Daiva Dashakam: Ten verses on God

  1. O God, as ever from there keep watch on us here,

    Never letting to Your hand!

    You are the Greatest Captain of the mighty steamship

    On the ocean of change and becoming is Your foot

  2. Counting all here, one by one,

    When all things touched are done with,

    Then the seeing eye(alone) remains.

    So let the inner self in You attain its rest

  3. Food, clothes, and all else we need

    You give us unceasingly.

    Ever saving us, seeing us well provided.

    Such a one, You, are for us our only Chief.

  4. As ocean, wave, wind and depth

    Let us within see the scheme

    Of us, nescience,

    You glory and You.

  5. You are the creation, the Creator,

    And the magical variety of created things,

    Are You not, O God,

    Even the substance of creation too.

  6. You are Maya,

    The Agent thereof and its Enjoyer too;

    You are that Good one also who removes Maya too

    To grant Unitive state!

  7. You are the Existent, the Subsistent and the Supreme

    You are the Present and the Past,

    And the Future is none else but you.

    Even the spoken work, when we consider it, is but You alone.

  8. Your state of glory that fills

    Both inside and outside

    We for ever praise!

    Victory be, O God, to you!

  9. Victory to you! Great and Radiant One!

    Ever intent upon saving the needy!

    Victory to You, percetptual abode of happiness,

    Ocean of Mercy, Victory to You!

  10. In the ocean of your glory

    Of great profundity,

    Let us all, together, become immersed

    To dwell therein everlastingly Happiness!