|Kaha Na Gaura Katha
Srila Narahari Sarakara
mana re! kaha na gaura katha
gaurera nama, amiyara dhama, piriti murati data (1)
O Mind! Speak only about Gaura. Gaura’s name is the abode of nectar, and the worshipable bestower of divine love.
sayane gaura, svapane gaura, gaura nayanera tara
jivane gaura, marane gaura, gaura galara hara (2)
Gaura in sleeping, Gaura in dreaming, Gaura is the star of my eyes. Gaura in life, Gaura at the time of death, Gaura’s name ist he precious necklace I wear around my neck.
hiyara majhare, gauranga rakhiya, virale basiya raba
manera sadhete, se rupa-cadere, nayane nayane thoba (3)
Keeping Gaura in my heart, I will sit alone and fix my mind on His enchanting moon-like form. I will gaze in His eyes and become absorbed in His beauty.
gaura vihane, na vanchi parane, gaura ka’rechi sara
gaura baliya, jauka jivane, kichu na cahiba ara (4)
Without Gaura I cannot live. Gaura is my everything. I’m praying to give up my life taking the name of Gaura. Nothing else I desire.
gaura gamana, gaura gathana, gaura mukhera hasi
gaura-piriti, gaura murati, hiyaya rahala pasi (5)
Gaura’s movements, Gaura’s nature, Gaura’s smiling face, Gaura’s love, Gaura’s full form, all enter my heart.
gaura dharama, gaura karama, gaura vedera sara
gaura carane, parana sampinu, gaura karibena para (6)
Gaura is my dharma, Gaura is the object of my karma, Gaura is the essence of the Vedas. I surrender my life at Gaura’s lotus feet. It is Gaura who takes me across the ocean of material existence.
gaura sabada, gaura sampada, jahara hiyaya jage
narahari dasa, tahara carane, satata sarana mage (7)
Gaura is the essential sound vibration and the wealth of that person in whose heart he manifests. Narahari dasa prays to take always shelter at the feet of such a person.