Sri Aurobindo

  The Self's Infinity


I have become what before Time I was.
 A secret touch has quieted thought and sense:
 All things by the agent Mind created pass
  Into a void and mute magnificence.

  My life is a silence grasped by timeless hands;
 The world is drowned in an immortal gaze.
  Naked my spirit from its vestures stands;
 I am alone with my own self for space.

 My heart is a center of infinity,
 My body a dot in the soul's vast expanse.
  All being's huge abyss wakes under me,
 Once screened in a gigantic Ignorance.

 A momentless immensity pure and bare,
 I stretch to an eternal everywhere.


  Sri Aurobindo

 Reference: # 104 in "Les poèmes de Sri Aurobindo" (bilingual edition)
 also in "Last Poems" - 20
 and "Collected Poems" - 14
 all published by Sri Aurobindo Ashram - Pondicherry
 diffusion by SABDA