Gopinath
(from Kalyana-kalpataru)


Part One

1
gopinath, mama nivedana suno
visayi durjana, sada kama-rata,
kichu nahi mora guna


2
gopinath, amara bharasa tumi
tomara carane, loinu sarana,
tomara kinkora ami


3
gopinath, kemone sodhibe more
na jani bhakati, karme jada-mati,
porechi somsara-ghore


4
gopinath, sakali tomara maya
nahi mama bala, jnana sunirmala,
swadhina nahe e kaya


5
gopinath, niyata carane sthana
mage e pamara, kandiya kandiya
korohe karuni dana


6
gopinath, tumi to' sakali paro
durjane tarite, tomara sakati,
ke ache papira aro


7
gopinath, tumi krpa-parabara
jivera karane, asiya prapance,
lila koile subistara


8
gopinath, ami ki dose dosi
asura sakala, pailo carana,
vinoda thakilo bosi'

TRANSLATION
1) O Gopinatha, Lord of the gopis, please hear my request. I am a wicked materialist, always addicted to worldly desires, and no good qualities do I possess.

2) O Gopinatha, You are my only hope, and therefore I have taken shelter at Your lotus feet. I am now Your eternal servant.

3) O Gopinatha, how will You purify me? I do not know what devotion is, and my materialistic mind is absorbed in fruitive work. I have fallen into this dark and perilous worldly existence.

4) O Gopinatha, everything here is Your illusory energy. I have no strength or transcendental knowledge, and this body of mine is not independent and free from the control of material nature.

5) O Gopinatha, this sinner, who is weeping and weeping, begs for an eternal place at Your divine feet. Please give him Your mercy.

6) O Gopinatha, You are able to do anything, and therefore You have the power to deliver all sinners. Who is there that is more of a sinner than myself?

7) O Gopinatha, You are the ocean of mercy. Having come into this phenomenal world, You expand Your divine pastimes for the sake of the fallen souls.

8) O Gopinatha, I am so sinful that although all the demons attained Your lotus feet, Bhaktivinoda has remained in worldly existence.

Part Two

1
gopinath, ghucao samsara-jwala
avidya-jatana, aro nahi sahe,
janama-marana-mala


2
gopinath, ami to' kamera dasa
visaya-bhasana, jagiche hrdoye,
phadiche karama phase


3
gopinath, kabe va jagibo ami
kama-rupa ari, dure teyagibo,
hrdoye sphuribe tumi


4
gopinath, ami to' tomara jana
tomare chariya, samsara bhajinu,
bhuliya apana-dhana


5
gopinath, tumi to' sokali jano
apanara jane, dandiya ekhano,
sri-carane deho sthano


6
gopinath, ei ki vicara taba
bimukha dekhiya, charo nija-jane,
na koro' karuna-laba


7
gopinath, ami to murakha ati
kise bhalo hoya, kabhu na bujhinu
tai heno mama gati


8
gopinath, tumi to'pandita-bara
mudhera mangala, tumi anvesibe
e dase na bhavo' para

TRANSLATION
1) O Gopinatha, please remove the torment of worldly existence. I can no longer tolerate the pain of ignorance and the repeated succession of births and deaths.

2) O Gopinatha, indeed I am a servant of lust. Worldly desires are awakening in my heart, and thus the noose of fruitive work is beginning to tighten.

3) O Gopinatha, when will I wake up and abandon afar this enemy of lust, end when will You manifest Yourself in my heart?

4) O Gopinatha, I am Your devotee, but having abandoned You and thus having forgotten my real treasure, I have worshiped this mundane world.

5) O Gopinatha, You know everything. Now, having punished Your servant, please give him a place at Your lotus feet.

6) 0 Gopinatha, is this Your judgment, that seeing me averse to You, You abandon Your servant and don't bestow even a particle of mercy upon him?

7) 0 Gopinatha, I am certainly very foolish, and I have never known what is good for me. Therefore such is my condition.

8) 0 Gopinatha, You are indeed the wisest person. Please look for a way to bring about auspiciousness for this fool, and please do not consider this servant as an outsider.

Part Three


1
Gopinath, amara upaya nai
tumi krpa kori', amare loile,
samsare uddhara pai


2
gopinath, porechi mayara phere
dhana, dara, suta, ghireche amare,
kamete rekheche jere


3
gopinath, mana je pagala mora
na mane sasana, sada acetana,
visaye ro'yeche ghora


4
gopinath, hara je menechi ami
aneka jatana, hoilo bifala,
ekhano bharasa tumi


5
gopinath, kemone hoibe gati
prabala indriya, bosi-bhuta mana,
na chare visaya-rati


6
gopinath, hrdoye bosiya mora
manake samiya, laho nija pane,
ghucibe vipada ghora


7
gopinath, anatha dekhiya more
tumi hrsikesa, hrsika damiya,
taro'he samsrti-ghore


8
gopinath, galaya legeche phase
krpa-asi dhori', bandhana chediya,
vinode koroho dasa

TRANSLATION
1) O Gopinatha, I have no means of success, but if You take me, having bestowed your mercy upon me, then I will obtain deliverance from this world.

2) O Gopinatha, I have fallen into the perils of material illusion. Wealth, wife, and sons have surrounded me, and lust has wasted me away.

3) O Gopinatha, my mind is crazy and does not care for any authority. It is always senseless and has remained in the dark pit of worldly affairs.

4) O Gopinatha, I have accepted my defeat. All of my various endeavors were useless. Now You are the only hope.

5) O Gopinatha, how shall I make any advancement when my mind has come under the control of the powerful senses and does not abandon its attachment to materialism?

6) O Gopinatha, after sitting down in the core of my heart and subduing my mind, please wake me to You. In this way the horrible dangers of this world will disappear.

7) O Gopinatha, You are Hrsikesa, the Lord of the senses. Seeing me so helpless, please control these senses of mine and deliver me from this dark and perilous worldly existence.

8) O Gopinatha, the noose of materialism has become fixed around my neck. Taking up the sword of Your mercy and cutting this bondage, make this Bhaktivinoda Your humble servant.


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