Songs and slokas from today’s lecture:

Mānasa Deho Geho by Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākur

mānasa, deho, geho, jo kichū mora arpilu̐ tuyā pade, nanda-kiśora!

1 Mind, body, and family, whatever may be mine, I have surrendered at Your lotus feet, O youthful son of Nanda!

sampade bipade, jīvane-maraṇe dāy mama gelā, tuyā o-pada baraṇe

2 In good fortune or in bad, in life or at death, all my difficulties have disappeared by choosing those feet of Yours as my only shelter.

mārobi rākhobi—jo ichā tohārā nitya-dāsa prati tuyā adhikārā

3 Slay me or protect me as You wish, for You are the master of Your eternal servant.

janmāobi moye ichā jadi tora bhakta-gṛhe jani janma hau mora

4 IfitisYourwillthatIbebornagain,thenmayitbeinthehomeof Your devotee.

kīṭa-janma hau jathā tuyā dāsa bahir-mukha brahma-janme nāhi āśa

5 May I be born again even as a worm, as long as I may remain Your devotee. I have no desire to be born as a Brahmā averse to You.

bhukti-mukti-spṛhā bihīna je bhakta labhaite tā̐ka saṅga anurakta

6 I yearn for the company of the devotee completely devoid of all desire for worldly enjoyment or liberation.

janaka, jananī, dayita, tanoy
prabhu, guru, pati—tuhu̐ sarvva-moy

7 Father, mother, lover, son, Lord, preceptor, and husband — You are everything to me.

bhakativinoda kohe, śuno kāna! rādhā-nātha! tuhu̐ hāmāra parāṇa

8 Bhaktivinoda says, “O Krishna, please hear me! Oh Lord of Rādhā, You are my life and soul!”

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Ātma-samarpaṇe by Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākur

ātma-samarpaṇe gelā abhimāna nāhi korobu̐ nija rakṣā-vidhān

1 Surrendering my soul unto You has lifted from me the burden of false pride. No longer will I try to provide for my own safety.

tuyā dhana jāni’ tuhu̐ rākhobi, nāth! pālya godhana jāni kori’ tuyā sāth

2 I know that You will give protection to Your treasured possessions, Oh Lord. I now understand the mentality of Your treasured cows safely maintained by Your side.

charāobi mādhava! jamunā-tīre baṁśī bājāoto ḍākobi dhīre

3 Oh Mādhava , when You lead Your herds to pasture on the banks of the Jamunā river, You will call to them by softly playing on Your flute.

agha-baka mārato rakṣā-vidhāna korobi sadā tuhu̐ gokula-kāna!

4 By slaying great demons such as Aghāsura and Bakāsura You will always provide full protection, Oh Kān of Gokul!

rakṣā korobi tuhu̐ niśchoy jāni pāna korobu̐ hām jāmuna-pāni

5 Fearless and confident of Your protection, I will drink the waters of the Jamunā.

kālīya-dokha korobi vināśā śodhobi nadī-jala, bāḍāobi āśā

6 The Kālīya serpent’s venom poisoned the Jamunā’s waters, yet that poison will be vanquished. You will purify the Jamunā, and by such heroic deeds enhance our faith.

piyato dāvānala rākhobi moy ‘gopāla’, ‘govinda’ nāma tava hoy

7 You will surely protect me by swallowing the forest fire. Thus You are called Gopāl (protector of the cows) and Govinda (pleaser of the cows).

sura-pati-durmati-nāśa vichāri’ rākhobe varṣaṇe, giri-vara-dhāri!

8 In order to curb the malice of Indra, king of the demigods, You will protect me from his torrents of rain, Oh lifter of the mighty Govardhan Hill!

chatur-ānana korabo jabo chori rakṣā korobi meye, gokula-hari!

9 When the four-headed Brahmā abducts me along with Your cowherd boyfriends and calves, then also You will surely protect me, Oh Gokul Hari!

bhakativinoda—tuyā gokula-dhan rākhobi keśava! korato jatan

10 Bhaktivinoda is now the property of Gokul, Your holy abode. Oh Keśava! Kindly protect him with gentle loving care.

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yajña-śhiṣhṭāśhinaḥ santo muchyante sarva-kilbiṣhaiḥ
bhuñjate te tvaghaṁ pāpā ye pachantyātma-kāraṇāt

(BG 3.13)

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