AUSTRALIAN ARTI

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AUSTRALIAN ARTI

(Composed by Francis Brabazon. Australia)

 

O Glorious Eternal Ancient One

Your face is bright, transcendental sun

Lighten this dark world and the tears I weep;

My heart, Meher, I give to You to keep.

 

Creator, yet creation-less You are

Truth and truth’s body, Divine Avatar

Who, through compassion, the three worlds maintains

Destroy this ignorance that life sustains.

 

These five lights are the whirling spokes of breath

Of the world-wheel that bears me on to death

Unless, You, who are infinitely kind

Break the wheel’s hub which is conditioned mind.

 

The incense is my love, these fruits my art

Which to please You I have shaped from my heart;

Accept them as You would a simple flower

That has no use beyond its shining hour.

 

You are my Self. I sing to You in praise

And beg Your love to bear me through the days

Till You, the Everything Perfect One,

Illume my darkness with Your shining sun