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SahajoBaiAmritVaani:IMightRenounceGod,ButCanNever

AbandonMyGuru!
HariOmNarayan/8yrsago/ 3

SahajoBai'sDevotiontoGuru



SahajobaiwasadevoutgirlhailingfromRajputanaofthestateofRajasthan,India.Shehad
acceptedthedisciplehoodofSantCharandasjiMahaaraj.Thestoryofhowshegotconvertedto
thepathofdevotionisquiteinterestingandinspiring.

Hermarriageceremonyhadjustbeenover.Preparationswereafoottosendherofftoherinlaws'
house.Herhairwasbeingdone.Shewasbeingmeticulouslydressed&decorated.Herfriends
werebusydoinghermakeup.Itwasthenonly,shallwesaybythequirkofthefatethat
Charandaasjeeappearedonthescene.LookingatSahajoBaiwhosemakeupwasinprogress,
heremarked,
Chalanaahairahanaanaheenchalanaawishwaabees
Sahajotaniksuhaagparkahaanguthaavaisheesh

[OSahajo!Thisworldisnotyourpermanentabode.Wewouldhavetoleave,itisdeadsure,this
world.

Wouldyoutradeyourheadforsuchafickle&ephemeralconjugalbliss?]
Nosoonerthanthesewordshadbeenuttered,sheputoffallitemsofmakeupanddecoration,
andgaveuptheveryideaofgoingtoherinlaws'place.Instead,shegotherselfmarriedtoalifeof
meditationandgrewup,induecourseoftime,intoagreatdevoteeandsantherself.Shecould
attaintheUltimatePerfection(SelfRealisation)bymeticulouslyandrigorouslyobeyingthe
instructionsofherGuru,andthus,shehadgratefullyexperiencedhisinfinitegrace.

Itiswiththisdeepsenseofgratitudeinhermindthatshehasexpressedherheartfeltemotions
towardsherGuruinthefollowingverses.

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RamtajoonpaiGurunavisaaroon|
Gurukesamharikonanihaaroon||

ImayabandonRam(God),butIcanneverforgetmyGuru|

IdonotseeGodwiththesamesenseofgratitudeasIdomyGuru||

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Harinejanmdiyojagmaanhee|
Guruneaawaagamanchhudaaheen||

Godsentmeintothisworld|

ButGururidmeoftheviciouscycleofbirth&deathortransmigration||

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Harinepaanchchordiyesaathaa|
Gurunelaeechhudaayanaathaa||
Godsentfivethieves(thefivesensoryorgansnamelyeyes,ears,nose,tongueandskin
whichkeeponstealing(thepleasuresin)objectsofsensesviz.form,sound,smell,taste
andtouch)toaccompanyme|

Gururescuedme,thehelpless,fromthecaptivityofthese(thieves)||

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Harinekutumbjaalmeingeree|
Gurunekaateemamataabedee||

Godensnaredmeinthetrapofkiths&kins|

Guru,ontheotherhand,freedmebysnappingtheshacklesofattachments||

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Harinerogbhogurajhaayau|
Gurujogeekarsabaichhutaayau||

Godentangledmeinvariousdiseases(bodilyaswellasmental)andenduringthefruitsof
fateordeedsperformedinearlierbirths|

WhileGuruliberatedmefromalltheseafflictionsbymakingmeayogii.e.bymakingme
performYogaSadhana(DrishtiYogaandShabdaYoga)||

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Harinekarmbharmbharamaayau|
Guruneaatamrooplakhaayau||

Godmisledmeintotheillusorywebofdoing(goodaswellasbaddeeds)|

ButGurumademesee,takingmebeyondthese,mytrueSelf||

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Harinemosoonaapchhipaayau|
Gurudeepakdetaahidikhaayau||

GodhidorconcealedHimselffromme(thoughHeisinme,IcouldntseeHim)|
WhereasGuru,lendingmethelampofinnereye/vision,enabledmeseeHim||

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Firharibandhmuktigatilaaye|
Gurunesabaheebharmmitaaye||

Godbroughtmerepeatedlyinthefettersofthebodyandthefourkindsofmukti(liberation
whichisnotgenuine)namely,saalokya,saameepya,saaroopyaandsaayujya|

ButGuru,impartingtheexperientialknowledgeofkaivalyamukti(accessintothesphere
ofpureconsciousnessi.e.primevalword),endedallmywanderings&delusions||

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Charandaspartanmanwaaroon|
Gurunatajoonharikotajidaaroon||

I(SahajoBai)offermyselfwholeheartedly,withallmyphysicalandmentalresources,in
sacrificeatthelotusfeetof(myGuru)Charandasji|

ImayrenounceGod,butcannevereverforsakemyGuru||