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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

desire.

 

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."