Vaisnave Vijnapti

Prayer to the Vaisnava
(from Prärthanä)

ei-bäro karunä koro vaisnava gosäi
patita-pävana tomä bine keho näi

O Vaisnava Gosvämi, please be merciful to me now. There is no one
except you who can purify the fallen souls.

jähära nikate gele päpa düre jäy
emona doyäla prabhu kebä kothä päy

Where does anyone find such a merciful personality by whose mere
audience all sins go far away?

gangära parasha hoile pashcate pävan
darshane pavitra koro-ei tomära gun

After bathing in the waters of the sacred Ganges many times, one
becomes purified, but just by the sight of you, the fallen souls are
purified. This is your great power.

hari-sthäne aparädhe täre hari-näm
tomä sthäne aparädhe nähi pariträn

The holy name delivers one who has committed an offense to Lord Hari,
but if one commits an offense to you, there is no means of deliverance.

tomära hridoye sadä govinda-vishräm
govinda kohena-mora vaisnava parän

Your heart is always the resting place of Lord Govinda, and Lord Govinda says,
"The Vaisnavas are in My heart."

prati-janme kori äshä caranera dhüli
narottame koro doyä äpanära boli'

I desire the dust of your holy feet in every birth I may take. Please
consider Narottama yours, and be kind upon him.