Gandhi on rioting. Vaishnava Jana tho thene kahiye je. Vaishnav (devotees of Vishnu.)

Gandhi and his riot.

Gandhi and his riot.

Narsinh Mehta, writer of Gandhi's favorite hymn to all humankind.

Narsinh Mehta, writer of Gandhi’s favorite hymn to humankind.

Image of a vaishnavite. Devotee of Lord Vishnu.

Image of the Lord.

Vaishnav (devotees of Vishnu) people are those who,
Feel the pain of others, Help those who are in misery,
But never let ego or conceit enter their mind.

Vaishnavs, respect the entire world, Do not censure anyone, Keep their words, actions and thoughts pure, The mother of such a soul is blessed.

Vaishnav see all equally, renounce greed and avarice, View others as extensions of one family, Their tongue might get tired, but they will never speak falsehood, Their hands would never touch the wealth of another.

Vaishnavs do not succumb to worldly attachments, They are detached from worldly pleasures, They are enticed by the name of God (Shri Ram), All holy sites of pilgrimage are embodied within them.

Vaishnavs encompasses the absence of greed and deceit, They have renounced all types of lust and anger, The author of this poem (Narsi) would be grateful to meet such a soul whose virtue liberates lineage.

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