The Name of Kālī.
O mind, repeat her name: Kālī, Kālī.
Why do you not repeat the name
of her who destroys all danger?
Why do you forget?
Feel no fear of the vast ocean of existence,
for Kālī shall take you easily across this sea of life.
Do not fret, O mind: what is past is dead and gone.
Waste no time in vain pursuits,
but utter Kālī’s name without regret.
Casting dust into death’s eyes, cross the sea of life.
O mind, says Rāmprasād, why do you forget her?
Your time is coming to an end,
so repeat without end the name of Kālī.
Sri Rāmprasād Sen.
Poem translation: www.vedanta.org