VYĀSA-PŪJĀ / TIROBHĀVA UTSAVA – 1983
praṇamāmi śaraṇa laye
bhakta-goṣṭhi jāhār deho, sarva-jīva-āśraya geho,
gaurāṅger pāś āmāro ni jaye
1. The divine lotus feet of His Divine Grace Śrīla A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda provide shelter for the conditioned souls of this material world. The shelter of his Lotus Feet is the transcendental cause of the rising of the all-blissful attitude of pure devotional service. I humbly offer my prostrate obeisances at the lotus feet of Śrīla Prabhupāda and surrender my life in his service.
Śrīla Prabhupāda’s transcendental body is the personified assembly of pure devotees (i.e., ISKCON, the International Society for Kṛṣṇa Consciousness). Thus, His Divine Grace has manifested a house to provide spiritual shelter for all of the conditioned souls in this material world. Kindly, Śrīla Prabhupāda, take us also with you to serve eternally the Golden Avatāra, Śrī Kṛṣṇa Caitanya Mahāprabhu wherever He or His movement are.
kari tuār nitya-saṅger āśā.
prabhupāda-patha bahire, kali-kaler māyā, bhai re!,
uddhār pāibar na hi kono āśā.
2. His Divine Grace Śrīla A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda is the author of transcendental literatures glorifying the nectarean name, pastimes, and teachings of Śrī Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. His Divine Grace is the spiritual master for the whole universe in the science of the teachings of Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa Caitanya. He is educating everyone in this transcendental science.
My dear brothers! Outside of the path of devotional service enunciated by Śrīla Prabhupāda is the material illusion (māyā) of the present age of Kali. There is not even the slightest hope for deliverance (in this age of Kali) outside of the path of Kṛṣṇa consciousness given by Śrīla Prabhupāda.
pracār-amṛta dilo je, guru-gaurāṅga-prāṇa se,
kīrtane koraibe rādhā-dāsa
prabhupāda-dibya-dṛṣṭi, saṁsāre gaura-prema-vṛṣṭi,
hok prabhu! tomar ājñā - chilo dāsa
3. Śrīla Prabhupāda has given the eternal nectar of preaching (the glories of the holy names, etc. of Śrī Kṛṣṇa). He is the transcendental life of Guru and Gaurāṅga, empowered by Their mercy. By performance of the saṅkīrtana-yajña He instates all living entities as confidential servitors of Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī.
His Divine Grace Śrīla A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda’s transcendental vision (i.e., his plan and program for establishing Lord Caitanya’s transcendental desire in this world) is causing torrents of rain in the form of Lord Caitanya’s mercy of pure love of Kṛṣṇa to flood the entire material creation.
O eternal master! Let me be ever the surrendered servant to your command!
paścad-deśa śūnyavādī durācārī māyāvādī,
uddhār pāilo keval tuār doye,
prabhupāda doyā koro, kṛṣṇa-bhakta e-bār koro,
tuār doyā - asambhav sambhav hoy, re!
4. The western world is filled with voidists, impersonalists and persons addicted to illicit activities against the Vedic principles of civilized human life. Although it is almost impossible to deliver such fallen souls, simply by your transcendental mercy even such souls have been delivered from material conditioned life.
O Śrīla Prabhupāda! Kindly give your mercy to me! This time, (in this lifetime), give me the benediction that I may become a pure devotee of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa. By your causeless mercy even the impossible can become possible.
Offered by the insignificant servant of His Divine Grace Śrīla A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda: Jayapatāka Swami
(NOTE: This could be sung to the tune of Śrī Guru-vandana by Śrīla Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura)