Arise, awake

Transliteration

Uttisthata jagrata prapya varan nibodhata;

Ksurasya dhara nisita duratyaya;

Durgam pathas tat kavayo vadanti.

 

Translation

 

Arise, awake, realise and achieve the Highest

with the help of the illumining, guiding,

and fulfilling Masters.

The path is as sharp as the edge of a razor,

difficult to cross, hard to tread

- so declare the wise sages.

 

Comment

 

‘Arise, you need God.

Awake, God needs you.’

Who brings this message? The Master.

The road may be long, but not endless. The goal is not only an endless life, but an ever energising immortal breath.

A wise sage is he whose outer life is the manifestation of the Truth’s inner life.

 

Excerpt from: The Upanishads: The Crown Of India’s Soul

                    By: Sri Chinmoy.