Nija Karma Dose Phale

Govind Hare, Radha krishna

Bhaktivinod Thakur has written a song “Nija Karma Dose Phale. This song is taken from the book Gitamala (Section: Yamuna Bhavavali Song 10). Bhaktivinoda Thakura says that we have in our past lives committed so many sins that we have fallen in this ocean of birth and death again and again. When we are actually in trouble and we call out to someone to help us. Nobody helps us but Sri Krishna. Hence we should permanently take His shelter because nobody besides Him can help us.

hari he
nija-karma-dosa-phale podi' bhabarnaba-jale
habudubu khai kota kala
santari' santari' jai sindhu-anta nahi pai
bhaba-sindhu ananta bisala
nimagna hoinu jabe dakinu katara rabe
keho more koroho uddhara
sei kale aile tumi toma jani' kula-bhumi
asa-bija hoilo amara
tumi hari doyamoya paile more su-niscoya
sarbottama doyara bisoya
tomake na chadi' ara e bhaktibinoda chara
doya-patre paile doyamoya

1) Oh my dear Lord Hari! By the bad fruits of my past evil activities, I have slipped and fallen into the waters of the ocean of nescience, and I have been thus bobbing and sinking beneath the waves for a very, very long time. Swimming, I have not been able to reach the shore of this ocean of material existence, for it extends for an unlimitedly vast distance.

2) Becoming completely submerged and drowned in this ocean, I have loudly called out with a greatly distressed voice for someone to come and rescue me. At that time You came to me, oh Lord. Knowing that You are the safe shelter at the shore of this fearful ocean has given me a ray of hope.

3) You, dear Lord, are actually made of compassion. I am completely convinced that You are the original source of the highest form of causeless mercy. Now this most fallen rascal Bhaktivinoda won't reject You any more… for I, the befitting object of causeless mercy, have attained the favor of He Who abounds in causeless mercy.

Nija Karma Dose Phale – Sung by HG Jai Sachinanadana Prabhu