Published in Ajaib's Grace magazine, May-June 2003
Param Sant Tulsi Sahib of Hathras, India:
Chorus: Dil ka hujra (1) saf kar, jana ke ane ke liye, Dhyan gairo ka utha uske bithane ke liye.
Translation: Cleanse the chamber of your heart, so that the Beloved may enter, Remove all the foreign impressions, so that He can take His seat there.
Verse: Chashme dil se dekh yaha jo jo tamashe ho rahe, Dilsita kya kya hai tere dil satane ke liye.
Translation: See with the heart's eye the astonishing spectacle of this world, Oh heart -- ravishing scenes appear there to entice you.
Ek dil lakho tamnna us pai aur zyada havis, Phir thikana hai kaha uske tikane ke liye?
One heart, with many desires, and always the lust for more, Where is there any place for the Lord to come and reside?
Nakali mandir masjido me jae sade aphosa hai, Kudarati masjid ka sakin dukh uthone ke liye.
It is a great pity that, going in the false [imitation] temples and mosques, The indweller of the true mosque [the human body] is made to suffer.
Kudarati kabe ki tu maharab me sun gaur se, A rahi dhur se sada tere bulane ke liye.
We should listen with attention in the prayer niche of the true Kaaba, (2) The Sound is coming from the Court of the Lord and is calling you.
Kyo bhatkata phir raha tu e talashe yar me, Rasta shah rag me hai dilvar pai jane ke liye.
Why are you wandering around lost in search of the Beloved? The way to reach the charming one lies through the shah rag (3)
Murshade kamil se mil sidak aur saburi se taki. Jo tujhe dega faham shah rag ke pane ke liye.
O devotee, meet the Perfect Master with sincerity and patience. He will give you the secret to find the shah rag.
Goshe batin ho kushada jo kare kuch din amal. La ilaha allahu akbar pai jane ke liye.
If you do the practice for a few days, the inner way will open before you. It is the path to reach Allah, the One God, the Most High.
Yah sada Tulsi ki hai amil amal kar dhyan de. Kun kuran me hai likha allahu akbar ke liye.
This is the call of Tulsi: O practitioner, do the practice with concentration. The kun [Shabd] described in the Koran, will take you to Allah, the Most High.
(1) A hujra is a small room for solitary meditation attached to a mosque.
(2) The Kaaba is the most holy place of Muslim pilgrimage in Mecca and the maharab or prayer niche indicates the direction facing the Kaaba in a mosque. The maharab or prayer niche of the true Kaaba is the third eye on the human forehead above and between the two eyes, alternatively called the Shiv netra or tisra til.
(3) The shah rag or "royal vein" is the central, subtle vein on the forehead that leads to Trikuti. It is also called sukhman nari.
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