Japa Govinda Bisari Jini Jai

Do the repetition of God and forget
Him not.
Fulfill the purpose of thy birth
by practicing concentration.
Be steadfast in the remembrance of God.
Practice meditation with love, and sing
the glory of God.
The human body is the door to salvation.
Do the repetitions of God, the Creator
of the universe
So long as the dread disease
has not come,
So long as Death has not consumed
thy body;
So long as the Sound has not
been withdrawn,
Render thou the service of the Lord.
People remember not God while the
opportunity exists.
When life is gone, none can remember.
So long as one lives, he sleeps. But
later on, he repents.
The servant is engaged in the service
of the Lord.
He alone attains who is wakeful.
For the devoted discipline of the Guru,
Darkness and delusion are dispelled.
He reverts not, and it well set on the
Path.
See thoughtfully and understand, 0 mind.
Thou shalt not find such an opportunity
again.
Having come to the world it is
up to thee to win or lose.
I have explained to thee in so many
ways, again and again, sayeth Dadu.

(Sant Dadu Dayal, Encyclopaedia of Saints of India Series,
Volume 25, Criterion Publications, New Delhi)

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