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 2

[Kāmoda-rāga]

Text 1

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.

Text 2

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.

Text 3

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.

Text 4

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.

Text 5

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.

Text 6

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.

Text 7

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.

Text 8

adhikāra-hīna-jana-maṅgala cintiyā
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