The Path to Divine Love

 

चलु प्रेम नगर की गैल रे।

chalu prema nagara ki gaila re

इंद्रिन विषयन हित क्यों भटकत, ज्यों कोल्हू को बैल रे।

indrina vishayana hita kyoṁ bhațakata, jyoṁ kolhū ko baila re

कोटि उपाय करे कोउ तबहूँ , पाव न सिकतहिँ तैल रे।

koți upāya kare kou tabahūm, pāva na sikatahim taila re

युग युग मथै वारि कहँ तबहूँ , पाव न कोउ घृत मैल रे।

yuga yuga mathai vāri kahaṁ tabahūṁ, pāva na kou ghrita maila re

भुक्ति मुक्ति इन दोउन जानिय, अति ही प्रबल चुड़ैल रे।

bhukti mukti ina douna jāniya, ati hī prabala churaila re

अब ‘कृपालु' मन भज उनहिंन कहँ, जो कुब्जा के छैल रे॥

aba ‘kripālu' mana bhaja unahiỉna kahań, jo kubjā ke chhaila re

 -Prema Rasa Madira (3.40)                                         

 

O mind! Take the path to the city of divine love. Why are you toiling fruitlessly in the effort to acquire sense-objects? Even if you make countless efforts, you will never be able to extract oil from sand, nor will churning water for countless ages give you the slightest trace of even the waste of clarified butter. There are two powerful witches creating obstacles in your path in the form of bhukti, the desires for material pleasures up to Brahmaloka and mukti, the desire for liberation. Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj advises, “Therefore, O mind! Practice unceasing devotion to Shri Krishna, who captured the mind of Kubjā by His fine appearance."

 

 Suggested Reads

Prem Marg (Hindi)

Prem Marg (English)

Prem Rasa Madira (Hindi)

Prem Rasa Madira (English)

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Comments
2/7/2021 4:41 AM
Thank you for this delightful message. However, I believe the suggested reads are Prem Marg, not Prem Nagar. I was searching for a book that doesn't exist! Jai Shri Radhe!
2/7/2021 5:28 PM
This is from Prem Rasa Madira.

Thank you for putting such a nice padh.