Bhajahari das: Oh Prabhupada! Iâd like to die, while out on Harinam
Surrounded by Vaisnavas fair, performing Samkirtan
And as I quit this mortal frame, Lord Krsna will be near
For God is in His Holy Name, so I will not feel fear
Gautam Saha: Five thousand years ago, in the holy grounds of Kurukshetra
The Pandavas were ready to take on the sons of Dhrtarashtra
The two great armies met for the final test
To see which would emerge their victorious best
Bhakta Steven L. Schwartz: You were always there to promote a cause
Assisting a novice Prabhupada in New York City
He didn't know the rules or any laws
By George's side when he wrote, "My Sweet Lord" and "Isn't It a Pity"
Samapriya dasi: During a lecture in Atlanta in1975 Srila Prabhupada said of his spiritual master âOne should not think that he is dead and gone. There are two things, vapo and vani. Vapo changes but vani is eternal.â
Madayanti dasi: In the morning when you wake up and yearn for the presence Divine
Gurgle of Yamuna at Kesi-ghat will surely realize your cry
Bring Him to your heart.
In her glowing and gentle waves observe the purity of sacredness
Now that you have opened your eyes to see
purity comes with the purity of water
Blue garland of Vrndavan is curving around your body
At dawn Krsna's holy name
Gautam Saha: When joyous sounds emanated from the chieftain Nandbabaâs house
The folks of Gokul knew that a child was born to Yashoda, his spouse
They flocked to the headmanâs home in happy hordes
Wearing jewelry, colorful turbans and fine clothes
David Garvin: " O Lord, in whom alone we find peace
May we see your divine Self and be freed
From all impure thoughts and all fear.
O Lord, from whom we receive the mantram,
As a weapon to destroy our self-will,
Reveal yourself, protector of all."
NimÄi Paáčážita DÄsa: "Are you he or are you she?", oh c'mon, let it be,
don't you surmise, don't you guess, 'cause I'm not what you see. (1)
Now 'n' then I change my clothes, so you can't recognize,
we could've been friends or foes, but now I'm in disguise. (2)
Once, I lived for very long in eternal knowledge 'n' bliss
Samapriya dasi: The Lord declared with a mighty roar
as He pulled the demon through door
âMy devotee cannot be terrorized,
without the culprit penalized.â
Upon His sacred lap He strewn
the demonâs body in late afternoon.
And with His nails He ripped apart,
the dreadful brut of blackened heart
Gautam Saha: He was born from the womb of the monkey devotee Anjani
The son of Vayu, the god of winds, he is no other than Hanumanji
The greatest devotee of Lord Rama, in this and every other yuga
Very learned in the scriptures, head bowed in devotion to Lord Rama
Gautam Saha: The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Ramachandra
Appeared on this earth in the lineage of Raghukula, in Ayodhya
As the son of King Dasharath and Queen Kaushalya
Elder to the princes Bharat, Lakshmana and Shatrughna
Priyavrata Das: What is that Name -- the One of infinite fame?
A name inexplicably -- that always remains the same.
Throughout our sojourn -- of lives untold,
For millions of births -- our soul was sold
Sacinandana Swami: Kirtan is divine ambrosial food and
the rasayana (medicine) for the hibernating soul
The spiritual sound finds its way into the
secret chambers of the soul â moves there unrestrictedly
and then flows back to the Lord:
Heart to heart communication â immediate communion
Bhakta Steven: He left Calcutta in sixty-five
Not a penny to his name
Thirty-five days on a cargo ship
His health began to wane
Vomiting, dizziness and heart attacks
Are what he had to endure
Left Boston Harbor for New York City
Krishna said, "be rest assured"
Dravida dasa: O Prabhupada, on this great day
When you appeared, just like a ray
Of Krsna's vast effulgence bright,
To give this blind world back its sight,
We thank you from the bottom of
Our heart, and pray with deepest love
That we may serve your lotus feet
In every circumstance we meet
Gautam Saha: O Krsna, what is Your heavenly pastime ?
In Vaikuntha, how do You perform activities sublime ?
When do You work, when do You enjoy leisure ?
When do You rest or enact activities of pleasure ?
Bhakta Steven: You guide me through the maze of life
From the spiritual sky on a flute with a fife
Many miles to travel upon Srila Prabhupada's path
Bhagavad Gita in hand I can chant, smile and laugh
Rewind my mind to any chapter and verse
Play the tape of the Gita no need to reverse
Gautam Saha: Five thousand years ago, on the battlefield of Kurukshetra
Krsna the All Merciful Karuna Sindhu, became the charioteer of Partha
Krsna, the friend, philosopher and guide of Arjuna, his persona grata
The Lord is therefore Parthasarthy, the charioteer of Partha
Gautam Saha: Lord Krishna is Raas Behari, the reservoir of each and every relationship
One can relate with him at any level, in love or hate, in enmity or in kinship
The Lord will play the game by the rules you yourself set
To discharge His part of the deal, He will never forget
Gautam Saha: The perfection of human life is to be a great devotee like Sudama Well versed in the authorized scriptures, and a lover of Lord Krsna Once you reach out for and take Lord Krsna â s hand The Lord Himself will make sure that He never lets go of your hand
Bhaktimarga Swami: Dear Vaisnav, you are leaving us today To take part in a much greater play Fleeing from this world, a mix of sweet and sour To ascend to the realm of the Higher Power. It's hard for those who knew you well. It's not for us to say or for us to tell. We can't be greedy demanding your presence We take from you and capture the essence
Puskaraksa das: May Krishna make your year a happy one! Not by shielding you from all sorrows and pain, But by strengthening you to bear it, as it comes; Not by making your path easy, But by making you sturdy to travel any path;
Giribaradhari das: A king I was, feeling proud. Subjects and land, So much to reign. Taking that gold, that night with stealth. Killing my mother, Thus grew my wealth. Oh my Lord, I promise, I'll never do it again.
Parasuram and Mahamantra: Twas an evening in November, As I very well remember, I was strolling down the street in drunken pride, But my knees were all aflutter, So I landed in the gutter, And a pig came up and lay down by my side.
Balaramkrishnadas: The faith, fair prayer and the love of God shattered by religious rockets and bombs The wicked commandments of those who breathe merely to slaughter the sacrificial goat, earth for exchange of heavens. For pleasure in this and the next world- strangle they the cosmic forms of life with all its beauty and sighs!
Karnamrita das: Sitting in my chair in the forest chanting "japa", O Radhe, O Krishna! please capture my mind and heart, end my material existence pulling my attention and desires to you alone--no other interests, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare.
Venkat: âAre you he or are you she?â, oh câmon let it be, Donât you surmise, donât you guess, âcause Iâm not what you see. (1) Once in a while I change my clothes, so you canât recognize, We couldâve been friends or foes but now Iâm in disguise. (2) I lived for very long once in eternal knowledge ânâ bliss, Until decided to leave home and explore this wretched abyss. (3) I wished to be like Him or above and imitate His nature, Not realizing that His loveâs far greater than His stature.