(A Garland of Songs)

Chapter One
Yāmuna Bhāvāvalī (The Ecstasies of  Yāmunācārya)

Song 1
The Glories of the Lord’s Lotus Feet

hari he
ohe prabhu doyāmoya   tomāra caraṇa-dwoya
śruti-śiropari śobhā pāya
guru-jana-śire puna  śobhā pāya śata guṇa
dekhi āmāra parāṇa juḍāya

Oh my Lord, oh most compassionate Personality! Your two divine lotus feet are beautifully decorating the summit of all the scriptures. And when those lotus feet in turn decorate the heads of all the spiritual masters coming in the disciplic succession, then their beauty and splendor increases hundred fold. Seeing this truth, my heart has become fully satisfied.

jība manoratha-patha  tańhi saba anugata
jība-bañcha-kalpa-taru jathā
jībera se kula dhana  ati-pūjya sanātana
jībera carama gati tathā

 The desires of all the jīva souls are actually following the path which leads them to Your beautiful lotus feet, which are just purpose-trees as much as they bestow the fulfillment of the most cherished desires of all these souls. Indeed, Your feet are just like the very wealth of the dynasty of jīvas, and they are the most revered object of worship for all of time to come. Thus they are the ultimate goal and refuge of all souls.

kamalākha-pada-dwoya parama ānanda-moya
nikhapaṭa e sebiyā satata
e bhaktibinoda cāya satata tuṣite tāya
bhakta-janera ho’ye anugata

 The divine lotus feet of the lotus-eyed Lord, are abounding in supreme spiritual bliss. Sincerely serving those divine feet continuously, Bhaktivinoda wants to satisfy them by remaining as a humble follower of the devotees of the Lord.