Krsna Bhakti Vina Kabhu

Bhaktivinod Thakur, Lord Krishna, Krsna Bhakti Vina Kabhu

Bhaktivinod Thakur has written this song “Krsna Bhakti Vina Kabhu”. The Official Name for this song is Sreyo Nirnaya Song 1. This song is taken from the book Gitavali. Bhaktivinoda Thakura says that we humans make our life very complicated by following different kinds of sacrifices,austerities, meditation….etc. We have a very simple procedure which is above all these i.e chanting the names of Lord Krishna. It is very easy and simple and you can easily attain love of godhead. There is nothing important than engaging one selves in the service of Sri Krishna Caitanya.

kṛṣṇa-bhakti vinā kabhu nāhi phalodoy
miche sab dharmādharma jīver upādhimoy

yoga-yāga-tapo-dhyān, sannyāsādi brahma-jñān,
nānā-kāṇḍa-rūpe jīver bandhana-kāraṇa hoy

vinoder vākya dharo, nānā kānḍa tyāg koro,
nirupādhi kṛṣṇa-preme hṛdoye deho āśroy

(1) There is no profit in a life devoid of devotional service to Krsna. Therefore all the so-called religiosity and irreligiosity of a living being who is bewildered by false worldly designations is simply useless.
(2) Mysticism, performance of Vedic sacrifices, severe austerities, meditation, renunciation of the world, and cultivating knowledge of the impersonal Brahman-although appearing in the forms of various spiritual paths-are all causes of the soul’s further bondage to this world.
(3) Please heed this advice of Bhaktivinoda: Give up all these various paths, and just keep pure love of Krsna sheltered within your heart, for this alone is transcendental to all mundane designations.