Saturday, July 17, 2010

O my mind! This golden chance is passing away

अरे मन ! अवसर बीत्यो जात ।
काल-कवल वश विधि हरि हर सब तोरी कहा बिसात ।
लहि पारस नर-तनु सुर-दुर्लभ गुंजन-हित भटकात ।
बधिर अन्ध जिमि सुनत न देखत रहत विषय मदमात ।
अब करिहौं अब करिहौं इमि कहि रहि जैहों पछितात ।
होत कृपालु प्रलय पल महँ तू केहि बल पर इतरात ॥
(Prem Ras Madira)

O my mind! This golden chance is passing away.
Even Brahma, Vishnu and Shankar are under the influence of time, then where do you stand?
Having received  this priceless human body which is desired even by the celestial gods, why are you wasting it in worldly pleasures.
Like a deaf and blind person, you neither listen to Saints nor understand the reality of the material world, and remain infatuated in the pleasures of the senses.
“Now I will do, now I will start doing devotion”, saying in this manner, you keep on postponing, for which you will have to repent.
Says Shree ‘Kripalu’, “Within a fraction of a second, annihilation takes place, then on what basis are you overconfident?”

Listen to this keertan in Swamiji's voice here:

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful bhajan. Another gem from Prem Ras Madira. Prem Ras Madira will prove to be one of the most important scriptures that collates both Tatva gyan and also describes the wonder pastimes of Sri Krishn as described in the Bhagavatam