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Shri Anuraga-Valli

The Burgeoning Vine of Love

Shrila Vishvanatha Cakravarti Thakura

 

deharbudani bhagavan! yugapat prayaccha

vaktrarbudani ca punah pratideham eva

jihvarbudani kripaya prativaktram eva

nrityantu teshu tava natha! gunarbudani (1)

 

O Bhagavan, please be merciful and grant me millions of bodies. Then give each of

those bodies millions of mouths and each of those mouths millions of tongues. O

Natha, and on each of those tongues may Your millions of divine attributes dance

eternally.

 

kim atmana? yatra na deha-kotyo

dehena kim? yatra na vaktra-kotyah

vaktrena kim? yatra na koti-jihvah

kim jihvaya? yatra na nama-kotyah (2)

 

What is the use of a soul that does not have millions of bodies? What is the use of

a body which does not have millions of mouths, and what is the use of a mouth which

does not possess millions of tongues? And what is the use of a tongue on which Your

millions of names donít dance?

 

atmastu nityam shata-deha-varti

dehastu nathastu sahasra-vaktrah

vaktram sada rajatu laksha-jihvam

grihnatu jihva tava nama-kotim (3)

 

O Natha, may my soul perpetually possess hundreds of bodies, may each body possess

thousands of mouths, and may each mouth have hundreds of thousands of tongues

upon which Your millions of names will dance.

 

yada yada madhava! yatra yatra

gayanti ye ye tava nama-lilah

tatraiva karnayuta-dharyamanas

tas te sudha nityam aham dhayani (4)

 

O Madhava, my special supplication is that I be present before Your deity form or

anywhere else, with thousands of ears with which to perpetually drink the nectar of

Your devoteesí kirtana of Your nama, rupa, guna and lila.

 

karnayutasyaiva bhavantu lakshako

tyo rasajna bhagavams tadaiva

yenaiva lilah shrinavani nityam

tenaiva gayani tatah sukham me (5)

 

O Bhagavan, and as I drink such nectar with millions of ears, may I have millions of

tongues with which to incessantly extol the nama, rupa, guna and lila which I hear

- in this way I will remain forever immersed in divine bliss.

 

karnayutasyekshana-kotir asya

hrit-kotir asya rasanarbudams tat

shrutvaiva drishtva tava rupa-sindhum

alingya madhuryam aho! dhayani (6)

 

May each of my millions of ears be accompanied by millions of eyes, may each of those

eyes be accompanied by millions of hearts, and may those millions of hearts be

accompanied by millions of tongues. Then those millions of ears will perpetually hear

the glories of the ocean of Your beauty, those millions of eyes will perpetually receive

darshana of that beauty, those millions of hearts will perpetually embrace it, and those

billions of tongues will incessantly drink its nectar.

 

netrarbudasyaiva bhavantu karnanasa-

rasajna hridayarbudam va

saundarya-sausvarya-sugandha-puramadhurya-

samshlesha-rasanubhutyai (7)

 

May I have millions of eyes to drink the nectar of Your beauty, millions of ears to

hear Your very sweet voice, millions of noses to smell Your fragrance, millions of

tongues to taste Your sweetness, and millions of hearts with which to obtain the nectar

of Your embrace.

 

tvat-parshva-gatyai pada-kotir astu

sevam vidhatum mama hasta-kotih

tam shikshitums tadapi buddhi-kotir

etan varan me bhagavan! prayaccha (8)

 

May I have millions of feet to employ in going to Your side, millions of hands with

which to attend You, and millions of times intelligence to learn how to serve You. O

Bhagavan, please be merciful and grant me these benedictions.