Ashtapadi X - Dheera Sameere - Ode to the Lord

 


O Radha there He sits
In the same cottage
Where you met Him
Radha's confidante tells her
He chants thy name
Like Mantra Therapy
He yearns secretly
To enjoy thy embrace !

dheera sameerE -bhoop
SlOkampurvam yatra samam tvaya ratipatE rAsAditA ssiddhayah
tasminnEva nikunja manmadha maha teerdhE punarmAdhavaha
dhyAyam tvamaniSam japannapi tavaivAlApa mantrAvaLeem
bhooyastat kucha kumbha nirbhara pareerambhAmrutam vAnchati




rati sukha sArE gatamabhi sArE madana manOhara vESam
nakuru nitambini gamana vilambana manusaratam hrudayESam
dheera sameerE yamunAteerE vasati vanE vanamAlee
gOpee peena payOdhara mardana chanchala karayuga SAlee


O Radha quickly meet
Your beloved Krishna
Whose beauty rivals
The handsomeness of Cupid
Genlty the breeze blows
Krishna is waiting
On the banks of Yamuna
In Brindavan.


nAmasamEtam kruta sankEtam vAdayatE mrudu vENum
bahu manutE nanutE tanu sangata pavana chalitamapi rENum||dheera


There He is playing
Calling thy  name
Indicating where
He was waiting for thee
He admires the breeze
That  passes over you
And reaches Him gently !


patati patatrE vichalati patrE Sankita bhava dupayAnam
rachayati Sayanam sachakita nayanam paSyati tava pandhAnam||dheera

 
There the Lord sits
On a bed of tender leaves
He is excited indeed
About your arrival
He is alarmed
When a feather leaf drops !

mukhara madheeram tyaja manjeeram ripumiva kELishu lOlam
chala sakhi kunjam sa timira punjam Seelaya neela nichOLam||dheera
 
O Radha, leave off your anklets
Lest they make noise
Go to that bower
In black dress during night
To meet the Lord of all !
 

urasi murArE rupahita hArE ghanaiva taraLa balAkE
taTidiva peetE rati vipareetE rAjasi sukruta vipAkE||dheera
 
Your necklaces fall on His chest
When you meet thy Lord
You shine like lightning
On His blissful chest
His love for Prakriti
For thee in thy true Nature
Is great indeed !


vigaLita vasanam parihruta rasanam ghaTaya jaghanamapidhAnam
kisalaya SayanE pankaja nayanE nidhimiva harsha nidAnam||dheera|
Like lotus flowers thine eyes
Are ravishing indeed !
Thou art a treasure of beauty
Lying on tender leaves
You are imparter of Bliss !


harirabhimAnee rajani ridAnee miyamapiyati virAmam
kuru mama vachanam satvara rachanam pooraya madhuripu kAmam||dheera|
He has immense self respect
Night is going to end
If you delay
Expect His anger
Go and fulfill
The wish of the Lord !

Sri jayadEvE kruta harisEvE bhaNati parama ramaNeeyam kamaneeyam
pramudita hrudayam harimati sadayam samata sukruta||dheera


The poet Jayadeva
Tells this story eternal
Of Eternal Love
Between Purusha and Prakriti
Between Krishna and Radha
With devotion sublime
O devotees, bow before Him
Who is Benevolent
All Merciful, All Knowledgeable
With hearts pious and holy!

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