Prasadam Prayers

Sri Krishna Caitanya, Prasadam Prayers

Bhaktivinod Thakur has written this song “Sarira Avidya Jala and the Official Name for this song is “Prasada Sevaya 1 (Songs for the Honoring of Spiritual Food). This song is taken from the book Gitavali (Section: Prasada Sevaya Song 1). Bhaktvinoda Thakur says says that tongue is one of the sensory organ which is quite devouring. Therefore by the mercy of Sri Krishna Caitanya we can now eat the remnants which is known as Prasad and can control our senses.

sarira avidya-jal, jodendriya tahe kal,

jive phele vishaya-sagore
ta’ra madhye jihva ati, lobhamoy sudurmati,
ta’ke jeta kathina samsare

krishna bado doyamoy, koribare jihva jay,
swa-prasad-anna dilo bhai
sei annamrita pao, radha-krishna-guna gao,
preme dako caitanya-nitai
1) O brothers! This material body is a network of ignorance, and the senses are one’s deadly enemies, for they throw the soul into the ocean of material sense enjoyment. Among the senses, the tongue is the most voracious and verily wicked; it is very difficult to conquer the tongue in this world.

2) O brothers! Lord Krishna is very merciful just to control the tongue He has given us the remnants of His own food! Now please eat these nectarean grains while singing the glories of Their Lordships Sri Sri Radha and Krishna, and in love call out “Caitanya! Nitai!” The next songs is to be sung while honoring the Lord’s prasad.
Prasadam Prayers
eka-dina santipure, prabhu adwaitera ghare,
dui prabhu bhojane bosilo
sak kori’ aswadana, prabhu bole bhakta-gana,
ei sak krishna aswadilo

heno sak-aswadane, krishna-prema aise mane,
sei preme koro aswadana
jada-buddhi parihari’, prasad bhojana kori’,
`hari hari’ bolo sarva jan
1) O brothers! One day at Sri Advaita’s house in santipura, the two Lords Caitanya and Nityananda were seated for lunch. Lord Caitanya tasted the green leafy vegetable preparation and addressed the assembly of His devotees, “This sak is so delicious! Lord Krishna has  efinitely tasted it.

2) “At the taste of sak like this, love of Krishna arises in the heart. In such love you should taste these remnants. Giving up all materialistic conceptions and taking the Lord’s prasad, all of you just chant `Hari! Hari!’” [for more details of this pastime, see Caitanya Bhagavata, Antya 4.234-299]

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