My Spiritual Master
(Sri Ananta das Babaji Maharaj)
Gour pada das
anta jâr nâhi hoy ananta tare kohoy
abhidhâne lekhâ âchhe jâni,
sri gurudeb dâs ananta radhakunder hon mahanta
sâgaro ananta jâni ratnero âkar mâni
sarbajane bole nidhi-dhar,
âkar bhkti-premer guru hon je moder
tâi to tini bhakti-ratnâkar.
supandit bhâgabate atut shob siddhânte
e jeno bhâgabat chalanta,
dash dike nâm dhây purab-pashchim guno gay
dâs goswami gaddir mahanta.
sâdhane gour-gobindo sebâ nâhi anya debi-debâ
sadâi siddha-swarup chintane,
jânây minoti e dâse kripâ pâbâr abhilâshe
mati jeno rohe taba shricharane.
Meaning – “I know that the dictionary defines ‘ananta’ as ‘the one without limits’. I also know the ocean to be without limits and that they call the ocean as ‘treasure-house’ (since it contains countless gems). Likewise, my Sri Gurudev Ananta dâs, who is the Mahant of Radhakund, is a scholar in all the scriptures pertaining to bhakti, prem and ras. He is a treasure-mine of love and devotion and instructs us in the same. Therefore we call him the ‘treasure-house’ of bhakti.
He is verily a pandit in all divine scriptures and none can defeat him in siddhântas. He is like a walky-talky ‘Divine Encyclopedia’. This is why he is so renowned and all the devotees from the East and the West sing his glory. True, he is the worthy successor of Srila Raghunâth dâs Goswâmi’s seat.
He never worships any god or goddess, but constantly serves Sri Sri Gouranga and Govinda alone, being continuously immersed in his siddha-swarup. This fallen servant is begging of him that his mind be steadfast at his holy feet and thus he may always get his mercy.”