229. A fellow-pilgrim

A man-made umbrella,
A God-made hand
    Protected the chosen Son of God
From Indra’s passion-shower.

Indra desired to extinguish the faith-flames
Of the disciple in his Master.

God increased the disciple’s faith-flames, love-beams,
Making him realise
His Master, too,
Was a human being,
A fellow-pilgrim.
Sri Chinmoy, The Dance of Life, part 5, Aum Press, Puerto Rico, 1973