Krsna Kirtana Songs est. 2001 www.kksongs.org
Song Name: Vidyara Vilase Katainu Kala
Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura
Book Name: Saranagati
vidyāra vilāse–in the distractions of mundane learning; kāṭāinu kāla–I passed the time; parama sahase–with great confidence; āmi–I; tomāra caraṇa–Your lotus feet, O Lord; nā bhajinu–I did not worship; kabhu–ever; ekhona–but now; śaraṇa tumi–You are my only shelter.
poḍite poḍite–reading on and on; bharasā bāḍilo–my hope grew; jñāne– material knowledge; gati–life's true goal; habe–will be attained; māni' –I considered; se āśā–that hope; biphala–was fruitless; se jñāna–that knowledge; durbala–proved feeble; se jñāna–that knowledge; ajñāna jāni–I know now to be ignorance.
jaḍa-vidyā–mundane knowledge; jata–all; māyāra vaibhava–is the power of the illusory energy; tomāra bhajane–to Your service; bādhā–an impediment; moha janamiyā–bringing about infatuation; anitya saḿsāre–for this temporary world.; jīvake–to the eternal soul; karaye gādhā–it turns into an ass.
sei gādhā ho' ye–here is one such ass; saḿsārera bojhā–the burden of material existence; vahinu–I have carried on my back; aneka kāla–for a long time; bārdhakye–in my old age; ekhano–now; śaktira abhāve–for want of the power to enjoy; kichu nāhi–absolutely nothing; lāge bhālo– pleases me.
jīvana jātanā hoilo–life has become agony; ekhano–now; se vidyā–that knowledge; avidyā bhelo–has become ignorance; avidyāra jvālā–the burning pain of ignorance; ghaṭilo viṣama–has become intolerable; se vidyā–that knowledge; hoilo śelo–has become a pointed spear.
tomāra caraṇa–Your lotus feet; vinā–besides; kichu dhana–any treasure; saḿsāre–in this world; nā āche āra–there is none else; bhakativinoda– this Bhaktivinoda; jaḍa-vidyā chāḍi' –giving up all mundane knowledge; tuyā pada–Your lotus feet; kore sāra–makes the sum and substance of his life
UPDATED: June 15, 2009