Samsara (Sri Sri Gurv-astaka)

by Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura
(Sanskrit, 17th century)

samsara-davanala-lidha-loka-
tranaya karunya-ghanaghanatvam
praptasya kalyana-gunarnavasya
vande guroh sri-caranaravindam

mahaprabhoh kirtana-nrtya-gita-
vaditra-madyan-manaso rasena
romanca-kampasru-taranga-bhajo
vande guroh sri-caranaravindam

sri-vigraharadhana-nitya-nana
srngara-tan-mandira-marjanadau
yuktasya bhaktams ca niyunjato pi
vande guroh sri-caranaravindam

sri-radhika-madhavayor apara
madhurya-lila-guna-rupa-namnam
prati-ksanasvadana-lolupasya
vande guroh sri-caranaravindam

yasya prasadad bhagavat-prasado
yasyaprasadan na gatih kuto pi
dhyayan stuvams tasya yasas tri-sandyam
vande-guroh sri-caranaravindam

Samsara/ translation

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.
By his grace and mercy one receives the benidiction of Krishna.

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.

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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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