Poem 17

Ab ghati pragat bhaye ram rai

God appears in the heart of the devotee –
The devotee whose body is as good as gold!
As with a testing stone
The goldsmith tests the gold,
The devotee tests his heart
With the testing stone of devotion.
And as his mind steadies,
Divine Knowledge awakens in him!
Having searched for God outside
His life was wasted.
Now his mind turned inward.
He meditates.
He has found God within.
The body, as valueless as tin,
Has been transformed.
It is now valuable as pure gold.