Devotees sing the glories of Srila Prabhupada
Reference: Sri Vyasa puja offerings 1977
nitai gauranga nitai gauranga patita pavana nitai gauranga
Nitai Gauranga! Nitai Gauranga! Savior of the fallen, Nitai Gauranga!
jaya prabhupada jaya jaya prabhupada jaya prabhupada jaya srila prabhupada
All glories to Prabhupada! All glories, all glories to Prabhupada! All glories to Prabhupada! All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
prati yuge krame krame andhakara bade ei kalite nitai gaura patita uddhare
From age to age, darkness increases progressively. But in this Kaliyuga, Nitai-Gaura deliver the fallen.
satya treta dvaparete asura nidhana ei kalite gaura kare prema vitarana
In Satya-yuga, Treta-yuga and Dvapara-yuga, the Lord kills the demons. But in this Kali-yuga, Lord Gaura freely distributes Krishna-prema.
rupa madhurima, hari nama, sadacara gaura matra bharatadese karila pracara
His weapons were His extremely sweet unparalleled beauty and the congregational chanting of the Holy Names of Krishna. His force comprised His practice of the highest level of Vaisnava behavior, etiquette, and purity. But He disseminated love of Krishna only in India.
dura dese bhakti-hina jive uddharite senapati-bhakta gaura pathalo pascatye
To deliver people devoid of Krishna-bhakti in remote countries, Lord Gauranga sent a commander-in-chief devotee to the West.
bhaktivedanta svami srila prabhupada senapati-bhakta jaya srila prabhupada
That commander-in-chief devotee (senapati-bhakta) was His Divine Grace Abhayacaranaravinda Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
prthivite ache yata nagaradi grama sarvatra pracarita haibe mora nama bhavisyat vani sadhu guru purane prabhupada rupa dila vastava pramane
Lord Chaitanya said, “My name will be preached in every town and village throughout the whole world.” Prabhupada fulfilled this prediction, along with many others made by the Puranas, saintly persons, and the spiritual masters.
guru ajnaya prabhupada grantha prakasila bhakta sabe koti koti grantha vitarila
Prabhupada wrote books on the order of his guru, and the devotees have distributed those books in the hundreds of millions. Thus he established that books are the basis of the Krishna consciousness movement.
khola nrtya gita saha srinama kirtana hari-katha prasada seva apurva ghatana
Discussion of the topics of Lord Krishna; the honoring of maha-prasada; the rendering of many kinds of devotional service; and the singing of the Holy Name accompanied by dancing and the playing of mrdangas, karatalas, and other musical instruments - all these took place wonderfully.
dese dese krpa sraddha siksa diksa dila divya jnana pracara saktye bhakata badila
From country to country, all over the world, he bestowed mercy, instilled faith, gave instructions, and performed initiations. Thus by his potent dissemination of transcendental knowledge, the numbers of devotees increased. Prabhupada showed personally how to apply the principle of “preaching is the essence.”
mandire kirtana puja utsava dekhi’ trana grhe seva nama-hattadi krsna-bhakti-dana
By witnessing and participating in temple kirtanas, ceremonies, worship, and festivals, many people were delivered. By practicing Krishna consciousness in their homes, worshiping the Deities, and by participating in Nama-hattas, Bhakti-vrksas, and other congregational expansion programs, many people developed ever increasing Krishna-bhakti and gave it to others. In this way, Krishna consciousness went viral by applying the maxim “utility is the principle.”
visvera nana pranta hate vaisnavagana bharate aryabhrataya kare alingana ‘jaya gaura’ bali navadvipa parikrama mastake lepana kare dhama dhulikana
Vaishnavas from all over the world come and circumambulate Navadvipa-dhama. They take the dust of the holy dhama on their heads and without any prejudice regarding caste, color, creed, or nationality, they embrace their Indian brothers and chant “Jaya Gaura, Jaya Gaura, Jaya Saci-nandana!” In this way they achieve transcendental unity in diversity.
visva calaka mandali karila gathana mile mise seva karara nirdesa arpana
He formed the Governing Body Commission (GBC) as the ultimate managing authority for ISKCON and instructed everyone to serve cooperatively according to the GBC’s direction.
prabhupada sancarila krsnabhavanamrta svarnayugera jayapataka haila uttolita
Prabhupada infused Krishna consciousness throughout the world, and thus the victory flag of the ten-thousand-year golden age was hoisted.
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