He who utters the Name of God while walking
gets the merit of a sacrifice at every step
His body becomes a place of pilgrimage.
He who repeats God’s Name while working
always finds perfect peace.
– Tukaram, Extract from “Name of God”
Poems of Tukaram
- First He looked confused
- How Could a Lover Fall?
- If Men
- In Me Thou Livest
- Name of God
- The Chief of the Yadavas
- When I lose Myself
Tukaram wrote a large diverse collection of poetry. This included insightful spiritual commentary but Tukaram could also be delightfully playful and could easily switch to humorous and thought provoking pieces. His poems reflect a great spontaneity and creativity.
photo: Ranjit, Sri Chinmoy Centre Galleries