Jodi tor dak sune keu na ashe,
Tobe ekla cholo, ekla chalo, aekla chalo re,
Aikla cholo re,
If no one want to walk with you,
to your desired destination (of liberation),
Then walk alone,
(be not afraid) walk to alone my friend.
Jodi kue kotha na koe,
ore o re o obaghaga, keu kotha na koe
Jodi sobai thake muhk phirae , sobai kore bhoye,
Tobe poran khule,
O tui, mukh phute tor moner kotha,
Ekla bolo re
If no one talks to you (dhamma and path to salvation),
O my unlucky friend, if no one speaks to you,
If everyone looks towards sensual pleasures ( and everyone is afraid of nibbana),
Then bare your mind and let out what is in your mind,
(be not afraid) Speak alone my friend.
Jab kali ghata chaye,
Ore o re o andhera sach ko nigal jaye
Jab duniya sari, dar ke age sar apna jhukaye,
Tu shola banja, Wo shola banja, Jo khud jal ke jahan raushan karde,
Ekla jalo re.
When dark clouds of ignorance cover the sky,
When darkness engulfs the truth,
When the world cowers and bows before fear,
You be the flame, The flame that burns within you
and banishes darkness from the world,
(be not afraid) Burn alone my friend.