Aviveka Rupa Ghana

Bhaktivinod Thakur, Govinda Hare, Aviveka Rupa Ghana

Bhaktivinod Thakur
has written this song “Aviveka Rupa Ghana”. The official name of this song is Yamuna Bhavavali Song 18. This song is taken from the book Gitamala. Bhaktivinoda Thakura says that because of ignorance there is lot of sufferings in this material world. There is no one to guide us in a proper way. Hence we need to pray to Krishna to show us the proper way and guide us.

hari he
abibeka rūpa ghana   tāhe dhik ācchādana
hoilo ta’te andhakāra ghora
tāhe duḥkha-bṛṣṭi hoya   dekhi’ cāri-dike bhoya
patha-bhrama hoiyāche mora
nija abibeka doṣe   poḍi’ durdinera roṣe
prāṇa jāya soḿsāra-kāntāre
patha-pradarśaka nāi  e durdaibe mārā jāi
ḍāki tāi acyuta tomāre
eka-bāra kṛpā-dṛṣṭi  koro āmā prati bṛṣṭi
tabe mora ghucibe durdina
bibeka sabala ha’be   bhaktibinoda tabe
dekhaibe patha samīcīna

(1) Oh my Lord Hari! Ignorance of You is just like a menacing raincloud which hovers overhead and covers all directions, causing the darkness of spiritual blindness to envelop me. From this cloud of ignorance falls the rains of material tribulations which strikes fear throughout the four directions. Thus I have become lost and confused in this darkness, and I am absolutely unable to find the right path back to You, dear Lord
(2) By my own fault of whimsical behavior, independent of You, I have become very angry at my fate of falling into the foul weather of this most difficult time of distress. And my life is leaving me while I am thus stranded within this material world, which is just like a dark forest in which one cannot properly find his way. I have no guide to show me the way out of here, and by this misfortune I am dying a slow death. Therefore I now call out to You, Acyuta, oh supremely infallible Lord!
(3) If You would just shower the rain of Your kind glance moist with causeless mercy in my direction just once, oh Lord, then that glance would instantly terminate this period of great distress for me. Then my understanding of Your spiritual reality will become fixed-up, and then this Bhaktivinoda will be able to properly see the path which leads back to You.