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Deva! Bhavantam vande
deva! bhavantam vande
man-manasa-madhukaram arpaya nija-pada-pankaja-makarande (1)
O Bhagavan Shri Krishna! I am offering a prayer to You. Please attach the bee of my mind to the nectar of Your lotus feet, meaning please let it have a taste of the rasaof those lotus feet by which it will then never be able to become attached to anything else.
yadyapi samadhishu vidhir api pashyati, na tava nakhagramaricim
idam icchami nishamya tavacyuta! tad api kripadbhuta-vicim (2)
Although Brahma in his samadhi cannot obtain a glimpse of even a ray of the tips of the nails of Your feet, still hey Acyuta! Having heard of the waves of Your astonishing mercy, I yearn to see You.
bhaktir udancati yadyapi madhava! na tvayi mama tila-matri
parameshvarata tad api tavadhika, durghata-ghatana-vidhatri (3)
O Madhava! Although I donít possess even a sesame seed of bhakti for You, by Your supreme power which makes the impossible possible, please fulfil the desires of my heart.
ayam avilolatayadya sanatana, kalitadbhuta-rasa-bharam
nivasatu nityam ihamrita-nindini, vindan madhurima-saram (4)
Hey Sanatana! Your lotus feet put to shame the sweetness of heavenly nectar. Therefore please make the bee of my mind undistracted by material desires and give me eternal residence at Your lotus feet - this is my only prayer.