Praising The Fast

To deliver the pious and religion to defend,

The Supreme Lord to the earth descends.

 

When knowledge of the Absolute is lost,

He comes to reinstate parampara at any cost.

 

But I know that these are just the stated reasons,

Real purpose to please the eyes with best of visions.

 

Krishna’s beautiful and smiling face,

Upon the fortunate devotees to grace.

 

If perchance I catch a glimpse with my eye,

That vision strips my pride and makes me shy.

 

Krishna is the most beautiful, this my heart knows,

So kind that bliss follows wherever He goes.

 

On Janmashtami day eating I do renounce,

So that in weakness Krishna’s beauty pronounced.

 

Therefore I praise the fast, whether large or small,

For it makes my Lord stand even more tall.

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