Kalyāṇa Kalpataru (The Desire Tree of Auspiciousness)
(The Soul’s Relationship with the Supreme Lord, His Activities in that Relationship, and the final Goal of Life)
cij-joḍera dwaita jini korena sthāpana
joḍīya kutarka-bale hāya
bhrama-jāla tā’ra buddhi kore ācchādana
bijāna-āloka nāhi tāya
Ah! If someone employs ordinary material logic to understand the difference between matter and spirit, his intelligence will be caught in a net of illusions. he will not understand the truth.
cit-tattwe ādarśa boli’ jāne jeya jane
joḍe anukṛti boli’ māni
tāhāra bijāna śuddha rahasya sādhane
samartha boliyā āmi jāni
I know that a person who says that the material world is a perverted reflection of the spiritual world knows the secret that is the pure truth.
ata eba e jagate jaha lakṣya hoya
baikuṇṭhera joḍa anukṛti
sa-doṣa joḍīyā parimiti
Whatever is seen in the material world is an imitation of what is already present in the spiritual world. However, everything in the spiritual world is faultless, and everything in the material world is full of faults.
baikuṇṭha-nilaye je aprākṛta rati
tā’ra tuccha anukṛti puruṣa-prakṛti
In the spiritual world the non-material love that culminates in the ecstasy of mahā-bhāva is very sweet. In the material world that spiritual love is pervertedly reflected. That reflection, that pathetic imitation, is the material love of material men and women, a love whose pleasures lead to an ocean of troubles.
aprakṛta siddha-deha koriyā āśroya
sādhaka prakṛti-bhābe śrī-nanda-tanoya
bhajena sarbada kautūhale
By the power of his sincere spiritual meditation accepting a spiritual female body, the liberated soul joyfully worships Lord Kṛṣṇa eternally.