As Prarthana and Prema Bhakti Candrika of Sri Narottama dasa Thakura are widely known, respected, and relished by the Gaudiya Vaisnavas, so are the songs of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura. These songs are not only beneficial for the gross materialists and practitioners of devotional service. They are also relished by the exalted souls who have attained perfection. The songs composed by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura are very instructive and practical for people of all ages, of all castes, and of all religions. The songs of Sri Narottamadasa Thakura are especially meant for devotees who are cultivating devotional service, but Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura's songs are intended of all classes of people. By means of these songs, he hopes to attract every-one to the path of devotional service. Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura has written countless songs. These songs are divided into four books called Kalyana Kalpataru, Saranagati, Gitawali and Gitamala.
Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura's songs are proof of his causeless mercy upon the fallen souls of the entire world. We pray that the faithful readers will relish these songs, attain spiritual realization, and ultimately go back go Godhead.
To reject activities that are unfavorable for devotional service to Krsna
To accept activities that arefavorable for devotional service
Hankering for transcendental service
|Vijnapati (Humble appeal)||119|
|Sri Nama mahatmya (The glories of the holy name)||123|