Here is a short reading by Krishna Das of Tulsidas’ Last Poem recorded recently at Kripalu Center, MA. Tulsidas was a poet saint and composer of the deeply devotional Hanuman Chalisa and Ramcharitmanas.
Tulsidas’ Last Poem
I speak to Hanuman
Thus I speak to King Ram, the perfect, gentle one…
I speak to Shiva Himself, the ocean of grace.
Beware! And listen all!
Of joy and sorrow, love and anger, of virtue and vice
has the creator made all.
Of time and nature and fate,
Ram is the doer.
So I have known this Truth
having dwelt upon it in my heart.
Ah Lord, only quench this moping and grieving.
What is there that You can’t do?
Let me grow silent
that I reap what I have sown.