Topic: kirtana

Madhyāhna-līlā (Afternoon Pastimes)

'Sevā Lālasā' (Hankering for Service) is a rare work by Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura, which was first published by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.21 Issues 3 and 5 in 1918, after the departure of the Ṭhākura. This esoteric song describes the desire of Bhaktivinoda in his mañjarī-svarūpa to serve Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī during the various times of the day. It is possible that the latter half of this text was missing or it was left unfinished since the narration ends abruptly at the afternoon pastimes (madhyāna-līlā).

Pūrvāhna-līlā (Late Morning Pastimes)

'Sevā Lālasā' (Hankering for Service) is a rare work by Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura, which was first published by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.21 Issues 3 and 5 in 1918, after the departure of the Ṭhākura. This esoteric song describes the desire of Bhaktivinoda in his mañjarī-svarūpa to serve Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī during the various times of the day. It is possible that the latter half of this text was missing or it was left unfinished since the narration ends abruptly at the afternoon pastimes (madhyāna-līlā).

Prāta-līlā (Early Morning Pastimes)

'Sevā Lālasā' (Hankering for Service) is a rare work by Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura, which was first published by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.21 Issues 3 and 5 in 1918, after the departure of the Ṭhākura. This esoteric song describes the desire of Bhaktivinoda in his mañjarī-svarūpa to serve Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī during the various times of the day. It is possible that the latter half of this text was missing or it was left unfinished since the narration ends abruptly at the afternoon pastimes (madhyāna-līlā).

Niśānta-līlā (Pastimes at the End of Night)

'Sevā Lālasā' (Hankering for Service) is a rare work by Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura, which was first published by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.21 Issues 3 and 5 in 1918, after the departure of the Ṭhākura. This esoteric song describes the desire of Bhaktivinoda in his mañjarī-svarūpa to serve Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī during the various times of the day. It is possible that the latter half of this text was missing or it was left unfinished since the narration ends abruptly at the afternoon pastimes (madhyāna-līlā).

Song 12

Bāula Saṅgīta Song 12 (1) ha’ye viṣaye āveśa, pe’le, mana, yātanā aśeṣa
 chāḍi’ rādhā-śyāme vraja-dhāme,
bhugcho hethā nānā-kleśa O mind! You have given unlimited trouble to yourself under the influence of material enjoyment. Rejecting Rādhā-Śyāma in Vraja-dhāma, you have come here to this world that is full of various miseries. (2) māyā-devīr kārāgāre, nijer karma-anusāre bhūter vegāra khāṭ-te khāṭ-te jīvana karcha śeṣa kari’ `āmi-āmār’, dehe ābāra, karcha jaḍa rāga-dveṣa Caught within the prison house of Māyā Devī, and stalked by your own karma, your life ends after extreme toil and physical labour. Then again you Read More...

Song 11

Bāula Saṅgīta Song 11 (1) kena bhekera prayāsa?
 haya akāla-bheke sarva-nāśa 
ha’le citta-śuddhi, tattva-buddhi,
bheka āpani ese’ haya prakāśa Why do you make so much effort to wear the clothes of a renunciant? By prematurely putting on the clothes of a renunciant, everything is ruined. When the consciousness is purified, then one’s intelligence understands reality, and then the attire of a sannyāsī will come naturally and manifest. (2) bheka dhari’ ceṣṭā kare, bhekera jvālāya śeṣe mare
 neḍā-neḍī chaḍā-chaḍi, ākhaḍā beṅdhe’ vāsa
 akāla-kuṣmāṇḍa, yata bhaṇḍa, karche jīvera sarva-nāśa When one tries to put on the clothes Read More...

Song 10

Bāula Saṅgīta Song 10 (1) balān vairāgī ṭhākura, kintu gṛhīr madhye bāhādura
 ābāra kapni pare’, mālā dhare’,
bahena sevā-dāsīr dhūra You call yourself “Vairāgī Ṭhākura” but you are actually the best of householders. Moreover, you wear a loincloth and carry beads, yet you bear the burden of having sevā-dāsīs.* *A sevā-dāsī refers to a maidservant of Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī. However, in this context, the bogus renunciant yokes himself (dhūra) to women whom he engages in his own illicit ‘service.’ (2) acyuta-gotra-abhimāne, bhikṣā karena sarva-sthāne ṭākā-payasā gaṇi’ dhyāne dhāraṇā pracura
 kari’ cuṭkī bhikṣā, karena śikṣā, vaṇig-vṛtti piṇḍīśūra Read More...

Song 9

Bāula Saṅgīta Song 9 (1) ghare base’ bāula hao re mana,
kena karbi duṣṭa 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 saṅga 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,
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Song 8

Bāula Saṅgīta Song 8 (1) maner mālā japbi jakhana, mana kena karbi bāhya visarjana
 mane mane bhajana jakhana haya prema uthle paḍe’ bāhya-dehe vyāpta ha’ye raya ābāra dehe care, japāy kare, dharāya mālā anukṣaṇa O mind! When you mentally chant japa on beads, why are there no external activities? When one performs internal bhajana within the mind and prema appears, the external body is pervaded by its symptoms. Moreover, the body sways as one chants japa and one continues to move the beads. (2) ye vyāṭā bhaṇḍa-tāpasa haya baka-biḍāla dekhā’ye bāhya ninde atiśaya nije Read More...

Song 7

Bāula Saṅgīta Song 7 (1) (mana āmār) huṅsā’r theko, bhūla’ nāka
 śuddha sahaja tattva-dhane
 naile māyār vaśe, avaśeṣe kāṅdate ha’be cira-dine (O mind!) Beware! Do not forget the wealth of śuddha-sahaja-tattva*. Otherwise, eventually the influence of Māyā will make you weep forever. * Śuddha-sahaja-tattva –pure and natural reality. (2) śuddha-jīve jaḍa nāi bhāi, ṭhika bujha tāi nije sakhī (se) vṛndāvane
 se jakhana kṛṣṇa-candre bhaje, sukhete maje,
 madhura-rase anukṣaṇe O brother! The pure jīva is not material. Understand this properly. The jīva is a sakhī in Vṛndāvana. When she worships Kṛṣṇa-candra, she becomes absorbed in Read More...

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