(Click to enlarge photo of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura and family—Srila Bhaktisiddhanta upper left)
By Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura
Click here to listen to Vishnujana Swami sing Manasa Deho Geha and recite translation
manasa, deho, geho, jo kichu mor
arpilu tuwa pade, nanda-kisor!
Mind, body, and family, whatever may be mine, I have surrendered at Your lotus feet, O youthful son of Nanda!
sampade vipade, jivane-marane
day mama gela, tuwa o-pada barane
In good fortune or in bad, in life or at death, all my difficulties have disappeared by choosing those feet of Yours as my only shelter.
marobirakhobi - jo iccha tohara
nitya-dasa prati tuwa adhikara
Slay me or protect me as You wish, for You are the master of Your eternal servant.
janmaobi moe iccha jadi tor
bhakta-grhe jani janma hau mor
If it is Your will that I be born again, then may it be in the home of Your devotee.
kita-janma hau jatha tuwa das
bahir-mukha brahma-janme nahi as
May I be born again even as a worm, so long as I may remain Your devotee. I have no desire to be born as a Brahma averse to You.
bhukti-mukti-sprha vihina je bhakta
labhaite tako sanga anurakta
I yearn for the company of that devotee who is completely devoid of all desire for worldly enjoyment or liberation.
janaka, janani, dayita, tanay
prabhu, guru, pati--tuhu sarva-moy
Father, mother, lover, son, Lord, preceptor, and husband; You are everything to me.
bhakatvinoda kohe, suno kana!
radha-natha! tuhu hamara parana
Thakura Bhaktivinoda says, "O Krishna, please hear me! O Lord of Radha, You are my life and soul."