Within This Body Poem by Goswami Tulsidas

Within This Body

Rating: 3.6

Within this body
breathes the secret essence.
Within this body
beats the heart of the Vedas.

Within this body
shines the entire Universe,
so the saints say.

Hermits, ascetics, celibates --
all are lost
seeking Him
in endless guises.

Seers and sages perfectly parrot
the scriptures and holy books,
blinded by knowledge.

Their pilgrimage,
and fasting,
and striving
but delude.
Despite their perfect practice,
they discover no destination.

Only the saints
who know the body's heart
have attained the Ultimate, O Tulsi.
Realize this, and you've found your freedom.

While teachers trapped in tradition
know only the mirage
in the mirror.

Fabrizio Frosini 08 July 2015

English translation of my previous comment - in Italian.. sorry: I didn't know Goswami Tulsidas. I cannot say that his poems / prayers strike me.. but it's still interesting read them.. thanks, Poem Hunter

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Subhas Chandra Chakra 15 September 2017

While teachers trapped in tradition know only the mirage In the mirror. Great teaching to the world.10++

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Fabrizio Frosini 08 July 2015

non conoscevo Goswami Tulsidas. Non posso dire che le sue poesie/preghiere mi colpiscono.. ma è comunque interessante leggerle.. Un ''grazie'' a Poem Hunter

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Susan Williams 15 September 2017

teachers trapped in tradition know only the mirage in the mirror. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - this is an observation that makes reading poetry worthwhile! ! !

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Mahtab Bangalee 05 December 2018

excellent writing on body and its duty by dissection through acute meditation

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Cristobal Benjumea 25 November 2019

Verry beautifull, inviting us to change into something akin to paradise, and indicates how to go there

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Ravindra K Kapoor 05 March 2019

Please also write the original poem to appreciate the contents in English as without the original lines it is difficult to give a proper comment. with best wishes...

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Jolly S Lee 05 December 2018

Goswami namo namah, namo namah

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Edward Kofi Louis 05 December 2018

The secret essence of life! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Geeta Radhakrishna Menon 05 December 2018

Great poem by a great Saint poet Tulsidas. Thanks for showcasing this poem.

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Goswami Tulsidas

Goswami Tulsidas

Rajpur, Uttar Pradesh / India
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