Sri Guru-vandana

The Worship of Sri Guru
(from Prema-bhakti-candrika)

sri-guru-carana-padma, kevala-bhakati-sadma,
bando mui savadhana mate
jahara prasade bhai, e bhava toriya jai,
krsna-prapti hoy jaha ha'to

The lotus feet of our spiritual master are the only way by which we can
attain pure devotional service. I bow to his lotus feet with great awe and
reverence. By his grace one can cross the ocean of material suffering and
obtain the mercy of Krsna.

guru-mukha-padma-vakya, cittete koriya aikya,
ar na koriho mane asa
sri-guru-carane rati, ei se uttama-gati,
je prasade pure sarv asa

My only wish is to have my consciousness purified by the words
emanating from his lotus mouth. Attachment to his lotus feet is the
perfection that fulfills all desires.


cakhu-dan dilo jei, janme janme prabhu sei,
divya-jnan hrde prokasito
prema-bhakti jaha hoite, avidya vinasa jate,
vede gay jahara carito

He opens my darkened eyes and fills my heart with transcendental
knowledge. He is my Lord birth after birth. From him ecstatic prema
emanates; by him ignorance is destroyed. The Vedic scriptures sing of his
character.

sri-guru karuna-sindhu, adhama janara bandhu,
lokanath lokera jivana
ha ha prabhu koro doya, deho more pada-chaya,
ebe jasa ghusuk tribhuvana.

Our spiritual master is the ocean of mercy, the fiend of the poor, and the
lord and master of the devotees. O master! Be merciful unto me. Give me
the shade of your lotus feet. Your fame is spread all over the three worlds.