Sunday, August 17, 2014

A prayer to Krishna, the all powerful

You we worship O Krishna
who ages ago with your three great strides
vanquished the noble faultless Bali.
Keep us away from treachery.

You we worship O Krishna
who in another era slayed Tataka
with your cruel bolt.
Grant our women safety and honour.

You we worship O Krishna
who in another era cast the chaste Sita
with your cruel word.
Make our faith steadfast.

You we worship O Krishna
who in another era slew beastly Vali
from behind the tree.
Grant our hearts the courage to face our troubles.

You we worship O Krishna
who alone of all men won Radha's heart
and then broke it when you deserted her for the city.
Let our hearts stay true to purpose.

You we worship O Krishna
who engineered the Great War
pitting brother against brother.
Keep strife away from our families.

You we worship O Krishna
who was the king of the Yadu clan
that died fighting among themselves.
May our stock thrive in love.

You we worship O Krishna
who fulfilled the purpose of your descent
by dying at a hunter's hand without glory.
May you grant us immortality.

You we worship O Krishna
who tonight sleeps just born
unaware of all the glory
you have and will wrought
like an ant floating on a leaf
carried away in the ocean of dreams.

Grant us salvation and lead us to truth
if you may.