TRACK 1 Bhajahu Re Mana Sri Nanda-nandana by Govinda Dasa Kaviraja (1) bhajahu re mana sri-nanda-nandana abhaya-caranaravinda re durlabha manava-janama sat-sange taroho e bhava-sindhu re (1) O mind, just worship the lotus feet of the son of Nanda, which make one fearless. Having obtained this rare human birth, cross over this ocean of wordly existence through the association of saintly persons. (2) sita atapa bata barisana e dina jamini jagi re biphale sevinu krpana durajana capala sukha-laba lagi\' re (2) My dear brother, I request that you just worship Lord Caitanya and Nityananda with firm conviction and faith. If one wants to be Krsna conscious by this process, one has to give up his engagement in sense gratification. One simply has to chant, \'Hare Krsna! Hari Hari!\' without any motive. (3) e dhana, yaubana, putra, parijana ithe ki ache paratiti re kamala-dala-jala, jivana talamala bhajahu hari-pada niti re (3) What assurance of real happiness is there in all of one\'s wealth, youthfulness, sons, and family members? This life is tottering like a drop of water on a lotus petal; therefore you should always serve and worship the divine feet of Lord Hari. (4) sravana, kirtana, smarana, vandana, pada-sevana, dasya re pujana, sakhi-jana, atma-nivedana govinda-dasa-abhilasa re (4) It is the desire and great longing of Govinda Dasa to engage himself in the nine processes of bhakti, namely hearing the glories of Lord Hari and chanting those glories, constantly remembering Him and offering prayers to Him, serving the Lord\'s lotus feet, serving the Supreme Lord as a servant, worshiping Him with flowers and incense and so forth, serving Him as a friend, and completely offering the Lord one\'s very self. TRACK 2 (from Gitavali) (1) gay gora madhur sware hare krsna hare krsna krsna krsna hare hare hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare (1) Lord Gaurasundara sings in a very sweet voice, Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare. (2) grhe thako, vane thako, sada 'hari\' bole\' dako, sukhe duhkhe bhulo na\'ko, vadane hari-nam koro re (2) Whether you are a householder or a sannyasi, constantly chant \'Hari! Hari!\' Do not forget this chanting, whether you are in a happy condition or a distressful one. Just fill your lips with the hari-nama. (3) maya-jale baddha ho \'ye, acho miche kaja lo \'ye, ekhona cetana pe\'ye, 'radha-madhav\' nam bolo re (3) You are bound up in the network of maya and are forced to toil fruitlessly. Now you have obtained full consciousness in the human form of life, so chant the names of Radha-Madhava. (4) jivana hoilo sesa, na bhajile hrsikesa bhaktivinodopadesa, ekbar nam-rase mato re (4) Your life may end at any moment, and you have not served the Lord of the senses, Hrsikesa. Take this advice of Bhaktivinoda Thakura: \'Just once, relish the nectar of the holy name!\' TRACK 3 Sri Sri Gurv-astaka Eight Prayers to the Guru by Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura (1) samsara-davanala-lidha-loka- tranaya karunya-ghanaghanatvam praptasya kalyana-gunarnavasya vande guroh sri-caranaravindam samsara -- (of) material existence; dava-anala -- (by) the forest fire; lidha -- afflicted; loka -- the people; tranaya -- to deliver; karunya -- of mercy; ghanaghana-tvam -- the quality of a cloud; praptasya -- who has obtained; kalyana -- auspicious; guna -- (of) qualities; arnavasya -- who is an ocean; vande -- I offer obeisances; guroh -- of my spiritual master; sri -- auspicious; carana-aravindam -- unto the lotus feet. The spiritual master is receiving benediction from the ocean of mercy. Just as a cloud pours water on a forest fire to extinguish it, so the spiritual master delivers the materially afflicted world by extinguishing the blazing fire of material existence. I offer my respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of such a spiritual master, who is an ocean of auspicious qualities. (2) mahaprabhoh kirtana-nrtya-gita- vaditra-madyan-manaso rasena romanca -kampasru-taranga-bhajo vande guroh sri-caranaravindam mahaprabhoh -- of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu; kirtana -- (by) chanting; nrtya -- dancing; gita -- singing; vaditra -- playing musical instruments; madyat -- gladdened; manasah -- whose mind; rasena -- due to the mellows of pure devotion; roma-anca -- standing of the hair; kampa -- quivering of the body, asru-taranga -- torrents of tears; bhajah -- who feels; vande -- I offer obeisances; guroh -- of my spiritual master; sri -- auspicious; carana-aravindam -- unto the lotus feet. Chanting the holy name, dancing in ecstasy, singing, and playing musical instruments, the spiritual master is always gladdened by the sankirtana movement of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Because he is relishing the mellows of pure devotion within his mind, sometimes his hair stands on end, he feels quivering in his body, and tears flow from his eyes like waves. I offer my respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of such a spiritual master. (3) sri-vigraharadhana-nitya-nana- srngara-tan-mandira-marjanadau yuktasya bhaktams ca niyunjato \'pi vande guroh sri-caranaravindam sri-vigraha -- (of) the arca-vigraha (Deities), aradhana -- the worship; nitya -- daily; nana -- (with) various; srngara -- clothing and ornaments; tat -- of the Lord; mandira -- (of) the temple; marjana-adau -- in the cleaning, etc.; yuktasya -- who is engaged; bhaktan -- his disciples; ca -- and; niyunjatah -- who engages; api -- also; vande -- I offer obeisances; guroh -- of my spiritual master; sri -- auspicious; carana-aravindam -- unto the lotus feet. The spiritual master is always engaged in the temple worship of Sri Sri Radha and Krsna. He also engages his disciples in such worship. They dress the Deities in beautiful clothes and ornaments, clean Their temple, and perform other similar worship of the Lord. I offer my respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of such a spiritual master. (4) catur-vidha-sri-bhagavat-prasada- svadv-anna-trptan hari-bhakta-sanghan krtvaiva trptim bhajatah sadaiva vande guroh sri-caranaravindam catuh -- four; vidha -- kinds; sri -- holy, bhagavat-prasada -- which have been offered to Krsna; svadu -- palatable; anna -- (by) foods; trptan -- spiritually satisfied; hari -- (of) Krsna; bhakta-sanghan -- the devotees; krtva -- having made; eva -- thus; trptim -- satisfaction; bhajatah -- who feels; sada -- always; eva -- certainly; vande -- I offer obeisances; guroh -- of my spiritual master; sri -- auspicious; carana-aravindam -- unto the lotus feet. The spiritual master is always offering Krsna four kinds of delicious food [analyzed as that which is licked, chewed, drunk, and sucked]. When the spiritual master sees that the devotees are satisfied by eating bhagavat-prasada, he is satisfied. I offer my respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of such a spiritual master. (5) sri-radhika-madhavayor apara- madhurya-lila guna-rupa-namnam prati-ksanasvadana-lolupasya vande guroh sri-caranaravindam sri-radhika -- (of) Srimati Radharani; madhavayoh -- of Lord Madhava (Krsna); apara -- unlimited; madhurya -- conjugal; lila -- pastimes; guna -- qualities; rupa -- forms; namnam -- of the holy names; prati-ksana -- at every moment; asvadana -- relishing; lolupasya -- who aspires after; vande -- I offer obeisances; guroh -- of my spiritual master; sri -- auspicious; carana-aravindam -- unto the lotus feet. The spiritual master is always eager to hear and chant about the unlimited conjugal pastimes of Radhika and Madhava, and Their qualities, names, and forms. The spiritual master aspires to relish these at every moment. I offer my respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of such a spiritual master. (6) nikunja-yuno rati-keli-siddhyai ya yalibhir yuktir apeksaniya tatrati-daksyad ati-vallabhasya vande guroh sri-caranaravindam nikunja-yunah -- of Radha and Krsna; rati -- (of) conjugal love; keli -- (of) pastimes; siddhyai -- for the perfection; ya ya -- whatever; alibhih -- by the gopis; yuktih -- arrangements; apeksaniya -- desirable; tatra -- in that connection; ati-daksyat -- because of being very expert; ati-vallabhasya -- who is very dear; vande -- I offer obeisances; guroh -- of my spiritual master; sri -- auspicious; carana-aravindam -- unto the lotus feet. The spiritual master is very dear, because he is expert in assisting the gopis, who at different times make different tasteful arrangements for the perfection of Radha and Krsna\'s conjugal loving affairs within the groves of Vrndavana. I offer my most humble obeisances unto the lotus feet of such a spiritual master. (7) saksad-dharitvena samasta-sastrair uktas tatha bhavyata eva sadbhih kintu prabhor yah priya eva tasya vande guroh sri-caranaravindam saksat -- directly; hari-tvena -- with the quality of Hari; samasta -- all; sastraih -- by scriptures; uktah -- acknowledged; tatha -- thus bhavyate -- is considered; eva -- also; sadbhih -- by great saintly persons; kintu -- however; prabhoh -- to the Lord; yah -- who; priyah -- dear; eva -- certainly; tasya -- of him (the guru); vande -- I offer obeisances; guroh -- of my spiritual master; sri -- auspicious; carana-aravindam -- unto the lotus feet. The spiritual master is to be honored as much as the Supreme Lord, because he is the most confidential servitor of the Lord. This is acknowledged in all revealed scriptures and followed by all authorities. Therefore I offer my respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of such a spiritual master, who is a bona fide representative of Sri Hari [Krsna]. (8) yasya prasadad bhagavat-prasado yasyaprasadan na gatih kuto \'pi dhyayan stuvams tasya yasas tri-sandhyam vande guroh sri-caranaravindam yasya -- of whom (the spiritual master); prasadat -- by the grace; bhagavat -- (of) Krsna; prasadah -- the mercy; yasya -- of whom; aprasadat -- without the grace; na -- not; gatih -- means of advancement; kutah api -- from anywhere; dhyayan -- meditating upon; stuvan -- praising; tasya -- of him (the spiritual master); yasah -- the glory; tri-sandhyam -- three times a day (sunrise, noon, and sunset); vande -- I offer obeisances; guroh -- of my spiritual master; sri -- auspicious; carana-aravindam -- unto the lotus feet. By the mercy of the spiritual master one receives the benediction of Krsna. Without the grace of the spiritual master, one cannot make any advancement. Therefore, I should always remember and praise the spiritual master. At least three times a day I should offer my respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of my spiritual master. TRACK 4 Suddha-bhakata (from Saranagati) (1) suddha-bhakata-carana-renu, bhajana-anukula bhakata-seva, parama-siddhi, prema-latikara mula 1) The dust of the lotus feet of pure devotees, enthusiatic devotional service, and service to the pure devotees of the highest order are the roots of the creeper of devotion. (2) madhava-tithi, bhakti-janani, jetane palana kori krsna-basati, basati boli\', parama adare bori 2) The holy days like Ekadasi and Janmastami are the mother of devotion for those devotees who respect them. Let the holy places of Krsna\'s pastimes be my places of worship, and bless me. (3) gaur amara, je-saba sthane, koralo bhramana range se-saba sthana, heribo ami, pranayi-bhakata-sange 3) May I always visit all the holy places associated with the lila of Lord Caitanya and His devotees. (4) mrdanga-badya, sunite mana, abasara sada jace gaura-bihita, kirtana suni\', anande hrdoya nace 4) When I hear the sound of the mrdanga in my heart I always desire to join in kirtana; and when I hear the bonafide songs decribing Lord Caitanya\'s pastimes, my heart dances in ecstasy. (5) jugala-murti, dekhiya mora, parama-ananda hoya prasada-seba korite hoya, sakala prapanca jaya 5) Whenever I see the transcendental sri-vigrahas of Radha-Krsna I am in bliss, for by taking Their Lordships\' prasada we can conquer over the material elements. (6) je-dina grhe, bhajana dekhi, grhete goloka bhaya carana-sidhu, dekhiya ganga, sukha sa sima paya 6) One day while performing devotional practices, I saw my house transformed into Goloka Vrndavana. When I take the caranamrta of the Deity, I see the holy Ganges waters that come from the feet of Lord Visnu, and my bliss knows no bounds. (7) tulasi dekhi\', juraya prana, madhava-tosani jani\' gaura-priya, saka-sevane, jivana sarthaka mani 7) By seeing the tulasi tree my heart feels joy and Lord Madhava (Krsna) is also satisfied. When I eat the prasada favored by Lord Caitanya it is a new life\'s experience. (Lord Caitanya was very fond of a green vegetable preparation called sak, and there is another song in this book that tells of the amazing effects of this type of prasada.) (8) bhakativinoda, krsna-bhajane, anakula paya jaha prati-dibase, parama-sukhe, swikara koroye taha 8) Bhaktivinoda concludes by saying: \'Whosoever attains the stage of enthusiasm for these devotional practices will be supremely blissful wherever he may be.\' TRACK 5 Sri Tulasi-kirtana (1) namo namah tulasi krsna-preyasi namo namah radha-krsna-seva pabo ei abilasi (1) O Tulasi, beloved of Krsna, I bow before you again and again. My desire is to obtain the service of Sri Sri Radha and Krsna. (2) ye tomara sarana loy, tara vancha purna hoy krpa kori\' koro tare vrndavana-vasi (2) Whoever takes shelter of you has his wishes fulfilled. Bestowing your mercy on him, you make him a resident of Vrndavana. (3) mora ei abhilasa, vilasa kunje dio vasa nayana heribo sada yugala-rupa-rasi (3) My desire is that you will also give me a residence in the pleasure groves of Sri Vrndavana-dhama. Thus within my vision I will always behold the beautiful pastimes of Radha and Krsna. (4) ei nivedana dhara, sakhira anugata koro seva-adhikara diye koro nija dasi (4) I beg you to make me a follower of the cowherd damsels of Vraja. Please give me the privilege of devotional service and make me your own maidservant. (5) dina krsna-dase koy, ei yena mora hoy sri-radha-govinda-preme sada yena bhasi (5) This very fallen and lowly servant of Krsna prays, \'May I always swim in the love of Sri Sri Radha and Govinda.\' TRACK 6 Sri Radhika-stava (from Stava-mala) Srila Rupa Gosvami (refrain) radhe jaya jaya madhava-dayite gokula-taruni-mandala-mahite (refrain) O Radha! O beloved of Madhava! O You who are worshiped by all the young girls of Gokula! All glories unto You! All glories unto You! (1) damodara-rati-vardhana-vese hari-niskuta-vrnda-vipinese (2) vrsabhanudadhi-nava-sasi-lekhe lalita-sakhi guna-ramita-visakhe (3) karunam kuru mayi karuna-bharite sanaka-sanatana-varnita-carite (1-3) 0 You who dress Yourself in such a way as to increase Lord Damodara\'s love and attachment for You! O Queen of Vrndavana, which is the pleasure grove of Lord Hari! O new moon who has arisen from the ocean of King Vrsabhanu! O friend of Lalita! O You who make Visakha loyal to You due to Your wonderful qualities of friendliness, kindness, and faithfulness to Krsna! O You who are filled with compassion! O You whose divine characteristics are described by the great sages Sanaka and Sanatana! O Radha, please be merciful to me! TRACK 7 Narada Muni Bajay Vina \'Narada Muni Plays His Vina\' (from Gitavali) (1) narada muni, bajay vina 'radhika-ramana\'-name nama amani, udita haya, bhakata-gita-same (1) When the great soul Narada Muni plays his stringed vina, the holy name of Radhika-ramana descends and immediately appears amidst the kirtana of the Lord\'s devotees. (2) amiya-dhara, barise Ghana, sravana-yugale giya bhakata jana, saghane nace, bhoriya apana hiya (2) Like a monsoon cloud, the holy name showers pure nectar into their ears. Due to great ecstasy, all the devotees enthusiastically dance to their heart\'s content. (3) madhuri-pura, asava pasi\', mataya jagata-jane keho va kande, keho va nace, keho mate mane mane (3) All the inhabitants of the universe become maddened upon entering these intoxicating showers of divine sweetness. Some people cry, some dance, and others become fully intoxicated within their minds. (4) panca-vadana, narade dhori\', premera saghana rol kamalasana, naciya bole, 'bolo bolo hari bolo\' (4) Five-faced Lord Siva embraces Narada Muni and repeatedly shouts in ecstasy, while Lord Brahma dances very ecstatically and exclaims, \'All of you chant 'Haribol! Haribol!\'\' (5) sahasranana, parama-sukhe, 'hari hari\' boli\' gaya nama-prabhave, matilo visva, nama-rasa sabe paya (5) In supreme happiness, thousand-faced Ananta Sesa sings and calls out, \'Hari! Hari!\' By the influence of the transcendental vibration of the holy name, the whole universe becomes mad with ecstasy as everyone relishes the mellows of the holy name. (6) sri-krsna-nama, rasane sphuri\', pura\'lo amar asa sri-rupa-pade, yacaye iha, bhakativinoda-dasa (6) The holy name of Sri Krishna has fulfilled all my desires by thus manifesting on everyone\'s tongue. Bhakativinoda, the humble servant of the Lord, therefore prays at the feet of Sri Rupa Goswami that the chanting of harinama may always continue in this way. TRACK 8 Jaya Radha-Madhava (from Gitavali) (jaya) radha-madhava (jaya) kunja-bihari (jaya) gopi-jana-vallabha (jaya) giri-vara-dhari (jaya) jasoda-nandana, (jaya) braja-jana-ranjana, (jaya) jamuna-tira-vana-cari Krsna is the lover of Radha. He displays many amorous pastimes in the groves of Vrndavana, He is the lover of the cowherd maidens of Vraja, the holder of the great hill named Govardhana, the beloved son of mother Yasoda, the delighter of the inhabitants of Vraja, and He wanders in the forests along the banks of the River Yamuna. TRACK 9 Sri Guru-parampara by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami Prabhupada (1) krsna hoite catur-mukha, hoy krsna-sevonmukha, brahma hoite naradera mati narada hoite vyasa, madhwa kohe vyasa-dasa, purnaprajna padmanabha gati (1) In the beginning of creation the science of devotional service was received by the four-headed Brahma from the Supreme Lord Sri Krsna. Devarsi Narada\'s understanding of this divine science was obtained from Brahma. The great sage Krsna Dvaipayana Vyasa who was empowered to compile the Vedic literatures, became a disciple of Devarsi Narada. Sripada Madhvacarya, the founder of the suddha-dvaita school of Vedanta-philosophy, who visited Vyasadeva at Badarikasrama in the thirteenth century to learn from him Vedanta philosophy, calls himself a servant of Krsna Dvaipayana Vyasa. Purnaprajna Tirtha [Madhva] is the guru and sole refuge of Padmanabha Tirtha. (2) nrhari madhava-bamse, aksobhya paramahamse, sisya boli\' angikara kore aksobhyera sisya jaya-tirtha name paricaya, tara dasye jnanasindhu tore (2) The two other principal disciples of Madhva are Nrhari Tirtha and Madhava Tirtha. Madhava Tirtha accepted the great paramahamsa Aksobhya Tirtha as a disciple. The principal disciple of Aksobhya Tirtha was known as Jayatirtha. Jayatirtha\'s service was for his disciple Jnanasindhu. (3) taha hoite dayanidhi, tara dasa vidyanidhi, rajendra hoilo taha ha\'te tahara kinkora jaya-dharma name paricaya, parampara jano bhalo mate (3) Dayanidhi received the science of devotional service from Jnanasindhu, and the servant of Dayanidhi was Vidyanidhi [Vidyadhiraja Tirtha]. Rajendra Tirtha became a disciple of Vidyadhiraja Tirtha. Rajendra Tirtha\'s servant was known as Jayadharma or Vijayadhvaja Tirtha. In this way you should properly understand this disciplic succession. (4) jayadharma-dasye khyati, sri purusottama-jati, ta ha\'te brahmanya-tirtha suri vyasatirtha tara dasa, laksmipati vyasa-dasa, taha ha\'te madhavendra puri (4) The great sannyasi Sri Purusottama Tirtha received his knowledge in the service of his guru, Vijayadhvaja Tirtha [Jayadharma]. The principal disciple of Purusottama Tirtha was Subrahmanya Tirtha. His servant was the great Vyasatirtha [Vyasa Raya]. Vyasatirtha\'s servant was Laksmipati Tirtha whose disciple was Madhavendra Puri Gosvami. (5) madhavendra puri-bara, sisya-bara sri-iswara, nityananda, sri-adwaita vibhu iswara-purike dhanya, korilen sri-caitanya, jagad-guru gaura mahaprabhu (5) The chief disciple of Madhavendra Puri was Isvara Puri, and two of his other disciples were the renowned incarnations of Godhead Sri Nityananda and Advaita Acarya. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, the spiritual preceptor of all the worlds, made Isvara Puri greatly fortunate by accepting him as His spiritual master. (6) mahaprabhu sri-caitanya, radha-krsna nahe anya, rupanuga janera jivana viswambhara priyankara, sri-swarupa damodara, sri-goswami rupa-sanatana (6) Mahaprabhu Sri Caitanya is nondifferent from Sri Sri Radha and Krsna and is the very life of those Vaisnavas who follow Sri Rupa Gosvami. Sri Svarupa Damodara Gosvami, Rupa Gosvami, and Sanatana Gosvami were the givers of great happiness to Visvambhara [Sri Caitanya]. (7) rupa-priya mahajana, jiva, raghunatha hana, tara priya kavi krsnadasa krsnadasa-priya-bara, narottama seva-para, jara pada viswanatha-asa (7) The great souls Jiva Gosvami and Raghunatha dasa Gosvami became very dear to Rupa Gosvami. Jiva Gosvami was a disciple of Rupa Gosvami, and Raghunatha dasa Gosvami, a disciple of Advaita Acarya\'s disciple Yadunandana Acarya, was accepted by Rupa and Sanatana as their third brother. Raghunatha dasa Gosvami\'s beloved student was Krsnadasa Kaviraja Gosvami. Krsnadasa Kaviraja was an intimate friend of Lokanatha Gosvami. They lived together in Vrndavana and always discussed the topics of Krsna with one another. Lokanatha Gosvami, a disciple of Gadadhara Pandita, had only one disciple, whose name was Narottama dasa. Narottama dasa was always engaged in the service of his guru, and he also engaged himself in the service of his guru\'s intimate friend. Thus he became very dear to Krsnadasa Kaviraja Gosvami. To serve the feet of Narottama dasa Thakura was the only desire of Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura, who was the fourth acarya in disciplic succession from Narottama dasa. (8) viswanatha-bhakta-satha, baladeva jagannatha, tara priya sri-bhaktivinoda maha-bhagavata-bara, sri-gaurakisora-bara, hari-bhajanete ja\'ra moda (8) Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura was the siksa-guru [instructing spiritual master of Baladeva Vidyabhusana, to whom he taught the precepts of Srimad-Bhagavatam. Jagannatha dasa Babaji was a very prominent acarya after Sri Baladeva Vidyabhusana and was the beloved siksa-guru of Sri Bhaktivinoda Thakura. Bhaktivinoda Thakura\'s intimate friend and associate was the eminent maha-bhagavata Sri Gaurakisora dasa Babaji, whose sole joy was found in hari-bhajana. (9) * ihara paramahamsa, gaurangera nija-bamsa tadera carane mama gati ami seba-udasina, namete tridandi dina sri-bhaktisiddhanta saraswati (9) These great saintly Vaisnavas are all paramahamsas, or devotees of the highest order, and they are all part of Lord Gauranga\'s own spiritual family. Their holy feet are my refuge. I have no real interest in devotional service, and I am a poor and lowly tridandi sannyasi named Sri Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati. Sri-varsabhanavi-bara, sada sevya-seva-para, tahara dayita-dasa-nama tara pradhan pracarako, sri-bhaktivedanta namo, patita-janete doya-dhama The renowned Sri Varsabhanavi-dayita dasa [the initiated name of Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati] is always engaged in the service of his spiritual master, Srila Gaurakisora dasa Babaji. His foremost disciple-preacher is Sri A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, who has spread the message of Lord Caitanya throughout the world and is thus a reservoir of mercy and compassion for all fallen souls. TRACK 10 1. ceto-darpana-marjanam bhava-mahadavagni-nirvapanam sreyah kairava-candrikavitaranam vidyavadhujivanam anandambudhi-vardhanam pratipadam purnamrtasvadanam sarvatma-snapanam param vijayate sri-krsna-sankirtanam TRANSLATION Glory to the Sri Krsna sankirtana, which cleanses the heart of all the dust accumulated for years and extinguishes the fire of conditional life, of repeated birth and death. This sankirtana movement is the prime benediction for humanity at large because it spreads the rays of the benediction moon. It is the life of all transcendental knowledge. It increases the ocean of transcendental bliss, and it enables us to fully taste the nectar for which we are always anxious. 2. namnamakari bahudha nija-sarva-saktis tatrarpita niyamitah smarane na kalah etadrsi tava krpa bhagavan mamapi durdaivamidrsamihajani nanuragah TRANSLATION O my Lord, Your holy name alone can render all benediction to living beings, and thus You have hundreds and millions of names like Krsna and Govinda. In these transcendental names You have invested all Your transcendental energies, and there are no hard and fast rules for chanting these names. O my Lord, out of kindness You enable us to easily approach You by chanting Your holy names, but I am so unfortunate that I have no attraction for them. 3. trnadapi sunicena taror api sahisnuna amanina manadena kirtaniyah sada harih TRANSLATION One should chant the holy name of the Lord in a humble state of mind, thinking oneself lower than the straw in the street; one should be more tolerant than a tree, devoid of all sense of false prestige and should be ready to offer all respect to others. In such a state of mind one can chant the holy name of the Lord constantly. 4. na dhanam na janam na sundarim kavitam va jagadisa kamaye mama janmani janmanisvare bhavatadbhaktir ahaitaki tvayi TRANSLATION O almighty Lord, I have no desire to accumulate wealth, nor do I desire to enjoy beautiful women, nor do I wan.