Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Destination



(165)  Paye calar pathera katha

The footpath's history–
There is more, oh, more is there.
In just His direction go the ones who proceed
On the path of splendor, with dance of light-beams.

Hand in hand with everybody,
We who travel, go ahead will we.
Holding their hand we will prop
Whoever may start to drop,
The trek's rhythmic song
At core of both mind and heart.

The one I want, oh He wants me;
At journey's end, He reigns supreme.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Come and get it



(164)  Ke nivi ay ay chute ay

Who would make profit, come running, come;
Life's merchandise has arrived.
Imbuing pleasantness and painting mind,
A new morn has come.

On dry land and water; and on air and firmament,
Each moment, each split second, on a heady fragrance,
With a hundred lamps lit, a splendrous garland
It has brought to a modern region.

With a rapture blissful and enchanting,
The whole universe has beamed.

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A new world, a new me



(163)  Manke kona chota kajei nabte dobo na

I won't let mind sink to any deed that's mean;
No, no, no, I won't let it sink.
I will get it seated in the light of meditation;
A new world I will create.

Reliant on just me, the earth and heaven,
They are anxious, with passion suppressed.
Their hopes having fulfilled,
I will make life's fountain flow.

After wiping off the tears, I will draw a smile out;
When the crying is removed, oh the flute, it will resound.
Upon the earth good days will come;
Sorrow, torment, and adversity, they won't remain.

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Monday, September 16, 2019

My path also leads to Thee



(162)  Kichu kaye jao kichu shune jao

Speak on a bit; hear on a bit;
Do not leave so quick.
In the vast azure, Your universe,
Myself don't desert.

Grant that You and I, we tally,
'Cross hundred paths, gripped by a hundred streams.
The nectar of mind's flower-bud
Please don't let dry up.

Yourself only am I loving,
Night and day, in grief and glee.
In the mud, full-blown I've kept a lotus–
Don't tear off its petals.

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Divine song



(161)  Ganer sure

With Your song's melody
Far away my life goes sailing.

It's composed in each particle;
On ocean high are but its lyrics.
In a cadence grand with cosmic magic packed,
At everything's interior, it imbues to the brim.

In mind's room bejeweled is its seat;
In the swaying of psyche is its swing.
Heart's excitement is its vibration;
Outside and inside, it is surrounding.

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Saturday, September 14, 2019

Sun salutation



(160)  Tomake peyechi prabhu smarane manane

I have got You, Lord, in memory and contemplation.
In a cloudless firmament with magnolia fragrance;
In a lonesome heart, filled with love and devotion;
I have got You, Lord, in memory and contemplation.

In a touch of affection with delight of effulgence;
In a throbbing echo of the earth, full of tenderness;
I have got You, Lord, in memory and contemplation.

The sky-kissing mountain prostrating before Thee,
With head bent is in need, frosty snow melting.
I have got You, Lord, in memory and contemplation.

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His smile rises



(159)  Tomay bhalabasi, prabhu ami bhalabasi

I am in love with Thee;
Oh my Master, I love Thee;
Your honeyed smile, eye-bewitching,
I do hold dear.

In floral dust, in vine and tree,
In azure sky, in river-stream,
You've dispersed a smile sweet,
All dark night dispelling.

In mountain cave, on floor of sea,
In molecules, in humors deep,
Ever-watchful You are keeping,
Rising in sweet bud of psyche.

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Friday, September 13, 2019

Only You make me happy



(158)  Tumi sabar mane acho

In everybody's mind, You are there;
In Your mind is everybody.
And so, unknown, in joy and grief,
Everybody prays for Your mercy.
Come close, come closer please;
Everybody prays for Your mercy.

You are everyone's well-wisher;
You are the perpetual companion.
Your enchanting flute and sweet laughter
Give flood to dam-breaking happiness.

You alone are the light on far shore of the dark sea;
Better than anybody do You hold dear.
And so, dreamily, abstractedly,
Everybody dances to Your beat.

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

The Unknown One



(157)  Na ciniyai jahake dekechi

The Unknown One, to Whom I've called,
He had come in a dream.
Through painted clouds' rainbow-colors,
I've observed Him furtively.

In the sound of ankle bells, sweetly jingling,
In thoughts about Krsna, heart overflowing,
I am understanding that I didn't see Him;
Inside of my eyes, He had not been.

Even if about Him everything be known,
As much as I know, that much I don't.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

A new day is dawning



(156)  Egiye calo egiye calo

March on, march on,
March on, bearing everyone.
Crimson dawn, waiting in front–
Toward it only, march on.

From place to place, go as siblings,
Recollecting everybody's agony.
Today the whole humanity, your family,
Has summoned you, eyes weeping.

Lift the weight of all misery;
Wipe away all tears.
You are coming in service to everybody;
Having understood, speak these same words only.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Preoccupied



(155)  Kena aman kariya dakitecho amay

To me why have You been calling in such fashion?
In a thousand tasks I've been entwined...
Can I spare the time?

To rhythm and melody in tunes packed with honey,
To alap and rapture in songs nectar-smeared,
Having been put to work, how do I give reply?
Don't You grasp what fills the mind?

Behind work, other work accumulates;
My free time keeps slipping away.

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Monday, September 9, 2019

In my every meditation



(154)  Eso eso

Come, Lord, please do come
Into my heart-core...
Rosy feet and charming visage,
With a laugh, honey-pleasant.

On Your name, in life a thrill awakes;
I get dyed by just Your paint.
On Your song, in Your dance, goes
All that's mine, faded away.

Life after life, in every meditation,
Who I am, I get lost.
Come, Lord, please do come
Into my heart-core...
Come, You, please do come.

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Sunday, September 8, 2019

Inside His kaleidoscope



(153)  Alor parete alo tarpare aro alo

On light's far shore is light, and more light afterward–
Waves of light keep flowing; without end they are.

He for Whom there's so much light holds me dear;
On my mind His luster strolls along, floating.

Sometimes very far but sometimes very near,
In varied forms, in diverse songs and melodies,
Dancing, He moves on, having shook everybody.

The mental lotus, manifest in many colors,
With sweet scent, rushes in just His direction.

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Saturday, September 7, 2019

Love dances



(152)  Campaka vane madhura svapane

In sweet dream at a grove of magnolia,
Him I've seen in the magic mirror,
On gentle wind with heady fragrance,
Eyes bewitched, at bank of the river.

The flower pollen there,
Coming from the Soul Supreme,
Drifts off to a realm unseen.
There, the peacock of a mind,
Staring at the blue sky,
Fans its tail out wide.

On a night moonlit,
With lonesome vista,
Love, it dances
Around and around Him.

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Friday, September 6, 2019

Never stop waiting, never stop gazing



(151)  Esechile tumi prabhu

Lord, You had appeared,
Coming from gloom's other bank.
For Your sake I had been waiting,
Age after age, both night and day.

So many lunar days have passed–
So many stars, dropped and detached.
In spite of that, I remained vigilant,
Watching Your arrival-path.

Filling all hopes mine with light,
One sweet night You had arrived.

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Breaking free



(150)  Bal dao more bal dao

Give me strength, please give force;
All binding chains I would break off.
Please give tunes, more tunes afford,
That I may ever sing Your song.

Gaining or not gaining hope or despondency,
May I never enmesh psyche
Mid the general activity.
Having given a slight jerk,
Let me get merged in Your work.
Oh yes, I keep merging...
Having given a slight jerk, I want to keep merging...
In work of Yours exclusively, I want to keep merging.
Having given a slight jerk,
Let me get merged in Your work.

In the daily grind so tiresome,
Mind never wants to wind up or get stuck...
It wants to look around with nectar of melody,
On the earth and in one hundred streams.
It wants to look around...
With nectar of melody, it wants to look around...
On the earth it wants to look around...
In one hundred streams it wants to look around.
It wants to look around with nectar of melody,
On the earth and in one hundred streams.

Give me strength, please give force;
I would shatter all mental impressions.
Please give tunes, more tunes afford,
That I may ever sing Your song.
Give me strength, please give force;
Please give tunes, more tunes afford.

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Beyond time and space



(149)  Madhura svapane maneri gahane

In sweet reverie, in my psychic deeps,
I have seen You frequently.
At my heart's abode, with anklets enchanting,
Ripples You did make in a hundred streams.

To Your melody the river flows;
At Your tinkling sound, stares the doe.
On Your touch, each molecule and atom,
They communicate in unison.
Oh, such words they utter...
As one, oh, such words they utter...
Upon touch, every molecule and atom
Communicates in unison.

Mind keeps on ignoring time and space;
Beyond time and space everyone makes haste.
Every anxiety and every thing seductive...
Those who wish to attain You, their all is forsaken...
To attain, yes, those who wish...
Yes, those who wish to attain You, their all is forsaken...
Every anxiety and every thing seductive...
Those who wish to attain You, their all is forsaken.

In sweet reverie,
In sweet reverie, in my psychic deeps,
I have found You in a hundred streams,
In sweet reverie.

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Beyond Your light



(148)  Alor pare alori dheu

Beyond the light is a wave of Divine Light;
In light the world, it is full.
You filled up the sea of light;
In Your light the heart is full.

I am the wee flame of a lantern;
The note on my brow, lamp-black.
Nonetheless, in love with You I am;
I have become rapt.
Oh, I have been in love;
Only You, oh I have loved...
Though just a wee flame, oh I have loved;
Only You I am loving, rapt I have become.
My understanding, it is nothing;
My awareness, it is nothing...
Of all acumen and wisdom,
You were the last word.
That bit only, I conceive;
That bit only, I perceive.

The wee flame, by Your light it is defeated;
In Your Infiniteness, I have stayed replete.
Oh, I am getting filled,
In Your Infiniteness, oh I'm getting filled...
In Your Infiniteness, I have been a flame defeated;
Oh, I'm getting filled;
In Your Infiniteness, oh I'm getting filled.

Beyond the light is a wave of Divine Light;
In light the universe is full.
Beyond the light...

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Monday, September 2, 2019

Swept away by His flow



(147)  Alo jhalamala madhura nishiithe

Glittering at sweet midnight,
You had come into my mind;
You'd arrived for a trice
In mind's timeless paradise.
Lo, You had arrived;
Oh yes, for a trice You had arrived;
In mind's paradise, lo, You'd arrived.

In the flowers is Your sweetness;
In great sea, Your majesty.
In the far azure is Your glory;
In as many lives, it is floating.
Oh, it is floating...
Floral sweetness, oh, it is floating;
Azure's glory, oh, it is floating;
Oh it is floating.
All my molecules and atoms, lo, they were bewitched;
My every limb, oh it weeps for every part of it;
Each molecule and atom mine, oh, it is bewitched.

Life's whole existence drifts in His direction;
Every heart-penchant races per His attraction...
Oh yes, racing it does go.
Every heart-penchant, racing it does go;
Life's whole existence, racing it does go...
Oh yes, racing it does go.

Glittering at sweet midnight,
You had come into my mind;
Jogging cradle, You'd arrived
In mind's timeless paradise.

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Sunday, September 1, 2019

My Lord, my love



(146)  Ajuta chande esechile tumi

With rhythms myriad, come You had,
To dance and dance, laugh and laugh,
Your tune resonating with heart's concept,
And with anklet-jingle upon each footstep.

With tune's resonance, come You had;
With heart's concept, come You had;
With anklet-jingle, come You had.
Lo, You had been coming;
With tune resonating, lo, You had been coming;
With heart's concept, lo, You had been coming;
With anklet-jingle, lo, You had been coming.
With tune resonating to heart's concept, You had been coming;
With heart's concept in anklet-jingle, You had been coming.

Had I been a flower, and I bloom on branch of tree,
You, being fragrance, please stay and make replete.
If, sky being distant, I unfold,
You, having been the color blue, please stay and enclose.
Oh do remain encompassing;
Having been the color blue, oh You stay encompassing.
If, sky being distant, I unfold,
You, having been the color blue, please stay and enclose.
Oh do remain encompassing;
Having been the color blue, oh You stay encompassing.
For me, on all sides, oh You stay encompassing.

With rhythms myriad,
With rhythms myriad, come You had,
To dance and dance, laugh and laugh.

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Shine Your light on me



(145)  Dur niilakashe dakhina vatase

In southern wind, in distant sky,
In floral scent, in mind's springtime,
It's You psyche ever wants to reach
In the distant sky.

On account of Thee, heart overflowing
Constantly goes off racing...
Oh, it goes racing
In Your direction, oh it goes racing.

In my mind's northeastern corner,
Countless clouds had gathered...
In Your golden light, with smile unblemished,
All of them, whereto did they vanish?
Oh where did they go...
Those piled-up clouds, oh where did they go...
Oh where did they go?
In Your golden light, with smile unblemished,
All of them, whereto did they vanish?

On this crimson dawn, light-dripping morning,
Please make bright my psyche.
All my shame remove,
All my fear remove,
All narrow-mindedness remove...
Oh please remove...
All my narrow-mindedness, please do remove,
On this crimson dawn, light-dripping morning,
Please make bright my psyche.

In southern wind, in distant sky,
It's You psyche ever wants to reach...
My mind ever wants to reach...
In the distant sky.

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