anandambudhi-vardhanam prati-padam purnamrtasvadanam
sarvatma-snapanam param vijayate sri-krsna-sankirtanam
All glories to Sri Krishna sankirtan! It cleanses the mirror of the mind; it extinguishes the blazing conflagration of material life; it spreads the moon rays that make the white lotus of auspiciousness bloom; it is the life of spiritual knowledge; it increases the ocean of divine ecstasy and at every moment gives a full taste of ambrosia, bathing the entire soul.
namnam akari bahudha nija-sarva-saktis
tatrarpita niyamitah smarane na kalah
etadrsi tava krpa bhagavan mamapi
durdaivam idrsam ihajani nanuragah
You have expanded Your Names into so many forms, and You have invested all Your personal potencies in them. No rules have been made about when one can remember these Names. Such, O Lord, is the greatness of Your mercy, and yet my misfortune is so great that I have developed no attraction for them.
trnad api sunicena
taror api sahisnuna
kirtaniyah sada harih
One who is lower than even the grass, who is more tolerant than the tree, who has no desire for personal honor but is ready to give honor to all others, can sing the glories of the Lord constantly.
na dhanam na janam na sundarim
kavitam va jagad-isa kamaye
mama janmani janmanisvare
bhavatad bhaktir ahaituki tvayi
I ask not for wealth, nor followers, nor beautiful women, nor for poetry or wisdom. All I ask, O Lord of the universe, is that I may have unmotivated devotion to You, birth after birth.
ayi nanda-tanuja kinkaram
patitam mam visame bhavambudhau
krpaya tava pada-pankaja-
O Krishna, son of Nanda, I am Your eternal servant, but I have fallen into this dreadful ocean of material existence. Please be merciful and think of me as a speck of dust at Your lotus feet.
vadanam gadgada-ruddhaya gira
pulakair nicitam vapuh kada
tava nama-grahane bhavisyati
When will my eyes be filled with tears, my throat block with a faltering voice, and all the hairs on my body stand erect as I chant Your Holy Name?
sunyayitam jagat sarvam
A blink of the eyes has become equal to an age, my eyes have become like monsoon clouds, and the entire universe has become void to me in the absence of Govinda.
aslisya va pada-ratam pinastu mam
adarsanan marma-hatam karotu va
yatha tatha va vidadhatu lampato
mat-prana-nathas tu sa eva naparah
The unfaithful Krishna may tightly embrace me, who am devoted to His lotus feet, or He may break my heart by never appearing before me. Whatever He decides to do with me, He is the Lord of my life and I will have no other.