mana, tumi boḍai pāmora
tomāra īśwara hari taṅke kena parihari’
kāma-mārge bhajo’ debantora
O my wretched heart, why do you turn away from your Lord Kṛṣṇa? Why do you walk on the path of material desires and worship the demigods?
para-brahma eka-tattwa tāṅhāte saṅpiyā sattwa
niṣṭhā-guṇe koroho ādara
āra jata deba-gaṇa miśra-sattwa agaṇana
nija nija kārjera īśwara
Please faithfully worship the one Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is situated in transcendental goodness. The numberless demigods, whose goodness is mixed with other modes, are entrusted with specific duties.
se sabe sammāna kori’ bhajo’ eka-mātra hari
māyā jāṅra chāyā-śakti tāṅ’te aikāntikī bhakti
sādhi’ kāla kāṭo nirantara
Honor all the demigods, but worship Lord Kṛṣṇa alone. He is the master of all masters. Goddess Māya is His shadow potency. Please pass your time always serving Him with unalloyed devotion.
mūlete sicile jala śākhā-pallabera bala
śire bari nāhi kārjakara
hari-bhakti āche jaṅra sarba-deba bandhu tāṅra
bhakte sabe korena ādara
If one waters a tree’s roots, the leaves and branches will become strong. One should not water the top part of the tree. All the demigods become friends of Lord Kṛṣṇa’s devotee. They honor him.
binoda kohiche mana rādhā-kṛṣṇa-śrī-caraṇa
bhajo bhajo bhajo nirantara
O my heart, Bhaktivinoda tells you this: Please always worship, worship, worship the graceful feet of Śrī Śrī Rādha and Kṛṣṇa.
mana re, tumi boro sandigdha-antara
āsiyācho e soṁsāre baddha hoye joḍādhare
joḍāsakta ho’le nirantara
O my heart, you are very suspicious. You came to this world of birth and death. You were imprisoned in this world of matter. Now you are attached to dull material things.
bhuliyā swakīya dhāma sebi’ joḍa-gata kāma
joḍa bina nā dekho apara
tomāra tumitwa jini ācchādita ho’ye tini
lupta-prāya dehera bhitora
Forgetting your true home, you serve material desires. You see nothing but matter. Your true identity is covered, almost lost, hidden inside your body.
tumi to’ joḍiyā jāna sadā koritecho dhyāna
tahe sṛṣṭi koro’ carācara
e duḥkha kohibo kā’re nitya-pati parihari’
tuccha-tattwe korile nirbhara
You always think of material things. Your actions are all material. To whom will I tell my sufferings? Turning away from your eternal master, you take shelter of something worthless and pathetic.
nāhi dekho’ ātma-tattwa chāḍi dile śuddha-sattwa
ātma ho’te nile abasāra
ātma āche ki nā āche sandeha tomāra kāche
krame krame pāilo ādara
You don’t see the truth of the soul. You have turned from the pure truth. You are not interested in the soul. More and more you like to doubt, Does the soul exist, or not?”
ei rūpe krame krame paḍiyā joḍera bhrame
āpana āpani ho’le para
ebe kathā rākho mora nāho hao ātma-cora
sādhu-saṅga koro’ ataḥ para
In this way you gradually fell in the illusions of matter. You became different from what you really are. Please take my advice. Don’t be a thief who robs the soul. Associate with the Lord’s devotees.
baiṣṇabera kṛpā-bale sandeha jaibe ca’le
tumi punaḥ hoibe tomāra
pā’be bṛndābana-dhāma sebibe śrī-rādhā-śyāma
By the power of the Vaiṣṇavas’ mercy, you will conquer all doubts. Your soul will be yours again. You will go to the world of Vṛndāvana. Tears in your eyes and the hairs of your body erect with joy, you will serve Śrī Śrī Rādha and Kṛṣṇa.
bhaktibinodera dhana rādhā-kṛṣṇa-śrī-caraṇa
tāhe rati rahun– nirantara
Śrī Śrī Rādha and Kṛṣṇa’s graceful feet are the great treasure carefully kept by Bhaktivinoda. That treasure I will always love.