532. Transformation

Birthless and deathless I was,
And then I was raised above
The throes of birth and the buffets of death.
This was my first transformation.

Across the river
Of life and death
I sang only one song: uncertainty.
This was my second transformation.

My third transformation will take place
When the animal in me
Surrenders to the divine in me
And Immortality embraces the divine in me.
Sri Chinmoy, The Wings of Light, part 11, Aum Press, Puerto Rico, 1974