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Srila Prabhupada's Poetry - Viraha Astastaka - The Essential Purport Neglected

(1)
rddhi siddhi yaha kichu tava vakya sara
"vraja-vasira prana ache se-hetu pracara"

Everything regarding material prosperity and mystic perfection was fully present in your transcendental message when you said: "Because the residents of Vraja have life, therefore they engage in preaching work." ["Dusta Mana" 18]

(2)
"vyavasayatmika buddhi" cakravartira vicara
maya-moha-pase aja ha'la chara-khara

The "resolute intelligence" (vyavasayatmika buddhi) explained by Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti [in his commentary on Bg. 2.41] is now spoiled, since your disciples have become ensnared in the bewildering noose of maya.

(3)
bahu-sakha vistarila avyavasayi hate
pratistha baghini asi' yoga dila tate

Those who are irresolute in performing devotional service as you instructed have divided your mission into many factions. The tigress of ambition for material name and fame appeared and personally provoked this upheaval.

(4)
tomara marama katha na pasila kane
yogyata kothaya pa'ba nama-sankirtane

The essential purport of your message obviously did not enter their ears. Oh, where will I get the strength myself to perform this hari-nama-sankirtana?

(5)
nama-gana sei haya sri-gurura vani
bhuliya-o e-katha satya nahi mani

To chant the Lord's holy name is the command of my worshipful spiritual master. I do not think it is right to disregard that order.

(6)
tava mukhya kirti - para-dharama vistara
maha-mantra mane yei tara adhikara

Your greatest distinction is that you expanded the topmost religious culture. Anyone accepting the Hare Krsna maha-mantra from you becomes spiritually qualified.

(7)
adhikara labhe yadi sabe sisya hare
tabe ta duhkhita jiva samsara nistare

If all those who attained this qualification were to go out and make disciples, then the miserable conditioned souls would be delivered from the world of birth and death.

(8)
jivera darada-duhkhi srila prabhupada!
viraha-vasare tava heri avasada

O Srila Prabhupada! You personally suffer to see the suffering of the fallen conditioned souls. On this day of your separation I am utterly despondent.



Reference: A Shower of Divine Compassion: The Collected Poems of His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada