Project : Work with children of seva kendra (slum) to prepare group song सेवा है यज्ञकुन्ड समिधा सम हम जलें

Background :

Songs in general, and group songs in particular, engage  children in ways and communicate the message of the song in ways few other activities do.Long after children are grown up, the song will reside in the recess of the mind. And give the message..

Goal :

Coach and help children of seva kendra (slum), prepare the group song. The desired outcomes are :
  • Children remember the song  in toto – its words and its tune and the message
  • They understand the message of Seva

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Song :

सेवा है यज्ञकुन्ड समिधा सम हम जलें
ध्येय महासागर में सरित रूप हम मिलें ।
लोक योगक्षेम ही राष्ट्र अभय गान है
सेवारत व्यक्ती व्यक्ती कार्य का ही प्राण है ॥धृ॥

उच्च नीच भेद भूल एक हम सभी रहें
सहज बन्धूभाव हो राग-द्वेष ना रहे
सर्वदिक् प्रकाश हो ज्ञानदीप बाल दो
चरण शीघ्र द्रुढ बढे ध्येय शिखर हम चढे॥१॥

मुस्कुराते खिल उठे मुकुल पात पात में
लहर लहर सम उठे हर प्रघात घात में
स्तुति निन्दा लाभ लोभ यश विरक्ती छाँव से
कर्मक्षेत्र मे चले सहज स्नेह भाव से ॥२॥

दीन हीन सेवा ही परमेष्टी अर्चना
केवल उपदेश नही कर्मरूप साधना
मन वाचा कर्म से सदैव एक रूप हो
शिवसुन्दर नव समाज विश्ववन्द्य हम गढे ॥३॥

English Transliteration:

sevā hai yajñakunḍa samidhā sama hama jaleṁ
dhyeya mahāsāgara meṁ sarita rūpa hama mileṁ |
loka yogakṣema hī rāṣṭra abhaya gāna hai
sevārata vyaktī vyaktī kārya kā hī prāṇa hai ||dhṛ||

ucca nīca bheda bhūla eka hama sabhī raheṁ
sahaja bandhūbhāva ho rāga-dveṣa nā rahe
sarvadik prakāśa ho jñānadīpa bāla do
caraṇa śīghra druḍha baḍhe dhyeya śikhara hama caḍhe||1||

muskurāte khila uṭhe mukula pāta pāta meṁ
lahara lahara sama uṭhe hara praghāta ghāta meṁ
stuti nindā lābha lobha yaśa viraktī chāva se
karmakṣetra me cale sahaja sneha bhāva se ||2||

dīna hīna sevā hī parameṣṭī arcanā
kevala upadeśa nahī karmarūpa sādhanā
mana vācā karma se sadaiva eka rūpa ho
śivasundara nava samāja viśvavandya hama gaḍhe ||3||

Meaning:

As fortunate, holy & good it is for wooden stick (samidha) to go in the holy fire of yagnya, same way it is for us to enter in to service work. Stick does not remain the same as it was, but burns itself to serve for the purpose.
As river flows & merges in to ocean, let us go & merge in to this ocean like huge work of service (seva).
Being a good to people & every person being living a well contended life is song we boldly chant.
Every person filled with Service oriented mind, is essence or core of our work ||S||

Forgetting about is superior & inferior, we should stand united,
Let feeling of brotherhood come naturally. Hatred & bitterness has no space within us,
Let every where be lots of light, please give us all knowledge,
Let us move on & reach the top of our goal ||1||

Every flower is blooming with a smile,
Every wave is same & coming up,
Away from praise, criticism, profit, greed & glory,
We march forward with simple easy adorable way ||2||

Serving weak feeble is our routine practice,
These are not only teachings, but our regular work,
Let always be consistent about thoughts, talks & actions.
Our society be as pleasant as god Shiva & be praised by whole world. ||3||

Audio File :

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