Kalyāṇa Kalpataru (The Desire Tree of Auspiciousness)

Part Three
Uccwāsa (Ecstasy)

Chapter Four

Ucchwāsa-kīrtana (Ecstatic Chanting)

Section F0ur – Līlā-kīrtana (Singing the Glories of the Lord’s Pastimes)

Song 1

[Dhānaśī-rāga]

Text 1

jībe kṛpā kori’ golokera hori
braja-bhāba prokāśilo
se bhāba-rasaja bṛndābana-jogya
joḍa-buddhi nā hoilo

Kind to the conditioned souls, Goloka’s Lord Kṛṣṇa reveals the ecstatic love felt by Vraja’s people. They who understand the nectar of this love are qualified to enter Vṛndāvana. They who think this love is material may not enter.

Text 2

kṛṣṇa-līlā-samudra apāra
baikuṇṭha-bihāra samāna ihāra
kabhu nāhe jā’no sāra

Lord Kṛṣṇa’s pastimes are a shoreless ocean. The Lord’s Vaikuṇṭha pastimes can never be their equal.

Text 3

kṛṣṇa narākāra sarba-rasādhāra
śṛṅgārera biśeṣatah
baikuṇṭha-sādhaka sakhye apāraka
madhure nā hoya rata

Lord Kṛṣṇa, whose form is human-like, is the reservoir of all nectar mellows, especially the mellow of conjugal love. Situated in sakhya-rasa, the devotees in Vaikuṇṭha have no power to taste the sweetness of these mellows.

Text 4

braje kṛṣṇa-dhana nabīna-madana
aprākṛta rasamoya
jībera sahita nitya-līlocita
kṛṣṇa-guṇa-gāna hoya

In Vraja Lord Kṛṣṇa is a great treasure. He is the new Kāmadeva. He is full of transcendental nectar. He eternally enjoys pastimes with the liberated souls. In this way I sing of Lord Kṛṣṇa’s transcendental qualities.