Gītā-mālā
(A Garland of Songs)

Chapter One
Yāmuna Bhāvāvalī (The Ecstasies of  Yāmunācārya)

Song 2
The Power of the Lord’s Glance

 

(1)
hari he
tomāra īkṣana hoya         sakala utpatti loya
caturdaśa bhubanete jata
joḍa jība ādi kori’      tomāra kṛpāya hori
labhe janma āra ko’bo kota

 Oh my dear Lord Hari! Merely by Your glance, all creations throughout the fourteen worlds come into being. By Your mercy alone, oh Lord, all souls take their birth within this world of matter. What more can I say than this?

(2)
tāhādera bṛtti jata      tomāra īkṣaṇe swataḥ
janme prabhu tumi sarbeśwara
sakala jantura tumi      swabhābika nitya-swāmī
suhṛn mitra prāṇera īśwara

 When You cast Your glance, then automatically all the souls awaken into their own different natures, propensities and activities. Thus You, my dear Lord, are the only Master and Controller of all. You are by nature the eternal Master of all living beings, and You are thereby the dearest friend and Lord of everyone’s heart.

(3)
e bhaktibinoda koya      śuno prabhu doyāmoya
bhakti prati bātsalya tomāra
naisargika dharma hoya        aupādhika kabhu noya
dāse doyā hoiyā udāra

 Now Bhaktivinoda says, please hear me, oh munificent Lord! The loving affection You show towards Your own devotees is most natural and eternal. It can never be classified as being of a temporary, designative nature. Thus, the kindness You show to Your own eternal servants is most liberal and magnanimous.