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Song Name: Kabe Ha’be Bolo

Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura

Book Name: Saranagati

Language: Bengali

 

LYRICS:

(1)

kabe ha'be–when will it be?; bolo–please tell me; se-dina–that day; āmār–mine; (āmār)–my; aparādhā ghuci' –offenses ceasing; śuddha nāme–for the pure holy name; ruci–increasing taste; kṛpā-bale–by the power of divine grace; ha'be–will be; hṛdoye–within my heart; sañcār–infused.

 

(2)

tṛṇādhika hīna–lower than a blade of grass; kabe–when?; nije māni' – considering myself; sahiṣnutā-guṇa–the quality of forbearance; hṛdoyete– into my heart; āni' –bringing; sakale mānada–showing respect to all; āpani–myself; amānī hoye–being freed from false pride; āsvādibo–I will taste; nāma-rasa-sār–the essence of the nectar of the holy name.

 

(3)

dhana–wealth; jana–following; āra–and; kavitā-sundarī–beautiful women, as described in worldly poetry; bolibo–I will say; cāhi–I do not want; deho-sukha-karī–bodily pleasures; janme janme–birth after birth; dāo–please give; ohe gaurahari–O Lord Gaurahari!; ahaitukī bhakti– unmotivated devotion; caraṇe tomār–to Your lotus feet.

 

(4)

(kabe)–when?; korite–to do; śrī-kṛṣṇa-nāma uccāraṇa–while articulating the divine name of Srī Kṛṣṇa; pulakita deho–body thrilled in ecstatic rapture; gadgada vacana–words choked with emotion; vaivarṇyavepathu–changing bodily color and ecstatic trembling; ha'be sańghaṭana–will occur; nirantara–constantly; netre–from my eyes; ba'be–will flow; aśru-dhār–streams of tears.

 

(5)

kabewhen?; navadvīpe–in the land of Navadvīpa; suradhunī-taṭe–on the banks of the celestial Ganges; gaura-nityānanda boli' –calling, “O Gaura! O Nityānanda!”; niṣkapaṭe–innocently; nāciyā–dancing; gāiyā– singing; beḍāibo chuṭe–I will joyfully run about; bātulera prāya–just like a madman; chāḍiyā vicār–giving up all considerations.

 

(6)

kabe–when?; nityānanda–Lord Nityānanda; more kori' doyā–being merciful to me; chāḍāibe mora–He will release me; viṣayera māyā–from the illusion of worldliness; diyā more–having given me; nija-caraṇera chāyā–the shade of His own feet; nāmera hāṭete–into the marketplace of the holy name; dibe adhikār–He will allow me to enter.

 

(7)

kinibo–I shall buy; luṭibo–I shall plunder; hari-nāma-rasa–the mellows of the name of Hari; nāma-rase–by those mellows of the holy name; māti' – becoming intoxicated; hoibo vivaśa–I shall become stunned; rasera rasika–of those great souls who relish those mellows; caraṇa paraśa–by touching the feet; koriyā majibo–I will be immersed; rase–in the sweet nectar; anibār–constantly.

 

(8)

kabe–when?; jīve doya–compassion for all fallen souls; hoibe udoya–there will be an awakening; nija-sukha bhuli' –forgetting my own happiness; sudīna-hṛdoya–with a meek heart; bhakativinoda–this Bhaktivinoda; koriyā vinoya–by humble entreaty; śrī-ājñā-tahala–the sacred order of Srī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; koribe pracār–will set out to propagate.

 

UPDATED: June 15, 2009

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