(A Garland of Songs)

Chapter Five – Siddhi Lālasā
(Intense, Eager Longing for the Highest Spiritual Perfection)
Song Two (Taking Birth in Vraja)

dekhite dekhite,  bhulibo vā kabe,
nayane heribo,  braja-pura-śobhā,
nitya cid-ānanda-moya

1) When will I be able to leave this plane of my gross bodily identity far behind? Within a split second, I will completely forget about all these false external affairs and behold the exquisite beauty of the transcendental realm of Vraja, which is completely paraded with eternal, conscious bliss.

bṛṣabhānu-pure,  janama loibo,
yāvaṭe vivāha ha’be
braja-gopī-bhāva,  hoibe swabhāva,
āno-bhāva nā rohibe

2) I shall then take birth in Varśana, the town of King Vṛṣabhānu, and I will be married nearby in the town of Yavata. My sole disposition and character shall be that of a simple cowherd girl, and I shall not know any other mood.

nija-siddha-deha,  nija-siddha-nāma,
rādhā-kṛpā-bale,  lobhibo vā kabe,

3) I shall obtain my own eternal spiritual body, transcendental name, and specific type of beauty and dress for the pleasure of Kṛṣṇa. And when, by the power of Śrī Rādhā’s causeless mercy, will I be allowed entrance into the pastimes of divine love of Kṛṣṇa?

jamunā-salila-  āharaṇe giyā,
bujhibo yugala-rasa
prema-mugdha ho’ye,  pāgalinī-prāya,
gāibo rādhāra yaśa

4) As I go with a water pot on my head to draw water from the Yamunā river, I shall cherish remembrance of the mellows of conjugal love that unite Śrī Rādhā with Kṛṣṇa. Thus being enchanted by Their divine love, I will madly sing the glories of Śrī Rādhā just like a raving lunatic.

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