Describing the Glories of the Son of Saci

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Bhaktivedanta Book Trust.


Sep 03, CANADA (SUN) —


Describing the Glories of the Son of Saci

Sri Saci-nandana-vijayastaka
Eight Prayers Describing the Glories of the Son of Saci

From "Sri Stavamrta Lahari" by Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti

1
gadadhara yada parah sa kila ksacanalokito
maya srita-gayadhavana madhura-murtir ekas tada
navambuda iva bruvan dhrta-navambudo netrayor
luthan bhuvi niruddha-vag vijayate saci-nandanah

One day, Gadadhara Pandita heard the following words: O Gadadhara! I saw the most extraordinary person on the road to Gaya. His form was very handsome, and He roared just like a thundercloud. His eyes rained tears as if they had become rain clouds, and He rolled about on the ground, His voice choked up in the ecstasy of love of God. All glories to that Lord, the son of Saci-devi.

2
alaksita-carim harity-udita-matratah kam dasam
asav ati-budhagranir atula-kampa-sampadikam
vrajann ahaha modte na punar atra sastresv iti
sva-sisya-gana-vestito vijayate saci-nandanah

Oh, what kind of extraordinary state has He attained? Although He is the leader of the scholars, He no longer delights in study. When He holds class, surrounded by his pupils, if He hears the sound "Hari“, He begins to tremble. All glories to that Lord, the son of Saci-devi.

3
haha kim idam ucyate patha pathatra krsnam muhur
vina tam iha sadhutam dadhati kim buddha dhatavah
prasiddha iha varna-sanghatita-samyag-amnayakah
sva-namni yad iti bruvan vijayate saci-nandanah

Once during class Lord Caitanya interrupted a pupil and asked, ‘What are you saying? Instead of these verbs, you should constantly repeat the name of Krsna, the most famous of all worlds according to the Vedas. O students, without Krsna, what benefit can verbs give?’ All glories to Lord Caitanya, the son of Saci-devi, who chants His own holy name in that way.

4
navambuja-dale yad-iksana-savarnata-dirghate
sada sva-hrdi bhavyatam sapadi sadhyatam tat-padam
sa pathayati vismitan smita-mukhah sva-sisyan iti
prati-prakaranam prabhur vijayate saci-nandanah

No matter what the particular topic of study was, He would smile and instruct His astonished grammar students in this way: ‘O students, please place the two large eyes of Sri Krsna, which are as beautiful as two lotus petals, within your hearts, and please place His lotus feet within your hearts in the same way.’ All glories to that Lord, the son of Saci-devi.

5
kva yani karavani kim kva nu maya harir labhyatam
tam udisatu kah sakhe kathaya kah prapadyeta mam
iti dravati ghurnate kalita-bhakta-kanthah suca
sa murchayati mataram vijayate saci-nandanah

At other times, the Lord would say, ‘O friend, where shall I go, and what shall I do to attain Lord Hari?’ Who will show Him to Me? Please tell me who will help me in this way’. Speaking thus, the Lord ran here and there and rolled about on the ground. Their throats filled with grief, the stricken devotees called out to Him. In this way the Lord caused His mother Saci-devi, to faint. All glories to that Lord, the son of Saci-devi.

6
smararbuda-durapaya tanu-ruci-chata-cchayaya
tamah kali-tama-krtam nikhilam eva nirmulayan
nrnam nayana-saubhagam divi-sadam mukhais tarayan
lasann adhi-dharah prabhur vijayate saci-nandanah

The reflection of the splendid beauty of the Lord is not attainable even by millions of Cupids, and with that splendour the Lord uproots the darkness of the ignorance of the age of Kali. Descending with the principal demigods, the Lord delighted the eyes of the residents of this earth planet. All glories to that effulgent Lord, the son of Saci-devi.

7
ayam kanaka-bhudharah pranaya-ratnam uccaih kiran
krpaturataya vrajan abhavad atra visvambharah
yad-aksi-patha-sancarat-suradhuni-pravahair nijam
param ca jagad ardayan vijayate saci-nandanah

He is like a golden mountain that scatters jewels of pure love of God. Because of His great mercy He wandered on this earth planet. That Lord, known as Visvambhara, the maintainer of the universe, inundated His own universe with the currents of the Ganges river of tears of love of Godhead flowing from His eyes. All glories to that Lord, the son of Saci-devi.

8
gato ‘smi mathuram mama priyatama visakha-sakhi
gata nu bata kam dasam vada katham nu vedani tam
itiva sa ni jecchaya vraja-pateh sutah prapitas
tadiya-rasa-carvanam vijayate saci-nandanah

Lord Krsna said to Uddhava: ‘What is the condition of Srimati Radharani now that I have come to Mathura? Please tell me so that I may understand.’ In order to fulfill His own desire, Lord Krsna, the son of the king of Vraja, has descended as Lord Caitanya to taste the mellows of His own devotional service

9
idam pathati yo ‘stakam guna-nidhe saci-nandana
prabho tava padambuje sphurad-amanda-visrambhavan
tam ujjvala-matim nija-pranaya-rupa-varganugam
vidhaya nija-dhamani drutam uri-kurusva svayam

O Lord, O son of Saci-devi, O ocean of transcendental qualities, please place in Your abode all who read these eight verses and are full of faith in Your lotus feet. Please accept those readers whose intelligence is pure and who follow in the footsteps of the great devotees headed by Srila Rupa Govami, who are full of great love for You.


Sri Mahaprabhor astakam
Eight Prayers Glorifying Sri Mahaprabhu

From "Sri Stavamrta Lahari" by Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti

1
svarupa bhavato bhavatv ayam iti smita-snigdhaya
giraiva raghunatham utpulika-gatram ullasayan
rahasy upadisan nija-pranaya-gudha-mudram svayam
virajatu ciraya me hrdi sa gauracandrah prabhuh

Svarupa Damodara, he is yours. With these words affectionately marked with a smile and making Raghunatha dasa so happy the hairs of his body stood erect, Lord Gauracandra gave a sign of His deep love in that secluded place. May Lord Gauracandra eternally shine in my heart.

2
svarupa mama hrd-vranam bata viveda rupah katham
lilekha yad ayam patha tvam api tala-patre ‘ksaram
iti pranaya-vellitam vidadhad asu rupantaram
virajatu ciraya me hrdi sa gauracandrah prabhuh

Svarupa Damodara, how did Rupa Gosvami understand the wound in My heart? Read this verse he wrote about it on this palm leaf.“ Speaking these words, the Lord made Rupa Gosvami’s heart tremble with ecstatic love. May Lord Gauracandra eternally shine in my heart.

3
svarupa parakiya-sat-pravara-vastunasecchatam
dadhaj jana iha tvaya paricito na vetiksayan
sanatanam uditya vismita-mukham maha-vismitam
virajatu ciraya me hrdi sa gaurancandrah prabhuh

Svarupa Damodara, among these aspiring devotees you have not selected one worthy to explain the most exalted parakiya-rasa.“ With a glance the Lord then singled out the astonished Sanatana Gosvami. May Lord Gauracandra eternally shine in my heart.

4
svarupa hari-nama yaj jagad aghosayam tena kim
na vacayitum apy athasakam imam sivanandajam
iti sva-pada-lehanaih sisum acikarad yah kavim
virajatu ciraya me hrdi sa gauracandrah prabhuh

Svarupa Damodara, I made the entire universe chant Lord Hari’s name. Why can I not make this son of Sivananda Sena chant? By speaking these words the Lord transformed that child into a great poet. May Lord Gauracandra eternally shine in my heart.

5
svarupa rasa-ritir ambuja-drsam vraje bhanyatam
ghana-pranaya-mana-ja sruti-yugam mamotkanthyate
rama yad iha manini tad api lokayeti bruvan
virajatu ciraya me hrdi sa gauracadrah prabhuh

Svarupa Damodara, let the lotus-eyed gopis describe the nectar stream that flows in Vraja. My ears yearn for that stream, which is born from intense jealous love. Here is the jealous goddess of fortune! Look!“ Speaking in this way, may Lord Gauracandra eternally shine in my heart.

6
svarupa rasa-mandiram bhavasi man-mudam aspadam
tvam atra purusottame vraja-bhuviva me vartase
iti sva-parirambhanaih pulakinam vyadhat tam ca yo
virajatu ciraya me hrdi sa gauracandrah prabhuh

Svarupa Damodara, you are a temple of nectar! You are the home of My happiness! Here in Jagannatha Puri you are My Vraja!“ Speaking these words and embracing him, the Lord overwhelmed Svarupa Damodara, making the hairs of his body stand up in ecstasy. May Lord Gauracandra eternally shine in my heart.

7
svarupa kim apiksitam kva nu vibho nisi svapnatah
prabho kathaya kim nu tam nava-yuva varambhodharah
vyadhat kim ayam iksyate kim u na hity agat tam dasam
virajatu ciraya me hrdi sa gauracandrah prabhuh

"Svarupa Damodara, what did I see? "
"Where, my Lord? "
"In a dream at night. "
"Tell me, what was it, my Lord. "
"It was a youth that was a monsoon cloud. "
"What did He do? Do You see Him now? "
"He has not left My sight. "
May Lord Gauracandra eternally shine in my heart.

8
svarupa mama netrayoh purata eva krsno hasann
apaiti na kara-graham bata dadati ha kim sakhe
iti skhalati dhavati svasiti ghurnate yah sada
virajatu ciraya me hrdi sa gauracandrah prabhuh

Svarupa Damodara, why does smiling Krsna not come before My eyes? O Friend, why does He not extend His hand to Me?“ Again and again He runs, stumbles, sighs, and trembles. May Lord Gauracandra eternally shine in my heart.

9
svarupa-caritamrtam kila mahaprabhor astakam
rahasyatamam adbhutam pathati yah krti praty-aham
svarupa-parivaratam nayati tam saci-nandano
ghana-pranaya-madhurim sva-padayoh samasvadayan

Lord Caitanya makes a saintly devotee who daily reads these eight wonderful and confidential verses glorifying Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and filled with the nectar pastimes of the Lord with Svarupa Damodara Gosvami taste the sweetness of deep love for His lotus feet. He makes him a personal associate of Svarupa Damodara.



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