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Song Name: Apurva Vaisnava Tattva

Official Name: Upalabdhi: Sambandha-Abhideya-Prayojana-Vijnana Song 2

Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura

Book Name: Kalyana Kalpataru

Language: Bengali

 

LYRICS:

(1)

apurva vaisnava-tattva! atmar ananda-

prasravana! nahi ja'ra tulana samsare

 

(2)

sva-dharma boliya ja'r ache paricoy

e jagate! e tattver suno vivarana

 

(3)

parabrahma sanatana ananda-svarupa,

nitya-kal rasa-rupa, raser adhar

 

(4)

paratpar, advitiya, ananta, apar!

tathapi svarupa-tattva, sakti saktimana;

lila-rasa-parakastha, asraya-svarupa

 

(5)

tarka ki se tattva kabhu sparsibare pare?

rasa-tattva sugambhira! samadhi-asraye

upalabdha! aha mari, samadhi ki dhana!

 

(6)

samadhistha ho'ye dekho, susthira antare,

he sadhaka! rasa-tattva akhanda ananda;

kintu tahe asvadaka-asvadya-bidhana,

nitya-dharma anusyuta!

 

(7)

advitiya prabhu,

asvadaka krsna-rupa, --- asvadya radhika,

dvaitananda! parananda-pitha brndabana!

 

(8)

prakrta jagate ja'r prakasa-bisesa,

jogamaya prakasita; tanhar asraye

labhiche sadhaka-brnda nitya prema-tattva ---

adarsa, jahar nama baikuntha-kalyan

 

(9)

jadi caha nityananda pravaha sevite

abirata, guru-padasraya koro' jiba

 

(10)

nirasa bhajana samudaya parihari

brahma-cinta adi jata, sada sadha' rati,

kusumita brndabane sri-rasa-mandale

 

(11)

purusatava-ahankara nitanta durbala

taba! tumi suddha jiba! asvadya svajana,

sri-radhikar nitya sakhi! parananda-rasa

anubhavi'! maya-bhoga tomar patana!!

TRANSLATION

1) Oh most powerful essential truth of the Vaisnava! Oh gushing fountain of the bliss of the self! A similar truth to whose there is no equal within this material world!

 

2) On account of its own nature and characteristics it is famous in this world! Please hear the description of the essence of this truth.

 

3) The Parabrahman is the original eternal form of bliss, as well as a deep reservoir of all transcendental mellows.

 

4-5) How can any ordinary argument ever be able to touch this truth? The truth of such transcendental mellows is extremely deep and grave! It is attained only under the shelter of samadhi! Ah, such a wonderful treasure is samadhi!

 

6) Oh aspiring devotee! Just see the characteristics of samadhi with an unagitated and peaceful mind. The truth of mellows is complete, absolutely undivided supreme bliss. However, within that, the dealings between the taster of mellows and that which is tasted have an eternal principle that is inseparable.

 

7) The Supreme Lord is one without a second, and in His original form of Lord Krsna He is the taster of transcendental mellows, and His object to be tasted is Sri Radhika. Oh, the joy of the meeting of the Supreme subject and object! And their transcendentally blissful meeting place is Sri Vrndavana.

 

8) The special manifestation of Sri Vrndavana within the material universe is revealed directly by Yogamaya. Those aspiring devotees who take the refuge of This Vrndavana attain the eternal truth of ecstatic love. Indeed, the very name of this model of Vrndavana here on the earth's surface is all-auspicious even within the realm of Vaikuntha!

 

9) If the living entity ever wants to continuously render service to the flowing current of eternal bliss, he takes shelter of the feet of a bona fide spiritual master.

 

10) Then he rejects all types of dry, sapless worship which is devoid of appreciation for higher sentiments; he reflects deeply on the nature of the Absolute, and always arduously endeavors with taste to lovingly worship the circle of the divine rasa dance in Vrndavana (the rasa-mandala).

 

11) My friend, your false egoistic conception of being a male is extremely feeble, for you are actually pure spirit soul! And your real family comprises the beloved objects which are tasted by Krsna, namely the eternal maidservants of Sri Radhika! Just realize the mellows of such transcendental ecstasy! The enjoyment of maya is your downfall!!

 

REMARKS/EXTRA INFORMATION:

This song is originally composed as on single paragraph of prose-type lines. But it is not poetry, and not really prose either. Anyway, it has been broken up into smaller sections according to the flow of ideas to facilitate easier systematic translation and reading.

 

UPDATED: June 25, 2009