Tritiya Caitanyastaka

Song Name: Upasita Padambujas

Official Name: Volume 1 Tritiya Caitanyastaka

Author: Rupa Goswami

Book Name: Stavamala

Language: Sanskrit

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upāsita-padāmbujas tvam anurakta-rudrādibhiḥ
prapadya puruṣottamaḿ padam adabhram udbhrājitaḥ
samasta-nata-maṇḍalī-sphurad-abhīṣṭa-kalpa-drumaḿ
śacī-suta mayi prabho kuru mukunda mande kṛpām

1) O Lord Caitanya, Your lotus feet are worshiped by the devoted Siva and other demigods. You are splendidly manifested in the best of cities, Jagannatha Puri. For the surrendered devotees You are a desire tree. O Sacinandana, O Mukunda, please be merciful to this great fool.

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Dvitiya Sri Caitanyastakam

Song Name: Kalau Yam Vidvamsah Sphutam

Official Name: Volume 1 Dvitiya Sri Caitanyastakam

Author: Rupa Goswami

Book Name: Stavamala

Language: Sanskrit

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kalau yaḿ vidvaḿsaḥ sphuṭam abhiyajante dyuti-bharād
akṛṣṇāńgaḿ kṛṣṇaḿ makha-vidhibhir utkīrtanamayaiḥ
upāsyaḿ ca prāhur yam akhila-caturthāśrama-juṣāḿ
sa devaś caitanyākṛtir atitarāḿ naḥ kṛpayatu

By performing the sacrifice of congregational chanting of the holy name, scholars in the age of Kali worship Lord Krsna, who is now non-blackish because of the great upsurge of feelings of Srimati Radharani. He is the only worshipable Deity for the paramahamsas, who have attained the highest stage of the fourth order (sannyasa). May that Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Caitanya, show us His great causeless mercy.

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Prathama Caitanyastaka

Song Name: Sadopasyah Sriman Dhrta Manuja

Official Name: Volume 1 Prathama Caitanyastaka

Author: Rupa Goswami

Book Name: Stavamala

Language: Sanskrit

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sadopāsyaḥ śrīmān dhṛta-manuja-kāyaiḥ praṇayitāḿ
vahadbhir girbāṇair giriśa-parameṣṭhi-prabhṛtibhiḥ
sva-bhaktebhyaḥ śuddhasḿ nija-bhajana-mudrām upadiśan
sa caitanyaḥ kiḿ me punar api dṛśor yāsyati padam

Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu is always the most worshipable Deity of the demigods, including Lord Siva and Lord Brahma, who came in the garb of ordinary men bearing love for Him. He instructs His own pure devotional service to His own devotees. Will He again become visible before the path of my eyes?

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The compass is the only guide

“Srimad-Bhagavatam says that just as in the vast ocean, when nothing else can be seen, the compass is the only guide, so in the world of the infinite, our only guide is the footsteps of those great souls who have traveled on the path of faith. The way has been marked by the holy footsteps of those who have gone to the highest quarter. That is our only hope.”

(Srila B.R. Sridhara Dev Goswami Maharaja)

Divine Words of The Guardian of Devotion

Akhila rasamrta murtih

Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami MaharajDivine Words of Srila B.R.
Sridhar Dev Goswami

bhidyate hrdaya-granthis
chidyante sarva-samsayah
ksiyante casya karmani
mayi drste ‘khilatmani

“Our inner aspiration for rasa, ecstasy, is buried in the heart and the heart is tied down and sealed. But hearing and chanting the glories of Krsna breaks the seal of the heart, and the heart awakens and opens to receive Krsna, the reservoir of pleasure, ecstasy Himself (rasa vai sah, akhila rasamrta murtih).”

Srimad Bhagavatam 1.1.14

Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.1.14

āpannaḥ saḿsṛtiḿ ghorāḿ
yan-nāma vivaśo gṛṇan
tataḥ sadyo vimucyeta
yad bibheti svayaḿ bhayam

Living beings who are entangled in the complicated meshes of birth and death can be freed immediately by even unconsciously chanting the holy name of Kṛṣṇa, which is feared by fear personified.

Divine Words

Divine Words of Srila B.R.Sridhar Dev Goswami

aho ananta-dasanam, mahattvam drstam adya me
krtagaso ‘pi yad rajan, mangalani samihase

(S.Bhag. 9:5:14)

“O King, today I have experienced the greatness of the devotees of God, of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, because in spite of my offense against you, you have prayed for my protection.”

Durvasa was astounded to find the depth of generosity in the servitors of Ananta, Narayana. That great rsi began to speak aloud, to announce on all sides the magnanimity, the nobility of the servitors of Narayana: “How great they are! I did so much wrong towards him, and he saved my life from the reaction, the danger that came as reaction! I insulted him, and he is honouring me so much.”

Srimad Bhagavatam 2.1.5

Srimad Bhagavatam 2.1.5

tasmād bhārata sarvātmā
bhagavān īśvaro hariḥ
śrotavyaḥ kīrtitavyaś ca
smartavyaś cecchatābhayam

Translation:
 

O descendant of King Bharata, one who desires to be free from all miseries must hear about, glorify and also remember the Personality of Godhead, who is the Supersoul, the controller and the savior from all miseries.

Srimad Bhagavad Gita 2.66

Srimad Bhagavad Gita 2.66

nasti buddhir ayuktasya, na chayuktasya bhavana
na chabhavayatah santir, asantasya kutah sukham [66]

ayuktasya–For a person without self-control; na asti–there is no; buddhih–wisdom, self-knowledge. ayuktasya–For such a person devoid of this intelligence; na cha (asti)–there is no; bhavana–meditation on the Lord, purity of thought. abhavayatah–For one without meditation; na cha (asti)–there is no; santih–peace. asantasya–For a person who has no peace; kutah–where is; sukham–happiness?

A person bereft of self-control can have neither wisdom nor meditation. Without meditation, there is no peace, and without peace, where is the hope for happiness?

Uddhava-Gita 13.40-45

Udhava Gita
Uddhava-Gita

TEXT 13.40-45 | SB 11.19.40-45

bhago ma aisvaro bhavo labho mad-bhaktir uttamah
vidyatmani bhida-badho jugupsa hrir akarmasu

srir guna nairapeksyadyah sukham duhkha-sukhatyayah
duhkham kama-sukhapeksa pandito bandha-moksa-vit

murkho dehady-aham-buddhih pa nth a man-nigamah smrtah
utpathas citta-viksepah svargah sattva-gunodayah

narakas tama-unnaho bandhur gurur aham sakhe
grham sariram manusyam gunadhyo hy adhya ucyate

daridro yas tv asantustah krpanoyo jitendriyah gunesv asakta-dhir iso guna-
sango viparyayah

eta uddhava te prasriah sarve sadhu nirupitah kim varnitena bahuna
laksanam guna-dosayoh guna-dosa-drsir doso gunas tubhaya-varjitali

COMMENTARY

Because compassion is recognized throughout the world as an exalted quality,
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