August 15th, 1945

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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.

1.

Refrain

Dyulok chariye nara narayan
Sparshila aji dhuli
Tar jaya gan chalo mora kari
Sakala karma bhuli

God in human form
Descends from Heaven today
To touch and feel
The breath of earth-dust.
Comrades, His Victory
Let us proclaim, casting aside
All our world-responsibility-obligations.

2.

Bhakati janaye tushibo tahare
Amara tarun dal
Nishchita jani chalar pathere
Kare dibo jhalamal

O Lord Absolute,
We, the ever-blossoming souls,
Shall satisfy You with our
Oneness-devotion-breath-hearts.
We embody certainty's life
To surprisingly illumine
Our journey's birthless
And deathless course.

3.

Sagar parer bijoy mukut
jatan kariya ani
Tar padatale sahas anane
Rakhibo se mani khani

Lovingly, prayerfully and soulfully
We shall bring the Victory-Crown
From the Consciousness-Ocean-Beyond
And, with a brightness-splendour-smile,
Place it at Your Feet
With our softness-heart-care.

4.

Durbal boka ar chanchal
Kabhu mora nahi habo
Jibaner majhe kaj kare jabo
Shato shato naba naba

A poltroon-body, a dunce-mind,
A restlessness-vital
We never shall be.
We shall ever be found
In the newness-vortex
Of activities multifarious.

5.

Tahar shakashe nai amader
Kono dukh laj khoy
Kakhano amara shudhu tare chhara
Karibona kare bhoy

No sorrow, no diffidence,
No loss can torture us
Before Your blessingful, august Presence.
To none save You
Shall we offer our fear-surrender.

6.

Maner majhare tahar asan
Kothai patite pari
Tari tare chalo bhabi dibanishi
Chhele khela sab chhari

You to invoke
And place inside
Our mind's seraglio-cave,
Let us sleeplessly
Occupy our mind, shunning
All our childish games and pranks.

7.

Tar jaya gan ek sathe mile
Gahibo amara sabe
Tahare na pele kono labh nai
Moder thakiya bhabe

Together, in oneness-heart,
Your Victory we all shall proclaim.
You if we fail to receive and achieve,
Our earth-life will helplessly betray
Its utter worthlessness and uselessness.

8.

Je pathe moder guru chalechen
Sei path anusari
Chalibo amara e tarun dal
Tar jaya gan kari

Singing our Master's Victory-Song,
We, the ever-blossoming souls,
Shall walk along Eternity's Road
Blazed by His Divinity's Radiance-Feet.

9.

Kusumer mato phutiya thakibo
Bitari madhur gandha
Nirbak haye dekhibe sakale
Moder chalar chhanda

Like fully blossomed flowers,
We shall distribute
Our sweet redolence-fragrance.
Speechless, the whole world will watch
Our journey's progress-march.

10.

Swadeshe bideshe jabo mora tar
Bahiya nutan bani
Nijere janiya kakhano amara
Haibona keha mani

Your new Message we shall carry
To all climes, near and far.
We shall be self-discoverers;
Pride-victims we never shall be.

11.

Refrain


Dyulok chariye nara narayan
Sparshila aji dhuli
Tar jaya gan chalo mora kari
Sakala karma bhuli

God in human form
Descends from Heaven today
To touch and feel
The breath of earth-dust.
Comrades, His Victory
Let us proclaim, casting aside
All our world-responsibility-obligations.

12.

Ogo sumahan moder sabare
Ei karo barabhoy
Jate chirakal moder paran
Tomar smarane roy

O Summit-Soul supreme,
Your Compassion-Light we invoke
To keep our hearts
Eternally at Your Feet.

13.

Choto kiba baro sabar majhare
Jahar asan raje
Jar jaya dhwani niyata dhwaniche
Nandana bana majhe

In all,
The lower than the lowest
And the higher than the highest,
You abide.
Sleeplessly Your Victory-Song
Resonates in the heart of Eden.

14.

Keu choto noi saman sabai
Jei bidhatar kache
Kato guni gyani dhani nirdhan
Jar ashraye ache

You are a perfect stranger
To superiority-inferiority-twins.
You are at once the chosen Haven
Of both penury and prosperity-possessors.

15.

Sabar upare saman karuna
Madhur jahar sneha
Karuna jahar kalpana ajo
Karite parena keha

You are Your Life's Sweetness-Affection
To all souls that breathe on earth.
None can dare fathom
Your Compassion-Heart-Ocean.

16.

Sei sumahane sampite jiban
Chalibo amara chhute
Samukhe moder jato badha ache
Sakali ajike tute

To offer You our raison d'etre,
We are speeding towards
Your Infinity's Height,
Smashing asunder today
All the bondage-shackles
That will cross our path.

17.

Refrain

Dyulok chariye nara narayan
Sparshila aji dhuli
Tar jaya gan chalo mora kari
Sakala karma bhuli

God in human form
Descends from Heaven today
To touch and feel
The breath of earth-dust.
Comrades, His Victory
Let us proclaim, casting aside
All our world-responsibility-obligations.

18.

Tar karunar madhu sandesh
Charaye jahate pare
Karibo cheshta prana pane sabe
Amara tahari tare

To spread Your Compassion-flooded
Life-Transformation-Message-Light
Here on earth,
We shall offer our all,
Our very last breath.

19.

Jadi nahi pai e chalar pathe
Nitya nutan bal
Tabu dhan jash man kichu nahi chai
Amara tarun dal

Even if we fail to muster
A new supply of strength
At each hush-gap,
We, the ever-blossoming souls,
Shall not permit ourselves
To be name-fame-beggars.

20.

Khaniker tare abasar pele
Tar jaya gan kare
Urabo tahar bijoy nishan
Himadri shiro pare

While enjoying a short respite,
We shall sing Your Victory-Songs
And fly Your Victory-Banner
Upon the Himaloy-pinnacle.

21.

Ekada amara e tarun dal
Shudhu snehashish bale
Parichita habo bishwer majhe
Bijayi senani bale

A day shall dawn
When we, the ever-blossoming souls,
Only by virtue of
Your Compassion-Blessings,
Shall proclaim our world-conquest
To the four corners of the globe.

22.

Ei tuku jar sampad nai
Artha jahar bhritya
Manase noder sei narayan
Biraj kariche nitya

No iota of wealth You own;
Yet, all El Dorados at Your Feet.
O Lord Supreme,
Indweller of our hearts,
Your boundless Bounty
Permits You not to escape
Our stark mind-confines.

23.

Refrain

Dyulok chariye nara narayan
Sparshila aji dhuli
Tar jaya gan chalo mora kari
Sakala karma bhuli

God in human form
Descends from Heaven today
To touch and feel
The breath of earth-dust.
Comrades, His Victory
Let us proclaim, casting aside
All our world-responsibility-obligations.

24.

Amader sathi hate jadi chaho
Karogo bisarjan
Moder matan tomar sakali
Ache jato man dhan

If any bosom pines
To be our compatriot,
Then presto!
Renounce your all,
Your world-pleasure-plethora.

25.

Sangsar maya tomare chariya
Jaibe jakhan chale
Sadare takhan tomare amara
Nibo amader dale

When all world-attachments leave you,
We shall welcome you
To join our group
With ever-widening open arms.

26.

Dhani o garib gyani agyan
Ache bhabe lok jato
Tader majhare dekhibo debata
Moder gurur mato

The rich and the poor,
The wise and the ignorant —
All those who inhabit the world —
In each and every human being
We shall see the living Presence of God,
Like our Master-Guru.

27.

Jadi mora sabe kabhu konodin
Haye jai abhimani
Kripa sampad jaibe chaliya
Nishchita mora jani

If ever we become pride-victims,
We know for certain
That Your infinite Compassion-Treasure
Will desert us.

28.

Jate amader chirakal thake
Nitya nutan bal
Tari tare chalo sajatane chali
Amara tarun dal

We, the ever-blossoming souls,
Must be extremely careful
In preserving
Our newness-strength indomitable.

29.

Refrain

Dyulok chariye nara narayan
Sparshila aji dhuli
Tar jaya gan chalo mora kari
Sakala karma bhuli

God in human form
Descends from Heaven today
To touch and feel
The breath of earth-dust.
Comrades, His Victory
Let us proclaim, casting aside
All our world-responsibility-obligations.

30.

Sadhu sajjan ek sathe mile
Aradhana jar kare
Bhaktera shudhu bhabiteche base
Jahare pabar tare

He whom the holy saints
And honesty-flooded souls
In perfect amity worship,
And the single-minded devotees
Invoke to claim as their own.

31.

Sei sumahan labheche janam
Banga matar buke
Sukhi habo mora tahariy sukhe
Dukhi habo tar dukhe

He has taken human form
In the heart of Mother Bengal.
In His happiness
Our hearts must rejoice.
In His sadness
Our hearts must suffer.

32.

Sahas anane diye sakalere
Nitya nutan bal
Jyotir jyotite dubiya jaibo
Amara tarun dal

To each and every soul,
Smiling we shall offer
Our hearts' newness-strength.
We, the ever-blossoming souls,
Shall dive deep
Into the Heart of Infinity's Light.

33.

He prabhu moder kripa kare aji
Ei karo barabhoy
Tomar charane bhakati moder
Chirakal jeno roy

O Lord Absolute,
Today do inundate our earth-existence
With Your Compassion-Flood.
May our devotion-adoration
Ever be found
At Your Feet Supreme.

34.

Ogo sumahan ogo sundar
Janai moder nati
Tomar sebai niyojito haye
Jeno bhuli labh khati

O Transcendental Height,
O Beauty Unfathomable,
To You we bow.
May we be totally oblivious
To our earthly gains and losses
In committing ourselves
To Your Service-Light.

35.

Refrain

Dyulok chariye nara narayan
Sparshila aji dhuli
Tar jaya gan chalo mora kari
Sakala karma bhuli

God in human form
Descends from Heaven today
To touch and feel
The breath of earth-dust.
Comrades, His Victory
Let us proclaim, casting aside
All our world-responsibility-obligations.

36.

Jyotir jyotite dubiya rayecho
Haiya apana hara
Taba pada tale shanti peteche
Kato je bandha kara

O Lord of the ever-transcending Beyond,
You are discovered Self-amorous
In Your birthless and deathless Light.
At Your Feet
All utterly lost human souls
Have found their Peace-Haven.

37.

Bhishma dadhichi arjun drona
Bhim abhi chilo bir
Niyata jahara chalito shunechi
Unnata kare shir

Vishma, Dadichi, Arjuna, Drona,
Bhima, Abhimanyu
Were all indomitable hero-souls
Who walked Mother Earth
With their loftiest tower-majesty-heads.

38.

Amader kache rahiyache jei
Tomar ashish bal
Sei bale habo tahader mato
Amara tarun dal

You have inundated us
With Your Blessings infinite.
By virtue of Your Blessings,
We, the ever-blossoming souls,
Shall equal those immortal souls
And run abreast with them.

39.

Chetana jahar akashe batase
Himadri shiro pare
Sagarer jale guhar andhare
Miliya nritya kare

O Lord, Your Consciousness
Pervades the sky
And the Himaloy-pinnacle-heights.
In darkness-caves
And in ocean-expanse
It sings and dances
In perfect oneness.

40.

Jar joy ghoshe jogi muni rishi
Niyata prabhate sanjhe
Sei sumahan rahiyache ei
Pondicherir majhe

O Lord Absolute,
Pondicherry-Dweller,
The saints, sages and yogis
Every morn and every eve
Proclaim Your Victory
From all four corners of the globe.

41.

Refrain

Dyulok chariye nara narayan
Sparshila aji dhuli
Tar jaya gan chalo mora kari
Sakala karma bhuli

God in human form
Descends from Heaven today
To touch and feel
The breath of earth-dust.
Comrades, His Victory
Let us proclaim, casting aside
All our world-responsibility-obligations.

42.

Amadere jadi keha kabhu bale
Kono apriya katha
Pratidane jena nahi diy mora
Tader marame byetha

If ever others speak ill of us,
We shall never hurt their hearts
In return.

43.

Sakaler prane nara narayan
Achen niyata jani
Heri sei murati manusher prane
Kemane aghat hani

Knowing perfectly well
That the Absolute Lord Supreme abides,
In His living Presence, in all,
How can we ever torture
Any human life?

44.

Je bayu bahiche moder parane
Jibani shakti haye
Se bayu bahiche sakal parane
Jeteche sakali saye

The way the Life-Force
Of our breath
Resides in us
Exactly the same way
The Life-Force abides in all,
And accepts and endures
Each and every human being.

45.

Jiber srashta brahmare jini
Karen srijan age
Bhakti arghya rakhitechi mora
Se deber purobhage

You are the Source
Of Brahma the Creator.
Before You we place
Our supplication, devotion
And adoration-surrender.

46.

Din upachar kono bhoy nai
Tini je moder pita
Anather nath nayaner jyoti
Tini je moder mita

No iota of fear have we
While offering You
Our wee, puny and paltry gifts,
For we know
You are the Compassion-Lord
Of our motherless, fatherless, helpless life.
You are the Vision-Light
Of the whole universe.
You are our Eternity's only Friend.

47.

Refrain

Dyulok chariye nara narayan
Sparshila aji dhuli
Tar jaya gan chalo mora kari
Sakala karma bhuli

God in human form
Descends from Heaven today
To touch and feel
The breath of earth-dust.
Comrades, His Victory
Let us proclaim, casting aside
All our world-responsibility-obligations.

48.

Sindhu salile shishirer sama
Tuchha sebar dan
Sadare grahan kariye rakhiyo
Tabu je moder man

Like the most insignificant service
Rendered by the morning dew
To the ocean-surface,
We know our service to You
Is equally and unmistakably
Most insignificant.
Notwithstanding, lovingly
You accept our service-flames
To bless us
With Your bountiful Pride.

49.

Anal anile anute renute
Nehari tomar chabi
Taba dhyana rup ogo aparup
Enkeche kato je kabi

In fire and water,
In dust and atoms,
Seeing You, Your Meditation-Trance,
Many poets have depicted
Your immortal Beauty.

50.

Anusari sei mahajan path
Lekhani niyechi hate
Ganthibo baliya ei kathahar
Ajike madhura prate

They are our pioneers.
We are walking along the same road
To reach Your hallowed Feet.
This beautiful morning
We are weaving the garland
Of our heart's message,
Prayerful and soulful:

51.

Jaya jaya jaya Sri Aurobindo
Jagat gurur joy
E mantra japi haibo amara
Puta chira madhumoy

"Victory, victory, victory
To Sri Aurobindo,
The Guru Supreme of the Universe!"
Sleeplessly and breathlessly
Repeating this incantation,
We shall become
Eternity's sweetness-purity-breath.

52.

Tomar bijoy pratishtha tare
Ogo nara narayan
Charane tomar jiban moder
Karinu samarpan

O Lord Supreme,
You have donned
An earthly cloak.
We place at Your Feet
Our surrender unconditional
For Your unhorizoned Manifestation
Here on earth.

53.

Refrain

Dyulok chariye nara narayan
Sparshila aji dhuli
Tar jaya gan chalo mora kari
Sakala karma bhuli

God in human form
Descends from Heaven today
To touch and feel
The breath of earth-dust.
Comrades, His Victory
Let us proclaim, casting aside
All our world-responsibility-obligations.

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