Wednesday, April 29, 2015


(275)  Bandhu amar eso go prane

My abiding friend, come into my heart;
The sky is now filled with poetry.
The moon's brightness knows no bounds—
The moon's brightness carries dreams.

Your love, it is unprecedented!
Ever it arouses new, new rhythm.
You've been detected, so why hide?
Open Your eyes; gaze in my direction.

Forever on Your path I will move;
In all ways I will please You greatly.
Enraptured, I've forgotten fear;
Unwavering, I will proceed in only Your song.

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Monday, April 27, 2015


(274)  Tomar asa jaoya hay na kabhu prabhu

Lord, Your coming and going never happens;
Knowing this fact, still I don't feel it.
With You there is neither reception nor rejection;
Professing this, still I don't think it.

In the chinks of production lie the seeds of destruction;
So Your eternal liila flows throughout the entire cosmos.
You've lit a fire in the third eye;
It glows on opening our two eyes.

Alongside creation's light, a dark shadow descends;
You Yourself are both the light and the dark.

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Spiritual essence

(273)  Andhar nishiithe tumi esechile

At darkest night You came,
Bearing the splendor of effulgence.
In my desert heart You made a delightful,
Cooling current flow.

You came in the silent hours
On a sweet and gentle, tender breeze.
All my pettiness, all my wretchedness,
You washed far away.

Then a tremor rose through earth and sky;
In every heart was the same drive.
All my ego mingled with dust,
Generating flecks of ambrosia.

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Friday, April 24, 2015


(272)  Tumi kata na liilai jano

You know countless divine games.
You stroll throughout the universe,
Heedless of any taboo.

The wheels of Your chariot go forward
Around the globe, across the blue yonder.
Giving inspiration to every being,
You are never blocked by any hindrance.

You love everybody;
For the sake of all, You laugh and cry.
In times of trouble, You grant fearlessness;
And with it You fetch a sweet smile.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Sweet cruelty

(271)  Tomari liila tumi bojhao

Lord, only You can explain Your liila.
You lie hidden within the mind,
And You choose not to be caught.

Seeing that sweet smile,
Hearing that magic flute,
My mind drifts away;
You draw me nigh.

Even when I want to forget,
Never forgetting, I always cry.
Why keep me bound with a flowerstrand—
Tell me, what is it You desire?

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Never alone

(270)  Tomar katha ami

About You I
Think repeatedly.
Except for You, who else
Truly loves me?

When the night gets vanquished
By the crimson glow of morning sun,
In that hue, I obtain
Your touch, your consolation.

The evening sun beckons...
Calling, calling, it would make known:
I am never alone;
You abide, watching over me.

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Monday, April 20, 2015


(269)  Tomari namete tomari ganete

In Your name, in Your song,
I entrust my life to Thee.
You are the reservoir of all thought;
Only Your ideation I take.

In water and on land, in heaven and on earth,
In the sweet-tempered morning light,
In all actions and in the dharma of life,
I know You alone are the essence.

In ocean currents and in silky sky,
In the heady, fragrant breeze,
By Your liila, by Your play,
I am overwhelmed.

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Both tender and severe

(268)  Bandhu tomar kathoratay

Abiding friend, from Your severity
I will not get afraid, no, not a bit.
On my journey along the path of light,
Gazing at You, I will proceed.

Those who say You are harsh,
They do not grasp Your deep concern.
Your severity, it is only
A veil to preserve tenderness.

Those who say You are merciless,
They go far away from Thee.
Coming close, they would realize
There is none else so goodhearted.

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sweet surrender

(267)  Tomari ashe rayechi base

Expecting You, I keep waiting;
Your footfall thrills my mind.
Your sweet smile, Your sweet smell,
Rouse hope in a dejected heart.

Your scattered footdust assuming,
Universal man lies prostrate.
With Your color and form, fragrance and light,
Your vitality satisfies his desire.

I am Yours, as is everyone,
Though downcast brain may not grasp the fact.
With Your meter and lyrics, melody and rhythm,
Your love makes us all dance.

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Monday, April 13, 2015

On golden shore

(266)  Tomay amay pratham dekha

My first vision of You
On the golden seashore...[1]
With a flood of streaming light,
You burst upon the canvas of my mind.[2]

On a silent night You came
With a flourish of harpstrings.
The sky teemed with minstrelsy;
You let me catch hold unreservedly.

In dream, I could embrace You;
Why not come when I'm awake...
To brighten my entire existence,
In pain, in pleasure, in exigence?

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Sunday, April 12, 2015

The clouds have lifted

(265)  Akashe chilo je megh

There were clouds in the sky
When He came;
To remove all gloom He came.

I could not understand Him,
What He was saying to me;
Therein was an ardent plea.

The outer world beckoned me;
I listened but could not hear
The mystic message that He brought.

Now I move on, drawn only to Him;
In His gently loving song,
All lost sweetness has been restored.

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Saturday, April 11, 2015


(264)  Gahana rate manoviinate

At darkest night, with mental lute,
The private pains of my heart
I will whisper to You...
I will speak to You in song.

In this world, why comes weeping
Cheek to cheek with gaiety?
Suddenly, happiness moves aside,
Consumed by the transient flash of light.

Those who constantly beseech You–
Why do You not give them a reply?
Oh, why do flowers fall
With the ebb after high tide?

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015


(263)  Tava agamane tava name gane

With Your advent, in Your name and song
I get absorbed.
With Your color and form, in darkest night
Now descends a shower of moonlight.

Today, on a rising tide of joy, flow the three worlds,[1]
Budding sweetness in the myriad streams they race along.
By Your touch, by the boundless delight,
Heart's harp is now engrossed in the Infinite.

Today, no one would go back in time;
The universe rides a deluge of light.
All ardent prayers of days gone by
Are now fulfilled by Thee.

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