Bhajahu Re Mana
re mana sri-nanda-nandana-abhaya-caranaravinda
manava-janama sat-sange taroho e
O mind, just worship the lotus
feet of the son of Nanda, which make one fearless. Having obtained this rare
human birth, cross over this ocean of wordly existence through the association
of saintly persons.
bata barisana e dina jamini jagi re
sevinu krpana durajana capala sukha-laba lagi' re
My dear brother, I request that
you just worship Lord Caitanya and Nityananda with firm conviction and faith. If
one wants to be Krishna-conscious by this process, one has to give up his
engagement in sense gratification. One simply has to chant, "Hare Krishna!
Hari Hari!" without any motive.
yaubana, putra, parijana ithe ki ache paratiti re
jivana talamala bhajahu hari pada niti re
What assurance of real happiness
is there in all of oneís wealth, youthfulness, sons, and family members? This
life is tottering like a drop of water on a lotus petal; therefore you should
always serve and worship the divine feet of Lord Hari.
kirtana,smarana, vandana, pada sevana, dasya re
pujana, sakhi-jana, atma-nivedana govinda-dasa-abhilasa re
It is the desire and great longing
of Govinda Dasa to engage himself in the nine processes of bhakti, namely
hearing the glories of Lord Hari and chanting those glories, constantly
remembering Him and offering prayers to Him, serving the Lordís lotus feet,
serving the Supreme Lord as a servant, worshiping Him with flowers and incense
and so forth, serving Him as a friend, and completely offering the Lord oneís