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Shri Devakinandana dasa Thakura
vrindavana-vasi jata vaishnavera gana
prathame vandana kari sabara carana (1)
First of all I offer glorifications to the feet of all of the Vaishnavas of Vrindavana.
nilacala-vasi jata mahaprabhura gana
bhumite podiya vandő sabara carana (2)
Praising of all of Mahaprabhu’s Nilacala associates, I prostrate at their feet.
navadvipa-vasi jata mahaprabhura bhakta
sabara carana vandő haiya anurakta (3)
I pray for loving attachment to the lotus feet of all of Mahaprabhu’s Navadvipa bhaktas.
mahaprabhura bhakta jata gauda-deshe sthiti
sabara carana vandő kariya pranati (4)
I offer pranamas at the feet of all of Mahaprabhu’s Gaudadesha (Bengal) devotees.
je-deshe je-deshe baise gaurangera gana
urdhva-bahu kari vandő sabara carana (5)
With upraised arms I pray to the feet of all of Gauranga’s bhaktas, in whichever
country they may reside.
haiyachena haibena prabhura jata dasa
sabara carana vandő dante kari’ ghasa (6)
Holding a straw between my teeth, I submit at the feet of all the servants of Mahaprabhu
that were or will be.
brahmanda tarite shakti dhare jane jane
e veda purane guna gaya jeva shune (7)
I have heard their glorification in the Vedas and Puranas, which proclaim that each
one of His devotees has the shakti to deliver an entire universe.
mahaprabhura gana saba patita-pavana
tai lobhe mui papi lainu sharana (8)
(Hearing of their glory) I have come with great eagerness to surrender to Mahaprabhu’s
bhaktas, who are all patita-pavana for sinners like me.
vandana karite mui kata shakti dhari
tamo-buddhi-doshe mui dambha matra kari (9)
What power do I have to glorify them? But out of my ignorance and unmitigating
pride I do so anyway, thinking myself so qualified.
tathapi mukera bhagya manera ullasa
dosha kshami’ mo-adhame kara nija-dasa (10)
Even though I am dumb and unable to express their greatness, still my heart is joyful
due to my great good fortune (that the Vaishnavas have accepted me as their own and
Shri Gurudeva has given me harinama full of blissful pastimes). Forgive the faults of
this fallen soul and make me your servant.
sarva-vancha siddhi haya yama-bandha chute
jagate durlabha haiya prema-dhana lute (11)
They award the perfection of all desires, including freedom from death, and even that
rarest treasure not found in this world - prema!
manera vasana purna acirate haya
devakinandana dasa ei lobhe kaya (12)
All of one’s pure, heartfelt desires will be fulfilled without delay. Devaki-nandana
dasa, intensely eager for this, glorifies and prays to the Vaishnavas.