Sorrow1

Sorrow, my sorrow, my world-sorrow,
You have given me a pure heart.
Sorrow, my sorrow, my world-sorrow,
You have granted me a wise mind.
Sorrow, my sorrow, my world-sorrow,
You have given me a brave vital and a sleepless body.
Sorrow, my sorrow, my world-sorrow,
You have given me two most precious gifts:
Patience-seed and perseverance-fruit.
Sorrow, my sorrow, my world-sorrow,
You warn me timely, you correct me soulfully
And you perfect me unreservedly.
Sorrow, my sorrow, my world-sorrow,
You have taught me how to walk along the road of Truth.
You have taught me the secret of self-giving.
You have given me universal Love
So that I can become the Transcendental Soul.
Sorrow, my sorrow, my world-sorrow,
It is from your infinite bounty
That I have developed an eternal hunger to devour
The infinite Light and Delight of my Beloved Supreme.


  1. UNM 4. 28 January 1977