The hero marches alongHe who has loved this world
Has only got excruciating pangs.
The world has thrown on him
All ugliness, filth, dirt and impurity.
Yet the hero marches along
Carrying the burden of the entire world.
At the end of his teeming struggles
He will go and stand at the Feet of the Lord Supreme.
Sri Chinmoy, Beyond Within — A collection of writings 1964-1974, Agni Press, 1975