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Mira is Steadfast

Rating: 5.0

I will not be restrained now, O Rana,
Despite all you do to block my path.

I have torn off the veil of worldly shame;
Only the company of Saints is dear to me.

Merta, my parents' home, I have left for good.
My surat and nirat, awakened,
Now shine bright.

My master has revealed to me
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Glen Kappy 19 July 2018

Overall I like the sound and feel of this translation—Mirabai’s spiritual intensity crackles from it. I wish, though, that a translation of surat and nirat had been explained in footnotes. Mira’s radical and uncompromising devotion is an example for us. -Glen

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Mirabai shines brightly as a devotional poetess who through her intense 'Bhakti' for Lord Krishna, proved to the world that there is no sweeter emotion than pure love for God. Mira, unadorned and unbedecked, Roams intoxicated in the Lord's love. Wonderful poem!

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Anil Kumar Panda 19 July 2018

Very nicely done. The flow and its rhythm is perfect. Loved it.

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Adrian Flett 19 July 2018

The true revelation

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Kumarmani Mahakul 19 July 2018

My true Lord I have come to behold; None knows of this wealth within the body............so touching and true. Beautiful poem. English version by V. K. Sethi shared nicely.

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Khairul Ahsan 19 July 2018

'My surat and nirat, awakened, Now shine bright' - Like @Glen Kappy, I too wished there was an explanation of the words 'Surat' and 'Nirat' at the end of the poem.

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Khairul Ahsan 19 July 2018

Oh this 'Poem of the Day' has made my day! So wonderful to read and think over! 'I have torn off the veil of worldly shame; Only the company of Saints is dear to me' - 'the veil of worldly shame is a great metaphor. 'Mira, unadorned and unbedecked, Roams intoxicated in the Lord's love' - The concluding two lines couldn't be better! This poem gets 10/10 from me.

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Dr Antony Theodore 19 July 2018

My master has revealed to me The mirror within my own body; Now I'll sing and dance in ecstasy., , such a grat mystical Poem a great 100

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Susan Williams 19 July 2018

She has a jewelry box of jewels to choose her words from! Gorgeous. Rich. Luminous. And so freeing!

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Hebert Logerie Sr. 19 July 2018

This is truly a wonderful poem, O Rana. What an inspiration!

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