(A Garland of Songs)
Chapter Five – Siddhi Lālasā
(Intense, Eager Longing for the Highest Spiritual Perfection)
Song Five (Ecstasy at Rādhā-Kuṇḍa)
taha kuñja śata śata
prabāla bidruma maya taru-latā
1) The banks of Śrī Rādhā-kuṇḍa are made of billions of conscious, ecstatic desire-fulfilling touchstones, and surrounding the lake are hundreds and hundreds of beautiful transcendental gardens and groves. All the trees and creepers in those gardens are made of coral and rubies, and the fruits they produce are diamonds and pearls. And their branches are bending down to the ground due to being overburdened with millions of these lovely gems.
svānanda-sukhadā kuñja manohara
tahate kuṭīra śobhe
basiya tathaya gabo kṛṣṇa nāma
kabe kṛṣṇa-dasya hobe
2) My small cottage is shining beautifully within that most enchanting garden called Svānanda-sukhadā-kuñja. Living there, I will sing Kṛṣṇa’s holy name, and I will greedily hanker for that time when I will get the service of Him and His associates.
emona samaya muralira gāna,
pasibe e dāsī-kāne
ānanda matibo sakala bhulibo,
3) At this time, while thinking like this, the songs of a transcendental flute will suddenly enter this maidservant’s ear. Becoming madly excited by such a sound, I will forget everything and will only listen spellbound to those wonderful songs of Śrī Kṛṣṇa’s flute.
radhe radhe boli murali dakibe
madīya īśwari nāma
śuniya camaki uthibe e dāsī
kemon koribe prāna
4) The low, deep sound of His long muralī flute will call out, “Rādhe…Rādhe…” — the very name of my only worshipable Empress and Mahārāṇī! Startled with wonder by hearing such a sound, this maidservant will then stand up in great haste with an anxious heart, wondering what to do next.