tumi nirmolo koro mongolo-kore molino mormo muchaye,
tobo punnya kirono diye jak mor moho kalima ghuchaye.
lokshyo shunyo lokkho bashona chitiche gobhiro andhare,
janina kokhon dube jabe kon okul gorolo pathare.
probhu, bishwa bipodo honta , tumi dnarao rudhia pontha,
tobo shreechoronotole niye esho mor motto bashona ghuchaye,
acho onolo onile chiro nobhonile bhuudhoro solile gohone,
acho bitopee lotay jolodro gaye soshitarokay topone,
ami noyono boshono bnadhia boshe adhnare morigo knadia,
ami dekhi nai kichu bujhi nai kichu dao he dyakhaye bujhaye.
This poem "tumi nirmolo koro mongolo-kore" is an immortal creation of Kabi Guru Rabindranath Tagore. This poem has been written before Independence. The poet urges the people to lead a simple and peaceful life and wipe out the greediness, which is the only way to salvation and to make a sin free society. Here the poet also prays to God to guide us on the path to rightness.
This poem has been written long before Independence. The poet has understood that greed and selfishness can never take one to the zenith.
This is a prayer to God in the form of a song which Rabindranath Tagore (Kabiguru) ultimately wants every human being to recite. In the pre- Independence time the poet has felt that the rise of greediness has climbed to such an extent that the people has become self-centered and he wanted to abolish all such things in the society.
Structure of the poem.
This poem is basically a song written in the form of a balled. The poem has a distinctive characteristics in the music of Bengal, popular in India and Bangladesh. It is characterised by its distinctive rendition while singing which includes a significant amount of ornamentations like meend, murki, etc and is filled with expressions of romanticism. The music is mostly based on Hindustani classical music and folk music of Bengal. The poet has also used many figure of speeches in this poem like personification, simile, hyperbole to enhance the clarity of the poem.
"tumi nirmolo koro mongolo-kore molino mormo muchaye,’’
Here in these above lines the poet prays to God to heal the woes and the sufferings of the people so that they could lead a peaceful life.
"tobo punnya kirono diye jak mor moho kalima ghuchaye’’
The poet prays to the Almighty to purify the soul and erase the greediness among the people and make them sin free.
"lokshyo shunyo lokkho bashona chitiche gobhiro andhare,’’
The poet explains that there is an unending wants in human life
Which cannot be fulfilled unless and until there is a aim in life.
"janina kokhon dube jabe kon okul gorolo pathare."
The poet here says that nobody knows the greediness and the unending demand of humans can pull the people in the deep sea of darkness .
"probhu, bishwa bipodo honta , tumi dnarao rudhia pontha,"
The poet here urges to God that He is the Almighty and He is the only one who can resist all the problems in the Universe.
"tobo shree choronotole niye esho mor motto bashona ghuchaye,"
The poet here urges to people to wipe out the greediness that has addicted the soul and come closer to God and take His blessings from His feet.
"acho onolo onile chiro nobhonile bhuudhoro solile gohone"
The poet speaks about the existence of God everywhere from the deep sea to the ultimate Universe.
"acho bitopee lotay jolodro gaye soshitarokay topone"
The poet speaks about the existence of God in the leaves of plants and flowers, rivers and seas, in moon planets and skies.
"ami noyono boshono bnadhia boshe adhnare morigo knadia"
The poet closes his eyes and weeps in the darkness.
"ami dekhi nai kichu bujhi nai kichu dao he dyakhaye bujhaye"
The poet here says that he wants God to guide him and advice as he cannot see and know anything and urges God to navigate to follow the right path.
This poem is wholly constructed upon the spiritual mentality of the poet and his belief upon God. It is basically a prayer or a song to God which has been written in the form of a poem. Throughout this poem the poet speaks about the greed and lust of mankind which is the only reason for the woes and suffering of the people. Greed destroys the soul of a man and makes it impure. So the poet prays to god to forgive the sins of mankind and to purify our soul to reach the ultimate salvation, so that one could lead a happy and peaceful in future. The poet thinks that mankind has gone blind in the sea of greediness and the want to acquire everything. So the poet wants the people to come closer and pray to God so that the Almighty bestows the shower of blessings to the whole human race wrapped in the foil of greediness. The poet firmly thinks that the existence of God is everywhere and he is the only, who can us from all the pains and suffers in the material world. So the poet prays to God to guide us to the path of rightness and the only path to reach salvation.
Importance of the poem
Written in the late adulthood this poem bears the clear idea of the lust and greediness which not only impure the soul but also the society. It describes how to be a perfect being, to give away all the lust and greed by purifying the soul, to make the society a more cleaner one. The main objective of the poem is to the make the world a sin free place where every mind would be innocent. Greediness and lust would have no place there. Everyone would speak the utter truth and salvation could be reached by all. Such a place on earth could be no better than heaven. In order to create such a world the poet wants God to lead mankind and show him the right path, to make the world a better place, closer to paradise.