Friday, 27 January 2017

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Toronto, Ontario

Favourite Song

It’s definitely one of my favourite bhajans (devotional songs) which we sang at 7:07 a.m. in the temple ashram.  It’s written by Bhaktivinod Thakur, and it’s called Narada Muni Bajay Vina.  The bhajan is about a travelling monk.

Here it is—the lyrics in English:

1)    When the great soul Narada Muni plays his vina, the holy name “Radhika-ramana” descends and immediately appears amidst the kirtana (chanting) of the Lord’s devotees.

2)    Like a monsoon cloud, the holy name showers pure nectar into their ears. Due to great ecstasy, all the devotees enthusiastically dance to their heart’s content.

3)    All the inhabitants of the universe become maddened upon drinking these intoxicating showers of divine sweetness. Some people cry, some dance, and others become fully intoxicated within their minds.

4)    Five-faced Lord Siva embraces Narada Muni and repeatedly shouts in ecstasy, while Lord Brahma dances very ecstatically and exclaims, “All of you chant ‘Haribol! Haribol!’”

5)    In supreme happiness, thousand-faced Ananta Sesa sings and calls out, “Hari! Hari!” By the influence of the transcendental vibration of the holy name, the whole universe becomes mad with ecstasy as everyone relishes the mellows of the holy name.

6)    The holy name of Sri Krishna has fulfilled all my desires by thus manifesting on everyone’s tongue. Bhakativinoda, the humble servant of the Lord, therefore prays at the feet of Sri Rupa Goswami that the chanting of harinama may always continue in this way.

May the Source be with you!

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