(A Garland of Songs)

Chapter Three
Śoka Śātana (The Dispelling of Grief)

Śrī Gaurāṅga-līlā-caritra
(The Character and Activities of Lord Gaurāṅga’s Transcendental Pastimes)



Song Four
Śrīvāsa Forbids the Crying, Being Fearful of Disrupting Mahāprabhu’s Kirtana

sabu meli’ bālaka-bhāga bicāri’
choḍabi moha śoka citta-bikārī

Śrīvāsa continued, ” All of you together should consider the real fate of the boy, and you should immediately discontinue any bewilderment and grief that may be in your disturbed hearts.”

caudda-bhubana-pati nanda-kumāra
śacī-nandana bhelo nadīyā-abatāra

“The Supreme Lord of all the fourteen worlds is the youthful Son of Nanda Mahārāja, and now He has become the Son of Mother Śacī by personally descending in Nadia.”

sohiu gokula-cānda aṅgane mora
nācāi bhakta-saha ānanda-bibhora

“This very same Gokula-canda is now dancing in my courtyard with His most confidential devotees, all completely overwhelmed with ecstatic bliss.”

śunata nāma-gaṇa bālaka mora
choḍalo deha hari-prīti-bibhora

“My boy has given up his body while hearing the singing of the Lord’s holy names coming from the kīrtana out in the courtyard. Therefore he certainly has died while overwhelmed with love for the Lord.”

aichana bhāga jaba bhai hāmārā
tabahuṅ hau bhāba-sāgara-pārā

“If I would be so fortunate as to get such an auspicious death as this, them I will certainly be able to easily cross over the ocean of material existence.”

tuṅhu sabu bichari ehi bicārā
kāṅhe korobi śoka citta-bikārā

“All of you together just consider this one judgement…what will your lamentation and disturbed hearts do to help the situation?”

sthira nāhi haobi jadi upadeśe
bañcita haobi rase abaśeṣe

“If you all do not become pacified by these instructions, then you will only cheat yourselves out of tasting transcendentally ecstatic mellows in the long run.

paśibuṅ hama suratatinī-māhe
bhakatibinoda pramāda dekhe tāhe

“Not only will you cheat yourself, but you will induce me to leave this world by plunging myself into the waters of Gaṅgā.” Thus Bhaktivinoda is witnessing all this calamity in progress.

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