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[sv-poetry] poems by all: 20 ----the final one

From: kalaivani retnavellu (
Date: Sat Mar 16 2002 - 07:07:05 PST

namo narayana

dear bhaagavatas,
first of all am sorry for the long break. this will be the final posting of 
the poems. i sincerely hope that all of you enjoyed sri krishna just a 
little bit more in these poems. :) because i have... no matter who wrote it, 
it was about our keshava, and i guess that's what matters...

well here it is once again, poems of mira, kabir and surdas on their (and 
our) beloved sri hari...


Without my beloved Master
I cannot live.
Body, mind, and life
Have I given to the Beloved.
Fascinated by His beauty,
I gaze down the road
Night and day.
Says Mira: My Lord, accept your servant...
Is all she asks.

surdas's prayer

'Tis you who made me indiscreet for you have kept my sight always O Lord, 
beneath your lotus-feet.
I do not even cast my gaze on other gods, nor in my mind are they; for 
whatever I prayed for you gave; my doubts are left behind.
In Vrindavana where you ever keep sporting with cowherd girls, I seek your 
refuge: like the snake without ears alas! your voice I cannot hear.
Sura's only wish is to serve Radha's spouse, Krishna, and be freed' from the 
bonds and trammels of the world.
I sing of the rasa's delight blessed is he who relates it, and he as well 
who hears of the joyful night, of their reward no tongue can tell; the nine 
nidhis and the eight siddhis can't bestow such auspiciousness as the rasa’s 
rapture yields.
To one in whom faith abides the maya of this world seems false and to one 
who is free from guile God's devotee's darshana is like God's.
They who sing and they who hear the Lord's praises, says Suradasa are 
blessed indeed, for Krishna is near to them; and so too blessed the parents 
are of those who have faith in their hearts.


Where do you search me?
I am with you
Not in pilgrimage, nor in icons
Neither in solitudes
Not in temples, nor in mosques
Neither in Kaba nor in Kailash
I am with you o man
I am with you
Not in prayers, nor in meditation
Neither in fasting
Not in yogic exercises
Neither in renunciation
Neither in the vital force nor in the body
Not even in the ethereal space
Neither in the womb of Nature
Not in the breath of the breath
Seek earnestly and discover
In but a moment of search
Says Kabir, Listen with care
Where your faith is, I am there.

What should I ask when nothing is stable
Before my eyes the universe is in flames
With a hundred thousand children and grandchildren to boot
None in the end to show Ravan the path with a Lamp
His kingdom Lanka secured by the sea
Yet none in the end could trace Ravan*
None came along none accompanied departure
What happened to the elephants at the door?
Says Kabir, in the end
Departure is but with empty hands
Like a looser gambler

i beg forgiveness for any mistakes done. and may the divya dampatis bless us 
all with nithya kainkaryam 2 their lotus feet.

lottsa krishna premai
andal thiruvadigale sharanam
namo narayana
namo venkateshaya

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