Surdas - Fatephur Sikri manuscript - NPS 3908
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
POEMS OF SURDAS translated by Professor John Stratton Hawley
Gopal has slipped in and stolen my heart, friend.
He stole through my eyes and invaded my breast
simply by looking-who knows how he did it?-
Even though parents and husband and all
crowded the courtyard and filled my world.
The door was protected by all that was proper;
not a corner, nothing, was left without a guard.
Decency, prudence, respect for the family-
these three were locks and I hid the keys.
The sturdiest doors were my eyelid gates-
to enter through them was a passage impossible-
And secure in my heart, a mountainous treasure:
insight, intelligence, fortitude, wit.
And then, says Sur, he'd stolen it-
with a thought and a laugh and a look-
and my body was scorched with remorse.
The source of the experienceSurdas
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
SuppressionsBlindness, macular degeneration and other sight impairment
Love with visualisation