10. THE ABSOLUTE1

No mind, no form, I only exist;
Now ceased all will and thought.
The final end of Nature's dance,
I am It whom I have sought.

A realm of bliss bare, ultimate;
Beyond both knower and known;
A rest immense I enjoy at last;
I face the One alone.

I have crossed the secret ways of life,
I have become God-soul.
The Truth immutable is revealed;
I am the way, the goal.

My spirit aware of all the heights,
I am mute in the core of the Sun,
I barter nothing with time and deeds;
My cosmic play is done.


  1. FLW 10,3. In later editions of this poem, lines 2 and 4 of the third paragraph are published in a different form.

Sri Chinmoy, Flame Waves, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, 1955