Sabse Unchi Prem Sagai

sabse ūńcī prema sagāī
Love is the highest form of worship (or way to know the Lord)

duryodhana ko mevā tyāgo
sāga vidura ghara pāī

When Duriyodhan invited Krishna to his palace for a feast
Krishna instead found the house of his humble devotee Vidhurji

jūṭhe phala sabarī ke khāye
bahu vidhi prema lagāī
Shabri offered her half-eaten fruits to Lord Ram
With so much love this was done (so He would only receive the sweetest fruits)

prema ke basa arjuna ratha hāńkhyo
bhūla gaye ṭhakurāī
With such love, He rode Arjun’s chariot
And forgot He was actually himself a Prince

aisi prīti baḍhī vṛndāvana
gopina nāca nacāī

So great was the love in Vrindhavan
Govinda danced His Ras Lila with the gopis

sūra krūra is lāyaka nāhī
kaha lag karau baḍāi
Surdas says although I am unworthy
You still have mercy and give love to me
About this bhajan

What a wonderful composition by Surdas. Following each of the well known stories of Krishna and Ram, it shows how the Lord show his love to his devotees in seeing their love for Him. Truly, the Lord loves all but those who have pure love for Him are especially close to Him and become at one with Him.

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