Life and death

What men call life
I call ambition's fight
    Against the strife
Of blind Ignorance-Night.

    What men call death
I call the soul's repose
    In God's secret Breath
At the long journey's close.
Sri Chinmoy, AUM — Vol. 1, No. 9, 27 April 1966, Boro Park Printers -- Brooklyn, N. Y, 1966