It was the time back then
When I didn't know, sorrow in this material realm
Takes us an inch more towards God.
It was then, when I didn't know
God lets woes inflicted upon those
Who are desired to tread the path to infinity.
It was then, when I was unaware
That we love, solely for our delusive bliss.
However, I thank my ignorance
And consider it my beatitude,
For it impaled me with afflictions undreamt of
And led me to realise all of this.
Now when I think of it,
I perceive that some ephemeral griefs
Kindled my voyage towards the ocean of bliss,
How ironical it is!
And Your grace, being its solitary goal
O Lord, grace us more.
N.B. - 'Path to infinity' symbolises liberation, 'Ocean of bliss' refers to God and 'Voyage' has an underlying meaning apart from the obvious one, it signifies the journey to Vaikunthalok, the celestial abode of Lord Vishnu, situated deep down the ocean.