of the greatest saints of all times is Mirabai of Rajasthan, India of the
sixteenth century. We are of
course interested not in the personality as such but the spiritual message
and its joy as she experienced it.
Gitananda has attempted to provide here some of Mirabai's bhajans, an English
translation, and a commentary for those who sincerely want to
benefit from the message in a bhajan. The Gita itself is a Great Bhajan.The reader will note that translation of
the original feelings and meanings is not possible, so we have done the best we
can. We are not looking for scholarship but the bhajan's substance and an
immediate implementation of its teachings after grasping the meaning.
our exposition of Mirabai's Love be in the spirit of
true Love, however minute. We thank her blessings with perfect humility
as often as we can. If in our exposition of her Bhajans as Love songs
we fail to bring out the entire Truth, this is but our human frailty.
In our exposition of Mirabai's bhajans, we need not use constant
to other incarnations, for Mirabai’s Love stands out on its own. It
would be an injustice to her Love and Perfection, and it would also be
show of our vanity of knowledge or literary art. Subtle vanity is
difficult to overcome. May she teach us to express Love in its simplest
form, in an innocent child-like manner without seeking a name for
ourselves. The reader will equally assume responsibility on her/his
part and keep that in mind with perfect humility.