The Long and Winding Road

I have been observing, with interest, developments in “the Cause for Beatification and Canonization of The Servant of God John Paul II”.

Pious souls do see the need for guidance by saints. Our lives are frought with pain and difficulty, and the common man feels a need for assistance.

I’m reading the fourteen-volume medieval spiritual classic Sri Caitanya-caritamrta at the moment. This heartfelt prayer of the humble aspirant transcendentalist in the appropriate mood of eager dependence is one of my all-time favourites.


durgame pathi me ‘ndhasya,
skhalat-pada-gater muhuh,
santah santu avalambanam.

‘My path is very difficult. I am blind, and my feet are slipping again and again. Therefore, may the saints help me by granting me the stick of their mercy as my support’.

(Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Antya-lila Chapter 1 verse 1)

Posted by Kurma on 3/5/11; 7:21:04 AM

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