वैष्णव जन तो तेने कहिये

A bhajan that has been my favourite ever since..(and Mahatma Gandhi's too, while the great old man almost completely incorporated the preachings of this bhajan in his life, i am still trying to inculcate them.)

वैष्णव जन तो तेने कहिये जे पीड पराई जाणे रे,
पर दु:खे उपकार करे तोये मन अभिमान न आणे रे,

सकल लोकमां सहुने वंदे निंदा न करे केनी रे,
वाच काछ मन निश्चल राखे धन धन जननी तेनी रे,

समदृष्टि ने तृष्णा त्यागी, परस्त्री जेने मात रे,
जिह्वा थकी असत्य न बोले, परधन नव झाले हाथ रे,

मोह माया व्यापे नहि जेने, दृढ़ वैराग्य जेना मनमां रे,
रामनाम सुताली लागी, सकल तीरथ तेना तनमां रे,

वणलॊभी ने कपटरहित जे, काम क्रोध निवार्या रे,
भणे नरसैयॊ तेनु दरसन करतां, कुण एकोतेर तार्या रे ॥

Line by line translation:
वैष्णव जन तो तेने कहिये
One who is a vaishnav

जे पीड पराई जाणे रे
Knows the pain of others

पर दु:खे उपकार करे तोये
Does good to others, esp. to those ones who are in misery

मन अभिमान न आणे रे
Does not let pride enter his mind

सकल लोकमां सहुने वंदे
A Vaishnav, Tolerates and praises the the entire world

निंदा न करे केनी रे,
Does not say bad things about anyone

वाच काछ मन निश्चल राखे
Keeps his/her words, actions and thoughts pure

धन धन जननी तेनी रे
O Vaishnav, your mother is blessed

समदृष्टि ने तृष्णा त्यागी
A Vaishnav sees everything equally, rejects greed and avarice

परस्त्री जेने मात रे
Considers some one else’s wife/daughter as his mother

जिह्वा थकी असत्य न बोले
The toungue may get tired, but will never speak lies

परधन नव झाले हाथ रे
Does not even touch someone else’s property

मोह माया व्यापे नहि जेने
A Vaishnav does not succumb to worldly attachments

दृढ़ वैराग्य जेना मनमां रे
Who has devoted himself to stauch detachment to worldly pleasures

रामनाम सुताली लागी
Who has been edicted to the elixir coming by the name of Ram

सकल तीरथ तेना तनमां रे,
For whom all the religious sites are in the mind

वणलॊभी ने कपटरहित जे
Who has no greed and deciet

काम क्रोध निवार्या रे
Who has renounced lust of all types and anger

भणे नरसैयॊ तेनु दरसन करतां
The poet Narsi will like to see such a person

कुण एकोतेर तार्या रे ॥
By who’s virtue, the entire family gets salvation

1 comment:

Raphael said...

not impressed, possibly disinterested...too many lies.