Sunday, May 3, 2020

Keno Hare Krishna Naam | Bhaktivinoda Thakur | Ananda Lila Das | Ajay Wadekar

Keno Hare Krsna Nam Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura Lyrics: keno hare kṛṣṇa nām hari bole mano prāṇ kāńde nā Oh, why does my heart not weep from chanting the holy names Hare Krsna? (1) pākhi nā jāni kon aparādhe mukhe hare kṛṣṇa nām bolo nā The bird of my heart does not know what past sinful activities in has committed to cause this inability to chant Hare Krsna properly. (2) baner pākhi re dhare rākhalām hṛdoy mandire madhu mākhā ei hari nām pākhi re sikhaile sikhe O forest bird! I have kept something for you very carefully within the cottage of my heart – the holy name of Hari, which is overflowing with pure sweet honey. O bird, you could learn the chanting of this name if you were taught. (3) pākhi sakal nām bolte paro keno hare kṛṣṇa nām bolo nā keno hare kṛṣṇa nām hari bole mano prāṇ kāńde nā A bird is easily able to speak all names; why then does this bird of my heart refuse to chant Hare Krsna? Oh, why does my heart not weep from chanting the holy names Hare Krsna? (4) calo pākhi rūper deśe jāi je deśete maner mānuś āśā jāoyā nāi O bird! Come, let us go to the spiritual world, the land of true and everlasting beauty. It is the place where the imaginary man of my mind will never again come and go on the revolving cycle of birth and death. (5) pākhi re tor maraṇa kālete carabī vāser dolāte ore cār janete kandhe kore loye jābe smaśān ghāṭete O bird! At the time of death, your body will simply be placed upon a funeral stretcher, lifted on the shoulders of four persons and carried to the cremation grounds. (6) ore o tor mukhe āguna jihve tule ki korobi tāi bolo nā Alas! The cremation fire will enter your mouth and then totally consume your tongue. There will be nothing you can do to save yourself; for at that time, it is too late – you will be unable to speak anymore. Description In this Vaishnava Song Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur elaborates deeply the behavior of living entity to ignore the glories of Holy Names and engage in worldly activities. He compares the heart to a bird and says: “Oh, why this bird of my heart does not learn to chant the Holy Names though this bird can learn to twitter anything and everything which is worldly?” If this bird is taught to chant the Holy Names, he would relish the sweet honey-like nectar out of love of Krishna but unfortunately due to past baggage of sinful reactions he is unable to do so. Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur urges this bird to engage in chanting of Holy Names and elevate himself to the “Sat Chit Ananda” spiritual world from where there is sure no return to this vicious cycle of birth and death. He warns this bird to engage in loving pure devotional service of Krishna at once. At the time of death, on funeral pyre when fire will consume your tongue, it will already be too late! For More Vaishnava songs - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdDcskT8CTRGZWS7rfSx4Q
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