Act I, Scene III

(The Brahmin is on his way home the following day filled with utmost inner and outer joy. He sings.)

Amar bhuban tomar charan lagi

Amar jiban tomar swapan lagi

[My world is for Your Feet.

My life is for Your Dream.]

(Suddenly, a heaviness attacks him.)

BRAHMIN: I am spiritual; that is why I am in a position to cry for divine things. But my wife does not care for spiritual things; she needs earthly things. Perhaps I made a mistake. I ought to have asked Krishna to give her something. She likes candy. I should have asked him to give me some candy for her. I feel sorry, but now it is too late. I don’t want to go back to my friend, but I know she will be angry with me. What can I do?