Wedding and rituals on appropriate day,
Following time and circumstance way.
As thief open door auspicious for me,
But for homeowner bad sign to be.
Duality in this world everything in,
But not for bhakti, beyond piety and sin.
Even pain pleasurable can become,
And devotion through antagonism done.
Taking stock of wise and the dumb,
But Supreme Lord making distinction none.
Any person eligible His name to call,
Ready to accept service from them all.
Even without deep philosophy knowing,
At least with sincerity towards Him going.
Every fault and deficiency to be cured,
Success for devotees by Krishna assured.
Why only the oddballs chanting to see,
Why not intelligent class to be?
Though losing in material life sign,
From that in proper consciousness to align.
Thus most fortunate are they,
Who quickly found bhakti’s way.
Should everyone blessed to so quickly taste,
Then time in material life no more to waste.
Whether quickly or into slowly easing,
Shri Krishna the one most worth pleasing.
Caring not from where we came,
Only that in devotional life we remain.
Though Gajendra only when in desperation,
Still Vishnu arrived for crocodile’s separation.
Causeless mercy from Supreme Lord flowing,
For any soul, for to supreme destination going.
Losing battle against time to wage,
Body now aching more with age.
So much already transpired,
Left bewildered and feeling tired.
Still a hope there is for you,
The beautiful one of bluish hue.
With flute standing and smile showing,
The cure for your troubles He’s knowing.
Welcomed is the summer heat,
But still cold sitting at your seat.
Since that one you have forgotten,
Constant despair has begotten.
Let His heat shine in your heart bright,
He whom effusing Brahman’s light.
Going past and His beautiful form see,
All-attractive and full of sweetness is He.
By impending loss made sad,
From frustration left mad.
But why this way do harm?
By a smile instead be charmed.
That image shastra for you making,
Be wise and in your mind taking.
Holding flute and beautifully standing,
That image let be your landing.
Just as it comes then it goes,
How long to stay no one knows.
Though for occupying things considerable,
This world both temporary and miserable.
That thing of permanence just find,
And then keep it always in mind.
The one the life of everything living,
To Him your full attention now giving.
Not needed for extravagance to make,
Simple offering like a flower He’ll take.
Krishna your food not needing,
Your devotion the offering feeding.
Watch as fortunes turn around,
From despair into confident ground.
And this bounty with others share,
Of bhakti’s bliss let them be aware.
Into ocean of doubt to sink,
When constantly of food to think.
So that my good health to keep,
And not pain of toxins to reap.
Like with everything else done,
Correct by keeping focus one.
Offer to Supreme Lord instead,
And away from this confusion be led.