Surdas - Fatephur Sikri manuscript - NPS 138
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
POEMS OF SURDAS translated by Professor John Stratton Hawley
I, only I, am best at being worst, Lord.
It's me! The others are powerless to match me.
I set the pace, forging onward, alone.
All those others are a flock of amateurs,
but I have practiced every day since birth,
And look: you've abandoned me, rescuing the rest!
How can I cause life's stabbing pain to cease?
You've favored the vulture, the hunter, tyrant, whore,
and cast me aside, the most worthless of them all.
Quick, save me, says Sur, I'm dying of shame:
who ever was finer at failure than I?
The source of the experienceSurdas
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
SuppressionsBlindness, macular degeneration and other sight impairment
Squash the big I am