Ke Jabi Ke Jabi Bhai

By Srila Lochan Das Thakur

ke jābi ke jābi bhāi bhava sindhu-pāra
dhanya kali-yugera caitanya-avatāra

O brothers, who will go? Who will go? Who will cross over this ocean of birth and death? This is a special Kali-yuga because Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu has come.

āmāra gauraṅgera ghaṭe adāna-kheya vaya
jaḍa andha, ātura avadhi pāra haya

At the bathing place of my Gauranga, there is a free ferry boat waiting. There is no restriction – everyone is coming, including the lame, the blind and the distressed. All are climbing aboard to cross over.

hari-nāma naukākhāni śrī guru-khāndāri
saṅkīrtana koroyāla dubāhu pasāri

The holy name of Hari is the boat, Sri Guru is the captain, and the saṅkīrtana party moving with upraised arms are the oars.

saba jīva haila pāra premera vātāse
paḍiyā rohila locana āpanāra dose

All souls can cross over with the favorable winds of prema. Only Locana Dasa is so unfortunate that due to his own fault, he has been left behind.


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