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Jiva Jago, Jiva Jago
Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura
jiva jago, jiva jago, goracada bale
kata nidra jao maya-pishacira kole (1)
Shri Gauracanda is calling, “Wake up! Wake up, sleeping souls! How long will you
sleep in the lap of the witch maya?”
bhajiba baliya ese’ samsara-bhitare
bhuliya rahile tumi avidyara bhare (2)
“You have come into this material world saying you will worship the Lord, but,
having forgotten Him, you have become filled with ignorance.”
tomare laite ami hainu avatara
ami vina bandhu ara ke ache tomara (3)
“Just to rescue you, I have descended! Who else is your friend but Me?
enechi aushadhi maya nashibara lagi’
harinama-maha-mantra lao tumi magi’ (4)
“I have brought you the hari-nama maha-mantra - the medicine to destroy the
disease of maya. Take these holy names, I beg of you!"
bhakativinoda prabhu-carane padiya
sei harinama-mantra laila magiya (5)
Falling at the lotus feet of Shriman Mahaprabhu, Bhaktivinoda Thakura has begged
for and taken this harinama-mantra.