Sunday, July 25, 2021

Speak to me of love



(1975)  Balechile more gan shonabe, shonabe maner jata katha

You had said You'll sing a song for me;
You'll talk about all intimate subjects.
On nights of Fall, on morns of Spring,
In blooms and fruits how much is the sweetness.

Inside Your song, what's outdated is not there;
In new beauty I get only novelty.
With cadence and melody always is carried
Information of the One Ever-Fresh.

Hey Ruler of Holy Sites, Life of the Universe,
Among great men, You are the most noble.
Even the mere particle You make greater,
Having lavished heart's munificence.

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Friday, July 23, 2021

The answer is a query



(1974)  Ami jatatuku bujhite pari he devata

The little I can comprehend, hey Deity,
That which I understand, I cannot speak.
What You are is not known to science or philosophy;
So even the question does not arise of telling it.

Nobody knows the place where life begins;
"On limitation's outskirts" is deficient.
What is bound by measurement stays absorbed in it;
But nonetheless ego does not quit.

If the small calls itself tiny,
That is normal– it is not modesty.
This very nature, hey Deity,
By Your kindness, why not fulfill it?

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Can I truly serve Thee... and if so when?



(1973)  Jabe tomay pelum mor anubhave

At the time I found You as my psychic image;
Then You have replaced the filth.
Even when I heeded not, still then You have watched;
Now I see that filling mind You have been.

Ever since days of yore, hey the Person Ultimate,
To fathom You, whose is such knowledge?
Having tried to comprehend, intuition pays attention:
Intellect and intuition, all of it You've conferred.

I did not give anything, I have taken only;
More than what I've wanted, I have received.
And when I've tried to give back Your thing,
As recompense, that You've packed in my wicker basket.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

By Your divine mercy



(1972)  Tumi gan gao kahara tare

For whom do You sing,
Having kept the world unhearing?
You observe and laugh, arrive and leave;
But Yourself none may see.

The earth, through Your rhythmic song,
She gets both tune and tempo, Master honey-tongued.
You are close, and along with You is love;
But Earth can't keep company with Thee.

Your loving visitation oft,
Your smiling gaze and psychic touch...
The cosmic mind are You, You rid the dark
In atoms and molecules held within heart.

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Detachment



(1971)  Ananderi ei nimantrane

At this invitation to happiness only,
Why do you sit alone and weep?
You're like a bloom swollen with heart's feelings,
Not having mingled with everybody.

In festivity everyone is passionate,
Ocean waves in a dance that's rapid.
They're atoms and molecules in thought restive;
Far removed, for Whom are you hoping?

There's no need to be morose;
The Maker of the Cosmos is also your own.
Smiling sweetly only He is the kindest soul;
Know that He loves also thee.

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Monday, July 19, 2021

Ego's peril



(1970)  Tumi esechile mor manovane

You had arrived in the garden of my psyche;
I was waiting apathetically.
At my face You had peered;
Who knows what I was thinking!

In between You and me, the impasse,
It was not any block hard-and-fast.
Yet, I was not able to come near;
From afar I've gone on in a pique.

Tranquil was Your countenance;
My two eyes were tear-drenched.
But I could not wipe my eyes;
With Your heart I could not unite.

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Universalism is the creed



(1969)  Tumi esechile bhalo besechile

You'd arrived, and You had loved;
To cosmic life Your life You wed.
Who honor You or who even disrespect,
That subject You'd ignored.

Given its tininess, the minute rivulet,
With boundaries, it stays back at a distance.
But when comes a flood, all get merged,
Limits shattered by the great water.

Inside every human being, envy exists;
That, absent intellect, has brought bitterness.
Having cast it far away with their hands firm,
A single society You did get established.

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Saturday, July 17, 2021

A sky lantern



(1968)  Megher pare megh eseche

Clouds upon clouds have appeared,
Tunes upon music-strains.
I do not know You, but after arriving,
Off You sail, far away.

You dote on me from remote;
But on Your own You come close also.
You keep on watching with loving eyes,
Sweet ankle bells having chimed.

Throughout the universe, You're the Best Person;
I'm a paper balloon on the sky of ideation.
In my bosom having wrapped the lamp of time,
To that unfamiliar fortress I now fly.

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I may be adrift



(1967)  Balo e pather shes kothay

Pray tell, the end of this path is where?
I find no conclusion, nor a start do I see;
The answer, who will give me?

The initial point of causal theory is:
To be dormant Who exists? That sea of consciousness!
To inhere at the outset, at end also He's in there,
And also in between, all along the journey.

Philosophy or science, however we may like to name it:
A disturbed humanity, we may find a path tranquil.
The Master, Path-Creator, ever from the path straying,
He does not make it happen, I know for a certainty.

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Thursday, July 15, 2021

A string of flowers



(1966)  Katabar asa kata bhalabasa

How often I've arrived and how much the love,
How many the tears shed and smiles beamed around Thee,
Intellect discerns not, and intuition does not fathom
Why am I frequently coming and going.

From olden times Your cadence,
It goes on flowing with a bliss measureless.
No one can suppress that thing;
In circles all spin round You only.

Hey God of Gods, Your information,
It cannot be contained by any chronicle.
Statements in essays of reason and logic,
On the waters of kindness sail off somewhere.

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His limitless compassion



(1965)  Nai je kona gun sabi agun

I have no quality, all is without worth;
Nonetheless You came, Lord, being gracious–
You bestowed a kindness beyond measure.
By Your own virtue, You made me beholden;
Because You demonstrated what is compassion.

By one's own strength nobody obtains Thee;
Indra's elephant cannot be bound by a flea.
But despite our inability, our own penury,
We still see Your grace in myriad fashions.

In Your presence, Lord, I will ask for nothing;
More than You I am not aware of me.
My transition from resistance to being ready,
Time and again, You keep getting it done.

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Tuesday, July 13, 2021

A new day is coming



(1964)  Tandra sariye ele madhurii dhaliya dile

You came removing stupor; You gave sweetness-pouring.
Then You departed, quietly blending with the vitality.
We were not knowing much, and this we were not grasping;
We were merely lasting, our eyes glued shut.

At Your touch the speechless are made talkative;
With love's passion taking shape, liveliness sparkles.
Mid a desert-mirage is greenery in new attire;
Having been embodied, in the song it does rise.

On Your ideation, away narrowness does float;
With rhythm in dance Your lyric tunes overflow.
After having loved You, resultant from Your thought,
Worldliness sails unto the state of being conscious.

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Monday, July 12, 2021

You are the one sure refuge



(1963)  Eka tumi vaibe kena sab bojha

You alone, the whole weight why will You carry?
Upon also my pate, do give a bit,
Graciously You gave that capacity.

Only due to You am I strong...
With just Your power, on the path I walk;
And my intellect, it too is Yours,
Laughing and dancing around You only.

Except for You no one else is mine...
Yes, all are friends in happy times;
But in times of sorrow, You alone do I find–
Both living and dying are with You only.

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Sunday, July 11, 2021

Compassion beyond comprehension



(1962)  Kusuma parage tumi ele

You came like flower-pollen...
On a gentle wind, welcomed and taken in,
As if You were a visitor unbidden.[1]

Who longs for You, who has not looked,
Who has forgot, who hasn't even understood...
Thinking of that, You do not get distress;
Mind's sweetness You did lavish.

I too have not yearned, not knowing, not understanding;
But You've come in front of me, dressed in peerless beauty.
The flag of compassion, oh Condensed Consciousness,
You've unfurled against the blue heavens.

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Not at all transactional



(1961)  Amar jiivane raunin svapane

In my life, with a multicolored dream
Having instilled, Who did appear?
Oh Who came; Who are You that came to me?
Yourself I don't know, Yourself I don't recognize;
Nonetheless, having come, dye You applied.

Day and night, about You I've been thinking;
Heartily I've longed for You in privacy.
Like the spore of a flower I have risen upon Thee,
Floating on the waters of only Your beauty.

Hey my Darling Dearest, supremely reverend,
To You my existence, it is fastened.
You alone are my effort and objective;
That is why, I realize, You came privately.

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Saturday, July 10, 2021

Now and always one and only



(1960)  Kusuma kanane smita anane

In the garden of flowers, with a smiling countenance
You arrived after so long, oh Merciful One.
Dormant hopes and all my love,
Today are they embodied by Your implication.

In consequence, what I'd wanted, that I have achieved;
And what I did not want, that also I've received.
With majesty of bearing at both crest and trough,
You came face-to-face, oh Avatar of Compassion.

Never is there a beginning or an end of You;
Nonetheless, in ignorance I seek residue.
At all times You're the same Master Absolute,
In form, beyond form, oh my Playful Lord.

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Friday, July 9, 2021

Where logic and selfishness get defeated



(1959)  Maner kone he venudhar

In a psychic corner, hey the Pipe Bearer,[1]
When You entered stealthily,
With dance and song, tone modulating,
To my thinking You did cause a frenzy.

In regard to Your beauty, it has no end;
And virtue having pondered, I'm out of my depth.
At playing the cosmic game with great expertness,
Throughout the universe You are revered.

Wastage of time, oh, I do not make;
With just strings of love will I certainly attain...
Through the sweet flow of devotion for no personal gain,[2]
At a contemplative space hard to reach.

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Thursday, July 8, 2021

My quandary



(1958)  Tomake bheve bheve balo kii phal habe

From often musing on You, say what fruit will be,
Though You did not come to my dwelling.
I think I will not think, but still why do I think?
Come and inform me.

Aglow, the lamp of hope had been sustained;
A garland of flowers had been arrayed.
In mind-blossoms at a garden solitary,
Nectar had been kept replete.

What I am to do or not to do, declare right away;
Surrender's formula kindly inculcate.
Sitting in meditation-pose with ardent psyche,
I would hold on to Thee.

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Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Counterparts



(1957)  Man balechilo tumi asibe

Mind had told that You will come:
Embrace You'll grant, You won't remain distant.
After closely noting all, heart had fathomed:
Having mused on only You is a jubilation.

As soon as I long for You only,
I get satisfaction from no other thing.
And You, likewise, only after taking me,
You go on playing silently.

Were I absent it would be Your inconvenience;
When there is no drop, is there ocean either?
Only with me is Your cosmic entertainment
At a festival perpetual.

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Tuesday, July 6, 2021

I follow Your lead



(1956)  Pather disharii mama

Oh my Trailblazer,
Yield to me in the realm of meditation...
Like the pearl in oyster shell,
Hard to reach, in the deeps of consciousness.

Sin or virtue or whatever is, of it I have none;
I don't care to look in that former direction.
I want just to attain a speck of Your grace,
Every instant inside of my existence.

Oh Lord and Master, I am Your puny machine;
Based on only Thee is my power to conceive.
All around You only is the wine of my lifetime,
Everywhere overflowing.

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Monday, July 5, 2021

A flower with its honey



(1955)  Bhomra gane phuler kane

The bumblebee, through a song in flower's ear,
Who knows what it did speak...
Maybe a verse, loving words;
Maybe an ache, lackadaisically.

The pollen bears Whose tidings;
Only His ditty the hawk-cuckoo sings.
Laughing the bumblebee, come to listen,
From the cuckoo[1] it got lessoned.

Stricken by distress, mind's bumblebee,
It sings His couplets everlasting.
And bereft, on account of just His honey,
Rush it does toward Him only.

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Sunday, July 4, 2021

It must be realized



(1954)  Andhar eseche alo jvalo

Kindle light... darkness has come;
This utter ebon can't be borne.
Imbue all things with humanity;
I want prosperity and more prosperity.

Many an age has passed, musing on inertia;
It has brought self-recognition like a desert-mirage;
So bring you the ever-new, no more stuff outdated;
An evening jasmine having laughed, hope it awakened.

A host of people you are overlooking...
You don't realize that it's blistering humanity.
Languor past ignored, hands upraised invite everybody;
The flag of victory is seen... flying it began.

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Saturday, July 3, 2021

Sadhana



(1953)  Amar dharay jvallo alo

In my world a light burned
On Your cordial touch.
So everything felt good,
With happiness of love.

At home's niche lone had I been;
Crying, crying secretly.
That crying mine was fruitful,
As with a smile You did come.

Having wiped away my tears,
You averred: "I am yours...
Do not weep, but proceed,
Striving for completeness."

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Friday, July 2, 2021

Focus on Him



(1952)  Andhar nishiithe tumi ele

You came on a dark night;
A lantern You did light.
On rainy night, You complied;
Good fortune You assigned.

When at my home was there
Abundant light overflowing,
Brightness was glittering...
You had come but did not reply.

Now am I deprived of all;
On my own I've built a stone-prison.
Tears falling, I have called;
Only on hearing, at my hut
Rapidly You arrived.

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Thursday, July 1, 2021

A charming magic



(1951)  Shyamal shobhay tumi ele

You came with a green loveliness;
Upon surface of the earth You scattered it.
Kindliness You instilled
With blooms and buds, dynamic and static.

Hey Shyam,[1] You have no equal;
I want You with mind and heart.
Oh sweet Mohan,[2] what fascination
Is inflamed by Your love-lamp!

In Your presence I do not covet aught;
Those who have You have it all.
With the Kaostubha jewel over Your heart,[3]
You are luminous in good times and bad.

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