Only the fifth chapter of this text still exists, but it is a wonder that anything exists at all. For this is a record of the words of the creator of this universe, Lord Brahma, spoken just after he gained enlightenment and just prior to creating our worlds. Here are my renditions of 18 verses of Brahma’s song he sang to Govinda / Krishna.
He tends cows whose milk fulfills all desires
In a forest whose trees fulfill all desires
In a land whose stones fulfill all desires.
He is himself tended carefully
by hundreds of thousands
of Goddesses of Fortune.
Millions of Cupids are enchanted by his beautiful figure
the color of heavy monsoon clouds
decorated with a peacock feather on his head
his eyes in bloom like the petals of a lotus
as he plays his flute
His romantically dark body
gracefully bending at the hip, knees and neck
is eternal and real.
His clothes and ornaments swing as he enjoys games of love
strands of flowers swinging from his neck
along with a Moon shaped locket
and always his beautiful flute.
His dark body is full of bright splendor
because it is full of the reality, awareness, and bliss
from which all the universes manifest and exist
under his supervision
Each sense of his body can perform the action of any sense.
Though he is the most ancient of all beings
He is forever a freshly bloomed youth.
He is unlimited in time and space.
The beginning without beginning.
He is without equal
and will never decay.
Philosophy and religion cannot approach him
Yet he approaches you
Who has heartfelt love for him.
The minds of the greatest philosophers
race towards him fast as the wind
for thousands of millions of years
Still they do not reach even the tip of his toe!
For he is infinitely beyond the power of thought
He is one specific person,
yet he is within each and every subatomic particle
in the millions of universes
that he created by his energy
He is the one the ancient Vedic hymns praise.
Human beings who have awakened love for him
sing to him
Thus they attain their own limitless spiritual beauty,
glory, position, powers, and ornaments.
The soul of all souls, his home is the divine forest of Goloka Vrindaban
where he exists in his natural form
with beings who emanate from him.
Together at every second
they enjoy relishing the flavors of love
recipies of pure bliss and full awareness
The eyes of those eternal beings
are moistened with drops of pure loving devotion
So from their hearts they always see him
Syamasundar – the dark one
The attributes and qualities of his beauty
otherwise beyond perception
Rama and the others are his extensions
into various incarnations
to perform tasks in this world
But Krishna personally is the direct manifestation
of the supreme being
Millions and millions of opulences
in the wonders of all the planets of this universe
Result from a prismatic differentiation
of the unlimited
light of spirit.
That light of spirit
results from the effulgence of him
beyond whom there is nothing more powerful.
Hundreds of universes spring forth
with triplicate qualities
as described in the sacred Veda.
This all diffuses from the outer border of his potency and power.
the support of everything that exists
the ultimate entity
the pure substance of everything
He is the essence of all-aware, blissful enjoyment
Those who reflect upon and carefully recollect his blissful pastimes
the mundane world
Our universes, domains of Durga
Beyond them, the world of Shiva
Beyond that, the world of Hari
Beyond them all, his own abode, Goloka.
He is the source of the wondrous opulences
Discovered in each.
is made, kept, and ended
as the practice of just one potency of his,
the goddess Durga.
She conducts herself
in accordance to his will.
Yogurt is milk
transformed due to contacting bacteria
Shiva is Govinda
transformed due to contacting this world
to act on his behalf.
When a candle lights another candle
The flames are equally hot and bright
So all Govinda’s expansions are equally powerful as he.
Govinda, the original person, I adore.