SONG ON THE DIVINITY OF SRI RAMAKRISHNA
(Composed in Bengali by Swami Vivekananda)
Khandana bhava-bhandhana jaga-vandana vandi-tomay;
Niranjana nara-rupa-dhara nirguna guna-may.
1. We adore Thee, O snapper of worldly bondages! O honoured of all mankind! Thou art at once the trancendent attributeless Being and the Divine Person with attributes, O sinless one embodied as man!
Mocana agha-dusana jaga-bhusana
viksane moha jay.
2. O redeemer of all sins! O adornment for
all the worlds! O pure consciousness
Thy eyes, sanctified with the collyrium
of Jnana, shatter the delusion of
ignorance by their very look.
Bhasvara bhava-sagara cira-unmada
3. Thou art verily an ocean of luminous
and lofty spiritual sentiments, ever
lashed into waves of inebriating love.
Thy holy feet, devotion's reward, form
a veritable boat for crossing the
ocean of Samsara.
Jrmbhita yuga-isvara jagad-isvara
nirakhi tava krpay.
4. Thou art the Lord of the universe, manifested
as the incarnation for the
modern age, for helping mankind in
its spiritual endeavour.
By Thy grace I clearly see this, O Thou
whose mind is ever established in
Bhanjana duhkha-ganjana karunaghana
Pran' arpana jagata-tarana
5. O shatterer of the mass of mankind's
sorrows! O mercy conensed! O
Thy life is an offering of love for the
redemption of mankind, and a power
that shatters the bondage of the
dark age of Kali.
Vancana kama-kancana ati-nindita
Tyagisvara he nara-vara
deha pade anurag.
6. Thou art the conqueror of lust and
greed, and the spurner of all enticements
of sensuous attractions.
Bestow on us unflinching love for Thy
blessed feet, O Lord of all renouncers
and the noblest of mankind!
Nirbhaya gata-samsaya drdha-niscaya
7. Thy mind is above all fears, devoid of
all doubts, and firm in its resolves.
Innocent of pride of birth and race, Thy
universal love offers shelter to all
devotees who seek it.
Sampada tava sripada bhava gospadavari
jaga-jana duhkha jay.
8. O offerings of love! O paragon of
same-sightedness! To those who
treasure Thy holy feet in their hearts,
the ocean of Samsara is but a puddle
formed by the hoof-mark of a calf!
Their sorrows take to wings!
Namo namo prabhu vakya-mana-ti
Jyotira-jyoti ujala hrdi-kandara
tumi tama bhanjana har;
Prabhu tumi tama bhanjana har.
9. Repeated salutations to Thee, O Lord
who art beyond the reach of speech
and mind, but yet the common Basis
of them both.
Light of all lights, ever resplendent in
the cavity of the heart! Destroy
the darkness of ignorance therein, O
Lord! Destroy the darkness!
Dhe dhe dhe langa ranga bhanga
baje anga sanga mrdanga
Gayiche chanda bhakata-vrnda
Jaya jaya arati tomar!
Hara hara arati tomar!
Siva Siva arati tomar!
10. To the accompaniment of Mrdanga
with its sweet sounds of "Dhe, Dhe,
Dhe, Langa, Ranga, Bhanga", Thy
devotees are singing songs at Arati
Jaya, Jaya, Arati Thine!
Hara, Hara, Arati Thine!
Siva, Siva, Arati Thine!
Khandana bhava-bandhana jagavandana
11. We adore Thee, O snapper of worldly
bondages! O honoured of all mankind!
Jai Sri Guru maharaj ji ki jai!
Victory to the Great Guru!
Source :.Aratrika Hymns and Ramanam.
Translated by Swami Tapasyananda