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Song 4





jnani jnana-yoge,  koriya jatane,

brahmera sakshat kore

brahma-sakshatkar,  aprarabdha karma,

sampurna jnanete hare


1) The learned man, endeavoring in the practice of jnana-yoga, eventually achieves direct perception of the Supreme Brahman. That realization of Brahman awards one with fully complete transcendental knowledge, which removes all of one’s aprarabdha, or unfructified karmic reactions accrued in previous births.



tabu to’ prarabdha,  nahi hoy kshoy,

phala-bhoga bina kabhu

brahma-bhuta jiva,  phala-bhoga lagi’,

janama-marana labhu


2) However, by dint of Brahman realization one’s prarabdha,  or karmic reactions that are presently fructifying, are not diminished unless one actually undergoes the suffering of those reactions. Therefore, despite being a Brahman-realized soul, one must still experience the present reactions of his karma and thus be implicated in the cycle of birth and death.



kintu ohe nama,  tava sphurti ha’le,

ekanti janera aro

prarabdhaprarabdha,  kichu nahi thake,

vede gaya baro baro


3) But, O holy name, if You are manifest on the tongue of Your unalloyed devotee, then all of his sinful reactions of both past and present lives are completely destroyed. This truth is sung by the Vedas again and again.



tomara udaye,  jivera hridoya,

sampurna shodhita hoy

karma-jnana-bandha,  saba dure jaya,

anayase bhava-kshoy


4) O holy name, when You arise within the living being’s heart, it becomes completely purified. The shackles of materialistic activities and intellectual knowledge are cast far away, and the soul’s worldly existence comes to an end without any difficulty.



bhakativinoda,  bahu tule’ koy,

namera nishana dharo

nama-danka-dhvani,  koriya jaibe,

bhetibe muralidharo


5) Bhaktivinoda raises his arms and says, “Take up the banner of the holy name and walk along sounding the drum of the holy name. In this way you will surely obtain the direct audience of Lord Muralidhara, the holder of the flute.”