Tuesday, January 31, 2006

'The Divine Worker' by SRI AUROBINDO

I face earth's happenings with an equal soul;
In all are heard Thy steps: Thy unseen feet
Tread Destiny's pathways in my front. Life's whole
Tremendous theorem is Thou complete.

No danger can perturb my spirit's calm:
My acts are Thine; I do Thy works and pass;
Failure is cradled on Thy deathless arm,
Victory is Thy passage mirrored in Fortune's glass.

In this rude combat with the fate of man
Thy smile within my heart makes all my strength;
Thy Force in me labours at its grandiose plan,
Indifferent to the Time-snake's crawling length.

No power can slay my soul; it lives in Thee.
Thy presence is my immortality.


Blogger manan said...

so profound! thanks for sharing this...

9:08 AM  
Blogger Swahilya said...

Immortal. Thank You

9:39 AM  
Blogger Parvati said...

@Manan: Yes, one of my most favourite poems by Sri Aurobindo! You are welcome.

@Swahilya: Isn't it truly so?! Immortal, and also such a true description of anyone who does Karma Yoga and lives a life dedicated to the Divine.

Sri Aurobindo amazes me all the time!

7:23 PM  
Blogger kitchenette soul said...

that was lovely. Thanks for sharing it with us

9:48 AM  
Blogger Parvati said...

KS: Glad that you liked it. Was waiting for your comment...as one poet's to another :)

12:30 PM  

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