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Prarthana – Songs & Prayers of Loving Devotion
Songbook. Revised second edition. Includes Bengali transliterations of 57 songs in three sections of sadhana bhakti with word-for-word meanings and English translations. Plus biography of Srila Narottama Dasa Thakura.
Compiled by Isvara Dasa, foreword by Mahanidhi Swami.
Srila Narottama dasa Thakura spent his days and nights relishing the pastimes of Radha and Krishna amongst the devotees. Prarthana and Prema-bhakti-candrika, the two most prominent works of Narottama dasa Thakura, are in reality the outpourings of a pure heart crying in separation from Gauranga Mahaprabhu and Radha-Govinda. The bhajanas in these books are full of humility, eagerness, and anxiety for devotional perfection. Singing these songs causes the mind to reflect the mood of pure devotion, and the heart to feel intense separation from Radha and Krishna.
Prarthana by Srila Narottama dasa Thakura contains many Bengali bhajanas glorifying Sri Guru, Gauranga Mahaprabhu, and Radha-Govinda. His songs are rich blends of sweet music and profound poetry. They represent the pure spiritual emotions of an aspiring devotee, and the ecstasy-filled loving feelings of a perfect saint.
Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura used to tell his disciples that to attain the perfection of life they must know, practice and realize the teachings contained within three books: Prarthana, Prema-bhakti-candrika, and Upadesamrta. With its transliterated Bengali and accurate translations, this present English edition of Prarthana is a most pleasing addition to the ever-expanding ocean of nectar now available to sincere souls seeking the essence of spiritual life.
On the following link in Vaniquotes you can find all the times that Srila Prabhupada has spoken about Narottama Dasa Thakura: Narottama dasa Thakura
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