Srila Prabhupada Deva Karunashtakam

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I offer my respectful obeisances to His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. He is the saintly messenger of Sri Krishna and the merciful purifier and deliverer of the conditioned souls. He is a perfectly pure devotee of Lord Govindadeva.


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I offer my respectful obeisances to His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. His mercy has released the incomparable golden lion of Lord Gaurasundar’s mercy, who leaps into the jungle of the Kali-yuga and chases away the various illusions of maya.


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I offer my respectful obeisances to His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Having crossed the salt-water ocean, he flooded the desertlike Western countries with the nectarean chanting of Sri Krishna’s holy name.


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I offer my respectful obeisances to His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. He took the arani-sticks of hearing and chanting about Krishna and ignited the sacred fire of krishna-bhakti in this world.


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I offer my respectful obeisances to His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. By describing the transcendental form of Lord Krishnacandra, he protects the people of this world from the horrible, faceless, formless calamity that is the impersonal conception of God.


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I offer my respectful obeisances to His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. With the weapon of his transcendental purports he mercifully breaks the shackles of karma which bind the conditioned souls to this world of repeated birth and death.


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I offer my respectful obeisances to His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Compassionate on the distressed living entities wandering through various species forgetful of their real life, he leads them to the blissful lotus feet of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.


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I offer my respectful obeisances to His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. He has mercifully changed the future destiny of his followers from what was once inauspicious to the superlative of auspiciousness.

Reference: Sri Vyasa puja offerings 1983