Poem for Jul 14

Acarya's Writing

Sri Stavavali
Volume One
by Srila Raghunatha das Gosvami

Sri Gauranga-stava-kalpa-vriksha

The Desire Tree of Prayers to Lord Gauranga


Although I am a fallen soul,
the lowest of men, Sri
Caitanya Mahaprabhu delivered me
from the blazing forest fire
of great material opulence by
His mercy. He handed me over
in great pleasure to Svarupa
Damodara, His personal associate.
The Lord also gave me the garland
of small conchshells that He wore
on His chest and a stone from
Govardhana Hill, although they were
very dear to Him. That same Lord
Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu awakens
within my heart and makes me mad after Him.