai-ilcn; vacana-iacana-blajanaivam-convcisaiion; viduic-lai away;
duic-lai away; va-oi; asiam-lci bc; iava-ol You; ianu-ol ilc body; paiiiambla-ol
cmbiaccs; smablavana-ilc possibiliiy; api-also; bluyai-again; bluyal-and again;
pianaiiblil-wiil obcisanccs; idam-ilis; liniu-lowcvci; yacc-I bcg; vidlcya-may
bc donc; smaiam smaiam-icmcmbciing again and again; svajana-among liicnds;
gananc-in ilc couniing; la api-somc; iclla-linc; mama-ol Mc; api-also.
Tlc possibiliiy ol Oui convcising is vciy disiani. So bc ii! Tlc possibiliiy ol My
cmbiacing Youi iiansccndcnial body is also disiani. So bc ii! Howcvci, again and
again I bow down bcloic You and bcg: Plcasc always couni Mc among Youi
liicnds, and plcasc wiiic a linc io Mc.
-Si Kcsava llaiiacaiya
Vrndavanam gacchafa uddhavasya vakyam
Uddhava`s Words on Arriving in Vrndavana
TEXT 3+7
yam sa haIni huvaIaya-aIa-sngna-manura
maanna-vyahujat-taraIa-jaIaranhu-pranayni
pura yasyas trc sa-rabnasa-sa-trsnam mura-bno
gatan prayo gopi-nnuvana-vnocna vasan
yam-ilis; sa-ilis; haIni-ilc Yamuna Rivci; huvaIaya-loius; aIa-pcials; sngna-
glisicning; manura-claiming; maa-wiil joy; anna-blindcd; vyahujat-waibling;
taraIa-icsilcss; jaIaranhu-ol jalaianlu biids; pranayn-ilc lavoiiic placc; pura-
loimcily; yasyan-ol wlicl; trc-on ilc sloic; sa-wiil; rabnasa-joy; sa-wiil; trsnam-
iliisi; mura-bnan-ol Loid Kisna, ilc lillci ol Muia; gatan-spcni; prayan-loi ilc
mosi paii; gopi-wiil ilc gops; nnuvana-amoious; vnocna-wiil pasiimcs;
vasan-ilc days.
Tlis is ilc Yamuna, vciy bcauiilul wiil many bluc loius pcials, and ilc lavoiiic
placc ol icsilcss, waibling jalaianlu biids blindcd wiil lappincss. On ilis sloic
Loid Kisna's days wcic mosily spcni in passionaic and blisslul amoious pasiimcs
wiil ilc gops.
-Si Dasaiaila
TEXT 3+8
purcyam haIni vraja-jana-vanunam stana-tati-
tanu-ragar bnnna sabaIa-saIIabnu anunam
ano tasam ntyam ruta-gaItan hajjaIa-jaIar
anim yatc smn v-guna-maInabnun mura-rpau
pura-loimcily; yam-ilis; haIni-Yamuna Rivci; vraja-jana-vanunam-ol ilc viaja-
gops; stana-ol ilc bicasis; tat-ol ilc suilacc; tanu-ol ilc bodics; ragan-wiil ilc
musl oinimcni; bnnna-biolcn; sabaIa-spoiicd; saIiIa-ilc waici; abnut-bccamc;
anunam-cvciy day; ano-al!; tasam-ol ilcm; ntyam-always; ruta-liom ciying;
gaItan-lallcn; hajjaIa-ol mascaia; jaIan-by ilc waici; anm-now; yatc-las gonc;
asmn-now ilai; v-guna-doublcd; maIna-dail; abnut-las bccomc; mura-rpau-
Loid Kisna, ilc cncmy ol ilc Muia dcmon.
In ilc pasi ilc Yamuna would cvciy day bccomc muddicd wiil ilc blacl musl
anoiniing ilc viaja-gops bodics and bicasis. Now ilai Kisna las lcli ilc waici is
iwicc as muddy, bui ilis iimc wiil ilc mascaia waslcd away by ilc gops'
consiani icais.
-Si Saivananda
TEXT 3+9
am tat haIni-puInam na hamsasura-bno
yasan-srnva-vahtra-shnaIta-havaIam gohuIam abnut
bnrama-vcnu-hvana-sravana-masrnottara-manura-
svarabnr gopibnr s s samugnurnam ansam
am-ilis; tat-ilai; haIni-ol ilc Yamuna Rivci; puInam-ilc sloic; na-lcic;
hamsasura-ol Kamsasuia; bnan-ilc lillci; yasan-ilc gloiics; srnvat-lcaiing;
vahtra-liom ilc mouils; shnaIta-lallcn; havaIam-moiscl; go-ol cows; huIam-ilc
lcid; abnut-bccamc; bnramat-wandciing; vcnu-ol ilc lluic; hvana-ilc sound;
sravana-by lcaiing; masrna-glisicning; uttara-widc opcn cycs; manura-swcci;
svarabnn-wiil ilc sounds; gopibnn-by ilc gops; s s-in all diicciions;
samugnurnam-iicmbling; ansam-day and nigli.
Tlis is ilc sloic ol ilc Yamuna. In ilis placc, wlcn ilc cows lcaid ilc gloiics ol
Kisna, ilc giass lcll liom ilcii mouils. Wlcn ilc gops in dillcicni placcs lcaid
ilc swcci sounds ol Kisna's lluic, ilcii bcauiilul cycs opcncd widc and ilcy
iicmblcd coniinually.
-Si Moiala
TEXT 350
tabnyo namo baIIava-vaIIabnabnyo
yasam gunas tar abncntyamanan
vahsan-stnaIc nnsvastan ha-usnar
Iahsmi-patcr mIayat vajayanti
tabnyan-io ilcm; naman-icspccilul obcisanccs; baIIava-vaIIabnyan-io ilc gops;
yasam-ol wlom; gunan-by ilc iiansccndcnial qualiiics; tan-by ilcm;
abncntyamanan-mcdiiaicd; vahsan-stnaIc-on ilc clcsi; nnsvastan-by ilc sigls;
hat-usnan-waim; Iahsmi-patcn-ol Loid Kisna, ilc lusband ol ilc goddcss ol
loiiunc; mIayat-wilis; vajayant-ilc vaijayanii gailand.
I ollci my icspccilul obcisanccs io ilc gops. Wlcn Kisna, ilc lusband ol ilc
goddcss ol loiiunc, icmcmbcis ilcii iiansccndcnial qualiiics, His waim sigls wili
ilc vaijayani gailand on His clcsi.
-auiloi unlnown
Vraja-dev-kuIam prafy uddhava-vakyam
Uddhava`s Words fo fhe Goddesses of Vraja
TEXT 351
vyogninam ap panatm vo
na yogno gantum ap hsamantc
ya nycya-rupasya parasya pumso
yuyam gata nycya-paam urapam
vyognnam-scpaiaicd liom Loid Kisna; ap-cvcn; panatm-ilc pail; van-ol you;
na-noi; yognan-ilc yogis; gantum-io iiavcl; ap-cvcn; hsamantc-aic ablc; tat-by
ilcm; nycya-mcdiiaicd upon; rupasya-wlosc loim; parasya pumsan-ol ilc
Supicmc Pcisonaliiy ol Godlcad; yuyam-you; gatan-lavc aiiaincd; nycya-ol ilc
objcci ol mcdiiaiion; paam-ilc posiiion; urapam-dilliculi io bc aclicvcd.
O gops scpaiaicd liom Loid Kisna, cvcn ilc gicai yogs aic noi ablc io iiavcl youi
pail. Tlcy mcdiiaic on ilc iiansccndcnial loim ol ilc Supicmc Pcisonaliiy ol
Godlcad, bui ilc Supicmc Pcison mcdiiaics on you. Tlis is youi iaic good
loiiunc.
-auiloi unlnown
Uddhave drsfe sakhm prafi sr-radha-vakyam
Srmaf Radharan`s Words fo Her Gop-friend On Seeing Uddhava
TEXT 352
haIyanam hatnayam hm sanacar svarcsu sasvat pura
yasya nama samirtam mura-rpon prancsvarit tvaya
sanam prcma-bna bnayat pryatamam rstvap utam prabnon
sanstasm na vct samsayavati prccnam no hncana
haIyana-auspiciousncss; hatnayam-I will icll; hm-wlai'; sanacar-O liicnd;
svarcsu-among My iivals; sasvat-always; pura-picviously; yasyan-ol wlom; nama-
ilc namc; samrtam-spolcn; mura-rpon-ol Loid Kisna, ilc cncmy ol ilc Muia
dcmon; prana-ol ilc lilc; svar-ilc quccn; t-ilus; tvaya-by you; sa-Slc; anam-I;
prcma-ol lovc; bnca-bicaling; bnayat-bccausc ol lcai; pryatamam-mosi dcai;
rstva-sccing; ap-alilougl; utam-ilc mcsscngci; prabnon-ol ilc Loid; sansta-
ilc mcssagc spolcn io; asm-I am; na-noi; va-oi; t-ilus; samsayavat-lull ol
doubis and lcais; prccnam-I asl; na-noi; u-indccd; hncana-anyiling.
O liicnd, wlai good iling will I icll you' You uscd io appioacl My iivals, spcal
My namc, and alliim ilai I was ilc quccn ol Loid Kisna's lilc. Now wlcn I scc ilis
mcsscngci I bccomc aliaid lc will icll Mc ilai Kisna's lovc loi Mc las biolcn. I
iclusc io lcai lis mcssagc. I will noi asl lim any qucsiion.
-Si Ramacandia dasa
Sr Radham prafy uddhava-vakyam
Uddhava`s Sfafemenf fo Srmaf Radharan
TEXT 353
maInam nayanambu-naraya
muhna-canram harabnoru ma huru
haruna varunaIayo nars
tvay bnuyan harunam vnasyat
maInam-polluicd; nayana-liom Youi cycs; ambu-ol waici; naraya-wiil a siicam;
muhna-ol Youi lacc; canram-ilc moon; harabna-uru-O giil wiil bcauiilul iligls;
ma-do noi; huru-do; haruna-ol mcicy; varunaIayan-an occan; narn-Loid Kisna;
tvay-io You; bnuyan-again; harunam-mcicy; vnasyat-will givc.
O bcauiilul-iliglcd Radlaian, don'i siain Youi moonlilc lacc wiil ilcsc icais
liom Youi cycs. Loid Haii, wlo is an occan ol mcicy, will bc mcicilul io You
again.`
-Si Sasilvaia dasa
Uddhavam prafi radha-sakh-vakyam
The Words of Srmaf Radharan`s Gop-friend fo Uddhava
TEXT 35+
nastoarc vnntaha-hapoIa-pancr
asranta-Iocana-jaIa-snaptananayan
prastnana-mangaIa-navan manavasya
nra-Iavo p huta cva sarorunahsyan
nasta-ol Hci land; uarc-in ilc middlc; vnnta-placcd; cha-onc; hapoIa-ol ilc
clccl; pancn-ilc middlc; asranta-ccasclcss; Iocana-liom ilc cycs; jaIa-waici;
snapta-bailcd; ananayan-wlosc lacc; prastnana-ol ilc dcpaiiuic; mangaIa-
auspicious; na-day; avan-sincc; manavasya-ol Kisna; nra-ol slccp; Iavan-a
momcni; ap-cvcn; hutan-wlcic'; cva-cciiainly; saroruna-ahsyan-ol ilis loius-cycd
giil.
Slc icsis a clccl on Hci land and bailcs lci lacc in coniinaul icais. Sincc ilc
auspicious day ol Kisna's dcpaiiuic, low wlai mcilod could ilis loius-cycd giil
cmploy io obiain cvcn a momcni's slccp'
-Si Haiilaia
TEXT 355
nscananan vanjam ap manran
nspaIIavan ca g-antara-hananan
nspanhajany ap sart-sarasi-huIan
jatan ta-vrana-vcanaya na santam
nn-cananas-wiioui sandalwood; vanjam-ol ilc vaisyas; ap-cvcn; manran-ilc
lomcs; nn-paIIavan-wiiloui llowcis; ca-also; h-antara-in all diicciions;
hananan-ilc loicsis; nn-panhajan-wiiloui loius llowcis; ap-also; sart-ol ilc
siicams; saras-huIan-ilc waicis; jatan-manilcsicd; tat-liom Him; vrana-ol
scpaiaiion; vcanaya-by ilc ioimcni; na-noi; santam-pcacclul.
Tlcic is no sandalwood inccnsc in ilc lomcs ol ilc vaisyas. Tlcic aic no llowci in
any loicsi. Tlcic aic no loiuscs in ilc waicis ol ilc iivcis and siicams. lccausc ol
ilc ioiiuic ol scpaiaiion liom Kisna, no onc is pcacclul.
-Si Haiilaia
TEXT 356
pranas tvam jagatam narcr ap pura sanhcta-vcnu-svanan
aaya vraja-subnruvam na bnavan margopacsc gurun
namno matnura-nshutanIa sahnc sampraty ap sri-patcr
anga-sparsa-pavtra-sitaIa-tanus trata tvam cho s nan
pranan-ilc lilc-bicail; tvam-you; jagatam-ol ilc univciscs; narcn-ol Loid Kisna;
ap-also; pura-loimcily; sanhcta-ol ilc icndczvous; vcnu-ol ilc lluic; svanan-ilc
sounds; aaya-ialing; vraja-subnruvam-ol ilc bcauiilul-cycbiowcd giils ol Viaja;
na-lcic; bnavan-you; marga-ol ilc pail; upacsa-in ilc icacling; gurun-ilc
icaclci; namno-O; matnura-ol Mailuia; nshuta-ol ilc gaindcns; anIa-O bicczc;
sahnc-O liicnd; samprat-now; ap-also; sri-patcn-ol Loid Kisna, ilc lusband ol ilc
goddcss ol loiiunc; anga-ol ilc body; sparsa-by ilc ioucl; pavtra-puic; staIa-cool;
tanun-wlosc loim; trata-ilc pioiccioi; tvam-you; chan-alonc; ap-cvcn; nan-ol us.
O bicczc, you aic ilc lilc-bicail ol all ilc univciscs. ly picling up ilc sound ol
Kisna's lluic and icvcaling ilc pail io Him, you loimcily bccamc ilc lcadci ol ilc
bcauiilul-cycbiowcd giils ol Viaja. O bicczc liom ilc gaidcns ol Mailuia, by
ioucling ilc iiansccndcnial body ol Loid Kisna you lavc bccomc vciy puic and
cool. Ai ilis momcni you aic oui only pioiccioi.
-Si Ramacandia dasa
Radha-sakhya eva krsna-sandesah
A Leffer fo Krsna From Radha`s Gop-friend
TEXT 357
tva-csagata-marutcna mruna sanjata-romancaya
tva-rupanhta-caru-ctra-pnaIahc santarpayantya rsam
tvan-namamrta-shta-harna-putaya tvan-marga-vatayanc
tanvya pancama-gita-garbnta-gra ratran vam stniyatc
tvat-Youi dcsa-liom ilc couiiyaid; agata-aiiivcd; marutcna-by ilc bicczc; mruna-
gcnilc; sanjata-manilcsicd; rmancaya-laiis sianding up; tvat-Youi; rupa-loim;
anhta-diawn; caru-bcauiilul; ctra-pnaIahc-in ilc piciuic; santarpayantya-
saiislying; rsam-Hci cycs; tvat-Youi; nama-ol ilc namc; amrta-by ilc ncciai; shta-
spiinllcd; harna-putaya-cais; tvat-Youi; marga-pail; vatayanc-ai ilc window;
tanvya-by ilc slcndci giil; pancama-in ilc lilil iaga; jta-wiil songs; garbnta-
lillcd; gra-wlosc woids; ratram-nigli; vam-and day; stnyatc-is siood.
Tlc gcnilc bicczc blowing liom ilc placc wlcic You siay malcs ilc laiis ol Hci
body siand up. Slc saiislics Hci cycs by slowing ilcm ilc bcauiilul piciuic ol
Youi iiansccndcnial loim. Hci cais aic spiinllcd wiil ilc ncciai ol Youi namc.
Hci woids lillcd wiil songs in ilc lilil iaga, day and nigli ilis slcndci giil siays
by ilc window ovcilooling ilc pail wlcic You migli iciuin.
-Si Tiivilama
TEXT 358
angc nanga-jvara-nuta-vanas cahsus nyana-mura
hantnc jivan hara-hsaIayc irgna-sayi hapoIan
amsc vcni husa-parsarc cananam vac maunam
tasyan sarvam stntam t na ca tvam vna hvap cctan
angc-on ilc body; ananga-ol cupid; jvara-ol ilc lcvci; nutavanan-ilc liic; cahsus-
on ilc cycs; nyana-ol mcdiiaiion; mura-ilc mail; hantnc-on ilc ilioai; jivan-ilc
lilc; hara-ol ilc land; hsaIayc-ilc llowci bud; rgna-loi a long iimc; say-icsiing;
hapoIan-ilc clccl; amsc-on ilc slouldcis; vcn-biaids; huca-ol ilc bicasis;
parsarc-in ilc acica; cananam-sandalwood pasic; vac-on ilc woids; maunam-
silcncc; tasya-ol Hci; sarvam-cvciyiling; stntam-siiuaicd; t-ilus; na-noi; ca-and;
tvam-You; vna-wiiloui; hva ap-anywlcic; cctan-ilc lcaii.
Ilamcs ol amoious ycaining buin in Hci body. Tlc mail ol iapi mcdiiaiion icsis
in Hci cycs. Hci lilc icsis in Hci ilioai. Hci clccl icsis loi a long iimc on Hci
llowci-bud land. Hci biaid icsis on Hci slouldci. Sandalwood pasic icsis on Hci
bicasis. Silcncc icsis in Hci woids. Tlcsc ilings icsi liimly in ilcii placcs, bui Hci
lcaii and mind cannoi icsi anywlcic wiiloui You.
-Si Kscmcndia
TEXT 359
rstc canramas praIupta-tamas vyomangana-stncyas
spnurjan-nrmaIa-tcjas tvay gatc uram nja-prcyas
svasan harava-horahiyat muhnam tasyan sarojiyat
hsiroiyat manmatno rg ap ca rah canrahantiyat
rstc-wlcn sccn; canramas-ilc moon; praIupta-icmovcd; tamas-ilc dailncss;
vyoma-ol ilc sly; angana-in ilc couiiyaid; stncyas-siaying; spnurjat-manilcsiing;
nrmaIa-splcndid; tcjas-cllulgcncc; tvay-You; gatc-aic gonc; uram-lai away; nja-
own; prcyas-bclovcd; svasan-sigls; harava-horahyat-bccomc lilc a loius llowci
wiil iis pcials closcd; hsroyat-bccomcs lilc an occan ol mill; manmatnan-
amoious dcsiic; rh-cycs; ap-also; rah-ai oncc; canrahantyat-bccomc
candialania jcwcls.
Wlcn Slc sccs ilai You, Hci bclovcd, ilc splcndid moon ilai dispclls ilc
dailncss in ilc couiiyaid ol ilc sly, lavc gonc lai away, Hci sigls bccomc lilc
loius buds, Hci lacc bccomcs lilc a loius llowci wiil pcials closcd, Hci lovc loi
You bccomcs lilc a cluining occan ol mill wiil gicai wavcs, and Hci cycs bccomc
lilc iwo mcliing candialania jcwcls.
-Si llma llaiia
TEXT 360
asyan saa vrana-vann-shna-haIapa-
taptc stnto s nrayc tvam na pryayan
praIcya-sihara-samc nr tc murarc
rana hsanam vasat nava haap nurtc
asyan-ol Hci; saa-always; vrana-ol scpaiaiion; vann-ol liic; shna-ol llamcs;
haIapa-by ilc muliiiudc; taptc-lcaicd; stntan-siiuaicd; as-aic; nrayc-in ilc lcaii;
tvam-You; na-lcic; pryayan-ol ilc bclovcd; praIcya-shara-io snow; samc-cqual;
nr-in ilc lcaii; tc-ol You; mura-arc-O Kisna, ilc cncmy ol ilc Muia dcmon;
rana-Radla; hsanam-loi a momcni; vasat-icsidcs; na-noi; cva-cciiainly; haa ap-
cvci; nurta-O clcaici.
O clcaici Kisna, You cicinally siay in Youi lovci Radla's lcaii, wlicl buins wiil
llamcs ol scpaiaiion liom You. Siill, Radla cannoi siay loi cvcn a momcni in Youi
lcaii, wlicl is as cool as icc and snow.
-Si Sanlaia
TEXT 361
asyas tapam anam muhuna hatnayamy cni-rsas tc hatnam
pamnyan sa-rasam aIam vnntam yasyan sa-tapc nr
aau susyat sanhucaty anu tatas curnatvam apayatc
pascan murmuratam ana anat ca svasavanutan shni
asyal-ol Hci; iapam-ilc sullciing; alam-I; mulunda-O Kisna; lailayami-will
dcsciibc; cni-disal-ol ilc doc-cycs giil; ic-io You; lailam-low'; padminyal-ol a
loius llowci; sa-iasam-bcauiilul; dalam-pcial; viniliiam-placcd; yasyal-ol wlom;
sa-iapc-buining; lidi-on ilc lcaii; adau-ai liisi; susyaii-diics up; sanlucaii-
sliivcls; anu-ilcn; iaial-ilcn; cuinaivam-ilc siaic ol bcing powdci; apadyaic-
aiiains; pascai-ilcn; muimuiaiam-a liic madc liom buining clall; dadlai-placcs;
dalaii-buins; ca-also; svasa-by sigls; avadluial-lanncd; silli-ilc llamc.
O Mulunda, low will I dcsciibc ilc sullciings ol ilis doc-cycd giil' Hci sigls
consianily lan ilc llamcs ol Hci sullciing. Wlcn a bcauiilul loius pcial is placcd
on Hci buining bicasi ii liisi bccomc diicd, ilcn sliivclcd, ilcn iuins io powdci,
and ilcn bccomcs a blazing dusi-liic.
-Si Saniilaia
TEXT 362
unycta tanu-Iatct naIni-patrcna novijyatc
spnotan sya t nangaham maIayaja-hsoambnasa scyatc
sya asyat-bnarat parabnava t prayo na va paIIava-
ropo vahsas tat hatnam hrsa-tanor ann samaniyatam
unuycta-may iicmblc; tanu-ol ilc body; Iata-ilc vinc; t-ilus; naIn-loius;
patrcna-wiil a pcial; na-noi; uvjyatc-is lanncd; spnotan-buisi; syat-may bccomc;
t-ilus; na-noi; angaham-ilc body; maIayaja-sandalwood; hsoa-powdci; ambnasa-
wiil waici; scyatc-is spiinllcd; syat-may bc; asya-ol ilai; at-gicai; bnarat-liom
ilc buidcn; parabnavan-dclcai; t-ilus; prayan-loi ilc mosi paii; na-noi; va-oi;
paIIava-ol a llowci; aropan-placing; vahsas-on ilc bicasi; tat-ilai; hatnam-low';
hrsa-tanon-ol ilc slcndci giil; ann-ilc discsasc ol ilc lcaii; samanyatam-may
bc cuicd.
lccausc ilc vinc ol Hci body may violcnily iicmblc, wc do noi lan Hci cvcn wiil a
singlc loius pcial. lccausc Slc may bccomc ovciwlclmcd wc do noi spiinllc Hci
body wiil sandalwood powdci and waici. lccausc Slc may bccomc ciuslcd by ilc
gicai buidcn, wc gcncially do noi placc cvcn a llowci on Hci bicasi. How may ilc
discasc ol ilis slcndci giil's lcaii bccomc cuicd'
-Si Ananda
TEXT 363
nvasat ya tava nrayc
sa rana vajra-gnattc smn
tat hnaIu husaIam tasyan
smara-vshnas tayamanayan
nvasat-icsidcs; ya-il; tava-Youi; nrayc-in ilc lcaii; sa-Slc; rana-Radla; vajra-
ol ilundcibolis; gnattc-consiiucicd; asmn-in ilis; tat-ilcn; hnaIu-cciiainly;
husaIam-wcll-bcing; tasyan-ol Hci; smara-ol cupid; vshnan-by ilc slaipcncd
aiiows; tayamanayan-siiucl.
Radla is again and again aiiaclcd by ilc slaipcncd aiiows ol cupid. Il Slc may
livc in ilc pioicciion ol Youi ilundciboli-lcaii, ilai will bc vciy good loi Hci.
-auiloi unlnown
TEXT 36+
unmiIant nahnar Iunin vanat hsaumancaIcnavrnu
hria-hananam avsant vaIaya-hvanan samutrasaya
ttnam paIIava-ahsnanIa-hunuhantnisu sanhctha-
vyanaran subnaga tvaiya-vranc rana-sahninam mtnan
unmilanii-ilcy aic opcning; nallail-wiil lingcinails; lunili-cui ilcm; valaii-ii
blows; lsauma-ol cloil; ancalcna-wiil ilc coincis; avinu-covci; lida-ol pasiimcs;
lananam-ilc loicsi; avisanii-cnicis; valaya-ol biacclcis; lvanail-wiil ilc sounds;
samuiiasaya-liiglicn; iiilam-in ilis way; pallava-io ilc llowcis; dalsina-souilcin;
anila-bicczc; lululanilisu-and cucloos; sanlciila-mcciing; vyalaial-woids;
sublaga-O landsomc onc; ivadiya-liom You; viialc-in scpaiaiion; iadla-ol Radla;
sallinam-ol ilc gop-liicnds; miilal-muiual.
Tlcy aic blooming.`
Cui ilcm wiil lingcinails.`
Ii is blowing.`
Siop ii wiil ilc cdgc ol youi saii.`
Tlcy aic now cniciing ilc pasiimc-loicsi.`
Iiiglicn ilcm away wiil ilc iinlling ol youi biacclcis.`
O landsomc Kisna, alllicicd by scpaiaiion liom You. Radla's liicnds spolc aboui
ilc blooming llowcis, plcascni souilcin bicczc, and cooing cucloos in ilis way.
-Si Samblu
TEXT 365
gaIaty cha murcna bnavat punar anya ya anayon
hm apy asin manyam subnaga nhnIayam ap ns
Ihnantyas tatrasyan husumasara-Ichnam tava hrtc
samaptm svastit pratnama-paa-bnago p na gatan
gaIat-lalls; cha-onc gop; murcna-unconscious; bnavat-is; punan-again; anya-
anoilci; yat-wlicl; anayon-ol ilc iwo gops; hm ap-somciling; ast-was;
manyam-ilc middlc; subnaga-O landsomc onc; nhnIayam-in all; ap-also; ns-ai
nigli; Ihnantyan-wiiiing; tatra-ilcic; asyan-ol lci; husumasara-a lovc; Ichnam-
lciici; tava-loi Youi; hrtc-salc; samaptm-complciion; svast-gicciings; t-ilus;
pratnama-liisi; paa-bnagan-woid; ap-cvcn; na-noi; gatan-gonc.
Onc cvcning onc ol ilc gops lainicd, and ilcn a sccond, and giadually all ilc
gops lainicd. O landsomc Kisna, onc gop iiicd io wiiic a lovc lciici io You, bui
slc bccamc ovciwlclmcd and was unablc io complcic ilc lisi woid svasii`
(gicciings).
-Si Sacpaii
TEXT 366
ctraya tvay cnttc tanu-bnuva cahrc tatajyam nanur
vartm nartum upagatc nguI-yugc bano gunc yojtan
prarabnc tava ctra-harman nanur-muhtastra-bnnnc bnrsam
bnttm rag avaIambya hcsava cram ca tatra ctrayatc
ctraya-loi diawing a piciuic; tvay-You; cnttc-wcic mcdiiaicd upon; tanu-bnuva-
by cupid; cahrc-was donc; tatajyam-siiciclcd; nanun-ilc bow; vartm-ilc
painibiusl; nartum-io lold; upagatc-appioaclcd; anguI-ol lingcis; yugc-ilc paii;
banan-ilc aiiow; gunc-on ilc bowsiiing; yojtan-was placcd; prarabnc-was bcgun;
tava-ol You; ctra-ol ilc piciuic; harman-ilc aciiviiy; nanun-liom ilc bow;
muhta-was iclcascd; astra-by ilc wcapon; bnnna-woundcd; bnrsam-soicly; bntm-
bicaling; rah-ai oncc; avaIambya-aiiaining; hcsava-O Kisna; cram-loi a long
iimc; sa-Slc; tatra-ilcic; ctrayatc-bccamc lilc a piciuic.
Wlcn Slc mcdiiaicd on You in oidci io diaw Youi piciuic, Kamadcva dicw lis
bow. Wlcn Hci iwo lingcis movcd io giasp ilc painibiusl, Kamadcva placcd an
aiiow on ilc bowsiiing. Wlcn Slc bcgan io diaw, Kamadcva sloi an aiiow. Slc
was scvcicly woundcd. O Kcsava, Slc lainicd and loi a long iimc Slc was
moiionlcss as a painicd piciuic.
-Si lana
TEXT 367
tvam antan-stnra-bnavana-parnatam matva puro vastntam
yava or-vaIayam harot rabnasa agrc samaIngtum
tavat tam njam cva cnam acra aIngya romanctam
rstva vrst-jaIa-ccnaIcna rutam manyc payoar ap
tvam-You; antan-in Hci lcaii; stnra-consiani; bnavana-by mcdiiaiion; parnatam-
iiansloimcd; matva-considciaiing; puran-in Hci picscncc; avastntam-sianding;
yavat-wlcn; on-ol aims; vaIayam-ilc biacclcis; harot-docs; rabnasat-passionaicly;
agrc-in ilc picscncc; samaIngtum-io cmbiacc; tavat-ilcn; tam-ilai; njam-own;
cva-cciiainly; cnam-body; acrat-loi a long iimc; aIngya-cmbiacing; romanctam-
laiis sianding up; rstva-sccing; vrst-jaIa-ol iain; cnaIcna-on ilc picicxi; rutam-
ciying; manyc-I ilinl; payoan-by iainclouds; ap-cvcn.
Consianily mcdiiaiing on You in Hci lcaii, and imagining ilai You lad appcaicd
bcloic Hci, Slc madc Hci aims lilc a biacclci aiound You. Hci laiis sianding up,
Slc passionaicly cmbiaccd Hci own body loi a long iimc. Wlcn I saw Hci, I
ilougli Hci icais wcic a monsoon iain is disguisc.
-auiloi unlnown
TEXT 368
accnnnam nayanambu bannusu hrtam tapan sahnisv anto
anyam nyastam ascsatan parjanc cnta gurubnyo rptc
aya svan hIa nrvrtm vrajat sa svasan param hnyatc
vsrabno bnava vprayoga-jantam unhnam vbnahtam taya
acclinnam-unbiolcn; nayana-ambu-icais; bandlusu-among liicnds; liiam-donc;
iapal-sullciing; sallisu-among oilci liicnds; aliial-placcd; dainyam-lumblc
supplicaiion; nyasiam-placcd; ascsaial-complcicly; paiijanc-io oilci liicnds; cinia-
anxiciy; guiublyal-io cldcily iclaiivcs and supciiois; aipiia-io givcn; adya-ioday;
sval-iomoiiow; lila-indccd; niiviiim-lappincss; viajaii-aiiains; sa-Slc; svasail-by
sigls; paiam-gicaily; llidyaic-iioublcd; visiabdlal-pcacclul; blava-plcasc
bccomc; viipayoga-liom scpaiaiion; janiiam-boin; dulllam-sullciing; viblaliam-
in dillcicni ways; iaya-by Hci.
In ilc picscncc ol somc liicnds Slc slcds coniinual icais, io oilci liicnds Slc
naiiaics Hci giicl, io oilci liicnds Slc lumbly bcgs mcicy, and bccausc ol Hci
supciiois and cldcily iclaiivcs Slc is anxious. Tlcsc aic ilc ways Slc sullcis in
scpaiaiion liom You. Plcasc bccomc pcacclul. Slc will bccomc lappy ioday oi
iomoiiow. Slc is only ically ioiiuicd by ilc consiani sigling.
-Si Rudia
Asya eva sa-pranayersyam jaIpifam
Her Words Mixed Wifh Love and Anger
TEXT 369
muhna-manurya-samrnya
para-nrayasya granitar prasabnam
hrsnatman para-purusc
saunra-hamasya ha sarirasa
muhna-ol ilc lacc; manurya-ol ilc swccincss; samrnya-wiil ilc opulcncc; para-
ol oilcis; nrayaya-ol ilc lcaii; grantar-ilc ilicl; prasabnam-violcnily; hrsna-
atman-wiil ilc dail-complcxioncd; para-purusc-Supicmc Pcisonaliiy ol Godlcad;
saunra-liicndslip; hamasya-ol onc wlo dcsiics; ha-wlai; sarra-ol ilc body; asa-
lopc.
Tlc dail-complcxioncd Supicmc Pcisonaliiy ol Godlcad is cxpcii ai capiuiing ilc
lcaiis ol oilcis wiil ilc swcci landsomcncss ol His lacc. Wlai lopc is lcli loi a
pcison wlo dcsiics liicndslip wiil Him'
-Si Jagannaila Scna
Vraja-devnam sofprasah sandesah
A ]oking Message From fhe Goddesses of Vraja
TEXT 370
vaca trtiya-jana-sanhata-unstnaya hm
hm va nmcsa-vrascna vIohtcna
nc natna nana-suta gohuIa-sunarinam
antas-cari sanacari tvay bnahtr cva
vaca-wiil woids; trtya-a iliid; jana-pcison; sanhata-unstnaya-wiiloui; hm-wlai
is ilc usc'; hm-wlai is ilc usc'; va-oi; nmcsa-blinling; vrascna-wiiloui;
vIohtcna-wiil sccing; nc-O; natna-Loid; nana-ol Nanda; suta-O son; gohuIa-ol
Golula; sunarnam-ol ilc bcauiilul giils; antan-car-wiilin ilc lcaii; sanacar-ilc
liicnd; tvay-loi You; bnahtn-dcvoiion.
Wlai is ilc usc ol ialling wiil You in a soliiaiy placc' Wlai is ilc usc ol gazing
ai You wiil unblinling cycs' O Loid, O son ol Nanda, ii is ilc lovc ilcy bcai loi
You in ilcii lcaiis ilai is ilc only ical liicnd ol ilc bcauiilul giils in Golula.
-auiloi unlnown
Yafharfha-sandesah
A Very Appropriafe Leffer
TEXT 371
muraIi-haIa-nhvanar na ya
guru-Iajja-bnaram apy ajiganan
vranc tava gophan hatnam
samayam ta gamayantu manava
muraI-ol ilc lluic; haIa-by ilc swcci; nhvanan-sounds; na-noi; yan-wlo; guru-ol
ilcii supciiois; Iajjam-cmbaiiasmcni; ap-cvcn; ajganan-considcicd; vrana-in
scpaiaiion; tava-ol You; gopihan-O gops; hatnam-wly'; samayan-an oppoiiuniiy;
tan-ilcy; gamayantu-may causc io go; manava-O Kisna.
Wlcn ilcy lcaid ilc swcci sounds ol Youi lluic ilcy wcic noi sly ol ilcii
supciiois. Wly slould ilc gops bccomc sly now ilai ilcy aic scpaiaicd liom
You'
-Si Sasil dasa
TEXT 372
matnura-patnha murarcr
upagcyam var baIIavi-vacanam
punar ap yamuna-saIIc
haIya-garaIanaIo jvaIat
matnura-io Mailuia; patnha-O iiavcllcis; mura-arcn-io Loid Kisna, ilc cncmy ol
ilc Muia dcmon; upagcyam-slould bc spolcn; var-ai ilc dooi; baIIavi-ol ilc
gops; vacanam-ilc siaicmcni; punan-again; ap-also; yamuna-ol ilc Yamuna; saIIc-
in ilc waici; haIya-ol Kaliya; garaIa-ol ilc poison; anaIan-ilc liic; jvaIat-buins.
O iiavclci io Mailuia, ai Loid Kisna's dooi plcasc spcal ilis mcssagc liom ilc
gops: Tlc liic ol Kaliya's poison again buins in ilc Yamuna's waici.`
-Si Via Saiasvai
Dvaravaf-sfhasya harer virahah
Lord Krsna`s FeeIings of Separafion in Dvaraka
TEXT 373
haInim anuhuIa-homaIarayam nivara-syamaIan
saIopanta-bnuvan haamba-husumar amonan hanaran
ranam ca pratnamabnsara-manuram jatanutapan smarann
astu varavati-pats tr-bnuvanamoaya amoaran
haInim-ilc Yamuna; anuhuIa-homaIarayam-gcnily llowing; nvara-wiil loius
llowcis; syamaIan-dail; saIa-ol Govaidlana Hill; upanta-bnuvan-ilc acica aiound;
haamba-ladamba; husuman-wiil llowcis; amonan-liagani; hanaran-ilc cavcs;
ranan-Radla; ca-also; pratnama-liisi; abnsara-in ilc mcciing; manuram-swcci;
jata-boin; anutapan-sullciing; smaran-icmcmbciing; astu-may bc; varavat-ol
Dvaiala; patn-ilc ling; tr-ilc ilicc; bnuvana-woilds; amoaya-loi ilc dcligli;
amoaran-Loid Kisna.
Rcmcmbciing ilc gcnily llowing Yamuna Rivci, ilc aica aiound Govaidlana Hill,
dail wiil bluc loiuscs, and ilc vallcys liagiani wiil many ladamba llowcis, and
also icmcmbciing swccily bcauiilul Radla duiing Tlcii liisi mcciing, Hc bccamc
lillcd wiil pain. May Loid Damodaia, ilc ling ol Dvaiala, dcligli ilc ilicc
woilds.
-Si Saiana
TEXT 37+
hamam hamayatc na hcI-naInim namoatc haumui-
nsyanar na saminatc mrga-rsam aIapa-IiIam ap
siann csa nsasu nnsana-tanur bnogabnIasaIasar
angas tamyat cctas vraja-vanum anaya mugno narn
hamam-voluniaiily; hamayatc-dcsiicd; na-noi; hcI-ilc pasiimc; naInm-loius; na-
noi; amoatc-is plcascd; haumu-ol ilc moonligli; nsyanan-by ilc llowing; na-
noi; samnatc-cndcavoi; mrga-rsam-ol ilc doc-cycd giils; aIapa-ol convcisaiion;
IiIam-ilc pasiimc; ap-cvcn; san-siiiing down; csan-Hc; nsasu-duiing ilc niglis;
nnsana-dcspondcd; tanun-and ilin; bnoga-plcasuics; abnIasa-dcsiic; aIasan-
wiiloui; angan-wiil limbs; tamyat-palc and wiliing; cctas-in His lcaii; vraja-ol
Viaja; vanum-a giil; anaya-ialing; mugnan-lainicd; narn-Loid Kisna.
Hc docs noi wisl ilc pasiimc loius llowci. Tlc moonligli docs noi plcasc Him. Hc
docs noi iiy io playlully iall wiil His doc-cycd quccns. Hc spcnds ilc cvcnings
siiiing down, palc, wan, and languid, wiiloui dcsiiing io cnjoy anyiling. A viaja-
gop siaying in His lcaii, Loid Haii is siunncd.
-Si Saiana
TEXT 375
ratna-ccnaya-ccnurta-jaIanau manrc varahaya
ruhmnyap prabaIa-puIahobncam aIngtasya
vsvam payan masrna-yamuna-tira-vanira-hunjc
rana-hcI-bnara-parmaIa-nyana-murcna murarcn
tatra-in ilis maiici; hanta-wiil ilc lovci; asIstc-in coniaci; ap-cvcn; narau-Loid
Kisna; murcna-lainiing; hartvam-ilc causc; yatna-jusi as; payavaIyam-in
Padyavali; ratna-ol jcwcls; cnaya-in ilc sladow; cnurta-covcicd; jaIanau-in ilc
occan; manrc-in ilc palacc; varahaya-ol Dvaiala; ruhmnya-by Rulmini; ap-
cvcn; prabaIa-siiongly; puIahobncam-laiis sianding up; aIngtasya-cmbiaccd;
vsvam-ilc univcisc; payat-pioiccis; marsna-claiming; yamuna-ol ilc Yamuna;
tra-on ilc sloic; vanra-ol vaniia planis; hunjc-in ilc giovc; rana-ol Simai
Radlaian; hcI-ol pasiimcs; bnara-ol ilc abundancc; parmaIa-on ilc liagancc;
nyana-by mcdiiaiion; murcna-lainiing; mura-rcn-ol Loid Kisna, ilc cncmy ol ilc
Muia dcmon.
Lvcn ilougl iiglly cmbiaccd by Rulmin-dcv in a jcwclcd palacc in Dvaiala by
ilc sca, Loid Kisna, icmcmbciing ilc liagancc ol Simai Radlaian's
iiansccndcnial pasiimcs in ilc vania giovc by ilc lovcly sloic ol ilc Yamuna,
suddcnly lainicd.
-Si Umapaiidlaia
TEXT 376
nrmagncna mayambnas pranayatan paIi samaIngta
hcnaIiham am tavaya hatntam ranc muna tamyas
ty utsvapna-paramparasu sayanc srutva vacan sarngno
ruhmnyan stnIi-hrtan sa-hapatam hantna-granan patu van
niimagncna-plungcd; maya-by Mc; amblasi-in ilc waici; pianayaial-oui ol lovc;
pali-Pali; samalingiia-is cmbiaccd; lcna-wly'; alilam-laisl woids; idam-ilis;
iava-ol You; adya-now; lailiiam-is spolcn; iadlc-O Radla; mudla-in vain;
iamyasi-You pinc; iii-ilus; uisvapna-paiampaiasu-in slccp; sayanc-on ilc bcd;
siuiva-lcaiing; vacal-ilc woids; sainginal-ol Loid Kisna, wlo lolds ilc Sainga
bow; iulminyal-ol Rulmini; siilili-liial-looscncd; sa-wiil; lapaiam-clcaiing;
lanila-ol ilc nccl; gialal-ilc lold; paiu-may pioicci; val-you all.
Now I am passionaicly cmbiacing Pal in ilc waici. Wly do You spcal angiy
woids' O Radla, You pinc loi Mc in vain!` Hcaiing ilcsc cioolcd woids liom
Kisna as Hc slcpi on ilc bcd, Rulmin sioppcd cmbiacing His nccl. May Loid
Kisna pioicci you all.
-Si Umapaiidlaia
Vrndavanadhsvar-viraha-gfam
The Queen of Vrndavana`s Words of Separafion
TEXT 377
yatc varavati-puram manu-rpau ta-vastra-samvyanaya
haIni-tata-hunja-vanjuIa-Iatam aIambya sothantnaya
ugitam guru-baspa-gagaa-gaIat-tara-svaram ranaya
ycnantar jaIa-carbnr jaIa-carar apy utham uthujtam
tracam-lilc a biid; ap-cvcn; roanam-ciying; yatna-jusi as; payavaIyam-in
Padyavali; yatc-lasd gonc; varavat-Dvaiala; puram-io ilc ciiy; manu-rpau-wlcn
Loid Kisna, ilc cncmy ol ilc Muia dcmon; tat-ol Him; vastra-ol ilc Yamuna; tata-
on ilc sloic; hunja-in ilc giovc; vanjuIa-a vanjula; Iatam-vinc; aIambya-icsiing; sa-
wiil; uthantnaya-ycaining; ugtam-sung, guru-inicnsc; baspa-icais; gagaa-
clolcd up voicc; gaIat-lalling; tara-sliill; svaram-noics; ranaya-by Simai
Radlaian; ycna-by wlicl; jaIa-caran-by ilc lisl; ap-also; utham-anxious;
uthujtam-waibling.
Wlcn Kisna lcli loi Dvaiala, Radla wiappcd Hciscll in His gaimcnis and sai
down by a claiming vinc in a giovc on ilc Yamuna's sloic. Iillcd wiil longing,
Slc slcd icais and sang in a sliill, clolcd up voicc. Wlcn ilc lisl in ilc waici
lcaid Hci ilcy bccamc anxious, ilinling ilc singing ilc waibling ol a picdaioi
cianc oi pclican.
-Si Apaiajiia
Vraja-devnam sandesah
A Leffer From fhe Goddesses of Vraja
TEXT 378
pantna varavatim prayas ya nc ta cvahinanano
vahtavyan smara-mona-mantra-vvasa gopyo p namojjntan
ctan hcI-haamba-nuI-pataIar aIoha-sunyo san
haIni-tata-bnumayo p bnavato nayant cttaspaam
pantna-O iiavcllci; varavatm-io Dvaiala; prayas-you go; ya-il; nc-O; tat-ilis;
cvah-nananan-Kisna, ilc son ol Dcvali; vahtavyan-slould bc iold; smara-ol
cupid; mona-cnclanicd; mantra-by ilc maniia; vvasan-ovciwlclmcd; gopyan-ilc
gops; ap-cvcn; nama-indccd; ujjntan-aic icjccicd; ctan-ilcy; hcI-ol Youi
pasiimcs; haamba-ol ilc ladamba llowci; nuI-ol pollcn; pataIan-by ilc
muliiiudc; aIoha-sccing; sunyan-wiiloui; san-ilc diicciions; haIni-ol ilc
Yamuna; tata-ol ilc sloic; bnumayan-ilc giound; ap-cvcn; bnavatan-ol Youi na-
docs noi; ayant-go; ctta-ol ilc lcaii; aspaam-io ilc abodc.
O iiavclci, il you go io Dvaiala, icll ilis io ilc son ol Dcval: Now ilai You lavc
icjccicd ilcm, ilc gops aic ovciwlclmcd by Kamadcva's maniia-claim, and ilcii
cycs aic blindcd by ilc ladamba pollcn ol Youi pasiimcs. In spiic ol all ilis, ilc
sloic ol ilc Yamuna siill docs noi cnici Youi lcaii.
-Si Govaidlanacaiya
TEXT 379
tc govarnana-hanaran sa yamuna-haccnan sa ccsto vato
bnaniran sa vanaspatn sanacaras tc tac ca gostnanganam
hm tc varavati-bnujanga nrayam nayat osar apity
avya vo nr unsanam vraja-vanu-sancsa-saIyam narcn
ic-ilcy; govaidlana-ol Govaidlana Hill; landaial-ilc cavcs; sal-ilai; yamuna-ol
ilc Yamuna; lacclal-sloic; sal-ilai; ca-also; isial-lavoiiic; vaial-vaia iiccs;
blandiial-namcd llandiia; sa-ilai; vanaspaiil-ladamba iicc by Kaliya lalc;
salacaial-liicnds; ic-ilcy; iai-ilai; ca-also; gosila-anganam-ilc Villagc ol Viaja;
lim-wlcilci'; ic-ilcy; dvaiavaii-ol Dvaiala; blujanga-O dcbauclcc; lidayam-io
ilc lcaii; na-noi; ayaii-go; dosail-wiil laulis; api-cvcn; iii-ilus; avyai-may
pioicci; val-you all; lidi-in ilc lcaii; dulsalam-unbcaiablc; viaja-ol Viaja;
vadlu-ol ilc giils; sandcsa-ol ilc mcssagc; salyam-ilc javclin; laicl-ol Kisna.
Wly do Govaidlana's cavcs, ilc Yamuna's sloic, Youi lavoiiic vaia iicc namcd
llandia, ilc ladamba iicc ai Kaliya Lalc, Youi liicnds, and Viaja villagc, noi
cnici Youi lcaii, cvcn io bc ciiiicizcd, O dcbauclcc ol Dvaiala`. Tlcsc woids ol
ilc viaja-gops wcic an unbcaiablc javclin wounding Loid Haii's lcaii. May ilai
javclin pioicci you all.
-Si Nla
TEXT 380
haInyan puInam praosa-maruto ramyan sasanhamsavan
santapam na narantu nama ntaram hurvant hasmat punan
sanstam vraja-yostam t narcn samsrnvato ntan-purc
nnsvasan prasrta jayant ramani-saubnagya-garva-ccnan
lalindyal-ol ilc Yamuna iivci; pulinam-ilc sloic; piadosa-ai sunsci; maiuial-ilc
bicczcs; iamyal-claiming; sasanla-ol ilc moon; amsaval-ilc iays ol ligli;
saniapam-buining sullciing; na-do noi; laianiu-icmovc; nama-indccd; niiaiam-
coniinually; luivanii-doing; lasmai-loi wlai icason'; punal-again; sandisiam-ilc
insiiuciions ol a lciici; viaja-ol Viaja; yosiiam-ol ilc giils; iii-ilus; laicl-ol Loid
Kisna; samsivaial-lisicning; anial-puic-in ilc womcn's quaiicis in ilc middlc ol
ilc lousc; nilvasal-sigls; piasiial-manilcsicd; jayanii-all gloiics; iamani-ol all
bcauiilul giils; saublagya-ol ilc good loiiunc; gaiva-ilc piidc; clidal-bicaling.
Tlc giils ol Viaja wioic Loid Kisna a lciici, ilai said: (O Kisna) wly is ii ilai
ilc consianily slining claiming moonligli and ilc consiani bicczcs on ilc sloic
ol ilc Yamuna aic noi ablc io cool ilc buining sullciings wc lccl'' Wlcn Hc
lcaid ilcsc woids wiilin His palacc, Kisna bcgan io sigl. Tlosc sigls biolc inio
picccs ilc piidc ol His bcauiilul quccns.
-Si Pancaianiialii
Sudamanam vipram prafi dvarakesvara-vakyam
Words of Dvaraka`s King fo Sudamaa Vipra
TEXT 381
ma ga ty apamangaIam vraja sahnc sncncna sunyam vacas
tstnct prabnuta yatnabnIastam hurv ty uasinata
brumo nanta suama-mtra-vacanam navopacara am
smartavya vayam aarcna bnavata yava bnava-arsanam
ma-don'i; gal-go; iii-ilus; apamangalam-inasuspiciousncss; viaja-aiiain; sallc-O
liicnd; snclcna-ol allcciion; sunyam-dcvoid; vacal-woids; iisila-siay; iii-ilus;
piabluia-indcpcndcncc; yaila-jusi as; ablilasiiam-dcsiicd; luiu-you may do; iii-
ilus; udasinaia-aloolncss; biumal-wc say; lania-indccd; sudama-O Sudama;
miiia-liicnd; vacanam-woids; idam-ilis; smaiiavyal-may bc icmcmbcicd; vayam-
wci; adaicna-wiil icspcci; blavaia-by you; yavai-as long as; blavai-ol you;
daisanam-ilc sigli.
Plcasc don'i go. Iiicnd, ii is noi auspicious loi you io spcal ilcsc unloving woids.
Siay lcic. You can bc complcicly indcpcndcni. You can do wlaicvci you lilc. You
can icmain complcicly alool. O liicnd Sudama, I icll you uniil I scc you again I
will always icmcmbci you wiil icvcicncc and lovc.
-Si Haii
Sva-grhadikam drsfva fasya vacanam
Sudama`s Words on Seeing His Home, Possessions and FamiIy
TEXT 382
ta gcnam nata-bntt manram am Iabnavahasam van
sa ncnur jarati carant harnam cta gnanabna gnatan
sa hsuro musaIa-nvann haIam am sangitaham yostam
ctram nanta hatnam vjo yam yatim bnumm samaroptan
iai-ilai; gclam-lomc; naia-wiil slaniing; bliiii-walls; manidaiam-a palacc; idam-
ilis; labdla-aiiaincd; avalasam-a placc; dival-ol ilc lcavcnly plancis; sa-ilai;
dlcnul-cow; jaiaii-old; caianii-movc; laiinam-ol clcplanis; cial-ilcy; glana-ol a
cloud; ablal-ilc appcaiancc; glaial-muliiiudc; sal,-ilai; lsudial-liiilc; musala-
ol a pcsilc; dlvanil-sound; lalam-swcci; idam-ilis; sangiialam-singing; yosiiam-
ol womcn; ciiiam-a gicai wondci; lania-indccd; lailam-low is ii'; dvijal-
bialmana; ayam-ilis; iyaiim-lilc ilis; blumim-placc; aiopiial-aiiaincd.

lcloic my lomc was a small slacl wiil slanicd walls, and now ii is a lcavcnly
palacc. lcloic I lad only onc old cow, and now ilcic aic many clcplanis moving
lilc a gicai cloud. lcloic ilcic was only ilc occasional sound ol ilc giinding
moiiai, and now ilcic is ilc swcci singing ol many womcn. Tlis is vciy
wondcilul. How las ilis bialmana obiaincd a placc lilc ilis'
-auiloi unlnown
Kuruksefre sr-vrndavanadhsvar-cesfifam
The Queen of Vrndavana`s Acfivifies af Kuruksefra
TEXT 383
ycnava sucta-navabnyuaya-prasanga
mnalaia-spluiiia-iamaiasopamcna
anyan nmiIya nayanam mutava rana
vamcna tcna nayancna aarsa hrsnam
ycna-by wlicl; cva-cciiainly; sucta-indicaicd; nava-lcw; abnyuaya-good loiiunc;
prasanga-ioucling; mnc-ol a lisl; anata-siiucl; spnurta-glisicning; tamarasa-a icd
loius llowci; upamcna-lilc; anyat-ilc oilci; nmIya-closing; nayanam-cyc; muta-
jubilani; cva-cciiainly; rana-Radla; vamcna-wiil ilc lcli; tcna-wiil ilai;
nayancna-cyc; aarsa-saw; hrsnam-Kisna.
Jubilani, loiiunaic Radla closcd Hci iigli cyc, and wiil Hci lcli cyc, wlicl was
lilc a glisicning icd loius llowci puslcd by a lisl, gazcd ai Loid Kisna.
-Si Haia
TEXT 38+
ananogata-baspa-pura-pntam cahsun hsamam nchstum
banu siata cva hampa-vnurau sahtau na hantna-granc
vani sambnrama-gagaahsara-paa sanhsobna-IoIam manan
satyam vaIIabna-sangamo p su-craj jato vyogayatc
ananda-liom bliss; udgaic-aiiscn; baspa-ol icais; puia-a llood; piliiam-placcd;
calsul-cycs; lsamam-ablc; na-noi; lsiium-io scc; balu-aims; sidaia-icmaincd;
cva-cciiainly; lampa-vidluiau-iicmbling; saliau-ablc; na-noi; lanila-ilc nccl;
gialc-in lolding; vani-woids; sambliama-bcing ovciwlclmcd; gadgada-clolcd
up; alsaia-padc-in woids; sanlobla-lolam-icsilcss; manal-lcaii; saiyam-in iiuil;
vallabla-wiil Hci bclovcd; sangamal-associaiion; api-cvcn; su-ciiai-alici a long
iimc; jaial-was manilcsicd; viyogayaic-as scpaiaiion.
Hci cycs lloodcd wiil icais and could no longci scc. Hci aims wcic ovciwlclmcd
wiil iicmbling and could noi wiap ilcmsclvcs aiound His nccl. Hci clolcd voicc
could spcal no woids, and Hci lcaii was icsilcss. Alici sucl a long iimc, ilc
mcciing wiil Hci lovci was jusi lilc Hci scpaiaiion liom Him.
-Si Sublia
Rahasy anunayanfam krsnam prafi radha-vakyam
Lord Krsna Tries fo ConsoIe Srmaf Radharan Wifh Sweef Words
in a SoIifary PIace, and She RepIies in fhe FoIIowing Way
TEXT 385
hm paantc Iutnas vmanan svamno n svatantran
hnct haIam hvac abnratas tatra has tc paranan
agas-harny anam na yaya jivtam tva-vyogc
bnartr-pranan strya t nanu tvam mamavanuncyan
hm-wly; paa-ol ilc lcci; antc-ai ilc cnd; Iutnas-You lavc lallcn; vmanan-
unlappy ai lcaii; svamnan-ilc lusband; n-indccd; svatantran-aic indcpcndcni;
hnct-somcwlai; haIam-iimc; hvact-somcwlcic; abnratan-dcvoicd; tatra-ilcic;
han-wlai'; tc-ol You; aparanan-ollcnsc; agan-sin; harn-doing; anam-I am; na-
lcic; yaya-by wlom; jivtam-livcd; tvat-ol You; vyogc-in scpaiaiion; bnartr-loi
wlom ilc lusband; pranan-is ilc vciy lilc and soul; stryan-wivcs; t-ilus; nanu-is
ii noi'; tvam-You; mama-by Mc; anuncyan-slould bc apologizcd io.

Wly lavc You lallcn disconsolaic ai My lcci' Tlc lusband is always indcpcndcni.
Hc may siay loi somc iimc, and ilcn Hc may also go away. Wlai lauli is ilcic on
Youi paii' Ii is I wlo am ilc sinnci, loi I icmaincd alivc cvcn wlcn scpaiaicd
liom You. Tlc wilc slould always considci lci lusband io bc lci vciy lilc and
soul. Ii is I wlo slould apologizc io You.
-auiloi unlnown
Tafraiva sakhm prafi sr-radha-vacanam
Srmaf Radharan`s Words fo a Gop-friend af Kuruksefra
TEXT 386
yan haumara-naran sa cva n varas ta cva catra-hsapas
tc conmiIta-maIati-surabnayan praunan haambanIan
sa cavasm tatnap tatra surata-vyapara-IiIa-vnau
rcva-ronas vctas-tanu-taIc cctan samuthantnatc
yan,-ilai samc pcison wlo; haumara-naran,-ilc ilicl ol my lcaii duiing youil;
san,-lc; cva n-cciiainly; varan,-lovci; tan,-ilcsc; cva-cciiainly; catra-hsapan,-
moonlii niglis ol ilc monil ol Caiiia; tc-ilosc; ca-and; unmiIta-liuciilicd; maIati-
ol malai llowcis; surabnayan,-liagancc; praunan,-lull; haamba-wiil ilc liagancc
ol ilc ladamba llowci; anIan,-ilc bicczcs; sa-ilai onc; ca-also; cva-cciiainly;
asm-I am; tatnap-siill; tatra-ilcic; surata-vyapara-in iniimaic iiansaciion; IiIa-ol
pasiimcs; vnau-in ilc mannci; rcva-ol ilc iivci namcd Rcva; ronas-on ilc banl;
vctasi-ol ilc namc Vcias; taru-taIc-undcincail ilc iicc; cctan,-my mind;
samuthantnatc-is vciy cagci io go.
Tlai vciy pcisonaliiy wlo siolc away my lcaii duiing my youil is now again my
masici. Tlcsc aic ilc samc moonlii niglis ol ilc monil ol Caiiia. Tlc samc
liagancc ol malai llowcis is ilcic, and ilc samc swcci bicczcs aic blowing liom
ilc ladamba loicsi. In oui iniimaic iclaiionslip, I am also ilc samc lovci, yci siill
my mind is noi lappy lcic. I am cagci io go bacl io ilai placc on ilc banl ol ilc
Rcva undci ilc Vcias iicc. Tlai is my dcsiic.
-auiloi unlnown
TEXT 387
pryan so yam hrsnan sanacar huru-hsctra-mItas
tatnanam sa rana ta am ubnayon sangama-suhnam
tatnapy antan-hncIan-manura-muraIi-pacama-jusc
mano mc haIn-puIna-vpnaya sprnayat
pryan-vciy dcai; san,-Hc; ayam-ilis; hrsnan,-Loid Kisna; sana-car-O My dcai
liicnd; huru-hsctra-mItan,-wlo is mci on ilc licld ol Kuiusciia; tatna-also; anam-
I; sa-ilai; rana-Radlaian; ta-ilai; am-ilis; ubnayon,-ol boil ol Us; sangama-
suhnam-ilc lappincss ol mcciing; tatnap-siill; antan,-wiilin; hncIan-playing;
manura-swcci; muraIi-ol ilc lluic; pancama-ilc liil noic; jusc-wlicl dcliglis in;
manan,-ilc mind; mc-My; haIni-ol ilc Rivci Yamuna; puIna-on ilc banl;
vpnaya-ilc iiccs; sprnayat-dcsiics.
My dcai liicnd, now I lavc mci My vciy old and dcai liicnd Kisna on ilis licld ol
Kuiulsciia. I am ilc samc Radlaian, and now Wc aic mcciing iogcilci. Ii is vciy
plcascni, bui siill I would lilc io go io ilc banl ol ilc Yamuna bcncail ilc iiccs ol
ilc loicsi ilcic. I wisl io lcai ilc vibiaiion ol His swcci lluic playing ilc lilil
noic wiilin ilai loicsi ol Vindavana.
-Si Rupa Gosvam
Samapfau mangaIacaranam
Auspicious ConcIusion
TEXT 388
mugnc munca vsaam atra baIabnt hampo gurus tyajyatam
sa-bnavam bnaja punariha-nayanc manyan man manaya
Iahsmim shsayatan svayamvara-vnau nanvantarcr vah-cnaIa
ty anya-pratscnam atman vnm srnvan narn patu van
mugdlc-O bcauiilul giil; munca-abandon; visadam-Siva; aiia-lcic; balablii-India;
lampal-Vaiuna; guiul-lilaspaii; iajyaiam-slould bc icjccicd; sai-blavam-ilc
iiansccndcnial Supicmc Pcison; blaja-you slould woislip; pundaiila-nayanc-O
loius-cycd giil; ma-don'i; anyan-oilcis; iman-ilcsc; manaya-acccpi; lalsmn-ilc
goddcss ol loiiunc; slsayaial-insiiuciions; svayamvaia-vidlau-in ilc maiici ol
sclcciing a lusband; dlanvaniaicl-ol Dlanvaniaii; val-clalai-liom ilc clcvci
woids; iii-ilus; anya-ol ilc oilcis; piaiiscdlau-icjcciion; aimani-in Himscll;
vidlim-acccpiancc; sinvan-lcaiing; laiil-May Loid Haii; paiu-pioicci; val-you
all.
O bcauiilul giil, icjcci Siva. Rcjcci India, Vaiuna, and lilaspaii. O loius-cycd
giil, woislip ilc iiansccndcnial Pcisonaliiy ol Godlcad, and icjcci all ilc oilcis.`
May Loid Haii, wlo ovcilcaid Dlanvaniaii as lc was insiiuciing Lalsm-dcv io
sclcci ilc Loid as lci lusband, pioicci you all.`
-auiloi unlnown
TEXT 389
yau-vamsavatamsaya
vrnavana-vnarnc
samsara-sagarottara-
tarayc narayc naman
yau-ol ilc Yadu; vamsa-dynasiy; avatamsayc-ilc ciown; vrnavana-in Vindavana;
vIasnc-wlo cnjoys iiansccndcnial pasiimcs; samsara-ol icpcaicd biiil and dcail;
sagara-ilc occan; uttara-loi ciossing; tarayc-ilc boai; narayc-io Loid Kisna;
naman-obcisanccs.
To Kisna, ilc ciown ol ilc Yadu dynasiy, ilc Loid wlo cnjoys iiansccndcnial
pasiimcs in Vindavana, and ilc boai loi ciossing ilc occan ol icpcaicd biiil and
dcail, I ollci my icspccilul obcisanccs.
-Si Avilamba Saiasvai
TEXT 390
bnramya-bnasvara-manarar-shnara-vyagnattana vspnurat-
hcyuran purunuta-hunjara-hara-prag-bnara-samvarnnan
atycnra-pramaa-hapoIa-vIasat-patranhura-ccncno
or-anan haI-haIa-haImasa-musan hamsa-vsan pantu van
bliamyai-wandciing; blasvaia-splcndid; mandaia-adii-Mandaia Mouniain; sill
aia-ilc summii; vyaglaiianai-liom siiiling; vispluiai-glisicning; lcyuial-wiil
aimlcis; puiuluia-lunjaia-ol ilc clcplani Aiiavaia; laia-ol ilc iiunl; pial-blaia-
ilc lioni; sammaidinal-cclipsing; daiiya-ol ilc dcmons; india-ol ilc lings;
piamada-ol ilc wivcs; lapola-on ilc clccls; vilasai-ilc splcndid; paiia-anluia-
dccoiaiions; clcdinal-bicaling; dol-dandal-ilc aims; lali-ol Kali; lala-ol ilc
iimc; lalmusa-ilc sins; musal-icmoving; lamsa-dvisal-ol Loid Kisna, ilc cncmy
ol Kamsa; paniu-may pioicci; val-you all.
May Loid Kisna's aims, wlicl aic dccoiaicd wiil aimlcis glisicning bccausc ol
siiiling ilc splcndid summii ol Mouni Mandaia, wlicl cclipsc ilc bcauiy ol ilc
loicpaii ol Aiiavaia Llcplani's iiunl, wlicl bical ilc dccoiaiion on ilc clccls ol
ilc gicai dcmons' wivcs by iuining ilcm inio widows, and wlicl icmovc ilc sins
ol ilc agc ol Kali, pioicci you all.
-Si Yogcsvaia
TEXT 391
jayacva-bIvamangaIa-
muhnan hrta yc tra sant sanarbnan
tcsam payan vna
samanrtanitarany atra
jayacva-by Jayadcva Gosvami; bIbamangaIa-and lilvamangala Tlaluia; muhnan-
lcadcd; hrtan-wiiiicn; yc-wlicl; atra-lcis; sant-lavc bccn; sanarbnan-many
bools; tcsam-ol ilcm; payan-ilc vciscs; vna-wiiloui; samanrtan-collccicd;
taran-oilcis; atra-lcic.
Jayadcva Gosvam, lilvamangala Tlaluia, and oilci lamous auilois lavc wiiiicn
many bools. Wiiloui iclciiing io ilcii vciscs, ilc woil ol oilci, lcss-lamous
auilois las bccn asscmblcd in ilis bool.
-Si Rupa Gosvam
TEXT 392
Iasa-ujjvaIa-rasa-sumana
gohuIa-huIa-paIhaI-haItan
ma-abnipstam abnayat
taruna-tamaIa-haIpa-paapan ho p
lasai-splcndid; ujjvla-iasa-in ilc mcllows ol conjugal lovc; sumanal-vciy cxpcii;
golula-ol Golula; lula-palila-ol ilc pious giils; ali-by ilc muliiiudcs; laliial-
woislipcd; mai-my; ablipsiiam-dcsiic; ablidadyai-may giani; iaiuna-young;
iamala-iamala; lalpa-padapal-dcsiic iiccs; lal api-a cciiain.
I piay ilai ilc young iamala lalpa-vilsa iicc cxpcii ai cnjoying splcndid amoious
pasiimcs and woislipcd by ilc pious giils ol Golula will giani my dcsiic.
-Si Rupa Gosvam