Author Topic: Songs of Kathamritha - 1  (Read 7918 times)


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Re: Songs of Kathamritha
« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2010, 02:20:27 PM »
Swami Vivekananda sang this song before Sri Ramakrishna.

Let us go back once more, O mind, to our proper home,
Here in this foreign land of earth,
Why should we wander aimlessly in stranger's guise?
These living beings round about,
And the five elements,
Are strangers to you, all of them; none are your own.
Why do you so forget yourself,
In love with strangers, foolish mind?
Why do you so forget your own?

Mount the path of truth, O mind! unflaggingly climb,
With love as the lamp, light your way.
As your provision on the journey, take with you
The virtues, hidden carefully;
For, like two highwaymen,
Greed and delusion wait to rob you of your wealth.
And keep besides you constantly,
As guards to shelter you from harm,
Calmness of mind and self-control.

Companionship with holy men will be for you
A welcome rest-house by the road;
There rest your weary limbs awhile, asking your way,
If ever you should be in doubt,
Of him who watches there.
If anything along the path should cause you fear,
Then loudly shout the name of God;
For He is ruler of that road,
And even Death must bow to him.
Homage to the Universal Being...Om Shanti ... Om Shanti ... Om Shanti ...