Scene 5

(The next day Upamanyu takes the cows to the fields. There the cows graze happily on grass and leaves. Upamanyu sings soulful songs.)

tomar hasi bhalobasi
tomar aghat bhalobasi
tomar charan bhalobasi
tomar nayan bhalobasi
atma tomar bhalobasi
deha tomar bhalobasi
tomar sakal bhalobasi
pratikshane bhalobasi
prabhu tomai bhalobasi
tumi amar parichayer banshi

Your Smile I love
Your Torture I love
Your Feet I love
Your Eyes I love
Your Soul I love
Your Body I love
Everything that is You I love.
Every moment I love You.
O Lord Supreme, O Lord Supreme,
I love You, I love You.
You are the Flute of my existence.)

Ore mor kheya, ore mor neye
ore ananda bani
niya jao mor trishita kshudhita
supta chitta khani
mrittyu nritya heri charidhar
dhangsa ashani hane durbar
ogo kandari tumi je amar
chira asimer kripa-parabar
tomar majhare harabo amare
jani aji ami jani

(O my Boat, O my Boatman, O message of
Transcendental Delight,
Carry me. My heart is thirsty and hungry,
And it is fast asleep at the same time.
Carry my heart to the other shore.
The dance of death I see all around.
The thunder of destruction indomitable I hear.
O my inner Pilot, You are mine,
You are the Ocean of Compassion infinite.
In You I lose myself,
My all in You I lose.)

UPAMANYU: I do not know what I am going to eat today. Yesterday I drank so little milk that I am now tired. I drank very little milk, but even then my Master scolded me and insulted me. What am I going to eat today? (Suddenly.) Ah! I can drink the milk that is left on the mouths of the calves after they have drunk from their mothers.

(So for breakfast and lunch, as soon as Upamanyu sees that the calves have finished he licks the frothy milk from their mouths, and he is satisfied.)

Sri Chinmoy, Supreme sacrifice, Sky Publishers, New York, 1973