Keno Ar Koro Dvesa

Sri Govind Hare, Keno Ar Koro Dvesa

Bhaktivinod Thakur has written this song “Keno Ar Koro Dvesaā€¯. The Official Name for this song is Sreyo Nirnaya Song 5. This song is taken from the book Gitavali .Bhaktivinoda Thakura says that there are different ways of worshiping Sri Govind Hare by different communities of people. Each one has different style and charisma while worshiping Krishna. One should respect each other and live peacefully as transcendental friends.
keno ar koro dvesa, videsi-jana-bhajane
bhajanera linga nana, nana dese nana jane
keho mukta-kacche bhaje, keho hatu gadi’ puje
keho va nayana mudi’ thake brahma-aradhane
keho yogasane puje, keho sankirtane maje
sakale bhajiche sei eka-matra krsna-dhane
ataeva bhratr-bhave, thako sabe su-sadbhave
hari-bhakti sadho sada, e jivane va marane
(1) Why do you continue to hate the way the Lord is worshiped by people of other lands? There exist a number of authentic ways to worship God, according to the customs of various peoples living in different countries.
(2) Some people worship the Lord in an untidy or careless manner; some worship Him by bending down on their knees; still others close their eyes while worshiping His impersonal Brahman aspect.
(3) Some people worship Him by assuming various yoga postures, and some immerse themselves in the congregational chanting of the Lord's holy names; but all of them worship that one and only supreme treasure-Lord Sri Krsna.
(4) Therefore you should all reflect a mood of brotherhood and live together in transcendental friendship. Always practice devotional service to Lord Hari, whether in situations of life or death.