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Song Name: Purve Ami Balechilam Suryake Pratham
Official Name: Chapter 4
Author: A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
Book Name: Gitar Gan
sri bhagavan kahilen:
purve ami balechilam, suryake pratham
ei se niskam karm apurva kathan
surya balechila pare manuke svaputre
iksvaku sunila pare parampara sutre
sei parampara dvar rajarsigan
eke eke sune saba gitara vacan
kalakrame parampara hayeche vinasta
parampara vina jana saba artha bhrasta
ataeva kahi punah sei puratan
punarvara parampara karite sthapan
bhakti vina ke bujhibe gitara rahasya
tumi mor priya sakha karaha vimusya
tumi ta' navina sakha sedina janmile
koti koti varsa purve surya janma nile
e katha ki kare bujhi purva eta dine
upades puratan tumi balechile
he arjun bahu janma tomara amar
hayeche purvakale se saba apar
bhuli nai ami sei tumi bhule gecha
ami bibhu tumi jiv ei bhave acha
sakaler niyamak ajanma haiya
avyayatma paramatma bhuvana bhariya
tathapi sva-sakti sathe janma lai ami
sei bhagavatta mor bhala bujha tumi
yada yada dharma-glani haila samsare
he bharat! visva-bhar laghu karibare
adharmer abhyutthan dharma-glani hale
atmara srjan kari dekhaye sakale
sadhuder paritran asadhur vinas
ye kare adharma tar kari sarva-nas
ar dharma sthiti artha karite sadhan
yuge yuge asi ami manase vacan
amara ye janma-karma se ati mahan
ye bujhila sei katha seo bhagyavan
se chadiya deha ei nahe punarjanma
mama dhame phiri ase chade jada dharma
chadi rag bhay krodh trividha asar
manmaya madbhakti sadhya kariya vicar
vahu bhakta jnani sab tapasyar dvare
vidhauta haiya pap peyeche amare
yebhave ye bhaje more ami sei bhave
yatha-yogya phal di-i apana prabhave
amakei sarva mate cahe sarva thmai
agupichu matra hay pathe bhed nai
karma-kandi siddhi lagi vahu dev-devi
iha-lok hay sab bahu sevya sevi
sighra yei karma-phal e manusya-loke
anitya se phal bhunje duhkhe ar soke
yar yaha gun hay kahiba se age
tathapi se nahi ami guna karma majhe
yadyapi niyanta ami sakalera kaje
ami karma-phale lipta nahi kona kale
sprha kabhu nai mor kona karma-phale
amara karmera katha bujhe bhala mate
bandhana ghucila tar karmera phalete
ei gudha tattva-katha purve ye bujhila
tumi purva mahajane yatha anusar
yathavat siddhi-labh haibe vistar
kiva karma akarma va karite vicar
bada bada muni rsi hay camatkar
tai se baliba ami kiva karma hay
janile se tattva-katha asubhera ksay
karma ye bujhite tumi akarma bujhibe
vikarma bujhite tatha bhave buddha habe
durgama karmera gati nigudha se tattva
ye bujhila se bujhila tahara mahattva
karmete akarma dekhe akarme ye karma
ye buddhiman manusya se bujheche marma
sakala samarambhe yar samkalpa varjan
jnanagnite dagdha karma panditye grahan
tyakta karmaphalasanga asraya vihin
nitya trpta nityananda nija karme lina
se pravrtta nija karme kichu nahi kare
anasakta karmaphal sacchanda vihare
karma-phale sprha-hin datta citta atma
sarva parigraha tyakta yukta se sarvatha
sarira nirvaha matra karma yei kare
kariyao sarva karma sarva papa hare
yatha-labh tatha tusta sarva dvandva mukta
nirmatsar samacitta nija karme yukta
siddhasiddha samadrsti nahita vidves
kariyao sarva karma karma-phala ses
asanga niyukta jnani citte ksobh nai
jnanavasthita sei sarvada sab thnai
sei se yajnika sada acarane daksa
tar karma pravilita ekanta samaksa
brahma-maya karma tar brahmete arpan
brahma habi brahma agni hota brahma-phal
tahara se brahma-gati niscita nirnaya
brahma karma samadhistha sarvatra vijay
daiva yajna kare pare seo yogi hay
brahma-jnani seo yogi homadi nilay
naisthika brahmacarir yajna indriya samyam
srotadi manasa tapa agnite arpan
rupa rasa sabda sparsa visaye samyam
yajnahuti sei haya indriya haban
sarvendriya karma pran samyam agnite
yatnasil yata yogi habana karite
atma-samyamadi yog jnana dipite
prthak prthak yogi hay yukta se yogete
dravya-yajna tapo-yajna yoga-yajna yata
svadhyaya yogira jnan samsita se vrata
pranapan yogakriya apane haban
pranapan gatiruddha pranayami han
aharadi kharva kari niyata ahar
pranke pranete dyaya homera akar
ei sab tattvavit ksin papa hay
krame krame papahin brahma se prapay
yajna nistha bhoji
yogya vyakti hay labhe brahma sanatan
ihaloke yajna vina kona sukh nai
paralok vina yajne kemane se pai
he purusottama! atah yajnai ye dharma
ar sab yaha kichu sakala vikarma
vedadi sastrete tatha bahu yajna hay
kata sakha prasakhadi ke kare nirnay
se sab yajnadi jana saba karmajan
muktipatha sei jana yajna se sarvan
kintu sreya jnana-yajna dravya yajnapeksa
jnanira nahika ar karmaja apeksa
sarva karma ses hay jnane samapan
karma-suddha citte hay jnanera sadhan
ataeva se vijnan ye janibare cay
upayukta gurupada karaye asray
pranipat pariprasna sevara sahit
guru-sthane jani lao apanar hit
se sab jnanera katha bujhite parile
moha ar habe nahi harile jitile
takhana se atma-drka dekhe brahma-sama
sampurna darsana sei samparka se sama
papi hate papi yadi haye thaka tumi
tathapi jnanera pote taribe apani
pravala agnite yatha kastha bhasmasat
jnanagni jvalile papa sakala nipat
ataev jnanatulya nahi se pavitra
taha nahe jada jnan labh yatra-tatra
yog-siddha sei jnan cinmaya nirmal
se jnan labhile habe anande vihval
sraddhavan yei hay labhe sei jnan
samyata indriya yar tatpara se han
se jnan labhile santi acirat paya
samsarera yata kles sab mite yay
samsayatma ajna yara tahe sraddha nai
vinasa niscaya tar kahinu niscaya-i
se sab lokera nai iha-parakal
samsayi atma se duhkhi se samsara-jal
ataeva yoga dvara sandeha vihina
jnana-labha dvara haya samsay vilina
atmavan jnanavan karma hate mukta
he dhananjay! tumi sei hao nityamukta
ajnana-sambuta moha jnana asi dvara
hrdaye udaya sab haiyache yar
ei sab chinna kari jagiya uthibe
he bharat! yogotistha hao e samsare
bhaktivedanta kahe sri-gitara gan
sune yadi suddha bhakta krsnagata-pran
1) The Blessed Lord said: I instructed this imperishable science of yoga to the sun-god, Vivasvan, and Vivasvan instructed it to Manu, the father of mankind, and Manu in turn instructed it to Iksvaku.
2) This supreme science was thus received through the chain of disciplic succession, and the saintly kings understood it in that way. But in course of time the succession was broken, and therefore the science as it is appears to be lost.
3) That very ancient science of the relationship with the Supreme is today told by Me to you because you are My devotee as well as My friend; therefore you can understand the transcendental mystery of this science.
4) Arjuna said: The sun-god Vivasvan is senior by birth to You. How am I to understand that in the beginning You instructed this science to him?
5) The Blessed Lord said: Many, many births both you and I have passed. I can remember all of them, but you cannot, O subduer of the enemy!
6) Although I am unborn and My transcendental body never deteriorates, and although I am the Lord of all sentient beings, I still appear in every millennium in My original transcendental form.
7) Whenever and wherever there is a decline in religious practice, O descendant of Bharata, and a predominant rise of irreligion--at that time I descend Myself.
8) In order to deliver the pious and to annihilate the miscreants, as well as to reestablish the principles of religion, I advent Myself millennium after millennium.
9) One who knows the transcendental nature of My appearance and activities does not, upon leaving the body, take his birth again in this material world, but attains My eternal abode, O Arjuna.
10) Being freed from attachment, fear and anger, being fully absorbed in Me and taking refuge in Me, many, many persons in the past became purified by knowledge of Me--and thus they all attained transcendental love for Me.
11) All of them--as they surrender unto Me--I reward accordingly. Everyone follows My path in all respects, O son of Prtha.
12) Men in this world desire success in fruitive activities, and therefore they worship the demigods. Quickly, of course, men get results from fruitive work in this world.
13) According to the three modes of material nature and the work ascribed to them, the four divisions of human society were created by Me. And, although I am the creator of this system, you should know that I am yet the non-doer, being unchangeable.
14) There is no work that affects Me; nor do I aspire for the fruits of action. One who understands this truth about Me also does not become entangled in the fruitive reactions of work.
15) All the liberated souls in ancient times acted with this understanding and so attained liberation. Therefore, as the ancients, you should perform your duty in this divine consciousness.
16) Even the intelligent are bewildered in determining what is action and what is inaction. Now I shall explain to you what action is, knowing which you shall be liberated from all sins.
17) The intricacies of action are very hard to understand. Therefore one should know properly what action is, what forbidden action is, and what inaction is.
18) One who sees inaction in action, and action in inaction, is intelligent among men, and he is in the transcendental position, although engaged in all sorts of activities.
19) One is understood to be in full knowledge whose every act is devoid of desire for sense gratification. He is said by sages to be a worker whose fruitive action is burned up by the fire of perfect knowledge.
20) Abandoning all attachment to the results of his activities, ever satisfied and independent, he performs no fruitive action, although engaged in all kinds of undertakings.
21) Such a man of understanding acts with mind and intelligence perfectly controlled, gives up all sense of proprietorship over his possessions and acts only for the bare necessities of life. Thus working, he is not affected by sinful reactions.
22) He who is satisfied with gain which comes of its own accord, who is free from duality and does not envy, who is steady both in success and failure, is never entangled, although performing actions.
23) The work of a man who is unattached to the modes of material nature and who is fully situated in transcendental knowledge merges entirely into transcendence.
24) A person who is fully absorbed in Krsna consciousness is sure to attain the spiritual kingdom because of his full contribution to spiritual activities, in which the consummation is absolute and that which is offered is of the same spiritual nature.
25) Some yogis perfectly worship the demigods by offering different sacrifices to them, and some of them offer sacrifices in the fire of the Supreme Brahman.
26) Some of them sacrifice the hearing process and the senses in the fire of the controlled mind, and others sacrifice the objects of the senses, such as sound, in the fire of sacrifice.
27) Those who are interested in self-realization, in terms of mind and sense control, offer the functions of all the senses, as well as the vital force [breath], as oblations into the fire of the controlled mind.
28) There are others who, enlightened by sacrificing their material possessions in severe austerities, take strict vows and practice the yoga of eightfold mysticism, and others study the Vedas for the advancement of transcendental knowledge.
29) And there are even others who are inclined to the process of breath restraint to remain in trance, and they practice stopping the movement of the outgoing breath into the incoming, and incoming breath into the outgoing, and thus at last remain in trance, stopping all breathing. Some of them, curtailing the eating process, offer the outgoing breath into itself, as a sacrifice.
30) All these performers who know the meaning of sacrifice become cleansed of sinful reaction, and, having tasted the nectar of the remnants of such sacrifice, they go to the supreme eternal atmosphere.
31) O best of the Kuru dynasty, without sacrifice one can never live happily on this planet or in this life: what then of the next?
32) All these different types of sacrifice are approved by the Vedas, and all of them are born of different types of work. Knowing them as such, you will become liberated.
33) O chastiser of the enemy, the sacrifice of knowledge is greater than the sacrifice of material possessions. O son of Prtha, after all, the sacrifice of work culminates in transcendental knowledge.
34) Just try to learn the truth by approaching a spiritual master. Inquire from him submissively and render service unto him. The self-realized soul can impart knowledge unto you because he has seen the truth.
35) And when you have thus learned the truth, you will know that all living beings are but part of Me--and that they are in Me, and are Mine.
36) Even if you are considered to be the most sinful of all sinners, when you are situated in the boat of transcendental knowledge, you will be able to cross over the ocean of miseries.
37) As the blazing fire turns firewood to ashes, O Arjuna, so does the fire of knowledge burn to ashes all reactions to material activities.
38) In this world, there is nothing so sublime and pure as transcendental knowledge. Such knowledge is the mature fruit of all mysticism. And one who has achieved this enjoys the self with himself in due course of time.
39) A faithful man who is absorbed in transcendental knowledge and who subdues his senses quickly attains the supreme spiritual peace.
40) But ignorant and faithless persons who doubt the revealed scriptures do not attain God consciousness. For the doubting soul there is happiness neither in this world nor in the next.
41) Therefore, one who has renounced the fruits of his action, whose doubts are destroyed by transcendental knowledge, and who is situated firmly in the self, is not bound by works, O conqueror of riches.
42) Therefore the doubts which have arisen in your heart out of ignorance should be slashed by the weapon of knowledge. Armed with yoga, O Bharata, stand and fight.
43) Thus Bhaktivedanta sings the song of Sri Gita, with the hope that hearing this, Krsna conscious pure devotees will be pleased.
This is the Bengali translation of Bhagavad-Gita Chapter 4 “Imam Vivasvate Yogam.”
UPDATED: February 6, 2011