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Song Name: Bhaja Hu Re Mana

Author: Govinda Dasa Kaviraja

Book Name: None

Language: Bengali

 

LYRICS:

(1)

bhajah–just worship; re mana–O mind!; śrī-nanda-nandana–of the son of Nanda; abhaya-caraṇāravinda–the lotus feet which make one fearless; re–O!; durlabha mānava-janama–this rare human birth; sat-sańge–in the association of saintly persons; taroho–cross over; e bhava-sindhu–this ocean of worldly existence; re–O!

 

(2)

śītathe cold; ātapa–the heat; bāta–the wind; bariṣaṇa–the rain; e–this; dina–the day; yāminī–the night; jāgi–I remain sleepless; re–O!; biphale–uselessly; sevinu–I have served; kṛpaṇa durajana–miserly and wicked men; capala–flickering; sukha-lava–a fraction of happiness; lāgi' –for the purpose of; re–O!

 

(3)

e–this; dhana–wealth; yauvana–youthfulness; putra–sons; parijana–family members; ithe–in these; ki āche–what is it?; paratīti–understanding; re–O!; kamala-dala–on a lotus petal; jala–like a drop of water; jīvana–this life; ṭalamala–is tottering; bhajah–you should always worship; hari-pada–the divine feet of Lord Hari; nīti–the practice; re–O!

 

(4)

śravaṇa–hearing the glories of Lord Hari; kīrtana–chanting those glories; smaraṇa–constantly remembering Him; vandana–offering prayers to Him; pāda-sevana–serving the Lord's lotus feet; dāsya–serving the Supreme Lord as a servant; re–O!; pūjana–worshiping Him with flowers and incense and so forth; sakhī-jana–serving Him as a friend; ātma-nivedana–and completely offering the Lord one's very self; govinda-dāsa-abhilāṣa–(these nine processes of devotion are) the desire and great longing of Govinda dāsa; re–O!

 

UPDATED: June 15, 2009