Lord MahaviraMahavira, Mahavira, Mahavira!
In prayerful supplication I bow my head to You.
Do accept my soulful obeisance.
O Pilgrim of the Highest ever wandering free,
Your Heart is a ceaseless Compassion-Fountain.
O Vardhamana, O Vardhamana, O Vardhamana!
By virtue of sleepless and breathless askesis
You made the discovery supreme:
Each bondage-life can and shall attain
Liberation of the Beyond.
Sri Chinmoy, India, my India. Mother India's summit-prides, Agni Press, 1997