Ar Keno Maya Jale

Hare Krishna mantra, Ar Keno Maya Jale

Bhaktivinod Thakur has written this song “Ar Keno Maya Jale”. The Official Name for this song is Sreyo Nirnaya Song 2. This song is taken from the book Gitavali. Bhaktivinoda Thakura says that we are ensnared in material world. If we be submissive towards Krishna and engage ourselves in His devotional services then we can attain the love of godhead.
ar keno maya-jale poditecho, jiva-min
nahi jano baddha ho’ye ro’be tumi ciro-din
ati tuccha bhoga-ase, bandi ho’ye maya-pase
rohile vikrta-bhave dandya jatha paradhin
ekhona bhakati-bale, krsna-prema-sindhu-jale
krida kori’ anayase thako tumi krsnaadhina
(1) O fish like soul, why have you fallen into the entangling nets of Maya? You have not understood that being bound up by those nets you will have to remain in this material world for a long, long time.
(2) After becoming captive in Maya’s snare due to your desires for insignificant enjoyments, you remain transformed in a spiritually diseased condition, punishable just like a disobedient servant.
(3) Now, by the power of devotional service, always remain subservient to Lord Krsna, swimming and frolicking freely in the nectarine ocean of Krsna-prema.

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