virajār pāre śuddha-paravyoma-dhām
tad upari śrī-gokula-bṛndāraṇya nām
1) Beyond the Virajā River lies the pure spiritual sky, and above that Vaikuṇṭha realm lies the divine abode known as Śrī Goloka Vṛndāvana.
bṛndābana cintāmaṇi, cid-ānanda-ratna-khani,
tahi mājhe camatkār, kṛṣṇa vanaspati sār,
nīla-maṇi tamāla jemon
2) The land of Vṛndāvana is made of spiritual gems and is therefore likened to a mine of fully cognizant and blissful jewels. This transcendentally conscious realm is certainly a wonderful and extraordinary sight. Within that abode is the most astonishing presence of Lord Kṛṣṇa, who is compared to a tamāl tree, the king of trees possessing the hue of a dark sapphire.
tāhe eka svarna-mayī, latā sarva-dhāma-jayī,
hlādinī-śaktir sār, ‘mahābhāva’ nām jār,
3) Entwined upon that blackish tree a beautiful golden creeper has arisen, who is the conqueror of all realms, being the supreme purifier. Her name is Mahābhāva, being the essence of the supreme pleasure-giving hlādinī potency. She is the enchantress of Śrī Kṛṣṇa, who is Himself the enchanter of the three worlds.
rādhā-nāme paricita, tuṣiyā govinda-cita,
virājaye parama ānande
sei latā-patra-phul, lalitādi sakhī-kul,
sabe mili’ vṛkṣe dṛḍha bāndhe
4) Known by the name of Rādhā, She remains shining there in great ecstasy, always engaged in satisfying Govinda’s heart. The leaves and flowers of that creeper form the assembly of Her girlfriends headed by Lalitā. Together She and all Her friends entwine that blackish tree in a tight embrace.
latār paraśe praphulla tamāl
latā chāḍi’ nāhi rahe kono kāl
5) At the touch of this creeper, the tamāl tree blooms; without the embrace of the creeper, He can no longer exist.
tamāla chaḍiyā latā nāhi vāñce
se latā milan sadā-kāla yāce
6) The creeper never desires to leave the company of the tamāl tree; the creeper perpetually craves Their union.
bhakativinoda milan dohār
nā cāhe kakhona vinā kichu ār
7) Other than the meeting of these two, Bhaktivinoda desires nothing, but nothing else.