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Song Name: Mana Tumi Barai Cancala

Official Name: Upadesa: Song 16

Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura

Book Name: Kalyana Kalpataru

Language: Bengali




mana, tumi barai cancala

ekanta sarala bhakta-jane naha anurakta,

dhurta-jane asakti prabala



bujrugi jane jei,taba sadhu-jana sei,

ta'r sanga tomare nacay

krura-besa dekho ja'rsraddhaspada se tomar,

bhakti kori paro ta'r pay



bhakta-sanga hoy janra,bhakti-phal phale ta'r,

akaitave santa-bhava dharo

cancalata chari mana,bhajo krsna-sri-carana,

dhurta-sanga dure parihara'



1) Oh, my dear mind, you are certainly most restless and flickering. You are not attracted by unalloyed devotees of the Lord who are free from crooked complications, but instead you remain strongly attached to the company of sly, hypocritical cheaters.


2) Those strange, deviant imposters are considered by you to be sadhus, and you are dancing merrily in their company. And those who have a cruel and hard-hearted nature are your most worshipable objects of reverence. In great devotion you fall down at the feet of such rascals.


3) The real result of devotion fructifies for one who keeps the company of the true devotees of the Lord in a peaceful mood devoid of cheating propensities. My dear mind, giving up your unsteady flickering nature and abandoning the association of sly deceitful cheaters in a far distant place, just worship the beautiful lotus feet of Krsna.



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UPDATED: July 4, 2009