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Ara Kena Maya-Jale

Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

 

ara kena maya-jale paditecha, jiva-mina

nahi jana baddha ha’ye ra’be tumi cira-dina (1)

 

O fish-like jiva, why are you again falling into the nets of maya? You do not know that

being bound up by those nets, you will have to remain in this world for a long, long

time.

 

ati tuccha bhoga-ashe, bandi ha’ye maya-pashe

rahile vikrita-bhave dandya yatha paradhina (2)

 

Due to your desires for insignificant enjoyment, you will become a captive in maya’s

snare and will remain in a spiritually diseased condition, punishable as a dependent

servant.

 

ekhana bhakati-bale, krishna-prema-sindhu-jale

krida kari’ anayase thaka tumi krishnadhina (3)

 

Now, on the strength of pure devotion, play freely in the ocean of krishna-prema and

always remain subservient to and dependent on Shri Krishna.