(english with meaning)
-Swami Satyanand ji Maharaj
RAM KRIPAA AVTARAN – Showering of Sri Ram’s Compassion and Benevolence.
Param-Kripaa Suroop Hai, Param-Prabhu Sri Ram,
Jan Paavan Parmaatmaa, Param-Purush-Sukhdhaam. …1.
Most beauteous form of Formless One, Is Face of Grace of God Shri-Ram,
Shri-Ram the Great, Purifier of Men, First One, High Home of Peace and Calm.
Sukhdaa Hai Shubhaa-Kripaa, Shakti Shaanti Swaroop,
Hai Gyaan Aanandmayi, Ram-Kripaa Anoop. …2.
The Blessed Grace is giver of health, The sources of Strength, alcove of calm,
Vehicle of wisdom, bestower of bliss, Unique descent is Grace of Ram.v Param-Punya Prateek Hai, Param-Eesh Kaa Naam,
Taarak-Mantra Shakti-Ghar, Bijaakshar Hai Ram. …3.
The Name of Lord of Love Shri-Ram, Is highest and the holiest Word,
The saving mantra, sanctum of shakti, Shri Ram’s the most sacred Seed-Word.v Saadhak-Saadhan Saadhiye, Samajh Sakal Shubh-Saar.
Vaachak-Vaachya Ek Hai, Nishchit Dhaar Vichaar. …4.
Knowing this secret of secrets of all, With faith, devotees repeat the Name,
That That and This, in-fact, are one, Are one, indeed, the Named and the Name.
Mantramaya Hee Maaniye, Isht Dev Bhagwaan,
Devaalaya Hai Ram Kaa, Ram Shabd Gun Khaan. …5.
Believe! The Lord of Love Shri-Ram, Is all replete with name Ram-Ram,
And Sacred Temple too of Ram, Is full of virtues, this Word, Shri-Ram.
Ram-Naam Aaraadhiye, Bheetar Bhar Ye Bhaav,
Dev-Dayaa Avtaran Kaa, Dhaar Chaugunaa Chaav. …6.
With deep devotion and faith within, Mediate upon the Name Ram-Ram,
And with a child-like trust await, Descent of Grace of God Shri-Ram.
Mantra Dhaarnaa Yon Kar, Vidhi Se Le Kar Naam,
Japiye Nishchaya Achal Se, Shakti-Dhaam Sri Ram. …7.
From right Teacher learn right technique, Of right repetition of right Name
, And then mediate with greatest faith, Upon Shri-Ram’s most vital name.
Yathaa Vriksha Bhee Beej Se, Jal-Raj Ritu-Sanyog,
Paa Kar, Vikse Kram Se, Tyon Mantra Se Yog. …8.
From seed in earth as grows a tree, Slowly by help of elements three,
Sun, air, water- in similar way, Name’s seed grown up into Yoga’s Tree.
Yathaa Shakti Parmaanu Men, Vidyut-Kosh Samaan,
Hai Mantra Tyon Shaktimaya, Aisaa Rakhiye Dhyaan. …9.
Within an atom as is hidden, Of latent power, a great treasure,
A secret Shakti is thus locked up, Within the mantra, of this be sure.
Dhruv Dhaaranaa Dhaar Yeh, Raadhiye Mantra Nidhaan,
Hari-Kripaa Avtaran Kaa, Poorn Rakhiye Gyaan. …10.
Meditate, therefore, on Name, with faith, As firm as polar star in sky,
And watch descent O’ Shri-Ram’s Grace, With mind so calm, with hope so high.
Aataa Khirdhki Dwaar Se, Pawan Tej Kaa Poor,
Hai Kripaa Tyon Aa Rahi, Karti Durgun Door. …11.
As blows with force a fragrant breeze, Into a room through windows, doors,
The Grace is thus ever blowing, Taking away all ills and sores.
Batan Dabaane Se Yathaa, Aati Bijli-Dhaar,
Naam Jaap Prabhaav Se, Tyon Kripaa-Avtaar. …12.
Soon as is pressed electric button, A current at once begins to flow,
So too, by jap*, of name Ram-Ram, The Grace of Ram descends below.
Kholte Hee Jal Nal Jyon, Bahtaa Vaari Bahaav,
Jap Se Kripaa Avtarit Ho, Tathaa Sajag Kar Bhaav. …13.
Comes rushing down water with speed, As soon is turned a tap, above,
The Grace likewise descends by Jap, And fills the mind with faith and love.
Ram Shabd Ko Dhyaaiye, Mantra Taarak Maan,
Swashakti Sattaa Jag Kare, Upri Chakra Ko Yaan. …14.
Repeat, reflect on Name, Ram-Ram, Tis sacred word protects from sin,
Awakens vital force lying asleep, Takes it to the higher chakras within.
Dasham Dwaar Se Ho Tabhi, Ram-Kripaa Avtaar,
Gyaan Shakti Aanand Sah, Saam Shakti Sanchaar. …15.
Just then does from the Tenth Door, The Grace of God Shri-Ram descend,
Does bring with it Wisdom and Joy, And life and song that has no End.
Dev Dayaa Swashakti Kaa, Sahasra Kamal Men Milaap,
Ho Satpurush Sanyog Se, Sarva Nasht Hon Paap. …16.
‘Tis there, in thousand-leaved-Lotus, Life-Force ascend sand meets the Grace,
And all the sins are burnt away, In presence of His Blessed Face.
Namaskar Saptak – SALUTATION IN SEVEN COUPLETS
Kartaa Hoon Main Vandanaa, Nat Shir Baarambaar,
Tujhe Dev Parmaatman, Mangal Shiv Shubhkaar. …1.
vz Again and Again I bend low, Salute to thee, my Lord,
Thou art giver of good, Happiness and all concord.
Anjali Par Mastak Kiye, Vinaya Bhakti Ke Saath,
Namaskaar Meraa Tujhe, Hove Jag Ke Naath. …2.
With deep devotion, humility, Fore-head on folded hands,
I salute to Thee, O Lord, Of all the worlds and lands.
Dono Kar Ko Jordh Kar, Mastak Ghutne Tek,
Tujh Ko Ho Pranaam Mam, Shat-Shat Koti Anek. …3.
I let my knees to ground, I clasp my hands, bend, bow,
Accept my salutations, Lord, Many million times I bow.
Paap-Haran Mangal-Karan, Charan-Sharan Kaa Dhyaan,
Dhaar Karoon Pranaam Main, Tujh Ko Shakti Nidhaan. …4.
Saviour from sin, giver of peace, My mind upon Thy Feet,
I bow to Thee, Thou art, Of strength the source and seat.
Bhakti-Bhaav Shubh-Bhaavnaa, Man Men Bhar Bharpoor,
Shraddhaa Se Tujh Ko Namoon, Mere Ram Hazoor. …5.
With deep devotion, aspirations, With heart over-flowing, with love,
With reverence I bow to Thee, Shri-Ram – my Lord of Love.
Jyotirmaya Jagdeesh He, Tejomaya Apaar,
Param Purush Paawan Param, Tujh Ko Ho Namaskaar. …6.
The Light of World, Lord o’ Lords, King O’ Glory, Infinite Divinity,
Supreme Being, Holy Spirit, I pay homage to Thee.
Satya Gyaan Aanand Ke, Param Dhaam Sri Ram,
Pulkit Ho Meraa Tujhe, Hove Bahu Pranaam. …7.
Thou art the Highest Abode, Of truth, Knowledge, Joy, Light!
Salutations to Thee, again, again, With heart full of delight.
PRAATAHA PAATH (Morning Prayer)
Parmaatmaa Sri Ram, Param-Satya Prakaash-Roop,
Param Gyaanaanandswaroop, Sarvashaktimaan,
Ekaivaadviteeya Parmeshwar, Param-Purush,
Dayaalu Devaadhidev Hai, Us Ko Baar-Baar,
Namaskaar, Namaskaar, Namaskaar, Namaskaar.
Shri Ram is supreme self, highest truth, light of lights,
Deepest wisdom, greatest joy, omnipotent, one without second,
Lord of all, first one, most merciful, God of Gods –
Salutations unto Him, again and again, again and again.
Ramaamrit Pad Paawan Vaani, Ram-Naam Dhun Sudhaa Samaani.
Paawan-Paath Ram-Gun-Graam, Ram-Ram Jap Ram Hee Ram. . …1.
The Word–Shri Ram – is the holiest Name, Sweeter than nectar is singing of Name ;
Sacred the praises of Name, Shri Ram, Repeat Ram-Ram, the Name, Ram-Ram.
Param Satya Param Vigyaan, Jyoti-Swaroop Ram Bhagwaan.
Parmaanand, Sarvashaktimaan, Ram Param Hai Ram Mahaan. …2.
The Highest Truth, Deepest Insight, The Lord Shri-Ram is Brightest Light ;
Supreme Joy, Omni-potent, All, The Best of all, Greatest of all.
Amrit Vaani Naam Uchaaran, Ram-Ram Sukhsidhi-Kaaran.
Amritvaani Amrit Sri Naam, Ram-Ram Mud Mangal-Dhaam. …3.
Immortal Word is the Word Ram-Ram, The Spring of Peace, the Fount of Charm ;
The Eternal Breath, The Sweetest Psalm, Home of Blesings and Bliss, –Shri Ram.
Amritroop Ram-Gun Gaan, Amrit-Kathan Ram Vyaakhyaan.
Amrit-Vachan Ram Kee Charchaa, Sudhaa Sam Geet Ram Kee Archaa. ….4.
The songs sung in His praise are Sweet, For Him the voices raised are sweet,
The words are sweet said in devotion, Like nectar is Shri-Ram’s adoration.
Amrit Manan Ram Kaa Jaap, Ram-Ram Prabhu Ram Alaap.
Amrit Chintan Ram Kaa Dhyaan, Ram Shabd Men Shuchi Samaadhaan. …5.
Thinking, repeating name is sweet, To sing it in loud refrain is sweet ;
To sit in silence, in mind’s retreat, And listening there to Name is sweet.
Amrit Rasnaa Wahee Kahaave, Ram-Ram, Jahaan Naam Suhaave.
Amrit Karm Naam Kamaaee, Ram-Ram Param Sukhdaaee. ….6.
The tongue that tells the Name-Ram-Ram, Is most melodious, full of charm ;
Gather within the wealth of Name, Giver of highest joy is Name.
Amrit Ram-Naam Jo Hee Dhyaave, Amrit Pad So Hee Jan Paave.
Ram-Naam Amrit-Ras Saar, Detaa Param Aanand Apaar. ….7.
Whoever repeats the name so Sweet, His soul attains the Immortal Seat ;
Ram-Nam is sweetest World, behold !, Bestower of Highest Joy Un-told !
Ram-Ram Jap He Manaa, Amrit Vaani Maan.
Ram-Naam Men Ram Ko, Sadaa Viraajit Jaan. …8.
Repeat, my mind, Ram-Ram !, For that is Highest Name,
And seated is ever Shri-Ram, In Temple of this Name.
Ram-Naam Mud Mangalkaari, Vighna Hare Sab Paatak Haari.
Ram-Naam Shubh-Shakun Mahaan, Swasti Shaanti Shivkar Kalyaan. …9.
The Name Shri-Ram brings bliss within, Removes all ills and saves from sin ;
The Name Shri-Ram is most auspicious, Welcome, peaceful, good and gracious.
Ram-Ram Sri Ram-Vichaar, Maanie Uttam Manglaachaar.
Ram-Ram Man Mukh Se Gaanaa, Maano Madhur Manorath Paanaa. …10.
When comes Ram-Ram Shri-Ram in thought, “Tis sigh, some good will soon be wrought ;
Then sing Ram-Ram with heart and mind, You’ll sure achieve, what you wish to find.
Ram-Naam Jo Jan Man Laave, Us Men Shubh Sabhi Bas Jaave.
Jahaan Ho Ram-Naam Dhun-Naad, Bhaagen Wahaan Se Visham-Vishaad ….11.
Who seats Ram-Ram within his mind, To him comes blessings of all kind ;
The notes of name vibrates wherever, All woes and ills disappear therever.
Ram-Naam Man-Tapt Bujhaave, Sudhaa Ras Seench Shaanti Le Aave.
Ram-Ram Japie Kar Bhaav, Suvidhaa Suvidhi Bane Banaav. …12.
For restless mind Ram-Ram is balm, ‘Tis sweet as honey, brings peace and calm ;
Repeat Ram-Ram, with zeal repeat, With ease, in time, your needs He’ll meet.
Ram-Naam Simro Sadaa, Atishaya Mangal Mool.
Visham-Vikat Sankat Haran, Kaarak Sab Anukool. …13
Repeat the Name-Ram-Ram-Source of blessings un-told,
Slayer of ill and evil, Giver of help mani-fold.
Japnaa Ram-Ram Hai Sukrit, Ram-Naam Hai Naashak Dushkrit.
Simre Ram-Ram Hee Jo Jan, Uskaa Ho Shuchitar Tan-Man. …14.
Repeat the Name-‘Tis best of acts, The Name-Ram-Ram-all ills corrects ;
Whoever repeats the Name Ram-Ram, His body and mind become pure and calm.
Jismen Ram-Naam Shubh Jaage, Us Ke Paap-Taap Sab Bhaage.
Man Se Ram-Naam Jo Uchaare, Us Ke Bhaagen Bhram Bhaya Saare. …15.
When blessed Name awakes within, The mind is purged of pride and sin ;
Whoever in joy chants name and sings, His doubts and fears at once take wings.
Jis Men Bas Jaaye Ram Sunaam, Hove Vah Jan Poornkaam.
Chit Men Ram-Ram Jo Simre, Nishchaya Bhav Saagar Se Tare. …16.
In whom the sacred name is neste, In him Shri-Ram is manifested ;
When Name Ram-Ram in mind appears, One swims ashore from sea of fears.
Ram-Simran Hove Sahaaee, Ram-Simran Hai Sukhdaaee.
Ram-Simran Sab Se Oonchaa, Ram Shakti Sukh Gyaan Samoochaa. …17.
Ram-Ram repeat, He helps, does heal, Giver of health and wealth and weal ;
Repeat Ram-Ram, highest of all, Giver of peace, wisdom and all.
Ram-Ram Hee Simar Man, Ram-Ram Sri Ram.
Ram-Ram Sri Ram-Bhaj, Ram-Ram Hari-Naam. …18.
Repeat, Repeat, my mind, Ram-Ram Shri-Ram Ram-Ram.
Sing, Sing, Most sacred song-Ram-Ram Shri-Ram Ram-Ram.
Maat-Pitaa Baandhav Sut Daaraa, Dhan Jan Saajan Sakhaa Pyaaraa.
Ant Kaal De Sake Naa Sahaaraa, Ram-Naam Teraa Taaran Haaraa. …19.
Mother, Father, Relations, Son, Wife, Wealth, Power, Husband, Friend dear as life,
At death, to help, no one will wend, Ram-nam alone will save at the End.
Simran Ram-Naam Hai Sangi, Sakhaa Snehee Suhird Shubh Angi.
Yug-Yug Kaa Hai Ram Sahelaa, Ram-Bhakt Nahin Rahe Akelaa. …20.
The Name, Ram-Ram, is all in all, So near and dear within your call ;
From age to age His Light has shone, A devotee of Ram is never alone.
Nirjan-Van Vipad Ho Ghor, Nibirdh-Nishaa Tam Sab Or.
Jot Jab Ram-Naam Kee Jage, Sankat Sarva Sahaj Se Bhage. …21.
In wilderness, in deep distress, When all around is death, darkness,
As light of Name Ram-Ram is lit, Of own accord all sufferings quit.
Baadhaa Badi Visham Jab Aave, Vair Virodh Vighna Bardh Jaave.
Ram-Naam Japiye Sukh Daataa, Sachaa Saathi Jo Hitkar Traataa. …22.
When odds and ends obstruct way, Enemies abound, jealousies sway,
In Name Ram-Ram seek rest abide, Comforter, companion, well-wisher, true guide.
Man Jab Dhairya Ko Nahin Paave, Kuchintaa Chitt Ko Choor Banaave.
Ram-Naam Jape Chintaa Choorak, Chintaamani Chitt Chintan Poorak. …23.
When mind is ruffled and finds no rest, With cares and fears it is oppressed,
Then chant the name in Temple, –Shri-Ram, Where mind is cured of cares and qualms.
Shok Saagar Ho Umdaa Aataa, Ati Dukh Mein Man Ghabraataa.
Bhajiye Ram-Ram Bahu Baar, Jan Kaa Kartaa Berdhaa Paar. …24.
When heart is sinking in sea of sorrow, And mind troubled with thoughts of morrow,
Hold fast your grip on Name’s ore, And steer your ship safe to the shore.
Kardhi Ghardhi Kathintar Kaal, Kasht Kathor Ho Klesh Karaal.
Ram-Ram Japiye Pratipaal, Sukh Daataa Prabhu Deendayaal. …25.
In time of trial, of severest strain, In deep distress and piercing pain,
Repeat Ram-Ram Shri-Ram Ram-Ram, Who saves, protects from suffering, harm.
Ghatnaa Ghor Ghate Jis Ber, Durjan Dukhrdhe Leven Gher.
Japiye Ram-Naam Bin Der, Rakhiye Ram-Ram Shubh Ter. …26.
When darkest clouds gather around, When wicked are by, sorrows surround,
Then lose no time but sing Ram-Ram, Keep ringing the holy rhyme Ram-Ram.
Ram-Naam Ho Sadaa Sahaayak, Ram-Naam Sarva Sukhdaayak.
Ram-Ram Prabhu Ram Kee Tek, Sharan Shaanti Aashraya Hai Ek. …27.
Ever comes to help in grave distress, The Name is giver of all happiness ;
Court on the Name, Ram-Ram, my heart !, The only refuge, repose, resort !
Poonji Ram-Naam Kee Paaiye, Paatheya Saath Naam Le Jaaiye.
Naashe Janm Maran Kaa Khatkaa, Rahe Ram Bhakt Nahin Atkaa. …28
O Pilgirm on life’s journey so long, Take treasure of Name, Ram-Ram, -along,
The chain of births and deaths cut short, Who lives Shri-Ram, he wanders not.
Ram-Ram Sri Ram Hai, Teen Lok Kaa Naath.
Param-Purush Paawan Prabhu, Sadaa Kaa Sangi Saath. …29.
The Lord of Light, Shri-Ram, Is King of Three worlds wide,
All-holy, Purifier Supreme, All-Time Companion, and Guide.
Yagya Tap Dhyaan Yog Hee Tyaag, Van Kuti Vaas Ati Vairaag.
Ram-Naam Binaa Neeras Phok, Ram-Ram Jap Tariye Lok. …30.
Different disciplines, systems of thought, Renunciations, forest resort —
Without Ram-nam are dust and dream, Repeat Ram-Ram and cross the Stream.
Ram-Jaap Sab Sanyam Saadhan, Ram-Jaap Hai Karm Aaraadhan.
Ram-Jaap Hai Param-Abhyaas, Simro Ram-Naam ‘Sukh-Raas’. …31.
Self restraint, all self dispassion, RAM-Jap indeed is devoted action ;
Ram-Jap is best of moral practices, Repeat Ram-Ram–giver of graces.
Ram-Jaap Kahi Oonchi Karni, Baadhaa Vighna Bahu Dukh Harni.
Ram-Ram Mahaa-Mantra Japnaa, Hai Suvrat Nem Tap Tapnaa. …32.
Ram-jap the noblest of all acts, Overcomes sufferings, removes defects ;
Recite Ram-Ram–the holiest name, And walk the way of self-restrain.
Ram-Jaap Hai Saral Samaadhi, Hare Sab Aadhi Vyaadhi Upaadhi.
Ridhi-Sidhi Aur Nav-Nidhaan, Daataa Ram Hai Sab Sukh-Khaan. …33.
‘Tis the easiest Way to go within, To Purge the self of fear, care, sin ;
Of power and plenty, in full measure, Shri Ram is giver of Joy’s treasure.
Ram-Ram Chintan Suvichaar, Ram-Ram Jap Nishchaya Dhaar.
Ram-Ram Sri Ram-Dhyaanaa, Hai Param-Pad Amrit Paanaa. …34.
Bethink Ram-Ram, on Ram Meditate, Repeat Ram-Ram with firmest faith,
Reflect on Name, Ram-Ram Shri-Ram, Highest Abode of peace and calm.
Ram-Ram Sri Ram Hari, Sahaj Param Hai Yog.
Ram-Ram Sri Ram Jap, Daataa Amrit-Bhog. …35
Highest and simplest Yoga, Is in mind, the’ rhythmic beat
Of Name, Ram-Ram, Shri-Ram, Giver of eternal Meet.
x Naam Chintaamani Ratna Amol, Ram-Naam Mahimaa Anmol.
Atul Prabhaav Ati-Prataap, Ram-Naam Kahaa Taarak Jaap. …36
Repeat Ram-Ram-Cures every care, ‘Tis priceless pearl, beyond compare,
Great in glory, influence wide, Repeat Ram-Ram–the truest Guide.
Beej Akshar Mahaa-Shakti-Kosh, Ram-Ram Jap Shubh-Santosh.
Ram-Ram Sri Ram-Ram Mantra, Tantra Beej Praatpar Yantra. …37.
Seed-word is “Ram”, store house of powers, Ram-Jap gives peace, blessings showers,
The vital, mystic mantra, Ram-Ram, Is vehicle of Grace of God–Shri-Ram.
Beejaakshar Pad Padma Prakaashe, Ram-Ram Jap Dosh Vinaashe.
Kundalini Bodhe, Sushmanaa Khole, Ram Mantra Amrit Ras Ghole. …38.
The ‘seed-word’ flowers to Lotuses within, Ram-jap purges the mind of sin ;
Kundalini awakens, Shushmana opens, when nectar drips, as name is taken.
Upje Naad Sahaj Bahu-Bhaant, Ajpaa Jaap Bheetar Ho Shaant.
Ram-Ram Pad Shakti Jagaave, Ram-Ram Dhun Jabhi Ramaave. …39.
When Tunes and notes arise within, Ram-Nam’s repetation calms there-in ;
As name Ram-Ram is sung, re sung, Shri-Ram’s great power within’s sprung.
Ram-Naam Jab Jage Abhang, Chetan-Bhaav Jage Sukh Sang.
Granthi Avidyaa Toote Bhaari, Ram-Leela Kee Khile Phulwaari. …40.
When rings the Name without a break, Does calmly consciousness awake ;
The ignorance-knot is cut asunder, Open garden-gates of God’s Wonder.
Patit-Paawan Param-Paath, Ram-Ram Jap Yaag.
Safal Siddhi Kar Saadhnaa, Ram-Naam Anuraag. …41.
The sacred Fire of Name’s rhythm, Uplifts sinners, purifies ;
Follow the path of Name’s Love, One path that sanctifies.
Teen Lok Kaa Samjhiye Saar, Ram-Naam Sab Hee Sukhkaar.
Ram-Naam Kee Bahut Bardhaaee, Ved Puraan Muni Jan Gaaee. …42.
O Praise Peace-giving Name Divine, With which the Three Worlds do shine ;
The praises of the Name rishis ring, Vedas, Puranas and sages sing.
Yati Sati Saadhu Sant Sayaane, Ram-Naam Nish-Din Bakhaane.
Taapas Yogi Sidh Rishivar, Japte Ram-Naam Sab Sukhkar. …43.
With Self control and self-restraint, Savants, sages, each sadhu and saint,
Yogis, rishis and ascetics calm, Mediate, each day, on Name Ram-Ram.
Bhaavanaa Bhakti Bhare Bhajneek, Bhajte Ram-Naam Ramneek.
Bhajte Bhakt Bhaav-Bharpoor, Bhram-Bhaya Bhed-Bhaav Se Door. …44.
With deep devotion the devotees sing, Ram-Ram so sweet and enchanting ;
Faith filled, without envy and doubt, With feelings sing Ram-Ram devout.
Poorn Pandit Purush-Pradhaan, Paavan-Param Paath Hee Maan.
Karte Ram-Ram Jap-Dhyaan, Sunte Ram Anaahad Taan. …45.
Men wise, and learned, at the top, Knowing how sacred is Ram-Jap ;
Repeat Ram-Ram and go within, Listen to Music of name there-in.
Is Men Surti Sur Ramaate, Ram-Ram Swar Saadh Samaate.
Dev Devigan Daiv Vidhaataa, Ram-Ram Bhajte Gantraataa. …46.
Absorbed in This angles remain, Sit saints engrossed in Shri-Ram’s Name ;
Goddeses and Gods, Deities and Fates, Adore Shri-Ram–the Saviour Great.
Ram-Ram Suguni Jan Gaate, Swar-Sangeet Se Ram Rijhaate.
Keertan-Kathaa Karte Vidwaan, Saar Saras Sang Saadhanwaan. …47.
The gifted singers sing Ram-Ram, With music, Melody please Shri-Ram ;
The learned men of self control, Sing sweet Name, Its virtues extol.
Mohak Mantra Ati Madhur, Ram-Ram Jap Dhyaan.
Hotaa Teeno Lok Men, Ram-Naam Gun-Gaan. …48.
With rapt attention repeat, Sweetest, enchanting Word ;
Praises of Name, Ram-Ram, Throughout Three worlds are heard.
Mithyaa Man-Kalpit Mat-Jaal, Mithyaa Hai Moh-Kumad-Baital.
Mithyaa Man-Mukhiaa Manoraaj, Sachaa Hai Ram-Ram Jap Kaaj. …49.
In-vain philosophies and religions, In-vain attachment to mind-made regions,
Mind’s flights and heights are all in-vain, Worth-while alone-repeat the Name!.
Mithyaa Hai Vaad-Vivaad Virodh, Mithyaa Hai Vair Nindaa Hath Krodh.
Mithyaa Droh Durgun Dukh Khaan, Ram-Naam Jap Satya Nidhaan. …50.
Of what avail discussion, debate, Of what avail enmity and hate ;
Ill will, ill words, to what measure? Repeat the Name–th’ truest treasure.
Satya-Mulak Hai Rachnaa Saari, Sarva-Satya Prabhu-Ram Pasaari.
Beej Se Taru Makkardhi Se Taar, Huaa Tyon Ram Se Jag Vistaar. …51.
All things created are real and true, The one pervades them through and through ;
From seed a tree, from spider thread, From God this world, thus is spread.
Vishwa-Vriksh Kaa Ram Hai Mool, Us Ko Tu Praanee Kabhi Na Bhool.
Saans-Saans Se Simar Sujaan, Ram-Ram Prabhu-Ram Mahaan. …52.
The world’s a tree, Ram is the root, O man! Never forget this truth,
And breathe with every breath His Name, Almighty is He, Blessed His name.
Laya Utpatti Paalanaa-Roop, Shakti-Chetnaa Aanand-Swaroop.
Aadi Ant Aur Madhya Hai Ram, Asharan-Sharan Hai Ram-Vishraam. …53.
Creator, Care-taker, consumer is Ram, Omnipotent, Highest Bliss is Ram;
Ram is Origin, the End and Middle, To restless Rest, key to life’s riddle.
Ram-Ram Jap Bhaav Se, Mere Apne Aap.
Param-Purush Paalak-Prabhu, Hartaa Paap Tritaap. …54.
With deep devotion, my heart! Repeat Ram-Ram, repeat :
Creator, care-taker is He, Protects from sin, deceit.
Ram-Naam Binaa Vrithaa Vihaar, Dhan-Dhaanya Sukh-Bhog Pasaar.
Vrithaa Hai Sab Sampad Sammaan, Hove Tan Yathaa Rahit Praan. …55.
Great wealth, rich foods, comforts and fame, Without Ram-Ram all are in-vain ;
Without the name all honours and pelf, Are like a body without the Self.
Naam Binaa Sab Neeras Swaad, Jyon Ho Swar Binaa Raag Vishaad.
Naam Binaa Nahin Saje Singaar, Ram-Naam Hai Sab Ras Saar. …56.
Without the name insipid are pleasures, As music jars without measures ;
Decorations, riches, vanity of vanities, Ram-Ram alone is beauty of beauties.
Jagat Kaa Jivan Jaano Ram, Jag Kee Jyoti Jaajwalyamaan.
Ram-Naam Binaa Mohinee-Maayaa, Jivan-Heen Yathaa Tan-Chhaayaa. …57.
The Bread of Life, the Light of the World, The Name Ram Ram’s omnipotent Word ;
Without Ram-Ram life’s charming show, Is soul-less as a man’s shadow.
Soonaa Samjhiye Sab Sansaar, Jahaan Nahin Ram-Naam Sanchaar.
Soonaa Jaaniye Gyaan-Vivek, Jis Men Ram-Naam Nahin Ek. …58.
But wilderness is peopled world, Where-in the Word Ram is not heard ;
Learning, discerning are empty vain, Without the light within of Name.
Soone Granth Panth Mat Pothe, Bane Jo Ram-Naam Bin Thothe.
Ram-Naam Bin Vaad-Vichaar, Bhaari Bhram Kaa Kare Prachaar. …59.
Scriptures and Books without His Name, Are false, empty, hollow, in-vain ;
Disputes, discussions, discourses, debates, Without Ram-Ram spread doubts and hates.
Ram-Naam Deepak Binaa, Jan-Man Men Andher.
Rahe, Is Se He Mam-Man, Naam Sumaalaa Pher. …60
Dark indeed are the minds, without the lamp of Name, —
Count, count, therefore, my mind, The beads of blessed Name.
Ram-Ram Bhaj Kar Sri Ram, Kariye Nitya Hee Uttam Kaam.
Jitne Kartavya Karm Kalaap, Kariye Ram-Ram Kar Jaap. …61.
Ram Ram repeat, Ram Ram recite, Then do the deeds good and the up-right ;
Duties perform and jobs undertake, Buy say Ram-Ram without a break.
Kariye Gamnaagam Ke Kaal, Ram-Jaap Jo Kartaa Nihaal.
Sote Jagte Sab Din Yaam, Japiye Ram-Ram AbhiRam. …62.
In journies, travels repeat Ram-Ram, Ram-nam protects from evil and harm ;
Awake, asleep, by day, by night, Recall Ram-Ram that gives delight.
Japte Ram-Naam Mahaa Maalaa, Lagtaa Narak-Dwaar Pai Taalaa.
Japte Ram-Ram Jap Paath, Jalte Karm Bandh Yathaa Kaath. …63.
The beads of Name Ram-Ram-who tell, For them no more the fires of hell ;
Recite, repeat, Ram-Ram each day, The cords of Karma shall burn as hay.
Taan Jab Ram-Naam Kee Toote, Bhaandaa-Bharaa Abhaagya Bhaya Phoote.
Mankaa Hai Ram-Naam Kaa Aisaa, Chintaa-Mani Paaras-Mani Jaisa. …64.
When link with Name Ram-Ram is lost, Misfortunes, fears come running fast ;
Like philosophers’ stone, by Name’s beads, To faith are turned all cares and heeds.
Ram-Naam Sudhaa-Ras Saagar, Ram-Naam Gyaan Gun-Aagar.
Ram-Naam Sri Ram-Mahaaraaj, Bhav-Sindhu Men Hai Atul-Jahaaj. …65.
Of ambrosial waters Ram-Ram is ocean, Of wisdom virtue, Ram-Nam’s fountain ;
Ram-Ram Shri-Ram in sea of fears, Is king and captain, to safety steers.
Ram-Naam Sab Teerth-Sthaan, Ram-Ram Jap Param-Snaan.
Dho Kar Paap-Taap Sab Dhool, Kar De Bhaya-Bhram Ko Unmool. …66.
Ram-Jap is many a sacred bath, In holy places on pilgrim’s path :
Washes out the dirt of anger, sin, Up-roots all fears and doubts within.
Ram-Jaap Ravi-Tej Samaan, Mahaa-Moh-Tam Hare Agyaan,
Ram-Jaap De Aanand Mahaan, Mile Use Jise De Bhagwaan. …67.
Ram-Jap is like the light of sun, Dispels deep darkness, blind passions ;
Repeat the Name,– ’tis highest bliss, — But they receive whom God gives this.
Ram-Naam Ko Simariye, Ram-Ram Ek Taar.
Param-Paath Paawan-Param, Patit Adham De Taar. …68.
Recall the Name Shri-Ram, And again, and again, and again ;
Most sanctifying is Name, Saves souls steeped in sin.
Maangoon Main Ram-Kripaa Din Raat, Ram-Kripaa Hare Sab Utpaat.
Ram-Kripaa Leve Ant Sambhaal, Ram-Prabhu Hai Jan Pratipaal. …69.
Day in day out I seek His Grace, His grace does all problems efface ;
The end of life is safe in His Hands, He is protector of men and lands.
Ram-Kripaa Hai Uchtar-Yog, Ram-Kripaa Hai Shubh Sanyog.
Ram-Kripaa Sab Saadhan-Marm, Ram-Kripaa Sanyam Satya Dharm. …70.
The Grace of God is Highest Way, The Grace of God is “passion-play” ;
By Grace of God comes self control, Comes love for truth, deep search for soul.
Ram-Naam Ko Man Men Basaanaa, Supath Ram-Kripaa Kaa Hai Paanaa.
Man Men Ram-Dhun Jab Phire, Ram-Kripaa Tab Hee Avtare. …71.
The path of grace – if you may find? Enshrine the Name then in your mind ;
When in your mind the Word swings, Welcome coming of King of Kings.
Rahoon Main Naam Men Ho Kar Leen, Jaise Jal Men Ho Meen Adeen.
Ram-Kripaa Bharpoor Main Paaoon, Param Prabhu Ko Bheetar Laaoon. …72.
Oh may I live in Name as free, In waters as a fish is free,
And fill myself with grace and Love, Within, around, below and above. Bhakti-Bhaav Se Bhakt Sujaan, Bhajte Ram-Kripaa Kaa Nidhaan.
Ram-Kripaa Us Jan Men Aave, Jis Men Aap Hee Ram Basaave. …73.
The devotees of God with greatest love, Of Grace of God seek treasure trove ; On him alone does Grace descend, On whom He Himself chooses to send.
Kripaa Prasaad Hai Ram Kee Deni, Kaal-Vyaal Janjaal Har Leni.
Kripaa-Prasaad Sudhaa-Sukh-Swaad, Ram-Naam De Rahit Vivaad. …74.
When in His Mercy His Grace Descends, Destroys death’s gall, all vanity ends ;
God’s Grace — so sweet, soothing, as balm, Comes quietly on him who sings Ram-Ram.
Prabhu-Prasaad Shiv-Shaanti-Daataa, Brahm-Dhaam Men Aap Pahunchaataa.
Prabhu-Prasaad Paave Wah Praanee, Ram-Ram Jape Amrit-Vaani. …75.
The Grace of God Gives peace, happiness, And leads to Kingdom of Blessedness ;
On him who takes the Name Divine, Blessings of God descend and shine.
Aushadh Ram-Naam Kee Khaaiye, Mrityu Janm Ke Rog Mitaaiye.
Ram-Naam Amrit Ras-Paan, Detaa Amal Achal Nirvaan. …76.
Of Name, – Ram-Ram ‘th remedy employ, All ills of mortal life destroy ;
Drink in the nectar-like sweet Name, Highest salvation thereby attain.
Ram-Ram Dhun Goonj Se, Bhav-Bhaya Jaate Bhaag.
Ram-Naam Dhun Dhyaan Se, Sab Shubh Jaate Jaag. …77.
Chant loud Ram-Ram Shri-Ram, Doubt & fear shall dis-appear ;
Hark within the Name Ram-Ram, Hope & cheer shall reappear.
Maangoon Main Ram-Naam Mahaadaan, Kartaa Nirdhan Kaa Kalyaan.
Dev-Dwaar Par Janm Kaa Bhookhaa, Bhakti Prem Anuraag Se Rookhaa. …78.
I seek the Name, greatest of gifts, The rich treasure that ever up-lifts ;
Since births Thy Gate I watch and wait, Alas! I lack in love and faith!.
�Par Hoon Teraa�-Yah Liye Ter, Charan Pardhe Kee Rakhiyo Mer.
Apnaa Aap Virad-Vichaar, Deejiye Bhagwan! Naam Pyaar. …79.
But ‘I am Thine’, Oh, ‘I am Thine’, I seek refuge singing this rhyme ;
Keep Thou Thy Word, fulfil Thy Claim, Give me, my Lord, deep love for Name.
Ram-Naam Ne We Bhee Taare, Jo The Adharmi-Adham Hatyaare.
Kapti-Kutil-Kukarmi Anek, Tar Gaye Ram-Naam Le Ek. …80.
Hath not Thy Name sinners saved ? Wicked worthless morally depraved ?
Criminals culprits fallen in shame, Have washed their sins in river of Name.
Tar Gaye Dhriti-Dhaarnaa Heen, Dharm-Karm Men Jan Ati Deen.
Ram-Ram Sri Ram-Jap Jaap, Huye Atul-Vimal-Apaap. …81.
Even those in actions and duties meek, With minds infirm, wavering and weak,
Repeat Ram-Ram, achieve success, Are firm in faith, become pure, sinless.
Ram-Naam Man Mukh Men Bole, Ram-Naam Bheetar Pat Khole.
Ram-Naam Se Kamal-Vikaas. Hoven Sab Saadhan Sukh-Raas. …82.
Mutter Ram-Ram in mind, in mouth, And open the gate of heart’s house,
Ram-Nam opens Lotuses within, Flowers to joy each discipline.
Ram-Naam Ghat Bheetar Base, Saans-Saans Nas-Nas Se Rase.
Sapne Men Bhee Na Bisre Naam, Ram-Ram Sri Ram-Ram-Ram. …83.
With every breath, in every vein, Through-out your body, pulsate the Name,
So place in name your every thought, You, even in dreams, forget it not.
Ram-Naam Ke Mel Se, Sadh Jaate Sab-Kaam.
Dev-Dev Deve Yadaa, Daan Mahaa-Sukh-Dhaam. …84.
Who, by the Grace of God, Get united with the Name, Whatever task they undertake, Success there-in attain.
Aho! Main Ram-Naam Dhan Paayaa, Kaan Mein Ram-Naam Jab Aayaa.
Mukh Se Ram-Naam Jab Gaayaa, Man Se Ram-Naam Jab Dhyaayaa. …85.
Believe! You’ve found the Name’s treasure, When rings Its melody in your ear,
When in your tongue Its honesty abounds, When in your mind its rhythm resounds.
Paa Kar Ram-Naam Dhan-Raashi, Ghor-Avidyaa Vipad Vinaashi.
Bardhaa Jab Ram Prem Kaa Poor, Sankat-Sanshaya Ho Gaye Door. …86.
O seeks Ram-Nam’s power boundless, Destroy deep darkness and distress ;
Of love for name when comes the tide, Difficulties and doubts are swept aside.
Ram-Naam Jo Jape Ek Ber, Us Ke Bheetar Kosh-Kuber.
Deen-Dukhiyaa-Dridra-Kangaal, Ram-Ram Jap Hove Nihaal. …87.
But once who is able to unfold, The Name, he finds treasures un-told ;
Broken, bleeding, or poor, wretched, Repeat Ram-Ram, become blessed.
Hirdaya Ram-Naam Se Bhariye, Sanchaya Ram-Naam Dhan Kariye.
Ghat Men Naam Moorti Dhariye, Poojaa Antarmukh Ho Kariye. …88 .
O fill your heart! Ram-Ram within, Gather the treasure of Name there-in,
There place idol of God, — Shri Ram, Worship Him there in silence calm.
Aankhen Moond Ke Suniye Sitaar, Ram-Ram Sumadhur Jhankaar.
Us Me Man Kaa Mel Milaao, Ram-Ram Sur Men Hee Samaao. …89.
Then close your eyes, listen to lyre, Ringing the rhythm of Name so clear,
And tune your mind to music sweet, Be one with Ram, Ram-Ram Repeat.
Japoon Main Ram-Ram Prabhu Ram, Dhyaaoon Main Ram-Ram Hare Ram.
Simroon Main Ram-Ram Prabhu Ram, Gaaoon Main Ram-Ram Sri Ram. …90.
With mind on Lord of Light – Shri-Ram, May I repeat, recite Ram-Ram !
In silence I say, Ram-Ram-Shri-Ram, Aloud I sing Ram-Ram-Shri-Ram !
Amritvaani Kaa Nitya Gaanaa, Ram-Ram Man Beech Ramaanaa.
Detaa Sankat-Vipad Nivaar, Kartaa Shubh Sri Manglaachaar. …91.
The AMRIT-VANI–to recite each day On mind to let its music play,
Is to take away each evil, each ill, Is to make the way for all good-will.
Ram-Naam Jap Paath Se, Ho Amrit Sanchaar.
Ram-Dhaam Men Preeti Ho, Sugun-Gan Kaa Vistaar. …92.
Repeat the Name each day, Sit daily in Sun-shine,
Build your Home in Kingdom of joy, Love, Light Divine.
Taarak Mantra Ram Hai, Jis Kaa Sufal Apaar.
Is Mantra Ke Jaap Se, Nishchaya Bane Nistaar. …93.
RAM is key word that opens, Door to treasures un-told,
Repeat the Magic-word Ram, Wonders within un-fold.
DHUN (The ChoricSong)
1. Bolo Ram, Bolo Ram, Bolo Ram Ram Ram.
2. Sri Ram, Sri Ram, Sri Ram Ram Ram.
3. Jaya Jaya Ram, Jaya Jaya Ram,Jaya Jaya Ram Ram Ram.
4. Jaya Ram Jaya Ram, Jaya Jaya Ram,
Ram Ram Ram Ram, Jaya Jaya Ram.
5. Patit Paawan Naam, Bhaj Le Ram Ram Ram;
Bhaj Le Ram Ram Ram , Bhaj Le Ram Ram Ram.
6. Asharan Sharan Shaanti Ke Dhaam, Mujhe Bharosaa, Teraa Ram;
Mujhe Bharosaa Teraa Ram, Mujhe Bharosaa, Teraa Ram.
7. Ramaaya Namaha, Sri Ramaaya Namaha,
Ramaaya Namaha, Sri Ramaaya Namaha.
8. Aham Bhajaami Ramam, Satyam Shivam Mangalam,
Satyam Shivam Mangalam, Satyam Shivam Mangalam.
Vridhi-Aastik Bhaav Kee,Shubh Mangal Sanchaar.
Abhyudya Sadd-Dharm Kaa, Ram Naam Vistaar.
A devout and selfless invocation to God of Gods Sri Ram :
May, with the Grace and Benevolence of the Supreme Soul – SRI RAM, the world be led into abiding faith and knowledge of the all-pervasive godliness, goodness and well-being! Let true spirituality permeate the universe and the holiest of the holy Ram-Naam transcend (rise above) all barriers
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