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Bhajan: Hari Hari Biphale

Ista-deve Vijnapti
Hari Hari Biphale
Prayer to One's Beloved Lord
(from Prarthana)
Text One
hari hari! bifale janama gonainu
manusya-janama paiya, radha-krsna na bhajiya,
janiya suniya bisa khainu
 
SYNONYMS
hari hari!–O Lord Hari!; biphale–uselessly; janama gonainu–I have spent my life; manusya-janama paiya–having obtained a human birth; radha-krsna–Radha and Krsna; na bhajiya–having not worshiped; janiya suniya–even after knowing and hearing about it; visa khainu–I have drunk poison.
TRANSLATION
O Lord Hari, I have spent my life uselessly. Having obtained a human birth and having not worshiped Radha and Krsna, I have knowingly drunk poison.
Text Two
golokera prema-dhana, hari-nama-sankirtana,
rati na janmilo kene tay
samsara-bisanale, diba-nisi hiya jwale,
juraite na koinu upay
SYNONYMS
golokera–of Goloka Vrndavana; prema-dhana–the treasure of divine love; hari-nama-sankirtana–the congregational chanting of Lord Hari's holy names; rati–my attraction; na janmilo–never came about; kene–why?; tay–for that; samsara-visanale–in the fire of the poison of worldliness; diva-nisi–day and night; hiya jvale–my heart burns; judaite–to relieve it; na koinu upay–I have not taken the means.
TRANSLATION
The treasure of divine love in Goloka Vrndavana has descended as the congregational chanting of Lord Hari's holy names. Why did my attraction for that chanting never come about? Day and night my heart burns from the fire of the poison of worldliness, and I have not taken the means to relieve it.
Text Three
brajendra-nandana jei, saci-suta hoilo sei,
balarama hoilo nitai
dina-hina jata chilo, hari-name uddharilo,
tara saksi jagai madhai
SYNONYMS
brajendra-nandana yei–Lord Krsna, the son of the King of Vraja; saci-suta–the son of saci (Lord Caitanya); hoilo–became; sei–He; balarama–Lord Balarama; hoilo–became; nitai–Lord Nityananda; dina-hina–who were lowly and wretched; yata chilo–all those souls who were; hari-name–by the holy name; uddharilo–were delivered; tara saksi–the evidence of that; jagai madhai–the two sinners named Jagai and Madhai.
TRANSLATION
Lord Krsna, who is the son of the King of Vraja, became the son of Saci (Lord Caitanya), and Balarama became Nitai. The holy name delivered all those souls who were lowly and wretched. The two sinners Jagai and Madhai are evidence of this.
Text Four
ha ha prabhu nanda-suta, vrsabhanu-suta-juta,
koruna karoho ei-baro
narottama-dasa koy, na theliho ranga pay,
toma bine ke ache amara
SYNONYMS
ha ha prabhu–alas! alas! O dear Lord!; nanda-suta–O son of Nanda!; vrsabhanu-suta yuta–accompanied by the daughter of Vrsabhanu; koruna karoho–please be merciful to me; ei-baro–now; narottama-dasa koy–Narottama dasa says; na theliho–please do not push me away; ranga pay–from Your reddish lotus feet; toma bine–except for You; ke ache amara–who is my beloved?
TRANSLATION
O Lord Krsna, son of Nanda, accompanied by the daughter of Vrsabhanu, please be merciful to me now. Narottama dasa says, "O Lord, please do not push me away from Your reddish lotus feet, for who is my beloved except for You?"
 
>>> Ref. VedaBase => SVA 3: Ista-deve Vijnapti (hari hari! bifale)

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"The process is how to think of Krsna. Man-mana bhava mad-bhaktah. This is meditation. So this... By kirtana it becomes very easy. If you chant Hare Krsna maha-mantra twenty-four hours like Haridasa Thakura... That is not possible. So as much as possible... Tirtha-yasasa. Kirtana, this is also kirtana. We are talking about Krsna, reading about Krsna, reading Krsna's instruction in the Bhagavad-gita or reading Krsna's glories in the Srimad-Bhagavatam. They are all kirtana. It is not that simply when we sing with musical instruments, that is kirtana. No. Anything you talk about Krsna, that is kirtan."
~ from Srila Prabhupada's lecture on Srimad Bhagavatam 3.28.18 on October 27, 1975 in Nairobi

Srila Prabhupada ~ " Simply our prayer should be, My dear Krishna, please remind me to always chant Your Holy Name, please do not put me into forgetfulness. You are sitting within me as Supersoul, so you can put me into forgetfulness or into remembering You. So please do not put me into forgetfulness. Please always remind me to chant, even You send me into the hell, it doesn't matter, just so long as I can always chant Hare Krishna..."

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