|On the eve of Sri Ramana
On the eve of Sri Ramana Jayanti
an offering at the Lotus Feet of
Bhagawan Sri Ramana Maharshi
In an inseparable bliss did Sri Ramana live.
Spotless was His self-knowledge,
Calm did He repose on the Will
Unchanged He remained in His timeless purity,
He held no traffic with error and its rule;
He was a guardian of the silence of the Truth.
A deep surrender was the source of His might,
A still identity was His way to know,
Motionless was His action like a sleep.
Deathless, watching the works of Chance,
Motionless, seeing the millenniums pass,
Untouched while the long map of Fate unrolls,
He looked upon our struggle with impartial eyes.
His position of unshakable Strength
Motionlessly upholds the world's huge task,
Its ignorance is by His knowledge lit,
Its yearning lasts by His indifference.
His aloofness drives us to surpass ourselves.
Silently assenting in the wisdom that made hell
Silently assenting in the harsh utility of tears,
Silently assenting in the gradual steps of Time,
Careless He seemed of our grief.
Awake to a motion of all-seeing Force,
The slow outcome of the long years
And the unexpected good from sinful deeds,
He looked upon hidden powers,
He knew the law and natural line of things.
He made no haste to untie the world's knot
Or to reconcile our torn heart.
In Time he waited for the Eternal's hour.
Yet His spiritual secret aid is Here and Now;
While a slow Evolution's coils unwind
His divine intervention thrones above.
Alive in a dead rotating universe
Even through the tangle of fate
And through the bitterness of many falls,
His outstretched Hand is felt upon our lives.
It has been near us in unnumbered bodies and births;
In its unslackening grasp it has been keeping us safe.
Aum Namo Bhagawate Sri Arunachala Ramanaya
Yours in Sri Bhagawan