Surdas - Fatephur Sikri manuscript - NPS 3399
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
POEMS OF SURDAS translated by Professor John Stratton Hawley
Ever since your name has entered Hari's ear
It's been "Radha, oh Radha," an infinite mantra,
a formula chanted to a secret string of beads.
Nightly he sits by the Jumna, in a grove
far from his friends and his happiness and home.
He yearns for you. He has turned into a yogi:
constantly wakeful, whatever the hour.
Sometimes he spreads himself a bed of tender leaves;
sometimes he recites your treasurehouse of fames;
Sometimes he pledges silence: he closes his eyes
and meditates on every pleasure of your frame-
His eyes the invocation, his heart the oblation,
his mutterings the food to feed
the priests who tend the fire.
So has Syam's whole body wasted away.
Says Sur, let him see you. Fulfill his desire.
The source of the experienceSurdas
Concepts, symbols and science items
SymbolsMasculine and feminine
Activities and commonsteps
SuppressionsBlindness, macular degeneration and other sight impairment
Love with visualisation