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Tulsidas - Kavitavali 07:120

Identifier

017277

Type of spiritual experience

A description of the experience

Poems of Tulsidas - translated by Professor John Stratton Hawley

"Tomorrow, a body of youth.
Tomorrow, the wealth of the earth;
Tomorrow, victories in battle."
So says he who goes in evil ways.

"Tomorrow, I'll finish my tasks;
Tomorrow, I'll join the regal throng."
And mosquito that he is, he says,
"My weight will make Moun Meru quake."

Many houses have collapsed;
Many houses are collapsing:
Many houses will collapse,
Says Tulsi, this is a bad way to be -

To see this and hear this and know this
And not let it really sink in.
Not once do you hear him say,
"Tomorrow, the time to die".

The source of the experience

Tulsidas

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Observation contributed by: Francis Keeble