Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Do stay please



(1189)  Tumi je praner priyatama mama

Oh You, my heart's dearest dear...
With jingle sweet the anklets on Your feet
Are a balm to my eyes, a peerless ecstasy.

The age of this world that's gone...
Even in that age You had been with everyone,
Oh Traveler Unknown, pilgrim without origin,
With radiance to remove the darkness within.

Please keep very close, do not go far from...
Lighting up life with Your love,
When You will stay, then too will love
And also enlightenment, oh my Sweetest One.

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Monday, December 17, 2018

Stunning symmetry



(1188)  Nayaner ghum kere niye

Having snatched the sleep out of eyes
And crammed fragrance into shrines,
Washing darkness far aside,
In the late night He'd arrived.

With clouds the sky was abounding;
With concern the air was heavy.
To tell welcome none was there,
Hopefully then Him awaiting.

He had shown up notwithstanding;
He had romped with lute a-jingling.
But quietly He did leave,
No one coming to bid Him Godspeed.

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Sunday, December 16, 2018

How can I forget?



(1187)  Tomari priitite gara

Formed out of Your love
And filled with Your song...
Even now that thought is unflawed,
Stirring me to the core.

That smile so preoccupies,
And that flute does mesmerize
With its music love-suffused...
When it calls, consumed am I.

That love gives the mind a swing;
That song makes one self-forgetting.
That splendor, having roused consciousness,
Creates a world full of light-beams.

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Saturday, December 15, 2018

He is innate



(1299)  Acho chande acho tane

You are in the beat, You are in the key,
You are in the dance, and You are in the melody.[1]
In the melody, You are in the beat.
You are in the hopelessness of ignominy;
And You are in the wounded pride, heart-filling.

On a dry riverbed in bosom of the desert,
Or on a tree-branch with fresh color,
In the love brimming with speech
At early morning's invocation...

Like unto You there is nothing;
All that I attain, it is by Your mercy.
Bearing trace of Your grace, I promenade.
With each breath of life,
With each thought of mine...

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Friday, December 14, 2018

Open up, let Him in



(1186)  Tumi esecho krpa karecho

You have come and granted mercy;
With Your smile, light You've been casting.
You have loved and shown the path;
You have brought adherence with firm hand.

The world had been engrossed in sin;
Lost were friendship, kindness, and discernment.
Then You struck a blow, dabbed with affection;
You've awakened dharmic consciousness.

With both hands You pulled back the dark curtain;
Thoroughly You laid waste to dogma.
In those psyches budding and resonant,
The place made at their core You have taken.

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

All it takes



(1185)  Tava karunar kana

A jot of Your compassion,
Those who've got in earthly life,
Coming and going gratified,
Forever has theirs been.

That loving grace exquisite,
Of which none is equivalent,
Having but gone to think of it,
Mind lacks the power to consider.

Oh that smile from heaven,
That celestial fragrance,
Your heartfelt affection,
They have got time and again.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Look at me



(1184)  Cao cao ogo priya

Look, look at me, Beloved mine;
Forget Your wounded pride.
In west the setting sun retires;
Forgive me, and come nearby.

I've arrayed my house with floral decoration;
Laying out Your seat, I am awaiting.
From fresh flowers a wreath I have strung;
With kindly eyes, gaze at me just once.

God of Light, please remove my black color;
Go on making me still better.
Filling life, infuse love's ambrosia;
Ignite a lamp within my dark heart.

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Odd one out



(1183)  Eso go durera bandhu hiyara madhu

Come, my remote friend and heart's sweetness;
For You only I have strung a garland.
With today's spring wind, the One heart craves,
Of Him I have become aware.

For all the living there is but one lover;
Everybody would be near to Him.
Just one moon in the vast firmament,
And all stars would be next to it.

So I also do not want to be distant,
To keep far from Him any longer.
With my psyche's jeweled necklace,
I am vigilant to place it round His neck.

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Monday, December 10, 2018

The impossible dream



(1182)  Tumi uttal sindhute naco

You dance upon the surging sea.
To hold You I cannot proceed;
With high waves You are ringed.

Yourself everybody wants but cannot get easily;
They rush forth to grasp and turn back in fear;
Had You but wished, You'd have let them reach.

Scriptures I am reading and their explanation hearing,
Ample pilgrimages I am taking,
Still I don't find You; yet, having made You mine,
I see You've been hiding in the mind.

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Sunday, December 9, 2018

His delight



(1181)  Tomar pulak dyuloker pane dhay

Toward heaven does Your joyous thrill race,
Leaving Earth nectar-bathed.
The sweetness of Providence and celestial moon,
As one, they sing in praise of You.

Earth's heart, full of love and affection,
Taken with You, it is bursting with emotion.
Glittering, psyche's pearl does rise
Upon the lake of Your delight.

Contempt, disdain, and neglect,
None of their wiles has effect.
The shadow of sin dissipates,
Like a mirage, far away.

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Saturday, December 8, 2018

A theory of everything



(1180)  Tomar maner karnikate

In the pericarp of Your psychic lotus,
You are building the whole universe.
Oh Lord, the flowers You are making blossom;
You are pouring out ambrosia.

The verdant beauty of green grass
And the whiteness atop peak of mountain,
Remote sky's yonder blue tint...
In Your mind, You're drawing them.

With screwpine's floral pollen
And with gentle wind's affection,
With peacock tail's ornate colors,
You've been making minds oblivious...
Been emanating Your effulgence.

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Friday, December 7, 2018

Regarding Him



(1179)  Mahavishveri trata

Cosmic Protector,
You're the universal savior.
In a niche of psyche and confidentially in heart,
You go on composing liila, oh Divine Director.

You're the closest person, and You're the star most distant;
By Your own majesty, the awakened get filled with effulgence.
Not a thing do You ask; You just move on, having given.
At our faces You do gaze, always granting salvation.

You were in the past, and You've remained at present;
Oh Immortal Being, only You exist.
Very tenderly You laugh as affection You do give;
To Your attributes the universe sings ballads.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Love is its own reward



(1178)  Ami tomarei bhalabasiyachi

I am loving You only,
But You've forgotten me.
Having left everything I am coming
Just to make You happy.

To bear a wasteland harshness,
To endure flames of volcano crater,
To keep doing work of the whole universe
For the sake of Your amusement.

Now on eastern sky the sun has smiled;
With blooms and fruits Earth has been colored.
I'll adorn You with adjunct of lotus flower
To my heart's content.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Light liberates



(1177)  Alor devata eseche

The God of Light has arrived;
He's erased the stain of ignorance and vice.
In the sky and on the air these sweet tidings
Have been spread in a trice.

The gloom that had been Cimmerian,
Whose crossing had been nigh impossible,
In an instant it's became amenable...
Nighttime's penance has been fruitful.

Living beings are delirious with bliss;
The flowers have become self-reliant...
Ambrosia's river is full to the brim;
It has risen and become effusive.

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Monday, December 3, 2018

In His debt



(1176)  Priitir dharay

In loving fashion please do come,
With desolate mind's essence of ambrosia.
Enter my eyes' pupils with the heart's cadamba,
Having flooded my seedpod with sweetness.

Whatever I have offered, still more have I taken;
And what I've received is beyond expectation.
In excess have You given;
My life's vessel has been filled to the brim.

What You have given, it cannot be measured;
And You took from me nothing in donation.
Exclusively You did give,
Making me Your irredeemable debtor.

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Sunday, December 2, 2018

One tiny desire



(1175)  Sakal asha bharasa tumi

You are all hope and surety,
A pleasant night in spring.
You are the emblem of love's longing,
Prospect of a wretched psyche.

To every door having roved in vain,
At long last, I arrived at Your gate.
There, my prayer, good was it made;
Confirmation of result You gave.

To gain You I do not crave;
I'd but wished for more to take.
Having found You, I appreciate:
My hope fulfilled, everything I've obtained.

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Saturday, December 1, 2018

One day He will come



(1174)  Alaka lok hate e madhuvanete

From the realm celestial to this pleasure garden
His arrival in hope of, I count the moments.
On this lovely night, with agony unspoken,
Having thought of Him, my defeat I acknowledge.

That same distant lover is the moon of remote heavens;
He has snatched away my heart's sweetness.
Even though I be lost, still I yearn for Him;
For His footfall ever do I listen.

How will He not appear, not sing for me His song!
Will He never look upon my face again?
A lamp of hope tells: "He will surely come;
He's your budding flower's gem."

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My arms open wide



(1173)  Jyotsna bhara raunin rate

On a multicolored night awash with moonlight,
Wings outspread, Who are You that arrived?
Observing You in my mind, it seems that I recognize;
Then maya's lampblack You applied.

In whispers the screwpine speaks:
"Such a chameleon is my Darling!
Always He feigns a man who is near;
But, any time, He goes into hiding."

The honeybee with words so sweet,
Humming in a way that's heartening,
Intimates: "Even though He's concealed,
Embrace is granted when implored persistently."

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