Kalyāṇa Kalpataru (The Desire Tree of Auspiciousness)

Part Two
Upalabdhi (Realization)

Chapter Three

Sambandha-abhidheya-prayojana
(The Soul’s Relationship with the Supreme Lord, His Activities in that Relationship, and the final Goal of Life)

Song 2

Text 1

apūrba baiṣṇaba-tattwa ātmāra ānanda-
prasrabana nāhi jā’ra tulana soṁsāre
swa-dharma bolya jā’ra āche paricoya
e jagate e tattwera suno bibaraṇa
para-brahma sanātana ānanda-swarūpa
nitya-kāla rasa-rūpa rasera ādhāra
parāt para adwitīya ananta apāra
tathāpi swarūpa-tattwa śakti-śaktimāna
līlā-rasa-parakāṣṭha āśroya-swarūpa
tarka ki se tattwa kabhu sparśibāre pāre
rasa-tattwa su-gambhīra samādhi-āśroye

How wonderful is the Vaiṣṇava philosopphy! It is a fountain of bliss for the soul. It has no equal in this world. O world, please hear this description of the Vaiṣṇava philosophy. The Supreme Brahman is eternal and blissful. For eternal time He is full of nectar, the reservoir of nectar. He is greater than the greatest, unrivaled, endless, and limitless. Still, He is all potencies and He is the master of all potencies. He is the sweetest nectar of transcendental pastimes and He is the supreme shelter. How can ordinary material logic have the power to touch Him? He is the deep nectar seen in rapt meditation.

Text 2

upalabdha āhā māri samādhi ki dhana
samādhi-stha ho’ye dekho su-sthira antare
he sādhaka rasa-tattwa akhaṇḍa ānanda
kintu tahe āswādaka-āswādya-bidhana
nitya-dharma anusyūta adwitīya prabhu
āswādaka kṛṣṇa-rūpa āswādya rādhikā
dwaitānanda parānanda-pīṭha bṛndābana
prākṛta jagate jā’ra prokāśa biśeṣa
jogamāyā prakāśita taṅhara āśroye
labhiche sādhaka-brnda nitya prema-tattwa
ādarśa jāhāra nāma baikuṇṭha kalyāṇa
jadi cāha nityānanda prabāha sebite
abirata guru-padāśroya koro’ jība
nīrasa bhajana samudoya parihori’
brahma-cintā ādi jata sadā sādha’ rati
kusumita bṛndābane śrī-rāsa-maṇḍale
puruṣatwa-ahaṅkāra nitanta durbala
taba tumi śuddha jība āswādya swajana
śrī-radhikār nitya sakhī parānanda-rasa
anubhabi māyā-bhoga tomāra patana

Ah! What a great treasure is seen in that rapt meditation! O devotees, see what is manifested in the meditation of one who has a peaceful heart! The Supreme Truth is nectar, is unbroken bliss. Still, He is divided into the enjoyer and the enjoyed. That is His eternal nature. He is the supreme master. He has no rival. As the enjoyer He is Kṛṣṇa. As the enjoyed He is Rādhā. How much bliss does He enjoy by being these two! his blissful transcendental abode is Vṛndāvana. His Yogamaya potency manifests Vṛndāvana within the material world. The devotees who take shelter of Vṛndāvana attain eternal love for the Lord. How auspicious is Vṛndāvana! Its name is auspicious even in Vaikuṇṭha. O soul, if you wish to serve the eternal and blissful Supreme Lord, then take shelter of a bona fide spiritual master. Renounce all dry and nectarless methods of worship and strive to fall in love with the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who enjoys pastimes in the rāsa-dance circle in flower-filled Vṛndāvana. Your idea that you are a male is a pathetic mistake. O pure soul, you are meant for Lord Kṛṣṇa’s enjoyment. You are an eternal friend of Śrī Rādhā. Please taste the nectar of transcendental bliss. The pleasures of Māya‘ are your falldown.