maner mālā japbi jakhana, mana
kena karbi bāhya visarjana
mane mane bhajana jakhana haya
prema uthle paḍe’ bāhya-dehe vyāpta ha’ye raya
ābāra dehe care, japāy kare, dharāya mālā anukṣaṇa
O mind! When you mentally chant japa on beads, why are there no external activities? When one performs internal bhajana within the mind and prema appears, the external body is pervaded by its symptoms. Moreover, the body sways as one chants japa and one continues to move the beads.
ye vyāṭā bhaṇḍa-tāpasa haya
baka-biḍāla dekhā’ye bāhya ninde atiśaya
nije juta pe’le kāminī-kanaka kare sadā saṁghaṭana
Such a holy man (who chants improperly in this way) is a hypocrite. As shown in tales of the crane and the cat.* this external display is very offensive. When one gets an opportunity to enjoy women and wealth, he always does so.
* In various Indian fables, the crane and the cat are portrayed as duplicitous. A crane stands still for long periods, as if meditating, but it is actually waiting for a fish to swim by. The cat wanders around, seemingly detached from everything, but is only interested in comfort, eating, sleeping and mating. Similarly, a bogus sādhu seems to be renounced, but at heart he is a sense-enjoyer.
se vyāṭār bhitara phakkākāra
bāhya-sādhana-nindā bai āra āche kibā tā’ra
(nijer) mana bhālo dekhā-te giye ninde sādhu-ācaraṇa
The inside of such a person is just a cavity. What else does he have apart from offences to the process of external sādhana? He sees his own mental speculations as great while criticizing the activities of sādhus.
śuddha kari’ bhitara bāhira, bhāi,
hari-nāma karte thāka, tarke kāja nāi
(śuṣka) tomāra tarka karte jīvana jā’be
cāṅda bāula tāy duḥkhī ha’na
O brother! Become pure both internally and externally. Continue chanting hari-nāma and do not engage in useless arguments. If you pass your life engaged in dry arguments, then Cāṅda Bāula will become sad.