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March 3, 2007 at 3:01 pm Leave a comment

 BY SAMAPRIYA DEVI DASI (ACBSP)

Mar 3, JAGANNATH PURI, ORISSA (SAT) —

There was dance and song in Navadvipa
The jewel of the Brahmins Nimai Pandit.
Brought the Lord’s name to all who could hear
Renewing their faith abandoning fear.

Like fire devouring the wood of a tree
The holy name rose giving Vaishnavas ecstacy.
As astute scholars with dust in the hearts
Saw their dry tree of knowledge break into parts.

You came to deliver the most fallen souls
Giving Your mercy for free.
All are entitled to pure Krsna Prema
With only desire the fee.

The method was simple, as still it is
Just chant the Lord’s name and he who gives,
This treasure to others transcends all time,
For he has thus rendered a service sublime.

Advaita Acharya prayed for You to descend,
Because His heart was full of grief.
The ways of the world for You to amend.
The people had given up their belief.

The time had arrived, when You heard His call
But as You were ready to go,
The love You saw glowing in someone else
That’s what You wanted to know.

You were enchanted by a goddess supreme
A love like Hers You’d never seen
And when its sweetness entered Your heart
Was the secret reason You had to depart.

Wishing to know the glory of Her love
The qualities in You She savors
The happiness She feels from Your love
You desired these intimate flavors.

You shared this sweet rasa with only a few
Though it couldn’t stay tightly covered
But just as the thorns a camel does chew
Tasting his blood and relishing too
With no adikar the fools never knew
How this most precious love is discovered

I am standing in back of a line of great saints
Called the disciplic succession
This has all been passed down and handed to me
And that’s how I’ve taken possession.

My guru bestowed his mercy upon me
To hear this most confidential truth
And Lord Sri Caitanya delivers the fallen
Of this I am living as proof.

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