Sant Tukaram

(1608 - 1650 / Dehu, Pune / India)

Name Of God - Poem by Sant Tukaram

He who utters the Name of God while walking
gets the merit of a sacrifice at every step
His body becomes a place of pilgrimage.
He who repeats God’s Name while working
always finds perfect peace.
He who utters the Name of God while eating
gets the merit of a fast
even though he has taken his meals.
Even if one were to give in charity
the whole world encircled by the seas
it would not equal the merit of repeating the Name,
By the power of the Name
one will know what cannot be known,
One will see what cannot be seen,
One will speak what cannot be spoken,
One will meet what cannot be met.
Tuka says.
Incalculable is the gain that comes
From repeating the Name of God.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

From: Teachings of the Hindu Mystics
Edited: Andrew Harvey

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 2, 2012



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