Editor's note

The original Bengali poem presented in this volume was written by Chinmoy in Pondicherry, India, on August 14th, 1945 — the day before Sri Aurobindo's Birth Day. Chinmoy was then thirteen years old.

The poem became a song in New York on July 8th, 1995 — fifty years later. It is the longest song of all Sri Chinmoy's musical compositions.

Sri Chinmoy began translating this Bengali song into English on June 9th, 1996. He completed the translation on August 4th so that it might be released on August 15th.