to remember and recite daily

rāya kahe, — "āmi — naṭa, tumi — sūtra-dhāra

yei mata nācāo, taiche cāhi nācibāra

SYNONYMS

rāya kahe — Rāmānanda Rāya replied; āmi — I; naṭa — dancer; tumi — You; sūtra-dhāra — the puller of the strings; yei — whatever; mata — way; nācāo — You make me dance; taiche — in that way; cāhi — I want; nācibāra — to dance.

TRANSLATION

Śrī Rāmānanda Rāya said, "I am just a dancing puppet, and You pull the strings. Whichever way You make me dance, I will dance.

mora jihvā — vīṇā-yantra, tumi — vīṇā-dhārī

tomāra mane yei uṭhe, tāhāi uccāri

SYNONYMS

mora jihvā — my tongue; vīṇā-yantra — a stringed instrument; tumi — You; vīṇā-dhārī — the player of the stringed instrument; tomāra mane — in Your mind; yei uṭhe — whatever arises; tāhāi — that; uccāri — I vibrate.

TRANSLATION

"My dear Lord, my tongue is just like a stringed instrument, and You are its player. Therefore I simply vibrate whatever arises in Your mind."

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