You are here: Sri Vaishnava Home Page : Bhakti List : Archives : February 2002

poems by all: 2

From: kalaivani retnavellu (kalaivani4krishna_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Mon Feb 04 2002 - 03:04:34 PST

radhe krishna!
namo narayana
andal thiruvadigale sharanam

dear bhaagavatas,
we shall now continue with more poems..

The Fall and Redemption of the Soul
--- by Dravida dasa
************************************

Where Krsna lives, felicity
Abounds: With pure simplicity
And loving sensibility,
All serve Him with humility.

But when a living entity
Rejects his true identity
And out of sheer stupidity
Surrenders to cupidity,

He loses all sagacity,
And with it all capacity
To understand reality
Or curb his sensuality.

Abandoning humility,
He touts his own ability,
Forgetting his fragility
And fortune's volatility.

Immersed in asininity
For what seems an infinity
Of lives devoid of piety,
He suffers in anxiety

Till contact with God's devotee,
Perhaps of utmost brevity,
Awakens his affinity
For words of the Divinity.

Perceiving the futility
Of all his imbecility,
The soul regains his sanity
And casts away his vanity.

Endowed with new humility,
He serves with all ability
And growing spontaneity
His guru and the Deity.

Regaining his identity,
The wayward living entity
Returns to the fraternity
Of Krsna for eternity.


The Holy Name of Sri Hari Is All That Be
******************************************

(original Skrt for first eight verses anonymous,
English versification of latter and ninth verse by
Dravida Dasa)

Of sweet things, it's the sweetest you will taste at
any time;
Of things that bring good fortune, it's good fortune's
paradigm;
Of things that purify, it purifies most powerf'lly;
The Holy Name of Sri Hari is surely all that be.

>From Brahma's realm atop the sky down to the lowly
grass,
Illusion reigns in Maya-devi's treacherous morass.
The truth, the truth, the only truth: the Name of Sri
Hari.
The Holy Name of Sri Hari is surely all that be.

He's the guru, he's the father, he's the friend most
true,
And she's the real mother who most kindly teaches you
To always chant and hear the Holy Name of Sri Hari.
The Holy Name of Sri Hari is surely all that be.

Remember that our final breath may come at any time,
No matter if we're old and sick or in our youthful
prime.
So young and old alike should chant the Name
incessantly.
The Holy Name of Sri Hari is surely all that be.

Lord Sri Hari forever dwells wherever devotees
Whose hearts are fixed on Him and free of all
impurities
Uplift their voices high and sing His Name in ecstasy.

The Holy Name of Sri Hari is surely all that be.

Alas! What sorrow! What great pain! The worst
calamity-
For people to forget the Holy Name of Sri Hari!
Although the Name's a priceless gem, mere broken glass
they see.
The Holy Name of Sri Hari is surely all that be.

Just fill your ears, just fill them with the Name of
Sri Hari!
Just chant the Name, just chant the Name with all
sincerity!
Just sing the Name, just sing the Holy Name eternally!

The Holy Name of Sri Hari is surely all that be.

It makes this world appear like bits of straw upon the
ground;
It splendorously reigns supreme-Divinity in sound;
It's filled with transcendental bliss and peerless
purity;
The Holy Name of Sri Hari is surely all that be.

Inspired to glorify the Holy Name of Sri Hari,
A certain sage composed this hymn in Sanskrit poetry.
I pray that those who read this lowly version made by
me
Will chant the Holy Name of Sri Hari in ecstasy.


lottsa krishna premai
kalaivani
radhe shyam
namo venkateshaya
hari hari


_________________________________________________________________
Join the world’s largest e-mail service with MSN Hotmail. 
http://www.hotmail.com



--------------------------------------------------------------
           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
To Post a message, send it to:   bhakti-list@yahoogroups.com
Archives: http://ramanuja.org/sv/bhakti/archives/
 

Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/