I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. — Og Mandino

Sri Aurobindo (August 15, 1872 – December 5, 1950), born Aurobindo Ghose, was an Indian nationalist, philosopher, yogi, guru, and poet.

 

 

 

BRIDE OF THE FIRE

Sri Aurobindo

Bride of the Fire, clasp me now close, –
Bride of the Fire!
I have shed the bloom of the earthly rose,
I have slain desire.

Beauty of the Light, surround my life, –
Beauty of the Light!
I have sacrificed longing and parted from grief,
I can bear thy delight.

Image of Ecstasy, thrill and enlace, –
Image of Bliss!
I would see only thy marvelous face,
Feel only thy kiss.

Voice of Infinity, sound in my heart, –
Call of the One!
Stamp there thy radiance, never to part,
O living sun.

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THY GOLDEN LIGHT

Sri Aurobindo

Thy golden Light came down into my brain
And the grey rooms of mind sun-touched became
A bright reply to Wisdom’s occult plane,
A calm illumination and a flame.

Thy golden Light came down into my throat,
And all my speech is now a tune divine,
A paean-song of Thee my single note;
My words are drunk with the Immortal’s wine.

Thy golden Light came down into my heart
Smiting my life with Thy eternity;
Now has it grown a temple where Thou art
And all its passions point towards only Thee.

Thy golden Light came down into my feet,
My earth is now Thy playfield and Thy seat.