ehi kara hoi parama kalyånå, soi karahu aba krpånidhånå |
bipragirå suni parahita såni, evamastu iti bhai nabhabåni ||1||
jadapi kinha ehi dåruna påpå, mai puni dinhi kopa kari såpå |
tadapi tumhåri sådhutå dekhi, karihau° ehi para krpå bisesi ||2||
chamåsila je para upakåri, te dvija mohi priya jathå kharåri |
mora sråpa dvija byartha na jåihi, janma sahasa avasya yaha påihi ||3||
janamata marata dusaha dukha hoi, ehi svalpau nahi byåpihi soi |
kavaneu janma mitihi nahi gyånå, sunahi sudra mama bacana pravånå||4||
raghupati puri° janma tava bhayau, puni tai mama sevå° mana dayau |
puri prabhåva anugraha more°, råma bhagati upajihi ura tore° ||5||
sunu mama bacana satya aba bhåi, haritosana brata dvija sevakåi |
aba jani karahi bipra apamånå,jånesu samta anamta samånå ||6||
imdra kulisa mama sula bisålå, kåladamda hari cakra karålå |
jo inha kara mårå nahi marai, bipradroha påvaka ° so jarai ||7||
asa bibeka råkhehu mana måhi, tumha kaha° jaga durlabha kachu nåhi° |
aurau eka åsiså mori, apratihata gati hoihi tori ||8||
Lord Shiva's Heavenly VoiceO repository of mercy ! Now do that which will bring about his supreme salvation. On hearing the Brahmana's words, steeped in the well-being of someone else, the heavenly voice again replied: So be it ! Although he has committed a grave sin and I have also cursed him in anger, even then seeing your piety, I shall do a special favour to him. O holy Brahmana!
Lord Rama, the Slayer of Demon Khara, is Very Dear to ShivaThose who are forgiving and benevolent are as dear to Me as Lord Rama (the Slayer of demon Khara). Nonetheless, My curse shall not go in vain. The Sudra is surely going to have a thousand births. But the terrible agony one has to bear in each successive birth and death, shall not affect him the least and his awareness (of previous births)shall not leave him. ( the voice continued :)
The Miraculous Power of Ayodhya, the Capital City of Lord RamaHear, O Sudra! Hear my authentic word. You will be born in the capital of Lord Raghuvir(in the first place, and thereafter you will set your heart in serving me. Due to the miraculous power of the holy city and My grace, religious devotion to Lord Rama shall invade your heart. O brother! Now listen to My truthful declaration. Attending to the needs of Brahmanas is the surest observance of propitiating Lord Hari. Never insult a Brahmana now onwards. Consider saints to be at par with the infinite Lord Himself.
Those who Respect Brahmans are Close to Lord VishnuEven he who does not die with the stroke of Indra's thunderbolt, My own mighty trident, the rod of Death and the fearsome discus of Lord Hari, is consumed by the fire of hostility towards Brahmanas. Keep this discernment in mind, and then there will be nothing which may be too difficult for you to attain in this world. I have one more blessing for you that you shall always have unrestricted access everywhere (meaning you will be able to go anywhere you want without any obstruction.)
suni siva bacana harasi gura evamastu iti bhåsi |
mohi prabodhi gayau grha sambhu carana ura råkhi ||109(A)||
prerita kåla bimdhi giri jåi bhayau° mai byåla |
puni prayåsa binu so tanu tajeu° gae° kachu kåla ||109(B)||
joi tanu dharau°tajau°puni anåyåsa harijåna |
jimi nutana pata pahirai nara pariharai puråna ||109(C)||
siva° råkhi sruti niti aru mai nahi påvå klesa |
ehi bidhi dhareu° bibidhi tanu gyåna na gayau khagesa ||109(D)||
Lord Shiva's Feet Reside in the Guru's heartThe Guru rejoiced to hear Lord Shiva's words (as conveyed through the ethereal voice) and saying, May this surely happen! And after correcting me, he returned home with the image of Lord Shiva's feet lodged in his heart.
The Sudra is Born as a SerpentAs fate would have it, I went to the Vindhya mountains and was reborn as a serpent. Thereafter after some time had elapsed, I easily gave up that form. O Mount of Lord Hari! Whatever form I assumed, I dropped with utmost ease just as a man casts off worn-out clothes and wears new ones. Lord Shiva protected the norms of Vedic law, while I was spared the agony (of the cycle of births and deaths). In this manner, O Pakshiraja! I assumed many forms; but my understanding (of the identity of the self with the ultimate brahmin) never left me.
trijaga deva nara joi tanu dharau°, taha° taha° råma bhajana anusarau° |
eka sula mohi bisara na kåu,gura kara komala sila subhåu ||1||
carama deha dvija kai mai påi, sura durlabha puråna sruti gåi |
khelau° tahu°bålakanha milå, karau°sakala raghunåyaka lilå ||2||
prauRha bhae° mohi pitå paRhåvå, samajhau° sunau° gunau° nahi bhåvå |
mana te sakala båsanå bhågi, kevala råma carana laya lågi ||3||
kahu khagesa asa kavana abhågi, khari seva suradhenuhi tyågi |
prema magana mohi kachu na sohåi, håreu pitå paRhåi paRhåi ||4||
bhae kålabasa jaba pitu måtå, mai bana gayau° bhajana janatråtå |
jaha° jaha° bipina munisvara påvau°, åsrama jåi jåi siru nåvau° ||5||
bujhau° tinhahi råma guna gåhå, kahahi sunau° harasita khaganåhå |
sunata phirau° hari guna anubådå, abyåhata gati sambhu prasådå ||6||
chuti tribidhi isanå gåRhi, eka lålaså ura ati båRhi |
råma carana bårija jaba dekhau°, taba nija janma saphala kari lekhau° ||7||
jehi pu°chau° soi muni asa kahai, isvara sarba bhutamaya ahai |
nirguna mata nahi mohi sohåi, saguna brahma rati ura adhikåi ||8||
Born as a Brahman, Kakbhushundi Enacts the Child Play of Lord RamaWhatever form I assumed, whether of an irrational being, god or man, I continued to worship Lord Råma in that form. (I was happy in this way) yet one thing constantly stung my conscience. I could never forget my Guru's lovingly tender nature(which means that it always hurt me that I had insulted such a tender-hearted guru.)The last body I got was that of a Brahmana, which is difficult for even gods to acquire, say the Vedas and Puranas. Even in that incarnation whenever I joined young boys for play, I would enact all the lilas or pastimes of Lord Raghunath.
Kamdhenu, the Cow of PlentyWhen I grew up my father began to teach me. I tried to understand, listen and reflect on the lessons yet they failed to attract me. All worldly desires left me and I was just absorbed in the thought of Lord Rama's feet. O Garuda! Tell me who would be so wretched to give up Kamdhenu (the cow of plenty)and serve a she-ass? Absorbed in love, nothing attracted me. My father was tired of teaching me. When my father and mother died, I went to the forest to worship Lord Rama, the Protector of His servants.
Garuda, the Mount of Lord VishnuIn the forest I went and bowed to the sages wherever I found hermitages. O Garuda! I would ask them about the tale of Lord Rama's virtues. They would narrate them and I listened with delight. In this way I went about forever listening to the account of Lord Har'ís praises. By the grace of Lord Shiva my movements were unrestricted (which means I could go wherever I wanted.) The three types of strongh desrires (for sons, wealth and fame) left me and one sole longing immensely grew in my heart. When I have darshan of Lord Rama's feet I should consider the objective of my birth accomplished. Whoever I would ask, that sage would say that God represents the Nirguna Brahman totality of created beings.
Nirguna BrahmanBut this doctrine which considers God Nirguna Brahman (the supreme reality without form, quality and attributes) did not find favour with me. The love I nestled in my heart for the embodied Brahman, grew more and more.
gura ke bacana surati kari råma carana manu låga |
raghupati jasa gåvata phirau° chana chana nava anuråga ||110(A)||
meru sikhara bata chåyå° muni lomasa åsina |
dekhi carana siru nåyau° bacana kaheu° ati dina ||110(B)||
suni mama bacana binita mrdu muni krpåla khagaråja |
mohi sådara pu°chata bhae dvija åyahu kehi kåja ||110(C)||
taba mai kahå krpånidhi tumha sarbagya sujåna |
saguna brahma avarådhana mohi kahahu bhagavåna ||110(D)||
Born as a Brahman, Kakbhushundi Sings the Glories of Lord RamaAs I recalled the words of my guru, my mind got absorbed in the feet of Lord Rama. I went about singing the glories of Lord Raghuvir with a love which strengthened every moment.
Sage Lomasha Sat Under a Banyan TreeOn a peak of Mount Meru sat sage Lomasha, under the shade of a banyan tree. Seeing him, I bowed my head at his feet and spoke extremely humble worlds. O Garuda! On hearing my softly tender words, the compassionate sage asked politely. O Brahmana! For what purpose have you come? Then I replied, O fountain of mercy! You are omniscient and intelligently wise . O blessed one! Tell me the method of worshipping the saguna Brahman or the embodied Supreme Spirit.