A Saint Called Ramananda
There was once a saint in India called Ramananda, although not many people know about him today he is instrumental in the spread of devotion and Bhakti throughout India. Tulsidas who wrote the Hindi Ramanyana, Kabir who was known for his beautiful poetry were devotees of this great saint.
Here is the only written work he left us, which is within the holy book of Sikhism, the Guru Granth Sahib.
- Where should I go?
- My home is filled with bliss.
- My consciousness does not go out wandering.
- My mind has become crippled.
- One day, a desire welled up in my mind.
- I ground up sandalwood, along with several fragrant oils.
- I went to God’s place, and worshipped Him there.
- That God showed me the Guru, within my own self.
- Wherever I go, I find water and stones.
- You are totally pervading and permeating in all.
- I have searched through all the Vedas and the Puraanas.
- I would go there, only if the Lord were not here.
- I am a sacrifice to You, O my True Guru.
- You have cut through all my confusion and doubt.
- Raamanand’s Lord and Master is the All-pervading Lord.
- The Word of the Guru’s Shabad eradicates the karma of millions of past actions.
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