Tulsidas - Vinaya Patrika 69
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Poems of Tulsidas - translated by Professor John Stratton Hawley
The name of the Lord: think of it with love.
It is provisions for those who journey empty-handed,
and a friend for those who travel alone,
It is blessedness for the unblessed,
good character for those with none,
A patron to purchase goods from the poor,
and a benefactor to the abandoned.
It is a good family for those without one,
they say - and the scriptures agree-
It is, to the crippled, hands and feet,
and to the blind it is sight.
It is parents to those who are destitute,
solid ground to the ungrounded,
A bridge that spans the sea of existence
and the cause of the essence of joy.
His name has no equal-
Rescuer of the Fallen:
The thought of it makes fertile earth
from Tulsi's barren soil.