Vaishnava Jan To Tene Kahiye
Composed by 14th Century Saint, Narsi Mehta
Vaishnav Jan to tene kahiye
Jay peerh paraaye janneyray
Par dukkhey upkar karey teeyey, man abhiman na anney ray
Sakal lokma Sahuney bandhey,
Ninda Na karye kainee ray
Baach kaachh, Man nischal Raakhey, dhan-dhan jananee tainee ray
Samdrishi nay trishna tyagee, par-stree jaynay mat ray
Vivihva thaki asatya na bolay, par-dhan nav jhaley haath ray
Moh maaya vyaayey nahin Jeynay, dridth vairagya jana manma ray
Ram-nam-shoom taalee laagee,
Sakal teerth seyna tanma ray
Vanloohee nay kapat rahit chhay,
Kaam, Krodh nivarya ray
Bhane Narsinhyo tainoo darshan karta kul ekotair taarya re.
Speak only as godlike of the man
who feels another's pain;
Who shares another's sorrow
and pride does disdain...
Who regards himself
lowliest of the low;
Speaks not a word
of evil against anyone...
Blessed is the mother
who gave birth to such a child
Who looks upon everyone
as his equal...
Lust he has renounced
Who honours women
like he honours his mother
Whose tongue knows not
the taste of falsehood;
Nor covets another's worldly goods
Who longs not for worldly wealth (or fame)
For he treads the path of renunciation
Ever on his lips is God's holy name
All places of pilgrimage are within him
He has conquered greed, is free of deceit, lust and anger
Through him "Narsi" has godly vision
And his generation to come will attain salvation.