Śaraṇāgati (Surrendered to the Lord’s Shelter)
Bhajana Lālasā (Hankering for Divine Service) – Song Thirteen
kabe tava karunā-prakāśe
śrī-gaurāṅga-līlā, hoya nitya-tattwa,
ei dṛḍha viśvāse
‘hari hari’ boli’, godruma-kānane,
1) O Gurudeva! When will it be, as a manifestation of your mercy? I will become fixed in the firm faith that Lord Gaurāṅga’s pastimes are eternal realities. Chanting “Hari! Hari!” I will wander throughout the groves of Godruma, hoping to catch a glimpse of those pastimes.
nitāi, gaurāṅga, adwaita, śrīvāsa,
kṛṣṇa-nāma-rase, bhāsā’be jagat,
2) The five personalities-Nitāi, Gaurāṅga, Advaita, Śrīvāsa, and Gadādhara-will flood the entire universe with the intoxicating nectar of the holy name of Śrī Kṛṣṇa by performing a mahā-saṅkīrtan.
dekhiyā dekhiyā, se līlā-mādhurī,
bhāsibo premera bāne
3) With my own ears I will hear the sounds of playful dancing and the rhythmic pulsations of the mṛdaṅga drums. By constantly looking and looking upon the sweetness and beauty of that pastime, I will float in the flood-tide of divine love.
nā dekhi’ ābāra, se līlā-ratana,
kāṅdi hā gaurāṅga! boli’
āmāre viṣayī, pāgala boliyā,
aṅgete dibeka dhūli
4) The next moment losing sight of the jewel of that pastime, I shall weep and cry out, “O my Lord Gaurāṅga!” Materialists will then proclaim me thoroughly mad and will throw dust upon my body.
Thus ends the section on Bhajana-Lālasā.