Bhaktivinod Thakur has written this song ”Dana Pratigraha Mitho”. The official Name for this song is ”Bhajana Lalasa Song 4″. This song is taken from the book Saranagati. Bhaktivinoda Thakura says that one should have patience and zest in devotional services at the feet of Sri Krsna then only one can attain Krishna Prema.
bhajane utsaha, bhaktite visvasa,
bhakti-sadacara, ei chaya guna,
nahilo amara natha!
kemone bhojibo, tomara carana,
chadiya mayara satha
garhita acare, rohilama moji’,
na korinu sadhu-sanga
lo’ye sadhu-vesa, ane upadesi,
e bodo mayara ranga
e heno dasaya, ahaituki krpa,
tomara paibo, hari!
sri-guru-asroye, dakibo tomaya,
kabe va minati kori’
(1)-(2) Enthusiasm in devotional service, faith in the process of devotional service, the treasure of patience in endeavoring to attain love of God, performing activities conducive to pure devotion, abandoning the company of worldly people, performing approved devotional practices — I have never possessed these six devotional qualities. How, then, shall I give up the association of maya and worship Your lotus feet, O Lord?
(3) Absorbed in abominable activities, I never kept company with sadhus. Now I adopt the garb of the sadhus and instruct others. This ismaya’s big joke.
(4) O Lord Hari, in such a helpless condition surely I will obtain Your causeless mercy. O when, under the shelter of my spiritual master, will I call out to You with humble prayers?