Ami Jabo

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  circa August 1982
Bengali
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15 October 1999 (Jamaica, New York)
2:20 minutes

6:28 minutes
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4:07 minutes
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3:19 minutes
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  Ami Jabo

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Sri Chinmoy singing with harmonium.

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Sri Chinmoy based ‘Ami Jabo’ upon the melody of the traditional Bengali song ‘Phire Chalo’.

  Phire Chalo

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Ami Jabo
 

Bengali lyrics by Sri Chinmoy

Ami jabo ami jabo ami jabo hridaya pure
Agni sadhak bahni premik phutechi aj agun sure
Lobher bandhan moher shasan
Doinya jatan bhagna swapan
Abasheshe ek nimeshe ajanate bahu dure
Simar kole asim dule
Kanur benu jiban mule
Mahashiber pralay nachan nutan srijan jore ghure

  English translation by Sri Chinmoy

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.

Published in Satisfaction-Blossoms, song no. 2

 

Live concert performance of Ami Jabo

 

Live concert performance of Phire Chalo