||* Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Jayatah *||
On the 3rd of January 2016 in Seva-kunja we celebrated the tirobhava of that personality who is defined by Mahaprabhu's own words as a mahapurusa, who preached and befriended everyone all over the world, nitya-līlā-praviṣṭa oṁ viṣṇupāda aṣṭottara-śata Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārāja (Raman Manjari) .
On this day we remember the following three slokas which emanated from Srila Gurudeva's lotus mouth again and again.
yat-kiṅkarīṣu bahuśaḥ khalu kāku-vāṇī
nityaṁ parasya puruṣasya śikhaṇḍa-mauleḥ
tasyāḥ kadā rasa-nidher vṛṣabhānu-jāyās
O daughter of Vṛṣabhanu Mahārāja, O ocean of rasa! The deity of sringar rasa, the Supreme Bhagavān, who wears a peacock feather in His hair, the source of all avatāras, falls at Your kinkari's lotus feet thousand and thousands of times and prays to them with many humble and griefstricken words to be allowed entrance into Your kuñja where You engage in playful, amorous pastimes. If I could only become a broom used by Your sakhīs to sweep Your delightful grove, I would consider my life a success.*
*(Srila Gurudeva prayed, "If I could even become one stick in that broom").
māṁ punātu sarvadāravinda-bandhu-nandinī
Touching but a single drop of her water nullifies a person’s most heinous of crimes. She increases the current of rāgānuga-bhakti for Śrī Nanda-nandana and brings auspiciousness to anyone who simply desires to reside on her banks. May Yamunā-devī, daughter of Sūrya-deva, always purify me.
nivāsī nīlādrau nihita-caraṇo ’nanta-śirasi
jagannāthaḥ svāmī nayana-patha-gāmī bhavatu me
“Śrī Jagannāthadeva is the crest-jewel of all manifestations of the Supreme Absolute Truth, and His eyes are like the petals of a fully blossomed blue lotus. He resides at Nīlācala, and He places His feet on the head of Anantaśeṣa-nāga. Being blissfully immersed in bhakti-rasa, He derives great happiness from embracing the rasa-laden body of Śrīmatī Rādhikā. May Jagannātha Svāmī kindly enter the pathway of my vision.”
Remembering your unlimited kindness upon us, with greif stricken words we pray:
virahena sadā yāce tava pada padmeṣu me
āśrayā caraṇe dehī gurudeva kṛpāmayam
O most compassionate Gurudeva! Crying in separation from you, I am always praying to your lotus feet to please give me shelter.