Janama Saphala Ta’ra

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Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur is a genius beyond words. No amount of glorification can ever be sufficient for describing his unlimited expertise in beautifully elucidating the various secrets of the path of Bhakti. His writings have been a source of great inspiration and spiritual nourishment for countless vaishnavas and shall continue to shine like a jewel for ages to come. In his four famous song books he has included the essence of all the bhakti shastras in his various bhajans, each one of which is incomparably sweet and sublime. The following bhajan is from his book named ‘Kalyan Kalpataru’ and describes what the true good fortune of a jiva really is. This wonderful bhajan is a true treasure and gives great pleasure to all the devotees who hear or read it.

janama saphala tā’ra, kṛṣṇa-daraśana yā’ra
bhāgye hoiyāche eka-bāra
bikaśiyā hrin-nayana kari’ kṛṣṇa daraśana
chāḍe jīva citter bikāra

His birth is successful whose good fortune dawns so as to have the vision of Lord Krsna just once. When the jiva gives up all delusions of mind, then only he will see the vision of Krsna blooming within the eyes of his heart.

vṛndavana-keli catur vanamālī
tribhańga-bhańgimārūpa vaḿśī-dharī aparūpa
rasamaya nidhi, guṇa-śālī

He sees Krsna there fully decorated with garlands of forest flowers as the most expert connoisseur of all the amorous love-sports in Vrndavana. His transcendental playing wonderfully on His flute, mellows and is the abode of all form bent in three different places, He is the reservoir of all relishable virtuous qualities.

varṇa nava jaladhara śire śikhi piccha vara
alakā tilaka śobhāpāya
paridhāne pīta-vāsa vadane madhūra hāsa
hena rūpa jagat mātāya

By such a beautiful form He is maddening the entire universe. His complexion is like that of a fresh new rain cloud, His head is decorated with a big peacock feather, and His sandalwood tilaka on His forehead is most becoming. Wearing brilliant yellow-colored garments, He stands with His face decorated by a wide, sweet smile.

indranīla jini kṛṣṇa-rūpakhāni
heriyā kadamba-mūle
mana ucāṭana na cale caraṇa
saḿsāra gelāma bhūle

Beholding Him standing thusly at the edge of a kadamba grove, I can see that Krsna’s beauty is conquering the luster of an entire mine of sapphires. Seeing this, my mind has become so restless that my feet will move no longer, and I’ve completely forgotten about my family and home life in this world.

(sakhī he) sudhāmaya se rūpa-mādhurī
dekhile nayana, haya acetana,
jhare premamaya bāri

Oh sakhi, oh dear girlfriend! Seeing that sweet form abounding in nectar, I have fallen unconscious as a fountain of tears borne of ecstatic love cascades from my eyes.

kibā cūḍā śire kibā vaḿśī kare
kibā se tribhańga-ṭhāma
caraṇa-kamale, amiyā uchale,
tāhāte nūpura dāma

What a wonderful crown upon His head! What a wonderful flute He is holding in His hand! What a wonderfully beautiful form as He stands in His three-fold bending posture! The nectar of His lotus feet is overflowing with the tinkling sound coming from the clusters of anklebells which are decorating them.

sadā āśā kari bhṛńga-rūpa dhari
caraṇa kamale sthāna
anāyāse pāi kṛṣṇa-guṇa gāi
āra nā bhajiba āna

Accepting the form of a honeybee, I always hope for a residence near His lotus feet. And I will get it very easily because I always sing the glories of Krsna, adoring no one else.