Hari Hari BiphalePrayer to One's Beloved Lord
(from Prarthana)Text Onehari hari! bifale janama gonainu
manusya-janama paiya, radha-krsna na bhajiya,
janiya suniya bisa khainuSYNONYMShari hari!–O Lord Hari!; biphale–uselessly; janama gonainu–I have spent my life; manusya-janama paiya–having obtained a human birth; radha-krsna–Radha and Krsna; na bhajiya–having not worshiped; janiya suniya–even after knowing and hearing about it; visa khainu–I have drunk poison.TRANSLATIONO Lord Hari, I have spent my life uselessly. Having obtained a human birth and having not worshiped Radha and Krsna, I have knowingly drunk poison.Text Twogolokera prema-dhana, hari-nama-sankirtana,
rati na janmilo kene tay
samsara-bisanale, diba-nisi hiya jwale,
juraite na koinu upaySYNONYMSgolokera–of Goloka Vrndavana; prema-dhana–the treasure of divine love; hari-nama-sankirtana–the congregational chanting of Lord Hari's holy names; rati–my attraction; na janmilo–never came about; kene–why?; tay–for that; samsara-visanale–in the fire of the poison of worldliness; diva-nisi–day and night; hiya jvale–my heart burns; judaite–to relieve it; na koinu upay–I have not taken the means.TRANSLATIONThe treasure of divine love in Goloka Vrndavana has descended as the congregational chanting of Lord Hari's holy names. Why did my attraction for that chanting never come about? Day and night my heart burns from the fire of the poison of worldliness, and I have not taken the means to relieve it.Text Threebrajendra-nandana jei, saci-suta hoilo sei,
balarama hoilo nitai
dina-hina jata chilo, hari-name uddharilo,
tara saksi jagai madhaiSYNONYMSbrajendra-nandana yei–Lord Krsna, the son of the King of Vraja; saci-suta–the son of saci (Lord Caitanya); hoilo–became; sei–He; balarama–Lord Balarama; hoilo–became; nitai–Lord Nityananda; dina-hina–who were lowly and wretched; yata chilo–all those souls who were; hari-name–by the holy name; uddharilo–were delivered; tara saksi–the evidence of that; jagai madhai–the two sinners named Jagai and Madhai.TRANSLATIONLord Krsna, who is the son of the King of Vraja, became the son of Saci (Lord Caitanya), and Balarama became Nitai. The holy name delivered all those souls who were lowly and wretched. The two sinners Jagai and Madhai are evidence of this.Text Fourha ha prabhu nanda-suta, vrsabhanu-suta-juta,
koruna karoho ei-baro
narottama-dasa koy, na theliho ranga pay,
toma bine ke ache amaraSYNONYMSha ha prabhu–alas! alas! O dear Lord!; nanda-suta–O son of Nanda!; vrsabhanu-suta yuta–accompanied by the daughter of Vrsabhanu; koruna karoho–please be merciful to me; ei-baro–now; narottama-dasa koy–Narottama dasa says; na theliho–please do not push me away; ranga pay–from Your reddish lotus feet; toma bine–except for You; ke ache amara–who is my beloved?TRANSLATIONO Lord Krsna, son of Nanda, accompanied by the daughter of Vrsabhanu, please be merciful to me now. Narottama dasa says, "O Lord, please do not push me away from Your reddish lotus feet, for who is my beloved except for You?"
"The process is how to think of Krsna. Man-mana bhava mad-bhaktah. This is meditation. So this... By kirtana it becomes very easy. If you chant Hare Krsna maha-mantra twenty-four hours like Haridasa Thakura... That is not possible. So as much as possible... Tirtha-yasasa. Kirtana, this is also kirtana. We are talking about Krsna, reading about Krsna, reading Krsna's instruction in the Bhagavad-gita or reading Krsna's glories in the Srimad-Bhagavatam. They are all kirtana. It is not that simply when we sing with musical instruments, that is kirtana. No. Anything you talk about Krsna, that is kirtan."
~ from Srila Prabhupada's lecture on Srimad Bhagavatam 3.28.18 on October 27, 1975 in Nairobi
Srila Prabhupada ~ " Simply our prayer should be, My dear Krishna, please remind me to always chant Your Holy Name, please do not put me into forgetfulness. You are sitting within me as Supersoul, so you can put me into forgetfulness or into remembering You. So please do not put me into forgetfulness. Please always remind me to chant, even You send me into the hell, it doesn't matter, just so long as I can always chant Hare Krishna..."