Bhaktivinod Thakur has written a song “Gurudeva! Boro Krpa Kori”. This song is taken from the book Saranagati (Section: Bhajana Lalasa Song 10). Bhaktivinoda Thakura asks us to pray to the spiritual master so that his one drop of mercy will help us to fix our mind on the devotional service of Sri Krishna. Due to material blindness we have committed so many sins that coming out of it is very difficult. Also, old age has bound us with disease so taking the shelter of Spiritual Master is our only remedy.
bodo krpa kori’, gauda-vana majhe,
godrume diyacho sthana
ajsha dila more, ei braje bosi’,
hari-nama koro gana
kintu kabe prabhu, yogyata arpibe,
e dasere doya kori’
citta sthira habe, sakala sohibo,
ekante bhajibo hari
abhyasa hoilo manda
nija-karma-dose, e deho hoilo,
vardhakye ekhona, pashca-roge hata,
kemone bhojibo bolo’
kańdiya kańdiya, tomara carane,
(1) Gurudeva! Because you are so merciful, you gave me a place in Godruma amid the woodlands of Gauda, with this order to fulfill: “Dwell here in this Vrndavana and sing the holy name of Hari.”
(2) But when, O master, out of your great mercy, will you bestow upon this servant of yours the spiritual competence to fulfill that order? When will my mind become tranquil and fixed? When will I endure all hardships and serve Lord Hari without distractions?
(3) Due to attachment to worldly pleasures in childhood and youth, I have developed bad habits. Because of these sinful acts my body has become an impediment to the service of the Supreme Lord.
(4) Now, in old age, afflicted by the five-fold illnesses, how will I serve the Lord? O master, please tell me. I have fallen at your feet weeping, overwhelmed by anxiety.