Perseverance of Aspiration in ‘The Meditations of Mandavya’ (SAP 11)

‘The Meditations of Mandavya’ Part Two (3)

I will not faint, O God. There is this thirst,
And thirst supposes water somewhere. Yes,
But in this life we may not ever find;
Old nature sits a phantom by the way,
Old passions may forbid, old doubts return.
Then are there other lives here or beyond
To satisfy us. I will persist, O Lord.

[CWSA 2: 512]

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