Gurudev! kṛpā-bindu diyā
Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

gurudev!
kṛpā-bindu diyā, koro' ei dāse,
tṛṇāpekhā ati hīna
sakala sahane, bala diyā koro',
nija-māne spṛhā-hīna

Gurudeva! Give me a drop of mercy - make this servant more humble than a blade of grass. Give me the strength to tolerate all eventualities. Let me not hanker for my own honor and fame.

sakale sammāna korite śakati,
deho' nātha! yathā yatha
tabe to' gāibo, hari-nāma-sukhe,
aparādha ha 'be hata

Give me the power to respect all living entities as they deserve. Then I will be able to chant the holy names peacefully and all my offenses will be vanquished!

kabe heno kṛpā, labhiyā e jana,
kṛtārtha hoibe, nātha!
śakti-buddhi-hīna, āmi ati dīna,
koro' more ātma-sātha

O my master! When will I be blessed with your mercy and finally be successful in my life? I am so fallen that I have neither strength nor intelligence. Kindly take my soul and make me your servant.

yogyatā-vicāre, kichu nāhi pāi,
tomāra karuṇā-sāra
karuṇā nā hoile, kāndiyā kāndiyā,
prāṇa nā rākhibo āra

If I examine myself, I find no good qualities; Your mercy is the essence of my existence. When I fail to get your mercy, then bitterly weeping I will no longer maintain my life.

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