These are meditations upon the path through which we can arrive at a state of serenity and freedom.
March 13, 1913
LET the pure perfume of sanctification burn always, rising higher and higher, and straighter and straighter, like the ceaseless prayer of the integral being, desiring to unite with Thee so as to manifest Thee.”
May 11, 1913
As soon as I have no longer any material responsibilities, all thoughts about these things flee far away from me, and I am solely and entirely occupied with Thee and Thy service. Then, in that perfect peace and serenity, I unite my will to Thine, and in that integral silence I listen to Thy truth and hear its expression.
It is by becoming conscious of Thy will and identifying ours with Thine that there is found the secret of true liberty and all-puissance, the secret of the regeneration of forces and the transfiguration of the being.
To be constantly and integrally at one with Thee is to have the assurance that we shall overcome every obstacle and triumph over all difficulties, both within and without.
O Lord, Lord, a boundless joy fills my heart, songs of gladness surge through my head in marvellous waves, and in the full confidence of Thy certain triumph, I find a sovereign Peace and an invincible Power. Thou fillest my being, Thou animatest it,
Thou settest in motion its hidden springs, Thou illuminest its understanding, Thou intensifiest its life, Thou increasest tenfold its love; and I no longer know whether the universe is I or I the universe, whether Thou art in me or I am in Thee; Thou alone art and all is Thou; and the streams of Thy inﬁnite grace ﬁll and overﬂow the world.
Sing, O lands, sing, O peoples, sing, O men,
The Divine Harmony is there.
The text above is quoted from the Third Edition, 1954 (translation by Rishabhchand Samsukha)
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