Srila Prabhupada Stotram
(Composed by Ananta Dasa Sastri)
was a disciple of Srila
Ananta Dasa Sastri
. He used to travel with
Srila Prabhupada in India and he was in the Sanskrit department assisting Srila
Prabhupada in translation work. He compiled five slokas which describe much of
Srila Prabhupada's divine character and his divine mission also. Prabhupada
very much liked these five slokas. We used to sing them every morning
before Guru Puja by his vyasasana, so some of you may remember them.
mad-drsti-gocara prabho prabhupada-svamin
sancintayami caranau tava bhakti-heto
Lord, O Prabhupada, may you always be the object of my vision. Only the name of
Krsna 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.'
jnanam param parama-krsna-sudharmity uktam
dantas tu deva prabhupada namo namaste
"In the most holy land of
Vrndavana, in Ramana Reti, at the lotus feet of Sri Krsna-Balarama, you are preaching
the topmost knowledge of Krsna the Supreme Personality of Godhead who is the fountainhead
of religion. O master of the senses, O my Lord, Srila Prabhupada, let me offer
my obeisances unto you."
namaste namaste mahananda-dhatri
namamo namama punar raksa raksa
prasiddha-prabho pahi mam daksa daksa
"I offer my obeisances unto
the spiritual master of the entire world, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada,
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
tasmai sri-gurave nama
"Let me offer my obeisances
unto the lotus feet of my spiritual master, who is a disciple of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta
Saraswati Thakura, who is always calm and joyful, and who in known by the name
of Bhaktivedanta Swami."
ananda-rasi prabhupada namo namas te
"The land of Bengal is worshipable
by the whole world because Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu 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 Gauranga and is therefore immersed in the lotus feet of
Sri Sri Radha-Madhava."