Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura
Book Name: Kalyana Kalpataru
kabe aha gauranga boliya
chadibo birakta hana
nabadvipa dhame,nagare nagare,
khaibo udar bhari'
nadi-tate giya,anjali anjali,
taru-tale podi'alasya tyajibo,
paibo sarire bala
kandiya kandiya,daki ucca-rabe
bhramibo sakala dhama
baisnaba dekhiya,padibo carane,
hrdayer bandhu jani'
baisnaba thakura,'prabhur kirtana'
dekhaibe das mani'
1) Alas… what sorrow I am expressing! When will I ever take the name of Gauranga and become disgusted with sense gratification, giving up all bodily endeavors for eating and sleeping?
2) And when will ever wander from village to village in Sri Navadvipa-dhama, completely giving up my false ego? I will beg madhukarifrom the homes of dhama-basis, and thus I will fill my belly.
3) Sometimes I will wander to the bank of the
Ganga, and if I feel thirsty, then I will drink that sacred water that has washed the lotus feet of the Lord, palmful by palmful. If I fell tired, I will simply fall down under the nearest tree. When I feel enough strength, i will give up my idleness and continue wandering here and there.
4) In a mood of humble solicitation I will call out loudly the names of "Gaura-Gadadhara" and 'Sri-Radha-Madhava', and thus weeping and weeping I will wander throughout the entire dhama.
5) Seeing a Vaisnava devotee, I will fall at his lotus feet, knowing him to be the only true friend of my heart. Accepting me as his servant, the most revered devotee will then reveal to me the most confidential kirtana used for worshiping the Lord.