Sri Chinmoy sings seven Bengali songs. Before singing each song, Sri Chinmoy reads his own translation to the words of the song.
Many of these English translations are devotional poems in their own right. For example, Sri Chinmoy’s translation of his first song ‘Ore Mor Kheya’
O my Boat, O my Boatman,
O message of Transcendental Delight,
Carry me. My heart is thirsty and hungry,
And it is fast asleep at the same time.
Carry my heart to the other shore.
The dance of death I see all around.
The thunder of destruction indomitable I hear.
O my Inner Pilot, You are mine.
You are the Ocean of Compassion infinite.
In You I lose myself,
My all in You I lose.
– Sri Chinmoy, Ore mor kheya at Sri Chinmoy songs.
This first album includes many of the classic early Bengali songs, such as
- Ore mor kheya
- Sundara hate
- Ekbar shudhu balo
- Ar Katokal
- Ami gahi gan
- Phule phule
- Kata gan
Artist: Sri Chinmoy
Name: ‘Sri Chinmoy Sings Volume 1’
Year of publication: 1976
Tracks uploaded and published: Kamalakanta Nieves, July 2006.
Format: Advanced Audio Coding