Singing Your Name


Passages for Meditation

Singing your name day and night,
It echoes in my mind all the time.
O Krishna, I am the dust of your feet;
How can I lift my voice in your praise?

Singing your name heals all wounds,
And guards the mind against selfish thoughts.

I am armed with the arrow of your name
Fixed on the bow-string of my heart;
I wear the armor of your glory
As I sing of your life and divine deeds.

My body is a musical instrument
On which my mind plays songs of love.

To awaken my soul from sleep,
I sing and dance before the Lord
Waiting for the door to open.

Meera (c. 1498-1547) is one of India’s best-loved mystic poets, famous for her songs to Krishna. This passage is a free rendering by Easwaran for meditation, and is published in his spiritual anthology, “God Makes the Rivers to Flow.” The audio recording is by Eknath Easwaran’s wife, Christine Easwaran.