10) Sri Rupa Manjari Pada
The Feet of Sri Rupa Manjari
sri-rupa-manjari-pada, sei mora sampada,
sei mor bhajana-pujana
sei mora prana-dhana, sei mora abharana,
sei mor jivanera jivana
sei mora rasa-nidhi, sei mora vancha-siddhi,
sei mor vedera dharama
sei brata, sei tapa, sei mora mantra-japa,
sei mor dharama-karama
anukula habe vidhi, se-pade hoibe siddhi,
nirakhibo e dui nayane
se rupa-madhuri-rasi, prana-kuvalaya-sasi,
praphullita habe nisi-dine
tuwa adarsana-ahi, garale jaralo dehi,
ciro-dina tapita jivana
ha ha rupa koro doya, deho more pada-chaya,
narottama loilo sarana
1) The lotus feet
of Sri Rupa Manjari are my treasure, my devotional service, and my object of
2) They give my
life meaning, and They are the life of my life.
3) They are the
perfection of rasa, and they are perfection worthy of attainment. They are the
very law of the Vedic scriptures for me.
4) They are the
meaning of all my fasts and penances and my silent uttering of my mantras. They
are the basis of religion and activities.
5) By the
purifying process of favorable devotional service one will attain perfection
and with these two eyes be able to see.
transcendental form is shining like moonlight in my heart, and my heart
therefore shines and reciprocates. In other words, the ordinary moon lights up
the night, and its shine illuminates other objects; but the moon of the
effulgence of the form of Sri Rupa Manjari shines into the heart and makes the
heart also shine back to the spiritual sky. This moon shines not only in the
nighttime, but day and night.
7) Your absence
from my vision is like a dose of strong poison, and I will suffer till the end
of my life.
8) Narottama Dasa
Thakura says: "Please give me your mercy and the shade of your lotus