“Where are the saviours of the fallen souls?”

Where are my Svarūp, Rūpa, and Sanātan? Where is my Raghunāth Dās? Where are the saviours of the fallen souls?

Srila Gurudev singing Ye anilo prema dhana on 29 June 1992 in San Jose, USA, on the disappearance day of Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur.

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ye ānila prema-dhana karuṇā prachura
hena prabhu kothā gelā āchārya ṭhākura [1]

Where has Advaita Āchārya, the Lord who mercifully brought the wealth of divine love to this world, gone?

kā̐hā mora svarūpa rūpa kā̐hā sanātana
kā̐hā dāsa raghunātha patita-pāvana [2]

Where are my Svarūp, Rūpa, and Sanātan? Where is my Raghunāth Dās? Where are the saviours of the fallen souls?

kā̐hā mora bhaṭṭa-yuga kā̐hā kavirāja
eka-kāle kothā gelā gorā naṭa-rāja [3]

Where are my Raghunāth Bhaṭṭa and Gopāl Bhaṭṭa? Where is my Kṛṣṇadās Kavirāj? Where has the great dancer Śrī Gaurāṅga suddenly gone?

pāṣāṇe kuṭiba māthā anale paśiba
gaurāṅga guṇera nidhi kothā gele pāba [4]

I will break my head on a rock, I will enter into fire—where shall I go to reach the reservoir of all qualities, Śrī Gaurāṅga?

se saba saṅgīra saṅge ye kaila vilāsa
se saṅga nā pāñā kānde narottama dāsa [5]

Not finding the association of Śrī Gaurāṅga, who performed His Pastimes with all these associates, Narottam Dās weeps.

(Śrīla Narottam Dās Ṭhākur)