Bhaja Bhaja Hari
Srila Locana Dasa Thakura

bhaja bhaja hari, mana dṛḍha kari’, mukhe bolo tā’ra nāma
vrajendra-nandana gopī-prāṇa-dhana, bhuvana mohana śyāma

O my dear mind, with firm faith you perform hari-bhajana, without which you cannot be delivered. And with your mouth chant the names of Vrajendra-nandana, Gopī-prana-dhana (the life and wealth of the gopis) and Syamasundara, whose beauty enchants the whole universe.

kakhana maribe, kemane taribe, viṣama śamana ḍāke
jāhāra pratāpe, bhuvana kāpaye, nā jāni mara vipāke

There is no certainty when your life will finish, and you also never think about your deliverance from the material world. But very fearsome Yamadutas are standing near you. Bhagavan, whose power causes the three worlds to tremble in fear, You have forgotten. This is your misfortune. Thus, you are suffering in this material world from different kinds of miseries, and now you are about to die.

kula-dhana pāiyā, unmatta haiyā, āpanāke jāna baḍa
śamanera dūte, dhari’, pāye hāte, bādhiyā karibe jaḍa

You have become intoxicated by your high birth and wealth, thinking yourself very high class. But you have forgotten that one day the Yamadutas will take you, tying up your hands and feet.

kivā yati satī, kivā nīca jāti, jei hari nāhi bhaje
tabe janamiyā, bhramiyā bhramiyā, raurava-narake maje

So whether one is a sannyasi or a very low-caste person, without performing hari-bhajana, one will continue to rotate in the samsara and go to the hell named Raurava.

e dāsa locana, bhāve anukṣaṇa, michāi janama gela
hari nā bhajinu, viṣaye majinu, hṛdaye rahala śela

Locana dasa says, “I have never done any hari-bhajana, having been absorbed in sense enjoyment. In this way my human form of life has been wasted. And this causes excruciating pain like a thorn piercing my heart.

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