Sant Tukaram

(1608 - 1650 / Dehu, Pune / India)

Sant Tukaram Poems

1. If Men 5/2/2012
2. The Chief Of The Yadavas 5/2/2012
3. To Arrange Words 5/2/2012
4. Where Does One Begin With You? 5/2/2012
5. Alone At Your Feet 5/2/2012
6. When I Lose Myself 5/2/2012
7. In Me Thou Livest 5/2/2012
8. I Speak Yet Am I Silent 5/2/2012
9. If Only You Would 5/2/2012
10. Children Dressed In Tatters 5/2/2012
11. Mother God 5/2/2012
12. How Could A Lover Fall? 5/2/2012
13. Argue No More About It 5/2/2012
14. Name Of God 5/2/2012
15. First He Looked Confused 5/2/2012
16. The Price? 4/6/2010
17. Can Water Drink Itself? 5/2/2012
18. All Blest Are They 4/6/2010
19. All Men To Me Are God-Like Gods! 4/6/2010
20. Smaller Than The Smallest Atom 4/6/2010
21. None See Me Off 4/6/2010
22. Thou Art More Kind Than Mother Dear 4/6/2010
23. Abhangs (A Short Collection) 1/1/2004
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Abhangs (A Short Collection)

1
I was sleeping when Namdeo and Vitthal Stepped into my dream.
'Your job is to make poems. Stop wasting time,' Namdeo said.
Vitthal gave me the measure and gently aroused me from a dream inside a dream.
Namdeo vowed to write one billion poems.
'Tuka, all the unwritten ones are your responsibility.'

2
To repeat Your name is to string pearls together.
The pleasure in your manifested form is always new.
I have ceased to desire the unembodied God.
Your worshippers do not seek liberation.
With You, it is still possible to give and to receive.
What use is ...

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The Price?

If you treat the opposite sex with reverence
will you pay a price?
If you stop your fault-finding and covetous ways
will your earnings not suffice?

If you sit in prayer and meditation
will it cost a living wage?
If you trust the words of realized souls
will your boss forget your pay?

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