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Song Name: Amar Bolite Prabhu

Official Name: Atma-Nivedana Song 5

Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura

Book Name: Saranagati

Language: Bengali





`āmāra’ bolite prabhu! āre kichu nāi

tumi-i āmāra mātra pitā-bandhu-bhāi



bandhu, dārā, suta, sutā—tava dāsī dās

sei to’ sambandhe sabe āmāra prayās



dhana, jana, gṛha, dāra `tomāra’ boliyā

rakhā kori āmi mātro sevaka hoiyā



tomāra kāryera tore uparjibo dhan

tomāra saḿsāre-vyaya koribo vahan



bhālo-manda nāhi jāni sevā mātro kori

tomāra saḿsāre āmi viṣaya-praharī



tomāra icchāya mora indriya-cālanā

śravana, darśana, ghrāna, bhojana-vāsanā



nija-sukha lāgi’ kichu nāhi kori ār

bhakativinoda bole, tava sukha-sār



1) Nothing remains “mine”. Father, friend, brother — You are even these to me.


2) Those whom I called friends, wife, sons, and daughters are all Your servants and maidservants. Whatever care I take for them is only as it relates to You.


3) If I continue to maintain my wealth, family members, home, and wife, it is because they are Yours. I am a mere servant.


4) For Your service I will earn money and bear the expense of Your household.


5)  I know neither good nor bad. I merely serve. I am but a watchman who guards the properties in Your household.


6) The exercising of my senses — hearing, seeing, smelling, tasting, touching — is done according to Your desire.


7) I no longer do anything for my own pleasure. Bhaktivinoda says, “Your happiness is the essence of everything”.


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UPDATED: January 6, 2017