Thou light of my life—thou camest
to spread wisdom’s glow
over the path of my soul.
Centuries of darkness dissolved before
the shafts of thy luminous help….
At that meeting, O my Guru, a spark
flew from thee, and the faggots of my
God-cravings, gathered through incarnations,
smoldered and blazed into bliss.
All my questions have been answered
through thy flaming, golden touch….
My Guru, thou voice of God, I found
thee in response to my soul-cries.
If all the gods are displeased, and yet
thou art pleased, I am safe in the fortress
of thy pleasure.
And if all the gods protect me by the
parapets of their blessings, and yet I
receive not thy benedictions, I am an
orphan, left to pine spiritually in the ruins
of thy displeasure.
O Guru, I bow to thee as the divine
door leading to the temple of salvation.