govindam adi-purusam tam aham bhajami / bhaja govindam
Govindam, the God of gods
Primeval, cosmic person
To You alone I offer my devotion
isvarah paramah krsnaḥ
anadir adir govindah
Krishna, the Lord of Love, is known as Govinda. He has an eternal,
blissful spiritual body. He is the origin of all, yet is without origin Himself.
He is the cause of all Causes
2. Sita Ram
SITA is another name of the Supreme Feminine Goddess.
Sita’s divine appearance
Is recorded in the epic Ramayana
She was born from the Earth itself.
RAM is a name of God which illustrates that He is the source of all pleasure.
According to the Ramayana, the Supreme Lord appeared as Ram,
a valiant prince,
to protect and shelter His devotees.
3. Radhe Govinda
Oh mind, worship the divine couple, Radha Govinda.
Oh mind, chant the name of Krishna, the enchanting cowherd Lord.
4. Om Purnam
The Supreme Lord is perfect and complete. Because He is completely perfect, all emanations from Him, such as this phenomenal world, are perfect and complete.
Whatever is produced of the complete is complete in itself. Because He is the complete whole, even though so many complete units emanate from Him, He remains the complete balance.
5. Hare Krishna
hare krishna hare krishna, krishna krishna hare hare
hare rama hare rama, rama rama hare hare
The Hare Krishna maha –mantra (the “great chant”) is one of the most
reknowned mantras, as offered in the Vedas. It is simple, yet contains
the essence of Bhakti or devotional service.
a synonym for Radhe, is a way of calling out to Radharani,
the Supreme Goddess and mother of all devotion.
refers to God, who is the Lord of Love,
the supreme Attractive who enchants the heart and conquers the soul.
means the source of all pleasure, God the original enjoyer
of all things phenomenal and numinous.
This mantra represents and reveals the supreme transcendental
play of the Lord, vocalizing the soul’s earnest prayer.
“please my Lord, engage me in your loving service.”
It is meant to be chanted from the core of one’s heart,
in the mood of a child crying out for her mother.