From the Unreal to the Real

Asato ma sad gamaya.
Tamaso ma jyotir gamaya.
Mrtyor ma amrtam gamaya.

Lead me from the unreal to the Real.
Lead me from darkness unto Light.
Lead me from death to Immortality.

Commentary by Sri Chinmoy

The unreal is the frown of death; the Real is the song of Immortality.
Darkness is the colossal pride of death;
Light is the life of the illumining and perfecting power of Immortality.
Death is the message of nothingness.
Immortality is the message of humanity’s liberated oneness with divinity’s Transcendental Height.

From The Brhadaranyaka, ‘great forest’ Upanishad