Kalyāṇa Kalpataru (The Desire Tree of Auspiciousness)

Part One
Upadeśa (Teaching)

Song 2

Text 1

mana tumi bhālabāsa kāmera taraṅga
joḍa-kāma parihori’ śuddha-kāma-sebā kori’
bistaraho aprākṛta raṅga

O my heart, why do you play in the waves of material desire? Turn from material desire. Try to fulfill spiritual desires. Enjoy spiritual pleasures.

Text 2

anitya jaḍiyā kāma śānti-hīna abiśrāma
nāhi tahe pipāsāra bhaṅga
kāmera sāmagrī cāo tabu tāhā nāhi pāo
pāileo chāre taba saṅga

Material desire will give you only temporary things. It will never let you be peaceful. It will never let you rest. Your thirst for material things will never be slaked. You desire many material things, but you will never attain them, or if you do attain them, they will soon flee far away.

Text 3

tumi sebā koro’ jāre se tomā’ bhajite nāre
duḥkha jwāle binodera aṅga
chāro tabe micha-kāma hao tumi satya-kama
bhajo bṛndābanera anaṅga
jāṅhāra kusuma-śare taba nitya-kalebare
byapta ha’be prema antaraṅga

You served material desire, and it gave you nothing. It only made Bhaktivinoda’s limbs burn with flames of suffering. Turn from desiring what is false. Desire what is real. Worship the Kāmadeva of Vṛndāvana. Wounded by His flower-arrows, you will manifest a different, an eternal body, a body filled with spiritual love.