Srila Prabhupada all glories unto you, saviour of the fallen souls,
The inaugurator of Krishna Consciousness across the world;
I the unworthy servant of Your feet tries to glorify you,
On most auspicious appearance day of Yours I humbly pray to you.
If I do not remain true to you, Srila Prabhupada,
I'll lose everything that I spiritually gained;
Your divine words picked me from material nescience,
I hold Your lotus feet to get over from this calamity.
Your Divine Grace instructed to follow the teachings,
Embrace them with all sincerity, make them your very existence;
You said I don't need your worship, I want your very self as an offering,
That is how you worship the representative of Srila Vyasadeva.
With a little knowledge about the spiritual sky I get puffed up,
I start thinking myself a liberated soul actually the topmost fool;
I forget my ultimate goal and start imitating the pure devotees,
Please save me from this mentality as I try to associate thy teachings.
Lust, greed, anger and other vices forcefully invade my heart,
Soldiers of maya, enemy of Krishna mercilessly tear me apart;
As I have fall apart from Your grace which flooded the earth,
With love of Krishna, the magnanimous gift ever received.
Maya offers me all that I want wealth, women, money, name and fame,
I think these are result of my devotion, try to justify my deceptive claim;
I will start not remain true to you Srila Prabhupada, surrounded by deviants;
To make my position deceitfully strong and I get lost in my path of devotion.
Not recognizing my real friends who criticize me when I am wrong,
I associate myself with a bunch of fools who always praise me;
Forgetting Your glories as the Lord's chosen one I try to eclipse you,
I will become bereft of the Lord's greatest boon and Your mercy.
I see the material nature dreadful ocean, bodies swept away in dangerous currents;
No one can ever swim those waves where deadly aquatics wait for their prey;
On that ocean, there is a ship sailing smoothly with the strong wind,
Of Hare Krsna maha-mantra in its sail, the best captain Srila Prabhupada steering it.
Devotees blissfully chant and dance on the deck, a flag on the mast bears ISKCON,
In the middle of the night world is asleep, only the sound of holy name glides through the air;
Who will ever want to leave that shelter, I came to You being swept away by the holy name,
Mechanically I try to surrender to You even then you appreciate and gave me compassion.
In Caitanya Mangala, Srila Locana das Thakura writes about Your appearance,
A great Senapati-bhakta would preach Krishna Consciousness proclaimed Mahaprabhu;
Yadi Papi Chadi Dharma Dure Dese Yaya Mora Senapati-bhakta Yaibe Tathaya,
Srila Prabhupada it is You who made this happen, the divinely empowered personality.
If I ever deviate from Your instructions, please bring me back Srila Prabhupada,
Help me become free from Maya's allurement as I know now the consequences;
My will is weak and heart is impure, but still, I want to receive your grace,
My only hope is the blessings of Vaisnavas and the blows from Your Divine Grace.
I was unable to serve you in person but make be strong to serve your instructions,
You said never ever leave ISKCON, devotee cooperation and GBC is ultimate;
Srila Prabhupada makes me a speck of dust at your lotus feet to regain my real identity,
I Lokanath Gaura your grand disciple failing, again and again, prays to you.
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