Sound Celestial Poem by Goswami Tulsidas

Sound Celestial

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Listen, O friend, to the thunderous roar of Shabd,
Which reverberates throughout the firmament.
Water, which becomes turbid by relishing the earth,
Gets cleansed of its impurities when filtered.
Waves of pure bliss emanate from the heart
When the moss that covers it is removed.

Hold the arrow, be still, stretch the bow taut,
Fix your aim sharp at the target, pierce the firmament.
The invisible world is contained within the human eye,
So say and describe all men of inner knowledge.
Behold the Brahmand within, through your astral eye.
When that eye is opened, everything stands revealed.

The soul in Sunn will hear resounding peals of Sound,
She will uncover and know the essence of Shabd.

They alone, O Tulsi, will know that perfect state,
Who have seen and experienced it themselves.

[Translation by S. L. Sondhi]

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Ratnakar Mandlik 08 February 2017

waves of pure bliss emanate from the heart. Great poem with equally great translation. Thanks for sharing.

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Bernard F. Asuncion 08 February 2017

Thanks for sharing this composition.....

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Giant Medieval Sword 10 February 2015

I hate it when water falls into my eyes.

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Akhtar Jawad 04 September 2015

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Chinedu Dike 08 February 2017

Beautiful piece elegantly brought forth with spiritual insight.

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Geeta Radhakrishna Menon 08 February 2017

So good to see the poem of Saint Tulsidas! Tulsidas's Ramayana is an ocean of devotion or 'Bhakti ' Sound or Shabd is Brahmanaad to those are evolved! A gem of a poem, beautifully translated by Sondhi.

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Amar Agarwala 08 February 2017

Sheer divinity flowed through the pen of the Great Tulsidas!

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Edward Kofi Louis 08 February 2017

Your aim. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Tom Allport 08 February 2017

a poem containing higher thoughts and of letting go.

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Goswami Tulsidas

Goswami Tulsidas

Rajpur, Uttar Pradesh / India
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