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Song Name: Sri Krsna Sankirtane Jadi Manasa Tohar

Official Name: Siksastakam Song 3

Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura

Book Name: Gitavali

Language: Bengali





śrī-kṛṣṇa-sańkīrtane jadi mānasa tohār

parama jatane tāhi labho adhikār



tṛnādhika hīna, dīna, akińcana chār

āpane mānobi sadā chāḍi’ ahańkār



vṛkṣa-sama kṣamā-guna korobi sādhan

prati-hiḿsā tyaji’ anye korobi pālan



jīvana-nirvāhe āne udvega nā dibe

para-upakāre nija-sukha pāsaribe



hoile-o sarva-gune gunī mahāśoy

pratiṣṭhāśā chāḍi koro amani hṛdoy



kṛṣṇa-adhiṣṭhāna sarva-jive jāni’ sadā

korobi sammāna sabe ādare sarvadā



dainya, doyā, anye māna, pratiṣṭhā-varjan

cāri gune gunī hoi’ koroha kīrtan



bhakativinoda kāńdi’, bole prabhu-pāy

heno adhikāra kabe dibe he āmāy



1) If your mind is always absorbed in chanting the glories of Lord Krsna with great care, then by that process of Sri-krsna-kirtana you will attain transcendental qualification.


2) You should give up all false pride and always consider yourself to be worthless, destitute, lower and more humble than a blade of grass.


3) You should practice forgiveness like that of a tree, and giving up violence toward other living beings, you should protect and maintain them.


4) In the course of passing your life, you should never give anxiety to others, but rather do good to them while forgetting about your own happiness.


5) When one has thus become a great soul, possessing all good qualities, one should abandon all desires for fame and honor and make one's heart humble.


6) Knowing that Lord Krsna resides within all living creatures, one should with great respect consistently show honor to all beings.


7) By possessing these four qualities-humility, mercifulness, respect toward others, and the renunciation of desires for prestige-one becomes virtuous. In such a state you may sing the glories of the Supreme Lord.


8) Weeping, Bhaktivinoda submits his prayer at the lotus feet of the the Lord: "O Lord, when will you give me the qualification for possessing attributes such as these?"



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UPDATED: August 15, 2017