Devotional Songs - Pad Kirtan
on Siddhant Madhuri
(Sweetness of Devotional Philosophy)
This is from the collection of devotional songs or pad kirtan in "Prem Ras Madira" on Siddhant Madhuri or the sweetness of spiritual philosophy.
The foundation for all successful devotional practice is a firm understanding of spiritual theory. This knowledge is received from the Guru.
This includes knowing: Who am I? What is my aim? Who do I belong to? Who is God? What is this world? Where will I find authentic happiness and how will I attain it? Understanding these and other related points, and repeatedly reflecting on them, clarifies our life's aim and strengthens our committment to devotional practice. Click here for Hindi.
"Suno Man, Sabai Shrutina ko Sar"
Suno man! Sabai shrutin ko sar.
A devotee says to himself, "Oh my mind! Listen to the gist of all the Vedas."
Ik maya ik jeev duhun ko, Ish brahm sakar.
"There are only three existences -- maya, the soul and God. Out of these three, God is the Governor of the soul and maya."
Mayadheen sanatan jeevahin, maya hi son pyar.
"The soul has been under the bondage of maya since eternity, and due to this, loves the material world."
Jeev brahm ko divya ansh hai, charihun Ved pukar.
"But the four Vedas declare that the soul is a fraction of God and Divine in nature (not material)."
Yate yako vishay na mayik, yah mayik sansar.
"If a soul realized that the material world and its limited happiness are not his cherished objective..."
Mayik jag son rag dvesh taji, rah Guru-sharan majhar.
"...he could find Divine fulfillment by detaching himself from the world and surrendering to Radha Krishna."
Tajahu 'Kripalu' apar sadhan bal, bhajahu yugal sarkar.
Jagadguru Shri Kripaluji Maharaj says, "Oh my mind! Renouncing all other means, devote yourself entirely to Radha Krishna."