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Ramprasad Sen Quotes - A Poem On Goddess Kali

Ramprasad Sen, a mystic poet from Bengal, left behind a treasury of devotional songs, capturing the essence of divine love and spiritual longing. Here are a few quotes attributed to him:

"O mind, with a pure heart chant the name of Hari. Only through this will you attain liberation."

"O mind, do not wander outside; the Divine resides within you. Search within and realize the truth."

"The world is a dream, a mere illusion. Only the Divine is real and eternal."

"In every breath, remember the Divine. Surrender your ego and find peace."

"In this transient world, the only constant is the love of the Divine. Hold on to it tightly."

"The path of devotion is the easiest way to attain God-realization. Offer your heart at the feet of the Lord."

"Like a bee searching for nectar, let your soul seek the Divine. Dive deep into meditation and experience the bliss."

Ramprasad Sen's poetry often reflects his deep spiritual experiences and his profound connection with the divine. These quotes encapsulate his teachings on devotion, surrender, and the pursuit of spiritual enlightenment.

A Poem On Goddess Kali By Ramprasad Sen


Why is Mother Kali so radiantly black?
Because she is so powerful,
that even mentioning her name destroys delusion.
Because she is so beautiful,
Lord Shiva, Conqueror of death,
lies blissfully vanquished,
beneath the red soled feet.
There are subtle hues of blackness,
But her bright complexion
is the mystery that is utterly black,
overwhelmingly black, wonderfully black.
When she awakens in the lotus shrine
within the heart's secret cave,
her blackness becomes the mystic illumination
that causes the twelve petal blossom there
to glow more intensely than golden embers.
Her lovely form is the incomparable
Kali- black blacker than the King of Death.
Whoever gazes upon this radiant blackness falls eternally in love
and feels no attraction to any other,
discovering everywhere only her.
This poet sighs deeply,
Where is this brilliant lady, this black light beyond luminosity?
Though I have never seen her, simply hearing her name,
the mind becomes absorbed completely in her astonishing reality.
Om Kali! Om Kali! Om Kali!

Ramprasad Sen
(Source: Why is Mother Kali so radiantly black? A poem by Ramprasad Sen)

But while my mind has understood,
alas! my heart has not;
Though but a dwarf, it still would strive
to make a captive of the moon