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Dine Rate Thakte Chahi

Dine rate thakte chahi
Na bhebe mor katha

Translation

Day and night I long to live
Without thinking of my own life.

Day and Night I Long to Live

Day and night I long to live
Without thinking of my own life.

Ajike Prabhate Chahinu Janani

Ajike prabhate chahinu janani
Nutan chinta dhara

Translation

This morning I beg of Thee
To grant me a new thought-flow.

This Morning I Beg of Thee

This morning I beg of Thee
To grant me a new thought-flow.

Prati Rate Chander Deshe

Prati rate chander deshe
Jete chahi hese hese
Sethai pabo bandhan hara
Shanti dhara

Translation

Every evening, smiling,
I like to go to the moon lands.
There I shall receive peace boundless.

Every Evening

Every evening, smiling,
I like to go to the moon lands.
There I shall receive peace boundless.

Maner Chhalana Hiyar Bedana

Maner chhalana hiyar bedana
Ek sathe tara chale

Translation

Mind-deception, heart-pangs,
Together they move.

Mind-Deception, Heart-Pangs

Mind-deception, heart-pangs:
Together they move.

Hiyar Khudha Kothai Tumi

Hiyar khudha kothai tumi
Kothai thako gopane

Translation

O my heart-hunger,
Where do you hide
In secrecy supreme?

O My Heart-Hunger

O my heart-hunger,
Where do you hide
In secrecy supreme?

Ashar Pathe Na Chalile

Ashar pathe na chalile
Jiban habe britha

Translation

If I do not walk along the hope-road,
Everything in my life shall end in vain.

If I Do Not Walk Along the Hope-Road

If I do not walk along the hope-road,
Everything in my life shall end in vain.

Dyulok Kothai Dyulok Kothai

Dyulok kothai dyulok kothai
Taje kebal amar hiyar puta hasi

Translation

Where is Heaven?
Where is Heaven?
Heaven is nothing
But my heart’s pure smile.

Where Is Heaven?

Where is Heaven?
Where is Heaven?
Heaven is nothing but
My heart’s pure smile.

Basana Dwar Khule Aji

Basana dwar khule aji
Pelam baroi byatha

Translation

I am deeply hurt
By opening my desire-door.

I Am Deeply Hurt

I am deeply hurt
By opening my desire-door.

Ogo Maner Durbalata

Ogo maner durbalata
Tumi amar bhitar bahir biphalata

Translation

O weakness of my mind,
Within, without, you are my failure.

O Weakness of My Mind

O weakness of my mind,
Within, without, you are my failure.

Basana Mukta Hate Habe More

Basana mukta hate habe more
Prabhur tripti lagi

Translation

I must free myself from desire-life
To satisfy my Lord Beloved Supreme.

I Must Free Myself

I must free myself from desire-life
To satisfy my Lord Beloved Supreme.

Jagite Chahina Kandite Chahina

Jagite chahina kandite chahina
Pujite chahina amar hridaya gahane

Translation

In the depths of my heart
I do not want to wake up,
I do not want to cry,
I do not want to worship.

In the Depths of My Heart I Do Not Want To

In the depths of my heart
I do not want to wake up,
I do not want to cry,
I do not want to worship.

Pabo Ki Hai Ei Jibane

Pabo ki hai ei jibane
Shanti matar darashan

Translation

Alas, will I ever have a glimpse
Of Peace-Mother in this lifetime?

Alas, Will I Ever Have A Glimpse?

Alas, will I ever have a glimpse
Of Peace-Mother in this lifetime?

Shishur Hriday Pabe Amar

Shishur hriday pabe amar
Bishwa prabhur parichoy

Translation

A childlike heart is the sole identity
Of my Lord Beloved Supreme.

Shishur Mato Na Hasile

Shishur mato na hasile
Jishur dekha pabona

Translation

If I smile not like a child,
How can I see the face of Jesus Christ?

If I Smile Not Like a Child

If I smile not like a child,
How can I see the face of Jesus Christ?

Basanar Deshe Jatanar Shesh

Basanar deshe jatanar shesh
Nahi habe nahi habe

Translation

In desire-land, sufferings
Can never come to an end.

In Desire-Land

In desire-land,
Sufferings can never
Come to an end.

Hai Hai Bhabi Shudhu

Hai hai bhabi shudhu
Kandi shudhu saphalata lagi

Translation

Alas, alas, alas, alas,
I think only of success-life;
I cry only for success-life.

Alas, I Think Only of Success-Life

Alas, alas, alas, alas,
I think only of success-life;
I cry only for success-life.

Alo Alo Eso Eso Jao Go Niye

Alo alo eso eso jao go niye
Maner malin kalo

Translation

Light, Light Divine, Supreme,
Do come, do come;
Take away my mind’s darkness-ignorance.

Light, Light Divine

Light, Light divine, Supreme,
Do come, do come;
Take away my mind’s darkness-ignorance.

Chetana Sagare Santar Katite

Chetana sagare santar katite
Param tripti lagi

Translation

Satisfaction supreme I receive
While swimming in consciousness-ocean.

Satisfaction Supreme I Receive

Satisfaction supreme I receive
While swimming in consciousness-ocean.

Usha Devi Eso Eso

Usha devi eso eso
Bhango amar agyanatar ghum

Translation

Dawn Goddess, come, come!
Destroy my ignorance-sleep.

Dawn Goddess

Dawn Goddess, come, come!
Destroy my ignorance-sleep.

Nirab Bhashai Gahite Chahi Go

Nirab bhashai gahite chahi go
Amije tomar bijoy giti

Translation

Your Victory-Songs I like to sing
In silence-secrecy.

Your Victory-Songs

Your Victory-Songs I like to sing
In silence-secrecy.

Khandana Kare Maha Bandhan

Khandan kare moha bandhan
Sutibra bege chalechi ajike ami

Translation

Attachment-bondage
I have broken asunder.
At fastest speed I run today.

Attachment-Bondage

Attachment-bondage
I have broken asunder.
At fastest speed I run today.

Ghumer Deshe Ghure Berai

Ghumer deshe ghure berai
Dibanishi hai asohai

Translation

I am roaming day and night, alas,
In the world of slumber,
Helplessly.

I Am Roaming Day and Night

I am roaming day and night, alas,
In the world of slumber, helplessly.

Janite Amare Danite Amare

Janite amare danite amare
Dhara buke asi ami phire phire

Translation

I come into the world again and again
To know myself and to offer myself.

I Come into the World Again and Again

I come into the world again and again
To know myself and to offer myself.

Rakhbo Kabe Mor Amire

Rakhbo kabe mor amire
Tomar paye balo prabhu balo

Translation

My Lord Supreme, do tell me
When I shall place my ego-life
At Your Feet?

My Lord Supreme, Do Tell Me When

My Lord Supreme, do tell me when I shall
Place my ego-life at Your Feet.

Dure Chale Jao Ogo Manaser

Dure chale jao ogo manaser
Ashesh durbalata

Translation

Away you go, away you go,
O my mind’s endless weaknesses.

Away You Go

Away you go, away you go,
O my mind’s endless weaknesses.

Ashar Duar Khuliya Rekhechi

Ashar duar khuliya rekhechi
Tomare bidhata herite

Translation

My Lord, I have kept
My hope-door open
To see You.

My Lord, I Have Kept My Hope-Door Open

My Lord, I have kept
My hope-door open to see You.

Ananda Parabar

Ananda parabar
Mor hiya habe taba sathi

Translation

O delight-ocean, O delight-ocean,
My heart will be your companion.

O Delight-Ocean

O delight-ocean, O delight-ocean,
My heart will be your companion.

Sagarer Jale Kheliya Nachiya

Sagarer jale kheliya nachiya
Amar amire harabo

Translation

Playing and dancing in ocean waters,
I shall lose my little self.

Playing and Dancing in Ocean Waters

Playing and dancing in ocean waters,
I shall lose my little self.

Sangi Bihin Din Rajani

Sangi bihin din rajani
Sangi bihin bhitar bahir

Translation

No friend during the day,
No friend during the night,
No friend within, no friend without.

No Friend During the Day

No friend during the day,
No friend during the night,
No friend within,
No friend without.

Kandte Chahi Kandte Janina

Kandte chahi kandte janina
Haste chahi haste janina

Translation

I want to cry, but I know not how to cry.
I want to smile, but I know not how to smile.

I Want to Cry

I want to cry, but I know not how to cry.
I want to smile, but I know not how to smile.

Bhul Karego Amar Jiban katai

Bhul karego bhul karego
Amar jiban katai

Translation

Ceaselessly making mistakes
I spend my life.

Ceaselessly Making Mistakes

Ceaselessly
Making mistakes
I spend my life.

Nil Baridhir Gabhire

Nil baridhir gabhire
Heri aji ami amar hiyar majhire

Translation

My heart’s Inner Pilot Supreme,
Today I see
Inside the depths of the ocean.

My Heart's Inner Pilot Supreme

My heart’s Inner Pilot Supreme
Today I see
Inside the depths of the ocean.

Samudra Aji Dekhalo Amai

Samudra aji dekhalo amai
Rudra tahar murati

Translation

The ocean has shown me today
Its destruction-form.

Ocean Has Shown Me Today

Ocean has shown me today
Its destruction-form.

Kende Kende Mari Prabhu

Kende kende mari prabhu
Ektu tomar hasi lagi

Translation

I cry and cry and kill myself
Only to see a little smile
From You, my Lord.

Only to See a Little Smile

I cry and cry and kill myself
Only to see a little smile
From You, my Lord.

Chorer Mato Lukiye Thake

Chorer mato lukiye thake
Amar sakal bhitar truti

Translation

All my inner mistakes
Hide inside me like a thief.

All My Inner Mistakes

All my inner mistakes
Hide inside me like a thief.

Moha Bandhan Kare Khandan

Moha bandhan kare khandan
Nabin ushare dakibo

Translation

I shall invoke the new dawn,
Breaking asunder my attachment-bondage.

I Shall Invoke the New Dawn

I shall invoke the new dawn,
Breaking asunder my attachment-bondage.

Shanti Sagare Nijere Harate

Shanti sagare nijere harate
Britha kende ami mari

Translation

To lose myself in the ocean of peace,
In vain I cry and die.

To Lose Myself

To lose myself in the ocean of peace,
In vain I cry and die.

Sundaro Paramer Sara Sundaro

Sundaro sundaro sundaro paramer sara sundaro
Laho laho laho toma lagi mor antara

Translation

O my Lord Supreme, O Beautiful One,
Beautiful One, Beautiful One,
Take, take, take, take my heart.
It is all for You.

O My Lord Supreme, O Beautiful One

O my Lord Supreme, O Beautiful One,
Beautiful One, Beautiful One,
Take, take, take, take my heart.
It is all for You.

Chaowar Kudha Sarbada

Chaowar kudha sarbada
Barai tibra jani

Translation

Desire-hunger always is very severe,
We all know.

Desire-Hunger

Desire-hunger always
Is very severe,
We all know.

Dakbo Kare Apan Bale

Dakbo kare apan bale
Ei dharate

Translation

Whom can I call my own
In this world?

Whom Can I Call My Own?

Whom can I call my own
In this world?

Bhore Sanjhe Pran Gabhire

Bhore sanjhe pran gabhire
Ashru shudhu sathi

Translation

In the morning, in the evening,
In the depths of my heart,
Tear is my only friend.

In the Morning, in the Evening

In the morning, in the evening,
In the depths of my heart,
Tear is my only friend.

Basana Eshana Shikeche Ajike

Basana eshana shikeche ajike
Samarpaner giti

Translation

Desire and aspiration
Have learned today
The surrender-song.

Desire and Aspiration

Desire and aspiration
Have learned today
The surrender-song.

Amar Hiyar Sunil Pakhi

Amar hiyar sunil pakhi
Tomar sathe khelte chahi lukochuri

Translation

O my heart’s blue bird,
With you I wish to play hide-and-seek.

O My Heart's Blue Bird

O my heart’s blue bird,
With you I wish to play hide-and-seek.

Nai Shesh.. Basanar Ar Jatanar

Nai shesh nai shesh nai shesh
Basanar ar jatanar

Translation

No end, no end, no end,
Desire has no end.
Suffering has no end.

No End

No end, no end, no end.
Desire has no end.
Suffering has no end.

Ke Habe Mor Hiyar Sathi

Ke habe mor hiyar sathi
Ke habe mor apan jan

Translation

Who will become my heart’s friend?
Who will be my dear one?

Who Will Become My Heart's Friend?

Who will become my heart’s friend?
Who will be my dear one?

Maner Baner Dukher Sukher

Maner baner dukher sukher
Kanna amar thamena

Translation

Inside my mind-forest
My heart-suffering-cries never stop.

Inside My Mind-Forest

Inside my mind-forest
My heart-suffering-cries
Never stop, never stop, never stop.

Amar Jiban Amar Maran Taba Swapaner Tripti

Amar jiban amar maran
Taba swapaner tripti lagi

Translation

I keep my life with me
And I keep my death with me
Only to satisfy Your Dream.

I Keep My Life with Me

I keep my life with me
And I keep my death with me
Only to satisfy Your Dream.

Diner Sheshe Chander Deshe

Diner sheshe chander deshe
Tarar sathe hiyai amar nache

Translation

At the end of the day,
In the land of the moon,
With the stars my heart is dancing.

At the End of the Day in the Land

At the end of the day,
In the land of the moon,
With the stars my heart is dancing.

Amar Katha Bali Jabe

Amar katha bali jabe
Sabai kare upahas

Translation

Everybody ridicules me
When I speak of myself.

Everybody Ridicules Me

Everybody ridicules me
When I speak of myself.

Hethai Nahe Hothai Nahe

Hethai nahe hothai nahe
Chaowar paowar parapare
Dekha tomai pabo

Translation

Not here, not there, but far beyond
The desire-fulfilment-shore
I shall be able to see You.

Not Here, Not There

Not here, not there, but far beyond
The desire-fulfilment-shore
I shall be able to see You.

Baroi Madhur Janani Tomar

Baroi madhur janani tomar
Karuna barishan

Translation

Mother Divine, Your Compassion-Rain
Is extremely sweet.

Mother Divine, Your Compassion-Rain

Mother Divine, Your Compassion-Rain
Is extremely sweet.

Manas Purite Ke Peyeche

Manas purite ke peyeche
Balo shantir darashan

Translation

O, tell me, who has seen the face of peace
In the mind-citadel?

O, Tell Me Who Has Seen?

O, tell me who has seen
The face of peace
In the mind-citadel?

Phuler Mato Puto Hale

Phuler mato puto hale
Manas marma dekha tomar pabo

Translation

When my mind becomes a purity-flower,
I shall be able to see You.

When My Mind Becomes a Purity-Flower

When my mind becomes a purity-flower,
I shall be able to see You.

Deher Khudha Kichui Na Je

Deher khudha kichui na je
Hiyar khudhar tulanai

Translation

My body-hunger is no match
For my heart-hunger.

My Body-Hunger

My body-hunger is no match
For my heart-hunger.

Hridaye Kanna

Hridaye kanna
Manase kanna
Jibane kanna
Tai unnati ati druta gati

Translation

Tearful cries in my mind,
Tearful cries in my heart,
Tearful cries in my life:
Therefore, my fastest progress.

Tearful Cries in My Mind

Tearful cries in my mind,
Tearful cries in my heart,
Tearful cries in my life:
Therefore, my fastest progress.

Basana Khudha Eshana Sudha

Basana khudha eshana sudha
Tomar paye rakhbo aji rakhbo

Translation

My desire-hunger, my aspiration-nectar,
At Your Feet today I shall place.

My Desire-Hunger, My Aspiration-Nectar

My desire-hunger, my aspiration-nectar
At Your Feet today I shall place.

Amar Katha Bhabi Kebal

Amar katha bhabi kebal
Taito thako dure dure
Bahu dure mago

Translation

I think only of myself;
Therefore, You stay away,
Far away from me, Mother.

I Think Only of Myself

I think only of myself;
Therefore, You stay away,
Far away from me, Mother.

Bahir Jagater Phanki Dite Pari

Bahir jagater phanki dite pari
Bhitar jagater parina

Translation

I can deceive in the outer world,
But not in the inner world.

I Can Deceive in the Outer World

I can deceive in the outer world,
But not in the inner world.

Nijere Na Dile Kemane Labhibo

Nijere na dile kemane labhibo
Amiya shanti jharna

Translation

If I do not offer myself,
How can I receive nectar-peace-fountain?

If I Do Not Offer Myself

If I do not offer myself,
How can I receive nectar-peace-fountain?

Bahu Kal Pare Sandeha Chore

Bahu kal pare sandeha chore
Ajike dhariya phelechi

Translation

After a long time
Today I have caught the doubt-thief.

After a Long Time, Today I Have Caught

After a long time,
Today I have caught
The doubt-thief.

Amar Amire Karite Chahigo Dan

Amar amire karite chahigo dan
Ei asha ei mor pan

Translation

I long to offer my little self.
This is my hope and this is my promise.

I Long to Offer My Little Self

I long to offer my little self.
This is my hope and this is my promise.

Bandhan Hara Karo Prabhu

Bandhan hara karo prabhu
Amar hiyar bhakti dhara

Translation

My Lord Supreme,
Do make my heart’s devotion-flow
Boundless.

My Heart's Devotion-Flow

My Lord Supreme,
Do make my heart's devotion-flow boundless.

Klanto Manas Klanto

Klanto manas klanto paran klanto dehe
Asi ami tomar hiyar dware

Translation

With a tired mind, with a tired vital,
With a tired body, I am at Your Heart-Door.

With a Tired Mind

With a tired mind,
With a tired vital,
With a tired body,
I am at Your Heart-Door.

Janite Chahigo Amar Swarupe

Janite chahigo amar swarupe
Bandhite chahigo malin maner kurupe

Translation

I long to know my supreme form.
I long to bind my impure mind’s uncomely form.

I Long to Know My Supreme Form

I long to know my supreme Form.
I long to bind my impure mind’s uncomely form.

Aghat Karo Aghat Karo Bahu Jore

Aghat karo aghat karo bahu jore
Karte amai apan priyatama

Translation

Strike me, strike me hard, very hard,
To make me Your Own,
My Lord Beloved Supreme.

Strike Me Hard

Strike me, strike me hard, very hard,
To make me Your Own,
My Lord Beloved Supreme.

Dehe Prane Mane Kena Aji

Dehe prane mane kena aji
Shudhu sandeha barishan

Translation

Why do I have doubt-downpour
In my body, in my vital, in my mind today?

Why Do I Have Doubt-Downpour?

Why do I have doubt-downpour
In my body, in my vital, in my mind today?

Jabe Jabe Dudin Pare

Jabe jabe dudin pare
Agyanatar rati amai chhere jabe

Translation

In a short while, ignorance-night
Will leave me and go away.

In a Short While

In a short while,
Ignorance-night will leave me
And go away.