I made an assignation with the night; / In the abyss was fixed our rendezvous: / In my breast carrying God’s deathless light / I came her dark and dangerous heart to woo.
I left the glory of the illumined Mind / And the calm rapture of the divinised soul / And travelled through a vastness dim and blind / To the grey shore where her ignorant waters roll.
I walk by the chill wave through the dull slime / And still that weary journeying knows no end; / Lost is the lustrous godhead beyond time, / There comes no voice of the celestial friend.
And yet I know my footprints’ track shall be / A pathway towards immortality.
– Sri Aurobindo