Bahirer hasi nahi jachi mago Jachi antara hasi Nirabata majhe antar pure Baje taba madhu banshi Bahire bhitare kena byabadhan Bahire janai nati Phire jena pai pujite tomai Antare shubha mati
Mother, I do not seek for an outer smile. I seek only for inner smile. I know perfectly well That it is only in the inner silence That Your Nectar-Flute is being played. I do not know, alas, why there is such a gulf Between the inner life and the outer life And why I always want to bow down to You As a mere show in the outer life. Why do I get satisfaction Only from my outer obeisance? May I get back the inner devoted will To worship You in silence, Sincerely and devotedly, in my inner life.