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Dekhite Dekhite

Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

 

dekhite dekhite, bhuliba va kabe, nija-sthula-paricaya

nayane heriba, vraja-pura-shobha, nitya cid-ananda-maya (1)

 

When I will forget my gross bodily identity, then I will behold the exquisite beauty

of Vraja, full of eternal spiritual bliss and cognizance.

 

vrishabhanu-pure, janama laiba, yavate vivaha ha’be

vraja-gopi-bhava, haibe svabhava, ana bhava na rahibe (2)

 

I shall take birth in Vrishabhanu Maharaja’s town and will marry in the nearby village

of Yavat. My sole disposition and nature will be that of a cowherd maiden.

 

nija-siddha-deha, nija-siddha-nama, nija-rupa sva-vasana

radha-kripa-bale, labhiba va kabe, krishna-prema-prakarana (3)

 

When will I obtain, by the power of Radha’s mercy, my own eternal spiritual body,

my own realized name and dress embellishing my real form? And when will I receive

initiation into the techniques of expressing divine love for Krishna?

 

yamuna-salila-aharane giya, bujhibo yugala-rasa

prema-mugdha ha’ye, pagalini-praya, gaiba radhara yasha (4)

 

As I go to draw water from the Yamuna, I will understand the confidential mellows

of Yugala-Kishora’s loving affairs. Being captivated by prema, I will sing Shri Radhika’s

glories just like a madwoman.