(A Garland of Songs)

Chapter Four
Śrī Śrī Rūpānuga-bhajana-darpaṇa – Song Fifteen
(A Mirror Reflecting the Worship Which Follows Śrīla Rūpa Goswāmī)

śrī-kṛṣṇe sebibo boli’    gṛha chāḍi’ kuñje coli’
jāite hoya abhisārī sakhī
kuñja sajjā kore jabe   bāsaka sajjā ha’na tabe
utkaṇṭhita kṛṣṇa-patha lakhi’

 1) Ahisārīka: Only for the sake of rendering service to Kṛṣṇa for His pleasure, the sahkīs who are to meet their lover at the assigned rendezvous garden abandon their homes and proceed on the path to the pleasure grove. 2) Bāsaka-sajjā: Then they beautify the kuñja with various types of decorations, busying themselves in the mood of preparing the bed-chamber for their dearmost lover. 3) Utkaṇṭhita: And in the process, they all repeatedly glance out the doorway, looking down the road in greatly exhilarating eagerness, anticipating the arrival of their beloved hero, Śrī Kṛṣṇa.

kāla ullaṅghiyā hori    bhoga-cihna dehe dhori’
aile hana khaṇḍitā takhana
saṅkete pāiyā baise   tabu kanta nā āise
bipralabdhā nāyikā to’ hana

 2) 4) Khaṇḍitā: When Kṛṣṇa arrives late, transgressing the fixed time of rendezvous, His body bears some of signs of His having enjoyed Himself with another lover. At that time, the heroine becomes extremely jealous upon observing such symptoms. 5) Vipralabdhā: When the heroine sits waiting in the solitary bower, and her lover does not show up at all, then She feels disappointed and let down by His absence.

mānera kalahe hori    jana cali duḥkha kori’
kalahāntarita santāpinī
mathurāte kānta gelo   bahu-dina nā āilo
proṣita-bhartṛkā kāṅgālinī

 3) 6) Kalahāntarita: Whenever, due to some quarrel with Kṛṣṇa, Rādhārāṇī sends Him away in Her anguish, then She become severely afflicted with bereavement due to dismissing Him. 7) Proṣita-bhartṛkā: When Kṛṣṇa leaves Vṛndāvana and goes to Mathurā, not returning even after many days have passed, then Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī becomes most miserable and suffers terribly in separation while Her lover is abroad.

nijāyatte kānte peye’  krīḍā kore kānta lo’ye
swādhīna-bhartṛkā se ramaṇī
nāyikā-mātrera hoya   ei aṣṭa-daśodaya

4) 8) Svādhīna-bhartṛkā: When the heroine dominates Her lover, and tames Him according to Her own whims, then such a lady uses Him for Her own amorous sports. All heroines experience these eight different states of devotional service. Thus they taste different varieties of separation and meeting

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