Tuesday, June 16, 2020

No more deceit

(1611)  Alor deshe tarun hese

In the land of light the lad, smiling,
He declares: "By lies I am not deceived;
Neither am I cheated, nor I cheat.
With the shimmer of empty words,
No longer am I indecisive;
To that I no more give ear.

In hope of light come all and sundry;
But tied down by rope of ebony,
Ruled by greed and from path straying,
They embrace the place where webs are weaved.

All human beings are a single family;
Joy or grief of one is that of everybody.
This is the last word, ultimate reality,
That I do not hesitate to sing.

1 comment:

  1. Honesty is the best policy. And, honestly, humanity is just one family.