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Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura
yamuna-puline, kadamba-kanane, ki herinu sakhi! aja
shyama vamshidhari, mani-mancopari, kare’ lila rasaraja (1)
O sakhi! What did I see today! In a kadamba grove on the bank of Yamuna, a beautiful
blackish boy holding a long flute was seated on a jeweled throne, performing His
pastimes as rasa-raja, the monarch of all transcendental mellows.
ashta-dalopari, shri radha shri hari, ashta-sakhi parijana (2)
On the eight petals of the jeweled altar were Radha and Hari, surrounded by Their
dearmost attendants, the eight principal gopis. There Krishna was performing His
amorous pastimes, which are like a waterfall of nectar.
sugita-nartane, saba sakhi-gane, tushiche yugala-dhane
krishna-lila heri’, prakriti-sundari, vistariche shobha vane (3)
With their sweet songs and artful dancing all the gopis satisfied the treasured Divine
Couple. Thus I beheld Krishna’s lilas with His beautiful beloveds as they roamed
through the splendid forest.
ghare na jaiba, vane praveshiba, o lila-rasera tare
tyaji’ kula-laja, bhaja vraja-raja, vinoda minati kare (4)
To taste the nectar of these lilas I will not return home but will enter the forest.
Renouncing all family ties, just worship the Lord of Vraja. This is Bhaktivinoda’s