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Boro-Kripâ Koile Krishna

Text: A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swâmî Prabhupâda
Melody: as sung by Swarûpa Damodar Das,
Arrangement: Anand Aadhar Prabhu
Singer: Anand Aadhar Prabhu
Duration: 15 min. 25
Date: 6 May 2005



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Boro-Kripâ Koile Krishna

Mârkine Bhâgavata-Dharma

"Preaching Krishna Consciousness in America"

by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupâda
at Boston Harbor, September 18, 1965

 

Intro

C Dm Em  F G Em Dm C
C Dm Em  F G Em Dm G

(1)

(F Am Dm C Am Dm Em // C Am F Dm C Am G)
boro-kripâ koile krishna adhamer prati      R
Great mercy You showed this fallen soul o Krishna!

(Dm Gm Edim F Gm Am E // Dm Gm Edim F Gm Am C)
ki lâgi ânile hethâ koro ebe gati      R
Why did You bring me here, please show your purpose now.

(C Am Bb C Gm )
boro-kripâ koile krishna
Great mercy you showed Krishna...

(2)


(Em G Am F Gm Am // C Em Dm F G Edim Dm Bb)
âche kichu kârja taba ei anumâne      R
I guess You've some job in mind with this,

(Gm Am Bb C D Edim C// Gm Am Bb D Dm Edim C F)
nahe keno âniben ei ugra-sthâne      R
or else why did You bring me to this ugly place?

 *

(3)

(F Am Dm C Am Dm Em // C Am F Dm C Am G)
rajas tamo gune erâ sabâi âcchanna      R
They all here are covered by the modes of passion and ignorance,

(Dm Gm Edim F Gm Am E // Dm Gm Edim F Gm Am C)
vâsudeva-kathâ ruci nahe se prasanna      R
thus satisfied have they no taste for Vâsudeva talks.

(C Am Bb C Gm )
rajas tamo gune erâ
Their modes are passion and ignorance...

 (4)

(Em G Am F Gm Am // C Em Dm F G Edim Dm Bb)
tabe jadi taba kripâ hoy ahaitukî      R
If You then show Your causeless mercy...,

(Gm Am Bb C D Edim C// Gm Am Bb D Dm Edim C F)
sakala-i sambhava hoy tumi se kautukî      R
will anything be possible, You are all full of wonder.

 *  

(5)

(F Am Dm C Am Dm Em // C Am F Dm C Am G)
ki bhâve bujhâle târâ bujhe sei rasa      R
What will make them understand and pick up that mood?

(Dm Gm Edim F Gm Am E // Dm Gm Edim F Gm Am C)
eta kripâ koro prabhu kori nija-bas'a      R
Be of this mercy Prabhu please, I give You the control.

(C Am Bb C Gm )
ki bhâve bujhâle târâ
What will make them understand?

(6)

(Em G Am F Gm Am // C Em Dm F G Edim Dm Bb)
tomâra icchâya saba hoy mâyâ-bas'a      R
By Your will they all fell under the control of mâyâ...

(Gm Am Bb C D Edim C// Gm Am Bb D Dm Edim C F)
tomara icchâya nâs'a mâyâr paras'a      R
As you wish they also may have the illusion clutch destroyed!

*

 (7)

(F Am Dm C Am Dm Em // C Am F Dm C Am G)
tava icchâ hoy jadi tâdera uddhâr      R
If You so desire that they may be delivered,

(Dm Gm Edim F Gm Am E // Dm Gm Edim F Gm Am C)
bujhibe nis'caya-i tabe kathâ se tomâr      R
then decidedly they will comprehend that message of You!

(C Am Bb C Gm )
tava icchâ hoy jadi
If it is what You desire.. 

 (8)

(Em G Am F Gm Am // C Em Dm F G Edim Dm Bb)
bhâgavater kathâ se taba avatâr      R
As the Bhâgavatam talks You have descended,

(Gm Am Bb C D Edim C// Gm Am Bb D Dm Edim C F)
dhîra haiyâ s'une jadi kâne bâr bâr      R
if heard in repeat they'll sober up the ones who hear them.

*

 (9)

(C //Am Dm)
s'rinvatâm sva-kathâh krishnah
Hearing these words of Krishna Himself,

(Dm Em // Bm C)
punya-s'ravana-kîrtanah       R
one finds virtue listening, singing;

(F G Am // F G Am)
hridy antah-stho hy abhadrâni
with from the heart the dirt collected,

(Dm Em// Dm Am)
vidhunoti suhrit satâm      R
washed by the Wellwisher of the truthful

 

(Am C Dm//C Am C Dm)
nashtha-prâyeshv abhadreshu 
All the bad as good as destroyed,

(Em F // G Bb Am)
nityam bhâgavata-sevayâ      R
in regular service of the bhâgavata;

(F G Am // Am Dm F G)
bhagavaty uttama-s'loke
unto the Fortunate One praised in the verses,

(Dm Em // F Am)
bhaktir bhavati naishthikî     R
becomes the bhakti irrevocable. 

 *

(F G Am G // Dm Em F Em)
tadâ rajas-tamo-bhâvâh
The effect then of passion, slowness,

(Dm C // Bdim Am)
kâma-lobhâdayas' ca ye    R
lust, greediness and all of that; 

(Dm Edim Gm C// Bb C Edim Am)
cetu etair anâviddham
the consciousness not spoiled by these,

(C Gm Am Gm // Am Edim Gm F)
sthitam sattve prasîdati     R
gets happy fixed in goodness.

 

(C //Am Dm)
evam prasanna-manaso
The one whose consciousness is thus pleased,

(Dm Em // Bm C)
bhagavad-bhakti-yogatah    R
by the Lord His bhakti-yoga;

(F G Am // F G Am)
bhagavat-tattva-vijñânam
sees the wisdom real to the Lord Supreme,

(Dm Em// Dm Am)
mukta-sangasya jâyate     R
effectiv'ly freed in that company!

 

(Am C Dm//C Am C Dm)
bhidyate hridaya-granthis'
With the knot in the heart pierced,

(Em F // G Bb Am)
chidyante sarva-sams'ayâh    R
and all the doubts cut into pieces;

(F G Am // Am Dm F G)
ksîyante câsya karmâni
with the end of his fruitive actions

(Dm Em // F Am)
drishtha evâtmanîs'vare    R
is the soul sure seen as the master.

                                                      (S.B. 1.2 17-21)

**

(10)

(Em G Am F Gm Am // C Em Dm F G Edim Dm Bb)
rajas tamo ha'te tabe pâibe nistâr      R
From passion, slowness being delivered attaining then,

(Gm Am Bb C D Edim C// Gm Am Bb D Dm Edim C F)
hridoyer abhadra saba ghucibe tâhâr      R
will the heart its troubles all be removed from.

*

 (11)

(F Am Dm C Am Dm Em // C Am F Dm C Am G)
ki kore bujhâbo kathâ bara sei câhi      R
What will clarify that message, that I'd like to know!

(Dm Gm Edim F Gm Am E // Dm Gm Edim F Gm Am C)
kshudra âmi dîna hîna kono s'akti nâhi      R
I'm so insignificant, small, fallen lacking in strength.

 (C Am Bb C Gm )
ki kore bujhâbo kathâ
What will clarify that message...

(12)

(Em G Am F Gm Am // C Em Dm F G Edim Dm Bb)
athaca enecho prabhu kathâ bolibâre      R
nevertheless You brought me Lord to speak this message,

(Gm Am Bb C D Edim C// Gm Am Bb D Dm Edim C F)
je tomâr icchâ prabhu koro ei-bâre      R
now please do O Lord what You want to be done.

*

 (13)

(F Am Dm C Am Dm Em // C Am F Dm C Am G)
akhila jagat-guru! bacana se âmâr      R
O Master of all the Living You with what I say,

(Dm Gm Edim F Gm Am E // Dm Gm Edim F Gm Am C)
alankrita koribâr kshamatâ tomâr      R
can make that represent so that each may well understand.

(C Am Bb C Gm )
akhila jagat-guru!
O Master of all the Living...

(14)

(Em G Am F Gm Am // C Em Dm F G Edim Dm Bb)
tava kripâ ha'le mor kathâ s'uddha habe      R
by Your grace shown will my words become pure,

(Gm Am Bb C D Edim C// Gm Am Bb D Dm Edim C F)
s'uniyâ sabâra s'oka duhkha je ghucibe      R
hearing which everyone's sad misery will vanish.

*

(15)

(F Am Dm C Am Dm Em // C Am F Dm C Am G)
âniyâcho jadi prabhu âmâre nâcâte      R
If You brought me here to dance Lord, so make me dance,

(Dm Gm Edim F Gm Am E // Dm Gm Edim F Gm Am C)
nâcâo nâcâo prabhu nâcâo se-mate      R
make me dance, make me dance, o Lord make me dance,

(C Am Bb C Gm )
kâshthera putula jathâ nâcâo se-mate      
R
just like a wooden doll make me dance, make me dance that way.

(C Am Bb C Gm )
âniyâcho jadi prabhu
If You brought me here to dance Lord...

(16)

(Em G Am F Gm Am // C Em Dm F G Edim Dm Bb)
bhakti nâi beda nâi nâme khub daro      R
Not of bhakti, nor of knowledge given the wrong title,

(Gm Am Bb C D Edim C// Gm Am Bb D Dm Edim C F)
'bhaktivedânta' nâm ebe sârthak kor      R
named Bhaktivedânta now please fulfill the real purport.

exit:

C Dm Em  F G Em Dm C
C Dm Em  F G Em Dm G
  

 

(Chords harmonium)

 

TRANSLATION

1)
My dear Lord Krishna, You are so kind upon this useless soul, but I do not know why You have brought me here. Now You can do whatever You like with me.

2)
But I guess You have some business here, otherwise why would You bring me to this terrible place?

3)
Most of the population here is covered by the material modes of ignorance and passion. Absorbed in material life, they think themselves very happy and satisfied, and therefore they have no taste for the transcendental message of Vasudeva. I do not know how they will be able to understand it.

4)
But I know Your causeless mercy can make everything possible because You are the most expert mystic.

 5)
How will they understand the mellows of devotional service? O Lord, I am simply praying for Your mercy so that I will be able to convince them about Your message.

6)
All living entities have become under the control of the illusory energy by Your will, and therefore, if You like, by Your will they can also be released from the clutches of illusion.

7)
I wish that You may deliver them. Therefore if You so desire their deliverance, then only will they be able to understand Your message.

8)
The words of Srimad-Bhagavatam are Your incarnation, and if a sober person repeatedly receives it with submissive aural reception, then he will be able to understand Your message. It is said in the Srimad-Bhagavatam (1.2.17-21):

"Sri Krishna, the Personality of Godhead, who is the Paramatma [Supersoul] in everyone's heart and the benefactor of the truthful devotee, cleanses desire for material enjoyment from the heart of the devotee who has developed the urge to hear His messages, which are in themselves virtuous when properly heard and chanted. By regular attendance in classes on the Bhagavatam and by rendering of service to the pure devotee, all that is troublesome to the heart is almost completely destroyed, and loving service unto the Personality of Godhead, who is praised with transcendental songs, is established as an irrevocable fact. As soon as irrevocable loving service is established in the heart, the effects of nature's modes of passion and ignorance, such as lust, desire and hankering, disappear from the heart. Then the devotee is established in goodness, and he becomes completely happy. Thus established in the mode of unalloyed goodness, the man whose mind has been enlivened by contact with devotional service to the Lord gains positive scientific knowledge of the Personality of Godhead in the stage of liberation from all material association. Thus the knot in the heart is pierced, and all misgivings are cut to pieces. The chain of fruitive actions is terminated when one sees the self as master."

9)
He will become liberated from the influence of the modes of ignorance and passion and thus all inauspicious things accumulated in the core of the heart will disappear.

10)
How will I make them understand this message of Krishna consciousness? I am very unfortunate, unqualified and the most fallen. Therefore I am seeking Your benediction so that I can convince them, for I am powerless to do so on my own.

11)
Somehow or other, O Lord, You have brought me here to speak about You. Now, my Lord, it is up to You to make me a success or failure as You like.

12)
O spiritual master of all the worlds! I can simply repeat Your message, so if You like You can make my power of speaking suitable for their understanding.

13)
Only by Your causeless mercy will my words become pure. I am sure that when this transcendental message penetrates their hearts they will certainly feel engladdened and thus become liberated from all unhappy conditions of life.

14)
O Lord, I am just like a puppet in Your hands. So if You have brought me here to dance, then make me dance, make me dance, O Lord, make me dance as You like.

15)
I have no devotion, nor do I have any knowledge, but I have strong faith in the holy name of Krsna. I have been designated as Bhaktivedanta, and now, if You like, You can fulfill the real purport of Bhaktivedanta.

 

Signed: the most unfortunate, insignificant beggar

A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swâmî,

on board the ship Jaladûta, Commonwealth Pier,

Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

dated 18th of September, 1965  

 

 

 

        

 
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