(S 1)
The master of existence lurk in us EoS
And plays at hide-and-seek with his own Force;
In Nature’s instrument loiters secret God.
(S 2)
The Immanent lives in man as in his house;
He has made the universe his pastime’s field,
A vast gymnasium of his works of might.
(S 3)
All-knowing he accepts our darkened state, EoS
Divine, wears shapes of animal or man;
Eternal, he assents to Fate and Time,
Immortal, dallies with mortality.
(S 4)
The All-Conscious ventured into Ignorance, EoS
The All-Blissful bore to be insensible.
(S 5)
Incarnate in a world of strife and pain,
He puts on joy and sorrow like a robe
And drinks experience like a strengthening wine.
(S 6)
He whose transcendence rules the pregnant Vasts,
Prescient now dwells in our subliminal depths,
A luminous individual Power, alone.
(S 7)
The Absolute, the Perfect, the Alone
Has called out of the Silence his mute Force
Where she lay in the featureless and formless hush
Guarding from Time by her immobile sleep
The ineffable, puissance of his solitude.
(S 8)
The Absolute, the Perfect, the Alone
760 Has entered with his silence into space:
He has fashioned these countless persons of one self;
He has built a million figures of his power;
He lives in all, who lived in his Vast alone;
Space is himself and Time is only he.
(S 9)
765 The Absolute, the Perfect, the Immune, EoS
One who is in us as our secret self,
Our mask of imperfection has assumed,
He has made this tenement of flesh his own,
His image in the human measure cast
770 That to his divine measure we might rise;
Then in a figure of divinity EoS
The Maker shall recast us and impose
A plan of godhead on the mortal’s mould
Lifting our finite minds to his infinite,
775 Touching the moment with eternity.
(S 10)
This transfiguration is earth’s due to heaven:
A mutual debt binds man to the Supreme:
His nature we must put on as he put ours;
We are sons of God and must be even as he:
780 His human portion, we must grow divine.
(S 11)
Our life is a paradox with God for key.