59 The Cosmic Spirit

The Cosmic Spirit

“My life is the life of village and continent,
I am earth’s agony and her throbs of bliss;
I share all creatures’ sorrow and content
And feel the passage of every stab and kiss.”

58 I

I

“This strutting “I” of human self and pride
Is a puppet built by Nature for her use”

56 Light

Light

I move in an ocean of stupendous Light
Joining my depths to His eternal height.

55 Liberation 2

Liberation [2]

My mind, my soul grow larger than all Space;
Time founders in that vastness glad and nude:
The body fades, an outline, a dim trace,
A memory in the spirit’s solitude.

54 The Body

The Body

“This body which was once my universe,
Is now a pittance carried by the soul”

53 Moments

Moments

“The peace of God, a mighty transience,
Is now my spirit’s boundless atmosphere.
All parts are gathered into a timeless whole;
All moments blaze in an eternal year.”

52 The Bliss of Brahman

The Bliss of Brahman

I am swallowed in a foam-white sea of bliss,
I am a curving wave of God’s delight,
A shapeless flow of happy passionate light,
A whirlpool of the streams of Paradise.

51 The Miracle of Birth

The Miracle of Birth

I saw my soul a traveller through Time;
From life to life the cosmic ways it trod,
Obscure in the depths and on the heights sublime,
Evolving from the worm into the god.

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…”