Atmatran “Defending One’s self” by R.Tagore translated by Ranu
This is a song from Tagore’s collection,named ” Rabindra-Sangeet”
Oh Lord , my prayer to you is not to save me from danger __
but to strengthen my mind so I am not afraid of danger.
I do not expect you to console me when I am in pain or suffering,
I need the courage to conquer sadness.
If I am unable to get a companion make me able enough to carry on alone_
If I suffer loss, because of deceit,
give me the resilience to protect my mind.
I am not praying to save me___
I want help so that I do not give up.
DO not console me by lightening my burden,
but inspire me to carry the burden gracefully.
In days of happiness humbly I will recognize you__
In my nights of sadness when the world deceives me
keep me from doubting you,my Lord!