Tomar Je Suddha Bhakta

Govinda Hare, Tomar Je Suddha Bhakta

Bhaktivinod Thakur has written this song “Tomar Je Suddha Bhakta”The official name of this song is Yamuna Bhavavali Song 23.This song is taken from the book Gitamala. Bhaktivinoda Thakura says that a pure devotee of Sri Krishna will never ask for material benefits and liberation. Govinda performs many pastimes because He cannot stay away from His devotees. Bhaktivinoda Thakur pleads to associate with such pure devotees. Associating with such pure devotees will remove all our sins.
hari he
tomara je suddha-bhakta tomate se anurakta
bhukti mukhti tuccha kori' jane
bareka dekhite taba cid-akara-sri-baibhaba
trna boli' anya sukha mane
se saba bhaktera sange lila koro nana-range
biraha sahite nahi para
krpa kori' akincane dekhao mahatma-gane
sadhu bina gati nahi ara
se bhakta-carana-dhana kabe pa'bo darasana
sodhibo amara dusta mana
e bhaktibinoda bhane krpa ha'be jata-khane
mahatmara ho'be darasana
(1) Oh my Lord Hari! Your pure unalloyed devotee, who is uncompromisingly devoted and attached to You only, considers any type or material enjoyment or liberation to be insignificant. Simply by beholding the beauty and opulences of Your form made of eternity, knowledge and bliss, such a pure devotee considers all other forms of so-called happiness to be just like small pieces of straw which one sees strewn here and there in the gutter.
(2) You always perform different types of sportive pastimes in the company of pure devotees of this caliber, for You are not able to tolerate separation from them even for a moment. Please show Your gracious favor to me and reveal to me who these great souls are, for I can find no purpose for living without the shelter of their company.
(3) When will I get the vision of the rare treasure-like feet of all these pure devotees? If I could just catch a glimpse of their lotus feet, then that would completely purify me and rectify my sinister mind. Bhaktivinodanarrates this prayer to You, oh Lord: I will be able to get the audience of such great souls only if Your causeless mercy comes upon me by Your own sweet will.