Gītāvalī (A Collection of Songs)

Bhajan-Gītā –
(Songs for Worship) – Song 2

bhāvo nā bhāvo nā, mana, tumi ati duṣṭa

(viṣaya-viṣe ācho he)


(ripur baśe ācho he)

1) My dear mind, you have not thought of this! You have not thought of this! You are very wicked! (Oh, you are deeply sunk in the poison of worldly sense gratification!) You are overwhelmed by lust, anger, greed, illusion, madness, and so on! (Oh, you are under the sway of the enemy!)


(asat-kathā bhālo lāge he)


(sarala to’ ho’le nā he)

ghireche tomāre, bhāi, e sab ariṣṭa

(e sab to’ śatru he)

2) You are attracted by a thirst for hearing mundane news, enjoying material sense objects, and seeking liberation! (Oh, you think that nonsensical talk sounds very pleasant!) You have become crushed by the desire for fame, as well as by hypocrisy and crooked dealings! (Oh, you are not very simple or straightforward!) You are completely surrounded, dear brother, by all these inauspicious signs of death! (Oh, these are indeed your deadly enemies!)

e sab nā cheḍe’ kise pā’be rādhā-kṛṣṇa

(jatane chāḍo, chāḍo he)

sādhu-saṅga vinā ār kothā tava iṣṭa

(sādhu-saṅga koro, koro he)

vaiṣṇava-caraṇe maja, ghucibe aniṣṭa

(ek-bār bheve’ dekho he)

3) If you do not give up all these things, then how will you attain Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa? (Oh, carefully abandon, just abandon them!) Other than the association of sādhus, where else is your real benefit to be found? (Oh, just keep the company, keep the company of saintly devotees!) Just immerse yourself in the lotus feet of a Vaiṣṇava, and all unwanted things will disappear! (Oh, just think about all of this for once and see for yourself!)

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