eo ta’ eka kalir celā
māthā neḍā kapni parā, tilaka nāke, galāya mālā
Look! There is a disciple of Kali-yuga. His head is shaved, he wears a loincloth, he has tilaka on his nose and beads around his neck.
dekhte vaiṣṇaver mata, āsala śākta kājer belā
sahaja-bhajana karchena māmu, saṅge la’ye parer bālā
It looks like he follows Vaiṣṇava philosophy, but actually he behaves like a Śākta. He performs sahaja-bhajana.* He is called ‘uncle’ but is found in the company of someone else’s daughters.
* Sahaja-bhajana (‘natural worship’) is a practice of the Sahajiyās wherein they find a female partner to cohabit with and they both identify themselves with Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa.
sakhī-bhāve bhajchena tā’re, nije ha’ye nanda-lālā
kṛṣṇa-dāser kathār chale mahā-jana ke dicchena śalā
Worshipping them as sakhīs, he considers himself as the Son of Nanda. While going on talking about becoming ‘Kṛṣṇa Dāsa,’ he is actually throwing a spear at the great devotees.
nava-rasika āpane māni’ khācchena ābār mana-kalā
bāula bale dohāi, o bhāi, dūra kara e līlā-khelā
Giving respect to the nava-rasikas,* he simply eats ‘mental bananas.’* Cāṅda Bāula says, “O brothers! Please stop this imitation of the Lord’s pastimes.”
* The philosophy of nava-rasika belongs to the Sahajiyā sect who give respect to the nine rāsikācārya’s – Vidyāpati, Jayadeva Gosvāmī, Cāṇḍīdāsa, Bilvamaṅgala Ṭhākura, Rāmānanda Rāya, Svarūpa Damodāra, Rūpa Gosvāmī and Raghunātha Dāsa and consider each ācārya to represent one of the nine material elements.
* ‘Mana-kalā’ literally means ‘mental bananas.’ In other words, imaginary enjoyment created within the mind.