Аннотация: The masterpiece of Sri Jiva Goswami, describing bhakti-tattva, Krsna's qualities, separation and love of the people of Vrindavana, and also janma (birth) and nitya-lila of Krishna. Full, complete version with all 5 chapters.
I offer respects to Kṛṣṇa, who has the form of a cowherd boy, who gives joy to the gopīs, who has lotus eyes and is dark like a fresh cloud, who is the son of Nanda, who increase the bliss of the three worlds, and is master of the eternally perfect gopīs.
The lover of the gopīs, auspicious for all people, the son of the cowherd king, who makes prosperity grow, should protect us.
aho bakīty ādikīrtiḥ kṛṣṇas tu bhagavān svayam |
asti yas tasya pitrāditayā citrāya kḷptavān ||7||
He is glorified as the liberator of Pūtanā ("Alas, how shall I take shelter of one more merciful than he who granted the position of the mother to a she-demon Pūtanā although she was unfaithful and prepared deadly poison to be sucked from her breast?"). He is the supreme form of Bhagavān ("All of the above-mentioned incarnations are either plenary portions or portions of the plenary portions of the Lord, but Śrī Kṛṣṇa is the original Personality of Godhead. All of them appear on planets whenever there is a disturbance created by the atheists. The Lord incarnates to protect the theists.") , who astonished his parents.
stutas tad bhūribhāgyeti tathā cetthaṁ satām iti |
He is praised by Śukadeva ("Neither Lord Brahmā, nor Lord Śiva, nor even the goddess of fortune, who is always the better half of the Supreme Lord, can obtain from the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the deliverer from this material world, such mercy as received by mother Yaśodā.") , is attained after much good fortune ("All the cowherd boys used to play with Kṛṣṇa, who is the source of the Brahman effulgence for jñānīs desiring to merge into that effulgence, who is the Supreme Personality of Godhead for devotees who have accepted eternal servitorship, and who for ordinary persons is but another ordinary child. The cowherd boys, having accumulated the results of pious activities for many lives, were able to associate in this way with the Supreme Personality of Godhead. How can one explain their great fortune?") , and even Brahmā, Śiva and Lakṣmī cannot attain him . He is desired even by Lakṣmī ("When Śrī Kṛṣṇa was dancing with the gopīs in the rāsa-līlā, the gopīs were embraced by his arms. This transcendental favor was never bestowed upon the goddess of fortune or other consorts in the spiritual world. Indeed, never was such a thing even imagined by the most beautiful girls in the heavenly planets, whose bodily luster and aroma resemble the lotus flower. And what to speak of worldly women who are very beautiful according to material estimation?") . All these verses describe him.
yas taṁ ko vāśrayen nātra kṣitāv indriyavān naraḥ |
tasmād bhrātar nija-trātaḥ svāntaḥ svāntas tam āśraya ||9||
What person with senses on earth would not take shelter of him? Therefore, O brother mind, my deliverer, take shelter of Kṛṣṇa!
Though said to be hidden from mantras and rituals, he who is called the son of Nanda, manifests his own form somewhere in the world out of joy.
yaḥ prāg iti hi padyābhyāṁ nandātmajatayā svataḥ |
vāsudevatayā kāryavaśād gargeṇa niścitaḥ ||13||
For his own purpose, in two lines ("For many reasons, this beautiful son of yours sometimes appeared previously as the son of Vasudeva.") Garga described him as the son of Vasudeva, though he is actually the son of Nanda.
Leaving kaumāra age, and decorated with charming paugaṇḍa age, he began herding the cows and protected the demigods.
yaḥ kāla-kūṭa-niṣpiṣṭa-cetanāṁ vraja-ketanān |
cetayāmāsa kṛpayā locanāmṛta-vṛṣṭibhiḥ ||45||
When the cowherd boys of Vraja lost consciousness because of the snake poison, he mercifully brought them back to life by showers of nectar from his eyes.
yaḥ kāliyam api vyaktaṁ nijāṅghri-yuga-mudrayā |
vyañjan mameti śaraṇāgatān anyān arañjayat ||46||
Marking Kāliya with his two feet, to indicate that Kāliya had surrendered, he attracted others to surrender also.
yaḥ śukena vraja-premāspadatvenettham īritaḥ |
kṛṣṇe "rpitātma-suhṛd ity ādi procya praśocya ca ||47||
He was the object of love for all the people of Vraja who had offered everything to him, according to Śukadeva. ("When the members of the cowherd community, who had accepted Kṛṣṇa as their dearmost friend, saw him enveloped in the snake"s coils, motionless, they were greatly disturbed. They had offered Kṛṣṇa everything - their very selves, their families, their wealth, wives and all pleasures. At the sight of Kṛṣṇa in the clutches of the Kāliya snake, their intelligence became disturbed by grief, lamentation and fear, and thus they fell to the ground.")