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Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura


Song One


gopinatha, mama nivedana shuna

vishayi durjana, sada kama-rata, kichu nahi mora guna (1)


O Gopinatha, please hear my request. I am a wicked materialist, always addicted to

worldly desires, and no good qualities do I possess.


gopinatha, amara bharasa tumi

tomara carane, lainu sharana, tomara kinkara ami (2)


O Gopinatha, You are my only hope. Therefore I have taken shelter at Your lotus feet.

I am Your servant.


gopinatha, kemane shodhibe more

na jani bhakati, karme jada-mati, padechi samsara-ghore (3)


O Gopinatha, how will You purify me? I do not know what devotion is, and my

materialistic mind is absorbed in fruitive work. I have fallen into this dark and perilous

worldly existence.


gopinatha, sakali tomara maya

nahi mama bala, jnana sunirmala, svadhina nahe e kaya (4)


O Gopinatha, everything here is Your illusory energy. I have no strength or spiritual

knowledge, and this body of mine is not independent or free from the control of

material nature.


gopinatha, niyata carane sthana

mage e pamara, kadiya kadiya, karahe karuna dana (5)


O Gopinatha, this wicked soul, who is piteously weeping, begs for an eternal place at

Your lotus feet. Please benedict him with Your mercy.


gopinatha, tumi to’ sakali para

durjane tarite, tomara shakati, ke ache papira ara (6)


O Gopinatha, You are able to do anything, and therefore You have the power to deliver

all sinners. Is anyone more of a sinner than myself?


gopinatha, tumi kripa-paravara

jivera karane, asiya prapance, lila kaile su-vistara (7)


O Gopinatha, You are an endless ocean of mercy. Having come into this phenomenal

world, You display Your divine pastimes for the sake of the fallen souls.


gopinatha, ami ki doshe doshi

asura sakala, paila carana, vinoda thakila basi’ (8)


O Gopinatha, I am so sinful that although all the demons attained Your lotus feet,

Bhaktivinoda has remained in worldly existence.



Song Two


gopinatha, ghucao samsara-jvala

avidya-yatana, ara nahi sahe, janama-marana-mala (1)


O Gopinatha, please remove the burning torment I am feeling due to this worldly

existence. Tortured by ignorance, I am unable to tolerate any longer the yoke of the

repeated succession of birth and death.


gopinatha, ami to’ kamera dasa

vishaya-vasana, jagiche hridaye, phadiche karama phase (2)


O Gopinatha, I am the faithful servant of lust. So many desires for mundane sense

enjoyment are dawning within my heart, and I am being choked by the noose of

fruitive actions and reactions.


gopinatha, kabe va jagiba ami

kama-rupa ari, dure teyagibo, hridaye sphuribe tumi (3)


O Gopinatha, when will I wake up and cast far away my enemy in the form of lust? I

will only be able to do so if You will kindly manifest Yourself in my heart.


gopinatha, ami to’ tomara jana

tomare chadiya, samsara bhajinu, bhuliya apana-dhana (4)


O Gopinatha, I am actually Yours! But abandoning You to enjoy the material world, I

have forgotten my real wealth.


gopinatha, tumi to’ sakali jana

apanara jane, dandiya ekhana, shri carane deha’ sthana (5)


O Gopinatha, certainly You know everything. You may now punish Your servant and

thus give him a place at Your beautiful lotus feet.


gopinatha, ei ki vicara tava

vimukha dekhiya, chada nija-jane, na kara’ karuna lava (6)


O Gopinatha, is this Your mentality? Seeing that Your own servant is averse to You, do

You abandon him without bestowing even a drop of mercy?


gopinatha, ami to’ murakha ati

kise bhala haya, kabhu na bujhinu, tai hena mama gati (7)


O Gopinatha, I am indeed a great fool, and I could never understand what was good for

me. Such is my fate.


gopinatha, tumi to’ pandita vara

mudhera mangala, tumi anveshibe, e dase na bhava’ para (8)


O Gopinatha, You are indeed the wisest person of all and are searching ways and

means to bring auspiciousness for the fools (of this world). Please do not consider this

servant an outsider.



Song Three


gopinatha, amara upaya nai

tumi kripa kari’, amare laile, samsare uddhara pai (1)


O Gopinatha, I cannot see any means of deliverance. Only if You bestow Your causeless

mercy and take me to Your realm, then it will be possible for me to get deliverance

from material existence.


gopinatha, padechi mayara phere

dhana-dara-suta, ghireche amare, kamete rekheche jere (2)


O Gopinatha, I have become entangled in material illusion. Wealth, wife and sons

have completely encircled me, and I have been wasted away by the smoldering coals

of lust.


gopinatha, mana je pagala mora

na mane shasana, sada acetana, vishaye ra’yeche ghora (3)


O Gopinatha, my mind has gone completely insane; it is unconscious and has no

respect at all for any authority, thus forcing me to remain in this ghastly pit of sense



gopinatha, hara je menechi ami

aneka yatana, haila viphala, ekhana bharasa tumi (4)


O Gopinatha, I now give in and accept my defeat. All of my various endeavors have

proved futile. Now You are my only hope.


gopinatha, kemane haibe gati

prabala indriya, vashibhuta mana, na chade vishaya-rati (5)


O Gopinatha, how can I make any advancement towards the ultimate goal? My mind

has come under the control of the powerful senses and I am unable to give up addiction

to enjoying sense objects.


gopinatha, hridaye basiya mora

manake shamiya, laha nija pane, ghucibe vipada ghora (6)


O Gopinatha, please reside in my heart. Subdue my mind and free me from this life of

terrible calamities.


gopinatha, anatha dekhiya more

tumi hrishikesha, hrishika damiya, tara’ he samsrti-ghore (7)


O Gopinatha, You are known as Hrishikesha, the master of the senses. Seeing me in such

a helpless condition, kindly subdue my senses and deliver me from this dark and

perilous worldly existence.


gopinatha, galaya legeche phasa

kripa-asi dhari’, bandhana chediya, vinoda karaha dasa (8)


O Gopinatha, the noose of materialism is tightly fixed around my neck. Taking up the

sharp sword of Your mercy and severing this bondage, please make this Bhaktivinoda

Your servant again.