Topic: Yamuna Bhavavali

Yāmuna Bhāvāvalī – Song Twenty Seven

Gītā-mālā (A Garland of Songs) Chapter One Yāmuna Bhāvāvalī (The Ecstasies of  Yāmunācārya) Song 27 The Last Hope for Deliverance       (1) hari he āmi to' cañcala-mati amaryāda khudra ati asūya-prasaba sadā mora pāpiṣṭha kṛtaghna mānī  nṛśaṁsa bañcane jñānī kāma-baśe thāki sadā ghora Oh my dear Lord Hari! I am most fickle-minded, completely bereft of proper etiquette and extremely insignificant. I always radiate an intense effulgence of jealousy and malice. I willingly perform sinful acts, I love to do harm to my well-wishing benefactors, and I am unnecessarily puffed up with false Read More...

Yāmuna Bhāvāvalī – Song Twenty Six

Gītā-mālā (A Garland of Songs) Chapter One Yāmuna Bhāvāvalī (The Ecstasies of  Yāmunācārya) Song 26 Relative Position of the Master and the Servant       (1) hari he tumi jagatera pitā   tumi jagatera mātā doyita tanoya hari tumi tumi suhṛn mitra guru  tumi gati kalpa-taru twadīya-sambandha-mātra āmi  Oh my Lord Hari! You are the Father of the universe, You are the Mother of the universe, as well as the Lover and son of all beings. You are the most dearly beloved friend of the heart, the spiritual master of all, the ultimate refuge Read More...

Yāmuna Bhāvāvalī – Song Twenty Five

Gītā-mālā (A Garland of Songs) Chapter One Yāmuna Bhāvāvalī (The Ecstasies of  Yāmunācārya) Song 25 The Mood of Self-Surrender       (1) hari he āmi nara-paśu-prāya   ācāra-bihīna tāya anādi ananta su-bistāra ati-kaṣṭe parihārja    sahajete anibārja aśubhera āspada ābāra  Oh my Lord Hari! I am simply a two-legged animal, completely bereft of proper behavior. I have been suffering great difficulties unlimitedly since time immemorial. And moreover, I have unavoidably become the repository of all types of sinful activities. (2) tumi to' doyāra sindhu   tumi to' jagad-bandhu asīma bātsalya-payonidhi taba guṇa-gaṇa smari'  bhaba-bandha cheda kori' Read More...

Yāmuna Bhāvāvalī – Song Twenty Four

Gītā-mālā (A Garland of Songs) Chapter One Yāmuna Bhāvāvalī (The Ecstasies of  Yāmunācārya) Song 24 Prayer for Natural Eternal Service       (1) hari he śuno he madhu-mathana   mama eka bijñāpana biśeṣa koriyā boli āmi tomāra sebātwa mama   swakiyā baibhabottama āmi dāsa tumi mora swāmī  Oh my dear Lord Hari! Please hear me now, oh Lord Who gives honey to those who You trample upon! I am revealing this specific confession unto You. The topmost wealth of my own ultimate service attitude is this... I am Your servant, and You are my Master. Read More...

Yāmuna Bhāvāvalī – Song Twenty Third

Gītā-mālā (A Garland of Songs) Chapter One Yāmuna Bhāvāvalī (The Ecstasies of  Yāmunācārya) Song 23 The Qualities of the Pure Devotee       (1) hari he tomāra je śuddha-bhakta         tomāte se anurakta bhukti mukhti tuccha kori' jāne bāreka dekhite taba      cid-ākāra-śrī-baibhaba tṛṇa boli' anya sukha mane  Oh my Lord Hari! Your pure unalloyed devotee, who is uncompromisingly devoted and attached to You only, considers any type or material enjoyment or liberation to be insignificant. Simply by beholding the beauty and opulences of Your form made of eternity, knowledge and bliss, such a pure Read More...

Yāmuna Bhāvāvalī – Song Twenty Two

Gītā-mālā (A Garland of Songs) Chapter One Yāmuna Bhāvāvalī (The Ecstasies of  Yāmunācārya) Song 22 Prayer for the Association of Devotees       (1) hari he veda-vidhi-anusāre   karma kori' e soṁsāre punaḥ punaḥ jība janma pāya pūrba-kṛta-karma-phale   tomāra bā icchā-bale janma jadi labhi punarāya Oh my Lord Hari! By working fruitively according to the Vedic injunctions in this material world, the soul continuously takes birth again and again. If I also have to take birth once again according to Your will, due to the results of my previous fruitive reactions, then I have Read More...

Yāmuna Bhāvāvalī – Song Twenty One

Gītā-mālā (A Garland of Songs) Chapter One Yāmuna Bhāvāvalī (The Ecstasies of  Yāmunācārya) Song 21 Surrender Transcends Bodily Designation       (1) hari he strī-puruṣa-deha-gata   barṇa-ādi dharma jata tāhe punaḥ deha-gata bheda sattwa-rajas-tamo-guṇa    āśroyeche bheda punaḥ ei-rūpa sahasra prabheda Oh my Lord! I know that all bodily distinctions between female and male, as well as the divisions of the varṇāśrama system namely brāhmaṇa, kṣatriya, vaiśya, śūdra, brahmacārī, gṛhastha, vānaprastha and sannyāsa are all simply materialistic distinctions based on bodily consciousness. All these fall under the jurisdiction of the modes of goodness, passion and Read More...

Yāmuna Bhāvāvalī – Song Twenty

Gītā-mālā (A Garland of Songs) Chapter One Yāmuna Bhāvāvalī (The Ecstasies of  Yāmunācārya) Song 20 Natural Eternal Surrender       (1) hari he tomā chāḍi' āmi kabhu    anātha nā hoi prabhu prabhu-hīna dāsa nirāśroya āmāke nā nile sātha    kaiche tumi ha'be nātha domanīya ke tomāra hoya  My dear Hari! I will never, ever abandon Your shelter, oh Lord, for if I were to do that, I would become utterly helpless without my Master. When a faithful servant becomes bereft of his Master, then he remains helplessly lost and confused, with no shelter from Read More...

Yāmuna Bhāvāvalī – Song Nineteen

Gītā-mālā (A Garland of Songs) Chapter One Yāmuna Bhāvāvalī (The Ecstasies of  Yāmunācārya) Song 19 The meaning of "The Most Merciful Lord (Doyamoy)"       (1) hari he agre eka nibedana kori madhunisūdana śuno kṛpā koriyā āmāya nirarthaka kathā noya nigūḍhārtha-moya hoya hṛdoyā hoite bahirāya  Oh my dear Lord Hari! I have just one appeal to make before You, oh killer of the Madhu demon! Please be kind enough to hear it from me. It is certainly not a useless talk for wasting time, for it is full of very deep meaning. Indeed, Read More...

Yāmuna Bhāvāvalī – Song Eighteen

Gītā-mālā (A Garland of Songs) Chapter One Yāmuna Bhāvāvalī (The Ecstasies of  Yāmunācārya) Song 18 The Power of Ignorance       (1) hari he abibeka rūpa ghana   tāhe dhik ācchādana hoilo ta'te andhakāra ghora tāhe duḥkha-bṛṣṭi hoya   dekhi' cāri-dike bhoya patha-bhrama hoiyāche mora  Oh my Lord Hari! Ignorance of You is just like a menacing raincloud which hovers overhead and covers all directions, causing the darkness of spiritual blindness to envelop me. From this cloud of ignorance falls the rains of material tribulations which strikes fear throughout the four directions. Thus I have Read More...

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