Krishna (TE 288)


his talk is about Sri Krishna’s message and how Sri Aurobindo has carried it further to its logical conclusion. The talk also includes Sri Aurobindo’s sonnet on Krishna.


KRISHNA

At last I find a meaning of soul’s birth
Into this universe terrible and sweet,
I who have felt the hungry heart of earth
Aspiring beyond heaven to Krishna’s feet.

I have seen the beauty of immortal eyes,
And heard the passion of the Lover’s flute,
And known a deathless ecstasy’s surprise
And sorrow in my heart for ever mute.

Nearer and nearer now the music draws,
Life shudders with a strange felicity;
All Nature is a wide enamoured pause
Hoping her lord to touch, to clasp, to be.

For this one moment lived the ages past;
The world now throbs fulfilled in me at last.


Notes on the Text
15 September 1939. Three handwritten manuscripts.

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