gayau° ujenI sunu uragårI, dina malina daridra dukhårI |
gae° kåla kachu sampati påi, taha° puni karau° sambhu sevakåI ||1||
bipra eka baidika siva pujå, karai sadå tehi kåju na dujå |
parama sådhu paramåratha bimdaka,sambhu upåsaka nahi hari nimdaka||2||
tehi sevau° mai kapata sametå, dvija dayåla ati niti niketå |
båhija namra dekhi mohi sai,° bipra paRhåva putra ki nai ||3||
sambhu mamtra mohi dvijabara dinhå, subha upadesa bibidha bidhi kinhå |
japau° mamtra siva mamdira jåi, hrdaya° dambha ahamiti adhikåi ||4||
Born as a Sudra in His Previous Birth, Kakbhushundi Goes to Ujjain
O Garuda, the enemy of serpents! Listen, I had gone to Ujjain, miserable, sad, poor and dejected. When sometime passed, I got some wealth and began worshipping Lord Shankar, at this very place. There was a Brahmana who always worshipped Lord Shiva as per Vedic rites and had no other work. He was very pious soul and a knower of the highest truth.
The Guru, a Great Devotee of Lord Shiva
He was a worshipper of Lord Shambu but not a defamer of Lord Hari. I served him though with deceitful intentions. The Brahman was very kind at heart and an abode of morality. O Svami! Seeing me tender outwardly, the Brahmana considered me his own son and taught me. That great Brahmana gave me a mantra or incantation of Lord Shiva and gave me all sorts of of good advice. I used to go to a temple of Lord Shiva and chant the incantation. Arrogance and pretence escalated in my heart.
mai khala mala samkula mati nica jåti basa moha |
hari jana dvija dekhe° jarau° karau° bisnu kara droha ||105(A)||
gura nita mohi prabodha dukhita dekhi åcarana mama |
mohi upajai ati krodha dambhihi niti ki bhåvai ||105(B)||
Being a wicked wretch, belonging to a low caste, having a sinful polluted mind, and overcome by infatuation, I seethed with jealousy at the very sight of a devotee of Lord Hari or a brahmana, and was hostile towards Lord Vishnu. Guruji was distressed to see my conduct. He would explain things to me but I would not be convinced and fumed with rage on the contrary. Can moral conduct ever appeal to a hypocrite?
eka °båra gura linha bolai, mohi niti bahu bhåti sikhåi |
siva sevå kara phala suta soi, abirala bhagati råma pada hoi ||1||
råmahi bhajahi tåta siva dhåtå, nara påva°ra kai ketika båtå |
jåsu carana aja siva anurågi, tåsu droha° sukha cahasi abhågi ||2||
hara kahu° hari sevaka gura kaheu, suni khaganåtha hrdaya mama daheu |
adhama jåti mai bidyå påe°, bhayau° jathå ahi dudha piåe° ||3||
måni kutila kubhågya kujåti, gura kara droha karau° dinu råti |
ati dayåla gura svalpa na krodhå, puni puni mohi sikhåva subodhå ||4||
jehi te nica baRåi påvå, so prathamahi hati tåhi nasåvå |
dhuma anala sambhava sunu bhåi, tehi bujhåva ghana padavi påi ||5||
raja maga pari nirådara rahai, saba kara pada prahåra nita sahai |
maruta uRåva prathama tehi bharai, puni nrpa nayana kiritanhi parai ||6||
sunu khagapati asa samujhi prasamgå, budha nahi karahi adhama kara samgå |
kabi kobida gåvahi asi niti, khala sana kalaha na bhala nahi priti ||7||
udåsina nita rahia gosåi, khala pariharia svåna ki nåi° |
mai khala hrdaya° kapata kutilåi, gura hita kahai na mohi sohåi ||8||
Even Shiva & Brahma Worship the Feet of Lord Rama
One day my spiritual preceptor called me and gave me wisdom (of the absolute truth) in every possible way: My Son! The sole fruition of worshipping Lord Shiva is to have immense religious devotion for Lord Rama's feet. O dear! Even Lord Shiva and Brahma worship Lord Rama. Then of what standing is an ordinary human being! O unfortunate one! You want happiness, by harbouring ill-will against Him whose feet are loved by Brahma and Shiva Himself ?
The Guru & Kakbhushundi as a Sudra
O Pakshiraja! On hearing my Guru speak of Lord Shiva as a servitor of Lord Hari, my heart was on fire. Born into a low caste, I became like a serpent who becomes all the more poisonous when fed on milk, on acquiring learning. Arrogant, perverse, a wretch and low-born, I rebelled against my spiritual preceptor, day and night. However my guru was tenderhearted and least angered (even when I revolted); Over and over again, he gave me supreme spiritual advice.The first thing a mean person does is to kill and destroy the very person who has exalted him. O brother!
Garuda, the Mount of Lord Vishnu
Listen, smoke produced by fire, attains the rank of a cloud and extinguishes that very fire. Dust contemptuously lies on the road and always bear the brunt of those people's legs, who trod on it. But when carried high up by the wind, it first envelopes the air itself and then falls on the eyes and thrones of kings. O Pakshiraja, Garuda! Understanding this state of affairs, the wise shun the company of vile men. Sages and learned men uphold this saying that it is neither good to quarrel with a wretch nor make friends with him. O Gosain! One should always remain aloof from him. Just like a dog, a wicked fellow should be avoided from a distance. I was wicked. My heart was full of deceit and crookedness. (That is why) Though Guruji would talk of my well-being I would not like it.
eka båra hara mamdira japata raheu° siva nåma |
gura åyau abhimåna te° uthi nahi kinha pranåma ||106(A)||
so dayåla nahi kaheu kachu ura na rosa lavalesa |
ati agha gura apamånatå sahi nahi sake mahesa ||106(B)||
Lord Shiva Fumed with Rage
One day I was chanting Shiva's Name in the temple of Lord Shiva. Precisely then, my Guru came there but due to pride I did not get up to greet him. He was compassionate and did not say a anything (even on seeing my fault). Not a trace of anger afflicted his heart. But disrespect of one's Guru or spiritual preceptor is a very grave offence. That is why Lord Mahadev could not tolerate this.