Śrī Nāma Pracāra

Nagara-kīrtana
Nāma-5

(1)
`hari’ bala, `hari’ bala, `hari’ bala, bhāi re
hari-nāma āniyāche gaurāṅga-nitāi re
(modera duḥkha dekhe’ re)

O brothers, chant “Hari!” Chant “Hari!” Chant “Hari!” Gaurāga and Nitāi have brought hari-nāma! (Seeing our distress!)

(2)
hari-nāma vinā jīver anya dhana nāi-re
hari-nāme śuddha ha’la jagāi-mādhāi re
(baḍa pāpī chila re)

Without hari-nāma, there is no other wealth for the jīva! By the influence of the hari-nāma, even Jagāi and Madhāi became pure! (They were both extremely sinful!)

(3)
miche māyā-baddha ha’ye jīvan kāṭāi re
(`āmi, āmār’ bale’ re)
āśā-vaśe ghure’ ghure’ āra kothā jāi re
(āśāra śeṣa nāi re)

I spend my life uselessly bound by Māyā! (Always declaring “I” and “mine”!) Roaming here and there under the control of mundane desires, where will I go next? (There is no end to worldly desire!)

(4)
`hari’ bale’ deo bhāi āśāra mukhe chāi re
(nirāśa ta’ sukha re)
bhoga-mokṣa-vāñchā chāḍi’ hari-nāma gāi re
(śuddha-sattva ha’ye re)

O brothers! Chant “Hari!” while staring into the face of material desire! (Freedom from material desire is actual happiness!) Giving up the desire for sense enjoyment and liberation, I sing the Names of Hari! (Having become situated in transcendence!)

(5)
nāce’ jeu nāmer guṇe o sab phala pāi re
(tuccha phale prayās cheḍe’ re)
vinod bale jāi la’ye nāmer bālāi re
(nāmer bālāi cheḍe’ re)

Dancing due to the qualities of the Holy Name, and I attain all these results! (Having given up the endeavour for insignificant results!) Vinoda says, “I conquer all impediments to the pure chanting of the holy name! (Having given up all offenses to the holy name!)”