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Hari Hari! Kabe Haba Vrindavana-Vasi
Shrila Narottama dasa Thakura
hari hari! kabe haba vrindavana-vasi
nirakhiba nayane yugala-rupa-rashi (1)
O Shri Hari! When will I be able to live in Vrindavana and be a real Vrajavasi? When
will my eyes behold the beautiful forms of Shri Radha-Krishna Yugala?
tyajiya shayana-sukha vicitra palanka
kabe vrajera dhulaya dhusara ha’be anga (2)
Giving up the happiness of sleeping in a wonderful, luxurious bed, when will my
body be covered with the greyish dust of Vraja as I roll on the earth?
shad-rasa bhojana dure parihari
kabe vraje magiya khaiba madhukari (3)
Giving up all desire to taste the six flavors of delicious food [sweet, sour, salty,
pungent, bitter and astringent], when will I do madhukari in Vraja, begging small
amounts of foodstuffs from house to house?
parikrama kariya bedaba vane-vane
vishrama koriba jai yamuna-puline (4)
Doing parikrama of the holy places, I will roam from forest to forest, and then I will
rid myself of all fatigue by taking rest on the banks of the Yamuna.
tapa dura kariba shitala vamshi-vate
(kabe) kunje baithaba hama vaishnava-nikate (5)
Then, I will go to the cooling Vamshi-vata, where my burning heart will find relief.
When will I sit in a kunja amidst the Vaishnavas (who will instruct me in bhajana and
reveal to me the lilas of Shri Radha-Madhava)?
narottama dasa kahe kari’ parihara
kabe va emana dasha haibe amara (6)
Narottama dasa says, “When, oh when will I give up all bad association (and be able
to have darshana of Their love-filled pastimes)?