Cosmic Consciousness

I have wrapped the wide world in my wider self
And Time and Space my spirit’s seeing are.
I am the god and demon, ghost and elf,
I am the wind’s speed and the blazing star.

All Nature is the nursling of my care,
I am its struggle and the eternal rest;
The world’s joy thrilling runs through me, I bear
The sorrow of millions in my lonely breast.

I have learned a close identity with all,
Yet am by nothing bound that I become;
Carrying in me the universe’s call
I mount to my imperishable home.

I pass beyond Time and life on measureless wings,
Yet still am one with born and unborn things.


Sri Aurobindo

  • The Sonnets

    Reference: # 88 in “Les poèmes de Sri Aurobindo” (bilingual edition)
    also in “Last Poems” – 9
    all published by Sri Aurobindo Ashram – Pondicherry
    diffusion by SABDA