durgame pathi me ‘ndhasya
santah santv avalambanami
My path is very difficult. I am blind,
and my feet are slipping again and again.
Therefore, may the saints help me by
granting me the stick of their mercy as my support.
Shr Shri Chaitanya Charitamrita – Madhya Lila Goswami Krishnadas Kabiraj bengali 1909
CC Madhya 13.159
eta tāṅre kahi kṛṣṇa, vraje yāite satṛṣṇa,
eka śloka paḍi’ śunāila
sei śloka śuni’ rādhā, khāṇḍila sakala bādhā,
kṛṣṇa-prāptye pratīti ha-ila
eta — so much; tāṅre — unto Rādhārāṇī; kahi — speaking; kṛṣṇa — Lord Kṛṣṇa; vraje — in Vṛndāvana; yāite — to go; sa-tṛṣṇa — very anxious; eka śloka — one verse; paḍi’ — reciting; śunāila — making Her hear; sei śloka — that verse; śuni’ — hearing; rādhā — Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī; khāṇḍila — disappeared; sakala — all kinds of; bādhā — hindrances; kṛṣṇa-prāptye — in achieving Kṛṣṇa; pratīti ha-ila — there was assurance.
While speaking to Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī, Kṛṣṇa became very anxious to return to Vṛndāvana. He made Her listen to a verse which banished all Her difficulties and which assured Her that She would again attain Kṛṣṇa.
CC Madhya 13.160
mayi bhaktir hi bhūtānām
diṣṭyā yad āsīn mat-sneho
mayi — unto Me; bhaktiḥ — the nine kinds of devotional service, such as śravaṇa, kīrtana and smaraṇa; hi — certainly; bhūtānām — of all living entities; amṛtatvāya — for becoming eternal associates of the Lord; kalpate — is quite befitting; diṣṭyā — by good fortune; yat — whatever; āsīt — there was; mat-snehaḥ — love and affection for Me; bhavatīnām — of all you gopīs; mat-āpanaḥ — the cause for getting Me back.
Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa said: “Devotional service unto Me is the only way to attain Me. My dear gopīs, whatever love and affection you have attained for Me by good fortune is the only reason for My returning to you.”
CC Madhya 13.136
āhuś ca te nalina-nābha padāravindaṁ
yogeśvarair hṛdi vicintyam agādha-bodhaiḥ
gehaṁ juṣām api manasy udiyāt sadā naḥ
āhuḥ — the gopīs said; ca — and; te — Your; nalina-nābha — O Lord, whose navel is just like a lotus flower; pada-aravindam — lotus feet; yoga-īśvaraiḥ — by great mystic yogīs; hṛdi — within the heart; vicintyam — to be meditated upon; agādha-bodhaiḥ — who are highly learned philosophers; saṁsāra-kūpa — in the dark well of material existence; patita — of those fallen; uttaraṇa — for deliverance; avalambam — the only shelter; geham — in family affairs; juṣām — of those engaged; api — although; manasi — in the minds; udiyāt — let be awakened; sadā — always; naḥ — our.
“[The gopīs spoke thus:] ‘Dear Lord, whose navel is just like a lotus flower, Your lotus feet are the only shelter for those who have fallen into the deep well of material existence. Your feet are worshiped and meditated upon by great mystic yogīs and highly learned philosophers. We wish that these lotus feet may also be awakened within our hearts, although we are only ordinary persons engaged in household affairs.’ ”
Shri Shri Chaitanya Charitamrita – Madhya Lila, Goswami, Krishnadas Kabiraj, 622p, LANGUAGE. LINGUISTICS. LITERATURE, bengali (1909)
CC Madhya 13.76
daṇḍavat kari, prabhu yuḍi’ dui hāta
ūrdhva-mukhe stuti kare dekhi’ jagannātha
daṇḍavat kari — offering obeisances; prabhu — Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; yuḍi’ — folding; dui hāta — two hands; ūrdhva-mukhe — raising the face upward; stuti kare — offers prayer; dekhi’ — seeing; jagannātha — the Deity of Lord Jagannātha.
Offering obeisances to the Lord with folded hands, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu raised His face toward Jagannātha and prayed as follows.
CC Madhya 13.77
govindāya namo namaḥ
namaḥ — all obeisances; brahmaṇya-devāya — to the Lord worshipable by persons in brahminical culture; go-brāhmaṇa — for cows and brāhmaṇas; hitāya — beneficial; ca — also; jagat-hitāya — to one who always is benefiting the whole world; kṛṣṇāya — unto Kṛṣṇa; govindāya — unto Govinda; namaḥ namaḥ — repeated obeisances.
“ ‘Let me offer my respectful obeisances unto Lord Kṛṣṇa, who is the worshipable Deity for all brahminical men, who is the well-wisher of cows and brāhmaṇas, and who is always benefiting the whole world. I offer my repeated obeisances to the Personality of Godhead, known as Kṛṣṇa and Govinda