Asato mā sad gamaya tamaso mā jyotir gamaya mṛtyor māmṛtaṁ gamaya


“Lead me from the unreal to the Real. Lead me from darkness to Light. Lead me from death to Immortality.”


The unreal in us desires the pleasure-life of the finite. The Real in us aspires for the God-Life of the Infinite.

Darkness is the discoverer of the doubting and frustrated mind. Light is the discoverer of the aspiring and dedicated heart.

Death, where is the cat? Miaouing nowhere. Immortality, where is the lion? Roaring all-where.

Sri Chinmoy, AUM — Vol. 8, No. 4, November 1972.First published by AUM Centre Press in 1972.

This is the 9072nd book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.


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