The Sun


Na tatra suryo bhati,
Na candra-tarakam,
Nema vidyuto bhanti;
Kuto ‘yam agnih:
Tam eva bhantam anubhati sarvam
Tasya bhasa sarvam idam vibhati.


There the sun shines not,
nor the moon and the stars,
nor the lightning,
let alone this earthly fire.
Only when illumining Light shines,
everything else shines;
the self-revealing Light illumines
the entire universe.



The outer sun asks us to see,
and when we look around we see all darkness.
The inner sun makes us see what we eternally are:
the Light Infinite.


Excerpt from: The Upanishads: The Crown Of India’s Soul  By: Sri Chinmoy.