Ravidas

When I Existed By Ravidas

When I Existed By Ravidas

When I existed by Ravidas English version by Nirmal Dass When I existed, You did not. Now You exist and I do not: as a storm lifts waves from water — still they are water within water. O Madho, how can we describe this illusion? What we believe does not exist. A mighty king sleeps on his thron... »

The Name Alone Is The Truth By Ravidas

The Name Alone Is The Truth By Ravidas

The Name alone is the Truth by Ravidas The Name alone is the Truth, O Ravidas, It was true in the beginning and shall remain true in the end. It destroyeth all sins and sufferings, and is, indeed, the mine of all true Bliss. Steeped in meditation with one-pointed attention, practice devotion to God,... »

You Are Me, And I Am You By Ravidas

You Are Me, And I Am You By Ravidas

You are me, and I am You by Ravidas You are me, and I am You — what is the difference between us? We are like gold and the bracelet, or water and the waves. If I did not commit any sins, O Infinite Lord, how would You have acquired the name, ‘Redeemer of sinners’? You are my Master... »

How To Escape By Ravidas

How To Escape By Ravidas

How to Escape by Ravidas How to escape? I recite the name Ram. Lord, if you are sandalwood, I am water; with the fragrance in all parts of my body. Lord, if you are a cloud, I am a peacock; looking for you like a chakora for the moon. Lord, if you are a lamp, I am the wick (bAti); with the light bur... »

If You Are A Mountain By Ravidas

If You Are A Mountain By Ravidas

If You are a mountain by Ravidas English version by Nirmal Dass If You are a mountain, then I am a peacock. If You are the moon, then I am a partridge. O Madho, if You break from me, then I shall break with You. And if I break from You, to whom shall I then go? If You are the lamp, then I am the wic... »

Upon Seeing Poverty By Ravidas

Upon Seeing Poverty By Ravidas

Upon seeing poverty by Ravidas English version by Nirmal Dass Upon seeing poverty people laugh and jeer, and such was my plight. But now I hold the powers of creation in the palm of my hand — all because of Your mercy. You know I am nothing, O Ram, Destroyer of fear. All creatures seek Your re... »