In the second part of this recording from 1983, Sri Chinmoy sings some of his favourite Bengali songs with the accompaniment of the harmonium.
During the four decades from his arrival in New York in 1964, Sri Chinmoy composed over 13,000 Bengali songs (in addition to several thousand English songs). Sri Chinmoy was a prolific composer, being able to tap an inner source of spontaneity and creativity. His songs often reflect the yearnings and aspirations of spiritual seekers. The songs on this album have great simplicity, yet Sri Chinmoy adds a great subtlety and richness to this soulful performance.
See also: Perfection-Dedication Part 1
Some of the song translations:
Chahina Jiban Chahina Maran (1980)
I do not want life.
I do not want death.
I want to have only Your Feet
That destroy all my fear.
I want to have a crying heart.
May Your Will always be fulfilled.
Anute Renute Sakala Tanute Biraje Amar (1975)
In atom and in pollen and in human frames
my life abides.
All beauty am I, immutable am I.
I drink my ambrosia all alone.
Ami Jabo Hridaya Pure (1982)
I shall enter into my heart’s citadel-city.
I am a worshipper of the Fire God;
I am a lover of the Fire God.
I have blossomed today
Into the melody of fiery flames.
The bondage of possession-greed,
The iron control of dark attachment,
The torture of penury,
The pangs of my shattered dreams
Have at last disappeared in a twinkling
into the farthest, remote unknown.
On my finite lap the Infinite is swinging.
The ever-intoxicating and ever-energising
Flute of Sri Krishna
Is the very origin of my life’s journey.
The Destruction-Dance of the great Lord Shiva
Ushers in a new creation
Encircling fast my earth-bound life.
Artist: Sri Chinmoy
Name: Perfection-Dedication 2
Release year: 1983
Acknowledgements: Sri Chinmoy
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Format: Advanced Audio Coding