Thursday, January 17, 2019

Law of Reciprocity



(1219)  Kon svarger surabhi enecha

Which heavenly fragrance have You brought;
In which rapture are You absorbed?
What is the heart-Elysium
That passionately You do cherish?

Those who love You, pure and simple...
Are You theirs exclusively, oh Dear Friend?
Those who do not dote on Thee,
For them what is it You're doing?

Some are there who do not love You consciously;
Yet, unknowingly, they do love wholeheartedly.
Between these two is there any borderline,
And are You drawing it at any time?

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For Thee I dance and sing



(1218)  Tomar tare malatii mala gantha

For You threaded is the wreath of malatii;
For You recited is the melody.
Worn are floral items to entice Your notice;
The weeping is for getting Thee.

Whatever I have received is only by Your grace;
What I have not received, that You don't desire.
Myself You have steered only for my welfare;
Any disservice You don't ever contemplate.
So, to Your metric beat my heart is tied.

Conscience, intellect, and intuition You have given;
Piercing the seven worlds,[1] the mind You have lifted up.
So that birth after birth Your peerless affection
May go on kissing my cheek,
You are the savior from every fear and apprehension...
Toward Thee I proceed, trampling underfoot all difficulties.

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Sunday, January 13, 2019

It's a celebration



(1217)  Sona jhara e usay

Now, on this gold-dripping morning,
With honeyed throat the tattlers sing.
You are where, currently?

The pitch-dark night, whither has it gotten lost;
Faded has become the dark fog.
Today, the black curtain gets withdrawn.

Kadam pollen races toward the heavens;
A crazed peacock dances to the damru cadence.
There's no trace of despair at present.

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Saturday, January 12, 2019

Sentient peace



(1216)  Bujhi ba amar diirgha jaminii

My drawn-out night, could it be
At long last it's reached an end?
With new color has come morning,
Leaving me overwhelmed.

Gone is the night blanketing everything;
It had held sway for ages many.
Gone is the lightning with its sudden streaks,
Making bosoms heave, a-quivering.
Scrapped are those who were creatures of darkness,
Needlessly creating a commotion.

Serpents' froth does not poison the air;
Lifespans are not devoured by hooded fangs.
In the lively glee and shining light,
Mind's chukor,[1] it gets satisfied.

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Friday, January 11, 2019

Invigorating



(1215)  Esecho esecho tumi esecho

You have come, Lord, You've appeared,
Affection devastating.
The arid wilderness, the sapless trees...
On them You have smiled, animating, making green.

You suffused the earth with a juicy sweetness,
And a smile You sprouted on the gloomy visage.
The tearful heart, it rose up humming...
There was honey in the buds; Your touch You have given.

Floating comes the sweet scent of gardens in blossom,
Floating comes the chirping of lively tattler-birds,
Floating comes clusters of the full moon's grin;
Into everybody's core, You have poured ambrosia.

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

All for the best



(1214)  Ami tomay bhalabasi tomake cai

In love with You am I, it's You that I need;
In Your presence I don't lack for anything.
In sky and ocean, in the whole wide world,
Your second having sought, that I don't discover.

You have given light, You have given wind,
You provided food and drink, and You've supplied dwelling.
What I do not want, even that You have granted;
Stinginess, not a bit of it You practice.

You are in the fire and air under life's foundation...
At base of the altar to man's intellect and intuition.
Oh my Master, nobody, small or great, ever goes missing:
There's a place for everyone at Your lotus feet.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Dedicated



(1213)  Nayane thako prabhu thako abiram

Dwell in my eyes, Lord; stay there unremittingly.
Just Your thoughts I consider so that always
With Your name I be consumed, oh Paragon of Virtue.

Unavailing, my birth has elapsed times numerous
In frame of so many animals and, alas, creepers and shrubs.
But today, by Your grace, a human body I've attained;
This time, please satisfy what my heart craves.

With delusion abundant I'd been stricken;
I had drifted far, far off in dogmatism.
Now I've understood what's real, not a doubt lingers...
My everything I've dedicated.

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