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Album VI

   



 

S'rī Rūpa Manjari Pada


Text & Melody: Narottama Dāsa Thhākura
Singer/arr.: Anand Aadhar Prabhu
Duration: 6 min. 37 sec.
Date: 10 Aug. 2003





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S'rī Rūpa Manjari Pada

'The Feet of S'ri Rūpa Manjari'

(from Prārthanā)

 

Intro:
(C#m A F#m D, F#m D Bm E, F#m D Bm C#m, F#m E D F#m)

(1)

(A E F#m, E C#m D E)
s'ri-rūpa-manjari-pada, sei mora sampada,
The lotus feet of S'ri Rūpa Manjari are my treasure,

(F#m E D Bm / F#m A D C#m F#m)
sei mor bhajana-pūjana      R
they are my devotion and service,

(A E F#m, E C#m D E)
sei mora prāna-dhana, sei mora ābharana,
they are my wealth and the meaning of my life -

(F#m E D Bm / F#m A D C#m F#m)
sei mor jivanera jivana       R
they are the life of my life.

 

(G#dim A Bm C#m D, F#m D E C#m D A E A)

 

(2)

(A E F#m, E C#m D E)
sei mora rasa-nidhi, sei mora vānchā-siddhi,
They are the perfection of rasa, they are perfection worthy to attain

(F#m E D Bm / F#m A D C#m F#m)
sei mor vedera dharama       R
They are the very law of the Vedas for me.

(A E F#m, E C#m D E)
sei brata, se-i tapa, sei mora mantra-japa,
of my vows and penances, they are the mantras of my praying.

(F#m E D Bm / F#m A D C#m F#m)
sei mor dharama-karama       R
They are the religion, my activities.

 *

(G#dim A Bm C#m D E D, A F#m D ma7 Bm A G#dim F#m)

(3)

(A E F#m, E C#m D E)
anukūla habe vidhi, se-pade hoibe siddhi,
purified, following the rules, one will attain perfection

(F#m E D Bm / F#m A D C#m F#m)
nirakhibo e dui nayane      R
these two eyes thus may see

(A E F#m, E C#m D E)
se rūpa-mādhuri-rās'i, prāna-kuvala-ya-s'as'i,
like moonlight his form in my heart, my heart shines in return.

(F#m E D Bm / F#m A D C#m F#m)
praphullita habe nis'i-dine      R
not just at night, but all day.  

 

(G#dim A Bm C#m D, F#m D E C#m D A E A)

 

(4)

(A E F#m, E C#m D E)
tuwā adars'ana-ahi, garale jā-ralo dehi,
Your absence from my vision, is like a dose of strong poison,

(F#m E D Bm / F#m A D C#m F#m)
ciro-dina tāpita jivana        R
and I will suffer till the end of my life

(A E F#m, E C#m D E)
hā hā rūpa koro doyā, deho more pada-chāyā,
"Please give me your mercy and the shade of your lotus feet."  

(F#m E D Bm / F#m A D C#m F#m)
narottama loilo s'arana       R
that's what Narottama says.

Exit:
(C#m A F#m D, F#m D Bm E, F#m D Bm C#m, F#m E D F#m)
 

 

 

(Chords harmonium)

 

 

Elaborate Translation

1)

The lotus feet of S'ri Rūpa Manjari are my treasure, my devotional service, and my object of worship. They give my life meaning, and they are the life of my life.

2)

They are the perfection of rasa, and they are perfection worthy of attainment. They are the very law of the Vedlc scriptures for me. They are the meaning of all my fasts and penances and my silent utterings of my mantras. They are the basis of religion and activities.

3)

By the purifying process of favorable devotional service one will attain perfection and with these two eyes be able to see. His transcendental form is shining like moonlight in my heart, and my heart therefore shines and reciprocates. In other words, the ordinary moon lights up the night, and its shine illuminates other objects; but the moon of the effulgence of the form of S'ri Rūpa Manjari shines into the heart and makes the heart also shine back to the spiritual sky. This moon shines not only in the nighttime, but day and night.

4)

Your absence from my vision is like a dose of strong poison, and I will suffer till the end of my life. Narottama dāsa Thhākura says: "Please give me your mercy and the shade of your lotus feet."

 

Who is Rūpa Mańjari:

 In the northern part of Sri Lalita Sakhi's kunja lies Rupollasa Kunja, where the very beautiful and graceful Sri Rupa Manjari resides. She is the foremost among the gopis known as priya-narma-sakhis. Her complexion is the color of gorocana (a bright yellow pigment secreted from a cow's kidney), and she delights in wearing a dress the color of peacock feathers. Her age is 13 years 6 months. The panditas call her Rangana-malika. In age, she is one day younger than Lavanga Manjari. In gaura-lila she appears as Srila Rupa Gosvami.
(SGGSP,
see harekrishna.org)

 

 

  (chords harmonium)      

 

 

 

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