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Song Lyrics: Hare Krsna Mahamantra

Purport Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura

1)  [Hare] = O Hari! Having captured my mind, please free me from material bondage.

2)  [Kṛṣṇa] = O Kṛṣṇa! Please attract my mind by pulling it to You.

3)  [Hare] = O Hari! Please capture my mind by Your unsurpassed sweetness.

4)  [Kṛṣṇa] = O Kṛṣṇa! Please purify my mind with knowledge about devotional service given to me by Your own devotee.

5)  [Kṛṣṇa] = O Kṛṣṇa! Please make me able to relish Your transcendental name, form, qualities, pastimes, etc.

6) [The explanation of the next Kṛṣṇa is missing from the translation]

7)  [Hare] = O Hari! Please make me fit to serve You.

8)  [Hare] = O Hari! Please make me able to relish Your transcendental name, form, qualities, pastimes, etc.

9)  [Hare] = O Hari! Please direct me to do some particular service for You.

10)  [Rāma] = O Rāma! Let me hear about Your most cherished pastimes in the company of Your dearest devotees.

(Sri Radha is called ramā because her association gives pleasure to Sri Kṛṣṇa. Because Sri Kṛṣṇa is with that ramā, He is called "rāma")

11)  [Hare] = O Hara (Sri Radha)! Please reveal to me Your most cherished pastimes with Your beloved Sri Kṛṣṇa.

12)  [Rāma] = O Rāma! Please reveal to me Your most cherished pastimes with Your beloved Sri Radha.

13)  [Rāma] = O Rāma! Please engage me in remembering Your transcendental name, form, qualities, pastimes etc.

14)  [Rāma] = O Rāma! Please make me fit to serve You while remembering Your transcendental name, form, qualities, pastimes etc.

15)  [Hare] = O Hari! Having accepted me as one of Your own servitors, please enjoy me as You please.

16)  [Hare] = O Hari! Please enjoy me in Your transcendental way. This is my humble request at Your lotus feet.

UPDATED: April 1, 2009