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vaishNav jan to tene kahiye je, pii.D paraayii jaaNe re

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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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			 % Credits: rec.music.indian.misc (USENET newsgroup) 
%          Chetan K. Vinchhi (vinchhi@eng.umd.edu)
%          C.S. Sudarshana Bhat (ceindian@utacnvx.uta.edu)
		     
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