Saturday, May 30, 2020

As many as are the waves of the sea by Dadu Dayal

As many as are the waves of the sea,

so many are the desires of the mind.

Stilling them all, one sits with contentment

holding the thought of the One

in his self.

As in the presence of a magnet the iron

is drawn,

So do thou attach thy senses, mind

and dispositions to the One alone.

When one discovers the true seat

of the mind, then all regions come

to his sight.

When he brings back all five senses

to that one point, then the secrets

of the holy scriptures are revealed

to him.

The fickle mind wanders in the four

directions. Bind it with the instructions

of the Master,

And bring it into the company

of the Saint, then will it be united

with the Supreme Lord, O Dadu.

Making millions of efforts, many were

consumed by death, but the mind

continued to run in all ten directions.

Only with God's Name as the barrier

will it stop; no other way is there.

Let the mind be the horse, the vigilant

aspirant the rider, and one-pointed

attention the bridle;

Using the Word as a whip,

some wise, holy aspirant will reach

the goal.

Vanquish the mind by means

of the Name; discipline it through

the teachings of the Saints.

Remove whatever duality is there, then

will there be bliss within, O Dadu.

Once the mind is attached to God, how

can it go anywhere else?

Like salt dissolves in water, it enters

into the Lord, O Dadu.

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