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A Poem About Death - Prayers To The Lord For Strength

Updated on October 1, 2017
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Rajan is a botany and chemistry major. He has worked as a poultry breeder for 23 years breeding layer and broiler parents.

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This is an effort at translation of a very popular Hindi bhajan (religious song) - Tu pyar ka saagar hai. Any shortcoming in the effected translation is all mine.

The original song is too deep and powerful. I'm including a video for that song.

"Tu pyaar ka saagar hai" song

Translation of the Song

You are the ocean of love

Thirsty we are, for a drop of You

Turned away from your door

Where do we go from here


You are the ocean of love


The injured soul is fluttering its wings to fly

The wings are soft and the sight is dim

It has to cross the sea of life

Make it understand my Father

Where did it flounder

Where did it sin


You are the ocean of love


This side the life moves on

That side death is still

Who knows what the limit is

This is the dilemma we are in

Say it softly in my ears

Which way do we come


You are the ocean of love

Thirsty we are, for a drop of You

Some Quotes From Guru Granth Sahib Ji - The Sikh Scripture On Understanding Life

Some Quotes From Guru Granth Sahib Ji - The Sikh Scripture On Understanding Life

Burn worldly love,
rub the ashes and make ink of it,
make the heart the pen,
the intellect the writer,
write that which has no end or limit.”
Guru Nanak, Sri Guru Granth Sahibtags: intellect, knowledge, spiritual, wisdom, writing62 likesLike“He who has no faith in himself can never have faith in God.”
Guru Nanak, Sri Guru Granth Sahibtags: confidence, faith, fear, god, love, religion46 likesLike“Even Kings and emperors with heaps of wealth and vast dominion cannot compare with an ant filled with the love of God.”
Guru Nanak, Sri Guru Granth Sahibtags: god-s-love, humility, love42 likesLike“Dwell in peace in the home of your own being, and the Messenger of Death will not be able to touch you.”
Guru Nanak29 likesLike“The world is a drama, staged in a dream”
Guru Nanak, Sri Guru Granth Sahibtags: life, living25 likesLike“For each and every person, our Lord and Master provides sustenance. Why are you so afraid, O mind? The flamingos fly hundreds of miles, leaving their young ones behind. Who feeds them, and who teaches them to feed themselves? Have you ever thought of this in your mind?”
Guru Nanak, Sri Guru Granth Sahibtags: fear, god, living, religion, sikhism19 likesLike“Speak only that which will bring you honor.”
Guru Nanak, Sri Guru Granth Sahibtags: life, living, society18 likesLike“Death would not be called bad, O people, if one knew how to truely die.”
Guru Nanak17 likesLike“I am neither male nor female, nor am I sexless. I am the Peaceful One, whose form is self-effulgent, powerful radiance.”
Guru Nanaktags: peace, spirituality17 likesLike“those who have loved are those that have found God”
Guru Nanaktags: faith, religion16 likesLike“Even kings and emperors, with mountains of property and oceans of wealth - these are not even equal to an ant, who does not forget God.”
Guru Nanak, Sri Guru Granth Sahibtags: god, life, living, religion, sikh, sikhism15 likesLike“There is but One God, His name is Truth, He is the Creator, He fears none, he is without hate, He never dies, He is beyond the cycle of births and death, He is self illuminated, He is realized by the kindness of the True Guru. He was True in the beginning, He was True when the ages commenced and has ever been True, He is also True now.”
Guru Nanaktags: god15 likesLike“Owing to ignorance of the rope the rope appears to be a snake; owing to ignorance of the Self the transient state arises of the individualized, limited, phenomenal aspect of the Self.”
Guru Nanaktags: ignorance, self15 likesLike“Your Mercy is my social status.”
Guru Nanak, Sri Guru Granth Sahibtags: god, religion, sikhism14 likesLike“I am neither a child, a young man, nor an ancient; nor am I of any caste.”
Guru Nanak13 likesLike“Nanak, the whole world is in distress. He, who believes in the Name, becomes victorious.”
Guru Nanak, Sri Guru Granth Sahibtags: god, name, religion, spiritual10 likesLike“What should the yogi have to fear? Trees, plants, and all that is inside and outside, is He Himself”
Guru Nanak, Sri Guru Granth Sahibtags: fear, god, sikhism8 likesLike“Whatever kind of seed is sown in a field, prepared in due season, a plant of that same kind, marked with the peculiar qualities of the seed, springs up in it.”
Guru Nanaktags: sin8 likesLike“He who regards all men as equals is religious.”
Guru Nanak6 likesLike“Dwell in peace in the home of your own being, and the Messenger of Death will not be able to touch you”
Guru Nanaktags: inspirational-quotes5 likesLike“There is but one God. True is His Name, creative His personality and immortal His form. He is without fear sans enmity, unborn and self-illumined. By the Guru's grace He is obtained.”
Guru Nanaktags: eternal, god, religion, spiritual5 likesLike“Realization of Truth is higher than all else. Higher still is truthful living.”
Guru Nanak, Select Sikh scriptures.

© 2011 Rajan Singh Jolly

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    • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Thanks, Au fait.

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      C E Clark 

      4 years ago from North Texas

      Came back to share this excellent poem and music again with my followers.

    • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      @ Au fait - It is indeed a beautiful and powerful song. Glad you liked it. Thanks for putting a link to this in your hub.

      @ Rebecca - Absolutely! It is what we all desire; to unite with the One Lord, isn't it? Thanks for coming by.

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      Rebecca Mealey 

      5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      This is a beautiful piece of work, rajan. It helps to give meaning to life.

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      C E Clark 

      5 years ago from North Texas

      Beautiful words and music. Voted up, beautiful, and will share. Also, placed a link in my hub on "All About Death" to this hub.

    • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Thanks Peggy.

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      Peggy Woods 

      5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Understood...and well done! Leading a good life is what we should all hope to seek and accomplish. Our final reward awaits us in the next life.

    • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Hi Peggy,

      This song is a request to the Lord for guidance to lead a life which will lead to deliverance at the end of life. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Peggy Woods 

      5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Rajan,

      What I got from your translation of this religious song is that we are all seeking the answers to eternity beyond this life. Nicely done. Up votes and sharing. We can all use some hope and belief in the future...

    • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Vidya, thanks for reading.

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      Vidya Mallar 

      6 years ago from India

      Devoted to God, nice words...... It was worth reading... thank you for the share...

    • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Thanks vidhimayur. Thanks for the suggestion.

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      vidhimayur 

      6 years ago

      Rajan ji, you have some amazing hubs. I also read and commented on your poem 'when heart is sad' but i would suggest you that you add capsule subtitle- translation of hindi bhajan "tu pyar ka sagar hain". This is word to word translation of that if I am not wrong. And trust me by adding this sub-title you will get many searches because abroad people are looking for translated bhajans. You are doing great job by letting world know how powerful our bhajans are because foreigners may not understand hindi but your translation would help them.

    • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      You are lucky, nenydiana and thanks for letting us know.

      Blessings.

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      nenytridiana 

      6 years ago from Probolinggo - Jawa Timur - Indonesia

      Beautiful! we have been blessed by ocean of love. Thank You Rajan Jolly.

    • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      ruchira, yes indeed and thank you.

    • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      WD Curry, thank you.

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      Ruchira 

      6 years ago from United States

      your poem reminds me of the hindi bhajan by manna dey...tu pyaar ka sagaar hai :)

      beautiful indeed!

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      WD Curry 111 

      6 years ago from Space Coast

      Rajan,

      Thank you for this work of art. You really are a "Soul Man". I loved the video. I recognized my desert there. What road to take? My view is dim. There is a dark eternity ahead. Lord, be a lamp unto my feet.

    • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      cristina, thank you so much.Coming from someone who is involved with service to the Lord means a lot to me.I am humbled.

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      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      6 years ago from Manila

      Besutiful hub, beustiful poetry. Nicely written. Thank you for sharing this. Blessings to you always and regards.

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