“True Meditation” by Rabindranath Tagore


SunriseThe more I love you and see you in your greatness,
The more, dearest, I see you in true light.
The more I lower you, the less I seem to know you,
Sometimes losing you, sometimes keeping you in sight.
This spring day, with my mind enlightened,
I see a vision I’ve never seen before:
This world’s vanished; there’s nothing at all
Before me only a vast ocean unfolds.
There’s neither day nor night, no minutes or hours;
The cataclysmic waters are controlled;
In the midst of it all, with all your petals unfurled,
You hover, sole lotus, and stay afloat.
The king of the cosmos sits for ever, impassioned,
And beholds in you his own self’s reflection.