Purport of Manasa Deha Geha by Srila Prabhupada

Mānasa, deho, geho, jo kichu mor. This is a song sung by Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura. He's teaching the process of full surrender.

Mānasa, deho, geho, jo kichu mor. First of all, he is surrendering the mind, because mind is the origin of all kinds of speculations; and surrendering, rendering devotional service means first controlling the mind.

Therefore he says mānasa, means "mind," then deha: "senses." Śarīra. Deha means this body; body means senses. So, if we surrender the mind unto the lotus feet of Kṛṣṇa, then automatically the senses also become surrendered.

Then, "my home." Deha, geho. Geho means home. Jo kichu mor. Our all possessions are comprising these three things: mind, body and our home.

So Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura proposes to surrender everything. Arpilū tuwā pade, nanda-kiśor. Nanda-kiśor is Kṛṣṇa.

So "I am surrendering my mind, my body and my home unto You." Now, sampade vipade, jīvane-maraṇe: "Either I am in happiness or I am in distress, either I am in living condition or I am dead."

Dāy mama gelā, tuwā o-pada baraṇe: "Now I am relieved. I am feeling relief because I have surrendered unto You everything." Mārobi rākhobi-jo icchā tohārā: "Now it is up to You whether You like to keep me or You want to kill me; that depends on You." Nitya-dāsa prati tuwā adhikārā: "You have got every right to do whatever You think right in relation with Your servant. I am Your eternal servant."

Janmāobi moe icchā jadi tor: "If you so desire"-because a devotee goes back to Home, goes back to Godhead-therefore Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura proposes, "If You like that I shall again take birth, it doesn't matter." Bhakta-gṛhe jani janma hau mor: "That's only request is that if I have to take my birth, please kindly give me the chance of taking my birth in a devotee's house."

Kīṭa-janma hau jathā tuwā dās: "I don't mind if I am born as an insect, but I must be in the house of a devotee." Bahir mukha brahma-janme nāhi āś: "I do not like nondevotee life.

Even if I am born as a Lord Brahmā. I want to remain with the devotees." Bhukti-mukti-spṛhā vihīna je bhakta: "I want such devotee who doesn't care for material happiness or spiritual liberation."

Labhaite tāko saṅga anurakta: "I simply desire to be associated with such pure devotees." Janaka jananī, dayita, tanay: "Now, henceforward You are my father, You are my brother, You are my daughter, You are my son, You are my Lord, You are my spiritual master, You are my husband, everything You are." 

Bhakativinoda kohe, śuno kāna: "My Lord, Kāna-Kṛṣṇa, You are the Lover of Rādhārānī, but You are my life and soul, kindly give me protection."


(From Saranagati) 
Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

manasa, deho, geho, jo kichu mor
arpilu tuwa pade, nanda-kisor!

sampade vipade, jivane-marane
day mama gela, tuwa o-pada barane

marobirakhobi – jo iccha tohara
nitya-dasa prati tuwa adhikara

janmaobi moe iccha jadi tor
bhakta-grhe jani janma hau mor

kita-janma hau jatha tuwa das
bahir-mukha brahma-janme nahi as

bhukti-mukti-sprha vihina je bhakta
labhaite tako sanga anurakta

janaka, janani, dayita, tanay
prabhu, guru, pati–tuhu sarva-moy

bhakatvinoda kohe, suno kana!
radha-natha! tuhu hamara parana


1) Mind, body, and family, whatever may be mine, I have surrendered at Your lotus feet, O youthful son of Nanda!

2) 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.

3) Slay me or protect me as You wish, for You are the master of Your eternal servant.

4) If it is Your will that I be born again, then may it be in the home of Your devotee.

5) 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.

6) I yearn for the company of that devotee who is completely devoid of all desire for worldly enjoyment or liberation.

7) Father, mother, lover, son, Lord, preceptor, and husband; You are everything to me. 

8) Thakura Bhaktivinoda says, "O Krishna, please hear me! O Lord of Radha, You are my life and soul."

All glories to Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura.