SRI SRI PREMA-VIVARTA: CHAPTER EIGHT
Give up Deceit
gora bhaja, gora bhaja, gora bhaja bhai
bhaja–Serve gora–Gora! bhaja–Serve gora–Gora! bhaja–Serve gora–Gora! bhai–Brother, nai–there is no guru–Guru e jagate–in this world vina ara–other than gora–Gora. 
Serve Gora! Serve Gora! Serve Gora! Brother, there is no Guru in this world other than Gora.
yadi bhajibe gora sarala kara nija mana
yadi–If bhajibe–you want to serve gora–Gora, kara–make nija–your mana–heart sarala–sincere. chhadi'–Give up kutinati–deceit [and] bhaja–serve gorara–Gora's charana–feet. 
If you want to serve Gora, make your heart sincere. Give up deceit and serve Gora's feet.
manera katha gora jane phanki kemane dibe
gora–Gora jane–knows [your] manera katha–thoughts. kemane–How phanki dibe–will you cheat [Him]? sarala hale–When you are sincere, bujhiya la-ibe–you will understand gorara–Gora's siksa–teachings. 
Gora knows your thoughts, so how will you cheat Him? When you are sincere, you will understand Gora's teachings.
anera mana rakhite giya apanake dibe phanki
giya–Going rakhite–to satisfy mana–the minds anera–of others, phanki dibe–you will cheat apanake–yourself. gora–Gora jane–knows [your] manera katha–thoughts, [so] kemane–how dhaki–will you hide [your] hrdaya–heart [from Him]? 
If you go to satisfy the minds of others, you will only cheat yourself. Gora knows your thoughts, so how will you hide your heart from Him?
gora bale, "amara mata karaha charita
gora–Gora bale–says, "charita karaha–"Behave amara mata–like Me [and] palana kara–follow amara–My ajna–instructions yadi–if chaha–you want hita"–good fortune." 
Gora says, "Behave like Me and follow My instructions if you want good fortune."
"gorara ami, gorara ami" mukhe balile nahi chale
mukhe balile–You may say aloud, "ami–I [am] gorara–Gora's. ami–I [am] gorara"–Gora's", [but this] nahi chale–does not do. la-ile–When you follow gorara–Gora's achara–practices [and] gorara–Gora's vichara–conception, [then] phala–the result phale–manifests. 
Just saying, "I am Gora's! I am Gora's!" does not do. Only when you follow Gora's practices and Gora's conception will you get the proper result.
loka dekhana gora bhaja tilaka matra dhari'
loka-dekhana–You show the world [you] bhaja–serve gora–Gora matra–simply dhari'–by wearing tilaka–tilak [but] gopanete–secretly you atyachara–misbehave. gora–Gora dhare–will catch [you, you] churi–thief! 
You show the world you serve Gora simply by wearing tilak but secretly you misbehave. Gora will catch you, you thief!
adhah-patana habe bhai kaile kutinati
bhai–Brother, kutinati kaile–if you act deceitfully adhah-patana habe–you will fall down. nama-aparadhe–Because of offences to the Name tomara–your bhajana–service mati habe–will be ruined. 
Brother, if you act deceitfully, you will fall down. Because of offences to the Name, your service will be ruined.
nama lana ye kare papa haya aparadha
ye–Those who lana–chant nama–the Name [and] papa kare–sin aparadha haya–commit offence. kiba ara–What greater badha–obstacle achhe–is there era mata–than such bhakti–'devotion'? 
Those who chant the Name and sin commit offence. What greater obstacle is there than such 'devotion'?
nama karite kasta nai nama sahaja dhana
nai–There is no kasta–difficulty karite–in chanting nama–the Name. nama–The Name [is everyone's] sahaja–natural dhana–wealth. ostha-spanda-matre–Simply by moving your lips, namera kirtana haya–you chant the Name. yadi–If haya na–you cannot do tahao–even that, [then] namera smarana haya–you can remember the Name. 
The Name is everyone's natural wealth, and chanting the Name is not difficult: simply by moving your lips you can chant the Name. If you cannot do even that, then you can remember the Name.
tunda-bandhe chita-bhramse sravana tabu haya
tunda-bandhe–The mute [and] chita-bhramse–the deranged tabu–still sravana haya–hear [the Name, and this alone] ksaye–destroys sarva-papa–all sins [and] jivera mukhya phalodaya–gives rise to the true fortune of the soul. 
Even the mute and the deranged can still hear the Name, and this alone destroys all sins and gives rise to the true fortune of the soul.
bahu-janma archchanete ei phala dhare
bahu-janma–Many lifetimes archanete–of Deity worship dhare–bear ei phala dhare–this result: krsna-nama–the Name of Krishna nirantara–constantly nrtya kare–dances tunde–in [your] mouth. 
Many lifetimes of Deity worship bear this result: the Name of Krishna constantly dances in your mouth.
karma-jnana-yogadira sei sakti nahe
sastre–The scriptures kahe–say [that] karma-jnana-yogadira nahe–worldly action, knowledge, yoga, and so on, do not have sei–such sakti–power, [and that] vidhi-bhanga-dose–by the fault of breaking [their] rules, [they become] phala-hina–fruitless. 
The scriptures say that worldly action, knowledge, yoga, and so on, do not have such power, and that when the rules for practising them are broken, they bear no fruit at all.
se saba chhada bhai nama kara sara
bhai–Brother, chhada–leave behind se saba–all of them [and] nama sara kara–accept the Name as all-in-all. tabe–Then jinibe–you will conquer samsara–the world ati alpa-dine–very soon. 
Brother, leave them all behind and accept the Name as all-in-all. Then you will conquer samsara very soon.
dhanya kavi karnapura sva-grama-nivasi
dhanya–The glorious kavi karnapura–Kavi Karnapur [is] sva-grama-nivasi–a resident of my village. prakasi' rakhila–He revealed and recorded kichhu–some namera–of the Name's mahima–glories. 
The glorious Kavi Karnapur is a resident of my village. He revealed and recorded some of the Name's glories.
gaura yare krpa kare, visve sei dhanya
sei yare–Those whom gaura–Gaura krpa kare–blesses [become] dhanya–glorious visve–throughout the world, [and] manya haila–Kavi Karnapur was honoured mahakavi–as a great poet sapta-varse vayase–at the age of seven. 
Those whom Gaura blesses become glorious throughout the world, and Kavi Karnapur was honoured as a great poet when he was only seven years old.
dhanya sivananda kavi-karnapura-pita
dhanya–The glorious sivananda–Sivananda Sen, kavi-karnapura-pita–Kavi Karnapur's father, sikhaila–taught more–me bhagavata-gita–Srimad Bhagavatam and Bhagavad-gita balye–in my youth. 
The glorious Sivananda Sen, Kavi Karnapur's father, taught me Srimad Bhagavatam and Bhagavad-gita in my youth.
nadiya la-iya more rakhe prabhu-pade
la-iya–Sivananda brought more–me nadiya–to Nadia [and] rakhe–kept [me] prabhu-pade–at the feet of the Lord. sivananda–Sivananda [is] mora–my trata–saviour, sampade vipade–in good fortune and in bad. 
Sivananda brought me to Nadia and kept me at the feet of the Lord. He is my saviour, in good fortune and in bad.
tara ghare bhoga randhi' paka-siksa haila
paka siksa haila–I learned to cook [and] bhoga randhi'–prepared offerings tara ghare–in his home, [and] paka kari'–by cooking bhala–well, sri-gauranga-seva kaila–I served Sri Gauranga. 
I learned to cook and prepare offerings in his home, and by cooking well, I served Sri Gauranga.
jagai bale, "sadhu-sange dina yaya yara
jagai–Jagai bale–says, "matra–"Only sei yara–those whose dina–days yaya–pass sadhu-sange–in the association of sadhus namasraya kare–take shelter of the Name nirantara"–constantly." 
Jagai says, "Only those whose days pass in the association of sadhus take shelter of the Name constantly."
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