Category Archives: Sant Surdas

Poem – Krishna Complains About His Older Brother 

O mother mine, Dau (Balram)forever teases me. you never gave birth to me, and I was bought in the market. this is what he tells me o mother mihne, Dau forever teases me. fed up of his teasing ways, I … Continue reading

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Poem – Krishna Denying He Stole The Butter

O mother mine, I did not eat the butter come dawn, with the herds, you send me to the jungle, o, mother mine, I did not eat the butter. all day long with my flute in the jungles at dusk … Continue reading

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Krishna goes to the Woods – Sant Surdas

O Krishna, darling of Gokula, awake I have brought you milk, curd and sugar-candy come and partake of these delicacies: your pals are at the door, calling you to play; the sun has risen and it’s time to go to … Continue reading

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Krishna Denying He Stole the Butter   – Sant Surdas

O mother mine, I did not eat the butter Come dawn, with the herds, you send me to the jungle, o, mother mine, I did not eat the butter. all day long with my flute in the jungles at dusk … Continue reading

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The Deeds Of Krishna – Sant Surdas

There is no end to the deeds of Krishna:  true to his promise, he tended the cows in Gokula;  Lord of the gods and compassionate to his devotees,  he came as Nrisingha  and tore apart Hiranyakashipa.  When Bali spread his … Continue reading

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Krishna Returning With The Herd – Sant Surdas

Mohan comes herding the cows,  crown of peacock feathers on his head,  garland of forest flowers on his chest,  in his hand a wooden staff,  his body wrapped in cow-dust.  A band around his waist  and from his feet the … Continue reading

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Secret Signs – Sant Surdas

Krishna conveyed by signs to clever Radha. [he could not speak out as her girl friends were with her] to make a pretence of milking the cows, and picking up the milkpail come to meet him in the meadow. Nanda, … Continue reading

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