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Avatara-Sara

Shrila Locana dasa Thakura

 

avatara-sara, gora-avatara, kena na bhajili taíre

karií nire vasa, gela na piyasa, apana karama phere (1)

 

O my mind, why donít you worship Shri Gaurasundara, the crown-jewel of all incarnations?

You always stay in water but your thirst is never satiated due to your own past

bad activities.

 

kantakera taru, sadai sevili (mana), amrita paibara ashe

prema-kalpataru, shri gauranga amara, tahare bhavili vishe (2)

 

You always hope to attain sweet, juicy fruits from your worship of thorn trees, but this

is not possible. Our Gaurasundara is a desire-tree offering divine love, but you left

Him, thinking Him to be poison.

 

saurabhera ashe, palasha shukili (mana), nashate pashila kita

ikshudanda bhavií, katha cushili (mana), kemane paibi mitha (3)

 

O my mind, searching for some sweet aroma, you smell the beautiful palasa flower

(but it has no scent), and instead, an insect from the flower enters your nose. You suck

on dry wood, mistaking it for sugar cane, so how can you get any sweet juice?

 

hara baliya, galaya parili (mana), shamana kinkara-sapa

shitala baliya, aguna pohali (mana), paili vajara tapa (4)

 

O my mind, death is like snake which you put around your neck, thinking it to be a

garland. You entered fire, thinking it to be cool, and suffered excruciating burning.

 

samsara bhajili, shri gauranga bhulili, na sunili sadhura katha

iha parakala, duíkala khoyali (mana), khaili apana matha (5)

 

O my mind, enjoying material pleasures, you never heeded the devoteesí words and

forgot Gaurasundara. Thus, both this world and the next are lost to you.