Kalyāṇa Kalpataru (The Desire Tree of Auspiciousness)

Part Three
Uccwāsa (Ecstasy)

Chapter One

Prārthanā Dainyamayī (Humble Prayers)

Song 3

Text 1

bhabārṇabe po’ḍe more ākula parāṇa
kise kūla pa’bo tā’ra nā pāi sandhāna

I have fallen into the ocean of birth and death, and now my life is filled with troubles. How will I cross to the farther shore of this ocean? I do not know.

Text 2

na āche karama-bala nāhi jñāna-bala
jāga-joga-tapo-dharma nā āche sambala

I have no power given by past pious deeds. I have no power of transcendental knowledge. I have no wealth of yajas, yoga, austerity, or religion.

Text 3

nitānta durbala āmi nā jāni santāra
e bipade ke āmāre koribe uddhāra

I am very weak. I don’t know how to swim. In this calamity who will rescue me?

Text 4

biṣaya-kumbhīra tāhe bhīṣaṇa-darśana
kāmera taraṅga sadā kore’ uttejana

The waves of lust splash against me. The crocodile of sense pleasures, so fearsome to see, attacks me.

Text 5

prāktana-bāyura bega sahite nā pāri
kāndiyā asthira mana nā dekhi kāṇḍāri

I have no power to resist the winds of my past karma. Weeping, and my heart agitated, I do not see anyone to rescue me.

Text 6

ogo śrī-jāhnabā debī e dāse koruṇā
koro’ aji nija-guṇe ghucāo jantraṇā

O Śrī Jahnavi-devi, please me merciful to this servant. Please be kind. Please destroy his sufferings.

Text 7

tomāra caraṇa-tarī koriyā āśroya
bhabārṇaba pāra ha’ba korechi niścoya

Taking shelter of the boat of your feet, I will certainly cross to the farther shore of this ocean of birth and death.

Text 8

tumi nityānanda-śakti kṛṣṇa-bhakti-guru
e dāse koroho dāna pada-kalpa-taru

You are Lord Nityānanda’s potency. You are the guru of Kṛṣṇa-bhakti. To this servant please give the gift of the kalpa-vṛkṣa tree of your feet.

Text 9

kota kota pāmarere ko’recho uddhāra
tomāra caraṇe āja e kāṅgāla chāra

How many sinners have you already delivered? How many? This poor beggar, this pile of ashes, begs at your feet.