The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda/Volume 4/Translation: Poems/A Hymn to the Divinity of Shri Ramakrishna

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The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda by Swami Vivekananda
Volume 4, Translation: Poems
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This song is sung during the aarathi of Sri Ramakrishna everyday.


A HYMN TO THE DIVINITY OF SHRI RAMAKRISHNA
The main poem/song was written in Bengali (which is given in the right column below). The English lyric is rendered from the Bengali lyrics. More information available at Wikipedia
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We salute Thee!
Lord! Adored of the world,
Samsâra's bondage breaker, taintless Thou,
Embodiment of blessed qualities,
Thou transcendest all Gunas; human form
Thus bearest.
Thee we salute and adore!

Refuge of mind and speech, Thou art beyond
The reach of either. Radiance art Thou
In all radiance that is. The heart's cave
Is by Thy visitance resplendent made.
Verily Thou art that which dispelleth
The densest darkness of Tamas in man.

Lo! In variety of melody
Forth-breaking in fine harmony most sweet,
Hymns of Thy devotees, accompanied
By Mridanga[1] playing with music's grace,
Fill the air, in evening worship to Thee.

One glancing vision at Thine eyes divine
Cleared by the collyrium of Jnâna
Defies delusion. O thou blotter-out
Of all the taints of sin, Intelligence
Pure, unmingled is Thy form. Of the world
Thou art embellisher. Self-luminous
Art Thou. O Ocean of feeling sublime,
And of Love Divine, O God-maddened One,
Devotees win Thy blessed feet and cross
Safely the swelling sea of Samsara.

O Lord of the world, though Thy Yoga power
Thou shinest as the Incarnation clear
Of this our time. O thou of strict restraint,
Only through Thine unstinted grace we see
The mind in Samâdhi completely merged ;
Mercy Incarnate! austere are Thy deeds.

Thou dealest to the evil of Misery
Destruction. Kali's[2] binding cords
Are cut by Thee asunder. Thine own life
Thou gavest freely, O sweet Sacrifice,
O best of men! O Saviour of the world!

Devoid wert Thou of the idea of sex,
Thought of possession charmed Thee not. To Thee
Obnoxious was all pleasure. Give to us,
O greatest among Tyâgis,[3] love intense
Unto Thy sacred feet ; give, we implore!

Fearless art Thou, and past all gloom of doubt ;
Thy mind is wrapt in its own firm resolve ;
Thy lovers, whose devotion mounts above
The realm of reason, who renounce the pride
Of caste and parentage, of name and fame—
Their safe refuge art Thou alone, O Lord!

My one true treasure is Thy blessed feet,
Reaching which the whole universe itself
Seems like a puddle in the hollow made
By hoof of passing cow.
O offering
To Love! O Seer of equality
In all! O verily, in Thee the pain
And evil of this mortal world escapes,
And vanishes, O cherished One.

Bengali


খন্ডন-ভব-বন্ধন, জগ-বন্দন বন্দি তোমায় ।
নিরঞ্জন, নরব্রূপধর, নির্গুণ গুণময় ।।
মোচন-অঘদূষণ জগভূষণ চিদ্‌ঘনকা ।
জ্ঞানাঞ্জন-বিমল-নয়ন বীক্ষণে মোহ যায় ।।
ভাস্বর ভাব সাগর চির উন্মদ প্রেম-পাথ ।
ভক্তার্জন-যুগলচরণ, তারণ ভব পা ।।
জৃম্ভিত-যুগ-ঈশ্বর জগদীশ্বর যোগ সহায় ।
নিরোধন, সমাহিত মন, নিরখি তব কৃপায় ।।
ভঞ্জন- দুঃখগঞ্জন, করুনাঘন কর্ম কঠোর ।
প্রানার্পণ-জগৎ-তারণ, কৃন্তন -কলিডোর ।।
বঞ্চন- কাম কাঞ্চন, অতিনিন্দিত ইন্দ্রিয় রাগ
ত্যাগীশ্বর, হে নরবর, দেহ পদে অনুরাগ ।।
নির্ভয়, গতসংশয়, দৃঢ়নিশ্চয়মানসবান।
নিস্কারণ ভকত শরণ, ত্যাজি জাতি কুলমান।।
সম্পদ তব শ্রীপদ, ভব গোষ্পদ বারি যথায় ।
প্রেমার্পণ, সমদরশন, জগজন দুঃখ যায়।।

 


Notes
  1. A kind of drum.
  2. Of the Iron Age.
  3. Renouncers.