Bhakti Theology Song List

 

These are songs I wrote before I started following Muktinath:

Bhakti Theology Song A

Let me begin with my song on Murugan, though this is not the first poem that I wrote. I don’t remember the date exactly, but I wrote it when we…

Bhakti Theology Song B

பூண்கொங்கைஅன்னையே போற்றுதும்நின்திருநாமம் வீண்பிறவ…

Bhakti Theology Song C

This is the bhajan that I wrote for my mother for her bhajan mandali. I still remember that incident. I went to Tiruvanikka (or Tiruvanikkovil)…

 

These are songs I wrote after following Muktinath – see my introduction here:

Bhakti Songs on Muktinath

In my early walk as a bhakta of Bhagavan Muktinath, I appreciated the deep meaning of the lyrics of the hymns sung in churches, but they remained…

Song 1: Come Let Us Worship Him

One of my favourite ragas is ‘Bhupalam’. It is a morning raga. From my childhood I listened to several songs in the early morning both from…

Song 2: Come Down My Lord

Though I respect all forms of music, I like Carnatic and Hindustani music the most. My mother and I like when the singer uses a lot of ‘swaras’…

Song 3: I Don’t Have the Aromatic Oil

In the third week of February 1985, when I was at Gonda (U.P.), I was reading Luke 7:36-50. I was visualizing the scene and began to meditate upon…

Song 4 – I Worship You

This is a translation of the Hindi song ‘Teri aradhana karum’. This is not a verbatim translation, but I mostly kept the original meaning and…

Song 5 – What a Pity

When I was at Gonda (U.P.), I suffered a lot due to back pain. On 13-09-1985, I went for our weekly fasting prayer with others. Since I could not sit…

Song 6 – I am the Clay

This is also a translation of the English Hymn "Have Thine Own Way Lord." Since the meaning of this hymn affected me a lot, I wrote this poem. It…

Song 7

Introduction On October 3, 1985, I suddenly sank into a deep depression. I wanted to talk with someone and pour out my whole heart, but with whom…

Song 8

This song was written in 1985 during the end of September or in the first week of October at Gonda. This is a type of dialogue where the same person…

Songs 9 & 10

On 30 September 1986 when I got up in the early morning in Gonda, I wrote the following two songs as I heard the birds singing. The first one (9) is…

Song 11 – Hail

I like Carnatic (South Indian classical) music, but my favourite form of music is Tamil Pan Isai (traditional Tamil music). The gentle form of it…

Song 12 – I Come To Your Feet

This is also set in Tamil pan isai (music). I started to write this in September 1985 and completed it on 5-4-1986 at…

Song 13

  When I feel discouraged I often meditate on the encouraging words of God. This poem is one such mediation I wrote on 08-04-1986 at…

Song 14 – Why I Sing

I also wrote this song in Gonda in 1986, but I don’t remember the exact date. Considering the nature of this song, I may have written it after the…

Song 15: Boat Song

  I wrote this in the flock tune known as ‘Thonippattu’ (boat) on 20-12-1986 when I was at Marandahalli in Tamilnadu. When fishermen sail…

Song 16: Muktesan is my Sweet Friend

I based this song on one of my favourite English Hymns ‘What a Friend we have in Jesus’.  I wrote this on 20-12-1986 at Marandahalli. I tried to…

Song 17: Single-Mindedness

  This song is based on Ramalinga Swamiji’s Arutpa. This is one of my favourite songs in Arutpa. I wrote this when I was at Barhait in…

Song 18: I Too Have Slept

  This is one of my favorite songs. When I cook, I like to read a book. In the same manner on 07-04-1987, when I was at Barhait (present…

Song 19

Chronologically, this song is the first one I wrote after becoming a bhakta of the Lord, even before I took Deeksha in 1980. When I went to…

Song 20: Noble Humbleness

This song is based on Phil. 2:6-10. I like the way it portrays both the Greatness and humility of our Lord. I attempted to set this in one of my…

Song 21 – Need Grace

கிருபை தேவை   தேவை இன்னும் கிருபை தேவை தேவனே உன்…

Song 22 – Show Your Compassion

This is written on 27-07-1988 at Madhubani when I faced a crucial problem in my life and seva. I felt completely deserted by others and that time I…

Song 23 – A Burning Lamp

எரிகின்ற தீபம்   எரிகின்ற தீபமே ஏற்றிடும்…

Song 24 – A Refuge to the Bhaktas

At Sat-tal ashram when I was studying, thinking, writing, and discussing about bhakti, on 25-11-1990 I wrote this song. This is one of my favourite…

Song 25 – Godless Knowledge

When I was reading Tukaram’s poems at Sat-tal ashram on 05-12-1990, inspired by their meaning, I wrote the next two…

Song 26 – I Surrendered

கையளித்தேன்   கடந்த காலம் திரும்பிடாது கருத்தில்…

Song 27 – How Can I Explain

On 17-12-1990, when I went for my evening walk in the Sat-tal ashram, I was meditating upon God, our inability to know Him, and the way we cannot…

Song 28 – Without You Who Else Is There?

I cannot explain the situation and background of this song here. Anyhow after recording Manikkavasagar’s song (Tiruvasagam) ‘I don’t seek the…

Song 29 – Not an Orphan

I faced some kind of serious struggle within as I wrote this. I felt very lonely. At the same time I sought to be alone. On this background on…

Song 30 – Give Me Your Power

On 20-11-1991 at Kathmandu when I was fasting and keeping total silence whenever I began to pray, so many thoughts came and attacked my mind. I…

Song 31 – Unbearable Burden

Today I had several struggles in my mind. I could not even meditate in the morning. So when I was reading Muktiveda in the evening, the verses from…

Song 32 – Joy

When I got relief from the struggle that I faced today (see songs 30 & 31), out of joy I wrote this song. This is written on the same day when I…

Song 33 – What can I offer?

I think this one is written at Sat-tal ashram when I was thinking about paying back the Lord for what he has done for me. Particularly doing seva for…

Song 34 – Bhakti Marga

Among the various paths Bhakti is the best one. When I arrived to this conclusion I wrote this song at Sat-tal ashram.   பக்தி…

Song 35 – Bhakti is the Only Way

When I was writing a paper called ‘Bhakti is the only way’ at Sat-tal ashram on 04-07-1991, I immediately stopped my writing and wrote the…

Song 36 – Open the Inner Eye

On 05-07-1991 at Sat-tal ashram when I was reading John 6:1-35, when I was meditating verse 26, I wrote the following song: அகக்கண்…

Song 37 – Why This Much Mercy

However our sins suppress us and create depression in us, with the help of the grace of God we can overcome it and press forward. When I was thinking…

Song 38 – I Have to Do Your Will

I have some problem with dating the following two songs. I still remember the background clearly in my mind where I wrote the song at Keshave’s…

Song 39 – Self Should Perish

மரூபமலையில், மலையப்பனுக்கு முக்திநாதனுடன்…

Song 40 – Tamil Song Like Honey

On 10-12-1992 after morning devotion I wrote the following song in Tamil Pan Isai. தீந்தமிழ்ப்…

Song 41 – One more time

In the morning of 15-12-1992, the verses from Mark 1:40-41 forced me to think deeply. Then I wrote this song.   மீண்டும்…

Song 42 – Grace and Efforts

On 24-01-1993 when I was thinking that along with the grace of God our efforts also important, I wrote this song.   அருளும்…

Song 43 – Prayer and Muktiveda

On 05-02-1993 in the morning after my meditation, I wrote this song.   ஜெபமும்…

Song 44 – Love is Supreme

On 01-03-1993 in my morning devotion when I thought that most of the time fear is the motive behind seeking God in many people’s life, I wrote this…

Song 45 – Self denial

I have to give a warning before you read this. This contains certain issues that are not discussed openly and considered un-modest. But as I went…

Song 46 – The Cross is My Pride

சிலுவை என்மேன்மை சிலுவையில் தொங்கிய…

Song 47 – Over Lord Me

ஆட்கொள்வாய் என்னையும் மீறி…

Song 48 – My Imperfection

At Martudham ashram in Varanasi, in one gathering for my shishyas from Rewa, one incident really disturbed me. One of my shishya's behaviour in the…

Song 49: Redeeming Grace

On 16-06-1993 after, my morning meditation I wrote this song at Gonda (U.P.) மீட்கும் கருணை விழுவதோ…

Song 50: Separation

Several unnecessary works bring some kind of separation between us and God. When I was thinking about this I wrote this song in Gonda on…

Song 51 – Sweetness

Though the life of a single person incurs several losses, there are several blessings in it which give contentment in life. One among them is the…

Song 52 – Namavali

Namavali is part of the bhakti tradition in India both in the south and north. Describing the name, fame, nature of God, and giving a call to respond…

Song 53 – Are the Eyes Enough to See?

Another song I wrote after my morning devotion when I meditated on the beautiful creation of God in nature. காணக் கண்…

Song 54 – Refuge

Oftentimes, prayer becomes a ritual. The same kind of prayer with the repeated words makes our prayer a meaningless ritual. If we don’t pray, then…

Song 55 – Follow Me

On 24-08-1993 when I was meditating the verses in Matthew 8:19-22, I wrote this song. 24-08-1993 மத்தேயு 8:19-22…

Song 56 – I won’t accept defeat

Without some kind of struggle we cannot have a life here. Particularly in our spiritual life if we make progress of a few inches, the fall will be…

Song 57 – I should be truthful

Remaining truthful in heart, thought, aim and action is essential. When I thought about this, I wrote this song. உள்ளம்,…

Song 58 – Content of the heart

இதயத்தின் நிறைவு உதட்டால்மட்டும் துதித்தால்…

Song 59 – As your child

உன் பிள்ளையாய் அறிவால் உன்னை அறிந்திட…

Song 60 – To tell my story

This song is based on the Hindi song ‘He prameshvar charanu tumari’ which I learnt at Mathridham ashram at Varanasi. I think it was written and…

Song 61 – ஓர் புலம்பல்

On 18-09-1993 at Gonda during the night at 2 am I suffered a lot due to stomach pain. I even began to sweat due to extreme pain and almost I fainted.…

Bhakti Song 62 – What is my requirement?

26-10-1993 (கோண்டா)-அன்று சில முக்கியமான தீர்மானங்கள் எடுக்க…

Bhakti Song 63 – Come just as you are

உள்ளபடி வா வாழ்கின்றேன் இன்னும் வையகம்…

Bhakti Song 64 – Grace is not lacking

அருளுக்குக் குறைவில்லை   வேதாந்தம்…

Bhakti Song 65 – Nothing I lack

The next two songs were written based on two famous songs sung by Bharat Ratna, the late Srimati M. S.…

Bhakti Song 66 – When I am going to have your darshan?

காண்பதெப்போது ஐயனே காண்பதெப்போதென்…

Bhakti Song 67 – Time is fleeting

Based on one of Bhajagovindam, I wrote this song.1 பஜகோவிந்தத்தின் ஒருபாடலின்…

Bhakti Song 68 – I require

வேண்டும்   சிந்தையில் தூய்மை வேண்டும் செயலிலே…

Bhakti Song 69 – A prayer that I cannot utter

முடியாத மன்றாடல்   ‘மன்னியும் ஐயா’ என மன்றாட…

Bhakti Song 70 – Touch me again

மீண்டும் தொடு கேளாயோ இன்று கதறலை இங்கு கதறிடும்…

Bhakti Song 71 – I should become greedy

பேராசை வேண்டும்   பேராசை எனக்கிதில் வேண்டும்…

Bhakti Song 72 – I am a Fool

மூடனே நானும் மூடனே நான் முழுமனதாய் உன்னை நாடியே…

Bhakti Song 73 – I need (your) relationship

உறவு வேண்டும் உன்னோடு உறவு வேண்டும் அதில் உள்ளான…

Bhakti Song 74 – You Should Come

நீ வர வேண்டும்   உள்ளான உணர்வோடு உன்னோடு…

Bhakti Song 75 – Nothing I Lack

பேதைக்குக் குறைவேது?   எந் நிலையிலும் மகிழ்வாய்…

Bhakti Song 76 – A Request

ஓர் வேண்டுதல் ஞானம் வேண்டும் நானொன்றும் அறியாத மூடன்…

Bhakti Song 77 – I Need Your Grace Anew

புதிதாய் வேண்டும் மீண்டும் எனக்கருள…

Bhakti Song 78 – Church

I wrote this song when I read American poet Emily Dickinson’s letter to her friend about church. As I have the similar view, I wrote this. My aim…

Bhakti Song 79 – Coward

Several times when I was praying, my defeats and fears dominated my mind. When I thought about it, I wrote this song. பல சமயம்…

Bhakti Song 80 – The Seeking Grace

Whatever might be my struggle, when I meditated upon the Grace of God which sought me every day, I wrote this song. என்…

Bhakti Song 81: Working Along with Grace

அருளொடு செயல் என்னுள்ளே அமைதி வேண்டும் எனக்கதை…

Bhakti Song 82 – Wait Till I Come

வரும் வரை பொறுத்திரு உன்னை உணர்வது என்பது ஒருநாளும்…

Bhakti Song 83 – Self-Determination

சுய சித்தம் சித்தம் இருந்தாலே போதுமோ? என்சுய சித்தம்…

Bhatki Song 84 – What Else Do I Require?

On 17-02-1996 in the evening as usual I went for my evening walk. I was staying with Shashikant Dube in his village at Mahari (Rewa, M.P). After…

Bhakti Song 85 – Fill Me With Faith

நிறைத்திடு நம்பிக்கை நம்பிக்கை எனக்கு உண்டு ஆயினும்…

Bhakti Song 86 – Over Lord Me!

ஆட்கொள்வாயே!   உன்பெலன் மட்டும் இல்லாவிட்டால் ஓயாத…

Bhakti Song 87 – You Bestowed Everything

எல்லாம் அளித்தாய் உள்ளம் அளித்தாய் உணர்வும்…

Bhakti Song 88 – Have Mercy on This Innocent One

பேதைக்கிறங்கு தடுத்து நீ…

Bhakti Song 89 – Wrestle

போராட்டம் உன்னோடு போராட வேண்டும்-அது உவப்பாய்…

Bhakti Song 90 – My Desire

எது வேண்டும்? ஓயாத உனதருள் வேண்டும் உலகம், மாமிசம்,…

Bhakti Song 91 – After Resurrection

உயிர்த்தெழுந்தபின் உள்ளான அந்த உணர்வில்…

Bhakti Song 92 – Why Muktinath?

இவ்வளவு தெய்வங்கள் நம்மிடை இருக்க, நீ ஏன் முக்தேசன்…

Bhakti Song 93 – I won’t hesitate to wrestle

போராடத் தயங்கமாட்டேன் நம்மிடை போராட்டம் நாலுபேர்…

Bhakti Song 94 – Unable

இயலவில்லை ஏறெடுத்துப் பார்க்கவும் இயலவில்லை என்…

Bhakti Song 95 – What can I do?

I wrote this song just for fun and humour. I deliberately changed the events as a cautious one, but still lost due to my own lethargy. Once you read…

Bhakti Song 96 – Struggle along with me

கூடவே போராடு எதிலும் ஓர் குறைவில்லை ஸ்வாமி எல்லாம்…

Bhakti Song 97 – What is the alternative way?

மறுவழி ஏது? உன்சித்தம் என்னவென்று அறியாமலே ஓராயிரம்…

Bhakti Song 98 – Need your company

வாழ வேண்டும் இந்நாளிலும் நீதந்த வாழ்வினை வாழ்ந்திட…

Bhakti Song 99 – Need Your Grace

உன்னருள் வேண்டும் அனுதின வாழ்வில் உன்னருள் ஒன்று…

Bhakti Song 100 – My Freedom

உன் சுதந்திரம் ஒருநாள்போனது  மறுநாள்…

Bhakti Song 101 – Andadi

It is better for me to skip this song 101, as it remains incomplete.  When I was reading Tiruvasagam by Manikkavasagar, at Mahari (Rewa, M.P. at…

Bhakti Song 102 – Hail Him

This a Tamil version of the Hindi bhajan ‘Namuliyore Namuliyore’. It's not a verbatim copy, but it follows the same…

Bhakti Song 103 – Light the Deepam

"தீபு ஜலே" என்ற ஹிந்தி பாடலைத் தழுவி எழுதியது: This song is based on the…

Bhakti Song 104 – What I Require

எது வேண்டும் அருள் வேண்டும் அதுவன்றி…

Bhakti Song 105 – Everything is Yours

எல்லாம் உனக்காக எனது என ஒன்றும் இல்லை இனி எல்லாம்…

Song 723

மனித்தப் பிறவியும் வேண்டுவதே என்மீது நீகொண்ட…

Song 723

மனித்தப் பிறவியும் வேண்டுவதே என்மீது நீகொண்ட…

Song 724

சுயத்தைக்கொண்டாட சுயத்தை கொண்டாடி சுயத்தையே…

Song 724

சுயத்தைக்கொண்டாட சுயத்தை கொண்டாடி சுயத்தையே…

Song 725

மீதியைச் சொல்வேன் என்னதான் சொன்னாலும் உன்மனம்…

Song 725

மீதியைச் சொல்வேன் என்னதான் சொன்னாலும் உன்மனம்…

Song 726

இரண்டில்லை உள்ளாக உன்னிடம் வந்துநான் பேசுறேன் உலகின்…

Song 726

இரண்டில்லை உள்ளாக உன்னிடம் வந்துநான் பேசுறேன் உலகின்…

Song 727

யாருண்டு நீயன்றி யாருண்டு நிம்மதி அருள நினைவெல்லாம்…

Song 728

உன் உறவு இதுபோல உன்னுடன் நான்வந்து உறவாட இருகரம்…

Song 729

அவரவர் எல்லை அன்புக்கு ஈடாக எதைத்தான்…

Song 730

தப்பிக்கும் வழி இதற்கான விடையுமோ இருக்கு…

Song 731

நீதான் எல்லாம் அடித்தாலும் அணைத்தாலும் கரம்…

Song 732

கையேந்துங்கள் தொண்டரே எல்லோரும் வாருங்கள் துதித்து…

Song 733

பொறுமை இல்லை ஏனென்று கேளாமல் இருப்பதென் தவறா எதைநீ…

Song 734

ஒருவித பயம் வெளியாக எத்தனை வேடமே போட்டாலும் உள்ளாக…

Song 735

நீயே சொல் நன்மைகள் சின்னதாய் செய்துகொண்டு நாள்தோறும்…

Song 736

வாய்ப்பே இல்லை இறைவனும் பாவம் இனியென்ன…

Song 737

ஒரு ஆனந்தம் மவுனம் என்ற யாழினை மீட்டி மோனம் என்ற…

Song 738

ஆராய்ச்சி வேண்டாம் நீயாக வந்து மீட்பைத்…

Song 739

ஒரே கவலைமயம் ஆயிரம் கவலைகள் இருக்குது எனக்கு எவைஎவை…

Song 740

உள்ளான அமைதி உள்ளான அமைதி உள்ளத்தில்…

Song 741

யுகம் போதாது உன்னருள் நினைக்க யுகமொன்று…

Song 742

உனக்கென்னத் தெரியும் உன்னோட போராட எனக்குமே…

Song 743

அறிந்து கொண்டேன் கொண்டுமுன்…

Song 744

இதுஎன் குணம் இரக்கத்தை அறியேன் இங்கிதம்…

Song 745

உனக்குள்ள கடமை கூப்பிட்டா போதும் வந்திட…

Song 746

பணிவது எதற்கு அறியாமல் இருந்தாலும் அறிந்துனைத்…

Song 747

அதனால் பாடுவேன் பாடினால் பரவசம் பாடுவேன்…

Song 748

இதுவே நேரம் திருவடி தேடி வருகின்ற நேரம் திருமுகம்…

Song 749

பழிவாங்குதல் பழிவாங்கத் தேவை கடவுளுக்…

Song 750

நீதந்த அழைப்பு எனக்கொருஅழைப்பை நீகொடுத்தாய் அதற்கென…