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(Bhakti-anukula-matra Karyera Svikara, acceptance of activities favorable to pure devotion, 4 songs)

 

(1)1.)tuva-bhakti-anukula je-je karja joy

     parama-jatane taha koribo niscoy

  I will surely execute with utmost care those activities favorable to Your pure devotional service.

2)      bhakti-anukula  jato  bisaya somsare

     koribo tahate rati indriyera dware

I will feel fondness for those things in this world which are conductive to pure devotion, and with my senses I will engage them in Your service.

3)      sunibo tomara katha jatana koriya

     dekhibo tomara dhama  nayana bhoriya

I will carefully  listen to all discussions concerning You, and the satisfaction of my eyes will be to behold Your divine abode.

 4)tomara prasade deho koribo posan

     naibedya-tulasi-ghrana koribo grahan

 I will nourish my body  with  the sacred remnants of Your food and smell the sweet scent of tulasi leaves adorning those offerings.

5)      kara-dwara koribo  tomara seba sada

     tomara basoti-sthale  boshibo sarbada

 With my hands I will always execute Your service, and I will forever dwell at that place where You abide.

6)      tomara sebaya kama niyoga  koribo

     tomara bidvesi-jane krodha dekhaibo

I will employ my  desires in Your devotional  service and show anger to those who are envious of You.

7)  ei-rupe sarba-brtti ara sarba-bhav

      tuwa anukula hoye labhuka prabhav

In this way may all of my propensities  and emotions obtain dignity and glory by being favorable to You.

8)   tuwa bhakta-anukula jaha jaha kori

       tuwa bhakti-anukula boli’  taha dhori

I will consider as favorable to Your devotional service anything I do which is favorable to Your devotee.

9)      bhakativinoda nahi jane dharmadharma

     bhakti-anukula tara hau saba karma

Bhaktivinoda knows neither  religion nor irreligion. He simply prays that all his activities be conductive for pure devotion to You.

 

(2) 1. godruma-dhame  bhajana-anukule

     mathura-shri-nandisvara-samatule

2.       tahi maha  surabhi-kunja-kutire

     baithobun hama sura-tatini-tire

3.       gaura-bhakata-priya-besa  dadhana

     tilaka-tulasi-mala-sobhamana

4.  campaka, bakula,  kadamba,  tamal

      ropato niramibo kunja bisal

5.   madhabi  malati  uthabun tahe

      chaya-mandapa korobun tahi mahe

6.  ropobun tatra kusuma-bana-raji

     juthi, jati, malli birajabo saji

7.       mance boshaobun tulasi-maharani

     kirtana-sajja  tahi rakhabo ani

8.       baisnaba-jana-saha gaobun nam

     jaya godruma jaya gaura ki dham

9.       bhakativinoda bhakti-anukul

     jaya kunja munja,  sura-nadi-kul

 

1-2) On the banks of the celestial Ganges River I will dwell in a cottage at Surabhi-kunj in Godruma-dhama. This land of Godruma is very  conductive for performing devotional worship of the Supreme Lord and is nondifferent from the sacred place called Nandagram,  located in the holy district of Mathura.

3-4) I will put on the garb that is dear to the devotees of Lord Gaurasundara and wear the twelve Vaishnava tilaka markings on my body and beautiful beads of tulasi wood around my neck. Then, by planting flowering trees like Campaka, Bakula, Kadamba, and Tamala, I  will make an extensive  grove by my cottage.

5)       I will put madhavi and malati creepers on the trees and in this way make a shady bower.

6)       I will sow a  variety of flowering forests  and different kinds of  jasmine like yuthi, jati  and malli. All these will be present there, arrayed in a charming fashion.

7)       I will install the empress tulasi on an elevated throne on the terrace, then  procure all necessary paraphernalia for having kirtana, such as mrdanga  drums,  karatalas (hand cymbals), and gongs, and place them there. 

 

(3) 1.suddha-bhakata-       carana-renu

                 bhajana-anukula

      bhakata-seba,      parama-siddhi,

                  prema-latikara mula

2.       madhaba-tithi,        bhakti-janani

                 jatane palana kori

     krishna-basoti           basoti boli

                 parama adare bori

3.       gaur amara,         je-saba   sthane,

                koralo bhramana range

     se-saba  sthana,   heribo  ami,

                pranayi-bhakata-sange

4.       mrdanga-badya,    sunite mana,

                abasara saba jace

     gaura-bihita,        kirtana suni,

                anande hrdoya nace

5.       jugala-murti,     dekhiya mora,

            parama-ananda hoya 

     prasada-seba        korite   hoya

            sakala  prapance jaya

6.       je-dina   grhe,       bhajana  dekhi,

            grhete goloka bhaya

     carana-sindu,      dekhiya  ganga,

              sukha na sima paya

7.       tulasi dekhi,         juraya prana

              madhaba-tosani jani

     gaura-priya,      saka-sebane,

              jibana sarthaka mani

8.       bhakativinoda,    krishna-bhajane,

             anukula paya jaha

     proti-dibase,     parama-sukhe,

            swikara karaye taha

 

1.       Dust from the lotus feet of  pure devotees is conductive to devotional service, whilee service to the Vaishnavas is itself the supreme perfection and the root o the tender creeper of divine love.

2.       I  observe with great care the holy days like Ekadashi and Janmastami, for they are the mother of devotion. As my dwelling place I choose with the greatest of reverence and love the transcendental abode of Shri Krishna.

3.       All those  places where my Lord Gaurasundara traveled for pastimes I will visit in the company of loving devotees.

4.       My mind always begs for the opportunity to hear the music of the mrdanga. Upon hearing the kind of kirtana ordained by Lord Gaurasundara, my heart dances in ecstasy.

5.       Beholding the Deity forms of the Divine Couple, Shri Shri Radha-Krishna, I feel the greatest joy. By honoring the Lord’s prasada, I conquer over all worldly illusions.

6.       Goloka Vrndavana appears in my home whenever I see the worship and servicee of Lord Hari taking place there. When I see the Ganges, that river of nectar emanating from the lotus feet of the Lord, my happiness knows no bounds.

7.       The sight of the holy tulasi tree soothes my soul,  for I know she gives pleasure to Lord Krishna. By honoring sak, a great favorite of Lord Chaitanya’s, I consider life worthwhile.

8.       Whatever Bhaktivinoda obrains that is conducive for the service of Shri Krishna he accepts every day with greatest joy.

 

(4) 1. radha-kunda-tata-kunja-kutir

     gobardhana-parbata, jamuna-tir

2.       kusuma-sarobara, manasa-ganga

     kalinda-nandini bipula-taranga

3.       bamsi-bata,  gokula, dhira-samir

     brndabana-taru-latika-banir

4.       khaga-mrga-kula, malaya-batas

     mayura, bhramara, murali-bilas

5.       benu, srnga, pada-cihna, megha-mala

     basanta, sasanka, sankha, karatala

6.       jugala-bilase  anukula jani

     lila-bilase-uddipaka mani

7.       e-saba chorato kanhi nahi jau

     e-saba chorato parana harau

8.       bhakativinoda kahe, suno kan!

     tuwa  uddipaka, hamara paran

 

1-6)  The cottage in the grove on the banks of Radha-kunda, the great Govardhana Hill, the banks of the Yamuna, Kusuma-sarovara, Manasa-ganga, the daughter of Kalinda (the Yamuna) with her many waves, the Vamsi-vat, Gokula, Dhira-samira, the trees and creepers and reeds of Vrdavana, the different varieties of colorful birds, the deer, the cooling breeze from the Malaya Mountains, the peacocks, the bumblebees, the pastimes with the flute, the flute itself, the buffalo horn bugle, the footprints of cows in the dust of Vraja, the rows of blackish rainclouds, springtime, the moon, the conchsell, and the karatalas – all these I know to be very conductive for the pastimes of Radha and Krishna. I recognize in them a transcendental stimulus for making the Lord’s charming pastimes more intense.

7.       I refuse to go anywhere if there stimuli to  devotional service are not there, for to abandon them is to abandon life itself.

8.       Bhaktivinoda says, “Please hear me, O Kana! Your entourage and paraphernalia stimulate remembrance of You and are the  very sourcee of my life.”