Prayers by the Ocean

~by Ananda Vrindavan Devi Dasi


When I wander across the waters

Of this material world

May I always return to the shores 

Of Krishna consciousness


When I marvel at the waves 

Crashing and moving 

With wild abandon

May I always remember 

The source of their power

The supreme controller


When I am saddened by

The troubles and pains of life

May I remember the teachings

That I am spirit soul

And can soar above it all

Like the gulls that ride the wind


When I am distracted by distractions

And the glitter and gold of others

May I remember it’s all an illusion

Perfectly set up to take me down

And keep me locked in the dream

Of enjoying forever here


When I finally get the point 

Of the futility of material existence

May I enter the spiritual ocean

And dive deep in the waves

To stay there forever.