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Song Name: Ceto Darpana Marjanam

Official Name: Antya Lila Chapter 20 Verses 12, 16, 21, 29, 32, 36, 39, 47, and 65; Sri Siksastakam

Author:  Krsnadasa Kaviraja

Book Name: Caitanya Caritamrta

Language: Sanskrit, Bengali

 

LYRICS:

(1)

cetaḥ - darpaṇa – the mirror of the heart; mārjanam – cleansing; bhava – of material existence; mahā-dāva-agni – the greatly blazing forest fire; nirvāpaṇam – extinguishing; śreyaḥ-kairava – the white lotus of good fortune; candrikā-vitaraṇam – spreading the moonbeams; vidyā-vadhū –  the wife of all education; jīvanam – the life; ānanda-ambudhi – the ocean of bliss; vardhanam – increasing; prati-padam – at every step; pūrṇa amṛta – the full nectar; āsvādanam – giving a relishable taste; sarva-ātmasnapanam – bathing all souls; param – transcendental; vijayate – let there be victory; śrī-kṛṣṇa-sańkīrtanam – for the congregational chanting of the holy name of Kṛṣṇa.

 

(2)

nāmnām – of the holy names of the Lord; akāri – manifested; bahudhā – various kinds; nija-sarva-śaktiḥ – all types of personal potency; tatra – in that; arpitā – bestowed; niyamitaḥ – restricted; smaraṇe – in remembering; na – not; kālaḥ – consideration of time; etādṛśī – so much; tava kṛpā – Your mercy; bhagavan – O Lord!; mama – my; api – although; durdaivam –  misfortune; īdṛśam – such; iha – in this (the holy name); ajani – was born; na anurāgaḥ – no attachment.

 

(3)

tṛṇāt api – than even downtrodden grass; su-nīcena – by feeling oneself much lower; taroḥ – than a tree; iva – like; sahiṣṇunā – by being tolerant; amāninā – by not accepting respect; mānadena – by giving respect to all others; kīrtanīyaḥ – should be chanted; sadā – always; hariḥ – the holy name of Hari.

 

(4)

na dhanam – not wealth; na janam – not followers; na sundarīm – not beautiful women; kavitām – fruitive activities described in flowery language; – or; jagat-īśa – O Lord of the universe!; kāmaye – I desire; mama – my; janmani janmani – in birth after birth; īśvare – unto the Supreme Personality of Godhead; bhavatāt – let there be; bhaktiḥ – devotional service; ahaitukī – unmotivated; tvayi – unto You.

 

(5)

ayi nanda-tanuja – O son of Nanda Mahārāja!; kińkaram – Your servant; patitam – fallen; mām – me; viṣame – horrible; bhava-ambudhau – in the ocean of nescience; kṛpayā – by causeless mercy; tava – Your; pādapańkaja –  lotus feet; sthita – situated at; dhūlī – the dust; sadṛśam – just like; vicintaya – please consider.

 

(6)

nayanam – my eyes; galat-aśru-dhārayā – by streams of tears running down; vadanam – my mouth; gadgada – faltering; ruddhayā – by being choked up; girā – my words; pulakaiḥ – by thrilled hairs standing erect; nicitam – covered; vapuḥ – my body; kadā – when?; tava – Your; nāmagrahaṇe – in chanting the holy name; bhaviṣyati – will be.

 

(7)

yugāyitam – makes like a great millennium; nimeṣeṇa – by a moment; cakṣuṣā – from my eyes; prāvṛṣāyitam – makes tears fall like torrents of rain; śūnyāyitam – makes void; jagat sarvam – the entire world; govinda viraheṇa – by the separation from Govinda; me – my.

 

(8)

āśliṣya – tightly embracing; – or; pāda-ratām – who is fallen at the lotus feet; pinaṣṭu – let Him trample; mām – me; adarśanāt – by not being visible; marma-hatām – brokenhearted; karotu – let Him make; – or; yathā tathā – as He likes, so He does; – or; vidadhātu – let Him do; lampaṭaḥ –  the debauchee; mat-prāṇa-nāthaḥ – the Lord of my life; tu – but; saḥ eva – only Him; na aparaḥ – no one else.

 

UPDATED: June 6, 2017

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