A R A D H A N A

PRAYER TO THE SUPREME

(By Devotees of the Kabir Panth)

By Dr. J. Das, Kabir Association of Canada.

Published with permission

he satya purush! apki hi satta se sarv jad chaitanya stith hai; sabko jivan apahi ho; apke atirikt jo kuchh gupt pargat hai, nashman, asatya owr anitya hai; ek apahi satya owr avinashi ho.

O Satya Purush! It is through your power that all unconscious and conscious beings manifest. You are the life of all. Except you, all that are seen or unseen are perishable, untrue and impermanent. Only you are true and imperishable.

he satya sukrit! apke atirikt jitni kirti hai sab kshanik owr mayik hai; sab kirti apke atirikt kalne rache hain owr kal swayam nash hone wala hai , is karan apkihi kirti satya owr anitya hai.

O Satya Sukrit! Other than you, whatever fame there is, is momentary and illusory. Besides you, all fame is the Maya of Kal, and Kal is perishable. For this reason, only your glory is true and eternal.

he adi adli! apka hi niyam satya owr sukhdayak hai; apka hi niyam sarv purv prakashit hota hai; usike sahare satya anandki prapti hoti hai.

O Most Just Lord! Your law is true and gives happiness, and it existed before everything. By it we gain true bliss.

he ajar! ap ko jara nahin hain arthat ap janm maran owr uske madhyaki bal, kishor, yuva, proudh owr vriddh avasthase pare sada ek saman hi rahanevale hain.

O Eternal Master! You are not subject to birth, death, childhood, youth, adulthood and old age. You remain changeless.

he amar! ap kalke jalse chhudakar apne hansoko amar karte ho; swayam kal bhi apse bhai karta hai.

O Eternal Master! You release your devotees from the trap of death and make them immortal. Death is even afraid of you.

he achint! ap shuddh anand svarup ho; chintaka apse koe sambandh nahin, tathapi ham jaise dinoki sahaita ki chinta ap sadahi karte ho.

O Unimaginable Lord! Your nature is pure bliss. You have no worries, and you care for all humble devotees like us.

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he purush! ap yadyapi sarvatra ek saman sthit ho tathapi saccche sant, sachche bhakt, sachche hans owr sachche parkhiyon ke hridai men apka vishesh prakash pragat hota hai.

O Lord! Even though you exist at the same time every where, still you manifest in the heart of the true saint, the true devotee, the true soul and true knowledgeable people.

he munindra! satya sukrit svarupse ap sadachar ka updesh dekar munindra svarup se satyasatya sarasarke mananka marg batate ho. anek prakar ke manan karne par bhi jab yahh jiv kalke jal se nahin nikal sakta, tab ap karunamai svarup se parakh ka marg batlane ko taksar ki pravriti karate ho owr jab taksar dwara antakaran shudh ho jata hai tab ap sakshat satya kabir ke svarup se pratyaksh parakh batlakar kaljal se chhuda dete ho.

O Munindra! With true nobililty as Munindra, you have instructed us about truth from untruth, real from unreal, and the path of contemplation. Even after various types of contemplation, if the soul does not escape the trap of death then, O Merciful Lord, you reveal the path of knowledge, and make us perform righteous actions to make the mind pure. You then manifest as Kabir and impart true spiritual knowledge and release us from the trap death.

he bandichhor! ap barambar kahate ho pukar pukarkar batlate ho ki tumhari sharan bina hamara thikana kahin bhi nahin hain; jis samai ap ka sharan prapt hota hai usi samai kal se tinka tut jata hai, aisi sarv sukhdai sharan ko bhi pakar he adhamudaran! ham aise adham hain ki ap ka sharan nahin pakadte, baran kewal mukh se baten banakar dambh se apne ko ap ka das kahate kahalate hain, parantu daspan ke niyam tak nahin jante.

O Redeemer! You have again and again said that without your refuge we do not have a resting place. As soon as we obtain your shelter, our connection with death is broken. Even when we obtain your blissful shelter, O Saviour of the sinful, we are such sinners that we do not take your refuge, but egotistically talk of being your devotee, and do not even know the principle of being a devotee.

he dinanath! apahi sab ke sahayak ho, ham din owr anath hain, jin ko nath kar ke pakadte hain ve sabhi swayam ap ke sharan ki abhilasha rakhte hain; is karan he prabhu! apahi satyanath ho, ap ko chhod kahan jaun.

O Master of the humble! You are the help for all. We are humble orphans. Those whom we think are masters, they also depend on you. Thus, O Lord, you are the true master. Leaving you, where else can I go?

he gyanmai chaitanya purush! apkehi astitva se jad chaitanya bhasman ho raha hai; sabahi kunji apahi ke hath men hai. kal bhi ap ke dar se darta hai. sarv brahmand ap ki hi agya palan karte hain. jab ap kal ke prabhu ho tab hamara ap ke atirikt dusra kya sahara hai.

O Supreme Lord! It is because of your existence that all nonliving and living beings are illuminated. You hold the key to all of existence. Even death is afraid of you. The whole universe obeys your command. When you are the master over death, then without you who else can be of help to us?

he nirbhai! jabtak ap ka satya parakh mere hridai men vas nahin karta, tabtak ham kal ke kartuton ko jan nahin sakta. tabtak use jan ke ham use alag nahin hote, tabtak ap ki agyaon ka virodh karte hain, tabhi tak ham ko sarv prakar ka bhai prapt hota hai; parantu ap daya karoge tabhi sarv bhai se chhudakar nirbhai kar doge.

O Fearless Lord! Until we have true realization of you, we will not know the tricks of Kal. Until we do not separate ourselves from Kal, we oppose your command and suffer all kinds of fear. But if you shower your grace, then you will remove all fear and make us fearless.

he anandsindhu! jabtak hamari gyanshakti men apke parakh ka prakash nahin hota tabtak ham apke satya svarup ko kis prakar jan saken? jab ap daya karoge apne sarasar vicharini gyan shakti ko prernakar mujhe apne sharan men loge, tabhi apki agyanusar kal ke jal ko parakhkar ap ki sharanse nirash nahin honge.

O Ocean of Bliss! Until we have gained knowledge to see your light, till then how can we perceive your true nature? When you shower your grace on us and awaken our spiritual discriminative power, and take us into your shelter, then, through your instruction, we will know the trap of Kal, and will be certain of your shelter.

he satyasindhu! aisi kripa karo jisse ki sarv asatya se chhut kar apko hi prapt ho jaun.

O Ocean of Reality! Shower such grace on us that we will be free from all untruth and realize you.

he premmayi! apne kripa kataksh dwara aisi daya karo ki apke satya prem men magn ho jaun.

0 Ocean of Love! Through your merciful glance, shower such mercy on us that we will be absorbed in your true love.

he amritmayi! aisi daya karo jisse apki amrit rupi agyaon par chalne ki hamen shakti ho.

O Ocean of Nectar! Shower your grace so that we will have the power to follow your nectar-like instructions.

he shantiniket! apki kripa se atirikt ham us soubhagyata ko kaise prapt ho sakenge? jo ap ke sacche das ko prapt hota hai. ham kaise bhi hain parantu ab toh apke kahalate hain, yadi ham ko satya shanti pradan na karoge toh apkihi birad lajjaiman hogi.

O Ocean of Peace! Without your grace how can we be fortunate to obtain the grace which your true devotees get? No matter how we are, we are still yours. If you do not give us true peace, then your own dignity will be tarnished.

he punyamayi! he sachche bhrata! ham ko aisi sumati do jisse parasparke vidvesh ko tyagkar apki seva men lag jawen.

O Ocean of Virtues! O True Protector! Give us such good understanding so that he we give up mutual hatreds and be absorbed in your devotion.

he hansnayak! apne aise hanson ki sangati mujhe pradan karo jisse apke atirikt dusre ki vasana hridaise uth jawe.

O Master of Souls! Give us the gift of the company of such of your souls that other desires of our heart, other than your devotion, will disappear.

he satya! asatya se bachakar sarvada satya ki or le jawo.

O Ocean of Truth! Save us from the unreal and lead us to the Ultimate Reality.

avishvas ke jal se nikalkar visvas owr shradda ko prapt kara do. aprem se bachakar premmayi desh men pahunchado. apavitrata se nikalkar pavitrata ko dikha do. svechhacharipana se nikalkar atyachar se chhudakar tumhari ichcha owr agya ke adhin karke sadachari banado.

Take us from the trap of unfaithfulness and grant us true faith and belief. Save us from hatred and take us to the abode of love. Remove us from impurity and grant us purity. Remove us from the trap of selfishness and harmfulness and take us into your shelter according to your will and command, and make us righteous devotees.

he kalyanmayi! akalyan ke marg se hatakar kalyan ki rahh dikha do.

O Auspicious Lord! Remove us from the abode of unhappiness and take us to the abode of happiness.

he satyaguru! andhkarmai deshse uthakar prakashmai deshmen dal do.

O True Master! Take us away from darkness to the abode of Enlightenment.

he satyacharya! apke satya dharm satya panth owr apke sthapit acharya men aisi shraddha do jisse avniti ke bhavanse nikalkar satyonnati ki sadak par chadh jaun.

O Eternal Master! Give us faith in your true dharma, true path, and established righteous duties, so that we may walk on the path of righteousness.

ham logon ko aisa utsahh owr aisi utkantha do jisse apki agyaon ko purn karne ap ke sthapit satya dharm ko phailane apke satyarajki mahima pragat kar apni tatha owr dukhiyon ki atma ko kaljal se bachanemen samarth hoven. shanti, shanti, shanti

Make us enthusiastic and strong in will so that we may follow all your instructions fully, and uphold the glory of your true dharma, and reveal it in order to save ourselves and other soulsthat are suffering in the trap of Kal.

shanti, shanti, shanti

Peace, Peace, Peace.

satya kabiro jaiti

Glory to Lord Kabir