, Gaudiya Vaishnavism
Bhajahu Re Mana
(O mind, worship the son of Nanda!)
by Govinda dasa Kaviraj
bhajahu re mana sri-nanda-nandana
durlabha manava-janama sat-sange
taroho e bhava-sindhu re
O mind, just worship the lotus feet of the son
of Nanda [= Sri Krishna], which make
one fearless. Having obtained this rare human birth, cross over the
ocean of worldly existence through the association
of saintly persons.
sita atapa bata barisana
e dina jamini jai re
biphale sevinu krpana durajana
capala-sukha-laba lagi re
Through both day and night I remain sleepless,
suffering the pains of heat and cold, the wind
and the rain, uselessly serving wicked and miserly men
to win a moment's flickering happiness.
e dhana jaubana, putra parijana
ithe ki ache paratiti re
kalama-dala-jala, jibana talamala
bhajahu hari-pada niti re
What assurance of real happiness is there in
all of one's wealth, youthfulness, sons and family members?
This life is tottering like a drop of water on a lotus petal;
so always serve and worship the divine feet of Lord Hari.
sravana kirtana, smarana vandana,
pada-sevana, dasya re
pujana, sakhi-jana, atma-nivedana
Govinda Das longs to engage himself in the nine
processes of bhakti; namely, hearing and chanting
the glories of Lord Hari, constantly remembering Him and
offering prayers to Him, serving His lotus feet, indeitfying himself as the
Lord's servant, worshipping Him in the deity form, serving Him as
a friend, and completely offering himself to the Lord.
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