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Bhaja Re Bhaja Re Amara

Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

 

bhaja re bhaja re amara mana ati manda

(bhajana vina gati nai re)

(bhaja) vraja-vane radha-krishna-caranaravinda

(jnana-karma parihari re)

(bhaja) (vraja-vane radha-krishna) (1)

 

O my foolish mind, worship the lotus feet of Radha-Krishna in the forests of Vraja.

Without this, there can be no spiritual advancement. Give up all speculative knowledge

and materialistic activities.

 

(bhaja) gaura-gadadharadvaita guru-nityananda

(gaura-krishne abheda jene’ re)

(guru krishna-preshtha jene’ re)

(smara) shrinivasa-haridasa-murari-mukunda

(gaura-preme smara, smara re)

(smara) (shrinivasa haridase) (2)

 

Worship Gaura-Gadadhara, Advaita and the original guru, Nityananda. Knowing Gaura

and Krishna to be the same, and knowing the guru to be very dear to Krishna, remember

Mahaprabhu’s intimate associates, Shrivasa, Haridasa, Murari Gupta and Mukunda

Dutta.

 

(smara) rupa-sanatana-jiva-raghunatha-dvandva

(krishna-bhajana yadi karbe re)

(rupa-sanatane smara)

(smara) raghava-gopala-bhatta-svarupa-ramananda

(krishna-prema yadi cao re)

(svarupa-ramanande smara) (3)

 

Remember the Gosvamis of Vrindavana. If you worship Shri Krishna, you should remember

Shri Rupa and Sanatana. Also remember Raghava Pandita, Gopala Bhatta, Svarupa

Damodara and Ramananda Raya. If you really seek krishna-prema, you must remember

Svarupa Damodara and Ramananda Raya.

 

(smara) goshthi-saha karnapura, sena shivananda

(ajasra smara, smara re)

(goshthi-saha karnapure)

(smara) rupanuga-sadhu-jana bhajana-ananda

(vraje vasa yadi cao re)

(rupanuga-sadhu smara) (4)

 

Remember Kavi Karnapura and his family members, who are all sincere servants of

Mahaprabhu. Also remember his father Shivananda Sena. Remember all those Vaishnavas

who strictly follow the path of Rupa Gosvami and who are absorbed in the ecstasy of

bhajana. If you actually want residence in Vraja, you must remember all the Vaishnavas

who are followers of Shri Rupa Gosvami.