Poem for Jul 16

Acarya's Writing

Sri Stavavali
Volume One
by Srila Raghunatha das Gosvami

Shri Manah-shiksha
Instructions to the Mind

The Desire Tree of Prayers to Lord Gauranga


O mind, I grasp your feet
and beg you with sweet words:
Please throw away all your pride
and develop intense, extraordinary
love for my spiritual master, Vrajabhumi,
the people of Vraja, the Vaishnavas,
the brahmanas, the Gayatri mantra,
the holy name, and the transcendental
shelter that is the youthful couple of Vraja.