If You Are Too Foolish to Worship Rādhā… by Bhaktivinode Ṭhākur

rādha-bhajane jadi mati nāhi bhelā
If you are too foolish to worship Rādhā…
kṛṣṇa-bhajana tava akāraṇa gelā
Your worship of Krishna will be fruitless!

ātapa-rohita sūraya nāhi jāni
Can anyone see the Sun, without seeing his blazing light?
rādhā-virahita mādhava nāhi māni
Can anyone hope to meet Mādhava without Rādhā?

kevala mādhava pūjaye so ajñānī
He who worships Mādhava alone is a fool!
rādhā anādara koro-i abhimānī
He who disregards Rādhā is too proud!

kabańhi nāhi korobi tāńkor sańga
Never become close with such people,
citte icchasi jadi braja-rasa-rańga
If your heart desires the delightful mellows of Vṛndāvana.

rādhikā-dāsī jadi hoy abhimān
If you consider yourself Rādhikā’s maidservant…
śīghra-i mila-i taba gokula-kān
You will soon meet the one who delights Gokula.

brahmā, śiva, nārada, śruti, nārāyanī
Brahmā, Śiva, Nārada, the Vedas, and Lakṣmī…
rādhikā-pada-raja pūjaye māni’
Consider even the dust from Rādhikā’s feet worthy of worship.

umā, ramā, satyā, śacī, candrā, rukminī
The Apsāras Umā & Ramā; Goddesses Satyā, Śacī,
and even Candrāvalī and Rukminī…
rādha-avatāra sabe — āmnāya-vānī
…are all avatāra of Rādhā — the wise conclude.

heno rādhā-paricaryā jāńkara dhan
To be of service to this Rādhā is the only goal I cherish.
bhakativinoda tā’r māgaye caraṇ
Bhaktivinoda therefore begs for her feet.