hari hari! boḍo śela marame rahilo
pāiyā durllabha tanu, śrī kṛṣṇa bhajana vinu,
janma mora viphala hoilo
vrajendra nandana hari, navadvīpe avatarī,
jagat bhariyā prema dilo
mui se pāmara mati, viśeṣe kaṭhina ati,
teī more karuṇā nahilo
svarūpa sanātana rūpa, raghunātha bhaṭṭa yuga,
tāhāte nā hoilo mora mati
divya cintāmaṇi dhāma, vṛndāvana heno sthāna,
sei dhāme nā koinu vasati
viśeṣa viṣaye mati, nahilo vaiṣṇave rati,
nirantara kheda uṭhe mane
narottama dāsa kohe, jīvāra ucita nohe,
śrī guru vaiṣṇava sevā vine
1) O Lord Hari, O Lord Hari, a great javelin has pierced me in the core of the heart. Having attained this difficult to get human body, I have neglected the worship of Sri Krsna, and in this way my life has become useless.
2) Although Lord Hari, the prince of Vraja, descended to Navadvipa and filled the universe with pure love of God, He was not merciful to me because I was very cruel and sinful at heart.
3) My mind refuses to think of Srila Svarupa Damodara Gosvami, Srila Sanatana Gosvami, Srila Rupa Gosvami, Srila Raghunatha dasa Gosvami, Srila Raghunatha Bhatta Gosvami, and Srila Gopala Bhatta Gosvami. I decline to make my residence in Vrndavana-dhama, the abode of transcendental cintamani gems.
4) My mind is absorbed in sense-gratification, and I do not take pleasure in the association of Vaisnavas. For this reason pain and regret arise in my heart. Narottama dasa says: It is not good to live without serving the spiritual master and Vaisnavas.