Anandatse Dohi

audio length: 2:56 minutes ©1997 SYDA Foundation

In the great flood of bliss
waves are surging,
and they too are nothing but bliss,
for bliss is the nature of every particle
of this body of bliss.

This is my state.
How can I describe this bliss in words?
Inner delight absorbs me so totally
that I can never imagine searching for happiness
in the external world,
through the senses.

Just as when a child
is still in its mother’s womb,
the child’s cravings are reflected in the mother
and become her desires,

In the same way, says Tukaram,
this bliss is reflected throughout my being,
and whatever comes out of my mouth
is an expression
of that experience of bliss.