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Ke Jabi Ke Jabi Bhai

Shrila Locana dasa Thakura

 

ke jabi ke jabi bhai bhava-sindhu-para

dhanya kali-yugera chaitanya-avatara (1)

 

Who will go? Who will go, brothers? Who will cross over this ocean of material

suffering? This Kali-yuga in which Shri Chaitanya-avatara has appeared is blessed.

[Chaitanya-avatara does not come in every Kali-yuga.]

 

amara gaurangera ghate adana-kheya vaya

jada, andha, atura avadhi para haya (2)

 

At the bathing place of my Gauranga, a free ferry-boat is waiting. There is no

restriction - everyone is coming, including the lame, blind and distressed. All are

climbing aboard to cross over.

 

harinamera naukakhani shri guru kandari

sankirtana kheroyala du’bahu pasari (3)

 

Harinama is the boat, Shri Guru is the helmsman and the sankirtana party moving with

upraised arms are the oars!

 

saba jiva haila para premera vatase

padiya rahila locana apanara doshe (4)

 

All souls can cross over with the favorable winds of prema. Only Locana dasa is so

unfortunate that, due to his own fault, he has been left behind.