Bāula Saṅgīta

Song 9

(1)
ghare base’ bāula hao re mana,kena karbi duṣa ācaraṇa

O mind! While staying at home, may you become a Bāula. Why do you engage in degraded activities?

(2)
mane mane rākhbi bāula-bhāva
saga chāḍi’ dharma-bhāve karbi viṣaya lābha
jīvana jāpana karbi, hari-nāmānande sarva-kṣaṇa

Keep the mood of a Bāula deep within your mind, and rejecting bad association you will attain the pleasures of this world by following dharma. In this way, you will pass through life while experiencing the bliss of hari-nāma at every moment.

(3)
yata-dina hṛdaya-śodhana naya,
ghara chāḍle pare `markaa-vairāgī’ tā’re kaya
hṛdaya-doṣe ripur baśe, pade pade tā’ra patana

As long as one’s heart is not pure, if he renounces his home he is known as a markaa-vairā.* When the heart is full of faults and under the influence of the enemy,* one falls down at every step.

* A markaa-vairāmeans a monkey renunciant.’ A monkey lives naked in the forest and only eats fruits and leaves, thus he seems very renounced. However, when the she-monkey appears, his renunciationdisappears. For more information, see Mahāprabhu’s instructions to Raghunātha Dāsa Gosvāmī in Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā, 16.238.

* The enemy refers to the six enemies (ṣaṭ-ripu) – lust, anger, greed, illusion, madness and envy.

(4)
ecae-pākā vairāgī ye haya
parer nārī la’ye pāler godā ha’ye raya
(ābāra) artha-lobhe dvāre dvāre kare nīcer ārādhana

A renunciant who is immature steals the wives of others and becomes a gang-leader. Moreover, due to his greed for wealth, he goes door to door and worships degraded people.

(5)
ghare base’ pākāo nijer mana
āra sakala-dina kara harir nāma-sakīrtana
tabe cāṅda bāulaer sage śeṣe karbi sasāra visarjana

Remaining at home, may your own mind become mature, and every day perform nāmasakīrtana of Hari. Then, in association with Cāṅda Bāula, you shall eventually renounce the material world.