Topic: Śreyo-Nirṇaya

Śreyo-Nirṇaya – Song Five

Gītāvalī (A Collection of Songs) Śreyo-Nirṇaya (Ascertainment of Spiritual Welfare) - Song 5 (1) keno ār koro dveṣa, videśi-jana-bhajane 

bhajanera liṅga nānā, nānā deśe nānā jane
 1) Why do you continue to hate the way the Lord is worshiped by people of other lands? There exist a number of authentic ways to worship God, according to the customs of various peoples living in different countries. (2) keho mukta-kacche bhaje, keho hāṭu gāḍi' pūje

 keho vā nayana mudi' thāke brahma-ārādhāne
 2) Some people worship the Lord in an untidy or careless manner; some worship Him Read More...

Śreyo-Nirṇaya – Song Four

Gītāvalī (A Collection of Songs) Śreyo-Nirṇaya (Ascertainment of Spiritual Welfare) - Song 4 (1) 'nirākār nirākār', koriyā cītkār 

keno sādhaker śānti bhāṅgo, bhāi, bār bār
 1) O brothers, by your screaming out again and again, "The Supreme Lord is formless! The Absolute Truth is a void!", why do you so insist on disturbing the peace of the Vaiṣṇavas? (2) tumi jā' bujhecho bhālo, tāi lo'ye koto kāl,

 bhakti vinā phalodoy tarke nāhi, jāno sār
 2) Having accepted this impersonal philosophy, which you consider to be very good, you are simply wasting so much time. Read More...

Śreyo-Nirṇaya – Song Three

Gītāvalī (A Collection of Songs) Śreyo-Nirṇaya (Ascertainment of Spiritual Welfare) - Song 3 (1) pīriti sac-cid-ānande rūpavatī nārī

 dayā-dharma-ādi guna alaṅkāra sab tāhāri
 1) Love and affection for the nature of eternity, knowledge, and bliss is like a very beautiful woman whose ornaments are all the good qualities headed by mercifulness and religiosity. (2) jñāna tā'r paṭṭa-śāṭī, yoga-gandha-pari pāṭī

e sabe śobhitā satī kore kṛṣṇa-mana curi
 2) The divine wisdom of pure jñāna is her silken sārī, and the practice of the yoga of devotional service is her excellent bodily fragrance. Adorned by these qualities, Read More...

Śreyo-Nirṇaya – Song Two

Gītāvalī (A Collection of Songs) Śreyo-Nirṇaya (Ascertainment of Spiritual Welfare) - Song 2 (1) ār keno māyā-jāle poḍitecho, jīva-mīn

 nāhi jāno baddha ho'ye ro'be tumi ciro-din
 1) O fish-like soul, why have you fallen into the entangling nets of Māyā? You have not understood that by being bound up by those nets you will have to remain in this material world for a long, long time. (2) ati tuccha bhoga-āśe, bandī ho'ye māyā-pāśe

 rohile vikṛta-bhāve danḍya jathā parādhīn 2) After becoming a captive in Māyā's snare due to the influence of desires for very Read More...

Śreyo-Nirṇaya – Song One

Gītāvalī (A Collection of Songs) Śreyo-Nirṇaya (Ascertainment of Spiritual Welfare) - Song 1 (1) kṛṣṇa-bhakti vinā kabhu nāhi phalodoy

 miche sab dharmādharma jīver upādhimoy
 1) There is no profit in a life devoid of devotional service to Kṛṣṇa. Therefore all the so-called religiosity and irreligiosity of a living being who is bewildered by false worldly designations is simply useless. (2) yoga-yāga-tapo-dhyān, sannyāsādi brahma-jñān,

 nānā-kānḍa-rūpe jīver bandhana-kāraṇa hoy
 2) Mysticism, performance of Vedic sacrifices, severe austerities, meditation, renunciation of the world, and cultivating knowledge of the impersonal Brahman-although appearing in the forms of various spiritual Read More...

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