690107 - Bhajahu Re Mana - Los Angeles
- The purport to this song can be heard here
Bhajahū Re Mana, 'The Cooperation of Our Mind' by Govinda Dāsa Kavirāja - Gold Series CD 14 Track 3
- bhajahū re mana śrī-nanda-nandana
- abhaya-caraṇāravinda re
- durlabha mānava-janama sat-saṅge
- taroho e bhava-sindhu re
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.
- śīta ātapa bāta bariṣaṇa
- e dina jāminī jāgi re
- biphale sevinu kṛpaṇa durajana
- capala sukha-laba lāgi' re
Both in the day and at night I remain sleepless, suffering the pains of the heat and cold, the wind and the rain. For a fraction of flickering happiness I have uselessly served wicked and miserly men.
- e dhana, yaubana, putra, parijana
- ithe ki āche paratīti re
- kamala-dala-jala, jīvana ṭalamala
- bhajahū hari-pada nīti re
What assurance of real happiness is there in all of one's 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.
- śravaṇa, kīrtana, smaraṇa, vandana,
- pāda-sevana, dāsya re
- pūjana, sakhī-jana, ātma-nivedana
- govinda-dāsa-abhilāṣa re
It is the desire and great longing of Govinda Dāsa 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 Lord's 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 one's very self.