Vinaya Chalisa English
Vinaya Chalisa is preceeded by Sri Guru Vandana
Since I am devoid of faith and devotion and I am the one with the most impure mind,
I am pitiable in all respects so I offer this prayer to you.
Jai jai Neem Karoli Baba, please give me your grace and true feelings.
How can I begin to sing your praises, when I don't even know the name of the place you are from?
All you need do is give the glance of grace, and disease, grief, sorrows, and poverty are snatched away.
People cannot fathom you, only those who receive your grace can sense who you are.
Offering you all, body, mind , and soul, one achieves that rare celestial happiness.
Seeing and touching you, Oh Lord, one has their home filled with happiness and wealth.
Jai jai, bestower of happiness to saints and devotees, giver of all powers, success, and wealth.
You are Vishnu, you are Rama, you are Krishna, roaming about you fulfill beneficial desires.
Jai jai jai jai Sri Bhagavanta, you are Hanuman incarnate.
Just as Vibhisana said, "I know the supreme truth (that)
Without God's grace one cannot meet saints, and with their grace comes the end of suffering.
I was convinced of this the day I had your darshan.
Whoever remembers you in their heart has all problems and obstacles destroyed.
Jai jai jai beloved guru, I am completely yours, body and soul.
Quickly now, give me your grace, give me that eternal peace which ends all suffering.
Purge me, please, of all disease, grief, and suffering, and let me spend all of my time meditating on and repeating the name of Rama.
Bless me with those boons by which I may live in a state of grace.
Let me overcome the tendency to swing between the opposites of extreme attachment and hatred that I may worship the divine above all else.
May I always serve the saints; Lord, in all respects you are capable of granting everything.
Give me everything and pull me out of this bog of existence.
I have come under your protection, Lord, and have reaped the results of my past good deeds.
Jai jai jai beloved guru, I adore you again and again.
You know what is going on in every home, your daily food is simple.
Your appearance and dress is so simple that no one can recognize you as a sadhu.
Oh Lord, this is just your manner if living, every word you say is enigmatic.
From an unbeliever one turns into a believer when the Master shows the whip of the light of consciousness.
Followers of all religions supplicate to you with bowed heads
You have neither self interest nor desire, instead you satisfy the desires of devotees.
Lord, how may I please you, that I may earn the prasad of your grace?
You are the protector of sadhus and righteous people, you are always a support to devotees.
Even wicked people who take your shelter have their wishes fulfilled.
This should come as no surprise, as it is most natural for saints.
Please now, have compassion, that this body and mind may become stainless and pure.
Whoever sings your glory daily has the aptitude for righteous thought and actions.
Such a one becomes saturated with virtue and attains all happiness and wealth.
One has all their longings fulfilled and attains eternal bliss.
The four gems of worldly life are not difficult to get through your grace.
Save me, protect me with your shelter. Take away my load of misery.
It is my privilege to have the great fortune of seeing and touching your wonderful form.
I have carefully placed a few flowers of faith at you feet.
Oh, ocean of grace, my dearest guru and Lord, please accept them.
Vinaya Chalisa - 2nd Translation
Lord, I am ignorant and lack faith and devotion. I don't know how to pray to you. Still, I humbly offer this prayer.
Glory, glory Neem Karoli Baba, please purify my heart with your grace.
How can I sing your praises when I don't know anything about you?
Just a glance of your grace is enough to remove disease, grief, and suffering.
It is only by your grace that one can come to know you.
Offering you everything – body, mind, soul, and worldly belongings – Is the way to true happiness.
Just to see and touch you, Lord, Is enough to fill one's heart and home with happiness and prosperity
Glory to you, bestower of happiness to saints and devotees, giver of all kinds of abilities and wealth.
You are Vishnu, you are Rama, you are Krishna. You wander about satisfying the needs of those you meet.
Again and again I sang "Glory to you God". You are Hanuman incarnate.
Now I accept what Vibhisana said as supreme truth:
"No one can meet a saint without God's grace, and with that grace comes the end of suffering."
I realized this in my heart the first day I saw you.
The troubles of those who fill their hearts with you are destroyed.
Glory to you my beloved Gurudev. I am yours in every way.
Please bless me soon. Let me feel that great peace that destroys suffering.
Please wipe out sickness, grief, and suffering and let me continually repeat the name of Ram.
Whatever way I may attain supreme salvation, please bless me with that boon.
In every way may I worship Hari and be free from hatred, jealousy, and the confusion of dualities.
May I always serve the saints. Lord, you can grant everything in all respects.
Please give me everything so I may be saved from this ocean of birth and death.
The fruit of all my past good deeds is refuge in you.
Glory to you beloved Gurudev. Again and again I offer my all to you.
At all times you are aware of everything everywhere. Your daily food is very simple.
Your appearance and dress is so simple that no one can know you as a sadhu.
Oh Lord, this is your way of living; your every word has deep meaning.
You turn non-believers into believers when you give them an awakening warning.
Followers of all religions bow their heads to you.
Totally free of selfishness and free of desire, you wander about fulfilling the desires of devotees.
Oh Lord, how can I pray to you and earn the prasad of your grace?
You are the protector of sadhus and good people. You are ever a support to devotees.
You even fulfill the desires of wicked people when they take refuge in you.
Why should anyone be surprised by this? It is simply the nature of a true saint.
So please now have that kind of compassion on me and purify my mind and heart.
Whoever sings your glory daily is attracted to righteousness and good deeds.
They are blessed with the virtues and achieve all happiness and wealth.
All their desires are fulfilled and in the end they attain peace.
The four fruits of life are easy to obtain with your grace.
Save me, save me. You are my refuge. Remove all my troubles and suffering.
It is the greatest blessing to have even seen or touched your wonderful form.
I have performed no good deeds and empty void of intelligence; it is only by your grace that I can even speak of you.
I gently place these few flowers of faith at your feet. Ocean of Grace, my dearest Guru and Lord, please accept them.
- From Kainchi 'Temple Prayers'