Far from the village
the red muddy path
has won my heart.
It is enticing me
to follow it.
It asks me humbly to come
outside my house
What can I do?
I have become a wayfarer,
Where will it take me,
On which turn will
it show me the riches,
Where will I be stranded,
Where will my journey end?
I am confused!
English: Photo of Rabindranath Tagore, taken in 1905 or 1906 by the poet and artist Sukumar Ray, father of Satyajit Ray (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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!