Sunday, June 07, 2009

वैश्णव जनतो - vaishnava janatho - lata

Vaishnav jan to tene kahiye je
PeeD paraayi jaaNe re
Par-dukhkhe upkaar kare toye
Man abhimaan na aaNe re

SakaL lok maan sahune vande
Nindaa na kare keni re
Vaach kaachh man nishchaL raakhe
Dhan-dhan janani teni re

Sam-drishti ne trishna tyaagi
Par-stree jene maat re
Jivha thaki asatya na bole
Par-dhan nav jhaalee haath re

Moh-maaya vyaape nahi jene
DriDh vairaagya jena man maan re
Ram naam shoon taaLi laagi
SakaL tirath tena tan maan re

VaN-lobhi ne kapaT-rahit chhe
Kaam-krodh nivaarya re
BhaNe Narsaiyyo tenun darshan karta
KuL ekoter taarya re

Translation –

One who is a vaishnav
Knows the pain of others
Does good to others, esp. to those ones who are in misery
And does not let pride enter his mind

A Vaishnav, Tolerates and praises the entire world
Does not say bad about anyone
Keeps his/her words, actions and thoughts un-perturbed
O Vaishnav, your mother is blessed (dhanya-dhanya)

A Vaishnav sees everything equally, rejects greed and avarice
Considers other's wife/daughter as his mother
The tongue may get tired by saying the truth, but will never speak a lie
Does not even touch someone else's property

A Vaishnav does not succumb to worldly attachments
Who has devoted himself to stauch detachment to worldly pleasures
Who has been edicted to the elixir coming by the name of Ram
For whom all the religious sites are in his own mind

Who has no greed and deciet
Who has renounced lust and anger of all types
The poet Narsi will like to see such a person
By who's virtue, the entire family gets salvation