Bhaktivinod Thakur has written this song Anadi Karama Phale. This song is taken from the book Gitavali (Section: Sri Siksastakam Song 5). Bhaktivinoda Thakura says that material world is like shackles and the Hare Krishna Mantra is a key to get rid from the material clutches. Being in the material world full of desires and anxiety we have become sick and coming out of this is very difficult. The only remedy and medicine is to attain the lotus feet of Hari Govinda.
anadi’ karama-phale, podi’ bhavarnava-jale,
toribare na dekhi upay
e-vishaya-halahale, diva-nisi hiya jwale,
mana kabhu sukha nahi pay
asa-pasa-sata-sata, klesa deya avirata,
pravritti-urmira tahe khela
kama-krodha-adi choy, batapade deya bhoy,
avasana hoilo asi’ bela
jnana-karma—thaga dui, more pratariya loi,
avaseshe phele sindhu-jale
e heno samaye, bandhu, tumi krishna kripa-sindhu,
kripa kori’ tolo more bale
patita-kinkore dhori’, pada-padma-dhuli kori’,
deho bhaktivinode asroy
ami tava nitya-das, bhuliya mayara pas,
baddha ho’ye achi doyamoy
1) As a result of my selfish activities, which are without beginning, I have fallen into the ocean of material existence, and I see no means of deliverance from this great ocean of nescience. Day and night my heart burns from the vicious poison of these worldly activities, and due to this my mind never finds any real happiness.
2) Bound by hundreds and hundreds of desires like nooses around my neck, they constantly trouble me. In this ocean of nescience play the waves of ever-increasing materialistic tendency. There are also many thieves and rogues, of whom six are prominent: lust, anger, envy, greed, illusion, and madness. They are causing me great fear, and in this way my life is coming to an end.
3) The two highway robbers named intellectual knowledge and fruitive activity have cheated and misled me, and finally they have thrown me into the ocean of misery. At such a time as this, dear Krishna, You are my only friend. You are an ocean of mercy. Please be kind and by Your strength uplift me from this condition of suffering.
4) Grasping hold of this fallen servant, and fixing him as a particle of dust on your lotus feet, kindly give shelter to Bhaktivinoda. O most merciful Lord! I am actually Your eternal servant, but having forgotten this I have become bound up in the snare of maya.
Purport by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Anadi karama-phale padi' bhavarnava-jale taribare na dekhi upaya. This is a song sung by Bhaktivinoda Thakura depicting the conditioned soul. Bhaktivinoda Thakura is presenting himself as one of the ordinary human beings, saying "Due to my past fruitive activities, I have now fallen into this ocean of nescience and I do not find any means of coming out of this great ocean." Ei visaya-halahale: "It is just like an ocean of poison." If one takes some pungent food, it burns the heart. Similarly, although we are trying to be happy by sense enjoyment, actually our situation is becoming just the opposite, and the effort is causing our hearts to burn. And diva-nisi hiya jvale: "That burning sensation is going on day and night, twenty-four hours a day." Mana kabhu sukha nahi paya: "And on account of this my mind is not at all satisfied." asa-pasa-sata-sata klesa deya avirata: "I am always making hundreds and thousands of plans to become happy, but actually all of these plans give me pain, twenty-four hours a day." Pravrtti-urmira tahe khela: "My position is exactly like one who is being dashed again and again by the waves of the ocean." Kama-krodha-adi chaya, batapade deya bhaya: "Besides that, there are so many thieves and rogues. Especially they are six in number-namely lust, anger, greed, envy, illusion and madness. They are always present, and I am afraid of them. "Avasana hoilo asi' bela: "In this way my life is becoming advanced, or in other words I am coming to the point of the end of my life." Jnana-karma-thaga dui, more pratariya loi: "Although this is my position, still, two kinds of activities are cheating me, namely mental speculation and fruitive activities." (Thaga means "cheater.") And avasese phele sindhu-jale: "After misleading me, they bring me to the seashore and push me down within the sea." E heno samaye bandhu, tumi Krishna krpa-sindhu: "Under the circumstances, my dear Krishna, you are my only friend, and You are an ocean of mercy." Krpa kori' tolo more bale: "I have no strength to get out of this ocean of nescience, so I pray unto Your lotus feet that by Your strength You kindly pick me up." Patita-kinkare dhari' pada-padma-dhuli kari': "After all, I am Your eternal servant. Somehow or other I have fallen into this ocean, so kindly pick me up and fix me as one of the particles of dust at Your lotus feet." Deho bhaktivinoda asraya: Bhaktivinoda Thakura entreats, "Kindly give me shelter at Your lotus feet." ami tava nitya-dasa: "I am Your eternal servant." Bhuliya mayara pasa: "Somehow or other I forgot You, and I have now fallen into the network of maya." Baddha ho'ye achi dayamaya: "My dear Lord, I have become entangled in this way. Kindly save me."