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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.