Divine Mystery

Swami Ramdas

Passages for Meditation

O Mother Divine!
Thou hast filled my entire being
With Thy power all-pervading
And hast made me Thy child –
A child born of Thy joy and Thy love –
A child ever aware of Thy glory,
Basking in the rare light of Thy grace.
How wondrous art Thou! from whom cometh forth
The splendor of sun, moon, fire, stars.
Thou sporteth, O Mother, as all the worlds,
Each being and thing is Thyself in Thy myriad forms.
How can I describe Thee – O Divine Mystery!
Thou hast held me in Thy arms;
I am free, playful, and buoyant
Under Thy assuring glance and tender care.

Swami Ramdas (1884-1963) was a south Indian mystic, whose spiritual practice was based on repetition of the mantram. This passage is published in Easwaran’s spiritual anthology, “God Makes the Rivers to Flow.” The audio recording is by Eknath Easwaran’s wife, Christine Easwaran.