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om--address; ajnana--(of) ignorance; timira--(by) the darkness; andhasya--of one who was blinded; jnana-anjana--(by) the ointment of spiritual knowledge; salakaya--by a medical instrument called a salaka, which is used to apply medical ointment to eyes afflicted with cataracts: caksuh--eyes; unmilitam--were opened; yena--by whom; tasmai--unto him; sri-gurave--unto my spiritual master; namah--obeisances.
sri-caitanya--(of) Lord Caitanya; manah--(within) the mind; abhistam--what is desired; sthapitam--established; yena--by whom; bhu-tale--on the surface of the globe; svayam--himself; rupah--Srila Rupa Gosvami; kada--when; mahyam--unto me; dadati--will give; sva--his own; pada--lotus feet; antikam--proximity to.
Vande--offer my respectful obeisances; aham--I; sri-guroh--of my initiating spiritual master or instructing spiritual master; sri-yuta-pada-kamalam--unto the opulent lotus feet; sri-gurun--unto the spiritual masters in the parampara systems beginning from Madhavendra Puri down to Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura Prabhupada; vaisnavan--unto all the Vaisnavas, beginning from Lord Brahma and others coming from the very start of the creation; Ca--and; sri-rupam--unto Srila Rupa Gosvami; sa-agra-jatam--with his elder brothers Sri Sanatana Gosvami; saha-gana-raghunatha-anvitam--with Raghunatha Dasa Gosvami and his associates; tam--unto him; sajivam--with Jiva Gosvami; sa- advaitam--with Advaita Acarya; sa-avadhutam--with Nityananda Prabhu; parijana-sahitam--and with Srivasa Thakura and all the other devotees; krsna-caitanya-devam--unto Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu; sri-radha-krsna-padan--unto the lotus feet of the all-opulent Sri Krsna and Radharani, saha-gana--with associates; lalita-sri-visakha-anvitan--accompanied by Lalita and Sri Visakha; Ca--also.
I offer my respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of my spiritual master and of all the other preceptors on the path of devotional service. I offer my respectful obeisances unto all the Vaisnavas and unto the six Gosvamis including Srila Rupa Gosvaml, Srila Sanatana Gosvami, Raghunatha Dasa Gosvami, Jiva Gosvami, and their associates. I offer my respectful obeisances unto Sri Advaita Acarya Prabhu, Sri Nityananda Prabhu, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, and all His devotees, headed by Srivasa Thakura. I then offer my respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of Lord Krsna, Srimati Radharani, and all the gopis, headed by Lalita and Visakha.
namah--obeisances; om-address; visnu-padaya--unto him who is at the feet of Lord Visu; krsna-presthaya--who is very dear to Lord Krsna; bhu-tale--on the earth; srimate--all-beautiful; bhakti-vedanta-svamin--A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami; iti--thus; namine-- who is named.
I offer my respectful obeisances
unto His Divine Grace a.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupalda, who is very dear to
Lord Krsna, having taken shelter at His lotus feet.
namah--obeisances; to--unto you, sarasvate deve--servant of Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami; gaura-vani--the message of Lord Caitanya; pracarine--who are preaching; nirvisa--impersonalism; sunya-vadi--(from) voidism; pascatya--Western; deska-countries; tarine--who are delivering.
Our respectful obeisances are unto you, O spiritual master, servant of Sarasvati Gosvami. You are kindly preaching the message of Lord Caitanyadeva and delivering the Western countries, which are filled with impersonalism and voidism.
sri-varsabhanavi-devi-dayitaya--unto Sri Varsabhanavi-devi-dayita Dasa, the servant of the lover of Srimati Radharani; krpa-abdhaye--who is an ocean of mercy; krsna-sambandha--(of) the relationship with Krsna; vijnana--(of) the science; dayine--who is the deliverer; prabhave--unto the master; namah--obeisances.
I offer my respectful obeisances to Sri Varsabhanavi-devi-dayita Dasa [another name of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati, who is favored by Srimati Radharani and who is the ocean of transcendental mercy and the deliverer of the science of Krsna.
madhurya--conjugal; ujjvala--brilliant; prema--love; adhya-- enriched with; sri-rupa-anuga--following Srila Rupa Gosvami; bhakti-da--delivering devotional service; sri-gaura--(of) Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu; karuna--(of) the mercy, sakti--energy; vigrahaya--unto the personified; namah--obeisances; astu--let there be; to--unto you.
I offer my respectful obeisances
unto you, the personified energy of Sri Caitanya's mercy, who deliver
devotional service which is enriched with conjugal love of Radha and Krsna,
coming exactly in the line of revelation of Srila Rupa Gosvami.
namah--obeisances; to--unto you; gaura-vani--teachings of Lord Caitanya; sri-murtaye--unto the personified; dina--(of) the fallen; tarine--unto the deliverer; rupa-anuga--the philosophy which follows the teachings of Srila Rupa Gosvami; viruddha--against; apasiddhanta--(of) unauthorized statements; dhvanta--the darkness; harine--unto you who are removing.
I offer my respectful obeisances unto you, who are the per sonified teachings of Lord Caitanya. You are the deliverer of the fallen souls. You do not tolerate any statement which is against the teachings of devotional service enunciated by Srila Rupa Gosvami.
namah--obeisances; gaura-kisoraya--unto Gaurakisora Dasa Babaji; saksat--directly; vairagya--renunciation; murtaye--unto the personified; vipralambha--(of) separation (from Krsna) rasa--(of) the mellow; ambhodhe--O ocean; pada-ambujaya--unto the lotus feet; te--your; namah--obeisances.
I offer my respectful obeisances unto Gaurakisora Dasa Babaji Maharaja [the spiritual master of Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati], who is renunciation personified. He is always merged in a feeling of separation and intense love of Krsna.
namah--obeisances; bhaktivinodaya--unto Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura; sat-cit-ananda-namine--known as Saccidananda; gaura--(of) Lord Caitanya; sakti--energy; svarupaya--unto the personified; rupa-anuga-varaya--who is a revered follower of Srila Rupa Gosvami; te--unto you.
gaura--(of) Lord Caitanya; avirbhava--(of) the appearance; bhumeh--of the place; tvam--you; nirdesta--the indicator; sat-jana-- (to) all saintly persons; priyah--dear; vaisnava--(of) the Vaisnavas; sarvabhaumah--chief; sri jagannathaya--unto Jagannatha dasa Babaji; te--unto you; namah--obeisances.
vancha-kalpa-tarubhyah--who are desire trees; ca--and; Krpa-- (of) mercy: (of) mercy; sindhubhyah--who are oceans; eva--certainly; ca--and; patitanam--of the fallen souls; pavanebhyah--who are the purifiers, vaisnavehhyah--unto the Vaisnavas; namah namah--repeated obeisances.
I offer my respectful obeisances unto all the Vaisnava devotees of the Lord. They are just like desire trees who can fulfill the desires of everyone, and they are full of compassion for the fallen conditioned souls.
namah--obeisances; maha-vadanyaya--who is most munificent and charitably disposed; krsna-prema--love of Krsna; pradaya-- who can give; te--unto You; krsnaya--the original Personality of Godhead; krsna-caitanya-namne--under the name Krsna Caitanya; gaura-tvise-- whose complexion is the golden complexion of Srimati Radharani; namah--obeisances.
O most munificent incarnation! You are Krsna Himself ap pearing as Sri Krsna Caitanya Mahaprabhu. You have assumed the golden color of Srimati Radharani, and You are widely distributing pure love of Krsna. We offer our respectful obeisances unto You.
panca-tattva-atmakam--comprehending the five transcendental subject matters; krsnam--unto Lord Krsna; bhakta-rupa--in the form of a devotee; sva-rupakam--in the expansion of a devotee; bhakta-avataram--in the incarnation of a devotee; bhakta-akhyam--known as a devotee, namami--I offer my obeisances bhakta-saktikam--the energy of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who supplies energy to the devotee.
he--O; krsna--Krsna; karuna-sindho--O ocean of mercy; Dina-- (of) the distressed; bandho--O friend; jagat--(of) the universe; pate--O Lord; gopa-isa--O master of the cowherdmen; gopika-kanta--O lover of the gopis; radha-kanta--O lover of Radharani; namah--obeisances; astu--let there be; to--unto You.
O my dear Krsna, ocean of mercy, You are the friend of the distressed and the source of creation. You are the master of the cowherd men and the lover of the gopis, especially Radharani. I offer my respectful obeisances unto You.
jayatam--all glory to; su-ratau--most merciful, or attached in conjugal love; pangoh--of one who is lame; mama--of me; manda-mateh--foolish; gati--refuge; mat--my; sarva-sva--everything; pada-ambhojau--whose lotus feet; radha-madana-mohanau-- Radharani and Madana-mohana.
divyat--shining; vrnda-aranya--(in) the forest of Vrndavana; kalpa-druma--desire tree: adhah--beneath; srimat--most beautiful, ratna-agara--(in) a temple of jewels, simha-asana-sthau--sitting on a throne; srimat--very beautiful; radha--srimati Radharani; srila-govinda-devau--and Sri Govindadeva; prestha-alibhih--by most confidential associates; sevyamanau--being served; smarami--I remember.
In a temple of jewels in Vrndavana, underneath a desire tree, Sri Sri Radha-Govinda, served by Their most confidential associates, sit upon an effulgent throne. I offer my humble obeisances unto Them.
sriman--most beautiful; rasa--(of) the rasa dance, rasa--(of) the mellow; arambhi--the initiator; vamsi-vata--(of) the name Vamsivata; tata--on the shore; sthitah--standing; Karsan--attracting; venu--(of) the flute; svanaih--by the sounds, gopih--the cowherd girls; gopi-nathah--Sri Gopinatha; sriye--benediction; astu--let there be; Nah--our.
Sri Srila Gopinatha, who originated the transcendental mellow of the rasa dance, stands on the shore in Vamsivata and attracts the attention of the cowherd damsels with the sound of His celebrated flute. May they all confer upon us their benediction.
tapta--molten; kancana--(like) gold; gaura--fair complexion; angi--O one whose body; radhe--O Radharani, vrndavana-isvari-- O Queen of Vrndavana; vrsabhanu-sute--O daughter of King Vrsabhanu; devi--O goddess; pranamami--I offer my respects; hari-priye--O one who is very dear to Lord Krsna.
Sri Caitanva Mahaprabhu is always accompanied by His plenary expansion Sri Nityananda Prabhu, His incarnation Sri Advaita Prabhu, His internal potency Sri Gadadhara Prabhu, and His marginal potency Srivasa Prabhu. He is in the midst of them as the Supreme Personality of Godhead. One should know that Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is always accompanied by these other tattvas. Therefore our obeisances to Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu are complete when we say, sri-krsna-caitanya prabhu nityananda sri-advaita gadadhara srivasadi-gaura-bhakta-vrnda. As preachers of the Krsna consciousness movement, we first offer our obeisances to Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu by chanting this Panca-tattva mantra; then we say, Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare. There are ten offenses in the chanting of the Hare Krsna maha-mantra, but these are not considered in the chanting of the Panca-tattva mantra, namely, sri-krsna-caitanya prabhu nityananda sri-advaita gadadhara srivasadi-gaura-bhakta-vrnda. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is known as maha-vadanyavatara, the most magnanimous incarna- tion, for He does not consider the offenses of the fallen souls. Thus to derive the full benefit of the chanting of the maha-mantra (Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare), we must first take shelter of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, learn the Panca-tattva mantra, and then chant the Hare Krsna maha-mantra. That will be very effective.
The transcendental vibration established by the chanting of Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare, Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare is the sublime method of reviving our Krsna consciousness. As living spiritual souls we are all originally Krsna conscious entities, but due to our association with matter from time immemorial, our consciousness is now polluted by the material atmosphere. The material atmosphere, in which we are now living, is called Maya, or illusion. Maya means "that which is riot." And what is this illusion? The illusion is that we are all trying to be lords of material nature, while actually we are under the grip of her stringent laws. When a servant artificially tries to imitate the all-powerful master, this is called illusion. In this polluted concept of life, we are all trying to exploit the resources of material nature, but actually we are becoming more and more entangled in her complexities. Therefore, although we are engaged in a hard struggle to conquer nature, we are ever more dependent on her. This illusory struggle against material nature can be stopped at once by revival of our Krsna consciousness.
Krsna consciousness is not an artificial imposition on the mind; this consciousness is the original energy of the living entity. When we hear the transcendental vibration, this consciousness is revived. And this process is recommended for this age by authorities. By practical experience also, one can perceive that by chanting this maha-mantra, or the Great Chanting for Deliv- erance, one can at once feel a transcendental ecstasy coming through from the spiritual stratum. And when one is factually on the plane of spiritual understanding--surpassing the stages of senses, mind, and intelligence--one is situated on the transcendental plane. This chanting of Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare is directly enacted from the spiritual platform, and thus this sound vibration surpasses all lower strata of consciousness-- namely sensual, mental, and intellectual. There is no need, therefore, to understand the language of the mantra, nor is there any need for mental speculation or any intellectual adjustment for chanting this maha-mantra. It springs automatically from the spiritual platform, and as such, anyone can take part in the chanting without any previous qualification, and dance in ecstasy.
We have seen this practically. Even a child can take part in the chanting, or even a dog can take part in it. Of course, for one who is too entangled in material life, it takes a little more time to come to the standard point, but even such a materially engrossed man is raised to the spiritual platform very quickly. When the mantra is chanted by a pure devotee of the Lord in love, it has the greatest efficacy on the hearers, and as such, this chanting should be heard from the lips of a pure devotee of the Lord, so that immediate effects can be achieved. As far as possible, chanting from the lips of non devotees should be avoided. Milk touched by the lips of a serpent has poisonous effects.
The word Hara is the form of addressing the energy of the Lord, and the words Krsna and Rama are forms of addressing the Lord Himself. Both Krsna and Rama mean "the supreme pleasure," and Hara is the supreme pleasure energy of the Lord, changed to Hare in the vocative. The supreme pleasure energy of the Lord helps us to reach the Lord.
The material energy, called Maya, is also one of the multi energies of the Lord. And we, the living entities, are also the energy--marginal energy--of the Lord. The living entities are described as superior to material energy. When the superior energy is in contact with the inferior energy, an incompatible situation arises; but when the superior marginal energy is in contact with the superior energy, called Hara, the living entity is established in his happy, normal condition.
These three words, namely Hare, Krsna, and Rama, are the transcendental seeds of the mha-mantra. The chanting is a spiritual call for the Lord and His internal energy, Hara, to give protection to the conditioned soul. This chanting is exactly like the genuine cry of a child for its mother. Mother Hara helps the devotee achieve the grace of the supreme father, Hari, or Krsna, and the Lord reveals Himself to the devotee who chants this mantra sincerely.
No other means of spiritual realization, therefore, is as effective in this age as chanting the maha-mantra. Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare, Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare.
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