A Devotional Poem of Mirabai: 'Mira is dyed deep in the love ...'




Mira is dyed deep in the love of Hari

And all else is blocked out.

I wear only bangles, tilak and beads:

Beyond this, my only further ornament

Is my virtuous life.

No other embellishments please me,

Such was the wisdom

I received from my Teacher.

Some may revile me, others may praise me,

But I will only sing the glories of Govind.

Wheresoever Krishna leads,

Thither I will follow.

I will not steal,

I will harm no one,

How can anyone touch me?

I will not descend from the back of an elephant

To ride upon an ass.


From: The Devotional Poems of Mirabai

Translated with Introduction & Notes by A. J. Alston

Motilal Banarsidass, 1980


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