Kalyāṇa Kalpataru (The Desire Tree of Auspiciousness)
gopīnātha āmāra upāya nāi
tumi kṛpā kori’ āmāre loile
soṁsāre uddhāra pāi
O Gopīnātha, I have no other hope. Only if You kindly take me will I escape this world of birth and death.
gopīnātha porechi māyāra phere
dhana dārā suta ghireche āmāre
kāmete rekheche jere
O Gopīnātha, I fell into Māyā’s dangerous trap. Wife, children, and wealth surround me. Now I must face the consequences of my material desires.
gopīnātha mana je pāgala mora
nā māne śāśana sadā acetana
biṣaye ro’yeche ghora
O Gopīnātha, my crazy mind never understands good advice. It keeps me stunned, trapped in the horrors of sense pleasures.
gopīnātha hāra je menechi āmi
aneka jatana hoilo biphala
ekhona bharasā tumi
O Gopīnātha, now I accept defeat. My many struggles were fruitless. I have faith only in You.
gopīnātha kemone hoibe gati
prabala indriyā baśī-bhūta mana
na chāre biṣaya-rati
O Gopīnātha, what will become of me? My mind has become the slave of my powerful senses. It will not give up its love for sense pleasures.
gopīnātha hṛdoye basiyā mora
manake śamiyā loho nija pāne
ghucibe bipada ghora
O Gopīnātha, please stay in my heart. Please pacify my mind. Please accept me. Please destroy these terrible calamities.
gopīnātha anātha dekhiyā more
tumi hṛṣīkeśa hṛṣīka damiyā
O Gopīnātha, You are the master of the senses. Seeing that I have no one to protect me, please control my senses and deliver me from this horrible world of birth and death.
gopīnātha galāya legeche phaṅsa
kṛpā-asi dhori’ bandhana chediyā
binode koroho dāsa
O Gopīnātha, the noose is now around my neck. Grasping the sword of mercy, please cut that noose. Please make Bhaktivinoda Your servant.