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Once Shri Durga Prasad Tridvedi went to Baba Shri AmritNathji Maharaj with a book about the songs of Kabria Das, which he intended to read to babaji. He told Babaji that kabir was a good saint. He wanted to read some verses to him. Babaji told him that Kabir was not a saint (Mahatma) but a devotee, and he did not compose any verse. His followers wrote his thoughts in form of verses. Babaji then enlightened Durga Prasadji about the Vedas, scriptures mythologies etc and discussed in brief about their mystic secrets, the causes of their creation and other good points. Hearing Babaji's words, Durga Prasadji felt enlightened all of a sudden and enjoyed a different kind of happiness.

Babaji then told Durga Prasad Ji that if he wanted, he too could compose poems. After being blessed with the ability to compose poems Durga Prasadji returned to his residence and sat down to compose a poem. He was amazed to find that in twenty minutes he could composed a beautiful verse of 9 lines. His heart was filled with enthusiasm and contentment. He started composing poems on Shiva & Shakti by the name 'Sankara'.

Later in his life he started composing poems on yoga, devotion, detachment, prayer etc. His verses were published in the book titled "Shri Vilakshan Avadhoot Paramhans Shri Amrit Nathji Maharaj"

At the initiative of Mahant Shri Narhari Nathji Maharaj, these verses were translated in English. Some of these verses are presented here.

1. Entreaties in twenty four verses

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Hail you the true guru,
Protector of the persons bereft of protection,
Destroyer of lust for sensuous pleasures !
You mitigate the imbroglios, of worldly life
And resolve the contradictions of the spiritual ways.(1)

Friend of the destitute, destroyer of evil,
Merciful to the needy, auspicious for ones
Deprived of wealth - worldly and spiritual
You terminate the devilish trend.(2)

2. Pre-eminence of devotion

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Attribute of devotion is unique ;
whichever heart it overtakes,
It outstands all others in shine. (1)

The devotee should offer himself entirely,
his body mind and wealth ;
Should not look for a return.
He should stare at the image of his beloved
In the core of his heart.(2)

3. The greatness of compassion

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Compassion merges with the Lord,
Absolves sins, Destroys sorrow;
The person sees his own reflection all around (1)

Compassion increases virtue,
Virtue increases knowledge;
Knowledge visualises his true self;
Grants the state of liberation || (2)

4. The great forgiveness

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Rigorous austerity goes with forgiveness ;
It turns the knave into a saint ;
It absolves the sins binding the soul ;
Liberates it from the worldly imbroglios. (1)

Forgiveness makes the coward brave ;
One who forgives has no enemy -
So declare the persons with a resolute mind
Forgiveness is virtue ; forgiveness bravery (2)

5. Contentment supreme

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Contentment wins
Without resistance;
The world accepts and sings in praises;
It destroys greed,
Spreads love and peace all around (1)

Heart is the abode of contentment,
Considers the heaven wane,
No sorrow or grief knows, that heart,
Enjoys the bliss that is supreme (2)

6. Great is forbearance

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Meera endured and succeeded, all because of her fortitude,
Her ordeal evaporated, Lord came down to save,
Finally to grant her home in his heart (1)

Fortitude of Prahlada Won the favour of the Lord ;
Incarnated to crush The source of anguish ;
Loved him immensely Kissed him heartily
Took him in his fold and
Granted him knowledge that was divine (2)

7. The merit in the association with saints

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Repeat the seed word for thousand years,
Observe austerities for equal years,
And move into association with the sages divine,
for a single moment,
Å¡an+kara discerns, the merit greater (1)

Austerity removes the sickness,
Association with saint, duality,
Service to the guru, the sorrow of life,
sankara discerns, the sorrows of life (2)

8. The greatness of a yogi

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A yogi does not know fear of any kind;
He roams fearlessly The forest of life;
Sorrow and pleasure Are meaningless to him;
Firm and resolute is he In his mind that does not waver (1)

The loss and the gain trifle with a yogi in no case.
Full control over his senses, of perception and of action -
Gives him strength to overcome,
falls that come in his way -Such is a yogi.(2)


9. The knowledge of brahman

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There is nothing far or near ;
Nothing as high or nothing as low ;
He is the same within and without ;
Amrit says for all and sundry (1)

The lord makes possible impossible
And impossible possible ;
He is omnipotent
That impells to keep silent (2)

10. Perversive sensuality

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Leaving the bliss of the self aside
You take to engrossing
In the sensual pursuits as source of pleasure
Fool ! you have wasted the life ;
never cared for spiritual weal. (1)

Water shakes in the pitcher,
Does not reflect the face of the looker ;
Sensual pursuits disturb the vision
Of the self on the screen of mind (2)

11. Sundry advices

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Trust only in Rama and in none else.
Amrit says to seek refuge only at the feet
Of guru dev and adore them
Day and night (1)
Enormous fault lie at heart ;
Runs to the places holy for relief.
Amrit cautions that visit to the places
Cannot mitigate the illusion and dualism (2)