Business has been good,
I got the position I wanted –
All of me is placed at your feet,
Now I can rest –
the signs were right,
all my exhaustion is gone.
Having seen You face to face,
I’ll come and go no more.
It’s good I reached this place,
where my past actions have brought me.
My sense of the body is transformed since
God’s shadow touched it.
A treasure, indestructible and filled with joy,
has come and won’t go away –
the form of the formless Lord I have seen.
It’s an ancient coin, a hidden treasure,
waiting for one still enough to find it.
I embrace this treasure with my life,
never will I let it go, says Tuka.
Oh Lord, so hard have I worked for this –
please let no jealous eyes look my way.
Sant Tukaram, in Many Voices, One Song