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I’d like to die on Harinam

Monday, 22 July 2013 / Published in Poetry / 2,073 views

Bhajahari das: Oh Prabhupada! I’d 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.

 

Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare,

Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare.

 

London is chanting Hare Krsna, by your sweet desire.

You sent ‘six of your best’ here, to light this holy fire

 

Out chanting with surrendered souls, who understood your heart

We felt your presence everyday – we knew we’d never part

 

Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare,

Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare.

 

When we were young, we understood how much you wanted this

All of your sons and daughters feeling transcendental bliss

 

Singing, dancing, full of joy, along the Oxford Street

The sweet mrdangas, chiming kartals, lightly dancing feet

 

Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare,

Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare.

 

I’d love to go again with those that I went with before

Trib, Maha, Prabha, Ragubhir and of course Kishor

 

Vici, Nara, Devadharma, Bengali Sweet Subhaga

Jagat Bandhu, Rohininandan and Sakshi Gopala

 

Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare,

Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare.

 

Shambhu, Partha, Ranchor, Bhuma Boppa and Dhiranga

Sometimes fighting, Who would sing? And who would play mrdanga?

 

You said let kanisthas ring the bells inside the temple

But for us, street chanting is, by far the best example

 

So we went out everyday, come sunshine, hail or rain

To give this tired old town a taste of Krsna’s Holy Name

 

Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare,

Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare.

 

Old days past now, new days here, the chanting still ongoing

Your stalwart men, Govinda, Giri – and Para keep it flowing.

 

Cleansing hearts with ‘utsaha’ as if they’re cleaning ‘windas’

Let’s join them every Saturday, Let’s ‘Meet them at Govinda’s’

 

I want to die in Leicester Square, while out on Samkirtan

Surrounded by Vaisnavas fair, singing sweet Harinam

 

Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare,

Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare.

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