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XIV

1. In truth all things belong to Thee, the jiva is not their

master;

Wandering by reason of his error of 'I' and 'Mine'

he suffers sorrow and fear.

2. The vanity of 'I' and 'Mine' the bound jiva thinks in his

heart of hearts

To be the only treasure that is his own.

3. By reason of such vanity hurled into this wordly course

I suffer the pangs of a drowning man swimming about in

the ocean of the world.

4. Taking refuge at Thy Feet that save from all fear

This day I dedicated myself to Thee.

5. The vanity of 'I' and 'Mine' the bound jiva thinks in his

heart of hearts

To be the only treasure that is his own.

6. This strength alone, O Lord, on me bestow

That may enable me to keep at a distance all egoisitic pride.

7. May the spirit of renunciation be firmly rooted in the heart

And not prove to be momentary like the cleanliness of

the elephant after bath.

8. Bhaktivinode at the Feet of Prabhu Nityananda

Begs for the Grace that delivers from all vanity.