Gurudeva Kabe Mora Sei

Gurudeva Kabe Mora Sei

Bhaktivinod Thakur has written this song ”Gurudeva Kabe Mora Sei”. The official Name for this song is ”Bhajana Lalasa Song 1″. This song is taken from the book Saranagati. Bhaktivinod Thakur is constantly thinking about Lord Krishna and remembering his Gurudev. He is praying to Shri Hari that when will the transcendental ecstasy of Holy name pervade within himself. He also wishes to be a genuine worshiper of Gopal.

kabe mora sei din ha’be
mana sthira kori’,  nirjane bosiyā,
kṛṣṇa-nāma gā’bo jabe
saḿsāra-phukāra,  kāne nā poṣibe,
deho-roga dūre ro’be

`hare kṛṣṇa’ boli’,  gāhite gāhite,
nayane bohibe lora
dehete pulaka,  udita hoibe,
premete koribe bhora

gada-gada vānī,  mukhe bāhiribe,
kāńpibe śarīra mama
gharma muhur muhuḥ,  virvarna hoibe,
stambhita pralaya sama

niṣkapaṭe heno,  daśā kabe ha’be,
nirantara nāma gā’bo
āveśe rohiyā,  deha-yātrā kori’,
tomāra karunā pā’bo

(1) Gurudeva! When, with a steady mind in a secluded place, will I sing the name of Sri Krsna? When will the pandemonioum of worldly existence no longer echo in my ears and the diseases of the body remain far away? When will that day be mine?
(2) When I chant “Hare Krsna”, tears of love will flow from my eyes and ecstatic rapture will arise within my body, causing my hair to stand on end and my body to become overwhelmed with divine love.
(3) Faltering words choked with emotion will issue from my mouth. My body will tremble, constantly perspire, turn pale and discolored, and become stunned. All of this will be like a devastation of ecstatic love and cause me to fall unconscious.
(4) When will such a genuine ecstatic condition be mine? I will constantly sing the holy name and remain absorbed in profound devotion while maitaining the material body. In this way I will abtain your mercy.