Dharma Pathe Thaki

Bhaktivinoda Thakur


Bhaktivinoda Thakur
has written this song “Dharma Pathe Thaki”The official Name for this song is Baul Sangit Song 2”. This song is taken from the book Baul Sangit. Bhaktivinod Thakur says that chant the Hare Krsna Mantra and always absorb your mind at the lotus feet of Lord Chaintanya Mahaprabhu. He advice’s that other than Shri Krishna nobody is your true friend. He also says that be true and honest while executing your duties and constantly remember Govinda.
 
(1)
dharma-pathe thaki’ koro jivana japana, bhai
hari-nam koro sada (ore o bhai) hari vina bandhu nai
 
(2)
je kono vyavasa dhori’, jivana nirvaha kori’,
bolo mukhe hari hari, ei matra bhiksa cai
 
(3)
gaurańga-carane majo, anya abhilasa-tyajo,
brajendra-nandane bhajo, tabe bodo sukha pai
 
(4)
ami cańda-baul-das, kori tava krpa asa,
janaiya abhilasa, nityananda-ajna gai
 
TRANSLATION
1) O my dear brothers! Just pass your lives by adhering to the proper path of religiosity. Constantly chant Hari-nama, O brothers, for other than Lord Hari you have no friend.
 
2) Accepting whatever livelihood that suits you, just live your life honestly. Fill your mouths with the constant chanting of "Hari! Hari!" — this is thee only alms I beg of you.
 
3) Remain absorbed in the lotus feet of Lord Gauranga, renounce all other ambitions, and worship Vrajendra-Nandan. If you would do this much, then I will experience great pleasure.
 
4) I am Chand Baul Das, and I wish only to receive your mercy. I have informed you of my desires, for I sing as I have been personally ordered by Lord Nityananda.