Song Name: Yadi Te Hari Pada Saroja Sudha

Official Name: Sri Godruma Candra Bhajanopadesa

Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura

(1)

yadi te hari-pāda-saroja-sudhā-

rasa-pāna-paraṁ hṛdayaṁ satatam

parihṛtya gṛhaṁ kali-bhāva-mayaṁ

bhaja godruma-kānana-kuñja-vidhum

(2)

dhana-yauvana-jīvana-rājya-sukhaṁ

nahi nityam anukṣaṇa-nāśa-param

tyaja grāmya-kathā-sakalaṁ viphalaṁ

bhaja godruma-kānana-kuñja-vidhum

(3)

ramaṇī-jana-sańga-sukhaṁ ca sakhe

carame bhayadaṁ puruṣārtha-haram

hari-nāma-sudhā-rasa-matta-matir

bhaja godruma-kānana-kuñja-vidhum

(4)

jaḍa-kāvya-raso nahi kāvya-rasaḥ

kali-pāvana-gaura-raso hi rasaḥ

alam any-kathādy-anuśīlanayā

bhaja godruma-kānana-kuñja-vidhum

(5)

vṛṣabhānu-sutānvita-vāma-tanuṁ

yamunā-taṭa-nāgara-nanda-sutam

muralī-kala-gīta-vinoda-paraṁ

bhaja godruma-kānana-kuñja-vidhum

(6)

hari-kīrtana-madhyagataṁ svajanaiḥ

pariveṣṭita-jāmbunadābha-hariṁ

nija-gauḍa-janaika-kṛpā-jaladhiṁ

bhaja godruma-kānana-kuñja-vidhum

(7)

girirāja-sutā-parivīta-gṛhaṁ

nava-khaṇḍa-patiṁ yati-citta-haram

sura-sańgha-nutaṁ priyayā sahitaṁ

bhaja godruma-kānana-kuñja-vidhum

(8)

kali-kukkura-mudgara-bhāva-dharaṁ

hari-nāma-mahauṣadha-dāna-param

patitārta-dayārdra-sumūrti-dharaṁ

bhaja godruma-kānana-kuñja-vidhum

(9)

ripu-bāndhava-bheda-vihīna-dayā

yad abhīkṣṇam udeti mukhābja-tatau

tam akṛṣṇam iha vraja-rāja-sutaṁ

bhaja godruma-kānana-kuñja-vidhum

(10)

iha copaniṣat-parigīta-vibhur

dvija-rāja-sutaḥ purṭābha-hariḥ

nija-dhāmani khelati bandhu-yuto

bhaja godruma-kānana-kuñja-vidhum

(11)

avatāra-varaṁ paripūrṇa-phalaṁ

para-tattvam ihātma-vilāsa-mayam

vraja-dhāma-rasāmbudhi-gupta-rasaṁ

bhaja godruma-kānana-kuñja-vidhum

(12)

śruti-varṇa-dhanādi na yasya kṛpā-

janane balavad-bhajanena vinā

tam ahaituka-bhāva-pathā hi sakhe

bhaja godruma-kānana-kuñja-vidhum

(13)

api nakra-gatau hrada-madhya-gataṁ

kam amocayad ārta-janaṁ tam ajam

avicintya-balaṁ śiva-kalpa-taruṁ

bhaja godruma-kānana-kuñja-vidhum

(14)

surabhīndra-tapaḥ-parituṣṭa-mano

vara-varṇa-dharo harir āvirabhūt

tam ajasra-sukhaṁ muni-dhairya-haraṁ

bhaja godruma-kānana-kuñja-vidhum

(15)

abhilāṣa-cayaṁ tad abheda-dhiyam

aśubhaṁ ca śubhaṁ ca tyaja sarvam idam

anukūlatayā priya-sevanayā

bhaja godruma-kānana-kuñja-vidhum

(16)

hari-sevaka-sevana-dharma-paro

hari-nāma-rasāmṛta-pāna-rataḥ

nati-dainya-dayā-paramāna-yuto

bhaja godruma-kānana-kuñja-vidhum

(17)

vada yādava mādhava kṛṣṇa hare

vada rāma janārdana keśava he

vṛṣabhānu-sutā-priyanātha sadā

bhaja godruma-kānana-kuñja-vidhum

(18)

vada yāmuna-tīra-vanādri-pate

vada gokula-kānana-puñja-rave

vada rāsa-rasāyana gaura-hare

bhaja godruma-kānana-kuñja-vidhum

(19)

cala gaura-vanaṁ nava-khaṇḍamayaṁ

paṭha gaurahareś caritāṇi mudā

luṭha gaura-padāńkita-gāńga-taṭaṁ

bhaja godruma-kānana-kuñja-vidhum

(20)

smara gaura-gadādhara-keli-kalāṁ

bhava gaura-gadādhara-pakṣa-caraḥ

śrṇu gaura-gadādhara-cāru-kathāṁ

bhaja godruma-kānana-kuñja-vidhum

TRANSLATION

1) If you want your heart to be always absorbed in drinking the ambrosial mellows of the lotus feet of Lord Hari, then give up household life, which is full of quarrels and strife, and just worship Lord Gaura, the moon of Godruma’s forest bowers.

2) Material riches, youth, long duration of life, and royal happiness — none of these are eternal. At any moment they may be destroyed. Give up all useless topics of mundane conversation and just worship Lord Gaura, the moon of Godruma’s forest bowers.

3) O Friend, ultimately the pleasure to be had in the company of beautiful young women turns to fearfulness and distracts one from the real goal of life. Just worship Lord Gaura, the moon of Godruma’s forest bowers with your mind intoxicated by the nectarine mellows of the holy name.

4) The taste of mundane poetry does not afford the sweet taste of actual poetry. The sweet mellows of true poetry are found in descriptions of Lord Caitanya, the savior of all souls in the Kali yuga. Enough with the study of any other topics! Just worship Lord Gaura, the moon of Godruma’s forest bowers.

5) Krishna, the transcendental paramour, stands on the banks of the Yamuna with Radha, the daughter of Vrsabhanu, on His left side. He is absorbed in the pastime of playing soft, melodious songs on His flute. Just worship Lord Gaura, the moon of Godruma’s forest bowers, Lord Caitanya, who is non-different from the son of Nanda.

6) He is Lord Hari, shining like molten gold and surrounded by His loving devotees in the midst of hari-kirtana, He is the only ocean of mercy for the Gaudiya Vaisnavas. Just worship Lord Gaura, the moon of Godruma’s forest bowers.

7) Just worship Lord Gaura, the moon of Godruma’s forest bowers — Lord Caitanya, who along with His beloved wife Visnu-priya is glorified by all demigods and saintly persons. His home, Navadvipa, is surrounded by the river Ganga, the daughter of the Himalayas. He is the Lord of Navadvipa and the stealer of the hearts of all sannyasi’s.

8) Lord Gauranga is like a powerful hammer which smashes the sin and oppression of the mad-dog of the Kali-yuga. and He is absorbed in distributing the holy name of Krishna, which is the greatest medicine to release one from the material existence. His transcendental form is beautiful , and His heart is full of compassion for the suffering, fallen souls of this world. Just worship Lord Gaura, the moon of Godruma’s forest bowers.

9) Compassion which is free from the duality of “Friend” and “enemy” is always manifest on his lotus face. He is the son of Maharaja Nanda — Krishna, who has appeared in a golden form in the land of Navadvipa. Just worship Lord Gaura, the moon of Godruma’s forest bowers.

10) In this world and in the Upanishads He is celebrated as the all-pervading Supreme Lord. He appeared as the son of a brahmana and is Lord Hari Himself, with a shining complexion of molten gold. In His own abode He sports with His cowherd boy friends. Just worship this Lord Gaura, the moon of Godruma’s forest bowers.

11) He is the most wonderful of all avataras because He is the source of all other expansions of God. He is the Supreme Truth, enjoying His pastimes here in this world. He is the embodiment of the most confidential flows that exist in the ocean of rasa.

12) Without strong devotional worship and service, mere mundane scholarship, high family lineage , wealth and so on are not effective for invoking the causeless mercy of the Lord. O friend, just worship Lord Gaura, the beautiful moon of Godruma’s forest bowers, by the path of unmotivated devotion.

13) In His appearance as Hari, the Lord liberated Gajendra, the king of elephants, from the grasp of the crocodile in the lake, and in His appearance as Sri Caitanya, He delivered King Gajapati Prataparudra from the jaws of the kali-yuga crocodile who was lying in the lake of politics. Lord Sri Caitanya is unborn, possesses inconceivable power ,and is likened to an auspicious desire tree. Just worship Lord Gaura, the moon of Godruma’s forest bowers.

14) Lord Krsna, who was pleased with the penances and austerities of Indra and the Surabhi cow, appeared in this world as Lord Caitanya, possessing a golden complexion. He is eternal happiness and the captivator of the intelligence of all learned sages. Just worship Lord Gaura, the moon of Godruma’s forest bowers.

15) Give up all worldly desires, monistic meditation and relative conceptions of inauspiciousness and auspiciousness. In a favorable mood, with loving devotion, just engage yourself in just worshipping Lord Gaura, the moon of Godruma’s forest bowers.

16) Remaining devoted to the service of the Vaishnava’s, being addicted to drinking the sweet nectar of the name of Hari, and with a mentality endowed with modesty, humility, and compassion, just worship Lord Gaura, the moon of Godruma’s forest bowers.

17) Always worship Lord Gaura, the beautiful moon of Godruma’s forest bowers, and call out to the Lord,” O Yadava, ! O Madhava O Krishna, O Hari, O Rama O Janardana, O Keshava, O beloved Lord of Radha!”

18) Just worship Lord Gaura, the moon of Godruma’s forest bowers and call out to the Lord “O Lord of the Vrindavana forest, which lies along the banks of the Yamuna! O Lord of Govardhana Hill! O sun of the forest of Gokula! O giver of life to the rasa dance.! O Gaurahari!

19) Go to Navadvipa, the land of Lord Caitanya, Read and recite with great joy the wonderful pastimes of Lord Gaurahari. Roll about in ecstasy on the banks of the Ganges, which are marked with the footprints of Lord Caitanya, and just worship Lord Gaura, the moon of Godruma’s forest bowers. Remember the wonderful pastimes of Gaura and Gadadhara.

20) Become a servant of Gaura and Gadadhara. Listen to the beautiful narration’s concerning Gaura and Gadadhara and just worship Lord Gaura, the moon of Godruma’s forest bowers.

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