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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.