Mother-Land, Father-Land, I Love You

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I. India

1. Bharat dulal

Bharat dulal bharat dulali
Jagichhe abar agni-mantre
Oi je bajichhe bharat mayer
Abahan giti gabhira mandre
Nikhil janabe bharate pranati
Bajibe bharata bijay danka
Agni purjari jyotir senani
Duriba amara bishwa shanka
Bharat bharat e maha bharate
Rajibe achire charama shanti
Mitthya dainya pabe samapti
Bharat hridaye phutibe kanti

Translation:

The sons and daughters of India

The sons and daughters of India are arising again
With incantation-fire.
The deep and sonorous notes are being played
To invoke Mother-India.
To India the world shall offer its salutation.
Once again India’s victory shall be proclaimed.
We are the soldiers of light and the worshippers of the fire-God.
Away we shall chase world-fear.
Indian, India, in this great land of Mother-India,
Before long the Peace of the Beyond shall reign supreme.
Falsehood and emptiness for ever shall end.
Beauty’s light and delight shall blossom, grow and sport
In the love of India’s heart.

2. Bipul harashe

Bipul harashe nabin barashe
Jagiche moder pran
Banglar pran ek hok aji
Subishal sumahan
Khandita name janani banga
Antare raje bishwa priti
Gupta danab bhrukuti moder
Parane jagai bhranta bhiti
Tamasi rajani haye jabe bhor
Udibe tapan purbachale
Sonar bangla amar bangla
Jabige abar amita bale
Naba barasher hriday gabhire
Rayeche gopane mukti asha
Chira adrita arjya rishir
Phire pabo more mauna bhasha

Translation:

With great joy in the New Year

With great joy in the New Year
Our hearts are awakening.
Let the hearts of all the Bengalis
Become one, great and vast.
Bengal is not two, Bengal is not divided;
In one Bengal, let the world-love abide.
The torture of the undivine hostile forces
Creates false fear in the heart of Bengal.
A tenebrous night will blossom into beauty’s day.
The sun of wisdom-light will dawn.
O golden Bengal, O immortal Bengal,
Will once more see the light of the Infinite.
In the heart of the new year
The liberation-hope will feed us.
We shall once more receive the silence-language
Of Immortality
From the Aryan sages of the hoary past.

3. I dearly love my India

I dearly love my India
And its age-old silence-peace.
I dearly love my America
And its child-heart’s beauty increase.

II. America

4. O my America

America, America, America,
Great you are, good you are,
Brave you are, kind you are.
O my America, America,
Your Heaven-freedom
Is earth’s aspiration-choice.
With you, in you
Is God-Hour’s Victory-Voice.

Notes from the composer:

The singer should visualise the following images when singing “O My America”, at the appropriate verse in the music:

1) “Joy” 2) “A bird spreading it’s wings” 3) “Holding the Supreme’s Victory-Banner” 4) “Standing on top of the Himalayas proclaiming the Supreme’s Message”.

5. O sweet liberty

O sweet liberty, O sweet liberty,
O Eternity’s Divinity-day,
I know, I know,
You are earth-perfection’s only way.

O sweet liberty, O sweet liberty,
You are blue Heaven’s Vision-seed,
I know, I know,
You alone are the world-hunger’s
Unerring need.

6. O star-spangled banner

O star-spangled banner
of the Hour supreme,
You are God’s Sound-Delight.
In you is God’s Silence-Might.
For you is the World-Pilot’s
Transcendence-Dream.

7. O green-blue Sacred Fire1

O green-blue Sacred Fire,
O Sun-Freedom-Light,
O Heaven’s gold Delight,
America, O My child of speed,
My supreme Promise-Seed.


  1. MLF 7. Composed in the spring of 1975.

8. Namo namo namo

Namo namo namo
Shakti pujari
Mukti dishari
He amar America
Paramer hasi
Tomar lagiya
Berai nachiya
Tumi lelihan shikha

Translation:

I bow to you

I bow to you, I bow to you,
I bow to you,
O worshipper of Power supreme.
You are the beckoning hands
Of our great liberation.
O my America,
The Smile of the Absolute
Is dancing for you
With ever-glowing flames of aspiration.

9. Ogo bidhatar

Ogo bidhatar sundar America
Tumi amader atmar ahamika
Tomar bahur asim garima
Tomar hiyar pijush mahima
Akash phuler ananda chayanika

Translation:

O Bbautiful America of the Lord Supreme

O beautiful America of the Lord Supreme,
You are the pride divine of our soul.
The boundless glory of your giant arms
And the nectar-flood of your loving heart
Are but a collection of delight-flowers
In the blue-vast sky.

10. Ogo America

Ogo America
Ogo ananda bhumi
Tomar karma
Tyager marma
Dhara asha anupama
Prema ankhi subhatama

Translation:

O my America

O my America,
O Land of supernal delight,
Your selfless deeds are the life-breath
Of your heart.
You are the matchless hope
Of the entire world.
In you the world sees
A most auspicious vision-light.

11. America America

America America
Tomai namaskar
Mukti bani shunao dharai
Guchao andhakar
Bhiruta nai
Hinata nai
Ache shishur pran
Tomar majhe peyechi mora
Shantir sandhan

Translation:

America America

America, America, I salute you.
You announce the message of Liberation-light
To the world.
You chase away the darkest darkness
Of the world.
You are a perfect stranger to fear,
Cowardice and meanness.
You embody the childlike heart.
In you we have discovered
The flood of peace.

12. Mora moder Americar

Mora moder Americar
Puto hiyar rup peyechi
Drira bahur dhum dekhechi
Taito mora chup
America America
Tomar majhe
Moder raje
Bishwa premer sandhyaratir dhup

Translation:

O pure heart of America

We have achieved the supernal beauty
Of the pure heart of our America.
We have seen the strong arms
And the matchless pomp of America.
Therefore, we are in perfect silence.
America, America, America,
In you abides the adoration-incense-fragrance
Of the world-love.

13. America1

America,
America,
America,
America.


  1. MLF 13. Composed 27 November 1977.

14. I love your heart-beauty's cry

Dear America,
I love
Your heart-beauty’s cry
Because it needs me.
And I need it, too!
It needs me openly
And
I need it unmistakably.

15. What does America have?

What does America have?
It has everything
Except one thing:
Relaxation-taste
In perfection-test.

16. New York, the Empire State!

New York, the Empire State!
Supreme Lord’s Victory-Gate.
‘Excelsior” forward ever,
No sad failure, never!
O world-capital sure,
Almighty Lord’s Vision pure.

17. Hawaii

Hawaii, Hawaii, Hawaii!
O eastern sun, O western sky!
Quality-heart, quantity-mind:
Truth-seekers, life-lovers,
In you find.

18. Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Philadelphia,
Philadelphia, Philadelphia,
O sweet city of brotherly love,
O God-Perfection below, above.

Philadelphia, Philadelphia,
Philadelphia, Philadelphia,
Your world-attention Liberty Bell
Proclaimed the death of our bondage-hell.
O Freedom-lovers’ utopia!

19. Chicago

Chicago, Chicago, Chicago!
O, your crying heart,
Your soaring soul
Announced Swamiji’s giant role.
Your life treasured his Vedanta-glow.
In you began the world’s oneness-flow.

20. Chicago

Chicago, Chicago, Chicago!
O, your pure acceptance-heart
Of Viveka’s thunder-start,
Of Parliament of Religions high,
Marks your lofty vision-sky.

III. Puerto Rico

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21. O my Puerto Rico!

O my Puerto Rico!
Your soul is Beauty’s flow,
Your heart is Duty’s glow.

O my Puerto Rico!
Your simple life of Truth
Is God’s Perfection-Ruth.

To you I bow, to you I bow,
In our Lord’s Eternity-Now.
To you I bow, to you I bow,
O my Puerto Rico!

Spanish version of above song:

O mi Puerto Rico

O mi Puerto Rico!
Tu alma es flujo de Belleza,
Tu Corazon es resplondor de Deber.

O mi Puerto Rico!
Tu vida simple de Verdad
Es la Perfecta-Compasion de Dios

Me inclino a ti, me inclino a ti,
En el Eterno Ahora de Nuestro Senor.
Me inclino a ti, me inclino a ti,
O mi Puerto Rico!

Me inclino a ti, me inclino a ti,
O mi Puerto Rico!

22. O my Puerto Rico

O my Puerto Rico,
Your kindness-life
I fail to measure;
Your oneness-heart
I truly treasure.

O my Puerto Rico,
Long before others cared,
You and your heart dared
To love me and feed me
With your soul’s ecstasy.

Spanish version of above song:

O mi Puerto Rico

O mi Puerto Rico,
Tu dulzura no logro medir.
Tu corazon de verdad atesoro.

O mi Puerto Rico,
Antes que otros me quisieran,
Tu y tu corazon aceptaron
Amarme y nutrirme
Con el extasis de tu alma.

23. Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico,
Puerto Rico,
Puerto Rico!

Simplicity,
Humility,
Consciousness-flow.

God the Compassion, your Pilot.
With your child-heart
Him you have caught.

Spanish version of above song:

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico!
Sencillez y humildad,
Flujo consciente.
Tu corazon de nino cautivo al Senor,
Compasivo timonel.

24. O softness, sweetness, Puerto Rican soul

O softness, sweetness,
Puerto Rican soul,
Yours is the blue-green
Self-giving role.
Aspiring land,
Inspiring friend –-
Second to none
Your oneness-run,
Perfection-satisfaction your goal.

Spanish version of above song:

Suave y gentil, O alma puertorriquena

Suave y gentil,
O alma puertorriquena
Tuya es la ofrenda verde celeste.
Aspiracion, inspiracion –-
Tu adelanto no tiene par,
Tu meta de perfeccion y satisfaccion.

25. Spaniards came, they conquered

Spaniards came,
They conquered.
Perhaps they helped,
But they could have made better use
Of their paternal concern.

Americans have come.
They are helping.
Momentous is their contribution.
Yet you need more of their attention,
Sympathy and opportunity.

Let them come and let them go,
If so is the Will of God.
But you try to live dauntless, deep within.
You try to listen to the dictates
Of your inner soul.

Yours is the mounting cry,
Yours is the Golden Shore,
Yours is the Promised Land.
May God shower His choicest blessing upon you,
My Puerto Rico!

IV. Canada

26. O my Canada

O my Canada,
You are very vast.
Can you not be very high too?
Try, you can.
O my Canada,
Why do you always follow?
Can you not lead from now on?
Try, you can.
You think the world
Does not admire you.
Can you not demand the world’s admiration?
Try, you can.
You certainly can.

27. O good Canada's oneness-heart

O good Canada’s oneness-heart,
In you I see the perfection-start.
Your blue vision-worlds run and sail,
Your gold reality-worlds never fail.
Your beauty’s soulful cry succeeds,
Your duty’s fruitful smile proceeds.
Beyond, within, your vastness-chart.

V. Europe

28. O my Europe

Europe, Europe,
O my Europe!
Yours is the heart
Of translucence-hope.
Yours is the mind
Of brilliance-scope.
Your wisdom-sun you shared with all,
Comity of nations big and small.
Today’s wonder-achievements high
To you offer their gratitude-sky.

29. Austria

Austria, Austria!
Not big in earthly size,
But won the Heavenly prize
Of neutrality-lore
And reached the wisdom-shore.
Austria, Austria!
U.N. Pilot: your gift supreme.
He flowers the world’s oneness-dream.

30. Germany

Germany, Germany, Germany!
The world’s top-brains company,
Drunk deep India’s Upanishad lore
Max Muller, all-where,
Placed its nectar-core.

31. I am a dauntless, selfless German soul

I am a dauntless, selfless German soul
No doubt-arrows torture my veerless role.
I am the unparalleled music-science-philosophy.
I have won many times life’s supreme trophy.

32. Greecer chhilo

Greecer chhilo chaoa khudha
Tai peyeche birjya Sudha
Athens tomai pranam kare
Vishwa sabha baran kare

Translation:

Greece had the longing hunger.
Therefore it received strength-nectar.
Athens, the world-assembly bows to you
And receives you in silence-admiration.

33. Italy

Italy and Italy’s Rome
Own the world’s fondness-home.
Michelangelo, da Vinci,
Mona Lisa and Vatican-Tree,
Lead the world to Nectar-Sea
In sweet silence-secrecy.

34. Switzerland

Switzerland, Switzerland, Switzerland!
God’s Vision-Reality-Land.
Zurich Centre, Zurich Centre, Zurich Centre!
Open my heart and do enter!
Love-song, service-song, surrender-song
Here ever soulfully throng.

VI. Australia

35. O my Australia!

O my Australia, Australia, Australia!
I love your beauty’s vastness green,
I love your heart’s sweet unseen cry.
Your new soul knows no bondage-screen;
It beckons your body’s strength to fly.

O my Australia, Australia, Australia!
No foe have you. A matchless surprise!
Your simple, soulful life of love
At God’s express Hour-Choice shall rise.
Yours is the trumpet-triumph here and above.
O my Australia, Australia, Australia!

36. My Australia

Australia, Australia, my Australia!
Your oneness-heart, your vastness-life
Challenge the strength of ignorance-knife.
Australia, Australia, my Australia!
You take a drop and give the ocean.
You take a ray and give the sun.
You take a gratitude-plant
And give the gratitude-tree.
In you the nectar-bliss
Of satisfaction free.

37. O fauna, O flora

O fauna, O flora of Australia,
Your souls create a utopia.
Lo! Southern sea and southern sky
Love and enjoy your victory-eye.

38. Your beauty's sky, your duty's land

Australia, Australia!
Your beauty’s sky, your duty’s land
Have won the Supreme’s Blessing-Hand.
Compassion-heart and oneness-friend,
Hearken your victory’s glory-band.

39. Your heart for God, your life for man!

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Australia, Australia, Your heart for God, Your life for man! Heaven and earth Your dream-eyes span.

40. A fountain-heart, a mountain-soul

A fountain-heart, a mountain-soul,
O great Australia of mine!
For me, for all, your zenith-goal:
Success-march, progress-dive divine.

41. Australia, do have my Indian heart!

Australia, do have my Indian heart!
Therein abides the Vedic vision-start.
The Ind of yore with its Himalayan lore
Has touched your spacious body, your precious core.

VII. Japan

42. Japan

Japan, Japan, Japan!
A soulful flower-garden!
Clearly you see,
Quickly you do.
Silence-ecstasy
Your property true.
Japan, Japan, Japan!
High Heaven’s hallowed plan.

43. Beauty's land, Duty's hand

Japan, Japan, Japan!
Beauty’s land, Duty’s hand,
Perfection-dream, Delight supreme.

44. Japan

Japan

45. Japan

Simplicity Japan has.
Beauty Japan gives.
Sincerity Japan knows.
Purity Japan reveals.
Fear Japan braves.
Doubt Japan tramples.
Humility Japan is.

VIII. Egypt

46. Egypt

Egypt, Egypt, Egypt, Egypt!
A cradle of consciousness-lift.
Egypt, Egypt, Egypt, Egypt!
Your death-defying pyramids,
Our Lord Supreme’s Satisfaction-Deeds.
Egypt, Egypt, Egypt, Egypt!
Your soulful Nile, your fruitful Cairo
Together are smashing darkness-harrow.

IX. Sri Lanka

47. Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka!
You are mahanandam danka.
Lord Buddha’s august Grace,
Vivekananda’s victory-face,
You love and treasure beyond measure.
O ancient simhal dvip,
Your body-soul, beauty deep.

X. Panama

48. Panama

Panama, Panama, Panama!
O heart-feeding panorama!
The world’s sleepless attention.
Small in body, large in heart,
To smash the pride of ignorance-dart.
For all, your Panama Canal-soul.
All long for its possession-goal.

XI. Bermuda

49. Bermuda

Bermuda Bermuda Bermuda
Swapaner khudha bastab sudha
Translation:
Bermuda, Bermuda, Bermuda!
You are at once
My hunger-dream
And
Nectar-Reality.

50. Bermuda dila more

Bermuda dila more naba asha
Swarge martye ek bhasha

Translation:

A new hope
Bermuda has given me.
There, one voice unites
Heaven and earth.

XII. Antigua

51. Antigua

Antigua, Antigua, Antigua!
Perfect land, perfect friend, perfect closeness.
No stranger you see, no remoteness.
Columbus found your sublime beauty.
You still offer pristine purity.

XIII. World songs

52. A rare aspiration

A rare American aspiration:
God the Silence-night.

A rare European aspiration:
God the Love-sea.

A rare African aspiration:
God the Peace-sky.

A rare Asian aspiration:
God the Perfection-day.

53. Oneness-earth

Oneness-earth, oneness:
A life of fulness.
Division-mind dies,
Oneness-heart flies.
Heaven’s God-length:
Oneness-earth’s strength.
Today’s Vision-plan:
Tomorrow’s God-man.

54. World Gratitude

O World Gratitude Day!
I pray for you, I pray.
Man’s feeble climbing ray
Is one with God’s Vision-Play.

Compassion: highest gift.
Gratitude: fastest life.
Only satisfaction-seed
Can feed man and God’s need.