Saturday, December 16, 2017

He brings bliss



(39)  Tumi asiyacho shata janapada vahiya

You have come, passing through so many dwellings,
Filling countless throats with melody.
You have come, cutting through so many galaxies,
Tripping to countless dance beats.

The world has got life through Your benison;
The world has got mind through Your thought.
With Your boundless gift, Your sensation,
The world has learned to sing and dance.

In Your absence, no song is there, no dance is there;
Countless incantations came, only to remember Thee.

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Rejoice



(38)  Se je eseche mor hrdaye guinjariya

He has come, and in my heart there is a humming;
Nectar is pervasive, honey is percolating.
The Unseen Lord dwells at the core of my psyche;
Everything is shining brightly...
Honey is percolating, percolating.

Why does He arrive with such charming attire?
Why does He beam so heart-exciting smiles?
His light upon the clouds of my afflictions
Fills me with rainbow colors.

All the world's songs, melodies, and keys
Conveyed to Him an ardent greeting.

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Freedom



(37)  Kon bhule jaoya bhore sahasa samiire

On some forgotten morn with a pleasant breeze,
On mind's mirror You appeared.

Smiling with golden effulgence,
Floating on a honeyed fragrance,
Wiping out all of the darkness,
You did blossom like a flower.

Smearing pollen of existence,
Etching images of newness,
Sending out a thunderous message,
You did shatter all the fetters.

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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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