Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 11 Aug 2019

     

Will Swamiji accept my poem written for Him?

Smt. Bindiya Baugh: It is now one year since we met Swamiji and I have written the following poem for Him. I will be very grateful if He accepts it. Thank you.

Jaya Dattātreya Swāmijī

Āpako praṇāma

Āpako namana

 

Victory to Dattātreya Swamiji!

I salute to Thee!

I bow to Thee!

 

Hara dina hara pala hara ghaḍī

Jaya Dattātreya Bhagawān

Tuma ho kṛpālu hara dama

Huma bhakta tumhāre

Tumhare adhbhuta rūpa ko nihāre

 

Each day, each moment, each instant,

Victory to Lord Dattātreya!

You are the Ever-Kind One.

We, devotees of You,

Each moment admire Your incomparable form.

 

Tuma hī ho Śiva Brahmā ke avatāra

Viśṇu bhī tuma hī ho, ho tuma aparaṃpāra

Rahate kuṭira meṃ ho

Jaba kī ghara tumhāra pūrā saṃsāra

 

You are the Incarnation of Śiva and Brahmā

You are Viṣṇu too; You are the boundless One.

You live in a house

But Your real house is the whole of creation.

 

Āpakā śukra karatā merā mana

Merā hara aṃga

Mera kaṇa-kaṇa

Hara sām̐sa kare apko yāda

Choḍo na kabhī āpa hame,

Kare yehī faryāda.

 

My mind thanks You, O Lord,

And so does my each body-part

And every particle in the body.

With each breath, I remember You.

Leave us not ever

Is my only prayer.

 

Swami replied:

Tumhārā eka kadama merī tarafa,

Mere sau kadama hoṃge tumhārī tarafa,

Datta ko yāda karo hameṣā,

Taba dekhanā badā tamāśā!

 

If you take one step towards Me,

I’ll take hundred steps towards you.

At all times, remember Datta

Then you will see a great miracle!