Gītā-mālā
(A Garland of Songs)

Chapter One
Yāmuna Bhāvāvalī (The Ecstasies of  Yāmunācārya)

Song 21
Surrender Transcends Bodily Designation

 

 

 

(1)
hari he
strī-puruṣa-deha-gata   barṇa-ādi dharma jata
tāhe punaḥ deha-gata bheda
sattwa-rajas-tamo-guṇa    āśroyeche bheda punaḥ
ei-rūpa sahasra prabheda

Oh my Lord! I know that all bodily distinctions between female and male, as well as the divisions of the varṇāśrama system namely brāhmaṇa, kṣatriya, vaiśya, śūdra, brahmacārī, gṛhastha, vānaprastha and sannyāsa are all simply materialistic distinctions based on bodily consciousness. All these fall under the jurisdiction of the modes of goodness, passion and ignorance, and thus all these bodily discriminations multiply into thousands of different complicated classifications.

(2)
jekhona śarīra thāki    jekhona abasthā rākhi
se saba ekhona taba pāya
saṁpilāma prāṇeśwara   mama boli’ ataḥ para|
āra kichu nā rohilo dāya

 Whatever type of body I happen to live in, and whatever circumstantial position surrounds this particular body, I now offer all these things unto Your lotus feet, oh Lord of my life! From now on, I am no longer responsible for anything related to my very existence.

(3)
tumi prabhu rākho mora        saba taba adhikāra
āchi āmi tomāra kiṅkora
e bhaktibinoda bole      taba dāsya-kautūhole
thāki jena sadā-sebā-pora

 Therfore, please protect and maintain me, oh Lord, for I am but Your eternal humble servant. Bhaktivinoda is just informing You that I am living always absorbed in the curious amusement of the transcendental loving service attitude.