Monday, December 31, 2018

Come on, let's go

(1203)  Mor kanthe je samarthya diyecha

In my throat the power You have given me,
With that I keep calling;
I keep calling Thee.
Light's target that You've shown,
Toward it I proceed; along the path I go.

On ocean's other shore the kingdom does appear;
Piercing the dark's bosom, its bright splendor beams.
In everything You exist, so dread I do not feel;
I know there is nothing to fear.

Until now, in the bud is the unshed honey;
Until now, in the mind has hung the unsaid speech.
Within Thee is everyone, happily asleep.
As You wished, I receive all of them;
To take them I hasten.

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Sunday, December 30, 2018

A child no more?

(1202)  Amar sedin hariye geche, jabe nijeke hariyechi

Those days of mine are gone
When myself I have lost.
The flower bud fell off
When with salty hand I've touched.

Night arrives, and day also comes;
But the smile does not smile in such fashion
As it was smiling before
When, heart gifted, I have loved.

Even now I hear music of spring,
And to heart's swelling I pay heed.
In the rustle of dry-sapless leaves,
I've heard the sound of leaves tender and green.

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Saturday, December 29, 2018

Get up and go forth

(1201)  Ele ele ele andhar hrdaye alo jvalale

You came, You came, sparking light in dark hearts;
The light You sparked, You sparked.
You caused the dormant buds to blossom;
Petal-covered nectar You awakened.

Those who were soundly asleep,
At Your touch sense they received.
The birds who were in nests abiding
You did treat to spirited samgiit.

Dark earth with colors You made ornate;
Yourself You entertained with color-play.
And at the core of wakened hearts You rose;
You removed the fear and fulfilled hope.

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Friday, December 28, 2018

Mission accomplished

(1200)  Kon shalakay pradiip jvele

With which stick did you light the lamp
You have brought today?
Is that lamp kept ablaze,
Arrayed as countless flames?

It illuminates the seven spheres[1]
And makes all darkness obsolete.
It pleases every living being,
Their wicker trays decked colorfully.

At the end of very long austerity,
You lit the lamp that never blinks.
Finally, with that light only,
You finished your complete duty.

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Thursday, December 27, 2018

O frabjous day

(1199)  Nikkane nikkane shiinjita carane

With bells sweetly tinkling, jingling on Your feet,
Come, come, please come, Matchless One Supreme.
Into the vast firmament, into unfettered heavens,
Expel, expel, please expel my sins.

Today, the southern wind wants to go somewhere;
And the peacock of my psyche races, frolicking.
Toward You they speed, at You they peer,
Oh my Darling Dear!

Today, the splendid chariot proceeds;
And a thrilling current whispers very gently.
At Your touch, they are gleaming,
Having been on bended knee.

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He dwells on high

(1198)  Sudurera sakha kache eso

Steadfast Friend from afar, do come near;
From closeby please hold us dear.
Receiving welcome to Your rosy feet,
Gently smile with face that's sweet.

This whole universe is but Your image;
With paintbrush to draw, we don't find a likeness.
Why there's no comparison in all that we imagine:
Above everything of ours You drift.

For You there is not a fetter;
We can't bind You with our supplication.
Every atom of Your being is a place of pilgrimage,
And so You never come under any kind of bondage.

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Tuesday, December 25, 2018


(1197)  Tomari bhavana bhavite bhavite

Always pondering Your ideology,
I am loving Thee.
Always moving, holding You in memory,
Your refuge I'm receiving.

Eyes opening, You look at me;
From Your song I am in frenzy.
With Your thinking, neath Your feet,
To Your music[1] I am dancing.

All that's mine allegedly
Is consigned to Your proximity.
I am Yours, and You are mine only;
This certain truth I am fathoming.

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Monday, December 24, 2018


(1196)  Sonalii rather ogo sarathi

Oh Driver of the Gilded Chariot,
May You steer it with a golden magic.
Even when sun has sunk behind western mountain,
May You rid all darkness with Your effulgence.

Everyone needs a vessel, but You are container-free;
In every realm is Your movement with incessant speed.
Having gone along the spirit-path, taking everybody,
May You lead us to the formless sphere.

For You there's no judgment hard-to-reach or impossible;
There is just an aggregate of intense love and bliss.
All torment overlooked with same basic consciousness,
Everyone, may You give them Your shelter.

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Sunday, December 23, 2018

Is it a dream?

(1195)  Vishva bhuvan ghuriya ghuriya

Roving round and round the universe,
I've arrived at one location...
Coming to far shore of black fog,
With light have I been blessed.

Here there is no bashfulness mundane;
Hatred and scorn get no scope to remain...
In the heaven above blame and praise,
Shelter at His feet have I attained.

Sense of birthright or culture, respect or calumny,
Fear or fright, and whatever vanity...
All things that had bound me formerly,
I have torn apart their fastening.

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Abiding Friend

(1194)  Thako tumi thakiya jao

You abide, and You also persevere;
Don't depart, from afar neglecting me.
My secrets, to whom would I speak
Other than You, won't You say please?

Having come, those who stay, they go away;
Where get lost Earth's heaps of shapes?
I know You'd been and will remain;
Coming-and-going You never make.

Those confined to date and place,
Changing with each visit are they.
But You transcend both time and space,
No constraint do You obey.

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Saturday, December 22, 2018

And two became one

(1193)  Niirava carane esechile gopane

On silent feet, You'd arrived secretly;
In my eyes You be, my Dearest Dear.
None could know, and none could see...
This they fathomed not, Your love most sweet.

Then, pitter-patter, water had been falling;
And in bursts, bolts of thunder had been dancing.
Outside raging, inside charming...
This mode Yours was most fruitful formerly.

Jasmine fragrance on the humid breeze
Had come floating all about the darkness deep.
In one corner of my heart, a recess of psyche,
Oh the Innermost, You became my own property.

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Friday, December 21, 2018

Even if

(1192)  Tomar asar patha ceye

Gazing at the path of Your advent,
I have let my life get spent.
But, being called, I'll go ahead,
In Your deaf ears my voice awakened,
My voice awakened.

Many a Fall had arrived,
And the Springtime had smiled...
With blooms an avenue they'd filled;
But You did not appear...
I am left awaiting.

The scent of flowers drifted off;
The moon of psyche laughs no more.
From above the sands of time's ocean,
I am getting watched;
Yes, I am getting watched.

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Thursday, December 20, 2018

Here all along

(1191)  Kon sudurer sur aji bajalo bajalo

From what distant place notes echoed today,
Reverberating in both the sky and air?
The world-mind rose up dancing, it arose,
All fear and shame cast far away.

In kadam stamens a thrill was awakened,
And legions of rattan went frantic with vibration.
Screwpine pollen rode upon a moistened wind...
To what unknown place were they racing, racing?

With dance beat a peacock lured the Formless One,
And the scent of jasmine threw open heaven's door.
A sweet and gentle breeze whispered into every ear:
At the gate, the Unfamiliar Traveler's been standing.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2018


(1190)  Manus manus haraye hunsh

People, your senses having lost,
Where oh where have you gone?
Air and sky getting poisoned,
Made a hell is the mortal world.

You maintain that you are best...
That vegetation, birds, and beasts,
Compared to you they all are less...
Sky-kissing, you proceed arrogantly.
Don't you see time's shadow–
At a rapid speed it does approach
To subdue all your speed.

Due to Providence, the greatest of bodies,
By strength of intellect, the sky it's plying.
Carry on racing from star to star,
Never ceasing, ever unbarred.

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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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