(A Garland of Songs)

Chapter One
Yāmuna Bhāvāvalī (The Ecstasies of  Yāmunācārya)



Song Eleven
Exclusively Dependent Shelter of the Lord

hari he
anya āśā nāhi jāra  taba pada-padma tāra
chāḍibāra jogya nāhi hoya
taba padāśroye nātha   kore sei dina-pāta
taba pade tāhāra abhoya

Oh my dear Lord Hari! He who spends his time under the shelter of Your lotus feet, oh Lord, becomes completely fearless. Indeed, he has no ability to neglect Your lotus feet for he hasn’t a pinch of desire to remain under any other shelter.

stanya-pāyī-śiśu-jane  mātā chāḍe krodha-mane
śiśu tabu nāhi chāḍe māya
je hetu tāhāra ārae jībana dhoribāra
mātā binā nāhika upāya

  A mother sometimes neglects her breast-suckling children out of anger but still the children could never give up their mother. This is because such small helpless children are not able to maintain their lives at all without their mother, being totally dependent on her.

e bhaktibinoda koya  tumi chāḍo doyāmoya
dekhiyā āmāra doṣa-gaṇa
āmi to’ chāḍite nāri   tomā binā nāhi pāri
kakhana dhorite e jībana

  Similarly, Bhaktivinoda says to You, oh Lord Who is overflowing with compassion, that You may reject me if You like, seeing all of my offenses. But still, I will never be able to abandon You, for I cannot maintain my life under any circumstances without You.

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