Friday, March 30, 2007

Paritranaya Sadhunam - A Prayer Of Surrender

PARITRANAYA SADHUNAAM

We stand before thee, My Lord!
As did Draupadi, with folded hands.
Hands folded above the head,
With abandoned ego and surrendered minds.
You promised us once, My Lord!
Of destroying the sinful.
Thus protecting the righteous,
At testing times when dharma needs to unfurl.

“TO PROTECT THE RIGHTEOUS AND DESTROY THE SINFUL,
TO REINSTATE MORALS, SHALL I BE BORN AGAIN AND AGAIN,”


We cry before thee, My Lord!
As did Gajendra, at top of the voices.
Voices crying for protection,
In belief of thy appearance to destroy the vices.
You promised us once, My Lord!
To be born again in this world.
Thus shall redeem the mankind
From sins of denial, deception and dishonesty.


“TO PROTECT THE RIGHTEOUS AND DESTROY THE SINFUL,
TO REINSTATE MORALS, SHALL I BE BORN AGAIN AND AGAIN,”



We pray before thee, My Lord!
As did Prahalada, with ultimate faith.
The faith that would undo all wrongs,
With commitment that bears the root & cause of dharma.
You promised us once, My Lord!
To be saviour of your servants.
Bless the good at times of anguish,
Onto regain trust in thee, thy ways and prayers.


“TO PROTECT THE RIGHTEOUS AND DESTROY THE SINFUL,
TO REINSTATE MORALS, SHALL I BE BORN AGAIN AND AGAIN,”



We fall before thee, My Lord!
As a devotee and completely surrender.
Surrender that is unqualified,
At thy lotus feet and pray for benevolence and compassion.
Promise us NOW My Lord,
Thy trial shan’t be prolonging henceforth.
With belief, faith and trust,
So goes the chant, NARAYANA, NARAYANA, NARAYANA!

3 comments:

sumi said...

hi ashwin,

i like your poem very much. could i use it for a children's cultural show which im organising.

credits to whom?

thanks.

sumi

Ashwin Kumar Iyer said...

Dear Ms. Sumi,
Kindly go ahead using the writings on this blog for any good purpose.

Credits, not for the purpose of claiming, but for thr purpose of your knowledge is me. All the writings found on this website are genuine works.

BTW, what cultural show is this? Is it based in India or abroad?

Warm Regards,

Ashwin Kumar Iyer

Anonymous said...

The beauty of a sincere and earnest prayer transcends the words that form it. May God bless you. Please continue to pray and grow in the Lord.