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Gurudeva! Bada Kripa Kari’

Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

 

gurudeva! bada kripa kari’, gauda-vana majhe, godrume diyacha sthana

ajna dila more, ei vraje basi’, harinama kara gana (1)

 

Gurudeva, very mercifully you placed me in Godruma in the forests of Gauda, ordering

me to dwell in the sacred realm of Vraja and chant harinama.

 

kintu kabe prabhu, yogyata arpibe, e dasere daya kari’

citta sthira ha’be, sakala sahiba, ekante bhajiba hari (2)

 

But when, O my master, will you mercifully give this servant of yours the qualification

to fulfill your order? Then my mind will be peaceful, I will be able to endure all

difficulties and serve Shri Hari with single-pointed focus.

 

shaishava-yauvane, jada-sukha-sange, abhyasa haila manda

nija-karma-doshe, e deha haila, bhajanera pratibandha (3)

 

Indulging in mundane pleasures in my childhood and youth, I cultivated many bad

habits. Due to reactions to these sinful acts, my body itself has become an impediment

to doing bhajana.

 

vardhakye ekhana, panca-roge hata, kemane bhajiba bala’

kadiya kadiya, tomara carane, padiyachi suvihvala (4)

 

Now, in old age afflicted with illnesses of the five senses, how can I do bhajana? O

Master, bitterly weeping and in great anxiety, I have fallen at your lotus feet.