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Bhaja Bhaja Hari

Shrila Locana dasa Thakura

 

bhaja bhaja hari, mana dridha kari’, mukhe bolo ta’ra nama

vrajendra-nandana gopi-prana-dhana, bhuvana mohana shyama (1)

 

O my dear mind, with staunch faith perform hari-bhajana, without which you cannot

be delivered. And with your mouth chant the names of Vrajendra-nandana, Gopi-

prana-dhana (the life and wealth of the gopis) and Shyamasundara, whose beauty enchants

the whole material manifestation.

 

kakhana maribe, kemane taribe, vishama shamana dake

jahara pratape, bhuvana kapaye, na jani mara vipake (2)

 

There is no certainty when your life will finish, and you also never think about your

deliverance from the material world. But very fearsome Yamadutas are standing near

you. Bhagavan, whose power causes the three worlds to tremble in fear, You have

forgotten. This is your misfortune. Thus, you are suffering in this material world from

different kinds of miseries, and now you are about to die.

 

kula-dhana paiya, unmatta haiya, apanake jana bada

shamanera dute, dhari’, paye hate, badhiya karibe jada (3)

 

You have become intoxicated by your high birth and wealth, thinking yourself very

high class. But you have forgotten that one day the Yamadutas will take you, tying up

your hands and feet.

 

kiva yati sati, kiva nica jati, jei hari nahi bhaje

tabe janamiya, bhramiya bhramiya, raurava-narake maje (4)

 

So whether one is a sannyasi or a very low-caste person, without performing haribhajana,

one will continue to rotate in the samsara and go to the hell named Raurava.

 

e dasa locana, bhave anukshana, michai janama gela

hari na bhajinu, vishaye majinu, hridaye rahala shela (5)

 

Locana dasa says, “I have never done any hari-bhajana, having been absorbed in

sense enjoyment. In this way my human form of life has been wasted. And this causes

excruciating pain like a thorn piercing my heart.