Women Mystics: Sant Daya Bai and Verse by Mirabai
- Women Mystics: Sant Daya Bai and Verse by Mirabai
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Daya Bai was a disciple of Sant Charan Das of Delhi and friend of Sahjo Bai. She was born around 1700 and eventually wrote the book of Daya Bodh ("Wisdom of Daya"). The Vinaymalika is also attributed to her.
Some Mystic Verses of Sant Daya Bai
My heart burns, O RAM [God], with the fire of separation;
I yearn to behold you, O lovely enchanter of my heart.
I am perpetually tormented by the anguish
O come to me on the waves of compassion
and do not torture me.
The path of love is a very difficult one
and the world cannot understand it.
He alone can know its ups and downs
who has himself experienced its pain.
Says Daya, repeat the Name of the Lord
which alone is the True Essence in this world.
By repeating the Lord's Name,
you become the Lord Himself
and come to know of the Supreme Secret.
--- Sant Daya Bai
O Lord, I am mad for Your love,
but who can understand my pain?
None but the wounded can know of the
anguish of the wounded.
--- Sant Mira Bai