Kali-yuga is progressing,
Distresses are increasing,
Religiosity is decreasing,
Yet, oblivious of it all, I continue to live like a puffed up fool,
forgetting Krishna in every way.
Katrina lashed me yesterday,
Ebola is devouring me today,
New miseries corner me every day,
Yet, turning a blind eye, I continue to live like a puffed up fool,
defying Krishna in every way.
Passions are soaring,
Ignorance is spreading,
Goodness is disappearing,
Yet, unheeding, I continue to live like a puffed up fool,
taunting Krishna in every way!
Fear rules my life with all its might,
Terror looms large and fills my midnight,
And I react with unending fright,
Yet, disregarding it all, I continue my life like a puffed up fool,
discounting Krishna all the way!
Glaciers are melting,
Seas are swelling,
Deserts are spreading,
Yet, overlooking the same, I continue to live like a puffed up fool,
ignoring Krishna in every way!
Violence is perpetuated everywhere you look,
The upper hand is held by the crook,
And nothing is conducted by the book,
Yet, ignoring it all, I continue my life like a puffed up fool,
moving away from Krishna in every way!
So great is my misfortune …
I have no interest in the transcendental,
But love to wallow in the sentimental.
I believe guru, sastra and sadhu belong to the past,
It is in today’s rat race that I must last!
Overcoming my ego I must beg for Gauranga’s grace….
To let me love and serve the holy name,
And get out of Maya’s game!