Shudhu Seidin Tomai Dekhechi

Shudhu seidin tomai dekhechhi
Khelechhi tomar sane
Janma labhechhi ama dhara bukhe
Tabu achhe mor mane
Charidike shudhu
Birajichhe smriti
Tumi aj bahu dure
Kanpichhe amar
Hridayer pakhi
Barai bedan sure


O Lord Supreme, only the other day
I saw You and played with You,
Before I came into the world of ignorance-night.
Yet I remember my golden past within
and without.
Alas, far, very far, now You are.
The bird of my heart is crying and trembling
with darkest pangs.
Sri Chinmoy, Garden of love-light, part 1, Aum Press, Puerto Rico, 1974