Friday, August 31, 2018

It's a new day

(1080)  Aloker ei jatrapathe

On this very pathway of effulgence,
Why keep sitting in the darkness?
On this brilliant chariot of heaven,
Why preserve discord and malice?

Earth's final frontier, it beckons;
How sweet is the language that it speaks!
Come forward, and reply to that summons...
Awake, arise, cast aside the time that you did sleep.

The stars and nebulae of the far firmament,
None are foreign; you are not at all alone.
Dismissing isolation, acquaint yourself with everyone;
Don't even think of remaining remote.

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Our prayer

(1079)  Andhar nishiithe dhruvatara

You are the polestar on a dark night...
Having seen and kept You in mind,
Nobody gets lost.

From time immemorial, with us You have been;
You are ageless and radiant.
Your musical notes, Your notes...
All-pervading, they're ambrosia's flow.

Please stay with us forever,
Fountain of Sweetness, Discharger of Bliss,
Having made this very earth cascade with nectar.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

How selfish

(1078)  Tomari priiti tomari giiti

Your love, Your song...
Mind's darkness they send off, they send off.
With Your name, with Your poem,
Gathered clouds, they get lost, they get lost.

Regarding You I am too forgetful;
I call on You only when I've got in trouble.
My words and my affliction,
To Your heart they give a stir, they give a stir.

Daily sins I go on committing;
Then I go and ask You to forgive me.
With my frolicking in sin and my begging pardon,
Your heart, it seesaws, it seesaws.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

His fathomless grace

(1077)  Uttal sindhu utkrami

Crossing the billowy ocean,
In my home You had arrived.
On lonesome path You are the pilgrim
Never pausing due to fear or fright.

I had done no preparation,
Like provisioning some articles of worship.
There was only psyche, scarred all over,
Bathed in tears and love-laden.

For Your sake I do nothing whatsoever,
Chasing dreams, in vain have I rambled.
With a new sun and a raging bugle,
My hand clasping, You showed the direction.

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Monday, August 27, 2018

Game over!

(1076)  Tomake kache peyechi ebar

This time I have got You near;
This time I've got near.

However much engaged You be or what work keeps You busy,
I won't set You free again easily.

Everybody's work exists; who has lived without deeds?
The world moves through action only.

Fearing to get caught, work You do to be concealed;
Through Your game I've now seen.

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Saturday, August 25, 2018

What's the crime?

(1075)  Bale jao mor pare kena abhiman

Do explain. Why by me are You offended?
I have been awake many nights, I've picked many flowers;
And always I remain engaged in Your meditation.

In Your name my sapless heart is steeped;
My worthless life is filled with thoughts of Thee.
My restless psyche becomes steady in You only;
With Your darshan[1] my vitality gets frenzied.

You've come close, but never You stay near;
With sweet lips You don't tell Your story.
Does not love hold some appeal?

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Friday, August 24, 2018

Venit, vidit, vicit

(1074)  Elei jakhan kena cale gele

When You just came, why did You go away?
Why did You go, please say.
Kindly do say.
You left me tied with hope's floral string;
My eyes were full of tears.

In a stony prison was I confined,
But mid the stone a flower I made rise.
That flower mine I gave to Thee;
My heart was overflowing.

Oh my age-old Companion,
Earth's endless stream of ambrosia,
In fire and air, in all entities,
With life's essence You are moving.

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

The universe orbits Him

(1073)  Sabar hrdaye tomar asan

In the collective heart is Your throne;
In all genius is Your glow.
The public psyche's distilled bliss,
Your praise is on everybody's lips.

You exist, and so all have remained;
Toward Your face they do gaze.
Everyone craves Your protection;
In everybody's throat is Your song.

On Your touch, the world is full of honey;
With Your joy, love imbues vitality.
Fearing You, fear goes afar;
Eternal is this very law.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

What are you waiting for?

(1072)  Kar tare tumi base base kanda

Ever waiting, for Whom do you weep?
Toward Whose path do you keep gazing?
Who is He, the Mind-Thief? Darkness of being drowsy
In your eyes He did not let it appear.

At the core of muladhara's[1] budding lotus
Prevails with a smiling face Whose sweetness?
Who is He? Constantly hope's ingredients
In your bosom He's been cramming.

How much time has passed in this same state;
How many more days will go the same way?
The time of reckoning, the day of resolution...
On your visage there's no sign of it.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Benevolent Master

(1071)  Bhaktavatsal prabhu tumi

You are the gracious master;
Always remain in my heart.
Destroyer of my vanity,
Crushing it, bring me near.

Dazed by any blind infatuation,
May I not forget You under worldly influence.
So, eyes filled with tears, I do beg
Your compassion, oh my Beloved.

Days come and go, never to look back;
Even sweetest memories, they cast no glance.
Whatever comes, it dissolves into emptiness,
Affirming You as the benign object of my meditation.

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Monday, August 20, 2018

His ties are divine

(1070)  Patha pare mor danraye parile

Above my path You hovered;
Won't You tell me Who You are?
I'd resolved to give up the way.
You did not let me go astray.

Before me there's a chasm deep,
Which black screen's held in hiding.
Even with eyes staring, still I do not see.
You set constraints; so no downfall occurred.

A prison of pride had kept me enclaved,
Its merchandise... knowledge, wits, and acclaim.
Those wares You withdrew; my load You took away.
You taught me Your sádhaná.

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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Hiding in plain sight

(1069)  Toma tare mor kata vyatha

For Your sake, much labor is mine;
Don't You notice, don't You realize?
Always roving, night and day I seek;
Don't You observe, don't You perceive?

The very dawn of Creation, from that hour,
In want of You, on the road I've set out.
In my bed and dreaming, asleep or awake,
Do I sense a bit that with You I remain?

Through grass and shrubs, trees and ivy,
I move onward, ever searching.
In them I know You are hiding;
Tell me, why don't You permit detection?
That's no kindness, no compassion.

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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Just one request

(1068)  Toma tare nishi jaga

Because of You I've been awake at night,
Gazing at that pathway Thine.
You did not appear.
You were in an unfamiliar sphere,
You went to some strange station;
You left without a word.

So many days passed, many nights elapsed;
Withered is the jasmine[1] garland.
The flower in my hairbun's fallen off,
But You permitted no embrace at all.

To come or to remain I do not implore;
I take no offense should You ignore me more.
If You prefer, then stay always;
But don't forget my love.

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Friday, August 17, 2018

A moth's fate

(1067)  Tumi kalatiita deshatiita go

Oh You beyond space and time,
To no chains do You concede.
Above all matters worldly,
Into the gloomy You bring light.

The tear-laden heart's distress
Who else can fathom, please do tell.
The inner feelings of a seething psyche,
Except for You, whom do we make hear?
In desperate lives, You're the lamp-flame;
You entice the ones in pain.

In consequence of love, heaven's glory
The speed within You has achieved.
As You exist, everything is there;
You know everybody.

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

The pangs of separation

(1066)  Virahii hiya akashe cahiya

Lovesick heart, skyward gazing,
Tell me please, for Whom are you waiting?
On hushed nights, with the moon,
Tell me please, about Whom have you been speaking?

He Who made a dark world bright,
Who won with love the glum mind,
He filled with song the unsung heart;
Do tell, is it His garland you've been stringing?

You don't care a jot for loss or gain;
Earnest affection, that alone is retained.
Your psyche rushes toward Him without pause,
Toward Him Whom you've been cherishing.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Making and breaking

(1065)  Andhar sagar pare ke go ele

From far shore of the dark sea, oh, Who arrived?
You made flowers bloom, and You disseminated light.
Shattering the chains of death, You infused life,
You removed the fright.

Along with me on my pathway You have remained;
My fear of getting lost You've not maintained.
You are vigilant both night and day...
Mistakes You crushed; hopes bright You made.

Whatever has been needed, everything You gave;
All provision for my life You have arranged.
With crimson color of daybreak, smiling You've engaged...
Yearning You did rouse; yearning You did terminate.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Significant Other

(1064)  Mor nayane

Before my eyes,
Before my eyes, You'd arrived.
At the end of gloomy night,
You scattered light.

My door had been sealed;
My eyes were without sight.
Suddenly, on life's stream,
My heart You satisfied.

I'd been bound in a small psyche,
Undertaking only lowly actions.
Giving a jerk that roused from sleep,
You set me to work.

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Can't help myself

(1063)  Tumi jadi nahi ele

As You did not come,
What was my use to have lit a lamp?
What was my use, on water and land,
To have picked colorful blossoms?

Having cultivated raag and raginii,[1]
What was my use for song's melody?
Your arrival, persistently anticipating,
What was my use for a floral wreath?

Ergo steadfast, I'll resolve not to stay;
And yet, forgetting, I continue to speculate.
In hope of Your coming, toward the path I gaze;
I keep open my heart's gate.

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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Streak of light

(1062)  Praner chanda alakananda

Pulse of life and celestial glee,
You're the streak of light in a dark sea.
With Your touch the fearful erase
Their last writings of gloom and pain.

You've kept us refreshed with nectar's stream;
Contentedly, You've received love's offerings.
You've made heard within heart innermost:
"At no time am I ever alone."

On Your ideation, fragrant is the psyche;
Upon Your vibration, the three worlds are smiling.
Forest, garden, and intoxicated wind...
All are smeared with Your sweetness.

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Saturday, August 11, 2018


(1061)  Tomarei bhalobasiyai dhara

Only by loving Thee, Earth
Became beautiful in both form and flavor.
On budding of a grace-mote Thine,
With the flag of compassion, Earth does smile.

In the flower pollen, manifest with affection,
On a breeze devotion-filled,
A sweet scent is churning the world-consciousness;
It blows with such rush of emotion.

Earth's sweetness, coated with greenery,
Casting upward all its glory,
It professes its own love to welcome Thee;
It runs to You with such glee.

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Friday, August 10, 2018


(1060)  Andhakarer vaksa bhediya

Piercing the breast of darkness,
Light's tempest has come.
It has proclaimed many strangers,
It has kindled lamps in many homes.

Now none is foreign to anyone;
Each one is everybody's relative.
Nourished with nectar from the same Earth,
With the same garb all are dressed.

Nobody exploits other persons;
Objects of contentment no one threatens.
With resplendent face and noble heart,
All have set forth toward Greatness.

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

The darkest hour

(1059)  Eso eso jyotir chatay tumi eso eso

Please come; please do come in radiant splendor
On the seven-horsed[1] chariot with solar course.
Upon Your arrival, please love everyone.

At the close of pitch-dark night, in hope of Your coming,
Everyone is transfixed, gazing intently to the east.
On the skyline, cast a tender smile please.

This time, let there be an end to all dark's misery;
Worldly depravity, let it now be gone completely.
With the thrill of light, on the sky please do appear.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

I want only You

(1058)  Manasa kamale thako ciratare

Dwell forever in the lotus of my mind;
Your splendor and Your two sweet eyes,
They fill my heart with delight.

Thinking of Your alluring garments I get shame;
They make me drift in some dreamlike refrain.

Alas, I cannot put in words mind's misery...
My heart weeps; how hard this is for me!
Kindly bring me to Your city heavenly.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

What matters

(1057)  Bhalabasi tomay ami

I am in love with You;
With heart and soul love You I do.
I've blossomed like flowers and fruits,
On only Your ten-thousand boons.

With eyes open, I never see
You're my own decidedly.
You've given to me much and sundry,
Honey-coated, colored dreams.
Finally, I have made Your acquaintance,
Come to know You through my meditation.

My time's been squandered in many useless things,
Like blades of grass floating on a stream.
Now I'm awakened to what matters;
I pass the day in Your ballad.

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Monday, August 6, 2018

The never-ending study

(1056)  Tomare cineo cena day

Needed is knowledge even after knowing Thee.

When I think that I've perceived–
By strength of brain grasped everything–
Then slapping me down privately,
You make me see my stupidity.

When I think that I've acquired–
Bought everything with riches mine–
Then showing a gem beyond price,
My poverty You make me realize.

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Sunday, August 5, 2018


(1055)  Tomay chere kothay jai bala

Tell me, having renounced Thee, where do I go?
By Your glow the world is bright,
And life glitters with delight.

Since the first morn, with non-stop existence,
From birth to death art Thou ubiquitous.
In both mind and heart, in every atom,
Tranquil Lord, You are pervasive.

Is there anywhere that You are not;
Is there any guise that You wear not?
Is there any tune that You sing not,
With just Your pulse surging in all?

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Saturday, August 4, 2018

He has work for all

(1054)  Tava manasa madhaviikuinje

In Your mind's myrtle bower,[1]
I'd been sitting isolated.
In that lonesome nighttime arbor,
Had full moon been creeping in?

A vernal breeze in transit to elsewhere,
Softly, very softly, it did speak to me:
"Go from here, or keep knowing misery;
Heed what the peacock's call is saying.

"Use your idle hours for good deeds;
Lay aside former depravity.
Gaze forward with audacity;
Disregard all that was temporary."

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Friday, August 3, 2018

A PROUT fairy tale

(1053)  Alor desher parii eseche

From the realm of light came a sprite;
Her colored wings she opened wide.
After doing just good deeds, she moved on;
But, lo, she's snatched the mind's black spots.

No one hates anybody now;
No one grabs food from another's mouth.
Education, medication, and a house...
And clothing too all have found.

Among the humans, all are cousins;
There are no mutual conflicts.
Grief of one is everybody's sadness;
Let there be a smile, and everybody laughs.

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Even icebergs melt

(1052)  Tahari madhura bhave

On only His sweet ideation,
Within psyche, oh what happened!
All of mine that was routine
Got washed somehow into Infinity.

My tears are simply streaming;
The heart conceded its defeat.
In an instant, unexpectedly,
It was vanquished by the Mind-Thief.

Crying and smiling again and again,
Coming and going is now at an end.
This time, the Love-Game is over;
The prize, did He surrender?

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018


(1051)  Ogo sundar tumi esechile

You had arrived, oh my Beauty;
A smile so sweet was what You'd beamed.
You'd brought a glow quite heavenly;
On my heart's throne, You took Your seat.

Then, in a grove with soft green leaves
The golden bud had been concealed.
My psychic bee, for the sweetness of Thee,
Had kept alert, hoping to get smeared.
With touch of life in love's atmosphere,
As flower pollen You had appeared.

Then, he was dancing in the breeze–
A charmed peacock in ecstasy.
Mid the glow divine, it was swaying–
Back and forth the sea did swing.
All Your grandeur, all Your majesty,
You set aside when in my life You did arise.

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