By Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur
O Gopinath, hear my prayer. I am a wicked, constantly covetous materialist. I do not have any good qualities.
O Gopinath, You are my hope. I have taken shelter at Your feet. I am Your servant.
O Gopinath, how will You purify me? I do not understand devotion and my materialistic mind is absorbed in karma. I have fallen into this dark world.
O Gopinath, everything is Your illusion. I have no strength or transcendental knowledge, and this body of mine is not independent (of material nature's control).
O Gopinath, weeping and weeping, this sinner begs for an eternal place at Your feet. Please give him Your mercy.
O Gopinath, You can do anything. You have the power to deliver sinners, and who is a greater sinner than myself?
O Gopinath, You are an ocean of mercy. You came into this world and performed Your Pastimes for the sake of the fallen souls.
O Gopinath, am I the greatest sinner of all? All the demons reached Your feet, and only this Bhakti Vinod remained sitting here.
O Gopinath, remove the suffering of samsara. I can no longer tolerate the pain of ignorance or the cycle of birth and death.
O Gopinath, I am a servant of lust. Worldly desires have awakened in my heart, and the noose of karma has tightened around my neck.
O Gopinath, when will I wake up? When will I abandon my enemy—lust? When will You appear in my heart?
O Gopinath, I am Yours, but I have abandoned You and engaged in worldly life, forgetting my actual wealth.
O Gopinath, You know everything. Having now punished Your servant, give him a place at Your holy feet.
O Gopinath, is this Your judgement? Seeing me averse to You, You abandon Your servant and do not grant him even a trace of mercy?
O Gopinath, I am very foolish. I have never understood what is good for me. Therefore my condition is such.
O Gopinath, You are the wisest person. Always try to uplift this fool and do not consider this servant an outsider.
O Gopinath, I have no way out. Only if You mercifully take me will I be delivered from this world.
O Gopinath, I have fallen into Maya's perils. Wealth, wife, and children have surrounded me, and lust has ruined me.
O Gopinath, my mind is crazy and does not submit to discipline. It is always senseless and has remained engrossed in mundanity.
O Gopinath, I have accepted defeat. All of my endeavours were useless. Now You are my hope.
O Gopinath, how shall I progress? My mind is controlled by my powerful senses and does not abandon its attachment to mundanity.
O Gopinath, sit down in my heart, subdue my mind, and bring me towards You. Dispel all danger and darkness.
O Gopinath, You are the Lord of the senses. Seeing me so helpless subdue my senses and deliver me from this dark world.
O Gopinath, a noose has been tied around my neck. Taking up the sword of Your mercy, cut away this bondage and make Bhakti Vinod Your humble servant.
O Govinda! O Gopinath! This time be merciful. I have been an offender for many births. Million of births have passed. Give me the shade of Your feet. I have surrendered at Your feet. Give me the service of Your feet. O Govinda! O Gopinath!
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Sung by Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj:
Sung by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj:
|"HUMILITY, TOLERANCE, GIVING HONOUR TO OTHERS | HUMILITY, TOLERANCE, GIVING HONOUR TO OTHERS"|
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