Monday, December 21, 2015

God of tears

(419)  Kende kende kata daki

Many a time I call out in tears;
Can it be You are unable to hear?
Or perhaps You like to make me weep;
As You don't reply, that's how it seems.

The Shravan[1] rains shower
Day and night without cease.
But, looking on, You smile indulgently;
Why such a hard heart You express?

A garland threaded with mind's flowers
I will drench in tears.
That garland I will give to Thee;
Let me see if it You will wear.

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Unseen and heard

(418)  Canderi sathe madhunishate

On a spring night in company with the moon,
The account of a lily stem's wishes
I will tell, unsleeping all the night.
In sweet lullaby on a gentle breeze,
To a fairy tale of dream
I'll now pay heed with all my heart.

Dreamland's messenger flew down and said:
"The lily stem's words float in the blue sky.
Scattered and told across the universe,
No longer can they stay unheard."

Ever afloat is the stream of dream,
A saga that mingles with formlessness.
In an arbor honeyed by lost minds,
A soundly sleeping bud will blossom.

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Saturday, December 19, 2015

From darkness to light

(417)  Alor devata elo

The Lord of Light arrived;
Today, He appeared, He appeared.
Both hands banishing black mist,
He infused light;
He revealed, He revealed.

My beloved, in what far-off land was He;
Keeping hidden, He won me over.
Only His boundless love
Enfolded everyone;
He embraced, He embraced.

My captivation, I cannot conceal
Time and again my heart darts after Him.
In His songs and soothing melodies,
He cast light with many colors,
He brightened, He brightened.

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Wanting more than a glimpse

(416)  Prabhu tava asari ashe din cale jay

Lord, only awaiting You my days pass by;
Don't You know my plight?
Casting a glint of light, You go away;
Don't You feel my pain?

For You my heart, it yearns;
Coated with every fragrance, it sings.
But into dust all its sweetness turns;
Why that is so, please inform me.

My songs are sung to Your melody;
My eyes gaze in Your direction.
All my singing and all my seeking
Implore Your grace and compassion.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Nothing more to say

(415)  Prabhu kii ar balibo ami

Lord, what more is there to say?
Life after life, from cradle to grave,
With me You remain.

From the very dawn of creation
You were with me every instant.
The mantra for progress that I chant,
I have learned it by Your grace.

Your song will I go on singing;
By no means and for no bar will I cease.

No matter how many meteor storms appear,
Even then my movement will not cease.
A traveler on the highway to infinity,[1]
I crave Your grace and prostrate at Your feet.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015


(414)  Karuna kare go krpa karo sabe

Kindly, bestow grace on all;
God, per Your nature, please show mercy.
Your effulgence is a waterfall,
Decontaminating everybody.[1]

In water or on land, in caves or on mountains,
Ever You are pleased by our supplication.
All cognition is Your everlasting seat;
Lord, give us all the gift of fearlessness.

Whatever we perceive or do not perceive,
Everything is Your liila– that we concede.
With Your pulse, everyone is vibrated;
You are the undiminished Master of the Universe.

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Monday, December 14, 2015

Ruby of my mind

(413)  Harano diner sur bhese ase

Melodies of days gone by come floating
From time to time in the distant sky.
I see the long-lost ruby beaming gently,
Newly arrayed in a recess of my mind.

He is a festival of light at darkest night;
His effulgence everyone esteems.
A sapid waterfall on an arid path is He;
His water quenches every desire.
Remaining apart from Him is futile;
My heart always wants to keep near.

On rainy nights, our companion is He;
By all who've gone astray is He admired.
His stream of lustrous beauty brightly shines;
His holy splendor consumes all that is bleak.
Much as I want, I don't go near;
My trembling heart feels sweetly shy.

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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Old lamps for new

(412)  Ke go tumi ele

Oh, Who are You that arrived
On the chariot of mind to thrill my psyche?
Oh, Who are You that gave a jolt
To my consciousness this very morning.

Along the path of effulgence You've come,
Absorbing all our common kindness.
Your own perfect kindness You've conferred;
You've come to fill the lives of all.

Along the path of melody You've come,
Absorbing all our common cadence.
Your own perfect cadence You've conferred;
You've come to sing a song to all.

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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Harpstrings and lost melodies

(411)  Amar manete tumi esechile

Within my mind You had come
To scatter fragrance of unsung blossoms.
Within my heart You had arisen
To emanate songs of liberation.

Abounding on all sides of my footpath
Are coniferous plants, row after row.
My mind You've filled with another bloom;
Its name You do not tell.
Today, that thought, it inspires me
To go ahead in carefree dance.

Abounding on all sides of my thought path,
Are harpstrings and lost melodies.
My mind You've pleased with an unknown tune;
Its name You do not tell.
Today, that song, it heartens me
To cover my footpath with hope.

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Friday, December 11, 2015

Desert sands and forest thorns

(410)  Ogo samane cala pathik

Oh, Traveler in the lead,
Just once, please look back at me.
Look back just once, look back at me.
Without our ever being introduced,
Still I call You tearfully.

My stream has gotten lost
Amid the desert sands.
Heart breaking in anguish,
Mind races in search of Him.
That anguish is the story of my life;
It springs to mind, time after time.

Mind's bloom has gotten lost
Amid the forest thorns.
Eyes painted black with but illusion,
I languish in my quest at dark of dusk.
The pain of defeat is thorns' torture;
Can my mind ever be relieved?

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Sweet sorrow

(409)  Gan geye jai tomare tusite

I go on singing songs to please You
And to soothe my afflicted heart.

What was within reach is gone now.
To forget that lethal blow,
I go on singing songs to please You.

All that was mine is taken by the thief of time.
Today, to forget the agony of that loss,
With my tunes and with my tears,
That painful wound is washed away.

Today, my crown has dropped down;
I've shed all garb to bear the pain.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015


(408)  Tomare peyechi jiivaneri prate

At the dawn of life, I sensed You;
I recognized You as morn advanced.
At break of day, I saw You;
And I flushed with consciousness.

Within my mind, time and again, You appeared;
Gazing to all sides, though seeing You, I do not see.
My garland of love, painstakingly strung,
Has fallen withered from neglect.
The love that I have offered You
Will all be finished, all be lost–
All be lost on a barren course.

Within my heart, time and again, You danced;
But I do not hear that sound, that unstruck melody.[1]
With my well-practiced and established tunes,
I have lain asleep, been neglectful.
The songs that I have offered You
Will all be finished, all unsung–
Unsung in the realm beyond speech.

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All for one and one for all

(407)  Manera majhare lukaye rayecho

You lie hidden within the mind,
But seeking in the mind, we do not find.
Stealthily, with everyone You are linked;
In the universal heart is Your seat.

In the floral fragrance of hectic Chaitra,[1]
Your elegant sweetness sails along.
In the blue yonder and in the sea fire,[2]
In the redness of a vermilion dot,
In the gray white of milk and the bright white of snow,
Where are You not diffused?

Oh, Limitless Deity, You don't permit containment;
Allowing enclosure would be to suffer limitation.

To catch You we must identify with You;
Then even a tiny I becomes infinite.
In the collective mind You are one in divers raiment;
In harmony with all, we sing ballads of Thee.

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Monday, December 7, 2015

Free at last

(406)  Ay rtur raja vasanta

Come spring, king of seasons,
Rock my mind.
Cast your bright moonlight,
And make the flower garden dance.

I brim with zeal
Mid colored blooms and their green leaves.
Every fiber of my being thrills
With the advent of mind's thief.

With kohl I paint my eyes
And see only the love that is.
I keep unkempt hair flying free,
Unruly in the southern breeze.

My heart brims with sweetness;
That alone I dispense.
Today has come life's steadfast friend
And prolonged weeping's end.

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Saturday, December 5, 2015

Sweet sorrow

(405)  Ami jege achi diva rati

Day and night I'm on the qui vive
Only for Thee, only for Thee.
A garland of love I am stringing
Only for Thee, only for Thee.

Now my blooms are withering;
The petals droop in grief.
I but keep them moist with tears,
Assiduously, assiduously.

There's no light in my life presently–
Twixt moon and clouds, no hide and seek.
Days pass by but do not gaze at me;
Every hour, bitterly I weep.

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Partial and impartial

(404)  Phulera vanete parii esechilo

Into the garden a fairy had come
To drink ambrosia of the flowers.
In the heady air and thrilling sky,
Her golden wings were outspread.

Peeking out, all the flowers say:
"My nectar, it is so tasty;
From others, some is bitter, some is pungent;
Some is sour, some is foul on the tongue."
Choosing carefully the fairy is a connoisseur;
For her tray, she plucked the sweetest flowers.

No flower does the fairy treat with neglect;
To all equally she has given respect.
Even those flowers whose nectar she did not take,
She embraced as she left for the distant heavens.

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Only in spring?

(403)  Phagun masete phag niye kheli

In spring, I play with red powder;[1]
I do not play with fire.
Fires of the forest I smother;
Fires of the mind I don't ignite.

At the still of night in the flower garden,
Stealthily I move, making fragrance emanate.
In floral nectar's every atom,
Silently I cordially associate.

All hearts, in light and shadow,
I fill with love at every instant.
By moonlight, with smile of an infant,
I always bring ambrosia's flow.
I never cheat anybody.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Never forget

(402)  Alor oi jharnadharay

With that surging stream of effulgence,
Come, Lord, into my mind; please come.
By that golden downpour of song,
Lord, please be seated in my inner self.

In an ocean of utter darkness—
Clasping my hand, oh, take me beyond.
Let my tears of nothing but sorrow
Be infused with profound love.
With a compassionate flood of pearls,
Smile, Lord, smile inside my heart.

Hold me close and still closer;
Even by mistake, never let me forget.
With Your astounding flow of colors,
Give me no scope for delusion.

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Love of the collective

(401)  Nacera tale chande gane

In the rhythm of song and cadence of dance,
The world has become all-embracing.
With lost melodies of yesteryear,
Everyone was exuberant.

With eyes painted, bring your thread for garland;
And fill your basket with fragrant flowers.
Suffusing everyone with life's crimson color,
Imbue them with magnolia scent.

Now, with the splendor of effulgence,
Collective mind was taken as our mate.
Having found Heart's Thief nearby today,
Our mental pollen was entranced.

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Sunday, November 29, 2015

To catch a fairy

(400)  Sei svapnera deshe se niilsayare

In the blue sea of that dreamland,
A gold lotus has blossomed again.
With dulcet, spellbinding laughter,
It sends ripples across the blue waters.

In the late moonlight, with only its fragrance,
To parts unknown a breeze drifts off.
It pierces minds with that sweet scent
To pass the news on to hearts that are lost.
A fairy goes flying and circles around,
With covetous plot the lotus to abduct.

A prince was seated on a winged horse
When the fairy came flying to take the flower.
The fairy flies away, and the prince follows;
Flying and flying, the fairy was worn out.

On getting caught, the fairy trembled in fear;
Wings furiously flapping, she sought pardon.
"For this sin there is no leniency,"
Replied the prince with firmness and resolution.

"Theft won't be condoned for worship of a deity;
Move on the path of righteousness with noble deeds."

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Friday, November 27, 2015

With a little help from friends

(399)  Sadhuta saralata tejasvita gune

By virtue of honesty, simplicity, and spiritedness,
Even an ordinary person becomes extraordinary.
In the king's youngest son were these graces,
And so he too sets forth to apprehend the fairy.

At the Blue Sea,
In the lotus grove at the Blue Sea,
Sleepless, he sat watching.
Vigilant every hour throughout the night,
With eyes fixed on the flower was he,
At the Blue Sea.
At night's end, fearfully she came.
Taking the flower and flying away, the fairy, she flees.

To pursue a fairy, a winged horse is required;
The prince scoured the three worlds far and wide.
At last, in the kingdom of one demon,
There he found the horse was present.
Loved by all for his benevolence,
The prince acquires the horse, using good sense.

The evil demon admitted that humanity,
In power to do battle, is not always weak.

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Into the wasteland

(398)  Nidra tandra krodh alasya

Sleep, stupor, anger, sloth,
Delay, and fear– with these six flaws
Even great persons are undone,
Not to speak of lesser ones.

After being defeated by the fairy,
The princes went into the back country.
A winged horse they sought to procure;
Without it, hard indeed would be a fairy's capture.

With royal heritage they were besotted,
To views of commoners they gave no respect.
So no one's love they did win;
In arrogant pride, lost is acumen.

Defeated in battle and bereft of intellect,
By an evil demon they were confined;
In a dark prison cell they now spend time.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Before the fall

(397)  Darpaharii prabhu darpa na sahe kabhu

The Lord humbles pride; He never suffers conceit.
Where vanity abides, there must be defeat.
Two crown princes, the robber of the golden lily
They set out to seize, resolving to succeed.

With pinnace and canoe and many a sampan,
With yachts and ferries and ships all around,
They planned to capture the flower thief—
The fairy's trickery would surely cease.

Their hearts and minds were full of pride,
And negligent that God gently smiled.
The fairy carried an arrow of illusion;
With lily she slipped away, fearing no one.

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Monday, November 23, 2015

A flower offering

(396)  Rauniin parii aj caleche kothay

Now where has the colorful fairy gone?
Gold lotus at her breast, she has flown away.
In the blue sky she travels to a far-distant place.

The layers of atmosphere get lighter,
And steadily the clouds grow thinner.
But the fairy goes on flying...
Faster and faster, she hies.

She crosses the fairyland border;
And the stars, they sparkle much more.
The moon beams extra brightly...
The fairy will offer this flower to her deity.

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Gold lotus in a blue sea

(395)  Niilsayare sonar kamal

A gold lotus in a blue sea—
It has blossomed, but no one pays heed...
No one pays heed, no one pays heed.
Its petals, the color of scarlet,
No one does touch, no one does touch.

Smeared with vitality is the gold pollen,
Glistening life, enfolding nectar.
But that nectar, it is remote;
And so the bumblebees never approach.

From the land of clouds, a colorful fairy
Was mesmerized by its sublime beauty.
Clasping to her bosom the lotus of gold,
She flew off; and no one knows.

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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Only His glory

(394)  Dakhina vatase kusumasuvase

With the floral fragrance in the southern breeze,
Oh, Who is He Who smiles in the mind?
With the love and devotion in a flower's pollen,
Only His luster does derive from every enterprise.

Don't obscure the path, oh most Beloved;
Let me keep You always on the canvas of my rumination.
In my flower bud, should any nectar remain,
With that nectar, it is You Whom I will magnify.

Don't make me forget Your song, oh most Beloved,
Through stormy winds and hurtful lightning bolts.
With my flower's seed vessel, should it endure,
Fragrant and new pollen will embellish You.

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Friday, November 20, 2015


(393)  Kamala kusuma sama komala tumi go

Like the lotus flower, so tender You are,
Yet more severe than a thunderbolt; that I've known.
With sandal on a vernal breeze, fragrant You are,
More enchanting than paradise; that I've realized.

In a dusk-darkened pond, golden light sparkles
On getting You in the mind.
In a sorrowful heart, a river of nectar capers
On getting You in meditation.

In Your rhythm of dance, the three worlds rock and roll,
Absorbed in Your melody; that I've understood.

Whatever I can conceive, it is not the equal of You,
Greater than all in beauty and virtue; that I've confirmed.

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In a cloud beside the moon

(392)  Manera mayur meleche je pakha

The peacock of my mind has fanned its tail,
Having seen Krsna in a cloud beside the moon.
My heartstrings plucked, they reverberate
In the rapture of an intoxicating tune.

Back again is my heart gone missing;
Lost melodies have been revived.
A mind-uplifting, heart-enchanting
Vibration arrived in the blue sky.

In forgotten ways my subtle mind was made to leap;
With an ideation gone missing, it brimmed over.
My life's basket of wares has been emptied;
A sweet breeze wafts with the fragrance of flowers.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Blind but now I see

(391)  Cokhera jale bhijiya giyache

Tears have moistened
The garland that was woven.
My sun has set and evening fallen;
In the mind get lost my words unspoken.

Saying He would return, my Love went away;
Many ages passed, but He's not come back.
Sleep has arrived, my night descended;
Could it be He did not sense my pain?

Those who come, they come to leave;
Those who leave go saying they'll return.
Hidden is my Love everywhere and forever;
Every single word His ears do hear.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Lord, from Thee

(390)  Prabhu tomar krpar kana halei habe

Lord, from Thee, if only there will be a speck of grace,
Then, Ruler of Mind, the psychic grime will be wiped away.

Rays of sublime beauty fall in a blaze
Upon this earth by Your divine grace.
Upstream flows the river current
With an exhilarating clamor.
Ruler of Mind, the mental filth will terminate.

A flood of nectar falls in cascade
Upon this earth by Your divine grace.
Spellbound, the stream of creation
Embraces an unfamiliar yearning.
Ruler of Mind, impurity shall not remain.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015


(389)  Phulera vanete bhramara eseche

In the flower grove, a bumblebee has entered;
Humming, what does she mean to say?
She simply wants all the floral nectar,
Every bit that has been retained.[1]

It was hard to get, concealed by the blossom
So very carefully, so very stealthily.
With one mind, she carried the nectar off;
And with the taking, that fact she revealed.

Sweet fragrance there was and smeared with pollen;
With the removal of nectar also went the scent.
All the flower pollen covered her as she went;
Thus coated from the theft, she reported the event.

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Monday, November 16, 2015

River of life

(388)  Alokeri van naviye

Descending in a downpour of effulgence,
A river first appeared.
Playing the game of making and unmaking,
Forward, it wends its way eternally.

Flowing onward, ever onward only,
A babbling tune is its story.
Halting its advance for no impediment,
For day or night it makes no concession.

Its movement is to the rhythm of dance;
Its speech is in the guise of song.
Through a magnanimous series of waves,
It converges with its fount, the great sea.

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Sunday, November 15, 2015


(387)  Prabhu dhara ki kabhu debe na

Lord, won't You ever let me touch You?
How many ages will pass imagining Thee,
And is there no end to the reverie?

Worn down by blows from illusion and delusion,
I have lost my stored-up fragrance and pollen.
Like a fallen flower I lie at my nadir;
And now I know not what the future brings.

To no avail the transitory was pursued,
I'm bone-weary from chasing ignis fatuus.
Clasp my hand, and take me back;
Don't let me succumb to ignorance.

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To fulfill

(386)  Etadin pare bandhuya eseche

After so long, the Beloved has come,
Casting light in this house of darkness.
With affectionate music and rapturous dance,
He captured the heart of everyone.

Oh, His forms inundate;
In a sea of form, the formless friend,
Oh, He overflows.
With only His name, I cannot comprehend
So much nectar he poured out upon this earth.

Oh, His spirit inundates;
The wellspring of universal life, the Beloved,
Oh, He overflows.
The Lord of songs, in the melody of life,
Its cadence and tempo, came to fulfill.

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Novel and amazing

(385)  Tomari surete tava karunate

In Your melody and Your mercy...
In Your divine light, everything is swathed.
With the sound of Your heartsong
And Your rainbow colors, everything is glazed.

Krsna, from the far side of a dark fog,
Your light sparkles, Your nectar pours forth.
How novel and amazing is Your divine sport
To paint pictures in chiaroscuro.

On the shore of silent serenity,
A clarion tune resounds repetitively.
World obliviating, mind intoxicating,
On that melody traverse Your chariot wheels.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The high road

(384)  Paoya na paoyay sukhe duhkhe hay

Alas, in getting or not getting pain or ease,
Days pass by with useless deeds.
All around flowers, with what hope do bees
Come and hum so bashfully?

Most beloved of all, duping everybody,
You remain hidden in the core of our being.
We look not internally but rather externally,
In the same manner as the musk deer.[1]

Amid that which won't endure, here and there,
Expecting what, why do people roam uselessly?
Shatter my illusion, and draw me near;
Keep me in Your holy proximity.

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Game of fate

(383)  Ajke tomar saunge sabar

Today, with You, everyone
Got acquainted anew.
The game of fate, the cosmic sport,
Without You there is naught.

You are Visnu, most glorious,
The rhythm-filling omkara.
You are the apple of love's eye,
Everyone's friend, all of the time.

In each and everything You lie veiled,
But You remain ready to be embraced.
In a secluded corner of everyone's mind,
Secretly full of sweetness You abide.

By radiance of light and wizardry of form,
Please swap Your heart in exchange for ours.

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Sunday, November 8, 2015

My mental lotus

(382)  Eso kache eso kache

Come close, please come close;
My distant Friend, come close.
For You alone my mental lotus
Is full of pollen.

In a muddy pond,
I've kept abloom a clean lily,
On which Your rosy feet may cross.
Come close, please come close;
For You alone my mental lotus
Is full of fragrance.

Amid wintry winds,
I've kept abloom a white lily,
Adorned by the sun.
Come close, please come close;
For You alone my mental lotus
Is full of sweetness.

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Friday, November 6, 2015


(381)  Tumi esecho na bale

Unheralded, You've arrived;
Now come closer, and stay nearby.
Play, play, play
On Your flute in cadence and dance.

Ear to the ground for Your advent
So many ages, day and night, was I.
In spring, smiling tenderly, You came,
And made me forget all my pain.

Today the air carries sweet resonance,
And mind vibrates with thrilling thought.
When the Lord of the universe appeared,
He gave fresh impact to the world.

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My golden lotus

(380)  Tumi amar sonari kamal

You are my golden lotus.[1]
Flourish; and then in my heart reside,
Making each and every thing bright.

Don't stay, don't stay very far away;
You dwell in my heart with rhythm and melody.
Be radiant and fragrant, my sweet Lord,
Filling with allure Your one hundred petals.[2]

Having recognized You, I still don't know You;
Remaining close, You play peekaboo.
Having held You, I cannot hang on to You,
You Who are ever sporting yet pristine.[3]

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

What hurts

(379)  Prathama jiivane tumi aso niko

In my early life, You did not appear;
I feel no anguish over that.
I did not seek... with this remorse,
My distressed mind weeps constantly.

You were so close, and yet I did not call;
My days and nights have passed in vain.
At this late stage, that same history–
The more I recollect, the more I feel the pain.

All who have come stay for a fixed duration
To do some work upon this earth.
But time passes idly, the chance gets wasted;
And blaming God is ineffectual.

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Monday, November 2, 2015


(378)  Asha asha kare

In expectations,
So many lives transpired.
Yet, of those expectations,
None are fulfilled.

They did not happen–
Those that were in my mind.
Those that I never wanted–
They came in abundance.
Whenever love occurred,
It was honey-coated comings and goings,
Always departing,
Gratifying only for a span of time.

Touring the flower garden,
Thorns arose at each step.
In the gentle southern breeze,
I met with a cyclone.
I've now realized that my expectations
Are like a mirage;
The disappointments at the end of hope
Are Your two rosy feet.

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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Beyond cosmology

(377)  Marma mathiya hiya niunariya

Stirring my soul and wringing my heart,
You came today, Lord, the essence of mind.
With Your substance, everyone received form;
With Your effulgence, they became bright.

Without thought, there was a transcendental realm;
In the stream of creation, the three worlds[1] arose.
With universal cognition, You brought splendor;
Exuding sweetness, You became the essence of nectar.

Without existence, there was no extinction;
Without the tiny, there was no great.
Without the night, there was no day;
There was only You, my Limitless One.

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Friday, October 30, 2015

Lotus of gold

(376)  Sonara kamal alojhalamal

A resplendent golden lotus
Has blossomed on Earth today.
Enchanting my mind, the fragrant diffusion
Sets in motion many implications.

Come, please come, please come everyone;
With the buoyant breeze goes a sweet scent.
Behold, behold, behold all of you–
The bumblebees plundered all the pollen.
A heart that is restless for Him
Heeds neither taboo nor rule.

Look, please look, please look and see—
To give love, how very steadfast is He.
In shyness, why are eyes downcast–
Lift up your heart, and seize that lily.
With just this thought, all my life's honey
Overflowed in result.

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Thursday, October 29, 2015


(375)  Rauniin meghe hatchani dey

With colored clouds beckoning,
How long can one stay inside?
Mind's peacock, tail outspread,
Wants to dance in azure sky.

Now I sing of breaking fetters;
I don't abide delimitation.
From finite to infinite,
No matter how far, mind races.

It is He Who calls me constantly
From above the colored clouds.
I can't go on ignoring Him;
My need was beyond all bounds.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Journey's end

(374)  Tomar kache caina kichu

In Your presence, I want nothing;
Simply, I'm in love with Thee...
I'm in love, oh, I'm in love.

You remain close-by to me
And put on a sweet smile only...
A sweet smile, a sweet smile.

In spring, the southern wind,
When it will bear the scent of flowers,
Then, sitting by Your side,
My heart with Your heart will entwine.
If offered more, I'll take nothing—
My life will be complete, entering Your being...
Entering Your being, entering Your being.

On a honey-coated moonlit night,
Taking Your hand in mine,
I will walk with Thee
In endless consciousness.
I want nothing; I'll take nothing
You remain with me, dispelling staticity...
Dispelling staticity, Lord, dispelling staticity.

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Sunday, October 25, 2015

A lightning flash, a million gems

(373)  Jiivanke dola diye ke go tumi aj ele

Giving life a stir, Who are You Who came today?
A lightning flash, a million gems—
You smiled in the heart with cosmic splendor.

You filled the earth with fragrance of flowers;
With sweetest music, You enthralled.
Pouring nectar of affection, You washed away all pain.

You made life dance like a water fountain;
You enchanted mind with ineffable elegance.
Unseen and unheard, yet You loved.

With almighty power, You dispelled the dark night.

Giving the world a stir, Who are You Who came today?

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015


(372)  Toma lagi kata mor mane vyatha

Due to You, so much pain is in my heart;
But You don't like to acknowledge that.
I feel You are a sea gem, a sky star;
You don't wish to let Yourself be caught.

Diving again and again into the sea of forms,
Eventually I'll find the transcendental jewel.
Drifting and drifting in the sky of mind,
Eventually I'll touch the far-distant star.
I know You'll let Yourself be held by me;
My spiritual endeavor will succeed.

The sea of forms allows embrace,
And You fill the sky of mind.[1]
So, unawares, You've given me a hold;
You won't elude me any more.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

What remains

(371)  Ashrute makha manamajhe rakha

Stored deep within my psyche, stained with tears
And carefully concealed, lo, there is a fervent plea.
Heart breaking, mouth unspeaking,
Oh, how much I've wept for Thee.

The ruby of my mind, You went missing
On a dark night long ago.
From anguish of heart and private pain,
My tears shower incessantly.
Let me forget, don't keep in my memory
Your departure, Lord– that You went away.

I cannot forget; again and again I remember—
Beguiled by false hope, I do not purge the memory.
With the complete agony of being bereft,
Have I attained all that You encompass?

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Saturday, October 17, 2015

No bias, no quarter

(370)  Pathik eseche aji

Today a traveler has arrived
From the land of light
To deliver a fresh notice
In the realms of darkness.

Come everyone, let's go forth
And make him feel our welcome.
When will black gloom be removed?
From his mouth we'll hear that news.

Come everyone, give him our plight
That none of us will lag behind.
Furthermore, we all will confront
The force of corruption in anyone.

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