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Song Name: Ke Jabi Ke Jabi Bhai Bhava Sindhu Para

Official Name: None

Author: Locana Dasa Thakura

Book Name: None

Language: Bengali

 

LYRICS:

(1)

ke jābi ke jābi bhāi bhava-sindhu-pāra

dhanya kali-yugera caitanya-avatāra

 

(2)

āmāra gaurāńgera ghāṭe adāna-kheyā vaya

jada, andha, ātura avadhi pāra haya

 

(3)

harināmera naukākhāni śrī guru kāṇḍārī

sańkīrtana kheroyāla dubāhu pasāri

 

(4)

saba jīva haila pāra premera vātāse

paḍiyā rahila locana āpanāra doṣe

 

TRANSLATION

1) Who will go? Who will go, brothers? Who will cross over this ocean of material suffering? This Kali-yuga in which Sri Caitanya-avatara has appeared is blessed. [Caitanya-avatara does not come in every Kali-yuga.]

 

2) At the bathing place of my Gauranga, a free ferry-boat is waiting. There is no restriction everyone is coming, including the lame, blind and distressed. All are climbing aboard to cross over.

 

3) Harinama is the boat, Sri Guru is the helmsman and the sankirtana party moving with up-raised arms are the oars!

 

4) All souls can cross over with the favorable winds of prema. Only Locana dasa is so unfortunate that, due to his own fault, he has been left behind.

 

REMARKS/EXTRA INFORMATION:

This song is sung in Bhatiyali (fisherman) style of Bengali folk music.

 

UPDATED: June 28, 2009