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Today, the black curtain gets withdrawn.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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Comedy or tragedy?



(1212)  Aloker path dhare tumi esecho

Along the path of light You have come,
Casting thunderbolts with dulcet notes.
All blemishes far away You have flung.

Everlasting was the dark, or so all had thought;
Its filth accumulated on the skull of everyone.
But You removed all that, You gave love;
The path's pebbles You have crushed.

Life's flame was extinguished, or so all had thought;
That forest fire of the past, it had got lost.
But all that You awakened, You made sport;
Having gazed at every face, a smile You have worn.

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Monday, January 7, 2019

We all depart...



(1211)  Abelay dak diye ke go cale jay

At day's end, call given, oh who leaves
Neath melodic sorcery?
I think inwardly that I won't pay heed,
But I listen secretly;
Keeping deaf does not succeed.

So much time– so many minutes, seconds–[1] passed me by...
Behind western mountain,[2] bit by bit the sun declined;
Now the nightfall thickens on four sides.

The bird with its chirping, to the nest it came back...
The golden field of paddy, it got drowned in black.
Still, You did not come near, alack and alas!

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Sunday, January 6, 2019

Age of Bliss



(1210)  Tumi ele tamah sarale alo jvalale

You arrived, removed darkness, lit the light;
Distant ones You drew nigh.
You purged sins, conferred love;
You stirred hope in hearts forlorn.

In fear of darkness flowers did not blossom...
As there was no honey, bees did not assemble.
With effulgence You bathed everybody
In the beauty You did bring, the beauty You did bring.

After the gloom, a radiant age arrived;
Heavenly glow arose on four sides.
On Your own You made happen, managed single-handed...
Graciously You bestowed a flow of ambrosia.

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Distraction



(1209)  Tomar namer ruper melay

With a gala of Your names and forms,
You are cramming the whole universe.
Formless One, in Your play of beauty,
I fail to understand anything.

When I think that something is the finish,
Thereupon I see beginning's image.
Even after the end, there again is inception;
The wheel turns, kissing the vast firmament.

When about which is the best of all
Pondering, I get lost.
Afterward, there's still much more;
It appears, even more precious.

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Saturday, January 5, 2019

Rapids



(1208)  Tomar namer ruper bhelay

On the raft of Your name and forms,
Who is that singing a song?
From forms unto formlessness,
The raft floats along.

Many cities and mountain peaks,
Much land surface and chasm deep...
Having crossed all that or overleaped,
Toward the unknown it proceeds.

In one corner of that raft only,
Please spare a solitary place for me.
Having engaged me with Your name wholly,
Do set me a-sailing.

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Thursday, January 3, 2019

The silent revolution



(1207)  Alokeri van dekeche

A flood of splendor, it has summoned
All the darkness on this earth.
Those who had been veiled neath ebony,
In light their eyes crave opening.

There was dark and more dark still,
Each and every thing like cinder.
A touch of light, the joy of life,
Awakened those in that plight.

Upon the light came still more light;
It painted both the air and sky.
On yonder light eyes are kept peeled;
The bent knee that we offer is to Thee.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

His timeless light



(1206)  Kon se ajana prabhate

On some unknown morning
You'd ignited a light.
Even now that light is shining,
Minding not restraint of day or time.

In that same light came out life,
Heady-scented woods and gardens.
With the forms and colors from that light,
You'd made earth a celestial nymph.

In that same light is everybody's life;
That very light, great it is making.
With just that light, opened are eyes;
You'd given to the living spiritual awakening.

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Inside and out



(1205)  Ami tomakei bhalabesechi, jatai dure thaka

You alone have I loved.
Whatever distance You maintain,
However hidden You may stay,
You are the breath of life... I have understood.

In blue sky, You are the moon;
You are honey in the bloom.
In the wind You are the cool,
You are unblown flower's jewel.
Superhuman are You... I have realized.

You're the thunder and the lightning,
And the woodland scented sweet.
I am just a speck of Thee... I have understood.

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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Drab no more



(1204)  Tumi ele alo jvalale

You came and lit a light;
You have loved effusively.
You opened eyes and gently smiled;
All sorrow You have sent elsewhere.

Neglected and disdained,
How many nights and days are passing!
You discerned the pain, and so You came;
With both hands You have wiped away the tears.

In sky is the moon, in the bloom is nectar;
But in my vicinity, just despair was there.
Then You arrived and applied color;
You've suffused the world with color's beauty.

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