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Song 3



piriti sac-cid-anande rupavati nari

daya-dharma-adi guna alankara sab tahari


1) Love and affection for the nature of eternity, knowledge, and bliss is like a very beautiful woman whose ornaments are all the good qualities headed by mercifulness and religiosity.



jnana tar patta-shati, yoga-gandha-paripati

e sabe shobhita sati kore krishna-mana curi


2) The divine wisdom of pure jnana is her silken sari, and the practice of the yoga of devotional service is her excellent bodily fragrance. Adorned by these qualities, that beautiful and chaste woman steals away the mind of Krishna Himself.



rupa vina alankare, kiba shobha e-samsare

piriti-vihina gune krishnae na tushite pari


3) lf ornaments are worn by one completely devoid of beauty, then is such a person considered to be beautiful in this world? Similarly, one possessing good qualities like mercifulness and religiosity is unable to satisfy Lord Krishna if devoid of love for Him.



vanarira alankara, shobha nahi hoy tara

krishna-prem vina tatha gune na adara kori


4) Just as there is no beauty to an ornament worn on the body of a female monkey, in the same way I do not hold in very high esteem qualities such as mercifulness and religiosity if they are devoid of love for Krishna.