Friday, December 05, 2008

Jodi tor dak soone keu na asse... tobe ekla chalo re..

What should you do.. when no one endorses your dream, but you believe in it more than you believe in God.. when you do not know, whether you will ever be able to achieve it... when the dream, you foster day and night is too big for a mortal like you.. what should you do? Would you be able to settle in peace, if you die without putting every bit of yourself in the fulfillment of that long-cherished dream.... something, that is more important than any physical, pecuniary, mental or spiritual pleasures..

Ekla chalo re...

Yes.. you have to walk alone, not because you do not want people to accompany you.. but because that dream is too precious to be shared with 'just' any one. This is something, which you want to achieve only for yourself. You never want any acknowledgment for that, neither you want people to come and appreciate you. Its something that you have to do, because you came in this world with a burden of fulfilling it and you can never leave this world, leaving such an important task, incomplete.

Sacrifices have to be made. There is no time to think about the sacrifices. Great moments of happiness never come with a small price. Sometimes, they charge an entire life or may be the next also. But those who live only for that single moment, never worry about the price.. since they know that the moment next to that huge accomplishment, is no less than the salvation with open eyes, which is priceless.

Sometimes, the entire word appears to be so small. Nothing can stop you, till your heart is beating. And, if someday you find that adversities are staring at you, with their mouth wide open. You know you have to raise yourself till all the affliction becomes smaller than the smallest thing in the world.

I know, not many people would agree to come with me.. neither I want them. I know, I have to face lots of sufferings.. but so what.. there is a price for everything... I know, I would fall again and again... but in between those falls, I'll rise again and again.. I know, someday I'll get tired.. but that day also, the fire in me would burn with all its intensity.. and if this life remains insufficient to realise, what I call the purpose of my life.. I would be back.. and then again back.. then again back.

Sometimes, I wonder what was the mentality of freedom fighters? The persistence of Mahatma Gandhi, determination of Bhagat Singh, vision of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel... have Indian mothers stopped giving birth to sons like them?

Jodi Tor Dak Soone Keu Na Asse
Tobe Ekla Chalo re
Ekla Chalo Ekla Chalo Ekla Chalo re

Jodi Keu Katha Na Kai Ore Ore O Abhaga
Jodi Sabai Thake Mukh Firae Sabai Kare Bhay
Tabe Paran Khule
O Tui Mukh Fute Tor Maner Katha Ekla Balo re

Jodi Sabai Fire Jai Ore Ore O Abhaga... sabai fire jai
Jodi Gahan Pathe Jabar Kale Keu Feere Na Chay
Tobe Pather Kanta
O Tui Rakta Makha Charan Tale Ekla Dalo re
O Tui Rakta Makha Charan Tale Ekla Dalo re

Jodi Alo Na Dhare Ore Ore O Abhaga.. alo na dhare..
Jodi Jharr Badale Andhar Rate Duar Deay Ghare
Tobe Bajranale
Apaan Buker Panjar Jaliey Nieye Ekla Jalo re

Jodi Tor Dak Soone Keu Na Asse
Tobe Ekla Chalo re

"Ekla chalo re.." meaning just walk alone... So here you go with the English translation:

If they answer not to thy call walk alone,
If they are afraid and cower mutely facing the wall,

O thou of evil luck,
open thy mind and speak out alone.

If they turn away, and desert you when crossing the wilderness,
O thou of evil luck,
trample the thorns under thy tread,
and along the blood-lined track travel alone

If they do not hold up the light when the night is troubled with storm,
O thou of evil luck,
with the thunder flame of pain ignite thy own heart and let it burn alone.

There is a Hindi version of this song also... from film 'Bose : The Forgotten Hero'

Jodi Tor Dak Soone Keu Na Asse
Tobe Ekla Chalo re..
Ekla chalo ekla chalo ekla chalo re..

Tanha rahi apni raah chalta jayega,
Ab to jo bhi hoga dekha jayega..

Bojh kitna ho mushkilo ka magar,
na jhuka hai na jhuk sakega yeh sir..
Zinda phir bhi rahega mera zameer,
---- ko maut bhi aa jaye agar..

tanha rahi apni rah chalta jayega,
ab to jo bhi hoga dekha jayega..

Baji pe lagane ki khatir, ab jaan hatheli par laye..
Ab chahe jiye.. ab chahe mare, jo hona hai wo ho jaye..

Manjil kabhi kya milengi humein,
hogi kya seher kabhi, jo rah hai chali..
Aaj har jawab humko mil jayega,
aa gayi hai aaj faisle ki ghadi..

Tanha rahi apni raah chalta jayega
ab to jo bhi hoga dekha jayega..

Jodi Tor Dak Soone Keu Na Asse
Tobe Ekla Chalo re..
Ekla chalo ekla chalo ekla chalo re..

Thanks to Rabindra Nath Tagore for rendering a song of this calibre..
also see my other Post on the same.. This song still kindles me to see the depth of the thoughts that he had expressed. Guys if you ever wanted to know how good a literary can be please do read Geetanjali - No Tagore got the Nobel.....

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very nice thoughts..sometimes it is okay to think like that