Thursday, December 31, 2009

O Lord beyond the entity of time,
You are forever the constant one.
New year is for me,
But must it no longer be.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Dear Guru,
This disciple is imbecile, a dumbwit.
I do not even know how to fall at your feet,
O Great Being, great, great Master.
How to die, how to lose my own self?

There is no one else to embrace me
I do not have anyone else by my side,
The world dislikes me - but that would not matter,
If once, just once you clasp me to bosom.
Please, please my Master, look upon your disciple
Bless me with the water of eternal life
O tenderhearted Father.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

O Master of infinite worlds
Your greatness has entranced me.
I am totally and completely mesmerised
contemplating your great, glorious self.

Waheguru, Waheguru, Waheguru.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Keep me on a leash, O Master
For I am the greedy dog of tales.
Please hold me close to yourself,
Pat me, caress the poor soul, O Lover of all.

Pray keep me in your Divine Direction
That I may sway to your will.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

The tale of the blind man continues:
The diamond he touched was but sand
The fine words a mere noose
The warm sun so cold.

He has learnt one thing with the Guru's grace:
Eyes truly begin to open once you go blind.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Meditation is beyond my understanding
My mind is never under control
And I cannot obey your will-
The shameless creature that I am.
How dare I call myself Yours?

But please don't disown me, Lord
Please don't be angry
Please don't lead me away from you-
In that case, I will die.

I am so low yet my wants are so high!
My karma are not worthy enough to obtain your presence
But please forgive me, my softhearted Master
Come to my heart, and reveal your feet.
You are the architect, the engineer
the doctor, the lawyer
the manager, the chief executive officer-
the only one I know of.
You are the only worker!
Please make me work only for you, O Lord!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

O beautiful Baba
O lover of the Lord
O beloved of the Lord
Set up yet another Nanaksar;
Step into my heart, O beloved Saint.
I yearn not for salvation
nor for paradise
nor for honour.
I want your lotus feet to claspt to,
Forever in my heart
O Gurudev!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Your perfection is so perfect
How do I find an analogy?
There is no other to compare with!

O Perfect One
O Ideal, Flawless One
O Unrivalled, Unparalleled Giver
Please bless me with the perfect destiny!
Of what use is your strutting in royal robes of blue
Turbans soaring high
Swords as sharp as your rehit
Tell me, o nihanga,
Is the sword useful or the sheath?

Give me the sword of love
If you possess one, o nihanga!
I shall pierce my heart with it.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

O my fragile mind,
Learn the true art of Gatka;
Crush without a wound.
Infinite, infinite Namaskars at the feet of the Perfect Ones, the Khalsa.
O Saints, O Victors
, O Blessed Ones, please give me Your blessings
So that I may win this game called life

To meet my Beloved.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Great is your religion, O Glorious One
I don't know of any other.
Great is the One who taught me this:
Guru Nanak, the greatest of all.
Bless me, O dear One
That I may walk on this path.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

My Guru Gobind
You are the greatest of all
The greatest of all.

Monday, August 17, 2009

My beloved Guru Nanak
Was and will be
A companion of the meek.
My beloved Guru Nanak
Make me poor
So I may enjoy your company.
Blessed is my Guru, the King
There is no one as generous
As kind, as forgiving
As caring, as loving.
O Nanak, you are the most precious gift
to all humanity.
Praise to the Lord who sent you
I am a sacrifice at your feet, O master
Your glory passes beyond all limits
How do I even describe!
O Lord, my tongue is a wretched fool
My mind is not faithful and tries so many tricks
Please forgive me, Guru, please! I am your child!
Without your praise, all I say is false
Without your praise, all I think is false
Please Lord, bless me that my tongue only chants your praise
Please bless me that my mind only stays fixed at your feet!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

O sleep, you must retire some day
So why not do it now?
I await my much loved Lord
And only when you go will He come;
O sleep, please run away and never appear again.
Dear Guru, my Master, help me win my mind
So that it remains tied to your beautiful feet.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

O humble being, the truly honorable one
My beautiful, beautiful loved one
May I never part with your name even for one moment
May I ever lovingly adore my Guru's feet in the heart
Please bless me with this gift, O Giver!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

How do I describe the sweetness
rooted in your sublime words, my Guru?
How beautiful! So beautiful!
How I long to kiss your lotus feet, O Lord
There is nothing else I ever want -
I want You, my Guru, my love
I am madly in love with you
Bless me, Guru, that may this be my only wish.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

What can I do studying the science of minds
It is only You, my All-knowing Mother
With whose mercy all illnesses vanish.
I have given in to Your will;
Whatever you will make me do, I will do
But make me yours, O Mother, this is my only request!

Monday, June 15, 2009

I wander everywhere
and come back home;
You are my only friend, Guru
A friend from the beginning.
You care like no other
You listen to my every thought
You truly understand.
Please embrace me, my only friend Guru,
You are my only hope
Without you, I will die
Please have mercy on your child, Guru.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

I cannot bear the pain of duality
I cannot deal with anything else
Please Guru, O Guru, save me from the pain
Free my other chains, attach only Yours
Make me your servant, my Lord God
If it be Your will.

Monday, June 1, 2009

You are my peaceful companion
My all understanding beautiful master
You fulfill my wishes even before I ask for them
My beautiful God, how do I praise you
How do I express in writing my feelings for you
But I know that you know;
I can not even be a sacrifice to you
You are so great, O wonderful God
There is no limit, you are the greatest of the great.
You showed me various places
You yourself brought me closer
I have now come to you, my Beloved God
And I have realised, there is none perfect as You
I am tied to you, I will never leave you, my Beloved God
If only you permit me to serve you.
Make me your servant, O Lord
I am in love with you, O Master
May I only serve you
Bless me with love and devotion for your lotus feet

There is nothing else I wish for
My beautiful God, I am in love with you.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

In whatever way a leaf may bend
It cannot sway against the wind
No matter how firm a stone be
It shall flow down the creek.

O mind, learn to be still
O mind, learn to flow.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Save me, Guru Nanak, save me
Kal is after me like a mad dog
The more I run away, the more it follows me.
Remembering You, my mind stands still
Remembering You, kal passes away!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

So beautiful are your words
Such sweetness flows out of them
Such sweetness! Such sweetness!
There is nothing sweeter than your words, Guru
Inexpressibility has taken over me
I humbly offer myself to you, my Guru.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

In his eyes I saw You
In hers too
Is there a place
Where you are not?
I bow to everyone and everything
My Lord, I am the lowest
The nothing of this world
You are everything.
Give me one chance, just one, dear Guru
That with
my hair l may wipe your lotus-feet
That I may steal a kiss from your toe
That my fingers may clasp your feet
Even the thought of your divine feet is blissful
Your glowing divine lotus-feet, O King!
Blessed are those close to you
Blessed are those who never part from you
Blessed are those with whom you stay forever.
Dhan Dhan Guru
Only your praise
Only your praise
There is no other

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Come to those who seek you, O Lord
Show us the way, O benevolent Guru
The desire is You, none ever but You
Come, Lord come, we fold our hands
Come, Lord come, it is our only wish
Come, Lord come, we yearn for You
Come, Lord come, O greatest Master
Come to those who seek you, O Lord
Show us the way, O benevolent Guru
The desire is You, none ever but You

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The mind of desire
Is a world on fire
Five horses insane
Blue skies never rain
O mind, face the rod
Carry me to God

Sunday, April 12, 2009

In this far corner
Where do I go?
Where do I seek?
Who will lead me to You?
Whom should I serve?

O precious jewel, Guru Granth Sahib ji
The most precious of all
You are the Gurus, the Saints
You are my Sadh Sangat
I kneel down and touch your feet, O Guru!
Your are the Guru's door
Show me the path, O Guru!

O Guru, bless me with Your remembrance day and night
Fill me with the deepest love for You

All other things are false
Bless me with the destiny to be absorbed in You.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Silent cries
Static currents
Alone together
Minute Infinity

Thursday, March 19, 2009

The taste of salt is not sweet
Sweetness is in your grace
In your grace is your presence
Your presence is everything!

My lips are weary of salt
My face burns of dryness
Please have mercy on me, my Guru
I am a beggar, the lowest a person can be
Please, merciful Guru, have pity on me!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

O Guru Gobind, our father
I fall upon your feet, your holy feet
O exalted one, the king of kings
The bravest, the kindest
The highest, the humblest
The brightest, the wisest
The greatest, the greatest!

This head is yours, Father
O king, O supreme king
Yours a million times!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

My gauche voice, your beautiful poems
Singing, my voice fades, hands go numb
But the heart continually yearns;
Listen to the music of my heart, my Guru!
Your music, your poetry, for you!

You are everything, you are everything!

Monday, March 2, 2009

An unescorted boat, floating by in the sky
O cloud of uncertainty, have you lost your way?
The sheep astray, she has fallen into a deep pit!
You have not followed your shepherd
Alone, you are worthless and you are dissolving in air!
The Shepherd's music is perceived only by willing hearts;
Where the hearts meet and resound, rain comes down!

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Lightnings did not flash when I was born
Nor were there shepherds to meet me
I am a foolish creature living
But I have fallen in love with you
That is my illness, O Guru!
Please forgive my sins, my Guru, and embrace me!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

I am walking the jungle and the path is hard
You are the sun, my enlightener, my guide
The fire has spread, tall trees are badly charred
Caught in fire, I am burning inside
Where do I go, where is my yard?
Guru opened their arms wide
They accepted this bard
A place to reside
All I regard
God beside
The lunatic has forsaken everything and come to your door, O Guru
My breath is fading out, heart is palpitating
My rags are stained and torn, body is cringing
My eyes are filled to the brim, dried out tears glisten on my face
It is my fear that they will sneer at my condition
But once you embrace me, nothing will matter
Your presence will soothe my mind, O Doctor
The lunatic will become a lover.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The secret we share
Is You.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Sit on the couch, sister
I will fetch some water.
Washing your feet humbly,
I will beg for your company.
It will please my Guru, my Beloved,
And this lowly being will be saved.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

La prière d'un enfant

Mon Dieu, mon beau Dieu
Est-ce que mon milieu

Mon Dieu, mon beau Dieu
Je tresse mes cheveux

Mon Dieu, mon beau Dieu
Vous êtes mon moyeu

Mon Dieu, mon beau Dieu
Pardonne mes aveux

Mon Dieu, mon beau Dieu
Je vous vœu

Mon Dieu, mon Dieu
Vous êtes beau