ceto darpana marjanam bhava maha davagni nirvapanam
sreyah kairava candrika vitaranam vidya vadhu jivanam
anandambudhi-vardhanam prati padam purnamrtasvadanam
sarvatma snapanam sarvatma snapanam
param vijayate sri krsna sankirtanam
namnam akari bahudha nija sarva saktis
tatrarpita niyamitah smarane na kalah
etadrsi tava krpa bhagavan mamapi
durdaivam idrsam ihajani nanuragah
trnad api sunicena
taror api sahisnuna
kirtaniyah sada harih
Hare Krsna Hare Krsna
Krsna Krsna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama
Rama Rama Hare Hare
Glory to the Sri-Krsna-Sankirtana, which cleanses years of dust from the heart and extinguishes the fire of material life, of repeated birth and death. It spreads the rays of the moon and is the life of all knowledge. It increases the ocean of bliss, and enables us to taste the nectar we are anxious for.
O my Lord, Your holy name alone can render every gift to all living beings. That is why You have hundreds and millions of names, like Krsna and Govinda. You have invested Your transcendental energies in these names and there are no rules for chanting them. O my Lord, out of kindness, You enable us to approach you through these names.
But I am so unfortunate that I have no attraction for them.
Humbly chant the holy name of the Lord. Think yourself lower than the straw in the street, more tolerant than a tree, devoid of all sense of false prestige. Be ready to offer all respect to others. In such a state of mind, chant the holy name of the Lord constantly.
Mantra and translation courtesy of: http://www.gauravani.com/artists/as-kindred-spirits/lyrics
Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu
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