Alas! My soul has been stolen away. Desire, the thief, is in collusion with my mind. In vain I beat them black and blue. The more I beat them the louder becomes their laughter. O Lord and God, my power is ignorance. Yours is knowledge. I have fought with you many a time and every time I have come off second-best. This time I shall use my gratitude as my power, and I am sure that I shall bear the palm. My immaculate gratitude will compel your Grace to fight with your iron law. I know the stronger of the two is your Grace. All problems are now solved since I have got your Grace as my Guide.
Chinmoy, Chandelier, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, 1959