In this Devotional Poem written in the 14th century, #Surdas describes how he finds true joy in his Guru, and nowhere else. Watch this space for more songs from #Alaap – Songs from Sadhguru #darshans.
Lyrics and Meaning:
Mero man anat kahan sukh pavai
Where else can my mind find endless joy?
Jaise udi jahaj ko panchhi, phir jahaz par avai
Like a bird that soars away from a ship in the ocean, only to return
Kamal-nain ko chhandi mahatam, aur dev ko dhyavai
Like having seen his lotus eyes, one still goes looking elsewhere
Param gang ko chhandi piyaso, duramati koop khanavai
Like a thirsty man who ignores the mighty Ganga and digs a well for water like a fool!
Jihin madhukar anbuj ras chakhyo, kyon karil phal khaavai
Having tasted the sweet nectar of a lotus, why should a bee go for a bitter fruit?
Surdas prabhu kamadhenu taji, chheri kaun duhavai
Surdas says, when the holy Kamadhenu herself is available, why would one milk a goat?
▵ Alaap – Songs from Darshan Vol 2 (Isha LIFE)