Excerpts from the Nam Ghosa: Vastu Prakasa

Vastu Prakās refers to the The Revelation of Reals or The Revelation of Essence. In this section of the Nām Ghosā, Madhavadeva dwells upon ‘Guru’, one of the 4 reals (vastus) of Assam Vaisnavism.

Hari nāma rase / Vaikuntha prakāse
	prema amritara nadi 
Srimanta Sankare / pāra bhāngi dilā
	bahe brahmāndaka bhedi // [371]

The sweet extract of Hari-Nāma is revealed in Vaikuntha
As the river of the nectar of love.
Glorious Sankara demolished the embankments
And it flows down penetrating the universe. [371]

Govindara prema / amritara nadi
	bahe Vaikunthara parā 
cāri purusārtha / tāhāra nijharā
	Hari Nāma mula dhārā // [372]

The river of the nectar of love of Govinda
Flows down from Vaikuntha :
The four purusārthas are its tributaries,
The Name of Hari is the main stream. [372]

Hari bhakti dāna / diyā jagataka
	tārilā samsāra sindhu 
henaya kripālu / Sankara bināy
	nāhi nāhi āra bandhu // [373]

Offering the gift of Devotion to Hari,
He saved the inhabitants of the globe from the world-ocean.
There is no friend, twice do we declare,
Other than such kind-hearted Sankara. [373]

Hari bhakatira / pātilanta hāta
	Sankare jagata juri 
Rāma Nāma ratna / behāyā jagate
	calaya Vaikuntha puri // [374]

All throughout the globe, Sankara established
The market of devotion to Hari
And left for Vaikuntha
Selling the jewel of Rāma Nāma in the world. [374]

Srimanta Sankara / Hari bhakatara
	jānā yena kalpataru 
tāhānta bināi / nāi nāi nāi
	āmāra Parama Guru // [375]

Know ye that Srimanta Sankara is like the wish-yielding tree (kalpataru)
Of all the devotees of Hari.
Be triple sure that excepting him,
We have no other Parama Guru (paramount guide). [375]