The Devotee's Aspiration to Reside in Sri Vrndavana, Part 7

BY: SUN STAFF

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Jan 28, CANADA (SUN) — Sadhaka-dehocita-Sri-brndabana-basa-lalasa (The Devotee's Aspiration to Reside in Sri Vrndavana), by Srila Narottama das Thakur, translated by Sriman Kusakratha dasa.


Sri -rupa-rati manjaryah Vijnaptih
(Prayer to Sri Rupa manjari and Sri Rati-manjari)


Song 48

Text 1

radha-krsna-sebon muni jibane marane
tanra sthana tanra lila dekhon ratri dine

I shall serve Sri Sri Radha and Krsna in this life and also after my death. Night and day I shall see Their transcendental abode and pastimes.

Text 2

je sthane lila kare jugala-kisora
sakhira sangini hana tanhe hana bhora

Wherever the youthful Divine Couple shall go to perform transcendental pastimes I shall follow as an associate of Their gopi-friends, and I shall stay with Them until sunrise.

Text 3

sri-rupa-manjari-pada sebon nirabadhi
tanra pada-padma mora mantra-mahausadhi

I shall continually serve the lotus feet of Sri Rupa-manjari. Her lotus feet are my purifying mantra and my medicinal herb.

Text 4

sri-rati-manjari devi more kara daya
anuksana deha tuya pada-padma-chaya

O Sri Rati-manjari-devi, please be merciful to me. Please give me the continual shade of your lotus feet.

Text 5

sri-rasa-manjari devi kara abadhana
anuksana deha tuya pada-padma-dhyana

O Sri Rasa-manjari-devi, please notice me. please allow me to constantly meditate on your lotus feet.

Text 6

brndabane nitya nitya jugala-bilasa
prarthana karaye sada narottama dasa

Please allow me to join the eternal pastimes of the Divine Couple in Vrndavana. Narottama dasa constantly prays in this way.


Sakhi-vrnde Vijnaptih (Prayer to the Gopis)

Song 49

Text 1

radha-krsna p[rana mora jugala-kisora
jibane marane gati nahi mora

The youthful Divine Couple Sri Sri Radha and Krsna are my life and soul. In life or death I have no other refuge but Them.

Text 2

kalindira kule keli-kadambera bana
ratana-bedira upara bosabo ju'jana

I shall install the Divine Couple on a jewelled throne in a pleasant forest of kadamba trees on the shore of the Yamuna river.

Text 3

syama-gauri-ange dibo (cuwa) candanera gandha
camara dhulabo kabe heri mukha-candra

When will I place aromatic sandalwood paste on the limbs of Lord Syamasundara and Srimati Gaurangi-devi? When will I fan Them with a camara wisk? When will I see Their moonlike faces?

Text 4

gathiya malatir mala dibo dohara gale
adhare tuliya dibo karpura-tambule

When will I string garlands of malati flowers and place them on the necks of the Divine Couple? When will I place betel nuts mixed with camphor in their lotus mouths?

Text 5

lalita bisakha-adi jata sakhi-brnda
ajnaya koribo seba caranarabinda

When, following the orders of Lalita, Visakha and the other gopis, will I serve the lotus feet of the Divine Couple?

Text 6

sri-krsna-caitanya-prabhur daser anudasa
seba abhilasa kore narottama-dasa

Narottama dasa, the servant of the servant of Sri Krsna Caitanya Mahaprabhu, longs for this service to the Divine Couple.



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