Bhaja Govindam - Sing the song of Divine - Part-2
From Satsang comes aloneness,
From aloneness comes non-attachment,
Because of non-attachment mind becomes stable
And because of a stable and unwavering mind
Liberation is attained.
What is sexual desire once old age has set in?
What is a pond once its water is dry?
Who is the family once your wealth is finished?
Where is the world after self-realization?
Do not be proud of wealth, people and youth,
Because death takes them all away
Within a moment.
Dropping all these illusory matters,
know the divine and enter into it.
Day and night, evening and morning,
Winter and spring come and go again and again.
Thus the play of time goes on and one’s life is over.
And yet the breeze of hope
Does not leave one alone.
Oh, you madman!
Why are you caught up in worries
About your wife and your wealth?
Don’t you know
That even a moment’s company with good people
Is the only boat there is to take you
Across the ocean of this mundane world?
One who has long hair on his head,
One who has pulled his hair from the roots,
One who is wearing ochre robes,
Or is dressed up in a variety of ways,
That fool, in spite of having eyes, is blind.
Just for the sake of his stomach
He dresses up in different ways.
All limbs have become infirm,
All hair has turned white,
There is not a single tooth in the mouth anymore
-such an old man walks with the help of a stick;
even then he is bound down with the mass of hope.
Struck by the cold,
In the morning he warms himself by keeping the fire in front of him
Or by keeping his back towards the sun.
At night, he sleeps with his chin between his knees,
He takes alms in his hands and lives under a tree;
Even then he does not drop the bondage of hope.