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Song Lyrics: Anadi Karama Phale

Purport Author: A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami


Anadi karama-phale padi' bhavarnava-jale taribare na dekhi upaya. This is a song sung by Bhaktivinoda Thakura depicting the conditioned soul. Bhaktivinoda Thakura is presenting himself as one of the ordinary human beings, saying "Due to my past fruitive activities, I have now fallen into this ocean of nescience, and I do not find any means of coming out of this great ocean." Ei visaya-halahale: "It is just like an ocean of poison." If one takes some pungent food, it burns the heart. Similarly, although we are trying to be happy by sense enjoyment, actually our situation is becoming just the opposite, and the effort is causing our hearts to burn. And diva-nisi hiya jvale: "That burning sensation is going on day and night, twenty-four hours a day." Mana kabhu sukha nahi paya: "And on account of this my mind is not at all satisfied." Asa-pasa-sata-sata klesa deya avirata: "I am always making hundreds and thousands of plans to become happy, but actually all of these plans give me pain, twenty-four hours a day." Pravrtti-urmira tahe khela: "My position is exactly like one who is being dashed again and again by the waves of the ocean." Kama-krodha-adi chaya, batapade deya bhaya: "Besides that, there are so many thieves and rogues. Especially they are six in number-namely lust, anger, greed, envy, illusion, and madness. They are always present, and I am afraid of them. "Avasana hoilo asi' bela: "In this way my life is becoming advanced, or in other words I am coming to the point of the end of my life." Jnana-karma-thaga dui, more pratariya loi: "Although this is my position, still, two kinds of activities are cheating me, namely mental speculation and fruitive activities." (Thaga means "cheater.") And avasese phele sindhu-jale: "After misleading me, they bring me to the seashore and push me down within the sea." E heno samaye bandhu, tumi krsna krpa-sindhu: "Under the circumstances, my dear Krsna, you are my only friend, and You are an ocean of mercy." Krpa kori' tolo more bale: "I have no strength to get out of this ocean of nescience, so I pray unto Your lotus feet that by Your strength You kindly pick me up." Patita-kinkare dhari' pada-padma-dhuli kari': "After all, I am Your eternal servant. Somehow or other I have fallen into this ocean, so kindly pick me up and fix me as one of the particles of dust at Your lotus feet." Deho bhaktivinoda asraya: Bhaktivinoda Thakura entreats, "Kindly give me shelter at Your lotus feet." Ami tava nitya-dasa: "I am Your eternal servant." Bhuliya mayara pasa: "Somehow or other I forgot You, and I have now fallen into the network of maya." Baddha ho'ye achi dayamaya: "My dear Lord, I have become entangled in this way. Kindly save me."


UPDATED: April 1, 2009