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Songs and poems on Sri Krishna

My Beloved Krishna
The Cow-Light of my Beloved Krishna
Has illumined my earth-bound mind.
The Flute-Delight of my Beloved Krishna
Has immortalised my Heaven-free heart. 1


Behold!
Yonder my Lord Krishna’s
Jingling ankle bells
Are thrilling my eyes,
Intoxicating my heartbeat,
Feeding my heart
And energising my life.
My Lord Krishna, my Lord Krishna! 2


My Krishna is not black,
He is pure gold.
He Himself is woven
Into the universal Beauty, Light and Splendour.

He looks dark
Because I have spilled the ink
Of my mind on Him.
Otherwise, my Beloved is All-Light.

He created Light and Darkness,
He is within and without the Cosmos Vast.

With this knowledge,
I will have a new acquaintance
With the world at large. 3

Songs

"Joy….Krishna Joy" by Sri Chinmoy

Translation

Victory, victory, victory to Lord Krishna.
I long for Your Compassion to be
Your own supreme Divinity. 4

"Krishnaji Krishnaji" by Sri Chinmoy

Translation

Revered brother Krishna,
You are the boatman of my mind-boat. 5

Sri Chinmoy sings ”Krishna Avatar" one of the many songs and bhajans composed by him about Lord Krishna


Lord Krishna is dancing and I am hearing
His ankle bells ringing.
This happens only when
My mind is absolutely silent
And there is no thought —
When I am having my deepest meditation. 6


I have dived deep
In my Lord’s Krishna-Consciousness,
Repeating Krishna-incantations.
Do place me on Your Lap,
With Your infinite Compassion,
O Krishna, Lord of the Universe. 7


  1. Sri Chinmoy, Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, part 30, Agni Press, 1982

  2. Sri Chinmoy, My early morning heart-climbing prayers, Agni Press, 2006

  3. Sri Chinmoy, My Flute, Agni Press, 1972

  4. Sri Chinmoy, My Indian sunrise, 1998

  5. Sri Chinmoy, The Songs of God-Souls 1983.

  6. Sri Chinmoy, Seventy rosebuds, 1987

  7. Sri Chinmoy, Seventy rosebuds, 1987

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