My life and my soulMy life, a tragic record of pride,
My life, a doll for ego's smile,
My breath is lost in the howling Night.
My hope is orphan, my cry futile.
Lo, my soul, a mounting flame of Will.
It brushes quick the tears from my eyes.
My soul's victory over my life
Is the only triumph that never dies.
Sri Chinmoy, God’s Glance and God’s Grace, Agni Press, 2006