Calcutta, June 9, 1985.
Bishsho dolay dol diye chho, lilay bhubon nache,
Kachhe dure, nanan shure, gitir dhara majhe.
Aapon porer probhed bhola, dar batayan holo khola
Ekhon shudhuy egiye chola, bhule bhiti laje.
Bishsho tomar lilabhinay, noy hobe hoy, hoy hobe noy
Brithai kañda, britha onunoy, roshabhasher shaje.
You make the universe dance in Your lila
Far and near, in various notes of music,
And within the flow of songs
You make the universe dance.
Forgetting all differentiations, opening doors of heart
Constantly moving forward, forgetting fear and shyness
(The universe dances).
This universe is the drama of your lila
The improbable happens, and the probable fails
(It is) Useless to cry, and useless to plead
All is but decorated within the vast cosmic acting.