f I have even once
beheld you, O Vrindavan forest!
If I have even once
uttered the names of Radha and Krishna;
If I even once bowed to you with devotion
and surrendered myself to you,
then it is most certain, O Mother,
that you will not neglect me.
sakṛd api yadi rādhā-kṛṣṇa-nāmābhyadhāyi |
sakṛd api yadi bhaktyā sannatās tvat-prapannā
dhruvam ahaha tadā māmamba nopekṣitāsi ||
Prabodhananda comes to the end of the first century, again calling out to Vrindavan as his mother, assuring us that Vrindavan will never abandon those she has adopted. How does she adopt you as her own and give you shelter?
The first thing is to just have seen her.
The second is to chant Radha and Krishna’s names.
The third is to feel reverence for and to surrender to the Dham in prayer.
Do this and Vrindavan will, like a mother, never neglect you.
Thus ends the first century of Vṛndāvana-mahimāmṛta.