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Gurudeva! Kripa-Bindu Diya

Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

 

gurudeva!

kripa-bindu diya, kara ei dase,

trinapeksha ati hina

sakala sahane, bala diya kara,

nija-mane spriha-hina (1)

 

Gurudeva! Give me a drop of mercy - make this servant more humble than a blade

of grass. Give me the strength to tolerate all eventualities. Let me not hanker for my

own honor and fame.

 

sakale sammana, karite shakati,

deha natha! yathayatha

tabe ta’ gaiba, harinama sukhe,

aparadha ha’be hata (2)

 

Give me the power to honor all living entities according to what they are due (and

all Vaishnavas as befitting their platform). Then I will be able to chant the holy names

blissfully, and all my offenses will be vanquished!

 

kabe hena kripa, labhiya e jana,

kritartha haibe natha!

shakti-buddhi-hina, ami ati dina,

kara more atma-satha (3)

 

O my master! When will I be benedicted with your mercy and finally be successful

in my life? I am so fallen that I have no strength or intelligence. Kindly take my soul

and make me like you.

 

yogyata-vicare, kichu nahi pai,

tomara karuna sara

karuna na haile, kadiya kadiya,

prana na rakhiba ara (4)

 

If I examine myself, I find no good qualities; Your mercy is the essence of my

existence. If you are not merciful, then bitterly weeping I will no longer maintain my

life.