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Translation (Brahmacharini Sharada)
« on: April 17, 2019, 07:04:08 PM »
1.
Seek the Lord (Govinda), seek the Lord, Seek, Seek, Seek the Lord,
Seek alone the Lord, the Lord O mud-headed fool.
When the time to leave approaches you near.
You won’t be saved by rules of Grammar.

2.
Leave off the thirst to acquire wealth
Dispassionate in mind, gather thoughts of the Real,
What is gathered by yours own efforts and exertions
That wealth, own and enjoy to heart’s content.

(Seek the Lord, Seek the Lord)

3.
Viewing with lust at a Woman’s waist and chest
Don’t you be caught in vice of passions wild
Consider well, all this is naught, mere flesh and fat
Remember in your mind... again and again.

(Seek the Lord, Seek the Lord).

4.
A dew-drop trembling from a lotus petal
So uncertain is the life... not known for how long!
The entire world that you see around, know.
Is full of dole, disease, and conceit.

(Seek the Lord, Seek the Lord).

 
5.
When money you earn, and are capable still
Your kith and kin see so much to love
Capacity lost, old and sick, you drag on still
None to enquire your health even at home!

(Seek the Lord, Seek the Lord).

6.
Life pulsating still, when air moves in and out
Others make enquiries anxious of your health
Life gone, when body falls down dead and inert,
Even your wife, dear, fears to be near!

(Seek the Lord, Seek the Lord).

7.
A child thinks not of aught, but of its play,
A lad is engrossed in full in a youthful lass.
The old with a glory and a gloom both past, has much to worry
Alas, no one is free to think of Him the Supreme.

(Seek the Lord, Seek the Lord).

8.
Who is your wife and who is your son?
This world-of-changes, know, is a wonder of wonders
Of whom are you? Whence have you come ?
Brother, think of the Truth. Here and now!

(Seek the Lord, Seek the Lord).

9.
Company of good leads to detachment true.
Detachment gets you past the delusion-dense
No longer deluded, the Changeless Reality dawns,
Experience of the Real gives the Liberation sure!

(Seek the Lord, Seek the Lord).

10.
Where is the passion’s play when the youth is gone?
Or the lovely lake when the waters are dry?
Where is the relatives’, retinue, when riches are reduced?
And where is the smothering world, when Truth is known?

(Seek the Lord, Seek the Lord).

11.
Gather not pride for youth, wealth and your hold on men,
Time, the tyrant, loots away all in a moment short.
Knowing all this as an illusion and a thick delusion.
Realise and enter the State that is of the Supreme One.

(Seek the Lord, Seek the Lord).


12.
Day and night and the dawn and the dusk,
Winter and Spring come and go round and round.
Tune plays on and the life ebbs out,
But the gust of lust, know, leaves not one!

(Seek the Lord, Seek the Lord).

13.
Why this worry for woman and wealth.
Mad one 'Isn’t there one to ordain your life?
In the three worlds, know, the company-of-the good
Is the only skiff that rows across the ocean-of-change!

(Seek the Lord, Seek the Lord).

14.
Matted locks, the shaven heads, and the plucked hair,
Diverse, the guises in saffron robe,
The fool sees it, but perceives not.
All guises are, indeed devices to fill the belly big!

(Seek the Lord, Seek the Lord).

15.
Body worn out, and hairs turned silver white,
Teeth gone, mouth gaping round like a hollow cave
The old man totters with a stick in hand.
Even he, leaves not the bundle of his desires!

(Seek the Lord, Seek the Lord).

16.
Fire in front and the sun at the back.
The chin clasped to his knees on a chilly night.
Gathering alms in hollow-of-palm, and living under a tree
Yet even he, know, leaves not the rope-of-desire that binds.

(Seek the Lord, Seek the Lord).

17.
Pilgrimage pious to Ganges and sea, penances severe.
Charity in plenty, avail him not, all Schools say;
He who hasn't got the knowledge of the Self,
Has no release from bonds in a hundred lives!

(Seek the Lord, Seek the Lord).


18.
Sheltered under trees in the House of God,
Earth alone for bed and deer skin for dress.
Renouncing all thirst for possession and enjoyment
Such a dispossession as this how can it bring aught but joy?

(Seek the Lord, Seek the Lord).

19.
Merged in meditation or merry in enjoyment,
Mixed in company or marooned in solitude.
Whose mind revels in the Supreme One, constant,
His is the Bliss! His indeed, is the Bliss his alone the Bliss!

(Seek the Lord, Seek the Lord).

20.
He that catches the least glimpse of the Song of God,
He that tastes the least drop of the Ganges, — Eternal,
He that worships with least surrender the Destroyer-of-Mura,
Him, the Lord of Death even, dares not to discuss.

(Seek the Lord, Seek the Lord).

21.
Once again the birth, once again the death,
Lying in mother’s womb once again, helpless,
Difficult is this world-of-changes to get over,
Mercy, O Killer-of-Mura! Save me from this!

(Seek the Lord, Seek the Lord).

22.
Covering the shoulders with a quilt of discarded cloth.
Following the path, bereft of both merits and demerits,
The sage, his mind fixed, on the Supreme One, ever.
Revels constantly like a child, or a mad one!

(Seek the Lord, Seek the Lord).

23.
Who are you? Who am I? Whence are we?
Who is my mother? Who the Father?
Enquire thus within, casting off the non-essential.
The world entire, the phantasy of a mere dream!

(Seek the Lord, Seek the Lord).


24.
In you and me and everywhere else is He, All-pervading,
Impatient with me, do not be angry and wrathful in vain,
Learn, in all places and all times, to be of equal-minded.
If, ere long, you wish to be one with Him!

(Seek the Lord, Seek the Lord).

25.
A friend? A foe? The son? Or a relative?
Beware!.. befriend, not the one, nor contend the other —
Seeing your own Self in one and all, excepting none.
Root out all distinctions, ruthless and firm, out of your mind.

(Seek the Lord, Seek the Lord).

26.
Desire and hunger, greed and delusion, one in the wake of
Leaving all, the seeker sees the Self in Self,
Know, fools devoid of Knowledge-of-Self, get badly baked
In self-created prisons of Hell, born of ignorance!

(Seek the Lord, Seek the Lord).

27.
Chant constantly, the Geeta (Gita) of the Lord, and His “thousand names”
Remember constantly the form of Sripathi, the Supreme Lord,
Lead constantly the unruly mind to the company of the good.
Give constantly the wealth that you have, to the deserving poor.

(Seek the Lord, Seek the Lord).

28.
Easy is the plunge of the man into carnal pleasures.
In their wake, alas follow quick the ailments and the ills.
The end of life, though is but an embrace with death
He learns not by his sinful acts, nor does he mend!

(Seek the Lord, Seek the Lord).

29.
Disastrous is wealth, it gives not the least of joy
Know this to be true and keep ever in view,
“One attached to wealth fears even his son” know —
This is the ordained way everywhere for all!

(Seek the Lord, Seek the Lord).


30.
Control of life’s Pranas; withdrawal of senses from their objects,
Japa, and discrimination of things permanent and impermanent—
Quickening the mind through means of meditation—
Do with care! With great care! Extreme care!

(Seek the Lord, Seek the Lord).

31.
O devotee of the Lotus feet of the teacher!
May you soon the forces of worldliness defeat,
And controlling the mind and the sense organs well,
Perceive the One Supreme dwelling in your heart!

(Seek the Lord, Seek the Lord).