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surdas's poems: 7

From: kalaivani retnavellu (kalaivani4krishna_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Tue Dec 25 2001 - 17:28:14 PST

radhe govinda
venkateshaya namaha


dear bhakthas and bhakthais,
first of all adiyal would like to wish everyone a very happy vaikunta 
ekadeshi and a very happy new year as well. may our kanna make all ur dreams 
a wonderful reality.....

and now the poems from surdas...

THE LORD IS HIS DEVOTEES' SLAVE
*******************************

Whatever is a devotee's
caste, clan, family, or name,
Rama's love for him is the same.

Beggar and king
are one to him.

Say, of what caste could be
Brahma or Shiva?

Rama will never abide
in the egotistic man's heart
therefore his slave, Suradasa,
has abandoned pride.

Rama was born in the Raghu clan
Krishna found his home in Gokula.

Words fail to tell of
the Lord's love
universal, all-embracing;
Dhruva was a Kshatriya,
Prahlada a demon and Vidura the son of a maid:
yet the Lord gave them his supreme love,
Krishna washed the devotees' feet
at the Rajasuya.

The Lord is the slave
of his devotees
age after age.
The tongue can't relate
his countless deeds.

Says Suradasa, the Puranas and Vedas
are witness to these.

THE DEEDS OF KRISHNA
********************

There is no end to the deeds of Krishna:
true to his pomise, he tended the cows in Gokula;
Lord of the gods and compassionate to his devotees,
he came as Nrisingha
and tore apart Hiranyakashipa.
When Bali spread his dominion
over the three worlds,
he begged three paces of land from him
to uphold the majesty of the gods,
and stepped over his entire domain:
here too he rescued the captive elephant.
Countless such deeds figure in the Vedas and the Puranas,
hearing which Suradasa
humbly bows before that Lord.

lottsa krishna premai
2 all.....
kalaivani
radhe krishna

p.s and i would like to thank anbil ramaswamy prabhu 4 inviting adiyal to 
srirangasri@yahoogroups.com glad 2 join the family. :)

hari hari



radhe krishna!


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