Kalyāṇa Kalpataru (The Desire Tree of Auspiciousness)

Part Three
Uccwāsa (Ecstasy)

Chapter Two

Prārthanā Lalasāmayī (Prayers Filled With Longing)

Song 2

Text 1

śrī-guru-baiṣṇaba-kṛpā kota dine habe
upādhi-rahita-rati citte upajibe

After how many days will I attain the mercy of my spiritual master and the Vaiṣṇavas? After how many days will spiritual love, love free of material misconceptions, take birth in my heart?

Text 2

kabe siddha-deha mora hoibe prakāśa
sakhī dekhāibe more jugala-bilāsa

When will I attain my original spiritual body? When will a gopī show me the divine couple’s pastimes?

Text 3

dekhite dekhite rūpa hoibo bātula
kadamba-kānane jā’bo tyaji’ jāti kula

When, gazing and gazing at the beautiful forms of the divine couple, will I become almost mad? When, leaving behind my caste and family, will I run into that kadamba forest?

Text 4

sweda kampa pulakāśru baibarṇya praloya
stambha swara-bheda kabe hoibe udoya

When will I manifest the ecstatic symptoms of perspiring, trembling, tears, devastation, being stunned, standing erect of the body’s hairs, and speaking with a broken voice?

Text 5

bhābamoya bṛndābana heribo nayane
sakhīra kiṅkorī ho’ye sebibo du’jane

When, filled with ecstatic love, will I see Vṛndāvana with my own eyes? When, becoming a gopī‘s maidservant, will I serve the divine couple?

Text 6

kabe narottama saha sākhāta hoibe
kabe bā prārthanā-rasa citte prabeśibe

When will I meet Narottama dāsa? When will the nectar of his booṇ Prārthanā enter my heart?

Text 7

caitanya-dāsera dāsa chāri’ anya rati
kara-juri’ māge aja śrī-caitanya mati

Rejecting all other attractions, this servant of Lord Caitanya’s servants folds his hands and begs that he may always meditate on Lord Caitanya.