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Kripa Kara Vaishnava Thakura

Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

 

kripa kara vaishnava thakura

sambandha janiya, bhajite bhajite, abhimana hau dura (1)

 

O Vaishnava Thakura, please give me your mercy - knowledge of my relationship with

Bhagavan and the ability to do bhajana, sending my false ego far away.

 

‘ami ta’ vaishnava,’ e buddhi haile, amani na ha’ba ami

pratishthasha asi’, hridaya dushibe, haiba niraya-gami (2)

 

If I think “I am a Vaishnava,” then I will never become humble. My heart will become

contaminated with the hope of receiving honor from others, and I will surely go to

hell.

 

tomara kinkara, apane janiba, ‘guru’-abhimana tyaji’

tomara ucchishtha, pada-jala-renu, sada nishkapate bhaji (3)

 

Give me the mercy that I can renounce the false conception of my being guru and can

be your servant. Let me accept without duplicity your remnants and your foot-bath

water.

 

‘nije shreshtha’ jani’, ucchishthadi dane, ha’be abhimana-bhara

tai shishya tava, thakiya sarvada, na laiba puja ka’ra (4)

 

By thinking that I am superior (guru-abhimana) and giving my remnants to others, I

will be burdened with the weight of false pride. Let me always identify as your disciple

and not accept worship or praise from others.

 

amani manada, haile kirtane, adhikara dibe tumi

tomara carane, nishkapate ami, kadiya lutiba bhumi (5)

 

In this way I can renounce the desire for honor for myself and can offer respect to

others. Sincerely weeping at your lotus feet and rolling on the ground, I pray that you

will give me the ability to perform kirtana purely.