Gītā-mālā
(A Garland of Songs)

Chapter Five
Siddhi Lālasā
(Intense, Eager Longing for the Highest Spiritual Perfection)

Song 4
(Trained Up by the Sakhī)

(1)
palya-dāsī kori lalitā sundarī
amare
loiyā kabe
śrī-rādhikā-pade
kale milaibe
ajña-sebā
samarpibe

1) When will Lalitā Sundarī foster me as her own aspirant novice maidservant? Then later she will offer me up unto the lotus feet of Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī, and will place me entirely at Her disposal for rendering various services according to Her own merciful orders.

(2)
śrī rūpa mañjarī saṅge jabo kabe
rasa-seba-śikṣa-tare
tad-anugā
hoye rādhā-kuṇḍa tate
rohibo
harṣitāntare

2) When will Śrī Rūpa Mañjarī take me along with herself to the banks of Śrī Rādhā-kuṇḍa to give me lessons in the performance of services to the transcendental mellows? She will take me there and make me practice by following her instructions and movements. Thus I will pass my time feeling great delight within my heart.

(3)
śrī viśākhā-pade sańgīta śikhibo
kṛṣṇa-līlā rasamaya
śrī rati mañjarī śrī rasa mañjarī
hoibe sabe sadaya

3) At the lotus feet of Śrī Viśākhā I will learn music and songs which are all abounding in the transcendental mellows of Kṛṣṇa’s pastimes. All of the other sakhīs in our group, including Śrī Rati Mañjarī and Śrī Rasa Mañjarī, will also share their most kind and affectionate dealings with me.

(4)
parama ānande sakale miliya
rādhikā caraṇe rabo
ei parākāṣṭhā siddhi kabe habe
pabo rādhā-pada saba

4) All of us will meet together, feeling the greatest supreme bliss, and we will remain by the lotus feet of Śrī Rādhikā. When, oh when will there be this highest excellence of the culmination of spiritual perfection, whereby I will receive the intoxicating honey flowing from the lotus feet of Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī?