Compassionate conditionThou dwellest in the fine fragrant garden
making vain exertions for the fragrance of flowers.
Thy condition is certainly pitiful.
The sweetheart is standing by thy side
with a captivating cup of spirituous liquid attached to thy lower lip.
Still thou makest uproar of it.
Oh, certainly pitiable is thy condition.
Thou residest in the midst of sweet tranquil tunes of music
becoming uneasy for sweetness and tranquility.
Thy condition is certainly pitiful!
Thou seest not or hearet not.
Either smellest not or drinkest not.
Otherwise thou shouldn’t have prayed
for the attainment of emancipation or heaven.
Certainly pitiful is thy condition.
And that is why I cannot but exclaim that
though living in water, the fish is thirsty;
the bee is deprived of deliciousness even in the land of lotus,
and utterly unfortunate!
- Shri Yogeshwarji