(Hinduism, Gaudiya Vaishnavism;
Bengali: gopi pl. + natha "Lord")

(Lord of the Gopis)

by Srila Bhaktivinode Thakura

gopinatha, mam nivedana suno
visayi durjana, sada kama-rata
kichu nahi mora guna

O Gopinath, Lord of the Gopis [Krishna], please hear my request! I am suffering from my attachments, always addicted to worldly desires, and devoid of good qualities.

gopinatha, amara bharasa tumi
tomara carane, loinu sarana
tomara kinkara ami

O Gopinath, You are my only hope. I have taken shelter at Your lotus feet as Your eternal servant.

gopinatha, kemone sodhibe more
na jani bhakati, karme jara-mati
porechi samsara-ghore

O Gopinath, how will You purify me? I do not know what devotion is, my mind is burdened with greed, and I have fallen into perilous darkness.

gopinatha, sakali tomara maya
nahi mam bala, jñana sunirmala
swadhina nahe e kaya

O Gopinath, I am surrounded by illusions. I have no strength or understanding, and I am far from being liberated from earthly temptations.

gopinatha, nyata carana sthana
mage e pamara, kandiya kandiya,
korohe karuna dana

O Gopinath, an eternal place at Your divine feet is what I beg for, weeping and weeping; please give me the gift of Your mercy [karuna].

gopinatha, tumi no sakali paro
durjane tarite, tomara sakati,
ke ache papira aro

O Gopinath, You are able to do anything, and You have the power to deliver us all. Who could be more lost than myself?

gopinatha, tumi krpa-parabara
jivera karane, asiya prapañce,
lila koile subistara

O Gopinath, You are the ocean of mercy. Having come into this phenomenal world for the sake of the fallen souls, You expand Your divine pastimes [lila]

gopinatha, ami ki dose dosi
asura sakala, pailo carana,
vinoda thakilo bosi

O Gopinath, what flaw has made him so sinful that this Bhaktivinoda remains here in worldly existence while all the demons [asuras] attained Your lotus feet.

N.B. This is but an excerpt, being Part One. Gopinath itself comprises three parts, of eight shlokas.

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