INTRODUCTION OF BHAGAVAD GITA AS IT IS :
caksur unmilitam yena
tasmai Sri-gurave namah
sthapitam yena bhu-tale
Svayam rüpah kadä mahyam
I was born in the darkest igtnorance, and my spiritual master opened my
eyes with the torch of knowledge. I offer my respectful obeisances unto him.
When will Srila Rüpa Gosvämi Prabhupäda, who has established within this
material world the mission to fulfill the desire of Lord Caitanya, give me shelter under his lotus feet?
vande ham Sri-guroh sri-yuta-pada-kamalam Sri-gurün vaişnavāmšca
Sri-rupam sāgrajātam saha-gana-raghunāthānvitam tam sa-jivam
sādvaitam sāvadhütam parijana-sahitam krsna-caitanya-devam
Sri-rãdhā-krsna-pādān saha-gana-lalitā-Sri-visākhānvitāms ca
I offer my respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of my spiritual master and unto the feet of all Vaişnavas. I offer my respectful obeisances unto the
lotus feet of Srila Rüpa Gosvämi along with his elder brother Sanätana
Gosvami, as well as Raghunätha Däsa and Raghunatha Bhatta, Gopala Bhatta, and Srila Jiva Gosvämi.
I offer my respectful obeisances to Lord Krsna Caitanya and Lord Nityänanda along with Advaita Acarya, Gadadhara, Sriväsa, and other associates. I offer my respectful obeisances to Srimati Radhäräni and Sri Krsna along with Their associates Sri Lalitä and Visäkha.