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Ohe!

Vaiava hkura
by Bhaktivinoda hkura from aragati

Text One
ohe!
vaiaba hkura, doyra sgara,
e dse koru kori'
diy pada-chy, odho he mya,
tomra caraa dhori

SYNONYMS
ohe! vaiava hkuraO venerable Vaiava!; doyra sgaraO ocean of mercy!; e
dseto me, your servant; koru kori'be merciful; diy pada-chygiving the shade
of your lotus feet; odho he myaO purify me!; tomra caraayour feet; dhoriI
humbly hold.

TRANSLATION
O venerable Vaiava, O ocean of mercy, be merciful unto your servant. Give me the
shade of your lotus feet and purify me. I hold on to your lotus feet.

Text Two
chaya bega domi', chaya doa odhi',
chaya gua deho' dse
chaya sat-saga, deho' he mre,
boshechi sagera e

SYNONYMS
chaya vegathe six urges; domi'controlling; chaya doathe six faults; odhi'
purifying; chaya guathe six good qualities; deho' dseplease give to your servant;
chaya sat-sagathe six kinds of holy association; deho' he mreO give me!;
bosechiI have sat down here; sageraof having your company; ein the hope.

TRANSLATION
Teach me to control my six passions; rectify my six faults, bestow upon me the six
qualities, and offer unto me the six kinds of holy association.

Text Three
ekk mra, nhi pya bala,
hari-nma-sakrtane
tumi kp kori', raddh-bindu diy,
deho' ka-nma-dhane

SYNONYMS
ekakalone; mramy; nhi pya balahave no strength; hari-nma-sakrtaneto
chant the holy name of Lord Hari; tumiyou; kp kori'being merciful; raddh-
bindua particle of faith; diybestowing; deho'please give; ka-nma-dhanethe
great treasure of the holy name of Ka.

TRANSLATION
I do not find the strength to carry on alone the sakrtana of the holy name of Hari.
Please bless me by giving me just one drop of faith with which to obtain the great
treasure of the holy name of Ka.

Text Four
ka se tomra, ka dite pro,
tomra akati che
mi to' kgala, 'ka' 'ka' boli',
dhi tava pche pche

SYNONYMS
ka sethat Ka; tomrais yours; ka dite proyou are able to give Ka;
tomra akatiyour power; cheis; miI; to'indeed; kglaam wretched; ka'
ka' boli'crying Ka! Ka!; dhiI run; tava pche pchebehind you.

TRANSLATION
Ka is yours; you have the power to give Him to me. I am simply running behind
you shouting, "Ka! Ka!"

*The six passions are those pertaining to words, the mind, anger, the tongue, the
stomach and the genitals. The six faults are overeating, attachment to material things,
inability to follow regulative principles, sense gratification, useless idle talk, and
impure habits. The six positive qualities are enthusiasm in practicing devotional
service, firm faith in devotional processes, a strong desire to attain prema-bhakti, a
favorable service attitude, avoidance of non-devotees, and appreciation of the
company of devotees. The six methods of association are to go to an assembly of
devotees, to invite devotees into one's home, to discuss and hear devotional topics, to
take the mah-prasda of devotees and to offer mah-prasda to devotees.