Anya Asa Nahi Jar

Anya Asa Nahi Jar

Bhaktivinod Thakur has written this song Anya Asa Nahi Jar. The Official Name for this song is Yamuna Bhavavali Song 11. This song is taken from the book Gitamala. Bhaktivinoda Thakura says that who ever takes shelter of Govinda becomes fearless and he does not have to take shelter of someone else. Even if Krsna ignores us for our offenses but we should not leave his company.

hari he
anya āśā nāhi jāra  taba pada-padma tāra
chāḍibāra jogya nāhi hoya
taba padāśroye nātha   kore sei dina-pāta
taba pade tāhāra abhoya

stanya-pāyī-śiśu-jane  mātā chāḍe krodha-mane
śiśu tabu nāhi chāḍe māya
je hetu tāhāra ārae jībana dhoribāra
mātā binā nāhika upāya

e bhaktibinoda koya  tumi chāḍo doyāmoya
dekhiyā āmāra doṣa-gaṇa
ā;mi to’ chāḍite nāri   tomā binā nāhi pāri
kakhana dhorite e jībana

(1) Oh my dear Lord Hari! He who spends his time under the shelter of Your lotus feet, oh Lord, becomes completely fearless. Indeed, he has no ability to neglect Your lotus feet for he hasn’t a pinch of desire to remain under any other shelter.
(2) A mother sometimes neglects her breast-suckling children out of anger but still the children could never give up their mother. This is because such small helpless children are not able to maintain their lives at all without their mother, being totally dependent on her.
(3) Similarly, Bhaktivinoda says to You, oh Lord Who is overflowing with compassion, that You may reject me if You like, seeing all of my offenses. But still, I will never be able to abandon You, for I cannot maintain my life under any circumstances without You.