Chakra Living

Harinam kirtan

by Bhakta G S Senan

Posted July 29, 2003

CHANT HARIBOL! DANCE HARIBOL!
( A lively kirtan of the Soul )

[1]
haribol ! haribol ! bol haribol !
haribol ! haribol ! bol haribol !
Chant and Dance to the Beat of the Soul !
haribol ! haribol ! bol haribol !

[2]
bol haribol ! bol haribol !
bol haribol ! JAYA ! bol haribol !
Chant haribol ! Dance haribol !
Merged in the Rhythm of the Beat of the Soul !

[3]
hare krsna hare krsna
krsna krsna hare HARIBOL !
hare rama hare rama
rama rama hare HARIBOL !

[4]
haribol ! haribol !Chantharibol !
Chant for the pleasure of the Supersoul !
haribol ! haribol !Danceharibol !
ONLY for the pleasure of the Supersoul !
NOT for your pleasure...
NOT for my pleasure...
(Yes !)ONLYfor the pleasure of the Supersoul !

[5]
bolo bolo hari bolo !
bolo bolo hari bolo !
hari-hari hari-hari hari bolo !
bolo bolo hari bolo !

[6]
Krsna-prem's our one and only goal !
With lovelorn passion CHANT haribol !
Chant haribol ! Chant haribol !
With transcendental madnessDANCE haribol !
Kali-yuga dharma says CHANT HARIBOL !
CHANT HARIBOL and DANCE HARIBOL !

[ REPEAT ANY VERSE AT RANDOM, IN GAY ABANDON ! ]
[ ALSO INNOVATE NEW LINES ! ]
[composed by g s senan 6th Feb 2002]


MAHAPRABHU'S TRANSCENDENTAL MADNESS:
(written almost a year later)

Narrating the transcendental madness that frequently afflicts Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu due to intense feelings of divine separation from Sri Krsna in 'Sri Caitanya Bhagavata' (Madhya:2:85 to 122), the author Sri Vrndavan Das Thakura says that those who could not understand or appreciate the true nature of his madness, would laugh at Him or minimise Him by saying that He be bound up in confinement for His own safety, for he'd often endanger Himself, like when He climbed and fell off trees in His uncontrolled state.

His worried mother, Srimati SaciDevi, confused over her son's insanity, conveyed her anxiety to the Vaisnavas headed by Srivasa Pandit Prabhu. One day, visiting and witnessing Mahaprabhu's state, Srivasa could understand that He was in fact in the highest state of devotional ecstasy, and wished he too could attain that state. Praising and comforting Mahaprabhu, he said that even Brahma, Siva and Sanaka desired to taste such "BHOGA" (which means enjoying either the disease of madness in love of Krsna, or the pangs of love due to separation from Him).

Srivasa encouraged Mahaprabhu, saying (Text 119), "We will gather together and chant the names of Krsna. Let the sinful atheists say whatever they want!"

In the purport to this text 119, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Goswami Thakura quotes the following verse:

Parivadatu jano yatha tatha va / nanu mukharo na vayam vicarayamah / Hari-rasa-madira-madati-matta / bhuvi viluthamo natamo nirvisamah

"Let the garrulous populace say whatever they like; we shall pay them no regard. Thoroughly maddened by the ecstasy of the intoxicating beverage of love for Krsna, we shallenjoy life running about, rolling on the ground, and dancing in ecstasy!"

SO, LET'S ALL MADLY CHANT HARIBOL ! MADLY DANCE HARIBOL !

( g s senan--19th January, 2003 )