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.