11) Vaisnave Vijnapti
Prayer to the Vaisnava
ei-baro karuna koro vaisnava gosai
patita-pavana toma bine keho nai
jahara nikate gele papa dure jay
emona doyala prabhu keba kotha pay
gangara parasa hoile pascate pavan
darsana pavitra koro--ei tomara gun
hari-sthane aparadhe tare hari-nam
toma sthane aparadhe nahi paritran
tomara hrdoye sada govinda-visram
govinda kohena--mora vaisnava paran
prati-janme kori asa caranera dhuli
narottame koro doya apanara boli'
(1) 0 Vaisnava Gosvami,
please be merciful to me now. There is no one except you who can purify the
(2) Where does anyone find such a
merciful personality by whose mere audience all sins go far away?
(3) After bathing in the waters of the
sacred Ganges many times, one becomes purified, but just by the sight of you,
the fallen souls are purified. This is your great power.
(4) The holy name delivers one who has
committed an offense to Lord Hari, but if one commits an offense to you, there
is no means of deliverance.
(5) Your heart is always the resting
place of Lord Govinda, and Lord Govinda says, "The Vaisavas are in My
(6) I desire the dust of your holy feet
in every birth I may take. Please consider Narottama yours, and be kind upon