Tagore song: Shokhi bhabona kahare bole, translated by Ranu

Sokhi Bhaabona Kaahare

গান: সখী ভাবনা কাহারে বলে

 

Bengali lyric

সখী,    ভাবনা কাহারে বলে ।
          সখী,    যাতনা কাহারে বলে ।
তোমরা যে বলো দিবস-রজনী    ‘ভালোবাসা’ ‘ভালোবাসা’—
          সখী,    ভালোবাসা কারে কয় !
          সে কি   কেবলই যাতনাময় ।
সে কি   কেবলই চোখের জল ?   সে কি   কেবলই দুখের শ্বাস ?
লোকে তবে করে   কী সুখেরই তরে   এমন দুখের আশ । 
          আমার চোখে তো সকলই শোভন,
          সকলই নবীন, সকলই বিমল,
          সুনীল আকাশ, শ্যামল কানন,
বিশদ জোছনা, কুসুম কোমল— সকলই আমার মতো ।
    তারা  কেবলই হাসে, কেবলই গায়,
          হাসিয়া খেলিয়া মরিতে চায়—
না জানে বেদন, না জানে রোদন,   না জানে সাধের যাতনা যত ।
ফুল সে হাসিতে হাসিতে ঝরে,   জোছনা হাসিয়া মিলায়ে যায়,
হাসিতে হাসিতে আলোকসাগরে   আকাশের তারা তেয়াগে কায় । 
          আমার মতন সুখী কে আছে ।   
          আয় সখী, আয় আমার কাছে—
          সুখী হৃদয়ের সুখের গান   
          শুনিয়া তোদের জুড়াবে প্রাণ । 
প্রতিদিন যদি কাঁদিবি কেবল একদিন নয় হাসিবি তোরা— 
একদিন নয়
 বিষাদ ভুলিয়া সকলে মিলিয়া গাহিব মোরা ॥

What is reflection and
What is agony dear friend.
You talk of love day and night-
How do you define  love?
Is it only torture, tears and sighs?
Why do people desire  such an unpleasant thing.
To me everyone and everything is beautiful,
  novel,and pure
Deep blue sky,green forest,
white moonlight, soft like a flower-
they are all like me.
They only laugh, and sing,
They want to die a happy death-
They know not pain, or tears,
 or useless torment
Flowers wither naturally,
 moonlight disappears when its job is done,
Is there anyone happier than me.
Come to me my friend,
Happy song in a happy heart, 
will give you relief,
If you only cry everyday,
 at least laugh one day-
Let us all join together, 
forget your misery for a day and SING!
..........................:)
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Daily Prompts: Seven Wonders

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Khalil Gibran once said that people will never understand one another unless language is reduced to seven words. What  would your seven words be?

Khalil Gibran was a smart man, he knew people will never understand each other, if there was:

My seven words are:

  1. Love
  2. Tolerance
  3. Equality
  4. Compassion
  5. Considerate
  6. Cooperative
  7. Peace

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Wikipedia image of Taj Mahal ; the symbol of love

Continuation of the story : From my book

Yesterday I wrote about the author’s thoughts on ‘Love.’

Today someone asked, “And what of Marriage?”

He answered you were born together, and together you shall be for evermore.

Love one another, but make not a bond of love:

Let it be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.

Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup.

Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf.

Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping.

For only the hand of life can contain your hearts.

And stand together yet not too near  together:

For the pillars of the temple stand apart,

And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.

This is about marriage.

Will be continued 🙂

What is Love?

When asked, what is love?

The author said: When love calls you, follow him,

Though his words are hard and steep.

And when his wings enfold you yield to him,

Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.

And when he speaks to you believe in him,

Though his voice may shatter your dreams as the north wind lays waste the                                       garden.

When you love you should not say , ‘God is in my heart,’ but rather , ‘I am in the heart of God.’

To be continued  🙂

Six Little Short Stories

1. Once all villagers decided to pray for rain, on the day of prayer all the people gathered, but only one boy came with an umbrella.

That’s Faith

2. When you throw a baby in the air, she laughs because she knows you will catch her.

That’s Trust

3. Every night we go to bed, without any assurance of being alive the next morning, but still we set the alarms to wake up.

That’s Hope

4. We plan big things for tomorrow in spite of zero knowledge of the future.

That’s Confidence

5. We see the world suffering, but still we get married and have children.

That’s Love

6. On an old man’s shirt was written a sentence ‘I am not 80 years old’…I am sweet 16 with 64 years of experience.

That’s Attitude

Have a happy day , live your life like the six stories. 🙂

Mike and Lynn Lewis Sherman,

Illinois

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365 Writing Prompts: Unconventional love posted and translated by Ranu

Over the weekend, we explored different ways to love. Today, tell us about the most unconventional love in your life.

The unconventional love in my life is watching and listening to sad songs. here are some examples:

You are breaking my heart as if I’m only a toy

You are leaving me, who will take care of me

I’d like to change your mind,

I cannot I’m too far from you

I want to stop you , I do not have

the power to do so

I have no complaint against you,

I do have some regret

the grief that was the cause of our

separation, you are using the same

to unite us

Do not take revenge from me

on the basis of what you heard

about me, stop, listen

you can leave, but what’s the hurry

I’m only here for a short time

Why are you impatient to leave now!

 

 

I am not interested to hear

from anyone from my past

I do not want to be reminded

of the sad songs or music

Today I have a new purpose

I have forgotten yesterday’s goal

My heart is not the same,

my belief is different

I am a long way from all the sins

my life and the world has changed

I have acquired a unique knowledge

I have found a new person in me

I have reached a place

where in my eyes even God is not

far from me!

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365 Writing prompts: I want to know what love is

We each have many types of love relationships_ parents, children,spouses, friends. And they are not always with people; you may love an animal,or a place.Is there a single idea or definition that runs through all the varieties of “Love”?

It is true there are many varieties of love, such as: people, place, and animal. I’m not sure one definition will be enough for all of them.

When I think of love for parents, I feel it is not the same as love for the spouse, children or friends.

I know my parents would do anything for me to see me happy, whatever they do they do it unconditionally. They are never selfish, their whole world revolves around their children, they’d be devastated if anything bad happened to their children.

The children on the other hand will love their parents up to a certain point. When they feel that they are self-sufficient they’d either forget their parents or will have very little to do with them. This love I call “selfish love”, e.g A daughter sends an email to the mother which says ,”I only want to have a courteous relationship with you”. A parent will never dream of writing this to her child.

This  is a  comparison of love of the child and love of the parents.

Love for friends is different, if it’s your best friend you confide in him/her everything about your life, and hope it will be kept a secret.

With animals love is the reason we have them anyway, the animals on the other hand have no selfish motives like humans, their love for you is unconditional. Our love for an animal will always be the same,pure love.

Love for a place can change if you find some other place better or you can easily visit. I used to love a  place for a very long time, the distance, the difficulty of visiting it, is the reason I don’t think about it anymore.I do have a very fond memory of it.

Human beings are different , not everyone will treat their parents like the one I mentioned above,which happens to be a true example.

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DP Daily Prompt: Tagline

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Often, our blogs have taglines. But if humans did, too? What would your tagline be?

My tagline would be, “I was born to be a teacher”.

When I was seven going on eight, I was able to know my siblings were not learning to read Urdu they were memorizing every page in the book. I also recognized the teacher my father hired was unable to teach.

I knew how to get the attention of the students I taught, I did well.

In my mind teaching with love is an Art most successful especially when one is teaching  children. Children look forward to teachers who have patience and love, kids are intuitive by nature they can tell which teacher can get their attention.

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DP Daily Prompt: I want to know what Love Is

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We each have many types of love relationships— parents ,children, spouses, friends. And they are not always with people; you may love an animal or a place. Is there a single idea or definition that runs through all the varieties of “love”?

I think love is a very powerful feeling it’s a deep affection for an  animal, place,plant, or people. It’s the kind of feeling you have when you are busy doing something, suddenly you jump up because you realize you did not water your plant, or forgot to feed your cat or failed to call your friend.

In this age of technology there are so many ways of remembering your near and dear ones. If your feeling is not deep enough, you will not run to water that plant or feed your pet, or send an email or call your friend to know how he /she is.

My definition would be a deep rooted feeling for a friend, an animal , a place, a child, spouse or even a plant.

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