Rare Pilgrimage

A flame flickers brightly at the peak of the mountain

Where Your temple sits both night and day.

Everyday crowds of pilgrims start this journey:

A new group embarks on the pathway. . . . . . . . . . . . . .


In the pilgrims bodies there are nine gateways

And they get lost and travel round and around:

From the first one they get free by the second they are trapped again -

And then they sob a most sorrowful sound.

At the tenth door there is a top secret narrow lane

To locate it not one pilgrim can say . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


There are five chief queens* in the body physical;

The mind is their empire to enjoy.

Each day the guest drinks the gift of the poison

This sensual arbor they think brings them joy.

The ignorant don't know that this nectar is poison

They drink of carnal lust and go astray . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


The land of passion is the place of devotion

To guard its door the Sadguru must stay.

With a sweet voice sing of love in a pure song

Chant continuously every day.

Those who forget the path are soon to get lost

Merciful One protect us, we pray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Bestow upon us the mantra of the name of Ram:

This sound purifies our hearts in every way.

Then the energy that lies dormant gets awakened

Spontaneous sounds freely start to play.

Yogi "Kripalu" takes the path of surrender

Following the route the gods display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

* The five chief queens are the five physical senses.



Word for Word translation was given to Leela by Vinit Muniji in July 1983 at Pransali, India. Poetic English Rendering by Leela Bruner 1984-85 all rights reserved


Transliteration at bottom of this page



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Kripalu Bhajan Rare Pilgrimage
Bhajan Base Page

A Difficult Riddle

A Portrait of Joy

Acceptance of Faults

Across the Mind



Baby Krishna's Bath

Brahmeshwara Aarti

Brahmeshwara Aarti transliterated

Compassionate Master

Cosmic Identity

Dear Baby Krishna

Dedication Page

Divine Guru

Do not get Diverted from the Lord

Forever Kindle the Flame of Faith

Gestures of Krishna

Give Me a Broader Mind

Give to Me Pure Intellect

Gujarati Composite Alphabet


I am Blushing

I will even die for You, my Lord

Keep Your Merciful Eyes on Us

Kripalu Aarti

Lord, Have mercy on Me


Mother Kundalini

My Total Goal

Offering of the Soul

One Time Look at Me with Love

Only Guru's Grace

Only You

Only You Can Help Me


Protector of Life

Rare Pilgrimage


Rx to Cross All Difficulties

Service to the Guru

Temple Dhuns

The Final Moment

The Glory of the Saints

The Ointment of Knowledge

The Highest Goal

The Highest Spiritual Practice

The Importance of Humility

The Importance of A Saint

The Importance of the Guru

The Theory of One God

You are the Doer, Oh Lord, not I


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Girishikhara para mandira tarun, jhalahala jyoti jage, nirtya navina sanghanun tolun, yaatraarthe nikale......


Kaayaanagatine nava daravaajaa, yaatri bhuli bhame, ekthi chhuti bije fasaataan - aartta naado kare,

dshamaa vtdaarani gupta gali naa koini aankho chadhe........


kaayaanagarini paancha patraani, mana mahaaraaja kare, vishayoni kunjamaan vishni lahaani - at thine roja male,

amrutathi agaan ajnaani vikshnaa ghunta bhare ........


Bhogabhumimaan bhaditnun thaanun, sadguru choki kare, komalakanthe premnun gaanun - nishadina gaataarahe,

bhulyaa bhatakyaani dyaalu, sarvdaa rkshaa kare .......


Ram mantrani dikshaa daine, antara ujjavala kare, sushupta shakitne jaagrat kasine shabda anaahat bhane,

yogi Kripaalu nun sharanun caine amarona panthe pale........