A short excerpt from Sri Chaitanya-bhagavata in honour of Srila Vrndavan Das Thakur.

sarva-vaisnavera paye mora namaskara
ithe aparadha kichhu na labe amara

I offer my obeisance at the feet of all Vaisnavas. Should I make any offence in doing so, I pray they will forgive me.

amara prabhura prabhu sri-gaurasundara
e bada bharasa chitte dhari nirantara

My master’s master is Sri Gaurasundar. I hold this great hope in my heart forever.

mukheha ye jana bale ‘nityananda-dasa’
se avasya dekhibeka chaitanya-prakasa

Anyone who says, “I am Nityananda’s servant,” will certainly behold Sri Chaitanya.

chaitanyera priyatama nityananda-raya
prabhu-bhrtya-sanga yena na chhade amaya

Nityananda Ray is most dear to Sri Chaitanya. May I have the association of the Lord’s servants so that He will not reject me.

jagatera prema-data hena nityananda
tana hana yena bhajo prabhu-gaurachandra

Nityananda Prabhu is the giver of divine love to this world. Being His own, may I serve Lord Gaurachandra.

samsarera para hai’ bhaktira sagare
ye dubibe se bhajuka nitai-chandere

May those who desire to cross over samsara and dive in the ocean of devotion serve Sri Nitaichand.

kasthera putali yena kuhake nachaya
ei-mata gaurachandra more ye bolaya

As a puppet master directs a puppet to dance, so Gaurachandra directs me to speak.

paksi yena akasera anta nahi paya
yata sakti thake, tata dura udi’ yaya
ei-mata chaitanya-kathara anta nai
yara yata-dura sakti sabe tata gai

As birds cannot reach the limit of the sky but fly into it as far as they are able, so discussion of Sri Chaitanya has no end and I chant His glories as far as I am able.

sri-krsna-chaitanya-nityananda-chanda jana
vrndavana-dasa tachhu pada-yuge gana

Embracing Sri Krishna Chaitanya and Sri Nityananda as his life and soul, Vrndavan Das sings the glories of Their feet.

Source

Sri Chaitanya-bhagavata: Madhya-khanda, 28.185, 191–199.

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