(A Garland of Songs)
Yāmuna Bhāvāvalī (The Ecstasies of Yāmunācārya)
The Lord’s Qualities
tumi sarba-guṇa-juta śakti taba baśī-bhūta
badānya sarala śuci dhīra
doyālu madhura sama kṛtī sthira sarbottama
kṛtajña-lakhaṇe punaḥ bīra
Oh my Lord Hari! You are invested with all good qualities, for all energies are fully under Your control. You are most magnanimous, simple and straightforward, clean, patient, compassionate sweet, equal to all, successful, peaceful, You are the best of all, most grateful and the greatest hero.
samasta kalyāṇa-guṇa guṇāmṛta sambhābana
bindu bindu guṇa taba sarba-jība-subaibhaba
tumi pūrṇa sarba-śaktimān
You are the origin of all immortal nectarine qualities of auspiciousness, which are each as deep as the ocean, and You are thus the Supreme possessor of all spiritual opulences. All souls can each display a small drop from the ocean of Your unlimited, complete qualities. Thus You are the full, perfectly complete energetic source of all potencies.
e bhaktibinoda chāra kṛtāñjali bāra bāra
kore citta-kathā bijñāpana
taba dāsa-gaṇa-sańge taba līlā-kathā-rańge
jāya jena āmāra jībana
Now this most fallen Bhaktivinoda prays again and again with folded hands, and humbly confesses all these talks from his heart. Oh Lord, I am simply passing my life absorbed in enjoying all these discussions about Your transcendental pastimes in the company of Your loving servitors.