dekhi carita yaha so prabhutåi, samujhata deha dasa bisarai |
dharani pareu° mukha åva na båtå, tråhi tråhi årata jana tråtå ||1||
premåkula prabhu mohi biloki, nija måyå prabhutå taba roki |
kara saroja prabhu mama sira dhareu, dinadayåla sakala dukha hareu ||2||
kinha råma mohi bigata bimohå, sevaka sukhada krpå samdohå |
prabhutå prathama bicåri bicåri, mana maha° hoi harasa ati bhåri ||3||
bhagata bachalatå prabhu kai dekhi, upaji mama ura priti bisesi |
sajala nayana pulakita kara jori, kinhiu°bahu bidhi binaya bahori ||4||
Kakbhushundi Drops to the Ground
Seeing this child play and remembering that glory (which I had seen inside the Lord's belly) I lost consciousness of my body, and calling out: O Protector of those in distress! Save me, save me! I dropped to the ground. No word would come out of my mouth. When the Lord saw me delirious with love, He immediately checked the power (impact) of His
The Lord, who is so very merciful towards the needy, placed His lotus hand on my head and relieved me of all sorrow. The compassionate Lord Råma, the delight of His servants, rid me of my deep delusion, forever. As I reflected on His former glory, my mind was steeped in joyous abandon. Seeing the Lord's loving tenderness, intense love invaded my heart. Filling my eyes with tears (of joy), I was thrilled and with folded hands, entreated Him in several ways.
suni saprema mama båni dekhi dina nija dåsa |
bacana sukhada gambhira mrdu bole ramånivåsa ||83(A)||
kåkabhasumdi mågu bara ati prasanna mohi jåni |
animådika sidhi apara ridhi moccha sakala sukha khåni ||83(B)||
Lord Rama,an Incarnation of Vishnu, is the Abode of Lakshmi
Hearing my loving words and seeing the plight of His servitor, Lord Råma, the abode of Lakshmi, spoke in words which were soft, pleasing and serious. O Kåkbhushundi! Knowing that I am highly pleased with you ask Me for a boon. It may be the ashta-siddhis (eight primary mystic powers)such as Anima or reducing one's body even to the size of an atom, fabulous wealth and moksha or salvation which is the mine of all joys.
gyåna bibeka birati bigyana, muni durlabha guna je jaga nånå |
aju deu° saba samsaya nåhi, mågu jo tohi bhåva mana måhi° ||1||
suni prabhu bacana adhika anurågeu°, mana anumåna karana taba lågeu° |
prabhu kaha dena sakala sukha sahi, bhagati åpani dena na kahi ||2||
bhagati hina guna saba sukha aise,° lavana binå bahu bimjana jaise |
bhajana hina sukha kavane kåjå, asa bicåri boleu° khagaråjå ||3||
jau° prabhu hoi prasanna bara dehu, mo para karahu krpå aru nehu |
mana bhåvata bara mågau° svåmi, tumha udåra ura amtarajåmi ||4||
Kakbhushundi Longs for the Bhakti of Lord Rama
Spiritual wisdom, discernment, asceticism, philosophical knowledge and many other virtues which cannot be easily acquired in this world even by the sages. Today I am going to grant you all these, undoubtedly. Ask for whatever your mind desires. On hearing the words of the Lord, I was overwhelmed with love. And began to think it is true that the Lord has promised to give me all joys but never spoke of granting bhakti or religious devotion to Him. Without devotion all sorts of virtues and blessings are just like so many cooked dishes without salt. Of what use is any joy without bhajan or worship.
O Pakshiraja! Contemplating in this fashion, I said: O Lord! Being pleased, if you grant me a boon and shower Your mercy and affection on me. Then, O Svami! I ask for my cherished boon. You are so generous and very well know the secrets of everyone's hearts.
abirala bhagati bisuddha tava sruti puråna jo gåva |
jehi khojata jogisa muni prabhu prasåda kou påva ||84(A)||
bhagata kalpataru pranata hita krpå simdhu sukha dhåma |
soi nija bhagati mohi prabhu dehu dayå kari råma ||84(B)||
Lord Rama is an Ocean of Compassion
O Kalpavriksha (tree that grants all the desires of devotees.) You work for the well-being of those who seek refuge in You! O Ocean of Compassion! O Lord Rama, Abode of joyous bliss! The glory of Your uninterrupted and pure (without desires) bhakti whose glories are sung by the Vedas and the Puranas, which is sought by the sages and great yogis and is attained by just a few by the Lord's grace. Have mercy on me and grant me the very same bhakti or religious devotion.