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Nothing Is Really Mine Except Krishna.
(1498 - 1546 / Kudki / India)

Nothing Is Really Mine Except Krishna.

Poem By Mirabai

Nothing is really mine except Krishna.
O my parents, I have searched the world
And found nothing worthy of love.
Hence I am a stranger amidst my kinfolk
And an exile from their company,
Since I seek the companionship of holy men;
There alone do I feel happy,
In the world I only weep.
I planted the creeper of love
And silently watered it with my tears;
Now it has grown and overspread my dwelling.
You offered me a cup of poison
Which I drank with joy.
Mira is absorbed in contemplation of Krishna,
She is with God and all is well!


O my King, my father, nothing delights me more
Than singing the praises of Krishna.
If thou art wrath,
then keep thy kingdom and thy palace,
For if God is angry, where can I dwell?
Thou didst send me a cup of poison and a black cobra,
Yet in all I saw only Krishna!
Mira is drunk with love, and is wedded to the Lord!


The heart of Mira is entangled
In the beauty of the feet of her Guru;
Nothing else causes her delight!
He enabled her to be happy in the drama of the world;
The Knowledge he gave her dried up
The ocean of being and becoming.
Mira says: My whole world is Shri Krishna;
Now that my gaze is turned inward, I see it clearly

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Comments (9)

This beautiful translation has captured the essence of Mira's poem. Let us cheer the wonderful poet who has rendered the poems in English.
I must compliment the one who has translated these beautiful verses of Mira. The essence and the music of the spiritual words flow effortlessly. Thanks a lot.
In the world i weep! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
Love Meera’s poetry. She was a woman who defied all norms to indulge herself in worship of Krishna and created some wonderful devotional poetry inspired by divine higher consciousness.
basudeb sarbam iti. allis divine being