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303Sant Tukarama: Give up agitation and be still, 0 mind!

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  • santmat_mystic ( James )
    Nov 7, 2005
      Sant Tukarama: Give up agitation and be still, 0 mind!

      [Radhasoami Reality]:
      {Radhaswami Dayal ki Daya Radhaswami Sahai:
      "Grant Merciful Radhasoami Thy Grace and Protection"}

      JPG IMAGE: Sant Tukarama:

      Give up agitation and be still, 0 mind!

      If the smell of food could satisfy hunger,
      Why would food be cooked in every home?
      If a glance at water could quench thirst,
      Why would water be stored in every home?
      Looking at the shade of a tree gives no relief
      Until one sits under it.
      Songs about the glory of the Lord
      Bear fruit only if there is firm faith in the heart.
      Just knowing about the path leads nowhere --
      Only meditation will lead to liberation.
      Think of your own welfare, says Tuka --
      Repeat the Lord's Name incessantly.

      -- Sant Tukarama, Gatha 342

      Give up agitation and be still, 0 mind!
      My Lord is all-merciful --
      In the end he will give you eternal happiness
      And release you from the wheel of eighty-four.
      Many a soul will be emancipated in your company,
      And thus you will have
      Millions of good deeds to your credit.
      Repeat constantly the Name of the Lord
      To make yourself fit for this world and the next.
      For only then will you attain supreme bliss.

      -- Sant Tukarama, Gatha 1143
      "Tukaram -- The Ceaseless Song of Devotion"
      Translated by Chandravati Rajwade