Gītā-mālā
(A Garland of Songs)

Chapter One
Yāmuna Bhāvāvalī (The Ecstasies of  Yāmunācārya)

Song 16
The Soul’s Position of Eternal Service

 

 

 

(1)
hari he
āmi sei duṣṭa-mati    nā dekhiyā anya-gati
taba pade lo’yechi śaraṇa
jānilama āmi nātha   tumi prabhu jagannātha
āmi taba nitya parijana

 Oh my dear Lord Hari! I am most fallen, and seeing no other alternative, I have taken full shelter at Your lotus feet. Oh Lord! Now I have finally understood that You are known as Jagannātha, Lord of the Universe, whereas I am but Your eternal servant.

(3)
nirantara sebā-mati  bahibe cittete satī
praśānta hoibe ātmā mora
e bhaktibinoda bole  kṛṣṇa-sebā-kutūhole
ciro-dina thāki jena bhora

When will that day come when I will take on the mood and behavior of Your unalloyed eternal servant? Then, all other distracting desires of my mind will automatically become totally exhausted, and I will be able to whole-heartedly render service to my eternal Master.

(3)
nirantara sebā-mati  bahibe cittete satī
praśānta hoibe ātmā mora
e bhaktibinoda bole  kṛṣṇa-sebā-kutūhole
ciro-dina thāki jena bhora

 My soul will become fully satisfied when that day will be mine. My heart will be chaste only to You, and it will exhibit such a service attitude which flows from the core of the heart with uninterrupted devotion. Bhaktivinoda says that he will thus live eternally absorbed in such a delightful flow of ecstatic loving service to Kṛṣṇa.