Kalyāṇa Kalpataru (The Desire Tree of Auspiciousness)

Part Three
Uccwāsa (Ecstasy)

Chapter One

Prārthanā Dainyamayī (Humble Prayers)

Song 1

Text 1

kabe śrī-caitanya more koribena doyā
kabe āmi pāibo baiṣṇaba-pada-chāyā

When will Lord Caitanya be merciful to me? When will I attain the shade of the Vaiṣṇavas’ feet?

Text 2

kabe āmi chāribo e biṣayābhimāna
kabe biṣṇu-jane āmi koribo sammāna

When will I renounce my false pride? When will I honor the Vaiṣṇavas?

Text 3

gala-bastra kṛtājali baiṣṇaba-nikaṭe
dante tṛṇa kori’ dāṇḍāibo niṣkapaṭe

When, with folded hands, a cloth around my neck, and a blade of grass between my teeth, will I sincerely offer my respects to the Vaiṣṇavas.

Text 4

kāndiyā kāndiyā jānāibo duḥkha-grāma
soṁsāra-anala hoite māgibo biśrāma

When, weeping and weeping, will I finally understand that the material world is a place only of sufferings? When will I beg relief from the blazing fire of repeated birth and death?

Text 5

śuniyā āmāra duḥkha baiṣṇaba ṭhākura
āmā lagi’ kṛṣṇa ābedibena pracūra

When, hearing of my sufferings, will the saintly Vaiṣṇavas take me to Lord Kṛṣṇa and beg Him on my behalf?

Text 6

baiṣṇabera ābedane kṛṣṇa doyāmoya
e heno pāmara prati ha’bena sadoya

When, hearing the Vaiṣṇavas’ appeal, will kind Lord Kṛṣṇa be merciful to this sinner?

Text 7

binodera nibedana baiṣṇaba-caraṇe
kṛpā kori’ saṅge laha ei akicane

Bhaktivinoda places this appeal before the Vaiṣnavas’ feet: “Please be merciful and accept this poor person in your company.”