Surdas - Fatephur Sikri manuscript - NPS 901
Type of Spiritual Experience
Entirely and completely symbolic
A description of the experience
POEMS OF SURDAS translated by Professor John Stratton Hawley
Far off and furtive, Gopal's in the butter.
Look, my friend, what a bright shimmer strearns
from the dusk-toned body of Syam,
With drop after drop that was churned from curd
trickling down his face to his chest
As if the far ambrosial moon
rained beams on loves below.
His hand lends grace to the face beside it
and flashes forth as if
The lotus had dropped its feud with the moon
and come forth bearing gifts.
Look how he's risen to peer from his lair,
to look around on every side;
With wary eye he scans the scene and then
he cheerfully feeds his friends.
Seeing Sur's Lord in his boyish fun,
the maidens start, love-struck and weakened,
Until their hearts are lost to speech
in thought after thought after thought.
The source of the experienceSurdas
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
SuppressionsBlindness, macular degeneration and other sight impairment
Love with visualisation