Ramprasad Sen Poems

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1.
Call Out Kali, Kali

Just think of it, Mind –
No one’s anything to anyone.

You’ve come back to this world
For nothing.
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2.
Meditate On Kali! Why Be Anxious?

Meditate on Kali! Why be anxious?
The night of delusion is over; it's almost dawn.
The sun is rising, dispelling
thick nets of darkness, and lotuses are blooming thanks to Siva
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3.
I'M Sick Of Living Mother

I’m sick of living, Mother, sick.
Life and money have run out
But I go on crying “Tara, Tara,”
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4.
Come, Let Us Go For A Walk, O Mind

Come, let us go for a walk, O mind,
to Kali, the Wish-fulfilling Tree,
And there beneath It gather the four fruits of life.
Of your two wives, Dispassion and Worldliness
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5.
Ma, You'Re Inside Me;

Ma, You're inside me;
who says You keep Your distance, Syama?
You're a stony girl, terrible illusion,
dressing in many guises.
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6.
Why Is Mother Kali So Radiantly Black?

Why is Mother Kali so radiantly black?
Because she is so powerful,
that even mentioning her name destroys delusion.
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7.
Tell Me, Brother, What Happens After Death?

Tell me, brother, what happens after death?
The whole world is arguing about it --
Some say you become a ghost,
Others that you go to heaven,
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8.
Once For All, This Time

Once for all, this time,
I have thoroughly understood;
From One who knows it well,
I have learnt the secret of bhava.
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9.
I Drink No Ordinary Wine

I drink no ordinary wine,
but Wine of Everlasting Bliss,
As I repeat my Mother Kali's name;
It so intoxicates my mind that people take me to be drunk!
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10.
Love Her, Mind;

Love Her, Mind;
She can ferry you across
the sea of birth and death.
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