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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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?
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?
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?
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.