Gītāvalī (A Collection of Songs)

Śrī Nagar-Kīrtan
(Congregational Chanting in Public Places) – Song 2


gāy gorā madhur sware

hare kṛṣṇa hare kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa hare hare

hare rāma hare rāma rāma rāma hare hare

1) Lord Gaurasundara sings in a very sweet voice-Hare Kṛṣṇa, Hare Kṛṣṇa, Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa, Hare Hare / Hare Rāma, Hare Rāma, Rāma Rāma, Hare Hare.

gṛhe thāko, vane thāko,
sadā ‘hari’ bole’ ḍāko,

sukhe duḥkhe bhulo nā’ko,
vadane hari-nām koro re

2) Whether you are a family person living at home or a sannyāsī living in the forest, constantly chant and call out “Hari! Hari!” Whether you are in a condition of happiness or distress, do not forget this chanting-just fill your lips with the hari-nāma.

māyā-jāle baddha ho’ye,
ācho miche kāja lo’ye,

ekhona cetana pe’ye,
‘rādhā-mādhava’ nām bolo re

3) You are bound up in the entangling network of māyā and are forced to toil fruitlessly. Now that you have obtained full consciousness in the human form of life, please chant the names of “Rādhā-Mādhava!”

jīvana hoilo śeṣa,
na bhajile hṛṣīkeśa

ekbār nām-rase māto re

4) Your life may end at any moment, and you have not served the Lord of the senses, Hṛṣīkeśa. Take this advice of Bhaktivinoda: “Just once, relish the nectar of the holy name!”

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