The next is an inspirational song written by Kaji Najrul Islam in the early decades of this century. It tells of the famous battle of Kurukshetra in the Mahabharata, addressing Lord Krishna, the Charioteer, and invoking Him to infuse man with courage and strength.

He Partha Sarathi, bajao, bajao Panchajanya . . .

O Charioteer,
Blow, blow your conch;
Drive away this depression of the heart,
Make them fearless who are struck with fear.

String the bow and hit the target.
Singing the mantra of the Gita,
Sacrifice your life.

Make us forget the fear of death.
Death is not the end of life.
Through Eternity flows the eternal tide of life . . .

Sri Chinmoy, AUM — Vol. 1, No. 8, 27 March 1966, Boro Park Printers -- Brooklyn, N. Y, 1966