has written this song ”Dana Pratigraha Mitho”.
The Official Name for this song is ” Bhajana Lalasa Song 4″
. This song is taken from the book Saranagati
. Bhaktivinoda Thakura
says that by constantly associating with the devotees of Lord Krishna
we can progress in devotional services. Associating with materialistic and keeping a company of women will hinder our devotional services to Gopal
dāna, pratigraha, mitho gupta-kathā,
sańgera lakṣana, ei chaya hoya,
ihāte bhaktira prāna
tattva nā bujhiye, jñāne vā ajñāne,
asate e saba kori’
bhakti hārāinu, saḿsārī hoinu,
sudūre rohile hari
kṛṣṇa-bhakta-jane, ei sańga-lakṣane,
ādara koribo jabe
bhakti-mahā-devī, āmāra hṛdoya-
āsane bosibe tabe
yoṣit-sańgī-jana, kṛṣṇābhakta āra,
tava bhakta-jana- sańga anukṣana,
kabe vā hoibe hari!
(1) O Lord Hari, to offer a gift and receive one in return, to give and receive spiritual food, to reveal one’s confidential thoughts and make confidential inquiries — these are the six characteristics of loving association, and in them is found the very soul of devotion.
(2) I have failed to understand the Absolute Truth, and by practicing these six activities with nondevotees, either knowingly or unknowingly, I have lost all devotion. Thus I have become a materialist. For me, You, O Lord, remain afar.
(3) The day I cherish these activities of intimate association with the devotees of Sri Krsna, that day the great goddess of devotion will ascend the throne of my heart.
(4) When will I give up the company of those who are addicted to women and those who are not devoted to You? When will I get the constant association of Your devotees, O Lord?