543. Transcendence

Self-transcendence
And
God-transcendence
Are the Self-form
Of the same transcendental Reality.

When I endeavour to fathom
My self-transcendence
With my human comatose eyes,
I see the radical transformation
Of the devouring tiger in me
Into the fast-running, sure-winning deer.

And when I plead with the Supreme
To elucidate the signification
Of transcendence, He just smiles
And declares:
“Yours is the transcendence-task
To touch the feet of My creation
For its fire-pure transformation.
Yours is the transcendence-goal
Where the comity of souls have discovered
Their only haven.”

Sri Chinmoy, The Wings of Light, part 11.First published by Agni Press in 1974.

This is the 87th book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.

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