Kalyāṇa Kalpataru (The Desire Tree of Auspiciousness)
mana, tumi paḍile ki chāra?
nabadwīpa pāṭha kori’ nyāya-ratna nāma dhori’
bhekera kac kaci koile sāra
O my heart, what piles of ashes are you studying now? Studying in Navadvīpa, you earned the title Nyāya-ratna (jewel of logic). But the truth is that all your words are like the frogs’ announcement, Kach! Kach!”
drabyādi padārtha-jñāna chalādi nigraha-sthāna
samabāya korile bicāra
tarkera carama phala bhoyaṅkara halāhala
nāhi bicārile durṇibāra
You thought and spoke of the different branches of logic, about the meanings of words (padārtha), about things as they are (dravya), about flaws in logical arguments (nigraha-sthāna), about similarities between things (chala), and about relationships between things (samavāya). But you did not know that the fruit of logic was filled with a fearful deadly poison.
hṛdoya kathiṇa ho’lo bhakti-bīja nā bārilo
kise ho’be bhaba-sindhu-pāra?
anumile je iśwara se kulāla-cakrādhāra
sādhana kemone ho’be tāra?
O my heart, you are very hard. How will the seed of devotion grow in you? How will you take me to the farther shore of the ocean of birth and death? You think the Supreme Lord creates the world like a potter makes a pot. To what kind of spiritual life will you lead me?
sahaja-samādhi tyaji’ anumiti māna bhaji
tarka-niṣṭhā hṛdoya tomāra
se hṛdoye kṛṣṇa-dhana nāhi pana sukhāsana
adho dhiṇ sei tarka chāra
Turning from meditation on the Supreme, you worship logic. O my heart, you have faith only in logic. That is why the great treasure Śrī Kṛṣṇa will not happily sit in my heart. Ah! To hell with this logic! This logic is worthless like a pile of ashes!
anyāya nyāyera mata dūra koro abirata
bhajo kṛṣṇacandra sārāt-sāra
Please throw this illogical logic far away. Please worship Lord Kṛṣṇacandra, the greatest of the great.