hari hari! biphale janama gońāinu
manuṣya-janama pāiyā, rādhā-kṛṣṇa nā bhajiyā,
jāniyā śuniyā biṣa khāinu
O Lord Hari I have spent my life uselessly. Having obtained a human birth and having not worshiped Radha and Krsna, I have knowingly drunk poison.
The previous acharyas, who are all eternally liberated associates of the Supreme Personality of Godhead serving the Lord in his pastimes in the transcendental abode of Golok Vrindavan, are never contaminated by the modes of material nature even when they appear on this earthly planet to assist the Lord in his prakata lila, or the pastimes that the Lord perform on this planet. Being situated on the highest level of pure love of Godhead, they are eternally immersed in the thoughts of Sri Shyamsundar, but in order to set an example for those conditioned living entities who, due to the causeless mercy of the Lord, have become fortunate enough to be the practitioners of bhakti, these great devotees perform sadhana bhakti to seta precedence of how to perform devotional service to the Lord in order to make advancement on the path of Bhakti. The conditioned living entities, their pure intelligence having been clouded by the external energy of the Lord, are incapable of even appropriately praying to the Lord. Understanding the fallen nature of the jivas in this age of Kali, the by-gone great devotees have composed prayers and bhajans like the above mentioned one, so that the aspiring devotees can pray to the Lord through the words of the previous acharyas. In the above mentioned lines from the Dainya bodhika song 2 written by Srila Narottam das thakur, he is lamenting for having wasted the precious human form of life, which is the only opportunity one gets to deliver oneself from the web of material existance by taking to the process of Krishna consciousness, and says that knowingly I have drunk poison by not having utilised this human birth to worship Radha and Krishna. One must understand that certainly Srila Narottam das thakur, an eternal associate of Radha Shyamsundar named Srimati Champak manjari, has no need to lament in such a way as he is eternally engaged in the service of the Lord. However, he has mercifully given these beautiful and heartfelt prayers for our benefit, so that we may recite them and realise how unfortunate we are to not be taking full advantage of this human form of life. Blessed to be in the line of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, having the goswami’s literatures as our guides and having been delivered from the ocean of material life by the grace of Srila Prabhupad, we are in a situation that is very conducive for spiritual advancement, and yet, due to our foolishness, we are not taking full advantage of this glorious opportunity and are rather wasting our lives by not engaging in the loving service of the lotus feet of the fair and dark complexioned divine youthful couple Sri Sri Radha Shyamsundar, who are eternally performing innumerable transcendental pastimes, full of the sweetest nectar, in the groves of Vraja. This should be our mood while chanting and performing our service, and it is for this reason that the acharyas have given these beautiful bhajans for us to sing and recite regularly, so that we may be able to imbibe their mood.