My soulful homage

Netaji, I bow to your indomitable soul.
Netaji, I bow to your indefatigable life.
Netaji, I bow to your sleepless and breathless

Netaji, I am now here in Tokyo, Japan.
I am here at your blessingful Renko-ji Temple.
It is here that I am hearing your oneness-heart-bell
Constantly ringing.

Netaji, I am here at your peaceful shrine.
It is here that India's independence-dreamers,
India's independence-lovers,
And India's independence-fighters
Proudly, voraciously and regularly dine.

Netaji, it is here at your fruitful Long Home
That India's division-foolishness,
And division-madness
Unmistakably fail to roam.

Netaji, beauty of the Bengali heart you were.
Netaji, responsibility of the Indian life you were.
Netaji, capacity of the sub-continent-unity you were.

Japan, O beauty's land,
Lovingly, affectionately, devotedly and self-givingly
You treasure our beloved Netaji.

My Bengali aspiration-heart,
My Indian dedication-life
And my world-peace-manifestation-dream
Love you.

Renko-ji Temple, Tokyo, Japan

26 December 1996