Ki Rupe Paiba Seva

Ki Rupe Paiba Seva

Narottam Das Thakur has written this song “Ki Rupe Paiba Seva”. This song is taken from the book Prarthana (Section: Vaisnava Vijnapti Song 3). In this song, the humility of Narottam Das Thakur has been expressed. He requests for the mercy of the saintly devotees to become free from material illusion.
(1)
ki-rupe paiba seba mui duracara
sri-guru-vaisnabe rati na haila amara
(2)
asesa mayate mana magana haila
vaisnabete lesa-matra rati na janmila
(3)
bisaye tuliya andha hainu diba-nisi
gale phamsa dite phire maya se pisaci
(4)
inhare kariya jaya chadana na jaya
sadhu-krpa bina ara hanika upaya
(5)
adosada-rasi-prabhu patita-uddhara
ei-bara narottame karaha nistara

1) I have no devotion for either the Vaisnavas or my own spiritual master. How is it possible for a rascal like me to attain devotional service?

2) My mind is always drowning in illusion. I have not even the smallest fragment of devotion for the Vaisnavas.

3) I have become blind by constantly meditating on the objects of the senses. The maya-witch has placed a hangman;s noose around my neck.

4) Even if I can cure my blindness and defeat the maya-hangman, I cannot become free from material illusion without the mercy of the saintly devotees.

5) O master, O purifier of the sinful, O savior of the fallen souls, please rescue this Narottama dasa.

Listen:

Ki Rupe Paiba Seba – Sung by HG Jai Sachinanadana Prabhu