mana nahin mane manamani kare shyama
vishayon ke hatha bika mana athu yama
O Shyama! What should I do? My mind constantly remains engrossed in worldly pleasures; it acts according to its own whims and fancies.
mana kaha jhalaka dikha de tuka shyama
phira nahin tora pachha chhodum athu yama
O Shyama! Let me just have a glimpse of Your beautiful divine form. I am sure Your beauty will captivate my heart forever and I will never be able to leave You thereafter.
tera bane binu jina jina nahin shyama
yum to peta bhara lete shukara grama
Life without You is meaningless. Just fulfilling one's physical needs is to be no better than a beast. What is the purphose or value of human life without You?
Originally written in Hindi by:
Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj
Shyama Shyam Geet, couplets 149-51