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Narsinh Mehta was a saint-poet from Gujarat state of India who was an exponent of Vaishnavi Poetry. He was the pioneer poet of Gujarat Literature during the 15th century . He is known for introducing literary forms such as “Pada”, “Akhyan”  and Prabhatiya. One of his prayer has been translated in all the languages of India and was a favorite of Mahatma Gandhi. My poem-prayer below is inspired by one of his song.

Narsinh Mehta was a saint-poet of Gujarat state of India who was an exponent of Vaishnavi (Devotee or worshipper) Poetry. He was the pioneer poet of Gujarati Literature during the 15th century . He is known for introducing literary forms such as “Pada”, “Akhyan” and Prabhatiya. One of his prayer has been translated in all the languages of India and was a favorite of Mahatma Gandhi. My poem-prayer below is inspired by one of his song.

 



*Hare Krishna, I am your devotee I know and feel the pains of others Keep me doing well to others And let not ego or pride enter my mind. Hare Krishna, as your devotee Never speak ill of others Disdain greed and avarice Respect women as I respect my mother. Hare Krishna, as your devotee I never indulge in lies Lust and anger not my forte For the salvage of my family. Lead me from despair to hope Fear to trust, from hate to love From false to truth, war to peace Peace, Peace, Peace.
*Hare Krishna, the incarnation of God Vishnu* +++ October 8, 2014 Form: Free Verse Religion: Hindu (Gujarati) Second Place win Contest: A Religious poem Non-Christian by Roy Jerden

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Date: 10/26/2014 2:03:00 AM
Hare Krishna, sir. This is a beautiful prayer. I loved it. Congrats on your fine win.
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Date: 10/23/2014 5:43:00 AM
Congratulations Dr this is a great peice of work.
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Date: 10/22/2014 9:46:00 PM
a fine pen Ram brought back some memories from the late 60s early 70s when it first came over here congrats on win hugs
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Date: 10/22/2014 6:34:00 PM
Congratulations Dr. Mehta on your fine win.
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Date: 10/22/2014 2:20:00 PM
Beautiful invocation to Hare Krishna, Dr. Ram! This is such a wonderful well-deserved win! Best wishes always. Pandita
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Date: 10/22/2014 12:35:00 PM
I enjoyed reading this very much Dr. Mehta. So interesting to read. I find it very similar to my Christian prayers. Congratulations on your win.
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Date: 10/12/2014 11:31:00 AM
A super fine write my friend. Positive/helpful thoughts put to deed can never be wrong. Australia and India two places to on my list to visit before I meet my Maker.. Giving this fine poem a solid 7...
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Date: 10/11/2014 12:54:00 PM
A very interesting poem to read. A work friend of mine from India would truly love to read this one. She is a follower of Hare Krishna.
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Date: 10/10/2014 12:22:00 PM
really love how you drew this piece ram
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Date: 10/8/2014 3:42:00 PM
This is truly a wonderful Poem,,,and so inspirational,, For me i also welcome the learning aspect of another religious..
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