Friday, 31 August 2012

A Simple Prayer

MY DEAR BUTTER THIEF





Oh butter thief, most beautiful, these eyes are not able to see you, of what use are they?

Oh butter thief, most merciful, these hands are not able to serve you, of what use are they?

Oh butter thief, most nectarian, this tongue is unable to glorify you, of what use is it?

Oh butter thief, most munificent, this body is not able to jump with love, of what use is it?

Oh butter thief, most loving, this soul is not able cling to you, of what use is it?

Oh butter thief, of what use is anything without you?

Oh, butter thief, when will the time come when this fool is helpless against thy beautiful glance?

Oh, butter thief, when will the time come when this fool dances to your tunes? 


Oh, butter thief, when will the time come when this fool is intoxicated with love for you?

Oh, butter thief, when will the time come when this fool glorifies you like uncontrollable wind?

Oh, butter thief, when will the time come when this fool remembers you constantly?

Oh, butter thief, when will the time come when tears flow like rivers from the eyes when he remembers you?

Oh, butter thief, when will the time come when there is no time for eating, sleeping but time only for you?

Oh, butter thief, when will the time come when the unlimited nectar in thy holy name unleashed in my heart, and roll in the ground maddened with ecstasy?

Oh, butter thief, when will the time come when you steal this heart and all my desires other than you and leave me hungry for your sight?

Oh, butter thief, when will the time come when my hunger is satisfied by hearing about you, m tiredness is palliated by speaking about you, my blindness is removed by seeing you, my deafness by hearing you, my muteness by glorifying you, my lameness by jumping for you, my forgetfulness by remembering you, and my fear by holding on to you?

Oh, butter thief, when will the time come when I finally remember that I belong to you, only to you, and only to you..........????

By Siddharth Chivukula

1 comment:

Chahat Upreti said...

Wonderful prayer. May everyone try to imbibe this prayerful mood and long for Krishna's mercy.