This is the first of a four-volume series of songs written by Bhaktivinoda Thakura. This volume has 78 songs, many of them never published in English before. These compositions are deep instructions for the path of devotional service to Krishna. Bhaktivinoda Thakura gives voice to a range of experience: from that of the untrained soul deeply steeped in materialism to the highest ecstasies of pure devotional service. His songs are a journey into the highest states of pure consciousness. Each song has the Bengali word-for-word transliteration and English translation. The spiral bound volumes are designed to easily stay open so you can sing or read along hands-free. The book Kalyan Kalpa-taru is a description of one special desire-tree which has been brought from Vaikuntha. It has three branches called Upadesa (instructions), Upalabdhi (attainment), and Ucchvasa (overgushing). It bears fruits of special supreme auspiciousness. The three divisions present a systematic path of self-realization in the form of a tree for easy understanding. This tree is very beautifully decorated with flower blossoms of especially sweet devotional service. Plus there are innumerable fruits which are named `kalyan’ (auspiciousness) (verse 16). Any honest or noble person who sincerely takes shelter of this transcendental tree get to taste these fruits of special, supreme auspiciousness, which is devotional service to Lord Krsna (verse 17).