Friday, February 18, 2011

Rabindranath Tagore: My Dear Guru's Song ...

This beautiful song by Rabindranath Tagore reminds me of my relationship with my dear Guru Nanak. It is as if, my dear Guru wrote this song for me. While Rabindranath Tagore called it "My Song," I call it "My Dear Guru's Song."

The song is very beautiful, and no doubt credit goes to the great Rabindranath Tagore for inculcating such a personal feeling. However, it is the beauty of the principle of "Ekonkar Gurprasad" ("My Guru removed my fog, I see Ekonkar in all") is that everything good I look at, seems to build the personal relationship with me and my dear Guru.

Read it and imagine that your spiritual teacher, who taught you everything through his songs, is singing it to you. And you will see Ekonkar in your Guru.

This song of mine will wind its music around you,
my child, like the fond arms of love.

The song of mine will touch your forehead
like a kiss of blessing.

When you are alone it will sit by your side and
whisper in your ear, when you are in the crowd
it will fence you about with aloofness.

My song will be like a pair of wings to your dreams,
it will transport your heart to the verge of the unknown.

It will be like the faithful star overhead
when dark night is over your road.

My song will sit in the pupils of your eyes,
and will carry your sight into the heart of things.

And when my voice is silenced in death,
my song will speak in your living heart.