Sri Sri Prabhupada Dasakam

by Sripada Gaura dasa bramacari
[Srimad Bhakti Desika Acarya Maharaja]

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(1)
ananda-sac-cid-baladeva-murttih
brahmanda-sammandita-suddha-kirttih
samsara-sindhuttaranaika-potah
pasyema kim tam prabhupada-padmam?

His blissful, eternal and cognizant form is the embodiment of Sri Baladeva, the akhan da-guru-tattva. His immaculate supra-mundane fame has adorned the universe, and he is the only boat to deliver all living beings from samsara, the ocean of material existence. Will I ever again have darsana of the lotus feet of that Srila Prabhupada?

(2)
pratapta-camikara-gaura-rupah
sad-bhakti-siddhanta-vicara-bhupah
sri-vaisnavacarya-samaja-rajah
pasyema kim tam prabhupada-padmam?

His form is beautifully fair like molten gold, he is the monarch of analyzing and discerning the conclusions of pure bhakti, and he is the king among all pure Vaisnava acaryas. Will I ever again have darsana of the lotus feet of that Srila Prabhupada?

(3)
gaudiya-gosthi-gana-prana-bandhuh
prapanna-duhkhartta-prasada-sindhuh
vitandi-pasandi-pracanda-dandah
pasyema kim tam prabhupada-padmam?

He is the friend who revives the lives of the Gaudiya bhaktas. He is an ocean of mercy to surrendered souls who are afflicted by material miseries, and he is a terrible rod of chastisement for the sophists who indulge in unreasonable, irrational arguments the so-called followers of religion and for the atheistic monists. Will I ever again have darsana of the lotus feet of that Srila Prabhupada?

(4)
sri-radhika-prema-tadaga-hamso
hamsa-dvija-prajna-kulavatamsah
sankirttana-prema-madhu-pramattah
pasyema kim tam prabhupada-padmam?

He is a swan swimming in the pond of Srimati Radhika's prema, and he is the crest jewel within the dynasties of paramahamsas, brahmanas and scholars. He is intoxicated by the sweetness of the prema of nama-sankirtana the universal broadcasting of Sri Caitanya's message of prema. Will I ever again have darsana of the lotus feet of that Srila Prabhupada?

(5)
candela-sudradhama-bhakti-samdah
sarvvam sahavand ya-padaravindah
premabdhi-candro bhajana-dru-kandah
pasyema kim tam prabhup ada-padmam?

He offered the auspicious blessing of bhakti to those who took lower births, such as sudras and candalas, and his lotus feet are worshipable for the whole world. Appearing like the moon he made the ocean of prema swell, and indeed, he is the root of the tree of bhajana. Will I ever again have darsana of the lotus feet of that Srila Prabhupada?

(6)
gauranga-govinda-varenya-bhakto
visuddha-sad-dharma-pracara-raktah
radha-yaso-gana-sahasra-vaktrah
pasyema kim tam prabhupada-padmam?

He is the most exalted nitya-siddha associate of Sri Gauranga and Sri Govinda, and he is always deeply attached to the preaching of pure vaisnava-dharma that is free from the coverings of jnana and karma. As if he possessed a thousand mouths he would speak the glories of Sri Radhika. Will I ever again have the darsana of the lotus feet of that Srila Prabhupada?

(7)
vedanta-vedanga-purana-dakso
vikhandita-prajna-kuta rka-laksah
santa-prasantoparatatma-nisthah
pasyema kim tam prabhupada-padmam?

He is fully expert in all sastras, such as Vedanta, Vedangas (siksa, kalpa, vyakarana, chanda, nirukta and jyotisa) and Puranas. With his divine wisdom he would easily smash the multitude of faulty conclusions presented by deluded logicians and mundane scholars. He is calm and equitable, self-satisfied, detached from sense pleasure and fixed in his service to Sri Sri Radha-Govinda. Will I ever again have darsana of the lotus feet of that Srila Prabhupada?

(8)
hareh katha-yata-samasta-yamo
romanca-kampasru mudabhiramah
sri-dhama-mayapura-vasa-yatnah
pasyema kim tam prabhupada-padam?

He would spend all eight yamas (divisions of the day) glorifying topics of Sri Hari, and thus he would become overwhelmed by the manifestation of asta-sattvika transformations headed by hairs standing erect, trembling, and tears. He would become extremely hap py when he resided in Sridhama Mayapura. Will I ever again have the darsana of the lotus feet of that Srila Prabhupada?

(9)
ha kvasi mat-prana-prabho kva gupto
gaurakhya-dasas tava duhkha-taptah
prapanna-bhaktartti-haras tvam eva
draksyami kim candra-mukham sakrt te?

O master of my life, where are you? Where have you suddenly hidden? Your fallen servant Gaura dasa is afflicted by pangs of separation from you. Only you can remove the sufferings of your surrendered devotees. Will I ever be able to look upon your moonlike face again?

(10)
he dina-bandho! karunaika-sindho!
kuru prasadam mayi manda-mudhe
laksaparadhe bahu-papa-gadhe
tat-pada-padme 'stu matis ca krsne

O friend of the lowly, O Gurudeva, you are the only ocean of mercy. I am a dull fool and have committed hundreds of thousands of offenses. I have fallen into a dense myriad of sins, therefore grace me with your mercy so that my mind m ay be fixed on your lotus feet and on Sri Krsna.

[Sripada Gaura dasa bramacari is a disciple of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Prabhupada, who later became Srimad Bhakti Desika Acarya Maharaja.]


(By Sripada Gaura dasa brahmacari)
Translated from Sri Gaudiya Patrika, Year 1, Issue 5
by the Rays of The Harmonist team.
Published in English for the first time in Rays of The Harmonist No. 15 Karttika 2005



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