Kalyāṇa Kalpataru (The Desire Tree of Auspiciousness)

Part Three
Uccwāsa (Ecstasy)

Chapter Four

Ucchwāsa-kīrtana (Ecstatic Chanting)

Section Three – Guṇa-kīrtana (Singing the Glories of the Lord’s Qualities)

Song 2

[Dhanaśī-rāga]

Text 1

bahirmukha ho’ye māyāre bhajiye
soṁsāre hoinu rāgī
kṛṣṇa doyāmoya prapace udoya
hoila āmāra lāgi

I turned away from Lord Kṛṣṇa. I worshiped Māyā. I fell in love with the world of birth and death. Then merciful Kṛṣṇa came to this world to rescue me.

Text 2

(sakhī he) kṛṣṇacandra guṇera sāgara
aparādhi jane kṛpā bitaraṇe
śodhite nāhe kātara

O my friend, Kṛṣṇa is an ocean of virtues. He gives His mercy even to the offenders. He is not unhappy to purify them.

Text 3

soṁsāre āsiyā prakṛti bhajiyā
puruṣābhimāne māri
kṛṣṇa doyā kori’ nije abatori’
baṁśī-rabe nilā hari’

Coming to the world of birth and death, I worshiped matter. Proud to be an enjoyer, I was lost. Then Lord Kṛṣṇa kindly descended to this world. With the sound of His flute He removed my illusions.

Text 4

emone ratane biśeṣa jatane
bhajo sakhī abirata
binoda ekhone śrī-kṛṣṇa-caroṇe
guṇe bandha sadā nata

O my friend, please earnestly worship Lord Kṛṣṇa’s feet without stop. Indebted to Him for His noble virtues, Bhaktivinoda again and again bows before Lord Kṛṣṇa’s feet.