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ISKCON desire tree

Lord reveals Himself to the devotee who chants (7)

this mantra sincerely. skd-dharitvena samasta-strair
No other means of spiritual realization, therefore, uktas tath bhvyata eva sadbhi
is as effective in this age as chanting the maha- kintu prabhor ya priya eva tasya
mantra. Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, vande guro r-cararavindam
Hare Hare, Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, (8)
Hare Hare. yasya prasdd bhagavat-prasdo
yasyprasdn na gati kuto pi
Temple Program Prayers dhyyan stuvas tasya yaas tri-sandhya
vande guro r-cararavindam
Song Name: Samsara Davanala Lidha TRANSLATION
Official Name: r r Gurv-aaka (Eight 1) The spiritual master is receiving benediction
Prayers to the Guru) (Mangala Arati) from the ocean of mercy. Just as a cloud pours
Author: Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura water on a forest fire to extinguish it, so the
Book Name: Stavamrta Lahari spiritual master delivers the materially afflicted
Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura, who world by extinguishing the blazing fire of material
appeared in the middle of the seventeenth existence. I offer my respectful obeisances unto
century, is a great spiritual master in the Krsna the lotus feet of such a spiritual master, who is an
conscious chain of gurus and disciples. He says, ocean of auspicious qualities.
One who, with great care and alteration, loudly 2) Chanting the holy name, dancing in ecstasy,
recites this beautiful prayer to the spiritual master singing, and playing musical instruments, the
during the Brahma-muhurta obtains direct service spiritual master is always gladdened by the
to Krsna, the Lord of Vrndavana, at the time of his sakrtana movement of Lord Caitanya
death. Mahprabhu. Because he is relishing the mellows
(1) of pure devotion within his mind, sometimes his
sasra-dvnala-lha-loka hair stands on end, he feels quivering in his body,
trya kruya-ghanghanatvam and tears flow from his eyes like waves. I offer my
prptasya kalya-guravasya respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of such a
vande guro r-cararavindam spiritual master.
(2) 3) The spiritual master is always engaged in the
mahprabho krtana-ntya-gta temple worship of Sr Sr Rdh and Ka. He
vditra-mdyan-manaso rasena also engages his disciples in such worship. They
romca -kampru-taraga-bhjo dress the Deities in beautiful clothes and
vande guro r-cararavindam ornaments, clean Their temple, and perform other
(3) similar worship of the Lord. I offer my respectful
r-vigrahrdhana-nitya-nn obeisances unto the lotus feet of such a spiritual
gra-tan-mandira-mrjandau master.
yuktasya bhakt ca niyujato pi 4) The spiritual master is always offering Ka
vande guro r-cararavindam four kinds of delicious food [analyzed as that
(4) which is licked, chewed, drunk, and sucked].
catur-vidha-r-bhagavat-prasda When the spiritual master sees that the devotees
svdvanna-tptn hari-bhakta-saghn are satisfied by eating bhagavat-prasda, he is
ktvaiva tpti bhajata sadaiva satisfied. I offer my respectful obeisances unto
vande guro r-cararavindam the lotus feet of such a spiritual master.
(5) 5) The spiritual master is always eager to hear
r-rdhik-mdhavayor apra and chant about the unlimited conjugal pastimes
mdhurya-ll gua-rpa-nmnm of Rdhik and Mdhava, and Their qualities,
prati-kasvdana-lolupasya names, and forms. The spiritual master aspires to
vande guro r-cararavindam relish these at every moment. I offer my
(6) respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of such a
nikuja-yno rati-keli-siddhyai spiritual master.
y ylibhir yuktir apekay 6) The spiritual master is very dear, because he is
tatrti-dkyd ati-vallabhasya expert in assisting the gops, who at different
vande guro r-cararavindam times make different tasteful arrangements for the
perfection of Rdh and Ka's conjugal loving
affairs within the groves of Vndvana. I offer my