|Our salutations to Sant Raidas, one of the greatest devotees of God|
|Main Apno Man Hariju Se Joryo
Hariju Se Jori Saban So Toryo |
Sab Hi Pahar Tumhari Aasaa,
Man Kram Bachan Kahai Raidasa ||
Sant Raidas says that he has severed all links with the world. He has joined all links with Shri Hari. Now by all means he will maintain purity of mind.
|Jaat Bhi Ochi, Karam Bhi Ocha,
Ocha Kisab Hamara,
Niche Se Prabhu Uncha Kiyo Hai,
Kaha Raidas Chamara ||
Don’t feel sad if you are born in a lower caste. Wake-up to your relation with the God and rise to a higher level.
|Prabhuji ! Tum Chandan, Hum Pani |
Jaaki Ang Ang Baas Samaani ||
Prabhuji ! Tum Ghan, Ban Hum Mora |
Jaise Chitwat Chand Chakora ||
Prabhuji ! Tum Deepak Hum Baati,
Jaaki Jyoti Barai Dini Raati ||
Prabhuji ! Tum Moti, Hum Dhaga |
Jaise Sonhe Milat Suhaga ||
Prabhuji ! Tum Swami, Hum Dasa |
Aisi Bhakti Karai Raidasa ||
O Lord, we are the water. You are the sandalwood that perfumes the water and is present equally everywhere in the water. O Lord, we are forest. You are the cloud. As a Chakora Bird is thirsty for a raindrop directly falling into its mouth from the cloud, so we are for You. O Lord, You are the light (deepak) and we are the thread(baati) that burns to sustain the ever glowing flame. O Lord, we are the thread and you are the beautiful pearls of the mala. O Lord, You are the master. We are Your servants. Let this be the way of my devotion forever.
|Jo Tum Toro Ram, Mai Nahi Toro |
Tum So Tori Kavan So Joro ||
Teerath-Barat Na Karao Andesa |
Tumhare Charan Kamal Ke Bharosa ||
Jaha-Jaha Jau Tumhari Pooja |
Tumsa Dev Aur Nahi Dooja ||
O Lord Rama, You snapped relation with me. I have not. I cannot because then with whom I will join. I do not do rituals and pilgrimage because I do not know the methods and techniques. I have taken refuge at Your lotus-feet. Whatever I do, I offer to You as Your Pooja. Who else is there to take the doership of my actions.
|Narhari ! Chanchal Hai Mati Meri, Kaise Bhagati Karu Mai Teri |
Tu Mohi Dekhe, Hou Tohi Dekhu, Preeti Paraspar Hoi ||
Tu Mohi Dekhe, Tohi Na Dekhu, Yah Mati Sab Budhi Khoi ||
Sab Ghat Antar Ramsi Nirantar, Mai Dekhan Nahi Jana |
Gun Sab Tor, Mor Sab Avagun, Krut Upakar Na Maanaa ||
Mai-Tai, Tori-Mori Asamjhi So, Kaise Kari Nistara |
Kah Raidas Krushna Karunamaya ! Jai Jai Jagat Adhara ||
O God Narhari ! My mind is uneasy. How should I worship You. You see me. I see You. This is how the relationship of love is built. You see me. I don’t see you. This behaviour is devoid of sanity. You are all-pervading ever looking at me. I can’t see You. You own all merit. I own all demerit. I don’t recognise your obligation. My-Yours this dilemma can be removed in what manner. O Lord Krishna You are full of compassion. Victory to You, the support of this world.