Gītā-mālā
(A Garland of Songs)

Chapter One
Yāmuna Bhāvāvalī (The Ecstasies of  Yāmunācārya)

Song 13
A Glimpse at His lotus Feet

 

 

(1)
hari he
bhramite soḿsāra-bane   kabhu daiba-samghaṭane
kona-mate kona bhāgyabān
taba pada uddeśiyā    thāke kṛtāñjali hoya
eka-bāra ohe bhagavān

 Oh my Lord Hari! While wandering about in the forest of this material world, some fortunate soul may be able to get a momentary glimpse of Your lotus feet just once, by some unseen influence of destiny, and he receives that visions of Your lotus feet with folded hands.

(2)
sei khaṇe tā’ra jata          amańgala hoya hata
su-mańgala hoya puṣṭa ati
āra nāhi khaya hoya      krame tā’ra śubhodoya
tā’re deya sarbottama-gati

  At that very moment all inauspiciousness becomes dissipated, and he very much relishes the nourishment of divine auspiciousness. This never decreases, for You gradually awaken his eternal well-being by bestowing upon such a fortunate soul the topmost goal of life.

(3)
emona doyālu tumi   emona durbhāgā āmi
kabhu nā korinu paraṇāma
taba pada-padma prati   nā jāne e duṣṭa-mati
bhaktibinodera pariṇāma

  Thus You are such a liberal and magnanimous Lord, but I have never offered my respectful obeisances unto Your lotus feet. Therefore my wicked mentality cannot comprehend anything. This is Bhaktivinoda’s resultant unfortunate position.