O Krishna, my friend, let me go to the water,
O let me go today.
Why play tricks with one who is already thy slave?
O friend, let me go today, let me go.
I have to fill my pitcher in the waters of the Jumna.
I pray with folded hands, friend, let me go.
Lord Krishna, God Himself
No one is higher than me,
the universe is just a string
strung with clusters of gems to me.
I am the life in water
I am the light in the sun and the moon
I am the word ‘Om’ in Vedas
I am the sound in air
I am man’s virility.
Earth’s sweet-fragrance is in me
the of brilliance of fire is in me
I am the life in all beings
the hermit’s austerity is in me.
Beware O Arjuna,
All beings come from me
I am the intelligence of the wise
the splendor of beauty is in me.
I am the force of the strong
I’ve no desires or bonds,
the desire of dharma
in all beings is me.
All forms of life and things
pure, moving or inert know
they come from me,
they are in me and
still I’m not in them.