The Lord Is His Devotees Slave – Sant Surdas

Whatever is a devotee’s 

caste, clan, family, or name, 

Rama’s love for him is the same. 
Beggar and king 

are one to him. 
Say, of what caste could be 

Brahma or Shiva? 
Rama will never abide 

in the egotistic man’s heart 

therefore his slave, Suradasa, 

has abandoned pride. 
Rama was born in the Raghu clan 

Krishna found his home in Gokula. 
Words fail to tell of 

the Lord’s love 

universal, all-embracing; 

Dhruva was a Kshatriya, 

Prahlada a demon and Vidura the son of a maid: 

yet the Lord gave them his supreme love, 

Krishna washed the devotees’ feet 

at the Rajasuya. 
The Lord is the slave 

of his devotees 

age after age. 

The tongue can’t relate 

his countless deeds. 
Says Suradasa, the Puranas and Vedas 

are witness to these.

The Welcome Of The Women Of Braj – Sant Surdas

‘Tis morn, O Krishna, awake, all the pretty young milkmaids are calling for you; arise O Braj’s prince, The sun is up in the sky, the moon pales, the tender tamala trees are in full bloom . 
The women of Braj have stringed a garland of flowers of many kinds and wait to greet you. Arise dear child, wash your face and have your breakfast, O my heart’s delight! 
Says Sura, my Lord of large lotus-like eyes is the abode of bliss that never abates.

Yasoda Inducing Krishna To Stay Nearby – Sant Surdas

Kanha, don’t go so far to play, 

you do not know the ‘hau’ is here, 

I’ve learnt of it today. 

one boy came running just now 

I saw him crying away, 

the ‘hau’ clips the ears away 

of little boys astray. 

come let us be up and gone 

to near our place of stay, 

Sur, Shyam on hearing this, 

with Balaram came away.