From January 14th through the 19th, our family went on a pilgrimage to three divine places – Dwaraka, Somnath and Porbhander. The following image is that of Sree Krishna in Balka Mandir. Behind Him is the tree (still preserved, they say) under which He was sitting when Jara the hunter mistook His toe for the beak of a bird and shot Him. This incident was supposed to have happened on 18th February, 3012 BCE.
Who am I, My Beloved Krishna? and other questions we ask when faced with doubt, fear, anxiety, and helplessness….
And what does the Lord reply?
Ma Shucha….Don’t Worry………
Who am I, My Beloved Krishna?
Who am I and why?
A human, a god, a speck of dust,
Or a creature born to die?
You are Mine, My Innocent Sakhi
You are my precious child
With a beautiful body and a divine soul
You carry my seed of life…
Who are you, My Magnificent Krishna?
Who are you, My Lord?
A dream, a belief, a myth
Or the God of all my Gods?
I am your constant companion and guide
In life’s journey of endless miles
Everything that is pure and divine
Is me, myself, and mine
What is the meaning of life, My Merciful Krishna,
What is the meaning of all this?
My life is full of ceaseless worries
With happiness just a fleeting kiss..
Money, power, near and dear, My Bewildered Sakhi,
Everything will vanish like mist
Embrace me into your heart
I’ll fill your life with bliss
How can I grin and bear it, My Splendid Krishna,
How can I watch and just bear it?
When people around me climb the ladder
Of success without merit?
Do your duty, My Dearest Sakhi,
Just do your duty daily
As to the success of your actions
Let me be the judge, the jury.
How can I worship you, My Darling Krishna
How can I worship you?
With my days filled with so much work,
And the hours so few?
With a flower, a leaf, my Confused Sakhi,
Even with a tiny drop of dew
A heartful moment of trusting prayer
Is all I ask of you.
Why do you love me, My Merciful Krishna,
Why do you love me true?
When all I have done is doubt and deny
Your splendid form so blue?
You are a part of me, My Inseparable Sakhi,
An honor that is allowed to few
And that is how you will always be
No matter what you say or do.
When will I see you, My Naughty Krishna,
I want to see you, but how?
My eyes smart with unshed tears
And sadness lines my brow…
I am inside you, My Impatient Sakhi
I am inside, right now..
You can see me in all my splendor when
You open your heart to My Love..
Take me with you, My Compassionate Krishna
Take me with you in a beat
So I can serve you with all my love
Lying at your Lotus Feet,
You are already with Me, My Divine Sakhi,
In your loving heart we meet
Yesterday, today, tomorrow, forever,
I am in your every heartbeat….
Source: His Words in the Bhagavad Gita
Inspiration: A glimpse of Udupi Krishna on December 26th
Dedicated to the Divine Krishna in all of us.