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Yan Kali Rupa Sharira Na Dharata
Shri Madhava dasa
yan kali rupa sharira na dharata
tan vraja-prema-mahanidhi kutharika, kon kapata ughadata (1)
If Rupa Gosvami had not appeared in Kali-yuga, who would have opened the great
store-house of vraja-prema and distributed its contents freely?
nira-kshira-hamsana, pana-vidhayana, kon prithak kari payata
ko saba tyaji, bhaji’ vrindavana, ko saba grantha viracita (2)
Just as a swan separates milk from water, who could have separated the rasas to taste
them? Abandoning everything, he performed bhajana in Vrindavana and wrote his
jaba pitu vana-phula, phalata nana-vidha, manoraji aravinda
so madhukara vinu, pana kon janata, vidyamana kari bandha (3)
When the yellow forest flowers blossom and fruits ripen, he lived like a bee taking the
nectar from lotuses - who could have understood the nectar he was collecting?
ko janata, mathura vrindavana, ko janata vraja-nita
ko janata, radha-madhava-rati, ko janata soi prita (4)
Who could have understood Krishna’s lilas in Mathura and Vrndavana? How could we
have known the sweet vraja-lilas and the love between Radha-Madhava?
jakara carane, prasade sakala jana, gai gaoyai sukha paota
carana-kamale, sharanagata madho, tava mahima ura lagata (5)
By the mercy of his lotus feet, all can sing about and attain such divine bliss. The
surrendered Madhava dasa is always praying to embrace Rupa’s glories.