Sri Sankalpa-kalpadruma

BY: SUN STAFF


Jun 15, CANADA (SUN) — By Srila Jiva Goswami, translated by Sriman Kusakratha dasa.

Volume One - Introduction - Text 1

sri-krishna krishna-caitanya
sa-sanatana-rupaka
gopala raghunathapta-
vraja-vallabha pahi mam

O Sri Krishna, O Lord who appears as Sri Krishna Caitanya, O Lord whose form is eternal, O protector of the cows, O Lord who appears as Sri Ramacandra, O beloved of Vraja, please protect me.

Note: Srila Jiva Gosvami has placed in this verse the names of Srila Rupa Gosvami, Srila Sanatana Gosvami, Srila Gopala Bhatta Gosvami, Srila Raghunatha dasa Gosvami, Srila Raghunatha Bhatta Gosvami, and his own cousin Vallabha.

Texts 2 and 3

nandanandana ity uktas
trailokyananda-vardhanah
anadi-janma-siddhanam
gopinam patir eva yah

navina-nirada-syamam
tam rajiva-vilocanam
ballavi-nandanam vande
krishnam gopala-rupinam

I offer my respectful obeisances to the Sri Krishna, who is known as Nanda's son, who is the protector of the cows, who fills the three worlds with bliss, who is the master of the birthless and perfect gopis, who is dark as a monsoon cloud, and whose eyes are lotus flowers.

Text 4

vrindaranye jaran jivah
kascit praha manah prati
mriyase sampratam mudha
gudham etam sudham piba

A person gradually growing old in Vrindavana tells his mind: Fool, now you are close to death. Drink this nectar I give you.

Note: Srila Jiva Gosvami has placed his name in this verse.

Text 5

tam pibann eva he svantah
svam ca gokula-sangatam
sevam ca vanchitam kancid
bhava-bhedena bhavaya

O mind, as you drink this nectar think of yourself being in Gokula and think of the lovingly service you wish to give the Lord.

Text 6

mangalah sarva-lokanam
gopa-kshauni-bhrid-angajah
bhavyam pallavayan payad
ballavi-jana-vallabhah

May the gopa-prince Krishna, who makes the devotees blossom with happiness, and who is the auspiciousness of all the worlds and the gopis' beloved, protect us.

Texts 7-9

aho bakity-adi-kirtih
krishnas tu bhagavan svayam
asti yas tasya pitradi-
taya citraya kl ptavan

stutas tad bhuri-bhagyeti
tatha cettham satam iti
nemam virincety evam
nayam striya iti vrajah

yas tam ko nasrayan natra
kshitav indriyavan narah
tasmad bhratar nija-tratah
svantah svantas tam asraya

What sensible person on this earth will not take shelter of Lord Krishna, who filled His parents with wonder, who is the original Supreme Personality of Godhead as described in Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.3.28, and whose glory is seen in Srimad-Bhagavatam 3.2.23, 10.14.38, 10.12.11, 10.9.20, and 10.47.60? O mind, O brother mind, O my protector, please take shelter of Him.

Text 10

upadesam desa-rupam
mama manaya manasa
sudhadharadharah so 'yam
kalpah syat kalpa-bhuruhah

O mind, please understand what I will now teach you: Krishna is a monsoon cloud of nectar. He is a kalpa-vriksha tree that fulfills all desires.

Text 11

mulam janmadi-lilasya
skandhah syan nitya-lilata
sakhas tat-tad-ritu-slokah
phalam premamayi sthitih

The root of that kalpa-vriksha tree is the pastimes that begin with His birth. The trunk is His eternal pastimes. The branches are the verses describing His pastimes in the different seasons. The fruit is love for Him.


Chapter One - Janmadi-lila

Lord Krishna's Birth and Other Pastimes

Text 12

yas tantra-mantrayor guptam
uktah sri-nanda-nandanah
tad-rupatam nijam vyanjit
kutascit kutukad bhuvi

Sri Krishna, the son of Nanda, who, although He hides from the Vedic rituals and He is not in the Vedic mantras, does happily appear before some persons in this world, . . .

Note: Here begins a very long sentence that finds its end in Text 266.

Text 13

yah prag iti hi padyabhyam
nandatmajataya svatah
vasudevataya karya-
vasad gargena niscitah

. . . who, even though He is naturally Nanda's son, was said by Garga Muni (in Srimad-Bhagavatam 10.8.14) to be out of duty the son of Vasudeva, . . .

Text 14

yah sri-nanda-yasodantar-
hridi sphurtim gatas tatah
udyams cakre dugdha-sindhor
indor janma-vidambanam

. . . who first appeared in the hearts of Nanda and Yasoda and then was born like the moon from the milk ocean, . . .

Text 15

yah sarvarddhi-vrajam nanda-
vrajam svam janma-matratah
ramanam jayamananam
aramam dhama nirmame

. . . who, simply by being born brought to this world His own forest-garden home, Nanda's all-opulent cowherd village where many beautiful goddesses were also born, . . .

Text 16

yah sva-madhurya-piyusham
sarvatra parivesayam
jigaya mohini-rupam
kshira-niradhi-tira-gam

. . . the nectar of whose sweetness flowed everywhere, defeating even the form of Mohini on the milk-ocean's shore, . . .

Text 17

yah kripam janmato vyanjan
putanam api putanam
nitam dhatri-gatim sphitam
cakarshin nutanarbhakah

. . . who from the moment of His birth was very compassionate, who when He was a small child defeated Putana, purified her, and made her His nurse, . . .

Text 18

yah komala-padagrena
sakatam tad-visankatam
sva-jyotsnavaranam matva
cikshepakshepavan iva

. . . who, confident that His glory would remain hidden, with His soft toes kicked a great cart and made it collapse, . . .

Text 19

yah pujita-pada-kshepa-
kujita-smita-rocisham
sobhaya lobhayam asa
balikah kula-palikah

. . . who with the sound of His kick and the glory of His smile filled many saintly girls with desire, . . .

Text 20

yah sva-namadyam asadya
gargad vargan nijan anu
harsham vavarsha nyag jalpann
om ittham soma-jin-mukhah

. . . whose face eclipses the glory of the moon, who after receiving His names from Garga Muni spoke the word "Om" (yes) in the broken words of an infant, and thus showered His relatives with happiness, . . .

Text 21

yas trinavartam asadya
sadyah samvarta-vartanam
samvartayams tam aninye
viparita-paritatam

. . . who made the Trinavarta whirlwind fall and gave him the opposite of what he expected, . . .

Text 22

yah sri-ramam nijaramam
sangacchann accha-khelaya
balan anandayan nanda-
raja-kesari-nandanah

. . . who was King Nanda's lion-cub son, who, going to His own forest-garden, delighted Balarama and the boys with many splendid pastimes, . . .

Text 23

yah pundram rocanarucyam
kancukam ka{.sy 24}cana-prabham
dadhan matus tat tad asid
utsangasi yadajani

. . . who, wearing clothes splendid with gold and tilaka splendid with gorocana, sat on His mother lap, . . .

Text 24

yah kurvan kardama-kridam
nirvyajam anaya dhritah
dvayoh sukhena duhkhena
snigdhan digdhan vinirmame

. . . who, a small child playing in the mud, was suddenly picked up by Mother Yasoda, who then anointed both Himself and His mother with mud, affection, distress and happiness, . . .

Text 25

yah samam saha-jatena
ringann angana-kardame
kincit katara-dhih pasyan
mataram drutam iyivan

. . . who, seeing that His mother became alarmed when He and His brother crawled in the muddy courtyard, quickly went to her, . . .

Text 26

yas tayalingitah sasra-
smitam stanyam ananya-dhih
apayi sushthu capyayi
smitam bibhrad udaikshi ca

. . . who was embraced by His mother with a tear-filled smile, who without thinking of any other thing drank the milk of her breast, who, kissed by her again and again, smiled and gazed at her, . . .

Text 27

yas tada matur aninye
sarvam vismriiti-vismritam
rudann iva hasan mugdha-
bala-simhavalokanah

. . . who, laughing and roaring, and His charming eyes like those of a lion cub, made His mother forget everything but Him, . . .

Text 28

yas tada mrittikam bhakshann
alakshyam anaya dhritah
dayaya kim bhayad asyas
tratah srag yogamayaya

. . . who when His mother wasn't looking ate clay, who was caught by Her and gently asked, "What is this?", who was at once rescued by His Yogamaya potency, . . .

Text 29

yah sri-ramanvayi kaman
nanata saha-patavam
vriddhanam sukham riddhanam
kurvanas tala-palanam

. . . who, keeping time and pleasing His fortunate elders, expertly danced with Balarama's friends, . . .

Text 30

yah krinan kara-vibhrashta-
mulyenapy amitam phalam
phalany ananya-labhyani
dade vikrinatim prati

. . . who, the grains He was about to give as payment slipping from His hand, purchased limitless fruits and gave the woman who was selling them many priceless jewels in return, . . .

Text 31

yas tarnakan pura muncann
ancan bala-balanvitah
dohanukaranam kurvan
sukha-dohaya kl ptavan

. . . who, accompanied by Balarama and the boys, released the calves and enjoyed a game of pretending to milk them, . . .

Text 32

yah karshann api vatsasya
puccham sankarshananvitah
tena karsham vrajan bhratri-
bharyabhih paryahasyata

. . . who, accompanied by Balarama, tugged at a calves tail and was pulled here and there as His aunts laughed, . . .

Text 33

yah kurvann api gavyanam
cauryam bhavyaya didyute
yasya tabhir vivadas ca
sukha-samvada-siddhaye

. . . who stole milk and yogurt to give a blessing and to enjoy the happiness of seeing the gopis argue over whether He had indeed been a thief, . . .

Text 34

yah svam damodaram srinvan
samoda-vridam ancati
prasu-siksha-maya-snehad
balyasvehantarad api

. . . who, hearing His mother affectionately call Him by the name "Damodara", would come, both embarrassed and happy, from His childhood play, . . .

Text 35

yah sushthu khelayavishtah
sva-matra pranayan muhuh
krishna krishnaravindakshety
ahuto 'py asu nayayau

. . . who was so rapt in playing that at first He would not come when again and again His mother lovingly called, "Krishna! Lotus-eyed Krishna!", . . .

Text 36

yah sri-vrindavanam prancan
bhratra saha vanaspadam
hasayan bhashayam asa
matarau yatarau mithah

. . . who as He was leaving with Balarama for Vrindavana forest inspired Yasoda and Rohini to talk and joke and laugh, . . .

Text 37

yah sri-vrindavane labdhe
prarabdha-kridam anvabhut
rama-damadibhih sakhyam
tat-prakhyam bhramaradibhih

. . . who, imitating the bees and other creatures, played with Balarama, Sridama, and other friends in beautiful Vrindavana forest, . . .

Text 38

yah sri-ramena tatrapi
vikshya pritim agat param
vrindavanam govardhanam
yamuna-pulinany api

. . . who, in Lord Balarama's company gazing at Vrindavana, Govardhana, and the Yamuna's shore, became very happy, . . .

Text 39

yah prapta-madhya-kaumarah
pitra sardham vanam vrajan
pricchan namani dhamani
pasyan mudam avaptavan

. . . who in the middle of His boyhood went to the forest with His father, asked the names of the different creatures, and became happy as He gazed at the different places, . . .

Text 40

yah kridan sisur avridam
agrajena vrajendra-jah
jalpajalpi mithas cakre
hastahasti padapadi

. . . who was the prince of Vraja, who without shyness played with His elder brother Balarama, talked with Him, and wrestled with Him hand-to-hand and foot-to-foot, . . .

Text 41

yas carayan nijan vatsan
vatsakam nama danavam
bakam bakavad akaram
darayan muktim ardayat

. . . who herded the calves, who killed Vatsasura and the duck-demon Bakasura and gave them liberation, . . .

Text 42

yah svair viharanam cakre
meshi-harana-samjnitam
vyomam ca vyomatam ninye
kurvantam prati-lomatam

. . . who played the game of "stealing lambs" with His friends, who pushed His enemy Vyomasura into the impersonal void, . . .

Text 43

yah kurvams tam agham khandam
vidher agham atah param
ninye sva-jyotishi prancam
tad arvag bhakti-tejasi

. . . who killed Aghasura and pushed Him into the Brahman effulgence, who led the creator Brahma to the glory of devotional service, . . .

Text 44

yah kaumaram atikramya
ramya-paugandha-mandanah
cakre gopalatam gacchal
loka-palaka-palatam

. . . who, leaving behind the kaumara age, and now decorated with the handsomeness of the pauganda age, became the protector of the cows, even though He was already the protector of the rulers of the planets, . . .

Note: The fifth year is the time when the kaumara age ends and the pauganda age begins.

Text 45

yah kalakuta-nishpishta-
cetanam vraja-ketanan
cetayam asa kripaya
locanamrita-vrishtibhih

. . . who, when the boys of Vraja fainted, their consciousness crushed by drinking poison, compassionately revived them with a shower of nectar from His eyes, . . .

Text 46

yah kaliyam api vyaktam
nijanghri-yuga-mudraya
vyanjan mameti sarana-
gatan anyan aranjayat

. . . who placed His footprints on the Kaliya snake, footprints that proclaimed, "This is My servant", who delighted the other snakes that took shelter of Him, . . .

Texts 47 and 48

yah sukena vraja-premas-
padatvenettham iritah
krishnarpitatma-suhrid ity
adi procya prasocya ca

a-bala-vriddha-vanitah
sarve 'nga pasu-vrittayah
nirjagmatur gokulad dinah
krishna-darsana-lalasah

. . . who, as Srila Sukadeva explained in Srimad-Bhagavatam 10.16.10, was the object of love for Vraja's people, for whose sake the gopas and gopi, young and old, left Gokula, lamenting and yearning to see Him, . . .

Text 49

yas tasmin sambhrame rodhan
nishkranta vraja-kanyakah
mene tah prathamam pasyan
svam kritartham kritav iha

. . . who, when He saw that the girls of Vraja had come in spite of all obstacles, thought that this activity was now a success, . . .

Text 50

yas tada dahanam goshtha-
premnakrishta-vivecanah
premnas tasya parikshartham
iva drag apibat prabhuh

. . . who quickly swallowed the forest-fire He expertly created to test Vraja's love for Him.


Please look for Part two of Sri Sankalpa-kalpadruma in tomorrow's edition of the Sun.



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