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Appearance day of Srila Prabhupada, Founder-Acharya of ISKCON

August 31

This is a very special day for all ISKCON devotees as it marks the 125th Birth Anniversary of  Srila Prabhupada, the Founder-Acharya of ISKCON. Devotees joyfully glorify and honor him by reading aloud heartfelt appreciations and homages of his profound influence in their lives and pray for blessings from him.

Below is an offering from HG Sarvaishwarya Krsna Das on this occassion:

निर्मल हृदय, शान्त, करुणामय,

दीन-दुःखी हितकारी ।

हे प्रभुपाद शुभकीर्ति तुम्हारी,

गाते हैं नर-नारी ॥ १ ॥

(Oh,pure-hearted,peaceful,compassionate and well-wisher of all fallen-souls,my dear Srila Prabhupad, every man and woman are singing your auspicious glories all the time.)

 

असहाय, तिरस्कृत, नष्टप्राय, निरलम्ब, निराश्रित, निरउपाय ।

माया के दल-दल तले फँसी करती मानवता हाय-हाय ॥

जनम-मरन की धारा में तिनके की जिनको आस नहीं ।

दैहिक, दैविक, भौतिक ज्वाला-झुलसे जीवों में श्वाँस नहीं ॥

 

इनको जीवन-मूल्य सिखाया,

स्नेह-अमिय बरसाया ।

सचमुच करुणा अवतारी,

हे प्रभुपाद शुभकीर्ति तुम्हारी,

गाते हैं नर-नारी ॥ २ ॥

(The humanity which has been entangled in the material-swamp is helpless, rejected, vanished, andabandoned, without shelter, without means, with no hope for even catching a straw in the turbulent-stream of birth and death. They have been suffocating in the burning fire of the three-fold miseries, but you have taught them the meaning of human life andhave showered upon them your Nectarian-affection. My dearSrila Prabhupad, you are truly the incarnation of mercy. Every man and woman are singing your auspicious glories all the time.)

 

तुम दीन-सखे, पितु-मात सगे, सर्वस्व, सर्वहित पल-प्रतिपल ।

पर-दुःख बदलते निज सुख दे, अज्ञान बदलते ज्ञान-प्रबल ॥

देखि दशा भौतिक-जग की अरु भौतिकता का दृढ़ विस्तार ।

व्याकुल रहते सदा हृदय बिच केहि विधि जीवात्महिं उद्धार ॥

 

तव भगवद-प्रेम, भागवत की,

मानवमन की, मानवता की ।

सुकृति-किरण उँजियारी,

हे प्रभुपाद शुभकीर्ति तुम्हारी,

गाते हैं नर-नारी ॥ ३ ॥

(You are the friend of poor souls.You are their real father, mother and everything because every moment you are looking after their welfare. You exchange your happiness with their sadness and remove their ignorance by providingthem real-knowledge of Krishna-consciousness. By seeing the miserable condition of the material-world and expansion of the material-endeavors, your heart is always perplexed for their liberation. Dear Srila Prabhupad, the light-rays of your virtuous activities, love for Lord Sri Krishna, Srimad Bhagavatam, and humanity in general is spread all over. Every man and woman are singing your auspicious glories all the time.)

 

हरपल तव हिय-वीणा के तारों से पीड़ाएँ टकरा ।

झञ्कार उठा करतीं विह्वल, व्याकुल सी, व्यथित, थकित, चकरा ॥

करुणामय, स्नेह सहित दो-कर फैले रहते अपनाने को ।

भूले-भटके हर प्राणी को चिरकाल अंक लिपटाने को ॥

 

हर चाह रही संकीर्तन की,

हर राह रही वृन्दावन की ।

हे देव देव-अधिकारी,

हे प्रभुपाद शुभकीर्ति तुम्हारी,

गाते हैं नर-नारी ॥ ४ ॥

(People who are inwaves of anguish, restlessness, distress, agitation, fatigue, and confusion touch the strings of your heart every moment. When you receive their vibrations,you extend your compassionate and affectionate hands to embrace such bewildered souls forever. Your every desire was devoted to the congregational chanting of the holy name. Your every direction was leading to Sri Vrindavan Dham. Oh,most auspicious one!You truly deserve all the auspiciousness. Dear Srila Prabhupad, every man and woman are singing your auspicious glories all the time.)

 

निज जीवन को सेवामय कर, बन सेवा की मूर्ति-सबल ।

भगवद-भक्ति में लिप्त-तृप्त, क्या दिवस रहा, क्या रैन-प्रबल ॥

तुम धन्य धन्य तव अनुयायी जो तन-मन-धन अर्पण करके ।

लिप्त ‘श्रीहरि’ की सेवा ‘हरि-कृपा-मूर्ति’ की सेवा करके ॥

 

उन हृदय-क्षीर,

करुणा-गम्भीर को ।

शतशत नमन हमारी,

हे प्रभुपाद शुभकीर्ति तुम्हारी,

गाते हैं नर-नारी ॥ ५ ॥

(You engaged your life in the service of others. You are truly the personification of service. Day and night you were submerged and satisfied in devotional service. You are fortunate and your followers are also fortunate becausethey surrendered their body, mind and wealth and engaged in the service of Sri Hari by serving you ‘Hari-Kripa-Moorti’ Prabhupad. My hundreds and hundreds of dandavat pranams to such an ocean-hearted andgravely mercifulSrila Prabhupad; whose auspicious glories are sung by every man and woman all the time.)

 

हे नाथ त्रिलोकीनाथ स्वयं जिस गुरुमहिमा का मान भरें ।

फिर मैं मूरख, अज्ञानी किन शब्दों में उनका गान करे ॥

कागज में वह विस्तार नहीं, लेखनि में उतना सार नहीं ।

तव दयादृष्टि की सीमा को सीमित करना अधिकार नहीं ॥

 

हे कृपासिन्धु,

करुणानिधान ।

तव चरणन शरण हमारी,

हे प्रभुपाद शुभकीर्ति तुम्हारी,

गाते हैं नर-नारी ॥ ६ ॥

(Oh,my master!When the glories of Sri Gurudev are sung even by the Lordof the three universes, then how can a foolish and ignorant person like me put your glories into words? There is no length of such paper or the amount of such ink which can confine your limitless compassion within the limitation of words. Oh, ocean of kindness! Oh, unlimited reservoir of mercy! My refuge is only your lotus feet. Dear Srila Prabhupad, every man and woman are singing your auspicious glories all the time.)

 

दासानुदास –

सर्वैश्वर्यकृष्ण दास

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Date:
August 31