Balavan Vairagi Thakura

Bhaktivinoda Thakur

Bhaktivinoda Thakur has written a song Baul Sangit Song 10”. This song is taken from the book Baul Sangit. Bhaktivinoda Thakura says that one impersonates a sanyasi telling everyone that one is a true devotee of Sri Krsna. The actual fact is that this is a money making business for him to fulfill his material anguish. Bhaktivinoda Thakur says that worship Hari Govinda honestly and all your sins will be destroyed. Perform your duties wisely and you will surely go back to Shree Krishna Govinda.
balavan vairagi thakur, kintu grhir madhye bahadur
abar kapni pore’, mala dhore’,
bahena seva-dasir dhur
acyuta-gotra-abhimane, bhiksa korena sarva-sthane,
taka-payasa gani’ dhyane dharana pracur
kori’ cutki bhiksa, korena siksa, vanig-vrtti pindisur
bole ta’re baul-canda, eta tomar galar phanda,
jiver ei aparadha sighra koro dur
yaji’ grhir dharma, su-svadharma,
suddha koro antahpur
nyasi-mana-asa tyaji’, dina-bhave krsna bhaji’,
svabhava-gata dharma yaji’, nas’ dosankur;
tabe krsna pa’be, duhkha ja’be ha’be tumi su-catur
(1) You call yourself a very great and venerable renunciant, but factually you are even more of a sense-gratifier than those who are still householders. Furthermore, you wear a loincloth for show, and carry tulasi beads in your hand but like a beast of burden, you bear the load of trying to seduce various women into rendering your own service as seva-dasis.
(2) You beg alms everywhere you go, proudly advertising yourself as belonging to the disciplic lineage of the infallible Lord Krishna (acyuta-gotra) but in your show of deep meditation yoou simply concentrate on repeatedly calculating the total amount of your acquired rupees and milk. You are expert at begging on behalf of your belly, and you make a hoax of giving spiritual instructions to others, ultimately exhibiting the behavior of a businessman. You are a voracious glutton, accustomed to consuming huge quantities of food.
(3) Unto those of such nature, Chand Baul advises this is the noose about your neck. Quiickly cast afar these offenses unto other souls. Worship the Lord in the honest role of a householder, executing your proper occupational duty according to your own ability, and thus purify yourself internally.
(4) Giving up your desire for being honored as a sannyasi, just worship Krsna in a humble state of mind. By performing your religious occupational duties according to your own natural propensity, the seedlings of your vices will be destroyed. Then you will attain Krishna, your unhappiness will go away, and you will become very intelligent.