His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
অল্প ভাগ্যে সেবা নাহি হয়
alpa-bhagye seva nahi haya
"Service does not come by just a little fortune. Only after ten million births of good fortune, can you leave this material world behind."
Vrindavan Das Thakur writes this in his Chaitanya Mangal (later renamed as Chaitanya-bhagavata). Only after you have got 10 million lives of fortune, can you come to the line of Krishna consciousness—it is not easy.
It is not easy, but we have got this chance, and we must use the opportunity to serve, because even though we have got the chance, illusory environment is always ready to remove us from this line. Illusory environment is very strong, so if we do not practise properly, if we do not serve properly, any time we can lose our mind and leave this line. Be careful of that.
মায়ারে করিয়া জয় ছাড়ান না যায় ।
mayare kariya jaya chhadana na yaya,
"It is not possible to conquer maya by illusory environment (by engaging in maya); it is only possible to get relief by the mercy of Guru, Vaishnav."
Be careful, always be careful.
দিন যায় মিছা কাজে নিশা নিদ্রাবশে ।
dina yaya michha kaje nisa nidra-base
My days are passed in useless work and nights are wasted on sleeping. It never occurs to me that there is death sitting next to me.
'Durlabha manava janma labhiya' by Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur
It is a very nice song, and another song is also Bhuliya tomare, samsare asiya (Saranagati, 2). If you can recite and think about the meaning of this song, you will see how nice it is.
ভুলিয়া তোমারে সংসারে আসিয়া
bhuliya tomare, samsare asiya
"I have forgotten You, Prabhu! Now I have come to Your lotus feet, I surrender to You and will tell You what my sadness is."
জননী-জঠরে ছিলাম যখন,
janani-jathare, chhilama yakhana,
"When I was in the mother's womb, I got very much austerity."
একবার প্রভু, দেখা দিয়া মোরে,
eka-bara prabhu! dekha diya more
"One time You showed me Your form—I saw You in my mother's womb, but now I do not see You."
তখন ভাবিনু, জনম পাইয়া
takhana bhavinu, janama paiya,
"At that time I thought and promised You that I would worship You, I would chant Your Name."
জনম হইল, পড়ি' মায়া-জালে,
janama ha-ila, padi' maya-jale,
"Then I was born, and maya, illusory environment, attacked me. I have become surrounded by the net of illusory environment and I cannot come out. Maya has bound me in her net."
আদরের ছেলে, স্বজনের কোলে
adarera chhele, svajanera kole,
"When I was a small boy, I sat on the lap of my relatives and everybody—my uncle, father, mother, and others—gave me so much affection."
janaka-janani- snehete bhuliya,
"They gave me much affection, and I felt so nice that I could not come out."
When your wife or your husband give you much affection, you cannot come to this line, but when they kick you, then you can come. Is it correct or not? If they kick you, give you austerity, then you suffer so much and you think, "Oh, it is not good, I have to come out." And when they give you much love and affection, you cannot come to this line in that life...
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