Haripath – Sant Gnyaneshwar
सर्व सुख गोडी सर्व शास्त्रे निवडी । रिकामा अर्धघडी राहू नको ॥ १ ॥
लटिका व्यवहार सर्व हा संसार । वाया येरझार हरिविण ॥ २ ॥
नाममंत्र जप कोटी जाईल पाप । रामकृष्णी संकल्प धरूनी राहे ॥ ३ ॥
निजवृत्ति काढी सर्व माया तोडी । इंद्रियांसवडी लपू नको ॥ ४ ॥
तीर्थ व्रती भाव धरी रे करुणा । शांति दया पाहुणा हरि करी ॥ ५ ॥
ज्ञानदेवा प्रमाण निवृत्तीदेवी ज्ञान । समाधि संजीवन हरिपाठ ॥ ६ ॥
There is no pleasure as sweet as His name; all the scriptures declare that it’s the secret to be attained. So do not spend even a moment without enjoying the nectar of His name. This world is only a superficial play; it is only an imagination, after all. Without the remembrance of Hari, it’s only a futile round of births and deaths. By remembering His name, all your sins will go up in flames; therefore, commit your mind to chanting Hari’s name.
Take the attitude of adherence to Truth, and break the spell of illusion. Do not allow the senses to bar your vision of the Self; Have faith in the power of chanting His name. Be kind, serene and compassionate toward all; in this way, You’ll become the welcome guest of the Lord.
Jnanadev says: The chanting of God’s name is the means to Samadhi; This, I swear, is true. This wisdom was bestowed upon me By Nivrittinath, my Guru.
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