Sundara hate5

Sundara hate sundara tumi
Nandana bana majhe
Nishidin jena antare mor
Tomari murati raje
Tumi chhara mor nayan andhar
Sakali mithya sakali asar
Chaudike mor bishwa bhubane
Bedanar sur baje
Pabo kigo dekha nimesher tare
Ei jibaner majhe

"You are beautiful, more beautiful, most Beautiful, Beauty unparalleled in the garden of Paradise.

Day and night may Thy image abide in the very depth of my heart.

Without You my eyes have no vision. Everything is an illusion, everything is barren.

All around me, within and without, the melody of tenebrous pangs I hear. My world is filled with excruciating pangs.

O Lord, O my beautiful Lord, O my Lord of Beauty, in this lifetime, even for a fleeting second, may I be blessed with the boon to see Thy Face."

MMT 6. Pavillon des Sciences de l'Education Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, 21 March 1974

Sri Chinmoy, My Maple Tree, Bhakti Press, 1974