Oh Lord! You please bless us with Your complete and perfect devotion and make our minds free of all faults and worldly desires. Oh my very own God! this work will have to be done by You alone. Leaving You where else can we go? Who can be tell? Who will listen? Who will believe? You have said that we are your very own. Being a part of You, a ray of Your consciousness, we still experience sorrow? But Your powers are infinite, endless, without bounds – in this there is no doubt. But we are experiencing pain, inspite of these powers? Who else is there besides You?
“Sansaar saathi sab swaarth ke hai, pakke virodhi Parmaarth ke hai |
Degaa ne dukh mein koyi sahaaraa, sun tu kisi ki mat baat pyaaraa ||”
This world and all relations are only based on selfishness, they are all enemies of the Lord. In times of suffering, no one will come to support you. Therefore do not listen to anyone Oh’ dear one.
Therefore Oh My very own Beloved One! My Inner Guide! My Master ! For You, it is a child’s play. With Your little grace, my work will be completed. Being a part of You, and being totally dependent on You, my Master, if we call on anyone else, that would be a shame. For You this is no major task. It is a very small and miniscule thing. For You this is a very ordinary task, but for us, all our troubles will be over. The way we should be, we are not like that, and that is true, we accept it. But however we are, we are only Yours. We cannot be anyone elses at all. Now bless us in such a way the we attain your abounding and intense devotion. We become entirely dependent on you alone. We take refuge only of Your Lotus Feet. You will not incur any losses by this, but we will gain immensely. We cannot make this happen by our own strength. You can see that we are not deserving, but with Your strength, You will make even us deserving. It is with Your strength that human beings becomes able. It is only with Your infinite strength, that all work is getting done. Therefore, you figure it out, let Your work figure this out. We have told you our story. Now, whatever You wish, You do. It is up to You. Whatever makes You happy, that You do. We have no insistence in this matter. We do not understand any of this, O’ great King! Our intellect is unable to comprehend such matters. We do not see a free will in this matter. If You are able to see so, than do accordingly.
“Aap kripa ko aasaro, Aap kripa ko jor; Aap binaa dikhe nahin, teen lok mein Aur.”
We are only dependent on your grace, on the grace of your powers. Besides You there is no one that we see in the three worlds.”
We are totally incapable. Those that are incapable are the ones that have a right to Your grace. But those that are capable, why would they desire Your grace? They will do their own work. But we are unable to do so. Therefore You shower Your grace on us and bless us with exclusive and perfect devotion. On attaining this complete devotion, we will have succeeded and will become contented. On receiving the refuge of Your Lotus Feet and Your perfect devotion, thereafter asking for anything else will be unnecessary. Even asking to “Make us free of desire laden faults”, will be unnecessary. It comes to our mind, that we must not say anything to You. You already know everything. There is nothing that you don’t already know. We are entirely known to You. You know exactly how we are. However we are, we are only yours.
From “Parampita se Praarthnaa” in Hindi pg 3-5 by Swami Ramsukhdasji.