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Kanu dasa

 

Song 1 (Suha-i-raga)

 

1. ke go a-i gaura-barana          banka bhuru banka nayana

cina cina cina yena kari

e-i na se nandera gopala      yashodara jibana dulala

a-ila kari gopira mana-curi

2. shire chila mohana cuda          ebe matha kaila neda

kaupina parila dhada chadi

gopi-mana mohanera tare       mohana-bamshi chila kare

ebe se ha-ila danda-dhari

3. nipa-taru-mule giya        adhare murali laiya

radha-nama karita sadhana

ebe suradhuni-tire       bahu duti ucca ka're

sada-i karaye sankirtana

4. nabina nagara saje         gopi-saha kunja-majhe

karita ye bibidha bilasa

ebe parishada sange       nama yace dina-beshe

se-i e-i kahe kanu-dasa

 

     1. Look! Look! Look! Who is this person with a fair complexion, with curved eyebrows and eyes with crooked glances? He cannot be Nanda's gopa son. He cannot be Yashoda's beloved son. He cannot be the boy that robbed the gopis of their hearts.

     2. In the past His hair was glorious. Now His head is shaved. Now He wears a kaupina and a sannyasi's garments. In the past He charmed the gopis' hearts. In the past He played charming melodies on his flute. Now He carries a sannyasi's danda.

     3. In the past He sat under a kadamba tree, placed the flute to His lips, and played melodies that were actually songs chanting Shri Radha's name. Now He stands by the Ganga's banks, raises His arms, and always sings in sankirtana.

     4. In the past He was the teenage hero of amorous pastimes. In the past He enjoyed many pastimes with the gopis in the middle of the forest. Now He wears the garments of a sannyasi. Accompanied by His companions, He begs everyone to accept the chanting of Lord Krishna's holy names. Kanu dasa speaks these words.

 

Song 2 (Baradi-raga)

 

1. jibera emana daya kotha-o na dekhi

nayara chaitanya prabhu

dina-hina-jane emana karuna ara

nahi dekhi kabhu

2. yuga-dharma lagiya         bairagye bhramiya

phirena deshe deshe

pa-iya akincana          yaciNa prema-dhana

bilaya karuna-abesha

3. nija nama sankirtana       parama nigudha dhana

karunaya gadhala kaya

dhira adhira jada        pangu andha atura

sabare samana daya

4. tina tapa tapite      dekhiya tri-jagata

nayana bharala prema-jale

shitala karite       heriya kripa-dithi

barikhaye kanu-dase bale

 

     1. Nowhere have I seen mercy like this, mercy to the fallen souls. Never have I seen mercy like the mercy Lord Chaitanya gave to the poor fallen people.

     2. Following the yuga-dharma, He wandered as a sannyasi from place to place. Meeting the poor souls He begged them to accept the treasure of ecstatic spiritual love. In this way He gave His mercy.

     3. He mercifully gave the great hidden treasure of nama-sankirtana, of the chanting of His own holy names. He was equally merciful to all, to the saints, sinners, fools, lame, blind, and sick.

     4. When He saw how the three worlds suffered the three-fold miseries, His eyes filled with tears fo love. Showering His glance of mercy, He brought cooling relief to the suffering worlds. Kanu dasa speaks these words.