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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.