Learn More

Goswami Tulsidas

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

Truth Lies Within


Within the body lies the essence which the Vedas and the Puranas are seeking.
Within this body exists the entire Universe, so the sagacious Saints say.
Recluses, ascetics and monks are searching for Him in variegated garbs.
Rishis, munis and avdhoots lay stress on scriptures and holy books.
The learned of the world, puffed up with pride in their scholarly traditions, remain deluded by their erudition.
They delude the world through the practice of pilgrimage, fasting and charity;
They glorify bathing in holy waters and their gollowers bear the evil consequences.
They get lost in rituals and external observances and never can reach the destination.

Such is the state of people in this world
Who keep revolving in the cycle of eighty-four.
Only the Saints have attained the Ultimate, O Tulsi,
They obtain liberation who realize this truth.
The pedantic are engrossed in the practice of traditions,
And evermore, in their ego, are they enslaved by delusion

[Translation by S. L. Sondhi]

Submitted: Thursday, March 15, 2012
Edited: Thursday, March 15, 2012

Do you like this poem?
2 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Truth Lies Within by Goswami Tulsidas )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. The Quiet Room, fiona sinclair
  2. White Christmas, fiona sinclair
  3. When a sex symbol takes to sensible shoes, fiona sinclair
  4. Mohobbat gulaami, Saleem Zidi
  5. The reluctant bride and groom, fiona sinclair
  6. Fear, UMBELINA FROTA Linhares Pime ..
  7. Bezaar aankhien, Saleem Zidi
  8. A Noble teacher., Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  9. Women of a certain age, fiona sinclair
  10. Dawn of the Days, Dorthe Wisbech Clausen

Poem of the Day

poet Ralph Waldo Emerson

Knows he who tills this lonely field
To reap its scanty corn,
What mystic fruit his acres yield
At midnight and at morn?

In the long sunny afternoon,
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  4. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  5. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  6. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  7. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  8. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  9. All the World's a Stage, William Shakespeare
  10. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]