Na tatra suryo bhati Na candra-tarakam Nema vidyuto bhanti; Kuto ‘yam agnih: Tam eva bhantam anubhati sarvam Tasya bhasa sarvam idam vibhati.


There the sun shines not, nor the moon and the stars, nor the lightning, let alone this earthly fire.
Only when illumining Light shines, everything else shines; the self-revealing Light illumines the entire universe.


The outer sun asks us to see, and when we look around we see all darkness.
The inner sun makes us see what we eternally are: the Light Infinite.

Sri Chinmoy, The Upanishads: the Crown of India's Soul.First published by Agni Press in 1974.

This is the 13th book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.


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