Lyrics

The Touchstone

Far far away
Is a place for you to stay
It’s transcendental and sublime
You’ll be happy all the time

You’ve been lost for so long
Home is where you belong
Endless enchantment and bliss
Only beauty and loveliness

Set your sights
Love can reach new heights
Join the crying school
Pure devotion is the only rule

A saint’s guidance is what you need
He will show you how to proceed
Be ready to make sacrifices
Give up all your vices
Be ready to make sacrifices

It’s not enough to just survive
Now is the time to thrive
Accept this touchstone
Escape the danger zone

It’s a sin to kill a beast
Join the karma-free feast
Harmony is the key
It’s essential for a devotee

Like ripples on a pond
The holy name touches by sound
Develop love and affection
Very quickly reach perfection

Be ready to make sacrifices
Give up all your vices
Be ready to make sacrifices

It’s not enough to just survive
Now is the time to thrive
Accept this touchstone
Escape the danger zone

Hare Kṛṣṇa Hare Kṛṣṇa
Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa Hare Hare
Hare Rāma Hare Rāma
Rāma Rāma Hare Hare

My Master

 

I allowed myself to be led astray
A blue-eyed saint helped me find the way
He came from a holy place
My holy master His Divine Grace

Your merciful glance
My once in a lifetime chance
You inspire and give hope
In a deep dark well a strong rope
You mercifully open my eyes
The soul never dies

Just chant the Holy Name
Selfless love is life’s true aim

Your teachings are timeless
You give a gift that is priceless
Your generosity and kindness
Evoke a sense of mine-ness

Your teachings are timeless
You give a gift that is priceless
priceless is priceless
You open my eyes

I say
Love, live, let go and forgive
Nothing to take, but everything to give
I’m closer to you than the air you breathe
I’ll be there in your time of need
Love, live, let go and forgive
Let go and forgive
Let go and forgive

Hare Kṛṣṇa Hare Kṛṣṇa
Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa Hare Hare
Hare Rāma Hare Rāma
Rāma Rāma Hare Hare

Your merciful glance
My once in a lifetime chance
You inspire and give hope
In a deep dark well a strong rope
You mercifully open my eyes
The soul never dies

Your teachings are timeless
You give a gift that is priceless
Your generosity and kindness
Evoke a sense of mine-ness
Your teachings are timeless
You give a gift that is priceless
priceless is priceless
You open my eyes

I say
Love, live, let go and forgive
Nothing to take, but everything to give
I’m closer to you than the air you breathe
I’ll be there in your time of need
Love, live, let go and forgive
Let go and forgive
Let go and forgive
Let go and forgive
Let go and forgive
You open my eyes
Love, live, let go and forgive
Nothing to take, but everything to give
I’m closer to you than the air you breathe
I’ll be there in your time of need
Love, live, let go and forgive

The rainbird

 

One day I will draw my final breath
Leave this world of birth and death
No one cares when I’m hurt
I’m tired of being treated like dirt

A blue-eyed saint gives me encouragement
The strength to overcome any impediment

The rainbird keeps looking up
The rainbird never gives up
The rainbird keeps looking up
The rainbird never gives up
Keep looking up

“A rainbird catches a drop from above.”
“Try your best to enter the land of love.”
“See the Lord’s smiling face.”
“Miseries removed without a trace.”

“Firm faith is all you need.”
“Achieving your goal is guaranteed.”
“Love, live, let go and forgive.”
“Nothing to take, but everything to give.”

The rainbird keeps looking up
The rainbird never gives up
The rainbird keeps looking up
The rainbird never gives up
Keep looking up
Keep looking up
Keep looking up
Up up up

Hare Kṛṣṇa Hare Kṛṣṇa
Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa Hare Hare
Hare Rāma Hare Rāma
Rāma Rāma Hare Hare

The Great Age

It’s not enough to just survive
Now is the time to thrive
Accept this touchstone
Escape the danger zone

Chant the holy name
Break the endless chain
The best solution
To end all world pollution

Chant the Holy Name
Love is life’s true aim
It is transcendental and sublime
You’ll be happy all the time

It’s is a very simple process
Try to make spiritual progress
Full faith is all you need
With effort you will succeed

Refrain

harer nāma harer nāma
harer nāmaiva kevalam
kalau nāsty eva nāsty eva
nāsty eva gatir anyathā

harer nāma harer nāma
harer nāmaiva kevalam
kalau nāsty eva nāsty eva
nāsty eva gatir anyathā

Hare Kṛṣṇa Hare Kṛṣṇa
Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa Hare Hare
Hare Rāma Hare Rāma
Rāma Rāma Hare Hare

Inner Conflict

There is a huge war raging inside
Can’t look on the bright side

I always see my glass as half-empty
I’ve to settle the conflict within me

 
Life’s path is filled with stumbling blocks
I cannot avoid life’s hard knocks

Everyone tries to play mind games
Always chant the Lord’s Holy Names

The Lord will remove life’s pain
He will break the endless chain
The world is not a fit place for a gentleman
A saint’s concern for our welfare is genuine

Among the Lord’s devotees, he is foremost
You will think, “He loves me the most.”
He will cast his merciful glance
Don’t miss your once in a lifetime chance

Refrain

Serve a member of His loving family
Realize that you can live quite happily
You’ll soon dance in that magical land
His footprints everywhere in the sand

 World Traveller

I travelled to strange and foreign lands
Cherishing the body and listening to its demands
I spent my days in wine, women and wealth
Never caring for my spiritual health

I had become highly self-centred
I was always extremely bad-tempered
Inflicting pain and misery on others
Please forgive me my sisters and brothers

A saint’s teachings inspired a change of heart
He saved me from criminal court
For a long time I felt all alone
Now that saint has come to take me home

Perform transcendental loving service
Experience ever increasing spiritual bliss
It is by a saint’s causeless grace
One can reach that distant place

Refrain

My Lord you’re a true friend indeed
You’re closer than the air I breathe
Closer than the air, closer than the air
Everywhere I go, You’ll be there

By chanting Your sweet name
You deliver me from misery and pain
O Lord you’re my life and soul
Only by Your mercy can I reach life’s goal

Every town and village

You’ve become overly absorbed in sense enjoyment
This life is temporary, inevitable the last moment
When a loved one dies, everyone cries
There are some things you must realize

Husband, wife, parent, child and dear friend
Of what use to us are their tears, at life’s end?

The Lord of the universe
Mercifully appeared amongst us

Afterwards, an elderly saint dressed in a saffron robe
Spread the chanting of the Holy Name to all parts of the globe
Like the first rays of the sun that touches everyone
The Holy Name touches every daughter and son

Now, wherever you travel, you will meet devotees
Their hearts full of devotion and free from impurities
“You’re not this material body, you’re spirit soul.”
“Loving service to the Lord is the highest goal.”

Refrain

In every town and village across the globe
People of all ages have a glimmer of hope
The elderly saint achieved worldwide fame
Devotees relish the nectar of the Holy Name

The Formidable Foe

Billboards promising instant gratification
Distractions are competing for my attention
I’m unable to suppress the attraction
I am in a most distressful condition

Lust is such a formidable foe
I have become a mad fellow
There is always a major crisis
A saint’s good advice is priceless

In a deep dark well, he throws me a rope
I now have a glimmer of hope
I’m now able to make a wise decision
My dear Lord, kindly hear my submission

“In a dream I become a king sitting on my throne.
When will the day come when the dream is gone?
When will the curtain of illusion be withdrawn?
Until then, I pray to You for strength to carry on.”

Refrain

I’m afflicted by a disease
It’s brought me to my knees
Chanting your Name is the cure
I’ll easily become pure

One day I’ll wake up and be unflawed
One day I’ll wake up and see the Lord

  

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