Gītāvalī (A Collection of Songs)

Śrī Nagar-Kīrtan
(Congregational Chanting in Public Places) – Song 4


‘rādhā-kṛsna’ bol bol bolo re sobāi
(ei) śikhā diyā, sab nadīyā,

phirche nece’ gaura-nitāi
(miche) māyār bośe, jāccho bhese’,
khāccho hābuḍubu, bhāi

1) “Everyone chant, chant, chant ‘Rādha-Kṛṣṇa!'” Lord Caitanya and Lord Nityānanda are dancing all over the land of Nadīyā, giving this teaching to all. O brothers! Needlessly under the control of māyā, you suffer and are carried away by her waves, sometimes floating and sometimes sinking in this ocean of illusion.

(jīv) kṛṣṇa-dās, e viśvās,
korle to’ ār duḥkha nāi
(kṛṣṇa) bolbe jabe, pulak ha’be
jhorbe āṅkhi, boli tāi

2) If you have this faith-that the soul is the eternal servant of Kṛṣṇa-then there will be no more misery. And when you chant the holy name of Kṛṣṇa, your body will shiver in ecstasy and your eyes will shed tears in love of God. This is what I say.

(‘rādhā) kṛṣṇa’ bolo, saṅge calo,
ei-mātra bhikṣā cāi
(jay) sakal vipod, bhaktivinod,
bole, jakhon o-nām gāi

3) Chant “Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa” and always live in the association of devotees. This is the only request I beg of you. Bhaktivinoda says, “All dangers go away when I sing that holy name of the Lord.”

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