आस्थानगायको भूत्वा श्रीनाथं देवसत्तमम् |
नित्यं सन्तोषयामास कृत्वा गीतान्यनेकशः ||
आचार्यकृपया तस्य दिव्यज्ञानमभूत्ततः |
श्रीकृष्णलीलां बहुधा भावयन् मधुरं जगौ ||
नैष्ठिकब्रह्मचर्येण निर्मलेनैव चेतसा |
कीर्तनेनापि कृष्णस्य शुद्धं तत्कारणत्रयम् ||
That child Surdas became the virtual, royal court-singer of Lord Shrinatha. He used to please Shri Bhagavan composing new songs and singing in praise of Him daily. Due to the blessing of Shri Vallabha, he attained gnana. So he was able to conceive of the divine pastimes of Shri Krishna in myriad ways, and express them in the form of melodious compositions. His strict adherence to piety of heart, unceasing Krishna kirtan and strict celibacy resulted in the maintenance of his heart, tongue and body always pure.