Jagater Bastu Jata

Bhaktivinod Thakur, Jagater Bastu Jata, Sri Krsna

Bhaktivinod Thakur has written this song “Jagater Bastu Jata”. The Official Name for this song is Yamuna Bhavavali Song 04. This song is taken from the book Gitamala. Bhaktivinoda Thakura says every living being in this world is conditioned. Sri Krsna is not affected by such material conditions which we face. Krishna is unlimited and is therefore present in all the souls. Govinda is never affected by the energies of maya. Even the pure devotees of Shree Krishna are not affected by illusions of maya.
hari he
jagatera bastu jata baddha saba swabhabata
desa kala bastu simasroya
tumi prabhu sarbeswara naha sima-bidhi-para
bidhi saba kampe taba bhoya
sama ba adhika taba swabhabatah asambhaba
bidhi langhi' taba abasthana
swatantra swabhaba dharo apane gopana koro
maya-bale kori' adhisthana
tathapi ananya-bhakta tomare dekhite sakta
sada dekhe swarupa tomara
e bhaktibinoda dina ananya bhajana hina
bhakta-pada-renu-matra sara
(1) Oh my dear Lord Hari! All the things contained within this universe are by nature conditioned and bound up by the limits of material time, place and circumstances. But You, dear Lord, are not subordinate to any such limitation or even to scriptural injunctions. Indeed, all rules and regulations are trembling in fear of Your Lordship.
(2) It is naturally impossible for any kind of law to be equal to, or surpass Your Lordship, for Your transcendental position naturally transgresses all rules and regulations. You possess theSupremely independent nature, and thus You reserve the right to conceal Yourself behind the powerful curtain of maya.
(3) Despite this covering screen of maya's illusions, my dear Lord, Your pure unalloyed devotees have the power to see You. Indeed, wherever they turn their eyes, they see Your original personal form there. However, this Bhaktivinoda is very fallen and is completely bereft of unalloyed devotional worship. But he has one hope… he has considered the dust of Your devotees' feet to be the sole essence of his life.