Thursday, August 31, 2023

For liberation I pine

(2746)  Jege achi jege achi

Awake am I, awake am I,
Awake am I, for Your advent watching.
Day passes by under sunshine's burning pain;
At night a gloomy darkness comes over me.

I know, I realize: I'm not alone without support;
But unable to hold, I grow anxious.
Stretching out is this same ocean-shore;
Psyche I make ignore by singing.

Pupils of my eyes are entwined with expectation;
In the thought of You they have stayed absorbed.
On psychic sky a mental chukor soars
With enlightenment's yearning.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Beyond the abstract

(2745)  Tumi theko amar duhkhe sukhete

You please stay in my grief and gladness,
Night and day, always with;
Having churned all mental sweetness,
To give You I have kept.

Eyes unblinking, I keep looking
Toward Your path, don't You see;
Only Your floral pollen do I smear
To pack the earth with a sweet scent.

You are here, and so everybody is;
Around You the whole cosmos dances,
Inside and outside, nearby and distant,
On the gold, sandy coast of existence.

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Tuesday, August 29, 2023

No need for a parade

(2744)  Asile na kena mor phulavane

At my floral grove, why did You not appear,
Stealthily, on silent feet?
Known to none, divined by no one,
With eyes smiling, I would have been seeing.

In my floral grove, Lord, there are no thorns;
Fallen leaves, never do I cast off.
Notwithstanding, lest abide crest and trough,
Kindly come most cautiously.

Stayed with young grass has a slimness of body;
With the blossom-buds, a fine scent inheres.
With fantail spread, mind's peacock is dancing,
A cadence, by sweetness accompanied.

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Monday, August 28, 2023

No chance event

(2743)  Sagar belay ami

I, upon the sea-shore,
When I had been sitting,
Rows of waves had come near
With a life's festivity.

On far sky how many stars had grinned;
In speech had risen the south wind?
"Friend or foe, forgetting the notion,
Everybody I'd held dear."

I don't forget the words of that night;
On mind's mirror have they stayed entwined.
In sorrow's gloom and in hours of glee
Rises that memory silently.

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Sunday, August 27, 2023

Our equal-opportunity Master

(2742)  Usar aloy tumi esechile

Like early morning light You had appeared;
You emitted form's shining beauty.
Sitting upon throne of heart, You had beamed;
You summoned me with lips bewitching.

You told: "Never fear from anyone;
I am with, so don't be anxious.
Work sincerely and perform sadhana;
I stay with everybody, mixed in joy and grief.

"In ancient past I had been, I am even still;
Close by I'll go on remaining forever.
I don't choose tiny or big, wise or foolish;
When searching within mind, you will find Me."

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Saturday, August 26, 2023

In Your dreams

(2741)  Bhevechile gechi bhule

You'd imagined I've forgotten;
Am I able to forget Thee?
With my respiration You are blended,
Wrapping me in grace and beauty.

Fearing the night's darkness,
At home Your light I keep ignited.
You're the lamp-stand for this earth;
Enveloped You've kept everybody.

Ever thinking on You I grow ardent;
At Your thought all burning pain I neglect.
A wreath I string with blooms of love,
With Earth's ambrosia pervading.

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Friday, August 25, 2023

Seen or unseen

(2740)  Niilodadhir urmimalay

On blue ocean's rows of waves,
Whose message floats, pray tell me.
Each moment I have heard His fame,
But never Him did I see.

On daybreak's eastern sky is His splendor,
Essays on Him painted by the evening's color.
On mind's firmament His matted locks undone
Are vibrant in a hundred streams.

When earth was not, when there'd been naught,
No pulse was there, filled with vigor.
There were no emotions, making anxious;
He alone existed, imperceptibly.

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Thursday, August 24, 2023

Emotionally it makes no sense

(2739)  Tumi kena kache aso na

Oh You, why don't You come near?
Of sweetness I keep listening,
But in action I don't see.

Calling, calling, days have gone by;
Nights transpire with tears in eyes.
Though having seen, didn't You notice?
Having heard, You don't hear.

On strings of my inmost lyre,
To jingling notes You give rise.
But fondness You just furnish;
You don't wish to receive.

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Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Oh how sweet

(2738)  Sei jyotsnay dhoya sandhyay

On that same moonlight-cleansed evening,
In my floral garden You had appeared.
Then, the night-jasmine fragrance goes a-floating;
Whose call is heard from very far off?

Returning to their nest, the birds sing
Of Your glory in many melodic streams.
On this earth, with raga and raginii,
You arrived amid love's vibration.

At that time glide like fish-scales silvery
White clouds on a pleasant-feeling breeze.
In the kash swaying, world obliterating
Is Your hymn, with its quantum of beauty.

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Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Missing something

(2737)  Ashe chile prakashe ele

As hope made manifest You appeared;
Why did You not yield to psyche?
In meditation I have craved wholeheartedly;
Nonetheless, why did You not gaze at me?

Look on with eyes of kindness, sheltered do keep me;
Lord, when You wish, I will obtain supreme peace.

In beauty unique, with virtue fit to be esteemed;
Worthy of everybody's worship, universally revered.

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Monday, August 21, 2023

To end the shame

(2736)  Pather kanta daliya calechi

Thorns of the way I've gone on trampling
For purpose of finding You near.
Mind's bolt on door have I kept opening;
Ancient disgrace I am eroding.

How much more delay, graciously please say,
To obtain You wholeheartedly in my embrace.
For ages I have drifted unto end of age;
A single grain of kindness I beseech.

Through intellect nothing could I achieve;
Scriptural wisdom is, I know, incomplete.
Your causeless grace is the gist I heed;
With Your name I resist a hundred miseries.

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Sunday, August 20, 2023

If You would be standoffish

(2735)  Asite na cao eso na

If You don't want to come, arrive not;
Remaining far though, smile not,
No, no, nay, please do not.
If You don't fathom sorrow, grasp it not;
A blow to heart though, drive not.

Daybreak's light stays far away,
If gloomy dark You would retain.
What You like, only that go and make;
But from Your mind erase me not.

With water of a gentle riverway,
Myself do not consecrate.
But humbly unto You I say:
A desert's burning pain, convey not.

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Saturday, August 19, 2023

Please stay close

(2734)  Ceye gechi hat petechi

I have gone on wanting, I've implored;
Never did I think of giving.
Only my rights I've informed;
Never did I practice duty.

I have gone on telling: "Myself do give;
Heaven, Earth, the universe, all are filled."
In the dark impervious, inside a labyrinth,
That You call at heart-core I didn't hear.

I have raced out of doors;
What's nearby, I've made far off.
Now evening come, mistake I've fathomed;
In the night, don't stay away from me.

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Friday, August 18, 2023

Could it be?

(2733)  Nandana madhunisyande

Issuing a sweetness pleasing,
Wearing form You came today; you arrived!
What I could not think in dream,
I will get adjacent, so much nigh.

I have searched for You in mountain caverns,
I've searched in a bower's trees and creepers.
I have sought at holy sites' sacred currents;
By religious tales a flower's worth I apprize.[1]

You had been amid my psyche;
You have grinned in sportive deceit.
Or You'd wished to inform maybe:
"Silently with everyone am I."

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Thursday, August 17, 2023

Kindly inside psyche

(2732)  Nabhah niilimay ar maneri kone

In the blueness of sky and inside my psyche,
You've remained in every place secretly.

Immanent or transcendent, Yours is no difference;
Temporal or permanent, constantly unprecedented.
In space or beyond, You come in shape ever-novel,
With revelation not accessed easily.

Scriptures, intellect, and learning, they can't seize;
Occult ability, remotely it fails miserably.
Worldly achievements stand by in futility,
Knowing the essence is only Your mercy.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2023


(2731)  Kon atiite jegechile

You had risen in which days of yore;
You set aside slumber's torpor.
The whole cosmos You did harbor
By a flow of mercy.
I cannot understand;
Imagining does not succeed.

I had floated on a stream of thought
With a blossom of Your love.
Day and night I go unanchored,
In a contemplation of Thee.

Whatever stones of path abide,
Sorrow, pain, joy, or delight,
However much my foes may smile,
Like blemish of dry cow patty,
All of it do I scorn;
I will surely attain Thee.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Forgetting that I'm blessed

(2730)  Hat pete rai tomar kache

I stay beggared in Your presence;
Word to say, I suffer from embarrassment.
In morning's dress or evening-ornamented,
'Midst my penury is wretchedness.

Only words of desire I conceive;
My own demands I go on placing.
In imagination's realm I rise and sink,
With Your work having forgotten.

This eddy of infatuation mine
Creates the absence of light.
Shed steadily, that flow from eyes,
It makes forget You are adjacent.

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I find You everywhere

(2729)  Tumi je esecho alodhara enecho

You've arrived, brought a cascade of light;
And You have scattered colors bright
At the earth's every cranny.
Under arbor's canopy by fantail and notes sweet,
Pleasantness You've dispensed like a heady dream.

Today there is no scarcity of anything;
The Stone of Philosophers I find most near.
With a flight of cranes upon blue sky I go singing;
You are in my very psyche.

You are at inmost depths, and You are outside of me,
In despair's anxiety and in the tears of grief.
With a bouquet of flowers, with glee's sense of satiety,
You're an upstream flow of love heavenly.

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Monday, August 14, 2023

A lifelong party

(2728)  Tomakei niye jiivana utsav

With only You existence is festivity;
All the songs are with You only.
For whole cosmos You're the guarantor,
Life-breath of my ambrosial feelings.

Central gem in the ring of awareness,
Stream of mind You pull adjacent.
By sensation this I know, I comprehend:
Your gift of kindness is in everything.

From afar You stretch to farther still,
From ocean depths to mountain summits.
Around You an atom dances;
Of that dance there is no ending.

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Sunday, August 13, 2023

You are my destiny

(2727)  Jiivaner dhara sagare dhay

Life's current rushes to the ocean,
Sometimes ebbing, sometimes flooding.
When it's such, why not that stratum
Goes on thinking of Thee?

You are the sea of kindness, jewel of the eye;
Greatest of all, it's You that I realize.
The Everlasting Entity, You alone know I
In depths of thought surrounding Thee.

Darling, for an instant You don't forget me;
You make enlightened via countless streams.
The peacock-cry of mind dances, tail fanning,
Each and every moment in rhythm and melody.

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Saturday, August 12, 2023

Throbbing with bliss and dancing in ecstasy

(2726)  Sharada nishiithe tomate amate, dekha hayechilo manovane

On late night of autumn, between us
There had been a meeting in mind's garden.
With a scent of night jasmine, to the sugarcane rhythm,
In a discrete shape You had come.

In my mind what dark clouds had been,
In an instant they were ousted.
Before earth-grown silver's form,
Who knows it, where they floated off!

You and I are with one and the same mind:
God Supreme and molecule becoming nearby.
With enchanting bliss, nectar's exudation,
In a happy dream today that is my vision.

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Friday, August 11, 2023

Onward to Thee

(2725)  Surer sarita baye jay

The river of melody goes on flowing
On her path, regarding no obstruction.
Her target is that Ocean,
Whom she has viewed in meditation.

On two banks is His tale, His poetry;
Due to Him, sweetness is a continuity.
Amid His thoughts, pain forgetting,
She has raced in only His direction.

My psychic stream craves only Thee,
Not staying tied to stagnant thinking.
May she go on grinding stones impeding;
At Your feet, this is her supplication.

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Believe it or not

(2724)  Tumi jyotsnar snigdhata ene diyecho

Moonlight's soft sweetness You have brought;
You have poured a shoreless love.
Heaven's flow of copious ambrosia,
To greatness man You've lifted up.

Staying very near, affection's beauty having smeared,
Mid the source of inmost feeling, calling everybody,
Golden chains, broken You've abandoned.

Any bit of sweetness is all Yourself including;
Any little bitterness, from forgetting Thee.
You have gone on singing the mantra of liberation.

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Thursday, August 10, 2023


(2723)  Amanishar tamasa saraye

New-moon night's darkness having cast away,
A lamp of hope You set ablaze.
That which I'd thought impossible,
It happened by taking Your name.

Down on a shriveled river comes a spate;
In dried-out eyes a stream of tears eventuates.
Greenness smiles on barren waste;
You conferred compassion's grain.

An atom of kindness brings light-cascade;
To dry lips hymn's ambrosia it donates.
It hurls a deadly thunderbolt on sin and depraved,
Enabling You to summon the human race.

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Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Never be far from me

(2722)  Sarita jadi shukaiya gelo

If a stream, evaporating, on it went;
Hey the Great Ocean, what will happen?
You say please, pray do tell.
Of mount-draping[1] fount of water,
Will her vigor stay effusive?

From mouth of Source only, that vigor has awakened;
When in sorrow, it does vanish.
In that case what will people say to Him:
This infatuation-fount, may it not be distant.

A river am I, and I've raced incessantly;
I have moved, plying route rising and falling.
I have been delighting greatly in a rhythm Yours only,
Pausing not for even a brief moment.

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Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Together on a journey

(2721)  E pather shes je kothay nahi jana

Of this path, uncertain where is its conclusion:
Not even a start is there, and also no finish;
Yet to go ahead there's no prohibition.

Whoever has devised this course,
With twists and turns that rise and fall–
While moving there is just one thought:
The Unknown, my Known must become.

Oh the Path-Maker, You stay curtained off;
You don't come under Earth's touch.
Amid heart-core always You call
In cadence and song, continuous.

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Myself You see

(2720)  Ami tomay ceyechilum priya

Darling, I had looked at You
In the joy and sorrow amid psyche–
Origin of thought, with implicit meaning,
In garb bewitching of splendor unseen.

Gloom-surrounded upon nights of grief,
Overflowing with shedding of tears,
Through modulation smiles of glee,
They are found in hope-filled speech.

In a flower garden I'd been searching
On moon's face for exuded moonbeams–
By resounding of Your pleasantry,
Intoxicated and in sweet modesty.

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Sunday, August 6, 2023

The path of bliss

(2719)  Ei nutan prabhate chande o giite

With rhythm and song on this new morning,
Welcome please the One with invincible mind.
By only His decree, in ecstasy is dancing
Bosom replete with hope and life.

By just His wish, the flowers keep on blossoming;
Full of nectar, they go on with only His sighting.
Becoming absorbed in thoughts about Him only,
Continue to ignore feeling of grief entire.

His words of love cannot be forgotten;
Worth mentioning is only His chronicle.
Intrinsic to Him is all sweetness;
With whole heart in meditation, Him you desire.

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Rid my blunder

(2718)  Sona jhara e jyotsna nishiithe

On this gold-dripping, moonlit night,
To attain You, racing goes the mind.
Oh You, aglow with heaven's luster,
Gave this dull world rays of light.

Unhindered, Your winning chariot goes ahead,
Its course, from no beginning to only without end,
The maker of welfare, so ruin for the wicked,
To rouse in soul knowledge of what's right.

You'd been, You are, You will stay, Self-born Lord;
Anything at all at no time do You ignore.
But yet Yourself I forget, subject to infatuation;
Thunderbolt in hand, pray remove the oversight.

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Saturday, August 5, 2023

In my hours darkest

(2717)  Tumi ele abelay deri kare

Having delayed, You came belated;
Day, it goes away, it goes away.
The shriveled hiptage wreath, it grows faint;
Where hides the weary oleander pained?

With coming and going is this worldly life,
From missing is crying, and from gaining, delight.
Rhythmic is the road by which we go and arrive;
With melody and music mode, it serenades.

In sorrow's darkness, with light grins happiness;
On mirror of mind, with blossom of love it rises.
Amid kush and kash, with autumn's night-jasmine,
It flashes in both shape and taste.

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Friday, August 4, 2023

It's a mystery to me

(2716)  Amare rekhe sudure

Having kept me at a distance,
Master, are You joyous?
Your manner is too hard;
Even by eye's tears You haven't gotten soft.

By thunderclap, by meteor-cascade,
By a crater's endless blaze,
The time does get brayed;
Why have You sat on such a chariot?

I keep hearing that You love;
On gloomy hearts light Your pour.
All music and rhythm-and-beat in addition,
You have filled with sweetness for what reason?

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Wednesday, August 2, 2023

A lasting effect

(2715)  Ajana theke esechile

From unknown realm You had come;
Mental sweetness You had poured.
You'd replied on hearing call–
Making Yours, You had borne.

You had told: "Everyone belongs to Me;
Nobody of this world is an enemy.
I think for everyone's well-being,
Low or high, ignoring distinction."

Arrived have storms and high-wind gusts;
That sweetness they've wished to make glum.
But shining bright today on has it gone,
At times both good and bad, perpetual become.

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Tuesday, August 1, 2023

I am His light

(2714)  Ashar pradiip jvaliye dile

You lit the lamp of expectation;
You infused rhythm and song.
Removing desperation's fog,
You conveyed illumination.

Regarded or not, You recognize everybody;
Persons neglected, You entice near.
You bring them by mantra's intoning;
Tiny or large, You kept no distinction.

Ruler of time, You're beyond anxiety,
Hey, the charming Sentient Being, located in psyche.
With japa and dhyan, sung aloud by mind and body,
You brought near the distant ones.

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Love is the way

(2713)  Priitir pathe dyutir rathe

By route of love, on a cart of bright luster,
Who are You, oh You rush in!
At any roadblock You don't quiver;
You don't speak, mind equipped.

A speck of light to all quarters
From that chariot is scattered.
No one knows, none comprehends
The reason for that liveliness.

The messenger of what comes yet,
You don't stay at time's behest.
On row of waves of time's ocean,
Love's lantern You enkindle.

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