Kalyāṇa Kalpataru (The Desire Tree of Auspiciousness)
Ucchwāsa-kīrtana (Ecstatic Chanting)
Section Three – Guṇa-kīrtana (Singing the Glories of the Lord’s Qualities)
śuno he rasika-jana kṛṣṇa-guṇa agaṇana
ananta kahite nāhi pāre
kṛṣṇa jagatera guru kṛṣṇa bachā-kalpa-taru
nābika se bhaba-pārābāre
O tasters of nectar, please hear of Lord Kṛṣṇa’s numberless transcendental qualities, qualities that no one has the power to describe in full. Lord Kṛṣṇa is the guru of all the worlds. Lord Kṛṣṇa is a kalpa-vṛkṣa tree. He is the boatman that crosses the ocean of birth and death.
hṛdoya pīḍita jā’ra kṛṣṇa cikitsaka tā’ra
bhaba-roga nāśite catura
krame loya nija antaḥpura
Lord Kṛṣṇa is the perfect physician for one whose heart is tormented. He expertly cures the disease of repeated birth and death. To the souls who have turned away from Him, He gives the nectar of spiritual love. Step by step, He takes them back to His spiritual world.
karma-bandha jñāna-bandha ābeśe mānaba andha
tā’ra kṛṣṇa koruṇā-sāgara
pada-padma-madhu diyā andha-bhāba ghucāiyā
caraṇe korena anucāra
Lord Kṛṣṇa is an ocean of kindness to the bewildered blind people bound by ropes of karma (materialism) and jñāna (impersonal speculation). Giving them the nectar of His lotus feet, He cures their blindness and transforms them into servants of His feet.
rāga-mārge korāna prabeśa
rāga-baśa-vartī ho’ye pārakīya-bhābāśroye
labhe jība kṛṣṇa-premābeśa
To the devotees who diligently follow the path of vaidhi-bhakti, Lord Kṛṣṇa gives the jewel of independence. He places them on the path of rāga-bhakti. Overcome with ecstatic love, the devotee takes shelter of pārakīya-bhāva. The devotee becomes filled with pure love (prema) for Lord Kṛṣṇa.
premāmṛta-bāri-dhārā sadā pāna-rata tāṅra
kṛṣṇa tāṅhādera bandhu pati
sei saba braja-jana su-kalyāṇa-niketana
For a devotee who always eagerly drinks from the nectar flood of ecstatic spiritual love (prema), Lord Kṛṣṇa becomes the friend or the husband. For the people of Vraja He is the abode of auspiciousness. He is poor and fallen Bhaktivinoda’s shelter.