Kalyāṇa Kalpataru (The Desire Tree of Auspiciousness)
Ucchwāsa-kīrtana (Ecstatic Chanting)
Section F0ur – Līlā-kīrtana (Singing the Glories of the Lord’s Pastimes)
kṛṣṇa-baṁśī-gīta śuni’ dekhi’ citra-pata-khani
loka-mukhe guṇa śrabaṇiyā
pūrba-rāgākrānta cita unmāda-lakhaṇānwita
sakhī-saṅge calilā dhāiyā
Hearing Kṛṣṇa’s flute-music, seeing His wonderful picture, and hearing His virtues from the people’s mouths, I find that I have fallen in love with Him. With the other gopīs, I wildly run to Him.
nikuja-kānane korilo abhisāra
na mānilo nibaraṇa gṛha-kārya agaṇana
dharmādharma nā korilo bicāra
Not considering household duties, piety, or sin, and not allowing anyone to stop me, I go to meet Kṛṣṇa.
jamunā-puline giyā sakhī-gaṇe sambodhiyā
jijāsilo priyera uddeśa
chārilo prāṇera bhoya banete prabeśa hoya
baṁśī-dhwani koriyā nirdeśa
Going to the Yamunā’s bank, I asṇ the gopīs for news of my beloved. Following the command spoken by the flute’s melody, I spurn all fear for my life and enter the forest.
nadī jathā sindhu prati dhāya ati begabatī
sei rūpa rasabatī satī
ati bege kuja-bane giyā kṛṣṇa-sannidhane
ātma-nibedane koilo mati
As a river very strongly runs to the ocean, so this beautiful, sweet, saintly girl strongly runs into the forest. Finding Lord Kṛṣṇa, she offers herself to Him.
keno mora durbala lekhanī nāhi sare
abhisāra ārambhiyā sa-kampa antare
Why does my weak pen no longer move? As I begin to describe this meeting, my heart trembles.
milana sambhoga bipralambādi-barṇana
prakāśa korite nāhi sare mama mana
My heart does not move to describe the meeting, enjoyment, separation, or anything else about these lovers.
durbhaga nā bujhe rāsa-līlā-tattwa-sāra
sūkara jemona nāhi cine muktā-hāra
As swine cannot appreciate a string of pearls, so the unfortunate people cannot understand the Lord’s rāsa-dance pastimes.
kīrtana korinu śeṣa kāla bicāriyā
Considering the benefit of persons who are not qualified to hear of these things, and understanding that the time is not right, I end my kīrtana here.
Thus ends the Third Branch of Kalyāṇa Kalpataru, entitles Ucchwāsa (Outburst of Spiritual Emotions)
by Śrīla Saccidānanda Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura