Surdas - Fatephur Sikri manuscript - NPS 4184
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
POEMS OF SURDAS translated by Professor John Stratton Hawley
Having seen Hari's face, our eyes are opened wide.
Forgetting to blink, our pupils are naked
like those who are clad with the sky.
They've shaved their Brahmin braids-their in-laws' teachings,
burned up the sacred thread of decorum,
And left their veils-their homes-to mumble exposed
through the forests, day and night, down the roads
In simple concentration-their ascetic's death:
beauty makes them vow their eyes will never waver,
And anyone who tries to hinder them-husbands,
So Udho, though your words touch our hearts
and we understand them all, says Sur,
What are we to do? Our eyes are fixed.
They refuse to be moved by what we say.
The source of the experienceSurdas
Concepts, symbols and science items
ConceptsStaring and bulging eyes
Science ItemsStaring and bulging eyes
Activities and commonsteps
SuppressionsBlindness, macular degeneration and other sight impairment
Love with visualisation