Śrīla-Prabhupāda-Stotram (Composed by Ananta-rāma Śāstrī)
Ananta Dāsa Śāstrī was a disciple of Śrīla Prabhupāda. He used to travel with Śrīla Prabhupāda in India and he was in the Sanskrit department assisting Śrīla Prabhupāda in translation work. He compiled five ślokas which describe much of Śrīla Prabhupāda's divine character and his divine mission also. Śrīla Prabhupāda very much liked these five ślokas. We used to sing them every morning before Guru Pūjā by his vyāsāsana, so some of you may remember them.
Audio Recording - Laksman dasa
nama oṁ viṣṇu-pādāya kṛṣṇa-preṣṭhāya bhū-tale
śrīmate bhaktivedānta-svāmin iti nāmine
namas te sārasvate deve gaura-vāṇī-pracāriṇe
I offer my respectful obeisances unto His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda, who is very dear to Lord Kṛṣṇa, having taken shelter at His lotus feet.
Our respectful obeisances are unto you, O spiritual master, servant of Sarasvatī Gosvāmī. You are kindly preaching the message of Lord Caitanyadeva and delivering the Western countries, which are filled with impersonalism and voidism.
"O Lord, O Prabhupāda, may you always be the object of my vision. Only the name of Kṛṣṇa can destroy my pride and illusion. Although my mind and intelligence are contaminated by wicked inclinations, I nevertheless take shelter of Your Divine Grace by constant meditation upon your lotus feet in causeless devotion.'
jñānaṁ paraṁ parama-kṛṣṇa-sudharmity uktam
dantāś tu deva prabhupāda namo namaste
"In the most holy land of Vṛndāvana, in Ramaṇa Reti, at the lotus feet of Śrī Kṛṣṇa-Balarāma, you are preaching the topmost knowledge of Kṛṣṇa the Supreme Personality of Godhead who is the fountainhead of religion. O master of the senses, O my Lord, Śrīla Prabhupāda, let me offer my obeisances unto you."
"I offer my obeisances unto the spiritual master of the entire world, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda, whose glances are full of mercy and who is the bestower of transcendental bliss. O renowned lord, protect me and kindly shower your compassion on me again and again."
"Let me offer my obeisances unto the lotus feet of my spiritual master, who is a disciple of Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Saraswati Ṭhākura, who is always calm and joyful, and who in known by the name of Bhaktivedanta Swami."
ānanda-rāśi prabhupāda namo namas te
"The land of Bengal is worshipable by the whole world because Śrī Gaurāṅga Mahāprabhu performed His pastimes there. I offer my obeisances unto my divine master, who is full of bliss. He is always in the ecstasy of Lord Gaurāṅga and is therefore immersed in the lotus feet of Śrī Śrī Rādhā-Mādhava."
COMMENT: This stotram was composed by Śrī Ananta Rāma Śāstrī, a vaishnava Sanskrit scholar who was requested by Śrīla Prabhupāda to assist Him in the translation of the Śrīmad Bhāgavatam commentaries of the various ācāryas. It was composed and first sung directly in the presence of Śrīla Prabhupāda at Śrī Candrodaya Mandira, Māyāpur Dhāma at Gaura Pūrṇimā just before daily Guru pūjā in 1976.
In late 1976 Śrīla Prabhupāda stated to a Gurukula teacher in Vrindavana that this stotra should be recited daily, and that by such recitation the children and devotees would develop strong faith [niṣṭhā] towards Him. (Yaśodā nandana dāsa)
NOTE: Śrīla Prabhupāda sat and smiled broadly as the boys burst out at the end with enthusiastic cries of "Jaya Śrīla Prabhupāda! Prabhupāda ki jaya!" He is very pleased that Yaśodānandana Swami has taken seriously his instructions to train the boys in the chanting of mantras, and this first product of his efforts is now a wonderful addition to the daily temple program. Many of the other devotees have learned the verses, and everyone loves hearing the vibrations resound transcendentally throughout the atmosphere in glorification of Kṛṣṇa's pure devotee. (From "A Transcendental Diary Vol 5" by Hari Sauri Das)