Vaishnav Jan to tene- Gandhi's Favorite Bhajan

Mahatma  Gandhi's Favorite Bhajan  Lyrics  with English Meaning

Vaishnav jan to tene kahiye je
One who is a vaishnav

PeeD paraayi jaaNe re
Knows the pain of others

Par-dukhkhe upkaar kare toye
Does good to others, esp. to those ones who are in misery

Man abhimaan na aaNe re
Does not let pride enter his mind

SakaL lok maan sahune vande
A Vaishnav, Tolerates and praises the the entire world

Nindaa na kare keni re
Does not say bad things about anyone

Vaach kaachh man nishchaL raakhe
Keeps his/her words, actions and thoughts pure

Dhan-dhan janani teni re
O Vaishnav, your mother is blessed

Sam-drishti ne trishna tyaagi
A Vaishnav sees everything equally, rejects greed and avarice

Par-stree jene maat re
Considers some one else’s wife/daughter as his mother

Jivha thaki asatya na bole
The toungue may get tired, but will never speak lies

Par-dhan nav jhaalee haath re
Does not even touch someone else’s property


Moh-maaya vyaape nahi jene
A Vaishnav does not succumb to worldly attachments

DriDh vairaagya jena man maan re
Who has devoted himself to stauch detachment to worldly

Ram naam shoon taaLi laagi
Who has been edicted to the elixir coming by the name of Ram

SakaL tirath tena tan maan re
For whom all the religious sites are in the mind

VaN-lobhi ne kapaT-rahit chhe
Who has no greed and deciet
Kaam-krodh nivaarya re
Who has renounced lust of all types and anger

BhaNe Narsaiyyo tenun darshan karta
The poet Narsi will like to see such a person

KuL ekoter taarya re
By who’s virtue, the entire family gets salvation