Treasure Island

Goswami Tulsidas

(1543-1623 / Rajpur, Uttar Pradesh / India)

Prayer 3 (translated in English)


O Lord who is there besides You who will hear my cry?

Strange is my petition: a poor man, I, I seek to become a king…

From time immemorial I have suffered the tortures of hell and have lived through many low births, but I crave not for wealth or even salvation though I know that You can confer all these.

What I desire is to become in every birth a toy for You to play with or a stone to touch Your Feet.

Submitted: Tuesday, August 31, 2010

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