Gītā-mālā
(A Garland of Songs)

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

Song 3
(Entrance into the Group of Lalitā Sakhī)

(1)
hena kāle habe bilāsa mañjarī
anaṅga
mañjarī āra
amare
heriya ati kṛpa kori
bolibe
bacana sāra

1) When, at such a time, will Vilāsa Mañjarī and Anaṅga Mañjarī come along on the same foot-path and, seeing me in this completely insane condition, will speak to me the sweetest essence of words?

(2)
eso, eso, sakhī! śrī-lalitā-gaṇe
janibo
tomare āja
gṛha-kathā
chari rādhā-kṛṣṇa bhajo
tyājiyā
dharama-lāja

2) They will say, “Come, come, sakhī! Our very dear friend! From now on you will be counted amongst the attendants of Śrī Lalitā Sakhī! Giving up your household concerns and fear of religious principles, just come along with us now and worship Śrī Śrī Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa!”

(3)
se madhura vānī śuniyā e jana
se
duṅhara śrī-caraṇe
āśraya
loibe duńhe kṛpa kori
loibe
lalita-sthane

3) Hearing such sweet words, I will unhesitatingly take shelter of the lotus feet of both these sakhīs, and they will then show me their merciful favor by catching my hand and bringing me into the presence of Śrī Lalitā Sakhī.

(4)
lalitā sundarī sadaya hoiya
koribe
amare dāsī
sva-kuñja-kutire
dibena basati
jāni
sebā-abhilāṣī

 

4) Then the most beautiful and charming Lalitā Sakhī will behave very graciously towards me and will accept me as one of her own maidservants. She will take me and give me a residence in a small cottage in her own garden, knowing me to be intensely desirous of rendering eternal service.