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Song Name: Ceto Darpana Marjanam

Author: Krsnadasa Kaviraja

Book Name: Caitanya Caritamrta

Language: Sanskrit

 

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; pūrṇaamṛta–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; kavitāmfruitive 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; govindaviraheṇa–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–broken-hearted; 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 15, 2009

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