you must accept those
who surrender to you.”
“Janabai was born in the Maharashtra region of India to a low-caste family. It was not uncommon for poor families to hire their children out as domestic servants, and this is what happened to Janabai at age 7. But the household she was sent to was unusual, for it belonged to the much-revered poet Namdev. It was in this household that Janabai spent the rest of her life.
Janabai’s poetry suggests a life of difficult labor in the household, but one that was constantly revived and supported by her intimacy with the Divine.”-Ivan M. Granger of Poetry Chaikhana.