Nimai of Nabadwip, Part 27
BY: SUN STAFF
Apr 13, 2012 CANADA (SUN) A serial presentation of 'Nimai of Nabadwip', reposted from PrabhupadaConnect and appearing in part in 'Srila Prabhupada Tributes 2010'.
Nimai of Nabadwip
Patit Pavana das Adhikary (Patit Uddharana das)
THE LORD RETURNS TO NABADWIP
Absorbed in Krishna-separation, cowherd damsel's mood,
The Lord began for Vrindavan where Krishna Gopis wooed.
"Return to Nabadwip," a voice entreated from the sky-
"The people there need sankirtan to save them," came the cry.
With a following, the Lord returned to Nabadwip's nine isles,
Devotees who had been as dead men now were lit with smiles.
They'd been as lifeless bodies when the Lord had left their sight,
To see Him merged in love for Krishna filled them with delight.
In Nabadwip He sat and talked with those of friendship pure,
Discussing with them details of His sacred Gaya tour.
Together there were Srivas, Sadashiva and Murari;
Mukunda, Shriman Pandit and Suklambar Brahmachary.
As Nimai showed His feelings for the Lord of Vrindavan.
Around His lotus feet devotees gathered like white swan
Who duck at lotus blossom stems while swimming on the lake,
Said Nimai, "Oh, where is Krishna for Whom My heart does ache?"
In separation's anguish Nimai lost His conscious state,
While oceans of eternal bliss appeared to inundate
The moods of Nimai's friends for unto them His zeal conveyed,
‘Neath ocean tides of Krishna-prem, the others, too, were swayed.
Upon returning then, our Hero to His class to teach,
The Lord no longer sought debates, but Krishna's glories preached.
His students learned of Ajamil who saved himself at death,
By calling for his son Narayana with his final breath.
When Lord Narayana heard this fallen brahmana shout His name,
He pardoned sinful Ajamil and back to home he came.
Vaikuntha's ever-blissful realms accepted Ajamil,
The holy name's great potency the Lord did thus reveal:
"Please chant the mahamantra, students," Nimai then implored,
"As long as life itself will last, love Krishna as your Lord."
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
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