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‘Sublime’ Lyrics

1. Shiva Shankara
Sanskrit words arranged by Jaya Lakshmi

Mahadev, Mahadev, Shiva Shiva Shankara Mahadev
Jaya Shiva Shankara Maheshwara
Jaya Shiva Shankara Maheshwara
Hara Om Namah Shivaya

O Great God, Lord Shiva, who destroys all doubts
Victory to Lord Shiva, All glories to Lord Shiva!

2. Brahma Shanti
Words based on traditional Sanskrit Shanti (Peace) mantra, modified by Jaya Lakshmi

Brahma Shanti, Brahma Shanti, Brahma Shanti, Shanti Om
Satyam Shanti, Satyam Shanti, Satyam Shanti, Shanti Om
Sa Ma Shanti, Shanti Om
Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti Om

May peace pervade the universe
Truth is peace
Unto all may there be peace
May there be peace, peace, peace

3. Jayati (Surrender to Love)
Sanskrit words from traditional Vaisnava prayer
English words by Jaya Lakshmi

Jayati, Jayati, Jayati Deva
Krsna Chaitanya Chandro

Surrender to Love, Surrender to Love
And return to our home, our sacred abode
Where all lives in harmony because we see
Your supreme love and beauty
Your infinite forms and qualities
Emanating through all, Emanating through all
Return to your original nature
Return to your innocent nature
and surrender to love

All glories unto the Supreme Personality of Godhead!
All glories to the radiant moon of Sri Krsna Chaitanya.

4. Prema Dhama
Words by Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj

from “Sri Sri Prema Dhama Deva Stotram”
(Verse 21)
prema-dhama-divya-dirgha-deha-deva-nanditam
hema-kanja-punja-nindi-kanti-candra-vanditam
nama-gana-nritya-navya-divya-bhava-mandiram
prema-dhama-devam eva naumi gaura-sundaram

The tall, divine figure of Sri Gaurasundara, whose beautifully sharp features and well formed limbs seem wonderful to the devotees who adore him, is the perfect form of beauty and joy for the celestial gods who worship him. He is the complete embodiment of pure love. The radiant aura shining from his brilliant form makes the beauty of a million lotus flowers seem as nothing, whilst the moon’s glow is soft and respectful in the light of Sri Gaurasundara. Sri Gaurasundara is the personification of the ever fresh moods of loving ecstasy that arise from dancing and singing the holy names of Krishna.

I sing with joy the unending glories of my sweet Lord, my golden Gaurasundara, the one and only divine abode of pure love.

(Verse 49)
radhika-vinoda-matra-tattva-laksananvayam
sadhu-sanga-krishna-nama-sadhanaika-niscayam
prema-sevanaika-matra-sadhya-krishna-tatparam
prema-dhama-devam eva naumi gaura-sundaram

Sri Chaitanya discussed his joy-filled visions of Sri Krishna, reality the beautiful, in the company of devotees liberated from all worldly attachments. Lord Gauranga told his associates that all scriptural conclusions, as perfectly passed down from generation to generation by the exalted spiritual preceptors through the medium of sound, at last culminate in realization of Sri Radhavinode, the perfect embodiment of divine love. This realization of the Deity of divine love is the all-encompassing basis that provides a proper understanding of reality (sambandha-jnana). The means of attainment (abhidheya) by which someone may reach a proper understanding of the loving Lord Krishna is by chanting Krishna’s holy names and discussing the qualities, pastimes and transcendental form of Sri Krishna in the association of pure devotees. The ultimate goal of the perfected devotees inspired by madhura-rasa in the mood of parakiya-bhava, is to render service to Sri Sri Radhavino de following the method practiced by the milkmaids of Vrindaban, the land of spiritual gemstones where every step is dancing and the sound of the flute is the constant companion. The song of Sri Krishna’s flute awakens unrestrained feelings of pure love and surrender and the flute song calls the milkmaids to arise and perform service to Lord Krishna, who is so very dear to Sri Radha, the Queen of the cowherd maidens of Vrindaban (prayojana).

Again and again I fall at the feet of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the golden volcano of divine love.

(Verse 68)
sindhu-vindu-veda-candra-saka-phalgunoditam
nyasa-soma-netra-veda-candra-saka-bodhitam
vana-vana-veda-candra-saka-locanantaram
prema-dhama-devam eva naumi gaura-sundaram

I offer my respectful obeisances unto Sri Gauranga, who rose like a golden moon in Sri Mayapura in 1407 sakabda (1486 AD), who revealed the pastime of accepting the renounced order in 1431 sakabda (1510 AD), in order to benedict the entire material universe, and who disappeared beyond the vision of ordinary people in 1455 sakabda (1534 AD).

I fall at the feet of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the golden volcano of divine love.

5. Sri Vrndavan
Words based on traditional Vaisnava song, modified by Jaya Lakshmi

This song celebrates Sri Sri Radha Krsna, and the holy places of their pastimes in Vrndavan, India

Jaya Jaya Govindaya
Jaya Jaya Radha Sham
Jaya Jaya Madhavaya
Jaya Jaya Sri Vrndavan!, Sri Vrndavan!

Jaya Jaya Radha Kunda
Jaya Giri Govardan
Jaya Jaya Rama Ghata
Jaya Jaya Sri Vrndavan! Sri Vrndavan!

Jaya Jaya Gopiswara
Jaya Jaya Krsna Nam
Jaya Jaya Rasa Lila
Jaya Jaya Sri Vrndavan! Sri Vrndavan!

6. Jai Ma
Sanskrit words arranged by Jaya Lakshmi

Ma, Ma, Ma Ma
Jai Ma Jai Ma Ananda Mayi Ma

O Divine Mother,
Divine Mother full of bliss
All glories to You!

7. Om Gurave
Traditional Sanskrit prayer modified by Jaya Lakshmi
(based on a form of the Gayatri mantra)

Om Gurave Namoh Namah
Klim Gauraya Namoh Namah
Ram Radhikai Namoh Namah
Om ajnana-timirandhasya jnananjana-salakaya
Caksur unmilitam yena tasmai sri -gurave namah

I offer my respectful obeisances unto my spiritual master,
Who has opened my eyes, which were blinded by the
darkness of ignorance, with the torchlight of knowledge

8. Ohe! Vaisnava Thakura
By Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, from the collection of songs, ‘Saranagati’, c.1880
in Bengali

1) Ohe! Vaisnava Thakura, doyara sagara, e dase koruna kori
Diya pada-chaya, sodho he amaya, tomara carana dhori

2) Chaya bega domi, chaya dosa sodhi, chaya guna deho dase
Chaya sat sanga, deho he amare, bosechi sangera ase

3) Ekaki amara, nahi paya bala, hari-nama-snakestone
Tumi krpa kori, sraddha-bindu diya, deho krsna-nama-dhane

4) Krsna se tomara, krsna dite paro, tomara sakati ache
Ami to kangala, ‘krsna’ ‘krsna’ boli, dhai tava pache pache

1. O venerable Vaisnava, O ocean of mercy, be merciful unto your servant.
Give me the shade of your lotus feet and purify me. I hold onto your lotus feet.

2. Teach me to control my passions; rectify my six faults, bestow upon me the six qualities
, and offer unto me the six kinds of holy association.

3. I do not find the strength to carry on alone the sankirtana of the holy name
of Hari. Please bless me by giving me just one drop of faith with which to obtain
the great treasure of the holy name of Krsna.

4. Krsna is yours; you have the power to give him to me. I am simply running
behind you shouting, “Krsna! Krsna!”

9. Radhe Shymasundari
Sanskrit words arranged by Jaya Lakshmi

Radhe O Radhe, Shymasundari Radhe
Radhe, Radhe Radhe Radhe, Radhe
Radhe, Radhe Radhe Radhe, Shymasundari Radhe
Radhe Govinda, Radhe Govinda

All glories to Radhe and Shymasundar (Lord Krsna)
All glories to Radhe and Govinda (Lord Krsna), who fulfill all our desires





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