The awakening of dawn

Fulfilling the vision of the sages,

India, our Mother India,

With smiling face opens today

The door of Her Eastern Light.

Our Mother's body is not amputated.

She shines with divine beauty —

Though even now Her glow and grace

Are veiled by the clouds.

It is the festival of awakening of our Mother;

It is the dawn of a golden new era;

Our Mother is bringing for us Her casket

Filled with Her immortal gifts.

We shall bestow to the comity of nations, to the world at large

The sweet nectar of the Supermind.

We shall satisfy by the favour of our Mother

The hunger of all the souls.

The vision of Jesus Christ — the Kingdom of Heaven —

In order to materialise,

Narayan is revealed today in man

On this earth of dust.

Victory of the Creator, victory of Bharatvarsha,

Victory of the dwellers of the universe

Is indicated today, and of the Golden Age

Today forms the dawn.

Composed on the occasion of Independence day

15-8-48 Afternoon

From:Sri Chinmoy,India, my India. Mother India's summit-prides, Agni Press, 1997
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