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Songs of

Bhaktivinoda Thakura
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Songs of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura
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Arunodaya-kirtana
Kirtana songs to be sung at dawn (from Gitavali)
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udilo aruna puraba-bhage,
dwija-mani gora amani jage,
bhakata-samuha loiya sathe,
gela nagara-braje
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‘tathai tathai’ bajalo khol,
ghana ghana tahe jhajera rol,
preme dhala dhala sonara anga,
carane nupura baje
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mukunda madhava yadava hari,
bolena bolo re vadana bhori’,
miche nida-base gelo re rati,
divasa sarira-saje
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emana durlabha manava-deho,
paiya Ki koro bhava na keho,
ebe na bhajile yasoda-suta,
carame poribe laje
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udita tapana hoile asta,
dina gelo boli’ hoibe byasta,
tabe keno ebe alasa hoy,
na bhaja hrdoya-raje
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jivana anitya janaha sar,
tahe nana-vidha vipada-bhar,
namasraya kori’jatane tumi,
thakaha apana kaje
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jivera kalyana-sadhana-kam,

jagate asi’ e madhura nam,
avidya-timira-tapana-rupe,
hrd-gagane biraje
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krsna-nama-sudha koriya pan,
jurao bhakativinoda-pran,
nama bina kichu nahiko aro,
caudda-bhuvana-majhe
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When the rising sun appeared in the East, the jewel of the twice-born, Lord
Gaurasundara, awakened, and, taking His devotees with Him, He went all over
the countryside towns and villages
2) and played the mrdanga, and the cymbals chimed in time. Lord Gauranga’s
shimmering golden features danced, and His foot bells jingled.
3) All the devotees chanted the names Mukunda, Madhava, Yadava and Hari,
their mouths being filled with the vibrations. They would announce to the still
sleeping people, “You spend your nights uselessly sleeping and your days
decorating your bodies!
4) You have achieved such a rare human body, but you do not care for this gift.
You remain not serving the darling of Yasoda and slowly Fe]l through your last
moments to death.
5) With every rising and setting of the sun, a day passes and is lost. Then, why do
you remain idle and not serve the Lord of the heart?
6) This temporary life is full of various miseries. Take shelter of the holy name as
your only business.
7) To penetrate the darkness of ignorance and bless everyone’s heart, the holy
name has risen like the shining sun.
8) Drink the pure nectar of the holy name. There is nothing but the name to be
had in the fourteen worlds. It has filled the soul of Sri Bhaktivinoda Thakura.

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Hare Hare. other than Myself you have no friend in this world. Rama Rama. Krsna Krsna. Hare Krsna. 4) I have brought the medicine that will wipe out the disease of illusion from which you are suffering.1 jiv jago.” ________________  ________________ . Hare Rama. Hare Hare. “Wake up. jiv jago. Hare Rama. Take this maha-mantra—Hare Krsna. having taken this maha-mantra. gauracanda bole kota nidra jao maya-pisacira kole 2 bhajibo boliya ese samsara-bhitare bhuliya rohile tumi avidyara bhare 3 tomare loite ami hoinu avatara ami bina bandhu ara ke ache tomara 4 enechi ausadhi maya nasibaro lagi’ hari-nama maha-mantra lao tumi magi’ 5 bhakativinoda prabhu-carane pariya sei hari-nama-mantra loilo magiya 1) Lord Gauranga is calling. 3) I have descended just to save you.” 5) Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura says: “I fall at the Lord’s feet. sleeping souls! How long will you sleep in the lap of the witch called Maya? 2) You have forgotten the way of devotional service and are lost in the world of birth and death. sleeping souls! Wake up.

Hare Rama. na bhajile hrsikesa bhaktivinodopadesa. 2) Whether you are a householder or a sannyasi. Take this advice of Bhaktivinoda Thakura: “Just once. acho miche Kaja lo’ye. Now you have obtained full consciousness in the human form of life. vadane hari-nam koro re 3 maya-jale baddha ho’ye. sukhe duhkhe bhulo na’ko. Hare Hare. relish the nectar of the holy name!” ________________  ________________ . Hare Hare. so chant the names of Radha-Madhava. 3) You are bound up in the network of Maya and are forced to toil fruitlessly. whether you are in a happy condition or a distressful one. Krsna Krsna. Hare Krsna. Hare Rama. ekhona cetana pe’ye. Just fill your lips with the hari-nama. Hare Krsna. sada ‘hari’ bole’ dako.Sri Nama (from Gitavali) 1 gay gora madhur sware hare krsna hare krsna krsna krsna hare hare hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare 2 grhe thako. ekbar nam-rase mato re 1) Lord Gaurasundara sings in a very sweet voice. 4) Your life may end at any moment. Hrsikesa. ‘radha-madhav’ nam bolo re 4 jivana hoilo sesa. and you have not served the Lord of the senses. vane thako. Rama Rama. constantly chant “Hari! Hari!” Do not forget this chanting.

amara bharasa tumi tomara carane. tomara sakati. mama nivedana suno visayi durjana. sakali tomara maya nahi mama bala. pailo carana. kemone sodhibe more na jani bhakati. ke ache papira aro 7 gopinath. asiya prapance. ami ki dose dosi asura sakala. kandiya kandiya korohe karuni dana 6 gopinath. swadhina nahe e kaya 5 gopinath. kichu nahi mora guna 2 gopinath. vinoda thakilo bosi’ . porechi somsara-ghore 4 gopinath. jnana sunirmala. lila koile subistara 8 gopinath. niyata carane sthana mage e pamara. karme jada-mati.Gopinatha (from Kalyana-kalpataru} Part one 1 gopinath. tumi krpa-parabara jivera karane. sada kama-rata. tumi to’ sakali paro durjane tarite. loinu sarana. tomara kinkora ami 3 gopinath.

this sinner. I am so sinful that although all the demons attained Your lotus feet. You expand Your divine pastimes for the sake of the fallen souls. I am now Your eternal servant. 8) O Gopinatha. everything here is Your illusory energy. Bhaktivinoda has remained in worldly existence. ________________  ________________ . and this body of mine is not independent and free from the control of material nature. Who is there that is more of a sinner than myself? 7) O Gopinatha. how will You purify me? I do not know what devotion is. always addicted to worldly desires. 2) O Gopinatha. You are able to do anything. I am a wicked materialist. 6) O Gopinatha.1) O Gopinatha. You are the ocean of mercy. Please give him Your mercy. 4) O Gopinatha. begs for an eternal place at Your divine feet. and no good qualities do I possess. I have fallen into this dark and perilous worldly existence. Having come into this phenomenal world. I have no strength or transcendental knowledge. and my materialistic mind is absorbed in fruitive work. please hear my request. and therefore I have taken shelter at Your lotus feet. Lord of the gopis. and therefore You have the power to deliver all sinners. 5) O Gopinatha. 3) O Gopinatha. You are my only hope. who is weeping and weeping.

kabhu na bujhinu tai heno mama gati 8 gopinath. phadiche karama phase 3 gopinath. tumi anvesibe e dase na bhavo’ para . sri-carane deho sthano 6 gopinath. janama-marana-mala 2 gopinath. tumi to’ sokali jano apanara jane. jagiche hrdoye. ghucao samsara-jwala avidya-jatana. tumi to’pandita-bara mudhera mangala. samsara bhajinu. dandiya ekhano. dure teyagibo. ami to murakha ati kise bhalo hoya. aro nahi sahe. ami to’ kamera dasa visaya-bhasana. bhuliya apana-dhana 5 gopinath.Part two 1 gopinath. kabe va jagibo ami kama-rupa ari. ami to’ tomara jana tomare chariya. ei ki vicara taba bimukha dekhiya. hrdoye sphuribe tumi 4 gopinath. na koro’ karuna-laba 7 gopinath. charo nija-jane.

I can no longer tolerate the pain of ignorance and the repeated succession of births and deaths. when will I wake up and abandon afar this enemy of lust. You are indeed the wisest person. Therefore such is my condition. is this Your judgment. indeed I am a servant of lust. 8) O Gopinatha. and please do not consider this servant as an outsider. 3) O Gopinatha. 5) O Gopinatha. end when will You manifest Yourself in my heart? 4) O Gopinatha. 6) O Gopinatha. You know everything. Worldly desires are awakening in my heart. but having abandoned You and thus having forgotten my real treasure. ________________  ________________ . that seeing me averse to You. and I have never known what is good for me. and thus the noose of fruitive work is beginning to tighten. I am Your devotee. Please look for a way to bring about auspiciousness for this fool.1) O Gopinatha. I am certainly very foolish. I have worshiped this mundane world. 2) O Gopinatha. having punished Your servant. You abandon Your servant and don’t bestow even a particle of mercy upon him? 7) O Gopinatha. please remove the torment of worldly existence. please give him a place at Your lotus feet. Now.

amare loile. hara je menechi ami aneka jatana. bosi-bhuta mana. mana je pagala mora na mane sasana. anatha dekhiya more tumi hrsikesa. kamete rekheche jere 3 gopinath. kemone hoibe gati prabala indriya. taro’he samsrti-ghore 8 gopinath. dara. ghireche amare. suta. hrsika damiya. porechi mayara phere dhana. visaye ro’yeche ghora 4 gopinath. sada acetana. hoilo bifala. galaya legeche phase krpa-asi dhori’. ekhano bharasa tumi 5 gopinath. na chare visaya-rati 6 gopinath. bandhana chediya. samsare uddhara pai 2 gopinath. ghucibe vipada ghora 7 gopinath. vinode koroho dasa . hrdoye bosiya mora manake samiya. amara upaya nai tumi krpa kori’.Part three 1 gopinath. laho nija pane.

I have accepted my defeat. Wealth. please control these senses of mine and deliver me from this dark and perilous worldly existence. my mind is crazy and does not care for any authority. after sitting down in the core of my heart and subduing my mind. 4) O Gopinatha. ________________  ________________ . I have fallen into the perils of material illusion. 2) O Gopinatha. please wake me to You. the Lord of the senses. and lust has wasted me away. In this way the horrible dangers of this world will disappear. then I will obtain deliverance from this world. wife.1) O Gopinatha. how shall I make any advancement when my mind has come under the control of the powerful senses and does not abandon its attachment to materialism? 6) O Gopinatha. the noose of materialism has become fixed around my neck. 3) O Gopinatha. make this Bhaktivinoda Your humble servant. and sons have surrounded me. Taking up the sword of Your mercy and cutting this bondage. but if You take me. 7) O Gopinatha. I have no means of success. It is always senseless and has remained in the dark pit of worldly affairs. All of my various endeavors were useless. 5) O Gopinatha. Now You are the only hope. having bestowed your mercy upon me. Seeing me sohelpless. 8) O Gopinatha. You are Hrsikesa.

natha! sakti-buddhi-hina. Give me strength. If you are not merciful unto me. hari-nama-sukhe aparadha ha’be hata 3 kabe heno krpa. Then. bala diya koro’. all my offenses will cease. and I will not be able to maintain my life. Your mercy is all that I am made of. kandiya kandiya. you will find no qualities. Gurudeva.sara karuna na hoile. I am lower than a blade of grass. I offer you all respects. labhiya e jana. Give me all help. . 3. by chanting the holy name in great ecstasy. krtartha hoibe. give to this servant just one drop of mercy. prana na rakhibo ara 1. koro’ei dase. I can on]y weep.Gurudeva (from Saranagati) ______________  ______________ 1 gurudev! krpa-bindu diya. kichu nahi pai. Let me be as you are. without desires or aspirations. ami ati dina. for thus I may have the energy to know you correctly. 4. tomara karuna . If you examine me. koro’ more atma-satha 4 jogyata-vicare. trnapekha ati hina sakala sahane. When will such mercy fall to this one who is weak and devoid of intelligence? Allow me to be with you. 2. nija-mane sprha-hina 2 sakale sammana korite sakati deho’ natha! jathajatha tabe to’ gaibo.

jo kichu mor arpilu tuwa pade. suno kana! radha-natha! tuhu hamara parana 1) Mind. jivane-marane day mama gela. dayita. deho. tanay prabhu. body. whatever may be mine. geho. pati--tuhu sarva-moy 8 bhakativinoda kohe. in life or at death. . nanda-kisor! 2 sampade vipade. tuwa o-pada barane 3 marobirakhobi . all my difficulties have disappeared by choosing those feet of Yours as my only shelter. janani. O youthful son of Nanda! 2) In good fortune or in bad. guru.jo iccha tohara nitya-dasa prati tuwa adhikara 4 janmaobi moe iccha jadi tor bhakta-grhe jani janma hau mor 5 kita-janma hau jatha tuwa das bahir-mukha brahma-janme nahi as 6 bhukti-mukti-sprha vihina je bhakta labhaite tako sanga anurakta 7 janaka. and family. I have surrendered at Your lotus feet.________________  ________________ Manasa Deha Geha (from Saranagati) ______________  ______________ 1 manasa.

for You are the master of Your eternal servant. You are my life and soul!” ________________  ________________ . preceptor. 8) Thakura Bhaktivinoda says. You are everything to me. then may it be in the home of Your devotee. please hear me! O Lord of Radha. 6) I yearn for the company of that devotee who is completely devoid of all desire for worldly enjoyment or liberation. lover. 4) If it is Your will that I be born again. “O Kana. and husband. so long as I may remain Your devotee. 5) May I be born again even as a worm. 7) Father.3) Slay me or protect me as You wish. I have no desire to be born as a Brahma averse to You. mother. Lord. son.

it is very difficult to conquer the tongue in this world. Now we take this prasada to our full satisfaction and glorify You Lord. and the senses are a network of paths to death. radha-krsna-guna gao. we have fallen into this ocean of material sense enjoyment. dear Krsna. just to control the tongue. koribare jihwa jay. Somehow. swa-prasad-anna dilo bhai sei anna-mrta pao. ta’ke jeta kathina samsare 2 krsna baro doyamoy. are very kind to us and have given us such nice prasada.Radha and Krsna—and in love call for the help of Lord Caitanya and Nityananda. this material body is a place of ignorance. and of all the senses the tongue is most voracious and uncontrollable. preme dako caitanya-nitai O Lord. Katie Ha’be solo—from Saranagati) ________________  ________________ . jodendriya tahe kal. lobamoy sudurmati.Prasada-sevaya Songs for the Honoring of Spiritual Food (from Gitavali) Part one (this first song should be sung before honoring the Lord’s prasada) 1 bhai-re sarira abidya-jal. But You. jive phele visaya-sagore ta’ra madhye jihwa ati.

hari-nama-rasa. namera hatete dibe adhikar 7 kinibo. nirantara netre ba’be asru-dhar 5 kabe navadwipe. bolibo na cahi deho-sukha-kari janme-janme dao. kobita-sundari. beraibo chute.caranera chaya. nama-rase mati’ hoibo bibasa rasera rasika. pulakita deho gadgada bacana baibarnya-bepathu ha’be sanghatana. charaibe mora visayera maya diya more nija. suradhuni-tate.nama uccarana. koriya mojibo rase anibar 8 . sahisnuta-guna hrdoyete ani’ sakale manada. krpa-bale ha’be hrdoye sancar 2 trnadhika hina. ho’ye aswadibo nama-rasa-sar 3 dhana jana ara. gaura-nityananda boli’ niskapate naciya gaiya. batulera praya chariya bicar 6 kabe nityananda. suddha name ruci.Kabe Ha’be Bolo (from Saranagati) ________________  ________________ 1 kabe ha’be bolo se-dina amar (amar) aparadha ghuci’. ohe gaurahari! ahaituki bhakti carane tomar 4 (kabe) korite sri-krsna. more kori’doya. kabe nije mani’. kutibo.carana parasa. apani amani.

more tolerant than a tree. Krsna. oh when will that day be mine? 3) Great wealth or followers. when. “Now I will set out to preach our order sublime. with free heart forget myself comforting. then shall I taste the name’s nectar sublime. or steal the nectar of the name. oh when will that day be mine? 8) When kindness to all beings will be appearing. oh when will that day be mine? 7) I will beg. When. oh when will that day be mine? 6) When will Lord Nityananda show mercy upon me. borrow. nija-sukha bhuli’ sudina-hrdoya bhakativinoda. lose bodily color. taste for the name increasing. oh when will that day be mine? When my offenses ceasing. I won’t care for them or the comforts of my body. running everywhere. with words choked up and shivering body? When will I be trembling all over. oh when will that day be mine? ________________  ________________ . hoibe udoya. when.Krsna. Oh! Enjoyed of the nectar of the name.kabe jibe doya. causeless devotion to Your feet divine. not expecting their honor. oh when will that day be mine? 4) When will I utter Krsna. When. Oh Lord Caitanya. sri-ajna-tahala koribe pracar 1) When. When. when will I reject the world of Maya:’ Bestow unto me the shade of Your lotus feet. When will I touch your lotus feet till the end of time? When. koriya binoya. dancing. shouting ‘Gaura-Nityananda’ as a surrendered soul. By the name’s effect I will feel paralyzed. tears pouring from my eyes. when in my heart will your mercy shine. chanting. when will I become half mad of mind? When. oh when will that day be mine 2) Lower than a blade of grass. Birth after birth give me.” When. Bhaktivinoda in all humility prays. oh when will that day be mine? 5) When in Navadvipa along the Ganges bank. let the right to preach the name be mine. feminine beauty. When will my mind attain this quality? Respectful to all.

damodara. nanda-jasomati-citta-hari 2 bela-ho’lo.Bhoga-arati (from Gitavali) (at Thakura Bhaktivinoda’s home at Surabhi-kunja in Godruma) 1 bhaja bhakata-vatsala sri-gaurahari sri-gaurahari sohi gostha-bihari. aisa ekhano bhoga-mandire bosi’ koraho bhojana 3 nandera nidese baise giri-bara-dhari baladeva-saha sakha baise sari sari 4 sukta-sakadi bhaji nalita kusmanda dali dalna dugdha-tumbi dadhi moca-khanda 5 mudga-bora masa-bora rotika ghrtanna saskuli pistaka khir puli payasanna 6 karpura amrta--keli rambha khira-sara amrta rasala. amla dwadasa prakara 7 luci cini sarpuri laddu rasabali bhojana korena krsna ho’ye kutuhali 8 raidhikara pakka anna vividha byanjana parama anande krsna korena bhojana 9 chale-bale laddu khay sri-madhumangala bagala bhajay ara deya hari-bolo 10 radhikadi gane heri’ nayanera kone .

it is very late. Sri Baladeva. who sported in the cowherd pastures of Vraja and stole the hearts of Nanda and Yasoda. Krsna. He is the same Supreme Godhead. 4) They are then served a feast of sukta and various kinds of green leafy vegetables.trpta ho’ye khay krsna jasoda-bhavane 11 bhojanante piye krsna subasita bari sabe mukha prakhaloy ho’ye sari sari 12 hasta-mukha prakhaliya jata sakha-gane anande bisraima kore baladeva-sane 13 jambula rasala ane tambula-masala taha kheye krsna-candra sukhe nidra gela 14 bisalakha sikhi-puccha-camara dhulaya apurba sayyaya krsna~ sukhe nidra jaya 15 jasomati-ajna pe’ye dhanistha-anito sri-krsna-prasada radha bhunje ho’ye prito 16 lalitadi sakhi-gana avasesa paya mane mane sukhe radha-krsna-guna gaya 17 hari-lila ek-matra jahara pramoda bhogarati gay thakur bhakativinoda 1) Just worship Sri Gaurahari. and take Your lunch. the holder of Govardhana Hill. Please come right now. who is always affectionate toward His devotees. small square cakes . 2) Mother Yasoda calls to Krsna.” 3) On the direction of Nanda Maharaja. sits down. They are also served pumpkin. and a salad made of the green leaves of the jute plant. baskets of fruit. sit down in the dining hall. sit down in rows to take their lunch. along with Krsna’s elder brother. “My dear Damodara. then nice fried things. and then all the cowherd boys. Krsna.

laddus. sweets made with milk. Krsna drinks rose-scented water. and dahl patties boiled in sugared rice. sings this Bhoga-arati song. 12) After all the cowherd boys wash their hands and mouths. They are also served twelve kinds of sour preparations made with tamarinds. 7) There are puns made with white flour and sugar. wash their mouths. sugar and sesamum. 14) While Krsna happily takes His rest on an excellent bedstead. 5) Then they receive fried squares of mung dahl patties. and catechu. whose one and only Joy is the pastimes of Lord Hari. Eating the laddus he shouts. gets them by hook or by crook. and urad dahl patties. standing in lines. in great bliss they take rest with Lord Balarama. puns filled with cream. and within their hearts they sing the glories of Radharani and Krsna with great joy. 17) Thakura Bhaktivinoda. rice flour cakes. Krsna eats at the house of mother Yasoda with great satisfaction. and sweet rice. and pastries cooked by Srimati Radharani. Krsna eagerly eats all of the food. 9) Krsna’s funny brahmana friend Madhumangala. 10) Beholding Radharani and Her gopifriends out of the courters of His eyes. squash cooked in milk. 6) There is also sweet rice that tastes just like nectar due to its being mixed with camphor. There are bananas. Jaya Radha-Madhava (from Gitavali) . and rice with ghee. limes. thick cooked-down milk. and cheese which is nectarean and delicious. Sri Krsnacandra then happily goes to sleep. capatis. Next. 11) After lunch. “Haribol! Haribol!’ and makes a funny sound by swapping his sides under his armpits with his hands. 8) In great ecstasy and joy Krsna eats the rice. who eats them with great delight 16) Lalita-devi and the other gopis then receive the remnants.made of lentils and cooked down milk. 15) At mother Yasoda’s request the gopi Dhanistha brings remnants of food left on Krsna’s plate to Srimati Radharani. After eating that pin. 13) The two cowherd boys Jambula and Rasala then bring Krsna pan made with betel nuts. and pomegranates. then thick yogurt. cakes floating in milk. fancy spices. His servant Visalaksa cools Him with a fan of peacock feathers. and vegetable preparations made from the tower of the banana tree. who is very fond of laddus. sweets. Then all of the boys. lemons. oranges. curried vegetables.

Govardhana.________________  ________________ (jaya) radha-madhava (jaya) kunja-bihari (jaya) gopi-jana-vallabha (jaya) giri-vara-dhari (jaya) jasoda-nandana. and after some time he came back into external consciousness and said. He is the lover of the cowherd maidens of Vraja. the holder of the great hill named Govardhana. “Now just chant Hare Krsna. Yasoda. and He wanders in the forests along the banks of the River Yamuna.” ________________  ________________ . and all the cowherd boys.” Srila Prabhupada said that this song is “a picture of Vrndavana. In Allahabad and Gorakhpur Srila Prabhupada fell into a trance after singing the first two lines. (jaye) braja-jana-ranjana. (jaya) jamuna-tira-vana-cari Krsna is the lover of Radha. Everything is there--Srimati Rhadharani. (Srila Prabhupada was very fond of this sort and sang it just before his lectures. the beloved son of mother Yasoda. He displays many amorous pastimes in the groves of Vrndavana. Vrndavana. the delighter Of the inhabitants of Vraja.

chant “Radha-Krsna!” Everyone chant! 3) If you just understand that the spirit soul is the eternal servant of Krsna. chant “Radha-Krsna!” Everyone chant! . 4) Chant Hare Krsna and your eyes will fill with tears and your body will feel transcendental shivering. sab nadiya phirche nece’ gaura-nitai 2 (miche) mayer bose. you will never have any more sorrows. jaccho bhese’. jakhon o-nam gai Chant. sange calo. e biswas. pulak ha’be jhorbe ankhi. khaccho habudubu. korle to’ ar duhkho nai 4 (krsna) bolbe jabe. chant “Radha-Krsna!” Everyone chant! 2) You are caught up in a whirlpool of senseless action and are sinking lower and lower. they gave these teachings: Chant. ei-matra bhikha cai 6 (jay) sakal bipod bhaktivinod bole. Chant.Radha-Krsna Bol (from Gitavali) ________________  ________________ 1 ‘radha-krsna’ bol bol bolo re sobai (ei) sikha diya. chant “Radha-Krsna!” Everyone chant! 1) When Lord Caitanya and Lord Nityananda came dancing through Nadia. bhai 3 (jiv) krsna-das. boli tai 5 (‘radha) krsna’bolo. Chant.

parama adare bori 3 gaur amara.5) Simply chant “Radha-Krsna” and join with us. Those are the only alms we beg. jatane palana kori krsna-basati. dekhiya mora. grhete goloka bha-ya . sakala prapanca jaya 6 je-dina grhe. prema-latikara mula 2 madhava-tithi. bhajana-anukula bhakata-seva. Chant. pranayi-bhakata-sange 4 mrdanga-badya.” says Bhaktivinoda Thakura. kirtana suni’. anande hrdoya nace 5 jugala-murti. parama-siddhi. koralo bhramana range se-saba sthana. Chant chant “Radha-Krsna!” Everyone chant! ________________  ________________ Suddha-bhakata (from Saranagati) ______________  ______________ 1 suddha-bhakata-carana-renu. je-saba sthane. bhajana dekhi. sunite mana abasara sada jace gaura-bihita. bhakti-janani. parama-ananda hoya prasada-seba korite hoya. chant “Radha-Krsna!” Everyone chant! 6) “All dangers will be gone when that Name is chanted. basati boli’. heribo ami.

5) Whenever I see thy transcendental sri-vigrahas of Radha-Krsna I am in bliss. juraya prana. I see the holy Ganges waters that come from the feet of Lord Vishnu. Let the holy places of Krsna’s pastimes be my places of worship. my heart dances in ecstasy. parama-sukhe. for by taking Their Lordships’ prasada we can conquer over the material elements. 3) May I always visit all the holy places associated with the Lila of Lord Caitanya and His devotees. jivana sarthaka mani 8 bhakativinoda. enthusiastic devotional service. and when I hear the bonafide songs describing Lord Caitanya’s pastimes. anukula paya jaha prati-dibase. 7) By seeing the tulasi tree my heart feels joy and Lord Madhava (Krsna) is also satisfied. saka-sevane. 4) When I hear the sound of the Mrdanga in my heart I always desire to join in kirtana. 6) One day while performing devotional practices. and bless me. When I take the caranamrta of the Deity. I saw my house transformed into Goloka Vrndavana. and there is another song in this book that tells of the amazing effects of this type of prasada. When I eat the prasada favored by Lord Caitanya it is a new life’s experience. (Lord Caitanya was very fond of a green vegetable preparation called Sak. and service to the pure devotees of the highest order are the roots of the creeper of devotion.” . 2) The holy days like Ekadasi and Janmastami are the mother of devotion for those devotees who respect them. krsna-bhajane. 8) Bhaktivinoda concludes by saying: “Whosoever attains the stage of enthusiasm for these devotional practices will be supremely blissful wherever he may be. swikara koroye taha 1) The dust of the lotus feet of pure devotees. sukha sa sima paya 7 tulasi dekhi’.carana-sidhu. and my bliss knows no bounds. madhava-tosani jani’ gaura-priya. dekhiya ganga.

srinivasa chatra-dhara 3 bosiyache goracand ratna-simhasane arati koren brahma-adi deva-gane 4 narahari-adi kori’ camara dhulaya sanjaya-mukunda-basu-ghos-adi gaya 5 sankha baje ghanta baje baje karatala madhura mrdanga baje parama rasala Refrain 2): sankha baja ghanta baje madhur madhur madhur baje 6 bahu-koti candra jini vadana ujjvala gala-dese bana-mala kore jhalamala 7 siva-suka-narada preme gada-gada bhakativinoda dekhe gorara sampada (1) All glories. This Gaura-arati is taking place in a grove on the banks of the Jahnavi (Ganges) and is attracting the minds of all living entities in the universe.Gaura-arati (from Gitavali) ________________  ________________ 1 jaya jaya goracander aratiko sobha jahnavi-tata-vane jaga-mana-lolbha jaga jana-mana-lobha Refrain l): gauranger arotik sobha jaga-jana-mana-lobha 2 dakhine nitaicand. all glories to the beautiful arati ceremony of Lord Caitanya. bame. gadadhara nikate adwaita. .

and the garland of forest flowers around His neck shines. This kirtana music is supremely sweet and relish able to hear. bells. and karatalas resound. and Narada Muni are all there. (7) Lord Siva. Mukunda Datta. and the mrdangas play very sweetly.(2) On Lord Caitanya’s right side is Lord Nityananda and on His left is Sri Gadadhara. (5) Conchshells. Nearby stands Sri Advaita. headed by Lord Brahms. and their voices are choked with the ecstasy of transcendental love. and the demigods. and Vasu Ghosa sing sweet kirtana. Sukadeva Gosvami. Thus Thakura Bhaktivinoda envisions the glory of Lord Sri Caitanya. and Srivasa Thakura is holding an umbrella over Lord Caitanya’s head. perform the arati ceremony (4) Narahari Sarakara and other associates of Lord Caitanya fan Him with camaras. ________________  ________________ . and devotees headed by Sanjaya Pandita. (3) Lord Caitanya has sat down on a jeweled throne. (6) The brilliance of Lord Caitanya’s face conquers millions upon millions of moons.

the keeper and tender of Nanda Maharaja’s cows. bhakativinod-asraya (1) Lord Krsna is the beloved son of mother Yasoda. (3) Krsna is the protector of the inhabitants of Vraja. sundara nanda-gopala 4 jamuna-tata-cara. krpamoya sri-radha-vallabha. and the beautiful cowherd boy of Nanda Maharaja. madana-manohara. . the butter thief. the delight of Gokula. He stole the garments of the young damsels of Vraja who were bathing there. nectarean pastimes. kaliya-damana-vidhana 2 amala harinam amiya-vilasa vipina-purandara. asura-kula-nasana. the wealth of the lives of the gopis. and He is an excellent dresser. bamsi-badana suvasa 3 braja-jana-palana. gokula-ranjana kana gopi-parana-dhana. gopi-basana-hara. the destroyer of various demoniac dynasties. rasa-rasika. navanita-taskara. the great dancer of Vrndavana. land. navina nagara-bora. brndabana-natabara. the husband of the goddess of fortune. He is always playing on a flute. and spiritual senses. Krsna is the Lord of the twelve forests of Vraja. He is ever-youthful and is the best of lovers. nanda-godhana-rakhowala govinda madhava. He steals the mind of even Cupid and punishes the Kaliya serpent.the lover and beloved of Srimati Radharani. He is very merciful. the transcendental lover in the land of Vraja. Kana (a nickname of Krsna). (4) Krsna wanders along the banks of the River Yamuna.Sri Nama-kirtana Chanting of the Holy Names (from Gitavali) ________________  ________________ 1 yasomati-nandana. (2) These pure. He delights in the mellows of the Rasa dance. and the shelter and only refuge of Thakura Bhaktivinoda. braja-baro-nagara. the giver of pleasure to the cows. holy names of Lord Hari are full of sweet.

attachment to material things. chaya dosa sodhi chaya guna deho’ dase chaya sat-sanga.* 3) I do not find the strength to carry on alone the sankirtana of the holy name of Hari.Ohe! Vaisnava Thakura (from Saranagati) ________________  ________________ 1 ohe! vaisnaba thakura. doyara sagara. sense gratification. e dase koruna kori’ diya pada-chaya. tomara sakati ache ami to’ kangala. rectify my six faults. Please bless me by giving me just one drop of faith with which to obtain the great treasure of the holy name of Krsna. I hold on to your lotus feet. dhai tava pache pache 1) O venerable Vaisnava. the mind. inability to follow regulative principles. the stomach and the genitals. be merciful unto your servant. ‘krsna ‘krsna ‘boli’. O ocean of mercy. bestow upon me the six qualities. I am simply running behind you shouting. anger. nahi paya bala. “Krsna! Krsna!” * The six passions are those pertaining to words. you have the power to give Him to me. Give me the shade of your lotus feet and purify me. boshechi sangera ase 3 ekaki amara. deho’ he amare. The six faults are overeating. krsna dite paro. tomara carana dhori 2 chaya bega domi. the tongue. and offer unto me the six kinds of holy association. useless idle . deho’ krsna-nama-dhane 4 krsna se tomara. sodho he amaya. 2) Teach me to control my six passions. hari-nama-sankirtane tumi krpa kori: sraddha-bindu diya. 4) Krsna is yours.

and appreciation of the company of devotees. a strong desire to attain prema-bhakti.talk. The six methods of association are to go to an assembly of devotees. to take the maha-prasada of devotees and to offer maha-prasada to devotees. ________________  ________________ . avoidance of non-devotees. to invite devotees into one’s home. firm faith in devotional processes. and impure habits. The six positive qualities are enthusiasm in practicing devotional service. a favorable service attitude. to discuss and hear devotional topics.

gopijana-vastra-hari brajera rakhala. braja-jana-bhaya-hari. govinda-gopala. kamsa-nisudana. nikunja-rasa-vilasi kadamba-kanana. kaitabha-satana. sri-nanda-nandana. rasa-parayana. citta-vinodana. gopa-vrnda-pala. citta-hari bamsi-dhari 5 yoindra-bandana. navina nirada.Vibhavari Sesa (from Kalyana-kalpataru) ________________  ________________ 1 vibhavari sesa. rupa manohara. keli-parayana. makhana-taskara. phula-sara-jojaka kama gopangana-gana. mukunda murari. brnda-vipina-nivasi 7 ananda-vardhana. nidra chari’ utho jiva bolo hari hari. . jaya dasarathi-rama 3 yasoda dulala. rama krsna hayagriva 2 nrsimha vamana. samasta-guna-gana-dhama 8 jamuna-jivana. brajendra-nandana syama putana-ghatana. prema-niketana. mohana-bamsi-bihari 6 yasoda-nandana. bhuvana-sundara-bara 4 ravanantakara. radhika-ramana. aloka-pravesa. sri-madhusudana. vrndavana purandara gopi-priya-jana.

arise and give up your sleep. as Krsna He stole the older gopis’ butter. He looks very charming. Nanda Maharaja. He is the reservoir of all love and is the transcendental Cupid who uses His flowered arrows to increase the loving desires of the gopis. When He wanders about. (2) Lord Hari (Krsna) incarnated as the half-man. O mind. He steals the hearts of all and always holds a flute. All glories to Lord Hari. Krsna engages in this rasa dance underneath the kadamba trees. the enemy of the Mura demon. and spiritual senses.O who appeared as Lord Rama. playing His flute. which are like the cakora birds that subsist only upon moonlight. who is the giver of liberation. He is the Lord of the Vrndavana forest. He is the color of a fresh rain cloud. Chant the holy names of Lord Hari. which are full of nectarean mellows.manasa-candra-cakora nama-sudha-rasa. land. (4) As Ramacandra He brought about the end of the demoniac King Ravana. . and His form is enchanting. and He resides in the forest of Vrndavana. and the horse-headed incarnation. He is the slayer of the Putana witch and the destoyer of the demon Kaitabha. He stole the younger gopis’clothes while they were bathing in the Yamuna. He appeared as a dwarf-brahmana named Upendra and is the killer of the Madhu demon. and the most beautiful personality in all the worlds. (3) He is the darling of mother Yasoda. He is the beloved son of the King of Vraja. He is the pleasure of the gopis’ hearts and the abode of all wonderful qualities. the giver of pleasure to the cows. and the protector of the cows. He is a cowherd boy of Vraja and the protector of the cowherd boys. and He is the moon of the gopis’ minds. Hayagriva. (7) He increases the ecstasy of His devotees. the allattractive one. gao krsna-jasa rakho vacana mana mora (1) The night has come to an end and the light of dawn is entering O jiva soul. (5) Lord Krsna is worshiped by the best of yogis and is the son of Nanda. the supreme enjoyer. obey these words of mine and sing the glories of Sri Krsna in the form of these holy names. half-lion. (6) He is the son of Yasoda and the killer of King Kamsa. the lover of Radhika. and is blackish in complexion. He is always absorbed in amorous pastimes. the son of King Dasaratha. and He sports in the rasa dance among the groves of Vraja. He removes all the fears of the inhabitants of Vraja. the gopis’ beloved. Nrsimha. (8) Lord Krsna is the life of the River Yamuna.

Reading on and on. All mundane knowledge is but the power of the Lord’s illusory energy. O Lord. my hope grew. for I considered material knowledge to be life’s true path. maya. . that knowledge proved feeble. That hope was fruitless. I never worshipped Your lotus feet. and an impediment to Your service. 2. It makes an ass out of the eternal asoul by bringing about infatuation for this temporary world.________________  ________________ Vidyara Vilase (from Saranagati) ________________  ________________ vidyara vilase katainu kala parama sahase ami tomara carana na bhajinu kabhu ekhona sarana tumi porite porite bharasa barilo jñane gati habe mani se asa biphala se jñana durbala se jñana ajñana jani jada-vidya jato mayara vaibhava tomara bhajane badha moha janamiya anitya samsare jivake karaye gadha sei gadha ho’ye samsarera bojha bahinu aneka kala bardhakye ekhano saktira abhave kichu nahi lage bhalo jivana jatana hoilo ekhano se vidya avidya bhelo avidyara jvala ghatilo biñama se vidya hoilo selo tomara carana bina kichu dhana samsare na ache ara bhakativinoda jada-vidya chari tuwa pada kore sara 1. 3. but now You are my only shelter. With great confidence I passed the time in the pleasures of mundane learning. I know now that all such knowledge is ignorance.

giving up all mundane knowledge. O Lord. Here is one such ass. nothing pleases me. Life has become agony now. 5. makes Your lotus feet the sum and substance of his life. Now in my old age. Thus Bhaktivinoda. That knowledge has become ignorance. 6. who has for so long carried on his back the burden of material existence. Mundane knowledge has become just like a sharp arrow. and the burning pain of ignorance has become intolerable. ________________  ________________ . for want of the power to enjoy. there is no other treasure in this world but Your lotus feet.4.

na thake janjal 10 ar naiko kalir bhoy acandale den nam nitai doya-moy 11 bhaktivinoda daki’ koy . bidya. bane thako. bala na kore apekha 9 amani chare maya-jal grhe thako. dhana. purna ha’be kam 6 boro dayal nityananda sraddha-matra lo’ye den parama-ananda 7 ek-bar dekhle cakhe jal ‘gaura’ bole’ nitai den sakala sambal 8 den suddha krsna-sikha jati. mahajaner kache jai 5 tumi kinbe krsna-nam dasturi loibo ami.Dalalera-gita by Thakura Bhaktivinoda (The Song of the Broker) ________________  ________________ 1 boro sukher khabor gai surabhi-kunjete namer hat khule’che khoda nitai 2 boro mojar kotha tay sraddha-mulye suddhe-nam sei hatete bikay 3 jata bhakta-brnda basi’ adhikari dekhe’ nam becche daro kasi 4 jadi nam kinbe. bhai amar sange calo.

10) There is no more fear of the age of Kali. I will take my commission and all of our desires will be fulfilled. He gives the highest ecstasy. seeing all the devotees becoming attracted. giving up the illusory snare of Maya. 6) Lord Nityananda is greatly merciful. 5) You will buy the name of Krsna. 7) If Nitai sees only once tears in the eyes while chanting the name “Gaura” then He gives all resources to that person. We must go to the presence of that great soul Nityananda. for no more troubles remain. 11) Bhaktivinoda calls out: “Except for the lotus feet of Lord Nityananda there is no other shelter!” ________________  ________________ Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur Pranams ________________  ________________ . wealth.nitai-caran bina’ar nahi asroy 1) I am singing news of the great hally tidings. 2) The news of it’s great results is that He is selling the pure holy name in that market-place for the price of only one’s faith 3) Lord Nityananda. Lord Nityananda Himself has opened a market-place of the holy name in Surahbi-kunja. the proprietor of the market. either remain in household life or in the forest as a sannyasi. the merciful Nityananda gives the holy name to even the candalas. Taking only oe’s faith. 4) O brother. if you want to buy the holy name then go with me. 8) He gives the pure teachings of Krsna to everyone and does not care for one’s birth. 9) Now. is selling them the holy name after bargaining with them. knowledge and strength.

todo el conocimiento védico le es revelado. quien es la energía trascendental de Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu y un estricto sucesor de los Goswamis.namo bhaktivinodaya sac-cid-ananda namine gaura-sakti-svarupaña rupanuga-varayate “Ofrezco mis respetuosas reverencias a Saccinandana Bhaktivinoda Thakur. encabezados por Sri Rupa.” ________________  ________________ om ajñana-timirandhasya jñananjana-salakaya chaksur unmilitan yena tasmai sri gurave namah nama om vishnu padaya krsna presthaya bhutale srimati bhaktivedanta swami iti namine namas te sarasvati devi gauravani-pracarine nirvisesa-sunyavadi-pascatya-desa-tarine ________________  ________________ yasya deve para bhaktir yatha deve tataha gurau tasyaite kathita hy arthah prakasante mahatmanah “Sólo a aquellas grandes almas que tienen simultáneamente fe implícita en el Señor y en el maestro espiritual.” ________________  ________________ vañca-kalpatarubhyas ca kripa-sindhubhy eva ca patitanam pavanebhyo vaisnavebhyo namo namah .