Gītā-mālā
(A Garland of Songs)

Chapter One
Yāmuna Bhāvāvalī (The Ecstasies of  Yāmunācārya)

Song 24
Prayer for Natural Eternal Service

 

 

 

(1)
hari he
śuno he madhu-mathana   mama eka bijñāpana
biśeṣa koriyā boli āmi
tomāra sebātwa mama   swakiyā baibhabottama
āmi dāsa tumi mora swāmī

 Oh my dear Lord Hari! Please hear me now, oh Lord Who gives honey to those who You trample upon! I am revealing this specific confession unto You. The topmost wealth of my own ultimate service attitude is this… I am Your servant, and You are my Master.

(2)
e saba jāuka nāśa   śata-bāra śrīnibāsa
tabu thāku dāsatwa tomāra
e bhaktibinoda koya  kṛṣṇa-dāsa jība hoya
dāsya binā kiba āche āra

 Oh Acyuta, infallible Lord! I am not able to tolerate even a split second of life outside the purview of this divine wealth of Your eternal service. Therefore I have now decided to renounce everything that is near and dear to the illusioned soul such as the body, the life, material pleasures as well as all hopes for future sense gratification.

(3)
e saba jāuka nāśa  śata-bāra śrīnibāsa
tabu thāku dāsatwa tomāra
e bhaktibinoda koya  kṛṣṇa-dāsa jība hoya
dāsya binā kiba āche āra

 Oh Residence of the Goddess of Fortune! Let all these things be neglected by me and fall into abject ruination hundreds of times; I don’t mind, for I will still remain immutably fixed in Your eternal service. Bhaktivinoda says that the soul is irrevocably the eternal servant of Kṛṣṇa, and except for this eternal service there is no other reality.