Thursday, December 14, 2017

Olly olly umphrey



(36)  Sabar bandhu sabar apan

Abiding friend of all, everyone's own self,
For everybody, You are their life's quest.

On the dark night, You are a festival of lamps,
A fountain of water on the desert-path.

When everything has been proclaimed,
Of what use are hide-and-seek games?
With Your true identity, come into my heart,
Letting loose the flow of sweet compassion.

On Your path resplendent,
Do not think of keeping hidden.

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Find Him in His ideology



(35)  Akash vatas sudhanirjas

Sky and air are nectar's essence;
From dark clouds comes a summons.
Sweetly sounding in the core of heart
Is Páiṋcajanya[1] conch.

Oh what notes of dance and song;
Inside the mind is a light-flood!
Once lost, now waiting, I am hearing
The cry that I've attained everything.

I was going nowhere... with such sweet song,
Who is He that gave to me this call?
Hiding in the words is He,
The One Who is calling me.

After darkness came the light;
Suddenly, my life was satisfied.
It was filling my entire mind...
The unstruck chord divine.[2]

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Life eternal



(34)  Tomar nayantale sab kichu nece cale

Dancing under Your eyes everything proceeds,
Beneath Your feet the Earth keeps on enduring.
The days of old, lays then intoned,
The tales once told, inside of You they flow.

Many times I have come; I have danced and also sung...
Often I have loved, and often I have torn illusion.
Many games I have played, as I have gone toward Thee;
Always moving, the world, with dust it goes on mingling.

And yet this dusty earth, without You it does not exist.
In Your rhythm it lives; toward immortality it ever drifts.

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Detached and liberated



(33)  Tomar name tomar gane

In Your name, in Your song,
Engrossed have I become.
A darkward-traveling pilgrim
Has obtained the lightstream.

Drunken wind with strings deceptive,
Even should she want to bind me,
Smiling sweetly, to her I'll say:
"I've pulverized that stone-jail."

All alive are worthy of esteem;
Receive my humble greetings.
All with a mind are one of a kind;
Please do accept these respects mine.
I had arrived with movement's penchant,
Just like honey in a flowerbud.
Now, with enchanting name's invitation,
I have been released from bondage.

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

The big question



(32)  Ucatana mana na mane barana

My restless mind heeds no impediment;
It only wants to go toward Him...
Why do I have this wish?

Earth's pollen and the chirps in a shady retreat,
Forsaken are even they, my days of honey;
With them all combined, the sweetness of my psyche,
It still faints within Him only.

Whatever may be the history, all respect received
And any unvoiced wounds to my prestige;
Now, into one they all are melding...
Why do they race toward Him only?

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Life of my life



(31)  Kon timirera par hate phute uthecho

From what far shore of darkness have You risen,
Polestar of my existence?
From what celestial kingdom have You brought
This earth's flow of ambrosia?

Come, Lord, in the scent of my life;
Come, Lord, in the lamp of my mind;
Come, Lord, in the kadam of my heart...
You make this planet fragrant.

Come, Lord, in the tune of my life;
Come, Lord, in the song of my mind;
Come, Lord, in the rhythm of my heart...
You wake those who are dormant.

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Only one thing matters



(30)  Tumi marme ese amar ghum bhaungale

Into mind's core You came and broke my sleep;
With Your own color You painted my psyche.

There was road-fatigue,
And there was misunderstanding...
Existence was poisoned by the lack of peace;
But with Your own hand You removed those things;
You made my life dance to Your beat.

There were fame and infamy,
There were standards to achieve;
But You removed all my anxieties...
With Your effulgence You made me replete.

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