Kalyāṇa Kalpataru (The Desire Tree of Auspiciousness)

Part One
Upadeśa (Teaching)

Song 1


Text 1

dīkṣā-guru kṛpā kori’ mantra-upadeśa
koriyā dekhāna kṛṣṇa-tattwera nirdeśa

The dīkṣā-guru (initiating spiritual master) mercifully teaches the mantra. In this way he shows the truth about Lord Kṛṣṇa.

Text 2

śikṣā-guru-bṛnda kṛpā koriyā apāra
sādhake śikhāna sādhanera aṅga-sāra

With limitless kindness, the many śikṣā-gurus (instructing spiritual masters), instruct the aspiring devotee in the practices of sādhana-bhakti.

Text 3

śikṣā-guru-gaṇa-pāde koriyā praṇati
upadeśa-mālā boli nija-manaḥ prati

I bow down before the feet of my many śikṣa-gurus. To my own heart I will now speak what is a garland of good instruction.

Song 1

Text 1

mana re, keno miche bhajicho asāra?
bhūta-moya e soṁsāra jībera pakhete chāra
amaṅgala-samudra apāra

O my heart, why do you worship something that is worthless? For the soul this world made of material elements, this world of birth and death, is worthless like a pile of ashes. It is like a shoreless ocean of inauspiciousness.

Text 2

bhūtātīta śuddha-jība, nirajana sadā-śiba
māyātīta premera ādhāra
taba śuddha-satta tāi, e joḍa-jagate bhāi
keno mugdha ha-o bāra bāra

The pure soul is beyond the material elements, beyond māyā, untouched by matter, always auspicious, the abode of spiritual love. O my brothers, your true nature is pure and spiritual. Why are you bewildered again and again by this material world?

Text 3

phire dekho eka-bāra ātma amṛtera dhāra
tā’te buddhi ucita tomāra
tumi ātma-rūpī ho’ye śrī-caitanya-samāśroye
bṛndābane thāko anibāra

Just once see that the soul is flooded with nectar. That is the right understanding. Understanding that you are a pure soul, please take shelter of Lord Caitanya and always stay in Vṛndāvana.

Text 4

nitya-kāla sakhī-saṅge, parānanda-sebā-raṅge
jugala-bhajana koro’ sāra
e heno jugala-dhana chāre jei mūrkha jana
tā’ra gati nāhi dekhi āra

For eternal time stay among the gopīs and happily serve the divine couple. I cannot see what will happen to the fools who turn away from the treasure that is the divine couple.