The guide-knowledge1

(At the Baroda College)

The knowledge-flames of the West in him abide.
But the knowledge-lights of the East from him still hide,
Behold!
a miracle-glow upon his brow;
Slowly to him the tongues of Asia bow.
Time holds no paltry dreams before his sight.

Nothing allures save knowledge infinite.
He conquers soon his students' hearts with love
Immaculate, and matchless remains above.
In his students' minds high thoughts and joys now play.
Their dear 'Arvind' unveils the knowledge-Day.


  1. SAI 13. (1956)