śunoha vacana mor
dekhā deya citta-cor
1) O my dear friends! Please hear my words. When the thief of my heart appears to me, I remain overwhelmed in pure ecstasy
vicakṣana kori’, dekhite cāhile,
punaḥ nāhi dekhi’, kāṅdaye parān,
duḥkhera nāhi thāke or
2) When I scheme to see Him more closely, He suddenly becomes invisible. Thus losing sight of Him again, my soul weeps, and there is no limit to the unhappiness that I feel
jagatera bandhu sei kabhu more loy sātha
jathā tathā rakhu more āmāra sei prāna-nātha
3) Sometimes that friend of the universe takes me as one of His associates; but however He chooses to treat me, He is still the Lord of my life
darśana-ānanda-dāne, sukha deya mora prāne,
bole more pranaya-vacan
punaḥ adarśana diyā, dagdha kore mora hiyā,
prāne mora māre prāna-dhan
4) By bestowing His blissful audience, He gives happiness to my soul, and He speaks words of love to me. But again by His absence He burns my heart, and He who is the treasure of my life gives distress to my soul
jāhe tā’r sukha hoy, sei sukha mama
nija sukhe-duḥkhe mor sarvadā-i sama
5) Whatever His happiness is, that is also my happiness. Therefore I do not care about my own happiness or distress-they are equal in all ways
bhakativinoda, saṁyoge, viyoge,
tāhe jāne prāneśvara
tā’ra sukhe sukhī, sei prāna-nāth,
se kabhu nā hoy para
6) In meeting or in separation, Bhaktivinoda knows only Kṛṣṇa to be the Lord of his life and is made happy only by His happiness. He is the Lord of Bhaktivinoda’s soul, and He will never be looked upon with indifference.
rādhā-saha vaṁśī-dhārī, viśva-jana-citta-hārī,
prāna mor tāṅhāra caraṇe
1) Situated upon the Yoga-Pīṭha surrounded by the eight chief gopīs in a kadamba tree grove within Vṛndāvana with His beloved Rādhā is the holder of the flute the stealer of the hearts of all living beings in the universe – I lay down my life at Their lotus feet
sakhī-ājñā-mata kori doṅhāra sevan
pālya-dāsī sadā bhāvi doṅhāra caraṇ
2) According to the directions of my superior sakhī, I render service to the Divine Couple. I always consider myself a dependent maidservant of the lotus feet of the Divine Couple
kabhu kṛpā kori, mama hasta dhori’,
madhura vacana bole
tāmbūla loiyā, khāy dui jane,
mālā loya kutūhale
3) Sometimes, out of great mercy, my sakhī holds my hand and speaks sweet words to me. Taking the betel nuts I have prepared she offers them to those two persons and accepts flower garlands for Them in great delight
adarśana hoy kakhon ki chale
nā dekhiyā doṅhe hiyā jwale
4) By some deception They periodically disappear from my sight. Not seeing the Divine Couple of Vraja, my heart burns in agony
jekhāne sekhāne, thākuka du’jane,
āmi to’ caraṇa-dāsī
milane ānanda, virahe jātanā,
sakala samāna bāsi
5) Wherever those two may be I am certainly a humble maidservant of Their lotus feet. I consider the ecstasies of meeting Them and the agonies of separation from Them to be exactly the same
rādhā-kṛṣṇa prāna mor jīvane maraṇe
more rākhi’ māri’ sukhe thākuka du’jane
6) In life or death, Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa are my life and soul. May They always be happy, whether They choose to protect me or kill me.
bhakativinoda, āna nāhi jāne,
rādhikāra gaṇe, thākiyā satata,
7) This Bhaktivinoda knows nothing beyond this. Falling down at the lotus feet of the sakhī whom he serves and always remaining among the associates of Śrī Rādhikā he prays for the lotus feet of the Divine Couple of Vraja.
Thus ends Gītāvalī by Śrīla Saccidānanda Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura
(When the dancing and chanting is concluded):
jaya śrī godruma-candra gorā-cāṅda kī jaya!
jaya prema-dātā śrī nityānanda kī jaya!
jaya śrī śāntipura-nātha kī jaya!
jaya śrī gadādhara panḍita goswāmī kī jaya!
jaya śrī śrīvāsādi bhakta-vṛnda kī jaya!
jaya śrī navadvīpa-dhāma kī jaya!
jaya śrī nāma-haṭṭa kī jaya!
jaya śrī śrotṛ-varga kī jaya!
śrī śrī nām haṭṭera parimārjjaka jhāḍudār
dīna-hīna śrī kedāranāth bhaktivinoda
Signed, the sweeper of the Marketplace of the Holy Name, the lowly and destitute Kedāranāth Bhaktivinoda)