49 In The Battle

In the Battle

“… On Life’s long bridge through Time’s enormous sea,
I have accepted death and borne defeat
If by my fall some gain were clutched for Thee.”

47 Creation

Creation

“O sculptor of the living shapes of earth,
O dramatist of death and life and birth,
World-artist revelling in forms and hues,
Hast Thou shaped the marvel of the whirling spheres…”

43 Surrender

Surrender

“O Thou of whom I am the instrument,
O secret Spirit and Nature housed in me…”

42 Lila

Lila

“In us is the thousandfold Spirit who is one,
An eternal thinker calm and great and wise,
A seer whose eye is an all-regarding sun,
A poet of the cosmic mysteries.”

41 The Dual Being

The Dual Being

There are two beings in my single self.
A Godhead watches Nature from behind
At play in front with a brilliant surface elf,
A time-born creature with a human mind.

40 The Selfs Infinity

The Self’s Infinity

“I have become what before Time I was […]
A momentless immensity pure and bare,
I stretch to an eternal everywhere.”

38 Man the Enigma

Man the Enigma

“A deep enigma is the soul of man. […]
A demigod and a demon and a brute,
The slave and the creator of his fate.”

37 Shiva

Shiva

“Life springs in her and Mind is born; her face
She lifts to Him who is Herself, until
The Spirit leaps into the Spirit’s embrace.”