Surdas - Fatephur Sikri manuscript - NPS 292
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
POEMS OF SURDAS translated by Professor John Stratton Hawley
Life has stumbled, stumbled, unraveled,
Roped to politics and salary and sons.
Without my even noticing, my life has ambled off
And gotten tangled in a snare of illusion so foolproof
that now I cannot break it or loosen its grip.
Songs of the Lord, gatherings of the good-
I left myself hanging in air without either
Like an overeager acrobat who does just one more trick
because he cannot bear to close the show.
What splendor, says Sur, can you find in flaunting wealth
when your husband, your lover, has gone?
The source of the experienceSurdas
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
SuppressionsBlindness, macular degeneration and other sight impairment