Life Unity

I housed within my heart the life of things,

All hearts athrob in the world I felt as mine;

I shared the joy that in creation sings

And drank its sorrow like a poignant wine.

I have felt the anger in another’s breast,

All passions poured through my world-self their waves;

One love I shared in a million bosoms expressed.

I am the beast man slays, the beast he saves.

I spread life’s burning wings of rapture and pain;

Black fire and gold fire strove towards one bliss:

I rose by them towards a supernal plane

Of power and love and deathless ecstasies.

A deep spiritual calm no touch can sway

Upholds the mystery of this Passion-play.

Ref: Sonnets by Sri Aurobindo