Friday, December 30, 2016

Solos



(610)  Vandita tumi vishvabhuvane

Throughout the universe You're extolled;
Worshipped are You in every mind.
You are vibrant in both air and sky,
Pulsating the cosmic Om.

In Your infinity, nothing is lost
Never does anything cease to exist.
Those who were once will always remain,
Absorbed within Your consciousness
As solos in Your musical scale,
Flutes resounding per Your conception.

All that has been since time out of mind,
It goes on drifting in streams of melody,
Bondage or freedom to realize
In the sound of One versed in prosody.

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

In whose heart



(608)  Eso go priya tumi mor hiyate

Come into my heart, my dear...
In every cell of every body,
Let psyche be smeared with my sweet affinity.

Many nights of crying have elapsed
On balconies waiting and watching Your arrival path.
In love that was colored by sun's red rays
Lies the mystery of mind, both night and day.

Age after age, countless times I've prayed:
Please light love's lamp in my heart always.
In bad times I don't waver, in good times I don't scorn;
In Your cradle I sway to the beat of Your song.

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Alter ego



(607)  Bhaver ainjan ankiya ankhite

Tracing on my eyes perception's kohl,
All wants I have banished, oh Alter Ego.[1]
No more shall I be alone.

On dark nights I've walked, solitary;
Many a path I've crossed in tears.
I could not imagine that moving with me
Were Your relentless chariot wheels.

The kohl, You Yourself applied it;
And into my heart You poured devotion.
In dark and dire straits, You showed the way;
Coated with love was the touch You gave.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Starbright



(606)  Tomare peyechi krsna tithite

I have found You on a dark lunar day[1]
While mingling with the stars.
I have loved, and I've known pain,
Drowned in other hearts.

Once a star in the sky, you became the star of my eyes;[2]
In You my intuition is lost.
When about to fall, hope returned a hundredfold,
It overwhelmed my heart.
Imbued with thoughts of You, clinging to Your tune,
In Your sweet flow I am awash.

Eternal companion, come to me in new form
With the lamp of life and the incense of love.
With the psychic sweetness in every atom of my being,
You won me over by what You've given.

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Lovesong



(605)  Eso eso eso

Please come, oh Lord, please come;
Please come, oh Lord, please come.
Bearing the one light we rely on,
Making resounding proclamations,
Filling hearts with ambrosia, please come.

With Your ever-new affection and a vibrant fragrance,
Enter the sky of mind, smeared with honeyed pollen.

The torments of hearts lost, a history untold,
All that anxiety is overflowed just because You dote.

Your boundless love, a song woven by beat and tune,
Won't permit any cause of sin or sorrow to continue.

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Sunday, December 25, 2016

Both tender and severe



(604)  Akash vatas bhare giyechilo

The sky and air were steeped
In dumbfounded heaven's grief.[1]
Flute in hand, You were standing,
With floral scent, the sweet attending.
In the dew-drenched atmosphere,
Your pink lips were angry.

Your message of love was revealed,
Creating stir in the seven spheres.[2]
Euphoric prelude to Your song surging,
A plangency came on genial breeze.
With moonlight were Your eyelids smeared.

A sound poured forth that was heavenly;
It sprawled beneath Your lotus feet.
Those with no voice, then they appeared,
That their intentions be made clear;
Your tenderness was veiled with severity.

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Saturday, December 24, 2016

Divine visitor



(603)  Maner majhare e kii tava liila

Inside my mind, what is this game of Yours?
In life's crucible, what is this stir?
What is this stir?
Music's charioteer, heart full of love,
My Visitor, what garland have You brought?

The song of gloom is suffused with Your tune;
Amid that desert are despair's notes consumed.
Today, with heart and mind brightly arrayed,
In Your work comes movement on the way.

All my yearning has been consummated;
Only with tears can I pay respect.
At dark of night, treading a tortured path,
On my heartstrings, a flash of light was cast.

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Friday, December 23, 2016

Since time immemorial



(602)  Tomari lagiya tomare bhalobasiya

Loving You, holding to You steadfast,
I go forth, adhering to Your path.
Anywhere I look, there's none Your equal;
Thinking of You, I keep doing the work at hand.

Even before the dawn of my life,
Your crimson glow had won my mind.
Since then, throughout the day and without break,
In Your cradle, my life's cadence has swayed.
Singing Your name and chasing You alone,
I fight all obstacles; I mean to reach my goal.

Your inspiration and Your awareness,
Had lent me struggle[1] that You I might attain.
Ancient[2] Companion, feeler of my every pain,
Regardless of the day, I sing Your invocation.

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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Unwavering support



(601)  Cao prabhu ankhi tule

Lord, turn Your eyes and look my way;
Please disregard my grave mistakes.
From the garden of my psyche,
I've picked flowers I'd give to Thee.

With meditation, You I can't embrace;
The depths of hell I roam in pain.
In Your work I'm not immersed;
With sin my days, they slip away.

I dwell within a thorny brake;
In hopeful hues, pictures I trace.
Despite it all, to You I call,
My companion in these final days.

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Revolution



(693)  Tandrar pare taruna tapana

On the other bank of slumber, a fresh sun
Dispelled the gloom of dark-moon's night.
Half-awake were the inarticulate ones;
Their eyes did open at that time.

The world embraced innovation;
With a novel complexion[1] all came into sight.
In new beauty and love arose the dictum:
This earth is our collective birthright.

Sleeping minds were wakened and galvanized;
The wanton self-interest got restrained.
Delirious pride was recognized;
No more was universal conscience far away.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Absence of darkness



(683)  Jeo na ogo prabhu

Oh Lord, please don't go;
There's so much left to tell.
Please come back to my abode;
In my home, alone I dwell.

In joy and suffering I call unto You;
In memory of You, all work I do.
Finally, after losing everything,
I long for You wholeheartedly.
Neither solace nor happiness do I crave;
Simply keep my gloom constrained.

Come deep into my mind's core;
I leave unlocked the mental door.

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Boundless Lord



(1027)  Tomare cai je ekante

You're the One I desire privately,
Vishnu, my Boundless Lord.
I know You surround me in every direction;
Still, I grow weary seeking You constantly...

In the waves of the billowing ocean are You;
You are in the trill-filled forest and in solitude.
On every pathway You are always with me,
Silent but unfailing...

In the clear blue sky beside the constellations
And in woodland gardens with sweet floral essence,
Amid all that is explained and among what's unexplained,
Ever tranquil You've remained...

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Then and now



(558)  Tumi je diyecho nara

It's You Who gave me a stir
At life's start, my Master;
Never will You be forgot.
Due to You, my everything
Is swaddled in moonbeams.

In a corner I did lie,
Deaf and mute in life.
Then came You secretly
Into my heart-cave.
This Your coming,
Never is it without meaning;
Each minute You gave me a shake.

In a world of light,
I've worn clothing smeared with ink;
But in every thought and deed
Chimes only Your divine desire.
Though that I do not see or hear;
Sleep rent, Your love-game I've conceived.

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Fitting in



(665)  Amay chariya kotha jao e nirajane

Forsaking me where do You go in a place so lonely?
Why do You make me cry while You smile inwardly?

Well have I loved You,
And You know well what would soothe;
Better for me would it be
If You did not play Your game continually.

To love You there are
Creatures by the crore, in myriads of garbs;
And so within Your heart,
Nowhere is there space for me, awake or asleep.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Divine calling



(647)  Tumi je esecho aj

You have come today
To consider suffering humanity's plight,
To rub out the stain on collective mind,
To confer love on everyone alive.

For your coming a static world was waiting,
Its body scarred by grievous wounds aplenty.
All echoes of joy had long disappeared
Neath the steady load of torments heartrending.

In the bosom of earth, ignite a brighter light;
Within hearts oppressed, pour out more ambrosia.
Send forth a clarion call to one and all
To march ever onward with head held high.

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Dark longing



(644)  Tomari lagiya tomare smariya

Remembering You and for You only,
On Your relentless path I've journeyed.
Come into my heart with affection sweet;
See how many thorns were trod on by my feet.

So many storms upon my head I've suffered;
So many comet flames I have endured.
In great despair, great agony,
Painfully bent was my knee.

Seasons pass me by, the sun sinks in the sky;
Evening's dark shadows, they draw nigh.
A golden dream fades into nothing;
With fallen flowers I've strung my wreath.

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

In His mind



(643)  Ami to tomare bhavini jiivane

I could not imagine You in my life;
Yet You've been thinking about me.
In a hidden, hard-to-reach place in my puny mind,
You've made Yourself a lodging.

The clouds that had gathered in my mind,
An accumulation of vanity and pride,
You drove those clouds so far away,
And drew me near through countless acts of grace.

Heavenly light, the one way out for the hapless,
Oh, soul of life, please accept my obeisance.
Patiently attending me, You've given inspiration;
Now, having awakened me, You've given realization.

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Friday, October 7, 2016

Breathless



(630)  Tomar katha bheve bheve

Always thinking of Thee,
My days, they go by.
You have not arrived.

On roadways and riverbanks,
Trading in the marketplace,
Many people came and went;
My once-full current has dried out,
So where art Thou?

Along an unknown land's unknown waterway,
When will You come, plying Your ferry?
For that advent I am keenly waiting;
My heart, it is breaking.

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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Recognized but unknown



(609)  Ami tomay jani

You I do know...
I won't be able to say so.
No, no, no;
I won't be able to say so.

Even when noticed, unknown You remain;
With unknown music the veena You play.[1]

When a lotus in lake water happens to bloom,
When rolling in dust is the light of the moon,
Then slumber gets shattered with resurgence;[2]
That kindness of Yours I will never forget.

Though You are concealed, everything is just You;
From a hidden location plays Your hypnotic flute.[3]
You are but one, dressed in multiple garments,
With multiple names, in form and rhythm different.

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Resplendent



(600)  Ei alokojjval aruna akashe

With the crimson sky resplendent,
At a blissful, relaxed moment,
Brilliantly refulgent,
In kohl we paint hope's portrait
On eyes to which You've brought vigilance.

At any time, with tempo slow or brisk,
Constantly to cast ambrosial sweetness,
You've remained forever without sleep,
In a pleasant springtide of the psyche.

From snow-capped mount, a flood descending,
O'er heaven and earth it did stream.
Dazzling minds with crystal beams,
Finally it merged in Thee.

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Synesthesia



(599)  Ami jagiya rayechi sara rati

Throughout the night I did not sleep,
As I've arranged an honored seat
For Thee, Lord, for Thee.
A taper of expectation I have kept alight,
As love is abounding
In my psychic shrine, Lord, in my psychic shrine.

With the five lamps of tanmatras,[1]
Phenomenal world's fragrant kadambas,
I am sitting by Your altar,
My mind eager, abrim with nectar.

On a fleet chariot of bright sunshine,
Traversing omkar's path with offerings of delight,
In vermilion colors on melodic stream,
You enter my empty heart and make it complete.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

By my side



(598)  Prabhu theko amar pashe pashe

Lord, please remain by my side—
When I'm frightened, make my fear dissipate;
When mean action leaves me soiled by grime,
With Your own hand, wipe that grime away.

In this world, none else is my very own;
My final hope and refuge is Your lotus feet.
So please inscribe Your name upon my heart,
And with Your name enrapture me.

By daylight and the dark of night,
That I may feel good any time,
In everything is Your effulgence,
Suffusing with Your holy touch.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Bubbles



(597)  Prabhu carana ki kabhu pabo na

Lord, when will I ever get Your lotus feet?
You alone do I remember, only You do I revere;
So why not let me cling to Thee?

Needlessly harassed by constant beating,
I have lost all feeling of well-being.
Unattended, I am like so many fallen leaves,
Bearing in my bosom Your anxiety.

Those who arrive, soon they'll retire;
Like bubbles in an ocean of time.
But in the sea of light, with anklets of effulgence,
You do not depart; You are always present.

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Monday, August 22, 2016

This chaste vessel



(596)  Madhura anane manera kanane

With kindly countenance, into my mind's garden
Please come on silent feet, my Dearest Darling.
In a habitat of flowers, with cheerful heart,
To tempo, beat, and melody, my song I will sing.

Due to You alone, my hope endures;
Age after age, to that I cling.
Seeking You, at my core churned,
A nectar cup I've kept brimming.
Place Your lips on this chaste vessel,
And drink from it like bee from flower.

I don't get dry, swept by desert storms;
In burning sands, life itself is succulent.
From thunder's roar and angry downpour,
New-bloomed greenery is never stricken.
Alert by day and sleepless at night,
Dispelling gloom, I've kept my flame alight.

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Was it a dream?



(595)  Madhura svapane mrdula carane

In a lovely dream, with footsteps mild,
You have come into my mind.
Filling my eyes with fresh floral design,
You have come into my mind.

Then, flowers were dispensing pollen's honey;
And birds were singing rehearsed melodies.
The love-sick, spurning all ties worldly,
Rushed forth dancing on way to Thee.

In a gentle breeze, with potent memories,
Love overflowing, tenderly pleasing,
I cast off drowsiness energetically;
Your anklets were rhythmically jingling.

With cuckoo's dulcet notes in garden mine,
You have come into my mind.

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Our Father



(594)  Ke go alo jvalo

Who are You Who ignites the beacon?
Now a flood tide's arose in the sea of form.
Who are You Who dispenses moonlight?
Now utter gloom's been made vigorously bright.

Those disrespected, fallen by the wayside,
With earth's dust they'd been made alike.
Now, in the new flow, they've become ebullient;
Bogus distinctions have all been expunged.

The gate to effulgent avenue's been opened;
A knockout blow's been given to deathly slumber.
Those living as if they were somehow diminished,
Their bondage of name and color was abolished.

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Friday, August 19, 2016

On distant sky



(593)  Dur ambare prabhata samiire

On the distant sky, o'er the morning breeze,
Mid a fest of light, You stand unique.
Ever treading my path abstractedly,
New states are seen in Your company.

Flooding both banks, a river current
Rushes upstream with ardent devotion.
Heart-winning sweetness is descending;
In Your love a recluse feels complete.
Invitation dispatched from depth of mind,
With white sandal[1] is it piously inscribed.

Strewn about are streaks of light
Inside jeweled rooms of every mind.
Confidentially, heart's harp is playing
Honey-coated tunes unknowingly.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Ruler of light



(592)  Alor adhiish tumi esecho

Ruler of light, You've appeared,
Bringing tidings of novelty.
You've esteemed everybody,
Giving love wholeheartedly.

White or black, dull or wise,
The needs of all You've recognized.
Everyone You've contemplated,
At everyone You've gazed.

To show the path at darkest night,
When walking through the rain,
You sang a song that's sweetly glazed,
Saturating minds with moonlight.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Crazy



(591)  E kii mamata hasite

Such affection in the smile;
Such hypnotism in the eyes!
Such bewitchment in the flute;
Such sweetness in the attitude!

Bathing in the light of Your anklets,
My swollen heart, it's getting filled.
Having tuned my cadence to Your beat,
I go on floating abstractedly.

Body smeared with scent from Your flower-pollen,
Faraway I go, adrift in a remote location.
There, the dark nights are made lustrous;
Luminaries have gone crazy with Your pulse.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Why I worship Thee



(590)  Aso na jao na kabhu

You never come, You never leave;
You were, You are, You will remain.
Held in Your mind securely,
Seven worlds[1] are filled with joyous cosmic play.

A billion years ago, those who lived—
In Your eternity, even now they still exist;
They have lingered on.
A billion years ahead, those who will arrive—
They will never perish.
Enthralling everybody, You are smiling;
That is why I kiss Your feet.

A billion light-years hence, those afar—
Even they are never lost;
No, they are never lost.
With tuneful notes and beat, song and dance,
They reside inside of Thee.
You've rescued them, binding with love;
That is why I bow down at Your feet.

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Attracting the All-attractive One



(589)  Tumi eso amar ghare krpa kare

Kindly come into my residence;
I've arrayed an altar for Thee.
Threaded is a garland of sweet jasmine,
And on the lampstand is the light of ghee.

My heart is coated with mental sandal
And full of honey from blooms of many colors.
I've been waiting, my ear to the ground,
Listening for sound of Your holy footfall.

In the shifting Jhulanjatra[1] wind,
My untamed heart grows flustered.
Thinking of You, she is throbbing;
Help me by staying at my home please.

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Lord of dance



(588)  Tava nrtyer tale uttal halo

In Your dance beat, billows arose—
All of the atoms and molecules,
The stars, the sun, and the moon.

No further leisure would be Yours;
As endless, untold rhythms You stir.
Hoping for Your feet, all come near
With folded hands, on bended knees.

A halo bright is all around You;
In the Milky Way, nebulae go dark anew.
Within the mark of kohl aglow upon Your eyes,
Azure gets embodied in the sky.

Overflowing in the dance sway was
Music personified,[1] Shiva Nataraj.[2]

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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Lord of time



(587)  Nutan chande tumi metechile

In a new rhythm You'd gotten absorbed,
Constructing the cosmos by an awesome sport.
With floral scent and celestial stream,
You filled up the world by some sorcery.

Oh Lord, how did it even come to happen,
And was it likely to be for a singular entity?
Maybe with herbs and creepers in flower garden;
With solitary petal, whence comes the speed?
The One becomes many, in the many is that One;
And so it goes on, largely in this fashion.

In only Your rhythm each and every second,
Our reckoning of time, it dances along.
All our sensation of space and form,
It's driven to surface in just that rhythm.
In only that rhythm dancing constantly,
Seeking ambrosia we chase infinity,
Sweetly smeared by import unending.

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Tandava



(586)  Kalbhaerav uttal tale

Kalbhaerav,[1] with its rolling beat,
What's this tandava that engrosses Thee?
Love is lining Your two eyes;
In the third,[2] You've lit a fire.

The world cannot bear such a weight;
Heaven and earth, they greatly quake.
Out of fear, all stored up sins have disappeared;
For You have danced cataclysmically.

Those who were polluting Your air,
They've been extinguishing Your light.
By contaminating the clean water,
They have made this world a hell.
To scatter ashes on their ill fate,
You've unloosed Your matted hair.

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The hope You bring



(585)  Je phul phuteche mor maner gabhiire

The flower that has bloomed in my mind so deep,
Let it reside on the lotus of Your feet.
The bliss-giving flame that's all around Thee,
Only due to it are so many smiles and tears;
This love of Yours is emancipating.

According to history, with a noose that's serpentine,
Light on earth is extinguished by tyranny.
When that takes place, then comes the Supreme Being,
Awakening hope in those who cannot say a thing.

To agitate in paradise, again You have appeared;
Around Yourself, the scent of ambrosia You keep.
You don't neglect anyone, whomever they may be;
The hope that You bring is for everybody.

In Your heart, assimilate me.
With honey-coated eyes, gaze at me.
Fill me with hope by Your beauty and melody.

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Such a relief



(584)  Ucchala chalachala taraunge

Upon a surging wave of tears,
With clusters of bright psychic beams,
You've arrived—
You've arrived on a high tide.

Upon dire outpour of desire,
With heart-filling and affectionate delight,
You've appeared—
You've appeared in a dreamlike ecstasy.

Upon thunderous cries and peacock calls,
With kadam pollen's thrilling balm,
You have come—
You have come amidst a vibrant sweetness.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Omnipresent



(583)  Maner majhare base gopan katha shono

Seated inside mind You hear secrets;
Not a single thing stays hidden.
You've spread Yourself out endlessly;
Nothing's beyond Your periphery.

A tiny grain of sand, a very petty thought—
Even of them You aren't oblivious.

Far-flung galaxies and the outmost stars—
Even from them You do not keep apart.

With a flower petal newly blown on a Spring forgotten,
With an ocean wave lapping upon some long-ago horizon—
I am failing to conceive where You don't exist;
Away from You, nothing can subsist.

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Monday, August 8, 2016

Morningsong



(582)  Tomar asa patha ceye

Alert for Your coming,
I am waiting patiently.
Tomorrows have no limit;
They shower on the ages.

So many eves, so many morns,
Through so many untold storms,
The bitter cold and rainy nights
I've disregarded with a smile.

Getting touched by Your heart,
A lotus bud's come to regard
The waving grass as music of dawn;
In Your fun, it's been absorbed.

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Truth prevails



(581)  Sumadhur tumi sushobhan

My sweet, You are sweetly decorous;
You're beautiful, beautiful forgiveness.
At Your touch, earth becomes glamorous.
You're beautiful, beautiful forgiveness.

The ignorant deem You to be harsh;
Confused persons feel Your heart is hard.
Unruled, You're the ruler of everyone;
Peerless, You are higher than the highest.

Only by Your love and Your affection
Slumbering cognition, it awakens.
Presiding over bondage, You're the governor of maya.
You are the supreme being, remover of all darkness.

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Volunteers



(580)  Nandanavane ke go ele

Oh, Who came into Paradise,
Playing a flute, delighting the mind?
With the heady scent of sandalwood,
The air He did fill.

The sound of anklebells, it does not cease;
It echos in the heart.
With seven notes,[1] the seven worlds[2]
He set dancing to His lilt and beat.

Anxious hearts don't want to leave;
But, even close, they yearn to be closer.
In a ruse of liila, liila's creatures,
With love's honey, they were smeared.

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Friday, August 5, 2016

Please, please



(579)  Jeona jeona dure jeona

Don't go, don't go, don't take Yourself away;
When someone has much love for You,
Do You not love that person too?

Flowers bloom on the terrace, given a glimpse of light;
Daubed with Your hue, minds rejoice on a moonlit night.
Once incognito, now You are known and familiar;
This is established fact, don't You see that?

You are the one Who is both near and dear to all;
Please furnish the sweetness in everybody's heart.
In weal and woe and censure, You're the common friend;
This is a fact... please, please, do not forget.

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A woman's life



(578)  Toke parabo bale canpa baul phule

As I would adorn You with champa and bakul blooms,
I have kept a garland threaded;
And I've tied my mind to it.

My husband's sister was a hitch, not permitting flower-picking.
Nonetheless, to forest I went; and there I gathered blossoms.

A cloudburst came and made the slopes slippery;
Yet, soaking wet, I've kept moving on my way.
Selling fruit of mahuwa,[1] Your portrait I've acquired.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Onward



(577)  Cira nutane jatane manasaratane

Always modern, always zealous, with sterling mind,
Ever embellish, thereby fulfilling your life.
No longer mindful of past mistakes,
Convey awareness of new light rays.

The crumbling rags of dogmatism,
Banish them from your mental kingdom.
Reporting the new in glowing words,
With bright thoughts, brighten the world.

Don't try to restore the days of yore;
Don't seek to run wild with old alcohol.
Brilliant sunrays are abounding;
With new wine, arouse everybody.

Those who came long ago into existence,
Their forward movement will never finish.
In the new billow, tempo, and swing,[1]
Fill their hearts with tunes of novelty.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

One and only



(576)  Ami dhulikana alor sagare

I'm a speck of dust in a sea of light;
I've lost myself at break of day.
From whence came the flash of light;
To where did it send me sailing?

With the ebb and flow of a lightstream,
He's set me dancing drunkenly.
Forgetting myself amid that sea,
I've gotten absorbed completely.

A speck of dust is my small form;
From formful to formfree I have become.
The One And Only's inspiration and His implication,
Today, with a light ray, to many that was given.[1]

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Into the blue



(575)  Niilainjana ankiya nayane

Lining Your eyes with blue kohl,
You cast Your gaze at azure sky;
Please say whom You think of today?
On muladhara's[1] altar of consciousness,
With what hope do You evoke stridulation?[2]

Did You recall some happening of yesteryear,
An ancient song revived with a strum?
Who is so great, so magnificent,
That in Your mindsky[3] he could reside?

The resounding gong[4] at anĂ¡hata,
It churned all my concentration.
Discarding shackles of the finite,
My mind floated in Your mind's sky.[5]

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Monday, August 1, 2016

Magical garden



(574)  Maya malaince mayar mukul

In this magical[1] garden, the buds of magic,
With a magic wine, they get besotted.
In the magic desert's hot airstream,
Every grain of sand is flying.

Enchanted by the magic, dawn's red color,
It gets lost in evening's complexion.
Those who come, they will depart,
Bodies daubed with magic's sweetness.
In the play of magic, minds expand;
And the Wizard gently laughs.

Enchanted by the magic, musical airs,
With seven-note scale, they get sung.
Of songs that are done, a trace remains,
By pleasant magic, with good reaction.
This magic is not false; its enduring feats,
Therein the Wizard is dancing.

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Saturday, July 30, 2016

To ether and beyond



(573)  Bhave bhara akashe bhavatiita sakashe

Into ether, largely dreamy, transcendental nearly,
I go on pouring out the sweetness of my mind.
On the strings of my lyre, in the song of my life,
Without Thee, Lord, there's absolutely nothing.

Companion For All Time, take me with You day and night;
By Your inspiration, I am full of radiant light.
Allure Of The Infinite, I drift with the finite pollen;
Please let me assimilate into Your Great Beyond.
By chasing after You, by recognizing You only,[1]
Inside my heart, I will surely realize Thee.

In hope of touching the Cosmic One in microcosmic sky,
Forces of introspection and sublimation[2] do I galvanize.
From form to formless, with hearty will to move,
All the lines of finitude I lose.

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For whose sake



(572)  Ankhi bhara chilo

My eyes were filled
With tears of love.
I did not want to disconnect,
I did not want You to forget;
But I had to let You go,
My heart heavy with sorrow.

Those tears of mine packed yearning;
In them was a proud mind's plea.
I cannot comprehend what made You depart,
Rendering desolate the heaven of my heart.

My mental bloom was full of honey,
Accumulated for You only.
My Lord, You left and went so far away,
Controlling the universe for whose sake?

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Forever Anandamurti



(571)  Shayane svapane jagarane

Awake, in dream, and while asleep,
You are always near to me.
Thinking of You I grow pensive,
Attaining bliss concurrently.

From afar, the celestial flute, it plays
Within my heart in a rhythmic strain.
Having dispensed my life's sweetness,
Filling and uplifting everyone,
My mind now prays for Your compassion.

When You I did not recognize,
Even then You were part of my life.
In that very melody of yesteryear
Was infused the honey of novelty,
But now my mind dances to a new beat.

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

For as long as it takes



(570)  Nayana meliyo

My eyes You've been opening,
Slowly, slowly, slowly, slowly.
My love is so much I never forget Thee;
So why do You cast me adrift in tears?

I've kept waiting with my door opened,
Your seat arrayed with flora, incense, and lights.
Come into my home, take Your place in my home;
Please be so kind as to stay in my home...
For a little while, Lord, for just a little while.

Always I'll remember Thee;
Engrossed in Your name and song I will remain.
Hearing and thinking of You exclusively,
I'll go on living for Your sake...
Forever, my Lord, irreversibly.

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