Faith, Maintenance, and the Holy Name Talks by Niranjana Swami and Giriraj Swami


(The Lord’s Order to Proceed around Town and Chant)

by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

nadiya-godrume nityananda mahajana
patiyache nam-hatta jivera karana

In the land of Nadiya, on the island of Godruma, the magnanimous Lord Nityananda has opened up the marketplace of the holy name, meant for the deliverance of all fallen souls.

(sraddhavan jan he, sraddhavan jan he)
prabhura ajnay, bhai, magi ei bhiksa
bolo ‘krsna,’ bhajo krsna, koro krsna-siksa

O men of faith! O men of faith! By the order of Lord Gauranga, O brothers, I beg this one request: Chant “Krsna!”, worship Krsna, and follow Krsna’s instructions.

aparadha-sunya ho’ye loho krsna-nam
krsna mata, krsna pita, krsna dhana-pran

Being careful to remain free of offenses, just take the holy name of Krsna. Krsna is your mother, Krsna is your father, and Krsna is the treasure of your life.

krsnera samsara koro chadi’ anacar
jive doya, krsna-nam–sarva-dharma-sar

Giving up all improper behavior, carry on your worldly duties only in relation to Krsna. The showing of compassion to all fallen souls by loudly chanting the holy name of Krsna is the essence of all forms of religion.

COMMENT by Niranjana Swami

The title of this song is “Ajna-tahal.” Ajna-tahal means “the Lord’s order.” Nityananda Prabhu and Haridasa Thakura, associates of Lord Caitanya, on the Lord’s order bolo ‘krsna,’ bhajo krsna, koro krsna-siksa begged people to chant Krsna’s name.

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