Kalyāṇa Kalpataru (The Desire Tree of Auspiciousness)
Prārthanā Lalasāmayī (Prayers Filled With Longing)
kabe āhā gaurāṅga boliyā
bhojana-śayane dehera jatana
chāribo birakta hayā
When, calling out, O Gaurāṅga! will I lose all interest in eating and sleeping?
nabadwīpa-dhāme nagare nagare
dhāma-bāsī-ghare mādhukorī lobo’
khāibo udara bhari’
When, turning away from pride, will I wander from village to village in Navadvīpa? When, begging mādhukarī from the residents of the holy abode, will I somehow put some food in my belly?
nadī-taṭe giyā ajali ajali
taru-tale poḍi’ ālasya tyajibo
pāibo śarīra bala
When, cupping my hands, will I drink the sacred Gaṅgā water flowing from the Supreme Lord’s feet? When, resting under a tree, will my body become refreshed?
kākuti koriyā gaura-gadādhara
kāndiyā kāndiyā ḍāki ucca rabe
bhramibo sakala dhāma
When, calling out the names, Gaura-Gadādhara! and Śrī Rādha-Mādhava! in a voice choked with emotion, will I wander everywhere in the holy abode?
baiṣṇaba dekhiyā poḍibo caraṇe
hṛdayera bandhu jāni’
baiṣṇaba ṭhākura prabhura kīrtana
dekhāibe dāsa māni’
Seeing a Vaiṣṇava, and knowing him the true friend of my heart, I will fall down before his feet. The saintly Vaiṣṇava will then teach this servant how to chant the holy names of the Lord.