The Only Prayer that Everyone Should Offer

The Only Prayer that Everyone Should Offer

From a lecture on Nsihadeva’s Appearance Day
by His Divine Grace Śrīla Gour Govinda Swami 14 May 1995 Bhubaneswar        


yadi dāsyasi me kāmān
varāṁs tvaṁ varadarṣabha
kāmānāṁ hṛdy asaṁrohaṁ
bhavatas tu vṛṇe varam


 “O my Lord, best of the givers of benediction, if You at all want to bestow a desirable benediction upon me, then I pray from Your Lordship that within the core of my heart there be no material desires.” (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 7.10.70)


Srila Gour Govinda Swami: Offer this prayer, and if the Lord grants this boon then material desires will be gone. This is the prayer that all should offer. We have so many lusty desires. Who will root them out? So everybody should offer prayers at the lotus feet of the Lord from the core of the heart. “If You want to give me a boon, please take away all lusty desire so that never at any time, in any condition, under any circumstance will material desires crop up in my heart.” When Nṛsiṁhadeva was ready to give him any boon he desired, Prahlāda Mahārāja asked for this boon.


4 Responses to The Only Prayer that Everyone Should Offer

  1. tarunkrsnadas May 6, 2012 at 10:00 am #

    Fabulous prayer. Thanks for reminding me, although I read it yesterday, it had dropped below the horizon.

    Jaya Srila Gour Govinda Swami Gurudeva ki Jaya, Jaya Jaya again and again, forever.

    Jaya Lord Nrsimhadeva ki Jaya
    Jaya Prahlada Maharaja ki Jaya

    Servant of the dust

  2. Bhakta Svarupa Dasa May 6, 2012 at 1:50 am #

    May, by the blessing of Sri Sri Guru, Krishna and the vaisnavas, the result of this prayer manifest fully in my hearth soon.

  3. Raghava Pandit das May 5, 2012 at 8:40 am #

    Lovely prayer.

    Thanks Nimai…. all glories to your service…..

  4. Nimai Pandit dasa May 5, 2012 at 1:29 am #

    Srila Gurudeva Ki-jay!

    Sri Prahalada Maharaja ki-jaya!

    Lord Nrsimhadeva ki-jaya!

    Whoever sat at the feet of our beloved Gurudeva and heard his Hari-katha was very very, extremely fortunate.
    It was a never ending flow of nectar.

Dedicated to the Life and Teachings of Srila Gour Govinda Swami