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‘Amara’ Bolite Prabhu!
Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura
‘amara’ bolite prabhu! ara kichu nai
tumi-i amara matra pita-bandhu-bhai (1)
O Lord, apart from You I have nothing in this world. You are even father, friend and
brother for me.
bandhu, dara, suta, suta - tava dasi-dasa
sei to’ sambandhe sabe amara prayasa (2)
So-called friends, wife, sons and daughters are all Your servants. I maintain them only
out of duty to You.
dhana, jana, griha, dara ‘tomara’ baliya
raksha kari ami matra sevaka haiya (3)
This wealth, family members, home and possessions are Yours. Because of this I protect
them. I am Your servant only.
tomara karyera tare uparjiba dhana
tomara samsare-vyaya kariba vahana (4)
For Your service I will earn money and by this I will manage Your family.
bhalo-manda nahi jani seva matra kari
tomara samsare ami vishaya-prahari (5)
O my Lord, I know neither good nor bad. I am only Your servant, the watchman
guarding the properties of Your household.
tomara icchaya mora indriya-calana
shravana, darshana, ghrana, bhojana-vasana (6)
I engage my senses - hearing, seeing, smelling, tasting and so on - according to Your
nija-sukha lagi’ kichu nahi kari ara
bhakativinoda bale, tava sukha-sara (7)
Shri Bhaktivinoda Thakura says, "O Lord, I no longer act for myself. Your happiness is
the very essence of my life."