Ar Keno Maya Jale

Ara Keno Maya Jale , hare govinda

Bhaktivinod Thakur has written this song “Ar Keno Maya Jale”. This song is taken from the book Gitavali (Section: Sreyo-Nirnaya Song 2). Bhaktivinoda Thakura says that why are we ensnared in Maya's traps. It is full of miseries and misfortunes. Happiness in this world is temporary. The remedy for this is to serve the Lotus feet of Sri Krishna.

(1)
ara keno maya-jale paditecho jiva-mina
nahi jano baddha ho'ye ro'be tumi cira-dina
 
(2)
ati-tuccha bhoga ase bandi ho'ye maya-pase
rohile vikrta-bhave dandya jatha parsdhina
 
(3)
ekhona bhakati-bale krsna-prema-sindhu-jale
krida kori' anayase thako tumi krsnadhina
 
1) O jiva, why have you become like a fish fallen into Maya's net? You do not know that you will be trapped in that net for a very long time.

2) Yearning to taste pathetic pleasures, you remain trapped in Maya's net. Your life is unnatural. You are sick at eart. Dependent on others, you are punished again and again.

3) By the power of devotional service, you will be set free. Playing in the ocean of love for Krsna, you will take helter of Krsna and be His servant.

  Listen: Ara Keno Maya Jale – Sung by HG Jai Sachinanadana Prabhu
Ara Keno Maya Jale – Sung by HG Sivarama Prabhu