Salutation to the soul of Australia1

My salutation to the soul of Australia.

My aspiring heart is saluting you.
My illumining soul is loving you.
In you, I see a perfect combination of the
mind’s height and the heart’s depth.
In you, I see a perfect combination of the
body’s service and the vital’s dynamism.
Your soul is at once the embodiment
of the ancient sun and the revelation
of tomorrow’s dawn.
Your body-consciousness is the expansion
of vastness.
Your heart-delight is the perfection
of illumination.
Slowly and steadily your body walks.
Dynamically and confidently your vital marches.
Pointedly and unerringly your mind runs.
Devotedly and unconditionally your heart dives.
Eternally and supremely your soul flies.
Your life’s greatness-dream is humanity’s
transcendental pride.
Your life’s goodness-reality is humanity’s
universal treasure.

  1. AUM 1343. This version is a transcript from the video tape. The first edition of AUM Magazine missed out line 9. The original note in AUM magazine read - "When the Mahavishnu Orchestra made its first concert tour of Australia, this November, Sri Chinmoy concentrated spiritually on the soul of Australia and sent a videotaped message with Mahavishnu to the disciples in Australia. Below is Sri Chinmoy's salutation to the soul of Australia. Although the Master has not yet visited that country, the disciples in his several Centres there are hoping for a visit during the coming year."