% % Contributor: % Transliterator: Avinash Chopde (email@example.com) % Credits: rec.music.indian.misc (USENET newsgroup) % Chetan K. Vinchhi (firstname.lastname@example.org) % C.S. Sudarshana Bhat (email@example.com) % Editor: % % \printtitle % vaishNav jan to tene kahiye je pii.D paraayii jaaNe re % He who knows the troubles of others is a true "Vaishnav" (by which % the poet implies the perfect human being...) par-dukhkhe upakaar kare toye man abhimaan naa aaNe re % He brings happiness to others but still does neither feels proud about % it nor needs to be thanked vaishNav jan to tene kahiye je ... sakaL lok maan sahune va.nde % He worships everybody in the world. nii.ndaa na kare kenii re % He does not criticize anybody. vaach kaachh man nishchaL raakhe dhan-dhan jananii tenii re % His mother is indeed great who keeps his mind and his tongue % under control. vaishNav jan to tene kahiye je ... sam-drishhTii ne tR^ishhNaa tyaagii % He is fair to one and all. He does not covet anything. par-strii jene maat re % Another man's wife is like his mother to him. jihvaa thakii asatya naa bole % No falsehood escapes his tongue. par-dhan nav jhaalii haath re % He does not touch another's gold. vaishNav jan to tene kahiye je ... moh-maayaa vyaape nahii jene % He is not affected by attraction to earthly goods. dri.Dh vairaagya jenaa man maan re % His is a firm ascetic by mind. raam naam sun taaLii laagii sakaL tirath tenaa tan maan re % All the holy pilgrimages are in his body. vaishNav jan to tene kahiye je ... vaN-lobhii ne kapaT-rahit chhe % He is not greedy. He is devoid of any trickery. kaam-krodh nivaaryaa re % He has conquered lust and anger. bhaNe narasaiyyo tenun darshan kartaa % Narsaiyyo (the poet Narsimh Mehta) sings that just seeing him kuL ekoter taarayaa re % rescues 71 generations from the cycle of life and death. vaishNav jan to tene kahiye je ... %
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