Friday, April 22, 2011

O Guru,
Your Word says
God is Bhagat-vachhal - the Lover of devotees.
I certainly expect love from Him-
but in what way am I, the sinner, a devotee?

Please make me ready to give up everything-
for the pleasure of becoming Your devotee.
I wish to be a mad-lover of You-
intoxicated with Your priceless Spirit, the holy Name.
Show me the way
and walk me along, O Master.
For what reason do you rage, O mind?
Why, have you no fear of God?
Have you forgotten the teachings of the Master?
Where are you heading?
Pray forgive me Lord,
I have been sinning even before I was born.
O kind and forgiving Guru,
When will my sins vanish?

Monday, April 18, 2011

The mountain of separation
is higher than everest.
Don't even think of climbing it
without the advice of one who's returned.
This is the mountain
where every step is a great height,
where every move is against the wind.
But when you reach the peak,
you can touch the universe
and become it.

Friday, April 1, 2011

If anyone wishes to see a loser lover,
look at me.
I don't have love enough
to please my Beloved.
So where is my fault
if I don't have the capacity?
You made me like this-
but I have tried hard.
So what else can I do?

Stop making me walk in circles, Lord!
Show me the Way;
Please hold my hand
and walk me to You.