Kalyāṇa Kalpataru (‘The auspicious Desire Tree’)

(translated by Daśaratha-suta Dāsa)

Kalyāṇa Kalpataru (‘The auspicious Desire Tree’) was written by Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura in 1881 and is comprised of 63 songs. The songs in this songbook are divided into three parts (branches), namely (1) Upadeśa (instructions), (2) Upalabdhi (achievement), and (3) Ucchvāsa (increase of spiritual emotions). Kalyāṇa Kalpataru describes the manifestation of transcendental emotions that a śuddha-bhakta experiences.

Maṅgalācaraṇa (Auspicious Invocation)

First Branch: Upadeśa (Instructions)

Third Branch: Uccwāsa (Ecstasy)

Uccwāsa – 1 – Song One – kabe śrī-caitanya more koribena doyā
Uccwāsa – 1 – Song Two – āmi to’ durjana ati sadā durācāra
Uccwāsa – 1 – Song Three – bhabārṇabe po’ḍe more ākula parāṇa
Uccwāsa – 1 – Song Four – biṣaya-bāsanā-rūpa cittera bikāra
Uccwāsa – 1 – Song Five – āmāra samāna hīna nāhi e soṁsāre
Uccwāsa – 2 – Song One – kabe mora śubha-dina hoibe udoya
Uccwāsa – 2 – Song Two – śrī-guru-baiṣṇaba-kṛpā kota dine habe
Uccwāsa – 2 – Song Three – āmāra emona bhāgya kota dine ha’be
Uccwāsa – 2 – Song Four – caitanya-candrera līlā samudra apāra
Uccwāsa – 2 – Song Five – kabe mora mūḍha mana chāri’ anya dhyāna
Uccwāsa – 2 – Song Six – hari hari kabe mora ho’be heno dina
Uccwāsa – 2 – Song Seven – kabe mui baiṣṇabe cinibo hari hari
Uccwāsa – 2 – Song Eight – kṛpā koro’ baiṣṇaba ṭhākura
Uccwāsa – 2 – Song Nine – kabe ha’be heno daśā mora
Uccwāsa – 2 – Song Ten – hā hā morā gaura-kiśora
Uccwāsa – 2 – Song Eleven – hā hā kabe gaura-nitāi
Uccwāsa – 2 – Song Twelve – kabe āhā gaurāṅga boliyā
Uccwāsa – 3 – Song One – gopīnātha mama nibedana śuno
Uccwāsa – 3 – Song Two – gopīnātha ghucāo soṁsāra-jwālā
Uccwāsa – 3 – Song Three – gopīnātha āmāra upāya nāi
Uccwāsa – 3 – Song Four – śrī-rādhā-kṛṣṇa-pada-kamale mana
Uccwāsa – 4 – Song One – kali-kukkura-kadana jadi cāo (he)
Uccwāsa – 4 – Song Two – bibhābarī śeṣa āloka prabeśa
Uccwāsa – 5 – Song One – janama sa-phala tā’ra kṛṣṇa-daraśana jā’ra
Uccwāsa – 6 – Song One – bahirmukha ho’ye māyāre bhajiye
Uccwāsa – 6 – Song Two – śuno he rasika-jana kṛṣṇa-guṇa agaṇana
Uccwāsa – 7 – Song One – jībe kṛpā kori’ golokera hori
Uccwāsa – 7 – Song Two – jamunā-puline kadamba-kānane
Uccwāsa – 8 – Song One – kṛṣṇa-baṁśī-gīta śuni’ dekhi’ citra-pata-khani