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Madhyāhna-līlā (Afternoon Pastimes)

'Sevā Lālasā' (Hankering for Service) is a rare work by Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura, which was first published by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.21 Issues 3 and 5 in 1918, after the departure of the Ṭhākura. This esoteric song describes the desire of Bhaktivinoda in his mañjarī-svarūpa to serve Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī during the various times of the day. It is possible that the latter half of this text was missing or it was left unfinished since the narration ends abruptly at the afternoon pastimes (madhyāna-līlā).

Pūrvāhna-līlā (Late Morning Pastimes)

'Sevā Lālasā' (Hankering for Service) is a rare work by Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura, which was first published by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.21 Issues 3 and 5 in 1918, after the departure of the Ṭhākura. This esoteric song describes the desire of Bhaktivinoda in his mañjarī-svarūpa to serve Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī during the various times of the day. It is possible that the latter half of this text was missing or it was left unfinished since the narration ends abruptly at the afternoon pastimes (madhyāna-līlā).

Prāta-līlā (Early Morning Pastimes)

'Sevā Lālasā' (Hankering for Service) is a rare work by Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura, which was first published by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.21 Issues 3 and 5 in 1918, after the departure of the Ṭhākura. This esoteric song describes the desire of Bhaktivinoda in his mañjarī-svarūpa to serve Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī during the various times of the day. It is possible that the latter half of this text was missing or it was left unfinished since the narration ends abruptly at the afternoon pastimes (madhyāna-līlā).

Niśānta-līlā (Pastimes at the End of Night)

'Sevā Lālasā' (Hankering for Service) is a rare work by Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura, which was first published by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.21 Issues 3 and 5 in 1918, after the departure of the Ṭhākura. This esoteric song describes the desire of Bhaktivinoda in his mañjarī-svarūpa to serve Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī during the various times of the day. It is possible that the latter half of this text was missing or it was left unfinished since the narration ends abruptly at the afternoon pastimes (madhyāna-līlā).

Śrī Gīta Govinda Introduction

This is a rare early work in Bengali prose written by Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura in 1868 which was included in a copy of Gīta Govinda. Bhaktivinoda uses the pen-name of Śacchidānanda Premālaṅkara as this was before he became known as ‘Bhaktivinoda’.

Siddhi Lālasā – Song Ten

Gītā-mālā (A Garland of Songs) Chapter Five Siddhi Lālasā (Intense, Eager Longing for the Highest Spiritual Perfection) Song 10 (The Ultimate Pefection) (1) śrī-kṛṣṇa-birahe rādhikāra daśā āmi to' sahite nāri jugala-milana-sukhera kāraṇa jībana chāḍite pāri 1) Whenever Rādhā is suffering in separation from Kṛṣṇa and I am unable to give any solace, my heart breaks for I am unable to tolerate seeing Her condition so pitiful. Then I am fully prepared to give up my life for the sake of Their happy reunion. (2) rādhikā-caraṇa tyajiyā āmāra kṣaṇeke praloya hoya rādhikāra tare śata-bāra mari Read More...

Siddhi Lālasā – Song Nine

Gītā-mālā (A Garland of Songs) Chapter Five Siddhi Lālasā (Intense, Eager Longing for the Highest Spiritual Perfection) Song 9 (The Mood of a Mañjarī) (1) vṛṣabhānu-sutā-caraṇa-sevane, hoibo ye pālya-dāsī śrī-rādhāra sukha,  satata sādhane, rohibo āmi prayāsī 1) For serving the lotus feet of the charming daughter of King Vṛṣabhānu, I will become a sheltered maidservant of Her maidservant. Indeed, I will live only for the happiness of Śrī Rādhā, and I will always endeavor to increase Her joy. (2) śrī-rādhāra sukhe,  kṛṣṇaera ye sukha, jānibo manete āmi rādhā-pada chāḍi’,  śrī-kṛṣṇa-sańgame, kabhu nā hoibo kāmī Read More...

Siddhi Lālasā – Song Eight

Gītā-mālā (A Garland of Songs) Chapter Five Siddhi Lālasā (Intense, Eager Longing for the Highest Spiritual Perfection) Song 8 (Siddha Deha) (1) varaṇe taḍita bāsa tārābalī kamala mañjarī nāma sāḍe bāra barṣa bayasa satata svānanda-sukhada-dhāma 1) This maidservant has a complexion just like lightning, and she is wearing a sari which has star like decorations all over it. My name is Kamala Mañjarī. Eternally appearing to be only twelve-and-a-half years of age, I always live within the abode of Svānanda-sukhadā-kuñja. (2) karpūra sebā lalitāra gaṇa rādhā yutheśvarī hana mameśvarī-nātha śrī nanda-nandana āmāra parāṇa dhana Read More...

Siddhi Lālasā – Song Seven

Gītā-mālā (A Garland of Songs) Chapter Five Siddhi Lālasā (Intense, Eager Longing for the Highest Spiritual Perfection) Song 7 (The Glories of Rādhā-Kuṇḍa) (1) śrī rūpa mañjarī kabe madhura bacane rādhā-kuṇḍa mahimā barnibe sańgopane 1) When will Śrī Rūpa Mañjarī speak to me with such sweet words in a private place, vividly explaining to me the transcendental glories of Śrī Rādhā-kuṇḍa? (2) e caudda bhuvanopari vaikuntha nilaya tad-apekṣā mathurā parama śreṣṭha haya 2) "Beyond these fourteen worlds is the spiritual abode of the Vaikuṇṭha planets. And beyond that, the area known as Mathurā is Read More...

Siddhi Lālasā – Song Six

Gītā-mālā (A Garland of Songs) Chapter Five Siddhi Lālasā (Intense, Eager Longing for the Highest Spiritual Perfection) Song 6 (The First Chance of Sevā) (1) nirjana kuṭīre śrī rādhā-caraṇa smaraṇe thākibā rata śrī rūpa mañjarī dhīre dhīre āsi kahibe amaya 1) In my solitary cottage, I will constantly remain absorbed in the remembrance of Śrī Rādhā's lotus feet. By and by, I will see Śrī Rūpa Mañjarī slowly approaching. Coming up to me, she will then begin saying some very nice things to me. (2) bolibe o’ sakhi! ki koro basiya, dekhaha bahire asi Read More...

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