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(Krishna) Deva! Bhavantam Vande
Shrila Rupa Gosvami
(krishna) deva! bhavantam vande
man-manasa-madhukaram arpaya nija-pada-pankaja-makarande (1)
O Bhagavan Shri Krishna! I am offering a prayer to You. Please let the bee of my mind
be offered the nectarean honey of Your lotus feet. In other words, please let it have
a taste of the rasa of those lotus feet so that it will then never be attracted to anything
yadyapi samadhishu vidhir api pashyati na tava nakhagra-maricim
idam icchami nishamya tavacyuta! tad api kripadbhuta-vicim (2)
Although Brahma in full samadhi cannot catch a glimpse of even a ray of the
effulgence from the tips of Your toe-nails, still O Acyuta! having heard of the waves
of Your astonishing mercy, I long to receive Your grace.
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. Still, by
Your inconceivable power which makes the impossible possible, please fulfill the
desires of my heart.
ayam avilolatayadya sanatana! kalitadbhuta-rasa-bharam
nivasatu nityam ihamrita-nindini-vindan madhurima-saram (4)
O Sanatana! Because Your lotus feet are filled with such wonderful rasa, let the bee
of my mind always reside unwaveringly in that nectar which puts everything else to
shame, for they are the essence of all sweetness - this is my only prayer.