May 5

Death was born when I was born.
And it will die when I die.
But I will leave my actions' deathless fruit to the earth.
Blind death, beggar death will never have a just claim upon the gratitude of the earth.
I will be deified and death will be defied by the same wise earth.
Sri Chinmoy, Flame-Goal. Daily meditations, Sri Chinmoy Centre, Montreal, 1973