Poem for Jun 08

Acarya's Writing

Padyavali, Anthology of Devotional Poetry
Srila Rupa Gosvami

Sudamanam vipram prati dvarakeshvara-vakyam
Words of Dvaraka’s King to Sudamaa Vipra


Please don’t go. Friend,
it is not auspicious
for you to speak these
unloving words.
Stay here. You can be
completely independent.
You can do whatever you like.
You can remain completely aloof.
O friend Sudama, I tell you
until I see you again
I will always remember you
with reverence and love.

– Sri Hari